Bio

DR. MWORIA JOHN KIOGORA

After completing his first degree, Dr Mworia joined Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) stationed at Kiboko Range Research Station (KRRS) assigned to grazing management and rangeland rehabilitation programmes.  He later joined the University of Nairobi where he did a PhD in Plant Ecology and is currently a Senior Lecturer.

DR. MWORIA JOHN KIOGORA CV

Publications


2012

Ruto, WKS, Kinyamario JI, Ng'etich NK, Akunda E, Akunda E.  2012.  Plant Species Diversity and Composition of Two Wetlands in the Nairobi National Park, Kenya. Abstract

Two wetlands (Hyena and Nalogomon) in the Nairobi National Park were investigated by comparing plant composition in and around their immediate vicinity. The most common aquatic plant species in the Hyena wetland was Cyperus dives while in the Nalogomon wetland was Typha domingensis. The terrestrial vegetation surrounding Hyena wetland dominated by while that of surrounding Nalogomon wetland was the grass Hyparrhemia rufa. It was also noted that Hyena Dam waters were colonized by aquatic weeds, namely Gunnera perpensa, Enhydra fluctuans and Ludwigia abyssinica, that were absent in Nalogomon wetland waters. This could have been due to eutrophication of the waters of Hyena Dam as it originated from human settlements (city estates) outside the park boundary.

  2012.  Botany.
KIOGORA, DRMWORIAJOHN.  2012.  Mworia JK (Editor).Botany. Intech Open Access Publishers.ISBN 978-953-51-0355-4. African Journal of Midwifery, October 2008 Issue.. : Intech Open Access Publishers Abstract
This book addresses a wide array of issues in botany through a series of chapters. The chapters have been contributed by leading botanists from South America, Africa, Europe and

2011

KIOGORA, DRMWORIAJOHN.  2011.  Mungai DN, Thuita T, Muthee A, Muchemi G, Mworia JK, Oduori G and J. Kimani. 2011. Environmental,social and economic assessment of the fencing of the Aberdare Conservation Area.. African Journal of Midwifery, October 2008 Issue.. : Intech Open Access Publishers Abstract
This book addresses a wide array of issues in botany through a series of chapters. The chapters have been contributed by leading botanists from South America, Africa, Europe and
KIOGORA, DRMWORIAJOHN.  2011.  Mworia JK. 2011. Invasive plant species and biomass production in Savannas. IN: Biomass and Remote Sensing of Biomass. Islam Atazadeh (ed). Intech Open Access Publishers. ISBN 978-953-307-490-0. African Journal of Midwifery, October 2008 Issue.. : Intech Open Access Publishers Abstract
This book addresses a wide array of issues in botany through a series of chapters. The chapters have been contributed by leading botanists from South America, Africa, Europe and
KIOGORA, DRMWORIAJOHN.  2011.  Mworia JK, Wambua J.K., Omari, J. K., and J.I. Kinyamario. 2011. Patterns of seed dispersal and establishment of the invader Prosopis juliflora in the upper floodplain of Tana river, Kenya. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 28(1):35-41. African Journal of Midwifery, October 2008 Issue.. : Intech Open Access Publishers Abstract
This book addresses a wide array of issues in botany through a series of chapters. The chapters have been contributed by leading botanists from South America, Africa, Europe and

2009

KIOGORA, DRMWORIAJOHN.  2009.  Nyariki, D.M., Wasonga, V.O. & Mworia JK. 2009. Ecological, socio-economic and livelihood differentiation of Kenya. African Journal of Midwifery, October 2008 Issue.. : Intech Open Access Publishers Abstract
This book addresses a wide array of issues in botany through a series of chapters. The chapters have been contributed by leading botanists from South America, Africa, Europe and

2008

Kinyamario, JI, Mworia JK.  2008.  Traditional strategies used by pastoralists to cope with la nina induced drought in Kajiado, Kenya. Abstract

Pastoralists traditionally relied on herd mobility to cope with drought. In the pastoral areas of Kajiado, Kenya this strategy is now threatened by increased individual land ownership as compared to communal access. Drought frequency as related to El-Nino and Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is predicated to increase with climate change. The aim of the study was investigate the use of herd mobility strategy in the ENSO related 1999/2000 la Nina induced drought under different land tenure types and varying household cattle wealth. The study found that despite changes in land tenure, herd mobility was used as a coping strategy. Households rich in livestock applied the herd mobility strategy more than the poorer ones by moving a larger proportion of their herds. Poorer households applied the strategy of keeping drought resistant animals more than richer ones by having a higher proportion of goats and sheep than cattle. Institutional land units of Kiboko Range Research Station and Chyulu National Reserve which had higher herbaceous biomass were the most favored refuge areas for livestock during the drought. In conclusion poorer families are likely to be impacted more from increased incidents of ENSO droughts due inability to use the herd mobility option.

KIOGORA, DRMWORIAJOHN, PROF. KINYAMARIO JENESIOI.  2008.  Jane T. Munene, J.I. Kinyamario, N. Holst and JK Mworia Competition between cultivated rice (Oryza sativa) and wild rice (Oryza punctata) in Kenya.African Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 3 (9), pp. 605-611. African Journal of Midwifery, October 2008 Issue.. : Intech Open Access Publishers

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