Bio

DR. SAMUEL MUCHANE MUCHAI

I am 51 years old. I have a Doctor of Philosophy’s Degree in Zoology (Conservation Biology) from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, which was awarded in 2002. I have an MPhil Degree in Zoology (Ecology) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife Management both from Moi University, Kenya. I have been trained in ten (10) professional trainings.

DR. SAMUEL MUCHANE MUCHAI

Publications


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Muchane, M, Githiru M.  Submitted.  The birds of Gongoni Forest Reserve South Coast, Kenya. SCOPUS. :1. Abstract
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Mutua, M, Kinuthia W, Otieno NE, Muriuki JM, Lange CN, Muchai M, Ingrisch S, Oyieke H, Lampe KH.  Submitted.  Type specimen of the insect order Coleoptera in the scientific collection of the National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi. Abstract
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2019

Ndithia, HK, Versteegh MA, Muchai M, Tieleman IB.  2019.  AVIAN BIOLOGY. Abstract
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Ndithia, HK, Versteegh MA, Muchai M, Tieleman IB.  2019.  No downregulation of immune function during breeding in two year-round breeding bird species in an equatorial East African environment. Journal of Avian Biology. 50, Number 9: Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK Abstract
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Isaac, MM, Muya SM, Kiiru W, Muchai M, others.  2019.  Avian Abundance, Diversity and Conservation Status in Etago Sub-County Kisii County Kenya. Open Journal of Ecology. 9:157., Number 05: Scientific Research Publishing Abstract
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2018

Mwangi, J, Ndithia HK, Kentie R, Muchai M, Tieleman IB.  2018.  AVIAN BIOLOGY. Abstract
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Waweru, N, Borghesio L, Muchai M, Waweru C, Beru MK, Cheserek G, Kiptui M.  2018.  The Nesting Success of Taita Thrush Turdus helleri in Afrotropical Fragments, Kenya. Africa Environmental Review Journal. 3:1–10., Number 1 Abstract
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Mwangi, J, Ndithia HK, Kentie R, Muchai M, Tieleman IB.  2018.  Nest survival in year-round breeding tropical red-capped larks Calandrella cinerea increases with higher nest abundance but decreases with higher invertebrate availability and rainfall. Journal of Avian Biology. 49:e01645., Number 8: Blackwell Publishing Ltd Oxford, UK Abstract
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2017

Muchane, MN, Muchai M, Mungai G, Wambugu W.  2017.  Diversity, Potential Utilization and Management of Cacti in Northern Kenya. International Journal of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. 2:104., Number 6: Science Publishing Group Abstract
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Bett, MC, Muchai M, Waweru C.  2017.  Effects of human activities on birds and their habitats as reported by forest user groups in and around North Nandi Forest, Kenya. Scopus: Journal of East African Ornithology. 37:24–31., Number 2 Abstract
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Ndithia, HK, Bakari SN, Matson KD, Muchai M, Tieleman IB.  2017.  Geographical and temporal variation in environmental conditions affects nestling growth but not immune function in a year-round breeding equatorial lark. Frontiers in zoology. 14:28., Number 1: BioMed Central Abstract
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Ndithia, HK, Matson KD, Versteegh MA, Muchai M, Tieleman IB.  2017.  Year-round breeding equatorial larks from three climatically-distinct populations do not use rainfall, temperature or invertebrate biomass to time reproduction. PloS one. 12, Number 4: Public Library of Science Abstract
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Hudson, LN, Newbold T, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Alhusseini TI, Bedford FE, Bennett DJ, others.  2017.  The database of the Predicts (Projecting responses of ecological diversity in changing terrestrial systems) project. Ecology and Evolution. 7:145–188., Number 1 Abstract
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2016

Bett, MC, Muchai M, Waweru C.  2016.  Avian species diversity in different habitat types in and around North Nandi Forest, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology. 54:342–348., Number 3 Abstract
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Delgado-Baquerizo, M, Maestre FT, Gallardo A, Eldridge DJ, Soliveres S, Bowker MA, Prado-Comesaña A, Gaitán J, Quero JL, Ochoa V, others.  2016.  Human impacts and aridity differentially alter soil N availability in drylands worldwide. Global ecology and biogeography. 25:36–45., Number 1 Abstract
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2014

Hudson, LN, Newbold T, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Senior RA, Bennett DJ, Booth H, others.  2014.  The PREDICTS database. Ecology and Evolution. Abstract
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Ulrich, W, Soliveres S, Maestre FT, Gotelli NJ, Quero JL, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Bowker MA, Eldridge DJ, Ochoa V, Gozalo B, others.  2014.  Climate and soil attributes determine plant species turnover in global drylands. Journal of biogeography. 41:2307–2319., Number 12 Abstract
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Skoracki, M, Klimovičová MIROSLAVA, Muchai M, Hromada M.  2014.  New taxa of the family Syringophilidae (Acari: Prostigmata) from African barbets and woodpeckers (Piciformes: Lybiidae, Picidae). Zootaxa. 3768:178–188., Number 2 Abstract
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Hudson, LN, Newbold T, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Senior RA, Bennett DJ, Booth H, others.  2014.  The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. Ecology and evolution. 4:4701–4735., Number 24 Abstract
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2013

Ongare, D, Macharia A, Mwakaje A, Muchane M, Warui C, Mugoya C, Masiga C, Nikundiwe A, Muiti A, Wakibara J.  2013.  Environmental Communication: A Review of Information Sources and Communication Channels for Enhanced Community-Based Natural Resource Management in the Greater Mara Region of Kenya. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development. 7:65–74., Number 1: SAGE Publications Sage India: New Delhi, India Abstract
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Finch, B, Bjørnstad G, Shanni I, Muchai M, Bishop A, Hanotte O, Bishop R.  2013.  High levels of mitochondrial cytochrome b sequence diversity are present within the Anthus similis complex in sub-Saharan Africa. Ostrich. 84:145–151., Number 2: Taylor & Francis Abstract
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Veiga, JP, Wamiti W, Polo V, Muchai M.  2013.  Interphyletic relationships in the use of nesting cavities: mutualism, competition and amensalism among hymenopterans and vertebrates. Naturwissenschaften. 100:827–834., Number 9: Springer Abstract
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De Coster, G, Van Dongen S, Malaki P, Muchane M, Alcántara-Exposito A, Matheve H, Lens L.  2013.  Fluctuating asymmetry and environmental stress: understanding the role of trait history. PLoS One. 8, Number 3: Public Library of Science Abstract
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Ofula, VO, Franklin AB, Root JJ, Sullivan HJ, Gichuki P, Makio A, Bulimo W, Abong'o BO, Muchai M, Schnabel D.  2013.  Detection of avian influenza viruses in wild waterbirds in the Rift valley of Kenya using fecal sampling. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. 13:394–400., Number 6: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 140 Huguenot Street, 3rd Floor New Rochelle, NY 10801 USA Abstract
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Veiga, JP, Wamiti W, Polo V, Muchai M.  2013.  Interaction between distant taxa in the use of tree cavities in African ecosystems: a study using nest-boxes. Journal of Tropical Ecology. 29:187–197., Number 3: Cambridge University Press Abstract
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Mwakaje, AG, Manyasa E, Wawire N, Muchai M, Ongare D, Mugoya C, Clet Wandui Masiga, Nikundiwe A.  2013.  Community-based conservation, income governance, and poverty alleviation in Tanzania: the case of Serengeti ecosystem. The Journal of Environment & Development. 22:51–73., Number 1: Sage Publications Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA Abstract
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2012

Horrocks, NPC, Hegemann A, Ostrowski S, Ndithia H, Shobrak M, Muchai M, Williams JB, Matson KD, Tieleman IB.  2012.  Environmental disease risk proxies explain variation in immune investment better than indices of pace-of-life. Horrocks NPC, Ph. D thesis. The role of disease risk and life history in the immune function of larks in different environments. Groningen, the Netherlands: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. :37–51. Abstract
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Muchane, MN, Muchane M, Mugoya C, Clet Wandui Masiga, others.  2012.  Effect of land use system on Arbuscular Mycorrhiza fungi in Maasai Mara ecosystem, Kenya. Afr J Microbiol Res. 6:3904–3916. Abstract
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Muchane, MN, Karanja D, Wambugu GM, Mutahi JM, Clet Wandui Masiga, Mugoya C, Muchai M, others.  2012.  Land use practices and their implications on soil macro-fauna in Maasai Mara ecosystem. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation. 4:500–514., Number 13 Abstract
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2011

Tibuhwa, DD, Nyawira M, Masiga CW, Mugoya C, Muchai M.  2011.  An inventory of macro-fungi and their diversity in the serengeti-masai mara ecosystem, Tanzania and Kenya. J Biol Sci. 11:399–410., Number 6 Abstract
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2010

Ogoma, MO, Breckling B, Reuter H, Muchane M, Githiru M.  2010.  The birds of Gongoni Forest Reserve, South Coast, Kenya. Scopus: Journal of East African Ornithology. 30:1–11. Abstract
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Muchane, MN, Jama B, Othieno C, Okalebo R, Odee D, Machua J, Jansa J.  2010.  Influence of improved fallow systems and phosphorus application on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi symbiosis in maize grown in western Kenya. Agroforestry systems. 78:139–150., Number 2: Springer Abstract
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2009

Njoroge, P, Yego R, Muchane M, Githiru M, Njeri T, Giani A.  2009.  A survey of the large and medium sized mammals of Arawale National Reserve, Kenya. Journal of East African Natural History. 98:119–128., Number 1: Nature Kenya/East African Natural History Society Abstract
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2008

Malaki, P, Muchane M, Balakrishnan M.  2008.  Notes on the nesting and breeding behaviour of the Greycrested Helmet-shrike Prionops poliolophus around Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Scopus: Journal of East African Ornithology. 28:41–45., Number 1 Abstract
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Njoroge, P, Muchane M, Wamiti W, Kamau KD, Githiru M.  2008.  Avifauna of Ishaqbini Community Conservancy in Ijara District, NE Kenya. Scopus: Journal of East African Ornithology. 28:15–24., Number 1 Abstract
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Githiri, M, Njeri T, Muthoni FK, Yego R, Muchane M, Njoroge P, Giani A.  2008.  African wild dogs from south-eastern Kenya: recent records and conservation issues. Canid News. 11, Number 2 Abstract
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