Bio

DR. WASONGA VIVIAN OLIVER

Dr. Oliver Vivian Wasonga is a Dryland Ecologist with specialization in Range Management and Pastoral Production Systems, and over 20 years’ experience in work related to Sustainable Dryland Resource Management, Climate Change Adaptation and Pastoral Livelihoods. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT) at the University of Nairobi (https://profiles.uonbi.ac.ke/oliverwasonga).

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DR. WASONGA VIVIAN OLIVER

Publications


2021

Mgalula, ME, Wasonga OV, Hülsebusch C, and Hensel URO.  2021.  Greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sink potential in Eastern Africa rangeland ecosystems: A review. Pastoralism: Research, Policy and Practice . 11(19)
Dabasso, BH, Wasonga OV, Irungu P, Kaufmann B.  2021.  Emerging pastoralist practices for fulfilling market requirements under stratified cattle production systems in Kenya's drylands. Animal Production Science. Accepted 23 February 2021.

2020

Ng'asike, O'aoP, Hagmann T, Wasonga OV.  2020.  Brokerage in the borderlands: the political economy of livestock intermediaries in northern Kenya. Journal of Eastern African Studies.
Lutta, AI, Wasonga OV, Robinson LW, Nyangito MM, Jason Sircely.  2020.  Determinants of livestock market participation among pastoral communities of Tana River County, Kenya. Environment, Development and Sustainability.
R, O, Wasonga OV, Mwanjalolo MJ-G, MacOpiyo L, Kironchi G, Adipala E.  2020.  Predicted Land Use and Land Cover Outlook for Semi-Arid Lokere and Lokok Catchments in Karamoja Region, Uganda. African Crop Science Journal. 28(4):595–616.
Musa, AM, Wasonga OV, Mtimet N.  2020.  Factors influencing livestock export in Somaliland’s terminal markets. Pastoralism Research, Policy and Practice . 10(2020 10:1 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13570-019-0155-7)factors_influencing_livestock_export_in_somaliland._musa_et_al._2020.pdf

2019

Dabasso, BH, Wasonga OV, Irungu P, Kaufmann B.  2019.  Stratified Livestock Production Adds Value to Pastoral Cattle: Evidence from the Drylands of Kenya. Bull. Anim. Hlth. Prod. Afr.. 67(2019):101-113.
Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, Gabiri G, MacOpiyo L, Mburu J, JGMM.  2019.  Land Cover and Soil Properties Influence on Forage Quantity in a Semiarid Region in East Africa. Applied and Environmental Soil Science. 2019
Osaliya. R., O. V. Wasonga., J. G. M. Mwanjalolo., Kironchi G, Adipala E.  2019.  Land conversion is changing the landscape in the semi-arid Kapir catchment, northeastern Uganda. 3(3)
Alphayo I. Lutta, Lance W. Robinson, Oliver V. Wasonga, Ruto E, Jason Sircely, Nyangito MM.  2019.  Economic valuation of grazing management practices: Discrete choice modeling in pastoral systems of Kenya.. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management .

2018

Arasio, RL, Kaufmann B, Otieno DJ, Wasonga OV.  2018.  Understanding the emergence and evolution of pastoral community groups from the perspective of community members and external development actors in northern Kenya. Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development in the Tropics and Subtropics. Vol. 119(No. 2)
Bulle Hallo Dabasso, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, PIBK.  2018.  Stratified cattle production in pastoral areas of Kenya: Existing forms, driving factors and management practices. Applied Animal Husbandry & Rural Development. 11 Abstract
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Omollo, EO, Wasonga OV, Elhadi MY, Mnene WN.  2018.  Determinants of pastoral and agro-pastoral households. Pastoralism. 8:9., Number 1: SpringerOpen Abstract
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Kimiti, KS, Western D, Mbau JS, Wasonga OV.  2018.  Impacts of long-term land-use changes on herd size and mobility among pastoral households in Amboseli ecosystem, Kenya. Ecological Processes. 7:4., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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2017

Ouma, OE.  2017.  ANALYSIS OF FODDER PRODUCTION AND MARKETING IN THE RANGELANDS OF SOUTHERN KENYA. : Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT  Abstract
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Ssekandi, J, Mburu J, Oliver Wasonga, MacOpiyo L, Charles F.  2017.  Effects of Post Eviction Resettlement on Land-Use and Cover Change in Uganda. : Scientific Research Publishing Abstract
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Muhammad Sabiu Suleiman, Wasonga VO, Mbau JS, Aminu Suleiman, Elhadi YA.  2017.  Non-timber forest products and their contribution to households income around Falgore Game Reserve in Kano, Nigeria. Ecological Processes. 6:23., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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Muhammad Sabiu Suleiman, Wasonga OV, Mbau JS, Elhadi YA.  2017.  Spatial and temporal analysis of forest cover change in Falgore Game Reserve in Kano, Nigeria. Ecological Processes. 6:11., Number 1: SpringerOpen Abstract
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King-Okumu, C, Wasonga OV, Jarso I, Salah YMS.  2017.  Direct use values of climate-dependent ecosystem services in Isiolo County, Kenya. Abstract

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Wasonga, OV, Musembi J, Rotich K, Jarso I, King-Okumu C.  2017.  Vegetation resources and their economic importance in Isiolo County, Kenya. Abstract

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Egeru, A, Wasonga O, Majaliwa Mwanjalolo GJ, MacOpiyo L, Mburu J.  2017.  Dynamics of land use and land cover change in semi-arid Karamoja sub-region, Uganda. Abstract

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Mgalula, ME, Richter U, Hensel O, Hülsebusch C, Kaufmann B, Oliver Wasonga.  2017.  Monitoring Vegetation Index Dynamics in Semi-Arid Rangelands Using Rainfall, Ground Survey and MODIS Data. Abstract

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Mgalula, ME, Richter U, Hensel O, Hülsebusch C, Kaufmann B, Oliver Wasonga.  2017.  Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources. Abstract

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Elias, M, Richter U, Hensel O, Hülsebusch C, Kaufmann B, Oliver Wasonga.  2017.  Expansion of Crop Cultivation and its Impacts on Land Cover Changes in the Borana Rangeland Southern Ethiopia. Abstract

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2016

Kimiti, KS, Wasonga OV, Western D, Mbau JS.  2016.  Community perceptions on spatio-temporal land use changes in the Amboseli ecosystem, southern Kenya. Pastoralism. 6:24., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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Lalampaa, PK, Wasonga OV, Rubenstein DI, Njoka JT.  2016.  Effects of holistic grazing management on milk production, weight gain, and visitation to grazing areas by livestock and wildlife in Laikipia County, Kenya. Ecological Processes. 5:17., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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Alphayo, L, Wasonga OV, Odadi WO, Ngugi RK.  2016.  Differences of Soil Properties between Planned and Unplanned Grazing Sites in Semi-Arid Pastoral Rangelands of Northern Kenya. International Journal of Innovative Research and Development|| ISSN 2278–0211. 5, Number 13 Abstract
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Olila, DO, Wasonga OV, others.  2016.  Time Series Analysis and Forecasting of Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A Case of Kenya. 2016 AAAE Fifth International Conference, September 23-26, 2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. , Number 246394: African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) Abstract
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Kyuma, RK, Wahome RG, Kinama JM, Wasonga VO.  2016.  Temporal relationship between climate variability, Prosopis juliflora invasion and livestock numbers in the drylands of Magadi, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 10:129–140., Number 4: Academic Journals Abstract
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Lugusa, KO, Wasonga OV, Elhadi YA, Crane TA.  2016.  Value chain analysis of grass seeds in the drylands of Baringo County, Kenya: A producers. Pastoralism. 6:6., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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Watete, PW, Makau WK, Njoka JT, MacOpiyo LA, Wasonga OV.  2016.  Moving in and out of poverty: a case of the Somali and Turkana of Northern Kenya. Nomadic Peoples. 20:123–140., Number 1: White Horse Press Abstract
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