Bio

DR. WASONGA VIVIAN OLIVER


Dr. Wasonga is an Ecologist with specialization in Rangeland Ecology and Pastoral Livelihoods and 16 years‟ experience in work related to range management and pastoral production systems. 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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Publications


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King-Okumu, C, Wasonga OV, Jarso I, Salah YMS.  Submitted.  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.  Submitted.  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.  Submitted.  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.  Submitted.  Monitoring Vegetation Index Dynamics in Semi-Arid Rangelands Using Rainfall, Ground Survey and MODIS Data. Abstract
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Oliver Wasonga, Opiyo F, Nyangito M, Hülsebusch C.  Submitted.  Adapting or Coping? Analysis of Pastoralists' Responses to Climatic Stressors in Kenya's Drylands Abstract
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Zhang, J, Oliver Wasonga, Hülsebusch C, Kaufmann B.  Submitted.  Use of Wild Medicinal Plant Resources and Threats to their Conservation in Kajiado County, Kenya. Abstract
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Mgalula, ME, Richter U, Hensel O, Hülsebusch C, Kaufmann B, Oliver Wasonga.  Submitted.  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.  Submitted.  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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2015

Nyangito, M, Schilling J, Munang R, Oliver Wasonga, Opiyo F.  2015.  Drought Adaptation and Coping Strategies Among the Turkana Pastoralists of Northern Kenya. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Takada, H, Correa JA, Segura PA, Wasonga OV.  2015.  Global occurrence of anti-infectives in contaminated surface waters: Impact of income inequality between countries. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Kaufmann, B, Dabasso BH, Wasonga O, Kaufmann B, Irungu P.  2015.  Analysis of Stratified-Livestock Production Models as Option for Enhancing Cattle Marketing in Pastoral Areas, Keny. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Oliver Wasonga, Alemayehu F, Mwangi JK, Onwonga R, others.  2015.  Assessment of Shoreline Changes in the Period 1969-2010 in Watamuarea, Kenya. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Hülsebusch, C, Elias M, Oliver Wasonga, Hensel O, Brigitte K, Richter U.  2015.  Land Conversion Dynamics in the Borana Rangelands of Southern Ethiopia: An Integrated Assessment Using Remote Sensing Techniques and Field Survey Data. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, MacOpiyo L, Mburu J, Majaliwa MGJ.  2015.  Abundance and diversity of native forage species in pastoral Karamoja sub-region, Uganda. : The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University Abstract
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Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, Mburu J, Yazan E, Majaliwa MGJ, MacOpiyo L, Bamutaze Y.  2015.  Drivers of forage availability: An integration of remote sensing and traditional ecological knowledge in Karamoja sub-region, Uganda. Pastoralism. 5:19., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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Wairore, JN, Mureithi SM, Wasonga OV, Nyberg G.  2015.  Enclosing the commons: reasons for the adoption and adaptation of enclosures in the arid and semi-arid rangelands of Chepareria, Kenya. SpringerPlus. 4:595., Number 1: Springer International Publishing Abstract
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Opiyo, F, Oliver Wasonga, Nyangito M, Schilling J, Munang R.  2015.  Drought adaptation and coping strategies among the Turkana pastoralists of northern Kenya. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. 6:295–309., Number 3: Beijing Normal University Press Abstract
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John Ndung, Stephen Mwangi Mureithi, OVW, Nyberg G.  2015.  Characterization of enclosure management regimes and factors influencing their choice among agropastoralists in North-Western Kenya. Pastoralism: Research Policy and Practice. 5, Number 14: Springer Abstract
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Mercelino Napao Iruata, Oliver Vivian Wasonga, RKN.  2015.  Economic contribution of the pastoral meat trade in Isiolo County, Kenya: Findings from Oldonyiro and Garbatulla Towns. IIED Country Rerport. , Number Country Rerport: IIED Abstract
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Wairore, JN, Mureithi SM, Wasonga OV, Nyberg G.  2015.  Benefits Derived from Rehabilitating a Degraded Semi-Arid Rangeland in Private Enclosures in West Pokot County, Kenya. Land Degradation & Development. Abstract
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Mwaura, MW, Wasonga OV, Elhadi YAM, Ngugi RK.  2015.  Economic contribution of the camel milk trade in Isiolo Town, Kenya. London: IIED. Abstract
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Gituku, BC, Wasonga OV, Ngugi RK.  2015.  Economic contribution of the pastoral meat trade in Isiolo Town, Kenya. London: IIED. Abstract
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Anthony Egeru, Oliver Wasonga, MacOpiyo L, Mburu J, Tabuti JRS, Majaliwa MGJ.  2015.  Piospheric influence on forage species composition and abundance in semi-arid Karamoja sub-region, Uganda. Pastoralism. 5:12., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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Nyariki, DM, Wasonga OV, Elhadi YA.  2015.  Role of camel milk in pastoral livelihoods in Kenya: contribution to household diet and income. : Springer Verlag Abstract
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Francis Opiyo, Oliver V. Wasonga, MNSMJOMM, Munang R.  2015.  Determinants of perceptions of climate change and adaptation among Turkana pastoralists in northwestern Kenya. Climate and Development. Abstract
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i.dos Pedro A. Segura, Hideshige Takada, JCKESTKSO-AJO-AEBSOVWJMMA.  2015.  Global occurrence of anti-infectives in contaminated surface waters: Impact of income inequality between countries. Environmental International. 80:89–97. Abstract
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Elhadi, YA, Nyariki DM, Wasonga OV.  2015.  Role of camel milk in pastoral livelihoods in Kenya: contribution to household diet and income. Pastoralism. 5:8., Number 1: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Abstract
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Elias, M, Hensel O, Richter U, Hülsebusch C, Kaufmann B, Oliver Wasonga.  2015.  Land conversion dynamics in the Borana rangelands of Southern Ethiopia: an integrated assessment using remote sensing techniques and field survey data. Environments. 2:1–31., Number 1: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute Abstract
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2014

Mureithi, SM, Obando J, Munang R, Opiyo F, Nyangito M, Wasonga OV, others.  2014.  Determinants of perceptions of climate change and adaptation among Turkana pastoralists in northwestern Kenya. : University of Nairobi Abstract
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Stephen M Mureithi, Ann Verdoodt, CKKGJNVWSDNEMEVRTO.  2014.  Impact of enclosure management on soil properties and microbial biomass in a restored semi-arid rangeland, Kenya. Journal of Arid Land. Abstract
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