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  • Areas of Specialization Biogeography
  • Research Interests; Wetlands Ecology, Spatial Analysis, Participatory Forest Management and governance, mobile telephony data capture and management

Dr T. Thenya is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Earth and Climate Science, WMI thematic area, in the area of Biogeography and Landscape ecology, environmental governance and has over 15 years in natural resources management. Previously, he worked as senior lecturer in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies as Biogeographer and Wangari Maathai Institute of Peace and Environmental Studies. He has a good experience in wetland resources, forestry and dryland natural resources utilization and management in various parts of the Country. He has been extensively involved in natural resources policy formulation (wetland and forestry)  and is an expert in participatory formulation of natural resources management plans including forest and wetland ecosystems. He is also well experienced on use of smart mobile telephony in data capture, monitoring and management and social mapping using geographical information system (GIS) as part of citizen science. Dr Thenya has a wealthy of experience in assessment of best practice in natural resources and has been involved in several areas in the country. He is also trained in conflict mediation; He has also attended several workshops and seminars on natural resources management and policy formulation and implementation

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