Title/Qualifications: Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: Environmental Education
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List Of Scientific Publications

  • Short, Lester & Horne, Jennifer & Gichuki, Cecilia. (2023). Field check-list of the birds of East Africa / by Lester L. Short, Jennifer F. M. Horne, Cecilia Muringo-Gichuki. SERBIULA (sistema Librum 2.0).
  • Ngigi, Roselyn & Koske, James & Gichuki, Cecilia. (2023). Overtime Modelled Climate Variability Effect in Roysambu Sub-County in Nairobi Kenya: A Retrospective Analysis. African Journal of Climate Change and Resource Sustainability. 2. 42-50. 10.37284/ajccrs.2.1.1169.
  • Ngare, Innocent & Gichuki, Cecilia. (2022). Influence of Seasonal Climate Variability on Newcastle Disease Spread on Free Range Chicken Production in Kitutu Chache. East African Journal of Environment and Natural Resources. 5. 182-195. 10.37284/eajenr.5.1.730.
  • Gichuki, Cecilia & Ngare, Innocent & Njagi, George. (2021). A Review of the Status of Rothschild's Giraffe Sub- Species Population in Africa. Journal of Geography Environment and Earth Science International. 25. 12-19. 10.9734/JGEESI/2021/v25i1030311.
  • Ekalo, J.A; Ngare, I.O; Koske, J. Gichuki, C.M. (2021). Tree Conservation Challenges among the Indigenous Pastoral Rendille Community in Marsabit, Kenya. Asian Journal of Geographical Research. Vol. 4(3): 18-23.
  • Gathuku, G.N. Gichuki, C.M. Ngare I.O & Otieno, M. (2021). Community Attitudes and Knowledge on Conservation of Rothschild's Giraffes in Ruma National Park and Mwea National Reserve in Kenya. Asian Journal of Environment and Ecology, Vol. 16(4): 41-50
  • Gathuku, G.N., Chiawo, D.O. Gichuki, C.M., Warui, C. & Ngare, I.O. (2020). The effect of habitat type on population distribution abundance of Rothschild’s Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi) in Ruma National Park and Mwea National Reserve in Kenya. Published by Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory.doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.30.442177.
  • Mokaya, D.C.; Koske, J.; Gichuki, CM. & Ngare, I.O. (2020) Hindrances to Adoption of Biomass Briquettes Technology as a Climate Change Mitigation Measure-Case Study of Maasai-Mau Forest adjacent Community, Kenya. Renewable Energy and Environmental Science, Project Report. July 2020.
  • Ouma, P.O.; Muthiani, N. & Gichuki, C.M. (2018). Pesticide handling practices by farming households in relation to diseases burden: A case of Migori County Kenya. International Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, ISSN (2522)- 6584.
  • Ngare, I.O., Wemali, E., Gichuki, C.M.; Gichuki, N.N.; Kipkemoi, I & Karanja, J. (2018). Integrating environmental concerns in enterprises and business for sustainable development. International Journal of Environmental Science Vol.3 (4): 69-74
  • Ouma, P.O., Gichuki, C.M. Muthiani, N. (2017). Knowledge and attitude of agricultural extension providers on the use of agro-chemicals in Migori County, Kenya. African Journal of Education Science and Technology, Vol 4 (1): 26-36.
  • Koech, Michael & Manguriu, Daniel & Gichuki, Cecilia & Karanja, Joseph. (2016). The Trend of Climate Variability Effects on Dairy Farming in Masaba North, Nyamira County Kenya Innocent Ngare. Environmental and Earth Science. 6.
  • Janet Achieng, Cecilia M. Gichuki and Caleb – Mireri (in progress, 2014). Construction of water pans as a strategy for enhancing water supply and improving livelihoods at Isinya in Kajiado County, Kenya.
  • Ochieng, M.; Koske, J. & Gichuki, C.M. (2013). The level of climate change awareness and perception among primary school teachers in Kisumu Municipality, Kenya. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (Vol. 2 (21): 175-179.
  • Lelenguyah, L.G., Koske, J., &Gichuki, C.M. (2013). Effect of climate variability on pastoral livelihoods in Marigat District, Baringo County, Kenya.
  • Chege M., Gichuki, CM. and Kerich, R. (2012). Habitat Utilization by Hinde’s Babbler (Tudoides hindei) in Mukurwe-ini Important Bird Area, in Central Kenya. Proceedings of the Pan-African Ornithological Congress, Arusha Tanzania.
  • Kimani, R.W., Mwangi, B. M., & Gichuki, C.M. (2012). Treatment of flower farm wastewater effluents using constructed wetlands in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Indian Journal of Science and Technology Vol 5(1): 1-9
  • Nuru M. Tzuma and Cecilia M. Gichuki (2012). Indigenous knowledge of birds among the Mijikenda community of the Kenya coast. Proceedings of the Pan-African Ornithological Congress, Arusha Tanzania.
  • Kimani, R.W, Mwangi, B.M and Gichuki, C.M. 2011. The role of constructed wetlands in waste water treatment. Journal of Waste Management, 10: 16-19. 
  • Gichuki, C.M. and Gichuki N.N. (2010). Dynamics of tropical inland delta wetlands: A case study of Ewaso Ngiro Swamp in Southern Kenya.  Journal of Science and Innovations, 2: 15-19
  • Gichuki, C.M. 2009. Influence of Human Activities on African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis ) in Kenya. In Ferrand, Y. (ed) Sixth International Woodcock and Snipe Conference held in Nantes,
  • Muzymi, Z., Gichuki N.N. and Gichuki C.M. 2007. A case study of African Crane In Kerryn, M. (ed.) African Cranes, Communities and Wetlands Newsletter Vol. 2.
  • Gichuki, M. 2003. Jewel of the Marsh. In: Peta M. (eds)Kenya Past and Present Pp 33-36 Issue No. 34. Published by Kenya Museum Society. Nairobi.
  • Gichuki, C.M., Kairu, E.W., Okelo, O.O (2001).  Breeding Behaviour of the African Snipe Gallinago nigripennis in central Kenya.  Journal of African Ornithology (Ostrich 15)116-118.
  • Gichuki, C. M. (2000). Community participation in the protection of Kenya’s wetlands. Journal of African Ornithology (Ostrich) Vol. 71 (1&2): 122-125
  • Gichuki, C.M and Gichuki, N.N. 2000.  Comparative ecology and morphology of snipes (Family Scolopacidae) in Africa.  4th International Symposium on Isolated Vertebrate Communities in the Tropics. Bonn, Germany. Bonn Zoological Monograph 46, 2000.
  • Gichuki, M., Gichuki, N.N. & Kairu, E.W. 2000. Population biology and breeding ecology of the African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis) in central Kenya. In: Kalchreuter H. (ed.). Proceedings of Fifth European Woodcock and Snipe Workshop, Pp. 45-50. Wetlands International Global Series, No. 4, International Wader Studies 11, Wageningen, The Netherlands, vi + 85pp.
  • Gichuki, C.M. 1997. Community-based wetland management in Africa: A case study of Lake Ol Bolossat, Kenya. In: Claridge, G.F and O’Callaghan, B. (Eds). Community involvement in wetland management: Lessons from the field. Page 139-150. Kula Lumpar, Wetland International.
  • Gichuki, M. 1995. Biodiversity and catchment area on its way out.Proceedings of the 1993 African Crane and Wetland Training Workshop. International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, U.S.A, XII +66pp.
  • Gichuki, C.M. 1996. Biodiversity and its catchment area on its way out. In Beilfus, R.D, Warwick, R.T and Gichuki, N.N. (Eds). Proceedings of African Crane and Wetland Workshop. International Crane Foundation, Wisconsin, USA. 
  • Gichuki, N.N. and Gichuki C.M. 1993. Developing an integrated monitoring programme for waterbirds in Kenya. Proceedings of IWRB’s Technical Workshop on integrated monitoring and conservation of migratory water birds, Florida (U.S.A.), 12 - 19 November, 1992.
  • Gichuki, C.M. & Shifter, H. 1990. Sedentary habits and lifespan of birds in North Nandi Forest, SCOPUS (14): 25-29
  • Short, L.L., Horne, J.F.M. and Gichuki, C.M. 1990. Annotated check-list of the Birds of East Africa. Proceedings of the Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology (Supplement), Los Angeles, California, 4 No. 3. pp. 246.
  • Gichuki, C.M. and Schifter, H. 1990. Sedentary habits and life span of birds in North Nandi Forest. Scopus 14: 29-25.
  • Gichuki, C.M. 1988. Nest building of Speke’s Weaver Ploceus spekei in Nairobi, Proceedings of the 6th Pan-African Ornithological Congress. 29th March-4th April 1985. Francistown, Botswana
  • Gichuki, N.N. and Gichuki C.M. 1988. Relationships between habitat selection and flock characteristics in foraging Crowned Cranes Balearica regulorum in Kenya. Proc. 111 International Crane Workshop, Quiqihar, China, 1 - 10 May 1987
  • Gichuki, C.M. 1988. Time budget of male Speke’s Weaver Ploceus spekei during the breeding season. Proceedings XIX International Ornithological Congress Ottawa, Canada, June 1986.
  • Gichuki, N. and Gichuki, C.M. 1988. Recent Studies of Crowned Crane Balearica regulorum in Kenya. The Crowned Crane, Vol. 2, 1987.
  • Gichuki, M. 1988. Birds seen and trapped on a study visit to the south-western Mau Forest, Kenya. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi: Mimeo
  • Gichuki, M. and Pearson, D.J. 1987. A Kenya record of the shy Albatross Diomedea cauta. Scopus Vol. 11, No. 2.
  • Gichuki, C.M. 1987. The diet of the Barn Owl, Tyto alba (Scopoli), in Nairobi, Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museums 75 (187): 1-7.
  • Bennun, A., Gichuki, C.M., Darlington, J. and Ng’weno, F. 1986. The Avifauna of Ol Doinyo Orok, a forest island in southern Kenya. Scopus 10 (3/4): 83-86.
  • Pomeroy, D.E. and Muringo, C. Studies of birds in a semi-arid region of Kenya. (1) The use of transects to assess the effects of bush clearance on bird populations. Proc. V. Pan-African Orn. Congr. 179-199.
  • Gichuki, C.M. 1983. Some Aspects of the Ecology of Speke’s Weaver Ploceus spekei (Heuglin) in Nairobi, Kenya. Sc. Thesis, University of Nairobi.
  • Muringo, C.M. and Pomeroy, D.E. 1979. Check-list of Birds in Integrated Project in Arid Lands (I.P.A.L.) Study Area, northern Marsabit District, published in the progress report for the Third Quarter.
  • Pomeroy, D.E. and Muringo C. 1979 Seasonality in the bird fauna of Journal of the East Africa Natural History Society and National Museums, Nairobi.

Major Seminars and Conferences Attended

  • 1980: 5th Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Lilongwe, Malawi.
  • 1985: 6th Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Francistown, Botswana.
  • 1986: 19th International Ornithological Congress held in Ottawa, Canada.
  • 1986: International Symposium on Africa Wildlife held in Kampala, Uganda.
  • 1986: 19th World Conference of the International Council for Bird Preservation held in Kingston, Canada.
  • 1987: Third World Conference on Birds of Prey held in Eilat, Israel. 1988: 7th Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 1990: 20th World Conference of the International Council for Bird Preservation ICBP held in Hamilton, New Zealand 19-27 November.
  • 1992: 8th Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Bujumbura, Burundi. 1994: 21st international Ornithological Congress held in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1994: World Conference of Bird Life International held in Rosenheim, Germany. 1995: Wetlands and Development Conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 1996: 9th Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Accra, Ghana.
  • 1998: 5th International Woodcock and Snipe Conference held in Czempin, Poland. 1999:     4th International Symposium on Isolated Vertebrate Communities in the Tropics,
  • Koenig Museum, Bonn Germany.
  • 1999: 10th Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Kampala, Uganda.
  • 2001: 23rd North American Ornithological Conference held in New Orleans Louisiana, USA.
  • 2011: Mid-west fish and wildlife Conference, Minnesota, USA. December 16 -19 2012: Pan African Ornithological Congress, May 11-18 Arusha Tanzania.
  • 2013: National conference on climate change and biodiversity in Kenya. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi. July 5-8, 2013.
  • 2013: National animal welfare education and training conference, University Nairobi, Kenya. World Society for Protection animals, Africa Regional Office, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • 2014: National Planning workshop for Animal Welfare Programme in Nairobi, Kenya. 2014: Animal welfare education curriculum Review Workshop, Pan Africa Hotel, Nairobi,June, 2014.

Professional Training

  • Waterfowl and Wetlands Management in East Africa organized by International Wetlands Research Bureau (IWRB) March 1990. Uganda Institute of Ecology, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.
  • Management of Wetlands for Bird One month, September 1990. Baraboo, Wisconsin (International Crane Foundation) USA.
  • Management of wetlands and grasslands for conservation of cranes. (30 days, October Savannahs River Ecology Research Centre, St. Catherine Islands, and Georgia State University, USA.
  • Marine & Environment Education Course. Kanamai Conference Centre, Mombasa, 12-21 August Organized by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-International and National Museums of Kenya.
  • Crane and Wetlands Workshop. Maun, Botswana, 8-15 August 1993. Organized by International Crane Foundation, USA.
  • PhD- course in Tropical Insect Ecology in Kenya. Organized by Kenyatta University, ICPE and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (S) at Nguruman SW Kenya from 23rd January to 11th February

Research Experience

  • Ecological and socio-economic study of wetlands and human communities associated with Lake Ol Bolossat in central Kenya and River Nzoia Basin in western Kenya. Team member: WWF, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya wildlife Service and Moi University (1991-1994). Eight project staff members
  • A survey of bird populations in North Nandi Forest, western Kenya, Aug.-Oct.
  • Joint project between the National Museums of Kenya and Natural History Museum Wien, Austria.
  • Survey of White Storks (Ciconia Ciconia) within their migratory routs in Kenya. A joint project between East African Wildlife Society, National Museums of Kenya, Kenya Wetlands Working Group, Kenya Wildlife Service and Austria- African Migratory Birds Project (1998-2002).
  • Aerial survey of the swamp-dwelling antelope, Sitatunga (Tiagekaphora spekejj) in Yala Swamp, western Kenya, July 1987. Joint Survey Project between University of Nairobi (Zoology ) and WWF Regional office
  • The Reproductive and Foraging Behaviour of African Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis) (Bonaparte) in Lake Ol Bolossat, central Kenya Ph D Project. 1997-
  • Ecology of Speke’s Weaver Ploceus spekei (Heuglin) in Nairobi, Kenya. Sc.Project. 1980-1984

Membership to Professional Organizations

  • Member: East African Natural History Society
  • Member: of Executive committee: 7th pan-African Ornithological congress. Held in Nairobi 28 August – 5 September 1988.
  • International Council for Bird Preservation (ICPB) (East Africa Section).
  • Member: Kenya National Bird-Strike
  • Member: Ornithological Sub-Committee
  • Member: East Africa Working Group on Cranes and Wetlands, Working Group of ICBP and the International Crane Foundation (ICF).
  • Member: Wetlands International Snipes and Woodcocks Specialist Group
  • Coordinator: Kenya Wetlands Working Group (KWWG) Affiliated with International Waterfowl and Wetland Research Bureau (IWRB) Slim
  • Editor: The Crowned Crane Newsletter of the Working Group on Africa Cranes.