Range Ecology
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The section aims at  building  knowledge and understanding of dryland production systems and underlying ecological processes.  To achieve this , this section is focusing in training professionals and retooling dryland managers with appropriate scientific knowledge and skills required implement sustainable and environment friendly technologies and practices to meet secure livelihoods for the drylands people, as well as, make dryland ecosystems to continue to play a significant role in the national, regional and global economy.

Head of Range Management Section

Prof. Moses M. Nyangito

BSc (Egerton University), MSC (UoN), PhD (UoN)

Current  head of Range Management section  and Associate professor, Dept of Land Resources Mgt and Agric. Technology Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nairobi  have over 15 years successful experience in providing expertise in Animal Resource Ecology and Rangeland Management, and Agricultural related sectors for sustainable development and Training at University level. I am a self-driven, dynamic, and results-oriented expert with high aptitude for performance. Read more
Range Ecology Staff

Dr. Wellington N.Ekaya

BSc (Egerton University), MSC (UoN), PhD (UoN)

Currently Head of Capacity Development at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI). A lecturer in LARMAT  and  the Training & Quality Assurance Manager, Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), Received  PhD IN dryland Ecology in  1999, University of Nairobi  , MSc    and BSc in Range management  in  1993 and 1989 respectively from   Department of Range Managment , University of Nairobi


Prof. Jesse T. Njoka

BSc (UoN), MSC (University of California), PhD (University of California)

Currently Director African Dryland Institute for Sustainability(ADIS) and the former  Director/Principal Investigator- Center for Sustainable Drylands USAID-HED initiatives(2011- 2013) and with over 20 years of relevant experience in the evaluation of rural development programmes and specifically those dealing with ASALs development, research and training areas. He hold relevant academic training in Natural Resources Management fields and has supervised several postgraduate students who conduct research in pastoral and agropastoral production systems. I have done evaluation and development studies in the Greater Horn of Africa. Read More

Dr. Oliver Wasonga

BSc (UoN), MSC (UoN), PhD (UoN)


He has over seven (7) years of experience in research and teaching both undergraduate and post graduate students. Currently he is a Senior lecturer in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT). He teaches Range Ecology I; Methods of Rangeland Analysis; Plant Taxonomy Range; Plants and their Values; Range Management in Pastoral Societies; Dryland Agroforestry; Agroforestry Biodiversity and Utilization; and Agro-Silvo-Pastoralism. In addition to teaching, he is currently supervising five (5) PhD students and three (3) MSc. students in addition two (2) who have already graduated. Read More

Dr. Judith  Syombua Mbau

BSc (UoN), MSC (UoN), PhD (UoN)

A lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT). She holds PhD in Dryland Resource Management  MSc in Biology of Conservation  and BSc in Botany and Zoology from the University of Nairobi. She has a wide experience in Mammal Ecology and conservation of tropical ecosystems. Current areas of research interest include approaches to natural resource management, Mammal ecology, biodiversity conservation, human-wildlife interaction, GIS, PGIS, PPGIS and Human-Wildlife Conflict Management.Currently supervising 2PhD students and five Msc students.

Dr. Staline Kibet

BSc (UoN), MSC (JKUAT), PhD (UoN)

Tutorial fellow at the University of Nairobi, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT). He has more than 10 years in research experience and over 5 years in teaching. He holds Bachelor of Science in Range Management from the University of Nairobi, masters degree in Botany from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and he recently successfully defended his PhD Thesis at the University of Nairobi. Current research interest include; Plant-animals interactions, socio-ecological dynamics, Agro-silvopastoral production systems, plant taxonomy and indigenous knowledge.

Mr. Henry Chore Kahi

DIP (Egerton), BSC (UoN), MSC (UoN)

Principal Technologist in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology. He holds a diploma in range management from Egerton University, Bachelor of Science and masters degree in range management from University of Nairobi.He is in charge of all running of departmental laboratory, organizing and supervising both for undergraduate and post graduate student's practicals. He is also assist the chairman in running satellite station at kibwezi, Ngong  and Machanga In addition to technical and administrative duties, Mr. kahi is a member of College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, environmental committee.Read More

Ms. Carolyne Kyalo

BPhiL(UoN),MSC (Bern)

A Senior Research Technologist  in this department. She holds Masters of  Life Sciences: (Applied Agricultural and Forestry Sciences) from  Bern University ,Switzerland. A  holder of Bachelors of Philosophy in Biotechnology, Kenya. She is Botanist with well developed forestry and biotechnological techniques combined with GIS, ICT, SPSS and SNA skills. She has  strong interpersonal and organizational abilities.Read more

Mr.John Musembi Kimeu


He is a Technologist Grade ABC in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology. He holds a certificate in Animal Health & Industry Training Institute (A.H.I.T.I) Range Management Assistant and a pre technician certificate at Kenya Polytechnic. He holds a Certificate of Primary and Secondary Education. He has over 24 years’ experience in plant Taxonomy and Herbium Techniques. Read More

Mr. Simon Mbote N.


He is a Technologist ABC in the Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology. He holds an ordinary level certificate and a Kenya Certificate. He has a certificate in range management and animal husbandry. He has a working experience of over 27 years.Read more

Projects ongoing and past

  • Creating Wealth for Smallholder Farmers in Arid Areas of Kenya: The Case of Mukau (Melia Volkensii)
  • Making the best of climate – Adapting agriculture to climate variability
Degree courses  or units
 Possible career opportunities (Additional)
  • National and International Research Organization
  • Government Ministries a and Departments
  • Teaching in Environmental/Natural Resources Training 
  • Consultancy firms
  • Self Employment
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