Prof. Joash Barrack Okeyo-Owuor
Phone and email:+254728303839; firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic qualification:Ph.D. (Zool/Population Ecology), M.Sc. (Entomology) & B.Sc. (Agriculture)
Work experience:40 years
2013-Present- Professor & Academic Leader (Environmental Sciences), Rongo University
1996- 2013- Senior Lecturer & Head of Department- Associate Professor-Professor (Environmental Sciences, Moi University and University of Eldoret.
1991-1993- Managing Director, Lake Basin Development Authority (on Study Leave from ICIPE)
1978-1996- Rsearch Scientist- Senior Research Scientist, The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE)- Mbita Point Filed station, Somalia and Kenya Coast Filed Station (Muhaka).
Honours and awards: Elder of Burning Spear (EBS), Director Lake Victoria South Water Services Board.
Professional affiliation/membership to professional bodies: LinkedIn, ResearchGate, Google Scholar et
African Association of Insect Scientists- Member
ARPPIS Scholars Association- President and Member
DAAD Scholars Association- Member
African Academy of Sciences- Affiliated member.
Food and Business Knowledge Platform- Member
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD)- Affiliate and Mentor.
Environmental Institute of Kenya- Registered MemberFellow of African Study Centre, Leiden, Netherlands.
East African Environmental Network- member
Entomological Society of Kenya
Environmental Science- Wetland ecology and biodiversity.
Agriculture and Water Resources Management.
Integrated Pest Management
Ongoing Research Projects:
Scaleways Project- in collaboration with IIASA, LVBC, ICRISAT and Rongo University 2019-2022
Women Food Entrepreneurship(WFE) in Kisumu and Burkina Faso– In collaboration with University of Amsterdam, KIT, Burkina Faso Research Institute, VIRED and CABE- 2017-2020.
Study on Success, sustainability and upscaling prospests of the No Sex for Fish Project in Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya, 2018-on going.
Drivers and Barriers for Adoption of Alternative Environmentally Sustainable Livelihood Options among Coastal Communities of Kwale, Kenya- In Collaboration with Plan International 2019- on going
Effect of Consumptive uses wetland products on ecosystems and biodiversity in Nyando and Mara River wetlands (2 years funded by VicRes).
Ecology of Livelihoods in the African Wetlands (ECOLIVE) project (4 years).
Team leader- Assessment of the Impact of Mbita Causeway in the Water Flow Hydrodynamics in Winam Gulf of Lake Victoria. In Collab with LVBC & KMFRI- on going.
Develop wetlands and catchment lands conservation strategy- in Collab with KWTA (Aug 2015).
Development of payment for ecosystem services framework along river Sondu-Miriu catchment in Collab with KWTA (Aug 2015).
Nasongo S, J.O. Okeyo-Owuor and de Fraichua Sharlot (2018). Trade-offs between crop production and eclological livelihood benefits derived from Ombeyo Wetlands, Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya, eds John Abbink; In the environmental crunch in Africa. P51-83
Nasongo S, J.O. Okeyo-Owuor and F.M.A. Zaal. (2014) Institutional pluralism, access and use of wetland resources in the Nyando papyrus wetland, Kenya. Journ of Ecol and the Natural Environment Vol.7 (3): 56-71.
Rongoei, PJ, Kipkemboi J, Okeyo-Owuor JB, van Dam AA (2013) Ecosystem services and drivers of change in Nyando floodplain wetland, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 7, 274-291.
van Dam AA, Kipkemboi J, Zaal AM, Okeyo-Owuor JB (2011) The ecology of livelihoods in East African papyrus wetlands (ECOLIVE). Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology 10, 291-300. DOI: 10.1007/s11157-011-9255-6..
van Dam AA, Kipkemboi J, Rahman MM, Okeyo-Owuor JB, Zaal AFM (2011) Linking wetland ecosystem functions to livelihoods and ecosystem health in African papyrus wetlands: from DPSIR framework to Bayesian Network. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of Society of Wetland Scientists, WETPOL and Wetland Biogeochemistry Symposium, Prague, 3-7 July 2011. Book of abstracts, available at: http://www.sws2011.com
Nasongo S, Zaal F, Dietz AJ, Okeyo-Owuor JB (2012) Institutions and Governance: Commercialization of Wetland Resources and its Effect on Traditional Institutions in the Nyando Papyrus Wetlands, Kenya. In: Wetlands in a complex world, Conference Abstracts , 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL
Osumba L J, Okeyo-Owuor J.B and Phillip Raburu (2016): Papyrus Harvesting and Biomass Regeneration in
Lake Victoria Wetlands: Implications for wetland management in a changing Climate. Book (Lambert Academic Publishers, ISBN 978-3-659-88242-5).
Okeyo-Owuor, J.B, Serena Nasongo, Phillip O Raburu and Dan Abuto (2016). The No Sex for Fish Initiative- A Noble Approach to Economically Empower Fisherwomen, Stop Sex For Fish Practice and Participate in sustainable Management of Lake Victoria Fisheries Resources, Kenya. Paper Presented at the UN Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul, Turkey, 22-23 May 2016
Yugi Jared Owiti, Okeyo-Owuor Joash Barack, Awiti Caleb Auma, Juma Jacqueline India, Were-Kogogo Pamela and Vulule, M. John (2015). Larviciding potency of water and ethanol extracts of Phytolacca dodecandra(L’ Herit) on Anopheles gambiae(Diptera: Culicidae).
Yugi J.O., Okeyo-OwourJ.B., Were-Kogogo P., Luvaha G.M., Okwiri L.O., Rono T.M.4, Vulule M.J (2015). Effective Dose of Crude Ethanol and Aqueous Extracts of Phytolacca Dodecandra(L’ Herit) on Anopheles Gambiae(Diptera: Culicidae) Larvae. Journal of Mosquito Research 2015, Vol.5, No.2, 1-6 (http://jmr.biopublisher.ca)
Yugi, J.O., Okeyo-Owuor, J.B., Vulule, J.M., Atieli, F., Amito, R. (2014). Knockdown effect of crude ethanol extracts of Phytolacca dodecandra on Anopheles gambiae adults. Journal of Mosquito Research 2014, Vol.4, No.18, 1-7.
Yugi Jared Owiti, Okeyo-Owour Joash Barack, Awiti Caleb Auma, Juma Jacqueline India, Were-Kogogo Pamela and Vulule, M. John (2014). Larviciding potency of water and ethanol extracts of Phytolacca dodecandra(L’ Herit) on Anopheles gambiae(Diptera: Culicidae).
Obiero, K. O., Raburu, P. O., Okeyo-Owuor, J. B. & Raburu, E. (2012). Community perceptions on the impact of the recession of Lake Victoria waters on Nyando Wetlands. Scientific Research and Essays 7(16):1647-1661.
Obiero K.O., Wa‟Munga, P.O., Raburu, P.O. & Okeyo-Owuor, J.B. (2012). The People of Nyando Wetlands: Socio-economics, Gender and Cultural Issues. In: P.O. Raburu et al. (eds.) Community Based Approach to the Management of Nyando Wetlands, Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya (pp.32-53). McPowl Media Limited, Nairobi, Kenya
Raburu P.O., Wa’Munga P.O. and Okeyo-Owuor J.B. (2012). Experiences from Community Participation in Managing Nyando Wetland. In Raburu P.O., Okeyo-Owuor J.B. and Kwena F. (Eds), Community Based Approach to the Management of Nyando Wetlands, Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya. Mcpowl Media Ltd 81-99 pp
Kevin O. Obiero, Philip O. Raburu, J. B. Okeyo-Owuor and Elizabeth A. Raburu (2012). Community perceptions on the impact of the recession of Lake Victoria waters on Nyando Wetlands. Scientific Research and Essays Vol. 7(13) Online
Orwa P.A., Raburu P.O., Njiru J.M. and Okeyo Owuor J.B. (2012). Human Influence on Macroinvertebrate Community Structure within Nyando Wetlands, Kenya. International Journal of Aquatic Science Vol.3 (2) Online
Patrick Oduor Orwa, Phillip Okoth Raburu, Julius Kipkemboi, Priscah Rongoei, Okeyo- Owuor J. B. and Steve Omari (2013): Use of macroinvertebrate assemblage to assess the ecological integrity of Nyando Wetlands, Kenya. Journal of Ecology and the Environment 5(7):152 – 164.
Anne van Dam, Julius Kipkemboi, Fred Zaal, J.B. Okeyo-Owuor (2011). The ecology of livelihoods in East African papyrus wetlands (ECOLIVE). Review of environmental Sci. Biotechnol. DOI 10.1007/s11157-011-9255-6.
Osumba L.J., Okeyo-Owuor J.B. & P.O. Raburu 2009. Effect of harvesting on temporal papyrus (Cyperus papyrus) biomass regeneration potential among swamps in Winam Gulf Wetlands of Lake Victoria Basin, Kenya”, Wetlands Ecology and Management (Accepted for Pub. Oct.2009)
Were Getrude M, Omo O, Kamiywe J, Mbagaya G, J.B. Okeyo-Owuor, J. Kamau and D. Mbithe Nutrition status and Morbidity among HIV/AIDS-affected children aged 6-9 years in Suba district, Kenya; Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment Vol 6(2), 68-73, 2008