Thematic papers

  • Gherardi, Francesca, Kenneth M. Mavuti, Nic Pacini, Elena Tricarico& David M. Harper. 2011. The smell of Danger: Chemical recognition of fish predators by the invasive Crayfish Procambarus Clarkii. Freshwater Biology. Volume 56, Issue 8, pages 1567–1578.
  • Bettinetti R, Quadroni S, Crosa G, Harper D, Dickie J, Kyalo M, Mavuti K, Galassi S. 2011. A preliminary evaluation of the DDT contamination of sediments in lakes Natron and Bogoria (Eastern Rift Valley, Africa). Ambio. 2011 : 40(4):341-50.
  • Gherardi, Francesca J. Robert Britton, Kenneth M. Mavuti, Nic Pacini, Jonathan Grey, Elena Tricarico, David M. Harper. 2011. A review of allodiversity in Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Developing conservation actions to protect East African lakes from the negative impacts of alien species. Biological Conservation. 144 (2011) 2585–2596
  • Harper1, David M. Edward H.J. Morrison, Michael M. Macharia, Kenneth M. Mavuti and Caroline Upton. 2011. Lake Naivasha, Kenya: ecology, society and future. Freshwater Reviews 4, pp. 89-114
  • Harper D. M. , Britton J. , Mavuti K. M. , Pacini N. , Tricarico E., Gherardi F., 2010. Field IT for East Africa: training young African scientists in Lake Naivasha (Kenya). ALIENS:The Invasive Species Bulletin, 2010, Vol. 29, pp. 48-51.
  • Zaccara S., Crosa G., Vanetti I., Binelli G., Harper D.M., Mavuti K.M., Britton J.R. 2012. Adaptive radiation of the endemic Alcolapia cichlids of the East African soda lakes: genetic and morphological perspectives. In Press: Journal of Evolutionary Biology
  • Tricarico Elena, Francesca Gherardi, Kenneth M. Mavuti, Nic Pacini, David M. Harper. 2011. The invasive Crayfish Procambarus Clarkii and the native Crab Potamonautes loveni in the Lake Naivasha Catchment (Kenya): Will they coexist. 2012. In Press
  • Kyalo, Margaret N, Victoria J. Robinson, Kenneth M. Mavuti, Ann W. Muohi and David M. Harper. Adaptive feeding behaviour of the lesser flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) in response to the distribution and availability of food resources. 2012.In Press
  • Dharani N., J. M. Onyari J. I. Kinyamario, D. M. Maina K. M. Mavuti (2010). Distribution of Cd and Zn Levels in Soils and Acacia xanthophloea Benth. from Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya Bull Environ Contam Toxicol (2010) 85:318–323
  • Nyunja,J M. Ntiba, J. Onyari, K. Mavuti, K. Soetaert, S. Bouillon. 2009. Carbon sources supporting a diverse fish community in a tropical coastal ecosystem (Gazi Bay, Kenya). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 83 (2009) 333–341
  • Ngari, A NJ. I. Kinyamario, M. J. Ntiba and K. M. Mavuti, 2008, Factors affecting abundance and distribution of submerged and floating macrophytes in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, African Journal of Ecology, Vol 46 (In Press: Publisher: Springer) –
  • Dharani N, J. M. Onyari, D. M. Maina and K. M. Mavuti. 2007. The Distribution of Cu and Pb Levels in Soils and Acacia xanthophloea Benth. from Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol. (2007) 79:172–177
  • Kulmiye AJ, KM Mavuti and JC Groeneveld. 2006. Size at onset of maturity of spiny lobsters Panulirus homarus homarus at Mambrui, Kenya. African Journal of Marine Science. 2006, 28(1): 51-55.
  • Kones, J., Soetaert, K., Van Oevelen, D., Owino, J.O., Mavuti, K. 2006. Gaining insight into aquatic food webs reconstructed by the inverse method: A factor analysis approach Journal of Marine Systems 60 (2006) 153– 166 .
  • Kimani E.N, K.M. Mavuti and T. Mukiama. 2006. The reproductive activity of the pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata Röding 1798 (Pteriidae) in Gazi Bay, Kenya. Tropical Zoology 19: 159- 174,
  • Mavuti K M , E N Kimani and T Mukiama. 2005. Growth patterns of the pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera L. in Gazi Bay, Kenya. African Journal of Marine Science 2005, 27(3): 567–575
  • Kulmiye A. J. and K. M. Mavuti. 2005. Growth and moulting of captive Panulirus homarus homarus in Kenya, western Indian Ocean. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, Vol. 39: 539 549
  • Sadie K Rosenthal, David M Lodge, Kenneth M Mavuti, Wairimu Muohi, Philip Ochieng, Benjamin N Mungai and Gerald M Mkoji. Comparing macrophyte herbivory by introduced Louisiana crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) (Crustacea: Cambaridae) and native Dytiscid beetles (Cybister tripunctatus) (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae), in Kenya (pp. 157 - 162): African Journal of Aquatic Science 2005, 30(2): 157–162.
  • Lodge, David M, Sadie K Rosenthal, Kenneth M Mavuti, Wairimu Muohi, Philip Ochieng, Samantha S Stevens, Benjamin N Mungai, Gerald M Mkoji, 2005. Louisiana crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) (Crustacea: Cambaridae) in Kenyan ponds: non-target effects of a potential biological control agent for schistosomiasis . African Journal of Aquatic Science 2005, 30(2): 119–124
  • Mavuti, K M, J A. Nyunja and E O. Wakwabi. 2004: Trophic Ecology of Some Common Juvenile Fish Species in Mtwapa Creek, Kenya. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 179–187,
  • Harper D and K M Mavuti. (2004) Lake Naivasha, Kenya: Ecohydrology to guide the management of a tropical protected area. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 4:255-273
  • Hickley P, Boar, R.R. andMavuti, K.M. (2004) Bathymetry of Lake Bogoria, Kenya., Journal of East African Natural History 92, 107-117.
  • Mutua, A K, K. M. Mavuti, N. Daro & M. Tackx 2003 Spatial Distribution of Suspended Particulate Matter in Mtwapa Creek and Funzi Bay, Kenya. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci.Volume 2, Issue 2, 16-26
  • Kitheka, J.U. G.S. Ongwenyi and K.M. Mavuti, 2003. Fluxes and exchange of suspended sediment in tidal inlets draining a degraded mangrove forest in Kenya Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Vol. 56, pp. 655-667
  • Muohi, A W J. M. Onyari, J. G. Omondi, K. M. Mavuti. 2003. Heavy Metal Distribution in Surface Sediments from Mtwapa and Shirazi Creeks, Kenyan Coast. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 70:1220 1227 (2003).
  • Muohi, A.W. J.M. Onyari, J.G. Omondi, K.M. Mavuti 2003. Occurrence of Heavy Metal Pollutants in sediments from Makupa and Port-Reitz Creek systems, Kenyan Coast. Environ.Internat. Vol: 28 (2003) 639-647.
  • Kitaka, N, D M Harper, K M Mavuti and N Pacini. 2002 Chemical Characteristics, with particular reference to phosphorus, of the rivers draining into Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Hydrobiologia. 488:5
  • Raburu, P.; Mavuti, K.M.; Harper, D.M.; Clark, F.L. 2002. Population structure and secondary productivity of Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri (Claparede) and Branchiura sowerbyi Beddard in the profundal zone of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 488(1-3): 153-161.
  • Kitheka J U, R. G. Angwenyi and K.M. Mavuti. 2002 Dynamics of Suspended Sediment Exchange and Transport in a Degraded Mangrove Creek in Kenya. Ambio, Vol. 31, No. 7-8, pp. 580-587, 2002.
  • Mwaura F, K M Mavuti and W N Wamicha. 2002. Biodiversity characteristics of small high-altitude tropical man-made reservoirs in the Eastern Rift Valley, Kenya. Lakes & Reservoirs: Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 2002 7:1-12.
  • Kimani E N & K. M. Mavuti. 2002.Abundance and Population Structure of the Blacklip Pearl Oyster, Pinctada margaritifera L. 1758 (Bivalvia: Pteriidae), in Coastal Kenya Volume 1, Issue 2, 169-179
  • Nyunja J A, K. M. Mavuti and E.O. Wakwabi. 2002. Trophic Ecology of Sardinella gibbosa (Pisces: Clupeidae) and Atherinomorous lacunosus (Pisces: Atherinidae) in Mtwapa Creek and Wasini Channel, Kenya. Western Indian Ocean J. Mar. Sci. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 181-189, 2002.
  • Soetaert Karline Franco Maria, Lampadariou Nikolaos, Muthumbi Agnes, Steyaert Maaike, Vandepitte Leen, vanden Berghe Edward, Vanaverbeke Jan (2009). Factors affecting nematode biomass, length and width from the shelf to the deep sea: Marine Ecology-Progress Series Volume: 392 Pages: 123-132
  • M De Troch, M. Raes, A. Muthumbi, H. Gheerardyn and A. Vanreusel (2008). Spatial diversity of nematode and copepod genera of the coral degradation zone along the Kenyan coast, including a test for the use of higher-taxon surrogacy. African Journal of Marine Science 30:25-33
  • Ellen Pape, Agnes Muthumbi, Chomba Peter Kamanu and Ann Vanreusel (2008). Size-dependent distribution and feeding habits of Terebralia palustris in mangrove habitats of Gazi Bay, Kenya. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Volume 76, Issue 4, 1 March 2008, Pages 797-808 .
  • Gustavo Fonseca, Agnes W. Muthumbi & Ann Vanreusel (2007). Species richness of the genus Molgolaimus (Nematoda) from local to ocean scale along continental slopes. Marine Ecology 28: 446–459
  • M. Raes, M. De Troch, S.G.M. Ndaro, A. Muthumbi, K. Guilini & A. Vanreusel (2007). The structuring role of microhabitat type in coral degradation zones: a case study with marine nematodes from Kenya and Zanzibar. Coral Reef 26: 113-126.
  • Muthumbi Agnes and Ann Vanreusel (2006). Order: Araeolaimida in Fresh Water Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy (eds). Abebe et al. eds (CAB).
  • Muthumbi AW., A Vanreusel, K Soetaert, G. Duineveld and M. Vincx (2004). Meiofauna along the continental slope off the Kenyan coast on the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) with emphasis on nematode assemblages. International Review Hydrobiologia 89: 188-205.
  • Soetaert, K, Muthumbi, A. and C. Heip,. (2002). Size and shape of ocean margin nematodes: morphological diversity and depth-related patterns. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 242: 179-193.
  • Flach E, Muthumbi A, Heip C (2002). Meiofauna and Macrofauna community in relation to sediment composition at the Iberian margin compared to the Goban Spur (NE Atlantic). Progr. Oceanogr 52: 433-457.

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