Kenya Aquatica

KCSAP Project

Stephen Mwangi

Stephen Mwangi

Research scientist with interest and wide experience in water quality research, microbial foodwebs and primary production in coastal and marine ecosystems. Has been involved in various projects and programmes geared towards sustainable Natural Resource Management and especially aquatic resource management. A scientist with organizational and communication skills with passion for demand driven research likely to have impact on livelihoods while ensuring environmental and socioeconomic sustainability.

KMFRI Mombasa
Oceanography and hydrography
Water quality, microbiology, ecosystem health.
Human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning,
... or
  • Msc,
  • B.Ed (Sci).

  • Okuku Eric Ochieng , Kiteresi Linet Imbayi, Owato Gilbert Omondi, Wanjeri Veronica Ogolla Wayayi, Mwalugha Catherine Sezi, Kombo Mokeira Maureen, Stephen Mwangi and Nancy Oduor (2019). Decadal pollution assessment and monitoring along the Kenya coast. In Monitoring of Marine Pollution. IntechOpen.
  • Kamau Joseph N, Kuschk, Peter,  Machiwa, John, Macia, Adriano., Mothes, Sibylle, Mwangi, Stephen, Munga, Daniel, and Kappelmeyer, Uwe (2015). Investigating the distribution and fate of Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn in sewage impacted mangrove fringed creeks of Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Journal of Soils and Sediments DOI 10.1007/s11368-015-1214-3
  • Kamau Joseph N,, Jane Catherine Ngila, Bernard Kirui, , Stephen Mwangi, Charles Mitto Kosore, Veronica Wanjeri and Sturcky Okumu (2015). Spatial variability of the rate of organic carbon mineralization, in a sewage impacted forest, Mikindani Kenya. Journal of Soils and Sediments (in press)
  •  Orwa, P.O., Omondi, R., Okuku, E.O, Ojwang, W. & Mwangi, S (2014) Composition, abundance and feeding guilds of macroinvertebrates in Lake Kenyatta, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis 2(5): 239-243.
  •  Munga, C.N., Mwangi, S., Ong’anda, H., Ruwa, R., Manyala, J., Groeneveld, J.C., Kimani, E., and Vanreusel, A. (2013). Species composition, distribution patterns and population structure of penaeid shrimps in Malindi-Ungwana Bay, Kenya, based on experimental   bottom trawl surveys. Fisheries Research 147: 93 – 102
  •  Kiteresi L.I., Okuku E.O., Mwangi, S.N. and Mkono M. (2013): Potentially Harmful Algae along   the Kenyan Coast: A Norm or Threat. Journal of Environment and Earth Science: 3(9), 1-11
  • Ongore, C. O, Okuku, E. O., Mwangi, S. N., Kiteresi, L. I., Ohowa B.1, Wanjeri, V. O., Okumu, S., and Kilonzi, J (2013). Characterization of nutrients enrichment in the estuaries and related systems in Kenya coast. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources: 2(6), 181-190.
  • Kiteresi L.I., Okuku E.O., Mwangi, S.N., Ohowa, B., Wanjeri V.O., Okumu, S. and Mkono M. (2012). The influence of land based activities on the phytoplankton communities of Shimoni-Vanga system. Int. J. Environ. Res., 6(1) 151-162.
  • Okuku, E.O., Ohowa, B., Munga D., Mwangi, S.N., Kiteresi L. I., Wanjeri, V.O., Okumu, S., and Kilonzo J. (2011). Sewage pollution in the coastal waters of Mombasa City, Kenya: A norm rather than an exception Int. J. Environ. Res., 5(4):865-874.
  • Penha-Lopes G. , Xavier S, Okondo J., Cannicci S.,  Fondo E.,  Ferreira S., Macamo C.,  Macia A.,  Mwangi S., Paula J. (2010). Effects of urban wastewater loading on macro and meiofauna assemblages in subtropical east
  • Munga D., S. Mwangi, H. Onganda, J.U. Kitheka, S.M Mwaguni, F. Mdoe, J. Barongo, H.S. Massa,, G. Opello. 2006. Vulnerability and pollution of groundwater in Kisauni, Mombasa, Kenya. In; Groundwater pollution in Africa: edited by Yongxin Xu, brent Usher.