Edward Kimani


• Member: West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

• Member: East African Wildlife Society (EAWS)

• Member: Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Association. (KESCOM)

• Member: Network of Tropical Fisheries Society (NTFS)
• University of Nairobi, Kenya 2000-2004 : PhD (Zoology)

• University of Ryukus, Japan 1994-1996 : MSc (Marine Science)

• University of Nairobi, Kenya 1986-1989 : Bsc Honours (Zoology/Botany)
• 2008 to date: Member of the Kenya Prawn Fishery Management Plan development committee. Responsible for providing technical advice on the Kenya prawn fishery management.

• 2008 to date: South West Indian Ocean Project (SWOIFP) Crustacean Fishery National Component Coordinator. Responsible for the coordination of stock assessment of crustacean within SWIOFP regional project funded by World Bank.

• 2005 to 2010: Coordinator of Natural Geography of In Shore Areas Natural (NaGISA)- Indian Ocean Region. A field Project of Census Marine Life (CoML) - Project funded by Sloan Foundation (USA). Responsible for awareness, net working, proposal writing and fund raising, planning and managing all research activities, liaison and reporting to the NaGISA headquarter in University of Fairbanks (USA). Also a member of the NaGISA Scientific Committee.

• 2005-to date: Exploitation of coral reef fishes for the marine aquarium trade in Kenya. Project funded by WIOMSA marine research grant (Co-investigator).

• 2002-2004: Ecological economics of mangrove associated fisheries-food security and sustainability. Funded by a Marine Science for Management (MASMA) project of the West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA). Principal investigator for the fishery component of the project, responsible for planning sampling, laboratory work, data analysis and reporting.

• 2003-2004: Seed collection and culture of pearl oysters in Kenya. Funded by the International Fund for Science (IFS), Sweden. (Principal investigator).

• 2001-2002: East African mangroves as nursery for commercially important fish project. Funded by the Natural Environment Council (Britain). (Principal investigator).

• 2001-2002: Ungwana bay fishery and environment assessment project. Funded by FAO and GoK through KMFRI. My responsibilities included planning the fish sampling on the prawn trawlers, fish taxonomy and data collection, analysis and reporting.

• 2000-2004: The population biology of pearl oysters in Kenya. VLIR-IUC-UoN funded PhD. Project. (Principal Investigator).

• 1997-1998: KWS/KEMFRI project on the fisheries, population dynamics and stock enhancement of the black-lip pearl oyster, Pictada margaritifera Linnaeus 1758 (Pteriidae, Bivalvia) in Kenya. (Principal Investigator).

• 1995-1996: A comparative study of the geographical distribution, embryology and juvenile growth and stock enhancement of the Indo-Pacific commercial gastropods. (Principal Investigator). MSc. Thesis research project.

• 1990-1992: Kenya Belgium project on the dynamics and assessment of tropical mangrove ecosystem, Gazi, Kenya (Team leader: fish ecology component)
• Aura, C. M., C. N. Munga, E. Kimani. J. O. Manyara, S. Musa. 2011. Length –Weight relationships for nine deep sea fish species off the Kenya coast. Scientific Note. PAJAS 6(2): 188-192.

• Mbaru E.K. and E.N. Kimani.2011. Abundance, Length-Weight Relationship and Condition Factor in Selected Reef Fishes of the Kenyan Marine Artisanal Fishery. Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology (Accepted).

• Katrin Iken, Brenda Konar, Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Juan Jose´ Cruz-Motta, Ann Knowlton, Gerhard Pohle, Angela Mead, Patricia Miloslavich, Melisa Wong, Thomas Trott, Nova Mieszkowska, Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez, Laura Airoldi, Edward Kimani, Yoshihisa Shirayama, Simonetta, Fraschetti, Manuel Ortiz-Touzet, Angelica Silva.2010. Large-Scale Spatial Distribution Patterns of Echinoderms in Nearshore Rocky Habitats. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13845. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013845.

• Mbaru E.K., C.M. Mlewa, E.N.Kimani. 2010. Length–weight relationship of 39 selected reef fishes in the Kenyan coastal artisanal fishery. (Short communication). Fisheries Research (Accepted).

• Fondo, E. N., E. N. Kimani and D. O. Odongo. 2010. The status of mangrove mud crab fishery in Kenya. East Africa. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture Vol. 2(3), pp. 79-86, July 2010.

• Gerhard Pohle, Katrin Iken, K. Robert Clarke, Thomas Trott, Brenda Konar, Juan Jose´ Cruz-Motta, Melisa Wong, Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Angela Mead, Patricia Miloslavich, Nova Mieszkowska,Rebecca Milne, Laura Tamburello, Ann Knowlton, Edward Kimani, Yoshihisa Shirayama. 2011. Aspects of Benthic Decapod Diversity and Distribution from Rocky Nearshore Habitat at Geographically Widely Dispersed Sites. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18606. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018606.

• Brenda Konar, Katrin Iken, Juan Jose´ Cruz-Motta, Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Ann Knowlton, Gerhard Pohle, Patricia Miloslavich, Matt Edwards, Thomas Trott, Edward Kimani, Rafael Riosmena-Rodriguez, Melisa Wong, Stuart Jenkins, Angelica Silva, Isabel Sousa Pinto, Yoshihisa Shirayama. 2010. Current Patterns of Macroalgal Diversity and Biomass in Northern Hemisphere Rocky Shores. PLOs One 5 (10) e13195.

• Fulanda, B., Ohtomi, J. Mueni E. and E. Kimani 2011. Fishery Trends, resource use and management systems in the Ungwana bay fishery, Kenya. Oceanas & Coastal Management, 54(3).

• Mirera, D.O, Kairo, J.G, Kimani, E.N and Waweru, F. 2009. Dynamics of mangrove fish in the forests and beach flats within a mangrove ecosystem at Ungwana Bay, Kenya. Manuscript AJAS (accepted).

• Kimani E. N., K. M. Mavuti, T. Mukiama and N. Wambija. 2008. Settlement of macrofauna on pearl oyster collectors in Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 7 (1): 1-7.

• Huxham M, Kimani, E. N. and J. Augley. 2008. The fish community of an East African Mangrove: the effect of turbidity and distance. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science, 7(1): 111-117.

• Wambiji N., Ohtomi J., Fulanda B., Kimani E., Kulundu N., & Hossain M.Y. 2008. Morphometric Relationship and Condition Factor of Siganus stellatus (Forsskal 1775), S.canaliculatus (Park 1979) and S. sutor (Valenciennes 1835)(Pisces: Siganidae) from the Western Indian Ocean . South Pacific Studies 29(1), 2008: 33-46.

• Haxham M. E. N. Kimani and J. Augley. 2007. Stable isotope records from otoliths as tracers of fish migration in a mangrove system. Journal of fish Biology 70: 1554-1567.

• Kimani E. N., K. M. Mavuti and T. Mukiama. 2006. The reproductive cycle of the pearl oyster Pinctada imbricata in Gazi bay, Kenya. Tropical Zoology 19: 159-174.

• Mavuti K. M., Kimani, E. and T. K. Mukiama. 2005. The growth patterns of the pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera in Gazi bay, Kenya. African Journal of Marine Science 27(3): 567-575.

• Huxham M., E. N. Kimani and J. Augley. 2004. Mangrove fish: A comparison of community structure between forested and cleared habitats. Estuary Coastal and Shelf Science 60: 637-647.

• Kimani E. N and K. M. Mavuti. 2002. The abundance and population structure of pearl oyster, Pictada margaritifera L.1758 (Bivalvia; Ptriidae) in Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 2:169-179.

• Kimani E. N. 1996. The larval development and juvenile growth of the silver mouth turban, Turbo argyrostomus (Mollusca, Prosobrachia). Asian Journal of Marine Biology 13; 105-116.

• Kimani E. N., G.K. Mwatha, E.O. Wakwabi, M. J. Ntiba and B.K. Okoth. 1996. Fishes of a shallow tropical mangrove estuary, Gazi, Kenya. Marine and Fresh Water Research 47:857-68.

• Kimani E. N. 1995. Coral Reef Resources of East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania and the Seychelles. Naga, The ICLARM Quarterly: 4-7.

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