Okuku
Eric
Eric Okuku
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• Environmental Chemistry (water quality and sediment quality- Pollution)
• Radioisotopes and radioecology
• Green House gas quantification
• Ocean acidification
• Radioisotopes research
• Harmful algal Blooms
• Ecotoxicology
• Biotoxins
• Membership of professional bodies, industry bodies, government panels, including positions held in such organisations.
• WIOMSA
• SEATAC
• PhD Bioscience Engineering
• Masters Ecological Marine management, pollution and risk assessment option
• Bsc Fisheries and Aquatic sciences
• Key areas of expertise include marine pollution, radioisotopes, stable isotopes, marine biotoxins (paralytic shellfish poisoning, amnesic shellfish poisoning, cigua toxins), ocean acidification, water quality, environmental impacts assessment, ecological risk assessment, ecotoxicology.

• Provide URLs to relevant links in brackets after the text, e.g. Jacob -Migrant Fishers and Fishing in the Western Indian Ocean research is funded by WIOMSA [http://www.stockholmresilience.org/Crona_MASMA_Report.pdf].
• Kenya South Africa Joint Research on biotoxins (funded by NACOSTI)
• CRP on reconstruction of past pollution history in Makupa and Posrt Reiz Creeks (funded by IAEA)
• Supporting an Integrated Approach for Marine pollution Monitoring Using Nuclear Analytical Techniques (funded by IAEA)
• Applying Nuclear Analytical Techniques to Support Harmful Algal Bloom Management in the Context of Climate and Environmental Change, Phase II (funded by IAEA)
• Okuku E. O., Mwakio T., Kiteresi L. I. & Bouillon S. (2016). The response of phytoplankton and zooplankton to river damming in three cascading reservoirs of the Tana River, Kenya. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 2016 21: 114–132
• Okuku E. O., Mwakio T., Ochiewo J. O., Munyi F., Kiteresi L. I. & Bouillon S. (2015). The impacts of hydropower development on rural livelihood sustenance. International Journal of Water Resources Development. DOI:10.1080/07900627.2015.1056297.
• Borges A. V., Darchambeau F., Teodoru C. R., Marwick T. R., Tamooh F., Geeraert N., Omengo F. O., Guérin F., Lambert T., Morana C., Okuku E. O. & Bouillon S. (2015). Globally significant greenhouse-gas emissions from African inland waters. Nature Geoscience. DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2486.
• Okuku E. O., Ohowa B., Ongore C. O., Kiteresi L., Wanjeri V., Okumu S. & Ochola O. (2013). Screening of potential ecological risk of metal contamination in some Kenyan estuaries: Research Journal of Physical and Applied Sciences. 2(4): 52-63.
• Kiteresi L. I., Okuku E. O., Mwangi S. N. & Mkono M. (2013): Potentially Harmful Algae along the Kenyan Coast: A Norm or Threat. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. 3(9): 1-11.
• Wanjeri V.O., Okuku E. O., Ohowa B. & Kosore C (2013). An insight into ecotoxicological significance of PAHs contamination in selected Kenyan estuaries: Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources. 2(5): 157-166.
• Ongore C. O, Okuku E. O., Mwangi S. N., Kiteresi L. I., Ohowa B., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu S. & 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.
• Okuku E. O. & Peter H. K. (2012). Choice of heavy metals bioindicator: a critique of the method that uses total heavy metals. International Journal of Environmental Research. 6(1): 313-322.
• Kiteresi L. I., Okuku E. O., Mwangi S. N., Ohowa B., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu S. & Mkono M. (2012). The influence of land based activities on the phytoplankton communities of Shimoni-Vanga system. International Journal of Environmental Research. 6(1) 151-162.
• Okuku E. O., Ohowa B., Munga D., Mwangi S. N., Kiteresi L. I., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu S. & Kilonzo J. (2011). Sewage pollution in the coastal waters of Mombasa City, Kenya: A norm rather than an exception. International Journal of Environmental Research. 5(4): 865-874.
• Okuku E. O., Mubiana V. K., Hagos K. G., Kokwenda P. & Blust R. (2010). Bioavailability of Sediment-Bound Heavy Metals Using BCR Sequential Extraction on the East African Coast. Western
• US International visitors leadership program (IVLP) on marine and coastal management, Washington DC (funded by US Department of State).
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eokuku@kmfri.co.ke
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Eric Okuku
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Biochemistry

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