Jembe Tsuma


He is currently the Coordinator of the International Nile Perch Research Centre (INPRC) based within the Lake Victoria Basin. He is has been the National Project Coordinator in the European Union funded project on the implementation of a Fisheries Management Plan for Lake Victoria (IFMP). Previously he was the Task Coordinator of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project-1 component on the Fish and biodiversity studies of the Lake Victoria basin. He has worked extensively on the biodiversity issues including fish taxonomy in the Lake Victoria basin and at the New England Aquariam, Boston University, Museum of Comparative Zoology-Harvard, The Shedd Aquarium Illinois and Columbus Zoo in the US. Previously, he served in the regional Stock Assessment Working Group of Lake Victoria and Trawl, Frame and Catch Assessment Survey National Working Groups. He has coordinated and managed large consultancies and donor-funded projects on environment.
• Member of the Hydrobiology Society of Eastern Africa (HYSEA), Nairobi, Kenya.
• Member of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association WIOMSA.
• Member of the East African Water Association (EAWA)
• Ph.D (Environmental Science),
• MSc. (Zooloy)
• BSc. (Zoology, chemistry, Botany).
• Nakamishi M., Gichuki J., Sato T., Tokonagi M., Jembe T., Sekino T., Muhandiki V., Sato Y., Nakamura M. (2012). Removal function of the Yala Swamp (Western Kenya) on Allochthonous Matter Transported from Yala River. Transactions of The Research Institute of Oceanochemistry, Vol. 25, No. 2, Nov., 2012.
• Jembe B.T. Okeyo Owuor J.B. Boera P. N., Charo-Karisa, H. & Mwachiro, C. E. ( 2006). Environmental factors that favour the distribution of introduced over endemic tilapiines in the Lake Victoria basin. A 2nd Annual International Conference. Organised by Moi University. Theme; Science and Socio-economics for sustainable Development: challenges and opportunities in the 21st century.
• Jembe, B.T., Boera, P.N., Okeyo-Owour, J.B., (2006). Distribution and association of tilapiine unit stocks in the Lake Victoria catchment (Kenya). 11th World Lakes Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. Edited by Eric , O. Odada, Olago, D., Ocholla, W., Ntiba, M., Wandiga, S., Gichuki, N. and Oyieke, H. 31st to 4th November, 2005. Proceedings Volume II. 623pp.
• Jembe B.T., Boera P. N. & Okeyo Owuor J.B. (2005). Tilapia stock discrimination in Lake Victoria basin (Kenya) using Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD). A paper presented at the 11th World Lakes Conference held from 31st October to 4th November, 2005, Nbi, Kenya.
• A. V. O. Ofulla, D. Karanja,R. Omondi, T. Okurut, A. Matano,T. Jembe, Abila, P. Boera and J. Gichuki (2010). Relative abundance of mosquitoes and snails associated with water hyacinth and hippo grass in the Nyanza gulf of Lake Victoria. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 2010 15: 255–271.
• Robert Kayanda1, Anthony M. Taabu, Rhoda Tumwebaze3, Levi Muhoozi, Tsuma Jembe, Enock Mlaponi and Peter Nzungi. (2009). Status of the Major Commercial Fish Stocks and Proposed Species-specific Management Plans for Lake Victoria African Journal of Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries 12: 15-21 (2009) © Lake Victoria Fisheries Organisation.
• Maithya J. and Jembe B. T. (1998). A survey of the ichthyofauna of Lake Kanyaboli and other small water bodies. Alternative refugia for endangered fish species. Afr. J. Trop. Hydrobiol. Fish. Vol 8 Nos 1&2, 1998/99, pp. 9-12.
• Njiru, M, Nzungi P. Getabu A., Wakwabi E. , Othina A., Jembe T. and Wekesa S. 2007. Are fisheries management, measures in Lake Victoria successful? The case of Nile perch and Nile tilapia fisheries. Accepted by the African Journal of Ecology.
• Njiru M., Ojuok. J, Getabu. A, Jembe, T, Owili M. and C. Ngugi (2008). Increasing dominance of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L) in Lake Victoria, Kenya: Consequences for the Nile perch Lates niloticus (L) fishery. Aquatic Ecosystem Health & Management, 11(1): 42-49
• M. Njiru, A. Getabu, T. Jembe, C. Ngugi, M. Owili and M. van Knaap. 2008. Management of the Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus(L.) fishery in the Kenyan portion of Lake Victoria, in light of changes in its life history and ecology. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management 2008, 13: 117–124.
• John Gichuki, Reuben Omondi, Priscillar Boera,Tom Okorut, Ally Said Matano, Tsuma Jembe, Ayub Ofulla. (2012). Water Hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms-Laubach Dynamics and Succession in the Nyanza Gulf of Lake Victoria (East Africa): Implications for Water Quality and Biodiversity Conservation. The Scientific World Journal. Vo. 10.1100/2012/106429.
• Njiru Murithi, Sitoki Lewis, Nyamweya Chrisphine, Jembe Tsuma, Aura Christopher, Waithaka Edna, Masese Frank (2012). Habitat degradation: Could it be the key to Lake Victoria fisheries changes? Vol 27, pg 1-27, In: Daniels J. A. (Ed) Advances in Environmental Research, NOVA Science Publishers, Inc New York. ISBN: 978-1-62257-425-4.
• The World Water day event was organized by KMFRI/LVBC/UNEP in Kisumu and Dunga on 21st March 2010. Lectures were conducted for international journalists at KMFRI conference hall.
• A press briefing was carried out for the World Water day at Dunga beach and Kiboko Bay Resort to highlight water quality research by KMFRI and other activities on Lake Victoria. The highlights later appeared in the Standard Newspapers.
• The Nation and Standard newspapers highlighted the launching of the new vessel RV Uvumbuzi by showcasing several articles on and about the vessel’s use and features. These features appeared in newspapers from 3rd to 5th May, 2010.
• A news supplement featuring the Minister’s, Permanent Secretary’s and the Directors speeches / messeges was featured in the Standard newspaper of 4th May, 2010.
• Nation Buisness Daily (various articles) in 2011-2015.
• Standard Newspaper (various articles) in 2011-2016.

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