Victor Alati


• Marine intertidal and subtidal biodiversity

• Economic valuation of marine ecosystem services.

• GIS and Remote sensing of the marine environment e.g. Monitoring the environment for the security in Africa project (MESA)

• Socioeconomics

• Proposal development and project implementation
Msc in Ecological Marine Management, Free University Brussels, Belgium.
BSc in Applied Aquatic Sciences, Egerton University, Kenya.
• I participate in various research groups and projects

• Coordination of the MESA project

• I am involved in supervision of undergraduate research students

• Some of the grants recently obtained include:
o Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) Marg 1 grant Award: The role and value of Seagrass beds in enhanced provision of Kenya’s coastal fisheries (Principal Investigator)
o First Individual International Foundation for Science (IFS) Award: Assessing the impact of mollusc harvesting on their species composition and socioeconomic aspects along the Kenyan coast (Principal Investigator)
o Conservation Leadership Program Future Conservationist Award: Assessing the Extinction Risk of Kenya’s Exploited Coral Reef Fish
• Wanyonyi, I. N., Wamukota, A., Tuda, P., Mwakha, V. A., Nguti, L. M., 2016. Migrant fishers of Pemba: Drivers, impacts and mediating factors. Marine Policy, 71, 242 – 255.

• Buckley, S., McClanahan, T. R., Morales, Q., Mwakha, V. A., Nyanapah, J. A., Otwoma, L., and Pandolfi, J., 2015. Prevent history repeating: identifying coral reef fish disappearances to predict vulnerability to extinction. 27th International Congress for Conservation Biology; 4th European Congress for Conservation Biology. 2nd – 6th August, 2015. Page 97. Montpellier, France.

• Seagrass in the WIO region. Conference paper in The Seventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Western Indian Ocean (Nairobi Convention,) Maputo, Mozambique 10 - 14 December, 2012.
• Was a site coordinator and a data manager for socioeconomics monitoring programme for the Western Indian Ocean (SocMon WIO) Funded by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and implemented by CORDIO East Africa between 2008-2009

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Victor Alati
Oceanography and Hydrography


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