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Charles Kosore Mitto

Charles Mitto Kosore works in the directorate of ocean and coastal systems (OCS). He currently studies Land-Based Anthropogenic Activities and their Influence on Microplastics and Heavy Metals Pollution in Kenya’s Marine and Coastal Environments. Kosore has been awarded a grant by the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society as the principal investigator in the study of Marine Plastic pollution in Kenya’s Marine Environment: Assessing the Impact of Plastic Bags Ban. He has published five peer reviewed journals.

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KMFRI Mombasa Research Centre
Oceanography and Hydrography
Environmental analytical chemistry
Marine pollution and biogeochemistry, with special emphasis on microplastics, heavy metals and nutrients dynamics.
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Phd student, 
Master of Science in Quality in Analytical Chemistry, 
Higher Diploma Analytical Chemistry, 

  • C Kosore, L Ojwang, J Maghanga, J Kamau, A Kimeli, J Omukoto, N Ngisiag’e, J Mwaluma1, H Ong’ada, C Magori and E Ndirui. (2018). Occurrence and Ingestion of Microplastics by Zooplankton in Kenya’s Marine Environment: First Documented Evidence, African Journal of Marine Science, 10.2989/1814232X.40(3):225-234 · July 2018
  • M. Kosore, M.D. Galindo-Riano and M. D?´az-de-Alba., Assessing trace-element mobility in Algeciras Bay (Spain) sediments by acid and complexing screening. Arabian Journal of Chemistry (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.06.041
  • Joseph Kamau, Jane Catherine Ngila, Bernard Kirui, Stephen Mwangi, Charles Mitto Kosore, Veronica Wanjeri and Sturky Okumu, (2015). Spatial variability of the rate of organic carbon mineralization I a sewage impacted forest, Mikindani, Kenya, Soils Sediments, 15:2466–2475.
  • Wanjeri, V.O, Okuku, E.O, Ohowa, B.O, Kosore, M.C. and Ongore, C.O., (2013). An insight into ecotoxicological significance of PAHs contamination in selected Kenyan estuaries, Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources, Vol. 2 (5), pp. 157 – 166.
  • M. Díaz-de Alba, M.D. Galindo-Riaño, M.J. Casanueva-Marenco, M. García-Vargas, C.M. Kosore, (2011). Assessment of the metal pollution, potential toxicity and speciation of sediment from Algeciras Bay (South of Spain) using chemometric tools, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 190, 177–187.