Prof. James Njiru
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Prof. James Njiru
KMFRI Mombasa
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Freshwater Systems Fisheries
Professor of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences/Researcher
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PhD –Aquatic Ecology/Fish Biology and Ecology, Moi University, Eldoret 
M.Sc. – Aquatic Science/Fish Biology/Ecology (University of British Columbia, Canada 
B.Sc. (Zoology, Botany and Chemistry), 2nd Class Hons, Moi University, Eldoret

Christopher Mulanda Aura, Safina Musa, Ernest Yongo, John K. Okechi, James M. Njiru, Zachary Ogari, Robert Wanyama, Harrison Charo-Karisa,Henry Mbugua, Samson Kidera, Veronica Ombwa, Jacob Abwao Oucho, Integration of mapping and socio-economic status of cage culture: Towards balancing lake-use and culture fisheries in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Aquaculture research Volume 49, Issue 1, Pages 532-545, January 2018

Peninah, A. Aloo, J. Njiru, J.S. Balirwa and C.S. Nyamweya, Impacts of Nile Perch, Lates niloticus, introduction on the ecology, economy and conservation of Lake Victoria, East Africa. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research & Management Volume 22, Issue 4 Pages 320–333, December 2017

Aura C., Yongo E. Okechi, Njiru J. M. et al (2017- in press) Integration of mapping and socio-economic status of cage culture: Towards balancing lake-use and culture fisheries in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Aquaculture research 

2017
Meseret M. M.,  Njiru M. and Yasindi A. W. (2017- in press) Feeding pattern and size at first maturity (Lm50) of the exotic African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Clariidae) in Lake Naivasha, Kenya"  African Journal of Ecology 00: 1-4 DOI: 10.1111/aje .12438

Njiru M.J and Aura M. C. (2017) Life in the ocean – Chapter 1: UNESCO-IOC. Stories of Africa’s Ocean and Coasts: Volume 2: Kenya’s Coastal and Resources and Environment, Mwanyuma H., Odido M., Lamin A.R., and Mackongo L-A. (Eds). IOC Information Document, 1319.

Nyamweya C. S Sturludottir E., Tomasson T., Taabu-Munyaho A., Njiru M., Stefansson G. (2017) Prediction of Lake Victoria's response to varied fishing regimes using the Atlantis ecosystem model. Fisheries Research 194 (2017) 76–83

Aura  C. M., Kimani E., Musa S., Kundu K, Njiru M. (2017) Spatio-temporal macroinvertebrate multi-index of biotic integrity (MMiBI) for a coastal river basin: a case study of River Tana, Kenya. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology 17: 113–124. 

Njiru J.,  Waithaka  E.,  Aloo P.  (2017) An Overview of the Current Status of Lake Naivasha Fishery: Challenges and Management Strategies. The Open Fish Science Journal, 10, 1-12.

2016
Obiero K. O., Waidbacher H., Drexler S.S, Winkler G., Manyala J.O., Njiru M. J., Arara  B. (2016). Knowledge management and investing in human capacity development for aquacultural education and training in Africa. Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa. Fisheries and Aquaculture Resources Ibar publication. Pg 167-184

Aura C. Kimani E. Musa S. Kundu R. Njiru M. (2016). Spatio-temporal macroinvertebrate multi-index biotic integrity (MMiBI) for a coastal river basin: a case study of River Tana, Kenya. Ecohydrology and Hydrobiology (on line Oct. 2016)

Nyamweya, C. Sturludottir, E. Tomasson, T, Taabu-Munyaho, A., Njiru, M,. Stefansson, G. (2016)  Fish and Fisheries Prediction of Lake Victoria's response to varied fishing regimes using the Atlantis ecosystem model. Environmental Modeling & Software 86 158-167.

Kundu R., Muchiri M., Njiru M., Nyamweya C (2016)  Effect of Social and Economic Drivers on Success of Small Scale Fish farming in Western Kenya.  African Journal of Tropical Hydrobiology and Fisheries 14: 29- 44.

Yongo, E.,Manyala, J.O.,Njiru, J.M., Outa, N.O., Kito and K. Matsushita,Y. (2016) Length-weight relationship, Condition factor, Sex ratio, Gonadal Somatic Index and Size at Maturity of Omena, Rastrineobola argentea (Pellegrin, 1904) in Lake Victoria, Kenya. International Journal of Advanced Research.30 (4)

Yongo E., J.O. Manyala, K. Kito, Y. Matsushita, N.O. Outa and J.M. Njiru (2016) "Diet of Silver Cyprinid, Rastrineobola argentea in Lake Victoria, Kenya. International Journal of Advanced Research, 4, ( 4) 144- 149

2015
Moraa Z.,  Njiru J. Raburu P and Masese F.O (2015): Effects of human activities on macro-invertebrate community composition and water quality in the upper catchment of Mara River Basin, Kenya. Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management  20: 128–137

Njiru James, Morara George, Waithaka Edna, James Mugo (2015) Fish Kills In Lake Naivasha, Kenya:  What Was The Probable Cause? International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 3(1) 179-184

Obiero Kevin Odhiambo, Richard O. Abila, Murithi J. Njiru et al (2015). The Challenges of Fisheries Management: Recent Experiences in Implementing Fisheries Co-Management in Lake Victoria, Kenya. Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management, 20: 1–16 

Mugo-Bundi, J., Oyoo-Okoth, E., Ngugi, C. C., Manguya-Lusega, D., Rasowo, J., Chepkirui-Boit, V., Opiyo, M. and Njiru, J. (2015), Utilization of Caridina nilotica (Roux) meal as a protein ingredient in feeds for Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Aquaculture Research, 46: 346–357. doi: 10.1111/are.12181

Babu, J. M, Sitoki L. M, Ogendi G. M., Getabu A. M., Boera P. N. Akunga  G. N., Nyaundi J. K., Njiru J. M., Mwayuli G. A., Olilo C (2016). Effects of point source pollution on water quality, phytoplankton diversity and abundance in lake  Victoria, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries  and Aquatic Studies2015; 2(5): 57-64

2014
Mokoro, A., Oyoo-Okoth, E., Ngugi, C. C., Njiru, J., Rasowo, J., Chepkirui-Boit, V. and Manguya-Lusega, D. (2014), Effects of stocking density and feeding duration in cage-cum-pond-integrated system on growth performance, water quality and economic benefits of Labeo victorianus (Boulenger 1901) culture. Aquaculture Research, 45: 1672–1684. doi: 10.1111/are.12112

Outa N, Njiru J. Kitaka N (2014).  Some aspects of the feeding ecology of Nile tilapia   Oreochromis niloticus in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2(2): 01-08

Outa N, Njiru J. Kitaka N (2014).  Length-weight relationship, condition factor, length at first maturity and sex ratio of Nile tilapia,Oreochomis niloticus in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2(2): 67-72

Njiru M., Martin van Knaap, M. A. Taabu, C. Nyamweya, R. Kayanda, E. Mlaponi, B. Marshall (2014) Management of Lake Victoria fishery: Are we looking for easy solutions? Aquatic Ecosystem Health Management Journal Ecosystem Health & Management, 17:1, 70-79.

Ani-Sabwa Josiah, Mlewa Chrisestom Mwatete, James Njiru (2014). Effects of Greenhouse and Stocking Density on Growth and Survival of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus Burchell 1822) Fry Reared in High Altitude Kenya Regions. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)  ISSN (Online): 2319-7064

2013
Aloo P, Ojwang W., Omondi R., Njiru  J M and  Oyugi D. A. (2013) review of the impacts of invasive aquatic weeds on the biodiversity of some tropical water bodies with special reference to Lake Victoria (Kenya). Biodiversity Journal, 2013, 4 (4): 471-482

Miriam W. Wainaina, Boaz Kaunda-Arara, J.M. Njiru (2013).Seasonality in fish assemblage structure of a Mangrove Creek, Tudor, Kenya. African Journal of Marine Science, 35(2): 163–173