Dr. Mwangi James Kinyanjui

Professional Qualification

2003 – 2009: Doctor of Philosophy (Natural Resource Management). Department of Forestry, Egerton University P.O. Box 536 Egerton, Njoro Kenya, Thesis title “Effect of Human Encroachment on forest cover, structure and composition in the western blocks of the Mau forest reserve, Kenya

1997 – 2001: Master of Philosophy (Forest Biology and Silviculture). Department of Forestry, Moi University P.O. Box 3900 Eldoret, Kenya. Thesis title, Preliminary sample plot data and volume equations for four common indigenous species in Transmara district forests, Kenya”

1990 – 1995: Bachelor of Forestry, Moi University P.O. Box 3900 Eldoret, Kenya. Grade – 2nd class Hons Upper Division

Relevant Publications

  1. Mathew Kiura Kigomo, David Mwehia Mburu, James Mwangi Kinyanjui, Aggrey Daniel Maina Thuo, Charles Ndegwa Mundia (2020). Trend and Variability in Interannual Air Temperature Over South West Mau Forest, 1985 – 2015. Journal of Natural Sciences Research. ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0921 (Online).Vol.11, No.16, 2020
  2. Mathew Kiura kigomo, David Mwehia Mburu, James Mwangi Kinyanjui, Aggrey Daniel Maina Thuo, Charles Ndegwa Mundia (2020). Carbon Sequestration by the Above Ground Biomass Pool in the South West Mau Forest of Kenya, 1985 – 2015. Journal of Environment and Earth Science. ISSN 2224-3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online). Vol.10, No.8, 2020
  3. Nancy Mwangi,·HunjaWaithaka, ·Charles Mundia, ·Mwangi Kinyanjui and · Felix Mutua (2020). Assessment of drivers of forest changes using multi‑temporal analysis and boosted regression trees model: a case study of Nyeri County, Central Region of Kenya. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-020-00781-2
  4. The 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for National Green House Gas Inventories (2019 Refinement) (Coauthor). Specific area Biomass tables and wood based forest products https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/05/2019Refinement_ListofSelectedAuthors.pdf

Dr. Mwangi James Kinyanjui

Lecturer and Coordinator – Centre for Mountain Studies and Climate Change

Relevant Publications

  1. Owate, A., Mugo, M and Kinyanjui, M, J. (2018). Allometric equations for estimating silk oak (Grevillea robusta) wood biomass in agricultural landscapes of Maragua Sub-County, Kenya. International Journal of Forestry Research. Vol 2018, ID 6495271, 14 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/6495271
  2. Rurangwa, F., Kinyanjui, M. J., Bazimaziki, F., Peeters, J., Munyehirwe, A., Musoke, F., Habiyaremye, G. N., Bakundukize, D., Ngabonziza, P., & Uwase, J. (2018). Developing a Forest Management Plan (DFMP) for Gatsibo District in the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Open Journal of Forestry, 8, 247-265 https://doi.org/10.4236/ojf.2018.82017
  3. C, Kimanzi J and Mwangi James Kinyanjui (2017). Impacts of Bush Encroachment on Wildlife Species Diversity, Composition and Habitat Preference in Ol Pejeta Conservancy Laikipia, Kenya,” International Journal of Ecology
  4. Mutwiri, F. , Odera, P. and Kinyanjui, M. (2017) Estimation of Tree Height and Forest Biomass Using Airborne LiDAR Data: A Case Study of Londiani Forest Block in the Mau Complex, Kenya. Open Journal of Forestry, 7, 255-269. doi: 10.4236/ojf.2017.72016.
  5. Maina, E. , Odera, P. and Kinyanjui, M. (2017) Estimation of Above Ground Biomass in Forests Using Alos Palsar Data in Kericho and Aberdare Ranges. Open Journal of Forestry7, 79-96. doi: 4236/ojf.2017.72006.
  6. Kinyanjui, M.J., Kigomo, J.N., Kamau M. W., Nderitu, Joel. K., Nyanjui C., Nganga J. M., Ojijo W. O., Ashiono F., Owate A. O. and Ndirangu M. K. (2015). Comparing Tree Heights among Montane Forest Blocks of Kenya Using LiDAR Data from GLAS. Open Journal of forestry, 2015, 5, 80-89
  7. G. Muchemi, M. K. McCall, F. N. Wegulo, J.M. Kinyanjui, A. N. Gichu, E. K. Ucakuwun, G. M. Nduru (2015): Community Monitoring of Forest Carbon Stocks and Safeguards Tracking in Kenya: Design and Implementation Considerations. Open Journal of Forestry, 2015, 5, 457-470
  8. Kinyanjui, J., Shisanya, C.A., Ondimu, K. N., Wargute, P. W. and Ojwala, M. A. (2014). Assessing Tree Species Dominance along an Agro Ecological Gradient in the Mau Forest Complex, Kenya. Open Journal of Ecology, 2014, 4: 662-670
  9. Kinyanjui, M.J., Latva-Käyrä, P., Bhuwneshwar, P.S., Kariuki, P., Gichu, A. and Wamichwe, K. (2014). An Inventory of the Above Ground Biomass in the Mau Forest Ecosystem, Kenya. Open Journal of Ecology, 2014, 4, 619-627.
  10. Kinyanjui, J.M. (2014): Predicting Pasture Security in Rangeland Districts of Kenya using 1 km Resolution Spot Vegetation Sensor NDVI Data. In Francis Eliott Greer (Ed). Dry Forests: Ecology, Species Diversity and Sustainable Management. Environmental Health – Physical and Biological Factors. ISBN 978-1-63321-29-6
  11. Alemayehu, F, Onwonga R., Kinyanjui, M. J. and Wasonga O. (2014). Assessment of Shoreline Changes in the Period 1969-2010 in Watamu area, Kenya. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, Environment and Earth Science. 14 (6): V1 2014
  12. Alemayehu, F, Onwonga R., Kinyanjui, M. J. and Wasonga O. (2014). (2014) Assessment of Mangrove Cover Change and Biomass in Mida Creek, Kenya. Open Journal of Forestry, 2014, 4, 398-413
  13. Kinyanjui, J.M (Coauthor) IPCC 2014, Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol. Intergovernmental panel on climate change
  14. Kinyanjui, J.M. Karachi, M and Nyabuti, K.N (2013) Natural Regeneration and Ecological Recovery in Mau Forest complex, Kenya. Open Journal of Ecology 3 : 417-422
  15. Kinyanjui, J.M. Karachi, M and Nyabuti, K.N (2012): Documenting the Carbon content of the Mau Forest Complex. Journal of Environment, Natural Resources Management and Society Vol 1(1) 70-81
  16. Kinyanjui, J.M. Karachi, M and Nyabuti, K.N (2012): Estimating forest volume and yield in the western blocks of the Mau Forest Complex, Kenya. Journal of Environment, Natural Resources Management and Society Vol 1(1) 59-69.
  17. Kinyanjui, J.M. (2011):NDVI based vegetation monitoring in the Mau forest complex, Kenya –African Journal of Ecology 49: 165-174
  18. Pavel et al (2012): Capacity building for climate change Mitigation and adaptation activities in Kenya. A technical report of the project samrs/2010/15/01: Slovak hydro meteorological institute, Bratislava
  19. MEMR (2012): The Water Catchment Master Plan. Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources
  20. Kinyanjui et al., (2011): Mapping the Status of Aberdare water Tower. Technical Report No 192. Department of Resource Surveys and Remote Sensing. MEMR.