26th August 2016 | Monicah Njambi | 0 comments

Reports

Research and monitoring reports

The following are copies of reports from research and monitoring of birds, fish, plants and insects from in and around the Malindi area of West Kenya:

ARK Research & Monitoring Report for 2007

The Butterflies of Mwamba: Photographic tour of Mwamba butterflies

Birds of Mida Creek and Watamu Beach

ASF Bird List, 2004

ASF Mammal List, 2002

ASF Bird Checklist, 1999

ASF Insect List, 1999

ASF Plant List, 1999

Marine research

Papers and book chapters

Cowburn, B., R. Sluka, J. Smith, and M.O.S. Mohamed. 2013. Tourism, Reef Condition and Visitor Satisfaction in Watamu Marine National Park Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science 12: 57-70.

Gordon, T.A.C., Cowburn, B, and R.D. Sluka. 2015. Defended territories of an aggressive damselfish contain lower juvenile coral density than adjacent non-defended areas on Kenyan lagoon patch reefs. Coral Reefs 34:13-16. DOI 10.1007/s00338-014-1229-z

Sindorf, V, B. Cowburn and R.D. Sluka. 2015. Rocky intertidal fish assemblage in the Watamu Marine National Park, Western Indian Ocean. Environmental Biology of Fishes DOI 10.1007/s10641-015-0397-1

Sluka, R. D. 2012. Hope for the Ocean: Marine Biodiversity, Poverty Alleviation and Blessing the Nations. Grove Books Limited, Cambridge. 28pp.

Sluka, R.D. and P. Simonin. 2014. Marine Capture Fisheries – a call to action in response to limits, unintended consequences and ethics. Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 66:203-212.

Srokosz, M and R.D. Sluka. in press. Creation Care in the other 71%. Lausanne Global Movement Gospel and Creation Care

A Rocha Kenya Conservation Research Reports

Robert Sluka, Benjamin Cowburn, and Colin Jackson. 2012. The Impact of Watamu Marine National Park on Marine Biodiversity & Habitats. A Rocha Kenya Occasional Research Report #24. 18pp.

Benjamin Cowburn and Robert D Sluka. 2012. Impact of snorkeling tourism on marine habitats of Watamu Marine National Park. A Rocha Kenya Occasional Research Report #26. 22pp.

Benjamin Cowburn, Robert D Sluka and Joy Smith. 2013. Coral Reef Ecology and Biodiversity in Watamu Marine National Park, Kenya. A Rocha Kenya Conservation & Science Occasional Research Report #27. 14pp.

Hannah F R Hereward and Robert D Sluka. 2014. Testing ghost crab density as a useful indicator of human impacts on exposed sandy beaches. A Rocha Kenya Occasional Research Report #29. 15pp.

Martine Koemans. 2014. Living on the Edge: The relationship between livelihood practises and the national reserves resources. A Rocha Kenya Occasional Research Report #32. 42pp.

Peter Musembi, Martine Koemans and Jack Kamire. 2014. Rockpool Tourism in Watamu Marine National Park. A Rocha Kenya Conservation & Science Occasional Research Report #33. 8pp.

Peter Musembi and Benjamin Cowburn. 2014. Diversity and abundance of coral-associated fish in Acroporid and Pocilloporid corals of Watamu Marine National Park, Kenya. A Rocha Kenya Conservation & Science Occasional Research Report #34. 12pp.

Robert D Sluka, Peter Musembi, Benjamin Cowburn, Colin Jackson and Jaap Gijsbertsen. 2014. Marine Research and Conservation at A Rocha Kenya 2010-2014. A Rocha Kenya Science & Conservation Occasional Research  Report #36. 20pp.

University Dissertations and Theses completed using WMNP field data

Emma R. Bush. 2013. What’s the Catch? Mosquito Net Fishing in Coastal East Africa. A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science and the Diploma of Imperial College London.

Timothy A.C. Gordon. 2013. Defended territories of an aggressive damselfish contain lower juvenile coral density than adjacent non-defended areas on Kenyan lagoon patch reefs. 2nd year Dissertation, University of Cambridge.

Chloe Naylor. 2014. Investigation into echinoderm species richness and abundance within the rockpool habitats of the Watamu Marine National Park, Kenya. B.Sc. Dissertation University of Southampton.

Sarah Tyrrell. 2014. The Distribution and impact of Sea urchins on Coral reefs in Watamu, Kenya.  BSc with Honours in Geography at the University of Exeter.

Presentations

Robert D. Sluka. 2011. Christians: opponents or partners in conserving marine biodiversity? World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, September 26-30, Aberdeen, Scotland.

Robert D Sluka. 2014, The Hidden Things of God in the Ocean. ASA/CIS/CSA Annual Conference, 25-28 July McMaster University, Hamilton Canada.

Posters

Cassie Raker, Benjamin Cowburn, Victoria Sindorf, Peter Musembi, Benjamin Vanbaelenberghe, and Robert D Sluka. 2014.Anomastraea irregularis, a Vulnerable coral of the rocky intertidal zone of Watamu Marine National Park, Kenya. Reef Conservation UK meeting at Zoological Society of London, 6 Dec 2014, London, UK.

Cassie Raker, Benjamin Cowburn, Victoria Sindorf, Peter Musembi, Benjamin Vanbaelenberghe, and Robert D Sluka. 2014. Anomastraea irregularis, a Vulnerable coral of the rocky intertidal zone of Watamu Marine National Park, Kenya. The 43rd Annual Benthic Ecology Meeting, 19-22 March, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.

Victoria Sindorf and Benjamin Cowburn. 2014. Indian Ocean Rocky Intertidal Zone – An Important Nursery Habitat for Commercially Valuable Fish Species 2014 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 23-28 February, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Benjamin Cowburn, Victoria Sindorf, and Paul Simonin. 2013. Do minor bleaching events matter? Ecological observations from a localised event in Kenya, 2013. Reef Conservation UK meeting at Zoological Society of London, 7 Dec 2013, London, UK.

Tim Gordon and Benjamin Cowburn. 2013. Damselfish Territories and Juvenile Coral Density – A Previously Overlooked Association. Reef Conservation UK meeting at Zoological Society of London, 7 Dec 2013, London, UK.

Robert D Sluka, Benjamin Cowburn, Benjamin Van Baelenberghe, Chloe Naylor, Victoria Sindorf, and Mohamed O.S. Mohamed. 2013. Rockpools of Watamu Marine National Park Biodiversity, conservation, and education. Reef Conservation UK meeting at Zoological Society of London, 7 Dec 2013, London, UK.

Robert D Sluka, Benjamin Cowburn, Benjamin Van Baelenberghe, Chloe Naylor, Victoria Sindorf, and Mohamed O.S. Mohamed. 2013. Rockpools of Watamu Marine National Park: Biodiversity, conservation, and education. Biodiversity Institute Symposium on Biodiversity Resilience, 2-3 October, University of Oxford, UK.

Robert D. Sluka, Benjamin Cowburn, and Colin Jackson 2012. Marine Conservation, Poverty Alleviation, and Blessing the Nations: a New Project at A Rocha Kenya. Christians in Science Conference, July 13-16, University of Cambridge, England.

Categories: Resources
About Monicah Njambi

View all posts by Monicah Njambi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *