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Alex Kimanthi

 

Alex Kimathi is a Research Scientist in KMFRI with vast knowledge on marine plant ecology. Currently he is attached to mariculture department and charged with coordination and supervision of seaweed mariculture research interventions. He was among the leading scientists in the implementation of Kenya coastal developments projects, specifically the upscaling of commercial seaweed faming at Kibuyuni, Mkiro, Nyumba Sita, Gazi and Funzi villages in the southern coast of Kenya between 2009 and 2015. He is an active member of seagrass Net group in KMFRI, which monitors the ecological biodiversity, functions and health status of seagrass ecosystems in Kenyan Coast.

Publications:  Research gate link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329601116

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/How-effective-are-MPAs-Predation-control

            PDF] Seaweed Farming Policy Brief – 1 41.89.141.8 › kmfri › bitstream

KMFRI Mombasa
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Research on seaweed mariculture culture systems, growth rates and yields with a focus of increasing seaweed biomass production for the coastal seaweed farmers to sustain this livelihood in Kenya and development of policy mariculture briefs on aquaculture related issues (culture systems, initial capital cost, yield, market, value addition and post-harvest) to provide scientific based information for policy development for a sustainable Aquaculture Industry. Other emerging research interest include domestication of marine shrimps with a focus of transferring the technology to coastal communities for economic exploitation.
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kimathi_alex@yahoo.com
  1.  2015 - 2019: MSc Plant Ecology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Thika, Kenya
  2.  2009-2013: BSc. Hons (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences), University of Eldoret, Kenya

  • Kimathi A.G, Wakibia J.G, Gichua M. K 201 Growth rates of Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta; Gigartinales) cultured using modified off-bottom and floating raft techniques in the Kenyan coast. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science
  • Kimathi, A.,Mirera,, H.O.D., Wainaina,M., Ntabo,J., Wairimu, M.E. (2018). Seaweed farming Policy brief-1. Seaweed farming Industry in Kenya; Tapping into the blue Economy and mitigating climate changeImpacts. KMFRI Mariculture publications number, 001/2018
  • Mwaluma,J., Mirera, H.O.D., Wainaina, M., Wairimu, M.E., Kimathi, A. (2018). Mud crab farming policy brief-2: Improving livelihoods through mud crab farming in coastal Kenya; Research innovations for food security and livelihoods. KMFRI mariculture publications number 002/2018.
  • Kimathi A. G, Wakibia J. G, Gichua, M. K. (2018). Growth rates of Eucheuma denticulatum and Kappaphycus alvarezii (Rhodophyta; Gigartinales) cultured using modified off-bottom and floating raft techniques in the Kenyan coast. WIO Journal of Marine Science 17 (2 ) 2018 11-24
  • Kimathi, A.G and Kaunda, B. Arara (2013). Diet and food preference of sea urchin; Tripneustus gratilla (Linnaeus, 1758) in a seaweed cultivated and non-cultivated seagrass beds at Kibuyuni-Shimoni, Kenya.(Undergraduate thesis)
  • Eklöf1 ,*, Fröcklin1 S., Lindvall1 A, Stadlinger1 N, Kimathi2A, Uku2J. Tim McClanahan3 T R. (2006). How effective are MPAs? Predation control and ‘spill-in effects’ in seagrass–coral reef lagoons under contrasting fishery management

 

MEMBERSHIP TO PROFESSIONAL BODIES

  • Member of Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association (WIOMSA)
  • Member of Kenya Sea Turtle Conservation Movement (KESCOM)