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Dr. James Mwaluma
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Dr. James Mwaluma

Dr Mwaluma has scientific background in research spanning different spheres with specific research interest in marine zooplankton and fish larvae. He has participated in numerous multidisciplinary research within the institute and other institutions including universities, national and international research institutions through development of joint research initiatives and partnerships to enhance uptake of research activities in the Kenyan coast.

Currently he is working on fish larvae and zooplankton samples collected from Kenya's offshore waters (EEZ) by RV Mtafiti in 2017-2018 assessing their distribution and species composition and abundance. Other programmes he is involved in is cage culture of rabbitfish and marine tilapia with coastal communities in Kilifi and Kwale. Additionally is the promotion and adoption of new crab cages for fattening mud crabs with CBO's along the coast of Kenya..

Dr Mwaluma is currently Principal investigator(P.I) in two projects namely" Larval Fish Production And Dispersal In Critical Habitats Of Coastal East Africa funded by WIOMSA and " Design and optimisation of marine cage culture systems for rabbitfish and tilapia funded by National Research Fund (NRF)

 Research Network: Research Gate

KMFRI Mombasa
Oceanography and Hydrography
Fish larvae and zooplankton ecologist and taxonomist (systematics)
Fish larvae/zooplankton interactions, ecology and systematics, Marine cage culture of rabbitfish, marine tilapia and lobsters
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  • Anyango, J.O, Mwatete C., and Mwaluma J (2017). Abundance, diversity and trophic status of wild fish around seaweed farms in Kibuyuni, south coast Kenya International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic sciences. 5 (3) 440-446
  • Kosore C., Ojwang L., Maghanga J., Kamau J. Kimeli A.,Omukoto J., Ngisian'ge N, Mwaluma J. Onganda H.,Magori, C. and Ndirui E (2018). Occurrence and Ingestion of microplastics by zooplankton in Kenya's Marine environment : first documented evidence. Africa Journal of Marine Sciences 40: 3, 225-234
  • Mwaluma J.M, B. Kaunda-Arara and J. Rasowo (2014). Diel and Lunar Variations in Larval Fish Supply in Malindi Marine Park, Kenya. Western Indian Ocean Mar. Sci. Vol. 13. No. 1, pp. 57 - 67, ¬© 2015 WIOMSA
  • Anyango, J.O, Mwatete C., and Mwaluma J (2017). Abundance, diversity and trophic status of wild fish around seaweed farms in Kibuyuni, south coast Kenya International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic sciences. 5 (3) 440-446