2016

Boitt, M., (Submitted). Hyperspectral remote sensing and modelling of cropland characteristics in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Ph.D. dissertation. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Chengula F, Nyambo B., 2016. The significance of indigenous weather forecast knowledge and practices under weather variability and climate change: a case study of smallholder farmers on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. International Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2(2): 031-043. 

Calatayud P.-A., Njuguna E., Mwalusepo S., Gathara M., Okuku G., Kibe K., Musyoka B., Williamson D., Ong’amo G., Juma G., Johansson T., Subramanian S., Gatebe E. and Le Ru, B.,2016. Can climate-driven change influences silicon assimilation by cereals and hence the abundance and distribution of lepidopteran stem borers in East Africa? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 224, 95-103.

De Meyer, M., Mwatawala, M., Copeland R.S. and M. Virgilio, 2016. Description of new Ceratitis species (Diptera: Tephritidae) from Africa, or how morphological and DNA data are complementary in discovering unknown species and matching sexes. European Journal of Taxonomy 233:1-23. 

Denu, D.,Platts, P.J., Kelbessa,E., Gole, T.W., & Marchant, R.,2016. The role of traditional coffee management in forest conservation and carbon storage in the Jimma Highlands, Ethiopia, Forests, Trees and Livelihoods

Kashaigili J.J., and R. M.J. Kadigi (To be submitted). Modelling Multiple Ecosystem Services in the Landscape of Taita Hills. Ecosystem Services.

Luvonga, E. B., Mohamed, S. A., Ochieno, D.M.W., Ekesi, S., Johansson, T., Orindi, B., & M. W. Gikungu. (To be submitted). Composition and Pollination Activity of Flower-Visiting Insects Associated with Avocado along an Altitudinal Gradient of Taita Hills, Kenya. Journal of Pollination Ecology.

Luvonga, E. B., Mohamed, S. A., Ochieno, D.M.W., Ekesi, S., Johansson, T., Orindi, B., & M. W. Gikungu. (To be submitted). Diversity and abundance of Flower-Visiting Bees Associated with Avocado (Persea americana) along an Altitudinal Gradient of Taita Hills in Kenya. Journal of Pollination Ecology.

Mathayo M.M., Majule, A. E., Sinclair F. and Marchant,R., 2016. Relationships between on-farm tree stocks and soil organic carbon along an altitudinal gradient, Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, Forests, Trees and Livelihoods

Mathayo Mpanda M., Majule, A. E., Marchant, R. and F. Sinclair, 2016. Variability of Soil Micronutrients Concentration along the Slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Applied and Environmental Soil Science

Mathayo M.M., Majule, A. E., Marchant R. and F. Sinclair (To be submitted). Local awareness and perceptions on the impact of climate change on ecosystem services on a tropical mountain, Tanzania. Climate and Development.

Mathayo Mpanda M., Majule, A. E., Sinclair, F. and R. Marchant, 2016. Effect of Soil Properties on Tree Distribution across an Agricultural Landscape on a Tropical Mountain, Tanzania.Open Journal of Ecology 6, 264-276. 

Motaroki, L. (submitted). Assessment of Conservation Agriculture as an Adaptation Option to Climate Change in the Taita Hills, Kenya. M.Sc. thesis. Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Ngowi, B .V., H.E.Z. Tonnang, E.M. Mwangi, T. Johansson, J. Ambale, P.N. Ndegwa and S. Subramanian. (Submitted). Temperature-dependent phenology of Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae): simulation and visualization of current and future distributions along East African afromontanes”. PLOS ONE.

Ngowi, B. V., E.M. Mwangi, P.N. Ndegwa, B. Nyambo, S. Subramanian, T. Johansson and H.E.Z. Tonnang. (Under review). Seasonality of Plutella xylostella and diversity of its parasitoids along altitudinal gradients of East African afromontanes. Insect Science.

Ngowi, B. V., S. Subramanian, E.M. Mwangi, P.N. Ndegwa and H.E.Z. Tonnang. (Under review). Effects of weather variability on abundance of diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella, Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) along altitudinal gradients of the Eastern Afromontane regions. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science.

Njeru, C.M., E.E. Maeda., J.I. Kinyamario., F. S. Mohamed., S. K. Kiboi., S. Ekesi. (Submitted). Spatial and seasonal patterns of soil CO2 fluxes from a tropical mountain ecosystem in Southeastern Kenya. Agriculture and Forestry Journal.

Njeru, C.M., S., Ekesi, S. A., Mohamed, J.I., Kinyamario, S. K., Kiboi, and E. E., Maeda. (Submitted). Assessing stock and thresholds detection of soil organic carbon and  nitrogen along an altitude gradient in an East African mountain ecosystem. Biogeosciences.

Njeru, C.M., J.I., Kinyamario., E. E., Maeda, S., Ekesi, S. K., Kiboi, and S. A., Mohamed. (Submitted). Influence of topographic terrain attributes on spatial soil carbon and nitrogen niches in a tropical mountain ecosystem in East Africa. Applied soil ecology.

Njeru, C. M., Mohamed, S. A., Maeda, E. E., Kinyamario J.I., Ekesi, S.and S. K., Kiboi.  (To be submitted). Understanding seasonal soil C and N stocks variation from altitude and land cover dimensions in Taita hills, Kenya. Target Journal. Geoderma Journal.

Njeru, C. M., Maeda, E. E., Mohamed S. A., Ekesi, S., Kiboi, S. K. &  J.I., Kinyamario. (To be submitted). Mapping soil organic carbon and nitrogen stocks in a 50 year climate change scenario in Taita Hills. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment Journal.

Norfolk, O. et al. (in prep) Diversity and composition of tropical butterflies along an Afromontane agricultural gradient in the Jimma Highlands, Ethiopia. In prep.

Ntiri, E. S., Calatayud, P-A., Van den Berg,J., Schulthess, F. and B. P. Le Ru, 2016. Influence of temperature on intra- and interspecific resource utilization within a community of Lepidopteran Maize Stemborers. PLos ONE 11(2)

Ntiri, E. S., Calatayud, P-A., Van den Berg,J., Schulthess, F. and B. P. Le Ru, (Submitted). Density- and duration-dependent competitive interactions in resource utilization within a community of lepidopteran stem borer species. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata.

Pinard, F. et al. (Submitted). Impact of Coffee Berry Disease on Coffee (Coffea arabica L.) Fruit Loss in Southwest Ethiopia”. European Journal of Plant Pathology.

Roques A., Copeland R. S., Soldati, L., Denux, O., Auger-Rozenberg, M-A., 2016. Megastigmus seed chalcids (Hymenoptera, Torymidae) radiated much more on Angiosperms than previously considered. I- Description of 8 new species from Kenya, with a key to the females of Eastern and Southern Africa. ZooKeys 585: 51–124.

 

 

2015

Abdelmutalab, A.G., 2015. Impact of Temperature and Other Agroecological Factors on the Bioecology of Antestia Bugs, Antestiopsis orbitalis (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on Coffea arabica L. Ph.D. dissertation. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya.

Babin, R. et al. (Submitted). Developmental biology and demographic parameters of Antestia bug, Antestiopsis thunbergii (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) on Coffea arabica L. at different constant temperatures”. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science.

Boitt, M., Ndegwa, C., Pellikka, P., 2015. Land Suitability Assessment For Effective Crop Production, a Case Study of Taita Hills, KenyaJournal of Agricultural Informatics 6 (2): 23–31. 

Capitani, C., Norfolk, O., Platts, P., Burgess, N., Mukama,K., Mbilinyi, B., Malugu, I., Munishi, P. & R. Marchant, 2015. Exploring the future land use biodiversity-climate nexus in East Africa: an application of participatory scenario analysis. Newsletter of the Global Land Project, Issue 12, November 2015: pp 10–13.

Capitani, C, et al. (submitted) Participatory scenarios for envisioning the future. Ecology and Society.

Claudia Capitani et al. (submitted) Participatory scenarios for detecting potential carbon future. Environment, Science and Policy.

Chengula, F., 2015. Traditional weather forecast and dissemination practices, challenges and opportunities: The case of Moshi Rural District in Kilimanjaro. M.Sc. thesis. Center for Climate Change Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Unpublished.

Dearing J, et al. (in press). Social-ecological systems in the Anthropocene: the need for integrating social and biophysical records at regional scalesThe Anthropocene Review.

Eshetu, G., 2015. Adaptation Options of Small-Scale Farmers to the Climate Change Impacts in Jimma, Southwestern Ethiopia. M.Sc. thesis. Department of Agronomy, Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Ethiopia. Unpublished.

Hailu, B.T., 2015. Multi-scale assessment of land changes in Ethiopia understanding the impact of human activities on ecosystem services. Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Finland. 

Hailu, B., Maeda, E. E., Hurskainen, P., Pellikka, P.,& M. Pfeifer, 2015. Identifying potential areas of understory coffee in Ethiopia’s highlands using predictive modeling. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36:11, 2898–2919. 

Hailu, B., Maeda, E. E., Heiskanen, J. & Pellikka, P., 2015. Reconstructing pre-agricultural expansion vegetation cover of EthiopiaApplied Geography 62 (2015) 357–365.

Kadigi R. M.J., C. Steven, F. D. Haule, J. J. Kashaigili, F. T. M. Kilima, and S. P.L. Shimbe (Submitted). Valuation of Ecosystem Goods and Livelihood Endowments in Mt. Kilimanjaro and Taita Hills, East Africa. Ecosystem Services.

Landmann, T. & T. Johansson, 2015. Earth observation and emerging environmental concerns. PositionIT, ee Publishers.

Luvonga, E.B., 2015. Diversity and Pollination Activity of Flower Visiting Insects Associated with Avocado along the Slopes of Taita Hills in Kenya. M.Sc. thesis. Department of Biological Sciences, Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kenya. Unpublished.

Mathayo Mpanda M., Majule, A. E., Sinclair, F. and R. Marchant (Submitted). Variability of micronutrients B, Fe, Mn, Zn and Cu concentration along the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. African Journal of Agricultural Research.

Mwalusepo, S., Estomih, S.M., Affognon, H., Okuku, G.O., Kingori, S., Mburu, P.D.M., Ong’amo, G.O., Muchugu, E., Calatayud, P-A., Landmann, T., Muli, E., Raina, S. K., Johansson, T. & B.P. Le Ru, 2015. Smallholder farmers’ perspectives on climatic variability and adaptation strategies in East Africa: the case study of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Taita and Machakos Hills in Kenya. Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change 6:313 

Mwalusepo, S., Tonnang, H.H., Massawe, E.S., Okuku, G.O., Khadioli, N., Johansson, T., Calatayud, P.A. and B. P. Le Ru, 2015. Predicting the Impact of Temperature Change on the Future Distribution of Maize Stem Borers and Their Natural Enemies along East African Mountain Gradients Using Phenology Models. PLoS One 10 (6): e0130427. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0130427.

Mwalusepo, S., 2015.  Modelling the impact of climate change to the maize stem borer communities and their main natural enemies along altitudinal gradients in East Africa. Ph. D. dissertation. Mathematics Department, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Njeru, C.; Calatayud, P.-A.; Le Ru, B.; Mohamed, S.; Ndonye, S. and Johansson, T., 2015. Promoting soil health and productivity in Eastern Arc mountain ecosystems through collaboration and networks. In FAO, Understanding Mountain Soils: A contribution from mountain areas to the International Year of Soils 2015by Romeo, R., Vita, A., Manuelli, S., Zanini, E., Freppaz, M. & Stanchi, S. Rome, Italy, p 119–121.

Njuguna, E., Gathara, M., Nadir, S., Mwalusepo, S., Williamson, D., Mathé, P.-E., Kimani, J., Landmann, T., Juma, G., Ong’amo G., Gatebe, E., Le Ru, B.P. & Calatayud, P.-A., 2015. Characteristics of soils in selected maize growing sites along altitudinal gradients in East African highlands. Data in Brief, 5, 138–144.

Njuguna, E.,Le Ru, B.,Okuku, G.,Gathara, M.,Mwalusepo, S.,Juma, G.,Sambai,K.,Johansson, T.,Ong’amo,G.,Gatebe, E.,Calatayud P.-A., 2015. Variation of soil nutrients in maize growing areas along the altitudinal gradient of Taita hills transect in Kenya. International Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences 2(4).  

Njuguna, E., 2015. Variation of silicon in soils and maize plants along altitudinal gradients and its relationship with distribution of Lepidoptera stem borers. M.Sc. thesis. Chemistry, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya. Unpublished.

Norfolk, O., Jung, M.,  Platts, P.J., Malaki, P.,  Odeny, D. & R. Marchant (Submitted) Birds in the matrix: the role of agriculture in avian conservation in Taita Hills, Kenya. Journal of African Ecology.

Olmi, M., Copeland R.S. and A. Guglielmino, 2015. An updated checklist of Dryinidae, Embolemidae and Sclerogibbidae (Hymenoptera) of Kenya and Burundi, with descriptions of thirteen new species. Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae 55 (1), 333-380. 

Piiroinen, R., Heiskanen, J., Mõttus, M. & Pellikka, P., 2015. Classification of crops across heterogeneous agricultural landscape in Kenya using AisaEAGLE imaging spectroscopy dataInternational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 39, 1–8. 

Platts, P.J., Omeny, P.A., Marchant, R., 2015. AFRICLIM: high-resolution climate projections for ecological applications in Africa. African Journal of Ecology 53, 103–108.

Platts, P.J., Omeny, P.A., Marchant, R, 2015. Assessing Regional Climate Model performance in simulating rainfall over Eastern Africa. International Journal of Climatology. 

Shirima, K. C., 2015. Agroecosystems’ Resilience to Damage: Determination of Index of Susceptibility to Climate Change in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. M.Sc. thesis. Center for Climate Change Studies, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Unpublished.

Vaughn, R. S., Kirk-Spriggs, A. H. and R. Copeland, 2015. A new species of Alhajarmyia Stuckenberg (Diptera: Vermileonidae), the first wormlion fly described from East Africa and its biogeographical implications. Zootaxa 4044 (4), 556-566. 

Yisahak, T., 2015. Socioeconomic Assessment of Coffee Farmers’ Vulnerability to the Impacts of Climate Change in Jimma (Southwestern Ethiopia). M.Sc. thesis. Department of Horticulture and Plant Science, Jimma University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Ethiopia. Unpublished.

 

2014

Achola, S.M., 2014. Assessment of the potential for integration of ecosystem based approaches and local indigenous knowledge into climate change adaptation in the Taita Hills, Kenya. M.Sc. thesis. Department of Meteorology, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Unpublished.

Bayliss J, Schaafsma M, Balmford A, Burgess ND, Green J, Madoffe SS, Mariki S, Okayasu S, Peh KS-H, Platts PJ, Yu DW, 2014. The current and future value of nature-based tourism in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania. Ecosystem Services  8, 75–83.

Boitt, M., P. Pellikka, C. Ndegwa. Spectral variability analysis for crop species identification using hyperspectral data - A case study of Taita Hills, Kenya. EARSeL workshop proceedings.

Boitt, M.K., Ndegwa, C.N. & Pellikka, P, 2014. Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Agro-Ecological Zones –a Case Study of Taita Hills, Kenya. Universal Journal of Geoscience 2(6): 172–179. 

Boitt, M.K., Ndegwa, C. & Pellikka, P, 2014. Using Hyperspectral Data to Identify Crops in a Cultivated Landscape –A Case Study of Taita Hills, Kenya. Earth Science & Climatic Change 5(9): 1–4. 

Bura M. 2014. Assessment of Impacts of Land use/Land cover Changes on Streamflows upstream Nyumba ya Mungu Reservoir. M.Sc. thesis. Unpublished.

Burgess N, Balmford A, Platts PJ, Schaafsma M, Doggart N (eds.), 2014. Special Edition: Valuing the ArcThe Arc Journal 29.  Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, Biannual Newsletter Issue No 29, June 2014, pp. 1–24. 

Gillson L, Marchant R, 2014. From myopia to clarity: sharpening the focus of ecosystem management through the lens of palaeoecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 29, 317–325.

Hailu, B., Hurskainen, P., Maeda, E.E. & Pellikka, P., 2014. Object Based Image Analysis for distinguishing indigenous and exotic forests in coffee production areas of Ethiopia. Applied Geomatics 6: 207–214.

Hailu, B. T., Maeda, E.E., Pellikka, P., Pfeifer, M., 2014. Identifying potential areas of understory coffee in Ethiopia’s highlands using predictive modelling. International Journal of Remote Sensing 36 (11), 2898–2919.

Khadioli, N. et al. 2014. Effect of temperature on the phenology of Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) (Lepidoptera, Crambidae); simulation of life-table parameters and visualization of spatial pest’s risk in Africa. Bulletin of Entomological Research 104 (6), 809–822.         

Khadioli, N. et al., 2014. Effect of temperature on the life history parameters of noctuid lepidopteran stem borers, Busseola fusca (Fuller) and Sesamia calamistis Hampson. Annals of Applied Biology 165(3): 373–386.

Kilima, Freddy T. M, Kadigi, Reuben M.J, Kashaigili, Japhet J, Jumanne Abdallah, Steven C. and Simeon Shimbe, 2014. Users’ Knowledge and Perception of Ecosystem Services in Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Taita Hills, Kenya, Journal of Continuing Education and Extension 5 (2), 738–759.

Kishiwa, P. 2014. Investigation of Surface Water Availability Dynamics by Using Coupled SWAT and WEAP Models (Case of Upstream of Pangani River Basin). M.Sc. thesis. Unpublished.

Landmann, T., Piiroinen, R., Makori, D.M., Abel-Rahman, E.M., Makau, S., Pellikka, P., Raina, S.K., 2014. Application of hyperspectral remote sensing for flower mapping in African savannas. Remote Sensing of Environment.

Landmann, T. and O. Dubovyk, 2014. Spatial analysis of human-induced vegetation productivity decline over eastern Africa using a decade (2001-2011) of medium resolution MODIS time-series data. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation 33: 76–82.

Maeda, E.E, 2014. Downscaling MODIS LST in the East African mountains using elevation gradient and land-cover informationInternational Journal of Remote Sensing 35(9): 3094-3108.

Maeda, E.E, J. Heiskanen, K.W. Thijs & P.K.E. Pellikka, 2014.  Season-dependence of remote sensing indicators of tree species diversityRemote Sensing Letters 5(5): 404–412.

Maeda, E.E. & Hurskainen, P., 2014. Spatio-temporal characterization of land surface temperature in Mount Kilimanjaro using satellite dataTheoretical and Applied Climatology.

Marchant R. & Lane P., 2014. Past perspectives for the future: foundations for sustainable development in East Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 511221.

Mbuya, S. 2014. Impact of climate variability on household water access in Moshi rural district in Tanzania. M.Sc. thesis. Unpublished.

Mwakalila, S., 2014. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Kilimanjaro Transect in Tanzania. Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resources 3(1), 7–14.

Mwakalila et al, 2014. Integrating risks of climate change into water management. Publication of Lead Authors of Chapter 3, Freshwater Resources, of the Working Group II contribution to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). Hydrological Sciences Journal July 2014.

Mwalusepo, S. ; Henri E. Z. Tonnang, H.E.Z. ;  Estomih S. Massawe, E.S. ; Johansson, T. & Le Ru, B.P,  2014. Stability analysis of competing insect species for a single resourceJournal of Applied Mathematics. 

Ngonyani, S. 2014. Assessment of effects of climate change on streamflows upstream Nyumba ya Mungu Reservoir. M.Sc. thesis. Unpublished.

Nthuni, S.M., J. Heiskanen, F. Karanja, K. Thijs, M. Siljander, P. Pellikka. Spectral discrimination of indigenous forest tree species based on airborne Aisa EAGLE VNIR data in the Taita Hills, Kenya. Submitted to the EARSeL workshop proceedings.

Pfeifer, M., A. Gonsamo, P. Pellikka, R. Marchant, D. Denu, P. Platts, V.  Lefebvre, 2014. Validating and linking the GIMMS leaf area index (LAI3g) with environmental controls in East Africa. Remote Sensing 6, 1973–1990.

Pfeifer, M., Packer, C., Burton, A. C., Garnett, S. T., Loveridge,, A. J., MacNulty, D. & P.J. Platts, 2014. In defense of fences. Science 345–389.

Pfeifer M et al. 2014. BIOFRAG – a new database for analyzing BIOdiversity responses to forest FRAGmentation. Ecology and Evolution 4, 1524–1537.

Platts, P.J, Garcia, R.A, Hof, C, Foden, W, Hansen, L.A, Rahbek, C, Burgess, N.D., 2014. Conservation implications of omitting narrow-ranging taxa from species distribution models, now and in the future. Diversity and Distributions 20(11), 1307–1320.

Thijs, K.W., R. Aerts, W. Musila, M. Siljander, E. Matthysen, L. Lens, P. Pellikka, H. Gulinck & B. Muys, 2014. Potential tree species extinction, colonization and recruitment in Afromontane forest relictsBasic and Applied Ecology.

Willcock S, Phillips OL, Platts PJ et al., 2014. Quantifying and understanding carbon storage and sequestration within the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania, a tropical biodiversity hotspot. ‌Carbon Balance and Management 9, 2.

 

2013

Burgess ND, Mwakalila S, Munishi P, Pfeifer M, Willcock S, Shirima D, Hamidu S, Bulenga GB, Rubens J, Machano H, Marchant R, 2013. REDD herrings or REDD menace: response to Beymer-Farris and Bassett. Global Environmental Change 23, 1349–1354.

Enroth, J., P. Nyqvist, I. Malombe, P. Pellikka & J. Rikkinen, 2013. Additions to the moss flora of the Taita Hills and Mount Kasigau, Kenya. Polish Journal of Botany 58(2), 495–510.

Gereau RE, Burgess ND, Fjeldså J, Hall J, Hemp A, Jump AS, Kajuni AR, Marchant RA, Marshall AR, Platts PJ, Taylor CM, Tibazarwa FI, 2013. Phylogenetic patterns of extinction risk: the need for critical application of appropriate datasets. PeerJ PrePrints 1, e55v1

Green JMH, Larrosa C, Burgess ND, Balmford A, Johnston A, Mbilinyi BP, Platts PJ, Coad L, 2013. Deforestation in an African biodiversity hotspot: extent, variation and the effectiveness of protected areas. Biological Conservation 164, 62–72.

Kadigi R.M.J and T.M. Mlasi, 2013. Payment for ecosystem services of the Uluguru watershed in Tanzania: Are the buyers willing to pay and sellers willing to accept compensation for their custodianship? Journal of Environmental Conservation Research 1(3):67–76

Kadigi R.M.J, A.R. Kaliba and P.M. Kingu, 2013. Rainfall Indexed Micro-insurance Program as a Viable Risk Management Strategy to Secure Agricultural Production in Tanzania. Time Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 1 (3): 31–46.

Omoro, L., M. Starr & P. Pellikka, 2013. Tree biomass and soil carbon stocks in indigenous forests in comparison to plantations of exotic species in the Taita Hills of KenyaSilva Fennica 47:2, article id 935. 18 p.

Pellikka, P.K.E., B.J.F. Clark, A. Gonsamo Gosa, N. Himberg, P. Hurskainen, E. E. Maeda, J. Mwang’ombe, L.M.A. Omoro & M. Siljander, 2013. Agricultural expansion and its consequences in the Taita Hills, Kenya. In: Developments in Earth Surface Processes 16: pp. 165–179. P. Paron, D. Olago and C.T. Omuto (eds): Kenya: a natural outlook – geo-environmental resources and hazards, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Spanhove. T, T. Callens, C.A. Hallmann, P. Pellikka & L. Lens, 2013. Nest predation in Afrotropical forest fragments shaped by inverse edge effects, timing of nest initiation and vegetation structure. Journal of Ornithology.

 

2012

Aben, J., Adriasen, F., K.W. Thijs, P. Pellikka, M. Siljander, L. Lens & E. Matthysen, 2012. Effects of matrix composition and configuration on forest bird movements in a fragmented Afromontane biodiversity hot spot. Animal Conservation 15: 658–668.

­­­­­Pfeifer, M., A. Gonsamo, M. Disney, P. Pellikka & R. Marchant, 2012. Leaf area index for biomes of the Eastern Arc Mountains: Landsat and SPOT observations along precipitation and altitude gradients. Remote Sensing of Environment 118: 103–115.

 

 Presentations

  1. Oral presentation on “Willingness to Pay for Ecosystem Services in Mt. Kilimanjaro and Taita Hills in East Africa.” Regional Agricultural and Environmental Innovations Network – Africa (RAEIN – Africa), Birchwood Hotel & O.R. Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, August 26 – 28, 2012.
  2. Oral Presentation on “Integrated Pest Management for Food Security under Changing Climate.” Harnessing Ecosystem-Based Approaches for Food Security & Adaptation to Climate Change Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, August 20, 2013.
  3. Oral Presentation on “Climate Change Impacts on Pollination and Insect Pest Management in the East African Mountain Ecosystems”. United Nations/Indonesia International Conference on Integrated Space Technology Applications to Climate Change, Jakarta, Indonesia, September 3, 2013.
  4. Oral Presentation on “Climate Change Impacts on Pollination and Insect Pest Management in the East African Mountain Ecosystems”. 4th Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, Erzurum, Turkey, September 17, 2013.
  5. Oral Presentation on “Challenges for Bridging the Divide between Scientific and Traditional Knowledge Systems of Climate Prediction in the Taita Hills, Kenya”. Africa Climate Change 2013 Conference, Arusha, Tanzania, October 15, 2013.
  6. Poster Presentation on “Perception of Climate Change and its Impacts on Ecosystem Goods and Services in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Taita Hills in Kenya: Implications for Policy Actions.” Kadigi R.M.J, J.J Kashaigili, J. Abdallah, S. Shimbe, C. Stephen. Africa Climate Change Conference (ACC - 2013) in Arusha, Tanzania October 15-18, 2013.
  7. Oral Presentation on “Modelling the Impact of Climate Change to the Maize Stem borer Communities and Their Main Natural Enemies along Altitudinal Gradients in East Africa”. 20th Biannual Meeting of the Association of African Insect Scientists, Yaounde, Cameroon, October 29, 2013.
  8. Poster Presentation on “Analysis of rainfall distribution in Eastern Africa: A comparison of Meteorological, satellite and the CORDEX regional climate model ensemble”. International Conference on Regional Climate –CORDEX 2013. Brussels, Belgium. November 5, 2013.
  9. Exhibition Stand, Brochures, Posters and Live Insect Samples on the CHIESA Project at the Save the Earth Conference and Expo – Our World, Our Choice, Our Climate. Institute for Meteorological Training and Research, Nairobi, Kenya, November 12–16, 2013.
  10. Oral presentation on “Traditional Forecasting Methods as a Source of Site Specific Climatic Information in the Taita Hills, Kenya”. Save the Earth Conference and Expo – Our World, Our Choice, Our Climate. Institute for Meteorological Training and Research, Nairobi, Kenya, November 14, 2013.
  11. Oral Presentation on “Ecosystem-Based Adaptation and Practices – Cooperation, Partnership and Linkages in Mountain Regions”. UNESCO Synthesis Science-Policy Workshop on Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World, Paris, France, January 23, 2014.
  12. Panel statement on “Policy Recommendations for Climate Change Adaptation in Mountain Regions”. UNESCO Synthesis Science-Policy Workshop on Climate Change Impacts in Major Mountainous Regions of the World, Paris, France, January 24, 2014.
  13. Presentation as an Invited Speaker, Prof. Pellikka, Land cover changes in Africa from local to continental – impacts on water resource and carbon. A seminar at the Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, March 8, 2014.
  14. Poster Presentation on “Gender-Disaggregated Payments for Ecosystem Services along Slopes of Taita Hills in Kenya”. NEXUS 2014: Water, Food, Climate and Energy Conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, March 5–8, 2014.
  15. Poster Presentation on “Spatial variability of biophysical vegetation traits in East Africa, measured from space and on the ground.” Platts PJ, Marchant R, Pfeifer M (2013). British Ecological Society's Global Change and Biosphere Interactions conference in York, U.K.
  16. Oral Presentation on “Impacts of Rainfall Variability on Smallholder Farmers’ Food Security and Adaptation Options in the Taita Hills”. EUROGEO 2014 Conference, University of Malta, Valletta, Malta, May 17, 2014.
  17. Oral Presentation on “Monitoring Global Change Impacts on Ecosystem Pest Management in the East African Mountains”. Global Fair and Workshop on Long-term Observing Systems of Mountain Socio-Ecological Systems, University of Reno, Nevada, U.S.A., July 16, 2014.
  18. Poster Presentation on “Seasonality of Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) and diversity of its parasitoids along Mt Kilimanjaro and Taita Hills.” by Ngowi, B.V., H. Tonnang, S. Subramanian, B. Nyambo, E.E. Mwangi, P.N. Ndegwa, 2014. P234 p75, X European Congress of Entomology, University of York, York, UK, August 3–8, 2014.
  19. Exhibition Stand, Brochures and Presentation on “Climate Change Adaptation Planning: Lessons from the Taita Hills, Kenya”. East and Southern Africa CBA and Resilience Learning Event, ILRI Campus, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 1– 4, 2014
  20. Oral Presentation on “CHIESA research findings on integrated watershed management strategy for sustaining discharge and promoting community livelihoods at a micro-catchment level.” Seminar on Climate change impacts on ecosystem services in the East African Highlands, University of Helsinki, Finland, September 9, 2014.
  21. Oral Presentation on “Users’ Knowledge and Perception of Ecosystem Services in Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania and Taita Hills, Kenya” by Kilima, F. African Mountains Regional Forum 2014, Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania, October 22–24, 2014.
  22. Poster Presentation on “Tree Diversity Mapping Of An Afromontane Forest Fragment Using Airborne Imaging Spectroscopy.” by Schäfer, E., Heiskanen, J., Pellikka, P. Finnish Remote Sensing Days 2014 Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, October 29–30, 2014.
  23. Poster Presentation on “Classification Of Crops Across Heterogeneous Agricultural Landscape In Kenya Using Imaging Spectroscopy Data.” by Piiroinen, R., Heiskanen, J., Mõttus, M., Pellikka, P. Finnish Remote Sensing Days 2014, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, October 29–30, 2014.
  24. Poster Presentation on “Mapping Aboveground Biomass In Taita Hills, Kenya, Using Airborne Laser Scanning.” by Heiskanen, J., Hietanen, J., Pellikka, P. Finnish Remote Sensing Days 2014, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland, October 29–30, 2014.
  25. Oral Presentation on “Managing Ecosystems for Sustainable Development in Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.” In  the community seminar held at Uhuru Hostel in Moshi, Tanzania, November 25, 2014.
  26. Oral presentation on “Managing Ecosystems for Sustainable Development in the Taita Hills, Kenya.” In the community seminar held at Lavender Garden Hotel in Wundanyi, Kenya, November 27, 2014.
  27. Exhibition stand by Ngowi B.V. at the Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru, December 2–9, 2014.
  28. Poster Presentation on “Perceptions on Climate Change and its Impacts on Ecosystem Services in Eastern Africa: Implication for policy actions.” Global Science Conference on Climate Smart Agriculture, Montpellier, France, March 16–18, 2015.
  29. Oral presentation on “Values of Ecosystem Services along the Altitudinal Gradients of Mt. Kilimanjaro at Taita Hills in East Africa.” Conference on Climate Change and Agro-ecosystem Management, Fairmile Motel in Gweru, Zimbabwe, June 15– 16, 2015.
  30. Oral Presentation on CHIESA Research findings. International conference on Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security: Re-imaging Africa Food Security Now and the Future under a Changing Climate. Nairobi, Kenya. July 30-31,  2015.
  31. Oral Presentation on “Effects of dynamic weather variability on population growth and abundance of Plutella xylostella (L.) along Mt. Kilimanjaro and Taita hills”. Ngowi, B.V., H.E.Z. Tonnang, S. Subramanian, E.M. Mwangi and P.N. Ndegwa. 21st Meeting and Conference of the African Association of Insect Scientists, Palais des Congrès de Cotonou, Cotonou, Benin, October 19-23, 2015.
  32. Oral Presentation on “Adaptation and key risks for Africa”. Fifth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-V): “Africa, Sustainable Development and Climate Change: prospects of Paris and beyond”.. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, October 28–30, 2015.
  33. Oral presentation on “Values of Ecosystem Goods and Services along the Altitudinal Gradients of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Taita Hills.” CHIESA dissemination seminar on “Sharing lessons and good practices on climate change adaptation in highland agro-ecosystem”. Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam December 2, 2015.
  34. Oral Presentation on “Coffee pests and diseases management in climate change context: Study cases from Jimma Highlands and Mount Kilimanjaro.” CHIESA seminars for decision-makers and civil society organizations in Addis Ababa; Dar es Salaam; and Nairobi, November 30–December 3, 2015.
  35. Oral Presentation on “Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Water Provision”. CHIESA Dissemination Seminar. Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. December 2, 2015.
  36. Oral Presentation on “Prioritized Climate Change Adaptation Actions For The Taita Hills”. CHIESA Project Dissemination Seminar on “Sharing Lessons and Good Practices on Climate Change Adaptation in Highland Agro-Ecosystems”. Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, December 3, 2015.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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