Staline Kibet

Staline Kibet
University of Nairobi | UON · Department of Land Resource Management & Agricultural Technology

BSc (Range Management) MSc (Botany) PhD (Dryland Resource Management)
Currently undertaking research on rangeland restorations, Invasive alien species and traditional knowledge

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Additional affiliations
September 2013 - present
University of Nairobi
Position
  • Tutorial Fellow
Description
  • I am an instructor for undergraduate students on the following courses; Plant Taxonomy, Plant Ecology, Economic Botany and Dryland Agroforestry.
October 2002 - September 2013
National Museums of Kenya
Position
  • Researcher
Education
September 1999 - December 2002

Publications

Publications (27)
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Introduction Holistic integrated community palliative care services remain a mirage to cancer patients. Nonetheless, a number of cancer patients are jamming traditional medicinal places seeking therapy. The results of these visits are undocumented. This study explored healthcare seeking behaviors and perspectives on cancer indigenous palliative car...
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Pastoralism is globally recognized as the backbone of the economy in the vast arid and semi-arid rangelands. Despite its enormous economic contribution, the system is facing a myriad of challenges, among them, land use and land tenure changes, resulting in diminished grazing land. Accompanying such changes is the conversion of traditional grazing l...
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Key message The high mortality and low recruitment of the myrmecophytic Acacia drepanolobium are not consistent with the demographic rates of monodominant species. The positive conspecific density dependence observed from the spatial analysis is consistent with the defensive benefits conferred by symbiotic ants to trees when they grow close to each...
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Abstract The need to address wildlife conservation outside of protected areas has become more urgent than ever before to meet environmental and socio‐economic goals. However, there is limited knowledge about how woody plants respond to herbivory within landscapes shared by wildlife and domestic herbivores in African savanna, thus management decisio...
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The coastal forests of Kenya are global biodiversity hotspots known for rich plant diversity and endemism. They exist as fragmented forest islands, and their current conservation status and quantitative trends in plant diversity are understudied. We investigated these knowledge gaps by providing a comprehensive literature review and comparing to fi...
Technical Report
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Planting of alien tree species has been and continues to be promoted, with the aim of addressing social and environmental problems in Eastern Africa. These species are promoted for agroforestry purposes, to re-green degraded landscapes or to alleviate fuelwood shortages. Some of the promoted trees have spread widely and now cause serious environmen...
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1. Many arid and semi-arid rangelands exhibit distinct spatial patterning of vegetated and bare soil-dominated patches. The latter potentially represent a grazing-induced , degraded ecosystem state, but could also arise via mechanisms related to feedbacks between vegetation cover and soil moisture availability that are unrelated to grazing. The deg...
Poster
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This research entailed evaluatin the impacts of Argemone mexicana invasive threats and providing the management strategies in Amboseli Ecosystem, Kajiado County, Kenya, to create an action plan for a healthy rangeland ecosystem.
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In Kenya, pastoralists have utilized natural grasslands using practices that often result in overgrazing, low productivity and low income. Such practices have caused environmental problems, which could be exacerbated by climate change. Although knowledge on practices that increase pastoralists’ capacity to adapt to climate and environmental challen...
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n Kenya, pastoralists have utilized natural grasslands using practices that often resultin overgrazing, low productivity and low income. Such practices have caused environmentalproblems, which could be exacerbated by climate change. Although knowledge on practicesthat increase pastoralists’ capacity to adapt to climate and environmental challenges...
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The Acacia drepanolobium (also known as Vachellia drepanolobium) ant-plant symbiosis is considered a classic case of species coexistence, in which four species of tree-defending ants compete for nesting space in a single host tree species. Coexistence in this system has been explained by trade-offs in the ability of the ant associates to compete wi...
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Group ranches (GRs) were established in Kenya in the 1960s and 1970s; their objectives included the increase of pastoral land productivity and the control of land degradation. Since their establishment, GRs have evolved and new trends have emerged in resource management with significant impact on socio-ecological systems (SESs). Little is known abo...
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Global change is impacting forests worldwide, threatening biodiversity and ecosystem services including climate regulation. Understanding how forests respond is critical to forest conservation and climate protection. This review describes an international network of 59 long-term forest dynamics research sites (CTFS-ForestGEO) useful for characteriz...
Book
This document presents the results of documentation of traditional foodways conducted in the Isukha community of Kenya within the project ‘Safeguarding traditional foodways of two communities in Kenya. The documentation was undertaken between 2010-2012 largely by pupils of two primary schools– Muraka and Shihuli assisted by their teachers, a local...
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This document presents the results of documentation of traditional foodways conducted in the East Pokot community of Kenya within the project ‘Safeguarding traditional foodways of two communities in Kenya. The documentation was undertaken between 2010-2012 largely by pupils of two primary schools - Chemolingot and Churo assisted by their teachers,...
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This manual is one of four outputs of the documentation work on traditional foodways carried out in Isukha and East Pokot areas of Kenya between 2010 and 2012. The other books are; A Photobook of Traditional Foodways of the Isukha and East Pokot Communities of Kenya, Traditional Foodways of the East Pokot Community of Kenya and Traditional Foodways...
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The Kenyan coastal forests make up one of the World 25 Biodiversity Hotspots. They consist of over 140 fragments (the majority with areas less than 0.5 km2) of the once extensive Zanzibar–Inhambane lowland moist forest. The over 60 known Mijikenda sacred Kaya forests and groves scattered along the coastal hinterland form the greater part of this ec...
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Prosopis juliflora or prosopis is a small, fast growing, drought-resistant, evergreen, tree of tropical American origin. Its pods can be used as livestock food and are fed upon by native herbivores. It has good timber and shade and quickly turns bare arid environments green. These qualities rendered it an attractive candidate for aridland environme...
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In this paper we give an account of the threats facing the kaya forests, sacred forests of the Rabai people, a sub-group of the Mijikenda ethnic group of coastal Kenya. In this area economic, social, cultural and political forces over the last 150 years have had profound effects on the institutional context of natural resource management. The decre...
Conference Paper
Introduction. The Giriama, a sub-tribe of the Midzichenda, are at least 1500 year inhabitants of the forest area “Kaya Fungo” in eastern Kenya. This region includes 35,000 people, mainly Giriama, in an agricultural, pastoral, and gathering economy. Plant medicines are still being used in Kaya Fungo but the knowledge and use of the traditional medic...

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Aim: To contribute to strengthening livelihood security and environmental integrity in areas affected by Prosopis by supporting the implementation of sustainable Prosopis management in line with the Kenya National Prosopis Strategy
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Socially Inclusive Adaptation Knowledge Integration for Resilience Livelihood in Northern Kenya (SOAK) project Aim: To supporting pastoralists and agro- pastoralists to use transformative and socially inclusive adaptation knowledge to build the resilience of their livelihoods and landscapes in northern Kenya particularly in Isiolo County.