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Shem Kuyah

Lecturer
Department of Botany
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya

Biography

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION Ph.D. Plant Science, JKUAT, Nairobi. 2010 - 12 MSc. Botany, JKUAT, Nairobi. 2005 - 08 BSc. Botany, JKUAT, Nairobi. 2001 - 05. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2010 - 2013 Greenhouse gas emission assessment in tropical agricultural ecosystems. Development, calibration and validation of allometric equations for biomass estimation. Fractal branching analysis - building allometric equations without destructive sampling. Estimation of canopy attributes using hemispherical photography. Optimization of natural resources inventory, monitoring and assessment. Forest and agroforestry biomass modeling and estimation approaches. Statistical research methods: biostatistics, experimental design, sampling techniques. 2006 - 2009 Tree water use - measurement and monitoring tree and soil volumetric water content. Assessment of plant productivity - instrumentation of photosynthetic measurements.

Research Interest

Agriculture and Technology

Publications

  • Kuyah S, Muthuri C, Jamnadass R, Mwangi P, Neufeldt H and Dietz J. 2012. Crown area allometries for estimation of aboveground tree biomass in agricultural landscapes of Western Kenya. Agroforestry Systems 86(2): 267-277.

  • Kuyah S, Dietz J, Muthuri C, Jamnadass R, Mwangi P, Coe R and Neufeldt H. 2012. Allometric equations for estimating biomass in agricultural landscapes: II. Belowground biomass. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 158: 225-234.

  • Kuyah S, Dietz J, Muthuri C, Jamnadass R, Mwangi P, Coe R and Neufeldt H. 2012. Allometric equations for estimating biomass in agricultural landscapes: I. Aboveground biomass. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 158: 216-224.

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