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Details of Dr. Terer Taita   


Gender male
Job title Head
Department Centre for Biodiversity
National Museums of Kenya (
Museum Hill Road ,P.O. BOX 40658 Nairobi,00100,Kenya
National Museums of Kenya Museum Hill Road ,P.O. BOX 40658 Nairobi,00100,Kenya
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Tel +254 3742161/4
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Degree PhD
Job type Research , Natural Resource Management , Institutional Management
Research Area(s) Pollution , Research Support Services , Limnology , Pollution , Research Support Services , Limnology
Research Region 46, 71
Working languages English
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Terer TAITA)

Terer T., Muasya A.M. & Triest L., 2015. Strong isolation by distance revealed among Cyperus papyrus populations in the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Victoria, and isolated wetlands of Kenya.116:121:57-66.
Triest L., Sierens T. & Terer T., 2014. Diversity and fine-scale spatial genetic structure of Cyperus papyrus populations in Lake Naivasha (Kenya) using microsatellite markers. Hydrobiologia, DOI 10.1007/s10750-013-1584-8.
Terer T., Muasya A.M., Higgins S., Gaudet J.J. & Triest L.,2014.Importance of seedling recruitment for regeneration and maintaining genetic diversity of Cyperus papyrus during a drawdown in Lake Naivasha, Kenya.Aquatic Botany 116:93-102.
Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium, Arranz S.E., Terer, T. et al. 2013. Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 December 2012?31 January 2013. Molecular Ecology Resources 13, 546-549.
Terer T., Triest L. & Muasya A.M., 2012. Effects of harvesting Cyperus papyrus in undisturbed wetland, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.Hydrobiologia 680: 135?148.
Terer T., Muasya A.M., Farid Dahdouh-Guebas, George G. Ndiritu & Triest L., 2012. Integrating local ecological knowledge and management practices of an isolated semi-arid papyrus swamp (Loboi, Kenya) into a wider conservation framework.Journal of Environmental Management 93: 71?84.
Terer T., 2011. Conservation genetics, utilization and effects of Cyperus papyrus harvesting: Making ecosystem management work in Kenyan wetlands. PhD thesis Vrije Universiteit Brussel.VUBPRESS Brussels University Press,ISBN 9789054878858.
Terer T., Gichuki N. & Ndiritu G.G.,2006. Role of wetlands in maintaining stability of tropical lakes:A case study of River Nyando delta in Lake Victoria, Kenya. In: Odada O.E. et al. (eds.), 11th World Lakes Conference, Nairobi, Kenya: 560-567.
Gichuki N., Oyieke H. &. Terer, T., 2006. Root causes of biodiversity loss in the Eastern Rift Valley Lakes, Kenya. In:Odada O.E. et al. (eds.),11th World Lakes Conference Nairobi,Kenya: 511-517.
Terer T., Ndiritu G.G. & Gichuki N.N., 2004. Socio-economic values and traditional strategies of managing wetland resources in Lower Tana River, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 527: 3-14
Gichuki N. & Terer T., 2001. Significance of indigenous knowledge and values of birds in promoting biodiversity conservation in Kenya. Journal of African Ornithology (Ostrich) 15: 153-157
Terer T. & Gichuki N., 2001. Cultural values of birds and biodiversity conservation by the Kipsigis community in Kenya. Journal of African Ornithology (Ostrich) 15: 158-160

Created: 2014-03-01 Last Updated: 2015-06-13 by Terer TAITA