Linet Kiteresi
Ms Kiteresi has been working on marine ecosystems for over 9 years with long standing research experience covering diverse areas of marine pollution and seafood safety. She has special interest in application of nuclear techniques in environmental pollution monitoring and harmful algae and climate change for seafood safety due to stressors from both human and natural phenomenon. She has participated in various regional projects funded by IAEA on marine pollution and HABs and WIOMSA funded project on Marine litter Currently, she is a trainer on Marine litter collection techniques for various surveys at a national level. She has published several papers, in line with aquatic ecosystem issues
KMFRI Mombasa Research Centre
Oceanography and Hydrography
Marine pollution, Harmful Algae and Seafood safety
Marine pollution studies, radioisotopes, biogeochemistry, Harmful Algal Blooms and marine biotoxins, marine litter. or
  • Master of Philosophy Degree in Environmental Studies (Environmental Health) at Moi University, Eldoret.
  • Bachelor of Science (Fisheries) at Moi University, Eldoret with a Second Class Honors.
  • Okuku, E.O, Kiteresi, L.I., Owato, G.O., Otieno, K., Omire, J., Kombo, M.M., Mwalugha, C., Mbuche, M., Gwada, B., Wanjeri, V., Nelson, A., Chepkemboi, P., Achieng, Q. and Ndwiga, J. (2021). Temporal trends of marine litter in a tropical recreational beach: A case study of Mkomani beach, Kenya. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 167: 112273.
  • Okuku, E.O, Kiteresi, L.I., Owato, G.O., Otieno, K., Mwalugha, C., Mbuche, M., Gwada, B., Nelson, A., Chepkemboi, P., Achieng, O., Wanjeri V., Ndigwa, J., Mulupi, L. and Omire, J. (2021). The impacts of COVID-19 pandemic on marine litter pollution along the Kenyan Coast: Asynthesis after 100 days following the first reported case in Kenya. Marine Pollution Bulletin 162: 111840.
  • Okuku, E.O, Kiteresi, L.I., Owato, G.O., Mwalugha, C., Omire, J., Mbuche, M., Chepkemboi, P., Ndwigwa, J., Nelson, A., Otieno, K., Mulupi, L. and Gwada, B. (2020). Baseline meso-litter pollution in selected coastal beaches of Kenya: Where do we concentrate our intervention efforts? Marine Pollution Bulletin, 158: 111420.
  • Okuku, E.O, Kiteresi, L.I., Owato, G.O., Mwalugha, C., Omire, J., Otieno, K., Mbuche, M., Nelson, A., Gwad, B., and Mulupi, L. (2020). Marine macro-litter composition and distribution along the Kenyan Coast: The first-ever documented study. Marine Pollution Bulletin 159: 111497.
  • Okuku, E.O., Kiteresi, L.I., Owato, G.O., Wanjeri, V.O., Mwalugha, C.S., KOmbo, M.M., Mwangi,S. and Oduor, N. (2019). Decadal Pollution Assessment and Monitoring along the Kenya Coast In Houma B.F., (Eds) Monitoring of Marine Pollution. Intechopen, United Kingdom
  • Okuku O., Bouillon, S., Ochiewo, J. O., Munyi, F., Kiteresi, L. I. and Tole, M. (2015). The impacts of hydropower development on rural livelihood sustenance. (International Journal of water Resources Development, 32 (2):267-285. DOI:10.1080/07900627.2015.1056297)
  • Okuku O., Tole, M., Kiteresi, L.I. and Bouillon, S. (2016). The response of phytoplankton and zooplankton to river damming in three cascading reservoirs of Tana River, Kenya (Lakes & Reservoirs: Research and Management. 21:114-132)
  • Kiteresi L. I., Okuku O., Mwangi, S. N., Ohowa, B., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu, S. and Mkono, M. (2012). Influence of land based activities on the phytoplankton communities of Shimoni-Vanga system. (International Journal of Environmental Research, 6(1):151-162).
  • Okuku, E. O., Ohowa, B., Munga D., Mwangi, S. N., Kiteresi L. I., Wanjeri, V. O., Okumu, S., and Kilonzo J. (2011). Sewage pollution in the coastal waters of Mombasa City, Kenya: A norm rather than an exception (International Journal of Environmental Research,5(4),865-874)
  • Kiteresi L. I., Okuku O., Mwangi, S. N. and Mkono, M. (2013). Potential Harmful algal species along the South coast of Kenya. A norm or a threat? (Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 3 (9):1-11)
  • Okuku E. O., Kiteresi, L., Ohowa, B. O., Mwangi, S. N, Munga, D., Kamau, J., Wayayi, V. W., Okumu, P., Gatagwu J. and Kilonzo, J. Nutrients dynamics and cycling in three tropical rivers draining into the Indian Ocean. (Under review, Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science).
  • Ongore, C. O., Okuku, E. O., Kiteresi, L. I., Wanjeri, V. O., Okumu, S. and Kilonzi, J. (2013). Characterisation of the Nutrients Enrichment in the Estuarine and related systems of the Kenya coastline. (Journal of Environmental Science and Water Resource, 2(6): 181–90).
  • Okuku O., Ohowa B., Ongore C. O., Kiteresi L. I., Wanjeri V. O., Okumu S. and Ochola O. (2013). Screening of potential ecological risk of metal contamination in some Kenyan estuaries (Research Journal of Physical and Applied Sciences, 2(4): 052 - 063).
  • Kiteresi, L. I. (2009). Water Quality Assessment for Precursors of Disinfection By-Products and Fish Culture. Masters Thesis. Moi University, Kenya.

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