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Dr. Benson Kamau Mburu

Title/Qualifications:  Dr.
Name: Benson Kamau Mburu
Position: Lecturer
Department: Environmental Education
Area of Specialization: Climate Change

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Research focus

  • Climate change impacts and adaptations

Publications

  • Mutuku H. M., Kung’u J. B. and Mburu B. K. (2018). Tree cover trend analysis for the semi-arid lands of south eastern Kenya: the case of Matungulu Sub-county, Machakos County. International Journal of Agriculture, Environment and Bioresearch Vol. 3, No. 06; 2018 pp 193-199. [Impact factor 2018 0.23]

  • Mutuku H. M., Kung’u J. B. and Mburu B. K. (2018). Farmers’ perceptions of climate change and its effects on tree cover in the drylands of South Eastern Kenya: the case of Matungulu Sub-county, Machakos County. Journal of Natural Sciences Research Vol. 8, No. 22; 2018 pp74-88. [Impact factor 5.58]

  • Wamalwa I.W., Mburu B.K. and Mang’uriu D. G. (2016). Agro climate and weather information dissemination and its influence on adoption of climate smart practices among small scale farmers of Kisii County, Kenya. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare Vol.6, No.10, 2016 pp 14-23. [Impact factor 5.09]

  • Wamalwa I.W., Mburu B.K. and Mang’uriu D. G. (2016). Perception of climate change effects and its influence on uptake of climate smart practices among small scale farmers of Kisii County, Kenya. International Journal of Information Research and Review Vol. 03, Issue, 05, pp. 2409-2417. [Impact factor 5.325]

  • Mburu et al. (2015). Climate Change Adaptation Strategies by Small-scale Farmers in Yatta District, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 9(9), 712-722.
  • Mburu et al., (2014). Effects of Climate Variability and Change on Household Food Sufficiency among Small-Scale Farmers of Yatta District, Kenya. Journal of Environment (2014), Vol. 03, Issue 02, pp. 19-27
  • Mburu, K., Honrubia, M., Ivory, M. H. and Mwangi, L. M. (1996). Ectomycorrhizae synthesis on indigenous and exotic forest trees in Kenya. In: Mycorrhizas in integrated systems from genes to plant development. Proc. 4th. European Symposium on Mycorrhizas. 11-14th July 1994, Granada, Spain. Edited by C. Azcon-Aguilar and J. M. Barea. ECSC-EC-EAEC, Brussels. Luxembourg. pp 557-560.
  • Ivory, M. H., Honrubia, M., Mburu, B. K. & Mwangi L. M. (1996). Putative ectomycorrhizal fungi from native and exotic forests in Kenya. In: Mycorrhizas in integrated systems from genes to plant development. Proc. 4th. European Symposium on Mycorrhizas. 11-14 July 1994, Granada, Spain. Edited by C. Azcon-Aguilar and J. M. Barea. ECSC-EC-EAEC, Brussels. Luxembourg. pp 125-127.
  • Mburu, K., Honrubia, M., Ivory, M., Anta, B., Mwangi, L. & Rubio, V. (1996). A new Pisolithus taxon from Kenya. Abstract, First International Conference on Mycorrhizae, 4-9th August 1996, Berkeley, USA. p 84.
  • Ivory, M., Mburu, K., Honrubia, M., & Mwangi, L. (1996). Ectomycorrhizal associations between Scleroderma spp. and forest trees in Kenya. Abstract, First International Conference on Mycorrhizae, 4-9th August 1996, Berkeley, USA. p 64.
  • Ivory, H. M., Honrubia, M., Mwangi L. M., & Mburu, K. (1996). Ectomycorrhizal fungus biodiversity in coastal forests of Kenya. Abstract, IUFRO-World Bank-USDA Forest service symposium/ workshop on ¨ Accelerating native forest regeneration on degraded tropical lands ¨. 11-14th June 1996, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Ivory, M. H., Honrubia, M., Mwangi L. M., Martin F., Mburu, B. K., Di Battista, C. & Delaruelle, C. (1995). Ectomycorrhiza of indigenous and exotic trees in lowland Kenyan forests. Proc. Third Regional Mycology Conference, 7-10th March 1995, Harare, Zimbabwe

Reviewed conference papers

  • Climate Change Adaptation Strategies by Small-Scale Farmers in Yatta District, Kenya. Proceedings of an International Symposium. 25 to 28th August 2014, Yaoundé, Cameroon pp. 255-263. Edited by J. F. Obiri, W. Kasolo, F. Fonteh, A. Yaye, A. Ochola, J. Mwazemba and S. Chakeredza
  • Mburu, K., Honrubia, M., Ivory, M. H. and Mwangi, L. M. (1996). Ectomycorrhizae synthesis on indigenous and exotic forest trees in Kenya. In: Mycorrhizas in integrated systems from genes to plant development. Proc. 4th. European Symposium on Mycorrhizas. 11-14th July 1994, Granada, Spain. Edited by C. Azcon-Aguilar and J. M. Barea. ECSC-EC-EAEC, Brussels. Luxembourg. pp 557-560.

Abstracts in conference proceedings

  • Ivory, M. H., Honrubia, M., Mburu, B. K. & Mwangi L. M. (1996). Putative ectomycorrhizal fungi from native and exotic forests in Kenya. In: Mycorrhizas in integrated systems from genes to plant development. Proc. 4th. European Symposium on Mycorrhizas. 11-14 July 1994, Granada, Spain. Edited by C. Azcon-Aguilar and J. M. Barea. ECSC-EC-EAEC, Brussels. Luxembourg. pp 125-127.
  • Ivory, M. H., Honrubia, M., Mwangi L. M., Martin F., Mburu, B. K., Di Battista, C. & Delaruelle, C. (1995). Ectomycorrhiza of indigenous and exotic trees in lowland Kenyan forests. Proc. Third Regional Mycology Conference, 7-10th March 1995, Harare, Zimbabwe.

 

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