dr-gladys

Name: Dr. Gladys Muthochi Gathuru
Department/Unit/Section:
Environmental Sciences and Education
Position:
 Lecturer
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Address: P.O Box 43844 - 00100. Nairobi, KENYA
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Area of Specialization:

Environmental Rehabilitation, Natural Resources, Mineral Exploitation and Mining, Hydrogeology, Geostatistics, Remote Sensing and GIS, Earth Sciences.

Research Interests

Climate change, Research Methods, Solid waste management, Environmental Statistics, Geoconservation, Geoehtics and Geomedicine.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 Refereed journal papers

  • Paul Omonge, Mathew Herrnegger , Gladys Gathuru , Josef Fürst and Luke Olang. Impact of development and management options on water resources of the upper Mara River Basin of Kenya. Water and Environment Journal / Volume 34, Issue 4 / p. 664 – 655. First published: 02 March 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/wej.12554
  • Morris W. Mathenge, Dr. Gladys M. Gathuru and Dr. Esther L. Kitur. Spatial-Temporal Variation of Groundwater Recharge from Precipitation in the Stony Athi Sub-Catchment, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Sciences ISSN 2519-5549 (online) Vol.3, Issue 1, No.2. pp 21 - 41, 2020 www.iprjb
  • Liliane Mukundente, Ezekiel Ndunda & Gladys Gathuru. Socio-economic and institutional factors affecting smallholders farmers to adopt agroforestry practices in southern province of Rwanda. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology. June 2020 ISSN: 2455–815X.DOI :https://dx.doi.org/10.17352/ijasft
  • Mathenge, M.W., Gathuru G. M. and Kitur, E.L. Spatial-Temporal Land Use and Land Cover Changes in the Stony Athi Sub-Catchment, Kenya. IOSR Journal of Applied Geology and Geophysics. e-ISSN: 2321-0990, p-ISSN: 2321-0982. VOLUME 7, Issue 5 Ser. II (Sep. – Oct. 2019), PP 43-49. www.iosrjournals.org
  • Liliane Mukundente, Ezekiel Ndunda & Gladys Gathuru. Agroforestry Technologies Adopted By Smallholder Farmers in Southern Province of Rwanda. East African Journal of Forestry & Agroforestry, 4(1), 2019eajfa.eanso.org. Volume 4, Issue 1, 2019 ISSN: 1346-5637
  • Odhiambo Nicodemus Osoro, Paul Obade and Gladys Gathuru. Anthropogenic Impacts on Land Use and Land Cover Change in Ombeyi wetland, Kisumu County, Kenya. International Journal of Regional Development ISSN 2373-9851 2019, Vol. 6, No. 157
  • Musa Cheruiyot, Gladys Gathuru, James Koske and Reuben Soy. Land Cover Changes in the Malewa River Basin, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A 8 (2019) 90-106 doi:10.17265/2162-5298/2019.03.002
  • Gladys Muthochi Gathuru, Peter Mwakio Tole, Stephen Obiero Anyango. The Performance of Acacia Xanthophloea, Schinus Molle, Casuarina Equisetifolia and Grevillea Robusta in the Rehabilitation of a Limestone Quarry at East African Portland Cement Factory, Athi River, Kenya.   Geo-Eco-Marina - No.23 / 2017 ISSN:2248–2776 ISSN-L: 1224–6808
  • G. Gathuru, The Effect of Tree Species on the Chemical Properties of soil in the Rehabilitation of a Limestone Quarry at Athi River, Kenya.  Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering A 6 (2017) 178-187 doi:10.17265/2162-5298/2017.04.002.
  • Mwanzia Tabitha Nzula, Gathuru Gladys and Kitur Esther. Physico-Chemical Effects of Sand Harvesting on Water Quality in River Thwake Machakos County, Kenya. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.9.2018.p8197
  • Musa Cheruiyot, Gladys Gathuru and James Koske. Quantity and Trends in Streamflows of the Malewa River Basin, Kenya. Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering B 7 (2018) 18-27 doi:10.17265/2162-5263/2018.01.003
  • Otieno AA, Kitur EL and Gathuru G, Physico-Chemical Properties of River Kisat, Lake Victoria Catchment, Kisumu Count, Kenya. Environ Pollut Climate Change 2017, 1:4 DOI: 10.4172/2573-45X.1000137
  • Manohar S, Mang’oka J. M, Ndunda E and Gathuru G. Assessment of Yatta Canal Water Quality for Irrigation, Machakos County, Kenya. J Environ Anal Toxicol 2017, 7:1DOI: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000423
  • A.O Mazira, C.M. Nguta and G. Gathuru. Determination of Zn, Pb, Cu, Fe Concentrations in underground water, Lake Water and Soils in Macalder-mines, Migori District. Kenya Sc., Technology and Innovation Journal ISSN: 2079 - 5440, p-ISSN: 19 - 37. Vol. 4 and 5 ( 2016)
  • C.M Nguta, N. Kitaka, K.B. Onyiego and G. Gathuru, Levels of Selected Heavy Metals in Soils, Water, Animal Tissues and Plants around Fluospar Factory, Kerio Valley Kenya. Kenya Science, Technology and Innovation Journal ISSN: 2079 - 5440, p-ISSN: 40 - 46. Vol. 2 ( 2011)

Other Publications

Reviewed Conference Paper

  • Paul Omonge, Edgar Ngeno, Mathew Herrnegger, Joseph Fürst, Gladys Gathuru, Luke Olang (2014). Assessment of Water Sources in the Nyangores sub catchment of the Mara River Basin. Presented at the 6th International Conference on Appropriate Technology Appropriate Technology for the 21st Century: Technological Innovation to Empower Africa held on 25th – 29th November, 2014 at Kenya Kenyatta University Conference Center, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Kipchumba C.M., Gathuru G. and Koske J. and Soy R. Land cover changes in the Malewa River Basin, Kenya. Presented at the 5th KEFRI Scientific Conference held on 17th – 19th April, 2018 at KEFRI Headquarters, Muguga, Kenya.
  • Kipchumba C.M., Gathuru G. and Koske J. Predicting Landscape Changes of the Malewa River Basin, Kenya Under Different Development Scenarios. Presented at the 5th KEFRI Scientific Conference held on 17th – 19th April, 2018 at KEFRI Headquarters, Muguga, Kenya.
  • Musa Cheruiyot, Gladys Gathuru and James Koske.: Land Cover Changes and its Effects on Streamflows in the Malewa River Basin, Kenya.  Presented at the 5th KEFRI Scientific Conference held on 17th – 19th April, 2018 at KEFRI Headquarters, Muguga, Kenya.

Non - Reviewed Conference Paper

  • G. Gathuru: Presented a Paper on: The Effect of Tree Species on The Soil’s Organic Matter and Moisture Content in a Limestone Mining Quarry, Kenya - at the 1st International Congress on Geosciences “Earth Sciences for Society” 9th CAAW   – 2nd AIC   – 3rd ICGAME.  Held in El Jadida, Morocco on 20th to 24th of March, 2018.
  • G. Gathuru, P. M. Tole, S. O. Anyango: Presented a paper on: The Performance of Acacia Xanthophloea, Schinus Molle, Casuarina Equisetifolia and Grevillea Robusta in the Rehabilitation of a Limestone Quarry at East African Portland Cement Factory, Athi River, Kenya – At the 8th Conference of the Association of African Women in Geosciences (AAWG). Held in Sibiu, Romania, 1st – 7th of October, 2016.
  • POSTERS: Macharia, N. A Magoma, C. N., Gathuru, G. Njoroge, H., Otieno, A., Wanjiku, S., Amani, G: Land Cover and Land USE DYNAMICS around Ondiri Swamp: An Ideal Model of Surface Water – Groundwater Interaction: Presented at the Global Sustainable Blue Economic Conference – Blue Economic and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Held at Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) on 26th and 27th November, 2018.

Scholarly Presentations at Conferences

  • G. Gathuru: Presented a Paper on: The Effect of Tree Species on The Soil’s Organic Matter and Moisture Content in a Limestone Mining Quarry, Kenya - at the 1st International Congress on Geosciences “Earth Sciences for Society” 9th CAAW   – 2nd AIC   – 3rd ICGAME.  Held in El Jadida, Morocco on 20th to 24th of March, 2018.
  • G. Gathuru, P. M. Tole, S. O. Anyango: Presented a paper on: The Performance of Acacia Xanthophloea, Schinus Molle, Casuarina Equisetifolia and Grevillea Robusta in the Rehabilitation of a Limestone Quarry at East African Portland Cement Factory, Athi River, Kenya – At the 8th Conference of the Association of African Women in Geosciences (AAWG). Held in Sibiu, Romania, 1st – 7th of October, 2016.