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Tobias Ochieng Nyumba

Tobias Ochieng Nyumba

PhD Student


Departments and Institutes

Geography:

Research Interests

Research interests centre on the negative impacts of conservation initiatives on human wellbeing. Particularly, I am interested on conservation conflicts both between humans and between humans and elephants in the developing countries. I am also keen on developing simple and sustainable conflict mitigation tools, capacity building and enhancing coping mechanisms for conflict mitigation.  

Other Professional Activities

  • I am currently working with ESPA Programme to coordinate the ESPA Africa Learning project to build the capacity of African university lecturers in teaching ecosystems services and poverty alleviation courses.
  • An accomplished volleyball player with a half blue awarded by the Cambridge University Volleyball Club. 

Key Publications

  • Nyumba, T.O. (2017) Coping with Human-Elephant Conflict in Laikipia District, Kenya. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
  • Nyumba, T.O., Wilson, K., Derrick, C.J. and Mukherjee, N. (2017) The use of focus group discussion methodology: insights from two decades of application in conservation and ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
  • Graham, M.D., Notter, B., Adams, W.M., Lee, P.C. and Nyumba, T.O. (2010) Patterns of crop-raiding by elephants, Loxodonta africana , in Laikipia, Kenya, and the management of human–elephant conflict. Systematics and Biodiversity, 8, 435–445.
  • Graham, M.D. and Nyumba, T.O. (2008) Uptake and performance of farm-based measures for reducing crop raiding by elephants Loxodonta africana among smallholder farms in Laikipia District, Kenya. Oryx, 42, 76–82.
  • Graham, M.D. and Nyumba, T.O. (2010) The use of electrified fences to mitigate human-elephant conflict: experiences from the Laikipia Plateau in northern Kenya. Fencing Impacts: A Review of the Environmental, Social and Economic Impacts of Game and Veterinary Fencing in Africa with Particular Reference to the Great Limpopo and Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Areas (eds K. Ferguson & J. Hanks), p. 185–192. Mammmal Research Institute, University of Pretoria
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