Ecolive
The Ecology of Livelihoods

Publications

Journal articles

Rongoei, PJ, Kipkemboi J, Kariuki S, van Dam AA (2014) Effects of water depth and livelihood activities on plant species composition and diversity in Nyando floodplain wetland, Kenya. Wetland Ecology and Management 22, 177-189. DOI: 10.1007/s11273-013-9313-7

Hes EMA, Niu R, van Dam AA (2014) A simulation model for nitrogen cycling in natural rooted papyrus wetlands in East Africa. Wetlands Ecology and Management 22, 157-176. DOI 10.1007/s11273-014-9336-8

van Dam AA, Kipkemboi J, Mazvimavi D, Irvine K (2014) A synthesis of past, current and future research for protection and management of papyrus (Cyperus papyrus L.) wetlands in Africa.  Wetland Ecology and Management 22, 99–114. DOI 10.1007/s11273-013-9335-1

Kipkemboi J, van Dam AA (2014) Papyrus marshes . Draft for Encyclopedia of Wetlands, Volume 4, ed. by M Finlayson and N Davidson. Springer Verlag.

Nasongo S et al. (2014) Institutional pluralism, access and use of wetland resources in the Nyando papyrus wetland, Kenya. Draft for submission.

Rongoei PJ, van Dam AA, Outa NO, Kipkemboi J (2014) Growth and mortality of Cyperus papyrus in relation to water depth and exploitation pressure in Nyando floodplain wetland, Kenya. Draft for submission.

van Dam AA, Kipkemboi J, Rahman MM, Gettel GM(2013) Linking hydrology, ecosystem function, and livelihood outcomes in African papyrus wetlands using a Bayesian Network model Wetlands 33, 381-397. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-013-0395-z.

Rongoei, PJ, Kipkemboi J, Okeyo-Owuor JB, van Dam AA (2013) Ecosystem services and drivers of change in Nyando floodplain wetland, Kenya. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 7, 274-291.

Khisa, PS, Uhlenbrook S, van Dam AA, Wenninger J, van Griensven A, Abira M (2013)Ecohydrological characterization of the Nyando wetland, Lake Victoria, Kenya: A State of System (SoS) analysis. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 7, 417-434.

van Dam AA, Kipkemboi J, Zaal AM, Okeyo-Owuor JB (2011) The ecology of livelihoods in East African papyrus wetlands (ECOLIVE). Reviews in Environmental Science and Biotechnology 10, 291-300. DOI: 10.1007/s11157-011-9255-6.

Special issue

Irvine K, Mazvimavi D, van Dam AA (eds) (2014) Special issue "The Ecology of Livelihoods in Papyrus Wetlands", Wetland Ecology and Management 22(2), April 2014 (Springer).

Newsletter

Nasongo, S (ed.) (2011) ECOLIVE Newsletter for Nyando wetland community.

Conference presentations

van Dam AA, Kipkemboi J, Rahman MM, Okeyo-Owuor JB, Zaal AFM (2011) Linking wetland ecosystem functions to livelihoods and ecosystem health in African papyrus wetlands:  from DPSIR framework to Bayesian Network. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of Society of Wetland Scientists, WETPOL and Wetland Biogeochemistry Symposium, Prague, 3-7 July 2011. Book of abstracts, available at: http://www.sws2011.com.

Hes EMA, Niu R, van Dam AA (2011)A simulation model for nitrogen and carbon cycling in natural rooted papyrus wetlands in East Africa. Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of Society of Wetland Scientists, WETPOL and Wetland Biogeochemistry Symposium, Prague, 3-7 July 2011. Book of abstracts, available at: http://www.sws2011.com.

Rongoei PJ, Kipkemboi J, van Dam AA (2011) Impact of harvesting and burning on papyrus vegetation in a changing environment. Paper presented at the Joint meeting between Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and the Society for Conservation Biology (Africa Section). Arusha, Tanzania, between 12-16 June, 2011.

Khisa PS, Uhlenbrook S, Wenninger J, vanGriensven A, Abira M (2011) Investigating the impact of groundwater-surface water interaction in the Nyando wetland, Kenya. WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium, in association with the Int Comm on Water Resources Systems of the IAHS. "IWRM: Harnessing the Rivers of Knowledge for Socio-Economic Development, Climate Adaptation & Env Sustainability", 26-28 Oct 2011, Maputo, Mozambique.

van Dam AA, Gettel GM, Kipkemboi J, Rahman MM (2011) Linking hydrology, ecosystem function, and livelihood sustainability in African papyrus wetlands using a Bayesian Network Model . Oral presentation, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, December 2011.

Khisa PS, Uhlenbrook S, Wenninger, J, van Griensven A,  Abira M. (2012) Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in a Papyrus Wetland.  In: Wetlands in a complex world, Conference Abstracts , 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL.

Rongoei PJ, Kipkemboi J, van Dam AA  (2012) Response of Papyrus Wetland Ecosystem to Seasonal Changes in Hydrology and Livelihood Pressures. In: Wetlands in a complex world, Conference Abstracts , 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL.

Hes EMA, van Dam AA, Niu R, Irvine K. (2012) Effect of Vegetation Harvesting on Nitrogen and Phosphorous Cycling in Rooted Papyrus Wetlands. In: Wetlands in a complex world, Conference Abstracts , 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL.

Gettel GM, Tshering K, Nakitende H (2012) Controls of Denitrification in Papyrus Wetlands of the Nyando and Mara Rivers, East Africa.  In: Wetlands in a complex world, Conference Abstracts , 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL

Nasongo S, Zaal F, Dietz AJ, Okeyo-Owuor JB (2012) Institutions and Governance: Commercialization of Wetland Resources and its Effect on Traditional Institutions in the Nyando Papyrus Wetlands, Kenya. In: Wetlands in a complex world, Conference Abstracts , 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL

Kipkemboi J, van Dam AA  (2012) Integration of Ecological, Hydrological and Socio-Economic Data into a Bayesian Network Model for the Sustainable Utilization of Papyrus Wetlands. In: Wetlands in a complex world, Conference Abstracts , 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. www.conference.ifas.ufl.edu/INTECOL