Dr Franklin Mairura | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

Part-Time lecturer at  University of Embu, Kenya

Franklin Somoni Mairura is a dedicated professional with a strong background in Environmental Sciences, Agroforestry, Forestry, Natural Resource Management, and Agricultural Sciences. He is committed to upholding best practices in teaching, research, innovation, capacity building, leadership, mentoring, collaboration, training, and development.

 

Publication Profile:🌟👨‍🎓

Educational Qualifications:

PhD in Management of Agroecosystems and Environment (University of Embu, 2017-2022). Masters degree in Environmental Studies (Agroforestry and Rural Development, Kenyatta University, 2001-2006). Bachelors of Environmental Studies (Science, Kenyatta University, 1995-1999). Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) – Grade B Plain (Molo Academy, 1990–1993)

Professional Experience:

Consultant at APNI (African Plant Nutrition Institute) for data analysis and paper writing (January 2022-April 2022). Consultant at Alliance-CIAT for data analysis and paper writing (October 2021-December 2021). Individual Consultant at African Development Bank for Agriculture Fast Track Fund (Nov 2018-Jan 2019). Part-time lecturer and PhD student at the University of Embu (Jan 2018-April 2018). Research Consultant at AGRA-SoCo, KEFRI-Maseno, and CIAT (June 2006-Dec 2014). Consultant at ICRAF (International Centre for Research in Agroforestry, Jan 2003-Jun 2006). Intern/MSc Student at TSBF-CIAT (Jan 2003-Jun 2006). Temporary Field Assistant at Steadman’s Research International (Now Synovate International, 2000). Undergraduate Internship at Kenya Wildlife Service-Nairobi (May 1999-Dec 1999).

Research and Teaching Experience:

Reviewer for Elsevier Journals (Geoderma, Environmental Development). Research outputs include theses, scientific papers, conference papers, and project reports. Part-time lecturer at various universities on topics related to environmental management, research methods, and natural resource economics.

Professional Memberships:

Member of AfNET (African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility). Member of SSSEA (Soil Science Society of East Africa). Active participation in online academic/scientific communities and discussion groups including Research Gate, Academia.edu, LinkedIn discussion groups, and R statistical software groups.

 

Research Focus:

🌱 Franklin Somoni Mairura’s research revolves around sustainable agricultural practices and environmental management. His primary focus is on the characterization and estimation of greenhouse gas emissions in smallholder crop systems, with a particular emphasis on Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya. 🚜 Additionally, he explores the role of indigenous knowledge in soil quality management among smallholders. 🌾 His work contributes significantly to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on small-scale farmers, improving agri-food systems, and assessing the agronomic and economic performance of intercropping systems. 🌍 Mairura’s research addresses critical issues in climate variability, soil fertility management, and sustainable intensification in agricultural landscapes.

Citations:

  • Total Citations:
    • All Time: 1700 citations
    • Since 2019: 1062 citations
  • h-index:
    • All Time: h-index of 19
    • Since 2019: h-index of 16
  • i10-index:
    • All Time: i10-index of 28
    • Since 2019: i10-index of 24

These metrics reflect Franklin Somoni Mairura’s impact in the academic community, indicating the number of times his research has been cited and the significance of his work within specific time frames. The h-index represents the number of papers with at least h citations, and the i10-index represents the number of publications with at least 10 citations.

 

Publications Top Notes:
Franklin Mairura | Climate Change | Best Researcher Award

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