IPGL-participants, former IPGL-participants and IPGL-staff in bold


Ngesa, E. A., Otachi, E. O., & Kitaka, N. K. (2019). Some biological aspects of straightfin barb, Enteromius paludinosus (Peters 1852) during the rainy season in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Scientific African, 4, e00097. doi:10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e00097

Obiero K.O, Waidbacher H., Nyawanda B.O, Munguti J.M & Manyala J.O., Kaunda-A. B (2019). Predicting uptake of aquaculture technologies among smallholder fish farmers in Kenya,  Aquaculture International,

Mulei I. R., P. N. Nyaga, P. G. Mbuthia, R. M. Waruiru, Cheng, Xu, Ø. Evensen, S. Mutoloki  (2019). First detection and isolation of infectious First detection and isolation of infectious haematopoietic necrosis virus from farmed rainbow trout in Nyeri County, Kenya. Journal of Fish Diseases, doi:10.1111/jfd.12979

Mburu, C., Kipkemboi, J., & Kimwaga, R. (2019). Impact of substrate type, depth and retention time on organic matter removal in vertical subsurface flow constructed wetland mesocosms for treating slaughterhouse wastewater. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C. doi:10.1016/j.pce.2019.07.005


Ojwala, R.A., Otachi, E.O., Kitaka, N.K., (2018), Effect of water quality on the parasite assemblages infecting Nile tilapia in selected fish farms in Nakuru County, Kenya. Parasitology Research 117(6), DOI: 10.1007/s00436-018-6042-0

Simiyu, B.M., Oduor, S.O., Rohrlack, T., Sitoki, L., Kurmayer, R. (2018), Microcystin Content in Phytoplankton and in Small Fish from Eutrophic Nyanza Gulf, Lake Victoria, Kenya. Toxins (210), 10, 275. doi:10.3390/toxins10070275

Hahn M.W., Schmidt J., Ssanyu G.A., Kyrpides N.C., Whitman W.B. (2017) Reclassification of a Polynucleobacter cosmopolitanus strain isolated from tropical Lake Victoria as Polynucleobacter victoriensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67: 5087-5093 

Rahman, M.M., Jiang, Y. & Irvine, K. (2018), Assessing wetland services for improved development
decision-making: a case study of mangroves in coastal Bangladesh. Wetlands Ecol Manage (2018).

Ejarque, E., Khan, S., Steniczka, G., Schelker, J., Kainz, M. J. and Battin, T. J. (2018), Climate-induced hydrological variation controls the transformation of dissolved organic matter in a subalpine lake. Limnol. Oceanogr.

MN Kaggwa, N Straubinger-Gansberger & M Schagerl (2018): Cyanotoxins in small artificial dams in Kenya utilised for cage fish farming – a threat to local people?, African Journal of Aquatic Science, DOI: 10.2989/16085914.2018.1470084

Poppe M., Weigelhofer G., Winkler G.(2018) Public Participation and Environmental Education. In: Schmutz S., Sendzimir J. (eds) Riverine Ecosystem Management. Aquatic Ecology Series, Vol 8. Springer, Cham. Online ISBN 978-3-319-73250-3,

Elizabeth Adhiambo Ngesa, Elick Onyango Otachi and Nzula Kivuva Kitaka. A Little Fish with a High Heavy Metals Burden: The Case of Straightfin Barb, Enteromius paludinosus (Peters 1852) from River Malewa, Naivasha, Kenya. J Environ Anal Toxicol 2018, Vol 8(4): 583.


Hahn M.W., Schmidt J., Ssanyu G.A., Kyrpides N.C., Whitman W.B. (2017) Reclassification of a Polynucleobacter cosmopolitanus strain isolated from tropical Lake Victoria as Polynucleobacter victoriensis sp. nov. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 67: 5087-5093 DOI:10.1099/ijsem.0.002421


Ondiek A.R., Kitaka N. & Odour O.S. (2016). Assessment of provisioning and cultural ecosystem services in natural wetlands and rice fields in Kano floodplain, Kenya. Ecosystem Services Volume 21, Part A, October 2016, Pages 166–173.

Zapater-Pereyra, M., Kyomukama, E., Namakula, V., van Bruggen, J. J. A., & Lens, P. N. L. (2016). The effect of aeration and recirculation on a sand-based hybrid constructed wetland treating low-strength domestic wastewater. Environmental technology, 37(15), 1923-1932.

Ejarque, Elisabet; Schelker, Jakob; Khan, Samiullah; Hollaus, Lisa-Maria; Steniczka, Gertraud; Kainz, Martin; Battin, Tom (2016). The dual role of lakes as buffers and amplifiers of dissolved organic matter temporal dynamics: Buffering transport and amplifying transformation. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU 2016, p. 14580, 2016, EGU General Assembly 2016.

Khan, Samiullah; Hollaus, Lisa-Maria; Schelker, Jakob; Ejarque, Elisabet; Battin, Tom; Kainz, Martin (2016). Lakes as organic matter upgraders - seasonal variation in biochemical compositions of in- and outflowing particles in pre-alpine Lake Lunz, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU 2016, p. 14412, 2016, EGU General Assembly 2016.

Hollaus, Lisa-Maria; Khan, Samiullah; Schelker, Jakob; Ejarque, Elisabet; Battin, Tom; Kainz, Martin (2016). Are lake sediments mere archives of degraded organic matter? - evidence of rapid biotic changes tracked in sediments of pre-alpine Lake Lunz, Austria. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18, EGU 2016, p. 14067, 2016, EGU General Assembly 2016.

Obiero, K.; Waidbacher, H.; Drexler, S.-S.; Winkler, G.; Manyala, J.; Muriithi Njiru, J.; Kaunda Arara, B., 2016
Knowledge Management and Investing in Human Capacity Development for Aquacultural Education and Training in Africa
Bulletin of Animal Health and Production in Africa , Special Edition 2016, 167-183; ISSN 0378-


Macharia, P. W., Yillia, P. T., Muia, W. A., Byamukama, D., and Kreuzinger, N. (2015). Microbial quality of domestic water: following the contamination chain in a rural township in Kenya. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5(1), 39-49.

Mbonde A., Sitoki L., Kurmayer R. (2015). Phytoplankton composition and microcystin concentrations in open and closed bays of Lake Victoria, Tanzania. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 18(2):212-220, DOI:10.1080/14634988.2015.101103.


Outa N.O., Kitaka N., Njiru J.M. (2014): Some aspects of the feeding ecology of Nile tilapia,Oreochromis niloticus in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, 2(2): 01-08

Outa N.O., Kitaka N., Njiru J.M. (2014): Length-weight relationship, condition factor, length at first maturity and sex ratio of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus in Lake Naivasha, Kenya. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2014, 2(2): 67-72

Straubinger-Gansberger N, Kaggwa MN, Schagerl M. (2014). Phytoplankton patterns along a series of small man-made reservoirs in Kenya. Environ Monit Assess;186(8): 5153-66 doi: 10.1007/s10661-014-3766-x


Ong’ondo G.O., Yasindi A. W., Oduor S. O., Jost S., Schagerl M., Sonntag P. and Boenigk J. (2013): Ecology and community structure of ciliated protists in two alkaline-saline Rift Valley lakes in Kenya with special emphasis on Frontonia sp. Journal of Plankton Research, 35 (4): 759-771.


Mushi D., Byamukama D., Kirschner A.K.T., Mach R.L, Brunner K. & A. Farnleitner (2012): Sanitary inspection of wells using risk-of-contamination scoring indicates a high predictive ability for bacterial faecal pollution in the peri-urban tropical lowlands of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Journal of Water and Health, 10.2, 2012, 236-243.

Kaggwa M. N., Gruber M., Omondi O. S. & M. Schagerl (2012): A detailed time series assessment of the diet of Lesser Flamingos: further explanation for their itinerant behaviour. Hydrobiologia, DOI 10.1007/s10750-012-1105-1


Kaggwa M., Liti D., & M. Schagerl (2011): Small tropical reservoirs and fish cage culture: a pilot study conducted in Machakos district, Kenya. Aquaculture International, accepted.

Degefu F., Mengistu S. & M. Schagerl (2011): Influence of Fish Cage Farming on Water Quality and Plankton in Fish Ponds: A Case Study in the Rift Valley and North Shoa Reservoirs, Ethiopia. Aquaculturedoi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.03.010


Ssanyu G. A. & M. Schagerl (2010): Phytoplankton productivity in newly dug fish ponds within Lake Victoria wetlands (Uganda). African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 4(5).

Mushi D., Byamukama D.,  Kivaisi A. K., Mach R.L. & A.H. Farnleitner (2010): Sorbitol-fermenting Bifidobacteria are indicators of very recent human faecal pollution in streams and groundwater habitats in urban tropical lowlands. Journal of Water and Health 08 (3) 466-478.

Goshu G., Byamukama D., Manafi M., Kirschner A. K. T. & A. H. Farnleitner (2010): A pilot study on anthropogenic faecal pollution impact in Bahir Dar Gulf of Lake Tana, Nothern Ethiopia. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology Vol.10, No. 2-4, 271-280. doi:10.2478/v10104-011-0011-x



Manandhar A., Byamukama D., Shresta R., Haberl R., Mach R.L. & A.H. Farnleitner (2009): Use of faecal pollution indicators to estimate pathogen die off conditions in source separated faeces in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Journal of Water and Health 797 - 107.

Ajith Kumara P.A.D., Amarasinghe U.S., Schiemer  F., Winkler  G. & M. Schabuss (2009): Gillnet Selectivity of Small Cyprinids in Three Sri Lankan ReservoirsAsian Fisheries Science 22: 885-900 

Ajith Kumara P.A.D., Amarasinghe U.S., Schiemer  F., Winkler  G. & M. Schabuss (2009): Distribution and Abundance of Unexploited Fish Species in Three Sri Lankan Reservoirs : Distribution and Abundance of Unexploited Fish Species in Three Sri Lankan Reservoirs. Asian Fisheries Science 22: 867-884 

Nalwanga R., Liti D.M, Waidbacher H., Munguti J.M., & W. J. Zollitsch (2009): Monitoring the nutritional value of feed components for aquaculture along the supply chain – an East African case study. Journal of Livestock Research for Rural Development, 21 (9): Article # 148 


Mushi D., Kivaisi  A. , Mach R.L., Byamukama D. & A.H. Farnleitner (2007). Sources of sorbitol-fermenting Bifidobacteria and their incidence and survival in streams and ground water habitats in urban tropical lowland of Dar es Salaam,Tanzania. International symposium on Health-Related Water Microbiology, Tokyo, Japan; 09-09-2007 - 09-15-2007. in: WaterMicro 2007, 22 - 24. 


Schauer M., Jing J. &  M.W. Hahn (2006). Recurrent seasonal variations in abundance and composition of filamentous SOL cluster bacteria (Saprospiraceae, Bacteroidetes) in oligomesotrophic Lake Mondsee (Austria). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72:4704-4712. 

Christiansen, G., Kurmayer, R., Liu, Q. & T. Börner (2006): Transposons inactivate the biosynthesis of the nonribosomal peptide microcystin in naturally occurring Planktothrix spp. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.72: 117-123. 


Waidbacher, H., Liti, D. M., Fungomeli, M., Mbaluka, R. K., Munguti, J. M. and Straif, M. (2006), Influence of pond fertilization and feeding rate on growth performance, economic returns and water quality in a small-scale cage-cum-pond integrated system for production of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.). Aquaculture Research, 37: 594–600. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2006.01467.x


Liti D.,  Cherop L., Munguti J.  L. Chhorn (2005): Growth and economic performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) fed on two formulated diets and two locally available feeds in fertilized ponds, Aquaculture Research 36,  8,  746-752. 

Liti D.M., Fulanda B.,  Munguti J.M., Straif M., Waidbacher H. &  G. Winkler (2005): Effects of open-pond density and caged biomass of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) on growth, feed utilization, economic returns and water quality in fertilized ponds, Aquaculture Research 36, 15, 1535-1543.

Liti D., Munguti J.,  Kreuzinger N. &  H. Kummer (2005): Effects of sodium chloride on water quality and growth of Oreochromis niloticus in earthen ponds, African Journal of Ecology 43, 3, 170-176.

Sekadende B., Lyimo T. & R. Kurmayer (2005): Microcystin production in the Mwanza Gulf (Lake Victoria, Tanzania), Hydrobiologia 543, 299-304.


Schiemer F., H. Keckeis, H. Nemeschkal, E. Schludermann, G. Winkler & I. Zweimüller (2004): Ontogenetic patterns in thermal adaptation of fish versus long-term temperature trends in large rivers. International Congress Series, Animals and Environments, Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, 1275, 209-217.

Mokaya S.K., Mathooko J.M. & M. Leichtfried  (2004): Influence of anthropogenic activities on water quality of a tropical stream ecosystem African Journal of Ecology 42, 4, 281-288. 


Oduor S. O., M. Schagerl & J. M. Mathooko  (2003): On the limnology of Lake Baringo (Kenya): temporal physico-chemical dynamics. Hydrobiologia 506–509,  121–127.

Oduor S. O. 
&   M. Schagerl (2003): On the limnology of Lake Baringo (Kenya): Pelagic primary production and algal composition of Lake Baringo, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 506–509, 297–303.


Schiemer F., Keckeis H., Winkler G., & L. Flore (2001): Large rivers, the relevance of ecotonal structure and hydrological properties for the fish fauna. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 135/2-4,  487-508.

Schiemer F., Keckeis H., Reckendorfer W. & G. Winkler (2001): The “inshore retention concept” and its significance for large rivers. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 135/2-4, 509-516.

Mathooko J., Morara G. 
&  M. Leichtfried (2001): The effect of different anthropogenic disturbances on benthic plant coarse particulate organic matter in a tropical Rift Valley stream. Afr. J. Ecol., 39, 310-312.

Mathooko J., Morara G.
 &  M. Leichtfried (2001): Leaf litter transport in a tropical Rift Valley stream: an experimental approach. Hydrobiologia 443, 9-18.


Byamukama D., Kansiime, F., Mach, R.L. &  A.H. Farnleitner (2000): Determination of Escherichia coli contamination by chromocult coliform agar showed a high level of discrimination efficiency for differing fecal pollution levels in tropical waters of Kampala, Uganda. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 66, 2, 864-868.

Mathooko J.M., M'Erimba C.M. 
& M. Leichtfried (2000): Decomposition of leaf litter of Dombeya goetzenii in the Njoro River, Kenya.  Hydrobiologia,  418, 147-152.