Dr. George Gatere Ndiritu

Dr. George Gatere Ndiritu

PhD in Environmental Dynamics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville USA.

MSc in Ecological Marine Management, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB), Brussels, Belgium.

BSc Natural Resources Management, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya.

Dr. George Gatere Ndiritu

Head, Department of Environmental Studies School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies


  1. Feio, M.J., Hughes, R.M., Callisto, M., Nichols, S.J., Odume, O.N., Quintella, B.R., Kuemmerlen, M., Aguiar, F.C., Almeida, S.F., Alonso-EguíaLis, P. and Arimoro, F.O., Dyer,F.J, Harding, J.S., Jang, s., Kaufmann, P.R., Lee, S., Li, J., Macedo, D.R., Mendes, A., Mercado-Silva, N., Monk, W., Nakamura, K., Ndiritu, G.G., Ogden, R., Peat, M., Reynoldson, T. B., Rios-Touma, B., Segurado, P., & Yates, A.G., 2021. The Biological Assessment and Rehabilitation of the World’s Rivers: An Overview. Water, 13(3), p.371.

    Kinge, T. R., Goldman, G., Jacobs, A., Ndiritu, G. G., & Gryzenhout, M., 2020. A first checklist of macrofungi for South Africa. MycoKeys, 63, 1.

    Gitau, P. N., Ndiritu, G. G., & Gichuki, N. N., 2019. Ecological, recreational and educational potential of a small artificial wetland in an urban environment. African Journal of Aquatic Science, 44(4), 329-338.

    Webala, P. W., Mwaura, J., Mware, J. M., Ndiritu, G. G., & Patterson, B. D., 2019. Effects of habitat fragmentation on the bats of Kakamega Forest, western Kenya. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 35(6), 260-269.

    Kirika, P.M., Ndiritu, G.G., Mugambi, G.K., Newton, L.E. and Lumbsch, H.T., 2018. Diversity and Altitudinal Distribution of UnderstoreyCorticolous Lichens in a Tropical Montane Forest in Kenya (East Africa). Cryptogam Biodiversity and Assessment Special Volume, e-ISSN :2456-0251, 47-70.

    Spiegel F.W., Shadwick L.L., Ndiritu G.G. Brown M.W., Aguilar M., and J.D. Shadwick. 2017. Protosteloid Amoebae (Protosteliida, Protosporangiida, Cavosteliida, Schizoplasmodiida, Fractoviteliida, and Sporocarpic Members of Vannellida, Centramoebida, and Pellitida). J.M. In: Archibald et al. (eds.), Handbook of the Protists. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32669-6_12-1

    Triest L., H. Lung’ayia, G. G. Ndiritu and A. Beyene. 2012. Epilithic diatoms as indicators in tropical African rivers (Lake Victoria catchment). Hydrobiologia 695:343-360,

    Terer T., A. M. Muasya, F. Dahdouh-Guebas, G. G. Ndiritu  and L. Triest. 2012. Integrating local ecological knowledge and management practices of an isolated semi-arid papyrus swamp (Loboi, Kenya) into a wider conservation framework, Journal of Environmental Management 93: 71-84.

    Macharia, J. M., T. Thenya and G. G. Ndiritu. 2010. Management of highland wetlands in central Kenya: the importance of community education, awareness and eco-tourism in biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity 11(1&2): 85-89.

    Cavender, J. C., J. C. Landolt, G. G. Ndiritu and S. L. Stephenson. 2010. Dictyostelids Cellular Slime Molds of Africa. Mycosphere 1:147-152.

    Ndiritu, G. G., F. W. Spiegel, and S. L. Stephenson. 2009. Rapid biodiversity assessment of myxomycetes in two regions of Kenya. Sydowia 61: 287-319.

    Ndiritu, G. G., K. E. Winsett, F. W. Spiegel and S. L. Stephenson. 2009. African myxomycetes. A checklist of African myxomycetes. Mycotaxon 107: 353–356.

    Ndiritu, G. G., S. L. Stephenson, and F W. Spiegel. 2009. First Records and Microhabitat Assessment of Protostelids in the Aberdare Region, Central Kenya. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 56: 148-158.

    Ndiritu, G. G., F. W. Spiegel, and S. L. Stephenson. 2009. Distribution and ecology of the assemblages of myxomycetes associated with major vegetation types in Big Bend National Park, USA. Fungal Ecology 2: 168-183.

    Ndiritu, G. G., N. N. Gichuki and L. Triest. 2006. Distribution of epilithic diatoms in response to environmental conditions in an urban tropical stream, Central Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation 15:3267-3293.

    Taita, T., G. G. Ndiritu and N. N. Gichuki. 2004. Socio-economic values and traditional strategies of managing wetland resources in Lower Tana River, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 527: 3-14.

    Ndaruga, A. M., G. G. Ndiritu, N. N. Gichuki and W. N. Wamicha.N. 2004. Impact of water quality changes on riverine macroinvertebrate assemblages along a tropical stream, Kenya. African Journal of Ecology 42: 208-216.

    Ndiritu, G. G., N. N. Gichuki, P. Kaur and L. Triest. 2003. Characterization of environmental gradients using physico-chemical measurements and diatom densities in Nairobi River, Kenya. Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management 6 (3): 343-354.