Dr. Bernerd  Mulwa Fulanda

Dr. Bernerd Mulwa Fulanda

Lecturer
Pwani University, Kenya


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Environmental Science from Kagoshima University, Japan

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Biography

Dr. Bernerd Mulwa Fulanda is currently working as Lecturer at Department of Biological Pwani University, Sciences, Kilifi, Kenya. He obtained his PhD in Environmental Science from Kagoshima University, Japan. In past he worked as Fisheries Officer at State, Research Scientist at Research and Development (R&D). His area of interest related to Environmental Sciences such as Fish Stock Assessment, Risk Analysis, Fisheries Management and Environmental Monitoring. He is professional member of Western Indian Ocean Marine Sciences Association, Faculty of 1000, African Journal of Food Science (AJFS), South Africa, The Japanese Society of Fisheries Science, Japan, Water for Development Association UNESCO-IHE, Delft, the Netherlands, East African Water Association and Reviewer Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology, Elsevier. He also attended number of scientific meeting and conferences. He has published 24 articles in journals as author/co-author. He supervised number of PhD, MSc and BSc students.

Area of Interest:

Environmental Sciences
100%
Fish Stock Assessment
62%
Risk Analysis
90%
Fisheries Management
75%
Environmental Monitoring
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Ndungu, J., C. Denie, M. Augustin, J.M. Suzanne and H. Hulscher et al., 2014. A multivariate analysis of water quality in lake Naivasha, Kenya. Mar. Freshwater Res., 66: 177-186.
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  2. Ahamed, F., B. Fulanda, M.A.B. Siddik, M.Y. Hossain and M.M. Rahman, 2014. An overview of freshwater prawn fishery in Bangladesh: Present status and future prospect. J. Coastal Life Med., 2: 580-588.
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  3. Soomro, A.N., W.A. Baloch, S.I.H. Jafri, G.H. Burdi and B. Fulanda, 2013. Reproduction and feeding habits of the River Catfish Eutropiichthys vacha (Hamilton, 1822) (Siluriformes, Schilbidae) in an impacted habitat: Kotri hydrodam, River Indus, Pakistan. Nature, 10: 269-280.
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  4. Munga, C.M., S. Ndegwa, B. Fulanda, J. Manyala, E. Kimani, J. Ohtomi and A. Vanreusel, 2012. Bottom shrimp trawling impacts on species distribution and fishery dynamics; Ungwana Bay fishery Kenya before and after the 2006 trawl ban. Fish. Sci., 78: 209-219.
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  5. Hossain, M.Y., M.M. Rahman, B. Fulanda, M.A.S. Jewel, F. Ahamed and J. Ohtomi, 2012. Length-weight and length-length relationships of five threatened fish species from the Jamuna (Brahmaputra River tributary) River, Northern Bangladesh. J. Applied Ichthyol., 28: 275-277.
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  6. Hossain, M.Y., M.A.S. Jewel, B. Fulanda, F. Ahamed, S. Rahman, S. Jasmine and J. Ohtomi, 2012. Dynamics of cyanobacteria Planktothrix species (Oscillatoriales: Phormidiaceae) in Earthen Fish Ponds, Northwestern Bangladesh. Sains Malaysiana, 41: 277-284.
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  7. Hossain, M.Y., J. Ohtomi, M.M. Rahman, M.A.S. Jewel and Z.F. Ahmed et al., 2012. Conditions and from factor of the five threatened fishes from the Jamuna (Brahmaputra River Distributary) River, Northern Bangladesh. Sains Malaysiana, 41: 671-678.
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  8. Hossain, M.B., M.M. Rahman, M.G. Sarwer, M.Y. Ali and F. Ahamed et al., 2012. Comparative study of carp Pituitary Gland (PG) extract and synthetic hormone ovaprim used in the induced breeding of stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (Siluriformes: Heteropneustidae). Nature, 10: 89-95.
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  9. Ahamed, F., M.Y. Hossain, B. Fulanda, Z.F. Ahmed and J. Ohtomi, 2012. Indiscriminate exploitation of wild prawn postlarvae in the coastal region of Bangladesh: A threat to the fisheries resources, community livelihoods and biodiversity. Ocean Coastal Manage., 66: 56-62.
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  10. Fulanda, B. and J. Ohtomi, 2011. Effect of tow duration on estimations of CPUE and abundance of the grenadier Coelorinchus jordani (Gadiformes, Macrouridae). Fish. Res., 110: 298-304.
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  11. Fulanda, B. and J. Ohtomi, 2011. Determination of effective tow duration for estimation of fish and shellfish abundance in deeper-water bottom trawl surveys. Fish. Sci., 77: 487-495.
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  12. Fulanda B., J. Ohtomi E. Mueni and E. Kimani, 2011. Fishery trends, resource-use and management system in the Ungwana Bay fishery Kenya. Ocean Coastal Manage., 54: 401-414.
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  13. Ahamed, F., M. Molina, S. Jasmine, M.Y. Hossain, M.A.S. Jewel and B. Fulanda, 2011. Potential and economic viability of freshwater prawn macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man, 1879) polyculture with indian major carps in Northwestern Bangladesh. Nature, 9: 61-72.
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  14. Okemwa, G.M., B. Fulanda, E.N. Kimani and J. Ochiewo, 2009. Exploitation of Marine Aquarium Reef Fisheries at the Kenyan Coast. In: Advances in Coastal Ecology: People, Processes and Ecosystems in Kenya, African Studies Collection, Hoorweg, J. and N. Muthiga (Eds.). Vol. 20, PrintPartners Ipskamp BV, Enschede, Netherlands, Leiden, pp: 28-42.
  15. Fulanda, B., C. Munga, J. Ohtomi, M. Osore, R. Mugo and M.Y. Hossain, 2009. The structure and evolution of the coastal migrant fishery of Kenya. Ocean Coastal Manage., 52: 459-466.
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  16. Wambiji, N., J. Ohtomi, B. Fulanda, E. Kimani1, N. Kulundu and M.Y. Hossain. 2008. Morphometric relationship and condition factor of siganus stellatus (Forssk, 1775), S. canaliculatus (park, 1797) and S. sutor (valenciennes, 1835) (family; siganidae) from the Western Indian ocean waters of Southcoast Kenya. South Pac. Stud., 29: 1-15.
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  17. Shah, M.M.R., M.Y. Hossain, M. Begum, Z.F. Ahmed and J. Ohtomi et al., 2008. Seasonal variations of phytoplanktonic community structure and production in relation to environmental factors of the Southwest Coastal waters of Bangladesh. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci., 3: 102-113.
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  18. Hossain, M.Y., Z.F. Ahmed, M.A.H. Al-Kady, A.H.M. Ibrahim, J. Ohtomi, B. Fulanda and S.K. Chakraborty, 2008. Threatened fishes of the world: Wallago attu (Bloch and Schneider, 1801) (Siluriformes: Siluridae). Environ. Biol. Fishes, 82: 277-278.
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  19. Hossain, M.Y., M.M. Rahman, S. Jasmine, A.H.M. Ibrahim and Z.F. Ahmed et al., 2008. Comparison studies on water quality and plankton production between perennial and non-perennial ponds in Bangladesh. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci., 3: 176-183.
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  20. Hossain, M.Y., S. Jasmine, A.H.M. Ibrahim, Z.F. Ahmed and J. Ohtomi et al., 2007. A preliminary observation on water quality and plankton of an earthen fish pond in Bangladesh: Recommendations for future studies. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 10: 868-873.
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  21. Fulanda, B., J. Ohtomi, E. Mueni, S. Nzuki, J. Muasa, C. Muthama and M.Y. Hossain, 2007. A preliminary assessment of the green sea turtle Chelonia mydas population and its foraging grounds in kilifi creek, Kenya. South Pac. Stud., 28: 31-41.
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  22. Begum, M., M.Y. Hossain, M.A. Wahab, Z.F. Ahmed, M.J. Alam, M.M.R. Shah and S. Jasmine, 2007. Effects of iso-nutrient fertilization on plankton production in earthen ponds of Bangladesh. Pak. J. Biol. Sci., 10: 1221-1228.
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  23. Liti, D.M., B. Fulanda, J.M. Munguti, M. Straif, H.Waidbacher and 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. Aquacult. Res., 36: 1535-1543.
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  24. Fulanda, B., 2003. Shrimp Trawling in Ungwana Bay: A Threat to Fishery Resources. In: Recent Advances in Coastal Ecology: Studies from Kenya, Hoorweg, J. and N. Muthiga (Eds.). Vol. 70, PrintPartners Ipskamp BV, Enschede, Netherlands, Leiden, pp: 233-242.