I am a Full Professor in the Department of Fisheries and Watershed Management with considerable teaching and research experience at home and abroad. I have worked in interdisciplinary teams with universities and institutions in Western Europe particularly Netherlands and Finland. I have been involved and led international projects with collaboration with US universities particularly Oregon State University, Purdue University (Indiana), Virginia Tech & State University, Blacksburg with considerable funding from USAID through the AquaFish Innovation Lab.
My research interests have focussed on fisheries and aquaculture management with a strong emphasis on anthropogenic perturbations that diminish the fish populations and impact ecological footprints of marine and freshwaters ecosystems. In particular, I have conducted research on heavy metal loading and bioaccumulation in aquatic biota and river sediments. In recent years I have been involved in climate change effects on aquatic biodiversity in forest fringe communities. I have examined various aspects of biodiversity in response to pollution and how renewable natural resources can contribute to rural livelihoods without compromising environmental integrity. In this respect. I have conducted Monitoring and Evaluation of degraded watersheds and also on fish populations following impoundments. Climate change and its effects on biosystems and aquatic ecology remain central to my investigations.