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Beryl Akoth Bwong

University of Basel
Institute of Biogeography
Klingelbergstr. 27, Büro 1.08
CH-4056 Basel

Tel:  +41 (0)61-267 07 22
Fax: +41-61-267 08 01


PhD Student
Funded by Stipendienkommission für Nachwuchskräfte aus Entwicklungsländern


Research group
Historical Biogeography and Systematics


Research topics
My research topic is an integrative cross-taxonomic study of the origins and biogeographic significance of the neglected and thus poorly known , montane amphibian fauna of Kenya.



Geographic investigation area
Shimba Hills within the southern parts of Kenyan coast.



Research interests
Taxonomy and Ecology of amphibians




School of Biological and Physical sciences university of Nairobi. Lecture Courses and a thesis entitled Morphology and Bioacoustics of Ptychadena (Amphibia: Ranidae) in Kakamega Forest, Kenya<\i>

1995-1999 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Short-term courses and work experience:

Some of my recent short term trainings include; Modern Methods of Systematics held at the National Museums of Kenya in July 2007; Introduction to GIS and BiotaEastGIS tool held at the National Museums of Kenya in August 2008; Regional training on Ecosystem based climate change adaptation at AICAD, Nairobi, Kenya in March 2011. I have taken part in a number of field based research on amphibians and reptiles of in Kenya some of which include; Biodiversity Survey of selected community ranches within Kasigau Mountain Elephant corridor in Tsavo Conservation area a project funded by Kenya Wildlife Service Kenya in 2013; Wetland Biodiversity Atlas funded by the Government of Kenya in 2011/12; Diet composition of Xenopus borealis (Amphibia: Pipidae) Taita Hills in 2007; Field assistant for amphibians and reptiles survey in Kakamega forest Kenya funded by BIOTA (www.biota-africa.org) from 2001-2006





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