Dr. Elisha Mrabu

Dr. Mrabu is a research officer at KMFRI Mombasa. He has interest in Mangrove ecology and conservation. Specifically his interest is in Mangrove fauna where he has studied Gastropods behavior and Crustacean ecology and physiology, currently he is studying woodborer infestation in mangrove and the role of fungi in degrading mangroves.  He has 8 peer reviewed publications. Currently he is pursuing his PhD in Vrije Universiteite Brussels. Apart from Mangrove ecology He also has immense experience in seaweed farming.
Research Networks: ResearchGate
KMFRI Mombasa Research Centre
Oceanography and Hydrology
Mangrove ecology
Mangrove macrobenthos studies along the Kenyan coastline and Mozambique, Mangrove wood anatomy and physiology studies in Brussels. Natural and non natural disturbances in Mangrove and Development and commercialisation of Seaweed Mariculture in South coast of Kenya
  • Jenoh EM, Robert EMR, Lehmann I, Kioko E, Bosire JO, Ngisiange N, Dahdouh-Guebas F, & Nico Koedam (2016) Wide ranging insect infestation of the pioneer mangrove Sonneratia alba by two insect species along the Kenyan Coast. PLoSONE 11(5): e0154849. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154849
  •  Flower E. M., Amelia B.,  Omar I.,  Benjamin P., Koushul N., Joseph J.M. R., Mrabu E., Joseph G. W., 2013. Cultivation and utilisation of red seaweeds in the Western Indian Ocean (WIO) Region".  Journal of Applied Phycology. (2013).
  • Cannicci S., Bartolini F., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Fratini S., Litulo C ., Macia A., Mrabu  E. Lopes G P., Paula J., 2009. Effects of urban wastewater on crab and mollusc assemblages in equatorial and subtropical mangroves of East Africa Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science  1–13 
  • Vannini M., Cannicci S., Mrabu E., Rorandelli R and Fratini S. 2008. Random walk, zonation and the food searching strategy of Terebralia palustris (Mollusca, Potamididae) in Kenya. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 153:1047–1053 
  • Vannini M., Mrabu E.,  Fratini S., Rorandelli R., 2007.Rythmic vertical migration of the gastropod Cerithidea decollata in a Kenyan mangrove forest (L.), a field experimental approach (Mollusca, Potamidedae) Mar Biol (2007) 153:1047–1053 
  • Vannini M., Fratini S., Rorandelli R., Lähteenoja O, Mrabu E2006. Tree-climbing behavior of Cerithidea decollata (L.), a Western Indian Ocean mangrove gastropod (Mollusca, Cerithidae). J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. (2006), 86, 1429-1436. 
  • Mrabu E., Cannicci S., Dahdouh-Guebas F., Bosire J. 2009. The impact of indirect effects of climate change on mangrove associated biodiversity. Vrije  Universiteit Brussels. Masters thesis.