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Dr. James Mutegi

c/o IFDC - East & Southern Africa Division
ICIPE Compound
Duduville – Kasarani, Thika Road
P.O. Box 30772-00100,
Nairobi, Kenya
James Mutegi is a Soil Scientist and Farming System Analyst at IPNI. He holds a PhD in Soil Fertility and Climate Change from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, MSc in Environmental Science (Kenyatta University) and a BSc in Dryland Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. James has over 10 years work experience as a scientist and a consultant with National and International institutions in Africa and over 10 publications in international refereed journals. James coordinates the AGRA funded Country Level Soil Health Consortia spanning across 8 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa and supports IPNI research projects in the region

Selected Publications

  • James K. Mutegi, Bjørn M. Petersen and Lars J. Munkholm (2013) Fodder radish Cover Crop Short and Long Term Carbon Turnover after Biomass Incorporation. Soil Use and Management. DOI: 10.1111/sum.12038.
  • Mercy K. Kiremu, Nebat Galo, Adolphus Wagala, James K. Mutegi (2013) Stock Price and Volumes Reaction to Annual Earnings Announcement: A Case of the Nairobi Securities Exchange. International Journal of Business, Humanities and Technology. ISSN 2162-1381.
  • James K. Mutegi, Bjørn M. Petersen, Lars J. Munkholm and Elly M. Hansen (2011) Carbon sequestration and translocation potential of cover crops. Plant and Soil Journal, DOI 10.1007/s11104-011-0737-7.
  • Søren O. Petersen, James K. Mutegi, Lars Munkholm and Elly Hansen (2011) Tillage effects on N2O emissions as influenced by a winter cover crop. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 1509-1517
  • James K. Mutegi, Lars J. Munkholm, Bjørn M. Petersen, Elly M. Hansen and Søren O. Petersen (2010) Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Controls as Influenced by Tillage and Crop Residue Management Strategy. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42, 1701-1711.
  • Grazina Kadziene, Lars J. Munkholm, James K. Mutegi (2011) Reduced tillage impairs root growth condition in the topsoil. Geoderma. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2011.07.013.
  • James K. Mutegi, Daniel N. Mugendi, Louis V. Verchot, James B. Kung’u (2011) The role of Biological Technologies in Land Quality Management: Drivers for Farmers’ Adoption in the Central Highlands of Kenya. In A. Bationo (eds). Innovations as Key to the Green Revolution in Africa: Exploring the Scientific Facts. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-2543-2_52, © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011.
  • James K. Mutegi, Petersen SO, Munkholm LJ, BM Petersen BM (2009) Nitrous oxide emissions and soil physico-chemical changes: Effects of tillage systems. Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 6. doi:10.1088/1755-1307/6/4/242029
  • Verchot, L.V, Júnior, S.B, Oliveira, V.C, Mutegi, J.K, Cattânio, J.H and Davidson, E.A. (2008) Fluxes of CH4, CO2, NO and N2O in an improved fallow agroforestry system in Eastern Amazonia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 126, 113-121.
  • Jama B, Mutegi JK and Njui A (2008) Potential of improved fallows to increase household and regional fuelwood supply: evidence from western Kenya. Agroforestry Systems 73, 155-166
  • James K. Mutegi, Daniel N. Mugendi, Louis V. Verchot, James B. Kung’u (2008) Combining napier grass with leguminous shrubs in contour hedgerows controls soil erosion without competing with crops. Agroforestry Systems 74, 37–49.
  • James K. Mutegi, Daniel N. Mugendi, Louis V. Verchot and James B. Kung’u (2007) Impacts of vegetative hedges on soil inorganic-N cycling and erosional losses in arable steeplands of the Central Highlands of Kenya. In A Bationo (eds). Advances in integrated soil fertility research in Africa, Challenges and Opportunities, 679-689, Springer, Netherlands@ Springer.