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Harun Kiruki is a PhD researcher focusing on the analysis of the role of charcaol production on land cover change in Kitui County Kenya. His research is part of the A Sustainable Apporoach Towards Livelihood Improvement (ASALI) project under the supervision of Prof. Peter Verburg and Dr Emma van der Zanden. Prior to joining VU, Harun graduated with a Masters' degree from Moi University, Eldoret Kenya. Harun's interests are in sustainable land use and livelihoods, community forestry and extension.


Wood biomass estimation, forestry management and extension. 


2003: Master of Philosophy in Forestry, Moi University Eldoret.

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Education/Academic qualification

Masters' degree in Tropical Forest Biology & Silviculture

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Charcoal Chemical Compounds
charcoal Agriculture & Biology
land cover Agriculture & Biology
Kenya Agriculture & Biology
woodlands Agriculture & Biology
woodland Earth & Environmental Sciences
Degradation Chemical Compounds
degradation Agriculture & Biology

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Research Output 2016 2017

The effect of charcoal production and other land uses on diversity, structure and regeneration of woodlands in a semi-arid area in Kenya

Kiruki, H. M., van der Zanden, E. H., Gikuma-Njuru, P. & Verburg, P. H., 1 May 2017, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 391, p. 282-295 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Land Cover Change and Woodland Degradation in a Charcoal Producing Semi-Arid Area in Kenya

Kiruki, H. M., van der Zanden, E. H., Malek, Z. & Verburg, P. H., 2016, In : Land Degradation & Development.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

land cover