Noreen Mutoro

Noreen Mutoro, MSc.

 

Research interest

  • Integrated social and ecological research studies in conservation
  • GIS and Remote sensing
  • Species distribution modelling and genetics
  • Working dogs in conservation – Use Fecal detection dogs in carnivore research
  • Carnivore dietary analysis studies

Curriculum vitae
Education and training

  • 03/2019: University of Salzburg, Austria; Doctoral studies (PhD) in natural sciences at the Faculty of Natural Sciences Biology
  • 04-09/2018: Kreuzberg Bonn Sprachinstitut, Germany; German Intensive Language Course
  • 2012- 2016: University of Nairobi, Kenya; Postgraduate course (MSc) in Biology of Conservation
  • 2007- 2012: University of Nairobi, Kenya; Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons.) in Wildlife Management and Conservation
  • 05- 09/2007: Institute of Advanced Technology; Certificate in International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL); Syllabus Version: 4
  • 2003- 2006: Riara Springs Girls High School, Kenya; Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Professional experience

  • 2015- 2017: Assistant Research Scientist, Carnivores, Livelihoods and Landscapes – Action for Cheetahs in Kenya (project)
  • 2013- 2017: Country Coordinator (acting) / Organizing Secretary, Tropical Biology Alumni Association of Kenya (TBAAK)
  • 03- 06/2013: Conference Assistant, preparing the Tropical Biology Association African Alumni Group (TAAG) Conference on Conservation, held at the National Museums of Kenya
  • 03- 05/2012: Intern, Mount Kenya Wildlife Conservancy – Animal Orphanage
  • 08/2011 and 2012: Intern, Rutgers University and National Museums of Kenya Primatology and Ecology Field School
  • 09- 11/2008: Intern, Ornithology Section, Zoology Department, National Museums of Kenya

Language skills

  • English
  • Kiswahili
  • French (Basic)
  • German (Level B2.1)

Computer skills

  • Windows platforms – Ms Office suite (Level of proficiency -Intermediate)
  • Geographic Information Systems software – ArcView, ArcMap
  • QGIS (Level of proficiency – Basic)
  • Mobile data collection applications – ODK, Survey 123, Collector for ArcGIS (Level of proficiency – Basic)
  • Statistical software – SPSS, Minitab (Level of proficiency – Basic)

Affiliations

  • 2013 -2017: Tropical Biology Alumni Association of Kenya (TBAAK)
  • 2008 -2017: Nature Kenya
  • 2011 -2013: Friends of Nairobi National Park (FONNAP)
  • 2008 -2012: Wildlife Student Association (WSA)

Publications

2021

Mutoro N, Eberle J, Petermann J, Schaab G, Wykstra M, Habel JC (2021). Impact of weather conditions on cheetah monitoring with scat detection dogs. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 1-6.  doi:10.1017/S0266467421000316