Maina Mbui

Dr

  • 2282 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
20022019
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Personal profile

Biography

I am a spatial scientist with interests in a wide range of environmental and ecological questions and have predominantly focused on coastal and marine environment. My ultimate goals are to understand and predict the impacts of environmental variability and change on marine and coastal social-ecological systems at local and global scales to support local adaptation planning and management. I have explored questions in a range of other fields, including hydrology and water resources, sustainable agriculture and food security. Therefore, my work integrates diverse disciplines including macro-ecology, climate science, oceanography, remote sensing, hydrology, fisheries management, and decision science to help answer relevant questions. Given the many large and diverse data sets that I work with, I am also involved in data science projects focused on developing tools for integrating, analysing and extracting information from multiple (often large) data sets more effectively, making it easier to include cross-disciplinary information in addressing complex environmental and ecological questions.

External positions

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, ARC Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (ARC CEED) , The University of Queensland

2 Sep 201325 Feb 2016

Marine Geo-spatial Scientist, Wildlife Conservation Society

1 Jan 200730 Dec 2009

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coral reef Earth & Environmental Sciences
coral Earth & Environmental Sciences
coral reefs Agriculture & Biology
corals Agriculture & Biology
reefs Agriculture & Biology
reef Earth & Environmental Sciences
Coral Reefs Medicine & Life Sciences
coral bleaching Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Outputs 2002 2019

  • 2282 Citations
  • 24 h-Index
  • 42 Article
  • 3 Letter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/opinion

A guide to modelling priorities for managing land-based impacts on coastal ecosystems

Brown, C. J., Jupiter, S. D., Albert, S., Anthony, K. R. N., Hamilton, R. J., Fredston-Hermann, A., Halpern, B. S., Lin, H. Y., Maina, J., Mangubhai, S., Mumby, P. J., Possingham, H. P., Saunders, M. I., Tulloch, V. J. D., Wenger, A. & Klein, C. J., 3 May 2019, In : Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, 5, p. 1106-1116 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

modeling
land use change
ecosystem service
runoff
water quality

Social–environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene

Darling, E. S., McClanahan, T. R., Maina, J., Gurney, G. G., Graham, N. A. J., Januchowski-Hartley, F., Cinner, J. E., Mora, C., Hicks, C. C., Maire, E., Puotinen, M., Skirving, W. J., Adjeroud, M., Ahmadia, G., Arthur, R., Bauman, A. G., Beger, M., Berumen, M. L., Bigot, L., Bouwmeester, J. & 60 othersBrenier, A., Bridge, T. C. L., Brown, E., Campbell, S. J., Cannon, S., Cauvin, B., Chen, C. A., Claudet, J., Denis, V., Donner, S., Estradivari, Fadli, N., Feary, D. A., Fenner, D., Fox, H., Franklin, E. C., Friedlander, A., Gilmour, J., Goiran, C., Guest, J., Hobbs, J-P. A., Hoey, A. S., Houk, P., Johnson, S., Jupiter, S. D., Kayal, M., Kuo, C., Lamb, J., Lee, M. A. C., Low, J., Muthiga, N., Muttaqin, E., Nand, Y., Nash, K. L., Nedlic, O., Pandolfi, J. M., Pardede, S., Patankar, V., Penin, L., Ribas-Deulofeu, L., Richards, Z., Roberts, T. E., Rodgers, K. S., Safuan, C. D. M., Sala, E., Shedrawi, G., Sin, T. M., Smallhorn-West, P., Smith, J. E., Sommer, B., Steinberg, P. D., Sutthacheep, M., Tan, C. H. J., Williams, G. J., Wilson, S., Yeemin, T., Bruno, J. F., Fortin, M-J., Krkosek, M. & Mouillot, D., Sep 2019, In : Nature Ecology and Evolution. 3, p. 1341-1350 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

coral reefs
coral reef
reefs
coral
reef

Temperature patterns and mechanisms influencing coral bleaching during the 2016 El Niño

McClanahan, T. R., Darling, E. S., Maina, J. M., Muthiga, N. A., D'agata, S., Jupiter, S. D., Arthur, R., Wilson, S. K., Mangubhai, S., Nand, Y., Ussi, A. M., Humphries, A. T., Patankar, V. J., Guillaume, M. M. M., Keith, S. A., Shedrawi, G., Julius, P., Grimsditch, G., Ndagala, J. & Leblond, J., Nov 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, p. 845-851 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

coral bleaching
El Nino
bleaching
temperature
coral

Evaluating the potential for transboundary management of marine biodiversity in the Western Indian Ocean

Levin, N., Beger, M., Maina, J., McClanahan, T. & Kark, S., 2018, In : Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 25, 1, p. 62-85 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Indian Ocean
biodiversity
protected area
management
conservation

Gradients of disturbance and environmental conditions shape coral community structure for south‐eastern Indian Ocean reefs

Zinke, J., Gilmour, J. P., Fisher, R., Puotinen, M., Maina, J., Darling, E., Stat, M., Richards, Z. T., McClanahan, T. R., Beger, M., Moore, C., Graham, N. A. J., Feng, M., Hobbs, J-P. A., Evans, S. N., Field, S., Shedrawi, G., Babcock, R. C. & Wilson, S. K., May 2018, In : Diversity and Distributions. 24, 5, p. 605-620 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Indian Ocean
corals
reefs
coral
community structure

Prizes

World Reef Award

Joseph Mbui (Recipient), 1 Jan 2017

Prize: Honorary award

certification
recipient
gender
science
management