International Training Centre
for Environmental Research

© ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya are non-profit partner organisations in the tertiary education sector, focusing on scientific research, teaching and outreach in an international training centre in Siaya County in Western Kenya (see Location)

Background

East Africa’s natural ecosystems are rapidly degrading due to unsustainable use and multiple mismanagement resulting from, in part, a large increase in human population, and land use practices that are not adequately adapted to the negative impacts of climate change. Finding solutions to environmental problems will require a new class of managers with practical skills to identify and assess current and emerging indicators of unsustainable land use practices that lead to soil degradation.

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Organizational Structure

ITCER is a regional organization registered in Germany (e.V.) and Kenya as an international NGO. Both ITCER Kenya and ITCER e.V. have a board of directors composed of elected board members. These board members include representatives from Kenya and other countries. ... more

Environmental Science Research and Training

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Integrate sustainable natural resource management to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services for community livelihoods and human well-being.
  • Climate Change: facilitate regional mechanisms to assess and address the impacts of climate change and promote grassroots action to build community resilience.
  • Sustainable Agriculture: working with communities to promote sustainable agriculture.

Strategic approaches

  • Engaging strategic partnerships and leading stakeholders ... more
  • Establishment of a regional reference center ... more
  • Partnering with and strengthening grassroots community groups ... more

Aims

Many university curricula focus more on theoretical aspects and have a gap in teaching practical skills in latest methods. ITCER aims to fill this gap … ... more

In a nutshell:

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by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Activities

Educational Concept and Planning

ITCER bases its training program on international lecturers who volunteer their specific expertise on certain cutting-edge methods of environmental research to students from Kenya and its neighboring countries. ... more

Programme

The academic learning program envisaged is in three parts, as we will offer the following.

  • Teaching modules ... more
  • One-day educational seminars ... more
  • Selected scientific presentations ... more
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Examples of Training Courses

ITCER courses provide training and knowledge in vegetation science and conservation, plant pathology and parasitology, omics-based microbial ecology, soil science and hydrology, biological informatics and data management, GIS analysis, and remote sensing.

  • Biodiversity and Conservation ... more
  • Soil and Water Conservation ... more
  • Plant Pathology ... more
  • Environmental Data Management ... more

Selected Specific Topics to be Taught at the Centre

  • Rhizosphere interactions impacting plant response to drought in semiarid environments
  • Soil and plant-associated mycobiomes — structures and interactions
  • Complex, adaptive responses of plants to changing environmental conditions
  • The economic importance of insects in agricultural systems
  • Interactions between ecosystem functioning and socio-economic needs of local communities
  • The role of secondary metabolites in plant health and defense mechanisms

Apply for a Course

(Functional as soon as training courses are announced)

Ongoing Research Projects

A number of research projects are being established. One is underway since January 2023.

Recent Publications

  • Gkoutselis, G.M., Rohrbach, S., Harjes, J., Brachmann, A., Horn, MA., Rambold, G.: Plastiphily is linked to generic virulence traits of important human pathogenic fungi, Communications Earth & Environment (2024). doi:10.1038/s43247-023-01127-3
  • Kinge, T.R., Jefwa, J.M., Houdanon, R.D., Milenge, H.K., Abdel-Azeem, A.M., Gryzenhout, M., Triebel, D., Weibulat, T., Rambold, G.: Management and publication of scientific data on traditional mycological and lichenological knowledge in Africa, Lichenologist (2023). doi:10.1017/S0024282923000294
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Events

Events including important visits to site, seminars, workshops and courses.

Photo Gallery

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

The new gate — 11.09.2023

by Judith Odhiambo, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

Main Building — 25.11.2021

by Judith Odhiambo, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

Main Building, Secretary Room — 20.05.2021

by Judith Odhiambo, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

Main laboratory — 04.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Laboratory devices and consumables have arrived from Germany — 21.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

First instructions for lab activities — 15.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Seminar with student from three universities — 12.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Seminar with students from three universities — 12.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Seminar with students from three universities — 12.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

One day visit of students from the University of Tübingen (Germany) — 20.03.2023

by Bernd Berauer, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

Phytomonitoring station — 10.2021

© ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

Seminar with participants from Siaya County Covernment and colleages from Germany — 25.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

GBIF Data Workshop Participants from Kenya and Germany — 27.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

GBIF Data Workshop Participants from Kenya and Germany — 27.10.2022

by Judith Odhiambo, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

GBIF Data Workshop Participants from Kenya, Benin, Cameroon and Germany — 15.10.2023

Gallery images © ITCER e.V., 2023

Hostels nearby

Travelocity

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Roadmap

The ITCER facilities are developing with time. While the plot of land was purchased in 2016 and construction of the first building (hosting lab and seminar room) started in June 2018 (both financed via private financial means), the final finishes to the building are expected for mid-2022. ... more

Location

LOCATION OF TRAINING CENTRE

ITCER is placed in Ng’iya along the road leading to Nyang’oma Kogelo. As such it is located in Siaya County in Western Kenya, 60 km by road from Kisumu at Lake Victoria (see Site map).

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Biodiversity on Site

The organismic diversity on the site is continuously monitored and the data is forwarded to international platforms. A selection of plants, fungi, animals and other organisms is presented here. It may whet your appetite for a plant, bird or insect ‘safari’ that can be conducted on site and in the surrounding area. Further processing and analysis of samples and data will be possible under research permits, which will be applied for from the appropriate government agencies.

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Acanthus polystachus (Acanthaceae, Acanthoideae, Acantheae) — 21.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Asystasia gangetica (Acanthaceae, Acanthoideae, Justicieae) — 13.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 04.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Apis mellifera scutellata (Apidae, Apinae, Apini) [⚲] and Guizotia scabra (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Millerieae) — 09.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Halictidae, Halictinae, Halictini sp. and Crassocephalum vitellinum (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Senecioneae) — 31.07.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Emilia coccinea (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Senecioneae) — 26.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Crotalaria cf. retusa (Fabaceae, Faboideae, Crotalarieae) — 20.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Vigna luteola (Fabaceae, Faboideae, Phaseoleae) — 31.07.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Ocimum cf. lamiifolium (Lamiaceae, Nepetoideae, Ocimeae) — 23.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Leonotis nepetifolia (Lamiaceae, Lamioideae, Leucadeae) — 27.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Urena lobata (Malvaceae, Malvoideae, Hibisceae) — 31.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Astripomoea grantii (Convolvulaceae, Convolvuloideae, Ipomoeeae) — 02.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Hycleus tinctus (Meloidae, Meloinae, Mylabrini) and Hewittia malabarica (Convolvulaceae, Convolvuloideae, Merremieae) — 23.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Melittidae sp. and Solanum incanum (Solanaceae, Solanoideae, Solaneae) — 05.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Commelina africana (Commelinaceae, Commelinoideae, Commelineae) — 26.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Euphorbia heterophylla (Euphorbiaceae, Euphorbioideae, Euphorbieae) — 02.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Croton macrostachyus (Euphorbiaceae, Crotonoideae, Crotoneae) — 02.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Striga hermontheca (Orobanchaceae, Rhinantheae, Buchnereae) — 31.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 21.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Lophaetus occipitalis (Accipitridae, Aquilinae, Aquilini) and Markhamia lutea (Bignoniaceae, Tecomeae) — 16.09.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Buteo augur (Accipitridae, Buteoninae, Buteonini) and wooden electricity pylon — 10.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Uraeginthus bengalus (Estrildidae, Lagonostictinae) and branch stalk of planted Casuarina equisetifolia (Casuarinaceae) — 18.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Spermestes cf. bicolor (Estrildidae, Lonchurinae) — 27.02.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Acanthocercus ugandaensis (Agamidae, Agaminae) — 19.01.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Chamaeleo dilepis (Chamaelenidae, Chamaeleoninae, Chamaeleonini) and Markhamia lutea (Bignoniaceae, Tecomeae) — 11.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Trachylepis striata (Scincidae, Mabuyinae) and Dovyalis caffra (Salicaceae, Salicoideae, Saliceae) [planted] — 23.09.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Amietia nutti (Pyxicephalidae, Cacosterninae) and concrete surface — 31.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Kassina senegalensis (Hyperoliidae, Kassininae, Kassinini) and Poaceae sp. — 24.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Apis mellifera scutellata (Apidae, Apinae, Apini) [⚲] and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 18.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Xylocopa cf. scioensis (Apidae, Xylocopinae, Xylocopini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 09.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Xylocopa caffra (Apidae, Xylocopinae, Xylocopini) [♀] and Tylosema fassoglensis (Fabaceae, Cercidoideae, Cercideae) — 23.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Synagris analis (Vespidae, Eumeninae, Odynerini) and Poaceae sp. — 05.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Rhynchium cf. oculatum (Vespidae, Eumeninae, Odynerini) and Poaceae sp. — 05.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Sceliphron spirifex (Sphecidae, Sceliphrinae, Sceliphrini) and Crotalaria comosa (Fabaceae, Faboideae, Crotalarieae) — 26.02.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Polistes badius (Vespidae, Polistinae, Polistini) and leaf litter of cf. Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 23.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Chrysis lincea (Chrysididae, Chrysidinae, Chrysidini) and plastered stone wall surface — 03.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Formicidae sp. and Leonotis nepetifolia (Lamiaceae, Lamioideae, Leucadeae) — 28.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Papilio demodocus (Papilionidae, Papilioninae, Papilionini) and Poaceae sp. — 09.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Eurema hecabe (Pieridae, Coliadinae, Euremini) and Justicia flava (Acanthaceae, Acanthoideae, Justicieae) — 17.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Junonia sophia (Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Junonini) and cf. Alternanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae, Gomphrenoideae, Gomphreneae) — 11.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Junonia terea (Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Junonini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 02.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Junonia chorimene (Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae) — 20.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Junonia oenone (Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Junoniini) [♂] and soil surface — 20.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Neptis kiriakoffi (Nymphalidae, Limenitidinae, Neptini) and Centella asiatica (Apiaceae, Mackinlayoideae, Mackinlayeae) — 18.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Acraea encedon (Nymphalidae, Heliconiinae, Acraeini) — 22.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Hypolimnas misippus (Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Kallimini) [♂] and Guizotia scabra (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Millerieae) — 09.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Hypolimnas misippus (Nymphalidae, Nymphalinae, Kallimini) [♀] — 23.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Yphtima cf. doleta (Nymphalidae, Satyrinae, Satyrini) and Poaceae sp. — 20.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Chilades pandava (Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae, Polyommatini) — 23.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Zizeeria knysna (Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae, Polyommatini) [♂] and Tylosema fassoglensis (Fabaceae, Cercidoideae, Cercideae) — 29.09.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Zizeeria knysna (Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae, Polyommatini) [♂] and Poaceae sp. — 23.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Leptotes pirithous (Lycaenidae, Polyommatinae, Polyommatini) [♀, oviposition] and Vigna luteola (Fabaceae, Faboideae, Phaseoleae) — 13.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Eretis lugens (Hesperiidae, Tagiadinae, Celaenorrhinini) and Alternanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae, Gomphrenoideae, Gomphreneae) — 27.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Parosmodes morantii (Hesperiidae, Hesperiinae, Erionotini) — 20.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Cyligramma latona (Erebidae, Erebinae, Erebini) — 25.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Mocis mayeri (Erebidae, Erebinae, Euclidiini) and Poaceae sp. — 09.06.2023

Mocis conveniens (Erebidae, Erebinae, Euclidiini) and Guizotia scabra (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Millerieae) — 25.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Trigonodes hyppasia (Erebidae, Erebinae, Euclidiini) and Centella asiatica (Apiaceae, Mackinlayoideae, Mackinlayeae) — 31.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Rhanidophora cinctigutta (Erebidae, Erebinae, Calpinae, Calpini) — 22.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Rhanidophora cinctigutta (Erebidae, Erebinae, Calpinae, Calpini) [larva] — 31.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Rhipidarctia crameri (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini) [♂,♀] and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 11.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Amata schellhorni (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Syntomini) and Guizotia scabra (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Millerieae) — 01.07.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Ceryx fulvescens (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Syntomini) [♂,♀] — 31.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Hypena semilutea (Erebidae, Hypeninae, Hypenini) and Poaceae sp. — 18.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Gesonia sp. (Erebinae, Boletobiinae, Phytometrini) and Poaceae sp. — 21.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Ozarba domina (Noctuidae, Eustrotiinae, Nolini) 18.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Zebronia phenice (Crambidae, Spilomelinae, Margaroniini) — 28.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Diasemia monostigma (Crambidae, Spilomelinae, Nomophilini) — 17.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Orphanostigma haemorrhoidalis (Crambidae, Spilomelinae, Spilomelini) and Poaceae sp. — 12.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Eretmocera sp. (Scythrididae, Scythridinae, Scythridini) and Solanum incanum (Solanaceae, Solanoideae, Solaneae) — 25.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Eretmocera sp. (Scythrididae, Scythridinae, Scythridini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 08.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Adela sp. (Adelidae, Adelinae, Adelidi) and Poaceae sp. — 25.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Aciptilia sp. (Pterophoridae, Pterophorinae, Pterophorini) — 27.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Acherontia atropos (Sphingidae, Sphinginae, Acherontiini) [larva] and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 02.05.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Anthonomus sp. (Curculionidae, Curculioninae, Anthonomini) — 03.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Alcidodes leucogrammus (Curculionidae, Molytinae, Mecysolobini) and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 29.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Rhagonycha fulva (Cantharidae, Cantharinae, Cantharini) and cf. Guizotia scabra (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Millerieae) — 30.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Cantharis cf. nigricans (Cantharidae, Cantharinae, Cantharini) and cf. Hoslundia opposita (Lamiaceae, Nepetoideae, Ocimeae) — 22.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Monolepta elegans (Chrysomelidae, Galerucinae, Luperini) and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 31.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Conchyloctenia hybrida (Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae) — 28.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Aspidimorpha areata (Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, Aspidimorphini) and Alternanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae, Gomphrenoideae, Gomphreneae) — 24.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Aspidimorpha sp. (Chrysomelidae, Cassidinae, Aspidimorphini) — 16.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Epilachna sp. (Coccinellidae, Epilachninae, Epilachnini) and cf. Solanum incanum (Solanaceae, Solanoideae, Solaneae) — 25.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Cheilomenes sulphurea (Coccinellidae, Coccinellinae, Coccinellini) — 31.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Hydara tenuicornis (Coreidae, Coreinae, Hydarini) and Alternanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae, Gomphrenoideae, Gomphreneae) — 29.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Lycus cf. trabeatus (Lycidae, Lycinae, Lycini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 28.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Synhoria cf. cephalotes (Meloidae, Nemognathinae, Horiini) — 04.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Lagria villosa (Tenebrionidae, Lagriinae, Lagriini) and Laboulbeniomycetes sp. and cf. Alternanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae, Gomphrenoideae, Gomphreneae) — 06.09.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Riptortus dentipes (Alydidae, Alidinae, Alydini) and Solanum incanum (Solanaceae, Solanoideae, Solaneae) — 01.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Aspavia armigera (Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Eysarcorini) and Poaceae sp. — 20.07.2022

by Derek Peršoh, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

Agonoscelis versicoloratus (Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Agonoscelidini) — 02.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Caura rufiventris (Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Cappaeini) — 04.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Stenozygum coloratum (Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Strachiini) — 30.08.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Dolycoris sp. (Pentatomidae, Pentatominae, Carpocorini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 11.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Anoplocnemis curvipes (Coreidae, Coreinae, Mictini) and stalk — 27.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Spilostethus furcula (Lygaeidae, Lygaeinae, Lygaeini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 02.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Oncopeltus cf. famelicus (Lygaeidae, Lygaeinae, Lygaeini) — 17.08.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Myrmoplasta vittiventris (Pyrrhocoridae) and Poaceae sp. — 17.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Acanthaspis cf. quinquespinosa (Reduviidae, Acanthaspinae, Acanthaspini) and plastered wall surface — 20.08.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Cosmolestes annulipes (Reduviidae, Harpactorinae, Harpactorini) [nymph] and Neonotonia wightii (Fabaceae, Faboideae, Phaseoleae) — 01.08.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Cosmolestes pictus (Reduviidae, Harpactorinae, Harpactorini) and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 01.09.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Rhynocoris tristis (Reduviidae, Harpactorinae, Harpactorini) — 23.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Dysdercus cf. superstitius (Pyrrhocoridae, Pyrrhocorinae) and Lantana trifolia (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 26.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Dysdercus voelkeri (Pyrrhocoridae, Pyrrhocorinae, Pyrrhocorini) and Poaceae sp. — 20.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Diplognatha gagates (Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae, Diplognathini) — 04.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Cryptacrus comes (Scutelleridae, Scutellerinae, Scutellerini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 29.08.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Calidea dregii (Scutelleridae, Scutellerinae, Scutellerini) and Poaceae sp. — 18.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Sphaerocoris testudogrisea (Scutelleridae, Scutellerinae, Scutellerini) — 17.07.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Solenosthedium liligerum (Scutelleridae, Elvisurinae, Elvisurini) and Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 19.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Steganocerus multipunctatus (Scutelleridae, Tectocorinae, Sphaerocorini) and Solanum incanum (Solanaceae, Solanoideae, Solaneae) — 06.12.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Locris cf. areata (Cercopidae, Cercopinae, Locrisini) and cf. Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 28.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Elasmoscelis stali (Lophopidae, Lophopinae, Elasmoscelini) and Poaceae sp. — 26.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Centrotus cf. cornutus (Membracidae, Centrotinae, Centrotini) — 03.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Cladonota sp. (Membracidae, Membracinae, Hypsoprorini) — 31.01.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Bombomyia discoidea (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini) and dead stalk — 19.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Bombylella ornata (Bombyliidae, Bombyliinae, Bombyliini) and Bidens pilosa (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Coreopsideae) — 17.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Chrysomya marginalis (Calliphoridae, Chrysomyinae, Chrysomyini) and Poaceae sp. — 29.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Diopsis mayae (Diopsidae, Diopsinae, Diopsini) and cf. Alternanthera pungens (Amaranthaceae, Gomphrenoideae, Gomphreneae) — 27.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Plecia ruficollis (Bibionidae, Pleciinae, Pleciini) and cf. Lantana camara (Verbenaceae, Lantanoideae, Lantaneae) — 21.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Phytomia natalensis (Syrphidae, Eristalinae, Eristalini) and Guizotia scabra (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Millerieae) — 25.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Eristalis cf. tenax (Syrphidae, Eristalinae, Eristalini) — 28.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Asarkina ericetorum (Syrphidae, Syrphinae, Syrphini) and Poaceae sp. — 22.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Phorinia sp. (Tachinidae, Exoristinae, Exoristini) — 09.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Cylindromyia sp. (Tachinidae, Phasiinae, Cylindromyiini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 03.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Chrysops longipennis (Tabanidae, Chrysopsinae, Chrysopsini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 03.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Sepedon cf. nasuta (Sciomyzidae, Sciomyzinae, Tetanocerini) and cf. Guizotia scabra (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Millerieae) — 25.06.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Palpopleura cf. portia (Libellulidae, Palpopleurinae, Palpopleurini) [♂] and stalk — 16.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Orthetrum sp. (Libellulidae, Libellulinae, Libellulini) [♂] and stalk — 21.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Trithemis arteriosa (Libellulidae, Trithemistinae, Trithemistini) and cf. Poaceae — 17.07.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Pseudagrion cf. hageni (Coenagrionidae, Pseudagrioninae, Pseudagrionini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) [♂] — 04.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Pseudoharpax virescens (Galinthiadidae, Galinthiadinae, Galinthiadini) [♀] and Solanum incanum (Solanaceae, Solanoideae, Solaneae) — 11.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Pseudocreobotra wahlbergi (Hymenopodidae, Hymenopodinae, Hymenopodini) — 25.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Paratettix sp. (Tetrigidae, Tetriginae, Tetrigini) and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 17.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Locusta migratoria (Acrididae, Oedipodinae, Locustini) — 31.08.2023

by Derek Peršoh, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya

Spathosternum cf. pygmaeum (Acrididae, Spathosternini, Spathosternini) — 01.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Conocephalus maculatus (Tettigoniidae, Conocephalinae, Conocephalini) and Poaceae sp. — 21.07.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Gryllus bimaculatus (Gryllidae, Gryllinae, Gryllini) [nymph] and soil — 06.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Blattella germanica (Ectobiidae, Blattellinae, Blattellini) — 03.10.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Odontotermes sp. (Termitidae, Macrotermitinae, Odontotermitini) [♀] and Poaceae sp. — 12.11.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Cteniza sp. (Ctenizidae, Ctenizinae, Ctenizini) and soil surface — 06.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Argiope trifasciata (Araneidae, Argiopinae, Argiopini) — 28.03.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Nephila sp. ( (Nephilidae, Nephilinae, Nephilini) — 23.09.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Thyene inflata (Salticidae, Salticinae, Plexippini) [♀] — 13.12.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Thyene bucculenta (Salticidae, Salticinae, Plexippini) [♂] — 23.02.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Mexcala elegans (Salticidae, Salticinae, Chrysillini) [♂] and stone wall surface — 04.08.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Thomisus cf. daradioides (Thomisidae, Thomisinae, Thomisini) and Apis mellifera scutellata (Apidae, Apinae, Apini) [⚲] and Tithonia diversifolia (Asteraceae, Asteroideae, Heliantheae) — 07.08.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Achatina sp. (Achatinidae, Achatininae, Achatinini) and soil surface — 14.03.2022

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

cf. Pleuroloma sp. (Xystodesmidae, Rhysodesminae, Rhysodesmini) — 01.04.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Parasola sp. (Psathyrellaceae) and soil surface — 27.06.2023

by Denice ('Deno') Ochieng Maramba, © ITCER e.V. and ITCER Kenya — CC BY-NC-ND

Caloplaca sp. (Teloschistaceae) and Trebouxia sp. (Trebouxiaeae) and rock surface — 28.03.2023

Under Resources below you will find the total inventory of images related to the site’s macrobiome.

Gallery images © ITCER e.V., 2023

Resources

Photomonitoring resources of macroorganisms occurring on site and their interactions.

Examples of specific and unspecific interactions and ecosystem services based on photomonitoring resources (under construction).

Survey of neobiota from surrounding agricultural lands (under construction).

Information for ethnological studies based on photomonitoring images and compiled from internet resources (under construction).

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ITCER welcomes everyone interested in contributing to the training and communication of environmental science relevant for local communities in East Africa. ... more

Interest in membership can be expressed by completing the membership application form and attaching a short letter of interest along with a brief curriculum vitae.

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Contact

ITCER e. V.

A non-profit association according to the German law
Seat of the association in Bayreuth, Germany
Registered by Amtsgericht Bayreuth in July, 2016

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Dept. of Mycology
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Rambold
University of Bayreuth
95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Email: ITCER@gmx.net
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ITCER Kenya

A non-profit NGO according to the Kenyan law
Seat of the association in Siaya, Kenya
Registered by NGO Coordination Board Nairobi in September, 2017

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Uradi Village, Mur Ng’iya, South East Alego
Ndori-Ng’iya Rd.

P.O. Box 300
Siaya 40600, Kenya
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