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Grace Kioko

Country of origin: Kenya Currently in: Kenya, Nairobi General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2019 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
2015 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

My research is in the field of conservation ecology with a specific interest in Arachnology. I majorly deal with the classification of spiders and their conservation. Currently, I am working on a revision of the spider reference collection at the National museums of Kenya. These are spiders that were collected from the early 190s to date and a lot of information has changed since then. My work now is to make sure the information is updated to current taxonomic references.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Kioko, G.M. “The study of spiders of Kenya: The family Agelenidae from Mount Kenya, Mount Elgon and Kakamega forest and the species checklist of Kenya Spiders”. Master’s Thesis.

Kioko, G. M., Kioko, E. N., Li, S. Q. & Li, L. Q. (2018). On four species of the genus Mistaria Lehtinen, 1967 (Araneae, Agelenidae) from Kenya. African Invertebrates 59(2): 111-126. doi:10.3897/AfrInvertebr.59.26617

Kioko, G. M., Jäger, P., Kioko, E. N., Ji, L. Q. & Li, S. Q. (2019). On the species of the genus Mistaria Lehtinen, 1967 studied by Roewer (1955) from Africa (Araneae, Agelenidae). African Invertebrates 60(1): 109-132.

Song, Y., Zhao, H. F., Luo, Y., Kioko, G. M., Kioko, E. N. & Li, S. Q. (2017b). The first record of Telemidae from Kenya, with the description of two new species (Arachnida, Araneae). ZooKeys725: 1-15.

Yao, Z. Y., Kioko, G. M., Kioko, E. N. & Li, S. Q. (2019). Three new species of the spider family Pholcidae (Arachnida: Araneae) from Taita-Taveta, Kenya. Zootaxa 4651(1): 114-124.

Tong, Y. F., Liu, S. J., Kioko, E. N., Kioko, G. M. & Li, S. Q. (2019). Taxonomic studies on seven species of the genus Opopaea (Araneae, Oonopidae) from Kenya. African Invertebrates 60(2): 255-289. doi:10.3897/AfrInvertebr.60.39146

Kioko, G. M., Marusik, Y. M., Li, S. Q., Kioko, E. N. & Ji, L. Q. (2021). Checklist of the spiders (Araneae) of Kenya. African Invertebrates 62(1): 49-229. doi:10.3897/AfrInvertebr.62.58776

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am a research scientist at the National Museums of Kenya in charge of the National Spider collection. My work involves classification, revision, and curatorial work of Spider reference collection.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2020 BecA-ILRI Hub, Nairobi, Kenya Oxford Nanopore training workshop
2019 University of Nairobi, Kenya Research Week Conference
2017 Chongqing, China 4th Conference of the Asian Society of Arachnology

Presentation given

Identification of Spiders of Kenya
University of Nairobi, Kenya
Event: Research Week Conference

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