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George Oduor

George Oduor


Principal areas of expertise

Entomology, pest ecology, Biocontrol, chemical control, cultural control, Insect host-pathogen interaction, epizootiology


  • Present: Senior Scientist, Arthropod Pathologist/Entomologist, CAB International-Africa Regional Centre, Kenya. Responsible for developing, implementing and co-ordinating scientific research projects..
  • 1995-1996: Senior Research Officer, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Muguga, Kenya. Head Crop Protection Research Programme. Responsible for on-farm research and adoption of IPM techniques in Central Kenya on crops including coffee, potatoes, vegetables, beans and maize.
  • 1985-1991: Research Officer, Kenya Agricultural Research Institute, Muguga, Kenya. Responsible for formulating and implementing biological control of pests of maize, sorghum and cassava grown in resource-poor farms in the semi-arid regions of Kenya.


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biological Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1981-1985
  • Master of Science in Applied Entomology, Imperial College, University of London, DIC, Imperial College, University of London, UK, 1987-1988
  • Doctor of Philosophy "Abiotic factors and the epizootiology of Neozygites floridana, a fungus pathogenic to the cassava green mite", University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1991-1995

Personal details

  • Kenyan National
  • CAB International, ICRAF Complex, PO Box 633, Village Market, Nairobi, Kenya

Principal Publications

  • Oduor, G.I., Smith, S.M., Chandi, E.A., Karanja, L.W., Agano, J.O. and Moore, D. (2000). Occurrence of Beauveria bassiana on insect pests of stored maize in Kenya. Journal of Stored Product Research, 36: 117-185.
  • Van den Berg, H., Cock, M.J.W., Oduor, G.I. (1997). Natural control of Helicoverpa armigera in Sunflower: Assessment of the role of predation. Biocontrol Science and Technology, 7: 613-629.
  • Oduor, G.I., Sabelis, M.W., Lingeman, R., de Moraes, G.J. & Yaninek, J.S. (1997) Modeling fungal (Neozygites cf. floridana) epizootics in local populations of the cassava green mite (Mononychellus tanajoa). Experimental and Applied Acarology 21: 485-506.
  • Oduor, G.I., Yaninek, J.S., de Moraes, G.J. & van der Geest, L.P.S. (1997). Effect of pathogen dose on the pathogenicity of Neozygites floridana to Mononychellus tanajoa. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 70: 127-130 ).
  • Oduor, G.I. (1996). Biological pest control and invasives. In: O. T. Sundlund, P. J. Schei and A. Viken (Eds.). Proceedings of the Norway/UN Conference on Alien Species, The Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, Trondheim, Norway, 1-5 July, 1996. pp 116-122.
  • Oduor, G.I., de Moraes, G.J., van der Geest, L.P.S. & Yaninek, J.S. (1996). Production and germination of primary conidia of Neozygites floridana (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) under constant temperatures, humidities and photoperiods. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 68: 213-222.
  • Oduor, G.I., Yaninek, J.S., van der Geest, L.P.S. & de Moraes, G.J. (1996). Germination and viability of capilliconidia of Neozygites floridana (Zygomycetes: Entomophthorales) under constant temperature, humidity and light conditions. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 67: 267-278.
  • Oduor, G.I., de Moraes, G.J., Yaninek, J.S. & van der Geest, L.P.S. (1995). Effect of temperature, humidity and photoperiod on the mortality of Mononychellus tanajoa infected by Neozygites floridana. Experimental and Applied Acarology, 19: 571-579.



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