Key Research Interests and Expertise

Limnology and ecology of East African lakes; nutrient and carbon cycling in shallow freshwater lakes; ecology and nitrogen dynamics in perennial swamp plants, particularly Phragmites and Papyrus. 

Significant Publications

  • Boar, R.R., Britton, J.R., Grey, J., Foster, J. et al. (in press) From introduction to fishery dominance: the initial impacts of the invasive carp Cyprinus carpio in Lake Naivasha, Kenya, 1999 to 2006. Journal of Fish Biology 71(D), 1-19. doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01669.x
  • Maclean, I.M.D., Hassall, M., Boar, R.R. and Lake, I.R. (2006). Effects of disturbance and habitat loss on papyrus-dwelling passerines. Biological Conservation 131, 349 – 358. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2005.12.003
  • Boar, R.R. (2006). Responses of a fringing Cyperus papyrus L. swamp to changes in water level. Aquatic Botany 84 (2), 85-92. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2005.07.008
  • Hickley, P., Muchiri, S.M., Britton, J.R. and Boar, R.R. (2004). Discovery of carp (Cyprinus carpio) in the already stressed fishery of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. Fisheries Management and Ecology 11, 139-142.doi:10.1046/j.1365-2400.2003.00379.x
  • Lambdon, P.W., Hassall, M., Boar, R.R. and Mithen, R. (2003). Asynchrony in the nitrogen and glucosinolate leaf-age profiles of Brassica: is this a defensive strategy against generalist herbivores? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 97, 205-214. doi:10.1016/S0167-8809(03)00036-7
  • Harper, D.M., Childress, R.B., Harper, M.M., Boar, R.R., Hickley, P., Mills, S.C., Otieno, N., Drane, T., Vareschi, T., Nasirwa, O., Mwatha, W.E., Darlington, J.P.E.C. and Escuté-Gasulla, X. (2003). Aquatic biodiversity and saline lakes: Lake Bogoria National Reserve, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 500, 259-276. doi: 10.1023/A:1024722821407 

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