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Lililan Daudi is a well-qualified and technically-proficient research scientist with more than twelve years research experience in seagrass ecology, structure and function, seagrass restoration, seagrass monitoring and seagrass ecosystem services. She has special competences in biomarker techniques (stable isotope and fatty acid analyses) as well as microscopy (Light microscopy). Further, she has computer skills in Sigmaplot, STATISTICA and PRIMER statistical software. She has participated in several international projects and received several grants to undertake research projects. Currently, she is undertaking an ongoing IFS funded project focusing on fish assemblages within seagrass meadows and how their habitat use is related to degradation. In addition, she is also involved in a regional project funded under the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) under the MASMA programme on Larval Fish production in the seagrass meadows of the coastal East Africa. She also has extensive experience working with cross-functional scientific and research teams. She has also been involved in regional and international networks such as the Western Indian ocean Seagrass Network (WIOSN) and International Network Seagrass Experts (ISEN) within which she is participating as a reviewer in the development of the Global seagrass report.

She has also participated in consultancies that include one on the mapping of the seagrass and coral reef ecosystems of Kwale county, Kenya in collaboration with counterparts from KWS and Pwani university, as well as monitoring seagrass ecosystems of Lamu county in collaboration with partners from WWF, Kenya.


Seagrass ecology
Seagrass restoration
Seagrass ecosystem services
Structure and function of marine ecological food webs


  • –present
    Scientist, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute