EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: PhD Makerere University 2008 M. Sc. Makerere University, Faculty of Science 1994. B.Sc. Makerere University, Faculty of Science 1987.
Employment Record 1. Principal assistant Curator 1996 to present
Responsibilities: Responsible for the day to day management of the museum, care of the biological materials in the holding, acquisition and preparing of specimens for deposition in the museum, developing strategies for the museum, Lecturer in vertebrates Zoology, biogeography, taxonomy and field courses, developing new educational exhibits; establishing and maintaining links, loans and exchange programs with other museums of the world. 2. Zoology Museum Curator / Research Biologist for the National Biodiversity Data Bank project 1989 ‑ 1996
Responsibilities Responsible for the day to day management of the museum, care of the biological materials in the holding, acquisition and preparing of specimens for deposition in the museum, developing strategies for the museum, some teaching assignments, establishing and maintaining links, loans and exchange programs with other museums of the world. Coordinating museum related research with visiting scientists;
Coordinating field based research for the biodiversity mapping project; Executing field based research and inventory of mammals;
3. Assistant Lecturer Department of Science and Technical Education (DOSATE) Makerere University School of Education 1991 ‑ 1993
4. Research Biologist Tropical forest research Project Mabira forest. 1987 - 1988
Research with inventories of woody vegetation and mammals in Mabira forest.
5. Teacher Bukalasa Seminary 1987
Teaching Biology and Chemistry
1. Terrestrial Biodiversity with focus mainly on mammals and birds and its integration with other levels of biota, environment and climate change 2. Biodiversity and development 3. Small mammal’s (bats, rodents & shrews) diversity and ecology and recently the role of these in ecology of emerging diseases 4. Miocene and Pliocene Paleobiology
a) USAID / Field Museum of Natural History Chicago (FMNH) grant, for Intern Traineeship in curatorial practices August 1992 - February 1993.
b) BCI Research Grants 2001 & 2003 c) BCI travel Grant July 2002 d) IDEA WILD equipment Grants 2001 & 2002 e) Recipient of support from the ABIC program to visit and study bats at Tervuren March – June 2003
f) Spallanzani Award from the North American Society on Bat research in recognition for his research and work on bats October 2008
g) Nile Basin research Program - Research Fellowship at the University of Bergen 2009
1) Member Scientific Sub-Committee of Nature Uganda 2010
2) Executive Secretary Nature Uganda since December 2008
3) Chairman Mammal conservation Group of Nature Uganda 2003 - 2008
4) Trustee Uganda Wildlife Education Center Trust. 1993 - 2001
Responsible as a trustee for the welfare of the animals at the center by ensuring among others appointment of capable and keen management. As a zoologist to give advice on issues directly related to the captive animals in the center.
Responsible as trustee for the back up support and high level decision making to the management of the center (formerly the Zoo). Also as member of the team responsible for the development and review of proposals for support to the center.
5) Member of the advisory committee for the Large Predators Research Project in Uganda.
6) Vice Chairman Nature Uganda 1992 -2001
PUBLICATIONS Kityo R.M., J. C. Kerbis Peterhans, M. H. Huhndorf & R. Hutterer, 2009 New additions and noteworthy records to the bat (Mammalia: Chiroptera) fauna of Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo Bonner zoologische Monographien Nr. 55,
Kityo R 2009 Herpetofauna of Sio-Siteko Wetland System in Kaddu J.B. and Busulwa H (2009) Rapid assessment – Sio-Siteko Wetland System, Kenya – Uganda. Wetlands and Biodiversity Conservation Component of the Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project. Nilebasin Initiative Secreteriat. Pp 108 -114
Kiyemba J & Kityo R. M, 2009 Mammals of the SIo-Siteko Wetland System in Kaddu J.B. and Busulwa H (2009) Rapid assessment – Sio-Siteko Wetland System, Kenya – Uganda. Wetlands and Biodiversity Conservation Component of the Nile Transboundary Environmental Action Project. Nilebasin Initiative Secreteriat. Pp 125-130
Barry J. C., Cote S., MacLatchy L., Lindsay E. H., Kityo R., and Rajpar A. R 2005 Oligocene and early Miocene ruminants (mammalia, artiodactyla) from Pakistan and Uganda Palaeontologia Electronica Vol. 8: 1 http://palaeo-electronica.org
Plumptre A.J., Davenport T., Behangana M., Kityo R, Eilu G., Ssegawa P., Ewango C & Kahindo C., 2004 in Mittermeier R.A et al Hotspots revisited: Earth’s biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial regions. (Book Section)
Plumptre A.J. Behangana M., Davenport T., Kahindo C., Kityo R, Ndomba E., Nkuutu D., Owiunji I., Ssegawa P., Eilu G. 2003 The Biodiversity of Albertine Rift. Albertine Rift Technical Reports No. 3.
Kityo R.M. (2001) Vertebrate Prey of the Barn Owl Tyto alba from Tororo Eastern Uganda. Uganda Journal 47:67 – 73.
Clausnitzer, V. & R. Kityo (2001) Altitudinal distribution of rodents (Muridae and Gliridae) on Mt. Elgon, Uganda. Tropical Zoology 14: 95-118.
Kerbis P. J. C., R. M. Kityo, W. T. Stanley and P. K. Austin. 1998. Small Mammals along an Elevational Gradient in Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda. in H. Osmaston (ed.), The Rwenzori Mountains National Park, Uganda: exploration, environment, biology, conservation management and Community relations.
Gebo D.L., L. MacLatchy, R. Kityo, A. Deino, J. Kingston, & D. Pilbeam. 1997. A Hominoid Genus from early Miocene of Uganda. Science 276:401-404.
Gebo D.L., L. MacLatchy and R. Kityo. 1997. A new Lorisid humerus from the Early Miocene of Uganda. Primates, 38(4): 423 - 427.
Stanley W.T., Kerbis J.C.P and Kityo R.M. 1996 New records of bats for Uganda and Burundi. Afr. J. Ecol.34:196-241
Kityo R.M. and Kerbis J.C. 1996. Observations on the distribution and ecology of bats in Uganda. E.Afr. Nat. Hist. Journal 85:49 -63
Kityo R.M. 1992. Some biogeographical aspects of the Ssese islands small mammal fauna Israel J. of Zoology. 38:417-18
Austin P.K., Stanley W.T., Kerbis J.C. and Kityo R.L. 1992. Preliminary results of a small mammal survey along elevational gradient in the Rwenzori Mountains Uganda. American Society of Mammalogists
I have taught courses in: -
i. Vertebrate (amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds) biology, classification and origins
ii. Principles for animal biosystemetics
iv. Management of museum specimens and captives animals
Area of specialization
Wildlife ecology with mammals and birds as focal animals, but with particular emphasis on small mammals