A professional lecturer and researcher, Wamukota has over 15 years of experience in research and programme management and coordination. His research interests include the socio-economic and ecological drivers of resource use and management, particularly, the human dimensions in the use and management of terrestrial and marine resources, mainly semi-arid lands, coral reefs and marine turtles.
In collaboration with researchers from around the world, Wamukota has undertaken research and capacity building in Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar and Mauritius among other countries. Currently he is the principal investigator and coordinator of Fisheries Innovation Lab-funded projects in Kenya, looking at issues of fisheries, poverty and nutrition. His academic qualifications include a Bachelors in XX from the University of Nairobi; a Masters in Environmental Economics from Moi University; and a PhD in Environmental Science from Linnaeus University.