EFFECTS OF CLIMATIC ELEMENTS ON SURFACE WATER IN YOLA NORTH LGA, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Water resource is one of the important parts of environment which plays a very significant role in balancing the ecosystem. However, the resource is threatened by many factors among which are climate elements. It is against this background; this study examines the effect of climate on surface water resources. Climatic data such as rainfall, […]

EVALUATION OF HYDRO-GEOCHEMISTRY OF LAGOS LAGOON BESIDE FESTIVAL (FESTAC) TOWN, LAGOS NIGERIA

Abstract Water quality deterioration in lagoons comes from excessive nutrient inputs, eutrophication, acidification, heavy metal contamination, organic pollution and obnoxious fishing practices. The water quality data obtained were analysed using a host of statistical tools such as descriptive statistics [mean, standard error of the mean, variance, standard deviation etc.]. The rotated component matrix helps one […]

SPATIO-TEMPORAL ANALYSIS OF URBAN EXPANSION IN OFFA, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA (1990 – 2014)

Abstract The study assessed urban expansion that occurred in Offa within a period of twenty – four years (1990 – 2014). Three Multi temporal satellite imageries of LandSat TM 1990, LandSat ETM 1999 and LandSat ETM+ 2014; and administrative map of Offa were used as the primary dataset to process, classify (supervised classification), and analyze […]

INFLUENCE OF FLORISTIC COMPOSITION ON THE ABUNDANCE AND DIVERSITY OF MICROARTHROPODS IN SOIL UNDER FOUR VEGETATION TYPES

Abstract Microarthropods have been found to be of immense advantage to soil fertility and plant life. Their abundance and diversity therefore are largely dependent on the presence of organic matters. Hence, the influence of floristic composition on abundance and species diversity of microarthropods were surveyed in soils under Secondary Forest, Gmelina arborea, Tectona grandis and […]

USING MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS FOR ASSESSMENT OF FLOOD VULNERABILITY IN ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract This study seeks to use a multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) approach coupled with GIS to assess the spatial extent of flood vulnerability in the FCT. Thematic layers were created using Arc GIS 10.1. The data sets were integrated and using the analytical hierarchical process (AHP) of the MCDA, all the parameters were ranked and […]

RELEVANCE OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION AND CONCERNED STAKEHOLDERS IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT OF KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK, NIGERIA

Abstract This study was to assess the participatory role of communities in the achievement of the National conservation goals at the Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) by the active involvement of local people in park planning, formation, executing and implementing management strategies of renewable resources and its environment.  Data were collected from the park annual […]

IT HAS BEEN WITH US IN ONE FORM OR ANOTHER: DROUGHT AND THE SAHEL CRISIS

Abstract Drought is a phenomenon associated with a deficiency in precipitation for a long period of time, usually a season or more. It is a prolonged abnormality of the natural climatic pattern. It may also differ greatly from one area to another. The study employed a systematic literature review involving the Preferred Reporting Items and […]

STUDY OF SNAKES BEHAVIOUR AND HABITATS PREFERENCES IN KAINJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK

Abstract Snake habitat is reducing rapidly due to anthropogenic factors. Information on snake habitats and distribution in Kainji Lake National Park (KLNP) is scarce despite their socio-economic importance. Therefore, snake habitats preferences in KLNP Nigeria were investigated. Ten transect strips of 2 km x 10 m each were laid in five ranges (Oli, Ibbi, Kuble, […]

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH OF BIOMEDICAL WASTE TRANSPORTATION WORKERS IN CHANDRAPUR CITY, CENTRAL INDIA

Abstract The occupational health assessment of biomedical waste transportation workers was carried out in Chandrapur city, Central India. Hundred male workers were identified for the study who is engaged in this activity along with twelve individuals as a control population. Occupational health was assessed on the basis of specially designed interview schedule, microbial exposure along […]