A SURVEY OF BUTTERFLY FAUNA IN THE SACRED GROVE OF UMUAJA FOREST, SOUTHERN NIGERIA

Abstract Sacred groves in Africa have been widely adopted as an important strategy to assuage the loss of biodiversity. This has led to the protection of sacred groves (which are virgin forest with rich diversity) for their cultural, religious beliefs and taboos. This study represents the first butterfly survey of the Umuaja sacred grove and […]

STATUS AND TRENDS OF EUCALYPTUS EXPANSION AND ITS ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATION IN MEKET DISTRICT, NORTH WELLO ZONE, ETHIOPIA

Abstract Eucalyptus is one of the exotic and multipurpose tree grown in Ethiopia. This paper aims to assess the spatiotemporal expansion of eucalyptus trees in Meket district, north-central Ethiopia. Multistage sampling techniques reaching from farmer’s perception to remote sensing data processing were employed. Household heads survey of 192 farmers, key informant interviews, and focus group […]

ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF ITAPAJI RESERVOIR STATUS IN ITAPAJI USING PLANKTON ASSEMBLAGE

Abstract Itapaji Reservoir in Ekiti State serves for municipal water supply, artisanal fishing, agricultural and domestic uses, and recently earmarked for irrigation of the adjoining land.  There is paucity of information on the limnology of the reservoir, hence this study to provide relevant information on its trophic status for effective water management. Plankton samples (120) […]

ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF INTRODUCTION OF CULTURE BASED FISHERIES ON FISH PRODUCTION IN WATER BODIES OF ETHIOPIA

Abstract In Ethiopia, the implementation of comprehensive water resources development program, particularly irrigation and hydro power generation could be additional opportunity to increase farm productivity through integration of culture based fishery and water resources uses. The role of fishery and aquaculture in reducing poverty and alleviating food insecurity at household level is enormous. The main […]

COMPARISON OF MACROPHYTES DISTRIBUTION IN LAKE HAWASSA AT DIFFERENT POLLUTION ENTRY POINTS, HAWASSA, ETHIOPIA

Abstract Lake Hawassa is currently impinged by the various human activities in its watershed. This could create favourable conditions for the invasive macrophytes like water hyacinth attacking Lake Tana and Koka. Hence, identification of the impacts of pollution on the macrophytes species diversity, distribution and coverage is very important. In doing so, rapid bioassessment method […]

VEGETATION AND WETLAND RESOURCES MAPPING IN KUJE AREA COUNCIL, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT), ABUJA, NIGERIA

Abstract The study assessed the loss of vegetation and wetland resources in Kuje Area Council (KAC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT), due to increasing population which put much pressure on the resources for agricultural and other developmental purposes. It is aimed at detailed mapping of the vegetal cover and wetland characteristics of KAC. This was pursued […]

EFFECT OF AQUATIC WEED AND STAGES OF RICE DEVELOPMENT: MANAGEMENT IMPLICATIONS ON AVIFAUNA

Abstract Damage by birds occurs where there is economic loss as a result of wildbird activity. There are however generalizations that presence of birds at farms are negative to crop production. This study assessed the influence of weed and rice developmental stages management on wildbirds in aquatic habitats at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. […]

EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC SALINE WATER APPLICATION FOR IMPROVING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF TOMATO (Solanum lycopersicum) SEEDLINGS

Abstract Among the main environmental problems in arid and semi arid regions is the shortage of freshwater. To overcome this problem, lower quality-water, such as saline groundwater, is widely used. The use of saline water after magnetization could be a solution of the problem of water scarcity. This study examines the effects of water magnetic […]

PLANT DIVERSITY ON MOUNTAIN SITE; A CASE STUDY OF IDANRE HILL, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract An investigation of the plant diversity of Idanre Hill was carried out using quadrant sampling technique and an extensive assessment of plant species found along different gradients namely, mountain top, midpoint and foothill. Quadrat size of 10m2 was randomly placed in 10 points on each elevation, followed by qualitative and quantitative vegetation description. Life […]

ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES AND INSECT DISTRIBUTION IN FLOODED AGRARARIAN COMMUNITIES

Abstract This study was carried out in three Local Government Areas in Plateau State, Nigeria located within the Shimankar River Basin. It investigated the impact of some anthropogenic activities on agricultural production and evaluates insect species distribution in the study area, an important agrarian community in Southern part of Plateau State, Nigeria. Questionnaires were administered […]