MELISSOPALYNOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF HONEY TO DETECT MELLIFEROUS PLANT SPECIES VISITED BY Apismellifera adansonii latereille (West African Honeybee) IN GUINEA SAVANNA ZONE OF NIGERIA

Abstract Honey collection is a long aged traditional activity throughout most parts of Africa. Melissopalynological analysis is widely used to verify geobotanical origin of honeys. Although continuous destruction of forest and different vegetation as a result of incessant demand for land is affecting the population of honey bee, pollination, honey yield, and loss of gene […]

ASSESSMENT OF INJURIES IN SAWMILLS IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract Sawmill workers in Nigeria are exposed to many workplace hazards and avoidable injury problems. In many countries, Noise, dust, injuries and exposure to chemicals are still features of many sawmills. The occupational safety and health image of most sawmills are not impressive. Noise, dust, injuries, exposure to chemicals and high labour turnover are still […]

GROWTH POTENTIALS OF Tectona grandis LINN AS INFLUENCED BY SEED SOURCES AND DIFFERENT SOIL TYPES

Abstract The forest has been very useful to man as he obtains food, shelter, revenue, energy and myriad of environmental services from it. However, increase in demand for forest product as a result of overpopulation couple with urbanization has resulted in over exploitation and extinction of some forest trees. Therefore, there is an urgent need […]

NUTRIENT CYCLING THROUGH PRECIPITATION PATHWAYS: RAINFALL, STEMFLOW AND THROUGHFALL IN Diospyros crassiflora (Hiern) PLANTATION IN UMUAHIA, ABIA STATE- NIGERIA

Abstract The study of nutrient cycling through precipitation pathways in Diospyros crassiflora plantation was conducted in the Humid Forest Research Station, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria between 2016 and 2017.The experiment was 3 x 9 x 2 split- split plot design in a Randomized Complete Block Design with three replications. Treatments were precipitation pathways (rainfall, […]

In Vitro REGENERATION OF Eucalyptus camaldulensis DEHNH. PLANTLETS FROM MICRO-CUTTINGS

Abstract Clonal propagation of Eucalyptus camaldulensis through stem cuttings is limited by a range of problems such as low root frequency, loss of rooting competence and poor rooting quality which can be overcome through plant tissue culture. Hence, efficient method of plantlets regeneration was developed for the species with a view to enhance its propagation. […]

INFLUENCE OF WATERING REGIMES AND BAMBOO BIOCHAR ON THE GROWTH AND BIOMASS PARTITIONING OF Neolamarckia cadamba (roxb.) miq. SEEDLINGS ON AN ALFISOL

Abstract The choice of Neolamarckia cadamba for reforestation and agroforestry programs in Nigeria could be constrained with lack of basic knowledge on the species-management in relation to its sensitivity to water and growth on low fertile soil. Hence, growth of the species as influence by watering regimes and bamboo biochar was evaluated. Treatments involved three […]

ASSESSMENT OF CROP-RAIDING ALONG THE BUFFER ZONE OF OBA HILLS NATIONAL PARK, NIGERIA

Abstract The Conservation and sustainable use of a natural protected area require concerted efforts of conservation managers and the local communities. Crop raiding is a major problem confronting conservationists and communities around the park area. This paper examines crop damage by mammals and birds, the farmers’ experiences on crop losses along the park boundary. Data […]

HUNTING, TRADING AND UTILIZATION OF PANGOLIN (Phataginus spp.) IN NIGERIA

Abstract Pangolins populations are threatened due to indiscriminate exploitation and incessant destruction of their habitats. They have been ranked as the most trafficked mammals in the world. This study investigates the extent of exploitation of Pangolin in North Central and Southern parts of Nigeria. A structure questionnaire was administered to bush meat marketers and hunters […]

FIRE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES IN AND AROUND KANJI LAKE NATIONAL PARK (BORGU SECTOR) NIGERIA

Abstract Traditionally, fire has been used as a management tool to control vegetation structure and composition. Habitat management does not only include planting of a few trees and other crops, manipulating all necessary life forms round the year; but introducing control burning is a key to habitat management. Increase in the incidence of uncontrolled wildfires […]