Research Papers/Topics in Forestry And Environmental Management

Problems and Prospects of Forest Development in Nigeria

This paper is geared towards examining the problems of Forest development in Nigeria and possible solutions to curb its impending challenges. In order to achieve this aim, one must avail himself with the nitty-gritty of the subject matter in question thereby giving a crystal clear picture.There is however need to set guidelines as under listedWhat is a Forest?Forest as a natural and global resourceSustainable forest development in NigeriaChallenges of Forest development in NigeriaSol...

Assessment of Woody Species Diversity in Different Ecological Zones of Taraba State, Nigeria: A Strategy for Conservation

This study assessed woody species diversity in different ecological zones of Taraba State. The objectives were to determine the abundance, distribution and comparison of woody species diversity in order to protect and monitor the forest ecosystems. Data were obtained through woody species survey and the study area was stratified in to three ecological zones and two protected areas. Five plots each measuring 50 × 50 m were sampled in each protected area. Data were analyzed using descriptive a...

EFFECT OF GLYPHOSATE AND PARAQUAT ON BIODIVERSITY OF SOIL INVERTEBRATE FAUNA AT THE TEACHING AND RESEARCH FARM OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY ILE

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the effect of glyphosate and paraquat on soil invertebrate fauna biodiversity, soil physico-chemical properties and the relationship between them with a view to determining the ecological effects of chemicals on the environment. An experimental field of 19 m by 11 m was mapped out at the Teaching and Research Farm of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, for the study. Plots of 4 m by 3 m separated by 1 m were laid out in completely randomized design with three...

IMPORTANCE OF TREES TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Trees play a very vital and important role in our environments and also help us in our daily activities

GENDER AND SOCIAL VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT OF FOREST-BASED COMMUNITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE AND VARIABILITY IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

Globally, climate variability and change has been characterized as a phenomenon impinge negatively upon different rural livelihoods within forest based communities in complex ways, Nigeria rural people are not exempted. Concern is emerging such that the negotiations on climate change do not fully involve the affected groups yet each of these groups is impacted by climate change in different ways. The gender vulnerability analysis to the effects of climate change and v...

Assessment of Intra-Urban Migration in Maiduguri During the Period of Insurgency

ABSTRACTThis research entitled “assessment of intra-urban migration pattern in Maiduguri during the period of insurgency” covers the period between 2009-2015 and explores new issues in understanding the nature, trend, pattern and effects of intra-urban migration on both the migrants and their destinations. Purposive sampling method was used to explore individual migrants from six selected words of Gomari air port, Ngomari Costain, Bolori, Mashamari, Maisandari I and Mairi wards. A total o...

SUSTAINING EMMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VANGUARDS IN NIGERIA.

As the sun rises in a country like ours, most people try to begin their day with a positive mindset despite the ongoing mishaps that affect them directly or indirectly. Just last week, I was reliably informed that our proposed fitness exercise in the stadium would not hold due to security challenges in the country. This goes a long way to portray the negative effect of such challenges as it affects our essential life in a world filled with unspeakable uncertainties. It doesn’t mat...

ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE OF TREES TO THE ENVIRONMENT

The ecological importance of trees to the environment, we need to preserve and conserve them to help live healthy and strong life

Environmental Conservation And Safty 1 (Maintaining Balance) The Sun As The Source Of Earth’s Energy

Energy  is the ability or capacity to do work. All living things need energy to carry out the processes of life. Of all natural sources of energy, the SUN is the ultimate source of energy for the living world. The energy we receive from  the sun’s radiation is known as radiant energy. Plants use this to manufacture their own food. The green part of the plants captures the sun’s energy through the help of the chlorophyll, to manufacture its food through the process known as ...

Ecotourism Development in Okomu National Park, Nigeria

We determined the impact of ecotourism infrastructural development on the woody components of Okomu National Park. This necessitated identifying the ecotourism attractions/facilities, interviewing of respondents and on-site observation and quadrant method were employed in acquiring information on ecotourism attractions/facilities and vegetation assessment respectively. Significant variations were observed in the tree growth variables measured between the ecotourism built-up and the control ar...