Research Papers/Topics in Forestry And Environmental Management

PERMIT TO WORK SYSTEMS

A permit-to-work system is a formal recorded process used to control work which is identified as potentially hazardous. It is also a means of communication between site/installation management, plant supervisors and operators and those who carry out the hazardous work.

PROMOTION MIX AS A TOOL FOR INCREASED REVENUE IN THE WOODEN FURNITURE INDUSTRY

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to determine the prospects of Promotion Mix as a tool for increased revenue in the Wooden Furniture Industry of Ibadan. This was done by investigating the perception of wooden furniture companies’ owners towards Promotion Mix and also the level of adoption they put the Mix into.Three Local Government Areas – Ibadan North, Ibadan North-west and Ibadan South-west LGAs – were selected for this study. These LGAs were selected due to the heavy presence of m...

Assessment of the Management of Sanda Kyarimi Park, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Abstracts The aim of the study is to assess the management of Sanda Kyarimi Park, Maiduguri, Borno State. The objective of the study is to examine the welfare of the animals in captivity, identify the problems in managing visitors and animals and to investigate the staff welfare and their capabilities in managing the park. Data collection for the study were accomplished using questionnaire and on the spot assessment during repetitive visits. Three different categories of questionnaire we...

Susceptibility of Some Servicing Wood Species to Subterranean Termites in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

AbstractTermites are well known for their ability to damage wood and various types of wood-derived products. This study evaluated the susceptibility of six servicing wood species (Tectonagrandis, Khayaspp, Daniella oliveri, Gmelina arborea, Parkia biglobosa and Vitallaria paradox) to the activity of subterranean termites. It was conducted on two testing sites, termitaria and the Timber Grave Yard both of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Ecotourism, Nasarawa State University Keffi,...

IMPACTS OF PESTICIDE TOXICITY ON THE ENVIRONMENT IN THE USA

Toxicity arising from the breakdown of the active ingredient of pesticide poses a considerable threat to the health of the environment as well as living being within ecological spaces. The situation is exacerbated by the overuse or improper application of pesticides by farmers who primarily use these chemicals to control animal pests. Hence, it is essential that regulatory bodies such as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not only make recommendations on the types of pesticid...

EVALUATION OF NON-MARKET BENEFITS OF FOREST RESOURCES IN OVIA NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE

ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to evaluate the non market benefit of forest resources in Ovia North East local Government of Edo State, Nigeria. The objective of the study was to identify the non-market benefits of forest resources, estimate use of non-market benefits, determine various method of evaluation, and access the benefits available to the evaluation method in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State. Twenty percent sampling intensity was used to randomly select 10 comm...

ADEQUACY OF COOPERATIVE SCHEME IN THE FUNDING OF STAFF HOME OWNERSHIP AT THE FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, IDAH

ABSTRACTThe need to assess the various avenues towards individuals housing construction as well as their sources of funding is imperative. The study examines access to finance for housing development in Federal Polytechnic, Idah using the cooperative scheme as a case study. It assesses the challenges of source of finance for housing development. The study utilizes clustered and random methods of sampling to select the School, Departments and Staff in the institution for data collection. Out o...

Loss of Animal Biodiversity in Nigeria

This research paper gives an overview on loss of biological fauna in Nigeria and the effects of man on the ecosystem.

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...

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