Research Papers/Topics in Forest Resources

Valuation Of The Consumptive And Productive Uses Of Wild And Domesticated Indigenous Leafy Vegetables In Southeastern Nigeria

AbstractVegetables are grown for human consumption all over the world. Indigenous Leafy Vegetables(ILV), both wild and domesticated species make important contributions to householdimprovement in Nigeria. However, information on availability of these species in the market andthe consumption level at household is limited. Therefore, ILV species in southeastern Nigeriawere investigated in order to determine their availability and consumption level.Multi-stage random sampling procedure was adopt...

Silvicultural And Conservation Techniques For Khaya Grandifoliola C. Dc. In Southern Nigeria

ABSTRACTKhaya grandifoliola, an important economic hardwood species, has been severely depleted byoverexploitation. This necessitates its ex-situ conservation and requires in-depth knowledge ofnursery handlings, seed storage, in-vitro and ex-vitro propagation on which information is sparse.Therefore, silvicultural requirements for conservation and sustainable use of K. grandifoliola insome parts of southern Nigeria were investigated in this study.Seeds of K. grandifoliola were purposively sou...

Contributions Of Selected Non-Timber Forest Products To Community Livelihoods In Taraba State, Nigeria

ABSTRACTNon-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) have been identified to contribute to communitylivelihoods. Such contributions are people as well as site specific and may be shortlivedif continuous availability cannot be guaranteed. Information on the role ofNTFPs in community livelihoods is crucial to their sustainable management; however,this role has not been properly documented in Taraba State. Therefore, contributions ofselected NTFPs to community livelihoods in Taraba State were investigated...

Characterisation Of Selected Wood Properties Of Thermal-Modified Bambusa Vulgaris Schrad.Ex J.C.Wendl

ABSTRACTThe preservative treatment of non-durable lignocellulosic materials, such as Bambusavulgaris (bamboo) enhances its service life. Thermally modified lignocellulosic biomaterialis better than chemically treated products because it is environmentally friendly. However,there is a dearth of information on the characterisation properties of thermally modifiedBambusa vulgaris. This study was therefore conducted to characterise the properties ofthermally modified Bambusa vulgaris.One thousand...

Models For Growth Characteristics And Their Applications In Yield Studies For Pinus Caribaea Morelet 1851 In Southwestern Nigeria

ABSTRACTDevelopment of empirical models provides ample prospects of exploring establishedmathematical theories and relationships among tree growth variables for sustainableforest management options. However, there is inadequate information on modellinggrowth characteristics and productivity potentials of Pinus caribaea, a pulpwood specieswhich is now being proposed for timber production in Nigeria. Hence, models for growthcharacteristics and their applications in yield studies for Pinus carib...

Household Coping Strategies For Domestic Energy Price Changes In Northeastern Nigeria

ABSTRACTIn Nigeria, high cost of Domestic Energy (DE) has put untold hardship on households. Copingstrategy is therefore imperative to meet household domestic cooking and heating needs. Investigatingevolving strategies would better inform DE experts and policy makers. This study was thereforedesigned to investigate strategies devised by households in Northeastern Nigeria for coping with theescalating prices of DE. The domestic energy types considered in the study include Liquefied NaturalGas ...

Conflicts Between Forestry And Agricultural Land – Uses In Ogun State

ABSTRACTClash of interests between custodians of government Forest Reserves (FRs) in OgunState and farmers operating within them, often results in conflicts causing disruption ofsocio-economic activities and sometimes loss of lives. Information on the causes andeffects of these clashes would better inform policy makers and forestry professionalson workable and sustainable land-use practice. Therefore, factors responsible for suchconflicts and their effects were investigated. Seven hundred and...

VALUATION OF THE CONSUMPTIVE AND PRODUCTIVE USES OF WILD AND DOMESTICATED INDIGENOUS LEAFY VEGETABLES IN SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA

Vegetables are grown for human consumption all over the world. Indigenous Leafy Vegetables (ILV), both wild and domesticated species make important contributions to household improvement in Nigeria. However, information on availability of these species in the market and the consumption level at household is limited. Therefore, ILV species in southeastern Nigeria were investigated in order to determine their availability and consumption level. Multi-stage random sampli...

SILVICULTURAL AND CONSERVATION TECHNIQUES FOR Khaya grandifoliola C. DC. IN SOUTHERN NIGERIA

Khaya grandifoliola, an important economic hardwood species, has been severely depleted by overexploitation. This necessitates its ex-situ conservation and requires in-depth knowledge of nursery handlings, seed storage, in-vitro and ex-vitro propagation on which information is sparse. Therefore, silvicultural requirements for conservation and sustainable use of K. grandifoliola in some parts of southern Nigeria were investigated in this study. Seeds of K. grandifoliol...

CONTRIBUTIONS OF SELECTED NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCTS TO COMMUNITY LIVELIHOODS IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA

Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) have been identified to contribute to community livelihoods. Such contributions are people as well as site specific and may be short lived if continuous availability cannot be guaranteed. Information on the role of NTFPs in community livelihoods is crucial to their sustainable management; however, this role has not been properly documented in Taraba State. Therefore, contributions of selected NTFPs to community livelihoods in Taraba State were investig...

CHARACTERISATION OF SELECTED WOOD PROPERTIES OF THERMALMODIFIED Bambusa vulgaris SCHRAD.EX J.C.WENDL

The preservative treatment of non-durable lignocellulosic materials, such as Bambusa vulgaris (bamboo) enhances its service life. Thermally modified lignocellulosic biomaterial is better than chemically treated products because it is environmentally friendly. However, there is a dearth of information on the characterisation properties of thermally modified Bambusa vulgaris. This study was therefore conducted to characterise the properties of thermally modified Bambusa...

MODELS FOR GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN YIELD STUDIES FOR Pinus caribaea Morelet 1851 IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

Development of empirical models provides ample prospects of exploring established mathematical theories and relationships among tree growth variables for sustainable forest management options. However, there is inadequate information on modelling growth characteristics and productivity potentials of Pinus caribaea, a pulpwood species which is now being proposed for timber production in Nigeria. Hence, models for growth characteristics and their applications in yield studies for Pinus car...