Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CURRENT ECOLOGICAL STATUS OF KAGOROTSONJE RIPARIAN FOREST, KADUNA STATE

Abstract  The current ecological status of the Kagoro/Tsonje riparian forest was assessed and  information  was  gathered  on  the  flora  and  bird  fauna,  water  quality parameters and soil status. Other data collections were phytoplankton types and population.    Physiocochemical  properties  of  the  soil  were  tested  .Modified Whittakker plots were used to evaluate woody speci...

ASSESSMENT OF LANDUSE/LANDCOVER CHANGE AND FLORISTIC COMPOSITION OF KUWANKA BANZA FOREST RESERVE KEBBI STATE, NIGERIA

 ABSTRACT This research on assessment of land use/land cover change and floristic composition of Kuwanka Banza Forest Reserve in Kebbi State  was carried out to determine percentage change and extent of forest cover of the Reserve area between 1984 and 2013, the current land uses in the forest area  as well  as  the  distribution  and  abundance  of woody species.  Remote  sensing  techniques were used in  this  study,...

ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AT CONSTRUCTION SITES IN ABUJA, FCT, NIGERIA

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the practices of health and safety management in construction industry focusing on risk assessment, communication and control. To achieve this purpose, the study focused on high-rise building under construction. Three construction sites were selected for detailed study using purposive sampling. 405 questionnaires were prepared and administered to the regulatory body, construction company and the labourers’ at the site. Observation checklist was used as a mean...

Multivariate statistical assessment and spatial distribution of groundwater contamination in Neke and its environs

Groundwater quality in Neke area of southeastern Nigeria was investigated applying multivariate statistical analyses using Statgraphics Centurion XVII, ArcGIS 10.2.2 and Surfer 10 software on hydrochemical and bacteriological data from 25 groundwater samples over land cover of about 1283km2 , in order to unravel the factors influencing ground water quality. From the correlation analysis, Ca2+, Mg2+, K+, and S042- appear to be the main contributors of the ground water TDS, Ca2+ shows a h...

Assessment of the impact of onsite sanitary sewage system and agricultural wastes on groundwater quality in Ikem and its environs south eastern

Physico-chemical, multivariate and bacteriological analyses were integrated to assess the impact of onsite sanitary sewage and agricultural waste on groundwater quality in Ikem and its environs using Rockworks16, Statgraphics Centurion XVII,  ArcGIS 10.2.2 and Surfer 10.  Results of the physicochemical analysis suggest that groundwater samples in the study area acidic, with very few samples having electrical conductivity and total dissolved solids above WHO standard for drinkin...

INVESTIGATION INTO FLOOD FLOW PATTERN(A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITY ROAD AND DAN FODIO BOULEVARD, AKOKA,YABA, LAGOS)

ABSTRACTFloods are the most devastating of all natural disasters, accounting for about one-third of theeconomic losses and over half of  the deaths associated  with natural disasters worldwide.Flooding in Lagos has become a frequent hazard which is caused by the bad condition of thedrainage systems along the road and the unavailability of water channels to contain excesswater   in   case   of   heavy   rain.   The  &nb...

EVALUATING THE PROBLEMS OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL, FCT- ABUJA)

The study evaluates the problems of solid waste management in Nigeria. The study has the following objectives: to examine the consequences of poor solid waste management in Nigeria, a case study Gwagwalada Area Council, Abuja and to identify the strategies that has been adopted in solid waste management in Nigeria. It also explained the mode of data collection and analysis; data for this study was collected from the respondents through the use of questionnaires. Questionnaires we...

Applications of Open-Access Remotely Sensed Data for Flood Modelling and Mapping in Developing Regions

Flood modelling and mapping typically entail flood frequency estimation, hydrodynamic modelling and inundation mapping, which require specific datasets that are often unavailable in developing regions due to financial, logistical, technical and organizational challenges. This review discusses fluvial (river) flood modelling and mapping processes and outlines the data requirements of these techniques. This paper explores how open-access remotely sensed and other geospatial&...

Exploring South Africa's Leadership Potential in Climate Change Discourse in Africa

Evidence has shown that Africa, despite being the hardest-hit continent by the catastrophic effects of climate change, wields a relatively minimal influence in the ongoing global climate change debates. The inadequacy of influence is due to insufficient leadership from Africa in the global climate change negotiations. To mend this leadership challenge, South Africa has been identified as having significant potentials to lead African climate change discourse, especially, towards wielding...

Land-use Dynamics in Dormitory Towns of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State, Nigeria

ABSTRACT  The prime objective of this study is to examine the trend, pattern, sprawl as wellas socio-environmental implications of land use dynamics in dormitory towns of Tai-solarin university of Education (Tasued), Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.The study employed the use of GIS to explore the dynamics of land use in the dormitory communities of TAI-SOLARIN UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION namely: Ijagun, Ijele, Abapawa, Imaweje, and Ogbo herein referred to as larger Ijagun. Two differe...

Development of a Standalone Application for Unsupervised Image Classification

ABSTRACTThis project research aimed to develop a standalone computer application for image classification using Matlab 9.2 by adopting the Rapid Application Development Model (RAD). The software can be used for image preprocessing and image classification. The test run of the software was carried out using acquired LANDSAT image and Google earth image of Federal University of Technology Gidan-Kwano campus. The program was designed to accept the input image in all format for the classific...

ASSESSMENT OF THE ACCESSIBILITY OF PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM IN KAURU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Improvements in access to Primary Health Care (PHC) pave the way for advancement in the quality of people’s life. This study assesses access to PHC in Kauru LGA, Kaduna State, with a view to provides necessary information for future health planning effort. The spatial locations of all the 40 healthcare facilities were ascertained using Global Position System (GPS) to create a database (using Arc map 10.0). Evaluative and survey design were adopted for this work, health pe...

Academic Geography, Nigerian Universities and post-modern realities

Geography has become such an important field of knowledge with several academic traditions which sometimes overwhelm the capacity of students to fully comprehend its scope. It seems more dreaded especially at the mention of ‘maps’ and ‘map-making’. Outside the borders of the discipline, geography is associated with maps and map-making with the implication that a prospective candidate’s primary interest in the discipline is defined and shaped by interest in maps and map-making....

ANALYSIS OF THE ACTIVITIES OF STREET TRADING ON UYO METROPOLIS, AKWA IBOM STATE, NIGERIA

In many cities all over the world, urban public space has become the place of work of the urban poor. In the study by Ekpenyong and Sibiri (2011), street trading and child labour, reflected on chronic urban poverty which can compel parents/guardian to send their children/wards of school age to work to boost family income for many hours each day. The study shows that 64% of the tradeers are females while 36% of them are males. This work aimed at Analyzing the Activities of Street Tradin...

Managing Water Resources in Nigeria Global Thinking Versus Local Realities in the Cross River Basin

Water resources management has passed through many stages over the millenium. In the process, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) was discovered and embraced as a panacea for the world’s water resources problems. Many countries in the developing realm have adopted IWRM with measurable success. Experiences in the developing countries have never come out very clear. This study attempts to have insight into how the general principles of IWRM performs at local situations in Nigeria. Th...


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