Research Papers/Topics in Geography And Environmetal Studies

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...

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...

The State of Food Security in Manzini Swaziland

The findings on urban food security in Manzini reported in this paper are based on data from the 2008–2009 AFSUN Urban Food Security Household Survey. We wish to thank the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) for funding the study through the UPCD Tier One Program, the eight geography students at the University of Swaziland who administered the survey, the Deputy Prime Minister of Swaziland and his office, and the Ministers of Housing and Urban Development, Education, and Agricu...

Effect of Climate Variability on Cassava Yield in Ajasse-Ipo (Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State) 2017

ABSTRACTThis study examined effect of climate variability on cassava yield in Ajasse-Ipo. To achieve this aim, this study examined trend of climatic elements of rainfall, minimum and maximum temperature, and relative humidity over the years; examined trend of cassava yield over the years; determined effect of climate variability on yield of cassava and finally predicted future trend of climate variables and their effect on cassava yield. Time series data on climatic elements: rainfall (mm), r...

FACTORS INFLUENCING HUMAN WILDLIFE CONFLICT IN COMMUNITIES SURROUNDING PROTECTED AREAS AT OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY, TIGITHI WARD, LAIKIPIA COUNTY, KENYA

ABSTRACT Human-wildlife conflicts pose a great challenge to wildlife conservation and are increasing as human migration settlement from rural to urban areas increases, development expands, global climate changes and other human and environmental factors put people and wildlife in greater direct competition for a shrinking resource base. The purpose of this study was to find out the factors influencing human-wildlife conflict in communities surrounding protected areas; a case of O...

Using GIS to monitor Spatial Expansion of Federal College of Agriculture, Akure

Topic: Using GIS to monitor Spatial Expansion of Federal College of Agriculture, AkureTable of Contents Declaration ....................................................................................................................................... i Dedication ...................................................................................................................................... iii Acknowledgement.................................................................................

Empirical Investigation of Settlement Patterns of Lokoja, Kogi State

The pattern of development of urban land use in relation to topography varies from rural to urban. What distinguishes Lokoja community from other settlements is the topographical nature that surrounds and abounds within the community. In this research work, factors responsible for settlement expansion were investigated. The study derives it data from the fieldwork, survey and observations. Lokoja town was divided into eight zones where questionnaires were administered and the data gathered we...

Spatial Analysis of Informal Settlements: The Case of Kibera Slum, Nairobi County Kenya (2008-2013)

ABSTRACTThe rate at which informal settlements are mushrooming all over the world is alarming causing health problems, environmental deterioration, social distress, economic destruction (fire), and urban violence. This has forced many countries to put in place measures and efforts to eradicate the informal settlements. There has been no clear indicator as to whether the efforts put in place are bearing fruits or not. The overall aim of this study was to analyze the extent of spatial...

ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS PERCEPTION ON CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND ITS IMPACT ON CROP PRODUCTION PLANNING IN OGBOMOSHO AND ITS ENVIRONS, OYO STATE NIGERIA

ASSESSMENT OF FARMERS PERCEPTION ON CLIMATE VARIABILITY AND ITS IMPACT ON CROP PRODUCTION PLANNING IN OGBOMOSHO AND ITS ENVIRONS, OYO STATE NIGERIABYIMORU, Ahmed Abimbola(2011/1/38130BG)PROJECT SUBMITTED TO DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHYSCHOOL OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES (SPS) FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA, NIGERIAIN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY (B.Tech) IN GEOGRAPHY (METEOROLOGY)SEPTEMBER, 2016                         ...

Impact of Laterite Excavation on Vegetal Cover in Birigi Village of Niger State

The excavation of laterite has totally removed the vegetative cover of the land area which served as an ecosystem community for Plants and Animals Resistant and successional species of plants and animals would be able to cope with unstable situations which were caused   by the excavation activities.The dwellers around the excavation site are not well enlightened about the environmental impact of the laterite excavation activity in their locality; they only see it as a source of income witho...

Development of Land Information System for Talba Housing Estate in Minna, Niger State

ABSTRACTThe increase in human population has lay more pressure on land, because of the static nature and importance of land it is highly demanded thereby leading People to search for reliable information relating to such land which is appropriate, has integrity, up-to-date and most importantly secured for development. An information which is not secured is regarded as an irrelevant information and hardly satisfies the need for obtaining it. In surveying, information processed from raw facts a...

CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF URBAN SLUM IN ADO METROPOLIS

ABSTRACT This research work recognizes the fact that slum is a general problem to both the developing and developed worlds, while the urban areas attract people from the rural areas it gets over populated and gradually degrades and suffers. This is however, greater in the developing countries than the developed ones. The developing world cities have immigrants who want to benefit from the urban life and hence, result in housing and infrastructure inadequacy, thereby causing p...

WASTE GENERATION AND MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN ADO EKITI, EKITI STATE

ABSTRACT          The research work examined waste generation and management stategies in ado-ekiti, ekiti state. The study involve visiting communities with the objective of studying ways of disposing waste, its management strategies, and the importance of cleanliness and being hygienic which is the primary source of health.           The aim of this work is to analyze waste generation and management stategies in ado-ekiti, ekiti state, and objective is to exam...


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