Environmental & Physical Sciences

Environmental & Physical Sciences Research Papers/Topics

SOME ASPECTS OF POLLINATION ECOLOGY AND EFFECT OF PESTICIDES ON THE FLOWER VISITORS AND YIELD OF THE WATERMELON CROP Citrullus lanatus (THUNB.) (CUCURBITALES: CUCURBITACEAE) IN THE SHAI-OSUDO

ABSTRACT The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of pesticide application on the abundance and diversity of watermelon flower visitors as well as its effect on the crop yield. This was to help identify the most beneficial insecticide application regime to ensure pollinator health and the control of insect pests whiles ensuring maximum yield. Insects that visited watermelon flowers were collected weekly with the use of sweep nets and pan traps from plots with pesticide applic...

FISH AS BIOINDICATORS OF HABITAT DEGRADATION IN COASTAL LAGOONS

ABSTRACT  Lagoons and their wetlands are some of the most biologically and ecologically important ecosystems. The lagoon habitat also forms an integral part of the marine fishing industry and provides important spawning and nursery grounds for many fishes. Aquatic communities including fish and other species act as biological indicators of water quality and alterations by summarizing information about their environment. Two lagoons, Laloi and Oyibi in the and Greater Accra and Central R...

MORPHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE WHITE VOLTA RIVER: AN EVALUATION OF THEMATIC ACCURACY

ABSTRACT Rivers are natural forces that continue to shape the surface of the earth and also play an important role in supporting life. They serve as part of the earth’s interconnected circulatory system. This system acts on the rivers to alter topography and shape of river basins and nearby landmasses which influence river currents. Earth observation tools have developed over the years with enhanced and advanced technological input to also observe such changes. The White Volta has been affe...

MOBILITY AND BORDER CONTROL PRACTICES IN GHANA: A CASE STUDY OF PAGA BORDER POST

ABSTRACT Issues of international borders have been of security concern to governments particularly, in the post 9/11 era. The securitization discourse has taken centre stage as governments move towards tightening their border controls against ‘perceived threats’ such as terrorism. Many African countries face the difficult task of securing their borders. Numerous challenges encountered in this regard means that borders have become transnational crime zones. In recent times, transnational s...

FLOODING RELATED CHALLENGES OF LAGOON SETTLEMENTS: A CASE STUDY OF KETA, GHANA

ABSTRACT  Floods occur when a body of water rises to overflow land which is normally not submerged. The causes and socio-economic effects of flooding in the lagoon settlement  basin  have  been  investigated  in  this  research.  The  Keta  Lagoon floods  its  banks  and  as  a  consequence  leads  to  destruction  of  lives  and properties. This study aimed at investigating the effects of lagoon flooding on communities  along  the  Keta  lagoon,  as  an  en...

Assessment of Government and NGOs Joint Efforts and Role in Drought Mitigation Program: The Case of East Guji Zone Drought Vulnerable Areas

The focus of this paper is to examine the responses of NGOs and governmental bodies joint efforts in drought mitigation programs of southern Ethiopia, East Guji Oromo drought vulnerable areas in the 20th century. The manuscript also explores the role of thus bodies and the perceptions of local communities towards those organization intervention extents and ways of assistance to occurred hardships. Likewise, the article also tries to look, assess and well exhibit a well-known and still active ...

The Application Of Gis And Remote Sensing For Road And Transportation Planning And Management In Case Of Hawassa Town, Southern Ethiopia

Contents CHAPTER ONE1 1.INTRODUCTION1 1.1Background of study1 1.2 Objectives3 1.2.1 General objective3 1.2.2 Specific objectives3 1.3 Research question3 1.3 Statement problem3 1.4 Significance of the study4 1.5 Scope of the study5 2. LITERATURE REVIEW6 2.1 Information System for Transportation6 2.2 Role of GIS for transportation6 2.3 GIS in Road and Transport Infrastructure8 2.4 GIS in roadnetworkplanning activity8 3 MATERIALS AND METHODS9 3.1 Descriptionofthestudyarea9 3.1.1 Geographiclocati...

Technical Report of SIWES Undertaken at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, FUTA

In our world today, even in every education system, abstract knowledge alone would not be sufficed to prepare an educated person for the world of work without practical skills. The worker or productive individual must not only be knowledgeable but must also be versatile in the application of skills to perform defined task or work. There are two basic forms of learning; the first one is Education and the second one is Training. Both of which are indispensable to the productive world of work an...

Examining Compulsory Acquisition and Compensation in Kano Municipal

ABSTRACT The current method of compensation adopted by government has been criticized by many scholars and claimants. Scholars held a view that the compensation paid to the claimants is much inadequate. The claimants on the other hand do sometimes claim that the compensation paid to them does not restore them back to the state they were before the acquisition, the compensation is not paid to them on due time and the quit notice given to them is sometimes inadequate. This research examines the...

Topographical Surveying of Government Technical Collage Idah Kogi State

ABSTRCT This project aimed purposely at the production of topographic plan of Government technical college idah Kogi State. The following surveying methods are carried out to achieve this project. A reconnaissance surveying of the area to be survey was carried out before other topographical surveying method was carried out total station traversing for coordinating of the station was carried out leveling which is purposely aimed at determining the deference in spot height after which the topo...

The Comparative Study Of Educational Facilities In Kogi State Polytechnic Federal Polytechnic Idah Kogi State College Of Eduation And The Federal College Of Education Okene Kogi State

Background Information         Education according to Longman Dictionary is defined as “the teaching or the training of mind and character”. Education is the cynosure of ever society’s socio-culture development. The viability of any sector of every nation’s growth depends on the educational base.         Training institutions education in Nigeria has remained the bedrock of the country’s educational sector though the aim and objective of education have changed with th...

Drivers and Barriers to The Adoption of Corporate Culture by Quantity Surveying Firms in Abuja Nigeria

ABSTRACT  Corporate culture is a complex problem which shaped any organization in diversity of ways, it the challenges and define the corporation, This is a deliberate development by managers and employees operating the culture of the organisation. Culture drives most dimensions of corporate life, particularly when it comes to individuals and their customer relationships and the environment. Although it is widely recognized that culture plays a significant role in the building of an organiza...

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF WASTE GENERATED IN ABATTOIRS - A CASE STUDY KADUNA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE

ABSTRACT This project aimed at finding out the Environmental Health Implications of Waste Generated in Abattoirs- A Case Study of Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Questionnaire, personal observations, oral interview and labouratory analysis were used to collect the data. Water samples were taken from the selected area to assess the level of PH, BOD, Colour, Test, and Odour. Out of the total number of households which is 3418, 358 were randomly chosen to obtain their v...

Unique Desert Caves as a Valuable Geological Resource: First Detailed Geological Heritage Assessment of the Sannur Cave, Egypt

Caves are commonly used for the purposes of geological conservation and tourism, but such experience is very limited in desert areas of northeastern Africa. The Sannur Cave discovered near Beni Suef in Egypt a few decades ago has been investigated in order to judge about its importance as geological heritage. It is established that the study territory contains three principal elements that can be attributed to geological heritage. These are the Sannur Cave itself, two quarries of the so-ca...

Assessment of Residential property Rental value variations in peri-urban areas of Minna Niger State

The aim of this research is to assess the residential property rental variation in peri-urban areas of Minna Niger State and to achieve this aim; objectives were drawn after deep observations on the study areas. Imperative literatures on residential property, rental values and property value were reviewed. The researcher gather data and information through the use of structured questionnaires in which 157 were administered  136 retrieved from the tenants in the study areas for the re...


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