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Dr. Ekpo Antai

 

 

           

 

Name of Staff:                  Dr. Ekpo Eyo Antai

 

Unit of the Institute:      Biological Oceanography Unit

 

Present Status:                Senior Lecturer  

 

Department/Unit:           Physical Oceanography Unit

 

Contact Details:                             

     Institute of Oceanography,

     University of Calabar, PMB 1115, Calabar,  

     Cross River State, Nigeria;

    E- mail:   ekpoantai@yahoo.com

    Mobile phone: +234-08037454788

      Dr. Ekpo Eyo Antai

   

 

Education:

  • B.Sc (Hons.) Biology (Microbiology) – 2nd Class Upper Division, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1981

  • Ph.D in Oceanography, University of Southampton. UK, 1990

·         GKSS – Forschungszentrum Visiting Fellowship, Landesanstalt fur Fischerei, N/Westfalen, Albaum, Germany. September – December 1984

·         GKSS – Forschungszentrum Visiting Fellowship, Institute of Meereskunde Kiel, Germany. August – November 1991

  • Same as Above July – October 1993

 

Research Interest:

·         Nutrient regeneration in the Mangrove Swamp.

·         Cycling of organic material, Microbial food web and Trophodynamics and Primary and bacterial production

·         Environmental Impact Assessment

 

Current Research

·         Growth and grazing losses bacteria to nanoflagellates

·         Dynamics of microbial planktonic communities

 

Graduate Student Supervision

  • The dynamics of bacterial population during growth andf decomposition processes of phytoplankton

  • Bacterial ecology and nutrient regeneration of in mangrove swamp ecosystem of the Great kwa river, Cross River State, Nigeria

  • Seasonal dynamics in phytoplankton and nutrient regime in the University of Calabar Fish Pond Calabar,, Nigeria

  • The efficacy of antibacterial agents against gastrotrointestinal pathogens of cultured Tilapia Cichlid (Oreochromis niloticus)

 

Courses Taught 

Post graduate

  • Aquatic Pathogen/Fish Disease

  • Aquatic Microbiology

  • Advance General Microbiology

  • Environmental And Public Health Microbiology

  • Advance Soil and Aquatic Microbiology

  • Advance Food Microbiology.

 

                       

                         

Undergraduate

  • General Microbiology

  • Environmental Microbiology 

  • Soil Microbiology

  • Food Microbiology

  • Introductory Ecology

  • Microbial Ecology

  • General Marine Microbiology

  • Statistics for Marine Sciences

  • Marine Policy

  • Pathology of marine organism

  • Aquatic Microbiology

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation

  • Member, Nigerian Society for Microbiology

  • Member, Nigerian Environmental Society

 

Conferences Attended

  • 1st Nigerian Workshop in Oceanography, July 1985, University of Calabar, Calabar

  • Third European marine Biology Symposium, September 1988, Bangor, Wales

  • IFAD/UNDP Assisted Fisheries development Workshop Nov. 1991, Uyo

  • African Regional Workshop on Environment, July 1992, University of Calabar

  • 4th Scientific Conference of Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation, July 1994, University of Uyo

  • 25th Annual conference of Nigerian Society for Microbiology. December 2001, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ado-Ekiti

  • 26th Annual Conference of Nigerian Society for Microbiology,  July 2002, University of Uyo, Uyo

 

 

Consultancy Services Rendered

i)          Basic ecological studies of mangrove swamp forest of Cross River:  For Mobil Producing Nigeria (1986)

 

            ii)         Trophic and Physiological studies over the North West African Slope and the Eastern North Atlantic: DISCOVERY  -  168 NERC UK (1987).

 

            iii)        Environmental Impact Assessment of Osso Condensate Project:  For Mobil Producing Nigeria (1990).

 

            iv)        Post impact study of the “Mystery” Oil spill in Akata and Ntafre Villages in the Mobil Producing Nigeria Operational Area of Akwa Ibom State:  For Mobil Producing Nigeria (1991).

 

            v)         Proposed sand bar dredging at the Qua Iboe River Mouth, An Ecological Impact Study:  For Mobil Producing Nigeria (1992).

 

      vi)        Survey of Fishing Settlement in Akwa Ibom, Cross River State: For IFAD/UNDP (1993)

 

vii)       Post Impact Assessment of Mobil Oil Spill (Idoho Producing Platform) in Akwa Ibom State.  Akwa Ibom State Government.  (1998).

 

viii)      Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Calabar

Free Trade zone (CFTZ)-2001/2002

 

ix)        Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Maigatari

Border Trade Zone. (Jigawa State) 2002

 

x)         Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Kano Free Trade Zone. (FTE) 2002

 

xi)                Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Marginal Oil Field Studies at Stubb Creek, Akwa Ibom State.  Funded by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), 2003.

 

xii)              Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Marginal Oil Field Studies at Tom Shot Island, Cross River State. Funded by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), 2003.

 

xiii)            Environmental Impact Assessment of Marginal Oil Field Studies at Asaramatoru, Bonny, River State.  Funded by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), 2004.

 

xiv)            Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Akwa Ibom State University of Technology.  Funded by Akwa Ibom State Government, 2004.

 

xv)              Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Calabar - Itu - Ikot Ekpene Road Dualisation Project, NDDC, 2004.

 

xvi)            Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Proposed Tiger Cement Factory In Calabar, 2005.

 

xvii)          Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) of Proposed Marginal Oil Field (OML 14) At Stubb Creek, Akwa Ibom State , For Universal Energy Resources Ltd.,  2005.

 

xviii)        Environmental Impact Assessment (E. I. A.) Studies of Proposed Rumuji-Afam LPG Evacuation Line, For SPDC-E, 2005.

 

xix)      Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Ibaka Industrial Layout. (Akwa Ibom State Goverment). 2005

 

xx)              Environmental Impact Assessment (E. I. A.) Studies of Proposed Site For PHCN Power Station At Ikot Abasi 2006.

 

xxi)            Environmental Impact Assessment (E. I. A.) Studies of Proposed Ikot Ekpene-Afam 330 Kva Power Holding High Tension Line, 2006.

 

xxii)     Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Obubra Flood Control (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2006

 

xxiii)    Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Itu Flood Control. (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2006

 

xxiv)    Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A) Studies of Critical Pipe Line Project (Exxon-Mobil). 2008

 

xxv)     Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Joint Venture Power Plant (Exxon-Mobil). 2008

 

xxvi)    Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Nwang River Flood  Control (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2008

 

xxvii)   Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Ajassor Erosion (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2008

 

xxviii)  Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Bendeghe Flood (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2008

 

xxix)        Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A) studies of Ibaka Industrial City (Akwa Ibom State Government) 2009

 

xxx)     Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Kwafalls hrdroelectric/dam project (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2009

 

xxxi)    Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Ikot Ekpene  (Ata Essien) drainage/ flood control project (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2009

 

xxxii)   Environmental Impact Assessment (E.I.A.) Studies of Etomi drainage and erosion control project (Cross River Basin Development Authority). 2009

 

Monographs

  • Antai, E.E., Enin, U.I. Obiekezie, A.I. and Enyenihi, E.A.(1995).  An annotated list of fishing settlements in Akwa Ibom, Cross River and Rivers States of Nigeria (256 pages) Sponsored by IFAD/UNDP

 

Publications

1.         Okaeme, A.N. Obiekezie, A.I., Lehman, J., Antai, E.E. and Madu, C.T. (1986). Parasitic and bacterial infection of fishes of Kainji Lake Area, Nigeria. Fish Biology. 32: 351-354

 

2.         Crawford, D.W., Hawkins, L.E., Hutchinson, S. Antai, E.E., Purdie, D.A. and Lockwood, A.P.M. (1993).  Red tide of Mesodinium rubrum: Evidence for remotely imposed stress on the oyster Ostrea edulis. Toxic Phytoplankton Blooms in the Sea. 389-394.

 

3.         Howard, A.G., Comber, S.D.W., Kifle, D. Antai, E.E. and Purdie, D.A. (1995).

Arsenic speciation and seasonal changes in nutrient availability and micro-plankton abundance in Southampton water, U.K. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 40: 435-450.

4.         Obiekezie, A.I., Okaeme, A.N., Lehman, J., Antai, E.E. and Madu, C.T. (1985).  Infection and Disease of cultured Fish in Kainji Lake Research Institute. K.L.R.I Report   24: 91-94

 

5.         Udo, S.M., Antai E.E. and Onyemelukwe (1998)  Survival of Vibrio cholorae  in some Nigerian Traditional water storage containers. J. Med Lab. Sci. 7: 62-66

 

6.         Udo, S.M., Antai, S.P. and Antai, E.E. (1998). Antibiotic resistance and virulence factor of Non-01 Vibrio cholerae isolated in Calabar, Nigeria. Mary Slessor J. of Medicine. 1 (2): 23-29

 

7.         Antai, E.E.,  Esin, A.A. and Udo, S.M. (2005).  Bacterial production and dynamics in the Cross river Estuary, South East Nigeria. Afri. J. Pollution and Environ. Health:  2: 142-148

 

8.         Ndubuisi, U.U. and Antai E.E. (2006)  Distribution of bacteria along the surf zones of Ibeno beach, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.  Nigerian J. Of Microbiology. 20: 1104-1110

 

9.         Ewa-Oboho I.O., Asuquo, F.E. and Antai E.E. (2006). Dynamics of microbenthic organisms after a simulated crude oil spill in a tropical estuary off Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria.  Trop. Environ. Res. 7: 616-625

 

10.       Antai, E.E., Ndia, I.U. and Asitok, A.D. (2006) Decomposition of mangrove litters and the effect on the carbon:nitrogen ratio in a tropical mangrove ecosystem  Afri. J. Pollution and Environ. Health:  5: 69-75

11.       Antai, E.E. and Asitok, A. (2007). Bacterioplankton viability and production in the lower Cross River Estuary, South-East Nigeria. Int. J. Nat. Appl. Sci. 2: 14-18

 

12.       Ewa-oboho, I., Petters, S.W., Essien, N. and Antai, E.E. (2007).  Diversity of muddy-bottom benthos in a tropical estuarine ecosystem: Cross River Estaury, Off the Gulf of Guinea, S. Eastern Nigeria.  Int. J. Nat. Appl. Sci. 3: 9-16

 

13.       Antai, E.E. and Udo, P.J. (2008). Some gastrointestinal microflora of domesticated Oreochromis niliticus (Pisces: Cichlidae) fed with two types of supplemental feeds.  J. of  Sustainable Agri. Dev.  27:13-18

 

14.       Antai, E.E. and Asitok, A. ( 2008)  Effect of oxytetracycline on the intestinal flora of  Oreochromis niloticus. J. of Sustainable Agri. Dev. 28:50-58

 

15.       Ewa-Oboho, I.O., Antai, E.E. and Asuquo, F.E. (2008). Effect of chronic heavy metal exposure on estuarine micro-epibenthos of a tropical Mangrove swamp. Trop. Environ. Res. 8: 538-548

 

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