Below is the list of staff in the institution, click on each name to see more.

  • Francis  Emile Asuquo JP

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Francis  Emile Asuquo JP

    B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

    Professor of Oceanography (Marine Environmental Chemistry)

    (Director, IOC)

    e-mail: fe.asuquo@yahoo.com/frank. asuquo2@yahoo.com

    Phone(s):+2348053291432/+2348063608343

     

    Prof. Francis Emile Asuquo is a Professor of Marine Chemistry, Aquatic ecology, mangrove systems and climate change. His major occupation is research and teaching and worked for over 30 years as a University Lecturer, researcher and administrator and over 28 years as an Environmental consultant to the University and Government of Nigeria and International Organizations. He has participated in more than 32 environmental consultancy services including climate change and vulnerability assessments. IAEA Consultant on Coastal Systems vulnerability to Pollution: Mangroves ecology, Editor-in-Chief, Tropical Journal of Environmental Research), Ag. Director, Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar (2007), UNIDO Consultant, Guinea Current Large Marine Ecosystem (2006), Darwin Research Fellow (2001), Adjunct Lecturer, Michael Okpara University, Umudike (1998-1999), World Bank Fellow-Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Ghana, Legon (1996). National Consultant, WACAF 11 Project on Marine Pollution Monitoring (Tar Balls on Nigerian Beaches), (1983-1985).

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Marine Chemistry

    • Aquatic Ecology

    • Climate Change

     

    Professional Affiliation

    • Nigeria  Water  and  Sanitation Association (NIWASA)  - Member

    • International Oceanographic Society (USA) )  - Member

    • Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) )  - Member

    • Nigerian Environmental  Society (NES) )  - Member

    Current Research:

    • Air-Sea interaction and its influence on climate change

     

    Research Interest

    • Marine Pollution,

    • Water Quality,

    • Hydrography,

    • Interaction between PAHs and heavy metals, fate of Organochlorines in aquatic systems and ecology of mangrove habitats

     

    Conferences/ Workshop Attended with Papers Presented

    • International Conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    • Climate Change Bill for Nigeria, House of Representatives Working Group on Climate Change, 2013

    • Climate Change workshop, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 2013.

    • Inter Agency Summit on Environmental Radioactivity and Seafood Safety in Nigeria. Organized by Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) from 29th to 30th July, 2013 at Abuja, Nigeria.

    • International Conference/ Workshop on Environmental Sustainability. 2IE Workshop, Ougadogou, Burkina Faso, April 2013.

    Asuquo, F.E. and Ita, Richard Eyo(2013).Assessment of flood-ebb tidal dynamics on heavy metal distribution in the near shore waters of the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria.

     

    Current  Publications

    • George, UU, Asuquo, FE, Idung, JU. and Andem, AB (2013).Bioaccumulation

    of heavy metals in three fresh water fishes caught from Cross River System. European Journal of Experimental Biology 3 (3): 576 – 582.

    • George, UU, Asuquo, FE, Idung, J. U. and Andem, A.B. (2013). Effects of lethal

    concentration of  rubber extract (Hevea brasiliensis) on the survival of fingerlings of Clarias gariepinus under laboratory conditions. Journal of Natural Sciences Research 3(9): 56 – 60.

    • George, UU, Asuquo, FE, Idung, J. U. and Andem, A.B. (2013). A laboratory bioassay of the potential effects of rubber extract (Hevea brasiliensis) on the survival of the fingerlings of Oreochromis niloticus . Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Health care 3(11): 70 – 74.

     

     

     

  • Prof. Austin Ik. Obiekezie

    Prof. Austin Ik. Obiekezie

    B.Sc. (Hons.) UNN, PhD (Calabar)

    e-mail: aobiekezie@yahoo.co.m

    Phone : +234 08037110855

     

     

    Professor Obiekezie specializes in Aquatic Pathobiology / Hydrobiology. Currently he has served as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics) for four (4) years after saving as Director of the Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar for two terms. He has been in the services of the University for over 25 years working as academician and administrator as well as Consultant /team leader environmental assessment. He has participated and presented papers in conferences in over 10 countries in Africa and Europe. Austin has earn  several academic awards and distinctions right from his early years in college, firstly with a precocious conclusion of the WASC programme within 3 years (1970-1973) with distinction (Joint Principals’ Prize)instead of the usual 5 years, Nigerian Federal Government  University Scholar, University of Calabar Postgraduate Fellowship, a Scholar of the German Government Post-doctoral Research Fellowship ,three-time recipient of International Foundation for Science (IFS) Research Grants totaling US$30,300 for research into aquatic pathogens from the International Foundation for Science (IFS)/DANIDA, an  awardee for excellence in aquatic resources research in Africa, and now the  Scientific Adviser, International Foundation for Science, Stockholm, Sweden. Prof. Obiekezie  was recently appointed Leader  for Research uptake in Sub-Sahara Africa by The Association of Common Wealth Universities (ACWU) in the ‘Change for developing Research uptake in Sub-Sahara Africa” programme. He has supervised at least 15 post graduate dissertations out of which S8 is at the PhD level.

     

    Area of Specialization

    Aquatic Pathobiology and Hydrobiology

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • European Association of Fish Pathologists (EAFP)

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)

    • Nigerian Environmental Society (NES)

    • Fisheries Society for Africa (FISA)

    • Network of African Fish Pathologists (NAFP)

     

    Current research Interest

    • Fish disease epidemiology in areas of petroleum exploration and production.

    • Natural Resources Assessment in environments of oil exploration/production in the Niger Delta

    • Fish disease epidemiology in areas of petroleum exploration and production activities.

    • Development of treatment regimens against pathogens causing mortality in fish culture

     

     Current Publications

    • Ekanem AP, Obiekezie AI (2013). Utilization of medicinal plants and their products in the treatment of and control of Disease in fish. In African Natural Plant products Volume II: Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry, Health and nutrition; Juliani, H., et al., ACS Symposium Series; American Chemistry Society; Washington, DC.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Prof. Sieghard Holzlöhner

    Prof. Sieghard Holzlöhner

    e-mail:  sholzloehner700@gmail.com

    Phone :+2348037669160,

     

    Sieghard is a very highly experienced and dedicated biological oceanographer whose activities has taken him to almost all parts of  the world for research, scientific conferences and workshops .

    His list of journal publication and books are 85 while conference papers are 69 . Apart from his role of teaching and supervision/graduation of 16 graduate students he is also in charge of IOC research seminars as well as research linkage coordinator. He singularly have attracted foreign assistance in the form research visits, ,   equipments ,books as well as bibliographic systems (ASFA and AGORA) sponsored by FAO  with a total financial worth of Euro 167,000( N 35 million to the Institute in particular and the University of Calabar in general.

     

    Sieghard is a recipient of several awards  as listed below:

    • Silver Medal in Marine Science and Industry, 1975, German Democratic Republic(GDR)..

    • Medal for International Collaboration in Marine Science, 1980, Comicon.

    • Gold medal in Marine Science and Industry, 1985, German Democratic Republic (GDR).

    • Fellowship of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), 2004.

    • Regional Consultant of UNIDO on mangrove ecosystem and Coastal Zone Management 2007

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Fisheries Biology

    • Marine Ecology

    • Integrated Coastal Zone management

    • Maintenance of Fish quality

    Current Research Interest

    • Sustainable management and utilization of the Nigerian mangrove/nipa ecosystem.

    • Ecological and socio-economic investigations for the development of the first Nigerian

                  coastal national park( ongoing).

    • Utilization of stable isotopes in estuarine ecosystem research(on-going)

    • Investigations on the maintenance of fish quality(on going)

                 crustacean in estuarine and near-coastal waters.

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON).

    • Society Fish/Environment Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany.

    • Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation (NSBC).

    • Bio-resources Development and Conservation Programmeme (BDCP) Nigeria.

    • Pan-African Fish and Fishery Association (PAFFA).

    • Network of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries Professionals (NTAFP).

     

    Conference /Workshop Attended with Papers Presented:

    • International Conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    • Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria(FISON),25-28th November 2013

    Fisheries survey in Cross River State, Nigeria.

    • Annual Conference of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria, Calabar, December .2013

     

     

     

  • Prof. Udeme I. Enin

    Prof. Udeme I. Enin

    B.Sc.(Hons.)Fisheries Biology, PhD (Fisheries and Aquaculture) Calabar

    e-mail : uienin@yahoo.com

    Phone: +2348052212459/+2347033427830

     

    Professor Udeme I. Enin, with a Ph.D from the University of  Calabar, Nigeria, and a Diploma in Marine Affairs from Dalhousie  University, Halifax, Canada, is the immediate past Director, Institute of   Oceanography, University of Calabar, Nigeria. He is a research  Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), Bonn, Germany, on which auspices he has had research tenures in several  marine research laboratories in Germany.

     

    Together with his research partners in Germany, Prof. Enin is currently studying the combined impacts of climate and fishing on the North Sea fish communities using the biomass-size spectra. Prof. Enin’s research interests range from fish population dynamics, to fisheries oceanography, the impact of climate change and other forcing functions on marine ecosystems and fisheries resources, and to the environmental impact assessment in the areas of petroleum industry activities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Prof. Enin has more than 70 publications most of which in international peer-reviewed journals. Prof. Enin was a member of Nigeria’s Vision 2020 National Technical Working Group (NTWG) on Agriculture and Food Security, and a member of the Study Group on Biotechnology Strategy of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Prof. Enin is a member of Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), member of Pan-African Fish and Fisheries Association (PAFFA), member of Network of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries Professionals (NTAFP), The World Fish Center, Penang, Malaysia, and member of Alexander von Humboldt Club of Nigeria.

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Fishery Biology

    • Fisheries Oceanography

    • Marine Ecology

    • Environmental Impact Assessment

     

    Professional Affiliation

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)

    • Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation (NSBC)

    • Member, Network of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries Professionals (NTAFP)

                  ICLARM, Malaysia.

    • Pan-African Fish and Fisheries Association (PAFFA), Nairobi, Kenya.

    • American Fisheries Society (AFS)

    • Nigerian Environmental Society (NES)

    • Alexander von Humboldt Club of Nigeria

     

  • Prof. Ekom R. Akpan

    Prof. Ekom R. Akpan

    B.Sc.(Hons.) M.Sc. PhD

    e-mail: ekomrob@yahoo.com;

    Phone: +2348023808999

     

    Prof. E. R. Akpan is an expert in analytical chemistry and Prof.of Environmental chemistry. Additionally, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Environmental Pollution and Health. Prof. Akpan is a member of the Federal Ministry of Environmental EIA Review Panel and a research consultant to several oil servicing companies in Nigeria.

     

    Area of Specialization

    Environmental Chemistry, Marine pollution, Plankton studies

     

    Current Research

    Pollution studies in the Cross River Estuary system; Impact of coastal activities on the water quality the Cross River Estuary system.

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • Member: Chemical Society of Nigeria

    • Member: Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation

    • Member: Nigerian Environmental Society

    • Member: Fisheries Society of Nigeria

    • Member: Science Association of Nigeria

    • Member: New York Academy of Sciences

    • Member: American Association for the Advancement of Science

    • Bibliographic entry: Maquis World Who is Who of Science and Engineering, USA.

     

    Extra Curricular Interest

    • Foot ball, Lawn/Table Tennis, Photography

     

    Conference(s) Attended

    • International Conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

     

     

     

  • Prof. Paul J. Udo

    Prof. Paul J. Udo

    B.Sc.(Hons.)Fisheries Biology, PhD (Aquaculture) Calabar

    e  mail:udopaul2001@yahoo.com/udo.paul2001@gmail.com

    jimmy@unical.edu.ng

    Phone: +2348033936396 /+234809393639

     

    Paul is a specialist in Aquaculture and highly skilled in the development of fish culture designs as well as in their construction with great interest in the building of elaborate and complicated /large farm structures. He is a beneficiary of several scholarly awards, scholarships and fellowships some of which are:

    • GKSS-Forschungzentrum fellowship,

    • University of Calabar post graduate fellowship.

    • Government of Cross River State undergraduate scholarship and

    • Common wealth fellowship.

     

    He is also the publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Fisheries & Aquaculture, a reviewer to several national and international Journals including Journal of sustainable Tropical Agricultural and Fisheries, Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Ghana Journal of Fisheries, International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies ,India. Prof.Paul Udo is an aquaculture consultant and is highly experienced in the development of aquaculture structures especially in difficult terrains.

     

    Area(s) of Specialization

    • Aquaculture techniques including designs and construction of enclosures

    • Fish  Nutrition

    • Shrimp  and Catfish production in unconventional culture systems

    • Fish physiology

    • Aquatic ecology

    • Fisheries Managements

     

    Current Research

    • Aquaculture nutrition with special references to the development of standardized feeds for cultivable species using local raw materials.

    • Culture of freshwater Prawns.

    • Development of Aquaculture structures with particular references to difficult terrains.

    • Determination of the food values of edible indigenous aquatic species.

     

    Professional Affiliations(s)

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)

    • Network of Tropical Aquaculture Scientist(NTAS)

     

    Conferences /Workshops Attended with Papers Presented:

    • International conference on Oceanography , “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    Baseline data on the proximate and mineral composition of 25 valuable fish food species extant in the Cross River Estuary system.

    • 2nd U6  Consortium international conference ,Cape Peninsula University of Technology,5th – 10th September,2014,Cape Town, South Africa

    The cultivability of two commercially important west African freshwater prawns, Macrobrachium macrobrachion(Herklot’s, 1851)( and Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklot’s, 1857)(Decapoda; Palaemonidae) in fish culture enclosures.

     

    Extra Curricular activities

    • Music (non discriminating)

    • Swimming

    • Photography

     

    Current Publications

    • Udo, PJ (2013) Length-weight/ girth relationship and condition factor of   the

                       periwinkle Tympanotomus fuscatus (Cerithidae: Gastropoda) of     the Cross

                       River, Nigeria International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 1(1): 26 -28

    • Udo, PJ and PB Asikpo(2013) Biochemical analysis of the Carcass of two West

                       African Caridean shrimps: Macrobrachium vollenhovenii (Herklots 1857) and

                       Macrobrachium macrobrachion (Herklots,1851) of the Great Kwa River, Nigeria

                       International  Journal of Science and Research 2 (12); 412 -414

    • Opeh,PB. and PJ Udo(2014) The culture potential of the brackish river prawn

                       Macrobrachium macrobrachion(Herklots,1851) reared under three management

                       strategies. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 1(3): 178 – 182

     

  • Prof. Paul O. Ajah

    Prof. Paul O. Ajah

    B.Sc. (Hons.) (IMSU), M.Sc. Hydrobiology/Fish Biology (Benin), PhD Fisheries & Aquaculture (Calabar)

    e-mail: ajapauolo60@yahoo.com; ajapaulo60@gmail.com; poajah@unical.edu.ng

    Phones:+234803370790

     

    Prof. Paul O. Ajah is a renowned scientist with great interest in nutritional aspects of aquaculture especially as it concerns the foods of early stages of the Clariids. He is also an aquaculture consultant and administrator par excellence. Paul has currently completed his five year tenure as Provost in one of Nigeria’s foremost Federal Colleges of Agriculture He has received several scholarships, awards and recognitions nationally and from abroad as eloquently expressed in his detailed curriculum vitae expressed in his detailed curriculum vitae. Consultant to many firms including FAO on Limnology and presently a member of the Scientific Committee of West African Agricultural Productivity Programme.

     

    Areas of Specialization:

    • Fish nutrition

    • Fish Breeding/Fingerlings production

    • Hydrobiology

    • Fisheries Biology

    • Planktonology

    • Bioproductivity

    including FAO on Limnology and presently a member of the Scientific Committee of

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • National Aquatic Science Society (NASS) 1992

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) 1994 to date

    • Network of tropical Aquaculture Scientist (NTAs) ICLARM 1996

    • West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) 1996

    • Fish and Fisheries Societies of South-Eastern Nigeria

     

    Extra Curricular activities

    • Reading and Writing

    • Photography

    • Travelling

     

    Current Publications:

    • P.O. Ajah (2013). The limnology of Ohana Lake, a potential manmade aquaculture system in Nigeria. Open Journal of Applied Sciences, 3: 232-246

     

    Area of Specialization:

    • Fish nutrition

    • Fingerlings production

    • Fisheries Biology

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • National Aquatic Science Society (NASS) 1992

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) 1994 to date

    • Network of tropical Aquaculture Scientist (NTAs) ICLARM 1996

    • West Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) 1996

    • Fish and Fisheries Societies of South-Eastern Nigeria

     

    Current Publications

    • Paul O.Ajah (2013)The limnilogy of Ohana Lake ,a potential manmade aquaculture system in Nigeria. Open Journal of Applied Sciences 3:232-246

     

     

  • Dr. Albert P. Ekanem

    Dr. Albert P. Ekanem

    e-mail : albertekanem@yahoo.com

    Phone: +2348037928430

     

     Recipients of several national and international academic awards including the following:

    • German foundation for international development scholarship to Germany (1993) ,

    • Research representative to Berlin on a joint research co-operation on African medicinal plants between Nigeria and Germany (2002),

    • Fulbright scholar to the United States of America (2003)

    • Research representative to Berlin on a joint research co-operation on African medicinal plants between Nigeria and Germany (2002),

    • Fulbright scholar to the United States of America (2003)

     

    Areas of Specialization

    • Fisheries and Aquaculture

    • Fish Disease management and control

    • Development of therapeutic drugs using medicinal plants in fish disease management

    • Aquatic pollution

     

    Current Research

    • African medicinal plants in the treatment of fish parasitic and bacterial Diseases.

     

     Professional Affiliations:

    • Member, European Association of Fish Pathologist (EAFP)

    • Member, Nigerian Institute of Science Technologist (NIST)

    • Member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)

     

    Conferences /workshop Attended

    • International conference on Oceanography , “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

     

    Current Publications

    • Ekpo IA, Agbor RB, Ekanem AP, Okpako EC, Inyang PI (2013). Assessment of heavy metal status and bacterial population in Municipal borehole water in landfill and non-landfill areas in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2(4):31-41.

    • Ekpo IA, Agbor RB, Osuagwu AN, Ekanem AP, Okpako EC, Ekanem BE (2013).Relationship between bacteria associated with fish pond sediment, water and the fish. Journal of Current Research in Science, 1(1):50-54.

    • Ewa EE, Ekanem AP, Iwara AI (2013). Impact of hydrocarbon concentration on the alteration of internal tissues of Egeria radiate (Lamerck) GalataeParadoxa (Born) Donacidae in a part of Cross River, Nigeria. European Journal of Social Science, 38(1)126-131.

    • Ekanem AP, Obiekezie AI (2013). Utilization of medicinal plants and their products in the treatment of and control of Disease in fish. In African Natural Plant products Volume II: Discoveries and Challenges in Chemistry, Health and nutrition; Juliani, H., et al., ACS Symposium Series; American Chemistry Society; Washington, DC.

    • Eyo VO,  Ekanem AP, Eni GE, Asikpo PE, Jimmy U (2013). Relationship between fecundity and biometric indices of the Silver Catfish Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus(Lacepede) inthe Cross River estuary, Nigeria. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 2013, 83-92.

    • Ekanem AP, Eyo VO, James, PU, Udo NE (2013).  Effects of Unical Feed on Fecundity and Gonad Development of Clarias gariepinus; a Comparative Study with Coppens Commercial Feed in Earthen Pond. International Journal of Science and research, 2 (10): 8-14.

    • Eyo VO,  Ekanem AP, Eni GE, Asikpo PE, Jimmy U (2013). Comparative study of growth performance, food utilisation and survival of hatchery bred and wild collected fingerlings of African catfish Clarias gariepinus. Greener Journal of Oceanography, 1(1): 1-10.

    • Ekanem AP, Eyo VO, Ekpo IE, Bassey BO (2013). Parasites of Blue Crab (Callinectes amnicola) in the Cross River Estuary, Nigeria. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 2013; 1 (1): 18-21

    • Ekanem AP, Eyo VO, Udoh, PJ, Okon JA (2014). Endo parasites of landed fish from Nsidung beach, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.  Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 3 (6):810-817.

    • Eyo VO, Ekanem AP, Jimmy, UU (2014). A comparative study of gonadosomatic index (GSI) and gonad gross morphology of the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fed Unical Aqua feed and Coppens commercial feed. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 72: (63 – 69).

     

     

  • Dr. Ekpo E. Antai

    Dr. Ekpo E. Antai

    B.Sc.(Calabar),PhD (Oceanography)Southampton

    e- mail: ekpo.eyoa@yahoo.com

    phone: +2348037454788

     

    Ekpo holds a Doctorate degree in Oceanography with specialization in Marine Biology. He is a beneficiary of the GKSS–Forschungszentrum fellowship as a visiting scholar at Landesanstalt fȕr Fischerei, N/Westfalen, Albaum, and Insitut fȕr Meereskunde, Kiel, of the Federal Republic of Germany.

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Aquatic Microbiology

     

    Current Research

    • Microbial trophodynamics

    • Microbial growth efficiency

     

    Professional Affiliation(s)

    • Marine Biological Association

    • Nigeria Society for Biological Conservation

    • Nigerian Society for Microbiology

     

    Conferences / workshops Attended with papers presented

    • International conference on Oceanography , “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    Antai, E. E., C. U. Emeghara& F. M. Nwosu, 2013. Isolation and identification of crude oil degrading bacteria in the mangrove ecosystem of Cross River Estuary, SE Nigeria. .

    Extracurricular activities: Jogging, table tennis, reading, and Badmington

     

  • Dr. Daniel E. Ama-Abasi

    Dr. Daniel E. Ama-Abasi

    B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., PhD (Fisheries & Aquaculture) Calabar

    e-mail: amaabasi2@yahoo.com

    Phone: +2348037416883

     

    This scholar has distinguished himself throughout his academic career, from high school till date. Daniel has won several awards, fellowships, honors and distinctions  including the fellowship of European Economic Community for the Oil palm Belt of Nigeria, Fulbright Junior Scholar fellowship and a grantee of the University of Calabar Senate Research Grant. He is a two time beneficiary of the International Foundation for Science grants and a recipient of several academic, social and religious honors/ awards.

     

    Area(s) of Specialization

    Fisheries Biology and Management

    Marine Fisheries

     

    Current Research

    Biology and reproductive ecology of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus of the Cross River

    Professional Affiliations

    • Member of Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation

    • Member of American Fishery Society

    • Member of Fishery Society of Nigeria

    • Member of Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria

    • Member of Pan African Fishes and Fisheries Association.

    • Fellow of Strategic Institute for Natural Resources and Human Development

     

    Research Interest:

    • Fisheries Biology

    • Marine Fisheries Resources and Management,

    • Fisheries Oceanography,

    • Integrated Coastal Zone Management.

    • Impacts of climate change on fisheries.

     

     Conferences /Workshops Attended with Papers Presented:

    • International conference on Oceanography , “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

     

    Ama-Abasi, Daniel, Precious Okwara, Imaobong Joseph, James Udoh, Soun Etiko & Theresa Collette (2013): Length frequency distribution of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus of the Lower Cross River.

    • 10th International Symposium Tilapia in Aquaculture, Jerusalem, Israel. 6th -10th October, 2013.

     

    Ama-Abasi, Daniel, Timothy Okon & Albert Ekanem (2013): Growth and Reproductive responses of Cultured Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, to some Phytochemicals.28th Annual Conference of Fisheries Society of Nigeria,  Abuja, Nigeria. 25th - 29th November, 2013.

    Ama- Abasi, Daniel & Uduakobong Sambo (2013): Fecundity, Gonadosomatic index and spawning period of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus of the Lower Cross River.

    Ama-Abasi, D.E & Iniobong Umoren (2013): Comparative studies of the rates of decomposition of Rhizophora racemosa and Nypa fruticans of the Great Kwa River, Nigeria.

    • 1st International Conference and Exhibition, Organized for Women in Science for Developing World. 3 -6th June,2013,University of Uyo, Uyo ,Nigeria

    Oden, Esther, Ama-Abasi, Daniel & Ndome Chris (2013): The  pathology of nematode infection in Parachanna obscura (Pisces-Channidae, Gunther, 1886) from two sites in the lower Cross River System, Nigeria.

    • 2nd International Conference in Oceanography, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 21st – 23rd July 2014.

     Ama-Abasi, D.E & Iniobong Umoren (2014): Comparative studies of the rates of decomposition of Rhizophora racemosa and Nypa fruticans of the Cross River Estuary, Nigeria.

     

    Current Publications:

    Daniel Ama-Abasi and Iniobong Umoren 2014: Comparative study of the decomposition of Rhizophora racemosa and Nypa fruticans of the Great Kwa River, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 9: 267-271

    Ama-Abasi, Daniel and Uduakobong Sambo, 2014  : Fecundity, Gonadosomatic index and spawning period of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus of the Lower Cross River, Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 9: 277-280.

     

  • Dr. Francis M. Nwosu

    Dr. Francis M. Nwosu

    B.Sc. (Hons) (Benin), M.Sc., PhD (Fisheries and Aquaculture) Calabar

    e-mail: fmnwosu@yahoo.com, fmnwosu@uncial.edu.ng

    Phone: +2348038355564

     

    Francis has received several academic awards from international organizations in his career.

    • He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, USA,

    • Beneficiary of Forschungszentrum, Jülich Internationales Büro, Germany

    • Netherlands Fellowship Programme of 2010.

    He is editor to several national and international peer reviewed journals amongst them are; Aquaculture (Aquaculture Management section), USA. Encyclopedia of Earth, Reviewer

    Reviewer for the Journal Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems, France, African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Global Journal of Agricultural Science, Nigeria, Acta Zoologica Lituanica, Luthiania and Indian Journal of Geo-Marine Sciences, India.

     

    Areas of Specialization

    • Fisheries Management

    • Ecosystem conservation

     

    Current Research

    • GIS and remote sensing in Fisheries

    • Climate change and Fisheries

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • Network of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries Professionals, World fish Center (Formerly ICLARM, Manila Philippines), Penang, Malaysia.

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON).

    • Mangrove Action Project (MAP), USA.

    • Association of American Geographers (AAG), USA.

    • Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria (FAAN)

    • African Studies Association (ASA), USA

     

    Conferences / Workshops Attended

    • 3rd International Conference of the Pan-African Fish and Fisheries Association.  Cotonou, Benin

    • International conference on Oceanography , “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    Holzlӧhner, S. & F. M. Nwosu, 2013. Utilization potential of the mangrove species Nypa fruticans in Nigeria.

     

    Udo, M. T. & F. M. Nwosu, 2013. Between the two competing estuarine swamp forest ecosystems in the Qua Iboe River Estuary east of the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

     

    Holzlӧhner, S. & F. M. Nwosu, 2013. Comparison of mangrove surveys 1996-1999 and 2009 in the Cross River Estuary, Nigeria.

     

    Nwosu, F. M., G. A. Otogo, E. D. Anwana & E. Akpan, 2013. Climate change adaptation: encouraging local fishing communities to embrace the change

     

    Antai, E. E., C. U. Emeghara& F. M. Nwosu, 2013. Isolation and identification of crude oil degrading bacteria in the mangrove ecosystem of Cross River Estuary, SE Nigeria. .

     

    Nwosu F. M. & S. Holzlӧhner, 2013.Restoration and conservation of Nigeria’s mangrove ecosystem: A climate change adaptation strategy we must not overlook.

    • 28th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Abuja; November 25 – 29, 2013

    Holzlӧhner, S. & F. M. Nwosu,2013. Fisheries Survey in Cross River State, Nigeria.28th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Abuja,  25th - 29th November, 2013.

    • Sixth International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences (Fishery GIS Society), Tampa, Florida, USA; August 25 – 29, 2014.

    Nwosu, F. M., Dxon, B. and Holzlohner, S. (2014): Mapping the artisanal fisheries of the Niger Delta, Nigeria using Geographic Information System. Sixth International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences.August 25 - 29, 2014. Tampa, Florida, USA.

     

    Current Publications

    • Nwosu, F. M. & E. D. Anwana, 2013.  The use of traditional belief systems in the management of the coastal lakes and their fisheries in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Standard Scientific Research and Essays Vol.1 (14): 403-408.

    • Anwana E.D & F. M. Nwosu, 2014. Culturally important freshwater Lakes in the central Niger Delta, Nigeria: Fish assemblage and diversity assessment.  Standard Research Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (2): 016-023.

     

     

  • Mrs Theresa Arit Edet

    Mrs Theresa Arit Edet

    B.Sc. Zoology (Ibadan) M.Sc. Fisheries & Aquaculture (Stirling)

    e-mail: thesyedet@yahoo.com

    Phone: +2348033507507

     

    Mrs Edet is a retired Permanent Secretary and Former Cross River State Director of Fisheries employed in 2013 in the Institute. With 34 years of experience in the fisheries sector and specializing in Aquaculture and Fishery Management, she has been involved in organizing Aquaculture Workshops for fish farmers across Cross River State resulting in the establishment of over 300 private fish farmers, over 30 private fish hatcheries and numerous fish processors (i.e. “point & kill” eateries) since 2006.She also facilitated the enactment of the  Cross River State Inland Fisheries Law in 2009 by the House of Assembly. Currently as a contract staff and Assistant Research Fellow of the Institute, she is the Fish Farm Coordinator and Assistant Training Coordinator (Aquaculture) for delegates of the Amnesty Agricultural Programme. She is rounding up her Doctoral Degree programme and also teaches in the Diploma programme of the Institute.

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Aquaculture (Fish Disease)

     

    Current Research

    • Occurrence, Pa   thology of Ectoparasitic protozoans in farmed clariids and economic impact of fish diseases in clariid culture in southern Cross River State, Nigeria.

     

    Professional Affiliation

    • Fellow, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) 2006.

     

    Conferences attended

    • International Conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    • 28th Annual FISON Conference, Abuja. 25th – 28th November, 2013.

     

  • Miss Philomena E. Asuquo

    Miss Philomena E. Asuquo

    B.Sc., M.Sc. (Fisheries & Aquaculture)

    e-mail: philodear@yahoo.com

    Phone: +2347068578566/+2348028311616

     

    Philomena is rapidly acquiring experience in her new profession showing great interest to contribute in her chosen special area. She has been awarded a study fellowship by the University of Calabar for her doctorate and also recently benefitted from the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) 31st October-18th November 2011. She is currently putting together her Doctoral thesis after having gather sufficient data from series of field studies.

     

    Area of Research

    Hydrography and Sedimentology Research Project of the Great Kwa and Calabar Rivers, Nigeria (Physical Oceanography).

     

    Current Research

    Impact of Henneguya chrysichthyi (Protozoa: Myxozoa) on Recruitment and Economics of Chrysichthys Fisheries in Major Rivers of the Niger Delta.(PhD. Thesis, in view).

     

    Conferences / Workshops Attended

    • International conference on Oceanography , “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    • The fourth agribusiness summit, exhibition, workshop/training programme Calabar,28th -30th May,2014

    • Seventh International conference on environmental science and technology held in ,Houston, USA, from 9th – 13th June 2014

     

  • Mrs. Aniema P. Inyang-Etoh

    Mrs. Aniema P. Inyang-Etoh

    B.Sc.; M.Sc. (Fish Pathology)

    e-mail: inyangetoh@yahoo.com

    Phone: +2348035464997

     

    Mrs. Inyang-Etoh is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Institute. She is currently a PhD candidate of fisheries and aquaculture.

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Fish  Pathology

    Current Research

    • Antibiotic influence on cultured fishes

    • Therapeutics of diseases of farmed catfishes in Calabar using plant

     

    Conferences Attended

    • International conference on Oceanography, “Climate change and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. 12th -14th November, 2013

     

     

  • Lynda-Uta E. Okon

    Lynda-Uta E. Okon

    B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc.(Marine Sedimentation)

    e-mail: lyniemoore@yahoo.co.uk

                 /lyndaokon@unical.edu.ng

    Phone: +2348069325088

     

    Lynda-Uta is a budding sedimentologist in the Institute who is greatly enthusiastic in her special research area as evidenced in her latest qualification of M.Sc. degree Marine Sedimentation. She is a presently an Assistant Research Fellow in the Institute. A beneficiary of the University of Calabar post graduate study fellowship (2011 - 2013), a recent recipient of the Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe Scholarship award (2011) and Ocean Energy Nigeria Ltd, Nigerian Universities (2002 – 2006). Lynda currently co-ordinates the Diploma in Marine Science programme of the Institute of Oceanography.

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Coastal Sediment Studies and Hydrodynamics

     

    Current Research

    • Hydrography and Sedimentology Research Project of the Great Kwa and Calabar Rivers, Nigeria. (Physical Oceanography Unit).

    • Sedimentary Geology of Calabar River, South-East Nigeria

     

    Conferences/workshops Attended

    • Workshop on quality teaching and learning in higher education. Centre  for learning and teaching excellence ,University of Calabar, University of Calabar International  conference center 12th  -13th  Febraury,2013

    • International conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” ,Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    • The 4th International Agri-Business Submitt, Exhibition, Workshop/Training Program, Calabar –Cross River State, 28th – 39th May 2014.

     

    Current Publication:

    • Okon, Lynda –Uta Edet (2013) Sedimentology and Faunal Distribution of Tidal Flats around Calabar and Great Kwa Rivers. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Geology, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

     

     

  • Victoria Inyang Antia

    Victoria Inyang Antia

    B.Sc.(Hons.)M.Sc.( Marine Sedimentation)

    e-mail:vikizbox@live.com, vikizbox@unical.edu.ng,

    Phone:+2347062165086

     

    Victoria I. Antia is an Assistant Research Fellow of the Institute. She is currently undergoing courses for a Doctorate degree program in Marine Micropaleontology. She is a beneficiary of several awards including University of Calabar Scholarship Award, Exxon Mobil undergraduate Scholarship award and Agip postgraduate scholarship award.

     

     Research Interest:

    • Marine Geology

    • Sedimentology

    • Marine Micropaleontology

     

    Professional Affiliations:

    ● Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorers (NAPE)

    ● GeologischeVereinigung (GV)

    ● American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

    ● Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)

     

    Conference(s) Attended

    • International conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” ,Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

     

    Current Publications

    • A Comparative Sedimentological and Foraminiferal Study of a Tidal River (Calabar River) and an estuary (Qua-Iboe River estuary) South-East Nigeria M.Sc. Thesis .Department of Geology, University  of Calabar Graduate School, Calabar

     

     

  • Mr. Godwin A. Otogo

    Mr. Godwin A. Otogo

    B.Sc., M.Sc. (Fisheries Biology)

    e-mail:otogo1@unical.edu.ng, otogo1@yahoo.com

    Phone : +2348056320901, +2348036554789

     

    Mr. Godwin A. Otogo is an Assistant Research Fellow in the Biological Oceanography Unit of the Institute. He is quite a promising young scientist who just obtained an M.Sc. in Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom under the UK government post graduate (chevening) scholarship awards. He is currently registered for  a PhD.

     

    Area of specialization

    • Trophic Modelling and Ecology of Aquatic Organisms

    • Population Dynamics of Fisheries

    • Climate change impact on fisheries and coastal environment

     

    Current Research

    • Fish Assemblage of Cross River Estuary interface

    • Preliminary Trophic Model of the Cross River Estuary Ecosystem

    Professional Affiliations

    • Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)

    • Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST)

    • Building Nigeria’s Response to Climate Change (BNRCC)

    • Marine Alliance for Science and Technology Scotland, UK (MASTS)

     

    Conferences/Workshops Attended with papers presented

    • International conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” ,Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria. 12th -14th November, 2013.

    • Ecosystem Based Management Course using ECOPATH with ECOSIM; 3 -5th September 2013, Oban, Scotland, UK.

     

    Nwosu, F.M, Otogo, G.A. Anwana E.D. and Akpan, O.E. (2013). Climate Change adaptation: encouraging local fishing communities to embrace the change

     

    Enin, U.I. and Otogo, G.A. (2013). The bony tongue Heterotis niloticus fishery in the Cross River, Nigeria: the potential impact of climate change

     

    Otogo, G.A. and Enin, U.I. (2014). The Gillnet and Castnet Fisheries of the Cross River, Preceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), 24th – 29th November, 2014, Makurdi - Nigeria.

     

    Extra-curricular Interest

    Meeting people, surfing the internet, and reading and listening to news

     

  • Edak E. Efiom

    Edak E. Efiom

    B.Sc.(Hons.),Marine Geology, M.Sc.(Petroleum Engineering)London

    email: info4edak@yahoo.com, efiome@unical.edu.ng

    Phone: +2348103879767

     

    Edak E.Efiom is an Assistant Research Fellow in Physical Oceanography unit of the Institute. She is a Chevron Scholar (2002-2006)

     

    Area of Specialization:

    • Marine/Petroleum Geoscience

     

    Current Research

    • Hydrography and Sedimentology of Great Kwa and Calabar Rivers, SE, Nigeria

    • Cold Seeps and Gas Hydrate Deposits at Active and Passive Continental Margins

     

    Research Area

    • Cold Seeps and Gas Hydrate Deposits at Active and Passive Continental Margins

    • Marine Pollution Due To Exploration and Exploitation of Hydrocarbons

     

    Professional Affiliations

    • Society of Petroleum Engineers

    • Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists

     

    Conferences Attended/Papers presented

    • International conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” ,Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

     

     

  • Mr. Sunday U. Eteng

    Mr. Sunday U. Eteng

    B.Sc., M.Sc. (Fisheries and Aquaculture)

    e-mail:sundayeteng@yahoo.com

     

    Mr. Sunday Eteng is an Assistant Research Fellow with a M.Sc. in fisheries and aquaculture. He is currently on study fellowship for a doctorate degree in Aquaculture.

     

    Special Research Area

    • Fish nutrition with emphasis on diet formulation

    • Integrated farming

     

    Professional Affiliation

    • Member, Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology (NIST), Ibadan

     

    Conferences/Workshops Attended

    • International conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” ,Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

    • Training workshop on Retraining of technologist/scientist for challenges of the 21st century. National Association of Academic Technologist, 23rdg August 2013, University of Calabar, Calabar

    • Workshop on laboratory  management ,safety and awareness on modern research 26th to 27th August 2014 Nigerian Institute of laboratory Technology, Ibadan

     

    Current  publication

    • George Ubong, Sunday Eteng and Etangetuk  Nseabasi (2014). Acute toxicity effect of Qua Iboe light crude on the gills of Clarias gariepinus juvenile. International Journal  of Environment and Pollution Research 2(2):16 - 30

     

     

  • Mr. Antigha A. Ambo

    Mr. Antigha A. Ambo

    B.Sc. (Environmental Protection)

    e-mail: amboantigha@ymail.com  /  amboantigha@unical edu.org

     

    Mr. Ambo is a Junior Research Fellow with two postgraduate diplomas (Management and in Aquaculture) in addition to his Bachelor’s in Environmental Protection and Resource Management. He is a budding scientist and very enthusiastic to grow in his chosen career. He is currently pursuing a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Ghana.

     

    Area of Specialization

    • Fish nutrition

    • Interbreeding of Tilapia

     

    Current Research Interest

    • Fish feed formulation

     

    Conferences / workshop Attended

    • International conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” ,Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar,Calabar,Nigeria.12th -14th November,2013

     

  • Grace Ibukun Olaleye

    Grace Ibukun Olaleye

    B. Fisheries (Hons.) Ilorin

    e-mail: bknonair@yahoo.com; graceolaleye@unical.edu.ng

    Phone: +2348060240827

     

    Grace was appointed Research Assistant after her meritorious and successful National Youth Service Programme in the Institute in 2012. She is presently a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree student in Fisheries and Aquaculture programme. Grace takes active part too in the teaching and guidance of the Diploma in Marine Science students.

     

    Research Area

    • Aquaculture

    • Fish Breeding and genetics

     

    On-going Research

    • Karyological studies of Clariid fish in the Calabar river

    • Professional Affiliations

    • Member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria

     

    Conferences /Workshop Attended

    • International conference on Oceanography “Climate change  and Coastal Areas sustainability in tropical and subtropical regions” ,Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar,Nigeria. 12th -14th November,2013

     

     

     

 

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