Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 364

JENE Articles

June 2009

Mangrove biodiversity in the restoration and sustainability of the Nigerian natural environment

The objective of this study was to evaluate the floral biodiversity and sustainability of Lagos wetlands. In other to achieve this, mangrove communities of 8 localities in Lagos and its environs viz: Atlas Cove, Five Cowrie Creek, Maroko, Berger De Motz, Palaver Island, Bayeku, Majidun and University of Lagos beach were sampled. A comprehensive quantitative vegetation analysis of the vegetation within the selected...

Author(s): Olusola H. Adekanmbi and Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

  • Article Number: AB754F12902

May 2009

Carbon sequestration rate and aboveground biomass carbon potential of four young species

Carbon is sequestered by the plant photosynthesis and stored as biomass in different parts of the tree. Carbon sequestration rate has been measured for young species (6 years age) of Shorea robusta at Chadra forest in Paschim Medinipur district, Albizzia lebbek in Indian Botanic Garden in Howrah district, Tectona grandis at Chilapata forest in Coochbehar...

Author(s): Bipal Kr Jana, Soumyajit Biswas, Mrinmoy Majumder, Pankaj Kr Roy and Asis Mazumdar

  • Article Number: 4C5C83A2518

May 2009

Soybean response to application of poultry manure and phosphorus fertilizer in the Sub-humid Savanna of Nigeria.

Field experiments were conducted during the rainy seasons of 2003 and 2005 in Samaru in the Northern Guinea Savanna zone of Nigeria to test the response of two soybean varieties to application of poultry manure and phosphorus fertilizer levels. Soybean varieties TGx 1448-2E and TGx 1019-2EB were grown without and with 1t/ha of poultry manure and four levels of P (0, 13.2, 26.4 and 39.6 kgP/ha) in all possible factorial...

Author(s): U. F. Chiezey and A. C. Odunze

  • Article Number: F96C8012608

May 2009

Assessment of bore wells water quality in Gwagwalada town of FCT

Bore wells water quality was carried out in Gwagwalada town of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria in December 2008. Acceptable standard method of sampling and analysis was used. Samples were collected from one bore well from the 11 part of the town. Wells were selected for the sample collections randomly. Sampling point locations and elevation were obtained using G.P.S. Analysis was carried out for Total...

Author(s): S. Ishaya and I. B. Abaje

  • Article Number: 8DD28F72628

May 2009

Plants canopy coverage at the edge of main communications network in Hyrcanian forests

To investigate the plants canopy coverage on cut and fill slopes of Lat Talar forest roads in Hyrcanian zone, the systematic randomize sampling method with 60 parallelogram shape plots was used. Within each plot the herbaceous plants and regeneration of woody species were recognized and their canopy coverage was recorded in %. Results showed that the canopy coverage of herbaceous plants and regeneration on cut and fill...

Author(s): Aidin Parsakhoo, Seyed Ataollah Hosseini and Mohammad Reza Pourmajidian

  • Article Number: 66A0A182716

April 2009

Developing urban ecotourism in Kenyan cities: A sustainable approach

Tourism is not only a powerful social and economic force but also a factor in the physical environment as well. It has the power to improve the environment, provide funds for conservation, preserve culture and history, to set sustainable use limits and to protect natural attractions. Ecotourism potentially provides a sustainable approach to development. A frequently cited definition of ecotourism originated with The...

Author(s): Roselyne N. Okech

  • Article Number: 14DE9D82457

April 2009

A preliminary study on the response of mangrove mud crab (Scylla serrata) to different feed types under drive-in cage culture system

The populations in coastal areas in east Africa have increased dramatically in the last decades, resulting in increased pressure on coastal resources. The examples are declining fish catches, deteriorating conditions of coral reefs and reduction of mangroves forests. The objective of the study was to asses the potential of grow-out Aquac of mud crabs Scylla serrata, as an alternative livelihood for resource-poor...

Author(s): David Mirera and Abdhallah Mtile

  • Article Number: 166F4C32483

July 2007

The crested porcupine, Hystrix cristata (Linnaeus, 1758) in Misurata, Libya

The crested porcupine Hystrix cristata is the biggest rodent in Libya. It has a high value from the faunistic point. It is known in Libya from only one specimen killed in a suburb of Tripoli in 1962. With aids of an animal dealer in Misurata, this work will provide information on the morphology,feeding habits,habitat, cranial and dental characters of this animal.   Key words: Crested...

Author(s): Walid Fathy Mohamed

  • Article Number: 5F949429915

June 2007

Non-harmonic covariation among life-history traits in amphipods (Hyalella azteca) and crayfish (Orconectes virilis) in Canadian boreal lakes

Principal components analysis was used to determine the degree of covariance among life-history traits in eight populations of the amphipod Hyalella azteca and four populations of the crayfish Orconectes virilis inhabiting Canadian boreal lakes. Assumptions of tightly coupled traits which vary unidimensionally as a single fixed unit or "tactic" are untenable for these organisms. Instead,...

Author(s): R. L. France

  • Article Number: C9D45319831

June 2007

Penicillium abundance and diversity patterns associated with cashew plantations in coastal sand dunes, Odisha, India

The abundance and diversity of Penicillium species were studied from soils in coastal sand dunes of Odisha, India for a period of two years covering three distinct seasons. A total of 41 species were enumerated, of which the surface soil of the site without vegetation had 23 species while its sub-surface soil contained 24 species. In the site with Anacardium occidentale (cashew) plantation, the...

Author(s): T. Panda

  • Article Number: 10664549894

May 2007

Physico-chemical characterization of seed oil from Jatropha curcas L. genetic resources

Studies were carried out to assess seed physico-chemical properties of Jatropha curcas genetic resources. Twenty five seed sources of J. curcas investigated in the current study exhibited wide variation for seed physio-chemical properties. The chemical properties of seed sources indicated superiority of more number of seed sources for iodine value, cetane number and saponification value. Hence...

Author(s): K. T. Parthiban, P. Selvan, M. Paramathma, S. Umesh Kanna, P. Kumar, V. Subbulakshmi and S. Vennila

  • Article Number: DCC08EF9732

May 2007

Biosorption of heavy metals by immobilized and dead fungal cells: A comparative assessment

Heavy metal resistant fungi were isolated from an electroplating industrial effluent samples that uses copper, cadmium and lead for plating. These isolates were tested to evaluate their applicability for heavy metal removal from industrial wastewaters. Initially the physico-chemical parameters of the samples were analyzed. The optimum conditions of pH, biomass concentration and heavy metal concentration were determined...

Author(s): B. Hemambika, M. Johncy Rani and V. Rajesh Kannan

  • Article Number: 0AAF64E9747

April 2007

Determination of trace metal levels in water and sediments of River Benue in Adamawa state, Nigeria

This work was carried out in order to determine the trace metal levels in River Benue to acertain the extent of pollution of the water body. Trace metal levels in water and sediments of River Benue were determined using the atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS) model. The results suggest that trace metal concentrations in River Benue were generally greater in the sediment samples than water samples. Among the metals...

Author(s): O. N. Maitera, V. O. Ogugbuaja and J. T. Barminas

  • Article Number: B8C0C269673

April 2007

Adjustment of Brunt's equation parameters for the Northern Brazilian Pantanal

Researches involving the long-wave balance have intensified in order to understand the environmental performance of micrometeorological variables. This study tried to determine the parameters of Brunt’s equation for the northern Pantanal of Mato Grosso, using “genetic algorithm”. The results show that the values estimated by the model significantly approached the values obtained with data collected...

Author(s): Leone Francisco Amorim Curado, Thiago Rangel Rodrigues, Jonathan Willian Zangeski Novais, Allan Gonçalves de Oliveira, Thiago Meirelles Ventura, Carlo Ralph De Musis and José de Souza Nogueira

  • Article Number: B2CE2CF9684

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