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: 360

Table of Content: June 2014; 6(6)

June 2014

Study of the influence of environmental factors on the occurrence of Balantidium coli cysts in an urban aquatic system in Cameroon

Balantidium coli is an enteropathogenic cosmopolitan ciliate which causes balantidiasis in humans. There is a high interest in studying it’s occurrence in developing countries because of the vulnerability of the population to infectious diseases. The present study was carried out in order to characterise the cysts of the parasite and to evaluate the influence of environmental variables on their dispersal in an...

Author(s): AJEAGAH Gideon A. and MOUSSIMA YAKA Diane A.

June 2014

Land degradation assessment of agrarian soils in Ebonyin State for sustainable production

The experiment was conducted to assess land degradation in agrarian soils of Ebonyin State. Ten farmers’ fields were selected based on land use and landscape positions across the three zones in the state. Physical and socio- economic information were obtained from the farmers and extension agents. Surface and sub-surface soil samples were collected for physical and chemical analysis. The soils at the upland were...

Author(s): Ande O. T and Senjobi B. A.

June 2014

Community Structure of Montane forest along the Altitudinal Gradient in Garhwal Himalaya, India

The present study was done in sub-tropical and temperate Himalayan Forest of Saikot Reserve Forest, Kedarnath forest division in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand to understand the community structure and effect of altitudinal variation on structure and composition of the vegetation and to record the floristic diversity of the plants in the study area. The study area was categorized into four forest types on the basis of...

Author(s): Minaxi Khali and V P Bhatt

June 2014

Hybridization between non-indigenous Oreochromis niloticus and native Oreochromis species in the lower Kafue River and its potential impacts on fishery

In the Kafue floodplains, Zambia, a study was done to determine whether meristic and/or other morphological metrics could distinguish putative hybrids (based on color patterns) between non-indigenous Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia) and two native species of Oreochromis andersonii (three spot tilapia) and Oreochromis macrochir (green head tilapia) from the pure parental strains. We also surveyed local fishermen to...

Author(s): Ian Bbole, Cyprian Katongo, Andrew M. Deines, Overson Shumba and David M. Lodge,