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Dr. Joseph Kayefor Ebigwai

Senior Lecturer


Taxonomist  by training and a biodiversity  expert by profession.  Has been involved in biodiversity  studies across Niger Delta and beyond. He has served as Ecology expert on several EIA  report panels in Nigeria. He led the team on the approved  version of the Biodiversity  Action Plans for the Calabar Superhighway and Giant Cement Works Limited. He is  research oriented, self motivated and aspires to be a solution to global environmental and taxonomic challenges


Publications by Joseph Kayefor

J.K Ebigwai, I.E. Imedimfon, H.A. Bright, C. Olowu and F.A. Ekanem (2014). Physico     chemical parameters and phytoplankton assemblages along spatial and     temporal gradients in Great Kwa River, Calabar, Nigeria. International Journal     of Biology Chemistry; 8(1): 1-20.

Joseph Kayefor Ebigwai, Esther Aja Edu, Edisua Hogan Itam and Ann Jerry     Mofunanya (2012).Activity of Crude Cold-Water Extract of the Culinary-    Medicinal Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. Fr.) P.Kumm. (Higher     Basidiomycetes), and Timolol Maleate on Induced Ocular Hypertension.     International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms; 14(5): 467 470.

Ebigwai J. K, Edu E. A. Umana, E.E. and Agaidaigho, A (2012). In vivo evaluation of     the essential oil extract of six plant species and Ivermectin on the microfilaria     larva of Simulium yahense.J. Nat. Prod. Plant Resources; 2 (2):306-309.    

Ebigwai J.K., Edu E.A., Obi-iyeke G.E., NTA I.A (2012) Lavacidal activity of Citrus paradise Macf. and Murraya koenigii spheng. (Rutaceae) extracts on  microfilaria larva of Simulium yahense. Annals of Biological Research; 3     (4):1985-1987.

O. Udensi, E.A. Edu, E.V. Ikpeme, J.K. Ebigwai and D.E. Ekpe, (2012). Biometrical  Evaluation and Yield Performance Assessment of Cowpea [Vignaunguiculata (L.) Walp] Landraces Grown under Lowland Tropical Conditions. International     Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 6: 47-53.

J.K. Ebigwai, E.M. Ilondu, A.A. Markson, and E. Ekeleme, (2012). In vitro Evaluation     of the Essential Oil Extract of Six Plant Species and Ivermectin on the     Microfilaria Larva of Simulium yahense. Research Journal of Medicinal Plant,     6: 461- 465.

J. K. EBIGWAI, E. A. EDU, M. E. ILLONDU, A. NTA, U. Udensi and E. E. OKU     (2011). Efficacy of different herbal preparations of Azadirachta indica Juss.     On a 4-day schizontocidal test on Plasmodium Berghei. African Journal of     Pharmacy and Pharmacology; 6(15): 1153 – 1156.

EBIGWAI J.K, SAMUEL P.C, Ndifreke E, and Asuquo E.D. (2014). Botanical inventory of     some communities in Akpabuyo local government area of cross River state     Nigeria. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences; 9(12) 435-    443.

J. K. Ebigwai, A. Aniema and A. A. Egbe (2017), Anatomical Relationships among  Three Species of Curcubitaceae. International Journal of Plant & Soil Science  17(2): 1-9. 

Ebigwai, Joseph Kayefor, Egbe, Alexander1 and Justin, Dominic Eyoma (2017).   Botanical Affinity and Physico-chemical Parameters of Honey Samples  Obtained from Bee Hives in Cross River State Nigeria. Journal of Scientific   Research & Reports 14(6): 1-23. 

Ebigwai JK, Nyananyo, BL, Egbe, A E, Asuquo, E & Aniekebo, I.H (2015). Variation of  Phytolith Morphotypes of some members of Cucurbitaceae Juss. Journal of  Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. Volume 10, Issue 6 Ver. II 100-115.    

AAJ Mofunanya, JK Ebigwai, OS Bello and AO Egbe (2015). Comparative study of  the effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on nutritional composition of  Amaranthus spinosus L. Asian Journal of Plant sciences 14(1): 34-39.

J. K. Ebigwai, A. E. Egbe, B. L. Nyananyo and B. A. Ngele (2017) Pollen Album of  Rhizophora Members in Nigeria and its taxonomic Implications, Journal of  Agriculture and Ecology Research International, 12(3): 1-10.

JK Ebigwai and AA Egbe(2017). Pollen characterization of woody species of the Cross  River National Park. Annual Research and Review in                 Biology. Annual Research and Review in Biology, 15 (1) 54-79.

J.K. EBIGWAI, E.A. EDU AND T.E. OMARA-ACHONG (2009). A comparative  effect  Pleurotus ostreatus extract and timolo maleate on the treatment of ocular  Hypertension using Ratus model. International Journal of Natural and Applied  Sciences 4: 148-154.

E. A. EDU, A. E. NKANG, A. A. J. MOFUNANYA AND J.K. EBIGWAI (2008).               Morphological and phenotypic variations in Irvingia gabonensis. International  Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences 3:54-61.

J.K. Ebigwai and F. Akomaye (2014). Species diversity and Regeneration Potential of some mixed mangrove forests in Escravos communities Delta state Nigeria. `    Research Journal of Forestry, 8: 34-37.

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Conferences Attended

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25th Annual Conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON)
Pollen and Morphometric Characterization of Rhizophora Species in Nigeria
Start: Saturday 1st July, 2017
End: Tuesday 4th July, 2017
WorldSTE, University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIM
Biodiversity resources of the Ogidigben forest, Delta state Nigeria
Start: Sunday 29th September, 2013
End: Thursday 3rd October, 2013
The International Conference on Systematic and Evolutionary Biology, Toronto, Canada
Taxonomic Analysis of some members of Cucurbitoideae using Phytolith Markers
Start: Monday 15th June, 2015
End: Tuesday 16th June, 2015
Canadian Botanical Association, Kamloops
Phytosensitivity mapping of the inland habitats of Ogidigben (Escravos-Nigeria) forest"
Start: Saturday 1st June, 2013
End: Wednesday 5th June, 2013
IUSS global soil conference, Madison USA
Evaluation of carbon sequestration within Phytoliths of some dry farming crops in Calabar, Nigeria
Start: Monday 3rd June, 2013
End: Thursday 6th June, 2013
Systematic without Borders University of Sydney
Morphological systematic of some Nigerian mosses in relation to their heavy metal accumulation across temporal and spatial gradient
Start: Sunday 1st December, 2013
End: Friday 6th December, 2013
20th Annual conference of Botanical Society of Nigeria (BOSON)
Ant diarrhoeal activity of aqueous extract of Zingiber officinale Rosc.(Zingiberaceae)roots in rats
Start: Monday 6th June, 2011
End: Thursday 9th June, 2011
4th International Paleontological Congress (IPC), Mendoza, Buenos Aires Argentina
Palynological evidence of Paleogene-Neogene (Tertiary) Biozonal- Age variations in some sections of the Mfamosing member of the Asu River Group
Start: Tuesday 24th June, 2014
End: Thursday 26th June, 2014

Grants Received

No Results for Grants Received