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Prof. Francis Emile Asuquo

Professor
Physical Oceanography
fe.asuquo@unical.edu.ng

I was employed in 1983 as a junior research fellow in the institute of oceanography. I have obtained certificate in marine pollution and coastal zone management from bremerhaven germany and venice,italy respectively.i obtained a Phd in marine environmental chemistry in 1994. presently i am a professor of chemical oceanography with specialization  in marine biogeochemistry,toxicology and pollution.

Asuquo, F. E. (1989a). Water Quality of Calabar river, Nigeria. Tropical Ecology 30, 31 – 49.


Asuquo, F. E. (1989b). Water pollution monitoring of the Great Kwa river, Calabar 1: A case study. Proceedings on water pollution and control in Nigeria. Nigeria Water and Sanitation Association (NIWASA) 3, 12.1 – 12.16


Asuquo, F. E. (1989c). Protecting Nigerians’ fresh water environment against pollution by nutrients. Proceedings on water pollution and control in Nigeria. Nigeria Water and Sanitation Association (NIWASA) 3,18.1 – 18.7


Asuquo, F.E. (1991). Tar balls on Ibeno-Okposo beach of South-eastern Nigeria. Marine Pollution Bulletin 22, 150 – 151.


Asuquo, F.E., Ukpabio, E. J. and Ehrhardt, M. (1996). Composition and sources of Nigerian Beach tars . Global J. Pure and Applied Sciences 2, 171 – 182.


Enyenihi,U.K., Asuquo, F.E. and Antia ,E.E. (1992) . The levels of stranded pelagic tar residues on Ibeno Beach, Nigeria. Tropical Journal of Applied Sciences 2, 52 – 55.


Asuquo, F.E., Morah, F.N.I., Nya, A.E.and Ehrhardt, M. E. (1995). Trace metals in crude oils and tar balls from the Nigerian coastline. Indian Journal of Marine Sciences 40, 16 – 18.


Asuquo, F.E. (1997a). The levels of trace metals in pelagic tars from Ibeno beach, Nigeria. Global J. Pure and Applied Sciences 2, 77 – 84.


Asuquo, F. E. (1997b). Tar balls monitoring – A classical tool for the assessment and evaluation of marine pollution by petroleum. Commonwealth Proceedings on Environment 1, 20 – 25.


Asuquo, F. E . (1997c). Biochemophysical alterations of petroleum in water. Commonwealth Proceedings on Environment 1, 39 – 39.


Akpabli, C.K., Drah, G.K. and Asuquo, F.E. (1998a). Heavy metal pollution in the interstitial sediments of Accra-Tema beaches. Chemistry and Industry 1 (9), 207 – 230.


Asuquo,F.E. (1998b). pH, Alkalinity, Hardness and Conductivity relationships in the fish ponds of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. African J. Fisheries and Aquaculture 1, 49 – 55.


Asuquo, F.E., Ntekim , E.E.U., Bassey, E.S. and Nya, A.E. (1998). Physico-chemical and pollution status of the Cross river system, Nigeria. Annual review and Planning of Fisheries research on Nationally Coordinated Research Program (NARP) 2, 18 – 19.


Asuquo, F.E. ( 1999a). Physicochemical characteristics and anthropogenic pollution of the surface waters of Calabar river, Nigeria. Global J. Pure and Applied Sciences 5, 595 – 600.


Bassey, E.S. and Asuquo, F.E. (1999b). Seasonal changes in the water Quality of Ibeno coastline, Nigeria. Intern. J. Trop. Environment 2, 138 – 150.


Asuquo, F.E., Ogri, O.R. and Bassey, E.S. (1999c). Distribution of heavy metals and total hydrocarbons in coastal waters and sediments of Cross river state , South Eastern Nigeria. Intern. J. Trop. Environment 2, 229 – 242.


Asuquo, F. E. and Asuquo E. F. (1999d). Quality of drinking water sources and Associated health problems in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal Appl. Science and Environmental Magt,3,29-34.


Asuquo, F.E. (2000a). Temporal variations in beach tar concentration along Ibeno coastline, Nigeria. Global J.Pure and Applied Sciences 6, 131 – 136.


Asuquo, F. E. (2000b). Domestic waste composition and pollution status of Calabar city, Nigeria. Journal Appl. Science and Environmental Magt. 2, 21 – 25.


Asuquo, F. E. (2000c). Characteristics of rubber effluents and its impact on the water quality of upper Calabar River, Nigeria. Trop. Environ . Res. 2, 159 – 167.


Asuquo, F. E. (2002a) Marine Garbage composition and dynamics : A Case study of Ibeno Beach, Nigeria. Afr. J. Environ. Pollut. Health 2:35-45.


Asuquo, F. E., Ibanga, I.J . and Idungafa, N. (2002b) Effects of Qua Iboe (Nigerian) Crude Oil on the Germination and Growth of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus, L) and Fluted Pumpkin (Telferia occidentalis, L) in the Tropics. Afr. J. Environ. Pollut. Health 2:46-57.


Asuquo, F. E. and Udoh J. P.(2002c). Patterns of total hydrocarbon, Cu and Fe in some fish from the Cross river estuary , Nigeria. West African J. Appl. Ecology 3, 91-97.


Asuquo, F.E. and Akpabli, C.K. (2002d). Water Quality characteristics of Accra-Tema coastline. Trop. Environ. Res. 4, 296 – 306.


Asuquo ,F.E; Ewa-Oboho, Ita; Asuquo, Ekaete F. and Udo , Paul J. (2004). Fish Species Used As Biomarker For Heavy Metal And Hydrocarbon Contamination For Cross River, Nigeria, The Environmentalist, 24 : 29 – 37.


Unyimadu, J. Paul and Asuquo ,F.E (2004). Organochlorines levels in Liver of wild grass Cutter (Thyronomys swinderians) using Gas Chromatography. Trop. Environ. Res. 5 (1and2), 329-337.


Unyimadu, J. Paul ; Asuquo ,F.E and Udoghu, U. (2004). Trace metal pollution studies in fin fish and sediment from Lagos lagoon . Trop. Environ. Res. 5 (1and2), 338-345.


Asuquo, F.E., Ekaluo, U.B. and Asuquo, E.F. (2005). Assessment of heavy metals and total dissolved petroleum hydrocarbons in edible Mactra nitida from the Nigerian coastline. Trop. Environ. Res. Vol. 6 (1) , 432 – 439.


Ogri, O,R., Asuquo, F.E. and Ibok,U.J. (2006). Distribution and sources of polyaromatic hydrocarbons in mangrove sediments of Great Kwa river, South_east, Nigeria . Bull. Environ. Contam. and Toxicol. 77, 866 - 873.


Asuquo, F.E.and Ogri, O,R.,(2006). Abundance and potential impacts of polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) on the mangrove sediments of Great Kwa river estuary, South–east Nigeria, Global J. Environmental Sciences 5 (2), 83 – 87.


Ewa-Oboho, Ita; Asuquo, F.Emile and Oladimeji, O.(2006). Effects of petroleum hydrocarbon pollution on phytoplankton primary production and community respiration in the inner shelf off the Gulf of Guinea, S.E. Nigeria. Trop. Environ. Res. 7 (1), 442 – 449.


Ewa-Oboho, Ita and Asuquo, F.E. (2006). Assessment of environmental impacts after Exxon-Mobil oil spill on the continental waters of the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria. Global Journ. Environmental Sciences 5 (2), 105 – 112.


Ewa-Oboho, Ita; Oladimeji, Segun; Asuquo, F.Emile and Oboho, Eme I. (2006).Dynamics of littoral biota of Nigeria after the Exxon mobil-Idoho January 1998 offshore oil spill: long-term (1998-2001) monitoring. Trop. Environ. Res. 7 (3), 601 – 610.


Ewa-Oboho, Ita; Asuquo, F.Emile and Antai, E.E.(2006).Dynamics of microbenthic organisms after a simulated crude oil spill in a tropical estuary off the Gulf of Guinea. Trop. Environ. Res. 7 (3), 616 – 625.


Ewa-Oboho, Ita; Asuquo, F. Emile ;Edet, P; Emeh, E. J. and Oladimeji, S. (2006). Mangrove ecosystem of the Niger delta: Distribution and dynamics. Journal of Environmental Systems 32: 145 – 173.


Asuquo, F. Emile and Ewa-Oboho, Ita (2006). Chemical Components and Nutrients in Mangal Sediments of Cross and Qua Iboe Rivers, South-East Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Systems 32: 37 – 54.


Ewa-Oboho, Ita; Oladimeji, O. and Asuquo, F.E. (2008). Effect of dredging on benthic-pelagic production in the mouth of Cross river estuary (off the Gulf of Guinea), S.E. Nigeria . Indian J. Marine Sciences 37(3), 291-297.


Asuquo, F.E. (2009). Climate change: Effects on the oceans. Engendering a new earth consciousness. Green Impact Quarterly. Point Blank Inc.,Abuja, 26p.


Ekanem, A.P., Asuquo, F. E. and Ndik, E.J. (2011). Toxicity of Crude oil to freshwater shrimps, Macrobrachium macrobrachion and Macrobrachium vollenhovenii from Nigerian coastal waters. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 86: 394 – 397.


Okon, L.E and Asuquo, F. Emile (2012). The impact of flow regime on the sedimentation pattern of Calabar River, South-East Nigeria. Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science 3(2), pp. 19-31.


Asuquo, F.E. and Okon, L. E. (2012). Climate change, inter-annual and inter-Seasonal Variations of temperature, humidity and rainfall dynamics in Southeast Nigeria. Monsoon Systems: Climate.In Proceedings of 4th AMMA International Conference on Climate Change,Toulouse, France, 2-6 July, 2012, pp. 1-18.


George,U.U, Asuquo,F.E, Idung, J.U. and Andem, A.B (2013). Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in three fresh water fishes caught from Cross River System. European Journal of Experimental Biology 3 (3): 576 – 582.


Asuquo, F.E. and Ita, R. E. (2013). Assessment of flood-ebb tidal dynamics on heavy metal distribution in the near-shore waters of the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria. Proceedings of 7th Edition of 2iE’s Science Week conference, JS 2013 at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, April 1-5, 2013.


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.


Asuquo, Francis E., Asuquo, Philomena E., Essienumoh, Emem E. and Okon,Lynda E. (2013). Hydrocarbon levels in the organs of fish and shellfish off the southeastern Atlantic coastline of Nigeria. Proceedings of the International Conference on Oceanography, Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, 2013, pp.213 – 220.


Benson, Nsikak U.,Essien, Joseph P. , Asuquo, Francis E. and Eritobor, Adeola L. (2014). Occurrence and distribution of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface micro layer and subsurface seawater of Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria. Environ. Monitoring Assess. 186(9):5519-29.


Benson, Nsikak U., Osibanjo, Oladele O., Asuquo, Francis E., and Anake, Winifred U. (2014a). Observed trends of pCO2 and air-sea CO2 fluxes in the North Atlantic Ocean. International Journal of Marine Science, Vol. 4, No. 72, 1-7.


Benson, Nsikak U., Osibanjo, Oladele O., Asuquo, Francis E., and Anake, Winifred U. (2014b). On the influence of interseasonal sea surface temperature on surface water pCO2 at 49.0°N/16.5°W and 56.5°N/52.6°W in the North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science. 5(7), 55 – 63.


Benson, Nsikak U., Asuquo, Francis E., Osibanjo, Oladele O., Etesin, Usoro, M ., Adedapo, Adebusayo E. (2015). Surface Mixed Layer Profile of Physical and Biogeochemical Variables in the Subpolar North-West and -East Atlantic Ocean: A Data-Model Comparison Study. Open Journal of Marine Science, 5, 33-44.


Benson, Nsikak U.,and Asuquo, Francis E., (2016). Modeling Spatial and Temporal pCO2 Variability at 49°N/16.5°W and 56.5°N/52.6°W in the North Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Earth Science and Climate Change 2016, 7:1 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7617.1000330


Benson NU, Asuquo FE, Williams AB, Essien JP, Ekong CI, Akpabio O, et al. (2016). Source Evaluation and Trace Metal Contamination in Benthic Sediments from Equatorial Ecosystems Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques. PLoS ONE 11(6): e0156485. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0156485


Benson, Nsikak U., Osibanjo, Oladele O., Asuquo, Francis E., and Anake, Winifred U. (2014b). On the influence of interseasonal sea surface temperature on surface water pCO2 at 49.0°N/16.5°W and 56.5°N/52.6°W in the North Atlantic Ocean. In Climate Change and the oceanic carbon cycle: Variables and Consequences. Editor Dr. Isabel Ferrera, Apple Academic Press Inc. Publishers, 279pp.

No Results for Research Works done

Showing All Conferences Attended

1st Akwa Ibom State Climate Change and Clean Energy Summit
Charting a Roadmap for sustainable environment,
Start: Tuesday 26th July, 2016
End: Saturday 30th July, 2016
International Workshop on Marine and Atmospheric Sciences in West Africa
The influence and fluctuating trends of ocean variables in surface mixed layer of the south Atlantic Ocean, Nigeria.
Start: Sunday 12th November, 2017
End: Friday 17th November, 2017
7th EGO conference on autonomous ocean gliders and their applications
Ocean gliders Applications as an alternative technology to conventional (analytical) techniques in the Bight of Bonny, Nigeria.
Start: Monday 26th September, 2016
End: Thursday 29th September, 2016
Building an Atlantic Community
New Era of Blue Enlightenment
Start: Wednesday 12th July, 2017
End: Friday 14th July, 2017
No Results for Grants/Awards Received