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Dr. Essoka, Pauline Ayuk

Associate professor
Geography and Environmental Science
paessoka@unical.edu.ng

Dr. Pauline Ayuk Essoka holds the Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography (Second Class Upper Division) (1998); a Master of Science in Geography (Biogeography) (2000) and a PhD in Geography (Soil Geography) (2008), all from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria. Dr Essoka began her career as a lecturer in the Department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1998-2008. She joined the Kogi State University Anyigba between February 2009 to March 2011 and eventually the University of Calabar, in April, 2011 as a Senior Lecturer. Dr. Essoka was a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Benue State University, Makurdi between 2010 and 2012. In the course of her career, she rose from a Graduate Assistant to the rank of an Associate Professor and has held several positions amongst which include: the Departmental Examination Officer (1998-1999); Chairman, Departmental Environment Committee (2001-2006); 400 Level Project Coordinator and Coordinator 200 Level Practical Course (2004-2007); Departmental Post Graduate Coordinator (2011) and the Departmental Graduate Committee Chairman between 2013 and 2017 amongst other responsibilities. Dr. Essoka has taught/supervised several undergraduate students, and so far supervised twelve students at the post graduate level. She has published forty journal articles both foreign and local. She is a member of the Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG), member, Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN); member International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) and member, Society for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (SOSEH), Nigeria. Her area of specialization is Soil/Biogeography with current research interest on Land Evaluation and Environmental Management.

Jaiyeoba, I. A and Essoka, P.A. (2006). Soils and Biodiversity: In Iguisi,E.O.(ed). The Geography of Change and Development in the Middle Niger River Basin: A Field Course Handbook. Department of Geography, Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria: Ndahi Press. Pp 8-26. ISSN: 0065-4698.


Essoka, A. N. and Essoka, P. A. (2012). Physico-chemical characteristics of soils along Calabar-Ikom highway in Cross River State, Nigeria.  Multidisciplinary Journal of Research and Development Perspectives 1(2): 173-180.


       Essoka, P. A; Essoka A. N; Oku E. E and Jaiyeoba, I.A. (2017). Pedological study of soils formed on basement complex materials in parts of Cross River Rainforest Region. Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Research and Development Perspectives (MJRDP), 6 (1): 52-63.


Ubogu, A.E., Musa, I.J. and Essoka, P.A. (2008).  An assessment of Urban road corridors and heavy metal accumulation in Zaria, Nigeria.  Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 14(2): 203 – 207. Indexed and Abstracted on AJOL (UK) http://www.inasp.info/ajol.


Uquetan, U.I; Essoka, P.n A; Egor, A. O; Osang, J.E and Bawan, A.M (2016). A case Study of the effects  of oil pollution on soil properties and growth of tree crops in Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 7(1):1145-1156.  http//www.ijser.org.   


Essoka, P.A. Umaru, J.M. (2006).  Industrial effluent and water pollution in Kakuri Area, Kaduna South, Nigeria. Journal of Industrial Pollution Control.  22(1) 153 – 158.


Essoka, A. N; Essienetok, E. U; Essoka, P. A. and Agba, O. A. (2014).  Characterization and rate of rice husk application for crop production. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, India, 7(5):44-47. www.iosrjournals.org


Amoyou, U.A., Eze, E.B., Essoka P.A., Effiong, J., and Egbai, O.O.  (2013).  Spatial variability of soil properties in the Obudu mountain region of southeastern Nigeria. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 3(15):145-149. . ISSN 2221-0989 (Online).


Eyong P.N. (2001).  Landuse variation and vegetation changes in Falgore Game Reserve, Kano State, Nigeria: In: Lambi, C.M. and E.B. Eze (Eds) Readings in Geography.  Unique Printers, Bamenda, Cameroon, pp 222 – 235.


Mashi, S.A., Yaro, S.A. and Eyong, P.N. (2005).  A survey of trends related to the contamination of street dust by heavy metals in Gwagwalada, Nigeria.  Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 16(1) 71–76. www.emeraldinsight.com


Essoka, P.A., Ubogu, A.E. and Uzu L. (2006).  An overview of oil pollution and heavy metal concentration in Warri Area, Nigeria. Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 17(2) 209 – 215. www.emeraldinsight.com


Ubogu, A.E. and Essoka, P.A. (2006).  Highway contribution to the build-up of heavy metals in adjacent soils:  The case of Kaduna-Zaria Expressway, Nigeria.  Polllution Research, 25 (3): 455 – 458. Google scholar.


Essoka, P.A. (2011). An overview of municipal solid waste disposal problems in Zaria and its environs, Kaduna State,  Nigeria. African Journal of Social Sciences pp 122-135.


Njar, G.N; Iwara, A.I; Egbe, M.N; Offiong, R.A and Essoka, P.A (2012).  An evaluation  of soil suitability for maize production in Obiaruku Community in Nigeria. British Journal of Advance Academic Research, 1(1): 16-27www.sachajournals.com


Essoka, P.A; Essoka A.N. and Jaiyeoba, I.A. (2012).  Characterization and classification      of soils for food security in a rainforest area of Cross River State, Nigeria.  African Journal of Social Science, 3(2): 18-32.


Iwara,A.I; Ajake, A.O;Deekor, T.N; Essoka, P.A and Offiong, R.A (2013).  Influence of  soil properties on the distribution of roadside flora species in Tinapa Resort, Cross  River State. International Journal of European Research, 1(3): 48-61 Leicester, UK. .Indexed in Copernicus, EBSCO.www.ijero.co.uk


Ajake. A.O; Essoka, P. A; Atu, J.E. and Offiong, R.A ( 2013).  Assessment of forest resource use in Akamkpa Local Government Area, Cross River State. International Journal of European Research, 1( 3): 90-106 Leicester, UK. Indexed in Copernicus, EBSCO.www.ijero.co.uk


Ewa, E. E., Iwara, A. I.,Offiong V. E., Essoka, P. A., and Njar. G. N. (2013). Seasonal variation in heavy metals status of the Calabar River, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of natural Science Research, 3(11): 78-83. http://www.slideshare.net


Offiong, R. A; Iwara, A.I; Essoka, P. A. and Atu, J.E. (2013) Preliminary Assessment of Heavy metals concentration In Soils of Calabar Port Authority, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 9(5): 3293-3300.


Ifatimehin, O.O; Essoka, P.A and Olu, T.I. (2014).  Ecosystem regulatory services and human comfort in an outdoor environment of Lokoja, Nigeria. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology, 4(18):2576-2589. .www.sciencedomain.org


Essoka, P.A., Amoyou, U.A., and Offiong, R.A. (2014).  Assessment of soils along the Obudu mountain slopes, Cross River State, Nigeria. Research Journal in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3(4): 227-231 www.emergingresource.org ISSN: 22768467.


Abua, M. A. and Essoka, P. A. (2014).  Soil Properties-Cassava Yield Relationship in the Coastal Ecological Zone of Southern Cross River State, South-South, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Agricultural Sciences, 1(4):2348-3997. ISSN (Online).


Uquetan,U.I; Abua, M.A; Essoka, P.A; Osang, J.E and Egor, A. O (2016). Pedological study of soils developed from creataceous sediments of Eze-Aku shale group in Yala LGA, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 7(1): 1120-1133.  http//www.ijser.org.


Abua, M. A.; Essoka, P. A., Uquetan, U. I. and Ashua, S. W. (2017) Sediment loss responses to rainfall on different surfaces in Obudu, Cross River State, Nigeria. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International. 10(4): 1-7. ISSN: 2454-7352.


1.   Yakubu, S; Essoka, P. A and David, J.O. (2017). Evaluation of heavy metal contents of municipal solid waste amended soils in Zaria Urban area, Nigeria. International Journal of Resource and Environmental Management 2(2):3-12. ISSN2415-556X.


Abubakar, S.M.; Kudaminya, Y.R. and Eyong P.N. (2002). Assessment of environmental degradation using satellite remote sensing technologies in Talata Mafara Area, Northern Nigerian. Environmental Review, 4(1): 577 – 586.


Essoka, A.N. Oku, E.E. and Essoka, P.A. (2004).  Improving productivity through agro-industrial waste recycling.  Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences (JOAFSS) 2(1):74 – 79.


Oku, E.E. Essoka, A.N., Ita, G.O. and Essoka, P.A. (2005).  Inventory of some gully erosion sites in Central Cross River State, southeastern Nigeria.  Global Journal of Environmental Science, 4(1): 93 – 95.


Essoka, P.A. and Abukabar, S.M. (2005).  Deforestation in government protected areas:  The case of Falgore Game Reserve, Kano State, Nigeria.  Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 11(2): 257 – 263.


Essoka, P.A., Jaiyeoba, I.A. and Essoka, A.N. (2007).  A toposequence study of soils developed on gneiss and granodiorite on the Cross River rainforest zone.  Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of Soil Science Society of Nigeria, pp 43 – 51.


Essoka, P.A. and Njifoti, P.P. (2007).  Problem of solid waste disposal in Nasarawa Area of Kaduna State.  Journal of Environmental Studies, 3(2) 54 – 59.


Essoka, A.N., Oku, E.E. Essoka, P.A. and Otonko, E.A. (2008).  Fertility status and management of a Tropodult toposequence sustaining Gmelina aborea Roxb plantation in humid forest zone of southeastern Nigeria.  Nigerian Journal of Soil and Environmental Research, 8: 62 – 72. Abstracted by AJOL.info, Google Scholar.


Essoka, P.A. and Jaiyeoba, I.A. (2008).  A study of soils formed along a toposequence on kyanite – gneiss material in a rainforest region of Cross River State, Southeastern Nigeria.  Proceedings of the 50th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG). pp 30 – 38.


Essoka, P.A. and Namaku, E.Y. (2008). Soil variation along a toposequence in a northern guinea savanna region. Urbanization, Resource Exploitation and Environmental Stability in Nigeria:  Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG), pp 402 – 410.


Essoka, P.A; Essoka, A.N. and Miginyawa, A.S. (2010).  Assessment of soil properties under small holder farming practices for food security and sustainable environment in a Sudan savanna region. Contemporary Issues in Infrastructural Development and Management in Nigeria. pp 358-364.


Essoka, P. A; Essoka, A.N. and Jaiyeoba, I. A. (2012). Soil-landscape relationship on quartz-mica-schist materials of Cross River Plains, South-East Nigeria. Geo Studies Forum pp 63-70.


Ifatimehin, O.O; Essoka, P.A. and Ahmed, A. (2012). Analysis of land use change and its hydrological implication on River Niger, Lokoja,Nigeria. Confluence Journal of Environmental Studies. 7:112-119. http://works.bepress.com/ cjes_kogistateuniversity/24.


Essoka, A. N. and Essoka, P. A. (2013). Classification of the Obudu Plateau (crest) and Sub Plateau soils of Cross River State, Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Soil Science. 23(1): 32-41.


2 Essoka, A. N. and Essoka, P .A. (2014).  Characterization and classification of Obudu Mountains steep hillside soils. Nigeria Journal of Soil science NJSS  24(1) pp1-12.


Abua, M.A; Essoka, P. A and Ebin, I.O. (2015). Edaphic influence on vegetation zonation in Ibesikpo LGA of Akwa Ibom State, South South Nigeria. Port Harcourt Journal of Social Sciences, Fac. of Soc Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. 6(1&2):1-12.


Essoka, P. A; Ovai, J. U;  Offiong, R. A. and Enya, O. O. (2017). Characterization of soils developed on sedimentary terrain in Abi environs, Cross River State, Nigeria. World Environment Journal (WEJ) Vol  1(1) 16-26.

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International Conference on Oceanography, Institute of Oceanography, University of Calabar, Calabar, held at International conference Centre, University of Calabar, Calabar,
An Assessment of Heavy metals Concentrations in Mangrove Soils of oil Bunkering Sites in Akpabuyo L.G.A, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Tuesday 12th November, 2013
End: Thursday 14th November, 2013
35th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, held at Federal University of Technology, Minna
Characterization and classification of soils for food security in a rainforest area of Cross River State, Nigeria
Start: Monday 7th March, 2011
End: Friday 11th March, 2011
48th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers held at the Department of Geography, University of FUT Yola
Soil-landscape relationship in the Cross River Plains, southeastern Nigerian
Start: Tuesday 4th July, 2006
End: Friday 4th August, 2006
49th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers held at the Department of Geography, University of Abuja
Soil variation along a toposequence in a northern guinea savanna region.
Start: Monday 15th October, 2007
End: Friday 19th October, 2007
International Conference On Emerging Trends For Sustainable Development And Human Capacity Building In The Third World Nations.
Assessment of soils along the Obudu mountain slopes, Cross River State, Nigeria.
Start: Wednesday 28th May, 2014
End: Saturday 31st May, 2014
1st Department of Geography and Environmental Science (GES), University of Calabar World Environment Day (WED) Conference held at Senate Chambers, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Assessment of levels of Cu, Pb, and Cd soils of automobile repairs workshops in Calabar South LGA, Nigeria
Start: Thursday 1st June, 2017
End: Friday 2nd June, 2017
8th Annual Conference and General meeting: Organic Agriculture Project in Tertiary Institutions in Nigerial (OAPTIN) Held at Unical International Conference Center, University of Calabar, Nigerial
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Start: Monday 5th November, 2012
End: Friday 9th November, 2012
38th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, held at Department of Soil Science and Land Resources Management, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
Characterization and rate of rice husk application for crop production
Start: Monday 10th March, 2014
End: Friday 14th March, 2014
51st Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers held at the Department of Geography and Planning, Kogi State University, Anyigba
Assessment of soil properties under small holder farming practices for food security and sustainable environment in a Sudan savanna region
Start: Sunday 7th March, 2010
End: Thursday 11th March, 2010
37th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, held at Ta’al Conference Hotel, Lafia
Characterization and Classification of Obudu Mountains Steep Hillsides
Start: Monday 11th March, 2013
End: Friday 15th March, 2013
57thAnnual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers held at the Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Yaba Lagos, Nigeria
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Start: Sunday 10th April, 2016
End: Friday 15th April, 2016
48th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers held at the Department of Geography, University of FUT Yola
Industrial effluent and water quality in Bompai, Area, Kano State
Start: Monday 31st July, 2006
End: Friday 4th August, 2006
43rd Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers
Land use Variation and vegetation changes in Falgore Game Reserve, Kano
Start: Sunday 29th October, 2000
End: Thursday 2nd November, 2000
40th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, held at Department of Soil Science, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi, Nigeria
Characterization classification and land use recommendations of the Oban Hills lower slopes soils of southeastern Nigeria.
Start: Monday 13th March, 2017
End: Friday 17th March, 2017
3rd Climate Change and Population Conference on Africa 2014, held at University of Ghana, Legon
Occupational Migration and Trailing of Ethmalosa fimbrata (juveniles): A Climate Change Implication on Fishing in Cross River Estuary, Nigeria
Start: Tuesday 22nd July, 2014
End: Friday 25th July, 2014
36th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, held at the Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Nigeria Nsukka
Classification of the Obudu plateau (crest) and sub plateau soils of Cross River State, Nigeria
Start: Monday 12th March, 2012
End: Friday 16th March, 2012
2nd Department of Geography and Environmental Science (GES), University of Calabar World Environment Day (WED) Conference
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Start: Sunday 3rd June, 2018
End: Tuesday 5th June, 2018
31st Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) held at the Department of Soil Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
A toposequence study of soils developed on gneiss and granodiorite on the Cross River rainforest zone
Start: Monday 13th November, 2006
End: Friday 17th November, 2006
9th Annual Conference of the Society for Occupational Safety and Environmental Health (SOSEH), held at University of Calabar International Conference Centre, Calabar
Gender Perspective of Wetland Resource Use and Exploitation Frequency in the Wetland of Calabar River Estuary, Nigeria
Start: Wednesday 6th November, 2013
End: Saturday 9th November, 2013
1st Department of Geography and Environmental Science (GES), University of Calabar World Environment Day (WED) Conference held at Senate Chambers, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Effects of quarrying on vegetation characteristics in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria
Start: Thursday 1st June, 2017
End: Friday 2nd June, 2017
1st Department of Geography and Environmental Science (GES), University of Calabar World Environment Day (WED) Conference held at Senate Chambers, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Effects of gas flaring on soil at Qua Iboe Terminal (QIT) flow station on Ibeno environs, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Start: Thursday 1st June, 2017
End: Friday 2nd June, 2017
52nd Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers held at the Department of Geography, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
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Start: Monday 14th February, 2011
End: Thursday 17th February, 2011
35th Annual Conference of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria, held at Federal University of Technology, Minna
Classification of the foot and back (middle) slope soils of Oban mountains, Southeastern Nigeria
Start: Monday 7th March, 2011
End: Friday 11th March, 2011
Climate Change and Populaton Conference on Africa, held at University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
Sequential – Multiple Cropping Systems: An Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Practice in Nigeria
Start: Monday 3rd June, 2013
End: Friday 7th June, 2013
1st Department of Geography and Environmental Science (GES), University of Calabar World Environment Day (WED) Conference held at Senate Chambers, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Assessment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) on fertility status of soils of Umuobom in Ideato South LGA, Imo State, Nigeria.
Start: Thursday 1st June, 2017
End: Thursday 1st June, 2017
50th Annual Conference of the Association of Nigerian Geographers held at the Department of Geography, University of Calabar, Calabar
A toposequence study of soil formed on kyanite – gneiss materials in a rainforest region of Cross River State, Southwestern Nigeria
Start: Monday 25th August, 2008
End: Friday 29th August, 2008
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