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Dr. ESTHER AJA EDU

Associate Professor/HOD
Botany
eaedu@unical.edu.ng

Personal ProfileEdu, Esther Aja Bassey is Associate Professor of Ecology. She did her undergraduate degree at the University of Calabar, Nigeria and worked towards her PhD on Litter dynamics (Production, composition and decomposition) of mangroves in a mixed riverine mangrove forest of the Cross River estuary. Nigeria at the same institution. She has served in various committees including Departmental Appraisal and Promotion Committee, Departmental Graduate School Committee Board, Coordinator, remedial Biology and Coordinator, Post Graduate Programme, from 2011 – 2016. She is currently Head, Department of Plant and Ecological Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

Akwaji, P. I., Edu, E. A. and Nkang, A. E. (2018). Assessment of structural framework (tree species DBH and height) of some communal forests in northern Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Research, (In Press).


Edu, E. A. and Akwaji, P. I. (2017). Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth (African oil bean tree) and Parkia biglobosa Jacq (African locust bean tree): The declining giants of the rainforest of Nigeria (The Northern Cross River Situation). World Scientific News, 64, 127 – 138.


Akwaji, P. I., Edu, E. A. and Nkang, A. E. (2018). Assessment of structural framework (tree species DBH and height) of some communal forests in northern Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Research, (In Press).


Edu, E. A. and Akwaji, P. I. (2017). Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth (African oil bean tree) and Parkia biglobosa Jacq (African locust bean tree): The declining giants of the rainforest of Nigeria (The Northern Cross River Situation). World Scientific News, 64, 127 – 138.


Edu, E.A.B., Edwin-Wosu, N.L. and Inegbedion, A. (2015). Bio-Monitoring of Mangal Sediments and Tissues for Heavy Metal Accumulation in the Mangrove Forest of Cross River Estuary. Insight Ecology, 4(1), 46-52.


Edu, E.A.B., Edwin-Wosu, N.L. and Inegbedion, A. (2015). Bio-Monitoring of Mangal Sediments and Tissues for Heavy Metal Accumulation in the Mangrove Forest of Cross River Estuary. Insight Ecology, 4(1), 46-52.


Edu, E.A., Okete, J.A. and Oku, E.E. (2015). Laboratory evaluation of mortality effect of the ethanolic extracts of Pycanthusangolensis (Welw.) for control of Bulinus globosus. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multidisciplinary, 1(29), 294-307.


Edu, E.A.B., Edwin-Wosu, N.L. and Inegbedion, A. (2015). Bio-Monitoring of Mangal Sediments and Tissues for Heavy Metal Accumulation in the Mangrove Forest of Cross River Estuary. Insight Ecology, 4(1), 46-52.


Akwaji, P. I. and Edu, E. A. (2017). Population frequency, abundance and diversity of tree species in ten communal forests of northern Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Current Research, 9 (10), 59581 – 59596.


Edu, E.A.B., Edwin-Wosu, N.L. and Inegbedion, A. (2015). Bio-Monitoring of Mangal Sediments and Tissues for Heavy Metal Accumulation in the Mangrove Forest of Cross River Estuary. Insight Ecology, 4(1), 46-52.


Edu E.A.B., Edwin-Wosu, N.L. and Obiechere, N.D. (2015). Monitoring the Ecological Succession and Regeneration Status of a Post-Remediated Hydrocarbon Impacted Site in Parts of Ahia Oil-Field, in Omudioga, EMOLGA, Rivers State, Nigeria. Insight Ecology, 4(1), 24-34.


Okete, J.A., Edu, E.A., Oku, E.E. and Sadiq, I.A. (2015). Efficacy of the ethanolic extracts of Talinum triangulaire (Jacq.) for control of the freshwater snail, Bulinus globosus, the vector of urinary schistosomiasis. International Journal of Pure and Applied Zoology, 3(1), 76-86.


Udensi, O.U., Edu, E.A., Ikpeme, E.V. and Ntia, M.I. (2015). Sensitivity of pigeon pea landraces [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] to Amiprophos Methyl Treatment. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science, 7(5), 256-264.


Edu, E.A., Nsirim, L. E, Martin, O. O, and Nkang, A.E. (2014). Carbon credits assessment in a mixed mangrove forest vegetation of Cross River estuary, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 4(4), 1-12.


Edu, E. A, B., Nsirim, L. E, and Martins O. O, (2014). Monitoring and assessment of leaf litter dynamics in a mixed mangal forest of the Cross River estuary, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis, 2(3), 163-174.


Udensi, O.U., Edu, E.A., Ikpeme, E.V., Ntia, M.I. (2013). Response of pigeon pea Landraces [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] to exogenous application of plant growth regulators. Annual Review and Research in Biology,3(4), 762-776.


Edwin-Wosu, N.L., and Edu, E.A.B. (2013). Eco-taxonomic assessment of plant species regeneration status in a post remediated crude oil impacted sites in parts of Ibibio-I-Oil field in Ikot-Ada Udo, Ikot-Abasi local government area of Akwa Ibom Ste, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 3(3), 14-23.


Edwin-Wosu, N.L., Edu, E.A.B. and Okeke, O.M. (2013). Floristic and diversity trend of regeneration in a quartz dominated quarry impacted site in parts of Umuoke, in Obowo local government area of Imo State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 3(3): 142-156.


Ebigwai, J.K., Edu, E.A., Itam, E.H. and Mofunanya, A.J. (2012). Activity of crude cold water extract of the culinary medicinal oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. Fr) P. Kumm. (Higher Basidiomycetes) and Tomolol maleate on induced ocular hypertension. International Journal of Medicinal Mushroom, 14(5), 467-470.


Ebigwai, J.K., Edu, E.A., Umana, E.J. and Agadaigho, A. (2012). In vivo evaluation of the essential oil extract of six plants species and ivermectin on microfilaria of Simulium yahense. Journal of Natural Products and Plant Resources, 2(2), 306-309.


Omara-Achong, T.E., Edwin-Wosu, N.L., Edu, E.A. Nkang, A.E. (2012). Survey of indigenous vegetables species in parts of Ogoja and Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. European Journal of Experimental Biology 2(4), 1289-1301.


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


Ebigwai, J.K., Edu, E.A., Ilondu, M.E., Nta, A., Udensi, U and Oku, E.E. (2012). 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.


Udensi, O., Edu, E.A., Ikpeme, E.V., Ebigwai,J.K. and Ekpe, D.E. (2012). Biometrical evaluation and yield performance assessment of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) (L. Walp) landraces grown under lowland tropical conditions. International Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics, 6(1), 47-53.


Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E. V., Edu, E. A., and Ekpe, D. E. (2012). Relationship studies in cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] landraces grown under humid lowland condition. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 7(1), 33 – 45.


Udensi, O., Umana, E.J., Edu, E.A. and Ikpeme, E.V. (2011). Screening locally grown pulses for proximate, anti-nutritive and mineral compositions; Indices for conservation and improvement. International Journal of Agricultural Research, 6, 504-510.


Udensi, O., Edu, E.A.B., Umana, E.J. and Ikpeme, E.V. (2011). Estimation of genetic variability in locally grown pulses (Cajanus cajan) (L.) Millsp : and Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp: A panacea for sourcing superior genotypes. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences. ISSN 1028-8880/DOI.3929/pjbs.2011:1-4.


Udensi, O., Ikpeme, E. V., Markson, A. A., Edu, E.A.B., Umana, E. J., and Urua, I. S. (2010). Selection of soybean genotypes using morphological markers. International Journal of Current Research, 7, 005-008.


Udensi, O, Edu, E. A., Ntui, V. O., Out, P. A., Urua, I. S., Akpan, G. A. (2011). Cyto-sensitivity of some locally grown pigeon pea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp] to amiprophos methyl treatment as a guide for improvement. International Journal of Current Research, 3(11), 176 – 180.


Etukudo, M.M., Nkang, A.E., Edu, E.A., Osim, S.E. and Udo, J.I. (2010). Growth response of explants of Irvingiagabonensis (O’Rorke, Baill) to in-vitro treatment. Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment, 2(1and2), 141-149. .


Nta, A. I., Uyoh, E. A., Oku, E. E. and Edu, E. A. (2009). Effects of Piper guineense seed and Zingiber officinale rhizome powder on Callosobruchus maculatus in cowpea. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (IJNAS), 4, 42-147.


Ebigwai, J.K., Edu, E.A. and Omara-Achong, T. A. (2009). A comparative effect of Pleurotus ostreatus extract and Timolol maleate on the treatment of ocular hypertension using Ratus model. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (IJNAS), 4, 148-154.


Udensi, O., Edu, E. A., lkpeme, E. V and Markson, A. A. (2009). Correlation of carotene and cyanogenic glycosides with tuber yield in 4 cassava (Manihotesculenta Crantz) cultivars. The International Researcher, 1(3), 245-253.


Edu, E. A., Omokaro, D. N. and Nya, P. J. (2008). Microflora and nutrient status in the mangrove sediments of Cross River estuary, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Experimental and Applied Biology, 9(2), 109-118.


Edu, E.A., Nya, P.J., Nkang, A.E., Omokaro, D.N., Mofunanya, A.A.J. and Ebigwai, J.K. (2008). Morphological and phenotypic variations in Irvingiagabonensis. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences (IJNAS), 3, 54-61.


Edu, E.A., Omokaro, D. N. and Nya, P. J. (2008). Influence of forest types on the physicochemical parameters in mangrove sediments of Cross River estuary, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Botany,21(2), 179-186.


Edu, E.A., Omokaro, D. N. and Nya, P. J. (2008). Influence of forest types on the physicochemical parameters in mangrove sediments of Cross River estuary, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Botany,21(2), 179-186.

Nya, P. J., Nkang, A., Omokaro, D. N. and Edu, E. A. (2007). Effect of seed sizes on germination and seedlings growth of Dacryoides edulis in some different ecological zones. Nigerian Journal of Botany, 20(2), 437-443.


Edu, E.A.B., Omokaro, D.N., Holzloehner, S. and Udensi, O.U. (2007). Microflora population in mangrove sediments of Cross River estuary. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 13(3), 347-352.


Udofike, E.B.C., Edu, E.A.B. and Anthony, A.D. (1986). Effects of intramuscular dose levels of deoxycorticosterone acetate and crude pituitary extract on fecundity and fertility of African Catfish Clarias lazera. Nigerian Journal of Applied Fisheries and Hydrobiology, 1, 17-25.

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IUSS Global Soil Carbon Conference Madison, USA
Evaluation of carbon sequestration within phytoliths of some dry season farming crops in Calabar, Nigeria
Start: Monday 3rd June, 2013
End: Thursday 6th June, 2013
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