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Dr. Josiah Nwabueze Obiefuna


Geography and Environmental Science


Lecturer II


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About Dr. Josiah Nwabueze Obiefuna

Dr. Josiah N. Obiefuna is an academic staff in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, University of Calabar, Nigeria. He joined the services of the University in September, 2008 as Graduate Assistant. He was promoted to the rank of Lecturer II in 201+6. He is a geographer, an environmentalist, an urban development planning specialist, as well as an ICT enthusiast and practitioner. He holds a University Diploma in Applied Economics (2000) and a B.Sc. degree in Geography and Regional Planning (2006) from the prestigious University of Calabar. He was awarded M.Sc. and Ph.D degrees in Geography and Environmental Science, specialising in Urban Development Planning in 2012 and 2017 respectively. Dr Obiefuna has attended many training courses in contemporary issues including ICT (System Cloning, Networking, Repair and Maintenance, Desktop Publishing, Data Processing and Elementary Programming), Geospatial Intelligence/Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing. He has also attended trainings on People Management I and II organized by DFID’s Capacity Building for Decentralized Development project in collaboration with Living Earth Nigeria Foundation and NKUM Associates of Ghana. Dr Josiah Obiefuna has been teaching, mentoring, researching and contributing to the graduation of students in the University. Dr Obiefuna has authored and co-authored on several articles in both learned foreign and national journals. Dr. Obiefuna is an ICT Advisory Personnel to UniCal Graduate School (since 2013). He is a Member of UniCal Graduate School`s Digital Library Management Committee (since 2014). A member of Graduate School`s Research and External Linkages Committee (since 2014).

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
Senior School Certificate ExaminationHope Waddell Training Institution Calabar19931995
Certificate of Proficiency in Data ProcessingUniversity of Calabar, Computer Centre19971998
University Diploma in Applied Economics (Upper Credit)University of Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria19992001
B.Sc.(Hons.) Geography and Reg. Planning (2ND Class Upper Division) University of Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria20032005
Certificate in Information TechnologyGlorious Technologies Limited20032004
M.Sc. Urban Development PlanningUniversity of Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria20102012
Ph.D. Urban Development Planning University of Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria20132016
Certificate, Geospatial Intelligence (GIS and Remote Sensing) National Space Research and Development Agency, Abuja, FCT. 20132013

S/N Publication
Obiefuna, J. N., & Njar, G. N. (2018). Climate Variability Versus Agricultural Productivity In Ogoja, Cross River State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 9(11), 1857-1867
Obiefuna, J. N., & Njar G. N. (2018). The Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Urban Noise Islands in Calabar Metropolis, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 9(3), 216-226.
Obiefuna, J. N., Kubua, J. B., & Obiefuna, C. J. (2018). Acoustic Over-Exposure versus Human Health: A Case Study of Dangote Flour Mill, Calabar, Cross River State, Environmental Pollution and Protection, 3(1), 1-12.
Abua, M. A., Kofi, B., Edide, J. I., Obiefuna, J. N., & Ogar, B. I. (2017). Rainfall Erosivity Index in Response to Soil Loss Under Different Landuses in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross River State, International Journal of Innovative Environmental Studies Research, 5(2), 46-55
Oka, P.O., Majuk, S. M., & Obiefuna, J. N. (2016). Evaluation of the Size and Change Patterns of Green Areas, Built Up Areas and Exurban of Ugep, Cross River State, Nigeria.International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, 24(2), 293-299.
Obiefuna, J. N., Bisong, F. E., & Ettah, E. B. (2013). A GIS Analysis of Noise Islands in Calabar Metropolis, Nigeria. Journal of Environment and Earth Science, 3(12), 1-8.
Ettah, E. B., Udoimuk, A. B., Obiefuna, J. N., & Opara, F. E. (2012). The Effect of Relative Humidity on the Efficiency of Solar Panel in Calabar, Nigeria. Universal Journal of Management and Social Sciences, 2(3), 8-11.
Ettah, E. B., Obiefuna, J. N., & Njar, G. N. (2011). The Relationship Between Solar Radiation and the Efficiency Of Solar Panels in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. International Journal of Applied Science and Technology,1(4),124-126
Eni, D. I., Obiefuna, J. N., Oko, C., & Ekwok, I. (2011) Impact of Urbanization on Sub-Surface Water Quality in Calabar Municipality, Nigeria. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 1(10), 167-172.
Eni, D. I., Upla, J. I., Oko, C. O., Obiefuna, J. N.; & Njar, G. N. (2010) Effects of Land Degradation on Soil Productivity in Calabar South Local Government Area, Nigeria. European Journal of Social Sciences, 18(1),166-171.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
1st National Conference of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. Ukata, S. U., Okpiliya, F. I., and Obiefuna, J. N. (2015) Ecological and Human Health Impact of Natural Gas Spill into Ayamasa River In Bayelsa State. A paper presented at the 1st National Conference of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. 14th October, 2015. 2015-10-142015-10-16