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Prof. Sunday Ben Ekanem


Zoology and Environmental Biology




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About Prof. Sunday Ben Ekanem

With a Master’s degree in Fisheries, Sunday Ben Ekanem was employed as an Assistant Lecturer in August 1982 in the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calabar, when the department was in dare need of a fisheries scientist to teach fisheries courses. While teaching, Ekanem registered with the University of Calabar Graduate School for his Ph.D degree which he got in 1992, with specialization in Fisheries and Aquaculture. His Ph.D research was on silver catfish (Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus). The research was made possible by a grant he obtained from the International Foundation for Science (IFS). Courses he taught at the University of Calabar are Remedial Biology, Introductory Biology, Invertebrate Zoology, Ichthyology, Physical and Chemical Oceanography, Biological Oceanography, Biogeography, Zoogeography, Aquaculture, Fish Processing Techniques, Applied Limnology, Fisheries Resources Management, Aquatic Pollution, Principles of Ecology, Biological Techniques, Marine Biology, Vertebrate Embryology, Animal Ecology, Hydrobiology, Zoological Techniques, wildlife Management and Conservation, Ethology, Fish Feed Technology, Environmental Pollution. Wildlife Ecology, Advance Fish Nutrition, Environmental Pollution. Sunday Ekanem rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2003. He has published many articles in reputable International Journals and in Local Journals. He has been listed as a resource person for the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Professor Ekanem has been a Supervisor and Coordinator of Undergraduate research and seminar, Examination Officer, Academic Adviser, Chairman and Coordinator of the Departmental Graduate Programmes and Head, Department of Zoology. He has supervised hundred of undergraduate student projects and many M.Sc and Ph.D students. Professor Ekanem has served as an External Examiner for the University of Uyo, University of Benin and Michael Opara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He was a member of accreditation teams that visited the University of Port Harcourt, Delta State University, Abraka and Ahamadu Bello University, Zaria. He has been professorial accessor for CRUTECH, Calabar, University of Uyo, University of Abuja, Michael Opara University of Agriculture and Ebonyi State University.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCIdidep Primary School, ibiono Ibom, AKS19541961
West African School Certificate Duke Town Secondary School, Calabar19621966
B.Sc (Fisheries Science)University of Washington (Seattle)19741978
M.Sc in Fisheries Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge)19781981
Ph.D in Fisheries and Aquaculture University of Calabar ,Calabar19871992

S/N Publication
Ekanem, S. B., Eyo, V.O., & Okon, E. E (2017). The effects of Brazilian tea (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis) and Bitter Kola (Garcina kola) seed meal on the growth and gonad development of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Buchell, 1822). Ege Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 34(2), 179-185.
Andem, A. B., Ekanem, S. B., & Oku, E. E. (2016). Some Environmental Variables and Ecological Distribution of Ichthyofauna Assemblages in the Calabar River, Nigeria: Present Study and Future Prospects, Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 74, 1166-1185.
Udo, I. U., Ekanem, S. B., Ndome, C. B. (2012). Determination of optimal inclusion level of some plant and animal protein-rich feed ingredient in least-cost ration for African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) fingerlings using linear programming technique. International Journal of Oceanography and Marine Ecological System, 1(1), 24 – 35.
Udo, I.U., Ndome, C.B., Ekanem, S. B., & Asuquo, P. E. (2011). Application of linear programming technique in least-cost ration formulation for African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) in semi-intensive culture system in Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science, 6(4), 429 – 437.
Udoh, J. P., Holzlohner, S., & Ekanem, S. B. (2011). Population structure and biometric relationships of Callinectes amnicola from Cross River Estuary, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Fisheries, 8(1), 145 – 153.
Ekanem, S. B., Oku, P. B., & Udoden, F. S. (2009). Hibiscus petals as sterility agent on Nile tilapia. International Journal of Natural and Applied Sciences, 4(1/2), 44 – 50.
Ekanem, S.B., Itakpo, O. E., & Udotong, I. T. (2008). Mucuna beans seed as fertility control agent on Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Raw Materials Research, 5(1/2), 15 – 22.
Ekanem, S. B., Achima, M., & Ekere, M. M. (2004). Studies on some reproductive aspects of Pseudotolithus elongatus in the Cross River estuary, Nigeria. Scientia Marina, 68(2), 265 – 271.
Ekanem, S. B., & Bassey P. O. (2003). Effect of Pawpaw seed (Carica papaya) as antifertility agent in female Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Aquaculture in the tropics, 18(1), 45 –52.
Ekanem, S. B. (2003). The biology and culture of the silver catfish (Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus). Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agriculture Research, 10, 1 – 7.
Ekanem, S. B., & Okoronkwo, T. E. (2003). Pawpaw seed as fertility control agent on male Nile tilapia. NAGA. Worldfish Center Quarterly, 26(2), 8-10.
Ekanem, S. B. (2001). Effect of leaf extract and leaf meal of Calapogonium mucuniodes Desv. and Eremonastax polyspema (Benth) Dandy on the growth of Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes). Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 7(3), 417 – 420
Ekanem, S. B. (2001). Comparison of Haematological indices in Juvenile catfish, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede) fed complete and incomplete diets. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 7(2), 201 – 204.
Ekanem, S. B. (2001). Potentials and value of duckweed (Lemna spp) in agriculture. Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agriculture Research,1, 16 – 21.
Ekanem, S.B., Otoh, A.J., Enyinihi, U.K., & Teage, M. (2000). The response of juvenile Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede) to different feed components. African Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2, 59-67
Udoh, P.J., & Ekanem, S.B. (2000). Body size and metabolic rates in pure and diploid Oreochromis niloticus at different salinities. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 15(4), 289 –295
Ekanem, S.B. (2000). A comparative study of Vigna unguiculata bean meal and legume leaf meals as partial substitutes for groundnut cake in Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus feed. Global Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(1), 41-43.
Ekanem, S.B. (2000). Some reproductive aspects of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede) from Cross River, Nigeria. Naga: The ICLARM Quarterly, 23(2), 24-28
Etim, L., Ekanem, S.B., & Utin, A. (1999). Haematological profile of two Species of catfish, Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede) and Chrysichthys fuscatus (Gunther) from the Great Kwa River, Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied sciences, 5(1), 1-4.
Ekanem, S. B., Umoh, E. O., & Kwokori, E. A (1998). The Influence of Salinity on the Metabolism of Clarias gariepinus. Fish and Fisheries of the Southeastern Nigeria, 1, 16 – 24.
Ekanem, S .B. (1998). Standard Oxygen Consumption and Metabolic Rate of Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede). African Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 1, 16 - 20.
Akpan, E. R., Ekanem, S.B., & Odaro, J.G. (1998). Toxicity of Crude Oil to freshwater Algae. African Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 1, 56- 61.
Ekanem, S. B., & Udo, P. J. (1998). Standard oxygen Consumption and Metabolism of Diploid and Triploid Oreochromis niloticus (Trewavas) (Cichlidae) in freshwater and in different salinities. African Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture, 1, 7 – 15.
Ekanem, S. B., & Osuya, C. I. (1997). Comparative Studies of Nutritional and other Components of Heterotis niloticus, Cynoglossus browni and Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus. Transaction of the Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation, 6, 12 – 15.
Ekanem, S. B. (1996). Effect of Stocking Density on the growth of Estuarine catfish Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus and on pond water Quality. Dan – Masani, 1:27 – 33.
Ekanem, S. B. (1994). Water temperature of typical freshwater ponds and its effect on Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede) Culture. Journal of Aquaculture Tropical, 9, 141 – 149.
Ekanem, S.B. (1991). Conservation of inland water resources in Nigeria: The Starting point. Trans. Nig. Soc. Biol. Converv, 2, 70 – 79
Ekanem, S.B. (1982). Polyculture: A Boost to the Green Revolution Programme. Proc. of the 2nd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), 2, 117- 119.
Ekanem, S.B. (1982). Polyculture: A Boost to the Green Revolution Programme. Proc. of the 2nd Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria, 2, 117- 119.
Ekanem, S., B., James, W., Avault, Jr. J.B., & Graves, H. M. (1981). Effect of rice pesticides on Procambarus clarkii in a rice- crawfish pond model. Fresh water crawfish, 5, 315-323.
Ekanem, S., B., James, W., Avault, Jr. J.B., Graves, H., & Morris (1981). Acute toxicity of Propanil, Ordram and Furadan to crawfish (Procambarus clarkii) when chemical where combined and used alone. J. World Mariculture Soc, 12(2), 373 - 383

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