Seasonality and nutrient composition of the plant diets of mona monkeys (Cercopithecus mona) in University of Lagos, Nigeria

Olaleru F.


This study was conducted during the dry and rainy seasons of 2011 and 2012 in the University of Lagos. The aim was to determine the seasonal availability and nutrient contents of mona monkeys’ plant diets. Visual observation...

Composition and interaction network of flower-visiting insects in Obafemi Awolowo University, Parks and Gardens, Ile Ife, Nigeria

Adedoja O , Kehinde T, Kehinde O. and Alo O.

Insect-flower interactions in crop fields and native vegetation habitats have been well studied. However, there is paucity of information on the flower-visiting insect communities of ornamental flower gardens and lawns especially in south-west Nig...

Comparison of cranial and body morphology of tree squirrels (Helioscurius rufobranchium) in selected locations of rainforest in Nigeria

Bamidele, A. O. and Akinpelu, A. I.

This study examined the differences in cranial morphology of tree squirrel species (Heliosciurus rufobranchium) from four different locations in rainforest part of Nigeria. Locally fabricated live traps made o...

Histological, microbiological, physicochemical and heavy metals evaluation of effluent from Kara Cow Market, Ogun State, Nigeria in guppy fish (Poecilia reticulata)

Sogbanmu, T. O., * Sosanwo, A. A. and Ugwumba, A. A. A.

The Ogun River is a sink for untreated effluents discharged from the Kara Cow Market, Ogun State. In this study, microbiological, physicochemical and heavy metals evaluation were carried out on effluent from the market...

Low levels of heavy metals in shrimps (Decapoda:  Atyidae) from Omodo River in southern Nigeria

Dirisu, A. R. *

Shrimps remain an important source of proteins worldwide. The contamination of the environments with effluence such as from domestic, healthcare systems, industrial waste discharges and agricultural run-offs; are posin...

Effects of collection zones and storage on hatchability and survival of feral helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris galleata pallas) eggs

Yusuf, A. A.,3 Jayeola, O. A.,1 Osunsina, I. O. O.,1 and Dedeke, G. A.

The desire to shore up the shortfall in protein supply, the increased awareness of the importance of cholesterol free
animal protein, like guineafowl, and the need to conserve their wild genes, have necessitated studies on improved

The use of myths and taboos in wildlife conservation: The case of Bayelsa-East Senatorial District of Nigeria

Ihinmikaiye, S. O. *, Ochekwu, E. B.  and Ojo, V. I.

The use of myths and taboos in species conservation represent a sustainable in situ means to wildlife protection. This study examined the role of taboos (traditional laws) in wildlife conservation within Bayelsa-East Senatorial District....

The zooplankton and environmental characteristics of Yardantsi Reservoir,
Gusau, Nigeria

Jabbi, A. M. * and Isah, B.

Zooplankton play an important role in the faunal biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems as they assist in transferring algal energy to higher trophic levels through grazing and also eliminate harmful algae from water. The zooplankton and environmental...