Current research

researchers in montane forest

Students

  • Lily Brailsford, (MSc UC) Determining levels of gene flow in trees between forest fragments
  • Jennifer Arubemi Agaldo (PhD, UC) Plant-animal interaction in relation to seed fate and the role it plays in regeneration and restoration of grassland around Ngyel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Nigeria. (TY Danjuma Scholar)
  • Yadok Biplang Godwill (PhD, UC) Investigating the efficiency of the African Pouched Rat (Cricetomys sp. nov) in secondary seed dispersal in Ngel Nyaki forest. (TY Danjuma Scholar)
  • Adewoye, Ralph (PhD, UC) Remote sensing and geographical information system application to biodiversity assessments of Nigeria’s montane forest fragments.
  • Daniel Andrawus (PhD, GSU/UC) Taxonomy and systematics of mistletoes at Ngel Nyaki reserve
  • Auwal Abdullahi (PhD UC) Developing models in order to predict seed removal rates by rodents from the forest floor and subsequent seed fate.
  • Murna Tella (PhD, UC) Investigating the ecosystem services provided by birds in Ngel Nyaki forest and surrounding agricultural lands.
  • Iveren Abiem (PhD, UC) Using the CTFS-ForestGeo plot (of which she is the manager) to understand forest regeneration and seed rain.
  • Susinya Habila (PhD, UC) Ecophysiology of light and shade tolerant seedlings in Ngel Nyaki forest.

Completed theses

  • Nsor, Charles Ayuk (PhD, UC) The relative importance of birds and insects as pollinators of a west african montane forest: a case study of Ngel Nyaki forest reserve.
  • Hutchinson, Kelly (MSc, UC) Feeding ecology of Putty nose monkey
  • Arroyo Lambaer, Denise (PhD, UC) Conserving amphibian diversity- inventory and gene flow studies in fragmented montane forest, Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria.
  • Aliyu, Babale (PhD, UC) The fate of large seed in an Afromontane forest with few wide gaped frugivores.
  • Thia, Josh (MSc, UC) Rare Afromontane tree conservation: using genetics and ecology to guide the management of Lovoa trichilioides and Cordia spp.
  • Roselli, Sasha (MSc, UC) Factors limiting species composition and growth rates of naturally regenerating forest in a Nigerian montane grasslands.
  • Knight, Alex (MSc, UC) Genetic structure and gene flow in the Nigeria Cameroon Chimpanzee in and around Gashaka Gumti National Park
  • Umar, Danladi Mohammed (PhD, UC) How do varying land-uses affect stream communities in highland tropical streams in Nigeria?
  • Barnes, Andrew (MSc, UC) Forest edges, livestock encroachment, and boundary fencing: The effects of habitat edges on dung beetle (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) community structure and function.
  • Campbell, Delyse (MSc, UC) The potential for natural seed dispersal in the restoration of West African montane forest.
  • Dutton, Paul (PhD, UC) Foraging behaviour of the Nigerian/Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) in a small remnant of montane forest: assessment of technology, diet and habitat. PhD, UC.
  • Grassham, Abby (MSc, UC) Relationships between the tantalus monkey and forest structure in a West African montane forest.
  • Korndoerfer, Martin (MSc, UC) Fulani pastoral practices around the Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve.
  • Osinubi, Samuel (Dayo) Temidayo (PhD, UC) Habitat choice and evolutionary fitness in the yellow breasted boubou (Laniarius atroflavus).
  • Udy, Kristy (MSc, UC) The influence of forest reserve protection on the structure, stability, and functioning of dung-associated invertebrate communities
  • Agmen, Fiona (BSc(Hons), UC)Tantalus monkeys Chlorocebus tantalus and seed dispersal.
  • Korndoerfer, Tammy (MSc, UC) Natural Resource use and Livelihoods of Villagers on the Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria: Yelwa Village as a case study.
  • Weston, Kerry-Anne (MSc, UC) The role of sunbirds in pollination at Ngel Nyaki forest.

Student visitors

  • Asory, Priscilla from FUTY spent a week at Ngel Nyaki in 2013, working on her MSc project to do with forest soils.