Publications

grasslands research station in nigeria

Books 

  • Umar, DM, Harding JS & Winterbourn MJ (2013) Freshwater Invertebrates of the Mambilla Plateau (PDF, 2312kb). A photographic guide. Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury. 86 pages. ISBN (Print) 978-0-473-25489-6, (PDF) 978-0-473-25490-2. PDF version available for free download
  • Chapman JD & Chapman HM (2001) The Forests of Taraba and Adamawa States, Nigeria (PDF, 8391kb). An ecological account and plant species check list. Published in collaboration with WWF (UK) and DIFID. Printed copies available for purchase, please contact Assoc Prof Hazel Chapman.

Papers 

  • Dutton, P., Moltchanova, E., & Chapman, H. M. (2016) Nesting Ecology of a Small Montane Population of the Nigerian/Cameroon Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) in Nigeria. Fola Primatologica, 87(6), 361-374.  
  • Nsor, C.A., Chapman, H.M. Godsoe, W. (2017) Does a Species’ Extinction–Proneness Predict Its Contribution to Nestedness? A Test Using a Sunbird-Tree Visitation Network PloS Onehttps://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0170223
  • Walters, M., Knight, A., Chapman, H. M., Christopher, A., Kraberger, S., Stainton, D., Varsani, A. (2017). Novel single-stranded DNA virus genomes recovered from chimpanzee feces sampled from the Mambilla Plateau in Nigeria. American Society for Microbiology, 5(9), e01715-e01716. doi:10.1128/genomeA.01715-16
  • Ezukanma1, I. O., Oluwatoyin, T., Ogundipe, Nodza, G.I. & Pócs, T. (2017) Bryophyte records from the eastern Nigerian highlands. Polish Botanical Journal  62(2): 203–212, DOI: 10.1515/pbj-2017-0030 
  • Chapman, H.M., Cordeiro, N.J., Dutton, Wenny., D., Kitamura., S., Kaplin., B., Melo., F., Lawes. and M. (2016) Seed Dispersal Ecology of Tropical Montane Forests. Journal of Tropical Ecology 32:437–454
  • Olayemi A., Obadare A., Oyeyiola A., Igbokwe J., Fasogbon A. et al. (2016) Arenavirus Diversity and Phylogeography of Mastomys natalensis Rodents, Nigeria. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22(4) 694-697
  • Thia, J.A., Hale, M.L. and Chapman, H.M. (2016) Interspecific comparisons with chloroplast SSR loci reveal limited genetic variation in Nigerian montane forests: A study on Cordia millenii (West African cordia), Entandrophragma angolense (tiama mahogany), and Lovoa trichilioides (African walnut). Tropical Conservation Science 9(1): 321-337.
  • Thia, J, Hale, M., Stouffer, D., Chapman, H.M. (2016) Limited dispersal into appropriate microhabitats likely explains recruitment failure in a chimpanzee-dependent tree species. African Journal of Ecology 54(1): 121-124
  • Knight, A. Chapman H. M. Hale, M. (2016) Habitat fragmentation and its implications for Endangered chimpanzee Pan troglodytes conservation. Oryx : 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605315000332.
  • Dutton, P.A. and Chapman, H.M. (2015) New tools suggest local variation in tool use by a montane community of the rare Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes ellioti, in Nigeria. Primates 56(1): 89-100.
  • Dutton, P. and Chapman, H.M. (2015) Dietary preferences of a submontane population of the rare Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) in Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Nigeria. American Journal of Primatology 77(1): 86- 97. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajp.22313/full.
  • Adewoye, R., Huettich,C. Schmullius. and C., Chapman H.M. (2015) Estimating Aboveground Biomass of the Afromontane Forests of Mambilla Plateau Using Quickbird and in Situ Forest Inventory Data. Journal of Remote Sensing Technology 3: 1-8.
  • Barnes, A., Emberson,R.M., Thoorsten-Krell, F. and Didham, R. (2014)The Role of Species Traits in Mediating Functional Recovery during Matrix Restoration. PLOS ONE 9(12):1-19
  • Grassham, A.M.; Kunz, B.; and Chapman, H.M. (2015) Dispersal of forest seed into grassland matrix by the tantalus monkey in a Nigerian montane forest: implications for forest restoration. Journal of Tropical Ecology. (African Primates October issue).
  • Osinubi, S.T., Vugeh, Y., Briskie, J.V., Ottosson, U., Brown, J.A. and Chapman, H.M. (2014) Association with riparian fragments by Yellow-breasted Boubou Laniarius atroflavus indicates need for wider-scale forest matrix conservation. Malimbus 36(1): 47-57.
  • Dutton, P. and Chapman, H.M. (2014) Dietary preferences of a submontane population of the rare Nigerian-Cameroon chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes ellioti) in Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Nigeria. American Journal of Primatology in press
  • Barnes, A.D. and Chapman, H.M. (2014)
  • Dispersal traits determine passive restoration trajectory of a Nigerian montane forest. Acta Oecologia 56: 32-40. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actao.2014.02.002.
  • Barnes, A.D., Emberson, R.M., Chapman, H.M., Frank, T., Krell, K.T. and Didham, R.K. (2014) Matrix habitat restoration alters dung beetle species responses across tropical forest edges. Biological Conservation 170: 28-37.
  • Dutton, P.E., Chapman, H.M. and Moltchanova E. (2014) Secondary Removal of Seeds Dispersed by Chimpanzees in a Nigerian Montane Forest. African Journal of Ecology http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aje.12138.
  • Aliyu, B., Adamu, H., Moltchanova, E., Forget, P.M. and Chapman, H.M. (2014) The interplay of habitat and seed type on scatterhoarding behaviour in a fragmented Afromontane forest landscape. Biotropica http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/btp.12110.
  • Thaher, M., Umar, D., Takaoka, T., and Harding, J. Application of the maximum convex sum algorithm in determining environmental variables that affect Nigerian highland stream benthic communities. Procedia Computer Science 18:909-918.
  • Nsor, C. and Chapman, H.M. (2013) Birds as pollinators in a West African montane Forest. Malimbus 35: 1-13.
  • Barnes, A.D., Emberson, R.M., Chapman, H.M., Frank, T., Krell, K.T. and Didham, R.K. (2013) The influence of matrix habitat restoration on dung beetle species responses across tropical forest edges. Conservation Biology (in press) (Journal Article)
  • Weston, K.A., Chapman, H.M., Kelly, D. and Moltchanova, E.V. (2012) Dependence on sunbird pollination for fruit set in three West African montane mistletoe species. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28: 205-213.http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S026646741100068X. (Journal Article)
  • Borokini T.I., Babalola D, Amusa O.T., Ivande S.T., Wala Z.J. et al. 2012 Tropical Montane Forest Biodiversity in Nigeria–Case Study of Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau. International Journal of Environmental Sciences 2: 95-104
  • Umar, D.M., Marinov, M.G., Schorr, M. and Chapman, H.M. (2012) Odonata attracted by light: A new topic for myth-busters. International Dragonfly Fund Report 43: 1-52. (Journal Article)
  • Olaleru, F., Chapman, H.M. and Bawuro M. (2012) Primates’ Foods of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project Ngel-Nyaki, Taraba State. University of Ibadan: Nigeria Tropical Biology Association, 20th September 2012. In Proceedings of 3rd Annual Seminar of the Nigeria Tropical Biology Association 3 93-97. (Conference Contribution - Paper in published proceedings)
  • Matthesius, A., Chapman, H. and Kelly, D. (2011) Testing for Janzen-Connell Effects in a West African Montane Forest. Biotropica 43(1): 77-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1744-7429.2010.00664.x.
  • Umar, D.M., Marinov, M.G., Schorr, M. and Chapman, H.M. (2012) Odonata attracted by light - a new topic for myth-busters. International Dragonfly Fund Report 43: 1-52.
  • Beavon,M. A. and Chapman, H. M. (2011) Andromonoecy and high fruit abortion in Anthonotha noldeae in a West African montane Forest. Plant Systematics and Evolution. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00606-011-0488-1.
  • Korndoerfer T. (2011) Herbal Medicine in a 21st Century African Village. The Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism, 21(3)
  • Reeder, N.M.M., T. Cheng, V.T. Vredenburg, and D.C. Blackburn. (2011). Survey of the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis from montane and lowland frogs in eastern Nigeria. Herpetology Notes 4: 83–86.
  • Blackburn D. A. A new puddle frog (Phrynobatrachidae: Phrynobatrachus) from the Mambilla Plateau in eastern Nigeria. African Journal of Herpitology 59: 33-52
  • Blackburn D.A. (2010) A new squeaker frog (Arthroleptidae: Arthroleptis) from the mountains of Cameroon and Nigeria. Herpitologica 66: 335-348
  • Chapman HM, Goldson SL, Beck ,J. (2010) Post-dispersal Seed Removal and Seed Germination of Cercopithecus nictitans Dispersed Seed in a West African Montane Forest Folia Primatologica. 81:41–50.
  • Mattheus, A., Chapman H and Kelly, D (2010) "Testing for Janzen – Connell effects in a West African Montane Forest" Biotropica 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2010.00664.x
  • Fiona, L. A., M. C. Hazel, et al. (2009). Seed dispersal by tantalus monkeys Chlorocebus tantalus tantalus in a Nigerian montane forest. African Journal of Ecology On Line First.
  • Darbyshire, I., Vollesen, K. and Chapman, H. (2008) A remarkable range disjunction recorded in Metarungia pubinervia (Acanthaceae). Kew Bulletin, 63(4), 613-615.
  • Chapman, H.M. (2008). The Nigerian Montane Forest Project and Nigerian Montane Forests. Nigerian Field Society Occasional Paper.
  • Chapman, H., Bekker, R., Barnard, J. and Shu, G. (2009) The future of Tchabal Mbabo - A Nigerian/Cameroon Transboundary Initiative. Yaoundé, Cameroon: 18th Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa (AETFAT) Congress, 26 Feb-2 Mar 2007. In Proceedings of the 18th AETFAT Congress in Yaoundé, Cameroon 26th Feb-2nd March 2007.
  • Beck, J., and Chapman, H.M. (2008). A population estimate of the chimpanzee Pan troglodytes vellerosus in a Nigerian montane forest: implications for conservation.Fauna & Flora International, 42(3), 448-451.
  • Chapman, H.M. (2008). The Nigerian Montane Forest Project. Tropinet 19(1), 7-9.
  • Sessions L and Chapman HM (2003) The montane Forest Islands of Eastern Nigeria Plant Talk 32: 24-28.
  • Chapman HM, Olson SM and D Trumm (2003) Why are the montane forests of Taraba State, Nigeria important, and how have they changed over the past thirty years? Oryx, 38(3), 282-290.

 Reports 

  • Babalola, F.D. Wala, Z.J.; Ivande, S.T. et al. (2011) Spatial Distribution of Turacos and their Preferred Food Plants in Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State, Nigeria. Report to Tropical Biology Association. 44pps.
  • Botanical Survey of Tchabal Mbabo, Adamawa Province Cameroon (PDF 13 MB) For: Transboundary Collaboration for Ecosystem Conservation: the Mountain Forests of Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria and Tchabal Mbabo, Cameroon; project number RAF/G43/A/1G/31. Compiled by Hazel Chapman 2004.

Invited talks

  • Matt Walters: Adventures in Scientific Communication, Natural History Photography Society, Christchurch, September 2017
  • Hazel Chapman: An overview of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project. School of Biology, University of Northampton (January 2017)
  • Hazel Chapman: An overview of the NMFP with a detail on tree recruitment failure. University of Cambridge (UK) Centre for Conservation Science Seminar Series (January 2017).  
  • Chapman, H. M. ‘The Nigerian Montane Forest Project’ To: New Zealand Royal Society, Canterbury Branch. University of Canterbury, March 26th 2013.
  • Walters, M. 'Adventures in Sciences Communication' To the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand and the International Association of Business Communicators. University of Canterbury, 4 July 2013.
  • Chapman, H.M. ‘The Nigerian Montane Forest Project’ To: Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surry, June 20th 2013.
  • Charles Nsor, C., A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute 10th Anniversary Lectures Aplori, Jos 15th of November, 2012.
  • Chapman, H.M., A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute 10th Anniversary Lectures Aplori, Jos 15th of November, 2012

Conference presentations

  • Lily Brailford: Evidence for reduced genetic diversity within two common Afromontane tree species with contrasting dispersal mechanisms. The 20th annual NZ Molecular Ecology conference, Dec 2017

  • Jennifer Agaldo: Will Ants Plant Tomorrows Forests? Ant-diaspore interactions in a Sub-Saharan montane Landscape. University of Canterbury 2017 Annual Biology Conference (ABC) October 2017. This talk won Jen the prize of the 3rd best PhD presentation award for 2017

  • Lily Brailford: Fragmentation is negatively affecting genetic diversity in already diversity-challenged Afromontane tree species. University of Canterbury 2017 Annual Biology Conference (ABC) October 2017

  • Biplang Yadok: Foraging ecology of the African Giant Pouched Rat Crycetomes sp. nov in an Afromontane forest.  University of Canterbury 2017 Annual Biology Conference (ABC) October 2017
  • Lily Brailford: Assessing Afromontane Forest Genetic Diversity on Mambilla Plateau, Nigeria. Graduate Womens Association Awards Evening. University of Canterbury, New Zealand. August 2017

  • Biplang Yadok: Feeding ecology of the African Giant Pouched Rat Crycetomes sp. nov in an Afromontane forest. Annual Conference of the Society for the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in Mexico- July 2017

  • Iveren Abiem: ForestGEO Analytical Workshop in Puerto Rico. Talks on i)  ‘Ngel Nyaki Forest Dynamics Plot’ and ii) “the effect of edge on the plant species distribution and composition in the Ngel Nyaki plot” July 2017

  • Shedrach Konvong (Science coordinator Ngel Nyaki ): Pollination and fruit set of two plant species at Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve. Joint Biodiversity Conservation Conference of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association (NTBA) and Nigerian Chapter of Society for Conservation Biology (NSCB). Ilorin June 2016

  • Biplang Yadok: Seed dispersal dynamics: the role of African giant pouched rats (Cricetomys sp. nov) in dispersing seeds within Ngel Nyaki forest. Taraba State University, 12th January, 2016

  • Biplang Yadok African giant pouched rats (Cricetomys sp. nov), seed removal and seed removal and seed dispersal in an Afromontane forest landscape. APLORI, 26th August, 2016

  • Biplang Yadok: ATBC, 18–23 June, 2016 Montpellier, France (presented by Professor Pierre Michel Forget)

  • Jennifer Agaldo: Ant dispersal in an Afromontane forest September 2016 APLORI.

  • Dr Danladi Umar: Introduction to the Nigerian Montane Forest Project Tropical Biology Association (NTBA) and Nigeria Chapter of Society for Conservation Biology (NSCB). Ilorin June 2016

  • Charles Nsor - Differential contribution of sunbird species to the structure of a sunbird-tree flower visitation network predicts species survival and network stability. ATBC 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii 12-16th July

  • Hazel Chapman -Factors influencing the dispersal /predation balance in a montane population of the African Giant Pouched rat, Crysetomys sp. ATBC 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii 12-16th July

  • Hazel Chapman - Seed dispersal in a changing world. Sapienza University Italy September 8th 2015

  • Kelly Hutchinson - Putty nose monkey ecology Annual Biology Conference UC Conference, October 22nd 2014

  • Abby Grassham - Tantalus monkeys: implications for forest restoration. Nelson Botanical Society August 17th 2015

  • Hazel Chapman - The Nigerian Montane Forest Project University of the 3rd Age, Christchurch, NZ. July 2014.

  • Aliyu, B., Adamu, H., Moltchanova, E., Forget, P.M. and Chapman, H.M Incorporating seed fate into the conservation management of Afromontane forests. ATBC 2014 Cairns 20–24th July

  • Hutchinson, K. Why the white nose? Sexual signalling in the putty-nose monkey. Annual Biology Conference UC Conference, October 23rd 2014

  • Nsor, C., A small sunbird-tree visitation network suggests rare species contribute more to nestedness. Annual Biology Conference UC Conference, October 23rd 2014

  • Nsor, C., Interaction strength and relative contribution of sunbird species to the structure of a sunbird/tree pollination web in a West African montane forest. AETFAT (The Association for the Taxonomic study of the Flora of Tropical Africa). Stellenbosch, Cape Town SA 13–17th January 2014.

  • Godson, G. Taraba State University Biology Department: How the Pouched Rat disperses seed in Ngel Nyaki Forest. IT talk.

  • Aliyu, B. (2013) Does habitat and seed type interaction affect seed fate in a fragmented Afromontane forest? 5th Joint Conference of New Zealand Ecological Society and Ecological Society of Australia. Auckland.

  • Barnes A. D.; Emberson R. M.; Krell, F.T.; Didham, R. K. (2012) Trait based ecology attempts to predict variability in species responses to anthropogenic disturbances. British Ecological Society December 20th. University of Birmingham, UK.

  • Udy K.L.; Nelson, X; Tylianakis, J. (2012) Anthropogenic threats influence the structure of interaction networks. British Ecological Society December 21st. University of Birmingham, UK.

  • Charles Nsor, C. Mutualistic networks and network strength- a case study from sunbird pollination networks Ngel Nyaki forest reserve, Nigeria. A.G. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute 10th Anniversary Conference, Aplori, Jos 15th of November, 2012.

  • Chapman, H.M. Secondary dispersal by the African Pouched rat, Cricetomys sp3 in a forest without elephants. A.P. Leventis Ornithological Research Institute 10th Anniversary Conference, Aplori, Jos 15th of November, 2012

  • Osinubi, S.T. and Chapman, H.M. (2012) Habitat effect on the behaviour and condition of the Yellow-breasted Boubou (Laniarius atroflavus). Arusha, Tanzania: 13th Pan African Ornithological Conference, 14-21 Oct 2012.

  • Knight, A. (2012) Genetic structure and gene flow in the Nigeria Cameroon Chimpanzee in and around Gashaka Gumti National Park- Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury 17th October 2012. Christchurch, NZ.

  • Umar, D. (2012) Land use change and its effects on fresh water invertebrates in an Afromontane landscape - Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury 17th October 2012. Christchurch, NZ.

  • Aliyu, B. (2012) The interplay of habitat and seed type on a conditional mutualism in a fragmented afromontane forest landscape - Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury 17th October 2012. Christchurch, NZ.

  • Hutchinson, K. (2013) Why the white nose? Sexual signalling in the putty-nose monkey. 405 Talks University of Canterbury August 2013 Christchurch, NZ.

  • Olaleru, F., Chapman, H.M. and Bawuro, M. (2012) Primates’ Foods of the Nigerian Montane Forest Project Ngel-Nyaki, Taraba State. Ibadan, Nigeria: 3rd Annual Seminar of Nigerian Tropical Biology Association, 25 Sep 2012. In Proceedings of 3rd Annual Seminar of the Nigeria Tropical Biology Association 3 93-97.

  • Babalola, F.D.; Amusa, T. O.; Wala, Z. J.; Ivande, S. T.; Ihuma, J.O.; Borokini, T.I.; Jegede, O. O.; Tanko, D. Ibadan. Survey of and Threats to Turacos Preferred Food Plants in Ngel Nyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State, Nigeria. Nigeria: 3rd Annual Seminar of Nigerian Tropical Biology Association, 25 Sep 2012. In Proceedings of 3rd Annual Seminar of the Nigeria Tropical Biology Association 3 6-11.

  • Aliyu, B., Moltchanova, E., Forget, PM. and Chapman , HM. (2012) Fragmentation affects rodent-seed mutualisms in an Afromontane forest. Erlangen, Germany: European Ecological Society Conference, February 22–25th 2012.

  • Thia J. (2012) Preliminary work on the secondary seed dispersal networks in an Afromontane forest. Summer Scholarship Conference, Christchurch, NZ. Feb. 10-12th.

  • Dutton, P.; Brown, J. and Chapman, H.M. Fate of chimpanzee dispersed seed in Ngel Nyaki montane forest, Nigeria. Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury 24th October 2011. Christchurch, NZ.

  • Dutton, P.; Moltchanova, E. and Chapman, H.M. Ecology of small, montane population of the Endangered Nigerian/Cameroon chimpanzee Ngel Nyaki forest, Nigeria Jane Goodall Institute, Belgium. April 2012.

  • Umar, D.M., Harding, J.S and Chapman, H.M. How do land uses affect stream communities in highland tropical streams in Nigeria? 26th October 2011 Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury. Christchurch, N.Z.

  • Barnes, A. D., Emberson, R. M., Chapman, H. M. and Didham, R. K. (2011) The effects of forest edges on dung beetle communities in a tropical montane forest. Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury 26th October 2011. Christchurch, N.Z . * winner best paper

  • Osinubi, S.T., Chapman, H.M. , Briskie, J., Ottosson, U. and Brown, J. A. Habitat Influence on Territorial and Mate-guarding Calls of the Yellow-breasted Boubou (Laniarius atroflavus). August 19th 2010 Departmental Seminar, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, N.Z.

  • Grassham, A.M., Chapman, H.M. and Kunz, B. Relationships between the tantalus monkey and forest structure in a West African montane forest. September 2nd 2010. Showcase Postgraduate Conference, Christchurch, N.Z.

  • Barnes A.D., Emberson, R. M., Chapman, H.M. and Didham, R. The effects of forest edges on dung beetle communities in a tropical montane forest. 26–29 September 2010 The Australian Entomological Society’s 41st Scientific Conference. Perth, Australia.

  • Grassham, A.M., Chapman H.M. and Kunz, B. Relationships between the tantalus monkey and forest structure in a West African montane forest. 26th October. Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury. Christchurch, N.Z.

  • Umar, D.M., Harding,J.S and Chapman,H.M. How do land uses affect stream communities in highland tropical streams in Nigeria? 26th October 2010 Annual Biological Conference, University of Canterbury. Christchurch, N.Z.

  • Barnes, A. D., Emberson, R. M., Chapman, H. M. and Didham, R. K. (2010) The effects of forest edges on dung beetle communities in a tropical montane forest. Annual Biological Conference,University of Canterbury 26th October 2010. Christchurch, N.Z .

  • Umar, D.M., Harding, J.S and Chapman, H.M. How do land uses affect stream communities in highland tropical streams in Nigeria? 22-26 Nov. 2010 New Zealand Freshwater Conference Christchurch, N.Z.

  • Grassham A. M., Chapman, H. M. , Kunz, B. and Brown, J. A. 23–25 November 2010. Relationships between the tantalus monkey and forest structure in a West African montane forest. New Zealand Ecological Society Conference. Biodiversity:2010 and beyond. Dunedin, N.Z.