HOD's Profile : Department of Zoology

 

ADIAHA ALDA ALEX UGWUMBA

B.Sc.(Hons) (Ibadan), M.Sc. (Lagos), Ph.D.(Ibadan)

Professor

Area of Specialisation

Fish Biology / Aquaculture, Environmental Biology

Office

Office: Block B Room 9,

Department of Zoology, University Of Ibadan.

Tel: 08023416143, 07035649595

Contact:

aaa.ugwumba@Prof. Adiaha, A. A. Ugwumbamail.ui.edu.ng

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

(i)  BOOK ALREADY PUBLISHED:

1.      Ugwumba, A. A. A. and Ugwumba, O. A. (2007). Food and Feeding Ecology of  Fishes in Nigeria. Crystal Publishers, Lagos, 97pp 

    

(ii) ARTICLES THAT HAVE ALREADY APPEARED IN LEARNED

JOURNALS:

 

2.      Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1989).Carbohydrases in the digestive tract of the cichlid fish Sarotherodon melanotheron (Ruppell) (Pisces: Cichlidae) in Lake Awba,   badan, Nigeria. J. Expt.  Appl. Biol.1:44-56.

                   http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF00005949

3.      Ugwumba, Alex, Ugwumba Adiaha and Ebochuo Victor (1991). Studies on the gonads of mormyrids of Lekki Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria. Nig.J.Nat.Sc. 6 (1&2):28-33.

4.      Ugwumba, O.A., Ugwumba A.A.A. and Mbu-Oben P. (1990). Food and feedng ecology of the mormyrids of Lekki Lagoon, Lagos, Nigeria. Nig. J. Nat.   Sc. 5: (1): 38-46.                                                                                                          

5.      Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1992) The food and feeding habits of Heterotis niloticus (Teleostei: Osteoglossidae) in a small tropical man-made lake in Ibadan, Nigeria. J. Afri. Zool.106:113-123.

6.      Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Adebisi, A. (1992). The food and feeding ecology of Sarotherodon melanotheron (Ruppell) in a small fresh water reservoir in    Ibadan Nigeria. Arch. Hydrobiol. 124(3): 367-382.

7.      Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1993) Carbohydrases in the digestive tract of the African bony-tongue Heterotis niloticus (Pisces: Osteoglossidae).               Hydrobiologia 257: 95-100.

                        www.springerlink.com/index/203663Q715243026.pdf

8.      Ugwumba, O.A. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1993). On the biology of the blackjaw tilapia, Sarotherodon melanotheron (Ruppell) in a tropical freshwater  lake. Nig. J. Res. Rev. Sc.1: 12-25.

9.      Ugwumba, O.A. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1993). A study of the physico-chemical hydrology and plankton of Awba Lake, Ibadan, Nigeria. Fish Acadbiz    Comm. 1(1&2): 20-39.

10.  Ugwumba, O.A. Ugwumba A.A.A. and Onuh, C.I.O. (1993). Studies on the gonads of Heterotis niloticus (Curvier) in a small tropical man-made lake.   Fish Acabiz comm.1 (1-2): 5-19.

11.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Kusemiji, K. (1994). The food and feeding habits of the non-cichlid fishes in the Lekki Lagoon, Nigeria. Nig. J. Sc.     28(4):281-384.

12.  Ugwumba,A.A.A. (1996).Absorption of food in Heterotis niloticus(Pisces: Osteo-glossidae from a small tropical man-made lake in Ibadan, Nigeria.      Hydrobiologia 330:55-58.

             www.springerlink.com/index/w226347502206513.pdf 

13.  Ugwumba, A.A.A., Ugwumba O.A. and Okunola A.O. (2001). Utilization of live maggot as supplementary feed on the growth of Clarias gariepinus           (Burchell,1822) fingerlings. Nig. J. Sc. 35 (1): 1-7.

14.  Ugwumba A.A.A. (2001). Absorption of food in the black-jaw tilapia        Sarotherodon melanotheron (Ruppell) from a small tropical man-made            lake in Ibadan. Nigeria. Nig. J. Sc. 35 (1): 9-14.

                          www.aquaticcommons.org/3704/1/14P156.pdf

15.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2002). Digestive strategies in the black-jaw tilapia,     Sarotherodon melanotheron from Awba Reservoir, Ibadan. The Zoologist 1(1): 46-60.

16.  Akinwande, A.A., Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Ugwumba, O.A. (2002). Effects of replacement of fish meal with maggot meal in the diet of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) fingerlings. The Zoologist 1(2):41-49.

17.  Ugwumba, O.A. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2003). Aquaculture options and the Future of fish supply in Nigeria. The Zoologist 2:96-122.

18.  Nweke, S. U. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2005). Effects of replacement of fishmeal with duckweed (Lemna paucicostata) meal on the growth of Clarias  gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) fingerlings. Nig. J. Sc. 39: 1-11.

                          http://sciencenigeria.org/index.php/technological-ecological-science/ 

19.  Sogbesan, A. O, Ajuonu, N.D., Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Madu, C.T. (2005) Cost / benefits maggot meal as supplemented feed in the diet of Heterobranchus  longifilis x Clarias gariepinus fingerlings in outdoor tanks. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Studies 3(2):51-55.

20.  Idowu, E. O. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2005). Physical, chemical and benthic Faunal characteristics of a southern Nigeria reservoir. The Zoologist 3: 15-25.

               http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajb/article/viewFile/58867/47186

21.  Idowu, E. O. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2006). The food and feeding habit of African pike, Hepsetus odoe (Bloch, 1974) (Osteichthyes: Hepsetidae) in Ado-Ekiti Reservoir, Nigeria. The Zoologist 4: 7-17.

22.  Konyeme, E.J., Sogbesan, A.O. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2006). Nutritive  Potential of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) meal as plant protein  supplements in the diet of Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822; Pisces: Clariidae) fingerlings. African Scientists 7(3):127-130.

www.klobex.org/journals/afs/afs7/afs730506005.pdf 

23.  Sogbesan, A.O., Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Madu, C.T. (2006). Nutritive Potentials  and utilization    of Garden Snail

      (Limicolaria aurora, Jay,1937; Gastropoda: Limicolaria) meat meal in the diet of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings (Burchell, 1822). African Journal of Biotechnology 5(20):1999-2003.

http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB/contents/2006cont/16Oct.htm

          24.  Sogbesan, A.O., Madu, C.T. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2007). Culture and Utilization of Tadpole as Animal Protein Supplement   in the Diet of Heterobranchus longifilis fingerlings. Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 2(5): 353-360.

          www.scialert.net/archivedetails.php?issn=1816-4927&issueno=10            

          25.  Sogbesan, A.O. and Ugwumba, A.A.A (2007). Growth performance and nutrient composition of Bufo maculate (Linnaeus)  tadpole fed practical diet as fish meal substitute. African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 6 (18): 2177-2183. 

www.ajol.info/index.php/ajb/article/view/57998/46361

26.  Sogbesan, A.O., Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Madu, C.T. (2007) Productivity potentials and nutritional values of semi-arid zone earthworm (Hyperiodrilus euryaulos; Clausen, 1967) cultured in organic wastes as fish meal supplement. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 10(2):409-414.

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19090216

            27.  Akinwande, A. A., Sogbesan, O. A., Moody, F.O. and Ugwumba, A.A. A. (2007). Piscicidal potential of  mesocarp of neem plant fruit Azardirachta indica(L) on fingerlings of the Mudcatfish hybrid. Journal of  Environmental Biology 28(3): 533-536.

www.jeb.co.in/journal_issues/200707_jul07/paper_02.pdf 

             28.  Davies, O. A., Abolude, D.S and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2008). Phytoplankton of the lower reaches of Okpoka Creek, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries International 3(3):70-77.

             www.docsdrive.com/pdfs/medwelljournals/jfish/2008/83-90.pdf

29.  Davies, O. A., Ugwumba, O. A., Ugwumba, A. A. A. and Abolude, D.S. (2008). Physico-chemical quality of Trans-Amadi (Woji) Creek, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Journal of Fisheries International 3(3):91-97.

       http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=jfish.2008.91.97

30.  Sogbesan, A.O. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2008). Nutritive evaluation of termite (Macrotemes subhyalinus) as animal protein supplements in the in the diet of Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes, 1840) fingerlings. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 8: 149-157.

www.trjfas.org/pdf/issue_8_1/149_158.pdf 

31.  Sogbesan, A.O. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2008). Nutritive values of some non-conventional animal protein feedstuffs used as fish meal supplements in aquaculture in Nigeria. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 8: 158-164.

www.trjfas.org/pdf/issue_8_1/159_164.pdf 

           32.  Ayo-Olalusi, C. I. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2009). Influence of feeding frequencies on feed intake and nutrient utilization of juvenile Clarias gariepinus. Journal of Aquaculture Feed Sciences and Nutrition 1 (2): 39-43.

http://www.docsdrive.com/pdf/medwell/joafsnu/2009/39-43pdf

            33.  Yakub, A. S. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2009). A study of the macroinvertebrate fauna of lower Ogun River at Ishasi, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria. The Zoologist 7: 65-74

http://www.ajol.info/index.php/tzool/article/view/52099

34.  Ayo-Olalusi, C. I. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2010). Effect of feeding frequencies on growth performance of Clarias gariepinus. The Zoologist 8: 14-18.

http://www.ajol.info/index.php/tzool/article/view/66693

 

35.  Esenowo, I. K. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2010). Composition and Abundance ofMacrobenthos in Majidun River, Ikorordu Lagos State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Biological Sciences 5 (8): 556-560

www.medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=rjbsci.2010.556.560n 

36.  Idowu, E.O. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2010). Using Annuli on the Opercular Bones and Scales of African Pike (Hepsetes odoe) for Age Determination in Ado Ekiti Reservoir, Nigeria. Journal of Life Science

Vol: 4(7)33-38.

  www.cqvip.com 

37.  Edward, J. B. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2010). Development trends and evaluation of Egbe Reservoir water nutrient status in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Journal of Life Sciences 4 (1) (Serial No 26): 7-16.

www. wenku.baidu.com  

           

38.  Edward, J. B. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2011). Macroinvertebrate fauna of

a Tropical Southern Reservoir, Ekiti State, Nigeria. Continental J. Biological Sciences 4 (1): 30 – 40

http://www.wiloludjournal.com

39.  Ojo T. Ifeoluwa; Adedapo O. Adeogun; Adekunle A. Bakare; Akindayo A Sowunmi; Adiaha A. A. Ugwumba and Obih Alex Ugwumba (2011). Karyotype description of six species of Clarias (Siluriformes: Clariidae) from South West Nigeria. International Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 3(4): 364-373, 2011

http://www.maxwellsci.com/print/ijava/v3-264-273.pdf

40.  Oluwale, F.V., Ugwumba, A.A.A. B  and Ugwumba, O.A. (2012) Morphometrics and Meristics characters food habits of the reticulate knifefish, Papyrocranus afer (Gunther, 1868) from  Lekki Lagoon.

        Journal of Aquatic Sciences 27 (2):77-88.

41.  Fakayode, O.S. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2012) Effects of Replacement of Fishmeal with Palm Grub (Oryctes rhinoceros (Linnaeus, 1758) Meal on the Growth of Clarias gariepinus(Burchell, 1822) and Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes, 1840) Fingerlings. Journal of Fisheries Aquatic Sciences 8(1): 101-107.

                        http://www.docdrive.com/pdf/academicjournals/fas

42.  Monebi, C.O. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2013) Utilization of the earthworm, Eudrilus       eugeniae in the diet of Heteroclarias fingerlings International Journal of Fisheries and Aquaculture 5(2) – 19-25.

      http://www.academic journals.orgs/jfa/pdf

 

(iii) ARTICLES THAT HAVE ALREADY APPEARED IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS:

 

43.  Ezenwa, B.; Ugwumba, A.A.A.; Anyanwu, P.E.; and Alegbeleye, A.O. (1985). Culturable fish seeds in the Nigerian Waters - A Research Survey (1978- 1985). Proc. Fish. Soc. Nig. Pp. 99-112.

44.  Ugwumba, A. A. A. (1988). Food and feeding habits of fishes. Proceedings of the Nation wide Fish Farmers Workshop. (Sponsor: Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural Infracstructure – DFRRI), organized by Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research, Lagos, Pp142-147. 45.  Otubusin, S.O.;  Ezeri N.G.O.;   Ugwumba O.A. and Ugwumba A.A.A. (1998).

Editors,  Sustainable Utilization of Aquatic / Wetland Resources. Nigerian  Association for Aquatic Sciences, Selected Papers from 9th/10th Annual Conference (30th November-2nd December, 1995), 350p.  

46.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Abumoye, O.O. (1998). Growth response of Clarias gariepinus fingerlings fed live maggots from poultry droppings. In:         Sustainable Utilization of Aquatic/Wetlands Resources. Nigerian Association for Aquatic Sciences Selected Papers from 9th/10th Annual Conference, 98(Editors, Otubusin et. al.). Pp 60-66.

47.  Ugwumba, O.A. and Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1998). Induced ovulation, artificial

spawning, survival and early growth of larvae of the African catfish Clarias gariepinus (Burchell,1822). In: Sustainable Utilization of Aquatic/Wetland Resources. Nigerian Association for Aquatic Sciences Selected Papers from 9th/10th Annual Conference, 1988 (Editors, Otubusin, et. al.), Pp 83-97.

48.  Ugwumba, A.A.A.; Ugwumba, O.A.; Jimoh, M. and Adegbola F. (1998).  

Carbohydrases in the digestive tract of Oreochromis niloticus (Linaeus), Sarotherodon galilaeus (Artedi), Tilapia zillii (Gervais), Clarias gariepinus (Burchell) and Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (Lacepede). In: Sustainable Utilization of Aquatic/Wetland Resources. Nigerian Association for Aquatic Sciences Selected Papers from 9th/10th Annual Conference, 1988 (Editors, Otubusin et. al.). Pp 123-130.

49.  Adeleye, A.A.; Ezeri, G.N.O.; Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Adekoya, B.B. (1998). Comparative evaluation of the smoke-curing efficiency of Chorkor Oven and Improved Box Oven. In: Sustainable Utilization of Aquatic/Wetland Resources .Nigerian Association for Aquatic Sciences Selected Papers from 9th/10thAnnual Conference,1988 (Editors, Otubusin, et. al.) Pp160-164

50.  Akinwande, A. A.; Moody, F. O.; Sogbesan, O. A. and Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2004). Haematological response of Heterobranchus longifilis fed varying dietary Protein levels. Proceedings of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) 2004, Pp 715-718.

51.  Ugwumba, A. A. A. and Ajewole, O. I. (2009). Data and Result Presentation. Proceedings of a Workshop on Data Collection, Management and Analysis in Academic Research (Edited by Labode et al.,) Pp 117-155

 

(iv)             TECHNICAL REPORTS AND MONOGRAPHS:

 

52.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1998). Food and feedings habits of juveniles of some culturable fish species in Nigeria. Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research Technical Paper No. 31, 24p.

53.  Ugwumba A.A.A. (1991). Harvesting of Fish. Presented at the monthly Technology Review Meeting (MTRM) of Ogun State Agricultural Development Project (OGADEP), Abeokuta, Nigeria, December, 1991.

54.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1992). Harvesting Techniques for Resource-limited Fish Farmers. Presented at the MTRM of Osun State Agricultural Development Project (OSSADEP), Iwo, Nigeria, March, 1992.

55.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1992). Fish Processing, Preservation and Marketing: Equipments and procedures. Presented at the Monthly Technology Review Meeting (MTRM) of Ogun State Agricultural Development Project (OGADEP), Abeokuta, August, 1992.

 56.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1993). Post-harvest Loss in Fisheries and Remedies. Presented at the National Fisheries Workshop for Agricultural Development Project held at Makurdi, Nigeria February, 1993.

57.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1993). Management in Aquaculture. Presented at the MTRM of Ogun State Agricultural Development Project (OGADEP) Abeokuta, Nigeria. March, 1993.

58.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1994). Culturable Fish Species and Relative Stocking Ratios in Polyculture. Presented at the MTRM of Ogun State Agricultural Development Project (OGADEP), Abeokuta, Nigeria. March 1994.

59.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (1994). Fish Processing. Presented at the MTRM of Oyo State Agricultural Development Project (OYSADEP), Iwo, Nigeria, February, 1994.

60.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. and Ugwumba, O.A. (2002). Fish Diseases. Presented at the Workshop on Health Issues organised by Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2002.

61.  Ugwumba, A.A.A. (2002). Fisheries Activities in Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). West, Warri. A report on sabbatical (project) activities presented at Sabbaticals’ Workshop organized by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) held in Port Harcourt, Feb. 2003.

62.  Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2008). Physico-chemical parameters of freshwaters. Training Workshop on Freshwater snails of Nigeria and their and Veterinary Importance. Organized by Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

63.  Ugwumba, A. A. A. (2009). Data Management in Bioscience Research I:Data presentation. Workshop on Genetics and Molecular Biology Approaches to Disease Control and Environmental Pollution Management in Nigeria. Organized by Department of Zoology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

XII. RESEARCH FOCUS:

 

My interest in fish biology particularly at the initial stage of my career led to several studies on the food and feeding habits, age and growth, as well as reproductive biology of many fish species in many water bodies in Nigeria. These studies provided very useful information for rational exploitation of the fish species in the various water bodies. More recently such studies are aimed at providing vital information for artificial production of local ornamental fish species for aquaria aquaculture, and also the use of local plants as anesthetic during transportation of live fish

 Nutritional studies on the biochemical composition, energy levels and absorption of nutrients in the food consumed from the wild, as well as activities of digestive enzymes in the alimentary canal of culturable fish species studied, provided valuable base-line information necessary for formulation of adequate artificial feeds for culture fishes and also for selection of the right live food to culture for fishes.

 My research in aquaculture primarily focused on culture, evaluation and utilization of non-conventional animal fish feed ingredients such as maggots, earthworm, palm grub, tadpole, garden snail and termites in the replacement of fish meal in diets of cultured fish. Results from this research on supplementation of fish meal with these cheap, yet adequate feed materials have significantly reduced running cost of fish culture enterprise by resource-poor fish farmers. Several publications and postgraduate degrees emanated from this line of research. Furthermore, the Ph.D Thesis from this research won the Best Ph.D Thesis Award in Biological Science within the Nigeria University System in 2007, under the Nigerian Universities Doctoral Thesis Award Scheme (NUDTAS) of The Nigerian Universities Commission.  

 More recent interest on environmental biology and pollution stimulated the research on limnological assessments of some inland and coastal water bodies to establish the impact of anthropogenic discharges/inputs on aquatic organisms. The studies have revealed pollution status of the water bodies studied with recommendations of remedy measures.        

 

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