ONYENWEAKU, LEVI NDUBUISI

ONYENWEAKU, LEVI NDUBUISI

LECTURER II

Biography

ONYENWEAKU, LEVI NDUBUISI

Email: ln.onyenweaku@mouau.edu.ng

 

 

PERSONAL CAREER OBJECTIVES

·         To contribute to the development of an organization through the use of sound practical ideas and inherent productive ability.

·         Always ready to use my creative thoughts and outstanding research potentials in achieving the goals and objectives of a firm where I am given the opportunity of service.

 

PERSONAL PROFILE

·         NATIONALITY:                         Nigerian

 ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS           

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

PhD Wildlife and Forest Resources Management                 Jan. 2015 till date (In Progress)

 

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham

MSc. Biodiversity Conservation                                              Sept. 2012 to Sept. 2013

 

 National Youth Service Corps            (NYSC), Nigeria                       Mar. 2010 to Feb. 2011

Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria   

B.Sc (Hons) Applied Biology (2nd class Upper)                        Oct. 2004 to Jun. 2009

 

Government College, Umuahia, Nigeria       

Senior School Certificate (WASSCE)                                       Sept. 1997 to Jul. 2003

 

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

  Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), United Kingdom (Student member)

  Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, United Kingdom (Member/ Wildlife conservation volunteer)

  Society for Conservation Biologists, USA (Student Member)

  Nigeria Conservation Foundation, Lagos, Nigeria (Intending Member)

  Entomological Society of Nigeria (Member)

 

ECOLOGICAL WORK EXPERIENCES

  Conservation and Environmental Society, Brackenhurst College, Southwell, Notts, UK. Student Participant/Volunteer, (Oct.2012 - Aug. 2013)

ROLES:           

·         Environmental Assessment of Brackenhurst Estate (200ha Landmass).

·         Hedgerow Survey and mapping.

·         Environmental restoration for wildlife species.

·         Design of mitigation ponds, hibernacula and artificial setts for badgers.

·         Tree planting, Woodland and Grassland management.

·         Use of various survey techniques for wildlife monitoring.

·         Species tracking and GPS marking.

·         Data gathering on species population.

·         Record keeping and Report writing.

 

OTHER ECOLOGICAL WORK EXPERIENCES (Feb- June 2013)

·         Habitat Phase 1  and Extended Phase 1 Survey and Assessment of Brackenhurst Estate;

·         Plant Identification and Mapping for Plantlife in Brackenhurst;

·         Amphibian Survey for great Crested newts and smooth newts in Brackenhurst Estate Ponds;

·         Reptiles survey for grass snakes and other reptiles in Woodhall Spa, UK;

·         Water voles survey on Ruthland nature reserve;

·         Bats survey on Brackenhurst Estate;

·         Camera trapping of badgers and red foxes in Brackenhurst Estate.

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCES

  Sigmund Engineering Works LTD

7 Favour close, off Nvuigwe street, Woji Rd. Portharcourt

Safety Assistant, (Feb.2012-Aug. 2012)

ROLES:

·         Procurement of safety Apparatus to sites.

·         Supervision of site workers for safety.

·         Monitoring of all activities on site to ensure that safety protocols are adhered to.

·         Recording of all events as it concerns health and safety of workers on sites.

 

  Microbiology Dept, Abia State University Teaching Hospital, Aba, Abia State, Nigeria

Industrial Trainee (August 2007- Jan. 2008)

ROLE:

·         Preparation of samples for culture.

·         Labeling of samples and record keeping.

·         Culturing of samples and sensitivity tests.

·         Monitoring of laboratory equipment and samples for optimum results.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

·         Research in nature conservation, ecology and environmental management.

·         Ecological/Environmental Impact Assessment and Consultancy (EcIA).

·         Monitoring and management of sites of Ecological importance.

·         Habitat and Wildlife Survey techniques.

·         Efficient in the use of tracking devices (Camera traps and Telemetry equipment) .

·         Efficient in the use of GIS (ESRI ArcGIS software) and GPS technology.

·         Modeling, Wildlife Population Studies and Carnivore dietary analysis.

·         Professional research data handling, processing and report writing.

 

 

 

 

PROJECT/RESEARCH WORKS

·         Diversity, abundance and distribution of lepidopteran fauna in Eastern Nigeria and some aspects of their breeding ecology (on-going Thesis).

·         Laboratory-based dietary analysis of brown Hyaena (Hyaena brunnea) and spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) in two Nature Reserves in South Africa.

·         Comparative analysis of the parasites of drinking water sources in Ezza North LGA Ebonyi State.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

·         Ecology/Wildlife Studies, Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation.

·         Environmental Conservation and Management.

·         Diet analysis, scatology and behavioral ecology of mammals.

·         Biodiversity inventory/Studies.

·         Forest entomology, Lepidopterology.

 

PUBLICATIONS AND CREATIVE WORKS

·         Onyenweaku, L.N. and Ezealor, A.U. (In Press). Observations on the metamorphosis of captive-reared caterpillars of Parasa Euchlora Karsch, 1895 (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae). Submitted to Environtropica.

·         Onyenweaku, L.N., Erondu, K.E. and Obiajunwa, U.P. (2018). A Provisional Checklist Of The Avifauna Of Umudike And Environs, South-East Nigeria. Proceedings of the 6th Biodiversity Conservation Conference at Uyo; UYO 2018, 65-70 pp.

·         Yakubu, A.M., Dike, M.C. and Onyenweaku, L.N. (2018). Assessment of the ethnozoological uses of some vertebrates and invertebrates around Borgu sector of

Kainji lake National Park, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Wildlife Management, 1(1), 43-47.

·         Onyenweaku, L.N., Ezealor, A.U. and Mbakwe, R.C. (2017). Parasa viridimixta Janse, 1964 (Lepidoptera: Limacodidae): A lepidopteran pest of Tetracarpidium conophorum (Mull. arg) Hutch. & Dalziel in eastern Nigeria. Metamorphosis, 28: 29-31.

·         Onyenweaku, L.N. (2017). Some observations on the diet of the Spotted Hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) using scats analysis. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research,  3(4), 175-179.

·         Onyenso, A.I and Onyenweaku, L.N. (2016). Honey, Beeswax and Pollen yields in Composite colonies of Trigona carbonaria (Stingless honeybee) in Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Research and Policies, 11(1), 51-57.

·         Onyenso, A.I. and Onyenweaku, L.N. (2016) Snail Farming: a veritable activity for livelihood, security and wealth creation. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference/Workshop on Giant African Land Snails (NetGALS), 68-71.

·         Onyenso, A.I. and Onyenweaku, L.N. (2015) Ethnobotanical survey of some antimalarial medicinal plants, their therapeutic preparations and administrations in Abia State, South-Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Biological Sciences and Bioconservation, 7(2), 48-55.

·         Ani, O.C. and Onyenweaku, L. (2015) Evaluation of the parasitic contamination of local Sources of Drinking Water in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, 14 (9), 30-34

 

CURRENT ORGANIZATION OF SERVICE

Department of Forestry and Environmental Management, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

POSITION: Assistant Lecturer (30th July, 2014 till date)

 

WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES ATTENDED

·         Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme For Tertiary Institution (ADAPTI) Workshop

·         Electronic Library Resources Training (TEEALS/AGORA) Workshop.

·         48th annual conference of the Entomological Society of Nigeria, held at Nnamdi Azkiwe University, Awka on 10th to 12th October, 2017.

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Field Assistant, Coastal Biodiversity Research Initiative, organized by Environmental Resources Managers Ltd. Field Work was done at the Oil fields in Delta State.

 

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SUPPORT

Research equipment donation received from Idea wide Organization, USA in support of my PhD research work on Butterflies and moths.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficient in the use of computer appreciation packages (MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint), analytical programs and softwares such as ArcGIS (ESRI), Program MARK, PRESENCE (Occupancy Analysis) as well as internet explorer.

 

HOBBIES

Nature photography.

 

REFEREES

Dr (Mrs) O.C Ani

Dept. of Applied Biology,

Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.

 

 

Prof Augustine U. Ezealor

Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Management,

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

augustine_ezealor@yahoo.com

 

Prof Anthony A. Nlewadim

Dept. of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management,

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

nlewdimanthony442@gmail.com