PROFILE OF PROF. ANTHONY AJUZIEOGU NLEWADIM, Ffs
Anthony Ajuzieogu Nlewadim was born in Umunkpeyi Nvosi, Isiala Ngwa South L. G. A. of Abia State, Nigeria. He studied Zoology at the University of Jos, Plateau state and graduated in 1984. He went ahead to pursue his Master of Science degree at the University of Lagos and completed in 1990 specializing in Marine Ecology and Fisheries. He was appointed into the Nigerian Institute for Oceanography and Marine Research (NIOMR) in 1990 and deployed to the African Regional Aquaculture Centre (ARAC), Port Harcourt where he served at the Port Harcourt and Buguma stations of the Centre as a Research Officer from 1990 to 1994. In May 1994, he joined Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike., Abia State. In 2003, he obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike with specialization in Fish Breeding and Genetics. He has published many reputable research articles in local and international Journals. Most importantly, he has produced many students of Fisheries (BSc, MSc and PhD).
In his quest for more knowledge and as part of his Post Doctoral programme, he participated in a short course in Fisheries Management at CERTMA, Vigo, Spain in 2003. In 2007, he was part of the International Training on Fisheries Data Collection and Analysis, Wageningen International, Wageningen, Netherlands and in 2008 he attended the Haggai Institute of Advanced Leadership Training in Singapore. Anthony Nlewadim participated at the 9th Indo-Pacific Fish Conference at Okinawa, Japan as well as the International Symposium on the Filter Feeding Elasmobranchs: Unraveling their many mysteries, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa, Japan in 2013.
In his professional society activities, Anthony Nlewadim joined Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) in 1990 and served as the National Assistant Secretary of the Society from 2004 to 2006; National Secretary of FISON, 2006 – 2010. He initiated the inauguration of FISON, Abia State Chapter. He is also a member of World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and International Biometric Society (IBS). He annually participates at the conferences organised by the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) and World Aquaculture Society (WAS).
As part of his administrative experience at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Anthony Nlewadim served as the Head of Department, Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management (2003 – 2005, 2012 – 2013); Coordinator of Students’ Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES) – 2008 – 2010. He was elected Acting Dean, College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management (CNREM) in 2010 and re-elected again in 2012. He served as Dean until November 2014. As the Dean of the College, he was instrumental to the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Kentucky State University, Kentucky, USA and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU), Abia State, Nigeria in the area of Aquaculture and Fisheries. This relationship resulted to the boosting of fish production activities that gave Fisheries a pride of place in MOUAU.
Anthony Nlewadim served a one-year sabbatical leave at the Federal Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, Nigeria.
Presently, Prof. Anthony NLEWADIM is the Dean, College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management and elected as member, Governing Council of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
Prof. Nlewadim is a devout Christian and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology. He is happily married to Mrs. Godslove Uche Nlewadim and they are blessed with three children.
PART A. PERSONAL DATA
NAME: NLEWADIM, ANTHONY AJUZIEOGU, Ffs
STATE OF ORIGIN: ABIA
POSTAL ADDRESS: P. O. BOX 620, UMUAHIA, ABIA STATE, NIGERIA.
EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org
PRESENT POST: PROFESSOR
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED
PART B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
PRIMARY SCHOOL: UMUNKPEYI COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
SECONDARY SCHOOL: NVOSI HIGH SCHOOL, UMUNKPEYI NVOSI, ISIALA NGWA SOUTH L.G.A., ABIA STATE, NIGERIA.
UNIVERSITY/OTHER HIGHER INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS WITH DATE:
iii. DIPLOMA (ADVANCED SEMINAR ON FISHERIES MANAGEMENT) – CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR/SPANISH AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION, VIGO, SPAIN. NOVEMBER 2003.
PART C. EMPLOYMENT, TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCES.
FULL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY WITH DATES:
TEACHING HISTORY WITH DATES:
(ii) LECTURER I (1997 – 2000),
ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE WITHIN AND OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY
PART D. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS.
DISSERTATIONS AND THESIS:
BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
CHAIRMANSHIP/MEMBERSHIP OF BOARDS:
GRADUATE STUDENT SUPERVISIONS:
Studies on size heterogeneity among the fingerlings of Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes, 1840) in relation to Cannibalism. 2008.
Reproductie biology and population dynamics of the Portunid crab, Callinectes amnicola, in estuarine biotopes of South east Nigeria. 2010
Evaluation of the effects of four fish reproductive hormones on some aspects of reproductive biology of Heterobranchus longifilis (Valenciennes, 1840) and Clarias gariepinus (Burchell, 1822). 2014
The fish fauna and physico-chemical parameters of Oguta Lake in South east Nigeria. 2014.
Influence of feed type and age of broodstock on the reproductive performances of Heterobranchus longifilis. 2016.
systematics, taxonomy and phylogenetic studies of two sciaenid species of Eastern Obolo estuary, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Ongoing.
Observations on the hydrobiology of the Imo River estuary,using remote sensing. Ongoing.
Some aspects of the Biology, Reproduction and Genetics of the Smooth Stingray – Dasyatis garouaensis (Stuach & Blanch, 1962) from the Lokoja section of the lower River Niger. Ongoing.
The effect of 17 alpha methyl testosterone hormone treatment on the phenotypical sex and gonadal histology of Nile Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. Ongoing.
Evaluation of the potency of different hormonal agents in hatchery propagation of Heterotis niloticus (Cuvier, 1829). Ongoing.
MASTERS DEGREE (MSc):
Artisanal fisheries of Oramiri-ukwa River in Imo State. 2010.
Influence of water level on the growth and survival of Heterobranchus longifilis from fry to fingerling in outdoor concrete tanks.2010.
Effect of photoperiod on the performance of fingerlings of Heterobranchus longifilis and Clarias gariepinus.2012.
Phenotypic and biochemical characterization of catfish hybrids in fish farms of Abia and Akwa Ibom States. 2013.
Quantitative assessment of fish species in Imo River. 2008.
Effects of Chicken manure on fish pond microbial load. 2008.
MENTORSHIP OF STAFF: MANY OF THEM BOTH IN FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND OTHER DEPARTMENTS.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST:
Biology, Reproduction and Genetics of the freshwater Smooth Stingray – Dasyatis garouaensis (Stuach & Blanch, 1962).
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES:
(iii) Member, International Biometrics Society (IBS).