Dr. Kanayo  Stephen Chukwuka

Dr. Kanayo Stephen Chukwuka

Senior Lecturer
University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Ecology from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

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Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Weed Ecology
Environmental Ecology
Degraded soils

Selected Publications

  1. Uka, U.N. and K.S. Chukwuka, 2014. Assessment of pollution tolerance index of selected plant species in Abakaliki metropolis, South-Eastern, Nigeria. Environ. Sci., 9: 95-99.
  2. Uka, U.N., K.S. Chukwuka and N. Okorie, 2013. Heavy metal accumulation by Amaranthus hybridus L. grown on waste dumpsites in South-Eastern Nigeria. J. Res. Biol., 3: 809-817.
  3. Uka, U.N., K.S. Chukwuka and M. Iwuagwu, 2013. Relative effect of organic and inorganic fertilizers on the growth of okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench]. J. Agric. Sci., 58: 159-166.
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  4. Uka, U.N., K.S. Chukwuka and C. Afoke, 2013. Heavy metal accumulation by Telfairia occidentalis Hook, F. grown on waste dumpsites in South-Eastern Nigeria. Res. J. Environ. Toxicol., 7: 47-53.
  5. Iwuagwu, M., K.S. Chukwuka, U.N. Uka and M.C. Amandianeze, 2013. Effects of biofertilizer on the growth of Zea mays L. Asian J. Microbiol. Biotechnol. Environ. Sci., 15: 235-240.
  6. Chukwuka, K.S., R.U. Okechukwu and J.N. Azorji, 2013. Farmer perceptions of cassava bacterial blight disease in Oyo State, South-West, Nigeria. Afr. J. Root Tuber Crops, 10: 67-74.
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  7. Chukwuka, K.S., M. Iwuagwu and U.N. Uka, 2013. Evaluation of nutritional components of Carica papaya L. at different stages of ripening. J. Pharm. Biol. Sci., 6: 13-16.
  8. Chukwuka, K.S., 2013. Markovian prediction of regrowth forest vegetations in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, South-Western Nigeria. Ecol. Environ. Conserv., 19: 601-609.
  9. Chukwuka, K.S. and U.N. Uka, 2013. Heavy metals levels in Carica papaya L. tree bark as indicator of atmospheric pollution in Abakaliki municipality. Pollut. Res., 32: 723-726.
  10. Uka, U.N. and K.S. Chukwuka, 2011. Utilization of aquatic macrophytes in Nigerian freshwater ecosystem. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 6: 490-498.
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  11. Chukwuka, K.S., J.O. Ikheloa, I.O. Okonko, J.O. Moody and T.A. Makinde, 2011. The antimicrobial activities of some medicinal plants on Escherichia coli as an agent of diarrhea in livestock. Adv. Applied Sci. Res., 2: 37-48.
  12. Ayodele, P.O., I.O. Okonko, K.S. Chukwuka and V.I. Michael, 2011. Antiviral effect of Anthocleista nobilis root extract on the liver homogenate indices of poultry fowls infected with Newcastle Disease Virus (NDV). Res. Opin. Anim. Vet. Sci., 1: 546-552.
  13. Chukwuka, K.S., I.O. Okonko and A.A. Adekunle, 2010. Microbial ecology of organisms causing Pawpaw (Carica papaya L.) fruit decayin Oyo State, Nigeria. Am.-Eurasian J. Toxicol. Sci., 2: 43-50.
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  14. Omotayo, O.E. and K.S. Chukwuka, 2009. Soil fertility restoration techniques in sub-aharan Africa using resources. Afri. J. Agric. Res., 4: 144-150.
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  15. Li, X., X. Lin, P. Li, W. Liu, L. Wang, F. Ma and K.S. Chukwuka, 2009. Biodegradation of the low concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in soil by microbial consortium during incubation. J. Hazardous Mater., 172: 601-605.
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  16. Chukwuka, K.S. and O.E. Omotayo, 2009. Soil fertility restoration potentials of tithonia green manure and water hyacinth compost on a nutrient depleted soil in South Western Nigeria Using Zea mays L. as test crop. Res. J. Soil Biol., 1: 20-30.
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  17. Chukwuka, K.S., U.N. Uka and O.E. Omotayo, 2008. Influence of persistence presence of water hyacinth on specific physicochemical properties of a freshwater body in Southwestern Nigeria. Zonas Aridas, 12: 209-217.
  18. Chukwuka, K.S. and U.N. Uka, 2008. Chemical control method as a management approach to water hyacinth infestation in Nigeria. Zonas Aridas, 12: 184-190.
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  19. Chukwuka, K.S. and O.E. Omotayo, 2008. Effects of Tithona green manure and water hyacinth compost application on nutrient depleted soil in South-Western Nigeria. Int. J. Soil Sci., 3: 69-74.
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  20. Uka, U.N., K.S. Chukwuka and F. Daddy, 2007. Water hyacinth infestation and management in Nigeria inland waters: A review. J. Plant Sci., 2: 480-488.
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  21. Uka, U.N. and K.S. Chukwuka, 2007. Effects of water hyacinth infestation on the physicochemical characteristics of Awba reservoir, Ibadan, South-West, Nigeria. J. Biol. Sci., 7: 282-287.
  22. Lawal, O.J., A.E. Ayodele and K.S. Chukwuka, 2007. Morphological studies in Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. Lines in Southwestern Nigeria. J. Boil. Sci., 7: 737-744.
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  23. Chukwuka, K.S., S. Ogunyemi, J.S.A. Osho, G.I. Atiri and J.I. Moughalu, 2007. Eco-physiological responses of Tithonia diversifolia(Hemsl) A. Gray in nursery and field conditions. J. Boil. Sci., 7: 771-775.
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  24. Chukwuka, K.S., Ogunyemi and I. Fawole, 2007. Ecological distribution of onia diversifolia(Hemsl). A. Gray-a new exotic weed in Nigeria. J. Boil. Sci., 7: 709-719.
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  25. Chukwuka, K.S. and U.N. Uka, 2007. Effect of water hyacinth (Eichornia crassippes) infestation on zooplankton populations in Awba reservoir, Ibadan South-West Nigeria. J. Boil. Sci., 7: 865-869.
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  26. Chukwuka, K.S. and F.T. Agulanna, 2005. Laboratory assay of the active ingredients in Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam) Zepern and Timler and its remedy in dental problems. Int. J. Biomed. Health Sci., 1: 37-40.
  27. Chukwuka, K.S., 2000. Ecological utilization of the weed-Tithonia diversifolia and the sustainability of the paper industry in Nigeria. Bull. Sci. Assoc. Nig., 23: 169-172.
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