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Augustine Ogogo

PROFILE

Professor Augustine Ogogo is of the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management in University of Calabar. He holds BSc. degree in Forest Resources Management and MSc./Ph.D degree in Wildlife Management. He is recipient of prestigious scholarships, prizes, honours and distinctions. He is member of various learned societies, some of which includes Forestry Association of Nigeria, Ecological Society of Nigeria.

His leadership qualities has placed him in Governmental and University Administrative positions. Positions like Honourable Member, Federal House of Representatives, National Assembly, Acting Dean, University of Calabar Okuku Campus. At various times and seasons, he has consulted to Local and International organizations.

He has attended several conferences and presented many papers. One of which was a paper on Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation Measures in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States of Nigeria at Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation in Africa. International Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, 14 and 15 May, 2018.

To his credit are many journal articles, and book chapters, many of which are open access the publications page. He is the author of two best selling books Wildlife Management in Nigeria, Objectives, Principles and Procedures and Captive Management and Palatability of the Grasscutter Reared in Captivity. On this knowledge base you will get to know all about this great scholar.

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.”
― Chris Maser, Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION

1977-1981

University of Ibadan

Ibadan

1988-1990

University of Ibadan

Ibadan

1998-2002

University of Ibadan

Ibadan

2007-2008

University of Calabar

Calabar


SECONDARY EDUCATION

  • Government Secondary School Obudu - 1970-1974
  • Mary knoll College Okuku - 1974-1976

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • West African School Certificate(WASC)  - 1974
  • General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) - 1976
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree in Forest Resources Management - 1981
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) Degree in Wildlife Management  - 1990
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree in Wildlife Management  -  2002
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)  - 2008

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES:

  1. Cross River state Government Post Primary scholarship - 1971-1974
  2. Cross River state Government Higher School scholarship -1974-1976
  3. Cross River state Government undergraduate scholarship  - 1978-1981.
  4. Federal Government M .Sc. Scholarship - 1988 -1989
  5. University of Calabar Ph.D, study fellowship  - 1997/98-2000/2001

HONOURS, DISTINCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

  • Member – Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN)  - 1982 –date
  •  Member –Ecological Society of Nigeria (ECSN- 1997 –date
  • Member Biopesticide Society of Nigeria (BSN) - 2014 – date
  •  Certificate of Award as the best Hardworking Lecturer at Okuku Campus 1997/98 Session by Kigmajat Promotions University of Calabar,……….. Okuku Campus.
  • Member, International Research and Development Institute - 2007 to date
  • Award of Honour: “ A beacon of Youth Development” by Obanliku Youths talent Hunt Organisation 2011.
  • Award of Excellence by the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Students, University of Calabar - November 2010.
  •  Award of Commitment by Christ the King Catholic Church,, Akim Army Barracks, -  2013.
  • Award of honour by the National Association of Obaniku Students (NAOS) Worldwide -  23rd December 2014.
  • Award of Excellence by the University of Benin Teaching Hospital Board of Management 21st May 2015 (Ex- Board Member).

ELECTIVE OFFICE AND APPOINTMENTS HELD

  1. Elected Member House of Representatives, National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Representing Obanliku Federal Constituency, Cross River State. Member House Committee on Education and that of Science and Technology. July 1992 – Nov. 1993.
  2. Member, Agriculture sub-committee of the Transition committee of His Excellency, The Governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke, May 2007.
  3. Board Member, University of Benin Teaching Hospital Management Board. Feb. 2009 to October 2011.
  4. (11) Board Member, Cross River State Forestry Commission. June, 2009 to date

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION

  • Acting Dean, University of Calabar Okuku Campus - Dec. 2000 to Sept.. 2003
  • Ag. Head of Department, Department of Forestry & Wildlife Resources Management Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife University of Calabar.  - Oct. 2004 to Sept. 2006
  • Ag. Head of Department, Department of Forestry & Wildlife Resources Management Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Wildlife University of Calabar - Oct. 2008 – Sept. 2010

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH PROJECTS SUCCESSFULLY SUPERVISED

NAMEREG. NO YEAR TOPIC
M.Sc. Supervision
ODEY, JOSEPH OLOKO2000/M.Sc/0090/GJ
M.Sc.
Imo State University

2002Non Chemical methods of control of a Noxious Weed (Imperata Cylindrica (L), in Cassava Based Farming Systems in the Derived Savannah Zone of Nigeria.
See publication number 2.

OREM, DAVID ACOCO2000/M.Sc./095/GJ
M.Sc.
Imo State University
2002Solid Waste Pollution Management: A Case Study of Ogoja Local Government of Cross River State,Nigeria.
IBOR, JOHN OFEM2000/M.Sc./096/GJ
M.Sc.
Imo State University

2002The Impact of Road Construction Works on the Environment: A Case Study of Ikom/Efraya Road.
NKAMENYIN, OKOKON OKON05/PG/AG/FW/003
M.Sc.
University of Uyo

2008Ecology and Conservation of the West African Manatee (Trichechus senegalensis) in Eniong Creek South South Nigeria. See publication numbers 11 and 23.
ETTAH, UBI SAMUEL05/PG/AG/FW/004
M.Sc.
University of Uyo

2008Habitat Utilization and the Conservation Status of the Cross River Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla diehli) in Afi Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary, Cross River State Nigeria
See publication number 12.
IKPEME REBECCAFOR/M.Sc./10/0012013Evaluation of the Anti-Poaching Programme
of the Cross River National Park Okwango
Division, Nigeria 2002 to 2013.
Okeke, A. N.FOW/M.Sc./11/0012015Comparison of Nutrient Content and Palatability of Captive bred and Wild Grasscutter meat in Calabar, Nigeria. 
Ph.D. Supervision
TAWO, ABANG NEJIGEO/Ph.D/05/012
Ph.D.
University of Calabar
2011Effect of Habitat Fragmentation on the Biodiversity of Rodents and Wild Ruminants Okangha/Bakor Forest, Ikom Local Government Area, Cross River State Nigeria.
See publication number 9.
EGBAI, ORUK OHONGEO/Ph.D/07/005.
Ph.D.
University of Calabar
2011Evaluation of Crops’ Potential for the Protection of degrading Soils in Betem Forested watershed Cross River state, Nigeria. See publication numbers 7 and 44.

External Examiner Appointments Held

  • External Examiner (Undergraduates), Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 2015 to 2016.
  • External Examiner, Ph.D. thesis Defence, Ali Abubakar Reg. No. Ph.D/FR/08/0050: Evaluation of Avian Diversity in relation to some Ecological and Water Quality Parameters in HADEJIA-Nguru Wetlands. Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Madibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State. September 2015.
  • 3. External Examiner, Ph.D thesis Defence, Joseph Johnson Reg. No. Ph.D./FR/08/0002: Ecology of Baboon (Papio Anubis F) At Gashaka Gumti National Park, Nigeria.
  • 4. External Examiner, Ph.D thesis Defence, Mohammed, Isah Reg. No. Ph.D/FR/12/0093 Status of Some Bio-Resources of Yankari Game Reserve in Relation to Anthropogenic Pressure and Environmental Degradation. Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management, Madibo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State. 15th February, 2016.

Internal Examiner

  • University of Calabar Graduate School Representative for 4 M.Sc. and 2 Ph.D. theses Defence in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science and the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development. March, 2016.

WORKING EXPERIENCE

1

Auxiliary Teacher Grade II Government Secondary
School, Obudu

July 1976 – Sept. 1977. Left for further studies.

2

National Youth Service Corp with Zoological Garden Nekede,
Owerri,

August, 1981-July, 1982

3

Lecturer Dept. of Forestry, Michael Okpara College of Agriculture, Umuagwo–Ohaji.
Rose from Lecturer III to II to I

2nd August, 1982 to August, 1991

4

Assistant Lecturer, Dept. of Forestry Unicross-Okuku Campus

Sept. 1991 to April, 1992. Left for politics

5

Honourable Member, Federal House of Representatives, National Assembly

June 1992 to January 1994

6

Assistant Lecturer, Department of Crop Science, University of Calabar

Jan 1994 to Oct. 1995

7

Lecturer II Department of Crop Science , University of Calabar

Oct. 1995 to Sept.1998

8

Lecturer I Department of Crop Science, University of Calabar

Oct. 1998 to Sept.2002

9

Senior Lecturer Department of Crop Science, University of Calabar

Oct. 2002 to Sept 2010

10

Reader Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar

Oct. 2010 to Sept 2013

11

Professor, Department of Forestry and Wildlife Resources Management, University of Calabar

Oct. 2013 to date


CONSULTANCY WORK DONE

  •  Environmental Impact Assessment Study and Report on Ekong Anaku Forest Akamkpa L.G.A for the Proposed Real Oil Palm Plantation - Nov. 2004-March, 2005.
  •  Establishment of Snail Farm in Archibong Town Bakassi Local Government Area, Cross. River State. Akpabuyo/ Bakassi Green Movement (ABGREMO).  - September 2005
  •  Collection of Baseline Information on Community Forest Management in the Swamp Forest/Mangrove forest zone, FAO/Unicalcons Project - September 2006 to September 2007
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for the Field Development Project of OANDO PETROLEUM COMPANY LTD, 236 Concession in Akwa Ibom State. Vegetation and Wildlife Component - October, 2007 to January, 2008
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Study and Report on Bemi Bridge at the Boundary between Butatung and Okwango in okwango Division of the Cross River National park - May, 2013

CONTACT FORM

auogogo@yahoo.com, auogogo@unical.edu.ng
Phone: 07039463361

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