Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 389

Table of Content: July 2013; 5(7)

July 2013

The first report of preliminary list of the insect fauna of the Elkharaga city, New Valley, Egypt

The present paper gives a preliminary account of the entomofauna of the New Valley. It has a complex composition; the species are a heterogeneous group with diverse distribution patterns. The account does not lay to completeness. It is chiefly based on the insects collected in a short period of time; it comprised 111 species in 95 genera, belonging to 53 families and pertaining to 13 orders namely: Coleoptera,...

Author(s):   Mohamed Abd El-moez Mahbob and Hamdy Hussien Mahmoud

July 2013

Assessing community participation in selected ecotourism projects in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Ghana

The purpose of this study was to examine the extent of community participation in selected Community-Based Ecotourism Projects in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The sample for the study was 281 respondents including 14 opinion leaders. Data were collected using questionnaires and interviews. The findings showed that residents were involved in the decision-making, implementation and monitoring of the...

Author(s): Yeboah Thomas

July 2013

Temporal variations in water chemistry and chlorophyll-a at the Tomaro creek Lagos, Nigeria

Temporal variations of the water chemistry and chlorophyll-a dynamics at the Tomaro creek Lagos were investigated for six months (October, 2007 to March, 2008). Temperature remained high (>27°C) all through the sampled period while total suspended solids andtransparency increased in the dry months. Total dissolved solids were high (≥8160 mg/L) between...

Author(s): Nwankwo, D. I, Adesalu, T. A, Amako, C. C, Akagha, S.C and Keyede, J. D.

July 2013

Use of macroinvertebrate assemblage to assess the ecological integrity of Nyando Wetlands, Kenya

This study aimed to investigate changes in macroinvertebrate assemblage within Nyando wetlands and developed an index of biotic integrity for monitoring human disturbances. Triplicate macroinvertebrate samples were collected monthly for seven months using a scoop net. They were sorted live, counted and identified to genus level. Water samples for nutrients were collected and analyzed using standard methods....

Author(s): Patrick Oduor Orwa, Phillip Okoth Raburu, Julius Kipkemboi, Priscah Rongoei, Okeyo-Owuor J. B. and Steve Omari

July 2013

Impacts of enclosures in rehabilitation of degraded rangelands of Turkana County, Kenya

The role of enclosures in range rehabilitation was investigated through a case study at Kalatum in Turkana County where the use of enclosures and establishment of fodder species were demonstrated to the local communities in late 1980’s. However, documented information on the impact of enclosures is scanty. Rehabilitation impact was evaluated through ecological sampling in fenced and unfenced areas and...

Author(s): John N. Kigomo and Gabriel M. Muturi