Environmental Modelling and Biometrics

FRIN METEOROLOGICAL STATION

About us

Head of Department: Dr. Ralph Adewoye

The department consists of four(4) sections namely;
  • Remote Sensing (RS)and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Meteorology Section
  • Biometrics
  • Climate Change
  • Vision Statement
    To be a world player in environmental modeling and management
    Mission Statements
    To continuously assess the quality of the nation’s environment through adequate data collection and analysis and to determine its adverse impacts on humanity.
    Research Mandates of the Department
  • Modeling and management of environmental resources using geo-information and other related technologies
  • Regular assessment and monitoring of Nigeria’s forest and environmental resources.
  • Collection and analysis of meteorological data.
  • Using weather data for the prediction of onset and cessation of rainy season and the occurrence of fire danger index for forest fire prediction to farmers.
  • Research into growth, yield and management of economic tree crops.
  • Development of mathematical models for growth and yield of different forest tree species.
  • Updating of data information on variability of growth of forest plantation.
  • Determination of appropriate time of application of suitable silvicultural treatment e.g. thinning, pruning, etc. for enhancing the productivity of forest plantations.
  • To monitor changes in vegetation cover.
  • Development of early warning prediction for climate change
  • . Driving conductor in getting Nigeria’s readiness for REDD as well as REDD++ and any other national and international initiatives that fall within the research mandates of the Institute.

  • To conduct research into carbon dioxide (CO2) emission, carbon stock estimation and carbon sequestration
  • Managing, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emission.

  • To conduct Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
  • Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

    Meteorology Section

    Biometrics

    Climate Change

    Mandates of the Section

    GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND REMOTE SENSING

    (A) Develop skills and knowledge in: -
    1. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    2. ii. Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate Dynamics
      iii. Space and Atmospheric Science
      iv. Space Law
    (B) Develop capacity for research and collaborate with relevant sections in the application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in such areas as:
      (1)Reconnaissance/ Forest Mapping for:
          Forest/Vegetation – cover assessment
          Forest – cover type discrimination
          Forest – land/habitat uses
        (2) Forest Management and productivity studies
        (3) Environmental Monitoring:
        Assessment of deforestation/forest degradation
        Site conservation monitoring particularly in special areas such as:
        Watersheds
        Coastal zones
        Wetlands
        Peculiar areas
        Montane forests/vegetation Ramsar sites, etc.
        Vegetation /Soil Mapping
        Infrastructure
        mapping/operations support.

    FOREST BIOMETRICS SECTION

    1.Research into growth, yield and management of economic tree species
    2. Development of mathematical models for growth and yield of different forest tree species
    3. Updating of data information on variability of growth of forest tree species through establishment and management of permanent/inviolate sample plots in Nigeria
    4. Determination of appropriate time of application of suitable silvicultural treatment e.g thinning, pruning, etc for enhancing the productivity of forest plantations
    5. Provide the needed biometrics/statistical support to the research activities of all research departments of the institute for valid designs and analysis of experiments
    6. Provide updated research knowledge through refresher training programmes to FRIN staff and researchers in other allied professions from time to time
    7. Create, update, maintain and manage forestry statistical information (databank) to contain all information on forestry locally, nationally and globally.

    CLIMATE CHANGE SECTION

    1.Undertaking inventory of greenhouse gases and assessment on mitigation options,
    2.Assessment of vulnerability to the impacts of climate change on ecosystems
    3.Undertaking studies and research through consultancy services in the science of climate change
    4.Management of database for inventory, vulnerability and adaptation assessment
    5.Educating, training and awareness programs
    6.Research into the impact of climate change mitigation
    7.Measuring, modeling, monitoring and forecasting carbon stock changes of potentials of tree species and greenhouse gas emission
    8.Conducting research into the drivers of climate change and conservation of biodiversity
    9.Research into climate change mitigation and adaptation

    METEOROLOGY SECTION

    1.Releasing of information on weather data to local, state, federal government and non-governmental organization (NGO) for sustainable management of the ecosystem, biodiversity, conservation and global warming mitigation.
    2. Collaboration and synergizing with other section/department in the area of research activities.
    3. Training of industrial training students from various institutions across the country.

    TRAINING

    1.Training on the use of climatic instrument
    2.Training on data observation, compilation, computation and analysis
    3. Training of staff, student from various institution and the general public