SWAMP FOREST RSEARCH STATION, ONNE PMB 006 NCHIA-ELEME, PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE NIGERIA

Head of Station:Dr. Koyejo Olubunmi A (Silviculture/tree improvement)

INTRODUCTION

  

  • The establishment of the station was proposed in 1980 and was finally established in 1981 on a five (5) hectares of land donated by the Rivers State Government.

  • The station has been working on the development of the techniques for the propagation of tropical tree species of economic benefits. Research studies on the growth characteristics and regeneration of mangroves and other tropical tree species are being carried out. Soil characteristics and classification has also been done.

    Mandate

      • To study growth characteristics and regeneration of mangroves and tropical tree species.
      • To develop silvilcultural and other techniques for re-establishment mangrove forest and other tropical high rainfall tree species for maximum yield.
      • To develop suitable logging techniques for extracting the vast resources of mangrove in the difficult swamp swampy terrain.
      • To study and find uses for mangroves timber and other products.

      DEPARTMENTS

    • Research
    • Technical
    • Administration
    • Accounts and Finance
    • Procurement

      RESEARCH BREAK THROUGH

                                      

      1. Domestication of Allanblackia floribunda in-situ

      2. Vegetative propagation of Allanblackia floribunda through macro cuttings

      3.Vegetative propagation of Allanblackia floribunda through marcotting

      4. Reduction of germination of Allanblackia floribunda seed from 18 months to 1 month

      5.Establishment of 0.5 hectare research plot of Allanblackia floribunda vegetatively propagated

      6. Reduction in the fruiting age of Allanblackia floribunda through marcotting from over 15 years to 4 years

      7. Domestication and multiplication of grasscutter at the humid rainforest ecological zone

      8. Reduction of germination of Garcinia kola seed to 4 weeks

      9. Establishment of 0.5 hectare of Garcinia kola.

      10.Domestication of Nypa fruticans species outside the mangrove ecosystem