Swamp Forest Research

INFORMATION ABOUT THE OUTSTATION

Head of Station:Dr.Koyejo Olubunmi

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.

Our 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

    Allanblackia floribunda

    Domestication of Allanblackia floribunda in-situ
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    Allanblackia floribunda

    Vegetative propagation of Allanblackia floribunda through macro cuttings
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    Allanblackia floribunda

    Vegetative propagation of Allanblackia floribunda through marcotting

    Allanblackia floribunda

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

    Establishment of 0.5 hectare research plot of Allanblackia floribunda vegetatively propagated

    Allanblackia floribunda

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

    Domestication and multiplication of grasscutter at the humid rainforest ecological zone

    Garcinia kola

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

    Establishment of 0.5 hectare of Garcinia kola.
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    Nypa fruticans

    Domestication of Nypa fruticans species outside the mangrove ecosystem

    Call

    08034507587

    email

    frinonne@yahoo.com

    Address

    PMB 006
    NCHIA-ELEME, PORT-HARCOURT, RIVERS STATE NIGERIA