Prof. Shiiwua Manu gained his PhD in ornithology at the Edward Grey Institute, Oxford and has been active in ornithological research and research management in Nigeria for the last 17 years. Before this Manu was working for the government in natural resource management. General enquiries to access the facilities or expertise at APLORI, research enquiries and studentship enquiries should be addressed to him. email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Area of specialization: Auditing, Finance, Accounting, Taxation and Debt recovery
Area of Specialization: Information Technology email:email@example.com
Writing and distributing contents (newsletter/pamphlet) that informs members of the public about activities of APLORI.
Area of specialization: Conservation biology/ ornithology/ Statistical ecology. My research can be divided into two main themes: adaptation of birds to climate-induced environmental change and culture-based conservation. Specific research topics include the seasonality in the timing of moult among African and migratory birds, breeding seasonality in African birds, socio-economic, cultural, ecology of migratory species in Africa, application of time-series models in estimating population size and modeling population dynamics of wildlife species, religious, and gender roles in the use of animals for traditional medicine.
My research activities at APLORI began with my M.Sc. project in 2009 which assessed the Line transect method as proposed for a Common Bird Monitoring scheme which was to be launched in Nigeria. Subsequent research endeavours in 2010 included an assessment of the current status of the Grey-necked Picathartes – a species of global conservation concern – in Cross River, Nigeria under the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) grant as well as an investigation of aspects of the breeding ecology and the initiation of monitoring of a population of the Abdim’s Stork in Bauchi State, Nigeria. A Ph.D. at the University of St Andrews, UK investigating factors influencing density and distribution of Palearctic migrants in the Nigeria followed and was completed in 2015. Since then, I have been involved in teaching and research at APLORI. Current research endeavours now include studies to improve knowledge about intra-African migration using the Abdim’s Storks and Rosy Bee-eaters as model species. I am also interested in understanding the interactions between Palearctic migrants and their Afrotropical resident counterparts and remain involved in setting up a long term monitoring studies about Palearctic migrant populations in Amurum to better understand migratory arrival and departure dates. As part of my role as Project Manager for the Nigeria Bird Atlas Project (NiBAP), I am also now interested and involved in efforts to develop of Citizen Science in Nigeria and also across West Africa.
Area of specialization: Parasitology/Disease Ecology, Bio-geography, Ethno-ecology
Research Associate studying the winter ecology of a palearctic migratory species, the pied flycatcher, in its west African wintering grounds. This project aims to understand the non-breeding determinants of population decline within the species.
Area of specialization: Conservation Biology and Ornithology. Summary research profile: interested in behavioral ecology, biogeography and conservation ecology of birds
Research fellow/Technical Specialist/Lecturer. Area of specialization: Conservation biology/Ornithology/Conservation Genetics/Molecular Ecology An ardent ornithologist/bird watcher and Molecular Ecologist. I employ the use of molecular techniques to answer ecological questions such as movement pattern, gene flow, paternity, population size and growth. As a technical specialist within the Nigerian Bird Atlas Project I organise and carry out field surveys, workshops and trainings as well as deliver seminars on the atlas project around Nigerian universities to encourage citizen science participation in biodiversity conservation. Contact/Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org