NAME:                                                                       Nwagbara, Moses Okemini

TITLE:                                                                     Dr

POSTAL ADDRESS:                                                 Dept. of Soil Science and Meteorology, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

NATIONALITY:                                                        Nigerian





i.                    Ph.D. (2008) in Climatology, Department of Geography and Planning, Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria. Dissertation Topic: “Landcover Change in Relation to Climate Change in Northern Nigeria Using GIS Techniques”.

ii.                  M.Sc. (1999) in Climatology, Department of Geography, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Dissertation Topic: “Temperature Characteristics and Variability over Cities of South Eastern Nigeria (1965-94)”.

iii.                B.Sc. (Hons) (1989) in Geography, Department of Geography, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

iv.                N.C.E. (1986) in Economics/Geography, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, Nigeria.

v.                  Diploma in Computer Studies (1999), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

vi.                G.C.E. O/L (1983), Ngwa High School, Abayi, Aba, Nigeria

vii.              F.S.L.C. (1977), Market Road Primary School, Aba, Nigeria.


PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENTS:         (1) Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa Nigeria (1991-2002).

Positions Held With Dates:                i. Assistant Lecturer (May, 1991)

                                                            ii. Lecturer III (January, 1993)

                                                            iii. Lecturer II (January, 1997)

                                                            iv. Lecturer I (January, 2000)

                                                            (2) Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar (2002-2012)

Position Held With Date:                   Lecturer I (2002-2012)


PRESENT EMPLOYMENT:             Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria.

Present Status:                                    Senior Lecturer (May, 2012 – Date)

Current Salary:                                  CONUASS 5 (Five) Step 5 (Five)



i.                    Teaching

ii.                  Research

iii.                Supervision

iv.                Community Service (Member: Obimba Age Grade of Akanu Ohafia; Men’s Christian Association of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria; Akanu Ohafia Development Union; Federal Road Safety Corp (Special Marshal); etc).

v.                   Administration:  Head/Coordinator and Examination Officer of my Unit in CRSCOE and CRUTECH; Seminar Coordinator and Chairman Accreditation Committee in SSM Department, MOUAU, College Coordinator of UGC 100 Level, College Coordinator of PG Seminar and PG Programme, SAE Representative at DURA in MOUAU).



A Practising Climatologist and member Nigerian Meteorological Society, Soil Science Society of  Nigeria,  Association of  Nigerian Geographers, Nigerian Environmental Society and CLIVAR-GEWEX Africa Climate Panel.



(i)                  Climate Change;

(ii)                Agro-climatology;

(iii)              Environmental Management;

(iv)              Biodiversity;

(v)                Climate Trend Modelling; and

(vi)              Climate-Water Resources Relationship.




Journal Publications:

1.      Nwagbara, M.O. (1999): “Deforestation in Cross River State: Its poverty implication and need for environmental education”. The Researcher, Vol. 4(1) pp. 17-21.

2.      Nwagbara, M.O. & Ogar, T.O. (2001): “Comfortability of modern housing designs in Onitsha, a humid tropical city”. International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy. Vol. 4(2) pp. 178-182.

3.      Ekanem, E.M. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2004): “Reflective coefficients of the grass cover within the urban environment of Aba, Nigeria”. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology. Vol. 14(1) pp. 105-109.

4.      Chima, G.N. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2007): “Climate change and surface water resources in Northern Nigeria”. International Journal of Biotechnology and Allied Sciences, Vol.2 (3) pp. 250-257.

5.      Chima, G.N., Ogbonna, C.E. Ekpenyong, U.S. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2008): “Methods of tracking deterioration in the environment: An analysis”. Journal of Environment, Vol. 2(1), pp. 98-110.

6.      Chima, G.N., Nwagbara, M.O. & Ijioma, M.A. (2009): “Rainfall response to dam/irrigation projects in Northern Nigeria”. Global Journal of Social Sciences, Vol. 8(1), pp. 41-50.

7.      Nwagbara, M.O., Ijioma, M.A., Chima, G.N. and Idoko, M. A. (2009): “Decadal variations in stressed and non stressed vegetation in Northern Nigeria”. Journal of Applied Social Sciences, Vol. 8(1&2), pp. 141-154.

8.      Ekanem, E.M. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2010): “Climate change, desertification and dust generation in Nigeria: A review”. Journal of Environmental Systems, Vol. 32(1), pp. 5-15.

9.      Chima, G.N. Ijioma, M.A., Nwagbara M.O. & Nwaugo V. (2011): “Sensitivity of vegetation to decadal variations in temperature and rainfall over Northern Nigeria”. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management, Vol. 2(8), pp. 228-236.

10.  Nwagbara, M.O., Chima, G.N. & Ndukwe-Okoye, N. (2014): “Climate change and gully erosion in the derived savanna of south eastern Nigeria”. International Journal of Environment, Ecology, Family and Urban Studies, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 19-28.

11.  Eteng, E.U & Nwagbara, M.O. (2014): “Estimating water needs of soybean (Glycine max(L.) Merr.) using the penman model method in Umudike South eastern Nigeria”. International Journal of Agricultural Science and Research, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 49 – 58.

12.  Nwagbara, M. O. & Aruocha, C. (2015): “Effects of climate change on malaria occurrence and food security in the Humid Tropics: An example from Umuahia-south, Southeastern Nigeria”. International Journal of Environmental Science and Toxicology Research, Vol. 3(3) pp. 43-48.

13.  Nwagbara, M. O. & Uzowulu, O. (2015): “Climate change, soil temperature and cassava yield in Abia State, Southeastern Nigeria”. International Journal of Agricultural and Bio-Chemical Science, Vol. 4, Issue 4, pp. 1-9.

14.  Nwagbara, M. O. (2015): “Case study: Emerging advantages of climate change for agriculture in Kano State, North-western Nigeria”. American Journal of Climate Change, Vol. 4, pp. 263-268.

15.  Nwagbara, M.O. & Ibe, O.K. (2015): “Climate Change and Soil Conditions in the tropical rainforests of Southeastern Nigeria”. Journal of Geography and Earth Sciences, Vol. 3(1), pp.

99 – 106.

16.  Nwagbara, M.O. & Irondi, O.A. (2016): Evaluation of maize (Zea mays) growth on arable soils proximal to gas flaring site in Egbema, Imo State, Southeastern Nigeria. Journal of Environmental and Social Sciences, Vol. 3 (1), pp. 1 – 7.

17.  Nwagbara, M.O. & Okwuonu, I.E. (2016): Mapping of flood prone areas in parts of Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area Of Abia State, South-Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa Vol. 18 (2), 64 – 76.


Textbook Publications( Complete Books):

1.      Ofuka, M.O., Nwagbara, M.O., Ikongha, O.I., Abity, M. & Abia, C. (2005): Geography for Senior Secondary Schools (Book 1). Calabar: Cross River State Government & Ikeja: Longman Nigeria Plc.

2.      Ofuka, M.O., Nwagbara, M.O., Ikongha, O.I., Abity, M. & Abia, C. (2005): Geography for Senior Secondary Schools (Book 2). Calabar, Cross River State Government & Ikeja: Longman Nigeria Plc.

3.      Ofuka, M.O., Nwagbara, M.O., Ikongha, O.I., Abity, M. & Abia, C. (2005): Geography for Senior Secondary schools (Book 3). Calabar, Cross River State Government & Ikeja: Longman Nigeria Plc.


Textbook Publications (Chapters):

1.      Nwagbara, M.O. & Abang, B.O. (1998): “Methodology of Teaching Geography” in Ebam, O. & Ada, M.J. (eds). Instructional Methods. Centaur Publishing Calabar pp. 91-104.

2.      Ogar, T.O. & Nwagbara, M.O. (1999): “Infrastructural Requisites for Rural Development in Nigeria: A case for rural Roads” in Ugbong, I.A., Mbia, S.M. & Omang, L.E. (eds), An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Issues and Problems of National Development. Index Educational Foundation Publishers, Calabar, pp. 171-175.

3.      Chima, G.N. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2010): “Climate Change, Building and Urban Design”. In Chima G.N. & Kalu, A.I. (eds), Contemporary Issues in Environmental Sciences. Abia State University Uturu Press, Uturu pp. 1-20.

4.      Chima, G.N. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2012): “Drought: Causes, Effects and Mitigation Strategies”. In Obienusi, E.A. et al. (eds) Celebration of Academics and Professional Excellence. Awka: Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Pp. 159-165.

5.      Chima, G.N. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2012): “Climate change and Landcover variability”. In Obienusi E.A. et al. (eds) Celebration of Academics and Professional Excellence. Awka: Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Pp. 129-135.



      1.   Nwagbara, M.O. (2013): Climate Change. MOUAU News, Vol. 3(1), pp. 37-38.


Conference Proceedings:                                                                                                                  

1.       Nwagbara, M.O. (2002): “Local Governance and Control of Water and Atmospheric pollution”. In Uya,O. E. & Okoro, J. (eds), Local Government Administration and Grassroots democracy in Nigeria.  University of Calabar Press, Calabar. Pp. 559-567.

2.       Nwagbara, M.O. (2004): “Environmental Education: A way of Regenerating Rural Communities in Cross River State”. In Uya, O. E., Denga, D., Emeh, J. & Okoro, J. (eds), Education for Sustainable Democracy: The Nigerian Experience, Calabar: University of Calabar Press, Pp. 190-200.

3.      Nwagbara, M.O., Ijioma, M.A. & Chima, G.N. (2010). “Climate Change, Precipitation and Rural Water Supply in Northern Nigeria”. In Igbozurike, U.M., Ijioma, M.A. & Onyenechere, E.C. (eds), Rural Water Supply in Nigeria. Cape Publishers, Owerri. Pp. 14-25.

4.      Nwagbara, M.O., Ijioma, M.A. & Chima, G.N. (2009): “Climate Change and Flooding in            Northern Nigeria: An Examination of Rainfall Trends Over the Region”. In Anyadike, R.N.C., Madu, I.A. & Ajaero, C.K. (eds), Climate Change and the Nigeria Environment.  Nsukka: Department of Geography, University of Nigeria. Pp. 525-538.

5.      Nwagbara, M.O., Ozabor, F. & Obisesan , A.(2016): “Perceived Effects of Climate Variability on Food Crop Agriculture in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria”. Proceedings of the Nigerian Meteorological Society (NMetS) 2016 Conference Hosted By Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta with the title, Climate Variability and Change: Impact, Science, Innovation and Policy, pp.271-283.

6.      Nwagbara, M.O. & Nwagbara, O.O. (2016): “The Role of Radio Stations in Creating Awareness of Climate Change among Crop Farmers in Abia State”. Proceedings of the Nigerian Meteorological Society (NMetS) 2016 Conference Hosted By Federal University Of Agriculture, Abeokuta with the title, Climate Variability and Change: Impact, Science, Innovation and Policy, pp.567-579.



1.      Nwagbara, M. O. (1998): The implications of global warming on human health: The case study of a tropical region, South Eastern Nigeria. Being a paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of Environment and Behaviour Association of Nigeria (EBAN) held at the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt.

2.      Nwagbara, M. O. (1999): Housing designs and temperature trends over cities in South Eastern Nigeria. Being a paper presented at the Tropical Environment Forum (TEFO) at the Polytechnic, Calabar.

3.       Nwagbara, M. O. (2001): An effective environmental education as a panacea for renewing polluted urban environment in Nigeria. Being a paper presented at the Tropical Environment Forum (TEFO) at the University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

4.      Ekanem, E.M. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2001): Culture: A By-product of Climatic Environment. Being a paper presented at the Tropical Environment Forum (TEFO) at the University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

5.      Ukanwa, E.E., Ojimba, O. & Nwagbara, M.O. (2014): Soil properties of tropical ultisol under different land use systems in Umudike, South-eastern Nigeria. SSSN Conference, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.



1.      Several UNICEF Training Workshops.

2.      Several ICT Training Workshops.

3.      National Productivity Centre Training Workshop at Makurdi, 2013.

4.      Several Conferences of Nigeria Meteorological Society, Soil Science Society of Nigeria, Association of Nigerian Geographers, Nigeria Environmental Society, Environment and Behavioural Association of Nigeria, Tropical Environment Forum etc.

5.      Nigerian Environmental Society 2016 Conference at Owerri.

6.      The Institute of Erosion Studies, FUTO, First International Workshop, 2016.



1.      “Impacts of Climate Change on Marginal Community and Forest Bio-diversity in Terai, Nepal”. Journal of Research in Economics and International Finance (2012).

2.      “Address the Health Impacts of Climate Change on Vulnerable Populations in Ghana”. Educational Research (2012).

3.      “Chemical Quality of Bottled Waters Produced in Abia State”. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment (2012).

4.      “Bridging Gaps in Historical Weather Data”. Journal Dynamics in Agricultural Research (2014).

5.      “Assessment of Adaptation Strategies to the Impact of Climate Change on Forest Resources of Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. Sky Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management (2014).

6.      “An Adjustment on Tea Plantation Management Caused by Climate Change in Indonesia”. International Journal of Agricultural Policy Research (2015).

7.      “Improving Access to Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test in Niger State Nigeria: An Assessment of Implementation up to 2013”. Journal of Medicine and Medical Research (2015).

8.       Prevalence of malaria parasites among pregnant women and children under five years attending general hospital in Ikole, Ekiti State,  Nigeria. Journal of Medicine and Medical Research (2015).

9.       Farmers Preferences for Climate-Smart Interventions in Agriculture in Rupandehi Nepal. Streem Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research (2016).

10.  Impact of climate change on cotton production in Burkina FasoAfrican Journal of Agricultural Research (2016).

11.  Effectiveness of bio-mulch for stabilization of dust storms. Agricultural Science Researc Journal (2016).

12.  Climate change policy environment in Uganda: implication for gendered adaptation. International Research Journal of Environmental Sciences and Studies (2016).

13.  Effects of Climate Change on Agroclimatic Suitability of Areas for Selected Cereal Crops Production over Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia. British Journal of Applied Science & Technology (2016).




1.      Ohaeri, Pauline Chinyere (G2010/MSc/GEO/FT/395), Effects of Effluent Discharge from Dulfil Prima Food Ltd on Water Quality of New Calabar River on the Downstream Communities (2014).

2.      Agwumafa, Onyekweli Fidelis (G2010/MSc/GEO/FT/005), Post Impact Assessment of the 2012 River Niger flood on the Riverine Communities: A case study of Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni LGA (Onelga), River State (2014).

3.      Itua Otasowie Aimikpomoreko (G2010/MSc/GEO/FT/402), Solid Waste Generation, Collection and Disposal Strategies in Port Harcourt Metropolis (2014).

4.      Unakalamba, Herbert (G2011/MSc/GEM/FT/430), Impacts of Road Construction-Induced Soil Loss on the Available land Resources in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State(2015).

5.      Ohanuna, Chukwudi (G2012/MSc/GEM/FT/476), Climate Change and Visibility Over Airports in South-Eastern Nigeria (2015).

6.      Enuagwune, Christopher (G2013/MSc/GEM/FT/532), Rainfall in Relation to Deforestation in Mid-Western Nigeria (2015)      



1.      Prof. M.A. Ijioma,

Department of Geography and Planning,

Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.



2.      Prof. G.N. Chima,

Department of Geography and Planning,

Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria.



3.      Prof. E. M. Ekanem,

Department of Geography and Regional Planning,

University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

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