Soil, Plant and Land System

Soil, Plant and Land System

We evaluate the impacts of metal contaminants/pollutants on the quality of soil, water, and edible plants. We also assess the influence of contaminants on the physicochemical properties, metals speciation and related human health problems in edible plants, soil and water environments.

Our interest is in understanding the rate of metal exchange between the soil and plants system to identify potential excluders and the hyper accumulators. The impact of agrochemicals on the physicochemical properties, total metal, and metal load in edible plants are studied.

We also aim at identifying those plants that could be effectively applied for phytoremediation studies. We collaborate with International Environmental Research Centre at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) South Korea on sample analysis and our work is funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in Nigeria.

    • Quantification and health risk assessment of toxic metals in vegetables cultivated in waste dump soils within Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (Funded by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in 2016 – 2018
    • Trace metal levels: Levels, Speciation and Physicochemical Determinants of their bioavailability at Dumpsite soils within Akwa Ibom State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria (Funded by University of Uyo, Uyo through Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) in 2010 – 2013)
  • Dr. Godwin A. Ebong Team leader

    Dr. Godwin A. Ebong

    Associate Professor, Inorganic/Environmental Chemistry

    Contact: godwinebong@uniuyo.edu.ng goddyebong2010@gmail.com +2348069342419

    Dr. Emmanuel I. Uwah

    Dr. Emmanuel I. Uwah

    Senior Lecturer, Analytical/Environmental Chemistry

    Contact: emmanueluwah@uniuyo.edu.ng +2348028251882

    Dr. Helen Etuk

    Dr. Helen Etuk

    Senior Lecturer, Inorganic/Environmental Chemistry

    Contact: helenetuk.etuk@yahoo.com

    Emmanuel U. Dan

    Emmanuel U. Dan

    Assistant Lecturer, Applied/ Environmental Chemistry

    Contact: danmarble2003@gmail.com +2347037348329

    Anyalebechi Peace

    Anyalebechi Peace

    MSc Student/Research Assistant

    Contact: anyalebechipeace1@gmail.com +2348164160665

  • 2019

    1. Etuk, S. H., Ebong, G. A. and Dan, E. U. (2019). Metal accumulation and Risk assessment of abattoir wastes in soil and leafy vegetables. European Academic Research, 6 (10): 5806 – 5833.
    2. Ebong, G. A., Etuk, H. S., Dan, E. U. and Onukwubiri, M. A. (2019). Waste management: impact on metal accumulation and speciation in Aba River channel, Nigeria. Geosystem Engineering, DOI:10.1080//12269328.2019.1663278

    2018

    1. Ebong, G. A.; Etuk, H. S. and Dan, E. U. (2018). Distribution, pollution index and associated Health risk of trace metals in waste-impacted soils within Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Geosystem Engineering, 21(3): 121 – 134.
    2. Ebong, G. A., Dan, E. U., Inam, E., Offiong, N.O. (2018). Total concentration, speciation, source identification and associated health implications of Trace metals in Lemna dumpsite soil, calabar Nigeria, Journal of King Saud University - Science Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jksus.2018.01.005

    2017

    1. Ebong, G. A. and Etuk, H. S. (2017). Levels of essential elements and anions in vegetables from organic matter impacted farm in Uyo, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Chemistry, 2(1): 10 – 15.
    2. Ebong, G. A. and Etuk, H. S. (2017). Impact of Anthropogenic activities on Metal Load of Sagbama River, Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. Chemistry Research Journal, 2(2): 96 – 103.
    3. Ebong, G. A. and Etuk, H. S. (2017). Potability of Groundwater in Itu Local Government Area, South-South of Nigeria. International Journal of Materials Science and Applications, 6(3):126 –135.

    2016

    1. Ebong, G. A., Etuk, H. S. and Moses, E. A. (2016). Mangifera indica as bioindicator of metal pollution along major roadsides within Akwa Ibom State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Journal of Applied Chemical Science International, 5(2): 93 – 100.
    2. Ebong, G. A.; Etuk, H. S.; Ekong, C. I. and Dan, E. U. (2016). Impact of human activities on rainwater quality in South-South region of Nigeria. Journal of Applied Life Science International, 9(3): 1 – 11.
    3. Ebong, G. A. and Etuk, H. S. (2016). Fractionation status and uptake potentials of trace metals in water bodies within Niger Delta Region, Nigeria. International Journal of Pure & Applied Chemistry, 13(2): 1-18.
    4. Moses, E. A., Uwah, I. I. and Ebong, G. A. (2016). Physico-chemical Quality of Harvested Rainwater from Some Settlements in Uyo, Nigeria. American Chemical Science Journal, 16 (3): 1- 9. (USA)
    5. Ebong, G. A. and Moses, E. A. (2016). Metal Speciation and Pollution status of Trace Metals in Roadside Dusts in high traffic density areas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Iranica Journal of Energy and Environment, 7(4): 340 – 349.

    2015

    1. Ebong, G. A., Offiong, O. E. and Ekpo, B. O. (2015). Pollution indices of trace metals in some Urban dumpsite soils within Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Research Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 6(2): 84 -94.
    2. Ebong, G. A. (2015). Monitoring of Atmospheric Trace metal pollution in an oil producing area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria using Funaria hygrometrica Moss. International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences, 3(11): 0394 – 0400.
    3. Moses, E. A. and Ebong, G. A. (2015). Effects of wastewater on trace metal and anion accumulation in vegetables grown in Bada, Nigeria. Asian Academic Research Journal of Multi-Disciplinary, 1 (31): 269 – 284.
    4. Ebong, G. A. (2015). Relations between soil properties and transfer factor in some plant species at waste - impacted soils within Akwa Ibom State, Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Elixir, Environment and Forestry, 85: 34638 – 34643.
    5. Ebong, G. A. and Ekong, C. I. (2015). Pollution Status of trace metals in waste impacted soils within Borokiri town, Port Harcourt metropolis, Rivers State, Nigeria. International Journal of Scientific Research in Environmental Sciences, 3(11): 0436 – 0444.
    6. Ebong, G. A., Offiong, O. E. and Ekpo, B. O. (2015). Bioavailability and bioaccessibility of toxic and essential elements in urban waste dumpsite soils and Control within Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Annals. Food Science and Technology, 16(1): 282 – 287

    2014

    1. Ebong, G. A., Offiong, O. E. and Ekpo, B. O. (2014). Seasonal variations in trace metal levels, speciation and physicochemical determinants of metal availability in dumpsite soils within Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Chemistry and Ecology, 30(5): 403 – 417.
    2. Ebong, G. A., Effiong, I. A. Etuk, H. S. (2014). Speciation, Distribution and Bioavailability of Essential elements in Waste impacted soils within Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Annals. Food Science and Technology, 15(1): 162 – 171.

    2013

    1. Ebong, G. A. and Inam, E. (2013). Roles of Total metal, pH and Organic matter content in the mobility of toxic metals in urban dumpsite soils within Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Annals. Food Science and Technology, 14(2): 378 – 387. (Romania)
    2. Dan, E. U. and Ebong, G. A. (2013). Impact of Cooking Utensils on Trace metals levels of processed food items. Food Science and Technology, 14(2): 350 – 355.
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