Department of Forestry & Wildlife Management

Forestry & Wildlife Management

Name of Department:                             Department of Forestry & Wildlife Management
Name of Ag.Head Of Deparment:          Dr. B. A. Oyebade   
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DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT,

FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE,

UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT, PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA

 

100 LEVELS (YEAR 1)

FIRST SEMESTER

                    

        SECOND SEMESTER

S/N

Course Codes

Course Title

Credit

Unit

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

 

Credit

Unit

I

GES 100.1

Communication Skills in English

3

I

GES 103.2

Nigerian People and

Culture

 

2

II

FSB 101.1

General Biology I

3

II

FSB 102.2

General Biology II

 

3

III

CHM 130.1

General Chemistry I

3

III

CHM 131.2

General Chemistry II

 

3

IV

PHY 101.1

Mechanics and Properties of Matter             

3

IV

CHM 132.2

Introduction to

Principles of Organic

Chemistry      

 

3

V

MTH 120.1

Calculus

3

V

PHY 115.2

Heat, Light and Sound

 

2

VI

GES 102.1

Introduction to Logic and Philosophy          

2

VI

GES 101.2

Computer Appreciation and

Application     

 

 

2

VII

MTH 110.1

Elementary Algebra and Sets

2

VII

AGR 101.2

Introductory Statistics

for Agriculture

 

2

VIII

PHY 102.1

Physics Practical

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

20

 

 

 

 

17

                   
 

Total units = 37

200 LEVELS (YEAR 2)

 

FIRST SEMESTER

                   SECOND SEMESTER

S/N

Course Codes

Course Title Course Titles

Credit

Units

S/N

 

Course      Code          

Course Titles

Credit

Units

I

AGR 201.1

General Agriculture

2

I

AGR 205.2

Agro-Climatology and Meteorology

2

II

CPS 201.1

Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology    

2

II

CPS 202.2

Principles of Crop Production

2

III

AGE 201.1

Principles of Agricultural Economics             

2

III

ANS 201.2

Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals

2

IV

FWL 201.1

Introduction to Forestry and Wildlife Management       

2

IV

ANS 202.2

Principles of Animal Production                     

2

V

AGR 2C1.1

Community Service

1

V

FSH 201.2

Introduction to Fisheries

2

VI

AGX 201.1

Introduction to Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology

2

VI

AGR 206.2

Principles of Food Science and Technology   

2

VII

AGR 202.1

Introduction to Farm Power and Machinery

2

VII

AGF 201.2

Farm Practice

2

VIII

SOS 201.1

Introduction to Soil Science

2

VIII

AGR 207.2

Introduction to Home Economics

2

IX

AGR 203.1

Introduction to Agric.  Microbiology

2

 

 

 

 

X

AGR 204.1

Computer Application to Agriculture

2

 

 

 

 

Total

19

 

 

 

16

Total units = 35

300 LEVELS (YEAR 3) COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

         SECOND SEMESTER

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

S/N

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Unit

  I

FWL 301.1

Forest Biometrics I

2

I

FWL308.2

Forest Engineering

2

 II    

FWL 302.1

Principles of Silviculture

2

II

FWL 309.2

Wildlife Population Analysis

2

III   

FWL 303.1

Natural Ecosystems

2

III

FWL 310.2

Forest Economics and Management I

2

IV   

FWL 304.

Wood Formation and Properties

2

IV

FWL 311.2

Management of Game Birds

2

V    

FWL 305.1

Forest Resource Inventory and Mensuration

2

V

FWL 312.2

Agroforestry

2

VI   

FWL 306.1

Harvesting, Processing & Utilization of Forest Plants

2

VI

FWL 313.2

Forest Aerial and Ground Survey

2

VII

 

FWL 307.1

Urban Forestry Development

2

VII

FWL 314.2

Wildlife Ecology and Management

2

VIII

AGR 301.1

Introduction to Remote Sensing

2

VIII

FWL 315.2

Environmental Impact Assessment

1

IX  

CPP 302.1

Introduction to Entomology

2

IX

AGR 304.2

Agricultural Biochemistry

2

X   

AGR 302.1

Agricultural Research and report writing

2

X

GES 300.2

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

2

 

 

 

 

XI

AGF 301.2

Field Course

1

Total

20

 

 

 

20

Total units = 40

400 LEVELS (PRACTICAL YEAR) SIWES (B.FOR.& WILDLIFE)

S/N      Course codes

  Course Title

                                                                   Unit

  I

FWL 401

Nursery & Plantation Technology

3

  II

FWL 402

Forest Measurement

3

III

FWL 403

Forest Operation

3

IV

FWL 404

Forest Management

3

V

FWL 405

Forest Industry

3

VI

FWL 406

Agroforestry

2

VII

FWL 407

Zoo & Park Management

3

VIII

FWL 408

Fire Arms & Ballistics

2

IX

FWL 409

Museum & Herberium

2

X

FWL 410

Ecological Survey

2

XI

FWL 411

Report Writing

4

XII

GES 400

Entrepreneurship Project

2

Total

 

32

Total units = 3

500 LEVELS (YEAR 5) COURSES

FIRST SEMESTER

SECOND SEMESTER

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

S/N

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Unit

   I

FWL 501.1

Multiple Land Use

2

I

FWL 500.2

Seminar

1

  II

FWL 502.1

Forest Economics and Management II

2

II

FWL 509.2

Wood Processing and Pulping Process

2

 III

FWL 503.1

Forest and Wildlife Policy, Law and Administration

2

III

FWL 510.2

Forest Mensuration

2

 IV

 

FWL 504.1

 

Silviculture

2

IV

 

FWL 511.2

 

Forest Industries and Timber Quality Control

2

  V

 

FWL 505.1

 

Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding

2

V

FWL 512.2

Wildlife Nutrition, Management and Utilization

2

  VI

FWL 506.1

Forest and Wildlife  Protection

2

VI

FWL 513.2

Non-wood Forest Products

2

  VII

FWL 507.1

Forest Soils

2

VII

FWL 514.2

Forest and Wildlife Extension and Education

2

  VIII

FWL 508.1

Forest Biometrics

2

VIII

FWL 599.2

Research Project

6

   X

AGR 502.1

Advances in Agriculture

2

 

 

 

 

Total

18

 

 

 

19

Total units = 37

Cumulative units =       182 units

 

COURSE OUTLINE

YEAR ONE (FIRST SEMESTER)

GES 100.1Communication Skills in English (3 units) 

Study/library skills and methods: methods for taking and making notes; techniques for organizing study time; study methods and coping with examinations; Library skills and location of library materials. Listening skills: skills for effective listening comprehension. Basic skills in understanding lectures, dialogue or conversation.Identifying/understanding relevant Language Points in the discourse.Making notes/summaries of lectures.Decoding texts/information, vocabulary, inference and meaning, understanding grammar, usage, and style. Reading skills: Importance of Reading; reading as study technique. Kinds of reading: speed reading, skimming, scanning, intensive, extensive, reading for evaluation. Understanding text organization.Reading comprehension: SQ3R method.Reading and developing Vocabulary.Using grammar in Reading and Writing. The Hierarchy: Words and their classes, phrases/clauses. Level of the sentence: English as a SVOCA language. Vocabulary, using the dictionary and word relationships: polysemy, antonym, synonyms, homonyms, homophones, denotation/connotation, collocational patterns: affixation, suffixation, etc. Writing and Speaking Skills.

FSB 101.1 General Biology I (3 units)

Characteristics of life.Investigation in biology.The scientific substance of life; the unit of life (including methods of study); activities of cells; the control of metabolic activities, cell division.Basic principles of inheritance.

CHM 130.1 General Chemistry I (3 units)

Introduction to chemistry; matter, energy, measurement, significant figures; dimensional analysis.State and classification of matter, mixtures, compounds and elements.Atomic theory and molecular structure.Atoms, molecules, ions, periodic table, inorganic nomenclature.Equations, types of reactions, atomic and molecular weights, the mole.Empirical formulae, stoichiometry limiting reagent, molarity, titration.Energy, enthalpy, Hess’s law, standard heat of formation, calorimetry.Size of atoms, patterns on periodic table.Chemical bonding, valence, electrons, ionic bonding and size of ions, covalent bonding, and Lewis structures, resonances forms, bond energies, polarities.Hydrogen bonding in solids. Types of solution, concentrations, solution process, T and P effects, reactions in aqueous solutions, colligative  properties

PHY 101.1 Mechanics and Properties of Matter (3 units)

Topics covered in this course will include the following: motion in one dimension in a plane, work and energy, conservation laws, oscillation, solid friction, rotational kinematics and rotational dynamics, equilibrium of rigid bodies, gravitation, Galilean invariance, surface tension, elasticity and viscosity.

MTH 120.1 Calculus (3 units)

Function of a real variable, graphs, limits and idea of continuity. The derivative as limit of rate of change.Techniques of differentiation.Extreme curve sketching, integration as an inverse of differentiation.Methods of integration.Definite integrals.Application to areas, volumes.

GES102.1 Introduction to Logic and Philosophy (2units)

Symbolic logic, special symbols in symbolic logic; conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalence and conditional statement; the laws of thought; the method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals and quantification theory.

MTH 110.1 Elementary Algebra and Sets (2units)

Algebra and Trigonometry; Real number system, Real sequences and series: sets and sub sets; unit intersection, complements, empty and universal sets, Venn diagram; one way correspondence between sets; quadratic functions and equations; solution of linear equation, simple properties of determinants; indices and binomial theorem; transformations e.g. Log transformation equation of the straight line and application to simple regression equation; permutations and combinations; circular measure, trigonometric functions of angles, addition and factor formulae; complex numbers; moments and couples; relative velocity; calculus; elementary function of simple real variables; graphs of simple functions; the differentiations of simple algebra; exponential and log functions, differentiation of a sum; product; quotient; function of function rules; implicit differentiation; definite and indefinite integrations of functions; application of definite and indefinite integrals to areas and volumes.

PHY 102.1 Physics Practical (1unit)

Motion in one dimension in a plane; work and energy; conservation laws; oscillation; solid friction, rotational kinematics and rotational dynamics; equilibrium of rigid bodies; gravitation, Galilean invariance, surface tension, elasticity and viscosity. Emphasis is on experimental verifications and quantitative measures of physical laws, treatment of measurement errors and graphical analysis. The experiments include studies of mechanical systems; static and rotational dynamics of rigid bodies, viscosity, elasticity, surface tension and hydrostatics

YEAR ONE (SECOND SEMESTER)

GES 103.2 Nigerian People and Culture (2 units)

Concepts of culture; The study of Nigerian history and culture in the pre-colonial, colonial and contemporary times; the Nigerian’s perception of his world; cultural areas of Nigeria and their characteristics; cultural contact and social change; ethnicity and integration; evolution of Nigeria as a political unit. Norms, values, moral obligations of citizens- environmental sanitation.

FSB 102.2 General Biology II (3 units)

Varieties of organisms.Principles of classification of organisms- systematics.A study of selected animals and plant groups.Analysis of flora and fauna of assigned habitats.

CHM 131.2 General Chemistry II (3 units)

Application of the principles of chemical and physical change to the study of the behaviour of matter and interaction between matters. Course content includes, the chemistry of the representative elements and their common compounds with emphasis on graduation of their properties. Brief chemistry of the first, series of transition elements, general principles of extraction of metals; introductory nuclear chemistry.

CHM 132.2 Introduction to Principles of Organic Chemistry (3 units)

A survey of carbon compounds including an overview of the common functional groups in aliphatic and benzenoid compounds. Introduction to reactants and reaction in organic chemistry.

PHY 115.2 Heat, Light and Sound (2 units)

Thermodynamics, colorimetry and heat transfer. Geometrical optics will include reflection of light at the plane and curved surfaces, and optical instruments. Properties and progression of sound waves. Sound waves propagating in air columns. Doppler effect.

GES 101.2 Computer Appreciation and Application (2 units)

Introduction to basic computer concepts.Historical development and classification of computers. Hardware, software and firm ware components of a computer. Computer programming languages, introduction to data bases, data capture techniques. Introduction to computer networks, computer operation. Introduction to Disk Operating System (DOS).Microsoft windows and windows applications.Introduction to data processing.An introduction to the internet.

AGR 101.2  Introductory Statistics for Agriculture (2 units)

Idea of statistics. Sequence of statistical investigation; Data collection methods; Sampling; Basic statistical notations; Methods of collation and presentation of data; Measures of location (mean, mode, median); quantities; Measures of dispersion(variance, standard deviation, standard error, coefficient of variation), skewness and kurtosis.

YEAR TWO (First semester)

AGR 201.1 General Agriculture (2 units)

Definition, scope and importance of agriculture; Agricultural ecological zones and distribution of farm; Introduction to Agricultural Economics and Extension; Introduction to Farm Forestry; Introduction to Crop Science; Introduction to Soil Science; Introduction to Farm Mechanization; Introduction to Animal Science; Introduction to Fisheries and Aquaculture; Post-harvest handling of agricultural products.

CPS  201.1 Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology (2 units)

Parts of the crop cell, cell biology and cell types.  Development of cells  and tissues, comparative anatomy of major plant organs.  Enzymes, photosynthesis, respiration and energy utilization; Transpiration; pollination and fertilization; seed dormancy and germination, mineral nutrition. Introduction to plant taxonomy, characteristics, distribution, economic importance and local examples of leguminosae, gramineae, compositae, dioscoreasae, rutaceasae, use of plant keys. Growth and development, structure and function of plant growth hormones. Practical: dormancy and seed germination studies; mineral nutrition experiment.

AGE 201.1 Principles of Agricultural Economics (2 units)

Economics of agriculture, efficiency of resource allocation; Agricultural resources; Production, processing, marketing/distribution and utilization of farm produce; Cost Price analysis, demand, supply.

FWL 201.1 Introduction to Forestry and Wildlife Management (2 units)

Nature and scope of forestry and forest.Structure, classification and importance of forest.Forest products; fauna and flora. Introduction to wildlife, importance of wildlife, forestry and wildlife interlinks.

AGR 2C1.1 Community Service (1 unit)

The course is designed to make the students appreciate the dignity of labour and to acquire a sense of service to the community. Students are to execute various special projects modelled in line with their field of study.

AGX 201.1 Introduction to Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology (2 units)

The need for agricultural extension; agricultural extension in the world and in Nigeria; basic philosophy and principles of agricultural extension; basic concepts and principles of rural sociology to an understanding of rural situation; Importance of rural communities and institutions, social stratification, social processes and social changes in rural areas; Leadership in rural communities; opinion leadership; role and function of rural leaders; communication techniques and strategies of change; various agricultural extension teaching methods, aids and their use

AGR 202.1 Introduction to Farm Power and Machinery (2 units)

Aims and objectives of farm mechanization.Basic mechanics.Workshop tools.Principles of internal combustion engines and electric motor.Study of farm machinery used for tillage; ploughs, harrows, cultivators, farm power transmission system. Harvesting and processing equipment. (sprayers and dusters). Equipment for livestock (automatic feed conveyors, automatic drinkers for poultry, feeding and watering equipment, milking and milk handling equipment, meat processing equipment). Water lifting and irrigation equipment.Survey instruments used on the farm.Operating principles, selection and maintenance procedure of farm machinery.Farm machinery costing and records.Workshop and building materials used on the farm.Practicals: day-to-day operations of machines and implements; visits to farm machinery suppliers such as Dizengoff, SCOA, etc.

SOS 201.1Introduction to Soil Science (2 Credits)     

Soils -genesis and formation, factors of soil formation, weathering (physical, chemical and biological), physico-chemical properties of soils. Soil moisture, air, and temperature, soil classification and survey, scope of soil science.Soil colloids,soil reactions.Soil organic matter and soil organisms, soil and water conservation, nutrient requirements and mineral nutrition of plants, introduction to fertilizers.Practical: Description of soil profile pit; particle size analysis.

AGR 203.1 Introduction to Agricultural Microbiology (2 units)

Importance of microbiology in agriculture; Introduction to microbial world; Broad groups of microflora and microfauna; Classification of microorganisms and other soil organisoms (bacteria, fungi, viruses, nematodes, protozoans, earthworms, and other annelids) Morphology, growth and reproduction of bacteria, yeast, moulds, viruses; Importance of soil microbiology in agriculture, classification of soil organisms; soil organic matter decomposition; microbial transformation of phosphorus, iron, nitrogen and  sulphur; biochemistry and microbiology of nitrification; nitrogen fixation by legumes and non legumes and its significance. Microbial release of nutrients in soils and plant nutrition.Influence of soil factors on population and activities of microbes; role of micro-organisms in soil fertility. Transformation of hydrocarbons and pesticides. Rhizosphere and its importance. Practical:use of microscopes; Cultivation of micro-organisms, preparation of culture media, isolation of bacteria and fungi; Preparation of slides for microscopic examination and identification; safety precautions in microbiology laboratory.

AGR 204.1 Computer Applications to Agriculture (2 units)

Importance of computers in Agriculture; ICT applications in Agriculture;Use of spreadsheet; use of graphics for agricultural communication; use of Powerpoint for presentation. Data management; Use of statistical packages. Visits to organizations

Year two (Second semester)

AGF 201.2 Farm Practice (2 units)

Fisheries

Fish culture , Hatchery production, Fish feed production

Animal Science

Livestock production, Silage making.

Crop/Soil Science

Mushroom production, Composting, Budding/Grafting, Soil Survey

Forestry/Wildlife

Bee keeping, Snail production, Game management and utilization, and Forest Nursery/arboretum.

AGR 205.2 Agro-climatology and Meteorology (2 units)

The principles, aims and scope of climatology and biogeography.The elements and control of climate and weather and the dynamics of the earth atmosphere.Radiation and heating of the atmospheric systems, atmospheric moisture, the dynamics of pressure and wind systems. Condensation and precipitation processes. Seasonal variation in temperature, day length, radiation, rainfall and evaporation.Equipment and maintenance of standard meteorological stations.The climate; relation between agriculture and climate with reference to crops, livestock, irrigation, pests and diseases. Environment and its significance to agriculture, influence of moisture, humidity temperature, radiation and wind in crop growth and production; wind breaks and shelter belts; micro-changes within crop stands and their effects on crops, selection of crops in relation to environmental factors. Practical: measurements of net radiation and micro-climatic parameter in crop stands, study of agro meteorological data; fieldtrips to meteorological stations.

AGR 206.2 Principles of Food Science and Technology (2 units)

Definition and scope of Food Science and Technology; Food distribution and Marketing; Food and its functions; Food habits; Food poisoning and its prevention; Principles of food processing and preservation; Discussion of different preservation methods; Deterioration and spoilage of foods, other post-harvest changes in food; contamination of foods and natural sources; Composition and structures of Nigerian/West African food; factors contributing to texture, colour, aroma and flavour of food; Cost; Traditional and ethnic influences of food preparation and consumption pattern; Elementary Biotechnology. Practicals

AGR 207.2 Introduction to Home Economics (2 units)

Philosophy, scope, objectives and historical development of home economics (Food and Nutrition, Home management, Clothing and Textile); Examination of basic human needs with respect to food, clothing, shelter and health. Programme approaches in home economics which help to meet these needs. Preparation for careers in a variety of occupation.Roles of women in agriculture.Practicals: flour confectioneries; industrial catering

CPS 202.2 Principles of Crop Production (2 units)

Crop production and its development. The principles, problems and prospects of crop production, importance of crop rotation, cultural practices; water uptake, weeds, weed control, and their effects on crop production, pests and diseases.   Basic Mendelian genetics.Principles of crop production, harvesting, processing and storage.Practical: test of seed viability, germination of seeds in laboratory and in field; tillage practices; identification of fertilizers; field trip to different cropping systems.

ANS 201.2: Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals (2 units)

Introduction and glossary of some anatomical and physiological terms.External features of farm animals including their functions and usefulness.Skeletal, digestive and other systems in ruminants and non-ruminants.Nature of farm animals (body fluids; homeostasis; temperature regulation).Blood cells and their various functions.Classes and roles of farm animals.Nutrition and digestion in non-ruminants and ruminants.Endocrinology and its functions.Egg formation and production in poultry.Lactation and milk letdown in farm animals.

ANS 202.2: Principles of Animal Production (2 units)

Animal production and its development.The livestock industry – problems and prospects.Introduction to the factors of production in animal husbandry.Descriptions of different breeds of cattle, sheep and goats; pigs, poultry and rabbits, etc.Feeding habits of farm animals.Principles of breeding and livestock judging. General principles of management for different classes of farm animals (parent stock, breeders, weaners, etc). Livestock husbandry operation and production systems for different livestock – cattle, sheep and goats, poultry, swine, and rabbit.The impacts of the environment on livestock production.

FSH 201.2 Introduction to Fisheries (2 units)

Introduction, definitions, nature and scope of fisheries; Fish products and their importance.External morphological features of bony and cartilaginous fishes.

YEAR THREE (FIRST SEMESTER)

AGR 301.1 Introduction to Remote Sensing (2 units)

Introduction; Physics of EMR (Energy sources, radiation principles); characteristics of Remote Sensing sensors and satellites; Reflectance properties of earth surface and atmospheric features (energy interactions, spectral reflectance curve, spectral reflectance of soil, water and vegetation); Remote sensing  data analysis (visual image interpretation, digital image processing); Integration of remote sensing with GPS and GIS; Reference field data; successful applications. Practicals

Agr 302.1 Agricultural Research and Report writing (2 units)

Purpose and type of research; research proposal; problem identification and hypothesis formulation; methods of primary and secondary data collection; data organization and presentation; scientific writing; formats for project and thesis presentation. Review of basic statistics: frequency distribution, measures of location and dispersion; Principles of field experimentation.

CPP 302.1 Introduction to Entomology (2 units)

Insect morphology, structure and function; life cycles and metamorphosis, semio-chemicals – kairomones, allomones, pheromones; insects classification and identification; orders of insects of economic importance with special emphasis on insects found in Nigeria.Practical: insects morphology, taxonomy and identification; killing and preservation of insects; preparation for insects parts, fixing, staining and drawing.

FWL 301.1 Forest Biometrics I (2 Units)

Introduction to forest biometrics and Review of biometrical concepts in forestry and wildlife management; Basic concept of data collection, type of data and data collection techniques; Measures of central tendency and variability in natural analysis; T-test and Chi-square analysis and application; Concept of statistical inference and experimentation; Planning of experiment; analysis of variance; transformation of data experimental designs such as completely randomized design(CRD), randomized complete block design(RCBD), latin square, missing values, multiple comparisons, nested designs, factorial experiments, split-plot and split-split-plot designs; Application of correlation and regression analysis in Natural resources experiment; Data presentation and technical report writing in quantitative forestry.

FWL 302.1 Principles of Silviculture (2 units)

Definition of silviculture, its importance in forestry.  Effect of climatic and edaphic factors on tree growth. Tropical forest regeneration methods (natural and artificial). Methods of tree propagation (Seed and Vegetative), their advantages and disadvantages. Analysis and study of problems of raising tree crops.

FWL 303.1 Natural Ecosystem (2 units)

Distribution, structure and dynamics of land and freshwater ecosystems; The flow of energy and materials through natural ecosystems. The importance of conservation and conservation techniques. Forest Taxonomy. Biodiversity Assessment.

FWL 304.1 Wood Anatomy, Formation and Properties (2 units)

Structure of wood and its chemical composition.Wood formation and properties.Physical and chemical properties of wood.Anatomical characteristics of wood; and its use in identification process.

FWL 305.1 Forest Resource Inventory and Mensuration (2 units)

Fundamentals of resource inventory and mensuration. Theory of tree measurements: diameter, height, back thickness, taper and form, and tree volume estimation.  Stand volume estimation and volume equations.  Tree measurement’s Instruments. Concepts of growth:  increment of trees and stands. Stand table projection; volume tables; yield tables; growth and yield; equations/modeling. Concept of stand structure: stand density and stocking. Site quality assessment and site index. Tree biomass estimation.

FWL 306.1 Harvesting, Processing and Utilization of Forest Plants (2 units)

Timber harvesting and merchandizing, safety and precautions in timber harvesting. Sustainable

harvesting, processing and utilizing of forest products. Non-timber forest product

harvesting and processing (seeds, fruits foliage, barks, fuel wood, ferns and lianas).

FWL 307.1 Urban Forestry Development (2 units)

Definition, scope and importance of urban forestry. Distribution and ownership of urban forests. Structure, conditions and management of urban forests. Site selection for urban planting, Tree care and maintenance in the urban environment. Definition and importance of Landscaping.  Ornamental plant propagation for urban planting. Landscaping and design for urban planting. Lawn establishment and management.

YEAR THREE (SECOND SEMESTER)

AGF 301.2 Field Course (1unit)

Study visit to areas, institutions, industries, etc, relevant to students’ area of specialization. Students are required to write a report on the trip.     

AGR 303.2 Agricultural Biochemistry (2 units)

Biochemistry in agriculture, food and nutrition; Proteins, vitamins, minerals in farm produce- eggs, meat, vegetable, etc. food processing and natural products; Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids (metabolic pathways).

GES 300.2: Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship (2 units)

Concept, history and development of entrepreneurship; The entrepreneur qualities and characteristics; The Entrepreneur and Business environment; identifying business opportunities; starting and developing new business ventures; legal forms of business ownership and registration; Types of business ownership; Feasibility studies; Role of small and Medium Scale Enterprise (SME) in the economy; Role of government on Entrepreneurship; Business location and layout; Accounting for SME; Financing SME; Managing of SME; Marketing in SME; Risk Management of SME; Success and Failure factors of SME; Prospects and Challenges of Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship; Ethical behaviour in small business.

FWL 308.2 Forest Engineering (2 units)

Design, construction, drainage and maintenance of forest roads, bridges, dams and buildings; logging and transportation.Planning, analysis and supervision of operations.Wood Mechanics.

FWL 309.2 Wildlife Population Analysis (2 units)

Objectives of population assessment, methods of studying animal numbers and distribution.Attributes of population dynamics such as growth, mortality, density, age, sex ratio reproduction and survival rates.Population determination by handling and marking methods.Life table, survivorship curve and population.Implications of population dynamics to wildlife management.

FWL 310.2 Forest Economics and Management I (2 units)

Definition of forest goods and services; application of economic principles to forest resources (concept of demand and supply); Marketing of forest goods and services, price mechanism.Nature, scope and peculiarities of forest management, forest organizations and subdivisions. Sustain yield principle in forest management.

FWL 311.2 Management of Game Birds (2 units)

Classification, structure, ecology and economic importance of avifauna of Africa.Distribution, identification and management techniques of game birds.

FWL 312.2 Agroforestry (2 units)

Definition and history of agroforestry.Importance of agroforestry including sustainable production of food and fibre, environmental protection and conservation. Major agroforestry systems including taungya, alley farming, shelterbelts or windbreak, etc. Component classification of agroforestry system, e.g. (a) two-component system such as (i) trees and arable crops (agrisilviculture), (ii) trees and livestock (silvopasture), (b) three-component system such as trees, arable crops and livestock pasture (agrisilvopasture) (c) Others such as silvi-sericulture, apisilviculture, horti-apiculture, silvoaquaculture, etc.

FWL 313.2 Forest Aerial and Ground Survey (2 units)

Aerial photography.Aerial photogrametry, Photo-interpretation, Mapping from AP and planimetry.Remote sensing Applications in forestry, Application of Geographic Information System (GIS) in forestry projects.Procedures in ground survey and ground survey instruments. Chain surveying (open and close traversing) and triangulation. Obstacles in chain survey, how to overcome them and sources of errors. Compass survey: function, limitations and use during survey exercise and sources of errors.  Plotting around survey maps, plans and methods of area calculations. Lettering and conventional signs.  Leveling and contours. Plane tabling. Tacheometry and application of Theodolite Area and volume calculations

FWL 314.2 Wildlife Ecology and Management (2 units)

Wildlife in relation to their environment.Factors affecting the distribution and abundance of wildlife. Interrelationship between climate, soil, vegetation, history and wildlife population characteristics as related to reproduction and mortality factors, movement, behavior, lifecycles, feeding habits of wildlife. Nature and efficient usage of rangeland in West Africa.Method of range assessment and management.

FWL 315.2 Environmental Impact Assessment (1 unit)

Definition, principles and procedures.Role of forest in the formation of a stable environment.Environmental Impact of human actions.Responses of societies to environmental change.Introduction to Rapid Appraisal Techniques.

YEAR FIVE (FIRST SEMESTER)

FWL 501.1 Multiple Land Use (2 units)

Nigeria’s land resources, attitudes and conflicts; strategies for resolution of conflicts, integrated use of land for forestry purposes.Formulation of management policies for land areas.Decision making in the allocation of land for forestry, wildlife and agriculture; legislation relating to land and environmental planning.

FWL 502.1 Forest Economics and Management II (2 units)

Forest project analysis and evaluation.Application of economic principles in decision making to forestry (NPV, IRR, Cost-benefit analysis, sensitivity analysis).Forestry and economic development. Trade in forest goods. Principles and application of sustained yield; Theoretical basis for yield regulation.Basic factors affecting forest growth and increment.Concept of normal forest, structure of normal forest. Systems approach to forest management, use of analytical procedures in forest management.

FWL 503.1 Forest and Wildlife Policy, Law and Administration (2 units)

Forest, wildlife and  related natural resource policies; planning effective use of natural resources; structure of  wildlife administration; problems of conserving forest and endangered species. Nigerian Law in natural resources management, administration and wildlife conservation for economic and recreational uses, problems of wildlife conversation in Nigeria.

FWL 504.1 Silviculture (2 units)

Major forest types of the tropics and silvicultural systems employed in their management, plantation and nursery practices; seed technology with special reference to trees.

FWL 505.1 Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (2 units)

Inventory, selection and conversation of basic genetic materials for mass production of improved- strains for silviculture. Theory, practices, methods and consequences of breeding tree crops; principles underlying choice of species; quantitative genetics in forest tree improvement. Economics of tree breeding programmes; principles, establishment and management of seed orchards.

FWL 506.1 Forest and Wildlife Protection (2 units)

Taxonomy and biology of major pests and diseases of forest tree.Principles underlying diseases and pest control; genetic and environmental control; meaning of forest protection, agents of forest/wildlife destruction, fire use and control; protection against fire encroachment, disease and illegal felling.Integrated forest protection guidelines. Natural pest and disease control among wild animals. Wild curative plant species.

FWL 507.1 Forest Soils (2 units)

Understanding of soil dynamics and influence upon forest composition, stand regeneration, tree vigour and tree growth rate; forest soil physics, chemistry and microbiology; soil moisture movement; forest nursery soil management; forest soil fertility determination, maintenance and improvement with special reference to tropical conditions.

FWL 508.1 Forest Biometrics (2 units)

The place of Biometrical procedures in forestry research; Application of basic biometrical techniques to problems in forestry and wildlife management.  Processing of data for management purposes.  Selected topics in applied statistics, e.g. multiple regression and frequency distribution models.Use of common statistical packages for forestry and wildlife data analysis.Presentation and interpretation of results of statistical analysis.Funding opportunity in forestry research.Application of computers to forestry projects and analysis. Open source software of use in forestry and wildlife management (e.g. R-software and curve Expert)

AGR 502.1: Advances in Agriculture (2 units)

Historical background, Principles (principles of health, fairness, ecology, care) and practice of organic agriculture; Organic crop production, pest and disease management, predator control for sustainable and organic livestock production. Organic forestry, Agroforestry, forest certification, climate change and carbon sequestration and trading, pasture management. Enterprise budgets and production costs for organic production, organic marketing resources and green markets; Hydroponic Agriculture: Preparation of nutrient solutions, media and methods (water culture, sub irrigation, slop and drip). Benefits and constraints; Tissue Culture and Cloning Technology: Introduction, laboratory requirements, effects of hormone balance on explants growth and morphogenesis, callus formation and multiplication, establishment of suspension cultures and anther culture. Applications and relevance to Agriculture.Criticisms and laws (Bioethics and Biopyracy). Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) (Health issues, influence on biodiversity, benefits and demerits); organic farm certification and export markets.

YEAR FIVE (SECOND SEMESTER)

FWL 500.2 Seminar (1 unit)

Each final year student is expected to deliver seminar on a chosen topic.

FWL 509.2: Wood Processing and Pulping Process (2 units)

Evaluation of quality standing trees. Felling and logging techniques; wood conversion and processing; wood seasoning and preservation; machining, gluing, preservation and finishing, charcoal production. Chemical and mechanical processing of pulp and paper.

FWL 510.2 Forest Mensuration (2 units)

Review of fundamentals of forest measurement procedures; planning of forest inventory-field trip to conduct forest inventory of a selected forest area; camp set up and field crew organization field data compilation; Inventory data processing & inventory reports. Stand table projection; volume tables; yield tables; growth and yield equations/modeling. Concept of stand structure: Stand density and stocking. Site quality assessment and site index.Tree biomass estimation.

FWL 511.2 Forest Industries and Timber Quality Control (2 units)

Forest- based industries, including furniture, sawmills, ply mills, fibre-board, chipboard, and particle board mills, determination of timber quality and its control, inspection, sampling and grading; wood protection, minor forest based industries e.g. Charcoal production, cellulose derivatives industry, marketing of forest resources; setting of forest industries.

FWL 512.2 Wildlife Nutrition, Management and Utilization (2 units)

Principles of nutrition of wildlife; nutrients composition of wildlife food; nutrient requirements of wildlife for various physiological processes; feed formulation, ration preparation and general methods of feeding. Wildlife production; harvesting strategies and problems of game cropping; “bush meat” processing methods; traditional uses of wildlife and wildlife products; hunting techniques, game ranching and domestication.

FWL 513.2 Non-wood Forest Products (2 units)

Non-wood forest products used in fisheries as fish poison, for production of fishing nets and lines, etc.; Sericulture: production of silk from silkworms fed with forest tree leaves, plant dyes, gum-Arabic, cane for furniture, rubber, chemicals etc.; Other non-wood forest products used in homes and cottage industries.

FWL 514.2 Forestry and Wildlife Extension (2 units)

Management interpretation to include methods and techniques for communicating values of forestry, parks, game reserves and other wildlands.The role of the extension agent in providing organizational and administrative support in Forestry. Training programmes for extension workers in forestry and wildlife.

FWL 599.2 Research Project (6 units)

Each final year student is expected to take up a project topic, propose his research and present findings of the research work. This should be under the supervision of lecturer(s) in the department. Hard copies of the project should be submitted to the department.

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