Mayowa Fasona

Mayowa Fasona
University of Lagos | Unilag · Department of Geography and Planning

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Additional affiliations
September 2011 - August 2012
University of Lagos
Position
  • Community-Based Management of Ecosystems and Natural Resources for the Improvement of Rural Livelihoods and Food Security in the Nigerian Savannah
August 2009 - August 2010
University of Cape Town
Position
  • Patterns of Terrestrial Ecology Imprints and Feedbacks in the Wooded Savannah of Nigeria
January 2005 - present
University of Lagos
Education
September 2001 - July 2007
University of Lagos
Field of study
  • Remote Sensing, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Change

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Publications (43)
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Global biodiversity has been steadily dwindling since the turn of the twentieth century. The semi-arid ecological zone has also been decimated to varied degrees due to natural and human-caused reasons. To counteract this trend, a variety of multi-scale techniques with differing degrees of spatiotemporal uncertainty have been used. We study landcove...
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Understanding the role of ecosystem services (ESs) within environmental management has become a critical issue of the twenty-first century. This is because scientific study of ES interactions can aid effective planning and management of ESs, thus curtailing degradation and enhancing restoration. In this study, ES interactions of the climate-sensiti...
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Understanding the dynamics of water yield as relates to water balance is vital for the functioning of ecosystems as well as model-based computation of their respective ecosystem services. In dryland regions such as the Sokoto-Rima basin, this is of cogent importance for effective planning, and management of its scarce water resources. In this study...
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The Sokoto-Rima basin defines the natural and socioeconomic lifeblood of northwestern Nigeria. Its agrarian nature is an indication of significant dependence on the supply of ecosystem services from its various rivers, streams, and wetlands. However, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) constitute a great portion of chemical fertilizers used to enhance...
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Understanding the dynamics of water yield as relates to water balance is vital for the functioning of ecosystems as well as model-based computation of their respective ecosystem services. In dryland regions such as the Sokoto-Rima basin, this is of cogent importance for valuable water resource planning, and management. In this study, we assess the...
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The Sokoto-Rima basin defines the natural and socioeconomic lifeblood of northwestern Nigeria. Its agrarian nature is an indication of significant dependence on the supply of ecosystem services from its various rivers, streams, and wetlands. However, nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) constitute a great portion of chemical fertilizers used to enhance...
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Understanding the possible pattern of future ecosystem services can provide a systematic foundation for environmental resource management. This is vital towards science-based policy design, formulation, implementation, and review for the ecologically sensitive regions of the world such as the semi-arid West Africa. Therefore, the overarching object...
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As part of the sustainable wood resource supply and ecosystems management strategies, colonial Nigeria government designated/gazetted some areas as forest reserves. These reserves have over the years suffered from poor inventory, depletion and poor management. This study carried out an inventory of the status and land-cover changes in forest reserv...
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Indigenous traditional knowledge and biodiversity are complimentary phenomena essential to human development and sustainable resource management. The rural communities have a significant role to play in maintaining the integrity of ecosystems to ensure that they continue to support livelihood activities. This paper focuses on the use of traditional...
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In recent time efforts have been directed at poverty reduction to improve the well-being of the poor especially in the developing regions of the world. Poverty is a serious and persistent problem in Nigeria. Available studies present that a significant percent of the people still live in poverty and these are aggregated at state or geopolitical lev...
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The chapter investigates the observed and perceived trends and effects of rainfall on food production and identifies options that are adopted by farmers in dealing with the impacts in the Nigerian savannah. Data were sourced via community engagement, key informant interviews, and a survey of 191 farming households from 11 farm settlements in the re...
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The majority of dwellers the Nigerian savanna depend on firewood for cooking and heating, and the trees are not replanted by most of them. • Slash and burn remains the dominant method of bush clearing for agriculture while free range grazing by nomadic pastoralists remains a key factor of ecosystem degradation.
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This paper provides an assessment of the relationships between climate elements, pest activities and pesticide usage in urban farms in Lagos. The connections were analyzed with the view to ascertaining the extent and how well climate elements (rainfall and temperature) are related to pest activities and pesticide usage. Available rainfall and tempe...
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The Article investigates perceived climate change trends and the types of ecosystem-based adaptation that were adopted by various gender groups in the Nigerian wooded savannah.The study sourced data via a household survey, key-informant interviews and three focus group discussions in 11 communities in the study area. The study shows that the liveli...
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Understanding the feedback between climate and land-cover is important for planning climate mitigation and adaptation measures at local scales. This study presents evidence that climate change has the potential to influence land-cover patterns over space and time and land change models can compliment climate models to provide better understanding o...
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Property use changes continuously, hence planning based on this information is a continuous process that can be very critical. In Nigeria, information depicting past and present changes in property use for environmental planning, monitoring and socio-economic development is often inadequate. Therefore, there is a need of new tool such as GIS, to an...
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The history of growth of cities and urban changes has left with it many footprints in different trajectories. The growth of large and medium cities in Nigeria overtime has resulted in sharp urban segregation between formal and informal areas. Next to the large and medium cities are the pockets of slums and unplanned informal settlements on the outs...
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Erratic space and time distribution of rainfall coupled with increase in temperature means less water. The water footprint, therefore, will be critical for future development in dry and semi-dry areas where survival for large population depends on rainfed agriculture and the natural resource stock. This study investigates the linkage between water...
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Frequent alteration in land cover often leads to decreased stability of ecosystems which can also increase the vulnerability of rural communities to externalities of environmental change. This study carried out in parts of the coast of southwestern Nigeria utilized topographic base maps and two-time Landsat TM imageries to assess the trend in land...
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This study demonstrated the importance of GIS as an indispensable tool for resource mobilization and service delivery in LGA administration in the developing countries. The case study area was Ifako/Ijaye, a metropolitan LGA in Lagos, Nigeria. Attempt was made to track the spatial asset base of the LGA using high resolution satellite imagery and GP...
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Provision of water for the population is a social responsibility of governments. Managing water resources to meet the target demands of the population requires various demand and supply optimizations. Geographic information systems (GIS) have been embraced to sustainably manage public water supply in most cities of the developed countries. The City...
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This study assesses the extent of encroachments into the original acquisitions of Festac town using SPOT XS satellite imagery and also investigates the extent of conversion of open spaces in the developed area of Festac town to other land uses using GIS techniques. Original Masterplans were digitally converted and integrated with remote sensing and...
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The Niger-Benue waterway, with a total water-route distance of about 2200 km, provides a natural artery and has great potential for water transportation from the coastal area of Warri and Port Harcourt to the middle belt and from there to the northeastern and northwestern frontiers of Nigeria. The long period of the neglect of the lower Niger has r...

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