APLORI produces another set of Scientists


The A. P. Leventis Ornithological Institute (APLORI) has produced yet another set of well-trained scientists. They rounded up their studies on the 12th of December 2012 with the presentation of their research findings to the External Examiner Dr. Andy Gosler and a host of other academic and research staff.  This set is the 9th set of APLORI graduates.
Graduates with their external examiner, HOD Zoology representative and the Director, APLORI
From L-R: Dr Manu, Daniel, Abok, Dayo, Chima, Neri, Dr. Gosler, Biplang, Albert, Elmond and Dr. (Mrs) Absolom

APLORI’s 10th Anniversary

Ruth Akagu giving her talk

On Thursday 15th November 2012, APLORI celebrated its 10th year Anniversary of research and training in Conservation Biology with an emphasis in Ornithology. The Institute has so far trained 58 Masters and 5 PhD degrees, which are well groomed scientists, recognized both nationally and internationally. 
Listeners at the presentations
Will Cresswell making a presentation
APLORI’s graduates are found in various institutions contributing their quota to the conservation of the world’s biodiversity.
Hazel Chapman giving her talk
The highlights of the day included the presentation of the 3rd A. P. Leventis Annual Lecture and presentations from various APLORI graduates doing research in different fields of ecology.

A. P. Leventis 3rd Annual Lecture

The A. P. Leventis 3rd Annual Lecture was held at the lecture auditorium of the APLORI on the 15th of November 2012, also marking the 10th Year Anniversary of the Institute. 
Dr. P. J. Jones

The Lecture was presented by Dr. Peter James Jones, an Honorary Fellow, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, University of Edinburgh UK. the lecture was titled ” ‘Tsunstun Jambaki’ an Avian Locust”. 

In attendance was the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Jos and other Stakeholders in the academic and business community.
Dr. Jones receiving a gift from the Vice- Chancellor represented by Prof. Dakul 
Peter Jones highlighted the problems caused by the genus Quelea and traced history of efforts put in place by different government to curb their menace.  He also pointed possible areas of research.

Dr. Peter Jones