Chukwuka Azubuike Victor
University of Ibadan
Chukwuka Azubuike Victor, born 29th April, 1982 with a BSc in Zoology (CGPA 4.4) and an MSc in Ecology/ Environmental Biology (PhD grade) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently doing a PhD in Ecology/Environmental Biology in the same university with a focus on marine ecotoxicology. His research involvement over the years has entailed toxicological bioassays comparing the relative sensitivity of somatic and otolith growth as early sentinels of toxicity in species of commercial importance i.e. Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia) and Clarias gariepinus (African catfish). Complementary studies using these species in the wild have also been undertaken using these same end-points. Further works on otolith has entailed the use of otolith shape descriptors as a more sensitive and time-saving index of stress and perturbations in wild fish populations. These studies have been carried out using both marine and freshwater species. Ongoing collaborative research has entailed studies on intersex in both marine and freshwater fish species in the wild and under laboratory conditions. Other collaborative research includes works on oxidative stress and growth relationships in the blue crab Callinectes amnicola, a brackish species of commercial and research importance. His conference presentations include West African Society of Toxicology Conference (WASOT) 2012-2014, International Oceanography Conference (IOC) 2013, and Zoology Society of Nigeria (ZSN) Conference 2011.About 23 papers have been presented and published in national and international journals all of which are uploaded on the Researchgate portal.