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  • Area of Specialization: Plant Ecology, Growth Physiology, Ecophysiology, Environmental Management and Pollution Studies
  • Department of Botany

  • Professor (Mrs.) Oghenerioborue Mary Agbogidi, (Nee Onotevwe), born of in September, 1971 is an erudite scholar and the pioneer and current Director, Directorate for Plant Conservation and Utilization, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria. She was the pioneer Alumnus Professor (2012) and Pioneer Alumnus Inaugural lecture (October, 2019), titled “Ecosystem services and Management for Better Life” Prof. Mary Agbogidi has over 150 published articles in Local, National and International Journals, Referred Proceedings and Chapters in Referred Books besides her four sole authored books and the list is still counting. Her wealth of experiences as a University Administrator and Researcher is worthwhile because she has been a committed University lecturer for over 28 years. She obtained her B.Sc. (Ed.) Biology 1992 (First class Honors) from Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, M.Sc. Plant Ecology from the University of Benin in 1995 and the Ph.D, Crop Ecology and Ecophysiology, Delta State University, 2006. Her research area transgresses interesting areas of Plant Ecology, Growth Physiology, Ecophysiology, Environmental Management and Pollution Studies. She has exclusively done a lot of research and published a lot of articles on every aspect of ecosystems from 1995 till date. Currently, she is a consultant on Ecosystems and Environmental matters. She has a Plethora of awards which includes Departmental prize (1992), University prize as the best all-round student (1992), best graduating M.Sc. student, Department of Botany, University of Benin (1995). Prof. (Mrs.) M. Agbogidi is a member, Botanical Society of Nigeria, the Nigerian Field, Agricultural Society of Nigeria, Forestory Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Environmental Society among others. A trained pastor with Christ Gospel Church of Nigeria Inc., a Chaplain and an ardent member of the Nigeria Fellowship of Evangelical Students (NIFES) and currently, the President Nigeria Christian Graduate Fellowship (NCGF), Abraka Chapter. Professor Mary Agbogidi is happily married to Pastor (Dr.) Goodnews Ogheneakpobor Agbogidi and the union is blessed with lovely children.
    My Publications
  1. Olele, N.F., Nweke, F.U. and Agbogidi, O.M. (2011) The role of integrated fish farming in agricultural development in Delta region of Nigeria, Delta Agriculturist
    Vol.63 Pages: 128-134

  2. Agbogidi, O.M. and Eshegbeyi, O.F. (2006) Performance of Dacryodes edulis (Don. G. Lam H.J.) seeds and seedlings in a crude oil contaminated soil, Journal of Sustainable Forestry Vol.22 Pages: (3/4): 1-14

  3. Agbogidi, O.M., Onosode, A.T. and Okonta, B.C. (2006) Susceptibility of Dennettia tripetala (Bak.) F. seeds to crude oil, Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
    Vol.4 Pages: (2): 350-352

  4. Agbogidi, O.M., Eruotor, P.G. and Akparobi, S.O. (2006) Growth responses of maize to gas flaring in Delta State, Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol.12 Pages: (4): 457-459

  5. Agbogidi, O. M., Akparobi, S. O. and Eruotor, P. G. (2006) Yields of maize (Zea mays L.) as affected by crude oil contaminated soil, American Journal of Plant Physiology Vol.1 Pages: (2): 193-198

  6. Agbogidi, O.M. and Edema, N. E. (2005) Effects of crude oil and its water-soluble fraction on the growth of Panicum repens Linn, Nigerian Journal of Ecology
    Vol.7 Pages: 1-5

  7. Agbogidi, O.M. (2005) The role of macrophytes in aquatic systems: a botanical review, Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    Vol.4 Pages: 1-9

  8. Agbogidi, O.M. and Ejemete, O.R (2005) An assessment of the effects of crude oil pollution on soil properties, germination and growth of Gambaya albida (L.), Uniswa Research Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology Vol.8 Pages: (2):148-155

  9. Agbogidi, O. M. and Ofuoku, A.U. (2005) Response of sour sop (Annona muricata Linn.) to crude oil levels, Journal of Sustainable Tropical Agricultural Research
    Vol.16 Pages: 98-102

  10. Agbogidi, O. M., Okonta, B.C. and Dolor, D.E. (2005) Socio-economic and environmental impact of crude oil exploration and production on agricultural production: a case study of Edjeba and Kokori communities in Delta State of Nigeria, Global Journal of Environmental Sciences Vol.4 Pages: (2): 171-176

  11. Agbogidi, O.M. and Nweke, F.U. (2005) Effects of crude oil polluted soil on the performance of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) Moench in Delta State, African Journal of Natural Sciences
    Vol.8 Pages: 31-35

  12. Agbogidi, O.M., Nweke, F.U. and Eshegbeyi, O. F. (2005) Effects of soil pollution by crude oil on seedling growth of Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Witt, Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences Vol.4 Pages: (2): 453-456

  13. Agbogidi, O.M. (2003) Response of Azolla africana Desv. and Salvinia nymphellula Desv. to the water soluble fraction of Odidi well crude oil, Journal of Science and Technology Research
    Vol.2 Pages: 76-80

  14. Agbogidi, O.M. and Dolor, D.E. (2002) Deforestation and the Nigeria’s rural environment, African Journal of Environmental Studies
    Vol.3 Pages: 26-29

  15. Bamidele, J.F. and Agbogidi, O.M. (2002) Aquatic macrophytes and their potential uses, The Nigerian Field
    Vol.66 Pages: 139-147

  16. Bamidele, J.F. and Agbogidi, O.M. (2000) Toxicity of Odidi petroleum oil and its water soluble fraction on three aquatic macrophytes, Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    Vol.2 Pages: 113-121