Email: keaweto@delsu.edu.ng

  • Area of Specialization: Applied Geophysics
  • Department of Geology

  • Dr. Aweto Kizito Ejiro hails from Ovu-Inland, located on a spur adjacent a meander of the Warri River in Delta State. He obtained his B.Sc (Geology) from the University of Ibadan in 1998, M. Sc (Applied Geophysics) and Ph.D (Applied Geophysics) from the University of Nigeria in 2004 and 2014 respectively. He has been an academic staff at the Department of Geology, Delta State University since 2005 and is currently serving as Acting Head of Department. He teaches applied geophysics, mineral resources, petrology, photogeology and remote sensing at undergraduate and postgraduate level. His area of interest is environmental geophysics and hydrogeophysics; his research has focused mainly on application of resistivity and electromagnetic methods in identification of lithofacies, delineating aquifer geometry, assessing aquifer vulnerability, groundwater quality and characterization of dynamic behavior of aquifers in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. He has published several papers in peer reviewed journals. He is a member of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society.
    My Publications
  1. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O., Iserhien-Emekeme, R., Aweto, K. E and Ofomola, M. O. (2020) Geophysical investigation of resistivity and groundwater quality in Ogbe-Ijoh coastal area of the western Niger Delta of Nigeria, Applied Water Science
    https://link.springer.com Vol.10 Pages: 70

  2. Aweto, K. E. (2020) A preliminary study of groundwater conditions in a transitional environment of Niger Delta using direct-current soundings, Journal of Scientific Research
    https://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JSR Vol.12(3) Pages: 1 - 10

  3. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. , Aweto, K. E., Nwankwoala, H. O. and Akpokodje, G. E. (2020) Stable isotopic composition of precipitation in a tropical rain forest region of the Niger Delta, Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
    https://doi.org/10.1080/10256016.2020.1821004 Vol. Pages: 1 – 17

  4. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O., Chinyem, F. I. , Aweto, K. E and Iserhien-Emekeme, R. (2020) The use of very low frequency electromagnetic survey in mapping of groundwater condition in Oporoza-Gbaramatu area of the Niger Delta, Applied Water Science
    DOI:10.1007/s13201-020-01244-w Vol.10 Pages: 164

  5. Aweto, K. E. (2019) Engineering index properties of the Numanha black cotton soil in Guyuk area, Northeastern Nigeria, FUW Trends in Science & Technology Journal
    https://ftstjournal.com Vol.4(3) Pages: 843 – 847

  6. Aweto, K. E. (2019) Characterization of aquifer wide hydraulic properties of the Miocene – Recent sediments of the Niger Delta from Transverse Resistance, Nigerian Journal of Pure and Applied Science
    https://njpas.com.ng Vol.32(2) Pages: 3404 – 3413

  7. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O., Aweto, K. E and Ugbe, F. C. (2019) Lithofacies identification and multivariate analysis of groundwater chemistry in coastal aquifers in Koko area of the Western Niger Delta, Hydrology
    https://doi.org/10.3390/hydrology6020031 Vol.6 Pages: 31

  8. Aweto, K. E. (2019) The efficiency of resistivity method in delineating lithologic units of the Quatenary deposits of the Niger Delta, FUW Trends in Science & Technology Journal
    https://ftstjournal.com Vol.4(2) Pages: 446 – 451

  9. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O., Aweto, K. E., Chinyem, F. I. and Nwankwoala, H. O. (2018) Assessing the protective capacity of aquifers using very low – frequency electromagnetic survey, Geosciences
    https:// doi:10.3390/geosciences8050150 Vol.150 Pages:

  10. Aweto, K. E. (2018) Downhole geophysical investigation of lithological strata and water quality in the Deltaic plain deposits and Mangrove Swamps of Niger Delta, Journal of Pure and Applied Science
    https://njpas.com.ng Vol.31(2) Pages: 3204 – 3211

  11. Aweto, K. E., Chinyem, F. I and Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. (2018) An approach to estimate total dissolved solids in Groundwater using electrical resistivity sounding and geochemical methods, Global Journal of Geological Sciences
    https://www.ajol.info/index.php/gjgs Vol.16 Pages: 37 - 43

  12. Aweto, K. E., Chinyem, F. I and Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. (2017) Comparative study of total dissolved solids evaluated from resistivity sounding, water analysis and log data, Scientia Africana
    https://www.ajol.info Vol.16(2) Pages: 38 - 43

  13. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. and Aweto, K. E (2017) Impact Analysis of soil condition polluted with oil spillage in Otor – Jeremi, Delta State, Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment.
    Vol.15(1) Pages: 85 – 93

  14. Aweto, K. E. (2017) Groundwater contamination indications derived from electrical resistivity imaging and Single-point resistance log, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    Vol. Pages: 110 – 115

  15. Aweto, K. E., Akpoborie, I. A. and Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. (2015) Characterization of Groundwater Quality from Surface Geoelectrics: The case of the Sombreiro-Warri Deltaic Plain Aquifer, Western Niger Delta, Nigeria, Journal of Environment and Earth Science
    https://www.iiste.org Vol.5(8) Pages: 5 – 12

  16. Aweto, K. E. and Akpoborie, I. A. (2015) Estimating Aquifer Parameters with Geoelectric Soundings: Case Study from the Shallow Benin Formation at Orerokpe, Western Niger Delta, Nigeria, British Journal of Applied Science and Technology
    DOI:10.9734/BJAST/2015/14541 Vol.6(5) Pages: 486 – 496

  17. Akpoborie, I. A., Aweto, K. E. and Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. (2015) Urbanization and Major ion Hydrogeochemistry of the shallow Aquifer at Effurun-Warri Metropolis, Nigeria, Environment and Pollution
    https://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ep.nvn1p37 Vol.4(1) Pages: 37 – 46.

  18. Chinyem, F. I., Aweto, K. E., Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. and Ibeneme, S. I. (2014) Integrated Very Low Frequency Electromagnetic (VLF – EM) Profiling and Electrical Resistivity Sounding for Groundwater investigation: A case study of Igbonla and Environs, Central Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    Vol.13(1) Pages: 94 – 107

  19. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O; Aweto, K.E. and Akpoborie, I.A. (2014) Investigations of groundwater quality and evolution in an estuary environment: a case study of Burutu Island, Western Niger Delta, Nigeria, Journal of Environmental Hydrology
    https://www.hydroweb.com Vol.22(5) Pages: 1 – 11

  20. Aweto, K.E. and Adaikpoh, E. O. (2014) Observations from square array resistivity response over Ezimo coal field, Southeastern Nigeria, Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Science
    DOI:10.190267/rjees.6.5746 Vol.6(2) Pages: 90 – 95

  21. Aweto, K.E. and Mamah, L. I. (2014) Application of resistivity methods to groundwater protection studies in Niger Delta, International Journal of Environmental Protection
    https://www.reseachgate.net Vol.4(3) Pages: 27 – 35

  22. Aweto, K. E. (2013) Resistivity methods in hydro-geophysical investigation for groundwater in Aghalokpe, Western Niger Delta, Global Journal of Geological Sciences
    https://www.ajol.info Vol.11 Pages: 47 – 55

  23. Aweto, K. E. and Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. (2013) An integration of geophysical and geochemical data in evaluating groundwater resources in Sapele metropolis, Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    DOI:10.5987/UJ-NJSE.16.040.1 Vol.12(1) Pages: 49 – 53

  24. Ohwoghere-Asuma, O. and Aweto, K. E (2013) Leachate Characterization and Assessment of groundwater and surface water qualities near municipal solid Waste dump site in Effurun, Delta State, Journal of Environment and Earth Science
    https://www.iiste.org Vol.3(9) Pages: 126 – 134

  25. Aweto, K. E. (2012) Delineation of fractured zones in crystalline basement rocks using DC-resistivity method in Oke-Ila area, Southwestern Nigeria, Indian Journal of Science and Technology
    https://www.researchgate.net Vol.5(7) Pages: 2987 – 2990

  26. Aweto, K. E. (2012) Hydrogeological deductions from geoelectric and Hydrogeological deductions from geoelectric and downhole geophysical data in Okpara Inland, Western Niger Delta geophysical data in Okpara Inland, Western Niger Delta, Middle East Journal of Scientific Research.
    https://www.idosi.org Vol.11(1) Pages: 100 – 105

  27. Akpoborie, I. A. and Aweto, K. E. (2012) Ground wGround water condition in the Mangrove Swamp of the Western Niger Delta: Case study of the Ughoton-Omadino area, Delta State, Nigeriaater condition in the Mangrove Swamp of the Western Niger Delta: Case study of the Ughoton-Omadino area, Delta State, Nigeria, Journal of Environmental Hydrology
    https://www.hydroweb.com Vol.20(6) Pages: 1 – 14

  28. Aweto, K. E. (2011) Aquifer vulnerability assessment at Oke-Ila area, South Nigeria, International Journal of the Physical Sciences
    https://academicjournals.org Vol.6(3) Pages: 7574 – 7583

  29. Aweto, K. E. and Akpoborie, I. A. (2011) Geo-electric and hydrogeochemical mapping of Quaternary Deposits at Orerokpe in the Western Niger Delta, Journal of Applied Science and Environmental Management
    https://www.ajol.info Vol.15(2) Pages: 351 – 359

  30. Aweto, K. E. (2010) A geoelectrical investigation of aquiferous units in parts of Delta State, Southern Nigeria, Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment
    Vol.9 Pages: 18 – 29