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  • Area of Specialization: Entomology
  • Department of Animal and Environmental Biology

  • Chioma Cynthia Ojianwuna obtained her B.Sc. in Zoology (First Class Honors) from Delta State University, Abraka, and Delta State, Nigeria in 2004 and she received the Vice Chancellor’s Award as the Best Graduating Student of the University in 2003/2004 Academic Session. She also obtained her M.Sc in Zoology (Entomology Option) with a Distinction from the same University in 2009. She obtained her Ph.D. in Entomology, in 2018 from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma Edo State, Nigeria. Dr Ojianwuna is an Associate Professor and currently the Ag. Head of Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. Her research interest is focused on insects and their services to humanity ( positive and negative impacts of insects on man and his environment). Based on these, she and her research team are preparing a gene bank for important species of butterflies and plants in Nigeria through the assistance of GGBN (Global Genome Biodiversity Network). She also obtained a grant for a short course in DEST (Distributed European School of Taxonomy) Florence, Italy 2013 for Entomological Research in Protected Areas. She also received a grant as the Principal Investigator on Entomology and Surveillance activities of the Global fund new fund model Malaria Grant for Delta State in Nigeria from 2020 till date and has established an Entomological Sentinel site in Delta State. She was a member of the task team for the development of Curriculum for Entomological Surveillance Activities for NMEP( National Malaria Elimination Programme). She has also participated in the rolling coverage for Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) (Onchocerciasis and Filariasis) in Isoko North L.G.A and full coverage survey on Schistosomiasis and Soil Transmitted Helminths in Ughelli South L.G.A of Delta State respectively in 2021. She has also been trained by ADAPTI (Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institution) on the use of SPSS in 2018. She participated in a hands-on training workshop on Capacity building in Molecular Marker Applications and Bioinformatics for Young Scientists in Biodiversity Research in Abuja ,2015. She was a beneficiary of ETF 2011 AST & D Local Training for Academic Staff and First Class Graduate Scholarship by Delta State Government . She has articles in Scopus Indexed International, National and Local journals. She is one of the board members of Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment, a journal published by the Faculty of Science, Delta State University, Abraka. She is a member, Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (RSTMH), Zoological Society of Nigeria, Entomological Society of Nigeria, International Society for Plant Protection and International Council of Museums. She has also handled responsibilities in the University such as; Member, TETFund Conference / workshop committee; Member, Committee for New Programme for Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Delta State University, Abraka 2020. Member, Organizing Committee, Faculty of Science International Conference (FOSIC, 2019&2023), Member, Convocation Committee, Member Organizing committee of Maiden summit in Women in Leadership and Development by the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, Delta State University, Abraka 2021, Member Committee on Development of Gender policy document and Faculty of Science Representative in Directorate of Gender& Developmental Studies. She is married with beautiful children.
    My Publications
  1. Ojianwuna.C.C and Enwemiwe .V.N (2022) Water Closets as breeding sites for Aedes Mosquitoes in Dry Seasons, Nigerian Journal of Parasitology Vol.43(1) Pages: 145-155

  2. Ojianwuna.C.C, Ahmed I Omotayo, Victor N Enwemiwe, Fouad A Adetoro, Destiny N Eyeboka, Kemi Adesalu, Allan Egedegbe, Eric Esiwo, Tolulope A Oyeniyi (2022) Pyrethroid Susceptibility in Culex quinquefasciatus Say. (Diptera: Culicidae) Populations from Delta State, Niger-Delta Region, Nigeria, Journal of Medical Entomology/ Entomological Society of America ( Oxford Publishers) Vol.59(2) Pages: 758-763

  3. Ojianwuna, C.C, Enwemiwe, V.N., Omotayo, A.I., and Golley, D (2022) Cytochrome P450 is implicated in permethrin resistance in Anopheles coluzzii population from Delta State, Nigeria. , Animal Research International/University of Nigeria, Department of Zoology, Nsukka, Nigeria, Enugu State Vol.19(1) Pages: 4261-4269

  4. Ojianwuna.C.C and Enwemiwe .V.N (2022) Insecticidal effectiveness of naphthalene and its combination with kerosene against the emergence of Aedes aegypti in Ika North East, LGA, Delta State, Nigeria, Parasite Epidemiology and Control / Elsevier Vol.18 Pages: e00259

  5. Ojianwuna, C.C, Enwemiwe, V.N., and Ekeazu (2021) Abundance and distribution of Anopheles mosquitoes in relation to physicochemical properties in Delta State, Nigeria, FUDMA Journal of Sciences (FJS)/Faculty of Science, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Vol.5(3) Pages: 274-280

  6. Ojianwuna, C.C., Enwemiwe, V.N., and Ekeazu, C.N. (2021) Abundance and distribution of Anopheles mosquitoes in relation to physicochemical properties in Delta State, Nigeria, FUDMA Journal of Sciences (FJS)/Faculty of Science, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Vol.5(3) Pages: 274-280

  7. Enwemiwe .V.N, Anyaele.O. and Ojianwuna.C.C (2021) Evaluating the potentials of Randomised Integrated Control Trial on Tungiasis in a South- Western Nigerian Community, Acta Tropica/ Elsevier Vol.106076 Pages:

  8. Ojianwuna.C.C, Enwemiwe .V.N and Sunny.E Erhunmwun (2021) Effect of Petroleum Products on Larvicidal activity of Aedes mosquitoes in Ika North East L.G.A , Delta State, Nigeria, Open Environmental Reasearch Journal( Formerly Open Ecology Journal)/ Bentham Science Publishers Vol.14(1) Pages: 24-30

  9. Ojianwuna.C.C and Enwemiwe .V.N (2021) Toxicity and Repellency of Scent Leaf (Ocimum gratissimum), kerosene and nephthalene in single and mixed form in Termites ( Macrotermes bellicosus), Journal of Biopesticides/ Crop Protection Research Centre, Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, India Vol.14(1) Pages: 41-49

  10. Ojianwuna.C.C and Enwemiwe .V.N (2021) The efficacy of Salt, ginger and Two Local Peppers for the management of Plantain Chips infested with Tribolium castaneum (Herbst) ( Coleoptera: Tenebriodae), Journal of Biopesticides/ Crop Protection Research Centre, Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, India Vol.14(2) Pages: 154-164

  11. Ojianwuna. C.C. , Enwemiwe V.N and Odibo.E.O (2021) Nutritional Composition of Some insects Consumed in Delta State, FUW Trends in Science and Technology Journal. Vol.6(1) Pages: 141-145

  12. Enwemiwe V.N , Ojianwuna. C.C. and Anyaele.O (2021) Intensity and Clinical Mobidities of tungiasis in an impoverished South West Nigerian Community, Parasite Epidemiology and Control/ Elsevier Vol. Pages: e00215

  13. Ojianwuna. C.C., Ilondu E.M and Enwemiwe V.N (2021) Larvicidal efficacy of Leaf extracts from three asteraceous plant againt mosquito(Culex quinquefasciatus), FUDMA Journal of Sciences Vol.5(2) Pages: 100-108

  14. Ojianwuna. C.C., Enwemiwe V.N and Ossai .P. (2021) The use of some pyrethroids (Insecticides), their combination and synergist on Anopheles Mosquitoes in Isoko South , Delta State, Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment/ Faculty of Science Delta State University Vol.5(20(1) Pages:  

  15. Ojianwuna. C.C. and Enwemiwe V.N (2021) Spatial Distribution of Butterflies in Different Microhabitat in a University Campus in Southern Nigeria, International Journal of Tropical Insect Science/ Springer Link Pages:

  16. Ojianwuna. C.C. and Enwemiwe V.N (2020) Monitoring thee toxicity of dry wood termites using three plant powders in laboratory culture, Journal of Biopesticide Vol.13(2) Pages: 150-158

  17. AC Ukubuiwe, CC Ojianwuna, IK Olayemi,FO Arimoro and CC Ukubuiwe (2020) Quantifying the roles of Water pH and hardness levels in the development and biological fitness indices of Culex quinquefasciatus Say (Diptera:Culicidae) , Journal of Basic and Applied Zoology/Springer Berlin Heidelberg Vol.81(5) Pages: 1-10

  18. Odibo E.O and Ojianwuna C.C (2020) Potentials of Plant Oil extracts (Azadirachta indica and Ocimum suave) in single and mixed forms against Adult Housefly (Musca domestica), African Entomology/ BioOne Complete Vol.28(1) Pages: 44-54

  19. Enwemiwe.V.N, Ojianwuna.C.C and Anyaele.O (2020) Assessing the Potentials of two local topical ointment as affordable treatment against Tungiasis infestation: Aself experimentation in Igbokoda,Nigeria , Parasite Epidemiology and Control/ Elsevier Vol.11(2020)e00168 Pages: 1-6

  20. Akpan. A.U, Ojianwuna.C.C, Ubulom .P.M.E, Clement A .Y and Oboho, D,E (2020) Effect of Physico-chemical Parameteres on the Abundance and Diversity of Termites and other Arthropods in Termite moulds in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State Nigeria , FUDMA Journal of Sciences/ Federal University Dutsin-ma Kastina Vol.4(2) Pages: 92-100

  21. Ojianwuna. C.C. and Enwemiwe V.N (2020) EFFICIENCY OF GINGER, PEPPER FRUIT AND ALLIGATOR PEPPER POWDERS IN THE CONTROL OF COWPEA BRUCHID (Callosobruchus maculatus) (FABRICIUS, 1775)., FUW Trends in Science and Technology Journal. Vol.5(2) Pages: 445-450

  22. CC Ojianwuna (2019) Insect Fauna Associated with Watermelon Farms In Delta State .Nigeria., Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment/Faculty of Science, Delta State University Vol.17(1) Pages: 57-63

  23. AC Ukubuiwe, CC Ojianwuna, IK Olayemi,FO Arimoro,CJ Omalu ,CC Ukubuiwe and BM Bala (2019) Quantifying the Influence of Larval Density on Disease Transmission indices in Culex quinquefasciatus, the Major African Vector of Filariasis, International Journal of Insect Science/SAGE Publications Vol.11 Pages: 1-11

  24. EO Odibo, AO Egwunyenga and CC Ojianwuna (2019) Seasonal Distribution of Cockroaches species in Abraka, Delta State , Nigeria, FUW Trends in Science and Tech Journal/Federal University of Science and Tech Wukari Vol.4(1) Pages: 163-168

  25. CC Ojianwuna and BO Amusan (2019) A Survey of butterfly fauna in the Sacred Groove of Umuaja Forest, Southern Nigeria, Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management Vol.12(2) Pages: 158-166

  26. CC Ojianwuna , OE Odibo, AU Akpan and KI Egwaoje (2019) Succession pattern of Insects in Relation to Killing Methods of Rattus norvegicus at Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria, Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management/African Journal Online(AJOL) Vol.23(3) Pages: 483-487

  27. Ojianwuna, C.C, Mokogwu, A.T.H, Avwioro, O.G, Nwambuonwo, C.C and Ojidere. C.H (2019) (2019) Chronic LD50 of coconut oil on Rats, Sokoto Journal of Medical Laboratory Science
    Vol.Vol 4(2) Pages: 84-87

  28. Ojianwuna, C.C, Ilondu, E.M and Akpan, A.U (2018) Insecticidal Potency of Ocimum suave (wildbasil)Leaf Oil Extract against Maize weevils (Sitophilus zeamais) and a test of maize seed viability, World Journal of Applied Science and Technology/Faculty of Science ,University of Uyo Vol.10 (2) Pages: 274-279

  29. CC Ojianwuna and AU Akpan (2018) Diversity Pattern of Swallowtails Butterflies in Okomu National Park Edo State in Nigeria, European Scientific Journal Vol.14(36) Pages: 394-406

  30. CC Ojianwuna and FI Surveyor (2017) The effect of Zingiber officinale(Ginger-Zingiberaceae)crude Extracts Applied as individual and mixed with Dennettia tripetala (Pepper fruit- Annonaceae) against Musca domestica, Journal of Experimental Agriculture International Vol.17(5) Pages: 1-9

  31. CC Ojianwuna, P Olisedeme and LS Ossai (2016) The toxicity and Repellency of Plant Extracts applied as individual and mixed extracts against termites (Macrotermes bellicosus), Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies Vol.4(1) Pages: 406-418

  32. CC Ojianwuna and FI Surveyor (2016) insecticidal potentials of Dennettia tripetala(LINN.)(Pepper fruit -Annonaceae) applied as single and mixed with Zingiber officinale(ROSC)(Ginger-Zingiberaceae)crude extracts , Nigerian Journal of Science and Environment/Faculty of Science, Delta State University Vol.14 Pages: 8-17

  33. CC Ojianwuna (2015) Climatic variables as factors affecting diversity and abundance of butterflies in Okomu National Park, Edo State Nigeria, Journal of Natural Science Research Vol.5(2) Pages: 70-76

  34. CC Ojianwuna (2014) Potentials of Cockroach Vectors in Transmitting parasites of Medical Importance in Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria, International Journal of Applied Biological Research,%20DELTA%20STATE%20NIGERIA.pdf Vol.6(2) Pages: 9-20

  35. Amusan,B. , Ojianwuna.C.C , Kehinde, T and Akanbi, A (2014) Butterfly diversity of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, South West Nigeria., The Zoologist/ Zoological Society of Nigeria Vol.12 Pages: 1-7

  36. Egho, E.O, Ojianwuna.C.C and Enujeke, E.C (2013) Cassava Mealy Bug Incidence, Species Status and Alternative Host Plants in Ethiope East and Oshimili South Agro Ecological Zone , Delta State, International Journal of Science and Nature Vol.4(3) Pages: 425-430

  37. CC Ojianwuna and PA Umoru (2012) The use of two indigenous medicinal Plant leaf powders (Cymbopogon citratus and Ocimum suave) applied as mixed and individual powders to evaluate the reproductive fitness of F1 generation Of Callosobruchus maculatus, Academic Journals Vol.3(2) Pages: 14-18

  38. CC Ojianwuna and PA Umoru (2011) Acute Toxicity of lemon grace ( Cymbopogon citratus) and wild basil (Ocimum suave) applied as mixed and individual powders against cowpea bruchid (callosobruchus maculatus), Academic Journals Vol.6(29) Pages: 6311-6319

  39. CC Ojianwuna , AG Edafemakor, AC Iloh ( 2011) Toxicity of Ocimum suave( Wild basil) leaf oil on adult housefly (Musca domestica), International Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Soil Science Vol.1(10) Pages: 417-420

  40. CC Ojianwuna and PA Umoru ( 2010) Effect of Cymbopogon citratus (Lemon grass) and Ocimum suave (Wild basil) applied as mixed and individual powders on eggs laid and emergence of adult Callosobruchus maculatus, Academic Journals Vol.5(20) Pages: 2837-2840