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Welcome to The Ecotoxicoly Lab!
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Forensics research group is focused on conducting high quality research on chemical contaminants such as biocides, , persistent organic pollutants (industrial chemicals, PAH, PCBs, pesticides), trace elements and heavy metals in a variety of species of concern including invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. We study the mechanism of toxic effects and develop novel bioassay methods to explore bioactive/toxic contaminants in the development of safe limits relevant for regulatory bodies within and outside Nigeria. We also conduct ecological modelling and forensic studies with the aim of unmasking the dynamics and patterns of hazardous chemical pollutants. We attempt to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying species-specific responses and susceptibility to chemical exposure, focusing on the functions of xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes. On a broader sense, we evaluate the impact of pollution on ecosystem services in other to achieve balance in ecosystem functioning.