COVID-19 Update: We are currently shipping orders daily. However, due to transit disruptions in some geographies, deliveries may be delayed. To provide all customers with timely access to content, we are offering 50% off Science and Technology Print & eBook bundle options. Terms & conditions.
The Political Ecology of Oil and Gas Activities in the Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystem - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128093993, 9780128096284

The Political Ecology of Oil and Gas Activities in the Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystem

1st Edition

Editor: Prince Emeka Ndimele
eBook ISBN: 9780128096284
Paperback ISBN: 9780128093993
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 6th November 2017
Page Count: 486
Sales tax will be calculated at check-out Price includes VAT/GST
Price includes VAT/GST

Institutional Subscription

Secure Checkout

Personal information is secured with SSL technology.

Free Shipping

Free global shipping
No minimum order.


The Political Ecology of Oil and Gas Activities in the Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystem reviews the current status of the ecosystems and economic implications of oil and gas development in Nigeria, a key oil-producing state. The ecological and economic impacts of oil and gas development, particularly in developing nations, are crucial topics for ecologists, natural resource professionals and pollution researchers to understand. This book takes an integrative approach to these problems through the lens of one of the key oil-producing nations, linking natural and human systems through the valuation of ecosystem services.

Key Features

  • Provides background information on Nigerian aquatic environments, its local history of oil exploration and a review of the physical chemistry of crude oil
  • Reviews global and national perspectives on the oil and gas industry from a physical ecological, to a socio-political and economic ecological perspective
  • Demonstrates real-life situations of the interactions and impacts of Nigerian petroleum production on the environment and local populations through case studies


Ecologists, ecological economists, natural resource management professionals, petroleum industry, NGOs, pollution professionals

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Background Information on Petroleum Industry Activities and the Nigerian Environment
1. Introduction
2. The Nigerian Aquatic Environment
3. Biotic Resources of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems
a. Abiotic components of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems
4. The Historical Trajectory of Crude Oil Exploration in Nigeria
5. The Physical and Chemical Components of Nigerian Crude Oil
6. Types of crude oil in Nigeria
7. Composition and properties of crude oil
8. Refinery products and By-products
9. The Global oil Industry and the Nigerian Environment.
10. The Nigerian Economy before the Discovery of crude oil.
11. The oil Boom Era: Socio-political and Economic Consequences

SECTION 2: The Effects of Crude Oil Exploration on the Socio-cultural and Eco-economics of Nigerian Environment
13. The impacts of seismic activities on the geology of oil-producing regions of Nigeria
14. The effects of crude oil exploration on Fish and fisheries of Nigerian Aquatic Ecosystems
15. The impacts of petroleum production on terrestrial fauna and flora in oil-producing region of Nigeria
16. Petroleum industry activities and human health
17. Mapping and Modelling Ecosystem Services in Petroleum-producing Areas in Nigeria
18. The Socio-cultural Implications of crude oil Exploration in Nigeria
19. The Eco-Economics of crude oil Exploration in Nigeria
20. Managing Nigeria’s Aquatic Resources
21. Payment for Ecosystem Services
22. Economic valuation of Nigerian Aquatic Resources and Services
23. Trade-off Analyses of Ecosystem Services in Nigerian waters
24. Land use/land cover change in Petroleum-producing Regions of Nigeria
25. Petroleum Industry Activities and Climate change: Global to National Perspective

SECTION 3: Petroleum Industry Challenges and their Solutions
27. Politics of state/oil multinational alliance and security responses
28. Reactions to petroleum exploration from oil-bearing communities: What have we learnt?
29. The Niger Delta Amnesty Programme: Achievements, limitations and sustainability ( OR The political economy of the Niger Delta Amnesty Programme)
30. Sustainable Exploration of crude oil in Nigeria
31. Dealing with oil spill scenarios in Niger Delta: Lessons from the past
32. Remediation of crude oil spillage


No. of pages:
© Academic Press 2017
6th November 2017
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
Paperback ISBN:

About the Editor

Prince Emeka Ndimele

Dr. P.E. Ndimele has a PhD in Fisheries Management, with a focus on Hydrobiology, Environmental Toxicology and Ecological Restoration. He is a fellow of the Europe-African Marine Earth observation Network (EAMNet), a member of several learned societies like Fisheries Society of Nigeria, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, Society of Wetland Scientists and Society for Ecological Restoration. His research interests are Environmental Toxicology and Ecological Restoration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria

Ratings and Reviews