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

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

1st Edition - November 6, 2017

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  • Editor: Prince Emeka Ndimele
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096284
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128093993

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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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2017
  • Published: November 6, 2017
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128096284
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128093993

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

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