Dr Gordon Tami Amangabara


Dr Gordon Tami Amangabara

Lecturer I
Environmental Technology Department
School of Environmental Technology, FUTO
Emailgordon.amangabara@futo.edu.ng, amangabaragt@gmail.comamangabara@yahoo.com



  • 2015   –  PhD  –  Geography & Environmental Management (Geomorphology)   –  University of Port Harcourt
  • 2007  –   M.Phil.  Environmental Management    –   Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
  • 1998  –  B.Sc.  –  Geography & Regional Planning   University of Benin, Benin City

Research Interests

Earth surface dynamics that modify the form, processes and materials of the landscapes

  • Flood & Erosion
  • Water Resources Management
  • River Restoration & Integrated Coastal Zone Management
  • Vulnerability, Hazards & Disaster Management associated with natural/human-induced processes within a framework of multidisciplinary, field-based, process-oriented approach


38 publications in highly rated peer-reviewed National and International Journals including Emerald, Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie, World Academy of Science and Elsevier (h-index – 6). 15 Papers presented at Local and International Conferences

Peer-reviewed Publications

1.      Amangabara GT, Njoku JD & Iwuji MC (2017) People’s perception of Soil Erosion and its implication in Imo State, Nigeria. IMPACT: International Journal of Research in Applied, Natural and Social Sciences (IMPACT: IJRANSS) ISSN (P): 2347-4580; ISSN (E): 2321-8851 Vol. 5, Issue 12, Dec 2017 Peer-reviewed Publications

2.      Njoku JD, Amangabara GT & Nkogho UD (2017) Temporal Assessment of Soil Loss using the Revised Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) Model and Geospatial Techniques. Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research. www.jsaer.com Vol 4 Issue 6

3.      Amangabara, GT; Njoku JD; Iwuji MC & Nlemedim, V.C.(2017). Assessment of the Suitability of some Sites for Aquaculture Development in the Onitsha Sub-basin, Anambra State, Nigeria using GIS methods.  FUTO Journal Series. (FUTOJNLS) e-ISSN : 2476-8456  p-ISSN : 2467-8325 Volume-3, Issue-1. 114 -130

4.      Amangabara, G.T and Otumchere, V.N(2016) Understanding the factors and Processes of the Umuagwo – Urualla Gully Erosion in Ideato North LGA of Imo State, Nigeria. Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, www.jsaer.com 2016 3(1), 55-67

5.      Obenade, M and Amangabara, G T (2015) Climate Change and Population Displacement: Implications and strategies for the Niger Delta of Nigeria. NIGER DELTA RESEARCH DIGEST (NDRD)/Journal of the Centre for Niger Delta Studies. Vol. 9 (1). 67 -91 (ISSN: 2141-1468)

6.      Amangabara, GT (2015). Drainage Morphology of Imo Basin in the Anambra – Imo River Basin Area, of Imo State, Southern Nigeria. Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International 3(1): 1-11, DOI: 10.9734/JGEESI/2015/

7.      Amangabara, G T and Obenade, M (2015). Flood Vulnerability Assessment of Niger Delta States Relative to 2012 Flood Disaster in Nigeria. American Journal of Environmental Protection. Vol. 3, No. 3. 76 -83. DOI:10.12691/env-3-3-3 Science and Education Publishing http://pubs.sciepub.com/env/3/3/3

8.      Amangabara, G.T., Njoku, J.D and Obenade, M.  (2014). Applying Satellite Remote Sensing and GIS tools in the study of Gully Erosion. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports 4(3): 253-264. Article no. JSRR.2015.029   ISSN: 2320–0227.DOI: 10.9734/JSRR/2015/12753

9.      Gobo, A.E; Amangabara, GT; Pepple, W. W (2013). Public Perception of Tidal Flooding Hazards on Bonny Island, Rivers State; Nigeria. Marine Science 2163-243X 3(3)  (p-ISSN: 2163-2421. e-ISSN: doi:10.5923/j.ms.20130303.04

10.  Ogbonna, D.N; Amangabara, G.T and Paul, I A (2011) Study of the nature of urban flood in Benin City, Edo State; Nigeria. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. Vol. 17 No. 1. 23-41 http://www.ajol.info

11.  Amangabara, G.T and Gobo, A.E (2010). Perceptions and Realities of Flood Hazards, Flood Mitigation and Control in Nigeria. Global Journal of Environmental Sciences. Vol.9, No.1 & 2. 13-25 www.globaljournalseries.com

12.  Amangabara, G.T; Gobo, A.E and Abam, T.K.S (2008). Geomorphic instability of small streams subjected to rapid urbanization in coastal Nigeria. Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie Vol.52, Issue 2. 195-205.  DOI 10.1127/0372-8854/2008. www. Schweizerbart.de

13.  Amangabara, G.T and Gobo, A.E(2007). Factors that influence the flooding of the Middle and Lower Ntamogba Stream Catchments, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Hydrology Vol.15 paper 27 http://www.hydroweb.com International Association of Hydrology. USA.

Awards Received

  • BOF Communications Scholar 2006
  • Rivers State Government Scholar 2008 -2011

Professional Associations

  • Dr Amangabara is an active member of many professional bodies including the Nigeria Association of Hydrological Sciences(NAHS), the Nigeria Environmental Society (NES) and the Association Nigerian Geographer (ANG)
  • He is a consultant on water resources management, land degradation, flood & erosion control for many organisations including the NDDC, Steady Consult, Groundscan Nig Ltd, Wetlands Nig Ltd etc.

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