© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Francis O. Arimoro

RISE Degree 

Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University (January–December 2009)

RISE Network(s) 
Current Position 

Associate Professor and Environmental Consultant, Applied Hydrobiology and Fisheries, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria


Post-RISE: Postdoctoral Fellowship (AprilDecember 2012), Institute for Water Research, Rhodes University

Special Accomplishments 

2013 TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visit to Germany


Odume ON, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO, Mensah PK. 2016. Chironomid assemblage structure and morphological response to pollution in an effluent-impacted river, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ecol. Indic. 67:391–402.

Tonkin JD, Arimoro FO, Haase P. 2016. Exploring stream communities in a tropical biodiversity hotspot: biodiversity, regional occupancy, niche characteristics and environmental correlates. Biodivers. Conserv. 25(5):975–93.

Arimoro FO, Keke UN. 2016. The intensity of human-induced impacts on the distribution and diversity of macroinvertebrates and water quality of Gbako River, North Central, Nigeria. Energy, Ecol. Environ., pp. 1–12.

Auta YI, Arimoro FO, Mohammed AZ, Ayanwale AV. 2016. Monitoring seasonal changes in environmental variables and chironomid diversity at Shiroro Lake, Niger State, Nigeria. Int. J. Appl. Bio. Res. 7(1):36–47.

Mohammed AZ, Agbaja JE, Arimoro FO. 2016. Zooplankton community response to deteriorating water quality in Tungan Kawo (Wushishi Dam), North Central, Nigeria. IJIRAS 3(4):51-56.

Edegbene AO, Arimoro FO, Odoh O, Ogidiaka E, Okoli I. 2015. Effect of anthropogenicity on the composition and diversity of aquatic insects of a municipal river in North Central Nigeria. Biosci. Res. Today’s World 1(1):55–66.

Arimoro FO, Odume ON, Meme FK. 2015. Environmental drivers of head capsule deformities in Chironomus spp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) in a stream in north central Nigeria. Zool. Ecol. 25(1):70-76.

Arimoro FO, Odume ON, Uhunoma SI, Edegbene AO. 2015. Anthropogenic impact on water chemistry and benthic macroinvertebrate associated changes in a southern Nigeria stream. Environ. Monit. Assess. 187(2):4251.

Arimoro FO, Ikomi RB, Nwadukwe FO, Eruotor OD, Edegbene AO. 2014. Fluctuating salinity levels and an increasing pollution gradient on fish community structure and trophic levels in a small creek in the Niger delta, Nigeria. Int. Aquat. Res. 6(4):187-202.

Odume ON, Palmer CG, Arimoro FO, Mensah PK. 2014. Patterns of chironomid body-size distribution in an effluent-impacted river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Afr. J. Aquat. Sci. 39(4):377-386.

Meme FK, Arimoro FO, Nwadukwe FO. 2014. Analyses of Physical and Chemical Parameters in Surface Waters nearby a Cement Factory in North Central, Nigeria. J. Environ. Prot. 5(10):826-834.

Ikomi RB, Arimoro FO. 2014. Effects of Recreational activities on the Littoral Macroinvertebrates of Ethiope River, Niger Delta, Nigeria. J. Aquat. Sci. 29(1B):155-170.

Edegbene AO, Arimoro FO, Nwaka KH, Omovoh GO, Ogidiaka E, Abolagba OJ. 2014. The physical and chemical characteristics of Atakpo River, Niger Delta, Nigeria. J. Aquat. Sci. 27(2):159-172.

Odume ON, Muller WJ, Arimoro FO, Palmer CG. 2012. The impact of water quality deterioration on macroinvertebrate communities in the Swartkops River, South Africa: a multimetric approach. Afr. J. Aquat. Sci. 37(2):191-200.

Odume ON, Muller WJ, Palmer, CG, Arimoro, FO. 2012. Mentum deformities in Chironomidae communities as indicators of anthropogenic impacts in Swartkops River. Phys. and Chem. of the Earth 50-52:140-148.

francis.arimoro@futminna.edu.ng / francisarimoro@gmail.com
Completed Degree 
December 2009