Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC)
Motto: Sharing science with society
About the Center
The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) was created under the Department of Biology, Umaru Musa Yaradua University in 2018 to contribute its extensive scientific and educational resources to the conservation of the great variety of life in all its forms and the essential interactions among them – The earth biodiversity.
Mission: To transform knowledge - from diverse sources and perspectives, and spanning areas of scientific research as well as traditional and local knowledge - into conservation action.
Vision: To contribute its extensive scientific and educational resources to the conservation of the great variety of life in all its forms and safeguard the environment where we live.
The aim of the centre is to serve as a platform for conservation of our threatened environment and indigenous biota via an original biodiversity research, information dissemination and inter-agency collaboration.
- To provide professional support on environmental and Biodiversity conservation.
- To offer professional training and certification on Biodiversity conservation.
- To serve as a repository and reference point for Botanical and Zoological genome conservation and research.
- To offer linkage and sponsorship opportunities to prospective/interested researchers in the field of biodiversity and Conservation
What we do
The CBC is already running a project titled Katsina Flora https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/katsina-flora on www.inaturalist.org. The project integrates traditional taxonomic practices, ongoing citizen science initiatives, and digital-age herbarium curatorial skills. iNaturalist is an observation-based online tool that brings together professional and citizen scientists documenting biodiversity. The project already recorded success by documenting about 1410 observations in 117 species within short period of time.
- Bello A., Stirton C.H., Chimphango SBM, Muasya AM (2018). Morphological evidence for introgressive hybridization in the genus Psoralea L. (Psoraleeae, Fabaceae). South African Journal of Botany.
- Systematic history of Apple - Ring Acacia (Faidherbia Albida (Del.) A. Chev, Caesalpiniodeae, Fabaceae https://www.umyu.edu.ng/images/KAJONA_VOL_2_SEPT_2015/29._SYSTEMATIC_HISTORY_OF_APPLE RING_ACACIA_FAIDHERBIA_ALBIDA_DEL._A._CHEV_MIMOSACEAE_FABACEAE.pdf