Frank C. Akamagwuna


Postdoctoral Researcher (Thomas Lab)


  • Postdoctoral Research, University of Alabama, 2023 - Present
  • Postdoctoral Research, Rhodes University, 2021 - 2023
  • Ph.D., Zoology, Rhodes University, 2021
  • MSc., Water Resource Science, 2017
  • B.SC.Hons., Zoology, Delta State University, 2014

Research Interests

Ecosystem Ecology, Food Web, Nutrient cycling, Plastic Pollution

Selected Publications

Odume ON., Akamagwuna FC., Ntloko P., Dallas HF., Nnadozie CF., Barber-James HM. (2023). A trait database for Southern Africa freshwater invertebrates. African Journal of Aquatic Science.

Tumwesigye E, Nnadozie CF, Akamagwuna FC, Noundou XS, Nyakairu WG, Odume ON. (2023). Microplastics as vectors of chemical contaminants and biological agents in freshwater ecosystems: Current knowledge status and future perspectives. Environmental Pollution.

Akamagwuna F.C., Odume N.O. and Richoux N. (2022). Exploring the community structure of Afrotropical macroinvertebrate traits and ecological preferences along an agricultural pollution gradient in the Kat River, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Ecological Indicators.

Odume OA, Onyima BN, Nnadozie CF, Omovoh GO, Mmachaka T, Omovoh BO, Uku JE, Akamagwuna FC and Arimoro FO (2022). Governance and Institutional Drivers of Ecological Degradation in Urban River Ecosystems: Insights from Case Studies in African Cities. Sustainability. 10.3390/su142114147.

Akamagwuna F.C. and Odume N.O. (2020). Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera (EPT) functional feeding group responses to fine-grain sediment stress in a river in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of environmental monitoring and assessment.

Akamagwuna F.C., Mensah P.K., Nnandozie F. and Odume N.O. (2019). Trait-based responses of Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera to sediment stress in the Tsitsa River and its tributaries. River research and application.