Name of staff: Tening Aaron Suh
Department: Agronomic and Applied Molecular Sciences
Faculty: Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Telephone +237 677 753 400-
GRADE Associate Professor
BRIEF EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
1994 -University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Agronomy
1988 – University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Master of Science (MSc) in Soil Science
1987 -University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria Bachelor of Science (BSc) Hons. in Chemistry
RESEARCH INTEREST AREA:
Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Soil Mineralogy, Agronomy, Applied Environmental Research including Pollutants in the Environment, Environmental Monitoring and increasingly in the emerging area of the Sustainable Use of Industrial and Agricultural waste Materials-
MASTER DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED : 10
Four of the most impactful:
Ndeh Y.N., 2012. Accumulation of some heavy metals in soils around the Buea municipality. MSc Thesis. Department of Chemistry, University of Buea, Cameroon
Eleanor Eken Tangunyi 2011. Physicochemical properties of soils under selected land-use systems on the eastern flank of Mount Cameroon. MSc Thesis. Department of Environmental Science, University of Buea, Cameroon
Asongwe, G.A. 2010. The effects of physicochemical properties of soil and some water bodies on the Douala-Edea mangrove ecosystem. MSc Thesis. Department of Environmental Science, University of Buea, Cameroon
Yakum-Ntaw, Y.S. 2006. Phosphorus fixing capacity of a volcanic soil on the slopes of mount Cameroon and fertilizer implications. MSc Thesis. Department of Chemistry, University of Buea, Cameroon.
PhD THESES SUPERVISED: None-
Asongwe G.A., B.P.K. Yerima and A.S. Tening (2016). Spatial variability of selected physico-chemical properties of soils under vegetable cultivation in urban and peri-urban wetland gardens of Bamenda municipality, Cameroon. African Journal of Agricultural Research 11(2): 74-86.
Ndam L.M, A.M. Mih, A.G.N. Fongod, A.S. Tening, N.A Temenu and Y. Fujii (2015). First record of Euphorbia golondrina L. C. Wheeler (Euphorbiaceae) in Cameroon. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 6(4): 428-434. http://www.innspub.net
Ngosong, C.,P.M. Mfombep, A.C. Njume and A.S. Tening (2015). Integrated Soil Fertility Management: Impact of Mucuna and Tithonia Biomass on Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) Performance in Smallholder Farming Systems. Agricultural Sciences 6(10): 1176-1186.
Asongwe, G.B, B.P.K. Yerima and A.S. Tening (2014)). Vegetable Production and the Livelihood of Farmers in Bamenda Municipality, Cameroon. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 3(12): 682-700. ISSN: 2319-7706Volume 3Number 11 (2014) pp. 173-180
Tening, A.S., G.A. Asongwe, G.B. Chuyong and B. Ambo Fonge and Antoine David Mvondo-Ze. (2014). Heavy metal status in the Rio del Rey mangroves of Cameroon. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences 3(12): 701-717. ISSN: 2319-7706Volume 3Number 11 (2014) pp. 173-180
Tening, A.S., J.N. Foba-Tendo, S.Y. Yakum-Ntaw and F. Tchuenteu. 2013. Phosphorus fixing capacity of a volcanic soil on the slope of mount Cameroon. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America. 4(3): 166-174. http://www.scihub.org/ABJNA
Tening, A.S., G.B. Chuyong, G.A. Asongwe, B.A. Fonge, L.L. Lifongo, and B.K. Tandia. (2013). Nitrate and Ammonium levels of some water bodies and their interaction with some selected properties of soils in Douala metropolis, Cameroon. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 7(7): 648-656. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJEST.
Tening, A.S., G.B. Chuyong, G.A. Asongwe, B.A. Fonge, L.L. Lifongo, A.D. Mvondo-Ze, V.B. Che and C.E. Suh. 2013. Contribution of some water bodies and the role of soils in the physicochemical enrichment of the Douala-Edea mangrove ecosystem. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 7(5): 336-349. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJEST.
Fonge, B.A., A.S. Tening, R.M. Achu and G.S. Yinda. (2013). Effects of physico-chemical parameters on the diversity and abundance of benthic algae in an agricultural wetland in Ndop plain, Cameroon. Global Advanced Research Journal of Agricultural Science. 2(9): 217-230. http://garj.org/garjas/index.htm.
Fonge, A.B., B.G. Chuyong, A.S. Tening, A.C. Fobid & N.F. Numbisi. 2013. Seasonal occurrence, distribution and diversity of phytoplankton in the Douala basin, Cameroon. African Journal of Aquatic Science. 38(2): 123-133.
Ngane, E.B., A.S. Tening, E E Ehabe and F Tchuenteu 2012. Potentials of some cement by-products for liming of an acid soil in the humid zone of South-western Cameroon. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America. 3(8): 326-331. http://www.scihub.org/ABJNA.
Fonge, B.A., A.S. Tening, E.A. Egbe, G.S. Yinda, A.N. Fongod and R.M. Achu. 2012. Phytoplankton diversity and abundance in Ndop wetland plain. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 6(6): 247-257. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJEST.
Fonge, B.A., E.A. Egbe, A.N. Fongod, A.S. Tening, R.M. Achu, G.S. Yinda and Z.E.A. Mvondo. 2012. Effects of land use on macrophyte communities and water quality in Ndop wetland plain, Cameroon. Journal of Agriculture and Social Sciences. 8: 41-49. http://www.fspublishers.org.
Forton, O.T., V.E. Manga, A.S. Tening, and A.V. Asaah. 2012. Land contamination risk management in Cameroon: A critical review of the existing policy framework. Land Use Policy, 29: 750-760. http://www.elsevier.com/landusepol.
Tening, A.S. and J.A.I. Omueti. 2011. Suitability of extractants for predicting iron in soils of the humid zone of South-western Nigeria. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America. 2(8): 1244-1250. http://www.scihub.org/ABJNA.
Fonge, B.A., A.S. Tening, E.A. Egbe, E.M. Awo, D.A. Focho, P.M. Oben, G.A. Asongwe and R.M. Zoneziwoh. 2011. Fish (Aruis heudelotii Valenciennes, 1840) as bio-indicator of heavy metals in Douala estuary of Cameroon. African Journal of Biotechnology, 10(73): 16581-16588. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB.
Fonge, B.A., D.A. Focho, E.A. Egbe, A.S. Tening, A.N. Fongod, G.A. Neba and A. Mvondo Ze. 2011. The effects of climate and edaphic factors on plant colonisation on lava flows on Mount Cameroon. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment. 3(8): 255-267. http://www.academicjournals.org/jene.
Tening, A.S., F. Tcheunteu and B.B. Gwanpua. 2008. Suitability of different extractants and turbidimetric reagents in the quantitative determination of sulfate-sulfur in soils of South-western Cameroon. Journal of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences. 7: 157-162.
Teyim, E.A., P.M. Oben, G.O. Nkeng, B.O. Oben and A.S. Tening. (2011). The concentration, sources and control of nitrate-nitrogen pollution along the Cameroon coastline. In: Albercht E., Egute T.O. and Forbid G.T. (eds). Risk assessment and management for environmental protection in sub-Saharan Africa. P204-211. DER JURISTISCHE VERLAG LEXXION, BERLIN
Tening, A.S., and J.A.I. Omueti. (2000). Potassium availability in soils from different parent materials in the sub humid zone of Nigeria. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 31: 509-519.
Tening, A.S., J.A.I. Omueti and G. Tarawali. (1995). Potassium requirements of a grass/legume pasture established on selected soils of the subhumid zone of Nigeria. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 26: 2403-2424.
Tening, A.S., J.A.I. Omueti and G. Tarawali. (1995). Fixation of potassium in some soils of the sub humid zone of Nigeria. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 26: 1169-1177.
Tening, A.S., G. Tarawali and J.A.I. Omueti. (1995). Critical potassium deficiency levels for a grass/legume pasture grown on soils of the subhumid zone of Nigeria. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 26: 673-685.
Tening, A.S., J.A.I. Omueti, G. Tarawali and M.A. Mohamed-Saleem. (1995). Potassium status of some selected soils under different land-use systems in the subhumid zone of Nigeria. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 26: 657-672.
Aaron S. Tening is an Associate Professor of Soil Science and particularly Soil Chemistry and Fertility. He is passionate about practical and applied research. He has developed several modules and courses in General Chemistry, Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Soil Science and Materials Science, which are taught across degree programmes ranging from undergraduate to doctoral studies. He has a track record in post graduate research supervision.
He was Chief Scientific Investigator of a Research Grant Award by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna Austria and Co-investigator in the Flemish Inter–University Commission (VLIR) Research Project. He has research collaborations with a number of research establishments including University of Buea, Cameroon, University of Bristol, UK, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, University of Dschang, Cameroon, and Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (IRAD) Ekona, Cameroon. His research findings are widely published in peer reviewed journals and some presented at a number of national and international conferences. He is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Cameroon Academy of Sciences, International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences and the International Journal of Agricultural Policy and Research. He is a member of many Scientific Societies and Committees.
His current research explores the soil-water interaction in different ecosystems with special reference to soil mineralogy and fixation capacities in relation to Agriculture and environmental monitoring.