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Effiong Kokoette Sunday

Lecturer II

Basic Information

  • Effiong Kokoette Sunday
  • +8615658073316
  • Lecturer II
  • Marine Biology
  • Academic Staff


Mr. Kokoette Sunday Effiong is presently undertaking his Ph.D. studies in Ocean Engineering and Technology, with a specialty in Maine Biology and Environmental Engineering. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Marine Biology at Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria. He is a joint coordinator in a project, ?The Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment-Water quality-target management system based on regional aquatic ecosystem functions, sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology since 2018. He obtained his M.Sc. degree in Marine Biology in 2014 at the University of Lagos, he also obtained his B.SC, degree in Marine Biology in 2009 at the University of Calabar, both Nigeria. He is an awardee of the Chinese Government Scholarship (Marine Scholarship). He won the outstanding international student of the year award at Zhejiang university for the 2019/2020 session.
He has over 16 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals in Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences. He has also published one patent and a mini-book. He had attended and presented papers in several international and local conferences.?

Research Area

Marine Ecology ? Marine Environment ? Harmful Algal Blooms mitigation, Ecotoxicology, Marine Biology, Environmental Engineering.?


  • 1. Kokoette Effiong, Jing Hu, Caicai Xu, Tao Tang, Haomin Huang, Jiangning Zeng, and Xi Xiao. (2020). Sustainable Utilization of Agricultural Straw for Harmful Algal Blooms Control: A Review. Journal of Renewable Materials, 8(5):461-483. DOI:10.32604/jrm.2020.09111. 
  • 2. Yuzhou Huang, Xi, Xiao, Kokoette Effiong, Caicai Xu, Zhinan Su, Shaojun Jiao and Marianne   Holmer (2021). New Insights into the Microplastic Enrichment in the Blue Carbon Ecosystem: Evidence from Seagrass Meadows and Mangrove Forests in Coastal South China Sea. Environ. Sci. Technol. Doi: 10.1021/acs.est.0c07289. 
  • 3. Tao Tang, Kokoette Effiong, Jing Hu, Chao Li and Xi Xiao, (2021). Chemical prevention and control of the Green Tide Fouling Organism Ulva: key Chemicals, mechanisms, and Application. Front.  Mar Sc. 8:618950. Doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.618950. 
  • 4. Caicai Xu, Shitao Huang, Yuzhou Huang, Kokoette Effiong, Shumiao Yu, Jing Hu, Xi Xiao. (2020).  New insights into the harmful algae inhibition by Spartina alterniflora: Cellular physiology and metabolism of extracellular secretion. Science of the Total Environment. 714(2020) 136737.
  • 5. Shumiao Yu, Chao Li, Caicai Xu, Kokoette Effiong, Xi Xiao (2019). Understanding the inhibitory mechanism of antialgal allelochemical flavonoids from genetic variations: Photosynthesis, toxin synthesis, and nutrient utility. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 177(2019) 18-24.
  • 6. Effiong, K. S. and Inyang, A. I. (2015). Epiphytic Algae on Aquatic Macrophyte (Water Hyacinth) in a Tropical Lagoon and their Possible Use as Bioindicator. International Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Analysis 2015; 3(6):404-410.
  • 7. Effiong K. S, Inyang A. I. and Robert U. U. (2018). A Comparative Study of the Epiphyton and Phytoplankton Biomass in Yewa Lagoon at Iragbo in Relation to Environmental Characteristics. Elixir Environ. & Forestry.118 (2018):37-46.
  • 8. Inyang, A. I, Dan, M. U and Sunday, K.E. (2018). Seasonal and Spatial Variations of Physicochemical Properties of Eastern Obolo Coastal Water, Niger Delta-Nigeria. J Mar Biol Oceanogr.7(1):1-8.
  • 9. Inyang A. and Effiong K. (2017). Biochemical Composition of an Estuarine Oyster (Oystrea tulipa Lamarck), Thais califera Var. Coronata (Lamarck) and Senilia senilis (Linneaus) in a mangrove swamp of Eastern Obolo, Niger Delta. J MarBiol Oceanography 6:1-5.
  • 10. Hu Jing, Xiao Xi, Kokoette Effiong. Tang Tao. A method for optimizing the decomposed straw of Yunzhi to improve the algal inhibiting effect of the decomposed solution (Application number 202111347875.0, published). 
  • 11. A. I. Inyang, K. S. Effiong and D. I. Nwankwo (2014). Composition of Periphyton Community on Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes): In    Analysis of Environmental Characteristics at Ejirin Part of Epe Lagoon in Southwestern Nigeria. Journal of Marine Biology. 2015:1-9
  • 12. A. I. Inyang, K. S. Effiong and M. U. Dan (2015). A Comparative Study of the Periphyton on Eichhornia crassipes and Phytoplankton Communities: An Overview of Environmental Conditions at Ejirin Part of Epe Lagoon, South-Western Nigeria. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology. 10(5): 1-23.
  • 13. K. S. Effiong and A. I. Inyang (2016).  Diversity of Phytoplankton in Iragbo Part of Yewa Lagoon, Southwestern, Nigeria. American Journal of Bioscience. 4(4):41-48.
  • 14. A. I. Inyang , K. S. Effiong and M.U.Dan (2016). : Effect of hydroclimatic conditions on phytoplankton community at Epe Lagoon tributary, Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Oceanography and Marine  Science. 7(2):12-23.  
  • 15. I. Inyang and K. S. Effiong (2016). Spatial Distribution of Diatoms and Nutrients in a Mangrove Swamp of   Eastern Obolo, Niger Delta. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports. 12(3): XX-XX.
  • 16. Effiong K. S, Inyang A. I. and Robert U. U. (2018). Spatial distribution and diversity of phytoplankton community in Eastern Obolo River Estuary, Niger Delta. Journal of Oceanography and Marine Science. 9(1):1-14.