Gbadamosi To Speak On How Forest Can Rescue Earth’s Heating Mantle As AAUA Inaugural Lecture Holds Feb. 27



A member of the Council of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA) and Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Professor Alaba Emmanuel Gbadamosi is set to deliver the 22nd Inaugural Lecture of Ondo State based institution.

Gbadamosi, a distinguished Professor of Silviculture and Plant Biotechnology will deliver lecture, titled “The Earth’s Heating Mantle: Forest to the Rescue”, on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

According to a statement by the Chairman of the University Ceremonies Committee and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Admin.), Prof. Adebisi Daramola, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, will chair the event. The lecture will take place in the University Multipurpose Hall, commencing at 2:00 pm, with guests urged to be seated by 1:30 pm.

Prof. Gbadamosi, who is also the Director of Centre for Entrepreneurship Development begins his academic journey by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Resources Management in 1995, followed by a Master’s degree in Forest Biology and Silviculture in 1998, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Silviculture and Tree Improvement in 2002, all from the University of Ibadan.

Prof. Gbadamosi, a thoroughbred academic, researcher and administrator of over 25 years, joined the services of AAUA in 2005.

Prof. Gbadamosi’s prolific academic career is marked by the publication of over 47 articles in learned journals. He is a lead investigator of 10 leading-edge research.

He has attended several local and international conferences and presented papers in eight, including the 3rd International Conference on Engineering and Applied Natural Sciences, Konya, Turkey, and the XXV IUFRO World Congress, Curitiba, Brazil.

A grant-winning scholar, Prof. Gbadamosi has won 11 awards and grants, including International Foundation for Science (IFS) Pre-Grant Traveling Award, and Research Grant, AAUA Research Grant for Yam Research, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) sponsored Training at the Malaysian Rice Development Institute, and TETFUND Research grant for Tomato Research.
He holds membership of Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN), Forestry Australia, Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), Member, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF), Nigerian Plant Breeders Association (NPBA), and Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa (IBCSSA).

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