Adejoke Olukemi Akinyele

University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr. Adejoke Olukemi Akinyele is a Reader in the Department of Forest Production and Products, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Her area of specialization is Silviculture & Tree Improvement. At the University of Ibadan, Adejoke has served in various capacities such as Sub-Dean Undergraduate (Forestry); and the current Sub Dean (Postgraduate), Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources. She has been a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) since 2010. She is the Deputy coordinator for IUFRO Division 2, Unit 2.08.00: Hardwood improvement, culture and genetic resources. She is currently the alternate representative for Nigeria in IUFRO International Council. She has partnered with Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) and Pedagogical leadership in Africa (PedaL) to enhance Higher Education in Online – Technology for Transformative Pedagogy since 2019. Adejoke was a visiting scientist in the School of Forestry and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA. She is also a member of the United States International exchange alumni. She is an alumnus of BioVision through the World Life Sciences Forum, Scientific Foundation of Lyon and French Academy of Sciences and a recipient of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme, Wageningen International, The Netherlands. She is a fellow of the Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management (CIPSEM) under the UNEP/UNESCO/BMU fellowship at Technische Universitaet, Dresden, Germany and a Commonwealth fellow under the Commonwealth Academic fellowship in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor University, Wales. Dr. Akinyele is a full Member of the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA), International Union of Forestry Research Organisation (IUFRO), Forestry Association of Nigeria, Nigerian Young Academy and African Forest Forum. She has supervised over 60 students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Adejoke has been published widely in several outlets such as books, chapters in books, articles in conference proceedings and peer-reviewed journals.