Telephone: +234-803-4089-518, +234-805-8871-363
Department: Pure and Applied Zoology
Academic Rank: Reader/Associate Professor
Research Interest: Physiology/Ecology
Dr. Gabriel Adewunmi Dedeke is a Reader/Associate Professor of Animal Eco-Physiology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria and his career has spanned a period of 21years. He obtained his PhD, Zoology from the Department Plant Science and Applied Zoology, Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University), Ago Iwoye in 2009. He teaches general biology, core Zoology and applied zoology courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has several studies to his credit in the field of earthworm ecology and environmental physiology.
His research interests include such areas as Animal ecological and physiological interactions with their environment; Environmental Biology/Conservation; Animal Biomarker response to environmental perturbation and stress; Animal Biodiversity Conservation and Ethnozoology. His current research is on the ecological and physiological implication of night light on animals. He has supervised over 90 undergraduate projects and 20 postgraduate projects. He was an expert assessor for a PhD Thesis on Heavy Metal Remediation Potential of a tropical Wetland Earthworm, Libyodrilusviolaceus (Beddard), Department of Cell Biology and Genetics, University of Lagos (10th Dec., 2014).
He was the Field Supervisor for a Master’s Thesis Review of Wildlife Trade and Compliance to the CITES Convention in Nigeria at Universidad Internacional De Andalucia, Spain sponsored through the USAID-funded West Africa Biodiversity Climate Change (WABICC) Programme in collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the ECOWAS Commission. He had been involved in the review of existing and development of new curriculum at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and Covenant University, Ota. Dr. Dedeke is a Reviewer for The Zoologist (Journal of the Network on Giant African Land Snail-NetGALS) and Nigerian Journal of Parasitology. He is a member of Society of Toxicology and Chemistry –SETAC (Europe), Society for Conservation Biology- SCB (UK), Zoological Society of Nigeria- ZSN, Science Association of Nigeria – SAN; member of Council, Science Association of Nigeria (2014-2016) and FUNAAB Organic Agriculture Group; He has attended several trainings and presented scientific papers at national and international conferences.
He was the overall best graduating student of the Department of Biological Sciences, Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye (1992); He received a Vice-Chancellor’s Grant (OOU) (2007); IFSERAR Research Grant Award for Vermiculture Research, University of Agriculture (2011); He has received commendations from the Plant Science and Applied Zoology Student Association (OOU) as the Most Approachable Lecturer in the Department (2007); from the Biological Science Students Association (BIOSSA), FUNAAB as the Most Hard Working Lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences (2010). He received the University commendation, FUNAAB, for his role in the success of the 48th Annual Conference of the Science Association of Nigeria, the 2nd International Conference on Giant African Land Snail and the 1st Undergraduate Scientific Poster Presentation of the Department of Biological Sciences, FUNAAB (2013); Appreciation and Commendation by the University Management for Dedication and Commitment to service and dynamism put into effective leadership and co-ordination during his tenure as the Deputy Director, Institute of Human Resources Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta from April 29, 2014 to April 28, 2016 (November 13, 2017).
He was the Chairman of the Ogun Varsity Chriatian Alumni Fellowship (OVCAF) – 2012-2016; Secretary, Property Owners and Residents Association (PORA), Ajebo Road Housing Estate- 2014-2016; Member, Basketball Association, Ogun State – 2014-2016. He is an avid reader, lover of different genre of music, writer, lover of outdoors and nature. Dr. Gabriel Adewunmi Dedeke and his wife Dr. Olabisi Florence Dedeke live in Abeokuta, with their three children.
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