Date:October 05, 2012

Prof Akinsola I. Akinpelu

Akinsola I. Akinpelu, Ph.D

B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology, University of Calabar, Calabar Nigeria.
M.Sc. Zoology (Parasitology), University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
Ph.D. Zoology (Vertebrate Biology), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

My postgraduate training was in veterinary parasitology, particularly fish parasitology and later vertebrate biology and ecology. The main thrust of my research work in vertebrate biology centers on the ecological study of birds within the Southern rainforest zone of Nigeria and their associated infections.

Research Interest
Animal parasitology, ecological study of forest and savanna birds, impact of pesticides on both resident and migrant bird species. The impact of careless technology on the habitat of animals in the wild and other aspects of vertebrate ecology.
Recent Publications

          Akinpelu, A.I. (2006) Survey of parasites of the Blue-billed Malimbe Malimbus niten (Gray).
          Journal of science and Technology. 26(1):32-38.


              Akinpelu, A.I. (2006). Birds of the sewage stabilization ponds at Obafemi Awolow University,
              Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Journal of science and Technology. 26(2):56- 65.


                  Akinpelu, A.I. and Fajemilehin, M.E. (2006). Aspects of the breeding biology of the Blue-billed
                  weaver Spermophaga haematina. Journal of science and Technology. 26 (3):12- 18.


                      Akinpelu, A.I. and Areo, A.B. (2007). Survey of the snakes of Osun Grove : a world heritage site
                      in Osogbo, Osun state, Nigeria. Revista de Biologia Tropical. 55 (2): 717-721.


                          Akinpelu, A.I. (2007) Wildlife conservation in Nigeria and the role of Zoological Gardens.
                          Environtropica 4 (1&2):84-91.


                              Akinpelu, A.I. (2008) Prevalence and intensity of blood parasites in wild pigeons and doves
                              (Family: Columbidae) from Shasha Forest Reserve, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Animal
                              and Verterinary Advances. 3(2):109 -114.


                                  Olayemi, A. and Akinpelu, A.I. (2008) Diversity and distribution of murid rodent population
                                  between forest and derived savanna sites within Southwestern, Nigeria. Biodiversity and
                                  Conservation. 17:2411-2425.


                                      Olayemi, A. and Akinpelu, A.I. (2008) Morphometric characterization of the Giantpouched
                                      rat (Cricetomys Waterhouse 1840) in the forest zone of South West Nigeria. Mammalia 72:229-336.


                                          Amakulo, U. M. and Akinpelu, A. I. (2010) A study of diurnal primates in Shasha Forest Reserve, Ife
                                          South Local Government Area, Osun State, Nigeria. Proceedings of ssthe 3rd Annual Conference of
                                          the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies. 3:45-54.


                                              Akinpelu, A. I. (2012) Mesh size and bird capture rates in Shasha forest reserve, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Cameroon Journal of Experimental Biology ( In Press).


                                        Contact: Professor A. I. Akinpelu
                                        Department of Zoology
                                        Obafemi Awolowo University,
                                        Ile-Ife, 220005,Osun State, Nigeria.
                                        Room Number: Z 1.32