Date:August 01, 2012

Timothy O. Amoo

B.Sc. Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2008
M.Sc. Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 2015

Research Interests
I have background and training in Fish and Fisheries, with emphasis on Freshwater Ecotoxicology. In line with this, I have experience on the Biology and Ecology of many West African freshwater fishes, especially the Sarotherodon, Oreochromis, and Coptodon  species. The focus of my research is to better understand how several groups of environmental toxicants, especially the xenobiotic  heavy metals, affect the fish diversity and population in terms of abundance. Fish serves as a major source of animal protein, more importantly in developing countries where human population is ever increasing geometrically. This is with the intention of providing concrete evidences of pollution in aquatic environment and to educate lay men on the same whose activities are the major contributors to pollution with a view to protecting the environment and make it sustainable for fish production. Particularly, I am interested in how individuals, populations and communities of fish and aquatic organism in general respond to the aforementioned environmental contaminants by the application of majorly field studies of natural habitats. My recent activities centre on the use of molecular and biochemical markers to study the possible genotoxic effect and oxidative responses of some fish species in a polluted gold mine reservoir which can serve as early warning for possible danger at the population level.

Publications
1. Amoo, T. O., and Komolafe, O. O. (2016).  Length-Weight Relationships and Condition Factors of Several Nigerian Fish Species. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 8(1), 21-26. DOI: 10.15835/nsb.8.1.9780
2. Komolafe, O. O., Amoo, T. O., Awodiran M. O. (2018).  Food Habits and Diet Relationship in the Redbelly Tilapia  (Tilapia zillii) and Guenther’s Mouthbrooder  (Chromidotilapia guntheri) from an Abandoned Gold Mine Reservoir, Southwestern Nigeria. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 10(2):148-155. DOI: 10.25835/nsb10210254.
3. Amoo, T. O., and Komolafe, O. O. (2018).  Assessment of water quality parameters in an artificial lake, southwestern Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 27(2):43-45

Contact: Fish and Fisheries Unit, Department of Zoology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
E-mail: amooto@oauife.edu.ng; amootimothy@gmail.com