Date:August 01, 2012

TIMOTHY O. AMOO

Timothy O. Amoo

EDUCATION

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

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
developnig contries 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 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 activies centers on the use of
molecular and boichemical markers to study the possible genotoxic effect and oxidatives 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

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
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
4. Amoo, T. O., and Komolafe, O. O. (2018). Assessment Of Water Quality Parameters In An Artifician Lake,
Southwestern Nigeria. Tropical Freshwater Biology, 27(2): 43 – 55. (Nigeria)

Conference Proceedings
5. Akindele, E. O., Adedapo, A. M., Adetayo, I. O., Amoo T. O., and Akinpelu O. T. (2018). Biodiversity of
Benthic Macroinvertebrates in the Protected Area of Osun River and Its Downstream Section, Osogbo, Nigeria.
Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the Nigerian Tropical Biology Association.

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