Kehinde Temitope Olatayo

Kehinde Temitope Olatayo

Associate Professor


  1. Thesis/Dissertation:

Kehinde, T.O. (2001). Effect of some pulverized plant extracts on oviposition, hatching and development of larvae of Aedes aegypti (L), B.Sc. Dissertation, Obafemi Awolowo  University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 28 pp.

Kehinde, T.O. (2007). Feeding preference of Chrysomya chloropyga (Wied.) and Musca  domestica (Linn.) on some animal faecal samples, M.Sc. Thesis, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 92 pp.

Kehinde, T.O. (2011). Effects of vineyard management and landscape context on taxonomic diversity and interaction networks of flower-visiting insects in the Cape  Floristic Region biodiversity hotspot, Ph.D. Thesis, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 155 pp.


  1. Books and Monographs: Nil
  2. Contribution to Books: Nil
  3. Published Journal Articles:

(i)     Muse,W.A., Kehinde, T.O., Oloidi, O.A., Sosan, M.B., and Obuotor, E.M.(2002). Effect of some pulverized plant extracts on oviposition, hatching and development of larvae of Aedes aegypti (L.) Environment and Ecology 20 (4): 810-817 (Nigeria).

(ii)    Kehinde, T.O. and Muse, W.A. (2008). Feeding preference of Chrysomya chloropyga  (Wied.) and Musca domestica (Linn.) on some animal faecal samples. Journal of Entomology 5 (1): 38-44 (United States of America).

(iii)   Kehinde, T.O. and Muse, W.A. (2008). Development of Chrysomya chloropyga (Wied.) and Musca domestica (Linn.) on some animal faecal samples.  Ife Journal of Science  10 (1): 85-90 (Nigeria).

(iv)  Kehinde, T.O. and Samways, M.J. (2012). Endemic pollinator response to organic vs.

conventional farming and landscape context in the Cape Floristic Region biodiversity hotspot. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 146 (1): 162-167 (Netherlands).

(v)  Kehinde, T.O., Eluyeba, O. and Amusan B. (2013). Land use effects on aerial insect  composition on Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science 15: 315-320 (Nigeria).

(vi) Kehinde, T.O. and Samways, M.J. (2014). Management defines species turnover of bees  and flowering plants in vineyards. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 16: 95-101 (United Kingdom).

(vii) Kehinde, T.O. and Samways, M.J. (2014). Insect-flower interactions: network structure  in organic versus conventional vineyards. Animal Conservation 17: 401-409 (United Kingdom).

(viii) Kehinde, T.O. and Samways, M.J. (2014). Effects of vineyard management on biotic  homogenization of insect-flower interaction networks in the Cape Floristic Region  \biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Insect Conservation 18: 469-477 (United Kingdom).

(ix)  Kehinde T., Amusan, B., Ayansola A., Oyelade S. and Adu W. (2014). Status of insect diversity conservation in Nigeria: a review. Ife Journal of Science 16: 319-330 (Nigeria).

(x)  Luísa G.C., Jacobus C.B., Gita B., Jochen F., Martina S., Ignasi B., Christopher N.K-B., Mathilde B., Sofia I.F.G., Vincent M., Katherine C.R.B., Andrew T.D.B., Ruth B., Riccardo B., Ralph C., Natacha C., Juliana D., Lynn V.D., Dormann, F.D., Kate S.E.H. Andrea H., Robert R.J., Martha L-M., Jane M., Ana M-C., Isabel L.N., Theodora P.,

Eileen F.P., Johan E., Maj R. Henrik G.S., Jane C.S., Kehinde T., Teja T., Thomas T., Montserrat V. and William E.K. (2014). The potential for indirect effects between co-flowering plants via shared pollinators depends on resource abundance, accessibility and relatedness. Ecology Letters 17: 1389-1399 (United Kingdom).

(xi) Amusan B., Ojianwuna, C., Kehinde T. and Akanbi A. (2014). Butterfly diversity in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, south-west Nigeria. The Zoologist 12:1-7  (Nigeria).

 *(xii) Oziegbe M., Kehinde T.O. and Matthew J.O. (2016) Comparative reproduction mechanisms of three species of Ocimum L.(Lamiaceae). Acta Agrobotanica 69:1-9. (Poland)

*(xiii) Adedoja O. and Kehinde T.O. (2017) Seasonal variation in the diversity of  anthophilous  insects in three land use types on Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Southwestern Nigeria. Environtropica 14:63-74 (Nigeria).

*(xiv) Adedoja O., Kehinde T.O., Kehinde O. and Alo O. (2017) Composition and  interaction network of flower-visiting insects in Obafemi Awolowo University, parks and gardens, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The Zoologist 15: 22-28 (Nigeria).

* Publications after last promotion

*(xv) Eluyeba O.J. and Kehinde T.O. (2017) Taxa-dependent response of flower-visiting insects to local and landscape disturbance in tropical grassland habitats in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 5: 2638-2643 (India)

*(xvi) Kehinde T.O. (2017) Alpha and beta diversity of flower-visiting insects in different land use types. Journal of Entomology 14:228-233 (United States of America).

*(xvii) Kehinde T.O. (2017) Conserving insect diversity in the tropics: challenges and  prospects. Nigerian Journal of Entomology 33:8-15 (Nigeria).

*(xviii) Kehinde T.O., von Wehrden H., Samways, M., Klein A-M. and Brittain C. (2018) Organic farming promotes bee abundance in vineyards in Italy but not in South Africa. Journal of Insect Conservation 22:61-67 (United Kingdom).

*(xix) Adedoja O., Eluyeba O.J., Oyelade O.J. and Kehinde T.O. (2018) Moderate  grazing impacts on insect-flower interactions in grasslands in a biodiversity hotspot. Journal of Entomology and Nematology 10: 14-22.

*(xx) Adedoja O. and Kehinde T.O. (2018) Changes in interaction network topology and  species composition of flower-visiting insects across three land use types.  African Journal of Ecology.

*(xxi) Adedoja O., Kehinde T.O., Samways M.J. (2018) Insect-flower interaction networks vary among endemic pollinator taxa over an elevation gradient. PlosOne 13 (11), e0207453.

*(xxii) Adedoja O.,Dorman C.F., Kehinde T.O., Samways M.J. (2019) Refuge from fire maintain pollinator-plant interaction networks. Ecology and Evolution 9: 5777-5786.

*(xxiii) Owojori O.J., Ademosu O.T., Jegede O.O., Fajana H.O., Kehinde T.O. and Badejo M.O. (2019) Tropical oribatid mites in soil toxicity testing: Optimization of test protocol and the effect of two model chemicals (cadmium and dimethoate) on Muliercula inexpectata. Chemosphere 218: 948-954.

*(xxiv) Adedoja O., Kehinde T.O., Samways M.J. (2019) Time since fire strongly and  variously influences anthophilous insects in a fire-prone landscape. Ecosphere 10

(9), e02849

  1. Edited and Refereed Conference Proceedings: Nil
  2.   Articles Accepted for Publication:           Nil
  3. Manuscript Submitted for Publication:

Adedoja O., Kehinde T.O., Samways M.J. (2018) Contained stands of invasive alien trees confer benefit for insect pollinators. Submitted to Animal Conservation.

* Publications after last promotion


  1. Creative Work:           Nil
  2. Technical Reports: Nil
  3. Papers and Work in Progress:

Fire refuge influences pollinator-plant interaction network


Professional Accomplishment

I have shown through studies across different countries that irrespective of climatic differences, diversity of insect pollinators is always linked with the availability of floral resources. I have also deployed the use of bipartite package (an ecological network analysis tool in R) to establish that

insect-flower interactions are susceptible to land use disturbances especially intensive agriculture and livestock grazing. Cascading effects of this has been linked to pollination deficiency in pollinator dependent plants. To promote knowledge and skill transfer in this area of research, equipment for systematic, taxonomy and preservation of insect pollinators were acquired from research grants.


Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended With Dates

(i) First Faculty of Science Conference, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria,  July 3-4, 2007.

        Paper presented  

Development of Chrysomya chloropyga (Wied.) and Musca domestica (Linn.) on some  animal faecal samples.

(ii)    38th Annual Conference of Entomological Society of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo  University, Ile Ife, Nigeria, 7th – 9th October, 2007.


           Paper presented 

Feeding preference of Chrysomya chloropyga (Wied.) and Musca  domestica (Linn.) on some animal faecal samples.

(iii)  16th Entomological Congress of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa, Stellenbosch University, South Africa, 5th – 7th July, 2009.

(iv) Student Conference on Conservation Science, American Museum of Natural History, New York, United States of America, 11th – 14th October, 2011.

Paper presented 

Organic vineyard management supports insect-flower interaction networks.

(v) International Graduate Course on Ecology of Animal Migration, Lund University,  Sweden, 18th – 28th October 2011.

(vi) European Congress of Entomology, University of York, York, United Kingdom, 3rd – 8th August, 2014.

Paper presented 

Insect-flower interactions: network structure in organic versus conventional vineyards.


(vii)  European Conference of Tropical Ecology, Georg-August-University of Göttingen,  Göttingen, Germany, 23rd – 26th February, 2016.

 Paper presented 

Conserving Insect Pollinators: Perspective from a Tropical Biodiversity Hotspot

  1. Current Research Activities

Bee diversity response to deforestation in southwestern Nigeria.