Name: Mr. AMUSA, T.O.
Status: Lecturer II
Phone Number:  08051750289; 07033831616
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Department : Forest Resources Management

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:
MSc. Forest Economics and Management
BSc. Forest Resources Management)

AREA OF INTEREST/WORK IN PROGRESS
Area of Specialisation
Forest Management and Biodiversity Conservation

Work in Progress
(Understanding Movement Pattern and Resource Need of Kamuku Elephant Along Migration Routes in Nigeria)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES/MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
•    Member, Forestry Association  of Nigeria (FAN)
•    Member, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF)
•    Member, Ecological Society of Nigeria (EcSN)
•    Member, Nigerian Tropical Biology Association (NTBA)
•    Member, Nigerian Environment Study/Action Team        
•    Member, Society for Conservation Biology (SCB), USA/ Africa Section Representative Working Group for Ecological Economics and Sustainability Science (WGEESS)
•    Fellow, Earthwatch Institute, UK
•    Scientific Advisor, Ecological Friendly Society (ECOFRIENDSS), Nigeria

His Publications are :

1.    Amusa, T. O. (2011): "Effects of Three Pre-Treatment Techniques on Dormancy and Germination of Seeds of Afzelia Africana (Sm. Ex pers)".    Journal of Horticulture and Forestry Vol. 3(4), pp. 96-103. Available online http://www.academicjournals.org/jhf

2.    Amusa, T.O., S.O. Jimoh, P. Aridanzi and M. Haruna (2010):
"Ethnobotany and Conservation of Plant Resources of Kainji Lake National Park, Nigeria". Ethnobotany Research & Applications. Vol. 8: Pp 181 – 194. www.ethnobotanyjournal.org.

3.    Azeez, I.O., O.S. Ikponmwonba , Labode Popoola and T.O. Amusa (2010): "Land use Activities among Forest Environments’ dwellers in Edo State, Nigeria".
Implications for Livelihood and Sustainable Forest Management. - International Journal of Social Forestry (IJSF) 3(2):164-187, www.ijsf.orgB.

A. Scientific Journals (International)

1. Adefalu, L.L., Oladipo, F.O., Usman, B.A., Babalola, F.D., Amusa,T.O. and Egere, S. (2012): Rural Women Perception on Bushmeat Trade Around Kainji Lake National Park, Niger State, Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management Vol. 5 No.1 2012. Pp 20-25. http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ejesm/.

2. Amusa, T. O. (2011): Effects of three pre-treatment techniques on dormancy and germination of seeds of Afzelia africana (Sm. Ex pers). Journal of Horticulture and Forestry Vol. 3(4), pp. 96-103, April 2011. Available online http://www.academicjournals.org/jhf ISSN 2006-9782 ©2011 Academic Journals.

3. Amusa, T.O., S.O. Jimoh, P. Aridanzi and M. Haruna (2010): Ethnobotany and Conservation of Plant Resources of Kainji Lake National Park, Nigeria. Ethnobotany Research & Applications. Vol. 8: Pp 181 – 194. www.ethnobotanyjournal.org.

4. Azeez, I.O., O.S. Ikponmwonba , Labode Popoola and T.O. Amusa (2010): Land use Activities among Forest Environments’ dwellers in Edo State, Nigeria: Implications for Livelihood and Sustainable Forest Management. International Journal of Social Forestry (IJSF), 2010, 3(2):164-187. ISSN 1979-2611, www.ijsf.org

B. Scientific Journals (National)


1. Amusa, T.O., Ogunjobi, J.A. Halidu, S.K. Likita, I.B and Meduna, A.J. (2011): Conservation Status of Elephants (Loxodonta africana Blumenbach, 1797) in Kamuku National Park, Nigeria. Obeche Journal 30(1): 377-381, 2011; ISSN 0078-2912

2. Amusa, T.O. (2008): Climate Change and Forest Conservation Strategies. Journal of Environmental Research and Policies Vol. 3. No. 4. Pp 18 – 21.

3. Meduna, A.J., O.O. Oyeleke, T.O. Amusa, I.B. Likita, S.R. Ajayi, S. Akor and V. Patrick (2008): Evaluation of Kob (Kobus kob, Erxleben) Habitat in Kainji Lake National Park, Nigeria. OBECHE. Vol. 26 (1): Pp 40 – 44.

4. Amusa, T.O., I.O. Azeez and S.O. Jimoh (2007): Prospects of Involving Local Communities in Joint Forest Management in Oyo State, Nigeria. OBECHE. Vol. 25 (2): Pp 92 – 103.

5. Azeez, I.O., Jimoh, S.O. and T.O. Amusa (2007): Factors Affecting Adoption Behaviour of Agroforestry Practitioners in Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Extension. Vol. 6. Pp 5- 9. www.ajol.info/index.php/jext/article/view/2754.

6. Amusa T.O., A.J. Meduna and I.B. Likita (2007): Game Bird Domestication: a preliminary report on the foraging behaviour of the doubled-spurred francolin (Francolinus bicalcaratus, Linnaeus). Tropical Journal of Animal Science. Vol.10. Nos 1-2. December 2007. Pp 147-151.

7. Ariyo, I.B. T.O. Amusa and O.O. Olayinka (2007). User-satisfaction: The case of FRIN College Libraries. Journal of Forestry Research and Management. Vol.4, 2007. Pp 80-93.

8. Azeez, I.O., L. Popoola and T.O. Amusa (2005): Assessment of Agroforestry Practices as a Land Use Option in Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Journal of Tropical Forest Resources. Vol. 21 Pp 23-35.

9. Meduna, A.J., Amusa, T.O., Ogunjinmi, A.A. and Ibeun, J.S. (2005): Environmental Friendly Tourism in Nigeria: A Case Study of Nigerian National Park Service. Nigerian Journal of Forestry Vol.35 (1): Pp 36-43.

10. Azeez, I.O. and T.O. Amusa (2005): Zana production. The Nigerian Field. Vol.70 part 2. Pp 164 -167.

11. Amusa, T.O. (2004): Why the Conservation of Wildlife is Important to Nigeria. The Nigerian Field. Vol. 69. Pp 32 – 40.

12. Amusa, T.O. (2002): The Role of the Forests in the amelioration of the Nigerian Environment. The Nigerian Field. Vol. 67. Pp 31 – 43.

C. Conference Proceedings

1. Amusa, T.O., F.D. Babalola, S.O. Jimoh and Labode Popoola (2011): Can NTFPs Help Eradicate Poverty? A Case Study from Tropical Lowland Rainforest of Southwest Nigeria. In: Forestry in the Context of the Millennium Development Goals (eds): Labode Popoola, K. Ogunsanwo and F. Idumah. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria held in Oshogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. 5th-10th December, 2011. Pp 18-36.

2. Amusa, T.O., L. Popoola., I.G. Adeleye and A.O. Oso (2010): The Global Economic Crisis and the Fate of Bioenergy Resources: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Woodfuel Production. The Global Economic Crisis and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria held in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. Pp 120- 129.

3. Amusa, T.O., S.K. Halidu, J.A. Ogunjobi and S.R. Kuulsinim (2010): Local People Perceptions Towards Biodiversity Management and Implications for Community-based Conservation in Kamuku National Park, Nigeria. Climate Change and Forest Resources Management: The Way Forward. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial National Conference of the Forests and Forest Products Society (eds., J.C Onyekwelu, V.A.J. Adekunle and D.O. Oke). Pp 156-164.

4. Amusa, T.O., Oso, A.O. and Jiya, A. (2010): Climate Change and Renewable Energy Sources; case study of Fuelwood Extraction in Mashegu Local Government Area of Niger State, North Central Nigeria. Climate Change and Forest Resources Management: The Way Forward. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial National Conference of the Forests and Forest Products Society (eds., J.C Onyekwelu, V.A.J. Adekunle and D.O. Oke). Pp 357-367.

5. Amusa, T.O. and I.O. Azeez (2008): Climate Change Mitigation and the Forest Sector. Climate Change and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (editor: L. Popoola). Pp 471 – 483.

6. Azeez, I.O., T.O. Amusa and S.O. Ikponmwonba (2008): Sustainable Food Production in a Climate-Constrained Environment in Nigeria- The Action Learning Approach. Climate Change and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (editor: L. Popoola). Pp 461 – 470.

7. Meduna, A.J., T.O. Amusa, S.R. Ajayi and I.B. Likita (2008): Climate Change and Implications for Biodiversity Conservation. Climate Change and Sustainable Renewable Natural Resources Management. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (editor: L. Popoola). Pp 215 – 222.

8. Amusa, T.O (2008): Climate Change and Forest Conservation Strategies. Research for Sustainable Development in an Era of Global Complexity (editor: E.V. Clark). Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Development Studies held at the University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. 11th – 14th March, 2008. Pp39-42.

9. Azeez, I.O., L. Popoola and T.O. Amusa (2005): Assessment of Agroforestry Practices as a Land Use Option in Atisbo Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria. Sustainable Forest Management in Nigeria: Lessons and Prospects (eds., L. Popoola, P. Mfon and P.I. Oni). Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria held in Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria. 7th -11th November, 2005. Pp. 119 – 135.

D. Seminar Proceedings
1. Amusa, T.O. and P. Ogialeke (2010): Financing Biodiversity Conservation in Nigeria: Current Trend and Options. In: Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation (editor: Babalola, F.D.). Proceedings of the 2nd annual seminar of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association held at First Bank Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. August 26, 2010. Pp 50-56.

2. Amusa, T.O. (2010): Biodiversity and Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria. In: Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation (editor: Babalola, F.D.). Proceedings of the 2nd annual seminar of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association held at First Bank Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. August 26, 2010. Pp 92-96.

3. Amusa, T.O. (2009): State of Biodiversity Conservation in Nigeria: The challenges ahead. In: Capacity Development and Career Prospects in Conservation Science (editor: Babalola, F.D.). Proceedings of the maiden seminar of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association held at First Bank Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, university of Ibadan, Nigeria. April 28, 2009. Pp 13-22.

E. Book of Abstracts
1. Amusa, T.O. (2009): Effects of three pre-treatment techniques on dormancy and germination of seeds of Afzelia africana (Smith ex Pers). Plants, Environmental challenges and the African household (editor: B.S.Aliyu). Abstracts of the18th Annual Conference of the Botanical Society of Nigeria held at the Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria. 8th- 12th March, 2009. Pp 35-36.

2. Amusa T.O., A.J. Meduna and I.B. Likita (2007): Game Bird Domestication: a preliminary report on the foraging behaviour of the doubled-spurred francolin (Francolinus bicalcaratus, Linnaeus). Animal Science for Livestock Quality Assurance (editor: S.O. Oseni et al). Abstracts of the 12th Annual Conference of the Animal Science Association of Nigeria held at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. 10th-13th September, 2007. Pp 124-125.