Babalola F.D. (Forest Resources Management)

 

Name: Dr. BABALOLAFolaranmiDapo
Status: Lecturer I
Phone Number:  08025487802
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Department: Forest Resources Management

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

PhD. Forest Economics                                             

MSc. Forest Economics and Management                

BSc. HonsForest Resources Management                 

 

AREA OF INTEREST/WORK IN PROGRESS

Area of interest

My research interest includes socio-economics of forest products exploitation, utilization and management. Specifically, the focuses of my research include socio-economics of production and marketing of forest products, forest governance, community forestry, agroforestry, and sustainable forest management.

 

Work in Progress
Household biomass energy utilisation
Assessment of forest governance for sustainable forest management

Role of REDD+ in Green Economy transformation

Socio-economic impacts of climate change on forest dependents

 

MEMBER OF ACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Member, Southern Institute of Forestry

Member, Nigeria Young Academy (NYA)

Board Member, African Section, Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)

Coordinator, Nigerian Tropical Biology Association (NTBA)

Alumni, Tropical Biology Association (TBA), UK

Fellow, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Japan

Member, Education Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA)

Member, European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE)

Member, Ecological Society of Nigeria (EcSN)

Member, Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF)

Member, Forestry Association  of Nigeria (FAN)

Member, Forests and Forest Products Society, Nigeria

Fellow, Africa Network for Agroforestry Education (ANAFE)

Fellow, Earthwatch Institute, UK

Working Group for Ecological Economics and Sustainability Science (WGEESS)

 

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS WITH DETAILS OF TITLE, PUBLICATIONS WITH DATES AND PAGES:

 

(A) PAPERS IN INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONALLY REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. F.D. Babalola, T.O. Amusa, Z.J. Wala, S.T. Ivande, J.O. Ihuma, T.I. Borokini, O.O. Jegede& D. Tanko (2012): Spatial distribution of turaco-preferred food plants in NgelNyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State, Nigeria.Biodiversity13(2): 100-107. ISSN: 1488-8386 Link to article online:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14888386.2012.692175. Published by the Tropical Conservancy, Ontario, Canada www.tc-biodiversity.org/biosamples.htm. Taylor and Fracas Publisher
  2. T.I. Borokini, F.D., Babalola, T.O. Amusa, S.T. Ivande, Z.J. Wala, O.O. Jegede, D. Tanko, and J.O. Ihuma, 2012. Community-based Forest Resources Management in Nigeria: Case study of NgelNyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State, Nigeria. Jor of Tropical Forestry and EnvtVol. 2, No. 01: 69-76. Published by Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. Online at http://journals.sjp.ac.lk/index.php/JTFE/article/view/571
  3. Temitope I. Borokini, Fola D. Babalola, Tajudeen O. Amusa, Samuel T. Ivande, Zingfa J. Wala, Oluwabunmi O. Jegede, DaudaTanko and Jerome O. Ihuma, 2012. Tropical Montane Forest Biodiversity in Nigeria – Case Study of NgelNyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau. Int. Jor.ofEnvtal Sci. 2:95-104. Published by Center for Rural Development Ecology and Environmental Protection (CREEP) (www.crdeep.org), India. ISSN 2277–1948. Accessible online at http://www.crdeep.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Vol-1-_2_-11-IJES.pdf
  4. Adefalu, L.L.; Oladipo, F.O.; Usman, B.A.; Babalola, F.D.; Egere, S., and Amusa, T.O.,2012. Rural Women Perception on Bushmeat Trade around Kainji Lake National Park, Niger State, Nigeria. Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management5(1): 20-25. ISSN: 1998- 0507.Published by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies Bahir Dar University. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejesm.v5i1.3
  5. Babalola, F.D., 2011. Domestic Energy Carriers and Consumption Pattern: Implications of Biomass Energy on Household Welfare in Rural and Urban Households of Southwest Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Biofuels and Bioenergy. Vol. 1(1); 5-13. Published by SoftMotor Ltd, United Kingdom. www.meditjournal.com
  6. Babalola, F.D. (2011). Marketing of African walnut (TetracarpidiumconophorumMull. (Arg)) in Southwest Nigeria: Production Issues and Contributions to Stakeholders. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology B 1 (2011): 523-531. ISSN 1939-1250. Published by David Publishing Company, Illinois, USA. www.davidpublishing.com
  7. Babalola, F.D. 2011. A review of the significance of non-timber forest products to rural livelihoods in Nigeria. In: FodayBojang and Ada Ndeso-Atanga (eds) Economic and social significance of forests for Africa’s sustainable development. Nature &FauneVolume 25, Issue 2. 25-29. ISSN–L: 2026-5611. Published by Food and Agriculture Organisation of United Nation (FAO).http://www.fao.org/africa/publications/nature-and-faune
  8. Babalola, F.D. and Arowosoge, O.G.E., 2011. Overhead wooden transmission pole (WTP) trade in Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria: issues on product quality and standard. International Journal of Academic Research, Vol. 3. No. 2. March, 2011, Part IV. 1146-1152.Republic of Azerbaijan. Print: ISSN: 2075-4124, Online: E-ISSN: 2075-7107. Published by Progress Publishing Company, Baku, Azerbaijan. Available online at http://www.ijar.lit.az/pdf/10/2011%2810-182%29.pdf.
  9. Babalola, F.D. and Agbeja, B.O.,2010. Marketing and distribution of Garcinia kola Heckel (Bitter kola) in southwest Nigeria: opportunity for development of a biological product. Egyptian Journal of Biology,Vol. 12:12-17.ISSN 1110-6859.Publish by Egyptian-British Biological Society (EBB Soc). Department of Zoology, Suez Canal University, Ismailia, Egypt. Accessible online at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~plzfg/EBBSoc/ejb12/3-Babalola&Agbeja_2010.pdf
  10. Babalola, F.D. 2009. Prospects and challenges of production and marketing of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) by rural farmers in southwest Nigeria. Academic Journal of Plant Sciences 2 (4): 222-230. Accessible online at: http://www.idosi.org/ajps/2(4)09/1.pdf.ISSN1995-8986.EISSN: 2078-4635.Published by International Digital Organisation for Scientific Information (IDOSI) Publisher, UAE
  11. Babalola, F.D. and Agbeja, B.O. 2009. Marketing of Irvingiaspp(Bush mango) in Southwest Nigeria: prospects and challenges. Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 5(6): 944-953. Accessible online at http://www.aensiweb.com/rjabs/rjabs/2009/944-953.pdf. ISSN: 1816-1561 (Print); 1819-5415 (Online); 1816-2754 (CD-ROM).Journal base in the Biological Department,Al Hussein Bin TalalUniversity,Ma’an, Jordan.Published by American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information (AENSI).
  12. Babalola, F.D. and Opii, E. E., 2009. Marketing of Prosopsisafricana(Guill, Perrott and Rich) and issues on product sustainability in Benue State, Nigeria. Agricultural Economics and Marketing Journal, 2(1): 12-18. ISSN 2079-2042. Published by International Digital Organisation for Scientific Information (IDOSI) Publisher, UAE. http://www.idosi.org/aemj
  13. Oso, A .O. and Babalola, F.D. 2009. Socio-economic evaluation of Bamboo (Bambusa vulgaris (Scrand ex Wendel) Trade in Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture Research and Policies 4(2): 95-100.ISSN: 2006-1099. Published by Duncan Science Publication, Nigeria
  14. Babalola F. D. 2008. Assessment of small scale private nursery enterprise in Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria. Small-Scale Forestry, Vol. 7, No. 3. pp. 263-273. ISSN 1873-7617 (Print) 1873-7854 (Online). DOI: 10.1007/s11842-008-9054-2. Accessible online at: http://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs11842-008-9054-2.pdf. Published by Springer, Netherlands.

 

(B) PAPERS IN NATIONALLY REFEREED JOURNALS

  1. Babalola, F.D., Amonum, J.I.N and Opii, E.E., 2010. Household energy preference and its implications in selected rural and urban areas of Ondo State, Nigeria. Journal of Forests and Forest Products. 3:50-57.Published by the Forest and Forest Products Society of Nigeria.
  2. Babalola, F. D., 2010.Issues and Options for Appropriate Management Strategies of Campus Trees at University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Ecology 11:33-42. Published by Ecological Society of Nigeria.
  3. Amonum, J.I., Babalola, F.D. and Agera S.I.N., 2009. Agroforestry Systems in Nigeria: Review Of Concepts And Practices. Journal of Research in Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Vol 1(1): 18-30. ISSN: 2141-1778. Published by Department of Forestry Wildlife and Range Management, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria. Available online athttp://www.ajol.info/index.php/jrfwe/article/view/82812
  4. Babalola, F.D. and Agbeja, B.O. 2008. Potentials of multipurpose trees producing nontimber forest products (NTFPs) on farmland in Southwestern States of Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Forestry Vol. 38 (1):49-56. Published by the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN).
  5. Babalola F. D. 2007. Agroforestry development: assessment of socio-economic factors in the three Divisions of Ogun state, Nigeria. Obeche Journal. 25 (1): 36 – 44. ISSN: 0078-2912. Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  6. Babalola, F.D., Opii, E.E., and Ajayi, C.A., 2007. Consumer willingness-to-pay for food security: The case study of Frozen Fish in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Obeche Journal. 25(2): 51-59. ISSN: 0078-2912. University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  7. Babalola F. D, 2006.Sustainable management strategies for recruitment of economic timber species in a degraded natural tropical lowland rainforest. Nigeria Journal of Forestry. 36 (2):79-90. Published by the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN).
  8. Ajayi, C. A. and Babalola, F. D, 2006. Assessment of two public nurseries producing tree seedlings for commercial purpose in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. Nigeria Journal of Forestry. 36 (1):71-78. Published by the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN).
  9. Babalola, F. D. and C. A., Ajayi 2002. Forest policy review: implication for sustainable forest management in Kwara state Nigeria. Obeche Journal. 24 (1): 44-55. ISSN: 0078-2912. University of Ibadan, Nigeria

 

(C) PAPERS IN PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1)      Babalola, F.D., Amusa, T. O., Wala, Z. J., Ivande, S. T., Ihuma, J.O., Borokini, T.I., Jegede, O. O., and Tanko, D., 2012. Survey of and Threats to Turacos Preferred Food Plants in NgelNyaki Forest Reserve, Mambilla Plateau, Taraba State, Nigeria. In: Babalola F.D., Coker, O.M. and Borokini, T.I.201 (Eds) People and Biodiversity Conservation in the 21st Century. Proceedings of the 3rd Seminar of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association. Held at First Bank Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria on 25th September, 2012. 6 - 11 pp. ISBN 978-978-901-311-1.

2)      BorokiniTemitope I., BabalolaFolaranmi D. and Onefeli Alfred O., 2012. Trees in Urban Area: Survey of Iroko (MiliciaexcelsaWelw C.C. Berg) trees in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria. In: Onyekwelu, J.C., Agbeja, B.O., Adekunle, V.A.J., Lameed, G.A., Adesoye, P.O. and Omole, A.O. (eds), De-reservation, encroachment and deforestation: implications for the future of Nigerian forest estate and carbon emission reduction. Proceedings of the 3rd biennial national conference of the Forest and Forest Products Society (FFPS).Held at University of Ibadan from 3rd to 6th April, 2012. pp 85-91

3)      Babalola, F.D. 2011. Cultivation of African walnut Tetracarpidiumconophorummull. (arg) on agricultural plantation: an approach to conservation agriculture in Nigeria. 5th World Conference on Conservation Agriculture and 3rdFarming Systems Design Conference (WCCA/FSD), Brisbane, Australia from 26-29 September 2011. pp 180-181. Available online athttp://aciar.gov.au/files/node/13992/cultivation_of_african_walnut_tetracarpidium_conop_86676.pdf

4)      Babalola, F.D. 2011. Modern religions versus Traditional beliefs: threat to wilderness conservation in Nigeria. In: Watson, Alan; Murrieta-Saldivar, Joaquin; McBride, Brooke, comps. 2011. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values:Ninth World Wilderness Congress symposium; November 6-13, 2009; Meridá, Yucatán, Mexico. Proceedings RMRS-P-64. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. pp125-129. Available online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_p064.pdf

5)      Amusa, T.O., Babalola, F.D., Jimoh, S.O., and Popoola, L., 2011. Can NTFPs Help Eradicate Poverty? A Case Study from Tropical Lowland Rainforest of Southwest Nigeria. In: Popoola, L., Ogunsanwo, K., Idumah, F., (eds), Forestry in the context of the millennium development goals. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN) Volume 1.Held at Ministry of Environment and Sanitation, State Secretariat, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria between 05 to 10 December, 2011. pp 18-36

6)      Opii, E.E. and Babalola, F.D., 2011. Potential of Forest Products in Achieving Goal 1 of MDGs: Production to Utilization of ProsopsisAfricana(Guill, Perrott and Rich) in Benue State, Nigeria. In: Popoola, L., Ogunsanwo, K., Idumah, F., (eds), Forestry in the context of the millennium development goals. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN) Volume 1, held at Ministry of Environment and Sanitation, State Secretariat, Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria between 05 to 10 December, 2011. pp 190-200

7)      Babalola, F. D. and andOso, A.O, 2010. Potentials of Forest Products in mitigating the effects of HIV/AIDS on rural work force. In: Onyekwelu, J.C., Adekunle, V.A.J., and Oke, D.O. (eds). Proceedings of 2nd Biennial National Conference of Forests and Forest Products Society. Theme: Climate Change and Forest Resources Management: The way forward” held at Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria from 26th-29th April 2010. pp 408-414. ISBN 978-37981-4-6

8)      Babalola, F. D. and Opii, E.E., 2010. Biomass energy consumption pattern by household and implication on welfare: recommendations for the way forward. In: Onyekwelu, J.C., Adekunle, V.A.J., and Oke, D.O. (eds). Proceedings of 2nd Biennial National Conference of Forests and Forest Products Society. Theme: Climate Change and Forest Resources Management: The way forward” held at Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria from 26th-29th April 2010. pp 542-548. ISBN 978-37981-4-6

9)      Babalola F.D. 2010. Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation: In: Babalola, F.D. (ed), Biodiversity, Development and Poverty Alleviation. Proceedings of the 2ndAnnualSeminar of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association, held at First Bank Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria on August26th, 2010. ISBN 978-978-901-311-1. pp10-14.

10)  Babalola, F.D. and Agbeja, B.O. 2010. REDD as a financial mechanism: co-benefits and consequences of market-based approach. In: L. Popoola, F.O. Idumah, V.A.J. Adekunle, andI.O. Azeez (eds), “The Global Economic Crisis and Sustainable Renewable Resource Management”. Proceedings of 33rd Annual Conference of Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN) held in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, 25th to 29th, 2010. Volume 2: 7 – 16

11)  Babalola, F.D. and Opii, E.E. 2010. Towards financing sustainable management of renewable natural resources and mitigation of climate change: a review of international organisations in charge of climate funds. In: L. Popoola, F.O. Idumah, V.A.J. Adekunle, and I.O. Azeez (eds), “The Global Economic Crisis and Sustainable Renewable Resource Management”. Proceedings of 33rd Annual Conference of Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN) held in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, 25th to 29th, 2010. Volume 2: 17 – 28

12)  Babalola, F.D. 2009. Forestry as a Conservation Education: a call for radical change of the downward trend. In: Balaola, F.D. (ed) Capacity development and career prospects in Conservation Science. Proceedings of the maiden seminar of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association held at First Bank Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria on April 28th, 2009. pp97 – 102. ISBN 978-978-901-311-1

13)  Babalola, F.D. 2009. International Organisation and opportunities on Conservation Science in Africa. In: Balaola, F.D. (ed) Capacity development and career prospects in Conservation Science. Proceedings of the maiden seminar of Nigeria Tropical Biology Association held at First Bank Auditorium, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Ibadan, Nigeria on April 28th, 2009. pp144 – 147. ISBN 978-978-901-311-1

14)  Babalola, F. D. and Amonum, J. I. 2008. The potential and significance of agroforestry systems in Nigeria: Review of concepts and practices. In: Research for development in Forestry, Forest Products and Natural Resource Management (eds. Onyekwelu, J.C., Adekunle, V.A.J., and Oke, D.O.). Proceedings of First National Conference of Forests and Forest Products Society. Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, 16-18 April, 2008. pp 11-17. ISBN 978-37981-4-6

15)  Babalola, F.D., 2008. Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity: Sustainable Forest Management as a mitigation option. In: A.T. Salami, I.E. Ofoezie, and O.O. Awotoye (eds), Proceedings of the first annual conference of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies, ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Theme: “Towards a low carbon economy”. Held at Conference Centre, ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria from 10-12 June, 2008. pp 61-64

16)  Babalola, F.D., Opii, E.E., and Amonum, J. I. 2008. Conventional energy production and Climate change issues: Renewable Energy as a mitigation option. Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of Forest Association of Nigeria (FAN), Theme “Climate Change and sustainable renewable natural resources management”.Held at Umuahia, Abia State from 20 – 24 October, 2008. 607 – 613 pp

17)  Babalola, F.D., 2008. Switching from Conventional Power to Green Power: Experience from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), USA.Proceedings of 32nd Annual Conference of Forest Association of Nigeria (FAN), Theme “Climate Change and sustainable renewable natural resources management”.Held at Umuahia, Abia State from 20 – 24 October, 2008. pp530 –537.

18)  Babalola, F. D. and Agbeja, B. O. 2006. Commercial private seedling production business in Ibadan, Oyo state: Employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in forestry. In: L. Popoola (Ed) Forestry at Cross roads in Nigeria.Proceeding of the 31st annual Conference of Forest Association of Nigeria (FAN) held in Makurdi, Benue state, Nigeria, 20th – 25th Nov. 2006. pp 468 – 474

19)  Babalola, F. D. andE.E. Opii. 2006. Rural organization: challenge of forest production for economic development. In: L. Popoola (Ed) Forestry at Cross roads in Nigeria. Proceeding of the 31st annual Conference of Forest Association of Nigeria (FAN) held in Makurdi, Benue state, Nigeria, 20th – 25th Nov. 2006. pp 324 – 329