Opeyemi Adedoja, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


LSC 141


Ph.D., Entomology, Stellenbosch University (South Africa), 2019

Started at UCA in 2023


Courses Taught:

Principles of Biology II


Research Interests:

Community Ecology, Statistical ecology, Ecosystem ecology, Pollination ecology, Landscape ecology, Invasion ecology


Selected Publications:

Adedoja, O.A., Raelene, C., and Mallinger, R. (2022). Season of prescribed burns and management of an early successional species affect flower density and pollinator activity in a pine savannah ecosystem. (PeerJ: In Press)

Adedoja, O.A., Calixto, E.S., Geslin, B., Kehinde, T., and Mallinger, R.E. (2022). Interaction networks: their limitations and applicability to insect conservation and management. In Tim New, James Pryke (Eds), Routledge Handbook for Insect Conservation, Taylor and Francis (Accepted)

Hauber, S. J., Maier, S. L., Adedoja, O., Gaertner, M. and Geerts, S. (2022). Mixed effect of habitat fragmentation on pollinator visitation rates but not seed production in Renosterveld of South Africa. South Africa Journal of Botany, 146, 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2021.09.027

Balogun, I., Eluyeba, O., Adedoja, O., Samways, M. J. and Kehinde, T. (2022): Open habitats support insect pollinator diversity in a protected/unprotected land mosaic in a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Biotropical, 54, 947-957. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13118

Erckie, K., Adedoja, O., Boatwright, S., van Wyk, E. and Geerts, S. (2022): Impact of an invasive alien species of Proteaceae on native plant species richness and vegetation structure. South Africa Journal of Botany, 144, 332-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2021.09.017

Millard, J., Outhwaite, C. L., Kinnersley, R., Freeman, R., Gregory, R. D., Adedoja, O., Gavini, S., Kuhlmann, M., Ollerton, J., Ren, Z., and Tim Newbold (2021). Global effect of land use intensity on local pollinator biodiversity. Nature Communications, 12, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-23228-3

Adedoja, O., Erckie, K., Boatwright, S., van Wyk, E. and Geerts, S. (2021): Invasive alien Proteaceae lure some, but not other nectar feeding bird pollinators away from native Proteaceae in South African fynbos. Plant Biology, 1, 1-8. doi:10.1111/plb.13300

Geerts, S. and Adedoja, O. (2021). Pollination and reproduction at the early stages of a plant Invasion: the case of Lythrum salicaria (purple loosetrife) in South Africa. Biological Invasion, 23, 2961-2971. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02549-w