We are excited to welcome Dr. Adedoja (Bayo) as a new faculty member in Biology! His research (see below) and teaching skills are a great fit for students in Environmental Science. Please welcome him to UCA!

Dr Opeyemi Adedoja (Bayo) is a community ecologist with a broad interest in understanding how drivers of global change shape plant-pollinator interactions. Bayo completed his Ph.D. in Entomology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa in 2019 where he conducted his research on differential effects of landscape transformation on plant-pollinator interactions in the Cape Floristic Region Biodiversity Hotspot. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the pollinator ecology lab, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, where he evaluated how landscape and local factors influence the conservation outcomes of pollinator gardens for managed and wild pollinators across a gradient of urban development. He recently joined the Department of Biology, University of Central Arkansas as an Assistant Professor where he will continue his community ecology research and teach Bio 1441 starting fall semester. In his free time, Bayo enjoys hiking, spending quality time with family and learning about new technology.