Dr Lameed Stephen Gbolagade Akeem is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry; University of Ibadan. Nigeria. Before joining the University service in 1996, he had worked in the field of Natural Resources Management at National Park Service in Nigeria as Park Officer (1989 to 1996). He special
izes in Wildlife Ecology with specialties in Primate - ecology, Environmental Impact Assessment on Wildlife, domestications of some indigenous wildlife species such as cane-rat/grasscutter, snailery and guineafowl. Also specialize in aspect of socio-economic effects of the wild species. Dr Lameed graduated from the University of Ibadan with Bachelor degree in Wildlife and Range Management in 1988. He also batched his Master and Doctorate degrees in the same field of knowledge within the year 1993 to 1999.
Work Experience with Organizations and Consultancies
Within the tri-fold of his career activities (Lecturing, research and community services), he had carried out numbers of community services such as: Fadama Farm Cum Wildlife Development in South Western and South Eastern Parts of Nigeria, 2001; Wildlife Aspect of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) at Kwale Power Generation of Independent Power Plant (IPP), (2001); Effluent and its Effect / Treatment on Wildlife at Guiness Nigeria PLC. Bennin, (2003); Environmental Impact Assessment of UNICEM Cement Industry, Calabar, Cross River State: Wildlife Aspect, (2004); Environmental Impact Assessment of Erinle Site Development Project, Biodiversity Study Aspect, (2004). Wildlife Relic and Eco-Development Consequences in Calabash Island Peninsular, Lagos, Lagos State,(2003). Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) of Soku and Bonny Island, Wildlife Based Project, (2003); Wildlife Diversity of Ondo State, An Aspect of Agricultural and Biodiversity Study of Ondo State, (2004); E-Earth: Fertilizer production, utilization, and forecast in Nigeria, (2005); Ecological Survey of the Maba Forest as Permanent site of the Redeemer’s University (RUNs’) to obtain Environmental Impact Assessment of the development on the Forest ecosystem, (2007). His teaching courses are in areas of: Principle of Conservation in Tropical Africa, Environmental Impact Assessment, Geographic Survey & Information Practices, Wildlife Population Analysis, Training in Firearms and Ballistics, Zoo Management and Museum Techniques, National Parks and Game Reserves Management, Wildlife Administration, Legislation & Conservation and Wildlife Nutrition.
Scholarship, Grants, Awards and Fellowships
Dr Lameed has been awarded various scholarships and grants: The best Master student award of the1994/95 academic year; recipient of the University Senate Research Grant in the year 2007/08; Group leader of the University Mission Research Team, from Waste to Wealth for Grasscutter and Snails productions 2003 to 2007; and Beneficiary of International Foundation for Science (IFS) 2000/01.
Membership of Learned Societies
He is a member of various bodies such as: Nigeria Field Society (NFS): Nigerian Society for Biological Conservation (NSBC); Nigeria Conservation Foundation (NCF); Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN); Ecological Society of Nigeria (ECOSON); World Congress on Protected Areas (WCPA); International Foundation for Science (IFS) and African Academic of Science (AAS).
Publications and Contribution to knowledge
He has authored two Books: Essential of Biodiversity in the Tropics, Grasscutter Farming in the Tropics; Contributed to chapters in two test book: Nigeria’s Wildlife laws- Conflict and Resolution; Wildlife and Range Management in the Tropics. He has published more than forty journals and conference proceedings in his area of specialization. He is also known for organizing seminars and workshop for would be farmers in the mini-livestock rearing of grasscutter, snailery and guineafowl.
Details of Teaching Experience at University Level in Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Management:
Assistant Lecturer UI. Ibadan, Nigeria (March 24, 1996 to September 30, 1999)
Lecturer II. UI. Ibadan, Nigeria (October 01 1999 to September 30, 2002)
Lecturer I. UI. Ibadan, Nigeria (October 01 2002 to September 30, 2005)
Senior Lecturer. UI. Ibadan, Nigeria (October 01 2005 to September 30, 2008)
Reader / Associate Professor, Prima facie already established, UI. Ibadan, Nigeria (October 2008 to date).
Presently on accumulated leave in School of Forestry and Horticulture, Department of Wildlife, Ecotourism and Biodiversity Conservation, Njala University, Sierra Leone. (February 2009 to October 2010).
Dr Akeem’s wide experience and dedication to science and capacity building have come in very hand to AJFAND, given the diversity of specializations the journal covers. We value and cherish his support. Ed. AJFAND.
Joseph Awika is on faculty at Texas A&M University, College Station, where he works as assistant professor, teaching and conducting research on grain chemistry and quality. His research focuses on functional and processing aspects of cereals and legumes, especially on factors that influence health attributes of these crops. He also works with developing countries to establish sustainable food and nutrition systems that will enhance food security, health and economic well-being among vulnerable groups. His international research activities currently involve Zambia, Kenya and South Africa. Prior to joining Texas A&M in 2008, he was on faculty at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. He also previously worked at Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR, where he initiated an associate program in food science and technology. Joseph Awika obtained his PhD from Texas A&M University in 2003 and BS degree from Egerton University, Kenya, in 1996. Prior to beginning his graduate studies in the USA, he worked in the dairy industry in Kenya as a plant supervisor. He has published over 15 peer reviewed research articles and more than 40 conference abstracts.
We are happy to have Dr Awika as a valued reviewer for AJFAND. Ed. AJFAND