Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Oludare Durodola

Research interests:

Nature Based Solutions
Impacts of climate change on water resources
Water-Food-Climate Change nexus
Hydrological modelling

Career history:

Career history:
2020 – 2021; Water Management Consultant, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy
2016 – 2017; Teaching and Research Assistant, Federal University Dutsinma, Nigeria

Academic history
2018 – 2020; MSc. Water Engineering, Pan African University and Abou Bekr Belkaid University, Algeria
2010 – 2015; BTech. Agricultural Engineering, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Nigeria

Active research projects:

Title: Optimising water use and soil carbon sequestration – can agricultural co-cropping systems provide multiple benefits to address climate change?
This project explores agricultural co-cropping systems as a solution for sustainable water use and soil carbon sequestration, thereby ensuring food security in the face of climate change. It focusses on disentangling hydrological, eco-physiological and biogeochemical interlinkages via plant-soil-water interactions to gain a better understanding of the processes underlying optimal co-cropping systems for multiple benefits, and water use and carbon sequestration particularly in Scotland.

Recent publications:

1. Durodola, O.S.; Mourad, K.A. (2020), Modelling the Impacts of Climate Change on Soybeans Water Use and Yields in Ogun-Ona River Basin, Nigeria. Agriculture, 10, 593, doi:10.3390/agriculture10120593
2. Durodola, O.S.; Mourad, K.A. (2020), Modelling Maize Yield and Water Requirements under Different Climate Change Scenarios. Climate, 8, 127, doi:10.3390/cli8110127
3. Durodola, O.S; Nabunya, V., Kironde, M. S., Nevo, C. M., & Bwambale, J. (2020), COVID-19 and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Africa: Evidence from Nigeria, Uganda, and Tanzania. World Water Policy. 6 (2):176–201. DOI: 10.1002/wwp2.12039
4. Durodola, O. S., Bwambale, J., & Nabunya, V. (2020), Using Every Drop: Rainwater Harvesting for Food Security in Mbale, Uganda, Water Practice & Technology, 15:295-310 DOI: 10.2166/wpt.2020.019

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