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Arabomen Oghenekevwe

Country of origin: Nigeria Currently in: Nigeria, Ibadan General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2011 Master Agricultural Sciences
2005 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

I love the urban environment; and I am interested in sustainability of the beauty and benefits of urban green spaces and ecosystem services. This prompted my branching into urban forestry science for my doctoral study (2016-2019). More than half of the world’s population live in urban areas, hence, the rise in public expectations for liveable, sustainable and greener communities and cities all over the world, Nigeria inclusive. Through my research, I contribute innovative ideas that proffer solution(s) to the complex challenges facing the urban forests, with the aim of contributing to planning and managing our urban green spaces.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Chirwa, P.W., Arabomen, O., Syampungani, S and Oeba, V (2020). Improving operating standards in sustainable forest management of tropical forests in Africa. In: Achieving sustainable management of tropical forests, J. Blaser and P. Hardcastle (eds.) Chapter 21: 1-24. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 9781786768407/ (ISBN: 978178676248 1).

Arabomen, O., Chirwa, P.W and Babalola, F.D (2020). Understanding public willingness to participate in local conservation initiatives of urban trees in Benin City, Nigeria. Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, Atlanta, United States of America. 46 (4): 247-261.

Arabomen, O., Chirwa, P.W and Babalola, F.D (2019). Willingness-to-pay for environmental services provided by trees in core and fringe areas of Benin City, Nigeria. International Forestry Review, Commonwealth Forestry Association, United Kingdom. 21(1): 23-36.

Arabomen, O., Eguakun, F.S and Opute, O.H (2019). Assessing urban forest resource towards sustainable management in Benin Metropolis, Nigeria. 41st annual conference, Forestry Association of Nigeria, V.A.J. Adekunle, O.Y. Ogunsanwo, N.A. Adewole and P.I. Oni (eds.) 937-951.

Arabomen, O., Chirwa, P.W and Babalola, F.D (2018). Assessing tree diversity and species richness in core and fringe areas of Benin City, Nigeria. 4th North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Vancouver, Ontario, Canada, 21st - 26th July 2018. H. Jamie., F. Marine., C. Blackford and R. Karen (eds.). 79 Available online at x/index.cfm?pgid=1315&SearchTerm=arabomen.

Arabomen, O., Chirwa, P.W and Babalola, F.D (2017). Assessing public perception of the urban forest: prospect for sustainable management in Benin City, Nigeria. International Union of Forest Research Organization Division 5 Conference, British Columbia, Canada, 12th - 16th June 2017. Available online at file:///F:/iufro2017/session2018.html.

Arabomen, O., Paxie, W.C and Babalola, F.D (2016). Urban forest as an ecosystem resource. 1st Commonwealth Forestry Association (CFA) Conference, Nigerian Chapter, B.O. Agbeja, A.C. Adetogun, O.R. Adejoba and I.O. Osunsina (eds.), 99-105.

Arabomen, O., Opute, O.H and Ofordu, C.S (2016). Forestry and sustainable economic development in Nigeria: prospects and challenges. Joint biodiversity conference, Nigerian Tropical Biology Association and Nigerian Society for Conservation Biology, F.D. Babalola, O.M. Coker and F. Olaleru (eds.), 119-125.

Arabomen, O., Ayomide, A.A., Azeez, F.A and Odediran, F.A (2014). Livelihood potential of Moringa oleifera tree and its role in food security and health care in Nigeria. 24th world congress, International Union of Forest Research Organization, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, 5th - 11th October 2014. p 66.

Arabomen O., Ademola, I.T and Geply, J.J (2014). The role of women in harvesting, processing and marketing of shea nuts in Savanna area of Oyo State. In: Gender equality: recognizing the contributions of women to science and education, O.O. Eunice and C. Juliet (eds.) Chapter 4: 21-36. Published by Science and Education Development Institute, Akure, Nigeria.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Through my research, I contribute innovative ideas that proffer solution(s) to the complex challenges facing the urban forests, with the aim of contributing to planning and managing our urban green spaces. I formulate and execute research projects that proffer new solutions and/or contribute to the improvement in theories and practice through the innovation or modification of concepts, methods and theories; compile, interprete and report on research projects and field work; represent own research at in-situ and ex-situ seminars, workshops and/or discuss research outcomes; write and publish papers documenting and interpreting research outputs; attend conferences and present research findings; and train and/or supervise students on field practical year.

Workshop and Conference Attended

29th - 30th October 2020 Virtual Tree cities of the world conference. Arbor Day Foundation, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Tree Canada, Canada.
28th - 29th October 2020. Virtual Global Landscapes Forum biodiversity conference: one world, one health. Center for International Forestry in collaboration with UNEP, World Bank and Charter Members.
27th - 29th October 2020. Virtual 7th and maiden virtual biodiversity conference, Society for Conservation Biology, Nigerian Chapter.
6th - 8th November 2020 and 13th - 15th November 2020 Virtual Capacity building workshop. Global Youth Biodiversity Network.
17th July 2019. Blue room, old chemistry building, University of Pretoria, Hatfield campus, South Africa CV and cover letter writing workshop.
16th - 18th August 2018. Training Room, Groensgroof Campus, University of Pretoria, South Africa Data analysis using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS).
15th - 17th July 2017. Ascot Inn, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Systematic review in Forest Science organized by the International Union of Forest Research Organization and Special Program for the Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC).
26th July 2018. North American Chapter for Conservation Biology Congress. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Survey research methods. Quantitative sampling and questionnaire design.
8th - 10th November 2016. National Centre for Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, Ibadan, Nigeria. Digital data collection using KoboToolbox online platform.
28th February - 13th March 2015. Wageningen University and Research, Center for Development Innovation. Netherlands. Competing claims on natural resources.
29th Sept - 3rd October 2014. Snowbird, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Forest Research Methods organized by the Special Program for the Development of Capacities (SPDC) of the International Union of Forest Research Organization.


Commonwealth Forestry Association
Society for conservation Biology
African Forest Forum
International Society of Tropical Foresters

Presentation given

April 2020
Assessing the status of urban forests in benin Metropolis, Nigeria
FRIN, Ibadan
Event: Departmental seminar
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jun 2015
3rd Best Poster Presentation
3rd best poster presented at the 2nd Tropical Biology Association African Alumni Group Students Conference on Conservation Science, University of Ghana, Ghana. 9th - 12th June 2015.
OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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