Adesola (Ola) OLALEYE is a Soil Scientist/Natural Resources and Environmental Management expert. He has interests in soil organic carbon stock dynamics in wetland and upland soils, land degradation, landscape ecology, restoration ecology, spatial variability, wetland soils, Rice culture (upland and wetland), and land degradation across Africa and Asia. He has over 25 years of experience in Africa, the Americas (North), and Asia.
Ola was a professor of soil science Faculty in some universities in Nigeria and Southern Africa (Lesotho & Swaziland). He has also worked with the International Water Management Institute, Accra, Ghana, as a wetland-Agronomist and with Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Regional Office for Africa as a Consultant on wetlands. In addition, he was a consultant to the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), and the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA-Africa). Currently, he is a Research Impact Assessment Specialist at the Office of Institutional Research (OIA), University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
He has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, mainly in areas of soil science, spatial variability of soils, wetland ecology, land degradation and restoration. Ola is a reviewer on some top-rated scientific journals (Catena, Soil Tillage, Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis, Geoderma, Ecological Indicators, Agricultural-Water Management etc.). Ola holds a BSc. in Soil Science M.Sc. Soil Science/GIS and Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has an Advanced Diploma in Research Administration from Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Skills in technical writing, data analysis, monitoring and evaluation, copywriting, and research administration.