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Oluwadunsin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience. He is an ornithologist with a background in ecotourism and wildlife management.

His current research explores a new approach to assess the impacts of invasive alien species by working with local volunteers and citizen scientists to develop and test different standards for field impact assessments. He holds a PhD from the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Research Interests



Citizen science

Science Communication


PhD Project

My research explores how large birds balance moult with other aspects of their annual cycles. Specifically, I assessed how long-winged birds manage to replace their large number of secondaries, including strategies to limit the impact of intensive secondary moult in terms of loss of wing area. I also tested whether nestlings compromise flight feather quality in a long-distance migratory raptor. I provided several lines of evidence to proof that moult may be used as an index of condition and ultimately as an indicator of fitness.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Biological Science, Doctorate, University of Cape Town

Award Date: 14 Dec 2022

External positions

Lecturer, Federal University of Technology Akure


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