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Nigeria’s conflict is a result of environmental devastation across West Africa (2018)
Journal Article
Adekola, O. (2018). Nigeria’s conflict is a result of environmental devastation across West Africa

Nigeria is experiencing a major conflict between nomadic herdsmen and indigenous farmers. In 2016, the conflict led to the death of 2,500 people, displaced 62,000 others and led to loss of US$13.7 billion in revenue. In January 2018 alone, the confli... Read More about Nigeria’s conflict is a result of environmental devastation across West Africa.

A media framing analysis of urban flooding in Nigeria: current narratives and implications for policy (2017)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., & Lamond, J. (2018). A media framing analysis of urban flooding in Nigeria: current narratives and implications for policy. Regional Environmental Change, 18(4), 1145-1159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10113-017-1253-y

© 2017, The Author(s). A critical element of current flood management is the importance of engaging key policy actors when policy decisions are to be made. However, there is still only limited understanding of how narratives of flood management actor... Read More about A media framing analysis of urban flooding in Nigeria: current narratives and implications for policy.

MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients (2017)
Report
Oliveira, S., Burch, J., Hutchison, K., Adekola, O., Jaradat, S., & Jones, M. (2017). MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients

The purpose of this report is to review evidence of MMC application in housing with regards to diverse modes of delivery, lending approaches, customer satisfaction and long-term management/maintenance.The report provides a detailed overview of above... Read More about MMC modes of delivery in housing: Effects on Housing Association clients.

Exploring Chinese students’ experience of curriculum internationalisation: a comparative study of Scotland and Australia (2016)
Journal Article
Adekola, O. A., Cheng, M., Adekola, O., Shah, M., & Valyrakis, M. (2018). Exploring Chinese students’ experience of curriculum internationalisation: a comparative study of Scotland and Australia. Studies in Higher Education, 43(4), 754-768. https://doi.org/10.1080/03075079.2016.1198894

© 2016 Society for Research into Higher Education. Increasing enrolment of Chinese students has become a key feature of internationalisation for Western universities, but there is limited research into how curriculum internationalisation affects Chin... Read More about Exploring Chinese students’ experience of curriculum internationalisation: a comparative study of Scotland and Australia.

Health risks from environmental degradation in the Niger Delta, Nigeria (2016)
Journal Article
Adekola, J., Fischbacher-Smith, M., Fischbacher-Smith, D., & Adekola, O. (2017). Health risks from environmental degradation in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 35(2), 334-354. https://doi.org/10.1177/0263774X16661720

© The Author(s) 2016. Local communities within oil producing countries in Africa often face formidable environmental challenges that generate conflicts and concerns around exploitation, environmental impact, and health risks. A key feature of these c... Read More about Health risks from environmental degradation in the Niger Delta, Nigeria.

Geo-spatial analysis of oil spill distribution and susceptibility in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria (2016)
Journal Article
Whanda, S., Adekola, O., Adamu, B., Pandey, P., Ogwu, F., & Yahaya, S. (2016). Geo-spatial analysis of oil spill distribution and susceptibility in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Journal of Geographic Information System, 8, 438-456. https://doi.org/10.4236/jgis.2016.84037

Oil spill occurrence during exploration, production and distribution can cause deleterious impact on the environment. Contamination of local streams/rivers, farmlands, forest resources and biodiversity in oil producing areas presents strong significa... Read More about Geo-spatial analysis of oil spill distribution and susceptibility in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.

Physico-chemical characteristics of borehole water quality in Gassol Taraba State, Nigeria (2015)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., Bashir, A., & Kasimu, A. M. (2015). Physico-chemical characteristics of borehole water quality in Gassol Taraba State, Nigeria. https://doi.org/10.5897/ajest2014.1794

Many people in Africa depend on water from borehole, but purity of the drinking water from this source remains questionable. In a bid to ascertain the health risk local people are exposed to, this study analyses the physico-chemical characteristics o... Read More about Physico-chemical characteristics of borehole water quality in Gassol Taraba State, Nigeria.

Inequality and ecosystem services: The value and social distribution of Niger Delta wetland services (2015)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., Mitchell, G., & Grainger, A. (2015). Inequality and ecosystem services: The value and social distribution of Niger Delta wetland services. Ecosystem Services, 12, 42-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2015.01.005

The Niger Delta wetlands are of international importance for their biodiversity, and support a large human population. The value and distribution of wetland ecosystem service benefits and costs across the three main stakeholder sectors (local communi... Read More about Inequality and ecosystem services: The value and social distribution of Niger Delta wetland services.

Assessing the role of climate-smart agriculture in combating climate change, desertification and improving rural livelihood in Northern Nigeria (2014)
Journal Article
Terdoo, F., & Adekola, O. (2014). Assessing the role of climate-smart agriculture in combating climate change, desertification and improving rural livelihood in Northern Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 9(15), 1180-1191. https://doi.org/10.5897/ajar2013.7665

The objective of this paper is to assess the perceptions and determine the ability of farmers in rural Northern Nigeria to explain climate change, and to ascertain the socio-economic cost of climate change to them. The study also sought to understand... Read More about Assessing the role of climate-smart agriculture in combating climate change, desertification and improving rural livelihood in Northern Nigeria.

Perceptions, knowledge, adaptation and socio-economic cost of climate change in Northern Nigeria (2014)
Journal Article
Terdoo, F., & Adekola, O. (2014). Perceptions, knowledge, adaptation and socio-economic cost of climate change in Northern Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science, 6(8), https://doi.org/10.5539/jas.v6n8p60

The objective of this paper is to assess the perceptions and determine the ability of farmers in rural Northern Nigeria to explain climate change, and to ascertain the socio-economic cost of climate change to them. The study also sought to understand... Read More about Perceptions, knowledge, adaptation and socio-economic cost of climate change in Northern Nigeria.

Research article: Coastal flood-risk management practice in tai o, a town in Hong Kong (2013)
Journal Article
Adekola, O. A., Chan, F. K. S., Adekola, O., Ng, C. N., Mitchell, G., & McDonald, A. T. (2013). Research article: Coastal flood-risk management practice in tai o, a town in Hong Kong. Environmental Practice, 15(03), 201-219. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1466046613000215

Coastal megadeltas in Asia have emerged rapidly; their megacities are particularly stressed by urbanization and rapid population growth. In the Pearl River Delta, towns in coastal megacities, such as Hong Kong, experience severe land shortage, which... Read More about Research article: Coastal flood-risk management practice in tai o, a town in Hong Kong.

TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE CHINESE COASTAL MEGACITIES. A CASE STUDY OF PRACTICE IN THE PEARL RIVER DELTA (2013)
Journal Article
Chan, F. K. S., Adekola, O., Mitchell, G., Ng, C. N., & Mcdonald, A. (2013). TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE CHINESE COASTAL MEGACITIES. A CASE STUDY OF PRACTICE IN THE PEARL RIVER DELTA. Irrigation and Drainage, 62(4), 501-509. https://doi.org/10.1002/ird.1733

This article analyses the current flood risk management practices in the Pearl River Delta (PRD), China. In the next four decades, 120 million people are expected to live in the region, which currently covers 11 major cities, and includes the coastal... Read More about TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FLOOD RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE CHINESE COASTAL MEGACITIES. A CASE STUDY OF PRACTICE IN THE PEARL RIVER DELTA.

Developing a Sustainable Flood Risk Appraisal (SFRA) Framework for the Pearl River Delta (2013)
Journal Article
Chan, F. K. S., Mitchell, G., Cheng, X., Adekola, O., & Mcdonald, A. (2013). Developing a Sustainable Flood Risk Appraisal (SFRA) Framework for the Pearl River Delta. Environment and Urbanization ASIA, 4(2), 301-323. https://doi.org/10.1177/0975425313510770

Intensive storms enhanced flooding is fast emerging as one of the biggest threats to urbanization in Asia. The need to manage this risk is critical for achieving a sustainable growth pattern. The authors study the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and propose... Read More about Developing a Sustainable Flood Risk Appraisal (SFRA) Framework for the Pearl River Delta.

Appraising sustainable flood risk management in the Pearl River Delta's coastal megacities: A case study of Hong Kong, China (2013)
Journal Article
Chan, F. K., Chan, F. K. S., Adekola, O. A., Mitchell, G., & McDonald, A. T. (2013). Appraising sustainable flood risk management in the Pearl River Delta's coastal megacities: A case study of Hong Kong, China. Journal of Water and Climate Change, 4(4), 390-409. https://doi.org/10.2166/wcc.2013.018

The Pearl River Delta (PRD) region has experienced rapid economic and population growth in the last three decades. The delta includes coastal megacities, such as Hong Kong. These low-lying urbanised coastal regions in the PRD are vulnerable to flood... Read More about Appraising sustainable flood risk management in the Pearl River Delta's coastal megacities: A case study of Hong Kong, China.

Contribution of provisioning services of the Ga-Mampa wetland, South Africa, to local livelihoods (2012)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., Morardet, S., De Groot, R., & Grelot, F. (2012). Contribution of provisioning services of the Ga-Mampa wetland, South Africa, to local livelihoods. International Journal of Biodiversity Science Ecosystem Services and Management, 8(3), 248-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/21513732.2012.671191

This article describes an assessment of the contribution of provisioning services provided by the Ga-Mampa wetland (1 km2) to the livelihoods of local stakeholders, including monetary values for some services. The study used a combination of data col... Read More about Contribution of provisioning services of the Ga-Mampa wetland, South Africa, to local livelihoods.

Assessment of policies and legislation that affect management of Wetlands in Nigeria (2012)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., Whanda, S., & Ogwu, F. (2012). Assessment of policies and legislation that affect management of Wetlands in Nigeria. Wetlands, 32(4), 665-677. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-012-0299-3

The beneficial ecosystem services provided by wetlands in Nigeria are continuously subjected to considerable stress that has consequences for human wellbeing. An understanding of the policies and legislation governing wetland can help enhance their m... Read More about Assessment of policies and legislation that affect management of Wetlands in Nigeria.

Flood Risk in Asia's Urban Mega-deltas: Drivers, Impacts and Response (2012)
Journal Article
Chan, F. K. S., Mitchell, G., Adekola, O., & Mcdonald, A. (2012). Flood Risk in Asia's Urban Mega-deltas: Drivers, Impacts and Response. Environment and Urbanization ASIA, 3(1), 41-61. https://doi.org/10.1177/097542531200300103

Asia's urbanized mega-deltas are experiencing increased incidences of flooding. Flood risk is increasing due to urban growth, which makes people more vulnerable and threatens economic assets, and due to factors that increase flood hazard, including r... Read More about Flood Risk in Asia's Urban Mega-deltas: Drivers, Impacts and Response.

Assessment of borehole water quality in Yola-Jimeta Metropolis, Nigeria (2012)
Journal Article
Abubakar, B., & Adekola, O. (2012). Assessment of borehole water quality in Yola-Jimeta Metropolis, Nigeria. https://doi.org/10.5897/ijwree12.012

This study investigates the chemical concentration of borehole water in Yola-Jimeta Metropolis so as to assess their suitability for domestic use. Water samples were collected from twenty-two boreholes, one sample from each of the twenty-two administ... Read More about Assessment of borehole water quality in Yola-Jimeta Metropolis, Nigeria.

The Niger Delta wetlands: Threats to ecosystem services, their importance to dependent communities and possible management measures (2011)
Journal Article
Adekola, O., & Mitchell, G. (2011). The Niger Delta wetlands: Threats to ecosystem services, their importance to dependent communities and possible management measures. International Journal of Biodiversity Science Ecosystem Services and Management, 7(1), 50-68. https://doi.org/10.1080/21513732.2011.603138

The Niger Delta wetlands are changing rapidly, raising concern for the wetlands' health and for communities relying upon its ecosystem services. Knowledge on ecosystem service provision is important for effective ecosystem and livelihoods management,... Read More about The Niger Delta wetlands: Threats to ecosystem services, their importance to dependent communities and possible management measures.