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  1. Thesis/Dissertation/Inaugural:
    1. Comparative survey of the litter and soil arthropod fauna of University of Ife Biological Gardens and the Ecological Forest. Project report, Zoology Department, June, 1979.
    2. The distribution and abundance of soil microarthropods in three different habitats at the University of Ife campus. Thesis, Zoology Department, April, 1982.
    3. The effects of habitat disturbances on the soil arthropod fauna of a secondary regrowth forest in Ile-Ife. PhD Thesis. Zoology Department, 1987.
    4. Effects of atrazine on growth and reproduction of Orchesella cincta (L.) (Collembola). Individual Study Project, IHE, Delft, August, 1990.
    5. The Interface Between Entomology and Acarology in Ecosystem Engineering and Ecotoxicology. Inaugural Lecture Series. No 169, Obafemi Awolowo University, delivered on November 9, 2004. OAU Press, Ile-Ife.
  1. Books/Monographs:
  2. (a) Authored Book:
    1. Badejo M.A. (1998) Introduction to the General Classification of Crustaceans of Wetlands, Freshwaters and Coastal Regions in Nigeria. College Press, Ibadan & Enproct Consultants Lagos. 45pp.
    (b) Edited Books:
    1. Uvah I.I. and M.A. Badejo (1995). Insects and the Nigerian Environment. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of Entomological Society of Nigeria. 59 pp.
    2. Badejo M.A. and Togun A.O. (1998). Strategies and Tactics of Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics. Volume 1. A collection of 15 chapters. College Press, Ibadan & Enproct Consultants, Lagos. 249pp.
    3. Badejo M.A. and Van Straalen N.M. (2000) Pollutants and their effects on Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems. A collection of 12 Chapters. College Press, Ibadan. 179pp.
    4. Badejo M.A. and Togun A.O. (2004). Strategies and Tactics of Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics. Volume 2. College Press, Ibadan & Enproct Consultants, Lagos.
Published Articles & Refreed Conference Proceedings (before becoming Professor)
  1. A. Lasebikan, M.A. Badejo and N.R. Prabhoo (1985): The collembolan fauna of two contrasting habitats at the University of Ife Campus, Nigeria. In: Striganova B.R. (ed.) Soil Fauna and Soil Fertility: Proceedings of the 9th. International Colloquium on Soil Zoology, Moscow, August, 1985 pp.754-758.
  2. A. Badejo (1987): Soil microarthropod fauna of three contrasting habitats in the Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science, 2: 7-14.
  3. A. Badejo and B.A Lasebikan (1988): Comparative studies of the acarine populations of a secondary regrowth forest and a cassava plantation in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Pedobiologia, 32: 111-116.
  4. A. Badejo, T.A. Adejuyigbe, O.A. Akinyemiju and B.A. Lasebikan (1988): A survey of invertebrates associated with water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes (Mart), Spolms - Lamb). In: Oke et al (eds). The proceedings of the International Workshop/Seminar on Water - Hyacinth, Lagos, 7th -12th August, 1988 pp. 105-107.
  5. A. Badejo and O.A. Akinyemiju (1989). Influence of atrazine on soil microarthropod fauna and the performance of maize (Zea mays L.) in a humid tropical environment. Ife Journal of Agriculture, 11: 41-50.
  6. M.A. Badejo (1990): Seasonal abundance of soil mites (Acarina) in two contrasting environments. Biotropica, 22(4): 382-390.
  7. M.A. Badejo and N.M. van Straalen (1992): Effects of atrazine on growth and reproduction of Orchesella cincta (Collembola). Pedobiologia, 36: 221- 230.
  8. M.A. Badejo and N.M. van Straalen (1993): Seasonal abundance of springtails in two contrasting environments. Biotropica: 25(2): 222-228.
  9. M.A. Badejo and O.A. Akinyemiju (1993): Response of soil mites to hexazinone application in Nigeria. The Science of the Total Environment. Supplement 1993, Part 2: 1257-1263.
  10. M.A. Badejo and T.A. Adejuyigbe (1994): Influence of hexazinone on soil microarthropods in Nigeria. Fresenuis Environmental Bulletin. 3(5): 263 -268.
  11. M.A. Badejo (1994): Effect of accidental fire on soil mite density in a forest reserve in Nigeria. Experimental & Applied Acarology 18: 703-710.
  12. M.A. Badejo, G. Tian and L. Brussaard (1995): Effects of various mulches on soil microarthropods under a maize crop. Biol. Fertil. Soils 20: 294-298.
  13. M.A. Badejo (1995): Acarine populations of forest and fallow plots in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Pedobiologia 39: 555-560.
  14. M.A. Badejo and B. A. Lasebikan (1996): Effects of habitat disturbances on the collembolan fauna of a cassava plantation in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Fresenuis Environmental Bulletin, 5: 258 - 263.
  15. M.A. Badejo, G. Tian and L. Brussaard (1996) Response of soil mites to plant residues of different chemical compositions in a maize cropping system. In: Mitchel R. et al. (ed.) Acaralogy IX:Volume 1, Proceedings. xvi + 718pp. Ohio Biological survey, Columbus, Ohio. 595-590.
  16. Tian G., M.A. Badejo and C.O. Adejuyigbe (1997). Soil faunal activity as an important component of soil fertility through influencing decomposition. In: Proceedings of the 3rd All African Soil Science Society Conference, Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, August 21-26, 1995. pp.579-590.
  17. M.A. Badejo, O. Obilade and A. Olubakin (1997). Spatial distribution and abundance of mites and springtails under different temperature and moisture regimes in a tropical rainforest. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 28(1) 31 - 38.
  18. S.C. Ewuim, M.A. Badejo and O.A. Ajayi (1997). Ants of Forest and Fallow plots in Nigeria. Biotropica:: 29: 93 - 99.
  19. M.A. Badejo, J.I. Olaifa and N.M. van Straalen (1997) Effect of Galex on the Collembola Fauna of cowpea plots in Nigeria. Pedobiologia, 41:514-520.
  20. M.A. Badejo and J.I. Olaifa (1997) Effects of precultivation and weed control practices on the activity of epigeic collembola fauna of cowpea. - Insect Science and its Application. Volume 17(2): 192-198.
  21. M.A. Badejo (1998) Agroecological restoration of savanna ecosystems. Ecological Engineering, 10: 209-219.
  22. Badejo M.A., I.O. Okoh and F.B. O. Dayo (1998) Potential indicators of pollution around well-heads in Nigerian coastal waters. Marine Environmental Research, 46: 325-326.
  23. Badejo, M.A., T.I. Nathaniel and G. Tian (1998) Abundance of springtails (Collembola) under four agroforestry tree species with contrasting litter quality. Biol. Fertil. Soils. 27:15-20.
  24. Badejo, M.A. Amusan, A.A. and Hekstra, G. (1998).Interactions among the world's biomes, climate, soil and precultivation activities. In:Badejo M.A. and Togun A.O. Strategies and Tactics of Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics. College Press, Ibadan & Enproct Consultants, Lagos. pp. 9-31.
  25. Igboanugo, A.B.I. and Badejo, M. A. (1998): Solving the problem of productivity and land use in the semi-arid tropics. In:Badejo M.A. and Togun A.O. Strategies and Tactics of Sustainable Agriculture in the Tropics. College Press, Ibadan & Enproct Consultants, Lagos. pp.149-169.
  26. Okoh, A.I., M.A. Badejo, T.I. Nathaniel and Tian, G. (1998) Studies on the microbial and springtail populations of an agroforestry arboretum in Nigeria. Pedobiologia 43: 18-27.
Published Articles & Refreed Conference Proceedings (after becoming Professor in 1998)
  1. Badejo M.A.(1999) Soil Management and beneficial soil biota in the Humid Tropics. In: Vikam M. Reddy (ed.) Management of Tropical Agroecosystems and the Benefitial Soil Biota. Science Publishers, Inc. U.S.A. Pp. 281-290.
  2. Badejo and Tian, G. (1999) Abundance of mites (Acarina) under four agroforestry tree species with contrasting litter quality. Biology and Fertility of Soils 30 (1-2): 107-112.
  3. Badejo M. A, A.S. Makinde and N.M. van Straalen (1999) The oribatid mite fauna of top soil under different vegetation cover in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Tropical Ecology, 40(2): 275-280.
  4. Badejo M.A. and B.A. Ola-Adams (2000) Abundance and diversity of soil mites of fragmented habitats in a biosphere reserve in southern Nigeria. Pesquia Agropecuaria Brasileria, 35(11): 2121-2128.
  5. Akeredolu F.A. and M.A. Badejo (2000) An appraisal of air pollution problems in Nigeria and the relative contribution by industrial sources. In: Badejo and Van Straalen (eds). Pollutants and their effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. pp. 19-30. College Press, Ibadan.
  6. Badejo M.A. (2000) Pesticide pollution in aquatic ecosystems in Nigeria and some African countries. In: Badejo and Van Straalen (eds). Pollutants and their effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. pp. 43-51. College Press, Ibadan.
  7. Anavhe A.O. and M.A. Badejo (2000) Chemical control of tsetse flies (Diptera: Glossinidae) in Africa and the environmental implications. In: Badejo and Van Straalen (eds). Pollutants and their effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. pp. 52-70. College Press, Ibadan.
  8. Akinyemiju, O.A., A. Oyeniyi and Badejo M.A. (2000) The persistence of hexazinone and its influence on soil microarthropods in a humid tropical environment. In: Badejo and Van Straalen (eds). Pollutants and their effects on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. pp. 84-100. College Press, Ibadan.
  9. Badejo M. A. (2000) Obstacles to the achievement of sustainability in the industrial and agricultural sector. In: Kobiowu et al. (eds) Book of Readings on Education, Environment and Sustainable National Development. Ife Society of Educators. pp. 84 to 103.
  10. Tian, G. and Badejo, M.A. (2001) Soil Fauna and Soil fertility. In: Tian et al. (eds) Sustaining Soil Fertility in West Africa. Soil Science Society of America and American Society of Agronomy (SSSA) Special Publication no 58. pp. 45-67.
  11. Sosan, M.B. A.M. Daramola and M.A. Badejo (2001) A preliminary study of the incidence of flowerthrips (Megalurothrips sjostedti Trybom (Thysanoptera: Thripidae) on five cultivars of soybean Glycine max (L.) Meril in southwestern Nigeria. Tropical Oilseed Journal 6: 98-107.
  12. Badejo M.A., S. Woas and L. Beck (2001) Atropacarus (Hoplophorella) nigeriensis, a new species of phthiracarid mite (Acari, Oribatida) from Nigeria. Andrias, 15: 55-63.
  13. Badejo M.A., S. Woas and L. Beck (2001) Mesoplophora ifeana, a new species of pytchoid mite (Acari, Oribatida) from Nigeria. Andrias, 15: 65-73.
  14. Badejo M.A. and A.I. Okoh (2001) Problems of application of modern biotechnology in agriculture in developing countries. Journal of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, 9: 1-12.
  15. Badejo M.A., S. Woas and L. Beck (2002) New pterogasterine mites from Nigeria and Brazil I. Scheloribates, Muliercula and Peloribates. Systematics and Applied Acarology Special Publication 12: 1-60. (Available on-line at www.nhm.ac.uk).
  16. Badejo M.A., S. Woas and L. Beck (2002) Description of six species of nothroid mites from Nigeria and Brazil (Acari: Oribatida: Nothroidea). Genus, 13 (4): 505-548.
  17. Badejo M.A., S. Woas and L. Beck (2002) Redescription of Archegozetes magnus (Sellinick, 1925) (Acari: Oribatida: Trhypochthonioidea) from Brazil and description of two new species of nanhermanniid mites: Bicyrthermannia nigeriana (Acari: Oribatida: Nanhermannioidea) and Masthermannia seropedica (Acari: Oribatida: Nanhermannioidea). Genus, 14 (1): 125-149.
  18. Badejo M.A., Jose Antonio Azevedo Espindola, Jose Guilherme Marinho Guerra, Adriana Maria de Aquino, Maria Elizabeth Fernandes Correia (2003) Soil oribatid mites under three species of legumes in an ultisol in Brazil. Experimental and Applied Acarology 27: 283-296.
  19. Prinzing A., S. Kretzler, A. Badejo, L. Beck (2002) Traits of oribatid mite species that tolerate habitat disturbance due to pesticide application. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 34: 1655-1661.
  20. Badejo M.A., S. Woas and L. Beck 2003. New pterogasterine mites from Nigeria and Brazil II. Acaralogia XLIII, 1: 121-132.
  21. *Badejo M.A. (2002) Termites and Man - Who wins? In: Dike et al. (eds). Insects and Man in the New Millennium: The Nigerian Perspective. Occasional Publication of the Entomological Society of Nigeria, No 34, 30 – 43.
  22. Badejo M.A. and Adetunji A. (2004). The soil oribatid mites of dump sites in a metal finishing industry. Focus 7: 58 – 63.
  23. Badejo, M.A., Adriana Maria de Aquino, Helvecio De-Polli, Maria Elizabeth Fernandes Correia (2004). Response of soil mites to organic cultivation in an ultisol in southeast Brazil. Experimental and Applied Acarology 34: 345-365.
  24. Badejo M.A., G. Tian, S.A. Tarawali, M. Peters and M.B. Sosan (2004). The soil acarine fauna in maize fields in the derived savanna zone of Nigeria after legume mixtures and grazing. Focus 9: 26-33.
  25. A. Badejo and P.O. Akinwole (2006). Microenvironmental preferences of oribatd mite species on the floor of a tropical rainforest. Experimental and Applied Acarology 40: 145 – 156.
  26. A. Badejo and P.O. Akinwole. Preliminary studies on the feeding habits of new species of oribatid mites from Nigeria (2007). Systematics and Applied Acarology 12: 121-125.
  27. Tian, M.A. Badejo, A.I. Okoh, F. Ishida, G.O. Kolawole, Y. Hayashi and F.K. Salako (2007). Effects of residue quality and climate on plant residue decomposition and nutrient release along the transect from humid forest to Sahel of West Africa. Biogeochemistry 86: 217 – 219.
  28. Akinwande K.L and Badejo M.A (2009) Improving Honey Production in Worker Bees ( Apis mellifera adansoni ) Hymenoptera: Apidae) through artificial modification of their feeding activities. African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 9(7) :1485-1497.
  29. Akinwande K.L and Badejo M.A (2009) Effect of artificial modification of the feeding activity of non-foraging and foraging worker bees (Apis Mellifera adansoni ) (Hymenoptera :Apidae) on honey and comb production. Journal of Applied Sciences Research 5(7): 780-784
  30. N. Gbarakoro, S.N. Okiwelu, M. A. Badejo, O.C. Umeozor (2010) Soil Microarthropods in a Secondary Rainforest in Rivers State Nigeria: -1- Seasonal Variations in Species Richness, Vertical Distribution in an Undisturbed Habitat. Scientia Africana, Vol. 9 (No. 1), : 48 – 56.
  31. Samuel Okiwelu, Gbarakoro Tambeke, Badejo Adetola (2010) Soil Micro-arthropods in a Secondary Rainforest, Rivers State, Nigeria: Ecosystem Health Indicators of Oil Pollution. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment 3(1), pp. 29-32.
  32. Tambeke N. Gbarakoro, Samuel N. Okiwelu, Odidika C. Umeozor, Adetola Badejo (2011) Soil Microarthropods in a Secondary Rainforest, Rivers State, Nigeria- III- Partial Recovery after an Oil Spill. International Journal of Ecosystem. 1 (1): 1-4.
  33. Samuel N. Okiwelu, Tambeke N. Gbarakoro, Chris O. Umeozor, Adetola M. Badejo (2011) Soil Microarthropods in a Secondary Rainforest, Rivers State, Nigeria –IV- The Impact of Oil Pollution on their Vertical Distribution. Resources and Environment. 1 (1): 1-4.
  34. Badejo, M.A.,Owojori, O.J.,Akinwole, P.O.(2011). A survey of the population of the African weaver ant, Oecophylla longinoda (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in contrasting habitats in Ile-Ife, south-western Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science 10 (3), 299-308
(c). Other recent Private Publications
  1. Badejo Tola (2011). Technology Transfer and Agricultural Production. 7th Annual Lecture, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology. Frday 2nd December, 2011.
  2. Badejo ‘Tola (2012). Hurdles to cross by Nigerian Universities on the tortuous road to world class status. Paper presented at the 50th Anniversary of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ekpoma Chapter in February 2012.
  3. Badejo ‘Tola (2012). Identifying the Mitochondria in the Cell of Tertiary Education in Nigeria: The tortuous Journey to Cape Town and Cairo. October 17, 2012.
  4. Badejo ‘Tola (2012). The Zoologist in D. O. Fagunwa. Paper delivered at the 6th Daniel Olorunfemi Fagunwa Memorial Lecture under the aegis of D.O. Fagunwa Foundation at the University of Lagos on December 07, 2012.
  5. Badejo ‘Tola (2013). Exploring character building traits in the Nigerian youth. Paper presented at the EDUCATION SUMMIT organised by the JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL (JCI), Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Chapter on Tuesday July 16, 2013 at the Obasanjo Auditorium, ACE, Ondo.
  6. Badejo ‘Tola (2013). Pest Managenement in Food Security. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN) on 10th December 2013.
  7. Badejo ‘Tola (2014). How to Achieve Excellence. Paper presented at the EDUCATION SUMMIT organised by the JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL (JCI), Adeyemi College of Education (ACE) Chapter at the “Prof. ‘Tola Badejo Education Summit” on Wednesday December 10, 2014 at the Obasanjo Auditorium, ACE, Ondo.
  8. Badejo ‘Tola (2015a). The University and Alumni: 21st Century Expectations and Realities. Paper to be presented on October 30, 2015, at the First Annual Convention of Adekunle Ajasin University Alumni Anniversary.
  9. Badejo, Tola (2015b). Revitalizing Higher Education Management in Nigeria: Comparing Notes. Paper presented at the Humboldt Alumni Higher Education Management and Research Linkage Network Forum, University of Lagos on Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  10. Badejo, Tola (2015c). Coping with the Digital Age in Pedagogy in Tertiary Institutions.Paper presented at the International Workshop on Teaching and Learning Methods in Higher Education from November 15 to 18, 2015 at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD).
(d). Papers and Works in Preparation
  1. An introduction to the study of tropical litter and soil mites and springtails with illustrations of common examples from Nigeria and Brazil. A book that is 80% completed.
  2. Comprehensive Entomology for University Students in the tropics. A book that is being jointly authored by me and two colleagues, Dr. S.S. Ogbogu & Dr. M.B. Sosan.
  3. The potential of endogeic and epigeic springtails (Collembola) as bioindicators in organic systems in southeast Brazil.
  4. Response of Nothroid and Scheloribatid mites to cultivation in Nigeria and Brazil.
  5. New pterogasterine mites from Nigeria and Brazil II.
  6. An introduction to the study of tropical litter and soil mites and springtails with illustrations of common examples from Nigeria and Brazil. A book.
Current Research Activities
  1. Phylogeny of four Nephila species found in Western Africa using morphological and behavioural characters. (Collaborative research with Dr. Linden Higgins, Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA.
  2. Spatial and temporal distribution of Dorylus nigricans on Obafemi Awolowo University campus.
  3. Is global warming evident in Obafemi Awolowo University campus? Changes in temperature and allied environmental factors since 1970.
  4. The Distribution of Oribatid Mites in Different Agroecozones in Nigeria and their Role as Indicators of Soil Fertility
  5. Effects of soil amendment with poultry litter on soil microarthropods in the agricultural farm of Wesley University of Science and Technology, Liyetu, Ondo.
Creative work:
  1. Tola Badejo (2002). Insects at War. Amkra Books, 8, Obokun Street, Ilupeju Estate, Ilesa. A 66-page novel.
  2. Tola Badejo (2012). Inmates – A Play Published by College Press, Jericho, Ibadan.
  3. Tola Badejo (2012). My Commandements – A compedium of weekly Vice-Chancellor‘s Charge to Wesley University students from 2008 to 2012. Published by College Press, Jericho, Ibadan.
Technical Reports (since 2000)
  1. Assessment of abundance and diversity of mites (Acarina) and springtails (Collembola) in fragmented agroecosystems in Nigeria and Brazil. Participant talk at the 5th Course in Mathematical Ecology with Introduction to Ecological economics, ICTP, Trieste, Italy. March 2000.
  2. The soil acarine fauna in maize fields in the derived savanna zone of Nigeria after legume mixtures and grazing. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Soil Zoology in Central Europe. Budejovice, Czech, April 2001.
  3. Tropical Forests and Savannas: Fragmentation, Restoration and Conservation. Workshop paper presented at the Workshop on Theoretical Ecology: Natural Resource Management and Conservation Biology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, April/May, 2002.
  4. Habitat fragmentation and the implications for sustainability in global agroecosystems. Workshop paper presented at the Workshop on Theoretical Ecology: Natural Resource Management and Conservation Biology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, April/May, 2002.
  5. Conservation and rehabilitation of degraded soils for sustainable productivity in tropical ecosystems. Workshop paper presented at the Workshop on Theoretical Ecology: Natural Resource Management and Conservation Biology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, April/May, 2002.
  6. “Key Issues on Conservation of Tropical Forests and Savannas” Seminar presented at the International Institute for Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering (IHE) in Delft in The Netherlands, Agricultural University, Wageningen, Free University, Amsterdam and Museum of Natural History, Florence, Italy in May/June 2002.
  7. Baseline information on water resources, use of agrochemicals and productivity problems in Nigeria. Workshop Paper presented at The International Workshop on integrated Assessment of Global Change Impacts on Agricultural Productivity and Water Availability in West Africa. 7-10 October, 2003, Conference Center, OAU, Ile-Ife.
  8. Prospects and Challenges of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT) Profession in Nigeria. Lead Paper at the 27th Annual National Conference/Scientific Workshop ‘Ife 2011’. 26 – 29 October, 2011.