Dr. Ademola Adenle

Research Associate

Unit Land Systems and Sustainable Land Management

+41 31 684 59 09
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Geography
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern

Land Degradation and Its Impacts on Ecosystem Services in the Nigerian Guinea Savanna: Insights for Sustainable Land Management

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  • Agriculture, land systems dynamics, ecosystem services

  • Climate variability and climate change adaptation; resilience; climate policy

  • Sustainable natural resources use and management; governance implications

  • Ecosystem services in changing climate

  • Global environmental governance and Sustainability strategies

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing applications 

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Adenle, Ademola A.; Boillat, Sébastien; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2022). Key dimensions of land users’ perceptions of land degradation and sustainable land management in Niger State, Nigeria. Environmental challenges, 8, p. 100544. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envc.2022.100544

Fitz, Juri; Adenle, Ademola A.; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2022). Increasing signs of forest fragmentation in the Cross River National Park in Nigeria: Underlying drivers and need for sustainable responses. Ecological indicators, 139, p. 108943. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108943


Adenle, Ademola A.; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe (2021). Social-Ecological Archetypes of Land Degradation in the Nigerian Guinea Savannah: Insights for Sustainable Land Management. Remote sensing, 13(1), p. 32. Molecular Diversity Preservation International MDPI 10.3390/rs13010032


Gorosábel, Antonella; Estigarribia, Lucrecia; Lopes, Luis Filipe; Martinez, Ana Maria; Martínez-Lanfranco, Juan Andrés; Adenle, Ademola Andrew; Rivera-Rebella, Carla; Oyinlola, Muhammed A. (2020). Insights for policy-based conservation strategies for the Rio de la Plata Grasslands through the IPBES framework. Biota Neotropica, 20(1), pp. 1-17. Departamento de Biologia Vegetal Campinas 10.1590/1676-0611-bn-2019-0902

Adenle, Ademola A.; Eckert, Sandra; Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Adedeji, Oluwatola I.; Ellison, David (2020). Human-induced land degradation dominance in the Nigerian Guinea savannah between 2003 – 2018. Remote sensing applications : society and environment, 19, p. 100360. Elsevier 10.1016/j.rsase.2020.100360


Ifejika Speranza, Chinwe; Adenle, Ademola Andrew; Boillat, Sébastien (2019). Land Degradation Neutrality - Potentials for its operationalisation at multi-levels in Nigeria. Environmental science & policy, 94, pp. 63-71. Elsevier 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.12.018

Badmos, B.K., Adenle, A.A., Agodzo, S.K., Villamor, G.B., Asare-Kyei, D.K., Amadou, L.M., Odai, S.N. (2017). Micro-level Social Vulnerability Assessment towards Climate Change Adaptation in Semiarid Ghana, West Africa. Environmental Development Sustainability. Publisher Springer doi:10.1007/s10668-017-9988-7. Downloadable via https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10668-017-9988-7?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst

  • 2017 - today: PhD Geography and Sustainable Development, University of Bern 

  • 2012-2014: M.Tech Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

  • 2010-2012: M.Sc. Geographical Information System (M.Sc. GIS), University Of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

  • 2003-2009: B.Sc. Water Resources Management and Agro meteorology (B. WMA), University Of Agriculture Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria