Prof. Monioluwa Omolara Olaniyi

Prof. Monioluwa Omolara Olaniyi

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Professor, Faculty of Sciences.

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Professor Monioluwa Omolara Olaniyi is a Professor of Nematology. She is a member of the Senate and the Governing Council of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). Between 2015 and 2016, she served as the pioneer Director of NOUN’s Mushin Study Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. Prof. Olaniyi served on NOUN committees that wrote the Strategic Plan, “Road map 2013-2017” and Academic Brief documents of NOUN. She was the Chairperson of the strategic action plan sub-committee and a member of the content sub-committee of the strategic plan central working committee. She started her academic career as an Assistant Lecturer with the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 1991. She was a Graduate Research Fellow at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) 1996 -2000 and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Bonn, Germany (May-June 2008). Prof. Olaniyi earned a doctorate in Applied Biological Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium, MSc. Nematology (Biology) from University of Ghent (UG), Belgium, MSc. Agricultural Biology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and Bachelor of Technology (BTech.) Crop Production from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Nigeria. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Biosafety of Plant Biotechnology from UG. Prof. Olaniyi strengthened her IT skills with CompTIA A+ certification and she is also an Oracle Certified SQL Expert.

 

 

 

Professor, Faculty of Sciences.

 

 

 

 

Environmentally friendly options in the management of plant parasitic nematodes for sustainable yield and food security, especially development of biocides and biocontrol products; environmental and plant biotechnology

 

 

 

Former Family names: Rotimi (re-named Olaniyi); Adewami (maiden name)

(A) Books/Chapters in Books 
1.    Ogunlela, V.B., Olaniyi, M.O., Ogunsipe, A.  and Agbu, J-F. O. (Eds) 2012. Biotechnology as a tool for peace and national development. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja. NOUN-BSN ABUJA 2012. 26-31 August, 2012. 339 pp. 
2.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2011. Plant Parasitic Nematode Constraint to Plantain Production in Nigeria. LAP Lambert Publishing, Germany. September 2011. ISBN 978-3-8454-2312-8. 240 pp.
3.    Olufayo A.A., Fagbenro, O.A., Ajayi, O., Olaniyi, M.O., Ogunjobi, K.O., Ajayi, A.E. and Olowolodun, K.O. (Eds) 2005. Science and Technology for self reliance: challenges for developing countries. Conference Book of Abstracts of the International Conference on Science and Technology, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria. 14-19 August, 2005. 150 pp.

(B) Peer Review Journal Articles
4.    Oso, A. A., Longe, O. O. and Olaniyi, M. O. 2016. Nematicidal effects of red acalypha (Acalypha wilkesiana) on plantain yield and corm damage by nematodes.  International Journal of Agriculture and Environmental Research 2(3):549-557
5.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2015. Plantain ratooning pattern and associated plant parasitic nematode densities as influenced by paring and organic mulch types. International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research 6 (1): 315-321.
6.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2015. The use of botanicals in the management of plant parasitic nematodes. The International Journal of Science and Technoledge 3(4): 300-309
7.    Olaniyi, M. O. 2014. A strategy for the development of a drought-tolerant genetically modified plantain. International Journal of Emerging Knowledge 2(1):1-7.
8.    Olaniyi, M. O. 2014. Effects of Acalypha wilkesiana leaf extract, hot and boiling water on plantain growth trend and soil nematode densities. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 4(18): 105-115.
9.    Olaniyi, M. O. 2014. Effects of mycorrhizal inoculant and organic mulches on nematode damage to cooking banana. Journal of Biology, Agriculture and Healthcare 4(19): 81-86
10.    Olaniyi, M. O. 2014. Effects of paring and organic mulch types on plantain growth at pre-flowering stage in Southwestern Nigeria. The International Journal of Science and Technoledge 2(8): 168-174. 
11.    Olaniyi, M. O. 2014. Functional trend in leaf and sucker production of plantain in response to paring and organic mulch. The International Journal of Science and Technoledge 2(8): 175-180.
12.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2014. Nematode Damage to Plantain (Musa spp. AAB-Group) at Flowering as Affected by Paring and Organic Mulch in South-western Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology 8(9): 25-31. 
13.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2014. Potentials of biotechnology in crop production and environmental management in Nigeria and biosafety implications. International Journal of Emerging Knowledge 1(11): 193-99. 
14.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2014. Saving the environment through nematological innovations and technological development. Invited lead paper of the 2nd biennial conference of the Nigerian Society of nematologists. Nigerian Journal of Nematology 2:9-18.
15.    Olaniyi, M.O. and de Oliveira, D.E. 2014. Hypothetical expression of an engineered cysteine proteinase inhibitor (OC-IDD86) for nematode resistance in transgenic plantain and field testing. International Journal of Emerging Knowledge 1(10): 174-184.
16.    Olaniyi M. O. and Osuloye, O. F. 2014. Cultivar differences in plantain growth response to mycorrhizal inoculant and effect on incidence of plant parasitic nematodes. Advances in Life Science and Technology 23: 97-105.
17.    Olaniyi, M. O. and Osuloye O. F. 2014. Cultivar differences in the level of protection against plant parasitic nematodes conferred by mycorrhizal fungi association on plantain. Journal of Natural Sciences Research 4(17): 153-158
18.    Oso, A. A., Olaniyi, M. O. and Ayodele, O. J. 2014. Plantain production systems of Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria: farmers’ perception of loss in perennial productivity and abandonment of orchards. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 3(6): 630-637.
19.    Oso, A.O. and Olaniyi, M. O. 2014. Potency of red acalypha leaf extract against pests in pared and non-pared plantain sucker. Nigerian Journal of Nematology 2: 63-76.
20.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2012. Comparative Effects of Acalypha wilkesiana leaf extract, hot and boiling water on plantain growth response and nematode damage. Nigerian Journal of Nematology. 1: 29 -37.
21.    Aduramigba-Modupe, A.O., Olaniyi, O. and Oyetoran, B.O. 2011. Effect of packaging material on the ripening of plantain. Journal of Science Research 10(2):181-185.
22.    Akinro, A.O., Olufayo, A.A., Oguntunde, P. and Olaniyi, M.O. 2010. Water use, growth and yields of irrigated plantain in Southwest Nigeria. Applied Tropical Agriculture 15: 125-133. 
23.    Oso, A.A., Olaniyi, M. O., Ayodele, O. J. and Amu, A.A. 2010. Incidence of banana weevil and parasitic nematodes in second ratoon of grown plantain from pared and unpared suckers. Applied Tropical Agriculture 15 (1 & 2): 1-5. 
24.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2008. Effects of organic mulches on the vegetative growth of plantain and nematode infection. International Journal of Nematology 18(1): 86-92. 
25.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2008. Plant parasitic nematodes associated with weeds and cultivated crops in a rain forest area of Nigeria. International Journal of Nematology 18 (2): 225-228. 
26.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2006. Contribution of preferential feeding sites of plant parasitic nematodes to plantain root damage. Niger delta Biologia 5(2): 41-49.
27.    Olaniyi, M.O., Speijer, P., De Waele, D., Swennen, R and Tenkouano, A. 2006. Influence of crop management practices in two locations on plantain response to plant parasitic nematodes. Niger Delta Biologia 5(2): 1-3. 
28.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P.R., De Waele, D. and Swennen, R. 2006. Comparative growth and yield response of a False Horn and a French plantain (Musa spp., AAB-group) to plant parasitic nematodes in Nigeria. Bio-Research 4 (1): 40-47. 
29.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P.R., De Waele, D. and Swennen, R. 2006. Effect of organic mulch on nematode damage to roots and corms of plantain suckers. Bio-Research 4 (2): 94-98. 
30.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2005. Nematode damage on flowered plantain plants and sword suckers detached from the flowered plants. Special 32nd Conference Edition, Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 22: 95-105.
31.    Olaniyi, M.O., Moens, M. and Moermans, M. 2005. Effect of soil amendment with herbs in the control of Meloidogyne incognita on tomato. Special 32nd Conference Edition, Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 22: 140-148.
32.    Olaniyi, M.O., Speijer, P., De Waele, D. and Swennen, R. 2005. Effects of organic mulch and plant parasitic nematodes on the bunch yield parameters of plantain. Applied Tropical Agriculture 10(2): 1-7. 
33.    Rotimi, M.O. and Moens, M. 2005. Effect of leaf extracts of some herbs on the juveniles of Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood. Nigerian Journal of Plant Protection 22: 95-104.
34.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P. and De Waele, D. 2005. Incidence of plant parasitic nematodes on plantain in southern Nigeria: West Africa. Niger Delta Biologia 5(1): 10-13.
35.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P., De Waele, D. and Swennen, R. 2005. Effect of inoculum density of plant parasitic nematodes on the root reaction of a False Horn and a French plantain. Niger Delta Biologia 5(1): 32-47. 
36.    Coyne, D.L., Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P., De Schutter, B., Dubois, T., Auwerkerken, A., Tenkouano, A. and De Waele, D. 2005. Effects of nematode infection and mulching on the yield of plantain (Musa spp., AAB-group) ratoon crops and plantation longevity in southeastern Nigeria. Nematology 7(4): 531-541.
37.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P.R. and De Waele D. 2004. Effect of soil moisture and organic matter levels on plantain root reaction to Radopholus similis. International Journal of Nematology 14(2): 122-128.
38.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P., De Waele D. and Swennen, R. 2004. Effect of mulching on the response of plantain cv. Agbagba (Musa spp., AAB-group) to plant parasitic nematodes in southeastern Nigeria I: Vegetative growth. Nigerian Journal of Forestry 34(1): 61-70.
39.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P., De Waele D. and Swennen, R. 2004. Effect of mulching on the response of plantain cv. Agbagba (Musa spp., AAB-group) to plant parasitic nematodes in southeastern Nigeria II: Reproductive growth and yield. Nigerian Journal of Forestry 34(2): 102-111.
40.    Speijer, P.R., Rotimi, M.O. and De Waele, D. 2001. Plant parasitic nematodes associated with plantain (Musa spp., AAB-group) in southern Nigeria and their relative importance compared to other biotic constraints. Nematology 3(5): 423-436.
41.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P.R. and De Waele, D. 1999. On-farm assessment of the influence of oil palm bunch refuse on the growth response of plantain (cv. Agbagba) to parasitic nematodes. Journal of Tropical Forest Resources 15 (2): 121-129.

(C) Conference Proceedings: Published Full Length Articles (starting with most recent)
42.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2012. Factors influencing public perception of biotechnology. In: V.B. Ogunlela, M.O. Olaniyi, A. Ogunsipe and J-F. O. Agbu (Eds). Biotechnology as a tool for peace and national development. Proceedings of the 25th annual conference of the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria. Held at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja liaison Office, NOUN-BSN Abuja 2012. 26-31 August 2012. Pp 8-12.
43.    Olaniyi, M. and Moens, M. 2007. Uses of medicinal plants in the control of plant parasitic nematodes. In: G.E. Onibi, S.O. Agele, V.A.J. Adekunle & M.O. Olufayo (Eds). Proceedings of the Akure-Hombolt Kellog/3rd SAAT Annual Conference, Akure, Nigeria. 16-19 April 2007. Pp 99-111.
44.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2006. Effects of organic mulch and root dips on establishment and root health of French plantain. In: E. Soprano, F.A. Tcacenco, L.A. Litchemberg & M.C. Silva (Eds.). Banana: A Sustainable Business. XVII ACORBAT International Meeting, Joinville, Brazil. 15-20 October 2006. Pp 321.
45.    Olaniyi, M.O. and Opadare, S.O. 2006. Effect of paring on the establishment and root damage of French plantain suckers. In: E. Soprano, F.A. Tcacenco, L.A. Litchemberg & M.C. Silva (Eds.). Banana: A Sustainable Business. XVII ACORBAT International Meeting, Joinville, Brazil. 15-20 October 2006. Pp 345.
46.    Rotimi, M.O. and Speijer, P. R. 2004. Comparative assessment of nematode damage on two plantain cultivars in an alley system of soil conservation. In E.T.H. Bobobee and A. Bart-Plange (eds). Proceedings of the 2nd West African Society of Agricultural Engineering International Conference on Agricultural Engineering. Kwame Nkuruma University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. 20-24 September, 2004. Pp 193-209.
47.    Rotimi, M.O. 1996. ‘Soil-sickness’: A nematode problem. Proceedings of Regional Training Workshop on Impact of human activities and livestock grazing on savannah and grazing lands and response of humid savannah to stress and disturbance in West African Sub-region. UNESCO-Nigerian National Committee for Man and Biosphere (MAB). Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. 23-26 July 1995. Pp 52-55.

(D) Course Materials
48.    Olaniyi, M.O. and Petu-Ibikunle A.M. 2012. Biotechnology in Crop/Pest Management (CSP 401). 3 units. A Course Material of the National Open University of Nigeria. 76pp. 
49.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2014. Introduction to Crop Biotechnology (CRP 511). 3 units. A Course Material of the National Open University of Nigeria. (NOUN). 104pp.
50.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2015. Introductory Plant Biotechnology. A course material for B. Agric Crop Science and Protection, NOUN

(E) Published Abstract: (in Newsletter, Local and International Journals)
51.    Rotimi, M.O. 2003. Incidence of plant parasitic nematodes on plantain in Nigeria and their effect on root health, plant growth and yield. InfoMusa 12(2), 41. Abstract.
52.    Rotimi, M.O., Speijer, P.R. and De Waele, D. 1999. On-farm assessment of the influence of oil palm bunch refuse on the growth response of plantain (cv. Agbagba) to parasitic nematodes. In Biometry and quality of life. Proceedings of the sixth scientific workshop of the Sub-Saharan Africa network (SUSAN) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS), held at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria 23-27 August 1999. Pp 286. Abstract.
53.    Speijer, P.R., Rotimi, M.O., Gauhl, F, Pasberg-Gauhl, C., Schill, P. and De Waele, D. 1998. Incidence of plant parasitic nematodes on plantain in the major production zones of southern Nigeria. MusAfrica 12, 6. Abstract.
54.    Rotimi, M.O., Moens, M. and Moermans, R. 1996. Efficacy of some Nigerian herbs in the control of Meloidogyne incognita. Nematropica 26(3), 307. Abstract.
55.    Adewami, M.O. 1992. Dehydrated culture media prepared from locally available carbohydrate and protein sources. Bulletin of the Science Association of Nigeria 18(1), 26. Abstract.
56.    Adewami, M.O. 1992. Sporulation of Kaduna isolate of Cercospora sojina in culture. Bulletin of the Science Association of Nigeria 18(1), 29. Abstract.

(F) Technical Reports 
57.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2013. Report of the International Foundation for Science (IFS) collaborative research training workshop and Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) week. Accra, Ghana 15-19 July, 2013. 4pp
58.    Olaniyi, M.O. and Medupin, C. 2012. Report on the 4th Climate Change Summit held in Lagos State at the Eko hotels and suites on the 10th to 12th April, 2012. 4pp.
59.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2012. Diagnosis of Diseases and Pest on Guava Plantation at the NOUNCIL Farm, Kaduna.5pp
60.    Olaniyi, M. O. 2008. Report of two months research visit to the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), University of Bonn, Nussallee 9, 53115 Bonn, Germany, 1 May and 30 June 2008 submitted to DAAD, Germany. 4pp.
61.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2007. Effects of paring and types of organic mulch on nematode infection, growth yield and yield quality of plantain. End of project report submitted to the Centre for Research and Development (CERAD), Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). February 2006. 42pp.
62.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2007. The effect of paring on nematode re-infection of sucker planting material and the influence of mulching on yield loss of plantain caused by plant parasitic nematodes in southwestern Nigeria. IFS Status Report C/3859-1. March 2007. 6pp.
63.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2006. Effects of paring and types of organic mulch on nematode infection, growth, yield and yield quality of plantain. Progress report submitted to the Centre for Research and Development (CERAD), Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). February 2006. 14pp.
64.    Rotimi, M.O. 1999. Nematode related losses on plantain in West Africa. Progress Report. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria. 29 April 1999. 25pp.
65.    Rotimi, M.O. 1998. Nematode associated production losses on plantain in Nigeria and Ghana. Work Plan. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, Nigeria.

(G) Book Review: Practical Manuals
66.    BIO191 General Biology Practical I: Laboratory Manual for BSc. Biology of the National Open University of Nigeria. 2016
67.    BIO192 General Biology Practical I: Laboratory Manual for for BSc. Biology of the National Open University of Nigeria. 2016

(H) Seminars Presented
68.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2017. Biocides and Other Environmentally Friendly Options in the Control of Plant Parasitic Nematodes and Banana Weevils. Seminar series of the Faculty of Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria. 15th March, 2017.
69.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2016. My academic background, plantain / banana research and administrative roles. A seminar presented at the training workshop “Banana research in Africa: modern breeding techniques, regulatory and biosafety issues”, Kampala, Uganda. 19 – 30 September 2016.
70.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2014. Handling of Examination Scripts and Scores in the School of Science and Technology. A seminar delivered at the In-House Training Workshop for intending examiners in the School of Science & Technology, National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), at the Model Study Centre, NOUN, 1st April, 2014.
71.    Olaniyi, M. O. 2013. Assessment and Publication Matters in SS&T: Research and Publication. A seminar delivered at the School of Science & Technology in-house orientation workshop for newly employed staff. 18th September, 2013
72.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2012. Herbs and breast cancer treatment: email cross-posting motivated useful information technology. RETRIDAL, NOUN. 17th October, 2012.
73.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2012. Enhancing the delivery of science based programmes at the National Open University of Nigeria. 18th October, 2012. 
74.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2008. Plantain Root Health: Managing Radopholus similis or Pratylenchus coffeae in Nigeria? Seminar Presented at the Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Crops, Münster, Germany. 17th June, 2008.
75.    Olaniyi, M.O. 2008. Integrated management of plant parasitic nematodes, and other pathogens/pests on crops and crop yield enhancement. Seminar Presented at the Institute of Crop Science and Resource Conservation (INRES), University of Bonn, Nussallee 9, 53115 Bonn, Germany. 3rd June, 2008.
76.    Rotimi, M.O. 2007. Research Focus of the Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).  Presented to the Board of Studies of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, FUTA.
77.    Rotimi, M.O. 2004. Influence of Mulch on the Yield Response of Plantain cv. Agbagba to Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Southeastern Nigeria. Monthly Seminar Series of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), Federal University of Technology, Akure. SAAT Seminar Room, 29 June 2004.
78.    Rotimi, M.O. 2003. Nematode damage to plantain in Nigeria. Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement Seminar Series. Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium.
79.    Rotimi, M.O. 1999. Multilocational studies of nematode invasion of plantain roots and impact on plant performance. Monthly Seminar Series of the International Association of Research Scholars and Fellows (IARSAF), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture. September, 1999.
80.    Rotimi, M.O. 1998. Screening methods: Shade house and field experiments (Practical). Resource Person, IITA-NARS collaboration. Training of collaborators from some West African National Agricultural Research Stations (NARS). International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Onne, Rivers State, Nigeria. 21-30 September 1998.
81.    Rotimi, M.O. 1998. Root health: Nematodes and sustainability of plantain production. Resource Person, IITA-NARS collaboration. Training of collaborators from some West African National Agricultural Research Stations (NARS). International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Onne, Rivers State, Nigeria. 21-30 September 1998.
82.    Rotimi, M.O. 1997. Instructor/Demonstrator. Workshop on paring and hot water treatment of plantain suckers. IITA Consultant to the Nigerian Agip Oil Company-Green River Project (NAOC-PPC). Training of field officers of NAOC-GRP (PPC), opinion leaders and selected contact farmers of Obrikom/Omoku community, Rivers State, Nigeria. 17 November 1997.

 

 

 

 

Pioneer Editor-in-Chief, Nigerian Society of Nematologists (NISON), 2012-2015
Secretary, Constitution drafting Committee, NISON 2011-2012