Ayansina Ayanlade’s area of specialization in Geography centres on Applied Climatology with specific research interest in land-climate processes, climate change studies, and application of Remote Sensing and GIS to land-atmospheric interactions.

He has academic experience in Nigeria, USA, Norway, and the United Kingdom. He holds a PhD from  King’s College London, University of London, UK. Over the years, he has engaged and contributed to researches in the areas of land-atmospheric interactions and environmental changes using remote sensing and GIS.

He was a Scholar of Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF); The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA); Research Fellow of Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement in Sub-Saharan Africa (CIRCLE), which is an initiative of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK) and a Visiting Research Fellow under the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) at International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya. His International research training experience includes International Research Institute for Climate and Society, at The Earth Institute, Columbia University, Lamont Campus,USA; Research methods, impacts and adaptation policies, A course on research methods in climate change and health, University of Bergen, Norway; Academic research leadership training, King’s College London, University of London.

He is currently a Project Associate under Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) core projects of International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) https://ugec.org/people/project-associates/


DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS    

(a) Scholarships 

1) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) International visiting scholarship, in Norman, University of Oklahoma, USA 2017.

2) Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Overseas Scholarship for PhD in UK             2009

3) International visiting scholarship, IRI, Columbia University, New York, USA.                               2008

4) Federal Government of Nigeria Scholarship Award                             2002

                       

(b) Fellowships 

1) Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement in Sub-Saharan Africa programme (CIRCLE), Visiting Fellowship, Cohort 2, which is an initiative of the Department for International Development (DFID), UK. 2016

2) Nanjing University, Visiting scientist fellowship,  Nanjing, China.      2014

3) Africa visiting Fellowship, University of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia  2013

4)University of Bergen, early carrier fellowship Norway                        2008

5) SPAEL Postgraduate Research Fellowship Award  (seewww.oauife.edu.ng/research/spael/new.htm)                      2005

 

(c) Research Grants 

 1) Research Uptake Grant Phase III. Awarded by The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in collaboration with CIRCLE and The Department for International Development (DFID), UK. 2018

2) Research Uptake Grant Phase II. Awarded by The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) in collaboration with CIRCLE and The Department for International Development (DFID), UK.     2017

 3) World Meteorology Organization (WMO), visiting grant to France.    2016

4) Small Grant for PhD field research, Department of Geography, King’s College London, University of London, UK.     2011

 5) CODESRIA Small Grant for Postgraduate Thesis     2008

 (d) National Awards Nil

 (e). International Award

3rd best paper published in The African Geographical Review ( AGR) journal awarded by the African Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers, 2017.