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Okali, David Uke Ukiwe

Category: TWAS Fellows
Okali is former president of the Nigerian Academy of Science and emeritus professor of forestry at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and chairman of the Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team at Ibadan. He was previously chairman of the National Committee of UNESCO's Man and the Biosphere Programme. He obtained a PhD in plant ecology from Sheffield University, United Kingdom, in 1964, read forestry at Oxford University, and worked as a lecturer mostly at the University of Ibadan until his retirement in 2001. He was also a visiting professor at Yale in 1983 and 1987 and Yamani fellow at the University College of North Wales, 7 Bangor, in 1988. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science and member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
First Names David Uke Ukiwe
Surname Okali
Nationality Nigeria
Category Fellow
Year of Election 1998
Section 01-Agricultural Sciences
Keywords Ecosystem processes in rain forest; natural forest management; agroforestry theory and practice; wetlands; conservation biodiversity; environment and society.