Assistant Lecturer
Department of Biological Science

Historical Background

I had my Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees from the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria, specializing in Plant Biology with a focus on Plant Biochemistry and Physiology. As a Plant Biologist in the Department of Biological Sciences, I teach courses in Plant Biology alongside some General Biology courses. My research primarily centers on Plant Eco-physiology, with a focus on enhancing crop production. I aim to develop strategies to optimize crop yields by breeding plants for desired traits, improving nutrient uptake efficiency, and enhancing resistance to pests and diseases. Through my work, I contribute to advancing agricultural practices and ensuring food security


1. University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2019- 2024)

2. University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2016-2019)

3. University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2010-2014)

4. Federal Government College, Ilorin (2002-2008)

Research Interest

Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, Plant Eco-physiology, Weed science and Crop Physiology


1. Opadokun, W.O., Olorunmaiye, K.S., Adekola, F.O. & Ojumoola, O.A. (2023). Effects of herbicides application on maize morphophysiological parameters and yield attributes. Acta Agriculturae Slovenica. In press.

2. Owoeye, A.O, Opadokun, W.O. & Olorunmaiye, K.S. (2024). Influence of poultry manure on the performance of Bell Pepper (Capsicum Annum L). Bulgarian Journal of Crop Science, 61(1):87-92

3. Opadokun, W.O., Stephen, O.K., Fatimoh, A.O., Adebayo, O.O. & Abdulfatah, T.I. (2023). Effects of herbicides application on soil Physicochemical properties. Bulgarian Journal of Soil Science, Agrochemistry and Ecology, 57(2), 29-39. Published by Agricultural Academy of Bulgaria. Available online at https://soilsciencebg.org/page/en/details.php?article_id=351&leptoken=e2a3b87eaedfad7d544e9z1686290903

4. Adediwura, W. H. Akinwamide, E. A, Opadokun, W. O. & Olorunmaiye, K.S. (2020). Effects of fertilizer types on the growth and yield of Cucumis sativus Var Nagano F1. Annals. Food Science and Technology, 21(3), 660-664. Available online at https://afst.valahia.ro/wpcontent/uploads/2022/09/V.2_Wuraola.pdf

5. Ango, T.M., Samuel, F., Opadokun, W.O. & Olorunmaiye, K.S. (2021). Growth and crop yield of sweet potatoes (Ipeoma batata) as influenced by number of buds, Agronomy Journal, 83(4),185-190. Available online at https://hrcak.srce.hr/en/clanak/402684

6. Opadokun, W.O. & Olorunmaiye, K.S. (2019). Effects of Weed Density and Distance on the Growth and Yield of Two Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) varieties. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 11(3), 429-435. Published by Horticulture and Forestry Society, Transylvania. Available online at https://www.notulaebiologicae.ro/index.php/nsb/article/view/10448