Ayansina Ayanlade

(Ph.D. in Geography, Department of Geography, King’s College London, University of London, UK) is a researcher and lecturer in the Department of Geography, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His area of specialization is in the field of Applied Climatology, with specific research interest in climate change studies, understandings of perceived climate change impacts, indigenous and local knowledge on climate change and the influence of both national and international climate change negotiations, and application of Remote Sensing and GIS to land-atmospheric interactions. He has academic experience in Nigeria, USA, Norway, and the United Kingdom. For the LICCI project, he focuses on two major research problems: the sensitivity of rural farmers to climate change, and their adaptive capacity to the extreme weather events. He will explore spatiotemporal changes in climate and how to enhance sensitivities to climate change impacts and adaptive capacities of smallholder farmers through climate-smart agriculture. He is particularly interested in rural farmers awareness of climate change, its impacts and specific adaptation measures among rural farmers will be seen as science-driven assessments for appraising the trend of rainfall and temperature during rainy and dry season; patterns of onset; and length of rainy season with their seasonal variability.