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Dr Oladapo Olukunle Olaonipekun

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Grantee Title

Areas of research interest: Climate change, ionizing radiation, modeling, agricultural productivity and agricultural policy.

Grantee Description

Home Institution Ladoke Akintola University of Science and Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Host Institution Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Summary of research

In Nigeria and most African countries, probably due to low awareness of radon, its capability of being used as tools and indicators has not been widely explored, most especially in agricultural planning for yield improvement, in which soil moisture determination plays a key role. Hence, this study seeks to use the relationship between fluctuations in the atmospheric radon concentration as impacted by changes in climatic parameters as a tool for modeling variations in soil moisture content in the study area.