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Dr. Abduljamiu Olalekan Amao

Research Scientist III, CIPR

Dr. Amao is a post-doctoral fellow working on modern benthic foraminifera in the Arabian Gulf, with focus on sampling whole communities along environmental gradients to understand ecological structures and environmental change. He has other interests in applied mineralogy and big data statistics

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Geology (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia).
  • M.S., Environmental Sciences (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia).
  • B.S., Biology (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria).

Research Interests

  • Micropaleontology and Biostratigraphy
  • Rock Physics and Applied Mineralogy
  • Geographical Information System
  • Applied Marine Geology

Selected Publications

  • Amao, A. O., Kaminski, M. A., Frontalini, F., Rostami M.A, Gharaie M.H.M, Lak, R. (submitted) Distribution of benthic foraminifera along the Iranian Coast. Marine Biodiversity.
  • Amao, A.O., & Kaminski, M.A. (Accepted). Pseudotriloculina hottingeri nov: A new benthic foraminiferal species from the Eastern Arabian Gulf. Journal of Foraminifera Research.
  • Amao, A.O., Babalola, H & Kaminski, M.A. (Accepted). Benthic Foraminifera in Hypersaline Salwa Bay (Saudi Arabia): An Insight into Future Climate Change in the Gulf Region? Journal of Foraminifera Research.
  • Amao, A.O., Kaminski, M.A. & Setoyama, E. (2016). Diversity of Foraminifera in a shallow restricted lagoon in Bahrain. Micropalaeontology. 62(3) 197-211.
  • Amao, A.O., & Kaminski, M.A. (2016). Pseudonubeculina arabicagen. n.sp. a new Holocene benthic foraminifera from the Arabian Gulf. Micropalaeontology. 62(1) :81-86.
  • Amao, A. O., Kaminski, M. A., & Frontalini, F. (2016). Morphological abnormalities in benthic foraminifera caused by an attached epibiont foraminifer. Journal of Micropalaeontology, jmpaleo2015-032.
  • Amao, A. O., Al-Ramadan, K., & Koeshidayatullah, A. (2016). Automated mineralogical methodology to study carbonate grain microstructure: an example from oncoids. Environmental Earth Sciences, 75 (8), 1-11.
  • Amao, A.O., & Malik, K. (2015). Application of Giovanni for rapid assessment of harmful algal blooms in the Arabian Gulf. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8(10), 8767-8775.