Muhammed Oyinlola

M.Sc, International Studies in Aquatic Tropical Ecology

University of British Columbia

Muhammed Oyinlola is finished his Ph.D. at the University of British Columbia with the Changing Ocean Research Unit and the Nereus Program of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries. His studies focus on the implications of climate change and ocean acidification on global seafood production from aquaculture.


Oyinlola, M.A., Reygondeau, G., Wabnitz, C.C.C., Troell, M., Cheung, W.W.L., 2018. Global estimation of areas with suitable environmental conditions for mariculture species. PLoS ONE 13(1): e0191086., link

Cisneros-Montemayor, A.M., Moreno-Báez, M., Voyer, M., Allison, E.H., Cheung, W.W.L., Hessing-Lewis, M., Oyinlola, M.A., Singh, G.G., Swartz, W. and Ota, Y. (2019). Social equity and benefits as the nexus of a transformative Blue Economy: A sectoral review of implications. Marine Policy, 109: 103702.

Nereus Program Manager and Research Associate Dr. Vicky Lam (University of British Columbia) and Nereus Fellow Muhammed Oyinlola (UBC) participated in a meeting organized by the World Bank and held at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) headquarters in Rome on October 22-24, 2018. While there, they discussed how marine fisheries in Sub-Saharan Africa are important both economically, and for the millions of people dependent on them for food.

November 8, 2018 | Climate ChangeFisheries

Nereus Fellow at UBC Muhammed Oyinlola attended the ClimEco5 Summer School organized by the Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research project (IMBER), titled ‘Towards more resilient oceans: Predicting and projecting future changes in the ocean and their impacts on human societies’. The summer school took place from August 10 to 17, in Natal, Brazil.

August 19, 2016 | Climate ChangeEcology

Past Event

3 December 2018 - 4 December 2018

Nereus Director (Science) William Cheung and Fellow Muhammed Oyinlola have organized a workshop on 'Developing a Future Scenario for Marine Aquaculture' that will be hosted at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada. There will also be a public discussion on December 4th at 4:00-5:00pm titled 'The Future Seafood Production from Marine Aquaculture under Global Change'.
Past Event

13 February 2017 - 14 February 2017

Nereus Research Associate Vicky Lam (UBC) and Fellow Muhammed Oyinlola (UBC) will be attending the Conference on the West Africa Regional Fisheries Program (WARFP) February 13-14 in Saly, Senegal.
Aquaculture and its Future Under Climate Change

Aquaculture and its Future Under Climate Change

Muhammed Oyinlola Nereus Annual General Meeting 2016 UBC, Vancouver, Canada May 30 to June 3, 2016

Nereus research fellow Muhammed Oyinlola (UBC) successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation – ‘Global seafood production from mariculture: current status, trends and its future under climate change’.

Andrés Cisneros-Montemayor is lead author with co-authors William Cheung, Muhammed Oyinlola, Gerald Singh, Wilf Swartz and Yoshitaka Ota on a new paper in Marine Policy – “Social equity and benefits as the nexus of a transformative Blue Economy: A sectoral review of implications”.