Paper: Modelling the Impact of Climate Change on Potato Yields
Toyin Adekanmbi currently works as a Project Officer Intern with the Climate Action Secretariat of the Department of Environment, Energy, and Climate Action, Government of Prince Edward Island. Her expertise is in sustainability, intersecting climate change, environment, and food. She studied for an M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences at the School of Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada. As a member of the Climate Smart Lab (Climate Smart Lab) at the Canadian Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation, UPEI, her research used a crop simulation model to assess the potential impacts of climate change on crops (using potatoes as a case study) to explore agricultural adaptation strategies. Based on her research, she has published two peer-reviewed articles (Journal article 1 and Journal article 2).
Using her past qualifications in chemistry, she previously worked as a principal laboratory technologist at the Bells University of Technology, Nigeria, where she led experiments, co-authored laboratory manuals and refereed articles, and participated in conferences and workshops. She has also volunteered with various organizations, including serving as a co-manager of the Community Sustainability Global Project and as a research associate at the Liu Institute for Africa, University of British Columbia.
In recognition of Toyin’s strong academic records and scholarly contributions, she is a grateful recipient of several highly competitive and prestigious awards and scholarships. For instance, internationally, the PEO Organization awarded her the “PEO International Peace Scholarship” three times; she was awarded a UPEI Faculty medal in 2022; and at her master’s graduation, she was awarded the “Jacob G. Schurman Memorial Graduate Studies Award” for superior research and “The Faculty of Science Graduate Studies Award of Distinction,” among all graduating M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.