Dr. Osariyekemwen  Uyi
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Dr. Osariyekemwen Uyi

Lecturer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Benin, Nigeria

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Entomology from Rhodes University, South Africa

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Area of Interest:

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Pest Management
Biological Control
Plant Protection

Research Publications in Numbers


Selected Publications

  1. Uyi, O.O., C. Zachariades, E. Marais and M.P. Hill, 2017. Reduced mobility but high survival: Thermal tolerance and locomotor response of the specialist herbivore, Pareuchaetes insulata (Walker) (Lepidoptera: Erebidae), to low temperatures. Bull. Entomol. Res., 107: 448-457.
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  2. Uyi, O.O., B.I. Uwagiahanor and A.J. Ejomah, 2017. The nocturnal larvae of a specialist folivore prefer Chromolaena odorata (L.) foliage from a sunny environment, but does it matter? Arthropod-Plant Interact., 11: 603-611.
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  3. Dube, N., C. Zachariades, T.C. Munyai and O.O. Uyi, 2017. Laboratory studies on the biology and host-range of Dichrorampha odorata (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a biological control agent for Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae). Biocontrol Sci. Technol., 27: 222-236.
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  4. Uyi, O.O., C. Zachariades, M.P. Hill and A.J. McConnachie, 2016. Temperature- dependent performance and potential distribution of Pareuchaetes insulata, a biological control agent of Chromolaena odorata in South Africa. BioControl 61: 815-825.
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  5. Uyi, O.O., C. Zachariades, E. Marais and M.P. Hill, 2016. Nitrogen fertilisation improves growth of Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) and the performance of the biological control agent, Pareuchaetes insulata (Erebidae). Biocontrol Sci. Technol., 26: 373-385.
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  6. Uyi, O.O., M.P. Hill, C. Zachariades and D. Conlong, 2015. The nocturnal larvae of a specialist folivore perform better on Chromolaena odorata leaves from a shaded environment. Entomol. Exp. Appli., 156: 187-199.
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  7. Uyi, O.O., F. Ekhator, C.E. Ikuenobe, T.I. Borokini and E.I. Aigbokhan at el., 2014. Chromolaena odorata invasion in Nigeria: A case for coordinated biological control. Manage. Biol. Invasions, 5: 377-393.
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  8. Uyi, O.O., C. Zachariades, E. Marais and M.P. Hill, 2014. Variation in host plant has no effect on the performance and fitness-related traits of the specialist herbivore, Pareuchaetes insulata. Entomol. Exp. Appli., 153: 64-75.
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  9. Uyi, O.O., C. Zachariades and M.P. Hill, 2014. Life history traits of the erebid moth, Pareuchaetes insulata, a biological control agent of Chromolaena odorata in Africa. Afr. Entomol., 22: 611-624.
  10. Ekhator, F., O.O. Uyi, C.E. Ikuenobe and C.E. Okeke, 2013. The distribution and problems of the invasive alien plant, Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (Mimosaceae) in Nigeria. Am. J. Plant Sci., 4: 866-877.
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  11. Aigbodion, F.I. and O.O. Uyi, 2013. Temporal distribution of, and habitat diversification by some mosquito species in Benin City, Nigeria. J. Entomol., 10: 13-23.
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  12. Omotoriogun, T.C., O.O. Uyi and I.N. Egbon, 2012. The physicochemical characteristics of Ibiekuma River, Ekpoma, Nigeria. J. Wetlands Ecol., 6: 1-6.
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  13. Igbinosa, E.O, O.O. Uyi, E.E. Odjadjare, C.U. Ajuzie, P.O. Orhue and E.M. Adewole, 2012. Assessment of physicochemical qualities, heavy metal concentrations and bacterial pathogens in Shanomi Creeks in the Niger Delta, Nigeria. Afr. J. Environ. Sci. Technol., 6: 419-424.
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  14. Uyi, O.O., I.N. Egbon and I.B. Igbinosa, 2011. Discovery of and studies on Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) in southern Nigeria. Int. J. Trop. Insect Sci., 31: 199-203.
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  15. Uyi, O.O., 2011. Discovery of Pareuchaetes pseudoinsulata in Edo State, Nigeria. Chromolaena odorata Newsl., 18: 1-3.
  16. Oigiangbe, O.N., O.O. Uyi, C.I. Aisagbonhi and I.B. Igbinosa, 2007. Ecological roles of insects on Siam weed, Chromolaena odorata (L.). Advances in Science and Technology 1: 108-115.