Babatunde Dosumu (Ola)

Babatunde Dosumu
I currently work as a research assistant, and I will be starting my Ph.D. study in a few months with Emma Holmstrom as my main supervisor.


My doctoral study will focus on the silviculture of planted birch. I will be investigating the effect of competition in monoculture and mixed stands with Birch.  I will also look into what new models we need for the future, e.g. height development functions, biomass functions, growth functions based on the thinning response, etc.

In my position as a field assistant, I have been collecting growth related data on larch species e.g., diameter, height, vegetation and soil characteristics. The inventory covers central to northern Sweden. In southern Sweden, I also measured experiments with birch genetic and thinning trials. All inventories were carried out with a team. 

My masters thesis focused on the possibility of successfully growing and retaining Norway spruce and birch mixtures in southern Sweden through active management i.e., thinning. This simulation study was conducted using Heureka decision support system.


My bachelor's degree is in Forestry and Wildlife Management from the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), Nigeria. I have interned with Cross River National Park and Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria. I was a graduate assistant at the Edo State College of Agriculture, Iguoriakhi in 2016.

Upon receiving the Erasmus Mundus joint masters scholarship in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) I moved to Europe in 2020. My first year of study was at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark while my second year was at Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet, Sweden. 



Masters Thesis 

Mixed Stand vs Monoculture: a Simulation Study Assessing Growth and Profitability of Norway spruce and Birch in Mixtures and Pure Stands.