Dr. Gabriel Salako holds a PhD in Environmental Resources Management specialization in Remote Sensing and GIS from Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria. He had earlier did his PhD internship at the department of forest ecosystems and society in Oregon State University, United States where he worked mostly on ecological modeling, forest resources and ecosystem monitoring using multispectral and air borne remote sensing techniques.
Gabriel finished a 7-month Fellowship in November 2011, where he conducted a feasibility study on the use of Pacific Northwest conifer species in the development of softwood plantations in NE Nigeria. The Mambilla Plateau of NE Nigeria has climatic conditions similar to that of the Pacific Northwest and Gabriel identified several species that have climatic and ecological requirements as that found on the plateau.
Gabriel also obtained a Post graduate professional certificate in GIS from World Forest Institute, USA where he also won an international fellowship award in 2011. Dr. SALAKO has since being a visiting Research Associate at Oregon State University (OSU).
He is a BID mentor for Africa for Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) an EU funded project.
His research interest include: Forest Ecosystem Monitoring and Management, Application of RS/GIS In Ecosystems Classification and Mapping, Ecological modeling, Disaster Mapping and Management, Environmental Resources Assessment. His research activities have taken him to several countries like United States, Germany, Chad, Portugal and France.
He is currently Head, Environmental Management and Toxicology Kwara State University Malete Nigeria.