Adekunbi Adetona

Contributor – University of Calgary

Adekunbi (Kunbi) Adetona is a PhD candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Calgary. Her research is examining biological solutions for energy and greenhouse gas management in Canada, she works under the supervision of Dr. David Layzell. She hopes that the implementation of strategic combination of biological solutions will significantly reduce GHG emissions, thereby minimizing the impacts of climate change.

Kunbi contributes to the Transition Accelerator through her work on the agri-food systems of Canada. In 2019, she published an article in Anthropocene that examined the anthropogenic energy and carbon flows through Canada’s agri-food system in order to obtain a more holistic view of opportunities for reducing greenhouse gases. She is now working to quantify the global warming implications of diverting to bioenergy use, the residual biomass from agricultural, forestry, and landfill ecosystems. Her work should be useful in identifying pathways for how the biological systems of Canada can best be used to meet the commitment to be net zero by 2050.

Prior to commencing the PhD program, Kunbi worked as an Environmental Scientist with Tetra Tech EBA Inc. She is a Professional Agrologist with three years of experience, working on soil and environmental management projects, including Phase 1 and 2 Environmental Site Assessments and Greenhouse Verifications. Kunbi has a Master of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Bachelor of Agriculture degree from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria.