Gilbert profileDegrees Held

M.S., Marine Science, University of Cape Town, 2015
B.Sc., Microbiology, Olabisi Onabanjo University, 2007

Degree Sought

Ph.D., Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Montana State University


Dr. Ben Poulter

Current Research

My PhD is structured on understanding the Holocene forest-steppe dynamics in Patagonia by coupling paleoecological data and model using the Dynamic Global Vegetation Model LPJ-GUESS. This involves the parameterization of the model with paleoecological data in order to understand how fire, climate, and human have influence the Patagonia ecotone. 


I was born in Ijebu-ode, Ogun-state, on the 18th of April 1983, Southwest, Nigeria. I am from the Yoruba tribe and from a family of four and the second born. I spend most of my teenage and adult years in Ijebu-Ode where I did my primary, secondary and tertiary study. I had the opportunity to travel out of Nigeria for the first time when I gain admission to do my masters degree in Cape Town South-Africa. I love playing soccer and dancing. My best food is vegetable soup with eba(garri).