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Eberechukwu Johnpaul Ihemezie

PhD Researcher
Areas of expertise
Forest conservation and forest values

Eberechukwu is a Commonwealth PhD Scholar at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. His PhD research seeks to understand the multiple human values driving forest conservation in government-protected and community-protected forests. His research employs a mixed methods approach, combining context-specific qualitative methods with quantitative analysis to explore how human values influence attitudes and behaviour toward conservation projects, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding these values will provide proper guidance and direction for national conservation policies and programmes and increase the success and acceptability of conservation projects among various stakeholders.

Before joining the University of Leeds as a postgraduate researcher, Eberechukwu worked as Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He did his Masters in Environment and Development at the University of Leeds (2015-2016) and Bachelor of Agriculture in Agricultural Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (2007- 2012).