Eberechukwu Johnpaul Ihemezie

Eberechukwu Johnpaul Ihemezie


I am a Commonwealth PhD Scholar at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI), School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds. I am working with Dr. Martin Dallimer and Prof. Lindsay Stringer, and my research focuses on understanding the forest conservation–human values nexus in Sub-Saharan Africa. I belong to the Environment and Development Research Group.

Prior to joining the University of Leeds as a postgraduate researcher, I worked as Lecturer at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. I did my 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).  

My research employs a mixed methods approach where context specific qualitative method is combined with quantitative analysis to explore how non-material human values are influencing behaviours towards conservation projects, and how conservation projects have influenced human values.

Research interests

  1. Forest conservation
  2. Human values and behaviour
  3. Environmental pyschology
  4. Natural rresource management
  5. Rural ecosystem
  6. Agro-environmental systems


  • MSc Environment and Development
  • B.Agric (Agricultural Economics)