Mr. Chefor Fotang, Department of Ecology, is writing his dissertation on the ecology of Chimpanzees in the North-West region of Cameroon.
He has been awarded the scholarship for his exceptional engagement in cooperating with partners at the University of Dschang (Cameroon), local authorities and NGOs within his PhD project and towards a 3-year joint research project on sustainable forest management starting in 2020. Mr. Fotang has been active in raising funds for his field research and in presenting his results at international conferences as well as in several publications. In their recommendation, his supervisors, Prof. Birkhofer and apl. Prof. Bröring, underline Mr. Fotang´s commitment and motivation to his field of research.
Mr. Haggart Ugwo, Department of Ecology, is writing his dissertation on heavy metal accumulations along a soil-mushroom-consumer food chain in contaminated areas.
He has been awarded the scholarship for his active engagement in linking his PhD research on environmental toxicology/epidemiology at Lieberoser Heide (a former military training camp in the state of Brandenburg) with international partners for the purpose of establishing international cooperation in researching the effects of heavy metals in the environment for his Department. His supervisor, apl. Prof. Manfred Wanner, stresses the high quality of his research project and his activities for the Department.
PhD ERM graduate Chika Ubaldus Ogbonna receives BTU award for his dissertation on »Adaptation to Climate Change in Developing Countries: Institutional Challenges and Opportunities for Nigeria' s Niger Delta Region«. The dissertation was supervised by the Chair of Public Law with special reference to Environmental and Planning Law . Chika received the honour „magna cum laude“.
We congratulate Chika on this success!
ERM PhD student and DAAD scholarship holder Isaac Mbir Bryant works on a biogas facility in Ghana with the BTU Chair Biotechnology of Water Treatment. BTU News reported on his research project (in German only).
Twenty years ago, the study programme Environmental and Resource Management (ERM) at the former BTU Cottbus was established. The Bachelor's degree began, followed a year later by the Master's and PhD programs in 2002.
The prize was awarded for her poster on “Economic Valuation and Analysis of Climate Change Adaptation Measures in Agriculture”
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