Generally I’m interested in wildlife health, the impacts of disease on the ecology and management of wildlife populations, and the role of insect vectors in zonotic disease transmission. My major focus is the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as a tool in the management of wildlife diseases. Emerging and re-emerging wildlife diseases impact wildlife and human and domestic animals around the world, especially in Africa. These situations emphasize the need for comprehensive wildlife disease information in order to build a foundation to facilitate strategic planning and actions to protect human health. I am working on projects to improve monitoring efforts for avian diseases and to further the conservation of Cameroon's unique biodiversity.
M.Sc. (Wildlife Management) Department of Wildlife and Fishery management. University of Ibadan, Nigeria. February 1998. Thesis: Utilisation of Biodiversity in the Buffer zones of Korup National park, Cameroon. A case study of some plant and animal species. (Supervisor Prof. S.S. Agayi)
B.Sc. Hons (Zoology) University of Calabar Nigeria. December 1996: Dissertation topic: Antifertility effects of Hibiscus rosa sinensis petals on the gonads of male Albino rats. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calabar Nigeria.
Diploma: Certificate in the epidemiology and Applications of Geographic Information Systems for Avian Influenza. October to November 2006. A&M Texas University USA.
Diploma: Certificate in the Establishment and use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)/Global Positioning System (GPS) in data collection, compilation, storage, analysis, and presentation. May 2004 Limbe Botanical Garden Cameroon.
Internship with the Eco-monitoring team of Kilum/Ijim Forest project Bamenda Highlands, Birdlife International. Learnt field methodologies in monitoring endangered species of Wildlife in Mt Oku. Cameroon. December 1998.
Field-training courses in bird identification and surveys (coupled with the use of mist nets and ringing of birds) in the framework of the Important Bird Areas Project (IBA), BirdLife International Cameroon. January to April 1999.
Trained in the field to use Line transect and Recce walk to study Primates and medium to large sized mammal`s ecology in the Campo Ma’an National Park Cameroon. This was in collaboration with Primatologist German Colleagues from Freie University Berlin, Germany. April to August 2000.
Training program in Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) approach in need identification, with the Rural Communities of the Gashaka Gumti-Tchabal Mbabo transboundary Conservation project. Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis.Cameroon and Nigeria. March 2004.
Trained in more skills in mist-netting and banding birds, morphometric data collection by Thomas Smith of UCLA. University of California Los Angeles, Center for Environment Tropical research, USA. July 2005.