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Dr. Joy Eko Atu


Geography and Environmental Science


Senior Lecturer


[email protected]

About Dr. Joy Eko Atu

Dr. (Mrs.) Joy Eko Atu was born on the 10th day of November 1976. She had her Primary School Education in Wase, Wase Local Government Area, Plateau State, specifically (Ugwan Kuyambana Primary School, Ugwan Galadima Primary School and Ugwan Malam Adama Primary School). Her Post Primary Education were undertaken in Government Secondary School Wase, Plateau State (JSS1- SS1) and Community Secondary School Itigidi ( SS2- SS3). Her periodic transfer of schools was occasioned by the frequent transfer of her parents who were teachers at the various school. Having done with her Primary and Secondary Education, her quest for learning led her to the prestigious University of Calabar where she graduated with an honours degree in Geography and regional planning in 1998. On completion of the Mandatory Youth Service Year in 2000, Dr Atu sought and got admission into her alma mater department and University to study Environmental Resource Management and Planning. On the 16th of December 2010 she defended her multidisciplinary Ph.D thesis titled “Sprawl Impacts on Biodiversity in Peripheral Agricultural Lands in Calabar” earning a Ph.D. degree in Geography & Environmental Science (Biogeography and Biodiversity Conservation). Dr. Atu has held several positions of responsibilities in the University of Calabar such as Registration officers EPM Year II 2006 – 2008, Dept. Board Secretary 2007 – 2009, Exams officer EPM NUC 2009 – 2012, Fieldwork coordinator, EPM coordinator & she currently is the pioneer Head of Dept. of Estate mgt. & Valuation Faculty off Environmental Science. She is an innovative lecturer, an astute research that heap supervised & graduated students at the undergraduate & postgraduate level. She has done collaborative work with State, National & International Organisation such as CRGIS, UNREDD+.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
S.S.C.E ( Senior School Certificate Examination)Community Secondary School Itigidi, Cross River State19901991 (Geography and Regional Planning)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross river, State19941997 ( Environmental Resource Planning and Management)University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross river, State19992004
Ph.D (Geography & Environmental Science (Biogeography and Biodiversity Conservation Studies)University of Calabar, Calabar20062010

S/N Publication
Atu, J. E and Agbor, F.E (2018). Influence of Climatic Variability on Cassava Output and Household Income in Calabar Environs, Cross River State, Nigeria. Multi- Disciplinary Journal of Research and Development Perspective (MJRDP) 7(1):167-175
Atu, J. E and Egbe, V. B (2018). Influence of Deforestation on Biodiversity in Owai Rainforest, Cross River State, Nigeria. Multi-Disciplinary Journal of Research and Development Perspective (MJRDP) .7(1): 131-138.
Atu, J. E. (2017) Students Safety Perception at the University of Calabar Campus, Calabar, Nigeria. World Environment Journal 1 (1).
Atu, J. E and Udo, E. E (2017). Agriculture and the Mangrove Ecosystem of Akpabuyo Cross River State. World Environment Journal (WEJ), 1(2): 1-10.
Atu, J. E and Iwuanyanwu, I. O .(2017). Socio- Economic Implications of Human Migratory Pattern in Akpabuyo Cross River State. World Environment Journal (WEJ), 1(2): 116-126
Joy, E. A, Linus, B. O and Ikono, E. (2017). The Influence of Palm oil Effluent on the Physical, chemical and Soil Micro Organism Diversity in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities (13)(2)(14)(1): 14-22.
Atu, J. E., Offiong, R. A and Eja, E. I. (2013). Urban Sprawl Effects on Biodiversity in Peripheral Agricultural Lands in Calabar, Nigeria. Journal of Environment and Earth Science 3 (7).
Atu, J. E. and Bisong, F. E. (2013). Sprawl and Biodiversity in Cross River State. Research on Hunanities and Social Sciences, 3(21)
Atu, J. E. (2013). Land-rights, Women and Food-crop Production: Implications for Rural Food Supply and Natural Resources Management. International Journal of Physical and Human Geography. 1(3): 9-19
Okpiliya, F. I., Atu, J. E and Ushie, C. A. (2013). Evolving a Common Environmental Policy Framework in the South South Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria. Research on Humanities and Social Sciences, (3)(5): 55-60.
Atu, J. E., Offiong, R. A., Eni, Devalsam I., Eja, E. I., and Esien, O. E. (2012) The effects of urban sprawl on peripheral agricultural lands in Calabar, Nigeria. International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities 2(2):68-76.
Afangideh, A. I., Kinuabeye J. U and Atu, J. E. (2012). Attitude of Urban Dwellers to Waste Disposal and Management. Journal of sustainable development 1(2).
Gbadegesin, A. S., Abua, M.A and Atu, J. E. (2011). Variation in soil properties on cassava production in the coastal area of Cross River state, Nigeria. Journal of geography and geology.3(1): 94-103
Jake, A. O., Eja, E. I. and Atu, J. E. (2011). The Effects of Forest Degradation on Community Livelihood in the Rainforest of Cross River State, Nigeria. Environment and Natural Resources Journal.9(3):29-33
Offiong, R. A., Atu, J. E. and Iwara, A. I., (2009). “Land claim in Calabar South- Nigeria: The consequences on the environment”. Tropical focus. The international journal series on tropical issues. 10(2):172-176

S/N Grant Currency/Amount Grantor Date
United States African Development Foundation (USADF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Africa off-Grid Energy challenge 2014 grant for biogas energy generation.$ 100000USAID2014-11-25

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