in the Department of Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
It means hydrology applied to management of productive ecosystems, both terrestrial and aquatic/aquacultural, for sustainability, protection and conservation of natural resources (soil & water) and the environment.
What are your undergraduate and graduate degrees in?
My degrees are, B.Sc in Agricultural Engineering, M.Eng which is Masters in Water Resources & Environmental Engineering, and Ph.D in Agricultural Engineering majoring in Applied Hydrology & Hydrological Modeling.
How did you arrive at working in/thinking about ecohydrology?
Quite naturally from my post-graduation research and specialization. Seeking to find solutions to the problems of Environmental Hydrology, Catchment Management and Ecosystems Sustainability such as, floods, soil erosion, wetlands management and biodiversity conservation, I formed a research group on Ecohydrology. The goal is to develop local and indigenous expertise in modelling and model applications in the area of water allocation in biomass production and water’s role in environmental degradation, restoration and management.
What do you see as an important emerging area of ecohydrology?
Natural Flood Management and other Nature-based Solutions for Water Management
Do you have a favorite ecohydrology paper? Describe/explain.
Yes. The paper, among others, may be found in my Researchgate profile, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Constantine-Mbajiorgu-2, and may be cited as:
Mbajiorgu, C.C. (2019). Natural Flood Management: On Nature-Based Solutions for Water Management. Nigerian Journal of Hydrological Sciences, Vol.7, pp.142-157.
What do you do for fun (apart from ecohydrology)?
I enjoy family life, general reading and traveling.