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  • Area of Specialization: Wood Science, Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental and Social Framework, Monitoring and Evaluation, Waste Management, Climate Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Department of Agronomy, Wildlife & Forestry

  • Dr. E. Emerhi is a forester specializing in sustainable natural resources development and environmental management issues. With over thirty-five years of field and academic experience, including conducting and supervising environmental sector projects, facilitating relations between private and public-sector organizations, and preparing sustainable development business plans, she brings an in-depth analytical and programmatic expertise to the projects she is involved in. She has planned, designed, and executed environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for field development projects in the oil and gas sector and past clients have included a wide range of major oil and gas production and service companies, state government agencies, and non-governmental organizations. She has been a special adviser on EIA to the Ministries of Environment in the Niger Delta region (Nigeria) and a lecturer and a resource expert at numerous environmental conferences, workshops, and seminars across Nigeria and internationally. Dr. Emerhi is presently working with UNDP and GEF on mainstreaming gender issues in the Niger Delta Biodiversity Project focusing on women issues. She is dedicated to women’s education, empowerment, and development, and researches on issues that affect women such as human trafficking, sex tourism, prostitution and illegal migration, female circumcision and the rights of widows in Nigeria. These achievements have gained her a reputation for providing sound scientific information for both private and public sectors and for promoting constructive dialogues and partnerships on contentious issues throughout the Niger Delta region.
    My Publications
  1. Emerhi, E. A., and David-Sarogoro, N. (2019), (2019) Spatial and Volumetric Shrinkage of Termilia catapa (Linn) Wood in Bunu Tai, Rivers State, Nigeria,, Global Science Journal
    ISSN 2320-9186 Vol.7 (8). Pages:

  2. *Emerhi, E. A., and David-Sarogoro, N.(2019 ) (2019) Phytochemicals Screening of Alconea cordifolia (muller arg.) Christmas Bush from Tai Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. , Delta Agriculturist, Faculty of Agriculture, RSU.
    Vol.11(1) Pages: 43-53

  3. 18. Emerhi, E. A., Adedeji, G. A., and Oyebade, B. A., (2017) (2017) Termicidal Activity of Aqueous Extracts of Erythrophleum suaveolens Stem and Lagenaria breviflora Fruit Pulp on Wood, Pro Ligno
    , ONLINE ISSN 2069-7430 Vol.13 ( 1 ) Pages: 32-38,

  4. Emerhi, E. A., and David-Sarogoro, N. (2017) (2017) The Effect of Crude Oil on the Germination and Growth Performance of Moringa oleifera Lam., Journal of Agriculture & Food Environment, JAFE/MS,
    ISSN 2449-1187 Vol. Pages:

  5. Emerhi, E.A., (2016) (2016) Climate Change Awareness and Adaptive Rural Livelihoods Options by Renewable Natural Resources Dependent Communities of Delta State Nigeria,, Forests and Forest Products Journal
    ISSN 2006-8026. Vol. 9 Pages: 64-72

  6. David-Sarogoro, N., and Emerhi, E. A., (2016) (2016) Availability of Different Log and Lumber Sizes within Timber Market and Sawmills in Bori Areas of Rivers State, International Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (IJARD),
    Vol.19 (2 ) Pages: 2674-2679

  7. David-Sarogoro, N. and Emerhi, E. A., (2016) (2016) Secondary Metabolites of Pterocarpus santalinoides (L) Trees in Rivers State., Journal of Agriculture & Food Environment, JAFE/MS/
    ISSN 2449-1187 Vol.3 (2) Pages:

  8. David-Sarogoro, N. and Emerhi, E. A., (2015) (2015) Runkel, Flexibility and Slenderness Ratios of Anthocleista djalonensis (A) Wood for Pulp and Paper Production, African Journal of Agriculture, Technology and Environment
    Vol.5(2) Pages: 27-32

  9. Nwiisuator, D., and Emerhi, E.A (2015) (2015) Modulus of Rupture and Modulus of Elasticity of Allanblackia floribunda oliv, Wood at the Axial and Tangential Planes in Oyigbo, Rivers State, , Journal of Agriculture & Food Environment, JAFE/MS/
    ISSN 2449-1187 Vol.2 (1&2 ) Pages:

  10. Ogodo, A. D. , Emerhi, E. A., and Odafe, I., (2015) Saving our Rivers: A Critical Environmental Indicator. Journal of Nigerian Environmental Soceity, NES. , Nigerian Environmental society Journal
    Vol.9(1) Pages: 135-142

  11. 6. Adedeji, G. A., Aiyeloja, A. A. and Emerhi, E. A. (2015 (2015) Co-existence and interactions of pest with bee-wax baited Gmelina arborea (Roxb.) Woodhives in Abeokuta, Nigeria, IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) e-ISSN: 2319-2380
    indexing at J-Gate Vol.8, (2 ) Ver. II Pages: 68-72

  12. 7. Adedeji, G. A., Emerhi, E. A., and Nyenke, E., (2015) (2015) Incidence and Severity of Termites Infestations on Azadirachta indica A. Juss. Used as Avenue Trees in University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria,, IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) e-ISSN: 2319-2380,
    indexing at J-Gate Vol.8, (2 ) Ver. II Pages: 123-126

  13. 8. Adedeji, G. A. and Emerhi, E. A. (2015), (2015) Occupancy of Azadirachta indica A. Juss. by Fungus and Termites in Port Harcourt: Implications for Integrated Protection strategies, , IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT)
    e-ISSN: 2319-2402 Vol.9, ( 2 ) Ver. III Pages: 68-72

  14. 9. Aiyeloja, A. A., Adedeji, G. A., and Emerhi, E. A. (2015), (2015) Impacts of Beehive Stands Heights and Hives Types on the Ergonomics of Honey Harvesting in Port Harcourt, Nigeria., New York Science Journal: ISSN: 1554-0200 ISSN 2375-723X (online) USA. Vol.8(4) Pages: 23-27

  15. 10. Emerhi, E. A., Adedeji, G. A. and Ogunsanwo, O. Y. (2015) (2015) Termites’ resistance of wood treated with Lagenaria breviflora B. Robert fruit pulp extract, , IOSR Journal of Nature and Science 2015;1ISSN: ISSN 2375-7167
    USA Vol.13(5) Pages: 105-109

  16. 11. Nwiisuator, D., and Emerhi, E.A (2015) (2015) Specific gravity as wood quality attributes of Anthocleista djalonensis -a tree lesser-used-species in Rivers State, , Journal of Natural Sciences Research, ISSN (Paper) 2224-3186 ISSN (Online)2225-0921, Hong Kong,
    Indexed in EBSCO (U.S.), Index Copernicus (Poland), Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (ProQuest, U.S.), JournalTOCS (UK) Vol. Pages:

  17. 17. Ofouku, A.U., & Emerhi, E. A., (2014 (2014) Effect of Rural-urban migration on rural livelihood and Environment,, Global Journal of Sciences Frontier Research: Agriculture and Veterinary.
    e ISSN: 2249-4626 USA Indexing Vol.14 (7) Pages: 59-73

  18. 5. Emerhi, E. A. (2013) (2013) Performance of Jathropha curcas (linneaus 1753) in Different Soil Media in Three Locations, International Journal of Science and Nature (IJSN)
    Pub. By Society for Science and Nature (Online) indexing by index Copernicus USA Vol.4 (3) Pages: 37-41

  19. 16. Emerhi, E.A. and Ideriah, T.J.K. and Trinya, W. (2012 (2012) Distribution of Ambient Suspended Particulates and Volatile Organic Carbon in a Fast Developing Metropolis in the Niger Delta, Nigeria,, International Journal of Recent Trends in Science And Technology,
    E-ISSN 2249-8109, indexing and publishing Statperson Publishing Corporationpos, India. Vol.2 (1) Pages: 09-24

  20. 4. Nwiisuator, D., Oddo, E., Emerhi, E. A., Owuno, F., and P. Sangha (2012) (2012) Mineral Composition of Cola parchycarpa (K, Schum) Arils and Seeds., American Journal of Food and Nutrition.
    Print: ISSN 2157-0167, USA Vol.. 2(2) Pages: 37-41

  21. 13. Emerhi, E. A. (2012) (2012) Variations in Anatomical Properties of Rhizophora racemosa (leechm) and Rhizophora harrisonii (g. mey) in a Nigerian Mangrove Forest Ecosystem. , International Journal of Forests, Soils and Erosion
    Indexed DOAJ, Idex Copernicus (IC=5.09), Global Impact Factor (G-IF=0.0579), Google Scholar, Acedemic Search Complee (EBSCO) Journal Seek, J-Gate, Reasearch Bib, Genamics, Acedemic Journals Database, International Union of Soil Sciences, e-journals, AGRIS,, University of Hong Kong Libraries, Journal TOCs, Google Scholar Citations. Iran Vol.2 (2) Pages: 89-96

  22. 27. Emerhi, E. A. (2012) (2012) Comparative Evaluation of Ray and Vessel Elements of Rhizophora racemosa and R. harrizonii in the Niger Delta. , Nigerian Journal of Forestry,
    ISBN: 978-2408-08-9 Vol.42(2) Pages:

  23. 28. Nwiisuator, D., and Emerhi, E. A., (2012) (2012) Density of Pterocarpus santalinoides (L) Tree: a Lesser used Species in Rivers State. Nigeria , Journal of Acta Agronomica Nigeriana.
    ISSN: 0795-9982 Vol.12 (1&2), Pages: 44-49

  24. 29. Emerhi, E. A. (2012) (2012) Variation in Extractive content of some Freshwater and Mangrove Species in the Niger Delta. Nigeria. , Forest and Forest Products Journal
    ISSN 2006-8026. Vol.5, Pages: 42-50

  25. 24. Emerhi, E. A., Alao O.J. and Ohenhen, L.O. (2011) (2011) Anisotropic, Grain Orientation, Texture and Wood Density of Selected Lesser Known Indigenous Hardwood Species, , Journal of Agricultural Technology and Rural Development,
    ISSN 2141-0909 58-64 Vol.3 Pages: 58-64

  26. 25. Nwiisuator, N. Emerhi, E, A., Ariwaodo, J. O., and Aleru, A. (2011) (2011) Wood Waste Generation and Lumber Conversion Efficiency of Selected Sawmills in Port Harcourt. Nigeria, Journal of Acta Agronomica Nigeriana.
    ISSN: 0795-9982 Vol.Vol,11 (1&2), Pages:

  27. 26. Emerhi, E. A. (2011) (2011) Calorific Values of Charcoal Produced from Woods of Gmelina arborea (Roxb), Tectona grandis (Linn) and Pentaclethra macrophyla (Bentham). , Forests and Forest Products Journal
    ISSN 2006-8026. Vol.4 Pages: 29-33

  28. 15. Abere,S.A., Ideriah, T.J.K., and Emerhi, E.A., (2011) (2011) Lead and Total Hydrocarbon Levels in Vernonia amygdalina and Telferia ocidentalis Along Roadside Farms in Port Harcourt, Nigeria., International Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Soil Science
    ISSN 2251-0044 September 2011. Indexed by: CAB Abstracts, Global Health, Google Scholar USA. Vol.1(7) Pages: 261-267

  29. 3. Emerhi, E.A., (2011) (2011) Physical and Combustion Properties of Briquettes Produced from Sawdust of Three Hardwood Species and Different Organic Binders., Journal of Advances in Applied Science Research,
    (ISSN:0976-8610) indexing CODEN (USA) AASRFC. Vol.2 (6) Pages: 236-246

  30. 2. Oyebade, B.A., Emerhi, E.A., and Ekeke, B.A. (2010) (2010) Quantitative Review and Distribution Status of Mangrove Forest Species in West Africa, Journal of African Review.
    Indexed in International Bibliography of Social Sciences; International Index to Black Periodicals, Published by International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers INC. Ethiopia Vol.4 (2) Pages: 80-89

  31. 23. Emerhi, E. A. (2010), (2010) Wood Density Variations of Some Mangrove Species in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, , Nigerian Journal of Forestry
    ISBN: 978-2408-08-9 Vol.40 (1) Pages: 31-41

  32. 21. Emerhi, E.A, David, N., J.O. Ariwaodo and TimiTimi (2009) (2009) Production of Briquettes from highly used Species in Rivers State, Nigeria., Journal of Acta Agronomica Nigeriana.
    SSN: 0795-9982 Vol.9 (1), I Pages: 17-22

  33. 22. Emerhi, E. A., (2009), (2009) The Germination of Baillonella toxisperma (Pierre) Seeds as Influenced by Seed Pre-Treatment., Nigerian Journal of Forestry
    SBN: 978-2408-08-9 Vol.39 (1and 2) Pages:

  34. 20. David, N. Ukoima, H.N., Oddo, E. Ekeke, B.A. and Emerhi, E. A. (2008) (2008) Local Utilization of Nypa Palm (Nypa fruticans, wurmb) in parts of Rivers State, Nigeria., Journal of Acta Agronomica Nigeriana.
    ISSN: 0795-9982 Vol.8(1). Pages: 43-48

  35. 1. Emerhi, E.A. Ekeke, B. A and Oyebade. B, A (2008) (2008) Biodegrading effects of some fungi on Pinus caribaea wood , African Journal of Biotechnology 7(10), ISSN: 1684-5315
    Indexed in Forest Science Database, Nigeria Vol.7(10), Pages:

  36. 19. Akpofure E. A. and B. A. Ekeke. (1995) (1995) Mangrove (Rhizophora racemosa) Plantation Established in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, Nigeria Journal of Agricultural Teacher Education.
    Vol. (2) Pages: 195 – 198