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Dr. Daniel Etongo

Department of Environment

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Head of the Department of Environment


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Dr. Daniel Etongo teaches in the BSc Environmental Sciences program and the MSc in Marine Science and Sustainability in climate change adaptation and mitigation, ecosystem-based management, and disaster risk reduction. His research interests include socio-ecological systems modeling, biodiversity assessment, vulnerability assessment, and climate adaptation, climate-smart agriculture, and nature-based solutions. He represents UniSey at the Seychelles National Climate Change Committee. Daniel has completed several consultancy assignments for UniSey with clients such as the UNDP, Global Water Partnership Southern Africa, COMESA, World Bank, and Conservation International.

  • Ph.D. in Agriculture & Forestry, Helsinki University, Finland
  • MSc in Environmental Sciences (Tropical Environment & Development), Turku University, Finland
  • MSc in Biogeography, University of Buea, Cameroon
  • BSc in Geography and EnvironmentalSciences, University of Buea, Cameroon 
  • Etongo D., D’Offay K., Vel T., Murugaiyan P., Henriette E. (2022). Growth rate and survivorship of Rhizophora mucronata, Avicennia marina, and Ceriops tagal seedlings with freshwater and seawater treatment for mangrove propagation in nurseries. Applied Ecology & Environmental Research 20(6): 5409-5431.  


  • Etongo D., Naidu H. (2022). Determinants of household adoption of solar energy technology in Seychelles in a context of 100% access to electricity. Discover Sustainability 3:38. 


  • Etongo D., Bandara A., Murugaiyan A., Bristol U., Nancy K., Petrousse B., Sinon S. (2022). Risk perceptions, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change at farm level across four agricultural zones in Seychelles. World Development Sustainability 


  • Etongo D., Barbe R., Monthy M., Millett J., Henriette E., Vel T. (2021). Community engagement in forest rehabilitation within the context of a tropical island: insights from Praslin, Seychelles. Applied Ecology & Environmental Research 19(5): 4185-4217. 


  • Epule TE., Chehbouni A., Dhiba D., Etongo D., Driouech F., Brouziyne Y., Peng C. (2021). Vulnerability of maize, millet, and rice yields to growing season precipitation and socio-economic proxies in Cameroon. PLoS ONE 16(6): e0252335. 


  • Etongo D., Arrisol L. (2021). Vulnerability of fishery-based livelihoods to climate variability and change in a tropical island: insights from small-scale fishers in Seychelles. Discover Sustainability 2:48. 


  • Djenontin INS., Zulu LC., Etongo D. (2020). Ultimately, what is forest landscape restoration in practice? Embodiments in sub-Saharan Africa and implications for future design. Environmental Management. 


  • Etongo D., Monthy M., Vel T. (2019). Floristic composition, diversity and its potential for future regeneration between native and exotic species in the Caiman forest of Seychelles. International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology. 

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