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Eco Services Group

Ernest Nkansah-Dwamenah

Ernest is a PhD student in the Ecology, Economics, and Ethics of the Environment (4E) track under the Biology and Society program. Under the mentorship of Dr. Ann P. Kinzig, Ernest is currently researching on the impact of Large Scale Land Acquisition (LASLA) for Agriculture, a phenomenon popularly called “Land Grabbing” on the wellbeing of some selected countries in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. Specifically his research targets how the LASLA alters the Inclusive Wealth and development trajectories of African countries as well as the ethical dimension associated with the phenomenon. He is also particularly interested in how changes in ecosystem services shape the livelihoods of rural communities. At ASU, Ernest is part of several student organizations including GISER, SHADES, GWA, SoLS E-Board, etc. With masters degree in Environmental Sustainability from New York’s City College and a bachelors degree in Natural Resources Management from Kwame Nkrumah’s University of Science and Technology in Ghana, he hopes to return to Ghana to make a difference in the country’s environmental policies and help the country in her transition into a sustainable future.