research student

Daniel Koomson


Postgraduate Research Student

Daniel wearing a blue shirt standing in front of a bush.

College

College of Science and Engineering

Department

School of Built and Natural Environment

Research centre

Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

Email

D.Koomson@derby.ac.uk

About

My research is focused on enhancing understanding of how the livelihoods of coastal small-scale fishing households are impacted by the interaction of climate change and local socioeconomic factors. Two fishing communities in Ghana, West Africa, are being used as case studies. The study builds on and complements earlier findings about the physical impacts of sea-level rise on the Muni lagoon in Winneba, Ghana, which is designated as a wetland of international importance (Ramsar site). Findings will support the identification, design and implementation of sustainable adaption interventions that will bolster resilience against current and future impacts.

Besides my research, I am involved in mentoring youths in my local area as well as volunteering at a youth club and at the DCLM (Deeper Christian Life Ministry) South Liverpool Food Bank.

Thesis title 

Adaptation and Resilience of a Coastal Lagoonal Community in a Tropical Developing Country (Ghana) to Climate and Environmental Change

Supervisor/s

Dr Sian Davies-Vollum

Dr Debadayita Raha

Qualifications