Forbi Preasious Funwi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Forbi Preasious Funwi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Mr Forbi Preasious Funwi, Millennium Ecologicam Museum, Cameroon

Forbi Preasious Funwi is a dedicated Cameroonian environmentalist 🌿 with expertise in botany, ecology, and project management. He holds an MSc. in Plant Ecology and a BSc. in Plant Biology from the University of Yaoundé I. With a passion for conservation and sustainability, Forbi has contributed significantly to projects focusing on biodiversity assessment, climate adaptation, and community development. He is adept at project writing and monitoring, evidenced by his involvement in various initiatives, including those funded by the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility. Forbi is known for his excellent teamwork 🌍 spirit and innovative approach to environmental challenges.

Publication profile

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In 2010, earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Biology from the University of Yaoundé I 🎓. This foundational education ignited my passion for understanding the intricate world of plant life. Building upon this knowledge, I pursued a Master of Science degree in Plant Ecology at the same institution, completing it in 2015 🌿. This advanced degree equipped me with the expertise to delve deeper into the relationships between plants and their environments. Both academic milestones have shaped my journey, fueling my commitment to contribute meaningfully to the field of ecology and botanical sciences.


In my journey spanning from 2013 to 2023, I’ve been deeply immersed in various environmental and conservation endeavors across Cameroon. From conducting assessments for hydropower projects to biodiversity surveys in diverse regions, every experience has shaped my understanding and commitment to sustainable practices. Whether it’s collaborating with international organizations like FAO and GIZ or contributing to local initiatives, each project has been a step towards safeguarding Cameroon’s natural heritage 🌿. As I look back on my journey, I’m filled with gratitude for the opportunities to make a difference in environmental conservation 🙏.

Research focus

The research focus of FP Funwi spans across several critical areas of environmental and agricultural studies in Cameroon. With a diverse portfolio ranging from carbon storage potential in agroforestry systems to the management of medicinal plants amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Funwi’s work demonstrates a keen interest in biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management, and community resilience in the face of environmental challenges. 🌱 Their studies delve into the intricate relationships between human activities, ecosystems, and climate change impacts, providing valuable insights for conservation efforts and the sustainable use of natural resources in Cameroon and beyond.

Publication top notes

Carbon storage potential of cacao agroforestry systems of different age and management intensity

A review of Cameroonian medicinal plants with potentials for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic

Land use and land cover changes in Doume Communal Forest in eastern Cameroon: implications for conservation and sustainable management

Using transect sampling to determine the distribution of some key non-timber forest products across habitat types near Boumba-Bek National Park, South-east Cameroon

Climate change perception and local adaptation of natural resource management in a farming community of Cameroon: A case study

Biodiversity and carbon stock in the SODECAO agroforestry system of center region of Cameroon: Case of talba locality

Diversity, structure and carbon storage potential of the Dja Wildlife Reserve vegetation cover

Indigenous and local knowledgeas a tool for wildlife conservation in the Dja biosphere reserve, cameroon

Community of vascular epiphytes on some phorophytes in the Babadjou Subdivision (Western Cameroon): Case of Bamelo

Family Farming Systems in Northern Central Cameroon: Challenges and Prospects for Food Security

Exploring farmers’ vulnerability and agrobiodiversity in perspective of adaptation in Southern Cameroon

Assessing plant diversity change in logged and unlogged dense semi-deciduous production forest of eastern Cameroon

Mapping carbon stocks in the Dimako communal forest, East-Cameroon

Enhanced local governance as response to threats on vulnerable non-timber forest product species: Case of Garcinia kola Heckel in East Cameroon

Ethnobotanical study and vulnerability of medicinal plants used against the symptoms of COVID-19 in the Lomié subdivision, East Region of Cameroon

Farm typology and structure of farmer decision making: The case of the production basin of the forest-savannah transition zone, Centre Cameroon Region

Plant diversity of oil palm plantations of different ages and under different farming practices in the Ngoas locality Yaounde-Cameroon

Navigating Climate Challenges: Insights from Smallholder of Mbangassina’s Local Communities in the Centre Cameroon Region

Availability, Natural Regeneration Potential and Ethnoecological Knowledge of Garcinia Kola: Perspectives for Conservation and Sustainable Resource Use in Belabo, Eastern Cameroon

Assessing Plant Diversity Change in Logged and Unlogged Dense Semi-Deciduous Production Forest of Eastern Cameroon