I dr. Joseph E.O. Ansa am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Science (Crop and Soil Science Unit), Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (formerly Rivers State University of Education), Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Though born in Lagos, Nigeria on 15th May, 1965, I hails from Creek Town, Odukpani Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria. I was admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Crop Science) and Master of Science in Agronomy (Crop Science) from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1988 and 1991 respectively. In July, 2015, I obtained a doctorate degree in Crop Production from the University of Calabar, Nigeria. My major field of study and research interest is in crop eco-physiology and farming systems.
I have been teaching higher education courses such as crop physiology, pasture and forage crops production, arable crop production, agro-climatology, cropping systems and agro-statistics and has supervised several students’ research project for over twenty years. I have also written and coauthored journal articles, edited books and presented papers at conferences. My current research interest is in iodine biofortification of crops and the effects of planting density and fertilizers on sunflower production in tropical rainforest.