Chioma Daisy Onyige is a sociologist by training and a multidisciplinary researcher by choice. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, where she earned a PhD in sociology with specialization in criminology, police science, and social work in 2007. She was a recipient of the Global South Scholar Fellowship from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva in 2010. Her research interests include crime and gender issues, gender and environmental issues such as oil spillage and environmental degradation, conflict and conflict resolution, climate change and health issues. At the Rachel Carson Center, she will be working on a paper, based on empirical data collected from her field work that looks at rural farming households' adaptation and resilience to climate change using their local knowledge in the Niger Delta region.