Department of Forestry and Forest Resources Management

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

 

Background

The Department of Forestry and Forest Resources management is located on the Nyankpala campus of the University for Development Studies. The building blocks of the department include, Agroforestry, Silviculture, Wood Science, Forest ecology and Forest management. The goal of the Department is to sustainably manage the Forest and its resources in Ghana and the world as a whole to meet societal needs through teaching, research and extension.

Vision Statement

The DFFRM espouses the vision of the UDS in championing academic excellence while striving to bring about rural development and poverty reduction, through conservation of forest resources, within the catchment areas of the university and other parts of Ghana.

Mission Statement

The DFFRM has thus embarked on a mission to provide a programme of study that is development oriented, imparting practical life skills in the field of forest resources conservation and agroforestry to make its graduates relevant to the overall national development effort.

Knowledge fields

The department primarily focuses on:

  • Sustainable forest and tree resource management
  • Biodiversity conservation, carbon cycling and sequestration
  • Land use/cover mapping and monitoring
  • Remote sensing and GIS for forest resource monitoring and management
  • Agroforestry systems and regenerative land use
  • Natural resource inventory
  • Plantations and natural forest ecology
  • Plantation development and management
  • Restoration of degraded landscapes

 

STAFF INFORMATION

1. Name : Mr William J. Asante

Present Position : Senior Lecturer and Head of Department


EDUCATION

  • MSc. in Agroforestry, University of Science and Technology Kumasi, 1995
  • BSc. in Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, 1990.
  • Dip. in Education, University of Cape Coast, 1990.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING AREAS

  • Land use Management
  • Agroforestry
  • Natural Resource Extension and Education
  • Plantation Forestry
  • Farming Systems Research

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. Issifu, H, Abonkra, B., Ochire-Boadu, K., Husseini, R., Tom-Dery, D., Baatuuwie, B.N, and Asante, W. J. (2016). Seed size polymorphism in Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss.:Implications for seed propagation. African Journal of Plant Science, www.academicjournals.org/AJPS. 10(2), pp. 50-57

2. Tom-Dery, D., Mohammed, R., Asante, W. J., Issifu, H. Ochire-Boadu, K (2015). ‘Effect of Albizia lebbeck pods used as soil amendment on the growth of Solanum aethiopicum (garden eggs)’. UDS International Journal of Development Volume 2 No. 1.

3. Issifu, H., Amoah, M. C., Asante, W. J., Tom-Dery, D. and Ochire-Boadu, K, (2014). Adherence to logging regulations in Ghana; comparing conventional loggers with illegal chainsaw millers in Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve in Ghana’. In book of abstracts: “The contribution of forests to Ghana’s economic development’’, First National Forestry Conference, Kumasi, Ghana.

4. Issifu, H., Abubakar, S., Asare, D. S., Asante, W. J., Tom-Dery, D. and Ochire-Boadu, K. (2014). Decline of economic tree species in savanna parklands: how Vitellaria paradoxa and Parkia biglobosa are affected by land cultivation and farm type’. In book of abstracts: “The contribution of forests to Ghana’s development”; First National Forestry Conference, Kumasi.

5. Asante, W.J.,Nasare I.L., Tom-Dery, D., Ochire-Boadu, K., Kwame, B.K., (2014). Nutrient composition of Moringa oleifera leaves from two agro ecological zones in Ghana.African Journal of Plant Science.vol.8(1).pp.65-71.

6. Tom-Dery, D., Hinneh, P., and Asante, W.J., (2013). Biodiversity in the Kenikeni forest reserve of Northern Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 8(46): 5898 - 5904.

7. Lawer, E.A., Baatuuwie, N.B., Ochire-Boadu, K and Asante, W.J., (2013), Preliminary assessment of the effects of athropogenic activities on vegetation cover and natural regeneration in a semi-deciduous forest of Ghana. Int. Jr. of Ecosystem. Vol 3(5), pp 148-156.

8. Asante, W.J, .Ochire-Boadu, K and Baatuuwie, N.B.(2012) Initial growth response of Moringa oleifera seedlings to different soil amendments. African Jr. of Agricultural Research. Vol. 7(45), pp 6082 -6086.

9. Asante, W.J, Banidiyia M.A and Tom-Dery, Damain (2012). Effect of planting depth on germination and initial growth and development of Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. Int. Jr. of Biosciences. Vol.2, No.12, pp 146-152.

10. Asante, W.J., Baatuuwie, N.B., and Avorgah, M. (2011). Indigenous knowledge on the conservation and utilization of Borassus aethiopium: a case study in the Agortime traditional area of the Volta Region of Ghana. Int. Jr of Current Research. Vol. 3. Issue 9. pp 173-175.

11. Baatuuwie, N.B., Asante, W.J, Ochire-Boadu, K and Abdul-Ganiyu S., (2011). Assessment of soil and water conservation measures practiced farmers: a case study in the Tolon-Kumbungu district of Northern Ghana .Jr. of Soil Sci and Environmental Mgt.vol. 2 (4) pp 103 – 109.

12. Tom-Dery D., Boakye, P and Asante, W.J (2012). Woody species richness and abundance in a tropical savanna of Northern Ghana. Jr. Bot.Res.Inst.Texas 6(1), pp 131 – 141.

13. Gyasi, E.A., and Asante, W.J., (2004), Aspects of resources tenure that conserve biodiversity. The case of southern and northern Ghana. In (ed) Managing Agrodiversity the Traditional way. UNU Press, N.Y. p 217-227

14. Gyasi, E.A., Oduro, W., Kranjac-Beriavljevic, G., Dittoh, J.S., Asante, W.J.(2003) “GHANA” Chapter in “Agrodiversity: Learning from farmers across the world” Brookfield, H., Parsons, H., Brookfield, M. (Eds.) UNU Press, Tokyo p. 97-1087, ISBN 92-808-1087-7

15. Asante, W.J.,Oppong, S.K. Quashie-Sam, S.J., (2002) “Survey of Browse Plants in Peri-urban Kumasi, Ghana” J. Ghana Sci. Assoc. Vol. 4 No.1 p. 49-52

 

CONFERENCES /WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

1. A Two-Day Workshop for Deans/Directors/Heads of Department on Quality Assurance Management in UDS at Academic Chambers, Central Administration, UDS, Tamale, 28th – 29th April, 2015.

2. Stakeholder Validation Workshop on Criteria for Savanna vegetation condition assessment in Ghana. Organised by Forestry Services Divisions of Forestry Commission, Tamale, 4th June, 2015.

3. 29th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association held at University for Development Studies-Tamale Campus. Theme: Harnessing Alternative Sources of Energy for National Development: Science and Technology to the Rescue” 3rd to 7th August 2015.

4. 3rd Edition of Africa Leadership Lecture organized by University for Development Studies, Tamale, 9th to 11th April, 2015.

5. In attendance Ghana Environmental Fiscal Reform (EFR) Regional Consultative workshop on draft EFR policy, 22nd May, 2014. Tamale

6. In attendance, Regional launch of the revised Forest and Wildlife Policy. Tamale, 20th March, 2014.

7. In attendance Procurement workshop for senior members on Nyankpala campus. Organised by the procurement unit, UDS on 1st April, 2014

8. In attendance, Retreat for UDS Academic staff (Deans and Heads of Departments) 6th – 8th March 2014. Bolgatanga.

9. In attendance, Ghana Institute of Horticulturalist (GHIH) – 14th Annual General meeting conference UDS – Tamale Campus 12th – 14 th September, 2013.

10. In attendance, UDS Inter-Faculty lectures, Nyankpala Campus. 4th – 5th September, 2013.

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2. Name : Dr. Rikiatu Husseini

Present Position: Lecturer

 

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Development Studies, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, 2015
  • MSc. in Wood Technology, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, 2002.
  • BSc. in Agriculture Technology, University for Development Studies, Tamale, 1998.
  • SSCE, Achimota School, Accra, 1993.

CURRENT AREAS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Wood Science and utilization
  • Forest entomology and pathology
  • Forest ecology and forest management
  • Forest and wood protection
  • Natural Resources management and Conservation (emphasis on forest reserves, indigenous multi-purpose tree Species and NTFPs)
  • Sustainable forest management
  • Community participation in resource management
  • Participatory forest/resource management

THESES

  • PhD.: Community Participation in the Collaborative Management of Forest Reserves in the Northern Region of Ghana
  • MSc. : Assessing the Suitability of the Tall-Growing Tree of Tetrapleur atetraptera (Prekese) for use as Transmission Pole.
  • BSc.: Assessing the Potential of Natural Regeneration of Vitellaria paradoxa ( Shea plant) in the Tolon – Kumbungu District of Northern Region, Ghana.

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. Issifu, H, Abonkra, B., Ochire-Boadu, K., Husseini, R., Tom-Dery, D., Baatuuwie, B.N, and Asante, W. J. (2016). Seed size polymorphism in Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss.: Implications for seed propagation. African Journal of Plant Science, www.academicjournals.org/AJPS. 10 (2), pp. 50-57

2. Husseini , R., Stephen B. Kendie & Patrick Agbesinyale (2015). Community participation in the management of forest reserves in the Northern Region of Ghana, International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, DOI:10.1080/13504509.2015.1112858. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2015.1112858 ISSN: 1350-4509 (Print) 1745-2627 (Online) Journal homepage: ttp://www.tandfonline.com/loi/tsdw20.

3. Husseini R. , Baatuuwie, B.N., and Issifu, H. (2015). Husseini, R., Baatuuwie, B.N., and Issifu, H. (2015): Natural Forest Reserves in the Northern Region of Ghana: Description and Management Status. Researchjournali’s Journal of Forestry 2 (6), pp. 1-15 www.researchjournali.com.

4. Issifu, H., Okyere, A. B., Husseini, R. (2015). Effect of leaf litter on seed dormancy, germination and seedling survival of three tropical forest tree species in Ghana (International journal of Agronomy and Agriculture Research (IJAAR).

5. HamzaIssifu, Jaleelu, A., Husseini, R. (2015). Seedling Size and Cotyledon Retention have Important Influence on Survival of Defoliated Seedlings of Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir (African rosewood) (International Journal of Biosciences (IJB).

6. Abukari, A-H., Husseini, R. and Addi, P. E., (2011). Strategies for Minimising Health Risk of Waste water for Poor Farmers in Urban Environment. (Acta Horticulturae ISHS, 2011

7. Husseini R., Belko R. and Baatuuwie N. B (2011). A Survey of Browse Plants Trade in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America. 2(3); 546-551. ISSN Print: 2151-7517, http://www.scihub.org/ABJNA.

8. Husseini, R. and Amoako, O. (2010). Assessing the suitability of the tall-growing tree of Tetrapleura tetraptera (prekese) for use as transmission pole. Development spectrum. Development spectrum. 3 (1), pp. 32- 48. An Inter-Faculty Journal of the University for Development Studies. Tamale, Ghana.

 

CONFERENCES /WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

1. 25th - 26th April 2016- Workshop attended on accelerating research output with emphasis on ethical issues in research. Organized by the University Library (UDS) for both library and academic staff of UDS

2. 23rd March, 2016- Awareness creation and sensitization Workshop on UDS Institutional Repository. Organized by UDS Library, Nyankpala Campus-

3. 19-20th January, 2016- Workshop on “Teaching and Assessment” organized by Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance of UDS-Tamale Campus

4. 9th – 11th November, 2015- An electronic library resources training on TEEAL and AGORA for Ghana conducted at the UDS. Organized under the leadership of information Training & Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) and Cornell University’s Mann Library in Partnership with University for Development Studies and the Research4Life Programmes.

5. 13th Oct, 2015- Seminar, on the topic “Tropical Grain Production: Efficiency and Environmental Implications” delivered by Dr. Peter GoldSmith, of Feed the Future Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL), University of Ilinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Hosted by UDS Nyankpala Campus, Spanish Lab.

6. 25th Sept, 2015-Workshop on Quality Assurance Management in UDS: An Orientation Workshop for Faculty & Departmental Quality Assurance (QA) Officers. Organized by the Directorate of Academic Planning and Quality Assurance of UDS-Academic Board Room, Tamale Campus.

7. 15-16th August, 2015- Da’wah Workshop for Muslim Professionals. A training workshop in the Basic Principles of Da’wah Work. Organized by Muslim Professionals in Da’wah Work (MuPiD) in collaboration with Self-Development and Social Research Foundation; Radach Memorial Centre, Tamale.

8. 23rd April 2015- “the importance of education and IT to the girl child” speech presented at Tech Girls Annual Conference: Organized by Savana Signatures in commemoration of International ICT Day under the theme “Using IT to Empower Girls” -Tamale Sport Stadium.

9. 3rd to 7 August 2015- 29th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association held at University for Development Studies-Tamale Campus. Theme: Harnessing Alternative Sources of Energy for National Development: Science and Technology to the Rescue”

10. 10th August, 2015- A presentation on the topic “ICT’s in Education, Girls in ICT / STEM Education”: Annual ICT Clinic for Girls- organized by Savana Signatures (NGO) at the Catholic Youth Center Tamale.

11. 15th July 2015- Seminar, on the topic “Overview of Organic Agriculture” Presented by Dr. K. Dorairaj (Director/Technical Advisor, International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA). Organized under the auspices of Faculty of Agriculture, UDS. Spanish Lab, Nyankpala Campus

12. 16-18 September 2014- First National Forestry Conference, under the theme “The Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development; organized by CSIR-FORIG, Kumasi.

13. 23rd- 25th January, 2013- Workshop on report writing; organized by Faculty of Social Science, University of Cape Coast( UCC)

14. 29th March, 2010- A speech presented on the topic “Career Development in the Formal Sector” at a Seminar on Career Guidance at the Tamale Sport Stadium, Organized by CAMFED GHANA-Tamale.

15. 19th – 20th February, 2010- Workshop on Gender Strategy Action Plan for NAP/GEMP. Organized by Environmental Protection Agency, Tamale Northern Region Ghana. At the Modern City Hotel, Tamale;-

 

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3. Name : Mr. Kwame Ochire-Boadu

Present Position : Lecturer



EDUCATION

  • MSc. in Agroforestry, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, 1995.
  • BSc (Hons) in Biology, University of Cape Coast, 1989.
  • Dip. in Education, University of Cape Coast, 1989.
  • ‘O and A’ Level, Bekwai SDA Secondary School in 1978 and 1980 respectively.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING AREAS

  • Natural Resource Extension and Education
  • Farming Systems Research
  • Plantation Forestry
  • Multiple Landuse Management
  • Agroforestry
  • Silviculture
  • Introduction to Forestry

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. Issifu, H, Abonkra, B., Ochire-Boadu, K., Husseini, R., Tom-Dery, D., Baatuuwie, B.N, and Asante, W. J. (2016). Seed size polymorphism in Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss.: Implications for seed propagation. African Journal of Plant Science, www.academicjournals.org/AJPS. 10 (2), pp. 50-57.

2. Tom-Dery, D., Abdul-Rafiq, M., Asante,W. J., Issifu, H. and Ochire-Boadu, K. (2015) Effects of Albizia lebbeck pods used as soil amendment on the growth of Solanum Aethiopicum (Garden eggs),. UDS International Journal of Development. Volume 2 No. 1. Pp 12- 19.

3. Ochire-Boadu, K ., Lawer E. A and Opoku, R. (2014). Assessing the growth performance of teak (Tectona grandis Linn. f.) coppice two years after clear cut harvesting. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research. Volume 5 No. 6. Pp 36-41.

4. Ochire- Boadu, K ., Kusi, E., and Lawer E. A (2014). Occupational hazards and safety practices: A concern among small scale sawmilling industries in tamale metropolis, Ghana. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research. Volume 3 No 10. Pp 234-236.

5. Asante, W.J., Lateef, M., Tom-Dery, D., Ochire-Boadu, K., (2013). Nutrient components of Moringa leaves from two Agro-ecological zones in Ghana. African Journal of Science. Volume 8 No 1. Pp 65-71.

6. Lawer, E., Baatuuwie, N. B., Ochire-Boadu, K., Asante, W.J. (2013). Preliminary Assessment of the Effects of Anthropogenic activities on vegetation cover and natural regeneration in moist deciduous forest of Ghana. International Journal of Ecosystem. Volume 3. No 5. Pp 148-156.

7. Asante, W.J., Ochire-Boadu, K., Baatuuwie, N.B. (2012). Initial growth response of Moringa oleifera seedlings to different soil amendments. African Journal of Agricultural Research. Volume 7 No 45. Pp 6082-6086.

8. Baatuuwie, N.B., Asante, W.J., Ochire-Boadu, K., Abdual-Ganigu, J. (2011) Assessment of Soil and water conservation measures practiced by farmers: A case study in the Tolon–Kumbugu District of the Northern Region of Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research. Volume 2 No 4. Pp 103-109.

CONFERENCES /WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

1. 2014 FORIG, Kumasi, Ghana. First national forestry conference

2. 2010 University of Cape Coast, Biennial Conference of Ghana Science Association

3. 2005 IIRRSilang Cavite, Philippines. Participation in Extension : Farmer Led Approaches

4. May 2002, Cape Town South Africa:Agro business in sustainable Natural African plant product (A-SNAP) workshop on Intensive crop production and hydroponic held in Stelenboch University Cape town. South Africa.

 

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4. Name : Dr. Bernard N. Baatuuwie

Present Position : Senior Lecturer and Faculty Exams Officer


EDUCATION

  • PhD. in Climate Change Land Use, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, 2015.
  • MSc. In Geo-information Science and Natural Resources Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi and International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede-The Netherlands.
  • BSc (Hons) Agriculture Technology, University for Development Studies, Tamale, 2005.
  • SSCE, Jema Senior Secondary School, Jema, Brong-Ahafo Region, 1997.

AREAS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTEREST

  • GIS and Remote Sensing for Natural resources Management
  • Plantation Forestry
  • Land use management
  • Natural resources law, policy and administration.
  • Climate change and land use
  • Land degradation and restoration
  • Participatory GIS in Natural resources Management
  • Wetlands mapping and monitoring

THESES

PhD.: Multi-Dimensional Approach for Evaluating Land Degradation in the Savanna Belt of the White Volta Basin

MSc. : Forest Plantations and Restoration of Degraded Forest in Ghana: A Case Study in the Offinso Forest District.

BSc.: The Effects of Pre-Treatment of Seeds of Some Indigenous Browse Species on Germination in Northern Ghana.

 

Research Publications

1. Issifu, H, Abonkra, B., Ochire-Boadu, K., Husseini, R., Tom-Dery, D.,Baatuuwie, B.N, and Asante, W. J. (2016): Seed size polymorphism in Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss.:Implications for seed propagation. African Journal of Plant Science, www.academicjournals.org/AJPS. 10(2), pp. 50-57.

2. Kutir, C, Baatuuwie, B.N., Keita, S. and Sowe, M. (2015): Farmers Awareness and Response to Climate Change: A Case Study of the North Bank Region, The Gambia. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development www.iiste.org ISSN 2222-1700 (Paper) ISSN 2222-2855 (Online) 6 (24).

3. Husseini R., Baatuuwie, B.N., and Issifu, H(2015): Natural Forest Reserves In The Northern Region Of Ghana: Description And Management Status. Journal of Forestry 2 (6).

4. Lawer, E. A, Baatuuwie, B.N, Ochire-Boadu, K. and Asante, W. J. (2013): Preliminary Assessment of the Effects of Anthropogenic Activities on Vegetation Cover and Natural Regeneration in a Moist Semi-Deciduous Forest of Ghana. International Journal of Ecosystem. 3(5): 148-156.

5. Tom-Dery, D., Baatuuwie, B. N. and Poreku G.N. (2013): Prevalence of Seed-dispersers in a Semi-deciduous Forest of Ghana. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences 5(2): 62-69, 2013.

6. Asante, W. J., Ochire-Boadu, K and Baatuuwie, B. N. (2012): Initial Growth Response of Moringa oleifera Seedlings to Different Soil Amendments. African Journal of Agricultural Research 7(45); 6082-6086, Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/AJAR DOI: 10.5897/AJAR11.2306 ISSN 1991-637X

7. Maayiem, D., Baatuuwie, B. N., and Aalangdong, O. I. (2012). Indigenous Knowledge of Termite Control: A Case Study of Five Farming Communities in Gushegu District Of Northern Ghana. Journal of Entomology and Nematology 4(6); 58-64. DOI: 10.5897/JEN12.020. ISSN 2006- 9855 ©2012.

8. Baatuuwie B. N., Ochire-Boadu, K, Abdul-Ganiyu S. and Asante, W. J. (2011): Assessment of Soil and Water Conservation Measures Practiced by Farmers - A Case Study in the Tolon–Kumbungu District of Northern Ghana. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management 2(4); 103-109, http://www.academicjournals.org/JSSEM ISSN 2141-2391 ©2011 Academic Journals

9. Husseini R., Belko R. and Baatuuwie N. B (2011): A Survey of Browse Plants Trade in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America. 2(3); 546-551. ISSN Print: 2151-7517, http://www.scihub.org/ABJNA.

10. Baatuuwie, N. B and Van Leeuwen, L (2011): Evaluation of Three Classifiers in Mapping Forest Stand Types Using Medium Resolution Imagery: A Case Study in the Offinso Forest District, Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 5(1); 25-36, http://www.academicjournals.org/AJEST ISSN 1996-0786X ©2011 Academic Journals.

11. Baatuuwie, N. B, Asare, N. A., Osei, E. M. Jnr, Quaye-Ballard, J. A. (2011): The Restoration of Degraded Forests in Ghana: A Case Study in the Offinso Forest District. Agriculture and Biology Journal of North America (ABJNA). 2(1); 134-142. ISSN Print: 2151-7517, http://www.scihub.org/ABJNA.

12. Asante, W. J., Baatuuwie, N. B. and Avorgah, M. (2011): Indigenous Knowledge on the Conservation and Utilization of Borassus aethiopum: A Case Study in the Agortime Traditional Area of the Volta Region, Ghana. International Journal of Current Research. 3 (9) 173-175. ISSN: 0975-833X.

CONFERENCES /WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

1. 7th–10thDecember 2015: Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Fellows Pilot Programme Training workshop, Bonn, Germany.

2. 19th–24th September 2015: IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment Workshop, Bonn, Germany.

3. 3rd – 7th August 2015: 29th Biennial conference of Ghana Science Association, UDS Tamales

4. 10th – 12th , February 2015 3rd West African Clean Energy & Environment Exhibition & Conference at the Accra International Conference Centre (Poster presented on Land Degradation Hotspots in the Savannah Belt Of The White Volta Basin)

5. 6-7th August 2014 International Conference on Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa UDS. Tamale. A Paper presented onLand Degradation Hotspot Analysis in the White Volta Basin.

6. 31st January, 2013: Inception workshop of the GIS and Spatial planning unit within the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) under the Ghana sustainable land and water management (GSLWMP).

7. 29th May, 2012: TROPENBOS International Ghana Programme Development Phase III Workshop. Ejisu.

8. 4th November, 2011: REDD+ Capacity Needs Country Level Workshop. Kumasi.

9. 25th February 2011: Climate Change and its Effect on the Environment. Tamale

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5. Name: Damian Tom-Dery

Current position: Senior Lecturer

 

EDUCATION

  • MSc. in Biology, University of Hamburg, Garmany. 2004
  • Post graduate Certificate in German and European Studies, University of Hamburg, Garmany. 2004
  • BSc. in Botany, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra. 2001

AREAS OF RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTEREST

  • Biological diversity
  • Afforestation, Carbon sequestration and climate change
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Plant Ecophysiology
  • Plant response to climate change
  • Agricultural Botany
  • Integrated Science I
  • Basic Ecology
  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Natural Forest Silviculture
  • Regenerative Land Use Systems
  • Plantation forestry

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  1. Issifu, H, Abonkra, B., Ochire-Boadu, K., Husseini, R., Tom-Dery, D., Baatuuwie, B.N, and Asante, W. J. (2016). Seed size polymorphism in Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss.: Implications for seed propagation. African Journal of Plant Science, www.academicjournals.org/AJPS. 10 (2), pp. 50-57.
  2. Tom-Dery, D. , Akomanyi, G., Korese, J. K. and Issifu, H. (2015). The contribution of Mango Agroecosystems to carbon sequestration in Northern Ghana. UDS International Journal of Development Volume 2 (1). Pp 20 - 30.
  1. Tom-Dery, D. , Schroeder, J-M and Struwe, J. (2014). Regeneration potential and stand structure of a proposed plantation site in the transition zone of Ghana. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 6 (3).Pp 238-246. DOI:10.5897/IJBC2012.134.
  1. Tom-Dery, D. , Frolich, S.K. and Frey, E. (2014). Problems in afforestation of rural areas of Northern Ghana–community viewpoint. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry 6(2). Pp. 22-30.DOI: 10.5897/JHF2013.0318.
  1. Asante, W.J., Iddrisu L. N., Tom-Dery, D., Ochire-Boadu, K. and Kentil, K.B. (2014). Nutrient composition of Moringa oleifera leaves from two agro ecological zones in Ghana. African Journal of Plant Science 8(1). Pp 65-71. DOI 10.5897/AJPS2012.0727
  2. Tom-Dery, D ., Hinneh, P. and Asante, W. J. (2013). Biodiversity in Kenikeni Forest Reserve of Northern Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8 (46). Pp 5896-5904. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR12.1886.
  1. Tom-Dery,D., Struwe, J. and Schroeder, J-M. (2013). Mapping of Tree Species Diversity of the Forest Savanna Mosaic in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. African Journal of Agricultural Research 8 (27). Pp 3608-3617. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR12. 2177 http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380896335_Tom-Dery%20et%20al.pdf.
  1. Tom-Dery, D ., Boakye, P. & Asante, W. J. (2012). Woody Species Richness and Abundance in a Tropical Savanna of Northern Ghana. Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas 6(1). Pp 131-141.
  1. Imoro, A. Z., Tom-Dery, D., Kwadjo. K. A. (2012). Assessment of Soil Quality Under two Plantation Species. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Science 3 (4). Pp 91 - 96. DOI: 105897/JSSEM 11.151.
  1. Cobbina, S. J., Dagben, Z.J., Obiri, S. &Tom-Dery, D. (2012). Assessment of Non- Cancer Health Risk from Exposure to Hg, As and Cd by Resident Children and Adults in Nangodi in the Upper East Region, Ghana. Water Quality, Exposure and Health 3 (3). Pp 225-232. DOI 10.1007/s12403-012-0059-x.
  1. Tom-Dery, D. and Schroeder, J-M. (2011). Tree Species Abundance and Regeneration Potential of Semi-Deciduous Forest Fragments of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas 5(2): 733-742.

CONFERENCES /WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

1. National Forestry Conference 2014. The Contribution of Forests to Ghana's Economic Development. Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. Fumesua-Kumasi, September, 16-18, 2014.

2. UDS 2014 Annual Interdisciplinary Conference. Ghana’s march towards achieving the MDGs: Where are we and what next? University for Development Studies (Institute for Continueing Education and Interdiciplinary Research-CCEIR). Tamale Campus September 03 – 04, 2014.

3. International Conference on Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa. Climate and Ecosystem Change Adaptation and Resilience Research. Tamale, August 06-07, 2014.

4. 2011 Annual Inter-Faculty Lectures. University for Development Studies (Centre for Continueing Education and Interdiciplinary Research-ICEIR). Wa Campus September 08 - 10, 2011.

5. Intersolar Europe 2011. International Conference on Solar Technology and Engineering. Munich - Germany. June 09 -11, 2011.

6. Applied Solar Technology in Developing Countires. International DAAD-Alumini-Summer School by German Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture, University of Kassel (Witzenhausen Campus). Witzenhausen-Germany. May 30 – June 07, 2011.

7. Review Workshop on the National Forest Plantation Development Programme. Forestry Commission of Ghana. Modern City Hotel- Tamale. April 4th 2011.

8. Bridging the Development Gap Between Southern and Northern Ghana: The Prospect and Challenges of the Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA). University for Development Studies (Centre for Continueing Education and Interdiciplinary Research-CCEIR). February 17 – 18, 2011 Harmattan school.

9. Workshop on Publishing in Scholarly Journals for Academic Staff. University for Development Studies, Nyankpala Campus. November 26 – 27, 2010.

10. Climate Change and the Sustainable Management of Water Resources. CLIMATE 2010. Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg. November 1 - 7, 2010.

11. 2010 Annual Inter-Faculty Lectures. University for Development Studies (Centre for Continueing Education and Interdiciplinary Research-CCEIR). Tamale Campus. September 2 - 4, 2010.

12. Minimizing Post Harvest Losses as an Effective Strategy: The Role of Science and Technology. 12th Biennial Workshop, Ghana Science Association. 4th August 2010.

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6. Name : Hamza Issifu

Present Position : Lecturer


EDUCATION

  • MSc. in Forest and Nature Conservation (Ecology Specialisation), Wageningen University, The Netherlands, 2013.
  • BSc. (Hons), University for Development Studies, Tamale, 2008.
  • SSCE, Salaga Senior Secondary School, Salaga, 2003.

AREAS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH INTEREST

1. Forest/Plant Ecology and Ecophysiology

2. Silviculture

3. Plantation Forestry and Forest Restoration

4. Savanna Ecology and Management

5. Ecological Methods

6. Forest Engineering

7. Nursery Management and Plantation development

THESES

1. Understanding the mechanism of forest advance into savannas: assessing influences of canopy closure and soil fertility in the forest-savanna boundary of Ghana. M.Sc. Major Thesis, Wageningen University (May 2013).

2. Seedling survival, growth rate, biomass partitioning and root morphological traits of forest and savanna tree species in competition with grass in the forest savanna boundary of Ghana. M.Sc. Minor Thesis, Wageningen University (July, 2013).

3. Levels of microbial contamination of fresh fish during handling and processing: The case of ofNawuni fisheries in the Tolon/Kumbungu district of Northern Ghana. B.Sc. Thesis, UDS (June, 2008).

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

1. Issifu, H, Abonkra, B., Ochire-Boadu, K., Husseini, R., Tom-Dery, D., Baatuuwie, B.N, and Asante, W. J. (2016): Seed size polymorphism in Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss.: Implications for seed propagation. African Journal of Plant Science, www.academicjournals.org/AJPS. 10 (2), pp. 50-57.

2. Issifu, H., Jaleelu, A. Husseini, R. Seedling size and cotyledon retention have important influences on survival of defoliated seedlings of Pterocarpus erinaceus

Poir.(African rosewood). International Journal of Bioscience (7(5):30-37, 2015.

3. Issifu, H., Okyere, B. A., Husseini, R. Effect of leaf litter on seed dormancy, germination and seedling survival of three tropical forest tree species in Ghana.

International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research, 6(6):10-17, 2015.

4. Husseini, R, Batuuwie, B.N., Issifu, H. Natural forest reserves in the Northern region of Ghana: description and management status. Research Journali’s

Journal of Forestry, 2(6):1-15, 2015.

5. Tom-Dery, D., Akomanyi, G., Korese J. K., Issifu H. The contribution of mango agroecosystems to carbon sequestration in Northern Ghana. UDS International Journal of Development, 2 (1); 20-30, 2015.

6. Tom-Dery, D., Mohammed, R., Asante, W. J., Issifu, H. Ochire-Boadu, K. ‘Effect of Albizia lebbeck pods used as soil amendment on the growth of Solanum aethiopicum (garden eggs)’. UDS International Journal of Development Volume 2 No. 1, 2015.

7. Issifu, H., Amoah, M. C., Asante, W. J., Tom-Dery, D. and Ochire-Boadu, K. ‘Adherence to logging regulations in Ghana; comparing conventional loggers with illegal chainsaw millers in Krokosua Hills Forest Reserve in Ghana’. In book of abstracts: “The contribution of forests to Ghana’s economic development’’, First National Forestry Conference, Kumasi, Ghana September, 2014.

8. Issifu, H., Abubakar, S., Asare, D. S., Asante, W. J., Tom-Dery, D. and Ochire-Boadu, K. Decline of economic tree species in savannah parklands: how Vitellaria paradoxa and Parkia biglobosa are affected by land cultivation and farm type’. In book of abstracts: “The contribution of forests to Ghana’s development”; First National Forestry Conference, Kumasi, September, 2014.

CONFERENCES /WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS ATTENDED

1. Netherlands Annual Ecology Meeting, 2016, Congress Hotel De Werelt, Lunteren, the Netherlands. Poster presented; “Differential seedling establishment success of congeneric tree species as influenced by woody plant canopy cover in the forest-savanna boundary of Ghana” (9th to 10th February, 2016).

2. First SOFFIA (Soils of Forest Islands in Africa) capacity building workshop: Key topics; Scientific method and communication, the science of forests and savannas. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Proposal presentation given: “Fifty shades of green; disentangling tree functional type responses to moisture, fire and soil fertility along a climate gradient in Ghana” (27th – 28th July, 2015).

3. First National Forestry Conference, Kumasi, Ghana. Theme: “The contribution of forests to Ghana’s development” (16th to 18th September 2014).

4. Participant and assistant to organizers at the validation workshop on “climate change adaptation through water resources management” (February 2009).

5. Participant and assistant to organizers at the “2nd Ghana seminar on university research and people centered developmental needs in Ghana” (May 2009).

6. Participant and assistant to organizers at the inception workshop of “Stimulating Community Initiatives in Sustainable Land Management (SCI –SLM) project” (April 2010).

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Name : Mr. Zakaria Mohammed

Present Position : Senior Administrative Assistant

 

EDUCATION

  • BSc. in Human Resource Management, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast (2014)
  • HND in Secretaryship and Management Studies, Tamale Polytechnic, Tamale (2006)
  • SSCE, Ghana Senior Secondary School, Tamale, 1997.

Areas of Interest

  • Administration

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