Faculty Members

Conrad Atogi-Akwoa Weobong

Lecturer & Head of Department

 

Oscar I. Aalangdong

Senior Lecturer

 

Ziblim Imoro Abukari

Senior Lecturer

 

Eric Adjei Lawer

Assistant Lecturer

 

Godwin Poreku

Senior Research Assistant & Departmental Seminar Coordinator

 

Timothy Khan Aikins

Senior Research Assistant

 

Mohammed Gazali

Senior Administrative Assistant

Background

The department is located on the Nyankpala campus of the University for Development Studies. The department seeks to train the needed manpower to ensure the conservation and management of wildlife resources in Ghana.

Aims

The department aims to produce graduates with an in‐depth understanding of the underlying principles related to range and wildlife resources management and conservation. Trainees would be equipped with the skills in rangeland management, zoo management, game ranching, game farming and museum management.

Vision Statement

To be a leading institution in teaching and research in the field of range and wildlife management and to ensure the sustainable management of the nation’s biodiversity resources and the world at large.

Mission Statement

To advance and promote knowledge and skills in the fields of range management, wildlife management, zoo management, game ranching, game farming and museum management and produce relevant graduates for sustainable renewable natural resources management through teaching, research, outreach/community service and consultancies in response to national, continental and international needs.

Employment and Progression Opportunities

Graduates of this department can progress to the post-graduate level especially for MSc/MPhil and PhD programmes. They can also serve as wildlife officers at the various protected areas in Ghana. Others can work at the zoo, wildlife division, game ranches, wildlife farms and wildlife related NGOs. Graduates may also work as research scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency and also teach in senior high schools, agriculture colleges and universities.

Institutional Collaborations

The department is in close collaboration with the wildlife division (Northern regional wildlife office headed by the Regional Manager, Mr. John Naada).

The department is also in close collaboration with the wildlife division through the wildlife reserves (Mole National Park, Gbele Resource Reserve, Kyabobo National Park, Ankasa Resource Reserve) in training of students.

The Department has a close relationship with her sister universities, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Cape Coast.

 

Staff

Name: Conrad Atogi-Akwoa Weobong

Present Position: Lecturer & Head of Department

Educational Qualification:

  • PhD Endogenous Development UDS --
  • MSc Environmental Science KNUST 2001
  • BSc Natural Resources Management UST 1994

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Introduction to Range and Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Natural Resources Conflict Management
  • Zoo Management

Research Interest

  • Inventory and assessment of wildlife and wildlife resources in protected and non-protected areas.
  • Climate change and its impacts on wildlife resources and their management
  • Indigenous wildlife management
  • Natural resource conflict management

Academic Publications

1. Weobong , C. A (2014). “Remaining Resolute in Harsh Environments in Ghana; Wildfire Control Doing the Magic in Zorbogu Community”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 3 No. 11, pp. 2077-209.

2. Weobong , C. A and Dovie, D.B. (2014), “UDS meeting the developmental needs of people through research”, International Journal of Development and Sustainability, Vol. 3 No. 10, pp. 2014-2024.

3. Weobong , C. A (2014). Interfacing traditional and formal governance amongst the Kassena, northern Ghana. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 16, No.5, pp. 74-86) ISSN: 1520-5509.

4. Obiri-Danso, K., Weobong, C. A. and Jones, K. (2005). Aspects of health-related microbiology of the Subin, an urban river in Kumasi. Journal of Water and Health. 03. IWA Publishing.

5. Weobong , C. A and Adinyira E. Y. (2011). Operational Impacts of the Tamale Abattoir on the Environment. Journal of Public Health and Epidemiology Vol. 3(9), pp. 386-393, 12 September, 2011. Available online at http://www.academicjournals.org/jphe. ISSN 2141-2316 ©2011 Academic Journals

6. Dovie B. D., Weobong C., Obeng F and B. Ampomah (2010). Climate Change, Water and Disasters: Perspectives from Ghana’s Three Northern Regions. WRC-CCA Report Series No. 1. 2010. Water Resources Commission

7. Weobong, C. A . and Halivor, B (2005). The Use of Wildlife In Rural Nutrition In Tolon-Kumbungu District. The Savanna Farmer. Vol 6. No. 1. Pg 11.

8. Obiri-Danso, K., Weobong, C. A. and Jones, K. (2002). Distribution of microbial indicators in Subin, an urban river in Kumasi, Ghana. Society of Applied Microbiology Conference on Pathogens in the Environment and Changing Ecosystems. Nottingham University. July 2002.

9. Dittoh S., Weobong C.A., Akuriba M. A. and C.K. Nabilse (2014). Community innovations in sustainable land management – lessons from Northern Ghana. In: “Community Innovation: lessons from the field”. Eds. Maxwell Mudhara, SaaDittoh, Mohamed Mahdi, Stephen Muwaya, Mohamed Sessay, William Critchley and S. Di Prima.

Conference / Workshop / Seminar Attended Recent Conference Attended & Paper Presented

  1. Deliberative Polling Analysis Workshop fixed for March 24-26, 2014. UDS International Conference Centre, Tamale. West Africa Resilience Innovations Lab (RILab) hosted by the University for Development Studies.
  2. Data Analysis Workshop. March 20 to 21, 2014 at the UDS International Conference Centre in Tamale. West Africa Resilience Innovations Lab (RILab) hosted by the University for Development Studies.
  3. Weobong, C. A . (2013). Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Resource Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction. Beyond Rio + 20: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities, ISSER Conference Hall, University of Ghana, Legon Campus, Accra, Ghana. 20 - 22 November, 2013
  4. Weobong, C. A . and KASEI Raymond (2013). Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Disaster Resilience. Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on UDS Draft Disaster Resilience Studies, Friday, 8th November 2013, UDS International Conference Centre
  5. Contributor: Curriculum for Master of Science in Community Disaster Resilience Studies, UDS.
  6. Weobong, C. A . (2013). Harnessing Indigenous Knowledge on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services for Building Disaster Resilient Communities. Faculty Workshop on Disaster Resilience Studies. UDS, International Conference Centre, Tamale; 20th -21st May 2013
  7. Contributor: WASCAL Biodiversity Monitoring Workshop, March 04-06, 2013, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  8. Weobong, C. A . (2012). Connecting climate change and renewable natural resources. Ghana Ecological Society lecture series – UDS, 25th February 2011)
  9. Weobong, C. A. and Yeboah I. T. (2005). Ostrich farming in Ghana. Programme and Book of Abstracts, 1st COCOBOD conference for the promotion of cocoa products and 24th Biennial conference of the Ghana Science Association, Erata Hotel, Legon. 1st to 4 th August 2005. pg 35.
  10. Weobong, C. A. and Aalandong, O. I. (2005). Bushmeat processing in Northern Ghana: A case study in the Damongo-Laribanga area. Conference Proceedings 9-13th May 2005; National Conference on Participatory Agricultural Research. Tamale. Pg 273.

Consulting Assignments

  1. Ghana’s post 2007 floods and Households Vulnerability: Gender, age and spatial analysis in Northern Ghana (2007).
  2. Field evaluation of UNICEF- supported micro-finance schemes in Bawku (2004)
  3. Evaluation of Northern Ghana Food and Agro-Enterprise Development Project (FOSADEP) (May 2004)

Contact Information

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Name: Ziblim Abukari Imoro

Present Position: Senior Lecturer

Educational Qualifications

  • 2002 – 2005: University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast (MPhil Land Use and Environmental Science)
  • 1997 – 2001: University for Development Studies, Tamale (BSc Agriculture Technology)

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Range And Rangeland Resources Management
  • Multiple Uses Of The Land And Its Resources
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Soil Quality Improvement
  • Forage Science

Current Research Interests

  • Assessing the Potentials of Indigenous Forage Shrub Species in Farming Systems Management
  • Frog Meat Consumption and Trade in Northern Ghana
  • Nutrient Releasing Potential of Crotalaria juncea

Academic Publications

1. Ziblim, A. I., Abdul-Rasheed, S &Aikins, T. K. (2015). Forage Species Used By Livestock in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region, Ghana. UDS International Journal of Development. Volume 1 Issue 1. http://www.udsijd.org

2. Ziblim A.I.,Adusei-Boateng J. and Aikins T.K. (2014). Comparison of Soil Fertility Improvement Ability of Voandzeiasubterranea and Arachis hypogea. J. Agric. Res., 52(4)

3. Ziblim A.I.Aikins T.K.andDeo-Anyi E.J. (2013). Exploitation and use of medicinal plants, Northern Region, Ghana. , Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 7(27), pp. 1984-1993, 17 July, 2013. DOI: 10.5897/JMPR12.489 ISSN 1996-0875 ©2013 Academic Journals

4. Ziblim A.I.,Gakpo S.P. and Aikins T.K (2013).Assessing soil amendment potentials of Mucunapruriensand Crotalaria junceawhen used as fallow crops. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 4(2), pp. 28-34, May 2013. ISSN 2141-2391 © 2013 Academic Journals.

5. Ziblim A.I., Aikins T.K and Lawer E.A. (2012). Effects of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Mineral Composition of CynodonDactylon. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (7), pp.323 - 328, November 2012. ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 GreenerJournals.

6. Ziblim A.I.,Aikins T.K and Akaffo P. (2012). Effects of Season on the Mineral (Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium) Levels of PennisetumPedicellatumin Northern Ghana. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences ISSN: 2276-7770 Vol. 2 (7), pp. 329-333, November 2012.

7. Ziblim A.I., Okai-Anti D. and AsmahE.A. (2012). Productivity index rating of some soils in the Tolon/Kumbungu district of the Northern region of Ghana. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management.Vol.3(6), pp. 154-163.

8. Ziblim A.I., Tom-Dery D. and Kwadwo K.A. (2012). Assessment of Soil quality improvement under Teak and Albizia. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management. Vol. 3(4), pp. 91-96.

9. Tom-Dery D., Ziblim A.I. and Akrasi E. (2011). Effect of Charcoal production on levels of soil nutrients: A case study of a charcoal producing community (Dawadawa No.20 in the Kintampo North District of Ghana. Annual Inter-faculty lectures working papers, 2011, Centre for Continuing Education and Inter-disciplinary Research (CCEIR), University for Development Studies, pp. 27-43.

10. Abarike, E. D. Bagyoase, A. E. Alhassan, E. H.,Ziblim, I.A. and Akongyuure D. N.(2014) Potential of Shea leaves as feed for fingerlings of Oreochromisniloticus in earthen ponds. Agric. Biol. J. N. Am., 5(1): 1-9.

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

1. Ziblim A. I., Korese J.K., Tom-Dery, D. and Bayor H. (2011). Assessing the

effects of Storage of Shea Seeds on Germination and Seedling Growth in the

Northern Region of Ghana. International Research on Food Security, Natural

Resource Management and Rural Development, Tropentag, 2011. October 5-7,

University of Bonn, Germany.Book of Abstracts, pp. 329.

2. Tom-Dery, D. Eckart F. Ziblim A. I. and Korese J.K. (2011). The Role of Tree

Planting in Poverty Alleviation of Northern Ghana: A case study in Yinyulanyili.

International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and

Rural Development, Tropentag, 2011. October 5-7, University of Bonn, Germany.

Book of Abstracts , pp. 257.

3. Awudu A., Korese J.K., Tom-Dery D. and Ziblim A. I. (2011). The “Awudu

Heater”: An Appropriate Solution to Brooder House Thermal Environmental

Control for Poultry Farmers. International Research on Food Security, Natural

Resource Management and Rural Development, Tropentag, 2011. October 5-7,

University of Bonn, Germany. Book of Abstracts, pp. 367.

4. Ziblim A. I., Agyekum E.M., Tom-Dery, D. and Korese J.K. (2013). Firewood

Consumption in the Tamale Metropolis: A Case Study in Nyohini Community.

International Research on Food Security, Natural Resource Management and

Rural Development- Agricultural Development within the Rural-Urban

continuum, Tropentag 2013. September 17-19, University of Hohenheim,

Stuttgart-Germany.Book of Abstracts, pp. 154.

5. Isaac B. Tom-Dery, D., Korese J.K. and Ziblim A. I. (2013). Effects of Different

Treatments on the Germination and Early Seedling Growth of Dawadawa (Parkia

biglobosa ) from Northern Ghana. International Research on Food

Security, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development- Agricultural

Development within the Rural-Urban continuum, Tropentag 2013. September 17-

19 , University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart-Germany. Book of Abstracts, pp. 231.

Contact Information

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Name: Oscar Irunuoh Aalangdong

Present Position: Senior Lecturer

Educational Qualification :

  • 1990 – 1994: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (MSc. Zoology)
  • 1982 – 1986: University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (BSc. Natural Resources Management)
  • 1974 – 1977: College of African Wildlife Management, Tanzania (Dip. Wildlife Management)

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Wildlife utilization
  • Taxidermy and museum management
  • Wildlife systematics
  • Protected area planning and management
  • Wildlife diseases
  • Wildlife ecology and management
  • Range ecology and management

Research Interest

  • Wildlife ecology and management
  • Impact of land-use on wildlife conservation and management
  • Impact of parasites and diseases on free ranging and captive wildlife populations
  • Tick ecology and management
  • Multiple land-use management and agroforestry
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Wildlife inventory

Academic Publications

1. DokuruguM.,Baatuuwie N.B., 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.

2. Kuuder C.J.W., Aalangdong O.I. and Bagson E. (2012). Livelihood enhancement through Ecotourism; A case of Mognoriecovillage near Mole National Park, Damongo, Ghana.Proceedings of the 2nd Social Science Conference, UEW, Ghana (pp 34-49).

3. Aalangdong O.I.,Poreku G., Abdul-Razaq U. and Anchiihe, A. A. (2010). Community involvement in wildlife conservation in Northern Ghana. 17pp. In D. M. Nanang and T. K. Nunifu (Eds). Natural resources in Ghana. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

4. Aalangdong O.I. (2010). Hunting and bushmeat trade in northern Ghana. 13 pp. In: D. M. Nanang and T. K. Nunifu (Eds). Natural resources in Ghana. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

5. Aalangdong O.I. (2007). Game ranching in northern Ghana: prospects and constraints. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science, 2-3(1): 161-169

6. Aalangdong O.I. (2007). Rapid Assessment of large mammals at AjenjuaBepo Forest Reserve and Mamang River Forest Reserve in the Abirem North District, Eastern Region, Ghana. In: Preliminary Report. AjenjuaBepo and Mamang River Forest Reserves, RAP Survey, Ghana, West Africa.

7. Aalangdong O.I.(2006). Environmental Management. Pages 345-358. In Agricultural Handbook in Northern Ghana. Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Tamale.

8. Amorin G. and Aalangdong O.I. (2005). Incidence and severity of mistletoe infection of shea tree (in three different land use types) in the Guinea Savanna zone of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Horticulture, 4: 74 – 81.

9. Barrie A. and Aalangdong O.I. (2005). Rapid Assessment of large mammals at Draw River, Boi-Tano and Krokosua Hills forest reserves, 67-72 p. In McCullough, J., J. Decher and D. GubaKpelle (Eds). 2005. A biological assessment of the terrestrial ecosystems of the Draw River, Boi-Tano, TanoNimiri and Krokosua Hills forest reserves, southwestern Ghana. RAP Bulletin of Biological Assessment 36. Conservation International, Washington, DC. 155 pp.

10. AalangdongO.I.andLangyintuo A.S.(2001). Crop damage by wildlife in northern Ghana. Pages 232 – 234 in R. Field, R. J. Warren, H. Okarma, and P. R. Sievert, editors. Wildlife, land, and people: priorities for the 21st century. Proceedings of the Second International Wildlife Management Congress. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

11. Aalangdong O.I., Samuel W.M., and Shostak A.W.(2001). Off-Host survival and reproductive success of winter ticks, Dermacentoral bipictus, in seven habitat types in central Alberta. Journal of The Ghana Science Association, 3(3): 106-116.

12. Aalangdong, O.I. and W. M. Samuel. 2001. Questing behaviour and orientation of larval winter ticks, Dermacentoral bipictus (Packard) (Acari: Ixodidae) on vegetation in central Alberta, Canada. Journal of The Ghana Science Association3(1): 93-98.

13. Aalangdong O.I., M. K. Komoah, and D. Gordon. 2001. Food habits of the African elephant (Loxodontaafricana) in Mole National Park, Damongo, Ghana. Journal of The Ghana Science Association, 3(1): 106-118.

14. Aalangdong O.I., Kombiok J.M., and Salifu A.Z. (2001). Indigenous innovation in land husbandry: in Kambago and surrounding villages in Northern Region. The Savanna Farmer. 2: 15-17.

15. Samuel W.M., Mooring M.S., andAalangdong O.I. (2000). Adaptations of winter tick (Dermacentoralbipictus) to invade moose and moose to evade ticks. Alces36: 183-195.

16. Aalangdong, O.I., Kombiok J.M., and Salifu A.R.Z. (1999). Assessment of non-burning and organic-manuring practices. ILEIA Newsletter- September. 15(1,2): 47-48.

17. Aalangdong O.I., Kombiok J.M. and Salifu A.R.Z. (1999). Integrated soil fertility management: Examples from the Northern Savanna zone of Ghana. The Savanna Farmer, 1: 16-19.

Conference / Workshop / Seminar Attended Recent Conference Attended & Paper Presented

1. Aalangdong O.I. (2008). Gbele Resource Reserve Management Plan, 2008 – 2012. Northern Savanna Biodiversity Conservation Project. 63pp.

2. Aalangdong O.I., Asante W.J., Weobong C.A. and Kyorku C.A. (2008). Biological and socio-econmicsurvey of the Gbele Resource Reserve, Tumu.

3. Aalangodong O.I. (2008). Fauna, flora and socio-economic survey of the community resource management area at Jelinkon and surrounding areas, Damongo.

4. Weobong C.A. and Aalandong O.I. (2005). Bushmeat processing in Northern Ghana: A case study in the Damongo-Laribanga area. Book of Abstracts, National Conference on Participatory Agricultural Research. Tamale. Pg 39.

5. AalangdongO.I. and Marfo J. (2005). Community participation in bushfire control and management in Gushiegu – Karaga District. Department of Renewable Natural Resources, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development Studies, in collaboration with World Vision International- Ghana. Narmsap Project. 32 pp.

6. Aalangdong O.I. (2005). Bushmeat survey in Northern Ghana. Final report. GETFund Project. University for Development Studies, Tamale.

7. Lawson I.Y.D., Bayorbor T.B., Dzomeku I.K., Obodai E.A., Dei H.K., Abukari A. and Aalangdong O.I. (2004). Farmer Responsive Mechanisms in Extension and Research (FARMER) Project. Capacity building for adoption and sustainability of Agricultural Technologies to enhance food production in the Northern guinea savanna agro-ecological zone. Faculty of Agric. University for Development Studies.

8. Aalangdong O. I.(2001). Integrated Tamale Fruit Company. Scoping Report.

9. Aalangdong O. I.(2001). Black Volta Pleasure Resort, Buipe. J and L Tours Limited. Scoping report. 34 pp.

10. Northern savannah biodiversity conservation project: concept document review workshop, Tamale. January 15 – 17, 2001.

11. Northern savannah biodiversity conservation project: concept document review workshop, Tamale. February 21 – 22, 2000.

12. International workshop on soil and water conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale. February 15 – 17, 2000.

13. Aalangdong O.I. and Langyintuo A.S. (1999). Crop damage by wildlife in northern Ghana. Paper submitted for the proceedings of the 2nd International Wildlife Management Congress, Godollo, Hungary.

14. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Potential for wildlife ranching as an extra opportunity for animal production at the household level. An invited paper presented at the inception workshop on savannah woodland natural resources for opinion leaders in Upper West region, Wa, June 1998.

15. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Wildlife conservation and wildlife movement across borders and boundaries. A paper presented at a workshop on Bonds and Boundaries in Northern Ghana/Southern Burkina Faso in Gaoua, Burkina Faso, July 1998.

16. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). The role of the University for Development Studies in the savannah resources management programme for opinion leaders in Upper East region, Bolgatanga, September 1998.

17. Forestry information network conference. Forest Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), Kumasi. December 9 – 10, 1998.

18. National workshop on national wetlands strategy. Ghana wildlife department, Accra. November 5, 1998.

19. Seminar on achievement of Ghana Environmental Resources Management (GERMP), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Accra. September 15, 1998.

20. Inception workshop on savannah resources management programme for opinion leaders in Upper East region. Ministry of Lands and Forestry, Bolgatanga. September 2 – 4, 1998.

21. International workshop on bonds and boundaries in northern Ghana/southern Burkina Faso, Gaoua, Burkina Faso. July 13 – 18, 1998.

22. Inception workshop on savannah resources management programme for opinion leaders in Upper West region. Ministry of Lands and Forestry, Wa. June 24 – 26, 1998.

23. Inception workshop on savannah resources management programme for opinion leaders in Northern region. Ministry of Lands and Forestry, Tamale. April 22 – 24, 1998.

24. Aalangdong O.I., Kranjac-Berisavljevic G., and Abdul-Kadri I. (eds) (1996). Proceedings of the first conference on: Partnership for Sustainable Development in Northern Ghana. University for Development Studies. May 27 – 30, 1996. 255pp.

25. Workshop on environmental impact assessment procedures in Ghana for stakeholders in northern Ghana. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Tamale. November 1996.

26. The first conference on partnership for sustainable development in northern Ghana. University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale. May 27 – 30, 1996.

27. Fourth national workshop on improving the farming systems of the savannah zone. Savannah Agricultural Research Institute (SARI), Nyankpala. April 23 – 25, 1996.

28. American society of Limnology and Oceanography and Society for wetland scientist joint meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada. May 30 – June 3, 1993.

29. Aalangdong O.I. (1993). Activity pattern of winter tick larvae under natural conditions: Presented at Western Canadian Wildlife Disease Workshop, Saskatoon, Canada. February 22 – 24, 1993.

30. Western Canadian wildlife disease workshop, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. February 22 – 24, 1993.

31. North American wild sheep and goats’ conference, Cody, Wyoming, U.S.A. April 25 – May 2, 1992.

32. Alberta chapter of the wildlife society meeting, Calgary, AB, Canada. April 8 – 9, 1992.

33. Wildlife disease association meeting, Fort Collins, CO, U.S.A. August 4 – 8, 1991.

34. Alberta chapter of the wildlife society meeting, Edmonton, AB, Canada. March 19 – 20, 1991.

35. North American wildlife society conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada. March 21 – 29, 1991.

Technical Reports

1. Aalangdong O.I., Mensah G.W.K. and Dittoh J.S. (1995). Wildlife inventory report submitted to UNESCO Co-operative Integrated Project on Savannah Ecosystems (CIPSEG)

2. Kombiok J.M., Aalangdong O.I. and Salifu A.Z. (1997). Case study on non-burnign and organic farming practices in Northern Ghana. A report submitted to Northern Ghana LEISA working group, Tamale (ILEA Project No. GH/LC/97/18).

3. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Fooshegu dam, Tamale Municipal Assembly, N/R. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

4. Aalangdong O.I. (1998).Preliminary environmental report on Manguli dam, Tamale Municipal Assembly, N/R. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

5. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Wovo-Guma dam, Tamale Municipal Assembly, N/R. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

6. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Kudula dam, Tamale Municipal Assembly, N/R. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

7. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Dohe dugout, Savelugu/Nanton District, N/R. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

8. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Kpaneshie dam, Gushiegu/Karaga District, N/R. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

9. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Pwalugu dam, Bolgatanga District, UER. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

10. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Gbeogo dam, Bolgatanga District, UER. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

11. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Jawia dam, Sissala District, UWR. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

12. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Bugubelle dam, Sissala District, UWR. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

13. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Jitong dam, Sissala District, UWR. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

14. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Kogri dam, Jirapa-Lambusie District, UWR. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

15. Aalangdong O.I. (1998). Preliminary environmental report on Kokoligu dam, Nandom/Lawra District, UWR. Report presented to Agricultural Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

16. Aalangdong O.I.,Kombiok J.M. and Salifu A.R.Z. (1998). Assessment of inputs and outputs of non-burning and organic farming practices in Northern Ghana. A report submitted to Northern Ghana LEISA working group, Tamale (ILEA Project No. GH/LC/97/18), December 1998.

17. Aalangdong O.I. and Langyintuo A.S. (1999). Assessment of crop damage by wildlife in Northern region, Ghana. A report submitted to the National Agricultural Research Project (NARP), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Accra.

Consulting Assignments

1. 2000: Faunal survey for Northern savannah biodiversity conservation project. Savannah Resources Management Project (SRMP) of Natural Resources Management Project (NRMP), Ministry of Lands and Forestry, Accra.

2. 1998: Assessment of inputs and outputs of non-burning and organic farming practices in Northern Ghana. LEISA Project, Tamale.

3. 1998: Environmental impact assessment on dam construction in Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions. Agriculture Sector Investment Project (ASIP), Tamale.

4. 1997–1998: Crop damage by wildlife in Northern region. National Agricultural Research Project (NARP) research grant, CSIR, Accra.

5. 1997: Case study on non-burning and organic farming practices in Northern Ghana. Low External Input for Sustainable Agriculture (LEISA) Project, Tamale.

6. 1995: Wildlife inventory in sacred groves in Northern Region. UNESCO-CIPSEG Project, Tamale.

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Name: Eric Adjei Lawer

Present Position: Assistant Lecturer

Educational Qualification:

  • 2012 – 2015: University for Development Studies, Tamale (MSc. Biometry)
  • 2006 – 2010: University for Development Studies, Tamale (BSc. Agriculture Technology)

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Experimental Design and analysis
  • Research Methods (with applications to renewable natural resources – ie. Wildlife, forestry, and fish ecology studies)
  • Statistics for Renewable Natural Resources
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • Wildlife population ecology

Research Interest

  • Theoretical and empirical approaches to understanding how species coexist and how anthropogenic activities affect them.
  • Quantitative/Statistical ecology.
  • Spatial population dynamics.
  • Ecology and management of wildlife species

Academic Publications

  1. Luguterah A. and Lawer E.A. (2015). Effect of dietary guild (Frugivory and Insectivory) and other host characteristics on ectoparasite abundance (Mite and Nycteribiid) of Chiropterans. Folia Parasitologica, 62:021 doi:10.14411/fp.2015.021
  2. Amoako E.E., Asante W.J., Cobbinah S., Kuuder C.J.W., Adongo R., and Lawer E.A. (2015). Tree tenure and its implications for sustainable land management: The case of Parkiabiglobosa in the Northern region of Ghana. Journal of Natural Resources and development, 5: 59-64.
  3. Lawer E.A. , Luguterah A. and Suleman N. (2014). Comparison of artificial neural network and binary logistic regression for classification of Chiropteran dietary specializations. International Journal of Statistics and Applications, 4(4): 204-211.
  4. Ochire-Boadu K., Lawer E.A. and Opoku R. (2014). Assessing the growth performance of teak (TectonagrandisLinn. f.) coppice two years after clearcut harvesting. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research, 5(6): 36-41.
  5. 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, 3(10): 234-236.
  6. Lawer E.A. , Baatuuwie N.B., Ochire-Boadu K. and Asante J.W. (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.
  7. Lawer E.A. , Suleman N., and Kuuder W.C.-J. (2013). Forecasting annual patronage by domestic and foreign tourists to Mole national park, Ghana. American Journal of Tourism Management, 2(2): 55-61.
  8. ZiblimA.I., Khan A.T., and Lawer E.A. (2012).Effects of organic and inorganic fertilizers on mineral composition of Cynodondactylon. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 2(7): 323-328.

Conference / Workshop / Seminar Attended Recent Conference Attended & Paper Presented

  1. Seminar organised by the Department of Forestry and Forest Resources Management on the topic: What determines the forest-savanna boundary?:evidence from the Tropical Biomes in Transition (TROBIT) Project Given by DrElmarVeneendaal (Asso Prof. Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology, Wageningen University) at the Spanish Laboratory, Nyankpala Campus 9th April, 2014.
  2. Lawer E.A. , Baatuuwie N.B., Ochire-Boadu K. and Asante J.W. (2013). Preliminary Assessment of the Effects of Anthropogenic Activities on Vegetation Cover and Natural Regeneration in a Moist Semi-Deciduous Forest of Ghana. Paper presented at the 2013 Inter–Faculty Lecture Series, Nyankpala Campus, 4–5th September, 2013.
  3. Fire Safety Training workshop by Ghana National fire Service. Nyankpala, 4th April, 2012.

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Name: Godwin Poreku

Present Position: Senior Research Assistant (SRA)

Educational Qualifications

  • March-September 2014: Agriculture University of Iceland, Iceland (Fellowship Certificate) on Advance training and Research in Land Restoration and Sustainable Land Management under a United Nations University Fellowship
  • 1998 – 2002: University for Development Studies, Tamale (BSc Agriculture Technology)

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Wildlife management
  • Protected area management
  • Game ranching

Current Research Interests

  • Traditional involvement in biodiversity conservation/management
  • Biodiversity assessment in sacred groves in Tolon&Kumbungu Districts

Academic Publications

  1. Aalangdong, O. I., G. Poreku, U. Abdul-Razaq, and A. A. Anchiihe, 2010. Community involvement in wildlife conservation in Northern Ghana.165-185 in D. N. Nanang and T. K. Nunifu editors. ‘Natural Resources in Ghana: management, policies and economics’, Environmental science, Engineering and Technology series. Nova Science Publishers Inc. New York. 2010
  1. Tom-Dery, D., B. N. Baatuuwie and G. Poreku, 2013. Prevalence of seed-dispersers in a Semi-deciduous Forest of Ghana. Current Research Journal of Biological Sciences, 2013 5(2): 62-69

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

  • January 2009: Participated in a three day research methodology workshop organized by the Centre for Continuing Education and Interdisciplinary Research (CCEIR), University for Development Studies (UDS).
  • August 2008: Participated in a seminar organized by the PAN-AFRICAN TSETSE AND TRYPANOSOMIASIS EDUCATION CAMPAIGN (PATTEC) on the topic: Multi-national project for the creation of sustainable Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Free Areas in East and West Africa: Ghana Progress Report. Stakeholders Seminar, Wa.

Contact Information

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Name: Timothy Khan Aikins

Present Position: Senior Research Assistant

Educational Qualifications

  • 2006 – 2010: University for Development Studies, Tamale (BSc Agriculture Technology)

Areas of Teaching Interest

  • Wildlife Systematics
  • Taxidermy and Museum Management
  • Wildlife Utilization
  • Field Techniques
  • Wildlife Ecology

Current Research Interests

  • Land Use and Birds conservation.
  • Birds Population Monitoring
  • Species diversity and habitat use of waterbirds in Northern Ghana.
  • Human disturbances and waterbirds responses in conservation sites.
  • Feeding ecology of waterbirds.

Academic Publications

1. Ziblim, A. I., Abdul-Rasheed, S &Aikins, T. K. (2015). Forage Species Used By Livestock in the Kumbungu District of the Northern Region, Ghana. UDS International Journal of Development.Volume 1 Issue 1.http://www.udsijd.org

2. Ziblim A.I.,Adusei-Boateng J. and Aikins T.K.(2014). Comparison of Soil Fertility Improvement Ability of Voandzeiasubterranea and Arachis hypogea.J. Agric. Res., 52(4)

3. Ziblim A.I.Aikins T.K.andDeo-Anyi E.J. (2013). Exploitation and use of medicinal plants, Northern Region, Ghana. , Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 7(27), pp. 1984-1993, 17 July, 2013. DOI: 10.5897/JMPR12.489 ISSN 1996-0875 ©2013 Academic Journals

4. Ziblim A.I.,Gakpo S.P. and Aikins T.K (2013).Assessing soil amendment potentials of Mucunapruriensand Crotalaria junceawhen used as fallow crops. Journal of Soil Science and Environmental Management Vol. 4(2), pp. 28-34, May 2013. ISSN 2141-2391 © 2013 Academic Journals.

5. Ziblim A.I.,Aikins T.K and Lawer E.A. (2012). Effects of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers on Mineral Composition of CynodonDactylon. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (7), pp.323 - 328, November 2012. ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 GreenerJournals.

6. Ziblim A.I.,Aikins T.K and Akaffo P. (2012). Effects of Season on the Mineral (Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium) Levels of PennisetumPedicellatumin Northern Ghana. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences ISSN: 2276-7770 Vol. 2 (7), pp. 329-333, November 2012.

Recent Conferences, Seminars and Workshops Attended

  • Biological Research methodology training at the Wildlife school, Mole National park Ghana, Organized by Italian ministry of Foreign affairs and Ghana wildlife commission. 19-22 March, 2013.

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Name: Baba Gazali Mohammed

Present Position: Senior Administrative Assistant

Educational Qualification :

  • 2011 – 2013 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi (BSc. Business Administration, HRM)
  • 2006 – 2009 Cape Coast Polytechnic, Cape Coast (HND. Sec. and Management)

Research Interest

  • The impact of ICTs for Agricultural development in rural community
  • The role of ICTs in rural innovation transfer and adoption

Academic Publications

  • Baba Gazali M. Zakaria S, Fuseini M, Ahmed T. I. (2013). Assessing the sources of finance availalable to small scale businesses in Tamale Metropolis (Thesis)

Conference / Workshop / Seminar Attended Recent Conference Attended & Paper Presented

  • 62nd Annual New Year School and Conference, held at the University of Ghana, Legon from 9th January to 15th January, 2010.
  • Workshop on Peace building in Northern Ghana, organized by CODEYAC, a Tamale based Non – Governmental Organization.

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Mobile Phone: 0246847820 - 0206401974