2016 Refereed Journal Articles

Owusu, S. A., Schlarbaum, S. E., Carlson, J. E., & Gailing, O. (2016). Pollen gene flow and molecular identification of full-sib families in small and isolated population fragments of Gleditsia triacanthos L. Botany, (ja).0, 0, 10.1139/cjb-2015-0244.

Sullivan, A. R., Owusu, S. A., Weber, J. A., Hipp, A. L., & Gailing, O. (2016). Hybridization and divergence in multi‐species oak (Quercus) communities. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 181(1), 99-114.

Djagbletey E.D., Adu-Bredu S., Djagbletey G.D. & Tuffour H.O. (2016). Assessment of temperature and rainfall variability of grass productivity under three forest reserves in a Savannah ecosystem in Ghana. International Journal of Advanced Research 4 (6): 1622-1632

Dumenu, W.K. and Obeng, E.A. 2016. Climate change and rural communities in Ghana: Social vulnerability, impacts, adaptations and policy implications. Environ. Sci. and Policy 55 (2016): 208-217 

Agyeman, V.K., Addo-Danso, S. D., Boateng, K., Abebrese, I.K. (2016), Vegetation assessment of native tree species Broussonetia papyrifera-dominated degraded forest landscape in southern Ghana. Applied Vegetation Science, 19: 498-507.

Addo-Danso, S. D., Prescott, C.E., and Smith, A.R. (2016), Methods for estimating root biomass and production in forest and woodland ecosystem carbon studies: A review. Forest Ecology and Management, 359: 332-351.

Prescott, C., Godbold, D.L., Helmisaari, H-S., and Addo-Danso, S.D. (2016), Introduction to forests, roots and soil carbon. Forest Ecology and Management, 359: 321.

Zhou, L., Addo-Danso, S.D., Wu, P., Li, S., Zou, X., Zhang, Y., and Ma, X. (2016), Leaf resorption efficiency in relation to foliar and soil nutrient concentrations and stoichiometry of Cunninghamia lanceolata with stand development in southern China. Journal of Soils and Sediments, 16: 1448-1459.

Zhou, L., Addo-Danso, S. D., Wu, P., He, Z., Liu, C., and Ma, X. (2016), Biomass production, nutrient cycling and distribution in age-sequence Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) plantations in subtropical China. Journal of Forestry Research, 27: 357-368.

Djagbletey, E. D., Djagbletey, G. D., Tuffour, H. O., Abubakari, A. (2016), Assessment of Forest Cover Depletion Due to Logging in The Offin River Portion and Offin Shelterbelt Forest Reserves in Ghana. Journal of Global Ecology and Environment. 4(3): 161-165

Djagbletey, E. D., Djagbletey, G. D., Tuffour, H. O., Abubakari, A. (2016), Socio-Economic Impacts of Logging on Riverine Communities along the Offin River Basin in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology. 5(3): 134-147

Tekpetey, S.L., Essien, C., Appiah-Kubi, E., Opuni-Frimpong, E. and Korang, J.
(2016). Evaluation of the chemical composition and natural durability of natural and plantation grown African Mahogany Khaya ivorensis A. Chev. in Ghana. J Indian Acad Wood Sci 13 (2): 152 – 155. DOI: 10.1007/s13196-016-0179-1

Abengmeneng, C.S., Ofori, D.A., Kumapley, P., Akromah,R., Jamnadass, R., Quain, M.(2016). Genetic relationships among 36 genotypes of Ceiba pentandra (L.) as revealed by RAPD and ISSR markers. American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 4(4): 86-96

Aabeyir, R., Adu-Bredu, S., Agyare, W. A., & Weir, M. J. (2016). Empirical evidence of the impact of commercial charcoal production on Woodland in the Forest-Savannah transition zone, Ghana. Energy for Sustainable Development, 33, 84-95.

Cardoso, A. W., Medina‐Vega, J. A., Malhi, Y., Adu‐Bredu, S., Ametsitsi, G. K., Djagbletey, G., & Oliveras, I. (2016). Winners and losers: tropical forest tree seedling survival across a West African forest–savanna transition. Ecology and evolution, 6(10), 3417-3429.

Apetorgbor, M.M., Peprah, T., Ofori, D. A. and Jamnadass, R. (2016). Mycorrhizal Association and its Benefits to Allanblackia parviflora Tree Seedlings in the Nursery. West African Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 24(1):19–29.

Koech, G., Ofori,. D., Muigai, A. W., Muriuki, J., Anjarwalla, P., leeuwa, J. & Mowo, G. J., (2016). Variation in the response of eastern and southern Africa provenances of Faidherbia albida (Delile A. Chev) seedlings to water supply: A greenhouse experiment. Global Ecology and Conservation 8:31–40

Anjarwalla, P., Ofori, D., Owino, A., Matuku, D., Adika, W., Njogu, K., & Kehlenbeck, K. (2016). Testing different grafting methods for vegetative propagation of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in Kenya to assist its domestication and promote cultivation. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 1-11.

Tsobeng, A., Asaah, E., Tchoundjeu, Z., Van Damme, P., Ofori, D., & Jamnadass, R.(2016). Growth, flowering and fruiting of stecklings, grafts and seedlings of Allanblackia floribunda Oliver (Clusiaceae). Agroforestry Systems, 1-12.

Yeboah, E., Ofori, D. A., Peprah, T., Jamnadass, R. H., & Tsobeng, A. (2016). The Effect of Indigenous Growth Media on Allanblackia parviflora A. Chev in Ghana. Open Journal of Soil Science, 6(05), 89.

Aggrey-Smith, S., Preko, K. and Owusu, F.W. (2016). Study of Thermal Properties of Some Selected Tropical Hard Wood Species. International Journal of Materials Science and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 3, 2016, pp. 143-150.

Aggrey-Smith, S., Preko, K., Owusu, F.W. and J. K. Amoako (2016). Study of Radiation Shielding Properties of selected Tropical Wood Species for X-rays in the 50-150 keV Range Journal of Science and Technology Vol. 4 (2016), 8 pp.

Appiah-Kubi, E., Kankam, C.K., Frimpong-Mensah, K. and Opuni-Frimpong, E. (2016). Bending and modulus of elasticity properties of plantation grown Khaya ivorensis from Ghana. Journal of the Indian Academy of Wood Science 13(1): 48 - 54. DOI 10.1007/s13196-016-0165-7.

Ebanyenle, E., Burton, A.J., Storer, A.J., Richter, D.L. and Glaeser, J.A., 2016. Elevated tropospheric CO2 and O3 may not alter initial wood decomposition rate or wood-decaying fungal community composition of Northern Hardwoods. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation, 111, pp.74-77.

2015 Refereed Journal Articles

Acquah, S.B., Avuglah, R.K. and Harris, E. 2015. Impact of trade policies on wood products export in Ghana. American Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 5(5):221-229. doi:10.5923/j.ajms.20150505.01

Hansen, C. P., Pouliot, M., Marfo, E., Obiri, D. B. and Treue, T. 2015. Forests, timber and rural livelihoods: Implications for the VPA and social safeguards in Ghana. Published online, Small Scale Forestry, Elsevier.

Appiah, M., Fagg, M. and Pappinen, A. 2015. A Review of Reforestation Approaches in Ghana: Sustainability and Genuine Local Participation Lessons for Implementing REDD+ Activities. European Journal of Scientific Research (EJSR) ISSN 1450-216X / 1450-202X Vol. 131 No 1 April, 2015, pp.70-99

Zhou, L., Addo-Danso, S.D., Wu, P-F., Li, S-B., Jia, Y-Y., Ma, X. 2015. Litterfall production and nutrient return in different-aged Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) plantation in south China. Journal of Forestry Research, 26: 79-89

Oduro, K.A., Mohren, G.M.J., Pena-claros, M., Kyereh B., Arts, B. 2015.  Tracing forest resource development in Ghana through forest transition pathways. Land Use Policy 48:63-72

Amissah L, Mohren GMJ, Kyereh B, Poorter L (2015). The Effects of Drought and Shade on the Performance, Morphology and Physiology of Ghanaian Tree Species. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0121004. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121004

Apetorgbor, A. K., Apetorgbor, M. M. and Derkyi, N. S. A. (2015). Comparative studies on the growth and yield of oil palm mushroom, Volvariella volvacea (Bull. ex. Fr.) Sing. on different substrates. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences. DOI: http://doi.org/10.15580/GJAS.2015.4.071115091.

Apetorgbor, M. M. and Apetorgbor, A. K. (2015). Comparative studies on yield of Volvariella volvacea using root and tuber peels for improved livelihood of  communities.  Journal of Ghana Science Association 16 (1): (In print).

Apetorgbor, M. M. and Roux, J. (2015). Diseases of plantation forestry trees in Southern Ghana. International Journal of Phytopathology 4 (1): 5-13.

Ofori, D.A., Peprah, T. ,Koech, G., Anjarwalla, P., Munjuga, M.,  Jamnadass, R.  2015 .Survival, growth performance and reproductive biology of Allanblackia parviflora A. Chev., a high valued indigenous fruit tree species in Ghana. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. DOI 10.1007/s10722-015-0283-x

Ofori, D. A,, Asomaning, J. M, Peprah, T, Agyeman, V. K, Anjarwalla, P, Tchoundjeu, Z., Mowo, J. G and Jamnadass, R.  Addressing constraints in propagation of Allanblackia spp. through seed sectioning and air layering. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Sciences, 3(1):90-96

Paine CET, Amissah, L., Auge H, Baraloto C, Baruffol M, Bourland N, Bruelheide H, Daïnou K, de Gouvenain RC, Doucet J, Doust S, Fine PVA, Fortunel C, Haase J, Holl KD, Jactel H, li X, Kitajima K, Koricheva J, Martínez-Garza C, Messier C, Paquette A, Philipson C, Piotto D, Poorter L, Posada JM, Potvin C, Rainio K, Russo SE, Ruiz-Jaen M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Webb CO, Wright SJ, Zahawi RA, Hector A (2015) Globally, functional traits are weak predictors of juvenile tree growth, and we do not know why. Journal of Ecology 103(4): 978-989. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12401

Schrodt, Franziska, Domingues, Thomas F., Feldpausch, Ted, Saiz, Gustavo, Quesada, Carlos Alberto, Schwarze, Michael, Ishida, F. Yoko, Compaore, Halidou, Diallo, Adamo, Djagbletey, Gloria, Hien, Fidele, Sonké, Bonaventure, Toedoumg, Herman, Zapfack, Loius, Hiernaux, Pierre, Mougin, Eric, Bird, Michael I., Grace, John, Lewis, Simon L., Veenendaal, Elmar M., and Lloyd, Jon (2015) Foliar trait contrasts between African forest and savanna trees: genetic versus environmental effects. Functional Plant Biology, 42 (1). pp. 63-83.

Veenendaal, E.M., Torello-Raventos, M., Feldpausch, T.R., Domingues, T.F., Gerard, F., Schrodt, F., Saiz, G., Quesada, C.A., Djagbletey, G., Ford, A., Kemp, J., Marimon, B.S., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Lenza, E., Ratter, J.A., Maracahipes, L., Sasaki, D., Sonké, B., Zapfack, L., Villarroel, D., Schwarz, M., Ishida, F. Yoko, Gilpin, M., Nardoto, G.B., Affum-Baffoef, K., Arroyo, L., Bloomfield, K., Ceca, G., Compaore, H., Davies, K., Diallo, A., Fyllas, N.M., Gignoux, J., Hien, F., Johnson, M., Mougin, E., Hiernaux, P., Killeen, T., Metcalfe, D., Miranda, H.S., Steininger, M., Sykora, K., Bird, M.I., Grace, J., Lewis, S., Philips, O.L., and Lloyd, J. (2015) Structural, physiognomic and aboveground biomass variation in savanna-forest transition zones on three continents: how different are co-occurring savanna and forest formations? Biogeosciences Discussions, 11. pp. 2927-2951.

Saiz, G., Bird, M., Wurster, C., Quesada, C. A., Ascough, P., Domingues, T., Schrodt, F., Schwarz, M., Feldpausch, T. R., Veenendaal, E., Djagbletey, G., Jacobsen, G., Hien, F., Compaore, H., Diallo, A., Lloyd, J. 2015. The influence of C3 and C4 vegetation on soil organic matter dynamics in contrasting semi-natural tropical ecosystems. Biogeosciences, 12, 5041–5059

Mensah, J.K., Apetorgbor, M. M., and Owusu, F. W. (2015). Evaluation of natural durability of Ficus sur and Cola gigantea from two ecological zones of Ghana.  I.J.S.N., VOL.6 (3) 2015: 406-410.

Hansen, C. P., M. Pouliot, E. Marfo, B. D. Obiri and T. Treue. 2015. Forest, timber and rural livelihoods: implications for social safeguards in the Ghana-EU Voluntary Partnership Agreement. Small-Scale Forestry. DOI 10.1007/s11842-015-9295-9

Marfo, E. 2015. The illusion of democratic representation in the REDD+ Readiness consultation process in Ghana. RFGI Working Paper No. 15

Peprah, T., Oduro, K.A., Siaw, D.E.K.A., Cobbinah, J.R., Tchoundjeu, Z., Simons, A.J., Jamnadass, R., Ofori D.A. 2015. Domestication and sustainable use of genetic resources of a native tree with high economic potential in Ghana. Open Journal of Forestry 5:678-685.

S. Aggrey-Smith, K. Preko, F. Wilson, J. Gbadago (2015). Measurement of Elemental Compositions of Selected Tropical Wood Species – a Case Study of Pra Anum Forest, Ghana. International Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015, pp. 34-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbse.20150303.11

Owusu, F. W., Boakye, F and Zorve, G 2015: Timber species from Afram arm of the Volta Lake in Ghana: Planing and sanding properties. Journal of Horticulture and Forestry. Vol 7(4), PP. 84-93