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