Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services

This programme seeks to develop and upscale technologies that contribute to conservation of biodiversity and sustainable management of landscapes and water bodies. Priority areas will include:

  1. Land use systems
  2. Ecosystem services
  3. Land health surveillance, and forest genetic resource conservation
  4. Management of invasive tree species,
  5. Forest resource assessment, harvesting/ logging (including NTFPs)
  6. Wildlife management

The Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services is headed by Dr. Lucy Amissah. The Division has 7 senior members, 9 senior members and 11 junior staff.


Name Position Field of Expertise
Lucy Amissah (Mrs.) PhD Senior Research Scientist Ecology
Stephen Adu-Bredu (PhD) Principal Research Scientist Systems ecology
Bright Obeng Kankam (PhD) Senior Research Scientist Wildlife ecology and management
Akwasi Duah-Gyamfi (PhD) Senior Research Scientist Ecology and management
Caleb Ofori Boateng (PhD) Research Scientist Wildlife ecology and management
Francis  K. Dwomoh Research Scientist Forest management
Emmanuel Opuni Frimpong (PhD) (Leave without pay) Principal Research Scientist  


Name Position
Paul Kankam Chief Technical  Officer
Samuel  Kyei Yamoah Chief Technical Officer
Kwasi Baah Acheamfour Chief Technical Officer
Jonathan Dabo  Chief Technical Officer
Emmanuel Amponsah Manu Chief Technical  Officer
Eunice Okyere-Agyapong Principal Technical Officer
Adu-Gyamfi Asamoah  Principal Technical Officer
Mark Debra Marfo  Principal Technical Officer
William Hagan Brown           Principal Technical Officer


Name Position
Anthony Appiah Security Assistant Gd. 1
Collins Kwasi Ahenkorah Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Amos Asemonu Biewko Asst. Overseer Gd.1
Kwasi Nyamekye Supervisor Gd. II
Daniel Awatey Supervisor Gd. 1
Joseph Ofori Supervisor Gd. II
Stephen Abaidoo Supervisor Gd. II
Francis Yeboah Senior Labourer
Appiah Rawlings Supervisor Gd. 11
Michael Fiawatsor Supervisor Gd. 11
Joyce Fosu Supervisor Gd. 11

 Field Stations

  • Abofour / Mankrang
  • Amantia
  • Oda
  • Yenku
  • Benso


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Who We Are

Forestry Research Institute of Ghana is one of the 13 institutes of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is located at Fumesua near Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It started as a research unit within the Forestry Department in 1962. It was fully established as a research institute and named FOREST PRODUCTS RESEARCH INSTITUTE (FPRI) under the then Ghana Academy of Sciences in 1964 and in 1968 placed under the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

Contact Us

The Director
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
P. O. Box UP 63 KNUST
Kumasi, Ghana

Tel :+233-(0)3220-60123/60373
Fax :+233-(0)3220-60121
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