2018 Refereed Journal Articles

1. Acquah, S. B., Sraku-Lartey, M., Samar, S. B. and Djagbletey, G. D. (2018). Traditional knowledge and consumption of forest plant foods in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, 34 (1): 49-70.

2. Acquah, G. E., Essien, C., Via, B. K., Billor, N. and Eckhardt, L. G. (2018). Estimating the basic density and mechanical properties of elite loblolly pine families with near infrared spectroscopy. Forest Science, 64(2):149–158.

3. Addo-Danso, S.D., Prescott, C.E., Adu-Bredu, A., Moore, S., Guy D.R., Forrester, D.I., Owusu-Afriyie, K., Marshall, P.L., Malhi, Y. (2018). Fine-root exploitation strategies differ in tropical old growth and logged-over forests in Ghana. Biotropica, 50: 606-615.

4. Adu-Bredu S., Ofori D.A., Ræbild A., Hansen J.K., Koffi A., Vigneron P. & Erik D Kjær E.D. (2018). Trait variations in 28-year-old teak (Tectona grandis) provenance field trials in Ghana, West Africa. Southern Forests: A Journal of Forest Science, DOI: 10.2989/20702620.2018.1490993.

5. Aguilar, FX, Obeng, E. A. and Cai, Z. (2018). Water quality improvements elicit consistent willingness-to-pay for the enhancement of forested watershed ecosystem services. Ecosystem Services 30, 158-171.

6. Amissah, L., Mohren, G. M. J., Kyereh, B., Agyeman, V. K. and Poorter, L. (2018). Rainfall seasonality and drought performance shape the distribution of tropical tree species in Ghana. Ecology and Evolution, 8: 8582-8597. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4384

7. Amponsah, J. O., Maaleku, B. K., Djagbletey, G. D., Asomaning, J. M., Kumah, F. and P. K. Tandoh. (2018). Phenology and seed germination improvement of Terminalia superba and Terminalia ivorensis in a moist semi-deciduous forest in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, 34 (1): 1-14.

8. Antwi-Wiredu, A., Amiteye, S., Diawuoh, R. G. and Klu, G.Y. P. (2018). Ex vitro propagation of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) using stem cuttings. International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology, 3(3): 846-854 http://dx.doi.org/10.22161/ijeab/3.3.20

9. Antwi-Wiredu, A., Amiteye, S., Diawuoh, R. G. and Klu, G.Y. P. (2018). In vitro propagation of rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) using shoot-tip and nodal cutting explants. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering, 4(6): 17-29. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7324/IJASRE.2018.32743

10. Armani M., van Langevelde F., Tomlinson K.W., Adu-Bredu S., Djagbletey, G.D. & Veenendaal E.M. (2018). Compositional patterns of overstorey and understorey woody communities in a forest-savanna boundary in Ghana. Plant Ecology & Diversity DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2018.1539133

11. Banibéa Sanbena Bassan, B.S., Nuto, Y., Bosu, P. P., Komina Amevoin, K. Kokou, K. (2018). Insectes associés à Nauclea diderrichii (Rubiaceae): diversité, caractéristiques et importance des dégâts Au Togo, Afrique De l’Ouest. Afrique Science 14(6):103 - 115

12. Bosu, P. P., Frimpong-Anin, K., Adjaloo, M.K., Braimah, H., Oduro, W., Annoh, C. E. Aidoo, K. and Kwapong, P.K. (2018). Monitoring insect populations in cocoa agro-ecosystems within the catchment of the Bobiri Forest Reserve in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Horticulture (JHORT) 13(1): 121-136.

13. Darko Obiri, B., Obeng, E. A, Nunoo, I, Peprah, T. and Opuni Frimpong, E. (2018). Financial analysis of fuelwood production from woodlots in the savanna transition zone of Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, 34 (1): 35-48

14. Djagbletey, G.D., Adu-Bredu, S., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Abeney, E.A., Asante, W.A., Akyeampong, E., Addo-Danso, S.D., Ametsitsi, G.K., Amponsah-Manu, E., Dabo, J., Amponsah, J.O. (2018). Floristic composition and carbon stocks of tree species of different conservation status following selective logging in a moist semi-deciduous forest in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, 34(1): 15-34.

15. Durán, J., DelgadoBaquerizo, M., Dougill, J. A., Guuroh, R.T., Linstädter, A., Thomas, A. D. and Maestre, F.T. (2018). Temperature and aridity regulate spatial variability of soil multifunctionality in drylands across the globe. Journal of Ecology, 99 (5): 1184 – 1193.

16. Essien, C., Via, B. K., Cheng, Q., Gallagher, T., McDonald, T., Eckhardt, L. (2018). Determining the predictive accuracy of whole tree modulus of elasticity (MOE) of 14-year-old loblolly pine using density and dynamic MOEs estimated by three different acoustic tools. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products,1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-018-1317-9

17. Essien, C., Via, B. K., Gallagher, T., McDonald, T., Eckhardt, L. (2018). Distance error for determining the acoustic velocity of standing tree using tree morphological, physical and anatomical properties. Journal of Indian Academy of Wood Science, 15(1): 52-60.

18. Ferner, J., Schmidtlein, S., Guuroh, R. T., Lopatin, J., and Linstaedter, A., (2018). Disentangling effects of climate and land-use change on West African drylands’ forage supply. Journal of Global Environmental Change, 53: 24 – 38.

19. Guuroh R. T., Linstädter, A., Ferner, J., Canak, K., Ruppert, J. C., Schmidtlein, S., (2018). Drivers of forage provision and erosion control in West African savannas – A macroecological perspective. Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 251: 257 – 267.

20. Gvozdevaite A., Oliveras I., Domingues T.F., Peprah T., Boakye M., Afriyie L., da Silva K.P., de Farias J., de Oliveira E.A., Farias C.C.A., Prestes N.C.C.S., Neyret M., Moore S., Marimon B.S., Marimon Junior B.H., Adu-Bredu S. & Malhi Y. (2018). Leaf-level photosynthetic capacity dynamics in relation to soil and foliar nutrients along forest–savanna boundaries in Ghana and Brazil. Tree Physiology, 38(12): 1912–1925. doi:10.1093/treephys/tpy117

21. Janssen T.A.J., Ametsitsi G. K. D., Collins M., Adu-Bredu S., Oliveras I., Mitchard E.T.A. & M. Veenendaal E.M. (2018). Extending the baseline of tropical dry forest loss in Ghana (1984–2015) reveals drivers of major deforestation inside a protected area. Biological Conservation 218: 163-172.

22. Julier A.C.M., Jardine P.E., Adu-Bredu S., Coe A.L., Fraser W.T., Lomax B.H., Malhi Y., Moore S. & Gosling W.D. (2018). Variability in modern pollen rain from moist and wet tropical forest plots in Ghana, West Africa. Grana, 58(1): 45-62, https://doi.org/10.1080/00173134.2018. 1510027.

23. Julier A.C.M., Jardine P.E., Adu-Bredu S., Coe A.L., Duah-Gyamfi A., Fraser W.T., Lomax B.H., Malhi Y. Moore S., Owusu-Afriyie K. & Gosling W.D. (2018). The modern pollen–vegetation relationships of a tropical forest–savannah mosaic landscape, Ghana, West Africa. Palynology 42: 324-338.

24. Kemigisha, E., Owusu, E.O., Elusiyan, C. A., Omujal, F., Tweheyo, M. and Bosu, P. P. (2018). Tetrapleura tetraptera in Ghana, Nigeria and Uganda: households uses and local market. Forests, Trees and Livelihoods. DOI: 10.1080/14728028.2018.1498027

25. Mitchual S. J., Minkah M. A., Owusu, F. W. and Okai, R. (2018). Planning and turning characteristics of Gmelinaarborea grown in two ecological zones in Ghana. Advances in Research, 14(2): 1-11. DOI: 10.9734/AIR/2018/39024

26. Moore, S., Adu-Bredu, S., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Addo-Danso, S.D., Ibrahim, F., Mbou, A.T., de Grandcourt, A., Valentini, R., Nicolini, G., Djagbletey, G., Owusu-Afriyie, K., Gvozdevaite, A., Oliveras, I., Ruiz-Jaen, M.C., Malhi, Y. (2018). Forest biomass, productivity and carbon cycling along a rainfall gradient in West Africa. Global Change Biology, 24(2): 496-510.

27. Obeng, E. A. and Aguilar FX. (2018). Value orientation and payment for ecosystem services: perceived detrimental consequences lead to willingness-to-pay for ecosystem services. Journal of Environmental Management 206, 458-471.

28. Obeng, E. A., Aguilar, F. X. and McCann, L. M. (2018). Payments for forest ecosystem services: a look at neglected existence values, the free-rider problem and beneficiaries’ willingness to pay. International Forestry Review, 20(2): 206-219

29. Oduro, K.A., Arts, B., Kyereh, B., & Mohren, G. (2018). Farmers’ motivations to plant and manage on-farm trees in Ghana. Small-scale Forestry 17(3): 393-410.

30. Owusu, F. W., Damnyag, L., Marfo, E., Oppong, J. A. (2018). The demand and supply patterns of timber at the domestic market in Ghana. Agriculture and Natural Resources Special, 1: 63-79.

31. Rifai, S.W., Girardin, C.A.J., Berenguer, R., del Aguila-Pasquel, J., Dahlsjö, C.A.L., Doughty C.E., Jeffery, KJ., Moore, S., Oliveras, I., Riutta, T., Rowland, L.M., Murakami, A.A., Addo-Danso, S.D., Brando, P., Burton, C., Ondo, F.E., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Amézquita, R.F. Freitag, R., Pacha, F.H., Huasco, W.H., Ibrahim F., Mbou, A.T., Mihindou, V.M., Peixoto, K.S., Rocha, W., Rossi, L.C., Seixas, M., Silva-Espejo, J.E., Abernethy, K.A., Adu-Bredu, S., Barlow J., da Costa, A.C.L., Marimon, B.S., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Meri, P., Metcalfe, D.B., Phillips, O.L., White, L.J.T., Malhi, Y. (2018). ENSO drives interannual variation of forest woody growth across the tropics. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Science, 373: 20170410. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2017.0410.

32. Sraku-Lartey, M., Buor, D., Adjei, P. O. W., Foli, E. G. (2018). Perceptions and knowledge on climate change in local communities in the Offinso Municipality, Ghana. Information Development, 1-20. DOI: 10.1177/0266666918811391

33. Thomson E.R., Malhi Y., Bartholomeus H., Oliveras I., Gvozdevaite A., Peprah T., Suomalainen J., Quansah J., Seidu J., Adonteng C., Abraham A.J., Herold M., Adu-Bredu, S. & Doughty C.D. (2018). Mapping the leaf economic spectrum across West African tropical forests using UAV-Acquired Hyperspectral Imagery. Remote Sensing 10: 1532; doi: 10.3390/rs10101532 www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing.

34. Tsobeng, A., Asaah, E., Leakey, R., Tchoundjeu, Z., Van Damme, P., Ofori, D., Jamnadass, R. (2018). Effects of pre severance irradiance on the growth of Allanblackia floribunda Oliv. Stockplants and on the subsequent rooting capacity of leafy stem cuttings. New Forests. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11056-018-9673-1

35. Zhou, L., Lin S., Huang P., Lin, S., Addo-Danso, S.D., Ma Z., Ding G. (2018). Effects of leaf age and exogenous hormones on callus initiation, rooting formation, bud germination, and plantlet formation in Chinese fir leaf cuttings. Forests, 9: 478. doi: 10.3390/f9080478.

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