2019 Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Aguirre-Gutierrez, J., Oliveras, I., Rifai, S., Fauset, S., Adu-Bredu, S., Affum-Baffoe, K., Baker, T. R., Feldpausch, T. R., Gvozdevaite, A., Hubau, W., Kraft, N. J. B., Lewis, S. L., Moore, S., Niinemets, U., Peprah, T., Phillips, O. L., Zieminska, K., Enquist, B. and Malhi, Y. (2019). Drier tropical forests are susceptible to functional changes in response to a long-term drought. Ecology Letters, 1-11 doi: 10.1111/ele.13243.
  2. Akpalu, S. E., Dawoe, E. L., Abunyewa, A. A. (2019). Effects of boiled water pre-sowing treatment on the germination and early growth performance of Faidherbia albida in three ecological zones of Ghana. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Forestry 4(3): 1-17.
  3. Amissah, L. and Ninnoni, R. K. (2019). Wildfire management in West Africa: a community effort. In: Global landscape fire challenges: a decade of progress. Fire Management Today, 77(1): 18-22.
  4. Antwi-Wiredu, A., Amiteye, S., Asare, A.T., Kusi-Adjei, R., Diawuoh, R.G., Aryee, C.O., and Klu, G.Y.P. (2019). The use of microsatellite markers in genetic variation analysis of some introduced rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) clones cultivated in Ghana. Journal of Agriculture Sciences-Sri Lanka, 14(1):8-16, http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/jas.v14i1.8452
  5. Asomaning, J. M. and Sacande, M. (2019). Desiccation, germination and water sorption isotherm of Garcinia afzelii (Clusiaceae) seeds. Research Journal of Seed Science, 12(1) :1-9.
  6. Asomaning, J. M. (2019). Germination of Garcinia kola (Heckel) seeds in response to seed sectioning, chemical pretreatment and different temperatures. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, 14(4): 44-53
  7. K. A., Anglaaere. L. C. N., Adu-Bredu. S. and Isaac, M. E. (2019). Root biomass variation of cocoa and implications for carbon stocks in agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems 93: 369 – 381. Doi 10.1007/s10457-017-0122-5
  8. P. P., Apetorgbor, M. M., Amissah, L. and Mutta, D. (2019). Status, trends and impacts of forest and tree pests in West and Central Africa. African Journal of Rural Development 4 (1): 93-107
  9. Chabi, A., Lautenbach, S., Tondoh, J. E., Orekan, V. O. A., Adu‑Bredu, S., Kyei‑Baffour, N., Mama, V. J. and Fonweban, J. (2019). The relevance of using in situ carbon and nitrogen data and satellite images to assess aboveground carbon and nitrogen stocks for supporting national REDD + programmes in Africa. Carbon Balance and Management, 14(12): 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13021-019-0127-7
  10. Cheng, Q., Essien, C., Via, B. Banerjee, S. (2019). Cost savings from soy flour substitution in Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate for bonding flakes and particle. Forest Products Journal, 69(2): 154-158.
  11. Danquah, J. A, Ahiadzo, R. K., Appiah, M., Roberts, C.O. and Pappinen, A. (2019). Assessing smallholder Farmers’ understanding of environmental effects of modern agronomic practices in Ghana, Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, 29(6): 1-16, http://DOI:10.9734/JEAI/2019/45199
  12. Defrenne, C. E., McCormack, M. L., Roach, W. J., Addo-Danso, S. D., and Simard, S. W. (2019). Intraspecific fine-root trait-environment relationships across interior douglas-fir forests of Western Canada. Plants, 8(199): 1-16. http://doi:10.3390/plants8070199
  13. Dumenu, W. K. (2019). Assessing the impact of felling/export ban and cites designation on exploitation of African rosewood (Pterocarpus erinaceus). Biological Conservation Journal, 236: 124–133.
  14. Essien, C., Devkota, P., Via, B. K.  & Eckhardt, L. G. (2019). Understanding relationship between the wood quality parameters and susceptibility of Pinus taeda to pine decline. European Journal of Wood and Wood Products https://doi.org/10.1007/s00107-019-01450-7
  15. Evans, B. J., M.T. Gansauge, E. L. Stanley, B. L. Furman, C. M. Cauret, Ofori-Boateng, C., Gvoždík, J. W. S. Streicher. E. Greenbaum, R. C. Tinsley, M. Meyer, D. C. Blackburn (2019). Xenopus fraseri: Mr. Fraser, where did your frog come from? PLoS ONE 14(9): e0220892. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220892.
  16. Gaitán, J.J., Maestre, F.T., Bran, D.E, Buono, G.G., Dougill, A.J., Martínez, G.G., Ferrante, D., Guuroh, R.T., Linstädter, A., Massara, V., Thomas, A.D., Oliva, G.E. (2019). Biotic and abiotic drivers of topsoil organic carbon concentration in drylands have similar effects at regional and global scales. Ecosystems, 22:1445. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-019-00348-y
  17. Gaither, C. J., Yembilahb, R. and Samar, S. B. (2019). Tree registration to counter elite capture of forestry benefits in Ghana’s Ashanti and Brong Ahafo regions. Land Use Policy, 85:340 – 349.
  18. Issifu, H., Ametsitsi, G.K.D., de Vries, L. J., Djagbletey, G. D., Adu-Bredu, S., Vergeer, P., van Langevelde, F., and Veenendaal, E. (2019). Variation in vegetation cover and seedling performance of tree species in a forest-savanna ecotone. Journal of Tropical Ecology https://doi.org/10.1017/S0266467418000469.
  19. Jongsma, G. F. M., Zassi-Boulou, A., Portik, D. M., Bamba-Kaya, A., Caviedes-Solis, I. W., Ofori-Boateng, C., Leaché, A. D. and Tobi, E. (2019). Defensive Behavior of Kassina maculosa (Marbled Running Frog) and K. Arboricola (Ivory-Coast Running Frog). Herpetological Review, 50(2): 336-337
  20. Krishnan, S., Ofori-Boateng, C., Fujita, M. K., Leaché, A. D. (2019). Geographic variation in West African Agama picticauda: insights from genetics, morphology, and ecology. African Journal of Herpetology. org/10.1080/21564574.2018.1509139
  21. Kumeh, E. M., Kyereh, B., Oduro, K. A., Brobbey, L. K., Nketiah, S. K. (2019). Transparency in the governance of landscape restoration finance: a case study of Ghana’s Forest Plantation Development Fund. Scientific African, 6: 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sciaf.2019.e001852468-2276
  22. Leaché, A. D., Portik, D. M., Rivera, D., Ofori-Boateng, C. & Fujita, M. K. (2019). Exploring rainforest diversification using demographic model testing in the African foam-nest treefrog (Chiromantis rufescens). Journal of Biogeography https://doi.org/10.1111/jbi.13716 
  23. Messerli, P., Kim, E.M., Lutz, W., Moatti, J-P., Richardson, K., Saidam, M., Smith, D., Eloundou-Enyegue, P., Foli, E.G., Glassman, A., Licona, G.H., Murniningtyas, E., Staniskis, J.K., Ypersele, J. P. (2019). Expansion of sustainability science needed for the SDGs. Nature Sustainability, 2: 892 – 894.
  24. Mitchual1, S. J., Owusu, F. W. and Minkah, M. A. (2019). Sanding and shaping characteristics of Gmelina arborea grown in two ecological zones in Ghana. Journal of Engineering Research and Reports, 4(3): 1-12.
  25. Morel, A. C., Sasu, M. , Adu‐Bredu, S., Quaye, M., Moore, C., Asare, R. A., Mason, J., Hirons, M., McDermott, C. L., Robinson, E. J. Z., Boyd, E., Norris, K., Malhi, Y. (2019). Carbon dynamics, net primary productivity and human‐appropriated net primary productivity across a forest–cocoa farm landscape in West Africa. Global Change Biology, 1–17.
  26. Morel, AC., Hirons M., Adu Sasu M., Quaye M., Ashley Asare R., Mason J., AduBredu, S., Boyd, E., McDermott, C. L., Robinson, E. J. Z., Straser, R., Malhi, Y. & Norris, K. (2019). The ecological limits of poverty alleviation in an African Forest-Agriculture Landscape. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 3:57. http://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2019.00057
  27. Moore, C., Morel, A. C., Asare, R. A., Sasu, M. A., Adu-Bredu, S. and Malhi, Y. (2019). Human appropriated net primary productivity of complex mosaic landscapes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2(38): 1-14.
  28. Obeng, E. A., Oduro, K. A., Obiri , B. D., Abukari, H., Guuroh, R. T., Djagbletey, G. , Appiah-Korang, J., Appiah, M. (2019). Impact of illegal mining activities on forest ecosystem services: local communities’ attitudes and willingness to participate in restoration activities in Ghana. Heliyon, 5(10):1-11 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02617
  29. Obeng, E. A., Oduro, K. A., Obiri , B. D. (2019). Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior in Predicting US Residents’ Willingness to Pay to Restore Degraded Tropical Rainforest Watersheds. Journal of Sustainable Development, 12 (6): 62-81.
  30. Portik, D. M., Bell, R. C., Blackburn, D. C., Ofori-Boateng, C. & J. A. McGuire (2019). Sexual dichromatism drives diversification within a major radiation of African amphibians. Systematic Biology, 68(6):859–875.

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