Staff Profiles

Dr. Reginald Tang Guuroh

Position: Research Scientist
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Professional field of Interest

Forests and livelihoods, Agroforestry in the tropics, Climate change/land use effects on ecosystem functions and services, Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, Food security and rural development

 Professional Background

2012 – 2016: PhD in Plant Ecology (University of Bonn, Germany)
2010 – 2011: MSc in Tropical Forestry and Management (Technical University of Dresden, Germany)
2009 – 2010: MSc in Environmental Forestry (University of Bangor, UK)
2003 – 2007: BSc in Natural Resources Management (KNUST)

Research Projects

1)    Climate and Land Use Effect on Plant Diversity funded by the British Ecological Society
2)    Establishing a Land Restoration Research and Demonstration Area Within Degraded Mining Sites in The Bibiani Areas, Ghana

Selected Publications

1)    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.
2)    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.
3)    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.


Conference papers

1)    Guuroh, R.T., Linstädter, A., Schmidtlein, S. (2018). Are there consistent drivers of taxonomic and functional diversity in West Africa’s Sudanian savannas? 61st Annual Symposium of the International Association of Vegetation Science: Natural Ecosystems as Benchmarks for Vegetation Science, 22nd – 27thJuly 2018, Bozeman-Montana, United States.
2)    Guuroh, R.T., Linstädter, A., Schmidtlein, S. (2018). Drivers of forage provision and erosion control in West African Savannas – a macroelogical perspective. WASCAL Science Symposium: Climate and Environmental Services to Reduce Vulnerability and Improve Livelihoods in West Africa-from theory to actions, 19th – 22st June 2018, Accra, Ghana.

 Awards/Fellowships

  • Scholarship from the West African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adapted Land use (WASCAL) project
  • International Association of Vegetation Science Travel AwardCatholic Academic Exchange Service Scholarship Award
  • Hans J. Ruthenberg award for young scientist in food security research
  • EU – Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Award

Affiliations

  • Botanical Institute, Workgroup Linstädter
  • Member of International Association of Vegetation Scientist (IAVS)