Stephen Adu-Bredu (PhD)

Professional background

1997: Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Major in Forestry), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

1994: Master of Agricultural Sciences (Major in Forestry), Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan

1988: B.Sc. (Natural Resources Management), University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Other Professional qualification

1991: Second Kumasi International College on Energy, University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

2000: Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting, Verification and Certification of Carbon Sequestration Projects. USAID Technical Leadership Programme, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

2003: Training of Trainers Workshop in Communication Skills. Tropenbos International-Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana.

2004 Scientific Data Management Course. Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) Training Course; University of Abeokuta, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

2006-2007: Strengthening Capacity for Sustainable Management of Forest and Tree Resources. International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation. Held at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (13 weeks)

Professional fields of interest

Forest Ecology and Physiology, Silvicuture systems, Carbon Sequestration

Research Projects

  • Increasing productivity and quality of West African teak plantations using genetic diversity and sustainable management. EU-INCO funded project (WAFT) (ICA4-CT-2001-10090)
  • The Biology, Impact, and Integrated Management of the Opepe Shoot Borer (Orgymophora mediofoveata, Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) in West Africa. African Forest Research Network (AFORNET) funded project

Other Positions

Deputy Director- CSIR-FORIG


Adu-Bredu S. & Hagihara A. (1996) Sapwood amount and its predictive equations for young hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) trees. Bulletin of the Nagoya University Forest 15: 11-21.

Adu-Bredu S. & Hagihara A. (2003) Long-term carbon budget of the above-ground parts of a young hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa) stand. Ecological Research 18: 165-175.

Adu-Bredu S., Ofori D.A. & Cobbinah J.R. (2000) Suitable planting materials for establishment of Odum plantation in various ecological zones in Ghana. In: Cobbinah J.R. & Wagner M.R. Eds. Research Advances in Restoration of Iroko as a Commercial Species in West Africa. Kumasi: Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, 91-102.