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. Bright Obeng Kankam. The Division has 6 senior members, 7 senior staff and 11 junior staff.


Name Position Field of Expertise
Lucy Amissah (Mrs.) PhD Principal Research Scientist Forest 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 Forest Ecology and management
Caleb Ofori Boateng (PhD) Senior Research Scientist Wildlife ecology and management
Hamdia Mahama Wumbeidow (Mrs.) Research Scientist Zoology - Biodiversity Studies
Kwadwo Kyenkyenhene (PhD) Research Scientist GIS
Douglas Siaw Baah Technologist  
William Hagan Brown Technologist  


Name Position
Paul Kankam Chief Technical  Officer
Kwasi Baah Acheamfour Chief Technical Officer
Jonathan Dabo  Chief Technical Officer
Emmanuel Amponsah Manu Chief Technical  Officer
Mark Debra Marfo  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

About us

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
Email : [email protected]