Mrs. Stella Britwum Acquah (PhD.)

Stella Britwum AcquahPosition: Senior Research Scientist

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Professional Fields of Interest:

Forest biometrics, Silviculture, Forest management

Technology, Information Systems, Statistics

Professional background

2017-2022: PhD Forestry (Forest Biometrics), University of British Columbia, Canada.
2015 MSc Statistics, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Ghana.
2012 BSc Statistics, Regent University College of Science and Technology, Ghana.
2008 Certificate in International Perspectives on Communication / PR, Christelijke Hogeschool, Ede, Netherlands
2003-2005 MBA Management Information Systems (MIS), University of Ghana, Legon.
1993-1997 BSc (Hons) in Computer Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.

Research Projects

  • Digitization of traditional knowledge on forest foods and medicinal plants in Ghana
  • Socio-economic and Agro-ecological analysis of agricultural landscapes for sustainable tree integration in Brong Ahafo and Western Regions of Ghana. Ghana Forest Investment Program
  • Strengthening the capacity of ITTO producer countries in Africa in generating and disseminating information on REDDES

Selected Publications

Acquah, S.B., Marshall, P.L., Eskelson, B.N.I., & ; Barbeito, I. (2023). Temporal changes in tree spatial patterns in uneven-aged interior Douglas-fir dominated stands managed under different thinning treatments. Forest Ecology and Management, 528, 120640.

Acquah, S.B., Marshall, P.L., Eskelson, B.N.I., Moss, I., & ; Barbeito, I. (2022). Changes in size inequality and growth dominance in thinned and unthinned uneven-aged interior Douglas-fir dominated stands. Forest Ecology and Management, 524, 120517.

Acquah, S.B., &; Marshall, P.L. (2020). Assessing Differences in Competitive Effects Among Tree Species in Central British Columbia, Canada. Forests, 11(2), 1–21.

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

Asenso-Gyambibi, D., Affam, M., Amoafo, E.Y., & ; Acquah, S.B. (2017). Improving Land Tenure Security through Customary Boundary Demarcation-A Case Study. Ghana Mining Journal, 17(1), 1–8.

Sraku-Lartey, M., Acquah S. B., Samar S.B.; and Djagbletey G. D (2017). Digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicines, IFLA Journal, p.340035216681326. Available at:

Acquah, S.B., Avuglah, R.K. and Harris, E. 2015. Impact of trade policies on wood products export in Ghana. American Journal of Mathematics and Statistics 5(5):221-229. doi:10.5923/j.ajms.20150505.01

Acquah, S.B., Avugla, R.K. and Harris, E. 2014. Time Series Behavior of the Volume of Wood Products Export in Ghana. International Journal of Statistics and Probability; 3 (4):12-24.

Acquah, S.B. and Oduro, K. A. 2012. Traditional Cloth Dyeing Enterprise at Ntonso: Challenges and Opportunities. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 20 (1):25-36.

Asenso–Gyambibi, D., Poku-Gyamfi, Y., Yeboah, F., Acquah, S.B. and Gambrah, A. 2011. Improving Land Administration in Ghana:  Application of Global Positioning System-PenMap for Systematic Title Registration of Properties. Journal of Building and Road Research 13(1): 37:46.

Obiri, B.D., Agyeman, V.K., Kyereh, B., Nutakor, E., Obeng, E.A., Agyeman, A. and Britwum, S. 2011. Perception and Participation of Local Communities in Tree Planting Initiatives in Northern Ghana.  Ghana Journal of Forestry 27(3):80-93.

Acquah, S.B. 2010. Analysis of Students’ Dissertation: A case for Promotion of Lesser-Used Vegetables in Ghana.  Agricultural and Food Science Journal of Ghana 8:617-630.

Cobbinah, J.R. and Acquah, S.B., 2014. Book of Abstracts-The Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development, 75pp.

Agyeman, V.K., Senaya, J., Anglaaere, L.C.N,. Dedjoe, C.D, Foli, E. G. and Acquah, S. B. 2010. Soils of Degraded Forest Reserves and Key Species for Plantation Development in Ghana. Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Accra, Ghana, ISBN: 978-9988-1-4362-6, x+ 84pp.

Acquah, S.B., Ewudzie E.E., Addo-Danso S.D.,Cobbinah J.R. 2007. GHANAREFS: Compilation of Titles and Analysis of Theses on Plants from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana and University of Cape Coast. Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Network Office, Kumasi, Ghana, 183pp.

Acquah, S.B., Pentsil, S., Appiah, N., Dumenu, W.K. and Darimani, B. 2013. Technologies for Forest Management, Utilization and Development. CSIR-Forestry Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana, ISBN 9988-7943-6-3, xi + 34pp.

Oduro, K.A., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Acquah, S.B. and Agyeman, V.K. 2012. Ghana Forest and Wildlife Handbook, Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana, ISBN 978-9988-1-4365-7, xiii + 88pp.

Awards / Fellowships / Membership of Committees

  • Paul Heller Memorial Fellowship in Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, UBC, 2020
  • International Doctoral Fellowship Award, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of British Columbia, 2017
  • Webmaster, Forestry Research Network of sub-Saharan Africa (FORNESSA ) Information Service
  • 2006 - 2012 Regional Officer, Plant Resources of Tropical Africa (PROTA) Anglophone West Africa.
  • 2011 Head of Commercialization and Information Division, CSIR-FORIG
  • 2006-2010 Local RSA Treasurer, CSIR-FORIG

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

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