Mrs. Gloria Djaney Djagbletey (PhD)

Position: Senior Research Scientist

HOD: Forest & Climate Change

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Professional Fields of Interest:

Climate Change and environmental issues, Restoration of degraded landscapes,

Forest and soil carbon measurements Gender issues, Biodiversity conservation, REDD+ issues

Professional background:

• Doctor of Philosophy, Forest Silviculture and Management, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
• Master of Philosophy, Forest Silviculture and Management, Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
• B.sc. (Hons) Second Class (Upper Division) Degree. Renewable Natural Resources Management; (Forest Management Option), University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
• Certificate in Forestry, School of Forestry, Sunyani,Ghana

Other Professional Qualifications

March 2007 Workshop on the use of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource Management, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG)

26-28 April, 2006 TROBIT (Tropical Biomes in Transition) project inception Meeting, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

2006 Collaborator for West African on a project captioned TROBIT (Tropical Biomes in transition).

Sept-Nov.2005 Training on Tropical Biomass Utilization (JICA sponsored), University of Ryukus, Okinawa, Japan.

September 2004 Workshop on Principles and Application of Remote Sensing and Database Management under Ghana Off Reserve Tree Management Project (GORTMAN), Tropenbos International-Ghana in collaboration with ITC (Netherlands), Resource Management Support Centre, Forestry Commission, Kumasi

August 2004 Workshop on Dissemination of findings of Community Meetings, Tropenbos International-Ghana, Wood Industry Training Centre, Akyawkrom, Ejisu-Kumasi

1995 Workshop on 'Plantation Development in Ghana, Wood Industry Training Centre, Akyawkrom, Kumasi,

 Research Projects

Current Projects

  • African Forest Disturbance and Its Effects on Carbon Sink
  • FC/Industry Plantations projects in Ghana, restoration of degraded landscapes.

Past Projects

  • Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) through a Sustainable Wood Fuel Project” implemented in the Savannah and the Bono East regions of Ghana.
  • Carbon dioxide fluxes measurements in various ecological zones, on a project dabbed ‘Carbon Use Efficiency (CUE), sponsored by NERC-UK,
  • Digitisation of Indigenous Knowledge in the Forestry Sector in Ghana’ funded by Elsevier.
  • Tropical Biome in Transition (TROBIT)
  • ITTO Project PD 4242/06 Rev.2 (F): “Conservation and Utilization of Medicinal Plants in Ghanaian Forest Fringe Communities” Ghana’. During these period, she worked extensively with diverse communities.
  • Community Forest Management Project ,sponsored by the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Publications:

  1. Adzhar, R., Kelley, D. I., Dong, N., George, C. Raventos, M. T., Veenendaal, E., Feldpausch, T. R., Philips, O. L., Lewis, S., Sonké, B., Taedoumg, H., Marimon, B. S., Domingues, T., Arroyo, L., Djagbletey, G., Saiz, G., and Gerard, F. (2022). MODIS Vegetation Continuous Fields tree cover needs calibrating in tropical savannas. Biogeosciences, 19, 1377–1394, 2022 https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-1377-2022
  2. Djagbletey, G. D., Addo-Danso, S. D., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Veenendaal, E. M., Feldpausch, T. R., Schrodt, F., Domingues, T.F., Saiz, G., Affum-Baffoe, K., Bird, M., Meir, P., Lloyd, J. (2021). Woody plant composition and diversity of a Protected Area in the Transition Zone of Ghana. Journal of Ghana Science Association. Volume 20 (2) 2021.
    https://www.ghanascience.org.gh/journal-vol-20-no-2-2021/
  3. Huaraca, H.W., Riutta, T., Girardin, C. A. J., Pacha, F. H., Vilca, B. L. P., Moore, S., Rifai, S. W., del Aguila-Pasquel, J., Murakami, A. A., Freitag, R., Morel, A. C., Demissie, S., Doughty, C. E., Oliveras, I., Cabrera, D. F. G., Baca, L. D., Amézquita, F. F., Espejo, J. E. S., da Costa, A. C. L., Mendoza, E. O., Quesada, C. A., Ondo, F. E., Ndong, J. E., Jeffery, K. J., Mihindou, V., White, L. J. T., Bengone, N. N., Ibrahim, F., Addo‐Danso, S.D., Duah-Gyamfi, K., Djagbletey, G. D., Owusu-Afriyie, K., Amissah, L., Aragão, L. E. O., Majalap, N., Silman, M., Ewers, R. M., Meir, P., Malhi, Y., Mbou, A. T., Marthews, T. R., Metcalfe, D. B., Marimon-Junior, B. H., Marimon, B. S., Adu-Bredu, S., Abernethy, K. A. (2021). Fine root dynamics across pantropical rainforest ecosystems. Global Change Biology: 27: 3657-3680. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15677
  4. Panzou, G. J. L., Fayolle, A., Jucker, T., Phillips, O. L., Bohlman, S., Banin, L. F., Lewis, S. L., Affum-Baffoe, K., Alves, L. F., Antin, C., Arets, E., Arroyo, L., Baker, T. R., Barbier, N., Beeckman, H., Berger, U., Bocko,Y. E., Bongers, F., Bowers, S., Brade, T., Brondizio, E. S., Chantrain, A., Chave, J., Compaore, H., Coomes, D., Diallo, A., Dias, A. S., Dimobe, K., Djagbletey, G. D., Domingues, T., Doucet, J-L., Drouet, T., Forni, E., Godlee, J. L., Goodman, R. C., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Hien, F., Iida, Y., Ilondea, B. A., Muledi, J. I., Jacques, P., Kuyah, S., López-Portillo, J., Loumeto, J. J., Marimon-Junior, B. H., Marimon, B. S., Mensah, S., Mitchard, E. T. A., Moncrieff, G. R., Narayanan, A., O’Brien, S. T., Ouedraogo, K., Palace, M. W., Pierre Ploton, P. R., Poorter, L., Ryan, C. M., Saiz, G., dos Santos, K., Schlund, M., Sellan, G., Sonke, B., Sterck, F., Thibaut, Q., Hoef, Y. V., Veenendaal, E., Vovides, A. G., Xu,Y., Yao, T. L., Feldpausch, T. R. (2020). Pantropical variability in tree crown allometry. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2020;00:1–17. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13231
  5. Korang, J., Djagbletey G., Pentsil, S., Owusu, J., Ibrahim, S., Pentsil, A. (2020). Evaluation of Agricultural residue for sustainable bioenergy. Ghana Journal of Forestry, volume 36 (1), 15-21.
  6. 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
  7. Obeng, E. A., Oduro, K. A., Darko Obiri, B., Abukari, H., Guuroh, R. T., Djagbletey G. D., 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: e02617. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02617
  8. Djagbletey, G. D., Adu-Bredu, S., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Abeney, E. A., Asante, W. A., Akyeampong, E., Addo-Danso, S., Amertsisti, G. K., Amponsah-Manu, E., Dabo, J. and J. O. Amponsah. (2018). Floristic composition and carbon stocks of tree species of different conservation status following selective logging in a moist semi-deciduous forest in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, volume 34 (1), 15-34.
  9. Armani, M., van Langevelde, F., Tomlinson, K. W., Adu-Bredu, S., Djagbletey, G. D. & Veenendaal, E. M. (2018). Compositional patterns of overstorey and understorey woody communities in a forest-savanna boundary in Ghana, Plant Ecology & Diversity, DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2018.1539133
  10. Amponsah, J. O., Maaleku, B. K., Djagbletey, G. D., Asomaning, J. M., Kumah, F. and P. K. Tandoh. (2018). Phenology and seed germination improvement of Terminalia superba and Terminalia ivorensis in a moist semi-deciduous forest in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, volume 34 (1), 1-14
  11. Acquah, S. B., Sraku-Lartey, M., Samar, S. B. and G. D. Djagbletey. (2018). Traditional knowledge and consumption of forest plant foods in Ghana. Ghana Journal of Forestry, volume 34 (1), 49-70.
  12. Gosling W.D., Adele C.M. Julier A.C.M., Adu-Bredu S., Djagbletey G.D., Fraser, W. T., Jardine, P. E., Lomax, B. H., Malhi Y., Manu E.A., Mayle, F. E., Moore S. (2018). Pollen-vegetation richness and diversity relationships in the tropics. Journal of Vegetation History & Archaeobotany. 27: 411-418. DOI 10.1007/s00334-017-0642-y.
  13. Sraku-Lartey, M., Britwum Acquah, S., Samar, S. B., Djagbletey, G. D. (2017). Digitization of indigenous knowledge on forest foods and medicines. IFLA Journal DOI: 10.1177/0340035216681326
  14. Moore, S., Adu-Bredu, S., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Addo-Danso, S. D., Ibrahim, F., Mbou, A. T., de Grandcourt, A., Valentini, R., Nicolini, G., Djagbletey, G., Owusu-Afriyie, K., Gvozdevaite, A., Oliveras, I., Ruiz-Jaen, M. C. and Malhi, Y. (2017). Forest biomass, productivity and carbon cycling along a rainfall gradient in West Africa. Global Change Biology. Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/gcb.13907.
  15. Cardoso, A. W., Medina-Vega, J. A., Malhi, Y., Adu-Bredu, S., Ametsitsi, G. K.D., Djagbletey, G., van Langevelde, F., Veenendaal, E., Oliveras, I. (2016). Winners and losers: tropical forest tree seedling survival across a West African forest–savanna transition. Ecology and Evolution, Volume 6, Issue 10, May, Pages: 3417–3429
  16. Song, M., Djagbletey, G., Nkrumah, E. E., Huang, M. (2016). Patterns in leaf traits of leguminous and non-leguminous dominant trees along a rainfall gradient in Ghana. J Plant Ecol (2016) 9 (1): 69-76. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jpe/rtv038
  17. Djagbletey, E. D., Djagbletey, G. D., Tuffour, H. O., Abubakari, A. (2016). Assessment of Forest Cover Depletion Due to Logging in The Offin River Portion and Offin Shelterbelt Forest Reserves in Ghana. Journal of Global Ecology and Environment. 4(3): 161-165
  18. Djagbletey, E. D., Djagbletey, G. D., Tuffour, H. O., Abubakari, A. (2016). Socio-Economic Impacts of Logging on Riverine Communities along the Offin River Basin in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Journal of Global Agriculture and Ecology. 5(3): 134-147
  19. Djagbletey, E. D. Adu-Bredu, S., Djagbletey, G. D., and Tuffour, H. O. (2016). Assessment of Temperature and Rainfall Variability on Grass Productivity under Three Forest Reserves in a Savannah Ecosystem in Ghana. International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 4, Issue 6, 1622-1632.
  20. Djagbletey, E. D., Quansah, C., Djagbletey, G. D., Tuffour, H. O., Abubakari, A. (2016). Distribution of Necromass under Different Forest Stands in a Savannah Ecosystem. Archives of Current Research International, 5(1): 1-7, 2016, Article no. ACRI.27761. ISSN: 2454-7077
  21. Djagbletey, E. D., Tuffour, H. O., Abubakari, A., Djagbletey, G. D. (2016). ‘Islands of fertility’: Effects of different forest covers on the distribution of soil carbon stock in a tropical savanna ecosystem. International Journal of Advanced Research, Volume 4, Issue 7, 59-63.
  22. Veenendaal, E.M., Torello-Raventos, M., Feldpausch, T.R., Domingues, T.F., Gerard, F., Schrodt, F., Saiz, G., Quesada, C.A., Djagbletey, G., Ford, A., Kemp, J., Marimon, B.S., Marimon-Junior, B.H., Lenza, E., Ratter, J.A., Maracahipes, L., Sasaki, D., Sonké, B., Zapfack, L., Villarroel, D., Schwarz, M., Ishida, F. Yoko, Gilpin, M., Nardoto, G.B., Affum-Baffoef, K., Arroyo, L., Bloomfield, K., Ceca, G., Compaore, H., Davies, K., Diallo, A., Fyllas, N.M., Gignoux, J., Hien, F., Johnson, M., Mougin, E., Hiernaux, P., Killeen, T., Metcalfe, D., Miranda, H.S., Steininger, M., Sykora, K., Bird, M.I., Grace, J., Lewis, S., Philips, O.L., and Lloyd, J. (2015). Structural, physiognomic and aboveground biomass variation in savanna-forest transition zones on three continents: how different are co-occurring savanna and forest formations? Biogeosciences 12, 2927–2951, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-12-2927-2015
  23. Schrodt, F., Domingues, T. F., Feldpausch, T. R., Saiz, G., Quesada, C. A., Schwarz, M., Ishida, F. Y., Compaore, H., Diallo, A., Djagbletey, G., Hien, F., Sonké, B., Toedoumg, H., Zapfack, L., Hiernaux, P., Mougin, E., Bird, M. I., Grace, J., Lewis, S. L., Veenendaal, E. M., Lloyd, J. J. (2015). Foliar trait contrasts between African forest and savanna trees: genetic versus environmental effects. Functional Plant Biology, 42 (1). pp. 63-83. http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/FP14040
  24. Saiz, G., Bird, M., Wurster, C., Quesada, C. A., Ascough, P., Domingues, T., Schrodt, F., Schwarz, M., Feldpausch, T. R., Veenendaal, E., Djagbletey, G., Jacobsen, G., Hien, F., Compaore, H., Diallo, A., Lloyd, J. (2015). The influence of C3 and C4 vegetation on soil organic matter dynamics in contrasting semi-natural tropical ecosystems. Biogeosciences, 12, 5041–5059.
  25. Lewis, S. L., Sonke´, Bo., Sunderland, T., Begne, S. K., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., van der Heijden, G. M. F., Phillips, O. L., Affum-Baffoe, K., Baker, T. R., Banin, L., Bastin, J-F, Beeckman, H., Boeckx, P., Bogaert, J., De Canniére, C., Chezeaux, E., Clark. C. J., Collins, M., Djagbletey, G., Noël, M., Djuikouo, K., Droissart, V., Doucet, J-L., Ewango, C. E. N., Fauset, S., Feldpausch, T. R., Foli, E. G., Gillet, J-F., Hamilton, A. C., Harris, D. J., Hart, T. B., de Haulleville, T., Hladik, A., Hufkens, K., Huygens, D., Jeanmart, P., Jeffery, K. J., Kearsley, E., Leal, M. E., Lloyd, J. Lovett, J. C., Makana, J-R., Malhi, Y., Marshall, A. R., Ojo, L., Peh, K. S.-H., Pickavance, G., Poulsen, J. R., Reitsma, J. M., Sheil, D., Simo, M., Steppe, K., Taedoumg, H. E., Talbot, J., Taplin, J. R. D., Taylor, D., Thomas, S. C., Toirambe, B., Verbeeck, H., Vleminckx, J., White, L. J. T., Willcock, S., Woell, H., Zemagho, L. (2013). Aboveground biomass and structure of 260 African tropical forests. Philosophical Transactions of Royal Society B 368: 20120295.
  26. Torello-Raventos, M., Feldpausch, T. R., Veenendaal, E., Schrodt, F., Saiz, G., Domingues, T. F., Djagbletey, G., Ford, A., Kemp, J., Marimon, B. S., Marimon Junior, B. H., Lenza, E., Ratter, J. A., Maracahipes, L., Sasaki, D., Sonké, B., Zapfack, L., Taedoumg, H., Villarroel, D., Schwarz, M., Quesada, C. A., Ishida, F. Y., Nardoto, G. B., Affum-Baffoe, K., Fyllas, L. A., Bowman, D. M. J. S., Compaore, H., Davies, K., Diallo, A., Nikolaos M., Gilpin, M., Hien, F., Johnson, M., Killeen, T. J., Metcalfe, D., Miranda, H. S., Steininger, M., Thomson, J., Sykora, K., Mougin, E., Hiernaux, P., Bird, M. I., Grace, J., Lewis, S. L., Phillips, O. L. & Lloyd, J. (2013). On the delineation of tropical vegetation types with an emphasis on forest/savanna transitions, Plant Ecology & Diversity, 6:1, 101-137.

Books

  1. Djagbletey, G.D., Guuroh, R.T., Addo-Danso, S.D., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Ametsitsi, G.K.D., Opoku, D.A, Okyere-Agyapong, E., Opoku-Kwarteng, C., Gakpetor, P.M., Owusu-Asante, J.O., Twintoh, J. J., Ebo-Nadel, J., Amponsah, Asamoah, A.-G., J., Minkah, E. and Foli, E.G. (2021). A Training Manual for Schools’ Environmental Education and Outreach Programme. CSIR-FORIG/GDD, RTG, SDA, AD, GKDA, DAO, EO, CO, PMG, JOO, AGA, JJT, JA, JE, MG, EM, EGF/M/2021.
  2. Djagbletey, G. D., Adu-Bredu, S., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Aabeyir, R., Djagbletey, E. D., Akpalu, S. E., Adeyiga, G. K., Addo-Danso, S. D., Hagan Brown, W., Dabo, J., Amponsah-Manu, E. (2020). Wood Density Handbook for Some West African Trees. 89 pages. ISBN:9988-7943-8-X.
  3. Anglaare, L. C., Djagbletey, G. D., Ofori, D. A., Govina, J. K., Okyere-Agyapong, E. Kwaku, M., Acheampong, N. E. (2020). Manual for Bamboo Agroforestry Systems in Ghana. Technical Manual. INBAR Working Paper. 40pp.
    https://www.inbar.int/resources/inbar_publications/manual-for-bamboo-agroforestry-systems-in-ghana/

Conference papers

  1. Addo-Danso, S., Amissah, L., Appiah, M., Foli, E., Ofori, D., Ametsitsi, G., Guuroh, R., Djagbletev, G., Adu-Bredu, S. (2019). Climate and fire influence fine root traits of tropical forests across Ghana. Pesq./flor, bras., Colombo, v. 39, e201902043, Special issue. p. l-768,
  2. Duah-Gyamfi, A., Adu-Bredu, S., Djagbletey, G. D., Addo-Danso, S., Moore, S., Malhi, Y. and A. J. Burton. 2018. Stand characteristics and species richness influence carbon storage differently among plant functional groups in pre- and post-logging stands of a moist tropical forest in Ghana. Proceedings of the 29th Annual General of CSIR-RSA and the First CSIR-RSA Scientific Conference, pages 5-6. 17th October, 2018, GNAT Village, Ejisu-Abankro, Ghana. Editors: Kwame Oduro, Sarah Pentsil, James K. Korang, Elizabeth A. Obeng, Reginald T. Guuroh and Abigail Addo-Danso.
  3. Korang, J., Djagbletey G., Pentsil, S., Owusu, J., Pentsil, A. 2018. Evaluation of Agricultural residue for sustainable bioenergy. Proceedings of the 29th Annual General of CSIR-RSA and the First CSIR-RSA Scientific Conference, page 14. 17th October, 2018, GNAT Village, Ejisu-Abankro, Ghana. Editors: Kwame Oduro, Sarah Pentsil, James K. Korang, Elizabeth A. Obeng, Reginald T. Guuroh and Abigail Addo-Danso.
  4. Djagbletey, G. D., Adu-Bredu, S., Abeney, E. A., Asante, W. A., Dua-Gyamfi, A., Addo-Danso, S., Ametsitsi, G. K., Amponsah-Manu, E. and Dabo, J. 2018. Recovery of Economic (Timber) species after Selective Logging of a Moist Semi Deciduous Forest in Ghana. Proceedings of the 29th Annual General of CSIR-RSA and the First CSIR-RSA Scientific Conference, page 21. 17th October, 2018, GNAT Village, Ejisu-Abankro, Ghana. Editors: Kwame Oduro, Sarah Pentsil, James K. Korang, Elizabeth A. Obeng, Reginald T. Guuroh and Abigail Addo-Danso.
  5. Malhi Y., Moore S., Adu-Bredu S., Duah-Gyamfi A., Addo-Danso S., Djagbletey G.D., White L., Jeffery K., Mihinfu V.M., Ditongou C-S., Ndong J.E., Ondo F.E., Amoni L.O., Bengone N.N., Riutta T., Doughty C., Girardin C. & Morel A. (2016) The variation of productivity and its allocation between African, Asian and Neotropical forests: 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation; 19th to 23rd June, 2016, Le Corum, Montpellier, France. O15-01-S15 (Abstract p 140)
  6. Adu-Bredu S., Opoku-Ameyaw A., Boakye M., Duah-Gyamfi A., Addo-Danso S., Djagbletey G.D., (2016) Soil and Necromass Carbon Dioxide efflux in a moist semi-deciduous forest under recovery from selective logging in Ghana: 53rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation; 19th to 23rd June, 2016, Le Corum, Montpellier, France. O15-03-S15 (Abstract p 141)
  7. Djagbletey, G. D., Adu-Bredu, S. Abeney, E. A., Amponsah-Manu, E. and Dabo, J. (2014). Recovery of floristic Composition and Structure of a Moist Semi-Deciduous Forest in Ghana after Selective Logging. First National Forestry Conference-16-18 September 2014, CSIR- FORIG, Fumesua, Kumasi-Ghana. (Book of Abstracts), pages 27-28. Editors: Joseph R. Cobbinah and Stella B. Acquah.
  8. Opoku-Ameyaw, A., Adu-Bredu, S., Addo-Danso, S. D., Duah-Gyamfi, A., Djagbletey, G., Moore, S. and Malhi, Y. (2014). Forest recovery from selective logging in a semi-deciduous forest in Ghana: analysis of soil respiration. First National Forestry Conference-16-18 September 2014, CSIR- FORIG, Fumesua, Kumasi-Ghana. (Book of Abstracts), pages 34-35. Editors: Joseph R. Cobbinah and Stella B. Acquah.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Focal Point in Ghana, African Women Network in Community Forest Management (REFACOF)
  • Member, Gender Sub-Working Group (GSWG), National REDD+ Committee of Ghana

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