Staff

Reginald Tang Guuroh (PhD)

Position: Senior Research Scientist     
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Mobile: +233 551232400
Professional fields of Interest:

          • Climate change and land use effects on plants
          • Biodiversity and conservation
          • Ecosystem functioning and service provision
          • Forest Landscape Restoration

Bright Obeng Kankam (PhD)

Position: Senior Research Scientist
Head: Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Services
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4    
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Mobile: +233 244519480 / +233 201180080
Professional fields of Interest: My current research projects include studies of: Primate ecology, Animal behavior, Mining effect on wildlife, Ecosystem management, Wildlife monitoring and Conservation, Wildlife Ecology and Habitat restoration.

PROF. EMMANUEL OPUNI-FRIMPONG (PhD)

Position: Deputy Director    
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Mobile: +233 0207443787/+233 0545562853

Professional fields of Interest: Forest Health, Plant Insect Interactions, Forest Ecology and Restoration 

Kwame Antwi Oduro (PhD)

Position: Director / Principal Research Scientist
Senior Lecturer, CSIR-College of Science and Technology (CCST)
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Tel:  +233-242867168 / +233-503975546
Professional fields of Interest
Natural resources management, forest policy and governance, forest resource development

Prof. Daniel A. Ofori (PhD)

Position: Chief Research Scientist
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Tel:+233-03220-60123/60373

Professional fields of interest

Genetics and Conservation Biology

Kwadwo Kyenkyehene Kusi (PhD.)

Position: Research Scientist

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Tel: +233 507547763

Professional fields of interest: Ecosystem services assessment and valuation, Land use management, Biodiversity conservation

Crentsil Kofi Agyekum (PhD.)

Position: Research Scientist

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Professional fields of interest: Socio-economics (Forest Products and Marketing, Agro-ecology, Farming Bio-energy and Climate change)

Douglas Siaw Baah

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Professional fields of interest: Heavy metals contamination in soil and water, risk assessment, and site remediation

Jewel Andoh (PhD)

Position:Research Scientist

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Tel: +233 204044795

  • Professional field of Interest
    Forest Policy and Economics, Climate Change Mitigation, REDD+, Forest Landscape Restoration, Agroforestry, Rural Development

Mr. Daniel Debrah

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel: 0244135299

Professional fields of interest:

Forest landscape restoration ecology; Biodiversity with focus on arthropods study, degraded mine site rehabilitation, Climate Action Advocate

Mrs Judith Odei Owusu-Asante

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel: 0243704245/0209016767

Professional fields of interest:

Work on extractives from forest products and product development (including botanical pesticides, gum, glue etc, biofuel production, residues and residue utilization, wood preservation, quality assurance documentation and cashew master training and research.

Mr. Haruna Seidu

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel: 0244011898

Professional fields of interest:

Mechanical Properties of Wood (Destructive and Non-Destructive), Wood Utilization, Wood Product Design, Furniture Design & Testing, Internet of Things (IoT), Information and Communications Technology, ICT Pedagogy.

Stephen Edem Akpalu (PhD)

Position: Research Scientist

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Tel: +233-207392105; +233-244969347

Professional fields of interest:
Agroforestry

Professional background
Ecological Agriculture, Environmental Science (Forest Resource Management), Agroforestry

Mr. Anthony Antwi-Wiredu

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel: +233-242836219

Professional fields of interest:

Agriculture, Plant Tissue Culture & Propagation, Plant Genetics & Breeding, Plant Biotechnology 

Ms. Martina Elizabeth Nikoi

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel:+233-244709138 / +233-209809701

Professional fields of interest:

Information Science, Information Studies, Information Literacy, Librarianship/ Library Management, Collection Development

Hamdia Mahama Wumbeidow (Mrs)

Position: Research Scientist

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Tel: +233-242776259

Professional fields of interest:

Amphibian diversity and conservation, wildlife conflict and Management Science, Wildlife Management

Mr. Alexander A. Obeng

Position: Senior Marketing Officer
Head: Commercialization Division
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Tel:+233 249342876
Professional fields of interest:
Marketing Communications, Digital marketing, consumer behavior
Professional background: 
MBA- Marketing

Ms. Jacqueline Joyce Twintoh

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel:+233-552891394

Professional fields of interest:
Forest Product Marketing

Professional background: Bioeconomy and Natural Resource Management

Mrs. Naomi Appiah

Position: Principal Marketing Officer

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Tel:+233-208536112 / +233-248042304

Professional fields of interest:
Marketing and Editing

Professional background: MBA Marketing

Mrs. Dorothy Asabea Opoku

Position: Assistant Research Scientist

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Tel:+233 547168381

Professional fields of interest:
Tropical Forest Management, Forest Silviculture and Biodiversity Conservation in the tropics, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Urban Forestry, Communication and Conflict Management

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]