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Esther Ekua Amfoa Amoako

Country of origin: Ghana Currently in: Ghana, Tamale General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
PhD Fellowship
Academic Background

Degrees

2007 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

 Assessing the impact of bush burning on soil seed bank and tree species diversiy in the Northern Region of Ghana

Research Keywords: 
busburning
soil seedbank
species diversity
Ghana

Publications resulting from Research: 


Draft Manuscript



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching
RNR 214 Introduction to Environmental Science RNR 306 Biodiversity and Conservation Global Environmental Change

Workshop and Conference Attended

2016 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada EXCHANGE Conference
2015 San Antonio, Texas USA 6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
2015 Manchester Central, Manchester UK 6th World Congress on Ecological Restoration“Towards resilient ecosystems: restoring the urban, the rural and wild
2015 Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester Training on NATURAL PROCESSES: Restoration of Drastically Disturbed Sites
2015 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania SHORT COURSE ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
2015 Johannesburg, South Afica ACU British Academy Workshop and CIRCLE Workshops on Research Grants and Mentoring

Presentation given

2016
Gender Barriers in Agriculture and Social Development
Hamilton, Ontario
Event: EXCHANGE Conference
2015
The impact of seasonal anthropogenic bush burning on plant diversity and soils seedbank.. A case of Northern region, Ghana
Manchester central , UK
Event: 6th World Congress on Ecological Restoration“Towards resilient ecosystems: restoring the urban, the rural and wild
2015
Assessment of Burning Regimes on Tree Species Diversity And Density in the Guinea Savanna Woodland, Ghana
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Event: 6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
Prizes, Grants and Awards

TWAS Awards

Dec 2015
Fellowship
I have been applying and looking forward to receiving a scholarship for my PhD studies which aims at addressing a very critical issue of bush burning in the Northern region of Ghana. Its a privileged to receive this Fellowship Award from OWSD. This is a dream come true.

Other Awards

Apr 2012
Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) Visiting Fellowship, 2015
The African Academy of Sciences and the Association of Commonwealth University selected Early Career Researchers across Africa to build their capacities and increase research and publication on Climate impacts.
Apr 2013
MASHAV
Agri-green and water use management in drought conditions and in Climate Change
Apr 2012
United Nations University Land Restoration Training Fellowship
This is a training on restoration of degraded lands and sustainable land mangement
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2015