3 Works

Termite diversity is resilient to land-use change

Gabriel Quansah, Gabriel Quansah, Stephen Adu-Bredu, Vincent Logah, Yadvinder Malhi, Paul Eggleton & Catherine Parr
Cocoa is an important crop for Ghana’s economy, contributing 25% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The crop, however, is mainly cultivated on forest-derived soils and is a major cause of land-use change. Termites are an important biological component of tropical ecosystems providing numerous ecosystem services. Previous studies have indicated that termites are sensitive to forest disturbance and decrease in richness and abundance across land-use intensification gradients, with consequences for the essential services that they provide....

Edge disturbance shapes liana diversity and abundance but not liana-tree interaction network patterns in moist semi-deciduous forests, Ghana

Patrick Addo-Fordjour
Edge disturbance can drive liana community changes and alter liana-tree interaction networks, with ramifications for forest functioning. Understanding edge effects on liana community structure and liana-tree interactions is therefore essential for forest management and conservation. We evaluated the response of liana community structure and the patterns of liana-tree interaction structure to forest edge in two moist semi-deciduous forests in Ghana (Asenanyo and Suhuma Forest Reserves: AFR and SFR, respectively). Liana community structure and liana-tree interactions...

Farmers perceptions on trends of onset and session of rainfall in Northern Ghana

Francis Muthoni, Winifred Ayinpogbilla Atiah, Bekele Kotu, Fred Kizito & Leonard K. Amekudzi
The timing of onset and cession of rainfall has wide implications on the cropping calendar activities. This information is recorded by rainfall gauge stations that are sparse in northern Ghana. Data recorded from earth observing satellites can complement the sparse gauge stations. However, there is need to verify if the trends measured from satellite data is consistent with the experiences of farmers. The aim of this tool is to collect information on farmers perceptions on...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Oxford