Reginald T. Guuroh

Reginald T. Guuroh
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana · Forests and Climate Change

PhD

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Introduction
I am currently a Research Scientist at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research), specifically in the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG). I am also affiliated to the Biodiversity Research/Systematic Botany Group, University of Postdam & Botanical Institute, University of Cologne, Germany. I am a Plant Ecologist aiming to better understand how multiple environmental factors act together or individually to affect ecosystems' functioning and service provision to society.
Additional affiliations
November 2016 - March 2017
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
Position
  • Researcher
November 2016 - December 2022
Forestry Research Institute of Ghana
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (34)
Conference Paper
The understanding of changes in plant species' responses to the interactive effects of land use and climate is not only an important area of research, but could also inform on the effect of such interactions on the composition and structure of future plant biodiversity. We hypothesized that rainfall and land use affect the composition and diversity...
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With the aim to identify future challenges and opportunities in vegetation science, we brought together a group of 22 early-career vegetation scientists from diverse backgrounds to perform a horizon scan. In this contribution, we present a selection of 15 topics that were ranked by participants as the most emergent and impactful for vegetation scie...
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Deforestation in Ghana has led to a forest loss of almost 20% from 9,924,000 ha in 1990 to 7,986,000 ha today. To restore degraded lands, Forest Landscape Restoration has become a critical approach globally. This study was conducted in Ghana focusing on the examples of two forest landscape restoration projects in the Pamu Berekum Forest Reserve: 10...
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In Sub-Saharan Africa, agroforestry has been identified as the most sustainable remedy to counter declining farm productivity. Over the last decades, researchers and other actors have promoted several agroforestry technologies to improve farm productivity. Sometimes, the promotion message provided through extension assumes a homogenous smallholder...
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FOCUS AREA (1) Understanding the effect of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning ('BEF'); (2) Catalyzing biodiversity knowledge production that can guide policy makers and civil society to effectively participate in sustainable management; (3) Engaging and supporting early career scientists and students to study climate change an...
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The need for large-scale forest landscape restoration has been increasingly recognized, with significant political support globally and locally. Greater investments have been initiated for restoring landscapes through forest protection, tree planting, and other measures as well as livelihood improvements. These efforts seek to achieve the restorati...
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This research was carried out in order to estimate the amount of biomass available in riparian ecosystems of Sudanian areas in northern Togo. It aimed at evaluating the land cover pattern and the productivity of tree biomass. A field survey was carried out in order to sample trees’ diameter (DBH > 10 cm) and height using rectangular sample plots of...
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Drylands contain 25% of the world’s soil organic carbon (SOC), which is controlled by many factors, both abiotic and biotic. Thus, understanding how these factors control SOC concentration can help to design more sustainable land-use practices in drylands aiming to foster and preserve SOC storage, something particularly important to fight ongoing g...
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Understanding local communities' willingness to participate in environmental restoration activities can help assess the level of volunteerism that can be expected for restoration projects. This study ascertained local communities’ perception of the importance of non-market ecosystem services, the impact of illegal mining on ecosystem services, and...
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Livestock rearing is the most important agricultural activity in global drylands, making forage supply an essential ecosystem service (ES). Most drylands are expected to experience increasing levels of climatic aridity and land-use pressure in the future. As few studies account for combined effects of these global change drivers, we still have a li...
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Bamboo is one of the most valuable Non-Timber Forest Products in the world. However, despite documented uses of bamboo, the extent to which it contributes to improved household income in Uganda is quite unclear. This study was conducted in southwestern Uganda in areas adjacent to bamboo rich Echuya forest reserve to ascertain the nature of products...
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The relationship between the spatial variability of soil multifunctionality (i.e. the capacity of soils to conduct multiple functions; SVM) and major climatic drivers, such as temperature and aridity, has never been assessed globally in terrestrial ecosystems. We surveyed 236 dryland ecosystems from six continents to evaluate the relative importanc...
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1. Dryland vegetation is characterized by discrete plant patches that accumulate and capture soil resources under their canopies. These "fertile islands" are major drivers of dryland ecosystem structure and functioning, yet we lack an integrated understanding of the factors controlling their magnitude and variability at the global scale. 2. We cond...
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Recording local ecological knowledge (LEK) is a useful approach to understanding interactions of the complex social-ecological systems. In spite of the recent growing interest in LEK studies on the effects of climate and land use changes, livestock mobility decisions and other aspects of agro-pastoral systems, LEK on forage plants has still been va...
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Recording local ecological knowledge (LEK) is a useful approach to understanding interactions of the complex social-ecological systems. In spite of the recent growing interest in LEK studies on the effects of climate and land use changes, livestock mobility decisions and other aspects of agro-pastoral systems, LEK on forage plants has still been va...
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Variation in growth characteristics of Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis (PCH) has been reported across the major pine growing areas of Uganda. We assessed the growth performance of PCH from July 2012 to August 2013 in order to generate information needed to guide future interventions for improved pine management in the country. Growth parameters of...
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Rural non-farm activities play an important role in providing supplementary employment to small and marginal farm households thus reducing income inequalities and rural-urban migration. The rural non-farm sector has the potential to absorb a growing rural labor force, contribute to national income growth, and promote more equitable distribution of...
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This research studied the effects of homegarden size on inputs and outputs per unit area. The size of the garden was assumed to be an essential factor of the amount of input and output. The smaller the garden, the more intensive management should be. In Burkina Faso, the Bieha department was purposively selected. The initial Rapid Rural Appraisal w...
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This exploratory research studied the contribution of homegardens to household income generation. In Burkina Faso, the Bieha department was purposively selected. The initial rapid rural appraisal was complemented by a household survey. Tools of data collection included observation, key informant interview, and focus group discussion. For the survey...

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The project GreenGaDe aims to provide baseline data and predict the evolution of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon stocks in the agricultural sector in West Africa.
Archived project
The general objective is to establish a research and demonstration area to provide a science-based resource for educating landowners, foresters, and the public on techniques appropriate for restoration of degraded mining sites. These research areas would serve as a platform for scientists and land managers to cooperate on the development of innovative approaches to restoration of degraded forests resulting from mining activities; and provide the venue for education and debate among policymakers.
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General objective This objective of this study is to contribute to an improved understanding on how land use and climate interactively affect vegetation composition, aboveground biomass production, as well as the taxonomic and functional diversity of woody and herbaceous vegetation in Ghana. Specific objectives i. To assess interactive effects of climate and of protection status on the composition, aboveground biomass production as well as on the taxonomic and functional diversity of the tree and grass layer; ii. To assess how the effects of controlled fire within protected areas vary along a gradient of climatic aridity.