Dr. Andrew A. Oteng-Amoako

Andrew Akwasi Oteng-Amoako is an emeritus chief research scientist of the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana. He was the former Deputy Director of the Institute and held position of Assistant Director Papua New Guinea Forest Research Institute. His research interests include wood anatomy, wood quality, wood structure and preservative treatment, wood identification, bamboo and rattan science and technology. He has more than 120 publications, including five books. He is the co-editor of Plant Resources of Tropical Africa Volumes 1 and 2 and the editor of 100 Tropical African Timber Trees from Ghana. Dr Oteng-Amoako holds undergraduate degree from the University of Hamburg in Germany, a Masters degree from Oregon State University at Corvallis, Oregon, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse of the State University of New York. He is a fellow of Ghana Institution of Foresters and a member of the World Bamboo Council.

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New Advances and Contributions to Forestry Research consists of 14 chapters divided into three sections and is authored by 48 researchers from 16 countries and all five continents. Section Whither the Use of Forest Resources, authored by 16 researchers, describes negative and positive practices in forestry. Forest is a complex habitat for man, animals, insects and micro-organisms and their activities may impact positively or negatively on the forest. This complex relationship is explained in the section Forest and Organisms Interactions, consisting of contributions made by six researchers. Development of tree plantations has been man’s response to forest degradation and deforestation caused by human, animals and natural disasters. Plantations of beech, spruce, Eucalyptus and other species are described in the last section, Amelioration of Dwindling Forest Resources Through Plantation Development, a section consisting of five papers authored by 20 researchers. New Advances and Contributions to Forestry Research will appeal to forest scientists, researchers and allied professionals. It will be of interest to those who care about forest and who subscribe to the adage that the last tree dies with the last man on our planet. I recommend it to you; enjoy reading it, save the forest and save life!

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