Welcome to the Department of Forest Science

The Department of Forest Science is one of the Departments of the School of Natural Resources. It runs undergraduate programmes in Social Forestry and Forest Resources Management and Master of Philosophy/PhD in Social Forestry and Environmental Governance. The Department also supports the School in teaching undergraduate courses in General Land Surveying, Ecology, Biodiversity conservation, Rural Sociology and Extension, Natural Resource Inventory, and Natural Resource Economics.


The Department seeks to empower human resource with requisite knowledge and skills in natural resource management and social forestry to improve livelihoods of forest fringe communities and conservation forest resources. It also trains foresters, to understand the ecology of the nation’s forest resources, to help restore our forests.



Name Qualification Designation Area of Specialization
Mr. Isaac K. Abebrese MPhil (KNUST) Bsc (KNUST) Senior Lecturer Silviculture, Forest Mgt

& Ecology, Forest Policy

Dr. Simon Abugre PhD, MSc, ; BSc (KNSUT) Senior Lecturer Agroforestry, Agric. Extension.
Dr. (Mrs.) Mercy A. Derkyi PhD (UvA-AISSR),

The Netherlands, MSc. &BSc. (KNUST)



Agroforestry; Natural Resource Governance
Mr. Alexander Baffour Afrifa MSc. & BSc. (KNUST) Senior Lecturer/HoD Devt Policy & Planning; Forest Management
Daniel Akoto Sarfo MSc. & BSc. (KNUST) Senior Lecturer Forest Management
Mr. Lawrence

B. Antwi (on Part-time )

MSc. (U.K.),

BSc. Dip. (KNUST)

Adjunct Lecturer Forest Management
Mrs. N.  Opuni- Frimpong MSc. (Michigan Tech)


Lecturer Forestry, Policy & Law
Mr. Akwasi Sarpong BSc.,Diploma (KNUST) Senior Technician Forest Management; Land Reclamation & Rehabilitation
Mr. Edward

Y. Kander

B.Ed (UEW) Asst. Snr. Curator Agriculture