Rev. S. Akyeampong
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BIOL 461 Animal Behaviour
BIOL 258 / 353 Principles of Ecology
ENVS 454 Wildlife Resources and Conservation
Ecology (animal and plant / habitat interactions); intestinal parasitic infestation of children and wildlife; reproductive ecology of pied crow (Corvus albus); and Ghana mole rat (Cryptomys zechi) habitat study.
Research Programme Summary
My research area includes investigations into trends of infection with different species of intestinal parasites in humans (children) and certain wild animals particularly mammals. In some areas of our communities where humans and these mammals share the same environment, rates and diversity of parasite species infestation have been compared, yet the greater challenge of establishing the possibility of cross infection between humans and the wild animals is yet to be established.
Furthermore, use of habitat components in the daily activities of certain wildlife has formed another main area of interest to me. The Ghana Mole Rat has been quite extensively studied and the work on the Crow is in progress.
- Yeboah S., Akyeampong S. (2001). Factors influencing distribution off the mole rat, Cryptomys zechi (Rodentia, Batyergidae) in Ghana. African Journal of Ecology; 39, 233-240.
- Yeboah S., Akyeampong S. (2003). Burrow System of the Ghana Mole rat (Cryptomys zechi, Matchie) Rodentia: Bathyergidae. Journal of Natural Sciences. Vol. 2, No. 2 (167-182)
- Akyeampong S. & Anning A. K., (2007). Crow and Vulture Nest Density and Placement Pattern on Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology Campus, Kumasi. Journal of The Ghana Science Association. Vol.9, No.2 (138-145)
- A.K. Anning, S. Akyeampong, P. Addo-Fordjour, K. K. Anti, A. Kwarteng, and Y.F.Tettey (2008). Floristic Composition and Vegetation Structure of The KNUST Botanic Garden, Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 28. No. 3.( 103-116).
- P. Addo-Fordjour, A. K. Anning,J.A. Larbi, S. Akyeampong (2009). Liana species richness, abundance and relationship with trees in the Bobiri forest reserve, Ghana: Impact of management systems. Forest Ecology and Management, 257 (2009) 1822–1828
- P. Addo-Fordjour , S. Obeng, M.G. Addo, S. Akyeampong (2009). Effects of human disturbances and plant invasion on liana community structure and relationship with trees in the Tinte Bempo forest reserve, Ghana. Forest Ecology and Management.
- J. I. Adam, S. Akyeampong, E. B. Akpan and A. A. Builber(2012). Cockroach (INSECTA: BLATTALRIA) infestation of homes in selected communities in Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Ghana Science Association, Vol. 14 No. 1. June 2012(p. 11-21)