Francis Dwomoh

Postdoctoral Fellow
Office Phone Number: 
6056885227
Email: 
francis.dwomoh@sdstate.edu
Education: 
  • PhD, Geospatial science & Engineering, South Dakota State University (USA), 2018
  • MSc, Geo-information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (Faculty ITC, the Netherlands) & Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST, Ghana), 2009
  • BSc, Natural Resources Management, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST, Ghana), 2002
Research Interests: 
Landscape Ecology, Disturbance Ecology, Remote Sensing, Land Cover/Use Change, Geographic Information Science

Dr. Francis Dwomoh utilizes a variety of remotely-sensed Earth observations and field data to study the interactions of climate, land use/cover, and fire regimes, and how disturbances affect the resilience and vulnerability of terrestrial ecosystems. His research aims to provide insights into the pathways and drivers of disturbance land cover change that are necessary for improving our understanding of tropical forest ecosystem changes. Dr. Dwomoh received a highly competitive NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NNX14AL23H) in support of his PhD research. He holds a PhD in Geospatial Science & Engineering from South Dakota State University (USA), an MSc in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation jointly from the University of Twente (Faculty ITC, the Netherlands) & Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST, Ghana). He earned a BSc in Natural Resources Management from KNUST (Ghana).

 

Publications:

Dwomoh, F. K., & Wimberly, M. C. (2017a). Fire regimes and forest resilience: alternative vegetation states in the West African tropics. Landscape Ecology, 32(9), 1849-1865. doi: 10.1007/s10980-017-0553-4

Dwomoh, F. K., & Wimberly, M. C. (2017b). Fire Regimes and Their Drivers in the Upper Guinean Region of West Africa. Remote Sensing, 9(11), 1117. doi: 10.3390/rs9111117

Liu, Z., Wimberly, M., & Dwomoh, F. (2017). Vegetation Dynamics in the Upper Guinean Forest Region of West Africa from 2001 to 2015. Remote Sensing, 9(1), 5. doi: 10.3390/rs9010005

Liu, Z., Yang, J., & Dwomoh, F. (2016). Mapping recent burned patches in Siberian larch forest using Landsat and MODIS data. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, 49, 861-887. doi: 10.5721/EuJRS20164945

Damnyag, L., Saastamoinen, O., Blay, D., Dwomoh, F. K., Anglaaere, L. C. N., & Pappinen, A. (2013). Sustaining protected areas: Identifying and controlling deforestation and forest degradation drivers in the Ankasa Conservation Area, Ghana. Biological Conservation, 165(0), 86-94. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.05.024

Appiah, M., Blay, D., Damnyag, L., Dwomoh, F. K., Pappinen, A., & Luukkanen, O. (2009). Dependence on forest resources and tropical deforestation in Ghana. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 11(3), 471-487. doi: 10.1007/s10668-007-9125-0 

Blay, D., Appiah, M., Damnyag, L., Dwomoh, F. K., Luukkanen, O., & Pappinen, A. (2008). Involving local farmers in rehabilitation of degraded tropical forests: some lessons from Ghana. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 10(4), 503-518. doi: 10.1007/s10668-006-9077-9

Last modified: 
Jul 02, 2018