Prof. Alexander Kofi Anning

Associate Professor


Dept: Theoretical and Applied Biology
Department of Theoretical and Applied Biology
Faculty of Biosciences
College of Science
KNUST
Kumasi

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Research Areas/Interests

My research focuses on plants with a goal of understanding ecological patterns and processes in tropical ecosystems. Both comparative approach and exp...~more

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Publications

    Summary of Research Output

    Refereed journal publications: 25; Book chapters 2; Conferences: 17; Total citations: 571; h-index: 12; i10 index: 14; RG Score: 18.93 (as at July 2020)

     

    Articles in Refereed Journals

    1. Osei-Twumasi D, Fei-Baffoe B, Anning AK, Danquah KO (in press). Synergistic effects of compost, cow bile and bacterial culture on bioremediation of hydrocarbon-contaminated drill mud waste. Environmental Pollution.
    2. Dogor GKF, Anning AK, Oteng-Yeboah A (2019). Plant diversity and distribution patterns in a tropical montain forest in Ghana. Journal of the Ghana Science Association 18 (2): 1-10.
    3. Nyarko RA, Larbie C, Anning AK, Baidoo PK, Emikpe BO, Oyagbemi AA, Jarikre TA (2019). Griffonia simplicifolia (DC.) Baill. attenuates gentamicin and cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Comparative Clinical Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00580-019-02934-x. published online on 14th March 2019.
    4. Nyarko RA, Larbie C, Anning AK, Baidoo PK (2019). Phytochemical constituents, antioxidant activity and toxicity assessment of hydroethanolic leaf extract of Griffonia simplicifolia. International Journal of Phytopharmacology 10(1): 6-18.
    5. Adigbli DM, Anning AK, Adomako JK, Fosu-Mensah BY (2019). Effects of Broussonetia papyrifera invasion and land use on vegetation characteristics in a tropical forest of Ghana. Journal of Forestry Research 30(4): 1363-1673.
    6. Dogor GKF, Nyarko RA, Anning AK, Oteng-Yeboah A (2018). Medicinal plant use and conservation practices by communities in the Togo Plateau Forest Reserve, Ghana. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 12(30): 575-589.
    7. Nero BF, Anning AK (2018). Variations in soil characteristics among urban green spaces in Kumasi, Ghana. Environmental Earth Sciences 77: 317. Published online on April 21, 2018.
    8. Anning AK, Gyamfi B, Effah AT (2018). Broussonetia papyrifera controls nutrient to soil to facilitate its invasion in a tropical forest of Ghana. Journal of Plant Ecology 11 (6): 909-918.
    9. Anning AK, Akoto R (2018). Assisted phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil from a mined site with Typha latifolia and Chrysopogon zizanioides. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 148: 97-104.
    10. Nero BF, Callo-Concha D, Anning AK, Denich M. (2017). Urban green spaces enhance climate change mitigation in cities of the global south: case of Kumasi, Ghana. Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016, 5-9 September 2016, Shanghai, China. Procedia Engineering 198: 69-83.
    11. Anning AK, Dyer JM, McCarthy BC (2014). Tree growth response to fuel reduction treatments along a topographic moisture gradient in mixed-oak forests, Ohio, USA. Canadian Journal of Forestry Research 44: 413-421.
    12. Silver EJ, Speer JH, Kaye M, Reo NJ, Howard LF, Anning AK, Wood SW, Wilbur HM (2013). Fire history and age structure of an oakpine forest on Price Mountain, Virginia, USA. Natural Areas Journal 33 (4): 440-446.
    13. Anning AK, McCarthy BC (2013). Long-term effects of prescribed fire and thinning on residual tree growth in mixed-oak forests of southern Ohio. Ecosystems 16 (8): 1473-1486.
    14. Anning AK, McCarthy, BC (2013). Competition, size and age affect tree growth response to fuel reduction treatments in mixed-oak forests of Ohio. Forest Ecology and Management 307: 74-83.
    15. Anning AK, Rubino DL, Sutherland EK, McCarthy BC (2013). Dendrochronological analysis of white oak growth patterns across a topographic moisture gradient in southern Ohio. Dendrochronologia 31 (2): 120-128.
    16. Anning AK, Korsah PE, Addo-Fordjour P (2013). Phytoremediation of wastewater with Limnocharis flava, Thalia geniculata and Typha latifolia in constructed wetlands. International Journal of Phytoremediation 15 (5): 452-464.
    17. Addo-Fordjour P, Anning AK, Larbi JA, Akyeampong S (2009). Liana species richness, abundance and relationship with trees in the Bobiri forest reserve, Ghana: impact of management systems. Forest Ecology and Management 157 (8): 1822-1828.
    18. Addo-Fordjour P, Anning AK, Addo MG, Osei MF (2009). Composition and distribution of vascular epiphytes in a tropical semi-deciduous forest, Ghana. African Journal of Ecology 47 (4): 767-773.
    19. Addo-Fordjour P, Obeng S, Anning AK, Addo MG (2009). Floristic composition, structure and natural regeneration in a moist semi-deciduous forest following anthropogenic disturbances and plant invasion. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 1 (2): 21-37.
    20. Anning AK, Akyeampong S, Addo-Fordjour P, Anti KK, Kwarteng A, Tettey YF (2008). Floristic composition and vegetation structure of the KNUST Botanic Garden, Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Science and Technology 28 (3): 103-116.
    21. Anning AK, Grant NT (2008). An evaluation of local community participation in forest resources conservation in some selected districts of Ghana. The African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 2 (2): 39- 45.
    22. Addo-Fordjour P, Anning AK, Belford EJD, Akonnor D (2008). Diversity and conservation of medicinal plants in the Bomaa community of the Brong Ahafo region, Ghana. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 2 (9): 226-233.
    23. Addo-Fordjour P, Anning AK, Atakorah AE, Agyei PS (2008). Diversity and distribution of climbing plants in semideciduous rainforest, KNUST Botanic Garden, Ghana. International Journal of Botany 4 (2): 186-195.
    24. Akyeampong S, Anning AK (2007). Crow and vulture nest density and placement pattern on Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi. Journal of Ghana Science Association 9 (2): 138-145.
    25. Anning AK, Yeboah-Gyan K (2007). Diversity and distribution of invasive weeds in Ashanti Region, Ghana. African Journal of Ecology 45: 355-360.

     

    Book Chapters

    1. Addo-Fordjour P, Anning AK, Akanwariwiak WG, Belford EJD, Firempong CK. (2012) Medicinal Plants of Ghana: In: Singh, R. J. (ed.), Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Medicinal Plants vol. 6, CPC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, New York, pp. 221-246.
    2. Mensah MLK, Komlaga G, Donkor AF, Firempong C, Anning AK, Dickson AR (2019). Toxicity and safety implications of herbal medicines used in Africa: In Builders PF (ed.). Herbal Medicine. InTech Open. DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72437. Available from: https://www.intechopen.com/books/herbal-medicine/toxicity-and-safety-implications-of-herbal-medicines-used-in-africa. ISBN 978-953-51-5791-5

     

    Instructional Publication

    1. Yeboah-Gyan K, Anning AK (2009). Ecosystems and Conservation for MSC Environmental Science distance programme (BIOL 501) KNUST Faculty of Distance Learning, Kumasi, 87pp.

     

    Conference Presentations/Contributed Paper Abstracts/Posters

    1. Anning AK, Ahor HS, Osei JO, Hormenu WJK, Hodoameda P (2017). Effects of plant invasion on soil macrofauna composition and ectomycorrhizae formation in a tropical forest of Ghana. 30th Biennial Ghana Science Association (GSA) Conference at the Koforidua Technical University (KTU), Koforidua, Ghana, July 24-27.
    2. Akoto R, Anning AK (2017). Effects of Soil Amendment on Phytoremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soil with Typha latifolia and Chrysopogon zizanioides. 30th Biennial Ghana Science Association (GSA) Conference at the Koforidua Technical University (KTU), Koforidua, Ghana, July 24-27.
    3. Anning AK, Quarm JA, Fei-Baffoe B (2016). Trading our heritage for less: effects of artisanal gold mining on a moist tropical forest in Ghana. 3rd College of Science Research Retreat, 14-17th July, 2016. Pempamsie Hotel and Conference Center, Cape Coast.
    4. Arkoh MA, Boateng EO, Anning AK (2016). Composition and structure of advanced regeneration of timber species in the Asenanyo River Forest Reserve, Ghana. 3rd College of Science Research Retreat, 14-17th July, 2016. Pempamsie Hotel and           Conference Center, Cape Coast.
    5. Nero BF, Callo-Concha D, Anning AK, Denich M (2016). Urban green spaces enhance climate change mitigation in cities of the global south: case of Kumasi, Ghana. Urban Transitions Global Summit 2016, 5-9 September 2016, Shanghai, China.
    6. Anning AK, Dyer JM, McCarthy BC (2013). Tree growth response to fuel reduction treatments along a topographic moisture gradient in mixed-oak forests, Ohio, USA. 98th Annual General Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA, August 4-9, 2013.
    7. Anning AK, McCarthy BC (2013). Competition, size and age affect tree growth response to fuel reduction treatments in mixed-oak forests of Ohio. 74th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Botanists, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV, USA, April 10-13, 2013.
    8. Anning AK, McCarthy BC (2012). Long-term tree growth response to prescribed fire and thinning treatments in the mixed oak forests of southeastern Ohio. 97th Annual General Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland Convention Center, Portland, OR. USA, August 5-10, 2012.
    9. Anning AK, McCarthy BC (2012). Long-term growth response of trees to prescribed fire and thinning treatments in the mixed oak forests of southeastern Ohio. Ohio University Student Research Expo, Athens, OH, May 3, 2012.
    10. Anning AK, McCarthy BC (2012). Long-term growth response of trees to prescribed fire and thinning treatments in the mixed oak forests of southeastern Ohio. 73rd Annual General Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Botanists, Athens, Georgia, USA, April 4-7, 2012.
    11. Korsah PE, Anning AK, Addo-Fordjour P (2011). Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated irrigation water using Limnocharis flava, Thalia geniculata and Typha latifolia in constructed wetlands. 27th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana, July 10-15, 2011.
    12. Anning AK, Rubino DL, Sutherland EK, McCarthy BC (2011). Dendrochronological analysis of white oak growth patterns across a topographic moisture gradient in southern Ohio. 96th Annual General Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Auxtin Convention Center, Austin, TX. USA, August 7-12, 2011.
    13. Anning AK, Rubino DL, Sutherland EK, McCarthy BC (2011). Dendrochronological analysis of white oak growth patterns across a topographic moisture gradient in southern Ohio. 72nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, April 13-16, 2011.
    14. Belford EJD, Anning AK, Obiri-Danso K, Schroeder P (2010). Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil in the tropics - Screening of indigenous vegetation for potential species. 3rd Alps Bio Cluster Event. Environmental Biotechnologies to improve human health and quality of life, Helmholtz-Zentrum, Munich – Germany, February 3-4, 2010.
    15. Belford EJD, Anning AK, Obiri-Danso K, Adanyeguh MI, Doamekpor DS (2010). Distribution, abundance and taxonomy of heavy metal tolerant species in degraded mine site: Potential candidates for phytoremediation. 26th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association, Cape Coast, August 4-9, 2010.
    16. Anning AK, Owusu-Sekyere E, Ewudzie-Sampson J, Kusi A, Awuah M (2008). Impacts of selective logging and Broussonetia papyrifera invasion on tree species diversity of the Afram Headwaters Forest Reserve in Ashanti, Ghana. 2nd College of Science, KNUST Biennial Research Conference, Chances Hotel, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana. July 10-13, 2008.
    17. Anning AK, Akyeampong S, Addo-Fordjour P, Mensah AL, Wiredu OK (2007). Preliminary assessment of the ecological and physicochemical impacts of macrophyte infestation on drinking water reservoirs in the Ashanti Region. 25th Biennial Conference of the Ghana Science Association held at Akim Tafo and Bunso, ER, Ghana, August 5-10, 2007.

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