Prof. Jonathan Nartey Hogarh

Associate Professor

Dept: Environmental Science
Room A003, Amissah Complex
Department of Environmental Science
College of Science
KNUST, Kumasi

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Research Areas/Interests

Environmental pollution monitoring and control, chemical contamination in air, soil and water media, water treatment, waste management, environmental ...~more


    1. Agyekum T.P., Arko-Mensah J., Botwe P.K., Hogarh J.N., Issah I., Dwomoh D., Billah M.K., Dadzie S.K., Robins T.G. and Fobil J.N. (2022). Effects of elevated temperatures on the development of immature stages of Anopheles gambiae (sl) mosquitoes. Tropical Medicine & International Health,
    2. Adusei-Gyamfi J., Boateng K.S., Sulemana A. and Hogarh J.N. (2022). Post covid-19 recovery: challenges and opportunities for solid waste management in Africa. Environmental Challenges, 100442.
    3. Onwona Kwakye M., Peng F.J., Hogarh J.N. and Van den Brink P.J. (2021). Linking Macroinvertebrates and Physicochemical Parameters for Water Quality Assessment in the Lower Basin of the Volta River in Ghana. Environmental Management, 1-9.
    4. Atabila A., Phung D.T., Hogarh J.N., Fobil J.N., Sadler R., Connell D. and Chu C. (2021). Probabilistic health risk assessment of chlorpyrifos exposure among applicators on rice farms in Ghana. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-10.
    5. Agyekum T.P., Botwe P.K., Arko-Mensah,J., Issah I., Acquah A.A., Hogarh J.N., Dwomoh D., Robins T. and Fobil J.N. (2021). A Systematic Review of the Effects of Temperature on Anopheles Mosquito Development and Survival: Implications for Malaria Control in a Future Warmer Climate. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 18, 7255.
    6. Antwi-Agyei P., Amanor K., Hogarh J.N. and Dougill A.J. (2021). Predictors of access to and willingness to pay for climate information services in north-eastern Ghana: A gendered perspective. Environmental Development, 37, p.100580.
    7. Onwona-Kyakye M., Hogarh J.N., Van den Brink P.J. (2020). Environmental risk assessment of pesticides currently applied in Ghana. Chemosphere 254
    8. Uka U.N., Belford E.J.D. and Hogarh J.N. (2020). Ambient air quality assessment of Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. Journal of Ghana Science Association, 19(1):56-62.
    9. Onwona-Kwakye M., Plants-Paris K., Keita K., Lee J., Van den Brink P.J., Hogarh J.N., Darkoh C. (2020). Pesticides decrease bacterial diversity and abundance of irrigated rice fields. Microorganisms 8:318. https://doi:10.3390/microorganisms8030318
    10. Nartey N.N., Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P., Nukpezah D., Abaidoo R.C., Obiri-Danso K. (2019). Sedimentation and sediment core profile of heavy metals in the Owabi reservoir in Ghana. Lakes and Reservoirs: Science, Policy and Management for Sustainable Use 24:173-180.
    11. Uka U.N., Belford E.J.D., Hogarh J.N. (2019). Roadside air pollution in a tropical city: physiological and biochemical response from trees. Bulletin of the National Research Centre 43:90.
    12. Antwi-Agyei P., Kpenekuu F., Hogarh J.N., Obiri-Danso K., Abaidoo R.C., Jeppesen E., Andersen M.N. (2019). Land use and land cover changes in the Owabi reservoir catchment, Ghana: Implications for livelihoods and management. Geosciences 9:286;
    13. Petrlik J., Adu-Kumi S., Hogarh J., Akortia E., Kuepouo G., Behnisch P., Bell L., DiGangi J. (2019). Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in eggs: Report from Africa. (Technical report).
    14. Ansah E., Nukpezah D., Hogarh J.N. (2018). Levels and distribution of heavy metals in Weija reservoir, Accra, Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 26(1): 74-88.
    15. Hogarh J.N., Agyekum T.P., Bempah C.K., Owusu-Ansah E.D.J., Avicor S.W., Awandare G.A., Fobil J.N., Obiri-Danso K. (2018). Environmental health risks and benefits of the use of mosquito coils as malaria prevention and control strategy. Malaria Journal 17:265.
    16. Atabila A., Sadler R., Phung D.T., Hogarh J.N., Carswell S., Turner S., Patel R., Connell D., Chu C. (2018). Biomonitoring of chlorpyrifos exposure and health risk assessment among applicators on rice farms in Ghana. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25(21):20854–20867.
    17. Hogarh J.N., Seike N., Kobara, Y., Carboo D., Fobil J.N., Masunaga S. (2018). Source characterization and risk of exposure to atmospheric polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in Ghana. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25(17):16316-16324.
    18. Atabila A., Phung D.T., Hogarh J.N., Sadler R., Connell D., Chu C. (2018). Health risk assessment of dermal exposure to chlorpyrifos among Applicators on rice farms in Ghana. Chemosphere 203: 83-89.
    19. Pwamang J.A., Adu-Kumi S., Bempah C.K., Hogarh J., Mensah L., Ampofo S.K., Edmund J.C., Sarpong L., Darkwah J.A. (2018). Minamata Convention on mercury initial assessment report for Ghana. (Technical report)
    20. Atabila A., Phung D.T., Hogarh J.N., Osei-Fosu P., Sadler R., Connell D., Chu, C. (2017). Dermal exposure of Applicators to chlorpyrifos on rice farms in Ghana. Chemosphere 178: 350-358.
    21. Essumang D.K., Eshun A., Hogarh J.N., Bentum J.K., Adjei J.K., Negishi J., Nakamichi S., Habibullah-Al-Mamun M., Masunaga S. (2017). Perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAAs) in the Pra and Kakum River basins and associated tap water in Ghana. Science of the Total Environment 579:729-735.
    22. Uka U.N., Hogarh J., Belford E.J.D. (2017). Morpho-anatomical and biochemical responses of plants to air pollution. International Journal of Modern Botany 7(1): 1-11.
    23. Adu-Kumi S., Asante K.A., Hogarh J.N., Weber R. (2016). Situation analysis of the sound management of POPs in Ghana in the frame of the Stockholm Convention. Organohalogen Compounds 78: 303-306.
    24. Isogai N., Hogarh J.N., Seike N., Kobara Y., Oyediran F., Wirmvem M.J., Ayonghe S.N., Fobil J., Masunaga S. (2016). Atmospheric monitoring of organochlorine pesticides across some West African countries. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25(32):31828–31835,
    25. Hogarh J.N., Adu-Gyamfi E., Nukpezah D., Osei A., Adu-Kumi S. (2016). Contamination from mercuryand other heavy metals in a mining district in Ghana: Discerning recent trends from sediment coreEnvironmental Systems Research 5(1): 1-9.
    26. Sowunmi F.A., Hogarh J.N., Oluwafemi A.P., Atewamba C. (2016). Sand dredging and effect onenvironmental efficiency of artisanal fishing in Lagos State, Nigeria. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 188 (3): 179.
    27. Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P., Obiri-Danso K. (2016). Application of mosquito repellent coils andassociated self-reported health issues in Ghana. Malaria Journal 15: 61.
    28. Hogarh J.N., Sowunmi F.A., Oluwafemi A.P., Antwi-Agyei P., Nukpezah D., Atewamba C.T. (2015).Biosand filter as a household water treatment technology in Ghana and its eco-business potential: Anassessment using lifecycle approach. Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 3(4): 343-353. DOI: 10.5890/JEAM.2015.11.004.
    29. Sulemana A., Antwi-Agyei P., Hogarh J.N. (2015). Potential migration of leachate from an activelandfill: Spatial analysis of groundwater quality in communities surrounding the Dompoase Landfill,Kumasi, Ghana. Journal of Hydrology and Environmental Research3(1): 48-58.
    30. Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P., Terlabie J.L., Boakye O.-A., Addo-Fordjour P. (2015). The potential and coupling effect of compost and Mucuna for quarry site restoration: A study at the Yongwa Limestone Quarry in Ghana. Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences 3(2): 30-35. DOI: 10.12691/aees-3-2-1
    31. Hogarh J.N. (2015). Impact assessment of Ghana’s plastic tax. Submitted to the Tax Policy Unit, Ministry of Finance, Ghana (Technical Report).
    32. Hogarh J.N. (2015). Biosand filter as a household water treatment technology in Ghana and its ecobusiness potential. UNU-INRA Working Paper 12. United Nations University – Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (Working Paper).
    33. Ofosu-Budu G.K., Hogarh J.N., Adamtey N. (2015). Recycling of agricultural and municipal solid wastes in Ghana: Challenges, threats and opportunities. Editors: R.P. Singh and A. Sarkar; Waste and Waste Management. Nova Science Publishers (Book Chapter).
    34. Hogarh J.N., Seike N., Kobara, Y., Ofosu-Budu G.K., Carboo D., Masunaga S. (2014). Atmospheric burden of organochlorine pesticides in Ghana. Chemosphere 102: 1-5.
    35. Wirmvem M.J., Ohba T., Fantong W.Y., Ayonghe S.N., Hogarh, J.N., Suila J.Y., Asaah A.N.E., Ooki S., Tanyileke G., Hell J.V. (2014). Origin of major ions in monthly rainfall events at the Bamenda Highlands, North West Cameroon. Journal of Environmental Sciences 26: 801-809.
    36. Hogarh J.N., Seike N., Kobara, Y., Masunaga S. (2013). Seasonal variation of atmospheric polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated naphthalenes in Japan. Atmospheric Environment 80: 275-280.
    37. Hogarh J.N., Seike N., Kobara, Y., Masunaga S. (2012). Atmospheric polychlorinated naphthalenes in Ghana. Environmental Science & Technology 46: 2600-2606.
    38. Hogarh J.N., Seike N., Kobara Y., Habib A., Nam J.-J., Lee J.-S., Li Q., Liu X., Li J., Zhang G., Masunaga S. (2012). Passive air monitoring of PCBs and PCNs across East Asia: A comprehensive congener evaluation for source characterization. Chemosphere 86: 718-726.
    39. Zushi Y., Hogarh J.N., Masunaga S. (2012). Progress and perspective of perfluorinated compound risk assessment and management in various countries and institutes. Clean Technology and Environmental Policy 14: 9-20.
    40. Obiri-Danso K., Adonadaga M.G., Hogarh J.N. (2011). Effect of agrochemical use on the drinking water quality of Agogo, a tomato growing community in Ashanti Akim, Ghana. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 86: 71-77.
    41. Foli G., Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P. (2010). Effectiveness of planning and implementation stages of the ISO 14001 standards EMS at the Obuasi gold mine, Ghana. American Journal of Social and Management Sciences 1 (1): 1-12.
    42. Ofosu-Budu G.K., Hogarh J.N., Fobil J.N., Quaye A., Danso S.K.A., Carboo D. (2010). Harmonizing procedures for the evaluation of compost maturity in two compost types in Ghana. Resources, Conservation and Recycling 54: 205-209.
    43. Antwi-Agyei P., Hogarh J.N., Foli G. (2009). Trace element contamination of soils around gold mine tailings dams at Obuasi, Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 3: 353-359.
    44. Hogarh J.N., Fobil J.N., Ofosu-Budu G.K., Carboo D., Ankrah N.A., Nyarko A. (2008). Assessment of heavy metal contamination and macro-nutrient content of composts for environmental pollution control in Ghana. Global Journal of Environmental Research 2 (3): 133-139.
    45. Obiri-Danso K., Hogarh J.N., Antwi-Agyei P. (2008). Assessment of contamination of singed hides from cattle and goats by heavy metals in Ghana. African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 2: 217-221.
    46. Fobil J.N., Armah N.A., Hogarh J.N., Carboo D. (2008). The influence of institutions and organizations on urban waste collection systems: An analysis of waste collection system in Accra, Ghana (1985-2000). Journal of Environmental Management 86: 262-271.
    47. Fobil J.N., Hogarh J.N. (2006). The dilemmas of plastic wastes in a developing economy: Proposals for a sustainable management approach for Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology 10: 221-229.

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