Dr. Michael Ansong is currently a senior lecturer in the Department of Silviculture and Forest Management- Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. Michael holds PhD in Environmental Science (Ecology), MSc and BSc in Natural Resources Management. He has vast experience in experimental design, statistical modeling and invasive species management. Michael’s recent areas of research include assessing the effectiveness of methods for controlling species invasion, documenting the gaps in the implementation of forest management prescriptions and forest users’ compliance with forest regulations, assessing the economic and ecological impact of plant invasion, long distance seed dispersal, modeling human seed mediated dispersal, determining willingness to pay for forest conservation and stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes towards biodiversity conservation. Michael has a rich combination of both practical and theoretical experience in the natural resources and environmental management field. He is a reviewer of several international journals.