Dr. Michael Ansong is currently a lecturer in 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; and has vast experience in experimental design, statistical modeling and invasive species management. Michael’s recent areas of research include long distance seed dispersal, modeling human seed mediated dispersal, determining willingness to pay for forest conservation and stakeholders’ perceptions and attitudes towards biodiversity conservation. He is worked with the Forest Services Division of Ghana, and as an independent consultant for Resourcetrust and REMMS. Michael therefore has a rich combination of both practical and theoretical experience in the natural resources and environmental management. He is a member of the Institute of Australian Foresters, and a reviewer of several international journals.