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Dr. Opoku Pabi

Senior Research Fellow


Educational History 
PhD (Environmental Science), University of Ghana 
MPhil (Botany - Ecology and Environmental Studies), University of Ghana 
BSc (Botany and Zoology), University of Ghana 

Short /Other Courses 
Evidence-Based Conservation, University of Bangor, Wales Management Information Systems, Inst. Of Financial Acct, UK Principles of management, Inst. Of Financial Acct, UK

Research Interest

  • Land-use/cover dynamics and sustainable management
  • GIS and Remote Sensing: Environmental and Sustainable Resource Use Management Applications.
  • Climate Change
  • Landscape analysis and modeling
  • Hazard risk assessment and Early Warning Systems


  • Volta re-operation and optimization project 
  • Coastal erosion, flooding and inundation risk mapping of the coastal area of greater accra within a climate change context.
  • Climate change impacts on upwelling and fish catch
  • The development of an early warning system framework for coastal flooding
  • Building capacity for climate change adaptation in Ghana
  • Mapping of black soils in Ghana.


  • Waterpower: Rising tides, urban growth and the political ecology of urban water management
  • Property, access and exclusion along the charcoal commodity chain in Ghana

Supervision of MPhil Thesis

  • Changing climate and land-use/cover on water resources in the Lower Volta River Basin, Ghana
  • Impacts of septic tank effluent on Borehole water quality in selected localities in the Accra Metropolis
  •  Assessment of air quality impact on women and children in the Accra Metropolis
  • Spatial mapping of noise exposure zones derived from religious activities and perceptions in residential neighbourhoods: the case of Ashaiman municipality, Ghana.
  • Analysis of Landfill Site Suitability in Greater Accra Metropolitan Area

Remote sensing and geographic information systems


  • Ayamga, J., Pabi, O., Amisigo, B. A., Fosu-Mensah, B. Y., & Codjoe, S. N. A. (2021). Annual and intra-annual climate variability and change of the Volta Delta, Ghana. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment193(4), 1-19.
  • Pabi, O., Egyir, S., & Attua, E. M. (2021). Flood hazard response to scenarios of rainfall dynamics and land use and land cover change in an urbanized river basin in Accra, Ghana. City and Environment Interactions12, 100075.
  • Opoku, P., & Adu-Asare, A. (2021). Complex multispatio-periodic land use and land cover change processes, and woody resources management in a forest-Savanna Ecotone, Ghana. Trees, Forests and People6, 100144.
  • Pabi, O., Adu-Asare, A., & Ofori, B. D. (2020). Linking Optical SPOT and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle data for a rapid biomass estimation in a Forest-savanna Transitional Zone of Ghana. West African Journal of Applied Ecology28(1), 1-20.
  • Attua, E. M, Ayamga, J and Pabi, O. (2014). Relating Land Use and Land Cover to Surface Water Quality in the Densu River basin, The International Journal of River basin Management
  • Attua, E. M and Pabi, O. (2013). Tree composition, richness & diversity in the forest –savanna ecotone of Ghana. Journal of Applied Biosciences 69:5437 – 5448, ISSN 1997–5902.
  • Gordon, C., Nukpezah, D., Tweneboah-Lwason, E., Ofori, B. D.,Yirenya-Tawiah, D., Pabi, O., Ayivor, J. S., Koranteng, S., Darko, D., Mensah, A. M. (2013). West Africa – Water Resources Vulnerability Using a Multidimentional Approach: Case Study of the Volta Basin. Climate Vulnerability. Volume 5., pp283-309.
  • Pabi, O (2009) Land Types and Sustainable Cocoa Production in Ghana; Lessons from GIS applications, West African Journal of Applied Ecology,14, 1,
  • Pabi, O and Attua E M (2009) Sustainable Land-Use Evaluation on Steep Landscapes and Flood Plains in the New Juabeng District of Ghana: A GIS Approach. Ghana Journal of Geography Vol 1, 116-134.
  • Amanor, K. and Pabi, O. (2007) Rhetoric, time and spatial change of agriculture land use in the northern-savanna transitional zone of Ghana. Human Ecology, 35, 51-67.
  • Pabi, O (2007) Policy, management and development processes: Participatory GIS in the Ghanaian perspective. Africa GIS Development, 2 (1) 18-24.
  • Guyer,J Lambin, E, Cliggett, L, Walker, P, Amanor, K, Bassett, T, Colson, E, Hay, R, Homewood, K, Linares, O, Pabi, O, Peters, P, Scudder, T, Turner, M, Unruh, J.(2007) Temporal Heterogeneity in the Study of African Land Use: Interdisciplinary Collaboration between Anthropology, Human Geography and Remote Sensing, Human Ecology, 35. 3-17
  • Pabi, O (2007) Understanding land-use/cover change dynamics for land-use management in Ghana. Geojournal , 68,369-383.
  • Pabi, O and Attua E. M. (2005) Spatio-temporal differentiation of land use cover dynamics and land-resource management. Bulletin of Ghana Geographical Assoc. 24, 90-102.