Dr. Yaw A. Twumasi is a Research Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information systems (GIS) at Alabama A&M University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Master of Environmental Studies with concentrations in Environmental Planning and GIS, both from York University, Canada. He also holds a Ph.D. degree from Alabama A&M University, U.S.A. Dr. Twumasi's current research focuses on the application of remote sensing and GIS technology in natural resources management.
2005 0-7734-5990-1 Effective management of natural resources, especially National Parks requires accurate and up-to-date information to guide park managers in making appropriate decision. The core of this book is to provide such information using GIS and remote sensing technologies to guide policy development in managing protected areas in Ghana. Some lessons and constraints are drawn from experiences of both developed and developing countries to understand how GIS and remote sensing technologies could assist with park management in Ghana. It is intended that the book would provide background data and operational research tools for the protected area managers, foresters, researchers, students and all those wishing further to investigate applications of remote sensing for planning nature reserves and natural resources.