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Kwasi Adu Obirikorang

Dr Kwasi Adu Obirikorang

Department Fisheries and Watershed Management

Office-location Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Room 117

Research-areas

Lecturer

Phone: Cellular +233(0) 243561881
Email:  quasiadu@gmail.com
Department: Fisheries and Watershed Management
Office: Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Room 117
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Address: Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana

Brief Info

Dr. Kwasi Adu Obirikorang,Currently a lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, Kwasi’s research currently focuses on evaluating local oilseed and oil fruit by-products as alternative protein sources in feeds for the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. His research ultimately aims at the formulation of less expensive and more efficient feeds that are high quality and safe, with healthy nutritional profiles for fish. It is hoped that the low-cost practical feeds that will be developed in his research will make fish feed affordable and easily available to both resource-poor farmers (i.e. small scale) and large-scale farmers in Ghana. He holds a PhD in Aquaculture from KNUST. His other previous university educations include a BSc. in Natural Resources Management in 2007 and an MPhil. in Fisheries Science and Watershed Management, in 2010, having specialized in Heavy metal ecotoxicology in the freshwater clam, Galatea paradoxa (Born 1778) and bottom sediment from the Volta Estuary, Ghana and the human health risk assessment with respect to the consumption of the clams.

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Qualifications (Degree/Education)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aquaculture

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil.) in Fisheries Science and Watershed Management

  • Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Natural Resources Management

Institutions of Study

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Area of Specialty

  • Aquaculture

  • Aquaculture nutrition

  • Research Interest:

  • Tilapia nutrition

  • Alternative fish feed ingredients

  • Recirculation aquaculture

  • Aquaculture pond dissolved oxygen dynamics

  • Heavy metals in surface water bodies

Area of Interest

  • Fish  nutrition

  • Protein replacement in aquafeeds

  • Heavy metal toxicology

  • Aquaculture water quality

Current Employer

  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Employment Records & Position Held/Hold:

  • Lecturer (January, 2016 to date) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

  • Part-time lecturer (October, 2015-January, 2016) Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Professional/Teaching Experience

  • FSA 156: Environmental Physiology (BSc. Natural Resources Management I)

  • FSA 155: Aquatic Plants (BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management I)

  • FSA 264: Aquaculture and Environment (BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management II)

  • FSA 357: Fish Ecology (BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management II and BSc. Natural Resources Management III)

  • FSA 377:Fisheries Techniques (BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management III)

  • FSA 356: Aquaculture Nutrition (BSc. Aquaculture and Water Resources Management II and BSc. Natural Resources Management III)

  • MAF 501: Statistics in Research (Postgraduate I, II, III)

 Publications (Articles)

  • Obirikorang, K.A., Amisah, S., Fialor, S.C. and Skov, P.V.  (2015) Effects of Dietary Inclusions of Oilseed Meals on Physical Characteristics and Feed Intake of Diets for the Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus. Aquaculture Reports, 1:43–49

  • Obirikorang, K.A., Amisah, S., Fialor, S.C. and Skov, P.V.  (2015) Digestibility and postprandial ammonia excretion in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed diets containing different oilseed by-products. Aquaculture International, 23:1249–1260.

  • Obirikorang, K.A., Amisah, S., Fialor, S.C. and Skov, P.V.  (2014) Local agro-industrial by-products with potential use in Ghanaian aquaculture: a review. Aquaculture International, 23:403–425

  • Abdalla, F., Madkour, H.A., Mohamed, A., Ahmed A. and Obirikorang, K.A (2014) Heavy metal distributions in the Quaternary aquifer as influenced by polluted agricultural drain, Nag-Hammmadi area, Qena, Egypt. The 7th International Conference for Development and the Environment in the Arab world, Assiut University Center for Environmental Studies-Egypt

  • Adjei-Boateng, D., Obirikorang, K.A., Amisah S, Madkour, H.A and Otchere F.A. (2011) Relationship between Gonad Maturation and Heavy Metal Accumulation in the Clam, Galatea paradoxa (Born 1778) from the Volta Estuary, Ghana Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 87: 626-632

  • Amisah, S., Obirikorang, K.A and Adjei-Boateng, D (2010) Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the Volta clam, Galatea paradoxa (Born 1778) in relation to their geoaccumulation in benthic sediments of the Volta estuary, Ghana. Water Quality, Exposure and Health, 2(3-4): 147-156

  • Obirikorang, K.A., Amisah, S., Adjei-Boateng, D., Madkour, H.A. and Otchere, F.A. (2010) Mercury in the Clam, Galatea paradoxa (Born 1778) from the Volta Estuary, Ghana. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 85:497–501