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Mr Mac Elikem K. Nutsuakor




Principal Technician

Phone: Cellular +233 (0) 200 455 694 


Department: Wildlife and Range Management   

Office: Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources, Room 119

Office Hours: By Appointment

Address: : Department of Wildlife and Range Management 

Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources

KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

Brief info

Mr Mac Elikem Nutsuakor is a young ecologist who is passionate about forest and wildlife conservation. Elikem holds a Master of Science degree in Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology from the Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen, Germany. His undergraduate degree was obtained in Environmental and Natural Resources Management.

He has gained the requisite work experience locally and internationally since 2004 when he joined the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as a field technician in the Department of Wildlife and Range Management. He has strong technical background experience in natural resources management and has been part of several projects funded by both local and international organisations. Notably among these are; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (German Research Foundation), International Foundation for Science (IFS), A Rocha/Ecosystem Grant Programme of the Netherlands Committee of IUCN and Newmont Ghana limited (Akyem Project area).  

The goal of his researches is to improve the effective management and conservation of wildlife and their habitats. Elikem strongly believes that conservation management needs to be based on adequate scientific information and is particularly interested in the effects of human activities on terrestrial wildlife species, and on resulting consequences for population dynamics, biodiversity, ecosystem functions and livelihoods.

Research Interest

Wildlife survey, capture and translocation of key wildlife species, Ethno-Biological Assessment, Elephant Movements and Corridor Issues, Human-wildlife conflicts in natural resource management , ecosystem services.

Journal articles

  • Dentaa C. A., Wiafe E.D and Nutsuakor M.E (2015). Seed storage and germination behavior of Mansonia altissima (A. Chev.): An economic tree species of Ghana. Applied Research Journal, 1(2): 36 – 44
  • Gaubert, P., Njiokou, F., Olayemi, A., Pagani, P., Dufour, S., Danquah, E., Nutsuakor, M. E.K., Ngua, G., Missoup, A-D., Tedesco, P., A., Dernat, R_E. and Antunes, A. (2014). Bushmeat genetics: setting up a reference framework for the DNA typing of African forest bushmeat. Molecular Ecology Resources 14 (7), pp 1-19.
  • Danquah, E., Nutsuakor M. E., and T.S. Dunia Nteim (2012). Prevalence and Management of Endo Parasitic Zoonoses in the Kumasi Zoo. Int. Journ. of Bio 2(8): 102-108.
  • Danquah, E., Oppong, S.K. and Nutsuakor, M.E (2012). Effect of Protected Area category on mammal abundance in Western Ghana. J. Bio. and Env. Sci. 2(8): 50-57
  • Wiafe, E.D. and Nutsuakor, M. E (2012). A Bird Community Structure of a Tropical Forest; Twenty years after Logging in Ghana. J. Bio. and Env. Sci. 2(5): 30-36.

Conference presentations and workshops

  • Nutsuakor, M. E, Kumordzi, B.B., and Danquah, E. (2015). Nature and extent of human-wildlife conflict in the Chichibon corridor, Ghana. Tropentag 2015, Berlin, Germany.
  • Nutsuakor, M.E and Reyes Tejada, N. (2014). From wildlife conservation to REDD+: The Role of the CREMA Concept in Ghana. In Proceeding of the 4th International DAAD Workshop on The Ecological and Economic Challenges of Managing Forest Landscapes in a Global Context. Bogor and Jakarta pp257-264
  • Danquah,E., Nutsuakor, M., E. and Dunia Nteim, T., S. (2011). Prevalence and Management of Endo Parasitic Zoonoses in the Kumasi Zoo, Ghana. College of Health Sciences, 4th Annual Scientific Conference, KNUST, Ghana.
  • Kumordzi, B.B., Danquah, E. and Nutsuakor, M. E. (2007). Human-Wildlife Conflict and Food Security: Ensuring a balance for accelerated national growth and development. Proceedings of Sunyani Polytechnic Lecture Series III.

Other Publications

  • Nutsuakor M.E (2015): Assessing the status of conservation and distribution of mammals in the Kalakpa Resource Reserve, Ghana. MSc Thesis. Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany.
  • Nutsuakor M.E (2015): A conservation assessment of mammals in the Patom district of Kheyroud Kenar Educational and Research Forest (KERF), Iran (Mini student project).
  • Nutsuakor, M.E. (2011). Diversity and Structure of the Bird Community in Kakum Conservation Area, 20 Years after selective logging. BSc Thesis. Presbyterian University College, Ghana.
  • Nutsuakor, M.E. (2010). Towards a database of the terrestrial land snails of Ghana and Togo: making land snail data available for ecological, conservation, and applied studies; Report submitted to the National Museum of Natural History ‘Naturalis’ Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Danquah, E. and Nutsuakor, M. E. (2008). Yazori-Kaden Community Resource Management Area baseline biological survey. Report submitted to A Rocha, Ghana, Ecosystem Grant Programme of the Netherlands Committee of IUCN and WD of FC, Ghana

Professional Trainings/ Workshops/Conferences

  • Tropentag 2015: Management of land use systems for enhanced food security - conflicts, controversies and resolutions; jointly organised by The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.
  • Tropentag 2014: Bridging the gap between increasing knowledge and decreasing resources; Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • 2014: The Ecological and Economic Challenges of Managing Forest Landscapes in a Global Context - Focus Asia; organized jointly by the Georg-August-Universtät (Göttingen, Germany) and Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia).
  • 2012: The International Conference on the use of Integrated Natural Resources Management principles for improving higher education in agriculture and natural resources, Organised by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR), KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana
  • 2011: Short course on adaptive management in natural resources, organized by CANR, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
  • 2011: 2nd Graduate field training in ecological methods and interpreting data collected from wild bats echolocation call analysis and radio-tracking of animals; DFG- German African Cooperation Projects in Infectology
  • 2010: 1st Graduate field training in ecological methods and interpreting data collected from wild bats and insects; DFG- German African Cooperation Projects in Infectology.
  • 2007: Training of partners of the Ghanaian Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism, CHM under the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity to promote scientific and technical cooperation via internet. Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Environment, Accra
  • 2006: Individual and Institutional capacity building in taxonomy and collection management, organized by Belgian Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels- Belgium


  • 2013-2015: DAAD Scholarship for Masters Study, Göttingen, Germany
  • 2011: Short course participation scholarship, BIRD_KNUST (GHC 1,000)
  • 2008: Martin-Fellowship, Naturalis The Netherlands (6,900 Euros)
  • 2007: Global Taxonomy Initiative (PROJECTGTI/EXTC/2007.56): Full scholarship for individual capacity building, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2006: Global Taxonomy Initiative (PROJECTGTI/EXTC/2006.59): Full scholarship for individual capacity building, Brussels, Belgium