Dr. Yaw A. Twumasi is a Research Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information systems (GIS) at Alcorn State University. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Master of Environmental Studies with Connections in Environmental Planning and GIS both from York University, and 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.

Dr. Twumasi’s research interest focuses on the use of Geo-spatial Information Technologies in natural resources management and environmental planning. Specifically, his work is focused in mapping, monitoring and modeling the linkages between socio-economic, policy issues and land use/land cover change on one hand; and the role and the extent of biophysical processes such as climate affect land degradation process on the other hand. His works also include image processing, classification and analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database construction as well as the development of polices using GIS and Remote Sensing technology in order to inform environmental decision-making in the risks associated with the continuous anthropocentric degradation of sensitive habitats.

He is the author of Park Management in Ghana Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing Technology, New York: Edwin Mellen Press (ISBM: 0-7734-5990-1), 349pp. He has a second forthcoming titled Geo-information Science: A Key Tool for Sustainable Resource Management. The Netherlands: Springer Publishing Company.