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Dr. David Oscar Yawson

Dr. David Oscar Yawson

CERMES Director (Senior Lecturer)

Department: CERMES


Dr. David Oscar Yawson is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management, with over ten years of experience. He has academic qualifications and practical experience in agriculture, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, and environmental science. He has taught at both graduate and undergraduate levels in universities in Ghana and as a visiting lecturer at the Pan-African University for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES) in Algeria. He has also had short-term teaching and consultancy experience in the UK. Dr. Yawson has provided research, advisory and consultancy services to the Government of Ghana and other national or local organizations, as well as international development organizations.


B.Sc. (University of Cape Coast)
M.Sc. (Wageningen University)
Ph.D. (University of Dundee)

Research Areas

  • Environmental management
  • Agri-food systems resilience
  • Soil and water management
  • GIS and remote sensing

Teaching Areas

  • Hydrology
  • Geo-Informatics
  • Measurement and Analysis

Select Publications

Yawson DO, Kudu IBY, Adu MO (2018). Soil-transmitted helminths in top soils used for horticultural purposes in Cape Coast, Ghana. Journal of Environmental and Public Health, 2018, 1-5. DOI:10.1155/2018/5847439

Adu MO, Yawson DO, Armah FA, Asare PA, Frimpong KA (2018). Meta-analysis of crop yields of full, deficit, and partial root-zone drying irrigation. Agricultural Water Management 1197, 79-90. 

Yawson DO, Mulholland BJ, Ball T, Adu MO, Mohan S, White PJ (2017). Effect of climate and agricultural land use changes on UK feed barley production and food security to the 2050s. Land 6(74), pp.14. DOI: 10.3390/land6040074.

Armah FA, Paintsil A, Yawson DO, Adu MO, Odoi JO (2017). Modelling spatio-temporal heterogeneities in groundwater quality in Ghana: a multivariate chemometric approach. Journal of Water and Health 15(5). DOI: 10.2166/wh.2017.244

Yawson DO, Adu MO, Ason B, Armah FA, Yengoh GT (2016). Putting soil security on the policy agenda: need for a familiar framework. Challenges 2016, 7, 15. DOI: 10.3390/challe7020015.

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Sustainable land management, land use, soil security, water and food security, environmental sustainability, CERMES, UWI, Cave Hill Campus

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