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Owusu Fordjour Aidoo (PhD)

PhD, MPhil, BSc.

Biological , Physical and Mathematical Sciences



Publications / CONFERENCES:


Professional/Teaching Experience :

1. Biology
2. Ecology
3. Biological control
4. Climate change
5. Vectors of Medical and Veterinary importance
6. Insects for food and feed

Aidoo, O.F., Tanga, C.M., Mohamed, S.A., Khamis, F.M., Opisa, S., Rasowo, B.A., Kimemia, J.W., Ambajo, J., Sétamou, M., Ekesi, S. and Borgemeister, C. (2020). The African citrus triozid Trioza erytreae Del Guercio (Hemiptera: Triozidae): temporal dynamics and susceptibility to entomopathogenic fungi in East Africa. International Journal of Tropical Insect Science, page. 1-11.

Aidoo, O. F., C. M. Tanga, S.A. Mohamed, F. M. Khamis, Steve B. S. Beleba, B. A. Rasowo J. Ambajo, M. Sétamou, S. Ekesi, C. Borgemeister (2020). Detection and monitoring of Candidatus Liberibacter spp. vectors: African citrus triozid Trioza erytreae Del Guercio (Hemiptera: Triozidae) and Asian citrus psyllid Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) in citrus groves in East Africa, Agricultural and Forest Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/afe.12395.

Rasowo, Brenda A., Robert S. Copeland, Fathiya M. Khamis, Owusu F. Aidoo, Inusa J. Ajene, Samira A. Mohamed, Mamoudou Sétamou, Sunday Ekesi, and Christian Borgemeister (2020). “Diversity and phylogenetic analysis of endosymbionts from Trioza erytreae (Del Guercio) and its parasitoids in Kenya.” Journal of Applied Entomology. DOI:

Aidoo, O.F., Tanga, C.M., Mohamed, S.A., Rasowo, B.A., Khamis, F.M., Rwomushana, I., Kimani, J., Agyakwa, A.K., Daisy, S., Sétamou, M. Ekesi and C. Borgemeister, S., (2019) Distribution, degree of damage and risk of spread of Trioza erytreae (Hemiptera: Triozidae) in Kenya. Journal of Applied Entomology, page. 822-833

Aidoo, O.F., Tanga, C.M., Khamis, F.M., Rasowo, B.A., Mohamed, S.A., Badii, B.K., Salifu, D., Sétamou, M., Ekesi, S. and Borgemeister, C., (2019). Host suitability and feeding preference of the African citrus triozid Trioza erytreae Del Guercio (Hemiptera: Triozidae), natural vector of Candidatus Liberibacter africanus”. Journal of Applied Entomology, 143(3), page. 262-270.

Rasowo, B. A., F. M. Khamis, S. A. Mohamed, I. J. Ajene, O. F. Aidoo, L. Ombura, M. Sétamou, S. Ekesi, and C. Borgemeister (2019). “African Citrus Greening Disease in East Africa: Incidence, Severity, and Distribution Patterns.” Journal of Economic Entomology, page 2389-2397.

Aidoo, O.F., Tanga, C.M., Paris, T.M., Allan, S.A., Mohamed, S.A., Khamis, F.M., Sétamou, M., Borgemeister, C. and Ekesi, S., (2018). Size and shape analysis of Trioza erytreae Del Guercio (Hemiptera: Triozidae), vector of citrus huanglongbing disease. Pest management science, 75(3), page. 760-771.

Oral Presentation on Host plants effects on morphometric variation of Trioza erytreae Del Guercio (Hemiptera: Triozidae), Vector of Citrus Huanglongbing at the 2018 ESA, ESC, and ESBC joint Annual Meeting, November 11-14, 2018. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Sekondi, Ghana – Research Scientist (Entomology), April 2019 to February 2021

University of Bonn (Uni-Bonn), Centre for Development Research, Bonn, Junior Researcher (PhD) Germany April 2018 to April 2019

International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya PhD Scholar, Aug 2015 to April 2018

Texas A&M University Kingsville, Citrus center, Weslaco, Visiting scholar – Biology, Ecology and Biometry of Diaphorina citri Kuwayama (Hemiptera: Liviidae) – May 2016 – August 2017

Kumasi Institute of Tropical Agriculture (KITA), Lecturer, Entomology

Positions held & hold:

Honours & Awards:


Grants/Funds won

Research Projects

1. Coordinator for research and partnership – CSIR, Ghana
2. Head of Entomology section – CSIR, Ghana
3. Vice president icipe students and associate, Kenya
4. Vice president – ARPPIS, UG, Ghana

PhD Scholarship – BMZ/GIZ Strengthening citrus production systems through the introduction of IPM (2015-2018) – $100,000

University of Ghana, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Next generation of Academics in Africa Project Scholarship (2013-2014) – $5,000

BSU-EC Scholarship i.e. Environment and Climate Platform of the Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries Initiative (BSU-EC) (2013-2014) $1,000

1. Entomological Society of America
2. Plant Protection Society
3. Review for Bulletin of Entomological Research and International Journal of Tropical Insect Science and Agriculture and Forest
4. Entomology

Training Grant: International hands-on training, on modelling under Climate change scenarios Organized by IITA, Benin (October 2017) -$2,000

1. CITRUS IPM PROJECT (icipe), Kenya
2. TROPICSAFE Project (CSIR), Ghana