Margaret Fafa Awushie Akwetey

Margaret Fafa Awushie Akwetey

University of Cape Coast

Ghana

Dr. Margaret Fafa Awushie Akwetey is a Lecturer in the University of Cape Coast, where she teaches courses in the areas of Marine Biodiversity, Biological and Physical Oceanography, Seashore Ecology, among others. She is currently working on developing biotic indices and benthic macroinvertebrates identification guide for the assessment of ecological health status of coastal wetlands in Ghana. She received her PhD degree in Oceanography and Limnology. She has participated in projects such as Marine Plastic Pollution in Liberia (Blue Oceans Programme) and Fishing for Security Project (AusAid). She is a grant awardee for the AFD-GDN Biodiversity and Development Award on a project that aims to assess the impacts of ecosystem-based livelihoods on biodiversity in the Keta Lagoon Complex Ramsar Site (KLCRS) in Ghana. She is passionate about aquatic ecosystem health and committed to working towards a world of less pollution and healthy aquatic ecosystems. She has spent over a decade working extensively on monitoring of pollution levels of coastal lagoons and estuaries in Ghana using benthic macroinvertebrates as indicators.