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PROF. DAVID ATTA-PETERS

Prof. David Atta-Peters holds a Ph.D (Geology) from the University of Ghana and presently a Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Science where he teaches courses in Geological map interpretation, Stratigraphy, Palaeontolgy, Palynology and Petroloeum Geoscience. He is a Fulbright Fellow and has studied in palynological laboratories in the American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP) Centre for Excellence in Palynology, Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, USA and the Institute of Historical Geology and Paleontology, University of Copenhagen.

Prof. D. Atta-Peters’ research interest is in palynology, palynofacies, paleoenvironment and sedimentology of sedimentary basins. He has worked on sediments in the Atchafalaya marsh in the Mississippi River delta and Timbalier bay along the Gulf Coast of USA, from the Sekondi Group and on exploratory oil wells from the offshore Tano Basin. He is a member of American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP), International Commission of the Palaeozoic Microflora (CIMP) and the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists (GhIG).



PUBLICATIONS

1. Atta-Peters, D. 1996. Late Devonian and Early Carboniferous miospores from the Takoradi Shale Formation of the Sekondian Group, Western Ghana. Africa Geoscience Review, 3(3/4), 413-427.
2. Anan-Yorke, R., and Atta-Peters, D. 1996. A review of the age of the Takoradi Shale Formation of the Sekondian Group. Ghana Mining Journal, 2(2), 1-6.
3. Atta-Peters, D. 1999. Upper Devonian acritarchs from the Takoradi Shale Formation of the Sekondian Group, Western Ghana. Ghana Mining Journal, 5, 1-10.
4. Atta-Peters, D. 2000. Early Cretaceous miospores from the Essikado Sandstone Formation of the Sekondian Group of Ghana. Revista Espanola de Micropaleontologia, 32(2), 245-257.
5. Asiedu, D. K., Atta-Peters, D., and Preprah, R., 2000. Depositional Environment of the Takoradi Sandstone Formation as revealed by Textural Analysis. Ghana Mining Journal, 6, 53-58.
6. Atta-Peters, D., and Anan-Yorke, R., 2003. Latest Devonian and Early Carboniferous pteridophytic spores from the Sekondi Group of Ghana. Revista Espanola de Micropaleontologia, 35(1), 9-27.
7. Atta-Peters, D., and Salami, M. B., 2004. Late Cretaceous to Early Tertiary pollen grains from offshore Tano basin, southwestern Ghana. Revista Espanola de Micropaleontologia, 36(3), 451-465.
8. Atta-Peters, D., and Salami, M. B., 2004. Campanian – Paleocene dinoflagellate cyst biostratigraphy from offshore sediments in the Tano Basin, southwestern Ghana. Revista Espanola de Micropaleontologia, 36(2), 305-321.
9. Asiedu, D. K., Hegner, E., Rocholl, A., and Atta-Peters, D., 2005. Provenance of Late Ordovician to Early Cretaceous sedimentary rocks from southern Ghana, as inferred from Nd isotopes and trace elements. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 41(4), 316-328.
10. Atta-Peters, D., and Salami, M. B., 2006. Aptian – Maastichtian palynomorphs from the offshore Tano Basin, Western Ghana. Journal of African Earth Sciences, 46 (4), 379-394.
11. Arkaah, A. B., Kaminski, M., Ogle, N., Kalin, R. M., Atta-Peters, D., Apaalse, L., Wiafe, G., Armah, A. K., 2006. Early Paleogene climate and productivity of the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic, off the western coast of Ghana. Quaternary International, 148 (1), 3 –7.
12. Anan-Yorke, R., and Atta-Peters, D., 2009. Observations and comments on the classification schemes proposed for the Voltaian Basin sediments on the West African craton by various geologists. Journal of the Ghana Science Association, 11 (1), 92 – 102.
13. Atta-Peters, D., and Asiedu, D. K., 2009. Provenance and Palynology of the Lower Cretaceous Essikado Sandstone Formation of Western Ghana. Africa Journal of Science and Technology (AJST) Science and Engineering Series Vol. 10, No. 2, 78 – 90.
14. Asiedu, D. K., Atta-Peters, D., Hegner, E., Rocholl, A., and Shibata, T. (accepted). Paleoclimate and paleoweathering control of the composition of Paleozoic shales from southern Ghana, West Africa. (Accepted for publication in Ghana Mining Journal).
15. Dampare, S.B., Shibata, T., Asiedu, D.K., Okano, O., Osae, S. & Atta-Peters, D. “Mafic and ultramafic supra-subduction magmatism in the Ashanti volcanic belt, Ghana: Evidence from geochemistry and Nd isotopes”. Precambrian Research. (Elsevier). (Revised and resubmitted Dec, 2009)


CONFERENCE/SEMINAR PAPERS

16. Atta-Peters, D. Upper Devonian acritarchs from the Takoradi Shale Formation of the Sekondian Group, Western Ghana. Paper presented at the 18th Biennial conference of the Ghana Science Association, Legon, 1993.
17. Atta-Peters, D. Paleoecological studies of sediments from the Atchafalaya marsh in south-central Louisiana. Term paper presented to the Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA, 1997.
18. Atta-Peters, D., Middle Cretaceous spores and pollen from well Tano 1-1 offshore Tano Basin. Paper presented at 13th Faculty of Science Colloquium, Legon, 2003.
19. Arkaah, A. B., Kaminski, M., Ogle, N., Kalin, R. M., Atta-Peters, D., Apaalse, L., Wiafe, G., Armah, A. K. Predictability of Palaeogene climate and primary productivity of the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic, off the coast of Ghana. Paper presented at the Pan African PAGES Workshop on African Paleoperspective: Linking the Past to the Present and the Future. Nairobi, Kenya. 19th – 20th July 2004.
20. Arkaah, A. B., Kaminski, M., Ogle, N., Kalin, R. M., Atta-Peters, D., Predictability of Paleogene Climate and Primary Productivity of the Eastern Equatorial Atlantic – Isotopic Variability. Paper presented at workshop on Isotopes in Environmental studies. France 25th -29th October, 2004.
21. Atta-Peters, D., Mineral, Oil and Gas development process. Paper presented at the pilot summer course in Governance of Oil, Gas and Mining Revenues. GIMPA, Accra 12th – 24th July 2009.

PROJECT/TECHNICAL REPORTS.

22. Mensah, M. K., Iddirisu, Y., Banoeng-Yakubo, B. K., Atta-Peters, D., 1990. Geological and geophysical studies of gold mineralization in a concession belonging to Ekosco Mining Co. Ltd. Technical report for Ekosco Mining Co. Ltd, Nkawkaw.
23. Mensah, M. K., Iddirisu, Y., Banoeng-Yakubo, B. K., Atta-Peters, D., 1991. Geological and geophysical investigations of a reservoir site on the McCarthy Hill, Accra. Technical report for Ghana Highway Authority (GHA)
24. Iddirisu, Y., Banoeng-Yakubo, B. K., Atta-Peters, D., and Kusi, R., 1992. Oti River Development Scheme. Hydroelectric Project; Prefeasibility Studies. Technical report for VRA/Coyne et Beliers, France.
25. Iddirisu, Y., Banoeng-Yakubo, B. K., Atta-Peters, D., and Kusi, R., 1992. White Volta Development Scheme. Hydroelectric Project; Prefeasibility Studies. Technical report for VRA/Coyne et Beliers, France
26. Iddirisu, Y., Banoeng-Yakubo, B. K., Atta-Peters, D., and Kusi, R., 1992. Hydrogeological and geophysical investigations of parts of West Gonja Districts, Northern Ghana. Technical report for GTZ/NORRIP, Tamale..
27. Akoto, M. A., Banoeng-Yakubo, B., Atta-Peters, D., Tsidzi, K. E. N., Asiedu, D. K., 2000. Geological and geophysical investigation on a proposed site for the Methodist University. Technical report for the Methodist Church of Ghana.


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