Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., Okae-Anti, D. & Arthur, E. (2017). Soil water retention, air flow and pore structure characteristics after corn cob biochar application to a tropical sandy loam. Geoderma. 307, 189–197.

Amoakwah, E., Frimpong, K.A., & Arthur, E. (2017). Corn cob biochar improves aggregate characteristics of a tropical sandy loam. Soil Science Society of America Journal 81, 1054–1063.

Arthur E. & Ahmed, F. (2017). Rice straw biochar affects water retention and air movement in a sand-textured tropical soil. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, doi:10.1080/03650340.2017.1322196 

Ahmed, F., Arthur, E., Plauborg, F., Razzaghi, F, Kørup, K. & Andersen, M.N. (2017). Biochar amendment of fluvio-glacial temperate sandy subsoil: Effects on maize water uptake, growth and physiology. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science. 

Isaac Baidoo, Daniel Bruce Sarpong , Simon Bolwig, and Daniel Ninson (2016). Biochar amended soils and crop productivity: A critical and meta-analysis of literature. International Journal of Development and Sustainability 5 (9), 414-432 


Fauziatu Ahmed (2017). Biochar amendment to temperate and tropical sandy soils: Effect on crop physiology under drought and salinity stress    

Conference contributions

F. Ahmed, E. Arthur, Y. O. Kugblenu-Darrah, M.N.Andersen (2015). Effect of biochar on dry season shallot yield in the Keta Sand Spit of Ghana. International Biochar Symposium 2015: Biochar - Contribution to Sustainable Agriculture. Abstract.

K.A. Frimpong, E. Amoakwah, E. Arthur (2015). Short term effect of biochar incorporation on selected chemical properties of a highly weathered coastal savanna soil. 7th Biennial Conference, Africa Soil Science Society, (Ouagagdougou, Burkina Faso). Abstract.

Ahmed, F., Arthur, E., Plauborg, F., & Andersen, M. N. (2016). Biochar Effects on Maize Physiology and Water Capacity of Sandy Subsoil. International Scientific Conference Conserving Soils and Water. Abstract.

M Phil and MSc

Mphil Thesis:

Ninson, D. 2015. Factors affecting biochar technology adoption by vegetable farmers in the Kwahu East District of Ghana


MSc Thesis:

Nathaniel Parker, 2017. Biochar application to highly weathered tropical soils: soil hydraulic and aggregate characteristics. Ghent University



Janne Hansen (Mathias N. Andersen) 2013. Biochar and Water to solve problems in West Africa. Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture, News  -- link til artikel: