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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Publisher of more than 25 scientific papers
  • Membership of more than 10 research-development projects
  • Supervisor of more than 20 MS and BS Students
  • Reviewer of many journals including Journal of Forestry Research, Journal of Central South University, African Journal of Ecology, Energy Research and Social Science, South African Journal of Botany 

CONTACT INFORMATION

01 B.P. 526 Cotonou, Benin

Cell: (229) 95 69 35 74 / 97 21 39 22

Fax: (229) 21 30 30 84

E-Mail: houehanout@gmail.com

houehanout@yahoo.fr

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., University of Abomey Calavi (Benin), 2012, Major: Natural Resources Management
  • DEA degree (M.Sc.), University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 2008, Major: Natural Resources Management
  • Engineer degree, University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 2006, Major: Zootechnics and Management of Natural Pastures
  • High School Diploma, Major Technical Sciences (Diplôme du Baccalauréat Série Scientifique C), Collège d’Enseignement Général I de Savalou, Benin, 2000

SKILLS, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTEREST

Agroforestry, Agronomy, Applied Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation, Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring, Bush Fire Impact on Plant Life Forms, Climate Change Biology, Conservation – Restoration, Conservation Biology, Ecological Modeling, Ecological Restoration, Ecological Statistics, Ecosystem Ecology, Ecosystem Functioning, Endangered and useful species conservation, Ethnobotany, Forest Conservation, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Livestock, Management of Rangelands and of Protected Area, Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Nature Conservation, Non-Timber Forest Products Assessment, Plant Biodiversity and Conservation, Phytosociology, Protected Area Management Assessment, Rangeland ecology, Restoration Ecology, Species Diversity, Tropical Ecology and Biology, Vegetation Ecology.

SELECTED GEOGRAPHICAL REGION OF EXPERIENCE

Benin, Togo, Germany.

EXPERIENCE IN RESEARCH

  • National research projects
  • Bilateral projects: Belgium (Investigating bush fire, habitats and ecosystems services for strengthening local conservation in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve); Germany (Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung / Foundation, Germany), etc.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Society for Economic Botany
  • British Ecological Society

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Humboldt Travel grant to participate to European conference of Tropical Ecology, Paris, France.
  • Humboldt Travel grant to participate to European conference of Tropical Ecology, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Humboldt Travel grant to participate to Tropentag 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  • Humboldt Postdoc Research Fellowship, Germany
  • Rufford Small grant for Nature Conservation
  • Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS) funded by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India
  • Complete Travel Grant to participate to 2 ème Journées Scientifiques du CAMES à Dakar.
  • Grant for Junior Researchers” of the African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES)
  • Complete Travel grant for participation in 3rd international Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species for a Food- Secure Africa (Accra, Ghana)
  • Research grant funding by International Foundation for Science (IFS)
  • Postdoc research grant at University of Abomey Calavi
  • BIOTA-West : Complete travel grant for participation in Final Workshop of BIOTA-West (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
  • Special DAAD Bursary for a field visit and training in Ecology, Germany.
  • BIOTA-Africa (Biodiversity for Transect Analysis) : Complete travel grant for participation in international congress of BIOTA-Africa (Spier, South Africa)
  • Doctorate research grant funding by German Federal Ministry for Education and Research through BIOTA (Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis) program in Africa
  • Small grant research funding by African Network for Agroforestry Education (ANAFE)
  • Etc.

PUBLICATIONS 

A- Publications in peer reviewed Scientific Journals

  1. Salako V.K., Vihotogbé R., Houéhanou T., Sodé I.A., Glèlè Kakaï. 2018. Predicting the potential impact of climate change on the declining agroforestry species Borassus aethiopum Mart. in Benin: a mixture of geostatistical and SDM approach. Agroforest Syst. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-018-0262-2
  1. Adjahossou S. G. C., Houehanou D. T., Toyi M., Tente B., Houinato M., Sinsin B. 2018. Degré de pression et perception endogène de multiplication et de conservation du genre Isoberlinia au Moyen-Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest). Science et technique, Sciences naturelles et appliquées, Spécial hors-série n° 4, 25 – 38.
  1. Ahoyo C.C., Mama Sambo Imorou I., Houehanou D.T., Yaoitcha S.A., Houinato R.B.M., Sinsin A. B. 2018. De l’ethnomédecine à l’ethnopharmacologie vétérinaire et la conservation d’espèces ligneuses au Bénin : application raisonnée d’outils quantitatifs. Science et technique, Sciences naturelles et appliquées, Spécial hors-série n° 4, 559 – 573.
  1. Ahoyo, C.C.; Houehanou, T.D.; Yaoitcha, A. S.; Prinz, K.; Assogbadjo, A. E.;  Adjahossou, C.S.G.; Hellwig, F.; Houinato, M.R.B. 2017. A quantitative ethnobotanical approach toward biodiversity conservation of useful woody species in Wari-Maro forest reserve (Benin, West Africa). Environment, Development and Sustainability, doi:10.1007/s10668-017-9990-0
  1. Salako, K. V.; Houehanou, T. D.;  Yessoufou, K.; Assogbadjo, A.E.; Akoègninou, A.; Glèlè Kakaï, R. L. 2017. Patterns of elephant utilization of borassus aethiopum mart. and its stand structure in the pendjari national park, benin, west Africa. Tropical Ecology 58(2): 425–437.
  1. Gbeffe A. K., Houehanou T. D., Habiyaremye M., Emeline S. P. Assede E. S. P., Yaoitcha A. S., Janssens de Bisthoven L. J., Sogbohossou E.A., Houinato M. and Sinsin B. A. 2017. Effects of termite mounds on composition, functional types and traits of plant communities in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Benin, West Africa). African Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/aje.12391.
  1. Mensah, S., Houéhanou T.D., Assogbadjo A. E., Anyomi E. A., Ouedraogo A., Glèlè Kakaï. R. 2016. Latitudinal variation in the woody species diversity of Afzelia africana Sm. habitats in West Africa. Tropical Ecology 57(4): 717-726.
  1. Adjahossou, S. G. C.; Gouwakinnou, G. N.; Houehanou, D. T.; Sode, A. I.; Yaoitcha, A. S.; Houinato, M. R. B.; Sinsin, B. 2016. Efficacité des aires protégées dans la conservation d’habitats favorables prioritaires de ligneux de valeur au Bénin. Bois et Forêts des Tropiques 3 2 8 (2), 67 – 76. Impact factor 2014 : 0.192
  1. Donou Hounsode M.T., Assogbadjo A. E., Houehanou D.T., Glele Kakaï R.L. Agbangla C. 2016. Facteurs socioeconomiques influençant l’usage des raphias au Benin (Afrique de l’Ouest). Revue CAMES Science de la vie, de la terre et agronomie 4 (2), 1-17. Peer reviewed journal without impact factor. 
  1. Sèwadé, C., Azihou, A. F., Fandohan, A. B., Houéhanou, D. T., Houinato, M. 2016. Diversité, priorité pastorale et de conservation des ligneux fourragers des terres de parcours en zone soudano-guinéenne du Bénin. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Societé et Environnement 20 (2), 113-129.Impact factor 2014 : 0.457. 
  1. Houehanou, D. T., Assogbadjo A. E., Chadare, F., Zanvo, S., B. Sinsin. 2016. Approches méthodologiques synthétisées des études d’ethnobotanique quantitative en milieu tropical. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 20, 187-205. Peer reviewed journal without impact factor.
  1. Salako, V., Azihou, A., Kassa, B., Houehanou, T., Assogbadjo, A., Glele Kakaï, R. 2016.Fine-scale spatial analysis of elephants-induced damages predicts spatial isolation in the dioecious palm Borassus aethiopum Mart. (Arecaceae) in the Pendjari National Park. African Journal of Ecology 54(1), 9-19. Impact Factor 2014:0.824.
  1. Yaoitcha, A. S, Houehanou, D. T., Fandohan A. B., Houinato, M. R.B. 2015. Prioritization of useful medicinal tree species for conservation in Wari-Maro Forest Reserve in Benin: A multivariate analysis approach. Forest Policy and Economics 61, 135–146. Impact Factor 2014:1.856.
  1. Yaoitcha, A. S., Houehanou, T. D., Dan, B. S. C., Adounkpe, J. G., Arbonnier, M., Houinato, M. R. B. 2015. Medicinal tree species in Benin (West Africa): literature review and perspective researches. Annales des sciences agronomiques 19(2): 89-106. Peer reviewed journal without impact factor. 
  1. Idohou, R, Assogbadjo, A.E., Houéhanou, T.; Glèlè Kakaï, R., C. Agbangla. 2015. Variation in Hyphaene thebaica Mart. fruit: physical characteristics and factors affecting seed germination and seedling growth in Benin (West Africa). Journal of Horticultural Science & Biotechnology, 90 (3): 291–296. Impact Factor 2014: 0,541. 
  1. Mensah, S., Houehanou, D. T., Etotépé Aïkpémi Sogbohossou, E. A., Assogbadjo, A. E.; Glèlè Kakaï, R. 2014. Effect of human disturbance and climatic variability on the population structure of Afzelia africana Sm. ex pers. (Fabaceae–Caesalpinioideae) at country broad-scale (Benin, West Africa) South African Journal of Botany 95: 165–173.Impact Factor 2014: 0.978.
  1. Vitoule, E. T.; Houehanou, D. T., Kassa, B., Assogbadjo, A. E.; Glèlè Kakaï, R.; Djego, J., Sinsin, B. 2014. Endogenous knowledge and human disturbance impact on abundance of two underutilized wild edible tree species in southern Benin, QScience Connect 2014:15http://dx.doi.org/10.5339/connect.2014.15Peer reviewed journal without impact factor.
  1. Houehanou, T. D., Glèlè Kakaï, R. L., Assogbadjo, A. E., Kindomihou, V., Houinato, M., Wittig, R.and Sinsin, B. A. 2013. Change in the woody floristic composition, diversity and structure from protected to unprotected savannahs in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Benin, West Africa). African Journal of Ecology, 51: 358–365.Impact Factor 2014: 0.824 
  1. Houehanou, D. T., Kindomihou, V., Stevart, T., Tente, B., Houinato, M., Sinsin B. 2013. Variation of mistletoes impact on fruit yield of shea tree in contrasting habitats and implication for its conservation. Fruits, 68: 109-120.Impact Factor 2014: 0.8 
  1. Houehanou, D. T., Assogbadjo, A. E., Glèlè Kakaï, R. Kyndt, T., Sinsin, B. 2013. How far a protected area contributes to conserve habitat species composition and population structure of endangered African tree species. Ecological Complexity, 13: 60-68. Impact Factor 2014: 1.931.
  1. Dadjo, C., Assogbadjo, A. E, Fandohan, B., Glèlè Kakaï, R., Chakeredza, S; Houehanou, D.T., Van Damme, P., Sinsin, B. 2012. Uses and Management of Black Plum (Vitex Doniana Sweet) In Southern Benin. Fruits, 67: 239–248. Impact Factor 2014: 0.8 
  1. Houehanou, T. D., Assogbadjo, A. E., Glèlè Kakaï, R., Houinato, M., Sinsin, B., 2011. Valuation of local preferred uses and traditional ecological knowledge in relation to three multipurpose tree species in Benin (West Africa). Forest Policy and Economics 13: 554-562. Impact Factor 2014: 1.856. 
  1. Houehanou, T.D., Kindomihou V., Sinsin, B. 2011. Effectiveness of conservation areas in protecting Shea trees against hemiparasitic plants (Loranthaceae) in Benin, West Africa. Plant Ecology and Evolution 144(3): 267-274.Impact Factor 2014: 0.986 
  1. Houehanou T. D., Houinato M., Adandedjan C, Gbangboche A B, Hounzangbe–Adote MS and Sinsin BA. 2008. Gestion pastorale et structure des terroirs agricoles dans la périphérie de la Djona (Nord-Est Bénin).International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 2(4): 497-507. Peer reviewed journal without impact factor.

  

B- Publications without peer review process

  1. Salako, V., Kénou, C., Houéhanou Thierry, Assogbadjo, A., Kakai, R. G.  2014. Impact of traditional agroforestry systems practices on conservation effectiveness of useful trees: case study of Borassus aethiopum Mart. in Benin. In book of abstract of XXIV IUFRO World Congress Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research 5-11 october, 2014, Salt Lake City, USA. The International Forestry Review, Vol. 16(5) www.cfa-international.org(Abstract of Conference).
  1. Aïssa Amadou, Thierry Houehanou, Marcel Houinato, Ali Mahamane, Brice Sinsin. 2013. Diversification and valorization of Non Timber Forest Products of plants resources in Torodi department (Niger, West Africa): social variation and implications for perspectives policies. In book of abstract of 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) for a Food- Secure Africa in Accra, Ghana, from 25 to 27 September 2013. http://www.nuscommunity.org/fileadmin/NUS_Docs/documents/publications/books/book-of-abstracts_web_small.pdf (Abstract of Conference).
  1. Houehanou, T, Kindomihou,V, Houinato, M. and Sinsin, B. (2007). Dendrometrical characterization of a firewood plant species (Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.) in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve and its surrounding land use area (Benin, WesternAfrica). Proceedings in Tropentag, Conference on International Agricultural Research for Development, Gottingen. Link:http://www.tropentag.de/2008/abstracts/full/358.pdf(Conference proceedings).

C- Book chapter

  1. Houehanou, D. T., Assogbadjo A. E., B. Sinsin. 2014. Biotechnology in biodiversity conservation: Overview of its application on conservation of endangered African tree species, In Ahuja M.R; Ramawat, K.G. 2014. Biotechnology and Biodiversity, Sustainable development and biodiversity 4, pp 171-180.   http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-09381-9_9

D- Book

1-      Houehanou D. T., Assédé, S.P.E., Muhashy Habiyaremye F., Sogbohossou A.E., Kouton M., Agbani, P.O., Yaoitcha A.S., Gbeffe A.K., Houinato M.R.B. 2017. La Réserve de Biosphère de la Pendjari (Bénin) Guide & lexique pour le suivi des parcours naturels : Habitats, Faune et Feux. Publié par l’Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique (IRSNB). ISSN : 2295-4511. 141p.

PARTICIPATION TO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOPS 

  1. Houehanou,T.D., Prinz K., Hellwig, F., Assogbadjo, A.E., Gebauer, J., Glele Kakaï, R.L., Sinsin, B. 2018. Morphological traits variation of Afzelia africana Sm. in relation to climatic condition and implication for species conservation in Benin. European Conference of Tropical Ecology, “Challenges in tropical ecology and conservation – global perspectives” March 26 – 29, 2018, Université Pierre-Marie Curie and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (Oral presentation)
  1. Houehanou,T.D., Prinz K., Hellwig, F., Assogbadjo, A.E., Gebauer, J., Glele Kakaï, R.L., Sinsin, B. 2018. Genetic diversity and population structure of the threatened tree species Afzelia africana Sm. and implication for the species conservation in Benin. European Conference of Tropical Ecology, “Challenges in tropical ecology and conservation – global perspectives” March 26 – 29, 2018, Université Pierre-Marie Curie and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France (Poster presentation)
  1. Houehanou, D. T., Prinz, K., Hellwig, F., Ahoyo, C. C., Gebauer J. 2017. Quantitative ethnobotany towards conservation of food tree species of Wari Maro forest Reserve in the Sudanian zone of Benin. European Conference of Tropical Ecology, “(re)connecting tropical biodiversity in space and time”, February 06-10, 2017, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium (Poster presentation).
  1. Houehanou, D. T., Prinz K., Hellwig, F, Mensah S., Assogbadjo, A., Glele Kakaï, R., Gebauer, J. 2017. Population and community traits assessments for sustainable management and conservation of Afzelia africana in Benin. European Conference of Tropical Ecology, “(re)connecting tropical biodiversity in space and time”, February 06-10, 2017, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium (Oral presentation).
  1. Ahoyo, C., Houehanou T., Yaoïtcha A., Houinato M. 2016. How Quantitative Ethnobotany Involves Biodiversity Conservation: a Tested Approach on Wari Maro Forest Reserve (Benin) in International conference of Tropentag, September 18-21, 2016, Vienna, Austria “Solidarity in a competing world —fair use of resources”(Poster presentation)
  1. Houehanou, D. T., Assogbadjo A. E., Chadare, F., Zanvo, S., B. Sinsin. 2015. Approches méthodologiques synthétisées des études d’ethnobotanique quantitative en milieu tropical. Deuxième journées scientifiques du CAMES à Dakar (Sénégal) du 23 – 25 Novembre 2015.
  1. IFS regional Alumnae Meeting for West and Central Africa: Bringing together grantees of Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Cameroon for sustainable actions towards promotion of science and development in the West and Central Africa. 09 – 11 December, 2013, Cotonou, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences.
  1. Amadou Aïssa, Houehanou, D. T.,Yaoïtcha, A., Houinato, M., Mahamane, A. & Brice Sinsin. (2013) Diversification and valorization of Non Timber Forest Products of plants resources in Torodi department (Niger, West Africa): social variation and implications for perspectives policies. 3rd International Conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS) for a Food- Secure Africa took place in Accra, Ghana, from 25 to 27 September 2013. (Poster presentation)
  1. Participation to the international workshop on organic certification held on 25 November to 1st December, 2012 at University of Abomey-Calavi & Centre Anouarite, of Abomey Calavi, Benin republic.
  1. Houehanou, T. D. (2012) How far woody floristic composition, diversity and structure change from protected to unprotected savannas in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in Benin. Journées Scientifiques Internationales de Lomé xv ème  edition,  du 22 au 26 octobre 2012, campus universitaire, Lomé – Togo. (Présentation orale)
  1. Houehanou T. D. (2010) Assessment of conservation of threatened tree species and Vitellaria paradoxa (against loranthaceae parasite) in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve and in its land use areas (Benin)Worshop Final BIOTA : Capitalisation des données et stratégies de conservation de la Biodiversité en Afrique de l’Ouest (BIOTA West) Ouagadougou du 25 au 31 Janvier 2010. (Présentation orale)
  1. Houehanou T. D. (2009) Change in spatial structure population of threatened tree species Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve and implication for its conservation. ATBC- gto Conference, 2009, July 27-30 in Marburg (Germany) on Impacts of Global Change on Tropical Ecosystems: Cross-cutting the abiotic, biotic and human spheres”. (Poster presentation).
  1. Houehanou T. D.  (2008) Size class distribution of a used fire wood tree (Anogeissus Leiocarpa DC.) in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve and in a Surrounding Land Use Area (Benin,Western Africa). International Congress of BIOTA AFRICA in Spier (Afrique du Sud) on Biodiversity of Africa-Observation and Sustainable Management for our future! From 2008, September, 19 to October, 03. (Poster presentation)
  1. Houehanou T. D.  (2008) Dendrometrical characterization of a common plant species (Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.) in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve and in a surrounding land use area (Benin, West Africa). International conference of Tropentag: Competition for Resources in a Changing World – New Drive for Rural development », Tropentag 2008, October 7-9, Hohenheim, Germany. (Poster presentation)
  1. Participation to Summer school in Germany, 2009, July 31- August 19 on “Sustainable use and conservation of Biodiversity in middle Europe and the Tropics”.

 

TRAINING COURSES

–       2017: Speech and vocal training, Germany.

–       2017: Descriptive and inferential statistic with SPSS, Germany.

–       2016: English Grammar and Pronunciation, Germany.

–       2016: Introducing R as a flexible tool for statistical analyses, Germany.

–       2015 : Formation sur la base de données HORTIVAR de la FAO, Cotonou, Benin

–       2014 : Atelier/Formation sur le développement des plans de cours, pilote et ébauche de manuel de stage basés sur les curricula globaux, Natitingou, Benin.

–       2014: Atelier/Formation sur LMD, ABC et programme d’Innovation de l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences et Techniques Agronomiques de Djougou (ENSTA-Djougou), Natitingou Benin.

–       2013: Atelier/Formation sur Recherche Appliquée, Natitingou, Benin

–       2013: Training on use of R software package for statistical analysis

–       2009: Training on Ecological niche modeling at Universität of Frankfurt am Maim, Germany

–       2008: Training on Use of GIS tools: practice of ArcGis software at University of Abomey Calavi, Benin.

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