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Associate Professor, Natural Resources Management

Secretary for the Doctoral Training in Natural Resources Management at the University of Abomey-Calavi

Co-author of more than 35 publications related to wildlife monitoring, endangered species conservation, human-wildlife conflicts, medicinal plants conservation.

Contact information

03 BP 294 Cotonou BENIN

Cel : +229 97 75 61 10

Email : etotepe@gmail.com

etotepe.sogbohossou@fsa.uac.bj

Education

  • PhD Conservation Biology, Leiden University, THE NETHERLANDS (2011)
  • MSc in Natural Resources Management, University of Abomey-Calavi, BENIN (2007)
  • Diploma of Ingénieur Agronome (MSc Agric. Engineer), National University of Benin, BENIN (2000)

Skills, expertise & research interest

Natural Resources Management, Wildlife conservation and monitoring, Conservation Biology, Protected Areas and Rangeland Management, Carnivores conservation, Human-Wildlife Conflicts, Illegal Trade of Wildlife

Selected geographical region of experience

West & Central Africa  

Experience in research

  • Research in diverse fields related to natural resources management, wildlife monitoring and trade, endangered species conservation in Benin and other countries.
  • Hunting and illegal trade of wildlife monitoring. From 2017
  • Impact of fire on rangelands, wildlife and ecosystem services in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve. From 2015
  • Cheetah and other wildlife survey by camera trapping in Benin protected areas. From 2014
  • Human-wildlife conflicts around protected areas in Benin and Burkina Faso. 2003-2005, 2007-2013 & from 2016
  • Monitoring of elephants and giraffes and human-wildlife conflicts in the WAP protected ecosystem (Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger), 2012-2013.

Professional affiliations

IUCN Green List Standards Committee

Cat Specialist Group, IUCN

Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG), IUCN

World Commission for Protected Areas (WCPA), IUCN

Species Survival Commission (SSC), IUCN

The African Lion Working Group (ALWG)

Founder member of the Network on West and Central Africa Lion (ROCAL in French)

Society for Conservation Biology

Beninese Association of Pastoralism

Selected Honors and Awards

International Visitors Leadership Program (US Department of States)

Charlotte Fellowship (African Wildlife Foundation)

Kaplan Graduate Award (Panthera Foundation)

MAB UNESCO Young Researcher Grant

WINROCK fellowship for women leaders

Selected Publications

  • Sogbohossou E.A., Kassa B.D., Waltert M., Khorozyan I. 2018. Spatio-temporal niche partitioning between the African lion (Panthera leo leo) and spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) in western African savannas. European Journal of Wildlife Research 64, 1-8.
  • Efio S., Sogbohossou E. A., Magnon Z.Y., Houinato M.R.B., Habiyaremye M., Sinsin B.A & Tossou C.R. 2018. Human-wildlife conflicts and mitigation measures in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, northern Benin. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 22, 15 – 31.
  • Bauer H., Henschel P., Packer C., Sillero Zubiri C., Chardonnet B., Sogbohossou E.A., De Iongh H. H. & Macdonald D.W. 2017. Lion trophy hunting in West Africa: A response to Bouché et al. PLoS ONE 12(3), e0173691.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0173691
  • Durant S.M., Mitchell N., Groom R., Pettorelli N., Ipavec A., Jacobson A.P., Woodroffe R., Böhm M., Hunter L.T.B., Becker M.S., Broekhuis F., Bashir S., Andresen L., Aschenborn O., Beddiaf M., Belbachir F., Belbachir-Bazi A., Berbash A., de Matos Machado I.B., Breitenmoser C., Chege M., Deon Cilliers, Davies-Mostert H., Dickman A.J., Ezekiel F., Farhadinia M.S., Funston P., Henschel P., Horgan J., de Iongh H.H., Jowkar H., Klein R., Lindsey P.A., Marker L., Marnewick K., Melzheimer J., Merkle J., M’soka J., Msuha M., O’Neill H., Parker M., Purchase G., Sahailou S., Saidu Y., Samna A., Schmidt-Küntzel A., Selebatso E., Sogbohossou E.A., Soultan A., Stone E., van der Meer E., van Vuuren R., Wykstra M., & Young-Overton K. 2017. The global decline of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus and what it means for conservation. PNAS 2017 114 (3), 528-533; doi:10.1073/pnas.1611122114
  • Marker L., Cristescu B., Morrison T., Flyman M.V., Horgan J., Sogbohossou E.A., Bissett C., Van Der Merwe V., de Matos Machado I.B., Fabiano E., Van Der Meer E., Aschenborn O., Melzheimer J., Young K., Farhadinia M.S., Wykstra M., Chege M., Abdoulkarim S., Amir O.G., Sh Mohanun A., Paulos O.D., Nhabanga A.R., M’soka J.L.J., Belbachir F., Ashenafi Z.T., Nghikembua M.T. 2017. Cheetah Rangewide Status and Distribution. In Marker L., Boast L., Schmidt-Kuentzel A. (eds). Cheetahs: Biology and Conservation. 1st Edition. Academic Press. https://www.elsevier.com/books/cheetahs-biology-and-conservation/nyhus/978-0-12-804088-1
  • Sabi Lolo Ilou B., Sogbohossou E.A., et al. 2017. Diversité et importance socio-économique des services écosystémiques dans la Réserve de Biosphère de la Pendjari au nord-Bénin. Journal de la Recherche Scientifique de l’Université de Lomé 19 (3), 15-28.
  • Houehanou T.D., Assede E., Habiyaremye F.M., Sogbohossou E.A., 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. IRNSB & LEA/UAC.
  • Sogbohossou E.A. & Kassa D.B. 2016.  The bushmeat trade and livelihoods in southern Benin: An exploratory survey. Nature & Faune 30 (2): 29-31.
  • Bertola L.D., Tensen L., van Hooft P., White P.A., Driscoll C.A., Henschel P., Caragiulo A., Dias-Freedman I., Sogbohossou E.A., et al.  2015. Autosomal and mtDNA Markers Affirm the Distinctiveness of Lions in West and Central Africa. PLoS ONE 10(10), e0137975. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137975
  • Sogbohossou E.A., Kassa B.D., Aboubacar Z. & Mahamane A. 2013. Les conflits hommes-girafes dans l’aire centrale de répartition de la girafe (Giraffa camelopardalis peralta) au Niger. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 17(2), 107-119.
  • Sogbohossou E.A., de Iongh H.H., Sinsin B., de Snoo G. & Funston P. 2011. Livestock – predator conflict around Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Northern Benin. Oryx 45, 569-578.
  • Akpona H.A., Sogbohossou E., Sinsin B., Houngnihin R.A., Akpona  J-D.T. & Akouehou G. 2009. Botanical gardens as a tool for preserving plant diversity, threatened relic forest and indigenous knowledge on traditional medicine in Benin. In: Parrotta J.A., Oteng-Yeboah A., Cobbinah J. (eds). Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge and Sustainable Forest Management in Africa, IUFRO World Series Vol. 23. pp 5-13. ISBN 978-3-901347-81-8.

Other

 Fluent in English and French

Learn more atwww.researchgate.net/profile/Etotepe_Sogbohossou

 

 

LAST UPDATED ON: SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

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