• Vue globale des 5 bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
Welcome to the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA) at the University of Abomey Calavi (UAC) in Benin Republic (West Africa).  Created by Professor Brice Sinsin in 1994, the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA) is part of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences (FSA) at the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC) in Benin Republic (West Africa). Previously, its activities had been conducted within the Section of Applied Ecology and Aquaculture Products (SEAPA) of the FSA/UAC. Led by Professor Brice Sinsin, Ex Rector / Chancellor of the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA) is one of the most advanced research institutions on natural resources in Africa. Activities for the LEA deal with capacity building through training and advanced research on applied ecology for development, etc. Since its creation, the LEA has attracted countless PhD, MS, BS students, visitors and partners across the globe. Scientific research at the LEA has resulted in hundreds of scientific publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. To date, the LEA has completed and has been involved in various projects on sustainable management of natural resources, domestication of fodder and food tree species in Africa, organic agriculture research and training, bioenergy development, nutrient management, planning and management of rangelands and protected areas, monitoring of endemic and/or threatened flora and fauna species, ethnobotany, and much more. Learn more about our: Research, Cooperations, Director of the Lab: Prof Brice Sinsin, Members of the Lab, Subscribe to our Newsletter, Blog, Submit a news or share with your stories, press releases, updates, thoughts, announcement. To contact us, please click here.