• Head of the Geomatics (GIS-Remote Sensing-Cartography) Unit of the Applied Ecology Laboratory
  • Author / Co-author of more than 30 scientific papers
  • Make more than 800 thematic maps
  • Process more than 1500 scenes of satellite images (Landsat, Spot, Sentinel, Quickbird, Lidar, etc.)
  • Visiting Professor at many universities in Africa, Europe and Central America
  • Visiting AIRBUS (Bremen), ESA (Belgium), Copernicus (Belgium), Innovation and Technology Center Bremen, Center for Tropical and Marine Research (University of Bremen), Institute for Environmental Physics (University of Bremen), Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Federal and European Affairs and Development Cooperation, Nereus (Representation of Hesse to EU), SPACEBEL s.a. ((Belgium)), SPACEBEL ((Belgium)), EARSC Office ((Belgium)).
  • Coordinator of one research-development project
  • Supervisor / Co-supervisor of more than 40 Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis 

Contact Information

01 B.P. 1651, Abomey-Calavi, Benin

Cell: (229) 6171514/ 99409990

Fax: (229) 21 30 30 84

E-Mail: [email protected]

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  • Ph.D., Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 2013
  • Certificate of Research Ability, Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 2009
  • Master of Geography (option: Territory Planning), University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 1998
  • High School Diploma, Science Biology-Geology (Serie D), Lycée Mathieu Bouké of Parakou, 1988.

Skills, Expertise and Research interest

Geomatics (Remote sensing and Geographical System Information), Thematic Mapping, Landscape Ecology, Landscape Modeling, Anthropization, Fragmentation, Land cover and land user, Agriculture, Biodiversity & Conservation, Natural Resource, Management and Conservation.

Selected Geographical Region of Experience

Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Togo, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, etc.

Experience in Research

  • National research projects;
  • EU research projects (GEOFORAFRI-IRD);
  • Bilateral projects: Germany (GIZ-BREME), USA-Cambridge, Massachusetts-Lab
  • Space Enabled (in progress)

Professional Affiliations

  • Focal Group “Remote sensing and promotion of small satellites”
  • Green Actor for West Africa (GAWA)
  • Biodiversity Forum Benin
  • Beninese Association of Pastoralism


Havyariamana, I. Bamba, Y.S.S. Barima,T. Masharabou, D. Nduwarugira, M. J. Bigendako, A.Mama, F. Bangirinama, C. Ce Canniere, J. Bogaert, 2018. The contribution of internally displaced persons camps to the landscape dynamics in southern and southeastern of Burundi. Tropicultura, 36 (2) : 243-257

Havyariamana, T. Masharabou, J.K. Kouao, I. Bamba, D. Nduwarugira, M. –J. Kakizimana, A.Mama, F. Bangirinama, G. Banyankimbona, J. Bogaert, C. Ce Canniere, 2017. The forest spatial dynamics in the Brundi forest nature reserve, Burundi. Tropicultura, 5 (3) : 158-172.

Kouagou Sambiéni Raoul, Toyi S. Mireille & Adi Mama, 2015. Local perception on the fragmentation of the landscape of the upper Oueme Superieur classified forest in the Northern Benin.VertigO- The electronic review in sciences of the environment,  15 (2) : 1-18. 

Julien Avakoudjo, Adi Mama, Ismaïla Toko, Valentin Kindomihou & Brice Sinsin, 2014.  Dynamics of land use in and around W National Park northwest of Benin.Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 8(6): 2608-2625. 

Mama, I. Bamba, B. Sinsin, J. Bogaert, C. De Cannière,2014. Deforestation, transformation into savannah and agricultural development in the savannah and forest landscapes of Benin’s sudano-guinean zone. Wood and Forests of Tropics, Focus/Savannah-Forests in Benin, 3 2 4 (4) : 66-75.

Mama A., Sinsin B., De Cannière C., Bogaert J., 2013. Anthropization and dynamics of the landscapes in Sudanese zone in the North of Benin. Tropicultura, 31(1): 78-88.

Toyi M.S, Barima Y.S.S., Mama A., André M., Bastin J-F., De Cannière C., Sinsin B., Bogaert J., 2013.Tree Plantation Will Not Compensate Natural Woody Vegetation Cover Loss in the Atlantic Department of Southern Benin.Tropicultura, 31: 62-70.

Bogaert J., Barima Y.S.S., Ji J., Jiang H., Bamba I., Iyongo W.M.L., Mama A., Nyssen E, Dahdouh-Guebas F, Koedam N. 2011. A methodological framework to quantify anthropogenic effects on landscape pattern. In Landscape Ecology in Asian Cultures, Hong S-K, Wu J, Kim J-E, Nakagoshi N (eds). Springer, Verlag: New York; 141-167.

Jan Bogaert, Yao S.S. Barima, Leon Iyongo Waya Mongo, Issouf Bamba, Adi Mama, Mireille Toyi and Raffaele Lafortezza, 2011. Forest Fragmentation: causes, ecological impacts and implications for landscape management.Landscape Ecology and forest management : challenges and solutions in a changing globe (eds, C. Li, R. Lafortezza, J. Chen) Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 274-296.

Vranken, J.P. Djibu, F. Munyemba,A. Mama, L. Iyongo, I. Bamba, M. Laghmouch and J. Bogaert, 2011. Ecological impact of habitat loss on African landscape and biodiversity. In « Advances in Environmental Research, Volume 14 »,NOVA Science Publishers, INC.

Y.S.S. Barima, J. P. Djibu, S. Alongo, J. Ndayihimiye, O. Bomolo, S. Kumba, L. Iyongo, I. Bamba, Mama A, M. Toyi, E. Kasongo, T. Masharabu, M. Visser & Bogaert J., 2011. Deforestation in central and west Africa : landscape dynamics, anthropogenic effet and ecological consequences. In « Advances in Environmental Research, Volume 7 », NOVA Science Publishers, INC.

Diallo H., Bamba I., Barima S. S. Y., Visser M., Ballo A., Mama A., Vranken I., Maïga M., Bogaert J., 2010. Combined effects of climate and anthropogenic pressures on the evolutionary dynamics of vegetation in a protected area of Mali (Fina Reserve, Baule Loop). Sécheresse, 22 (8) : 97-107.

Adomou A. C., Mama A., Missikpodé R. & Sinsin B., 2009. Mapping and floristic characterization of the swampy forest of Lokoli (Benin). Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 3 (3): 492-503.

Assogbadjo A. E., Amadji G.,  Glèlè Kakai R., Mama A., Sinsin A. B., & Van Damme P., 2009. Ecological and ethnobotanical assessment of Jatropha curcas L. in Benin. International Journal of Biological and chemical Sciences, 3 (5) : 1065-1077.

Bamba,A. Mama, D.F.R. Neuba, K.J. Koffi, D. Traoré, M. Visser, B. Sinsin, J. Lejoly & J. Bogaert, 2008. Impact of human activity on the spatio-temporal dynamics of land cover in the Bas-Congo province (D.R. Congo). Sciences & Nature,  5 (1) : 49- 60.

Last Updated on September 19, 2018