• Research Assistant, Laboratory of Applied Ecology
  • Publisher of five scientific papers
  • Co-supervisor of two undergraduates and mentoring to many graduate and PhD Students
  • Reviewer for Biotropica and Economic Botany journals


01 B.P. 526 Cotonou, Benin

Cell: (229) 96068180/95564321

Fax: (229) 21 30 30 84

E-mail: [email protected]

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  • Ph.D., University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) in sandwich with Rhodes University (South Africa), 2017, Major: Natural Resources Management
  • DEA (equivalent to MSc), University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 2010, Major: Forestry and Natural Resources Management
  • Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Parakou (Benin), 2008, Major: Forestry and Natural Resources Management
  • High School Diploma, Major Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Diplôme du Baccalauréat Série Scientifique D), CEG Albarika, Parakou, Benin, 2003


Natural Resources Management and Conservation, Agroforestry, Agronomy, Applied Ecology, Agriculture, Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring, Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Ethnobotany, Endangered and useful species conservation, Ethnoecology, Ecological Modeling, Ecological Restoration, Ecological Statistics, Ecosystem Ecology, Ecosystem Functioning, Forest Conservation, Forest Ecology, Forest Management, Management of Protected Area, Non-Timber Forest Products Assessment, Phytosociology, Tropical Ecology and Biology, Invasive species ecology, Invasive species impacts on plant species, Horticulture, Multiple pressures assessment and impacts on forest species.


Benin, Kenya, South Africa.


  • Academic research projects
  • Consulting projects (with GIZ, Cabinet de recherches stigmate)


  • Society for Economic Botany
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World


  • OWSD Postgraduate Fellowship Addendum for conferences attendance (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA and ICRAF Nairobi, Kenya)
  • ICRAF sponsorship for conference attendance (New Delhi, India)
  • International Foundation for Science (IFS) Individual Research Grant
  • VertNet sponsorship for workshop training attendance (University of Denver, Boulder, Colorado, USA)
  • Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Postgraduate Training Fellowship
  • IUFRO-SPDC Conference Travel Grants (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Benin’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research Postgraduate Fellowship


Degree theses

  1. SINASSON S.K.G. 2008. Contribution to the sustainable management of private teak (Tectona grandis L.f)plantations in Abomey-calavi Municipality (Atlantic department, South Benin): Structural, ecological characteristics and management potentials. Agronomy engineer dissertation; Faculty of Agronomy. University of Parakou, 121p + annexes.
  2. SINASSON S.K.G. 2010. Dynamics of natural forests of Bonou and Itchèdè-Toffo, South Benin. DEA (MSc) dissertation, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, 143p).
  3. SINASSON S.K.G. 2017. Ethnobotany and ecology of Mimusops andongensis Hiern and Mimusops kummelBruce ex A. DC: implications for the species management and conservation in Benin (West Africa). PhD thesis, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin


  1. Sinasson Sanni G.K., Shackleton C.M. and Sinsin B. 2018. Reproductive phenology of two Mimusopsspecies in relation to climate, tree diameter and canopy position in Benin (West Africa). African Journal of Ecology,00:1–11,
  2. SinassonG. K. S., C. M. Shackleton, Achille E. Assogbadjo, and B. Sinsin. 2017. Local Knowledge on the Uses, Habitat and Change in Abundance of Multipurpose Mimusops Species in Benin. Economic Botany, 71: 105-122.
  3. SinassonG. K. S., C. M. Shackleton, R. L. Glèlè Kakaï, and B. Sinsin. 2017. Impact of Forest Degradation and Invasive Species on the Population Structure of Mimusops andongensis (Sapotaceae). Biotropica, 49: 160-169.
  4. Shackleton C., Ruwanza S., Sinasson Sanni G., Bennett S., De Lacy P., Modipa R., Mtati N., Sachikonye M. and Thondhlana G., 2016. Unpacking Pandora’s Box: Understanding and Categorising Ecosystem Disservices for Environmental Management and Human Wellbeing. Ecosystems 19: 587-600.
  5. Sinasson Sanni K.G., Shackleton C.M. and Sinsin B. 2014. (Abstract) Combined impact of Use, Deforestation and Invasive species on the Population structure of Mimusops andongensis Hiern (Sapotaceae). The International Forestry Review, Vol. 16(5):291.
  6. Sinasson S.K.G., Ganglo C.J., Natta A., De Cannière Ch., Devineau J-L. & de Foucault B. 2011. Phytocénose àMallotus oppositifolius (Geisl.) Müll. Arg. et Macrosphyra longistyla (DC.) Hiern dans le sous-bois des plantations privées de teck (Tectona grandis L.f) dans la Commune d’Abomey-Calavi, Sud-Benin. Acta Botanica Gallica 158:101-109.



  • Languages: French (fluent, primary language), English (good), Nagot/Yoruba (fluent, native), Fon/Goun/Mina (fluent)
  • Computer literacy: statistical software (R, SAS, SPSS, MINITAB, STATISTICA, etc); Mapping software (Arcview, ARCGIS, QGIS); Phytosociological software (PCord, Canoco, Twinspan); Ecological niche modeling (MaxEnt)


Last updated on: September 26, 2018