6ème numéro de «Mercredi Scientifique» à l’Uac: Les riches conseils du Prof. Brice Sinsin aux enseignants-chercheurs

Publié le mardi 5 fevrier 2019  |  L`événement Précis

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Brice Sinsin, recteur de l’Uac

« Défis à relever durant la carrière du jeune enseignant-chercheur ». C’est sur ce thème qu’a porté le 6ème numéro de la conférence scientifique, « Mercredi scientifique » qui s’organise de façon périodique à l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Uac). Devant un parterre d’enseignants chercheurs, jeunes comme anciens, mobilisés le mercredi 30 Janvier 2019 à l’amphithéâtre Jean Pliya, le Recteur honoraire, Professeur Brice Sinsin a développé un thème aussi particulier que tout autre, déjà exposé dans ce même cadre. Au-delà de la ponctualité qui doit caractériser tout enseignant, il estime que cela relève également de la culture scientifique qu’il faudra s’intégrer. Pour lui, l’enseignant-chercheur doit avoir la culture scientifique au quotidien, qui doit se décliner en une recherche constante de l’objectivité, une définition des questions de recherche, une adéquation objectifs-démarche méthodologique dans tout processus de recherche, un sens d’analyse critique des résultats et une déduction des leçons apprises dopée d’une humilité scientifique.

L’enseignant au chevet des apprenants

Loin de travailler seulement pour porter une formation théorique aux apprenants, l’enseignant devra aller au-delà de cette fonction. L’ancien recteur pense que l’enseignant doit apprendre à être un guide, un conseiller, un bon formateur au chevet de l’apprenant jusqu’à son insertion professionnelle. « L’enseignant doit apporter son soutien à l’apprenant même sur son lieu de stage. Il faut donc comprendre que le problème n’est pas de sacrifier une génération parce qu’on a des contraintes. Il y a le défi de livrer sur le marché de travail des citoyens de qualité au développement. Nous devons savoir que les citoyens capables d’aider ce pays sont nos propres enfants. Il n’est pas question de former de manière approximative » a-t-il conseillé. « L’enseignant doit avoir un engagement sacerdotal à la profession enseignée. Ceci passe par une recherche, une organisation pratique et une planification du cadre approprié de stage d’immersion des apprenants pour leur futur positionnement professionnel. L’enseignant-chercheur doit apprendre à charmer ses apprenants et à ne pas leur transmettre ses tares en se refusant certaines tâches pédagogiques quand il a atteint des grades supérieur dans son métier » a-t-il ajouté.

La recherche laissée pour compte

Par ailleurs, l’un des éléments qui caractérise l’enseignant-chercheur est sa présente dans la recherche, dans les laboratoires et dans les conférences spécialisées. L’ancien recteur n’a pas manqué de partager avec son auditoire l’importance de la recherche. A l’en croire, l’essence même de l’enseignant en tant qu’élément contributeur à l’évolution de la science et de la société, c’est sa capacité à entretenir, engager et soutenir la recherche.A ce titre, il a pris son propre exemple pour montrer l’urgence et l’importance de cette pratique scientifique.

A l’occasion, le coordonnateur de la conférence, le Professeur Placide Clédjo a exprimé sa joie de voir cette initiative scientifique se pérenniser. « Le Recteur Sinsin nous avait formés sur la question de recherche, c’est donc pour ne pas laisser l’initiative disparaitre que nous avons décidé de la faire perdurer dans le temps à travers la conférence « Mercredi Scientifique » afin que nous puissions la partager avec les doctorants et les enseignants en formation aujourd’hui » a-t-il laissé entendre. Les habitudes scientifiques rappelées donc par le communicateur paraissent à ses yeux comme des devoirs. « Autant nous avons des droits que nous réclamons, autant nous avons aussi des devoirs avec des défis à relever dans nos universités » a-t-il martelé. Une séance de questions-réponses a mis fin à ce 6ème numéro.

Ils ont dit

Professeur Placide Clédjo, Coordonnateur de « Mercredi Scientifique »

« La conférence vient nous situer sur les sacrifices scientifiques d’un enseignant du supérieur »

« Ce thème est différent des autres puisque nous avons constaté qu’à l’université, autant nous avons des droits que nous réclamons, autant nous avons aussi des devoirs avec des défis à relever dans nos universités. C’est pour vous dire que sur le plan scientifique, il y a beaucoup de choses que nous faisons qui ne collent pas et il faut changer de fusil d’épaule. Et la personne la mieux indiqué pour nous aider est l’ancien recteur qui nous avait entre temps formés pour la cause. Donc, c’est pour ne pas laisser l’initiative disparaitre que nous avons décidé de la faire perdurer dans le temps à travers la conférence « Mercredi Scientifique » pour que nous puissions partager avec les doctorants et les enseignants en formation aujourd’hui. Laissez-moi vous dire qu’au niveau de la formation doctorale, on a fait deux ans sans pouvoir faire de sorties pédagogiques et des travaux pratiques corrects pour les Master. Ce qui n’était pas normal. Donc en faisant cette formation, les doctorants ont vu l’importance des Tp, de Td et des sorties pédagogiques pour la géographie surtout et tout ce qui est sciences exactes. En dehors de cela, le salaire de l’enseignant au supérieur devrait aussi servir à quoi ? Et la conférence du jour vient nous situer que l’usage à en faire, sur comment l’enseignant devrait s’abonner aux revues scientifiques et son devoir de se sacrifier aussi sur le plan scientifique pour pouvoir faire certaines choses…..Le message passera puisque nous devrons comprendre que ceux qui nous ont succédés, ont fait des sacrifices en dépit des maigres moyens qu’ils avaient. Donc, nous devons aussi être des exemples dans nos universités sur le plan scientifique. »

Professeur Brice Sinsin, Recteur honoraire, conférencier

« L’apprenant a besoin d’un temps d’attention et d’un encadrement de qualité »

« Le premier défi qu’un enseignant doit relever est d’abord la ponctualité. Le temps est comme un fluide qui est très difficile à cerner. C’est pour cela que quand vous prenez du retard sur le temps, il s’écoule et s’égraine à l’infini. On doit situer le temps dans toute chose, autrement, vous perdez par rapport au temps. C’est un défi pour les africains en général et ici au Bénin de façon particulière. A tous les niveaux, on n’est pas conscient de ce qu’on peut perdre quand on a une réunion prévue pour 8h et qu’on finit par commencer à 10h. En tant qu’éducateur, je me voyais contraint de relever ce petit manquement.

Lors de cette communication, nous nous sommes intéressés à deux volets qui caractérisent l’enseignant en terme de formation qu’il dispense à ses apprenants mais surtout la recherche et la publication. Mais nous avons insisté sur l’assistance que l’enseignant doit apporter son soutien à l’apprenant même sur son lieu de stage. Il faut donc comprendre que le problème n’est pas de sacrifier une génération parce qu’on a des contraintes. Il y a le défi de livrer sur le marché de travail des citoyens de qualité au développement. Et nous devons savoir que les citoyens capables d’aider ce pays sont nos propres enfants. Il n’est pas question de former de manière approximative. Vous aurez alors des ministres, des présidents, directeurs généraux approximatifs. L’éducation n’est pas une question à prendre à la légère. L’apprenant qui vient pour acquérir des compétences se doit de rentrer chez lui non pas avec le papier, mais avec le contenu du diplôme, c’est-à-dire la compétence. Pour cela, il a besoin d’un temps d’attention, d’un encadrement de qualité…Les universités sont confrontées à la massification, à la surcharge en étudiants, mais c’est une responsabilité de toute la Nation, pas seulement du gouvernement. Nous ne devons jamais dire, formons de manière approximative parce que nous avons trop d’étudiants sur les bras.

Dans le même temps, nous avons conseillé aux enseignants un investissement dans la recherche. Pour prendre mon exemple, j’ai commencé Maitre-Assistant avec 79.000 FCFA par mois. Et de retour de thèse, j’ai mis deux ans pour passer à 155.000 FCFA. Mais demandez à tous ceux que je formais, on s’associait. Chacun donnait 10.000 FCFA, 5.000 FCFA ; et moi, je pouvais donner 20.000 FCFA pour organiser les sorties pédagogiques. Je ne me verrais pas la conscience tranquille si je formais des forestiers qui ne pouvaient pas prendre le diamètre, la hauteur, d’un arbre. D’abord, c’est quoi le salaire s’il ne me permet pas de vivre à l’aise. Ceux qui nous avaient formés aussi avaient des salaires ridicules et pourtant ils s’investissaient et organisaient les stages. On était présent sur le terrain avec nos professeurs. Ils venaient nous visiter régulièrement pour corriger nos imperfections. Mais aujourd’hui, voyez le niveau de nos salaires. C’est en cela que je dis que l’enseignant qui refuse d’investir dans la recherche doit revoir sa copie. Faut-il adresser une demande de financement à mon recteur, mon ministre ou doyen quand j’ai un voyage de recherche ou une conférence au Sénégal par exemple ? Si je ne suis pas en mesure de faire quatre sorties dans l’année, au moins, je planifie mon salaire de sorte que je puise acheter mon billet d’avion pour aller acquérir des connaissances dans des laboratoires. Depuis que j’ai commencé Assistant ici, je me suis abonné à 05 grandes revues qui continuent de fonctionner à ce jour, en plus d’autres, bien entendu. Cela me coute une partie de mon salaire, certes, mais j’en suis fier. Le tout ne peut pas venir d’un gouvernement. C’est pourquoi, je dis que le doctorat que nous avons, est un doctorat en mendicité intellectuelle. Nous devons utiliser ce doctorat pour aller chercher l’argent dans tous les pays. Aucun pays au monde ne pratique ce système de doctorat, je m’assois et le gouvernement m’envoie les fonds. Toutefois, il y a la responsabilité de l’Etat aussi. On a jamais discuté des grands projets de l’Etat en terme de mise en œuvre, tout au moyen la partie scientifique par nos universités. C’est vrai qu’on est informé du PAG, maintenant, qu’on nous dise la part des universitaires, de la recherche secteur par secteur. Il faut prendre des actes pour mettre les scientifiques devant le défi. Travaillons pour les générations à venir… »

Emmanuel GBETO

Source: http://news.acotonou.com/h/115477.html

 

Mercredi scientifique: Eviter la formation approximative pour avoir des cadres compétents

« Parlant de la formation, le plus important est de livrer sur le marché des citoyens capables de développer le pays et d’aider nos enfants à réussir. Il ne faut pas voir les problèmes et former de façon approximative pour éviter d’avoir des cadres approximatifs. Il faut comprendre que l’éducation n’est pas une question à prendre à la légère », a clarifié le Professeur Brice Sinsin, l’ancien recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi. Il était face aux enseignants le mercredi 30 janvier 2019 lors du mercredi scientifique, dans l’ampli Jean Pliya à l’Uac. Ces clarifications ont été faites pendant qu’il développait le thème « défis à relever durant la carrière du jeune enseignant-chercheur ». Ce thème retenu pour le mercredi scientifique de janvier 2019 du département de géographie et d’aménagement du territoire, a été l’occasion pour le recteur d’éclairer la lanterne des enseignants sur beaucoup de points. Pour le professeur Sinsin, « le premier défi à relever en tant que formateur, c’est la ponctualité ». A ce niveau, il a invité les enseignants du supérieur à inculquer la culture de la ponctualité aux étudiants. Car, disait-il, le temps qui s’écoule et qui n’a pas été réellement exploité ne contribue pas au développement du pays.

Le conférencier a montré que la carrière d’un jeune enseignant est un défi pour son développement personnel et son institution. Il doit armer les étudiants à réussir leur vie professionnelle. L’enseignant doit avoir la culture scientifique au quotidien, le réflexe scientifique face à tout problème et mettre les apprenants à l’épreuve pratique des faits. Il a demandé aux enseignants d’insister sur le travail en équipe, de développer l’esprit de sacrifice et de pouvoir faire des autocritiques responsables puis se donner des rigueurs.

Les enseignants doivent explorer toutes les opportunités pour avoir les ressources. Car, disait le recteur, « le doctorat d’un enseignant, c’est de la mendicité intellectuelle. Nous devons l’utiliser pour aller chercher de l’argent partout. Aucun pays ne s’assoit pour attendre de l’argent ». Il a ajouté qu’il y a aussi une responsabilité du gouvernement. Il se demande quelle est la part de la recherche qu’on peut confier à l’université pour l’associer au développement.

Source: http://leprogresinfo.net/2019/02/01/mercredi-scientifique-eviter-la-formation-approximative-pour-avoir-des-cadres-competents/


Book – Biography of Prof Brice Sinsin

Holou R.A.Y., 2015. Biographie de Brice Augustin Sinsin : Vie, succès, et secrets d’un intellectuel et développeur Africain. Éditions l’Harmattan. ISBN 978-2-343-06478-9. Paris, France. 300 pages.

Abstract: The 18 chapters of that book revealed the true facets and secrets of his masterful journey. Indeed, Brice Sinsin is a Beninese, a beloved father, a tireless leader, a rigorous developer, a generous educator, an undeniable reformer, and a proven scientist that has braved everything in his life, from childhood to the top of modern science where the sweat of his brow raised him to an internationally acclaimed reputation. Forerunner of a new approach to science policy for the emergence and development of nations, Prof Brice Sinsin is a model that all generations are invited to imitate and seek to surpass. His biography explains how this Beninese works on the basis of principles and passions that hide the code of his success that many seek to emulate without wanting to pay the price. In the 300 page biography, Prof Sinsin also proposes strategies to reform the African democracy and constitutions to suit the needs of the African people, learn from traditional leadership systems in Africa, make African countries more national and patriotic, reform politics in Africa and better train the African diplomats. The author ended the biography with a critical conclusion and a fervent prayer. To get your copy of the biography, please click here. To learn more, please click on this article: Brice Augustin Sinsin: The Famous Intellectual and Developer that the Diaspora and their Stakeholders Must Know


Phytosociology, ecology, grazing value, productivity and carrying capacity of natural pasturelands at Nikki-Kalale in Northern Benin

PhD Dissertation:

SINSIN Brice (1993). Phytosociology, ecology, grazing value, productivity and carrying capacity of natural pasturelands at Nikki-Kalale in Northern Benin. PhD, ULB, Belgium, 353 p.

Promotor: Prof Jean Lejoly.

 

Abstract: Phytosociology, ecology, productivity and grazing value of sudanian pasture lands were studied at Nikki-Kalalé in northern Benin. Factor analysis applied to the phytosociological relevés permitted to define ten new associations which were classified into five classes. Under the class: Hyparrhenietea Schmitz 1963 of the sudano-zambesian savanna communities, were placed the Loxodera ledermannii association that occurs in tree savannas, the Loudetia jlavida association that occurs on gravel-enriched soils, the Aspilia paludosa and Anadelphia afzeliana association that occurs on clay-enriched shallow and the Pennisetum unisetum association that occurs on well drained shallow. Under the class: Ctenio-Loudetietea togoensis of sudanian xerophytic communities were placed the Aristida kerstingii association and the Vernonia perrottetii association; all of those two associations were established on thin soils above cuirass. Under the class: Soncho-Bidentetea pilosi Hoff et al. 1983 of weed plant communities that occur in field and fallow lands were placed the Urochloa lata and Tephrosia pedicellata association that occurs on plateau fallow lands, the Desmodium hirtum association of shallow fallow lands and the Celosia trigyna association of weed plant communities. Under the class: Ruderali-Manihotetea emend. Hoff et Brisse 1983 of disturbed areas, was placed the Setaria longiseta and Sporobolus pyramidalis association that relies on cattle impacts. All of these phytosociological classes were subdivided in orders and alliances. Under the class: Hyparrhenietea were placed the order: Andropogonetalia gayani var. bisquamulati of West african savanna communities; this order was subdivided in two alliances, the alliance: Schizachyrio-Loxoderion ledermannii of savanna communities occurring on plateau and the alliance: Hyparrhenio-Andropogonion tectori of savanna shallow communities. Under the class: Ctenio-Loudetietea togoensis were placed the order: Loudetietalia togoensis of sudanian xerophytic communities; under this order was placed the alliance: Loudetion togoensis of communities occurring on thin soils above cuirass. Under the order: Ruderali-Euphorbietalia Schmitz 1971 (class: Ruderali-Manihotetea) was placed the alliance: Sido-Sennion obtusifoliae of nitrophilous communities occurring on well drained soils. Under the class: Soncho-Bidentetea pilosi was placed the order: Spermacocetalia stachydeae of sudanian communities occurring in fields and fallow lands; this order was subdivided into three alliances, the alliance: Spermacoco-Pennisetion polystachii of communities occurring on plateau fallow lands, the alliance: Andropogonion pseudaprici of communities on shallow fallow lands and the alliance: Kohaution grandijlorae of field communities. In the view point of biological types that composed the associations, therophytes were the dominant in field and fallow land associations. In the savanna associations, hemicryptophytes were less numerous than therophytes but they had the largest recovery values. In the view point of phytogeography, species which are largely distributed all over the tropics were dominant in field, fallow land and shallow associations, while typical sudanian species were much numerous in communities occurring on plateau in savannas. The associations of the alliance: Hyparrhenio-Andropogonion teetori had the highest grazing value but in generally speaking, the grazing values of all the associations were low and were less than 50. Soils and communities relationships analysis showed a good relation between soil factors and alliances; any good relationship was not obtained between soil factors and associations. Soil content of organic matter was well correlated to soil factors especially to textural and chemical components. The regressions established showed that soil organic matter content could permit to explain the fertility level of all the sites-sampled. Maximum phytomass of the associations was poorly correlated with soil factors. The highest maximum phytomass was obtained in the shallow communities. The lowest maximum phytomass was obtained in the Setaria longiseta and Sporobolus pyramidalis association when there is lacking in phytomass values of the alliance: Loudetion togoensis associations. The correlations between maximum phytomass and rainfall parameters were good. The curve of carrying capacities which correspond to periodical dry matter accumulation had the same trend for all the associations. Carrying capacity was very low in the dry season and very high in the rainy season. Chemical element stocks in phytomass depended on productivity and floristical composition of the associations. Most of the tree forages contained enough digestible protein and energy to much a TLU (Tropical Livestock Unit) needs. Grasses were deficient in protein especially at the end of the rainy season. The utilization of natural pastures by cattle herds was closely tied to the evolution of the carrying capacities of the associations. In the dry season, tree forages in savannas were essentially harvested and consumed; even though in the rainy season a great time was spent in fallow land pastures by the herds. Key words: Phytosociology, ecology, pastoral value, phytomass, carrying capacity, pastureland, northern Benin.

 

  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (à droite), bâtiment des volontaires de l'UAC (à gauche). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • FM Deve (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Odo Octhèrè (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Mare-Bali (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Système Agroforestier à palmier à huile. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Lokoli (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Brousse tigrée (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)
    Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)
  • Cascade de Tanongou (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Système agroforestier à Faidherbia albida. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des 5 bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Musée de Zoologie BIOTA et bâtiment Professeur Mama Adamou N'DIAYE. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (en haut à gauche), bâtiment des volontaires (en bas à gauche), bâtiment Dr KASSA (à droite). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)

University of Abomey-Calavi Under Prof Brice Sinsin Becomes First Francophone West African University to Join Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Cotonou, Benin, November 9, 2017 – The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost today with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.Prof Sinsin lors du lancement

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.

The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.

 

About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.

About the University of Abomey-Calavi

Crée en 1970, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est la plus ancienne et la plus grande université publique du Bénin. Avec une population estudiantine estimée à 85.000 inscrits pour l’année universitaire 2016-2017, l’Université est un véritable lieu du savoir ayant formé la majorité des élites de la nation béninoise. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est un établissement d’enseignement et de recherche du supérieur offrant une grande variété de formation couvrant les domaines des sciences de la santé, sciences et technologies, sciences agronomiques, sciences juridiques et politiques, sciences économiques et de gestion, sciences humaines et sociales, lettres, arts et langages, et les sciences de l’éducation. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi entretient des relations de coopération avec une multitude d’institutions d’enseignement supérieur dans le monde afin de renforcer la qualité de ses propres programmes de formation et de recherche. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est également récipiendaire de prix internationaux qui célèbrent la qualité de sa gouvernance académique et administrative. Pour en savoir plus, consulter www.uac.bj.

Source:  http://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com

 

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300 Next-Generation African Leaders and Entrepreneurs get $6.2m – University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic

The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost  with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.

 

The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.

By EABW REPORTER, Thursday, November 09th, 2017

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Prof Sinsin et des laureatsProf Sinsin et groupes d'etudiantsProf Sinsin remet un paquet

Assistant lors du lancement

 

Podium lors du lancement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Sinsin during launch mastercard


Annual reports

2006 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2007 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2008 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2009 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2010 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2011 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2012 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED (LEA) 

 

2013 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2014 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2015 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2016 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

2017 SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY REPORT OF THE LABORATORY OF APPLIED ECOLOGY (LEA)

 

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  • Cascade de Tanongou (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • FM Deve (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Système Agroforestier à palmier à huile. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Mare-Bali (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Lokoli (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Musée de Zoologie BIOTA et bâtiment Professeur Mama Adamou N'DIAYE. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Odo Octhèrè (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (à droite), bâtiment des volontaires de l'UAC (à gauche). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Brousse tigrée (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des 5 bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (en haut à gauche), bâtiment des volontaires (en bas à gauche), bâtiment Dr KASSA (à droite). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Système agroforestier à Faidherbia albida. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)
    Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)


PhD Dissertations

1993

Phytosociology, ecology, grazing value, productivity and carrying capacity of natural pasturelands at Nikki-Kalale in Northern Benin

PhD Dissertation: SINSIN Brice (1993). Phytosociology, ecology, grazing value, productivity and carrying capacity of natural pasturelands at Nikki-Kalale in Northern Benin. PhD, ULB, Belgium, 353 p. Promotor: Prof Jean Lejoly.

 

2001

Phytosociology, ecology, production and carrying capacity of rangelands surrounding Monts Kouffé (Benin)

PhD Dissertation:  Marcel R. B. HOUINATO (2001). Phytosociology, ecology, production and carrying capacity of rangelands surrounding Monts Kouffé (Benin). Free University of Brussels, Belgium. 264 pages. Promotor: Prof. Jean LEJOLY.

 

2005

Tropical Grasses Silicification: Genetic Interspecific Variation, Influence of Growth Conditions and Relationship with the Foliar Structure

PhD Dissertation:  Valentin Kindomihou (2005). Tropical Grasses Silicification: Genetic Interspecific Variation, Influence of Growth Conditions and Relationship with the Foliar Structure. Laboratory of Plant Ecology and Biogeochemistry, Botanical Garden Jean Massart, Interfaculty School of Bioengineers, Free University of Brussels, Belgium. 193 pages. Promotors: Prof Pierre Meerts (Belgique) & Prof Brice Sinsin (Benin).

 

2008

Poverty Dynamics and Agricultural Practices for Environment Conservation in African Rural Area: the Case of Adja plateau in Southern Benin

PhD Dissertation: Emile N. HOUNGBO (2008). Poverty Dynamics and Agricultural Practices for Environment Conservation in African Rural Area: the Case of Adja plateau in Southern Benin. University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 309 pages. Director: Prof. Brice A. SINSIN.

 

2010

Nutrient, water, and soil type mangement of biofuel feedstock production by corn, sorghum, and switchgrass. 

PhD Dissertation: Roland Ahouelete Yaovi Holou (2010). Nutrient, water, and soil type mangement of biofuel feedstock production by corn, sorghum, and switchgrass. University of Missouri–Columbia (USA). Degree Doctor of Philosophy In Plant, Insect, and Microbial Sciences (Plant Biology and Genetics). Dissertation Main Advisor: Prof Gene Stevens; Co-Advisor: Prof Bill Folk.

 

 

2011

Conservation biology of Tamarindus indica (Fabaceae) in Benin

PhD Dissertation: FANDOHAN Adandé Belarmain (2011). Conservation biology of Tamarindus indica (Fabaceae) in Benin, West Africa. University of Abomey-Calavi. Benin. ? pages. Promotor: Prof. Brice SINSIN.

 

Lions of West Africa Ecology of lion (Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758) populations and human-lion conflicts in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, North Benin

PhD Dissertation:  Etotépé A. SOGBOHOSSOU (2011). Lions of West Africa Ecology of lion (Panthera leo Linnaeus 1758) populations and human-lion conflicts in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, North Benin. University of Leiden, The Netherlands. 158 p. Promotors: Geert R. de SNOO & Brice SINSIN Co-Promotor: Hans H. de IONGH.

 

2012

Analysis of the impact of teak distribution (Tectona grandis L.f.) on landscape structure in the Atlantic Department (Southern Benin)

PhD Dissertation: TOYI Sêwanoudé Scholastique Mireille (2012). Analysis of the impact of teak distribution (Tectona grandis L.f.) on landscape structure in the Atlantic Department (Southern Benin). University of  Abomey-Calavi, Benin. 216 pages.   Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ir. Brice SINSIN (Benin) &  Prof. Dr. Ir. Jan BOGAERT (Belgium).

 

Ecological gap analysis: Assessing the ecological effectiveness of Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in biodiversity conservation in Bénin (West Africa)

PhD Dissertation:  Dehouegnon Thierry HOUEHANOU (2012). Ecological gap analysis: Assessing the ecological effectiveness of Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in biodiversity conservation in Benin (West Africa). UNIVERSITE OF ABOMEY-CALAVI, Benin. 179 pages. Promotor: Prof.  Dr. Ir. Brice A. SINSIN.

2013

Occurrence’s areas and eco-ethology of colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus and Procolobus verus) in Benin.

PhD Dissertation: Sylvie Gisèle DJOSSOU DJEGO (2013). Occurrence’s areas and eco-ethology of colobus monkeys (Colobus vellerosus and Procolobus verus) in Benin. Ecole Doctorale Pluridisciplinaire, BENIN, 195 pages. Supervisors : SINSIN Augustin Brice (Bénin) et HUYNEN Marie-Claude (Belgique).

 

Feeding ecology and habitat use of bovid species in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Benin (West Africa)

PhD Dissertation:  Chabi Adéyèmi Marc Sylvestre DJAGOUN (2013). Feeding ecology and habitat use of bovid species in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Benin (West Africa). Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi, Benin. 162 pages.  Director: Prof Brice SINSIN.

 

Anthropization of landscapes in Benin: dynamics, fragmentation and agricultural development

PhD Dissertation: Adi Mama (2013). Anthropization of landscapes in Benin: dynamics, fragmentation and agricultural development. Interfaculty School of Bioengineers, Department of Landscape Ecology and Plant Production Systems, Faculty of Science, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 198 pages. Promotors: Prof. DE CANNIERE Charles (Bruxelles), Prof. BOGAERT Jan (Belgique), et Prof. SINSIN Brice (Bénin).

 

Ecology of isolated trees in tropical savannas: modelling of plant species distribution and colonization of new habitats through long-distance dispersal and facilitation

PhD Dissertation: Akomian Fortuné AZIHOU (2013). Ecology of isolated trees in tropical savannas: modelling of plant species distribution and colonization of new habitats through long-distance dispersal and facilitation. University of Abomey-Calavi. Benin. 162 pages. Promotor: Prof. Brice SINSIN.

 

Methods and tools for estimating carbon dynamics in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin (West Africa).

PhD Dissertation: Sabin Guendehou (2013). Methods and tools for estimating carbon dynamics in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin (West Africa). Supervisors: Professors Mansourou Moudachirou, Brice Sinsin, Raisa Makipää and Pasi Puttonen.

 

Anthropization of landscapes in Benin: dynamics, fragmentation and agricultural development

PhD Dissertation: Adi Mama (2013). Anthropization of landscapes in Benin: dynamics, fragmentation and agricultural development. Interfaculty School of Bioengineers, Department of Landscape Ecology and Plant Production Systems, Faculty of Science, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 198 pages. Promotors: Prof. DE CANNIERE Charles (Bruxelles), Prof. BOGAERT Jan (Belgique), et Prof. SINSIN Brice (Bénin).

 

Methods and tools for estimating carbon dynamics in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin (West Africa).

PhD Dissertation: Sabin Guendehou (2013). Methods and tools for estimating carbon dynamics in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin (West Africa). Supervisors: Professors Mansourou Moudachirou, Brice Sinsin, Raisa Makipää and Pasi Puttonen.

 

Methods and tools for estimating carbon dynamics in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin (West Africa).

PhD Dissertation: Sabin Guendehou (2013). Methods and tools for estimating carbon dynamics in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin (West Africa). Supervisors: Professors Mansourou Moudachirou, Brice Sinsin, Raisa Makipää and Pasi Puttonen.

 

Anthropization of landscapes in Benin: dynamics, fragmentation and agricultural development

PhD Dissertation: Adi Mama (2013). Anthropization of landscapes in Benin: dynamics, fragmentation and agricultural development. Interfaculty School of Bioengineers, Department of Landscape Ecology and Plant Production Systems, Faculty of Science, Free University of Brussels, Belgium, 198 pages. Promotors: Prof. DE CANNIERE Charles (Bruxelles), Prof. BOGAERT Jan (Belgique), et Prof. SINSIN Brice (Bénin).

 

2014

Ecology of plant communities in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari, BENIN (West Africa)

PhD Dissertation:  Eméline P.S. ASSEDE (2014). Ecology of plant communities in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari, BENIN (West Africa). University of Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. 364 p. Supervisor : Prof Brice Sinsin.

 

2015

Analysis of the mode and utilization technologies of palm oil mill wastes and its application for the production of three tropical vegetables (Lycopersicon esculentum, Amaranthus cruentus, Corchorus olitorius) in Southern Benin

PhD Dissertation:  KOURA Windékpè Tatiana (2015). Analysis of the mode and utilization technologies of palm oil mill wastes and its application for the production of three tropical vegetables (Lycopersicon esculentum, Amaranthus cruentus, Corchorus olitorius) in Southern Benin, Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey Calavi, République du Bénin, 252p. Director: Prof. Brice A. SINSIN.

 

Knowing bowalization, its impact on biodiversity, soil and human livelihoods in Benin (West Africa)

PhD Dissertation: Padonou Elie (2015). Knowing bowalization, its impact on biodiversity, soil and human livelihoods in Benin (West Africa). PhD Thesis, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin, 172 pages. Promotor: Prof. Ir. Brice SINSIN.

 

2016

Managment and modeling of the transhumance pasture dynamic in a climatic variabilies context in North-East of Benin

PhD Dissertation: Paolo Lesse (2016). Managment and modeling of the transhumance pasture dynamic  in a climatic variabilies context in North-East of Benin. University of Abomey-Calavi, Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée. 299p Promotor: Prof. Marcel R. B. HOUINATO.

 

Dongas assessment: Processes, Management and valorized Opportunities in Karimama District (Northern Benin)

PhD Dissertation: AVAKOUDJO Julien (2016). Dongas assessment: Processes, Management and valorized Opportunities in Karimama District (Northern Benin). ÉCOLE DOCTORALE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES. Aménagement Gestion des Ressources Naturelles. Promoteur : Professeur Brice Augustin SINSIN.

 

 

2017

Ethnobotany and Ecology of Mimusops andongensis Hiern and Mimusops kummel Bruce Ex A. DC: implications for the species management and conservation in Benin (West Africa)

PhD Dissertation: SINASSON Gisèle (2017). Ethnobotany and Ecology of Mimusops andongensis Hiern and Mimusops kummel Bruce Ex A. DC: implications for the species management and conservation in Benin (West Africa). Ecole Doctorale des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi. Benin. 214 pages.  Supervisors: Prof. Brice Sinsin and Prof. Charlie Shackleton ( South Africa).

 

Diversity, leaf biomass of fodder trees and carrying capacity of rangelands in the Guineo-Congolese / Sudanian transition zone of Benin

PhD Dissertation:  Clément SEWADE (2017). Diversity, leaf biomass of fodder trees and carrying capacity of rangelands in the Guineo-Congolese / Sudanian transition zone of Benin. Doctoral School of Water and Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey Calavi, Benin. 242 pages. Promotor: Prof. Dr Ir. Marcel Romuald Benjamin HOUINATO.

 

2018

Estimation and monitoring of carbon fluxes in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin, West Africa

PhD Dissertation: Cedric GOUSSANOU 2018. Estimation and monitoring of carbon fluxes in tropical forest ecosystems in Benin, West Africa. Ecole Doctorale Pluridisciplinaire, « Espaces, Cultures Et Developpement », Université d’Abomey-Calavi, BENIN, 129p.  Promotor: Prof. Dr Ir. Brice SINSIN. 

 

 

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  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (à droite), bâtiment des volontaires de l'UAC (à gauche). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des 5 bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Cascade de Tanongou (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)
    Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)
  • Odo Octhèrè (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Musée de Zoologie BIOTA et bâtiment Professeur Mama Adamou N'DIAYE. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Système Agroforestier à palmier à huile. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Mare-Bali (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (en haut à gauche), bâtiment des volontaires (en bas à gauche), bâtiment Dr KASSA (à droite). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Lokoli (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • FM Deve (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Système agroforestier à Faidherbia albida. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Brousse tigrée (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)

Brice Augustin SINSIN

HIGHLIGHTS
• Director, Laboratory of Applied Ecology
• Professor at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (FSA), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin Republic
• Ex Rector / Chancellor / President of the University of Abomey Calavi in Benin Republic (West Africa) (2012-2017)
• Publisher of more than 350 scientific papers
• Visiting Professor at many universities in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America
• Coordinator of more than 20 research-development projects
• Member of more than 25 international scientific groups such as IUCN-WCPA, World Agroforestry Center
• Supervisor of more than 60 PhD graduates and countless MS and BS Students
• Spearheaded the UAC Foundation, Volunteer Group of UAC and the UAC Startup Valley
• Chair, Tropical Ecology
• Reviewer of many journals including: Food and Chemical Toxicology, Plant Ecology Evolution
• Editor, Annals of Agronomic Sciences
• Founder of the Beninese Association of Pastoralism
• Board Member of many organizations (e.g. ICRISAT)

 

CONTACT  INFORMATION
01 B.P. 526 Cotonou, Benin
Cell: (229) 97 01 61 36
Fax: (229) 21 30 30 84
E-Mail: [email protected] 

[email protected]

Website: www.leabenin-fsauac.net

 

EDUCATION
• Ph.D., Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 1993, Major: Agronomy
• Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 1985, Major: Agronomy & Forestry
• High School Diploma, Major Mathematics and Physics (Diplôme du Baccalauréat Série Scientifique C), Lycée d’Abomey, Benin, 1980

 

SKILLS, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTEREST
Agriculture, 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, Landscape Ecology, Livestock, Management of Rangelands and of Protected Area, Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Nature Conservation, Non-Timber Forest Products Assessment, Plant Biodiversity and Conservation, Plant community ecology (Phytosociology), Plant Ecology and Phytosociology, Protected Area Management Assessment, Rangeland ecology, Restoration Ecology, Species Diversity, Tropical Ecology and Biology, Vegetation Ecology, Wildlife Census (ground and aerial census) and Conservation.

 

SELECTED GEOGRAPHICAL REGION OF EXPERIENCE
Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Central Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, etc.

 

EXPERIENCE IN RESEARCH

  • National research projects
  • EU research projects (SUN, DADOBAT, UNDESERT)
  • Bilateral projects: Belgium (CIUF, VLIR)
  • Germany (WV Stiftung; BIOTA)
  • Netherlands (Flore du Benin)
  • France (RIPESCA, VASA)
  • etc.

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Royal Botanical Society of Belgium
• Amicale Francophone de Phytosociologie
• Réseaux Parcours
• Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa
• Groupe de Recherche et d’Information sur la Pharmacopée et l’Environnement Tropical
• Society for Rangeland Management
• Ecological Society of America
• International Society for Tropical Ecology
• International Union for Conservation of Nature
• World Commission on Protected Areas
• Beninese Association of Pastoralism

 

SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
• Member, International Fulbright Prize Selection Committee
• Alumni, Fulbright Prize Award
• Grand Chancelier de l’Ordre National du Bénin (2010)
• Award, International Foundation for Science
• Vice-Chair for West and Central Africa, IUCN/WCPA
• Best Manager of the Year, International Socrates Committee (2013)
• Prix de bonne gouvernance, Réseau National des Associations de Promotion de la Bonne Gouvernance (Réseau Bénin Espoir ONG) (2013)
• RUFORUM IMPRESSA (Impact Research and Science in Africa) Award (2017)
• Award of Personal Achievement from the Chinese Government. Presented by the Vice President of China (2016)
• Etc.

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

Biota of the WAP complex – citizen science and online guides

 

Farmers’ Approaches of Agrobiodiversity Conservation in Benin and West Africa

 

NTFP and biodiversity conservation in Benin

 

Assessment of Ecological Patterns of Termitaria Vegetation

 

Ecosystem-Based Adaptation for Food Security in West Africa

 

Socio-Economics of Agriculture Development in Africa

 

Preliminary DRIS model parameterization to access pineapple variety ‘Perola’ nutrient status in Benin (West Africa)

 

Pastoral resources management in northern Benin

 

Evolutionary ecology of the genus Guibourtia

 

UNDESERT (Understanding and combating desertification to mitigate its impact on ecosystem services)

 

SUN (Sustainable Use of Natural Vegetation in West Africa)

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Diversity and Current Spatial Distribution of Wild-Edible Fruit Trees Species in the Lama Forest Reserve in Benin
  2. Modelling the current and future distribution of Kigelia africana under climate change in Benin, West Africa
  3. Preliminary study on the tick population of Benin wildlife at the moment of its invasion by the Rhipicephalus microplus tick (Canestrini, 1888)
  4. Efficiency of conservation areas to protect orchid species in Benin, West Africa
  5. Knowledge, valuation and prioritization of 46 woody species for conservation in agroforestry systems along Ouémé catchment in Benin (West Africa)
  6. Traditional ecological knowledge-based assessment of threatened woody species and their potential substitutes in the Atakora mountain chain, a threatened hotspot of biodiversity in Northwestern Benin, West Africa
  7. Spatial and temporal variation of black cotton soil organic carbon in Guinean forest zone in West Africa
  8. Effectiveness of Protected Areas in Conserving the Highly Hunted Mammal Species as Bushmeat in Southern Benin
  9. Estimation of cultivable areas for Irvingia gabonensis and I. wombolu (Irvingiaceae) in Dahomey-Gap (West Africa)
  10. Mangroves in Benin, West Africa: threats, uses and conservation opportunities
  11. Landscape dynamics of the classified forest of Lama in Southern Benin
  12. Reproductive phenology of two Mimusops species in relation to climate, tree diameter and canopy position in Benin (West Africa)
  13. Application of site-specific biomass models to quantify spatial distribution of stocks and historical emissions from deforestation in a tropical forest ecosystem
  14. Mapping changes in land use/land cover and prediction of future extension of bowé in Benin, West Africa
  15. Ethnobotanical Survey of Mangrove Plant Species Used as Medicine from Ouidah to Grand-Popo Districts, Southern Benin
  16. EFFICACITÉ DES AIRES PROTÉGÉES DANS LA CONSERVATION D’HABITATS FAVORABLES PRIORITAIRES DE LIGNEUX DE VALEUR AU BÉNIN
  17. Effects of salinity on seedling emergence and early seedling growth of Irvingia gabonensis (Irvingiaceae)
  18. Perceptions et attitudes des riverains à l’endroit de la forêt sacrée de Kpassè, Sud-Bénin
  19. Manuscrit perceptions et attitudes populations Forêt Sacrée Kpassè
  20. Topographic and edaphic factors determining Chromolaena odorata and Hyptis suaveolens invasion of grassland in the Guineo-Congolian / Sudanian transition zone (Benin)
  21. Assessing use, diversity and local conservation priorities of woody species within agroforestry systems along Ouémé catchment in Benin (West Africa)
  22. Assessing use, diversity and local conservation priorities of woody species within agroforestry systems along Ouémé catchment in Benin (West Africa)
  23. Local Knowledge on the Uses, Habitat, and Change in Abundance of Multipurpose Mimusops Species in Benin
  24. Medicinal uses of Moringa oleifera in southern Benin (West Africa)
  25. Potentiel de régénération des chantiers de production du charbon de bois au Centre-Bénin
  26. HABITATS AND UTILIZATIONS OF Lippia multiflora MOLDENKE : LOCAL PERCEPTION OF FOUR ETHNIC GROUPS FROM BENIN (WEST AFRICA)
  27. Sedentary yam-based cropping systems in West Africa: Benefits of the use of herbaceous cover-crop legumes and rotation—lessons and challenges
  28. DIVERSITE ET IMPORTANCE SOCIO-ECONOMIQUE DES SERVICES ECOSYSTEMIQUES DANS LA RESERVE DE BIOSPHERE DE LA PENDJARI AU NORD-BENIN
  29. Biota of the WAP complex – starting a citizen science project for West Africa’s largest complex of protected areas
  30. DISTRIBUTION OF HYRAX (MAMMALIA/HYRACOIDEA/PROCAVIIDAE) IN THE CENTRAL REGIONS OF BENIN.
  31. The Effect of Seasonal Variations, Covariations with Minerals and Forage Value on Itchgrass’ Foliar Silicification from Sudanian Benin
  32. Distribution du colobe vert olive ( Procolobus verus) au Bénin (Afrique) et menaces pesant sur sa conservation
  33. Isotopic niche structure of a mammalian herbivore assemblage from a West African savanna: Body mass and seasonality effect
  34. The Contribution of Termitaria to Plant Species Conservation in the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in Benin
  35. Impact of bark and foliage harvesting on fruit production of the multipurpose tree Afzelia africana in Burkina Faso (West Africa)
  36. Regional erosion risk mapping for decision support: A case study from West Africa
  37. Spatial and temporal analysis of maize (Zea mays) crop yields in Benin from 1987 to 2007
  38. Review of the higher education system in Benin: Status, challenges, opportunities and strategies for improvement
  39. Transhumance en République du Bénin : états des lieux et contraintes
  40. Specific and generic stem biomass and volume models of tree species in a West African tropical semi-deciduous forest
  41. APPROCHES MÉTHODOLOGIQUES SYNTHÉTISÉES DES ÉTUDES D’ETHNOBOTANIQUE QUANTITATIVE EN MILIEU TROPICAL
  42. Dry Matter Production, Nutrient Cycled and Removed, and Soil Fertility Changes in Yam-Based Cropping Systems with Herbaceous Legumes in the Guinea-Sudan Zone of Benin
  43. Impacts of gravel extraction activities in southern Benin: Residents’ perception
  44. Effet du relief sur la régénération des espèces ligneuses en zone soudanienne du Bénin
  45. Genetic diversity of bitter and sweet African bush mango trees (Irvingia spp., Irvingiaceae) in West and Central Africa
  46. Transhumance en République du Bénin : états des lieux et contraintes Transhumance in Republic of Benin: state of art and constraints
  47. Knowledge of diversity of wild palms (Arecaceae) in the Republic of Benin: finding gaps in the national inventory by combining field and digital accessible knowledge
  48. Tree-ring: a suitable implement for spatial and temporal fire distribution analysis in savanna woodland and dry forest
  49. Dynamique de l’occupation du sol dans le Parc National du W et sa périphérie au nord-ouest du Bénin
  50. Habitat Use by White-Thighed Colobus in the Kikélé Sacred Forest: Activity Budget, Feeding Ecology and Selection of Sleeping Trees
  51. Etude de l’efficacité et de la tolérance d’une tisane à base de Artemisia annua L. (Asteraceae) cultivée au Bénin pour la prise en charge du paludisme simple
  52. Morphological variation, cultivation techniques and management practices of Moringa oleifera in Southern Benin (West Africa) International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)
  53. Using species distribution models to select climate change resistant species for ecological restoration of bowé in West Africa
  54. Caractérisation des habitats de Dialium guineense (Willd) en République du Bénin
  55. Spatial distribution of bowal and differences in physicochemical characteristics between bowal and woodland soils in Benin, West Africa
  56. Impact of climate on seed morphology and plant growth of Caesalpinia bonduc L. in West Africa International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR)
  57. Investigations of on farm seedling productivity of the rare and declining Caesalpinia bonduc in Benin (West Africa) by aid of simulation modelling
  58. Guibourtia Benn.: A high conservation value genus. A review
  59. Bowalization: Its Impact on Soil, Biodiversity, and Human Livelihoods in West Africa
  60. Effects of the relief on the regeneration of woody species in Benin’s Sudanian zone
  61. Genetic diversity and difference within and between bitter and sweet African bush mango trees (Irvingia spp., Irvingiaceae) in West and Central Africa
  62. Ecological Factors Influencing Physical Soil Degradation in the Atacora Mountain Chain in Benin, West Africa
  63. Ethnobotanical Assessment of Moringa oleiferaLam. in Southern Benin (West Africa)
  64. Local perceptions of manifestation of climate change and adaptation measures in the management of soil fertility in the Municipality of Banikoara in North Benin
  65. GERMINATION OF SEEDS FROM EARLIER FRUITS OF BITTER AND SWEET AFRICAN BUSH MANGO TREES
  66. Vegetation characteristics of bowé in Benin (West Africa)
  67. Endogenous knowledge and human disturbance impact on abundance of two underutilized wild edible tree species in southern Benin
  68. Déforestation, savanisation et développement agricole des paysages de savanes-forêts dans la zone soudano-guinéenne du Bénin
  69. Biotechnology in Biodiversity Conservation: Overview of its Application for Conservation of Endangered African Tree Species
  70. Does phenology distinguish bitter and sweet African bush mango trees (Irvingia spp., Irvingiaceae)?
  71. Hunting affects dry season habitat selection by several bovid species in northern Benin
  72. Impacts of the diversity of traditional uses and potential economic value on food tree species conservation status: case study of African bush mango trees (Irvingiaceae) in the Dahomey Gap (West Africa)
  73. Assessment of the medicinal uses of plant species found on termitaria in the Pendjari biosphere reserve in Benin
  74. Speciation slowing down in widespread and long-living tree taxa: Insights from the tropical timber tree genus Milicia (Moraceae)
  75. How farmers perceive and cope with bowalization: A case study from West Africa
  76. Social Structure of Lions (Panthera leo) Is Affected by Management in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Benin
  77. Natural variation in fruit characteristics and seed germination of Jatropha curcas in Benin,West Africa
  78. Deforestation, transformation into savannah and agricultural development in the savannah and forest landscapes of Benin’s Sudano-Guinean zone
  79. Chemical composition, cytotoxicity and in vitro antitrypanosomal and antiplasmodial activity of the essential oils of four Cymbopogon species from Benin
  80. PLANTES MELLIFERES ABRITANT LES COLONIES SAUVAGES D’ABEILLES ET IMPACTS DE LA CHASSE DE MIEL AU NORD-OUEST DU BENIN
  81. Modeling Solar Energy Transfer through Roof Material in Africa Sub-Saharan Regions
  82. Impact of climate change on the geographical distrubution of suitable areas for cultivation and conservation of underutilized fruit trees: Case study of the tamarind tree in Benin
  83. The projected impact of climate and land use change on plant diversity: An example from West Africa
  84. Do isolated gallery-forest trees facilitate recruitment of forest seedlings and saplings in savannna?
  85. Effect of inventory plot patterns in the floristic analysis of tropical woodland and dense forest
  86. Vigilance Efficiency and Behaviour of Bohor Reedbuck Redunca redunca (Pallas 1767) in a Savanna Environment of Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin)
  87. Change in the woody floristic composition, diversity and structure from protected to unprotected savannahs in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Benin, West Africa)
  88. How far bowalization affects phytodiversity, life forms and plant morphology in Sub-humid tropic in West Africa
  89. Evaluation of biomass production and nutritive value of nine Panicum maximum ecotypes in Central region of Benin
  90. Specific Richness and Cultural Importance of Wild Edible Trees in Benin
  91. Test of validity of a dynamic soil carbon model using data from leaf litter decomposition in a West African tropical forest
  92. Impact des feux de brousse sur la dynamique des communautés végétales dans la forêt de Bassila (Bénin)
  93. Parkia biglobosa (Jacq.) R. Br. ex Benth. harvesting as a tool for conservation and source of income for local people in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve
  94. Étude de la diversité spécifique du groupement à Cochlospermum tinctorium A. Rich, des savanes arbustives du nord-Bénin
  95. Variation of Loranthaceae impact on Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn. fruit yield in contrasting habitats and implications for its conservation
  96. National inventory and prioritization of crop wild relatives: Case study for Benin
  97. Stable Carbon Isotope Analysis of the Diets of West African Bovids in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Northern Benin
  98. ANALYSE GEOSTATISTIQUE DE LA REPARTITION DES CREVETTES PENAEIDAE DANS LE LAC NOKOUE A SO-AVA (BENIN)
  99. Capacité de germination de Dialium guineense willd (Fabaceae) une espèce Agroforestière
  100. How far a protected area contributes to conserve habitat species composition and population structure of endangered African tree species (Benin, West Africa)
  101. Biomass, root structure and morphological characteristics of the medicinal Sarcocephalus latifolius (Sm) EA Bruce shrub across different ecologies in Benin
  102. Diversité et caractérisation morphologique des écotypes de l’espèce fourragère Panicum maximum au Bénin
  103. Environmentally induced variation in germination percentage and energy of naked caryopses of Loxodera ledermannii (Pilger) W.D. Clayton ex Launert in subhumid Benin (West Africa) 1
  104. Size of conducting phloem: The “key” factor for bark recovery of 12 tropical medicinal tree species
  105. Effets de lisière sur la productivité du teck (Tectona grandis L.f.) : étude de cas des teckeraies privées du Sud-Bénin
  106. Tree Plantation Will Not Compensate Natural Woody Vegetation Cover Loss in the Atlantic Department of Southern Benin
  107. Land Use and Land-Cover Change at “W” Biosphere Reserve and Its Surroundings Areas in Benin Republic (West Africa)
  108. Wild Mammals Trade for Zootherapeutic and Mythic Purposes in Benin (West Africa): Capitalizing Species Involved, Provision Sources, and Implications for Conservation
  109. Change in the woody floristic composition, diversity and structure from protected to unprotected savannahs in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Benin, West Africa)
  110. Distribution of tree species along a gallery forest-savanna gradient: Patterns, overlaps and ecological thresholds
  111. Floristic and dendrometric analysis of woodlands in the Sudano-Guinean zone: A case study of Belléfoungou forest reserve in Benin
  112. Growth and Yield of Three Indigenous Vegetables (Amaranthus caudatus L., Celosia argentea L., Corchorus olitorius L.) Grown in Soil Supplemented with Poultry Manure
  113. Impact of row spacing and nitrogen fertilization on the yield and quality of Brachiaria ruziziensis seeds in humid subtropical climates
  114. Decomposition and changes in chemical composition of leaf litter of five dominant tree species in a West African tropical forest
  115. CARACTÉRISATION SPATIALE DES CREVETTES PENAEIDAE DANS LE LAC NOKOUÉ A SO-AVA (BÉNIN)
  116. Les petites mares de la Réserve de Biosphère de la Pendjari (Bénin)
  117. Secondary succession and factors determining change in soil condition from fallow to savannah in the Sudanian Zone of Benin
  118. Which one comes first, the tamarind or the Macrotermes termitarium?
  119. A countrywide multi-ethnic assessment of local communities’ perception of climate change in Benin (West Africa)
  120. Ethno-botanical study of the African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don) in the Southern Benin (West Africa)
  121. Process analysis in the coastal zone of Bénin through remote sensing and socio-economic surveys
  122. Local perception of ecosystem services provided by bats and bees and their conservation in Bénin, West Africa
  123. How Far Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) affects phytodiversity, productivity and pastoral value of Benin guinean pastures?
  124. The West African Vegetation Database
  125. Hemicryptophytes plant species as indicator of grassland state in semi-arid region: Case study of W Biosphere Reserve and its surroundings area in Benin (West Africa)
  126. Agronomic and economic performance of yam-based systems with shrubby and herbaceous legumes adapted by smallholders
  127. Analyses écologique et structurale de la forêt communautaire de Kaodji au Bénin
  128. Étude préliminaire de la faune ophidienne de la forêt classée de la Lama, Sud Bénin
  129. Magnoliophyta, Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari, Atacora province, Benin
  130. Stem biomass and volume models of selected tropical tree species in West Africa
  131. Uses and management of black plum (Vitex doniana Sweet) in Southern Benin
  132. Land Use and Biodiversity in Unprotected Landscapes: The Case of Noncultivated Plant Use and Management by Rural Communities in Benin and Togo
  133. Caractérisation phyto-écologique de l’habitat du Tragelaphus spekei gratus (Sclater, 1864), sitatunga, dans la partie méridionale du Bénin
  134. Evaluation du potentiel ethnobotanique des populations rurales au Sud et au centre du Bénin
  135. Evaluating Yam-Based Cropping Systems Using Herbaceous Leguminous Plants in the Savannah Transitional Agroecological Zone of Benin
  136. Preliminary DRIS Model Parameterization to access groundnut (Arachis hypogea L.) Nutrient Status in Benin (West Africa)
  137. Structure, ecological spectra and species dominance in riparian forests from Benin (West Africa)
  138. The BIOTA Biodiversity Observatories in Africa – A standardized framework for large-scale environmental monitoring
  139. Genetic Evidence of the Contribution of Ethnic Migrations to the Propagation and Persistence of the Rare and Declining Scrambling Shrub Caesalpinia bonduc L
  140. Biodiversity and socioeconomic factors supporting farmers’ choice of wild edible trees in the agroforestry systems of Benin (West Africa)
  141. Preliminary study of snake fauna in the Lama forest, South Benin
  142. CROISSANCE MORPHOLOGIQUE DE CINQ ESSENCES LOCALES INTRODUITES DANS LES FORMATIONS FORESTIERES GUINEENNES ET SOUDANO-GUINEENNES AU BENIN
  143. EFFETS DES SOLS ET DU TAUX DE RECOUVREMENT SUR LA MORPHOLOGIE DES ESPECES INTRODUITES DANS LES GALERIES FORESTIERES EN ZONE SOUDANO – GUINEENNE AU BENIN
  144. Relation entre la production et la consommation des fruits cultivés sur le plateau d’Allada au sud du Benin
  145. Preliminary DRIS Model Parameterization to access groundnut (Arachis hypogeae L.) Nutrient status in Benin (West Africa)
  146. Genre et pauvreté chronique en milieu rural au Benin
  147. Poverty and Agroforestry Adoption: The Cases of Mucuna pruriens and Acacia auriculiformis in Godohou Village (Southern Benin)
  148. Conservation Status of the Red-bellied Guenon (Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster) in the Western Dahomey Gap in Southwestern Benin and the Adjacent Togodo Forest Reserve, South Togo
  149. Croyances Traditionnelles et Conservation du Colobe de Geoffroy, Colobus vellerosus (Geoffroy, 1834), dans la Forêt Sacrée de Kikélé, Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest)
  150. Effectiveness of conservation areas in protecting Shea trees against hemiparasitic plants (Loranthaceae) in Benin, West Africa
  151. Comportement alimentaire des taurillons Girolando sur deux types de pâturages cultivés en zone subéquatoriale
  152. Facteurs déterminant la variabilité spatiale de la biomasse herbacée dans la zone soudano-guinéenne du Bénin
  153. Germination et utilisation de Caesalpinia benthamiana (Baillon) P.S.Herendeen & J.L.Zarucchi (Leguminosae-Caesalpiniaceae) dans l’aménagement anti-érosif des retenues d’hydraulique pastorale au Bénin
  154. Etude phytochimique des principales plantes galactogènes et emménagogues utilisées dans les terroirs riverains de la Zone cynégétique de la Pendjari
  155. Firewood yield and profitability of a traditional Daniellia oliveri short-rotation coppice on fallow lands in Benin
  156. Protection de la Nature en Afrique de l’Ouest: Une Liste Rouge pour le Bénin. Nature Conservation in West Africa: Red List for Benin. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria. ISBN 978 978 49796
  157. Human–carnivore conflict around Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, northern Benin
  158. Vulnérabilité climatique et appropriation de ressources pastorales dans la vallée du Niger : entre adaptation et patrimonialisation de territoire
  159. Leaf silicification, covariations with minerals concentrations and forage value of three tropical miscellaneous species from sudanian Benin.
  160. Leaf silicification, covariations with minerals concentrations and forage value of three tropical miscellaneous species from sudanian Benin
  161. Chemical composition and seasonal variation of essential oil of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst subsp birrea leaves from Benin
  162. Valuation of local preferred uses and traditional ecological knowledge in relation to three multipurpose tree species in Benin (West Africa)
  163. Caractérisation structurale des formations naturelles enrichies en essences forestières locales: cas des vertisols de la Lama (Benin)
  164. Influence des voisins sur le développement des espèces locales introduites dans les formations naturelles soudaniennes et guinéennes du Bénin
  165. Phenotypic variations in fruits and selection potential in Sclerocarya birrea subsp. birrea
  166. Modifications climatiques du sous-bois induites par les plantations d’essences exotiques : quel impact sur la diversite floristique locale ?
  167. Comparison of Stylosanthes fruticosa (Retz.) Alston and mineral fertilizer effect on maize grain (Zea mays L.) and Stover yields on ferralitic soils in southern Benin.
  168. Effet comparé de la fumure minérale et du fumier bovin sur une culture fourragère de Brachiaria ruziziensis (Germain and Everard) en zone soudanienne du Bénin
  169. Caractéristiques structurelles et écologiques des phytocénoses de sous-bois des plantations privées de teck du département de l’Atlantique (Sus-Bénin, Afrique de l’Ouest)
  170. Caractérisation de l’agressivité des populations vis-à-vis du lamantin (Trichechus senegalensis) dans la zone côtière du Bénin
  171. Structural and ecological characteristics of the phytocenoses of private teak plantations in the Department of Atlantique (Southern Bénin, West Africa)
  172. Traditional agroforestry systems and biodiversity conservation in Benin (West Africa)
  173. Analyse comparative des profils des Plans d’Aménagement Participatifs des forêts classées du Bénin
  174. Folk perception of sexual dimorphism, sex ratio, and spatial repartition: Implications for population dynamics of Sclerocarya birrea [(A. Rich) Hochst] populations in Benin, West Africa
  175. Addressing data property rights concerns and providing incentives for collaborative data pooling: The West African Vegetation Database approach
  176. Ethnobotany of Pentadesma butyracea in Benin: A quantitative approach
  177. Geographical distribution, tree density and fruit production of Tamarindus indica L. (Fabaceae) across three ecological regions in Benin
  178. Impact of past climatic and recent anthropogenic factors on wild yam genetic diversity
  179. Local knowledge, pattern and diversity of use of Sclerocarya birrea
  180. Quantitative morphological descriptors confirm traditionally classified morphotypes of Tamarindus indica L. fruits
  181. Natural variation in fruit characteristics, seed germination and seedling growth of Adansonia digitata L. in Benin
  182. Comparative analyses of stakeholders’ perceptions of participatory forest management success in Benin
  183. Agro-pastoral dam use and management in relation to the presence of crocodiles in northern Bénin: technical and institutional constraints and opportunities
  184. Productivity of yam-based systems with herbaceous legumes and short fallows in the Guinea-Sudan transition zone of Benin
  185. Etat de degradation de l’habitat de la giraffe (Giraffa camalopardalis peralta Linnaeus, 1758) au Niger
  186. Diversity, carrying capacity and pastoral value of natural grazing lands.
  187. Use of vegetation fires as tool in pastoral land management.
  188. Contingent Constraints of Soil Conservation Innovations: Case of Yam-Based Systems with Herbaceous Legumes in the Guinea-Sudan Transition Zone of Benin
  189. Caractéristiques structurelles et écologiques des phytocénoses de sous-bois des plantations privées de teck du département de l’Atlantique (Sud-Bénin, Afrique de l’Ouest)
  190. Valeur alimentaire des fourrages consommés par les taurillons Borgou sur les parcours naturels du centre du Bénin
  191. Monitoring and Threat Assessment of the Spotted-Necked Otter (Lutra maculicollis) in Southern Benin Wetlands
  192. Impact of season, stem diameter and intensity of debarking on survival and bark re-growth pattern of medicinal tree species, Benin, West Africa
  193. Wound reaction after bark harvesting: Microscopic and macroscopic phenomena in ten medicinal tree species (Benin)
  194. Effectiveness of a protected areas network in the conservation of Tamarindus indica (Leguminosea–Caesalpinioideae) in Benin
  195. Community perception of biodiversity conservation within protected areas in Benin
  196. Women’s Traditional Knowledge, Use Value, and the Contribution of Tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) to Rural Households’ Cash Income in Benin
  197. Conservation Genetics of Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) in the Parklands Agroforestry Systems of Benin (West Africa)
  198. Etude comparative de la productivité de repousses et de la capacité de charge des hémicryptophytes soumises aux feux de végétation dans les parcelles irriguée et non irriguées dans la Réserve Transfrontalière de Biosphère (RTB) du W – Benin
  199. Disturbance and population structure of Vitex doniana Sw. in northern Benin, West Africa
  200. Distribution et statut de conservation du colobe de Geoffroy ( Colobus vellerosus ) au Bénin
  201. Etude ethnobotanique des plantes galactogènes et emménagogues utilisées dans les terroirs riverains à la Zone Cynégétique de la Pendjari
  202. Uses, traditional management, perception of variation and preferences in ackee (Blighia sapida K.D. Koenig) fruit traits in Benin: Implications for domestication and conservation
  203. Exploitation des ressources naturelle et dynamique actuelle sur les versants du massif de l’atacora: Secteur perma – Toucountouna (Nord -Ouest Benin)
  204. Weed removal improves coppice growth of Daniellia oliveri and its use as fuelwood in traditional fallows in Benin
  205. Vegetation of West Africa
  206. Impact of habitat type on the conservation status of tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) populations in the W National Park of Benin
  207. Variation in seed morphometric traits, germination and early seedling growth performances of Tamarindus indica L
  208. Description de Isoberlinia spp Caesalpiniaceae
  209. Afzelia africana Caesalpiniaceae
  210. The West African Vegetation Database: incentives for collaborative data pooling
  211. Effect of moisture stress on silica accumulation in three tropical grass species (Pennisetum purpureum, Panicum maximum Jacq and P. maximum var. Orstom C1)
  212. Valeur pastorale, productivité et connaissances endogènes de l’effet de l’invasion, par Hyptis suaveolens L. Poit., des pâturages naturels en Zone soudano-guinéenne (Bénin)
  213. INVENTAIRE, CARACTÉRISATION ET MODE DE GESTION DE QUELQUES PRODUITS FORESTIERS NON LIGNEUX DU BASSIN VERSANT DE LA DONGA
  214. Diversité des amphibiens au Bénin : situation actuelle et futur
  215. Plant species and ecosystems with high conservation priority in Benin
  216. Estimating the Local Value of Non-Timber Forest Products to Pendjari Biosphere Reserve Dwellers in Benin
  217. Population structure and abundance of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich) Hochst subsp. birrea in two contrasting land-use systems in Benin
  218. Evaluation écologique et ethnobotanique de Jatropha curcas L. au Bénin
  219. Structure of Anogeissus leiocarpa Guill., Perr. Natural stands in relation to anthropogenic pressure within Wari-Maro Forest Reserve in Benin
  220. Characterization of Afzelia africana Sm. habitat in the Lama Forest reserve of Benin
  221. Cartographie et caractérisation floristique de la forêt marécageuse de Lokoli (Bénin)
  222. Mongoose species in southern Benin: Preliminary ecological survey and local community perceptions
  223. Test de germination des graines de Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb au Bénin
  224. Tests de germination et de croissance de Artemisia annua L. anamed sur différents substrats au Bénin
  225. Biological and phytogeographical analysis of plant communities infested by Chromolaena odorata and Hyptis suaveolens in the Betecoucou region (Benin) Analyse biologique et phytogéographique des savanes colonisées par Chromolaena odorata et Hyptis suaveolens dans la région d
  226. ECOSYSTEMES MARGINAUX ET RICHESSES FLORISTIQUES : LES CHAINONS DU MASSIF DE L’ATACORA, UN POTENTIEL A CONSERVER AU BENIN
  227. Semi-deciduous forest remnants in Benin: Patterns and floristic characterisation
  228. Approches de régénération artificielle de Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutchison et Dalziel
  229. Spatial genetic structuring of baobab (Adansonia digitata L., Malvaceae) in the traditional agroforestry systems of West Africa
  230. Ethnic Differences in Use Value and Use Patterns of Baobab
  231. Sustainable use of non-timber forest products: Impact of fruit harvesting on Pentadesma butyracea regeneration and financial analysis of its products trade in Benin
  232. Recovery from bark harvesting of 12 medicinal tree species in Benin, West Africa
  233. Gestion pastorale et structure des terroirs agricoles dans la périphérie de la Djona (Nord-Est Bénin)
  234. Genetic fingerprinting using AFLP cannot distinguish traditionally classified baobab morphotypes
  235. Structural description of two Isoberlinia dominated vegetation types in the Wari–Maro Forest Reserve (Benin)
  236. STRUCTURE SPATIALE ET REGENERATION NATURELLE DE PTEROCARPUS ERINACEUS POIR EN ZONE SOUDANIENNE AU BENIN
  237. Structure spatiale et régénération naturelle de Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir en zone soudanienne au Bénin
  238. Twenty Years of Cooperation between Botanists of the Goethe-University Frankfurt (Germany) and of West African Universities
  239. Utilisation and local knowledge of Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) by the rural population around the W national park in Karimama District (Bénin)
  240. Diversity and ethnozoological study of smallmammals in villages of the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in northern Benin.
  241. The West African Vegetation Database
  242. Capacités Envahissantes de Deux Espèces Exotiques, Chromolaena Odorata (Asteraceae) et Hyptis Suaveolens (Lamiaceae), en Relation Avec L’Exploitation des Terres de la Région de Bétécoucou (Bénin)
  243. Critères et indicateurs de participation des populations locales à l’aménagement forestier au Bénin
  244. Invasiveness of two exotic species, Chromolaena odorata (Asteraceae) and Hyptis suaveolens (Lamiaceae), in relation with land use around Bétécoucou (Bénin)
  245. Medicinal plant commercialization in Benin: An analysis of profit distribution equity across supply chain actors and its effect on the sustainable use of harvested species
  246. Distribution des espèces de primates au Bénin et ethnozoologie
  247. Influence des actions anthropiques sur la dynamique spatio-temporelle de l’occupation du sol dans la province du Bas-Congo (RDCongo)
  248. Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge and Sustainable Forest Management in Africa IUFRO World Serives Volume 23 DIVERSITY AND ETHNOZOOLOGICAL STUDY OF SMALL MAMMALS IN VILLAGES OF THE PENDJARI BIOSPHERE RESERVE IN NORTHERN BENIN
  249. Population Genetics of the Cycad Encephalartos Barteri ssp. Barteri (Zamiaceae) in Benin with Notes on Leaflet Morphology and Implications for Conservation
  250. CARACTERISATION DENDROMETRIQUE ET SPATIALE DE TROIS ESSENCES LIGNEUSES MEDICINALES DANS LA FORET CLASSEE DE WARI-MARO AU BENIN
  251. Ecology and ethnozoology of the three-cusped pangolin Manis tricuspis (Mammalia, Pholidota) in the Lama forest reserve, Benin
  252. Folk Classification, Perception, and Preferences of Baobab Products in West Africa: Consequences for Species Conservation and Improvement
  253. Fruit selection and effects of seed handling by flying foxes on germination rates of shea trees, a key resource in Northern Benin, West Africa
  254. Inventory of bat species of Niaouli Forest, Bénin, and its bearing on the significance of the Dahomey Gap as a zoogeographic barrier
  255. Etude dendrométrique de Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir. des formations naturelles de la zone soudanienne au Bénin
  256. Relationships between Human Pressure Gradient and Floristic Diversity in the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in Benin (Western Africa).
  257. Pauvreté chronique et pauvreté transitoire sur le plateau Adja au Bénin: Caractéristiques et influence sur la mise en œuvre des pratiques agricoles de conservation des terres
  258. Diversity of soil fertility management practices in sudanian zones of Benin (Western Africa).
  259. Dendrometrical Characterization of a Common Plant Species (Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.) in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve and its Surrounding Land (Benin).
  260. Diet and food preference of the waterbuck (Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa) in the Pendjari National Park, Benin
  261. Notula Florae Beninsis, 13 – Biogeographical analysis of the vegetation in Benin
  262. Studies in African thelephoroid fungi: 1. Tomentella capitata and Tomentella brunneocystidia, two new species from Benin (West Africa) with capitate cystidia
  263. Land use impact on Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaerten. stand structure and distribution patterns: A comparison of Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari in Atacora district in Benin
  264. Saproxylic beetle assemblages on native and exotic snags in a West African tropical forest
  265. The amphibians of the Lokoli Forest, a permanently inundated rainforest in the Dahomey Gap, Benin.
  266. Quelles aires protégées pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest ? Conservation de la biodiversité et développement
  267. Les aires protégées d’Afrique de l’Ouest, une identité en devenir ? = Protected areas of West Africa, an evolving identity ?
  268. Diversité, Caractérisation et Typologie opérationnelle des Exploitations Agricoles pour l’Amélioration des Pratiques de Gestion de la Fertilité des Sols en Zone Soudanienne du Bénin.
  269. Plans de mobilisation de la matière organique pour l’Amélioration de la Gestion de la Fertilité des Sols en Zone Soudanienne du Nord-Bénin.
  270. Les éléphants d’AlfaKoara au Bénin : cohabitation avec les populations riveraines de la Djona
  271. Ecoéthologie du porc épic (Hystrix cristata) et élaboration d’un référentiel pour son élevage en captivité
  272. Projet Biolama : conservation de la biodiversité de la forêt classée de la Lama (Bénin) : les arthropodes
  273. Le feu, outil de gestion des parcours naturels : expérimentations en zone soudano-guinéenne au Bénin
  274. Impact de l’immigration agricole autour des aires protégées : cas des villages riverains de la forêt classée de Wari-Maro (Bénin)
  275. Distribution des aires protégées et conservation de la flore en république du Bénin : Notulae Florae Beninensis 11
  276. L’hippopotame dans les zones humides du sud-Bénin
  277. Structure et composition floristique de la forêt classée de la Lama
  278. Mesures de conservation endogènes de la faune sauvage : cas des crocodiles du Bénin
  279. Influence de la mise en oeuvre des pratiques agricoles de conservation sur le bien-être des ménages ruraux du plateau Adja au bénin
  280. Résultats Préliminaires de l’Analyse Evolutive de la Zone Côtière du Bénin: Cas Spécifiques des Arrondissements de Avlékété et de Sèmè
  281. Effets de la dynamique d’occupation du sol sur la structure et la diversité floristique des forêts claires et savanes au Bénin
  282. Phytosociological and chorological approaches to phytogeography: A meso-scale study in Benin
  283. Effect of introduced exotic trees on the species diversity of the plant communities of their undergrowth Impact des espèces exotiques plantées sur la diversité spécifique des phytocénoses de leur sous-bois
  284. Données biologiques, éco-éthologiques et socio-économiques sur les groupes d’hippopotames (Hippopotamus amphibius) isolés dans les terroirs villageois en zones humides des départements du Mono et du Couffo au Sud-Bénin
  285. Effect of defoliation on silica accumulation in five tropical fodder grass species in Benin
  286. Patterns of Genetic and Morphometric Diversity in Baobab (Adansonia digitata) Populations Across Different Climatic Zones of Benin (West Africa)
  287. Dead wood and saproxylic beetle assemblages in a semi-deciduous forest in Southern Benin
  288. Arthropod diversity in Lama forest reserve (South Benin), a mosaic of natural, degraded and plantation forests
  289. Arthropod Diversity in Lama Forest Reserve (South Benin), a Mosaic of Natural, Degraded and Plantation Forests
  290. The amphibian fauna of Pendjari National Park and surroundings Northern Benin
  291. Importance of rodents as a human food source in Benin
  292. Termite assemblages in a West-African semi-deciduous forest and teak plantations
  293. Caractères morphologiques et production des capsules de Baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) au Bénin
  294. Ecological diversity and pulp, seed and kernel production of the Baobab (Adansonia digitata) in Benin
  295. Phytodiversity dynamics as an indicator for sustainable use in the West African Sahel and Sudanian Zone
  296. A stepwise Selection Technique Of The Most Discriminant Parameters of Two Groups Applied to Isoberlinia Stands in Benin
  297. Phytodiversity dynamics as an indicator for sustainable use in the West African Sahel and Sudanian Zone
  298. Leaf litter breakdown in natural and plantation forests of the Lama forest reserve in Benin
  299. Dendrometric characteristics as indicators of pressure of Afzelia africana Sm. dynamic changes in trees found in different climatic zones of Benin
  300. A phytosociological study of Riparian forests in Benin (West Africa)
  301. Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in West Africa – 3. A case study: Changes in phytodiversity through human impact
  302. Conservation of biodiversity in a relic forest in Benin – an overview
  303. Connaissances ethnobotaniques et valorisation du baobab (Adansonia digitata) pour la sécurité alimentaire des populations rurales au Bénin
  304. Phytodiversity assessment in the West African Sudan Zone
  305. Riparian forests and biodiversity conservation in Benin (West Africa)
  306. Riparian forests, a unique but endangered ecosystem in Benin
  307. Past and Present Distribution of the Red-Bellied Monkey Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster in Benin
  308. Diversité, structure et comportement des primates de la forêt marécageuse de Lokoli au Bénin.
  309. Abundance and species richness of larger mammals in Pendjari National Park in Benin
  310. Diversité et productivité des champignons comestibles dans la forêt classée de Wari-Maro au Bénin (Afrique de l´Ouest)
  311. Analyse phytogéographique de la région des Monts Kouffé au Bénin
  312. Impact of bush fire on the dynamics of vegetation in Bassila forest (Benin)
  313. Ecology of elephant population (Loxodonta africana) in the Cynegetic Zone of Djona (Benin)
  314. Species diversity of Cochlospermum tinctorium A. Rich. vegetation of shrub savannas in northern Benin
  315. Diversity of Medicinal Plants and Preliminary Parameterization of their Uses in Benin (Western Africa)
  316. Agronomic and Animal performances of tropical mixture fodder in sudanian zone of Benin.
  317. Les faciès à Andropogon pseudapricus des groupements post-culturaux et des savanes arbustives du Nord-Bénin: dissemblance floristique et caractères communs
  318. Les pâturages de saison sèche de la zone soudanienne du nord-Bénin
  319. Comparative analysis of local populations’ perceptions of socio-economic determinants of vegetation degradation in sudano-guinean area in Benin (West Africa)
  320. Problemes lies a la transhumance des animaux domestiques a travers les parcs nationaux
  321. Traditional Botanical Gardens as a Tool for Preserving Plant Diversity, Indigenous Knowledge and Last Threatened Relic Forest in Northern Benin

 

Learn more at: 

www.BriceSinsin.com (Biography of Prof Brice Sinsin)

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brice_Sinsin

 

LAST UPDATED ON: SEPTEMBER 17, 2018


About LEA

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). Initially, its activities had been conducted within the Section of Applied Ecology and Aquaculture Products (SEAPA) of the FSA/UAC.

The Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA) has two offices: one located on the first floor of the building of the Institute of Advanced Biomedical Sciences (ISBA), at the fairgrounds (Campus of the Faculty of Health Sciences – FSS/UAC), Cotonou, and the other at the university campus of Abomey-Calavi. The LEA has computer equipment including several computers, printers, freezers for the conservation of seeds, lab equipment and important documentation on natural resources and environment.  As of 2010, the annual budget of the lab is over $40,000. Some of the services provided by the lab include:

  • thematic maps using Geographical Information Systems
  • satellite image processing
  • design and printing of posters
  • scientific consultation on biodiversity and environment
  • etc.

Led by Professor Brice Sinsin, Ex Rector or Chancellor of the University of Abomey-Calavi (2012-2017), the Laboratory of Applied Ecology is one of the most advanced research institutions in natural resources in Africa. Activities at the LEA deal with capacity building through training and advanced research on applied ecology, 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 journals, books, and conference proceedings.

As of 2018, some of the research projects the LEA has completed and/or has been involved in are:

  • land use and land degradation,
  • biodiversity and climate change,
  • carbon stock measurement and monitoring of carbon sequestration,
  • agriculture productivity and capacity building in organic agriculture,
  • ethnobotany and new crops development,
  • management of agroforestry systems,
  • ecological restoration of degraded land,
  • conservation and sustainable management of wild palms,
  • management of Non Timber Forests Products,
  • management of protected areas (National Parks, hunting zones, community conservation areas),
  • monitoring of wildlife,
  • red list of threatened plants and wildlife,
  • sustainable management of natural resources,
  • grassland ecology,
  • domestication of fodder and food tree species in Africa,
  • land and watershed restoration’
  • 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,
  • and much more.

 

Some of the major achievements of the LEA are:

  • climate change, vulnerability assessment and natural/climatic risk management in the coastal area of Benin,
  • conservation and management of several forest genetic resources in Benin (e.g: Adansonia digitata , Blighia sapida, Caesalpinia bonduc, Irvingia gabonensis, Pentadesma butyracea, Sclerocarya birrea, Tamarindus indica, Borassus aethiopum, Raphia sudanica, Dialium guineense, etc.),
  • management of several agroforestry systems involving medicinal plants in Northern Benin (e.g Community gardens of Papatia, Monts Kouffé, forest reserve, etc.),
  • ecological restoration of many degraded areas (e.g. Lama forest reserve and Swampy forest of Lokoli in Southern Benin; semi decidious forest of Bassila and Wari Maro in Northern Benin; etc.),
  • management of protected areas in Benin (e.g. Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari and W in Northern Benin, Trois Rivières forests reserves, Goungoun and Sota forests in Northern Benin, Lama forest reserve in Southern Benin, etc.),
  • Red list of threatened plants and wildlife in Benin (IUCN Red Book of Benin),
  • remote sensing and mapping of vegetation (Swampy Forest of Lokoli, Dense Forest of Lama; Biosphere Reserves of Pendjari and W; etc.),
  • atlas of biodiversity of Benin,
  • etc.

 

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  • Lokoli (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (à droite), bâtiment des volontaires de l'UAC (à gauche). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des 5 bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Système Agroforestier à palmier à huile. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • FM Deve (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Système agroforestier à Faidherbia albida. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)
    Building of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA). (Credit photo: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Abomey-Calavi, Benin, October 2018)
  • Brousse tigrée (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Bâtiment Professeur Nestor SOKPON (en haut à gauche), bâtiment des volontaires (en bas à gauche), bâtiment Dr KASSA (à droite). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Mare-Bali (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Musée de Zoologie BIOTA et bâtiment Professeur Mama Adamou N'DIAYE. (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Vue globale des bâtiments du Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA). (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / LEA, Octobre 2018)
  • Cascade de Tanongou (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)
  • Odo Octhèrè (Photo credit: Dr Akomian Fortuné Azihou / Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée (LEA), Octobre 2018)