• Coordonnateur du projet RADAR-BE (2018-2021)
  • Directeur Scientifique de African Otter Network (2018-2020)
  • Coordonnateur, African wildlife conservation and management pour International Union for Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) 


01 BP 526 LEA-FSA, Cotonou

Tel: +229 97890218

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Email: [email protected]

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  • Thèse de Doctorat en Sciences Agronomiques, Option : Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA)/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) 2009 – 2013
  • Diplôme de DEA en Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA)/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) 2008 – 2009
  • Mémoire de DESS en Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles, Option : Faune et parcours naturels, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA)/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) 2005  -2007
  • Diplôme du Diplôme d’Ingénieur des Travaux (DIT), Option: Aménagement et Protection de l’Environnement, Ecole Polytechnique d’Abomey-Calavi (EPAC)/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC) 2001 – 2005


Conservation des ressources naturelles, Ecologie et éthologie animale, Gestion de la Faune et des parcours naturelles, Aménagement et co-gestion des Aires Protégées (Parcs Nationaux, Zones Cynégétiques, Zones de gestion communautaire), Analyse, traitement statistique et interprétation scientifique des données biologiques, Rédaction des projets de recherche, Monographie de la diversité biologique (Ressources forestières animales)


Bénin, Niger, Afrique du Sud, Kénya, Togo, Ghana 


  • National research projects
  • AWF research projects (Species conservation grant)
  • Small Grant Project
  • IRD program (JEAI) 


Distinguished Awards

  • 2014: Distinction as young affiliate to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • 2014: African German Network for Excellence in Science (AGNES)
  • 2016: Humboldt- Georg Forster Research Fellowship
  • 2018: British Ecological Society – Marsh Award for Ecologists in Africa Prize


  • 2007: Region Program of Man and the Biosphere research Grant for UNESCO: Program of Reinforcement of scientific and technical capacity for an efficient and sustainable use of biodiversity in biosphere reserves of dry and semi-dry West Africa.
  • 2009: Bourse de soutien de l’UEMOA à la formation et la recherche de l’excellence.

Research Grants

  • 2008: National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRAB) competitive funds.
  • 2010: 1st Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation Application.
  • 2011: American Society of Primatologists Conservation Small Grant Award.
  • 2012: 1st International Foundation of Sciences Awards.
  • 2014: Tropical Biology Association Small Grant.
  • 2015: African Wildlife Foundation Species Protection Grant
  • 2015: The Palaeontological Scientific Trust grant
  • 2016: Humboldt- Georg Forster Research Fellowship
  • 2017: 2nd Rufford Small Grants for Nature Conservation Application.
  • 2018: 2nd International Foundation of Sciences Awards.

Equipment Grant

  • 2012: Wild idea Grant for purchasing Research Equipment.
  • 2015: TWAS Research Grant for purchasing Research Equipment.

Travel Grants

  • 2008: IUFRO-Support for Participant from Developing Country (SPDC).
  • 2010: IUFRO-Support for Participant from Developing Country (SPDC).
  • 2011: TWAS Travel Grant.
  • 2011: VLIR UOS Travel Grant.
  • 2012: IUFRO-Support for Participant from Developing Country (SPDC). 



  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S. 2013.Feeding ecology and habitat use of bovid species in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Benin (West Africa). PhD degree. Faculty of Agronomy Science/University of Abomey-Calavi/Benin.165 pages.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S. 2009.Large and small browser bovid species habitat use in a fluctuating sudanian ecosystem: a case study of Bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus) and Red-flanked-duiker (Cephalophus rufilatus) in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin). These DEA (Master of philosophy degree equivalent)/ Faculty of Agronomy Science/University of Abomey-Calavi/Benin. 50 pages.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S. 2007. Ethnozoologie et diversité des petits mammifères dans la Réserve de Biosphère de la Pendjari. Mémoire de DESS. Université d’Abomey-Calavi/ Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (FSA). 65 pages. (French)
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S. 2005. Abondance et répartition des espèces de mangouste dans la forêt de Niaouli au Sud-Bénin. Mémo du DIT. EPAC/UAC. 86p. (French)

Publication with peer review process

  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., SOGBOHOSSOU E.A., KASSA B., AHOUANDJINOU C.B., AKPONA H.A., & SINSIN B. (2018) Effectiveness of Protected Areas in Conserving the Highly Hunted Mammal Species as Bushmeat in Southern Benin. The Open Ecology Journal, 11: 14-24.
  • ASSÉDÉE.S.P., DJAGOUN C.A.M.S.,  AZIHOU F.A.,  GOGAN Y.S.C.,  KOUTON M.D.,  ADOMOU A.C.,  GELDENHUYS C.J.,  CHIRWA P.W., SINSIN B. (2018) Efficiency of conservation areas to protect orchid species in Benin, West Africa. South African Journal of Botany, 116:230–237.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S.,AKPONA H.A., KASSA B., GICHOHI N., MURUTHI P. & SINSIN B. (2017) A stakeholder assessment of human–elephant conflict in Benin. Pachyderm, 58:161–166.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S.,CODRON D., SEALY J., MENSAH G.A. & SINSIN B.A. (2016) Isotopic niche structure of a mammalian herbivore assemblage from a West African savanna: Body mass and seasonality effect. Mammalian Biology, 81:644–650.
  • GAUBERT P., NJIOKOU F., NGUA G., AFIADEMANYO K., DUFOUR S., MALEKANI J., GONEDEL BI S., TOUGARD C., OLAYEMI A., DANQUAH E., DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., KALEME P., MOLOLO C. N., STANLEY W., LUO S-J. & ANTUNES A. (2016) Phylogeography of the heavily poached African common pangolin (Pholidota, Manis tricuspis) reveals six cryptic lineages as traceable signatures of Pleistocene diversification. Molecular Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/mec.13886
  • AKPONA H.A.,DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., HARRINGTON L.A., MENSAH G.A., KABRE A. T. & SINSIN B. (2015) Conflict between spotted-necked otters and fishermen in Hlan River, Benin. Journal for Nature Conservation 27: 63–71.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., KASSA B., COULSON T., MENSAH G.A.& SINSIN B.A. (2014) Hunting affects dry season habitat selection by several Bovid species in northern Benin. Wildlife Biology, 20(2):83-90.  
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., KASSA B., MENSAH G.A.& SINSIN B.A. (2013) Seasonal habitat and diet partitioning between two sympatric bovid species in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin): waterbuck and western kob. African Zoology 48(2): 279–289.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., CODRON D., SEALY J., MENSAH G.A. & SINSIN B.A. (2013) Stable carbon isotope analysis of the diets of West African bovids in Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin).South African Journal of Wildlife Research 43 (1): 33-43.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., DJOSSA B.A., MENSAH G.A.& SINSIN B.A. (2013) Vigilance efficiency and behaviour of Bohor reedbuck Redunca redunca (Pallas 1767) in a savanna environment of Pendjari Biosphere Reserve (Northern Benin). Mammal Study, 38(2):81-89.
  • PHILIPPE GAUBERT, ANNIE MACHORDOM, ARTURO MORALES, JOSÉ VICENTE LOPÈZ-BAO, GÉRALDINE VERON, MOHAMMAD AMIN, TÂNIA BARROS, MOHAMMAD BASUONY, DJAGOUN, C. A.M.S. EMMANUEL DO LINH SAN, CARLOS FONSECA, ELI GEFFEN, SAKIR ONDER OZKURT, CORINNE CRUAUD, ARNAUD COULOUX AND FRANCISCO PALOMARES. (2011) Comparative phylogeography of two African carnivorans presumably introduced into Europe: disentangling natural versus human-mediated dispersal across the Strait of Gibraltar. Journal of Biogeography 38:341–358.
  • GAUBERT P., BLOCH C., BENYACOUB S., ABDELHAMID A., PAGANI P.,DJAGOUN C.A.M.S.,  COULOUX A.,  DUFOUR S. (2012) Reviving the African Wolf Canis lupus lupaster in North and West Africa: A Mitochondrial Lineage Ranging More than 6,000 km Wide. PLoS One. Volume 7 | Issue 8 | e42740.
  • ASSOGBADJO AE., GLELE-KAKAI R. L., VODOUHE F. G.,DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., CODJIA J-C T. & SINSIN B A (2012). Biodiversity and Socioeconomic Factors Supporting Farmers’ Choice of Wild Edible Trees in the Agroforestry Systems of Benin (West Africa). Forest Policy and Economics 14:41–49.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S.,AKPONA H.A., SINSIN B., MENSAH G.A. & DOSSA F. (2009) Mongoose species in southern Benin: Preliminary ecological survey and local community perceptions. Mammalia. (73):27-32.
  • AKPONA H.A.,DJAGOUN C.A.M.S. & SINSIN B. (2008) Ecology and ethnozoology of three-cusped pangolinManis tricuspis (Mammalia, Pholidota) in the Lama forest reserve, Benin. Mammalia 72: 198-202.

Publications peer reviewed without impact factor

  • ASSÉDÉ E.S.P.,DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., AZIHOU A.F., KOUTON M.D., GOGAN Y.S.C., GELDENHUYS C.J., CHIRWA P.W. & B. SINSIN. (2017) Folk perceptions and patterns of use of orchid species in Benin, West Africa. Flora et Vegetatio Sudano-Sambesica 20, 26-36.
  • DJAGOUN, C.A.M.S.& GAUBERT Philippe. (2009) Small carnivorans from southern Benin: a preliminary assessment of diversity and hunting pressure. Small Carnivore Conservation. (40): 1–10.
  • IDOHOU R.,DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., KASSA B., ASSOGBADJO A. E. & CODJIA J.T.C. (2013) Soil factors affecting density of three giant land snail species in different habitats of Dassa-Zoumé district (Central Benin). QScience Connect

Publication without peer review process

  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S.,GLELE KAKAÏ R., KONNON D-D., SEWADE C., KOUTON M., BONOU W., GOUWAKINNOU G. & FANDOHAN B. (2010) Potential Food and Medicinal Use of Plant Resources of the Oueme Superieur and N’Dali Classified Forests (Northern Benin). Fruit, Vegetable and Cereal Science and Biotechnology. 4 (1): 47-54.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S.,KINDOMIHOU V. & SINSIN B. (2009). Diversity and ethnozoological study of small mammals in villages of the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in northern Benin. IUFRO World Series, vol. 23: 191-197.

Book chapters

  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., H.A. AKPONA, G.A. MENSAH, C. NUTTMAN & B. SINSIN. (2012). Wild Mammals Trade for Zootherapeutic and Mythic Purposes in Benin (West Africa): Capitalizing Species Involved, Provision Sources, and Implications for Conservation. R. R. N. Alves and I. L. Rosa (eds.), Animals in Traditional Folk Medicine, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-29026-8_17, © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp 367-381.
  • AKPONA H.A.,DJAGOUN C.A.M.S. & MENSAH G.A. (2011). Small Carnivores. In Sinsin B. & Kampmann D. (eds). Biodiversity Atlas of West Africa, Volume I: Benin. Cotonou & Frankfurt/Main. Pp:474-478.
  • DJAGOUN C.A.M.S., H.A. AKPONA & I. DAOUDA. 2011. Small Predators: Herpestidae, Mustelidae, Viverridae, Canidae, Felidae & Nandiniidae. In P. NEUENSCHWANDER, B. SINSIN & G. GOERGEN (eds): Nature Conservation in West Africa: Red List for Benin. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). pp: 318-330.


  • Training in Qualitative Methodology in Social Science, International Foundation for Science, Research Institute for the Development, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 17-28 September, 2007.
  • Training in biology of cheetah conservation, offered by the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in partnership with the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. From the 20th of October to the 15th of November 2008, at CCF’s field research centre in Otjiwarongo, Namibia.
  • Training Workshop on Science-Policy Interfacing in Africa, IUFRO-SPDC/FORNESSA. 13-14 August 2008 Accra, Ghana.
  • Training in Ecology and Conservation, Tropical Biology Association Field course. 1-30 November 2009. Kirindy Forest in the Morondave Region, Madagascar.
  • National Training of Benin Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) under the Convention on Biological Diversity, 4-7 May 2010. Oriental Hotel, Benin.
  • Training Workshop on Forest and Human Health. IUFRO. 16-20 August 2010. Seoul, Republic of Korea.
  • Second Advanced Study Institute on Mathematical Modelling in Conservation Biology at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute (KWSTI), 8-16 January 2011, Naivasha, Kenya.
  • Training on R software at Imperial College, 1-27 April 2011. United Kingdom.
  • Seventh Biovision Word Life Sciences Forum, 27-29 March 2011, Lyon, France.
  • Training course “Introduction to Stable Light Isotope Mass Spectrometry”. 28 May to 1 June 2012. Department of Archeology, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Training course in Writing Convincing Research Proposal, 23-24 JUNE 2012, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KFRI), and Nairobi, Kenya.
  • SPATIAL stable isotope short course, 14th June to 26th June 2015 Salt Lake City, Utah. 


  • First national congress on protected areas. University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 16 – 18 June 2006. Oral Communication.
  • Journée Scientifique de l’Institut National Pour la Recherche Agronomique au Bénin, Cotonou, Benin (15 April, 2007). Oral Communication.
  • 10th African Small Mammal Symposium, University of Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin (Aug. 20-25, 2007).  Oral and Poster presentation.
  • Journée Scientifique International de Lomé, University of Lomé, Togo. 24-28 October, 2008. Oral Communication.
  • Third national congress on protected areas. University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 7 – 9 July 2008. Oral Communication
  • First Conference on Conservation and Sustainable Use of Forest Resources in Africa. IUFRO-SPDC/FORNESSA, Accra, Ghana, 15-17 August 2008.  Oral Communication.
  • International Cheetah Conservation Biology Conference, Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Otjiwarongo, Namibia. 20th of October to the 15th of November 2008. Oral Communication
  • Fourth national congress on protected areas. University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 1 – 3 July 2009. Oral Communication
  • National Seminary on the Biodiversity Conservation, Fondation Espace Afrique (CIEVRA), 6-8 July 2010. Oral communication.
  • International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO).  XXIII World Congress, 23-28 August 2010, Seoul, South Korea. Oral communication.
  • XIVème Journées Scientifiques Internationales de Lomé (JSIL), Campus de Lomé – Togo 25-29 Octobre 2010.Oral communication.
  • 13th Student Conference on conservation Sciences (SCCS), 22-24 Mars 2011, University of Cambridge, U.K. Poster communication.
  • 11th African Small Mammal Symposium, University of Swaziland, Swaziland (July. 3-8, 2011).  Oral and Poster presentation
  • First IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress & ITTO/AFF Forest Policy Day, 25-30 June 2012 NAIROBI, KENYA. Oral communication
  • 1st Student Conference on conservation Sciences (SCCS), China, Pekin University (1-5Nov. 2013). Oral Communication.
  • From Past to Present–Changing Climates, Ecosystems and Environments of Arid Southern Africa: A Tribute to Louis Scott, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa, from 7th to 11th July 2014. Oral Communication.
  • International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO).  XXIV World Congress. From 29 September-11 October, 2014, Snowbird and Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • The World Academy of Sciences 25th General Meeting. From 26-29 October 2014 in Muscat, Sultanate ofOman. Oral Communication.
  • 12th Annual Meeting of the Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum, from October 4 to 6, 2015, Kyoto, Japan. Attendance only.
  • 1st International Conference of   TWAS Young Scientist Network, from 22 to 24 August 2017. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Oral Communication.
  • IUFRO 125th ANNIVERSARY Congress 2017, from October 18 to 22, 2017, Freiburg, Germany. Oral Communication.
  • 46th Symposium for Research Award Winner. From March 22 to 25, 2018, Bamberg, Germany. Attendance only.



Date de la dernière mise à jour: 17 Septembre 2018