• Associate Professor of Forestry
  • Head of the Agronomy Graduate Program of the National University of Agriculture (2017-present)
  • Publisher of more than 30 scientific publications & 3 book chapters
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer / Researcher at many universities in Africa, Asia, and Europe
  • Member of 5 international scientific groups e.g. African Forests Forum and International Union of Forest Research Organization
  • Reviewer of many journals including: Economic Botany, Human Ecology, Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, Land Degradation and Development 


01 B.P. 5996 Cotonou, Benin

Cell: (229) 95414726

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  • Ph.D., University of Abomey Calavi (Benin), 2011, Major: Natural Resources Management and Conservation Biology
  • Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 2006, Major: Agronomy & Forestry
  • High School Graduation Diploma, Major Biology & Geology (Diplôme du Baccalauréat Série D), 2001


Tropical Forestry, Forest estimations, Conservation Biology, Agroforestry, Agronomy, Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring, Restoration Ecology, Ecological Modeling, Ecological Restoration, Ecological Statistics, Endangered and useful species conservation, Ethnobiology, Natural Resource Management and Conservation, Non-Timber Forest Products Assessment, Protected Area Management & Assessment, Climate Change.


Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mauritania, The Gambia, Togo.


  • National research projects
  • EU research projects (DADOBAT, CODESRIA, CORAF, WASCAL)


  • Society for Ecological Restoration (Since 2016)
  • Ecosystem based Adaptation for food security in Africa Assembly (Since 2015)
  • African Forests Forum (Since 2014)
  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (member since 2009).
  • International Network on Indigenous Fruit Tree species (member since 2009).
  • Society for Economic Botany (member since 2010).
  • British Ecological Society (member 2010-2012).
  • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (member since 2010).
  • IUCN SSC Crop Wild Relative Specialist Group (member since 2008).


  • 2017: African Academy of Sciences Young Affiliate.
  • 2016: Equipment Subsidy Grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • 2014: The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation – Georg Forster (HERMES) Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers
  • 2013: Award for Best research paper in Ecology 2011-2012 edition; The Support Africa International Foundation, Germany.
  • 2013: International Foundation for Science (IFS), Sweden, Grant D/5464-1
  • 2012: African-German Network of Excellence in Science – Award for Junior Researchers
  • 2012: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) – Research Fellowship for Distinguished International Young Scientists


Peer reviewed publications

  1. Oduor AMO, Long H, Fandohan AB, Liu J, Yu X (2018) An invasive plant provides refuge to native plant species in an intensely grazed ecosystem. Biological Invasions 20(10): 2745-2751. Impact Factor 2017: 2.473.
  2. Slik JWF, Franklin J, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Field R, Aguilar S, Aguirre N, Ahumada J, et al.,Fandohan ABet al. (2018) Phylogenetic classification of the world’s tropical forests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United State of America https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1714977115 . Impact Factor 2016: 9.661.
  3. Sèwadé C, Azihou AF, Fandohan AB, Glele Kakai RL, Mensah G, Houinato M (2017) Leaf biomass modeling, carrying capacity and species-specific performance in aerial fodder production of three priority browse species Afzelia africanaPterocarpus erinaceus and Daniellia oliveri in Benin. Livestock Research for Rural Development 29(10): http://www.lrrd.org/lrrd29/10/sewa29192.html
  4. Fandohan AB, Chadaré FJ, Gouwakinnou NG, Tovissodé CF, Bonou A, Djonlonkou SFB, Houndelo LFH, Sinsin CLB, Assogbadjo AE (2017) Usages traditionnels et valeur économique de Synsepalum dulcificum au Sud-Bénin. Bois et Forêts des Tropiques 332(2): 17-30. Impact Factor 2016: 0.321.
  5. Ahossou OD, Fandohan B, Stiers I, Schmidt M, Assogbadjo AE (2017) Extraction of Timber and Non-Timber Products from the Swamp Forest of Lokoli (Benin): Use Patterns, Harvesting Impacts and Management Options. International Forestry Review 19(2):133-144. Impact Factor 2016: 1.308.
  6. Fandohan AB, Azihou AF, Assogbadjo AE, Fonton HN, van Damme P, Sinsin AB (2017) Environment-driven spatial pattern of tamarind trees in riparian forests. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development 111 (1): 23-37.
  7. Gouwakinnou NG, Fandohan AB, Adomou CA, Sinsin AB (2016) Mode de reproduction et phénologie florale d’une espèce dioïque, Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae), en relation avec l’utilisation des terres. Annales de l’Université de Parakou Série – sciences naturelles et agronomie : 6(1) : 26-33.
  8. Moutouama JK, Fandohan AB, Biaou SSH, Amahowe OI, Moutouama FT, Natta AK (2016) Potential climate change favored expansion of a range limited species, Haematostaphis barteriHook f. Journal of Agriculture and Environment for International Development 110 (2): 397-411.
  9. Gbedomon RC, Assogbadjo AE, Salako VK, Fandohan AB, Glèlè Kakaï R (2016) Exploring the spatial configurations of home gardens in Benin. Scientia Horticulturae 213: 13–23. Impact Factor 2015: 1.538.
  10. Sèwadé C, Azihou AF, Fandohan AB, Houéhanou TD, Houinato M (2016) Diversité, priorité pastorale et de conservation des ligneux fourragers des terres de parcours en zone soudano-guinéenne du Bénin. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement 20(2) http://popups.ulg.ac.be/1780-4507/index.php?id=12823Impact Factor 2015:0.457.
  11. Gbedomon CR, Floquet A, Mongbo R, Salako KV, Fandohan AB, Assogbadjo A, Glele Kakai R (2016) Socio-economic and ecological outcomes of community based forest management: A case study from Tobé-Kpobidon forest in Benin, Western Africa. Forest Policy and Economics 64: 46–55. Impact Factor 2015: 2.00.
  12. Fandohan AB, Moutouama JK, Biaou SSH, Gouwakinnou GN, Adomou CA (2015) Le réseau d’aires protégées Bénin-Togo assure-t-il la conservation de Thunbergia atacorensis (Acanthaceae)?Revue CAMES (Science de la vie, de la terre et agronomie) 3(2):25-31.
  13. Fandohan AB, Gouwakinnou NG, Deleke Koko KIE, Glele Kakai R, Assogbadjo AE (2015) Domesticating and conserving indigenous trees species: an ecosystem Based approach for adaptation to climate change in sub-Sahara Africa. Revue CAMES 03(01):55-60.
  14. Yaoitcha AS, Houehanou TD, Fandohan AB, Houinato MRB (2015) Prioritization of useful medicinal tree species for conservation in Wari-Maro Forest Reserve in Benin: A multivariate analysis approach. Forest Policy and Economics 61: 135–146. Impact Factor 2015: 1.856.
  15. Djègo-Djossou S, Koné I, Fandohan AB, Djègo JG, Huynen MC, Sinsin B (2015) Habitat Use by White-thighed Colobus in the Kikélé Sacred Forest: Activity Budget, Feeding Ecology and Selection of Sleeping Trees. Primate Conservation (29):97-105.
  16. Gbedomon RC, Fandohan AB, Salako VK, Idohou AFR, Glèlè Kakaї R, Assogbadjo AE (2015) Factors affecting home gardens ownership, diversity and structure: a case study from Benin. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:56 DOI 10.1186/s13002-015-0041-3.Impact Factor 2015: 2.00.
  17. Fandohan AB, Oduor AMO, Sode AI, Wu L, Cuni-Sanchez A, Assede E, Gouwakinnou GN (2015) Modeling vulnerability of protected areas to invasion by Chromolaena odorata under current and future climates. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 1(6):20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/EHS15-0003.1
  18. Fandohan AB, Koko, IKED, Avocevou-Ayisso C, Gouwakinnou GN, Savi MK, Assogbadjo AE, Kakai RG. (2015) Lantana camara (verbenaceae): a potential threat to the effectiveness of protected areas to conserve flora and fauna in Benin. Agronomie Africaine 27(2): 115-126.
  19. Baudoin M-A, Cuni Sanchez A, Fandohan B (2014) Small scale farmers’ vulnerability to climatic changes in southern Benin: the importance of farmers’ perceptions of existing institutions. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 19(8): 1195-1207Impact Factor 2012: 1.856.
  20. Idohou R, Fandohan B, Salako VK, Kassa B, Gbèdomon RC, Yédomonhan H, Glèlè Kakai, Assogbadjo AE (2014) Biodiversity conservation in home gardens: Traditional knowledge, use patterns and implications for management. International Journal of Biodiversity Sciences, Ecosystem Services and Management 10(2): 89-100.
  21. Kassa BD, Fandohan B, Azihou AF, Assogbadjo AE, Oduor AMO, Kidjo F, Babatounde S, Liu J, Glele Kakai R (2014) Survey of Loxodonta africana (Elephantidae)-caused bark injury on Adansonia digitata (Malvaceae) within Pendjari Biosphere Reserve, Benin. African Journal of Ecology 52(4): 385–394. Impact Factor 2012: 0.631
  22. Padonou EA, Fandohan B, Bachmann Y, Sinsin B (2014) How farmers perceive and cope with bowalization: A case study from West Africa. Land Use Policy 36: 461-467. Impact Factor 2012: 2.346
  23. Padonou EA, Kassa B, Assogbadjo AE, Fandohan B, Chakeredza S, Glèlè Kakai, Sinsin B (2014) Natural variation in fruit characteristics and seed germination of Jatropha curcas in Benin, West Africa. Journal of Horticultural Sciences and Biotechnology 89(1):67-73. Impact Factor 2012: 0.637.
  24. Houéto G, Glele Kakaï R, Salako V, Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Sinsin B, Palm R (2014) Effect of inventory plot patterns in the floristic analysis of tropical woodland and dense forest. African Journal of Ecology 52(3): 257-264. Impact Factor 2012: 0.631.
  25. Salako KV, Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Idohou FAR, Gbedomon RC, Abdou Ibrahima W, Chakeredza S Dulloo ME, Glèlè Kakaï R (2014) Home gardens: An assessment of their biodiversity and potential contribution to conservation of threatened species and crop wild relatives in Benin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 61: 313-330. Impact Factor 2012: 1.593.
  26. Salako VK, Glele Kakaï RL, Assogbadjo AE, Fandohan B, Houinato M, Palm R (2013) Efficiency of inventory plot patterns in quantitative analysis of vegetation: a case study of tropical woodland and dense forest in Benin. Southern Forests 75(3): 137-143Impact Factor 2012: 0.388.
  27. Fandohan B, Gouwakinnou GN, Fonton NH, Sinsin B, Liu J (2013) Impact des changements climatiques sur la répartition géographique des aires favorables à la culture et à la conservation des fruitiers sous-utilisés: cas du Tamarinier au Bénin. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement 17(3): 450-462. Impact Factor 2012:0.379.
  28. Idohou R, Assogbadjo AE, Fandohan B, Gouwakinnou GN, Glele Kakai RL, SinsinB, Maxted N (2013) National Inventory and Prioritization of Crop Wild Relatives: case study for Benin. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 60: 1337–1352. Impact Factor 2012: 1.593.
  29. Houéto G, Fandohan B, Ouédraogo A, Ago E, Salako VK, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï R, Sinsin B (2012) Floristic and dendrometric analysis of woodlands in the Sudano-Guinean zone: a case study of Belléfoungou forest reserve in Benin. Acta Botanica Gallica 159(4): 387-394. Impact Factor 2012: 0.310.
  30. Fonton NH, Atindogbe G, Fandohan B, Lejeune P, Ligot G (2012) Structure spatial des arbres des savanes boisées et forêts claires soudaniennes : implication pour les enrichissements forestiers. Biotechnology Agronomy Society and Environment 16(4) : 429-440. Impact Factor 2012 :0.379.
  31. Atindogbe G, Fonton NH, Fandohan B, Lejeune P (2012) Caractérisation des plantations privées de teck (Tectona grandis L.f.) du département de l’Atlantique au Sud-Bénin. Biotechnology Agronomy Society and Environment 16(4):441-451. Impact Factor 2012 :0.379.
  32. Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Salako VK, van Damme P, Sinsin B (2012) Which one comesfirst, the tamarind or the Macrotermes termitarium? Acta Botanica Gallica 159(3): 345-355Impact Factor 2012: 0.310.
  33. Cuni Sanchez A, Fandohan B, Assogbadjo A, Sinsin B (2012) A countrywide multi-ethnic assessment of local communities’ perception of climate change in Benin (West Africa). Climate and Development 4(2): 114-128. Impact Factor 2012: 1.000.
  34. Assogbadjo AE, Chadare FJ, Glèlè Kakaï R, Fandohan B, Baidu-Forson JJ (2012) Variation in biochemical composition of baobab (Adansonia digitata) pulp, leaves and seeds in relation to soil types and tree provenances. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 157: 94-99. Impact Factor 2011: 3.004.
  35. Dadjo C, Assogbadjo AE, Fandohan B, Glèlè Kakaï R, Chakeredza S, Houehanou DT, Van Damme P, Sinsin B (2012). Uses and Management of Black Plum (Vitex Doniana Sweet) In Southern Benin. Fruits 67(3) : 173-187. Impact Factor 2012: 0.764.
  36. Assogbadjo AE, Fandohan B, Glèlè Kakaï R, Kyndt T, Hardy OJ, Gheysen G, Sinsin B (2012) Genetic evidence of the contribution of ethnic migrations to the propagation and persistence of the rare and declining scrambling shrub Caesalpinia bonduc L. Human Ecology 40 : 117-128. Impact Factor 2012: 1.361.
  37. Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï RL, Sinsin B (2011) Effectiveness of a protected areas network in the conservation of Tamarindus indica L. (Leguminosae-Caesalpinioideae) in Benin. African Journal of Ecology 49 : 40-50. Impact Factor 2011: 0.655.
  38. Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï R, Sinsin B (2011) Geographical distribution, tree density and fruit production of Tamarindus indica (Fabaceae) across three ecological regions in Benin. Fruits 66 (2): 53-62. Impact Factor 2011: 0.764.
  39. Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï R, Kyndt T, Sinsin B (2011) Quantitativemorphological descriptors confirm traditionally classified morphotypes of Tamarindus indica L. fruits. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 58 : 299-309. Impact Factor 2011: 1.554.
  40. Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï R, Kyndt T, De Caluwe E, Codjia JTC, Sinsin B (2010) Women’s traditional knowledge, use value and the contribution of tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) to rural households’ cash income in Benin. Economic Botany 64(3) : 248-259. Impact Factor 2010: 1.260.
  41. Fandohan AB, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï RL, Sinsin B, Van Damme P (2010) Impact of habitat type on the conservation status of tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) populations in the W National Park of Benin. Fruits 65(1) :11-19. Impact Factor 2010: 0.348.
  42. Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Glèlè Kakaï R, Sinsin B (2010) Variation in seed morphometric traits, germination and early seedling growth performances of Tamarindus indica L. InternationalJournal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 4(4): 1102-1109.
  43. Djagoun CAMS, Glele Kakaï R, Konnon D, Sewade C, Kouton M, Bonou W, Gouwakinnou G, Fandohan B (2010) Potentiel des Ressources Végétales Forestières Alimentaires et Médicinales de la Forêt Classée de l’Ouémé Supérieur et N’Dali au Nord Bénin – 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: 47-54.
  44. Fandohan B, Glèlè-Kakaï R, Sinsin B, Pelz D (2008) Caractérisation dendrométrique et spatiale de trois essences ligneuses médicinales dans la forêt classée de Wari Maro au Benin. Revue Ivoirienne des Sciences et Technologies 12: 173-186.


Proceeding and book chapters

  1. Fandohan B, Cuni Sanchez A (2015) Local perceptions of climate change and its impacts on indigenous fruit trees Water, adaptation and sustainability in Benin. Pp: 180-196 In: D Stucker D, Lopez- Gunn E (eds) Adaptation to Climate Change through Water Resources Management Capacity, equity and sustainability. Taylor and Francis, London and New York.
  2. Fandohan B, Assogbadjo AE, Sinsin B (2010) Tamarindus indica L. Leguminosae. Pp 292-297 In: Sinsin B, Kampmann D (eds) Biodiversity atlas of West Africa, Volume I: Benin. Cotonou and Frankfurt/Main.
  3. Fandohan AB, Assogbadjo AE, Sinsin B (2009) Endogenous Knowledge on tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) in northern Benin. Pp 57-62 In: Parrotta JA, Oteng-Yeboah A, Cobbinah J (eds) Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge and Sustainable Forest Management in Africa. IUFRO World Series 23.


  1. Fandohan AB (2011) Conservation biology of Tamarindus indica (Fabaceae) in Benin, West Africa. PhD Dissertation, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey Calavi, Bénin. 227p. ISBN: 978-99919-384-9-3 ; February, 2011.
  2. Fandohan AB (2007) Structure des populations et importance socioculturelle du tamarinier (Tamarindus indica L.) dans la Commune de Karimama (Nord-Benin). Mémoire de DEA, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. 55p ; November, 2007.
  3. Fandohan AB (2006) Abondance et structure des peuplements de sept essences ligneuses médicinales dans la forêt classée de Wari-Maro, (Région des Monts-Kouffé) Centre Benin. Thèse d’Ingénieur Agronome, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université  d’Abomey-Calavi, Bénin. 108p; December 2006.



Source: Laboratoire d’Ecologie Appliquée | Laboratory of Applied Ecology | Laboratorio de Ecología Aplicada | 應用生態學實驗室. Prof Brice Augustin SINSIN: Laboratory Director / Directeur du Laboratoire / Director de laboratorio / 實驗室主任. University of Abomey Calavi (UAC), Benin, West Africa | Université d’Abomey-Calavi, République du Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest). The content of this article does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com).

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