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Adandé Belarmain Fandohan

Adandé Belarmain Fandohan
Université Nationale d'Agriculture, Bénin · Ecole de Foresterie Tropicale

Forests, People & Adapation to Climate Change
Ethnobiology of anti-snake venom plants; Silviculture and production of tropical trees; Spatial Point Process Modelling

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July 2014 - December 2015
University of Freiburg
Position
  • Guest Researcher
Description
  • Modeling Impact of climate change on Agroforestry Species in sub-Sahara Africa
October 2010 - present
University of Abomey Calavi - University of Agriculture of Ketou
Position
  • Forestry Agroforestry and Biogeography
Education
March 2008 - February 2011
University of Abomey-Calavi - Faculty of Agronomic Sciences
Field of study
  • Conservation Biology - Natural Resources Management
January 2007 - November 2007
University of Abomey-Calavi - Faculty of Agronomic Sciences
Field of study
  • Conservation Biology - Natural Resources Management
October 2001 - December 2006
University of Abomey-Calavi - Faculty of Agronomic Sciences
Field of study
  • Forestry - Agronomy

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Publications (101)
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Background: Snake envenomation is a public health problem that has caused many deaths, disabilities and significant physical, psychological and socio-economic losses worldwide. In many rural communities, some plants have been utilized for preventing snake envenomation. The present study aims to document the knowledge of traditional medicine special...
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Balanites aegyptiaca, a key agroforestry species, is being overexploited in the Sahel due to increasing market demand for its derived products. The present study aims to model the potential current distribution of B. aegyptiaca and to assess the potential impact of the future climate (at 2055 and 2085 time horizons) on the species distribution in C...
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Species distribution models (SDMs) have become tools of great importance in ecology, as advanced knowledge of suitable species habitat is required for the process of global biodiversity conservation. Presence-only data are the more abundant and readily available data widely used in SDM applications. These data should be treated as a thinned Poisson...
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Increase in human population and activities are having signi cant impacts on the conservation of biodiversity. As traditional farmlands have challenges of coupling crop production and conservation of biodiversity, this study aims at assessing traditional farmlands in regard to their typology and impacts on conservation of tree species. A line trans...
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Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre ex Heckel is an endemic species from tropical rainforests of Africa, whose edible seeds are very valued popular in Cameroun and Côte d’Ivoire and wood in great demand for sculpture in Benin. The study’s objectives were to perform a critical analysis of the available literature on this species and to highlig...
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Mangroves are one of the most threatened ecosystems globally. Likewise, they benefit many restoration efforts. However, these efforts have often disregarded potential effects of climate change on selected species and foreseen changes in physico-chemical conditions of mangrove ecosystems. This study aimed to model current and future climatic and phy...
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This study assessed the vulnerability of five indigenous agroforestry trees to climate change: Adansonia. digitata, Vitellaria paradoxa, Parkia biglobosa, Tamarindus indica, and Vitex doniana, using the vulnerability of rural communities that rely on these species as a proxy. An integrated assessment approach, encompassing exposure, sensitivity, an...
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Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum. est l’une des espèces vénérées des écosystèmes sacrés du Bénin qui revêt une importance socioculturelle. Toutefois, les peuplements naturels de l’espèce sont en déclin et les informations sur ses usages sont quasi non documentées. Cette étude évalue les connaissances locales sur les usages de l’espèce et la distri...
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La modélisation de la distribution des espèces est devenue un outil très populaire d'aide à l'anticipation et à la prise de décision en matière de conservation des ressources biologiques. Le présent travail avait pour objet de faire une synthèse des recherches en la matière en Afrique, de dégager leurs insuffisances et de proposer des perspectives...
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Tamarindus indica is an agroforestry fruit species very popular in Africa and Asia. This review aimed to document the contributions and the gaps of research efforts on the species, in order to identify the research prospects. Literature search was carried out with the search engine and database “Google Scholar” and AGORA on the basis of the Latin n...
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Depuis plusieurs décennies, Triplochiton scleroxylon fait l'objet d'une attention particulière de la part des exploitants forestiers, des communautés locales et des scientifiques. Faire un point actualisé des connaissances disponibles sur sa conservation et sa domestication afin de proposer des axes de nouvelles recherches est le but de cette revue...
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Bombax costatum est une espèce agroforestière menacée de disparition du fait des fortes pressions anthropiques qu’elle subit par le prélèvement de son calice. La présente étude a pour objectif d’évaluer l’influence des modes d’affectation des terres sur les caractéristiques dendrométriques, les types morphologiques et la phénologie de B. costatum d...
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Background: Ophidian envenomation is a public health problem in the tropics and subtropics. Expensive cost of antivenoms forces most of the population to resort to medicinal plants as a first-line treatment. The present study aimed to contribute to a better knowledge of medicinal plants used in the treatment of snakebite envenomation in Benin. Met...
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La compréhension des facteurs influençant les phénophases des plantes d’importance socio-économique est essentielle pour leur gestion durable. Cola millenii est un arbre dont les fruits sont comestibles. La présente étude a analysé les différentes phénophases de l’espèce le long d’un gradient climatique au Bénin. Les évènements de feuillaison, flor...
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Ricinodendron heudelotii is an Euphorbiaceae endemic to tropical rainforests in Africa, little studied and underutilized in Benin. This study set out to assess the diversity of uses and traditional knowledge about the species. 336 individual interviews were carried out in 7 Communes of Benin. The relative citation frequency and the Shannon Diversit...
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en Salinity is a major driver of emergence and early growth of mangrove propagules. The magnitude of salinity effects may vary across mangrove ecotypes. Using a randomised complete block design in a semi‐controlled experiment, this study assessed the effect of salinity (low: 3–5, moderate: 15–17 and high: 34–36 Practical Salinity Unit) on the emerg...
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Species distribution models have become tools of great importance in ecology since the advanced knowledge of suitable habitat of species is needed in the process of the world's biodiversity conservation. Models that use presence-only data are of great interests and are widely used in ecology due to their easy access. However, these models do not es...
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Introduction. Snakebites are a public, social and economic health problem in subtropical and tropical regions. To cope with this problem, the inhabitants of these regions often resort to medicinal plants recognized in traditional knowledge. This paper offers a synthesis of the state of traditional and scientific knowledge, on snakebite envenomation...
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Cola millenii K. Schum. is a wild edible fruit tree of high socio-economic importance in Sub-Sahara Africa. Its fruit pulp is used for food and nutritional purposes. Other parts of the tree are locally used against several diseases. Given the current threats to natural stands of this species, its domestication has been suggested as one of the metho...
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Cochlospermum planchonii Hook.f. ex Planch. and Cochlospermum tinctorium Perrier ex A. Rich. are two wild edible plant species (WEPs), widely used in the West African Sudanian zone. Their parts are used as food additive, fodder, medical-magic and ethnoveterinary purposes, dye and arts. Unfortunately, the overexploitation of their rootstocks constit...
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This paper examined the economic value of non-timber forest products and their contribution to cash income of people living around the W Transbundary Bioreserve of W in Benin. 148 people among two ethnic groups were interviewed. Data were analysed using the indirect method of opportunity cost and raw margin estimation. Results showed that local peo...
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This work proposes a strategy to identify areas for long term conservation and restoration, taking into account potential climate change effects, for native tree species at country scale.
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2019, The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Limited. In this Letter, the middle initial of author G. J. Nabuurs was omitted, and he should have been associated with an additional affiliation: ‘Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands’ (now added as affiliation 18...
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A spatially explicit global map of tree symbioses with nitrogen-fixing bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi reveals that climate variables are the primary drivers of the distribution of different types of symbiosis.
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Although a number of wild fruit trees in Benin have been studied, others, such as Cola millenii K. Schum., are still relatively undocumented. The aim of this study was to collect ethnobotanical knowledge on C. millenii among socio-cultural groups in Benin. Individual structured interviews were conducted with 1 009 people. Relative frequency of cita...
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Introduction. The red kapok tree, Bombax costatum is a tree species native to West Africa. Most of its organs or plant parts are of medicinal, food, and economic importance. Literature. The species is widely used for food and medicinal purposes and as timber. Yet B. costatum is poorly studied and declining across its distribution range. So far, lit...
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Factors Determining the Use and Cultivation of Moringa oleifera Lam. in the Republic of Benin. Despite its nutritious leaves and considerable economic importance, the agroforestry species Moringa oleifera Lam. is still considered a neglected and underutilized species. To contribute to the development of an effective valorization strategy for M. ole...
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Invasion by exotic plant species and herbivory can individually alter native plant species diversity, but their interactive effects in structuring native plant communities remain little studied. Many exotic plant species escape from their co-evolved specialized herbivores in their native range (in accordance with the enemy release hypothesis). When...
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Kigelia africana (Bignoniaceae), is an indigenous species widely recognised for its medicinal, magic uses and therapeutic virtue used throughout Africa and especially in Benin Republic. Distribution of the species coincides with that of the intermediate hosts as determined by environmental factors. This study aimed to model the present-day and futu...
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The Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWI) has an overall objective of fighting desert encroachment through proven practices of sustainable management of land, and the reinforcement and protection of natural resources and systems of production and transformation, while also ensuring socioeconomic development of local communities through multipurpose ac...
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The import of Girolando cattle from Brazil in the State Farm in Kpinnou probably caused the introduction of the pantropical blue tick, Rh. microplus in Benin. Considering the time frame between the initial import of Girolando cattle in November 2004 and the first sampling in October 2008 of ticks in the department, we conclude that local conditions...
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L’évaluation de la résistance permet de localiser très rapidement les zones abritant des tiques résistantes à certains acaricides. Ainsi, les stratégies de lutte contre les tiques peuvent être mieux affinées. Les acarides les plus efficaces peuvent être ainsi recommandés aux éleveurs. Le contrôle efficace des tiques leur permettra ainsi d’améliorer...
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In total, 756 ticks were collected from 36 cattle in nine different villages. 24.5% of Amblyomma variegatum (Fig. 2) &75.5% of Rhipicephalus spp. (Fig. 3;4), among them 53% of Rhipicephalus (blue) ticks were observed, all Rh. (B). microplus.
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La préservation in situ et l'utilisation des ignames sauvages d'intérêt pourraient être compromises par les facteurs climatiques. Cette étude se propose d'analyser l'impact potentiel des facteurs climatiques sur la répartition géographique des habitats favorables à Dioscorea praehensilis une espèce sauvage à fort potentiel économique et agronomique...
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Worldwide, cattle production is struggling to face the negative impacts caused by ticks and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus is one of the most harmful ticks for livestock. Most of the people in West Africa depend on cattle farming and subsistence agriculture. The presence of ticks on cattle is a major problem faced by smallholder farmers who fi...
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Knowledge about the biogeographic affinities of the world’s tropical forests helps to better understand regional differences in forest structure, diversity, composition, and dynamics. Such understanding will enable anticipation of region-specific responses to global environmental change. Modern phylogenies, in combination with broad coverage of spe...
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Background Understanding the functional diversity of home gardens and their socio-ecological determinants is essential for mainstreaming these agroforestry practices into agrobiodiversity conservation strategies. This paper analyzed functional diversity of home gardens, identified the socio-ecological drivers of functions assigned to them, and asse...
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Abstract- Introduction. This study was set-up to assess the local perception on morphological differentiation within sweet African bush mango tree (Irvingia gabonensis) in southwestern Benin. Materials and methods. Locally acknowledged morphotypes (LAM) and local differentiation criteria were determined, using group discussions with 60 farmers. A t...
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Browse plants play an important role in feeding ruminants especially in dry seasons when herbaceous forage is unavailable. This paper aim at developing models for leaf biomass estimating for their rapid evaluation and the planning of the rational use conditions. For each of the three main browse species, 25 trees were sampled. Dendrometric measurem...
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Diverses essences forestières, dont cer-taines sont menacées, sont exploitées pour leur bois, légalement ou non. Les essences prioritaires pour la conservation à long terme doivent donc être défi-nies. La présente étude a permis de réali-ser un inventaire des essences exploitées au Bénin et d'identifier les essences prioritaires pour lesquelles des...
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Bombax costatum (faux kapokier) est une espèce des zones soudaniennes peu étudiée et sous-utilisée. Cette étude a évalué les connaissances sur les usages de B. costatum en relation avec les facteurs socio-démographiques (âge et sexe) et le groupe socioculturel. À cet effet, 118 entretiens individuels semi-structurés ont été réalisés dans les terroi...
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Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn. Daniell) est un arbuste originaire de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, inscrit sur la liste des espèces vulnérables de l’UICN. Au Bénin, son importance pour les populations locales reste peu documentée. L’étude avait pour objectif d’évaluer les connaissances endogènes, la valeur d’usage et l’importance économique de l...
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The study of anthropogenic impacts on tropical forests is vital in the design and development of sustainable extraction systems for both timber and non-timber products. However, distinguishing non-timber forest products (NTFPs) harvesting impacts from timber extraction consequences on the vegetation could be difficult, since tropical forest species...
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Domesticating indigenous agroforestry species is gaining interest as a potential option for conservation and production. Yet, spatial patterning of key species and how it is altered by environmental variations, which are important to design plantation schemes in forest and agroforestry systems, are still poorly documented. The pair-correlation func...
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Synsepalum dulcificum (Schumach. & Thonn. Daniell) is a West African shrub which is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Its importance for local people in Benin has been little documented. This study takes up this issue and was carried out to assess local knowledge, use value and the economic importance of the species for local people. Ethnobotanical...
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Bombax costatum (the red kapok tree) is native to Africa's Sudanian zone. It has rarely been studied and is most certainly under-used. Our study assessed traditional knowledge on uses of B. costatum and its cultural importance in different socio-cultural groups and according to age categories and gender around the Pendjari Biosphere Reserve in the...
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Although home gardeners could logically install plant species at different places around their homesteads, there is no quantitative evidence of how home gardens (HGs) are spatially configured and how these spatial configurations (SCs) discriminate plant species within HGs. Using spatial position analysis with respect to homestead and garden invento...
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Although home gardeners could logically install plant species at different places around their homesteads, there is no quantitative evidence of how home gardens (HGs) are spatially configured and how these spatial configurations (SCs) discriminate plant species within HGs. Using spatial position analysis with respect to homestead and garden invento...
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Parkia biglobosa (the locust bean tree) is one of agroforestry species of major socio-economic importance not only in Benin but in the whole West African region. However, its conservation and domestication for the diversification of agricultural production depends on its ability to adapt to climate change. Thus 492 points of occurrence combined wit...
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Diversity, pastoral and conservation priorities of fodder trees in the Sudano-Guinean pasture lands of Benin. Description of the subject. Fodder trees are important for livestock survival in dryland Africa. In view of the pressure faced by these trees, and their consequent rarity noted in rangelands, a study was conducted in the Sudano-Guinean tran...
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Description of the subject Fodder trees are important for livestock survival in dryland Africa. In view of the pressure faced by these trees, and their consequent rarity noted in rangelands, a study was conducted in the Sudano-Guinean transition zone of Benin at the level of the local population surrounding the protected forests of Monts Kouffé, Wa...