Emeline Assede

Emeline Assede
University of Parakou | UP · Faculty of Agronomy

PhD

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Introduction
CURRENT RESEARCH 1. Diversity and socio-economic importance of orchids 2. Local population need in term of fuel wood and poles in Sudanian zone 3. Monitoring the impact of selective pruning and thinning on recovery of woodland, biodiversity and productivity in Sudanian woodland development stages 3. Fire in Africa
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July 2015 - December 2020
University of Parakou
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Currently, I teach the undergraduates in General Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. The aim is to train the students to know the main concepts in Ecology, the relations between plants, animals and their environment and strategies in their conservation. I also teach MSc Students in forest Dynamic, Sustainable Management of Forest Resources, Environmental Education,

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Publications (48)
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La régénération par graines de Detarium microcarpum Guill. et Perr. est importante dans le contexte de sa conservation et sa domestication qui préserve son patrimoine génétique. La présente étude a pour objectif d’évaluer la germination des graines de quatre (04) provenances (Yeroumaro, Périmètre de reboisement de Parakou, Sinwan-Boumoussou et Tria...
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Farmers are developing methods to scare off and reduce bird damages. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of these methods through a simple form of evaluation that allowed to highlight relationship between these methods and productivity on the one hand, and the relationship between these methods and conservation of birds in the agricultur...
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Background and aims- Atacora Mountains (AMs) are a geo-morphologically, ecologically and floristically important ecosystem in Benin. Unfortunately, nearly entire the area remains without official protection. Considering the high pressure on the flora and vegetation during last decades, identification of suitable conservation areas at finer scale is...
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Understanding the drivers of wood density variation both within a tree and between trees is important in predicting the quality of wood logs and improving this quality through adequate forestry management. This study examined the effect of the diameter growth of Acacia auriculiformis on its wood density variation. The study was conducted in the Sou...
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Worldwide scientific publications on the remarkably diverse Orchidaceae family are comprehensive, but Africa's craze for the taxon was only felt a few decades ago. This largest and threatened family of flowering plants is widely distributed in tropical areas and recognized by several authors for its environmental, ornamental, and medicinal importan...
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Résumé Adansonia digitata L., Afzelia africana Sm., Dialium guineense WiIld., Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex A. De., Khaya senegalensis (Desr.) A. Juss., Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth., Tamarindus indica L., sont sept espèces ligneuses autochtones du Bénin d'importance socio-économique et médicinale, mais vulnérables et ayant des graines récalc...
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Understanding the drivers of wood density variation both within a tree and between trees is important in predicting the quality of wood logs and improving this quality through adequate forestry management. This study examined the effect of the diameter growth of Acacia auriculiformis on its wood density variation. The study was conducted in the Sou...
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Managing natural woodland to ensure a sustainable use of its products (firewood, timber, and poles) is receiving increasing attention worldwide and requires adapted strategies to improve stand productivity. This study aims to determine: i) the influence of selective pruning and thinning on tree heigh growth; and (ii) tree species the most affected...
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Woodlands in the Sudanian zone are under different management regimes, including total protection and controlled use mainly for feeding livestock and collecting fuelwood. This study conducted in Sudanian woodlands of Benin, around the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (BRP) aimed to: (i) determine the effect of selective stem thinning and branch prunin...
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Orchids belong to one of the largest botanical families, Orchidaceae, highly diverse with 25,000 to 30,000 plant species in approximately 1,000 genera. These figures make it one of the most important families of flowering plants, with populations found in almost all types of environment. Orchids are plant species almost unknown globally in Benin (W...
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Background: Forest management can be sustainable if it integrates social, cultural and economic values that local communities associate with forest resources in a given area. Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr. (Fabaceae), also known as small detar or sweet detar, is a common multiuse small tree of Sudanese and Sudano-Guinean savannahs with high po...
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Acacia auriculiformis, a firewood, is attracting more interest from the timber industries in Benin. The assessment of the species’ performance in wood factories and plantations is crucial for popularizing the species as a viable alternative to mitigate deforestation related to the timber demand. The main objective of this work is therefore to asses...
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en Comparative information on the composition and diversity in tree species associations in Miombo woodland is limited. This study assessed how tree species associations across forest reserves of Miombo woodland in Malawi varied in composition and diversity concerning site factors and resource use disturbances under co‐management versus government...
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Changes in land use type (LUT) are a major driver of biodiversity loss and species decline. Responses to changes in LUT are species-specific, which may in turn be context-dependent. Understanding such responses is essential for the management of socio-economically important wild tree species. The baobab, Adansonia digitata L., is an important tradi...
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Changes in land use type (LUT) are a major driver of biodiversity loss and species decline. Responses to changes in LUT are species-specific, which may in turn be context-dependent. Understanding such responses is essential for the management of socio-economically important wild tree species. The baobab, Adansonia digitata L., is an important tradi...
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Dataset published on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) on orchid occurrence in Benin. Two new orchid species for Benin Flora: Habenaria cirrhata (Lindl.) Rchb. f. and Habenaria filicornis Lindl.
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In a context of fragmentation of forest landscape and sustainable use of orchid species, an analysis of the local knowledge base is necessary for developing conservation strategies of orchid habitat. This study aims at i) assessing factors affecting local perception on conservation status of orchids, and ii) determining degradation factors of their...
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Acacia auriculiformis is increasingly used as timber in Benin, while little is known about its wood characteristics and the factors affecting such characteristics in the country. The determination of these characteristics is necessary for understanding the functioning of this species and its uses. The aim of this study was to evaluate anatomical an...
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Changes in land use type (LUT) are a major driver of biodiversity loss and species decline. Responses to changes in LUT are species-specific, which may in turn be context-dependent. Understanding such responses is essential for the management of socio-economically important wild tree species. The baobab, Adansonia digitata L., is an important tradi...
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Using landscape moderation insurance and Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis (IDH) as frameworks, this study assessed the response of local assemblage among different land use regimes (mean β-diversity), using the Jaccard dissimilarity matrix in contrasting Human Modified Forest Landscapes (HMFLs). The study was conducted at the relatively simplifi...
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Different land uses result in different vegetation condition and macro-fauna distribution in a landscape. Information on land use condition is paramount for development of strategies that enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource use. A study was conducted to characterise the vegetation and termite distribution in the three land us...
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Acacia auriculiformis est la troisième essence à croissance rapide la plus plantée au Bénin. Son bois, initialement destiné à l’énergie domestique, est de plus en plus utilisé comme bois d’œuvre. Ceci pourrait représenter une alternative durable à l’exploitation forestière des aires de conservation et contribuer à la séquestration de carbone. Cette...
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Different land uses result in different vegetation condition and macro-fauna distribution in a landscape. Information on land use condition is paramount for development of strategies that enhance biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource use. A study was conducted to characterise the vegetation and termite distribution in the three land us...
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Human populations around protected areas frequently have significant, negative impacts on biodiversity. The objective of this study is to assess land use effects on savanna vegetation within the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (BRP), using life forms and chorological types as indicators of disturbance. The vegetation was analysed along four transects...
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L’écotourisme est un moyen efficace d’intégration des intérêts de conservation et de développement économique des populations rurales. Au Bénin, le potentiel écotouristique des régions de l’Atacora serait un atout aussi bien pour la conservation des ressources naturelles que pour l’amélioration du mieux-être économique des populations locales. Cett...
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The effectiveness of protected areas to guarantee future conservation of several plant species remains questionable. This study was carried out in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (BRP) and surrounding unprotected areas to assess the efficiency of the reserve to conserve orchids. A total of 90 plots (52 in protected areas; 38 in unprotected areas)...
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A la suite du livre « Habitats and plant species of the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari », ce livre est le deuxième de la série d’outils didactiques importants pour le suivi de la dynamique des habitats de la Réserve de Biosphère de la Pendjari (RBP). Les principaux habitats des espèces animales de la RBP ont été présentés, l’usage du feu comme out...
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In Benin, people have a rich ethnobotanical knowledge of plant species, reflecting the cultural and ecological diversity of their environment. Several studies were focused on the question of how valuable are plant species for local communities. However, there has been very little research interest in the orchid species in spite of the importance of...
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In Benin, people have a rich ethnobotanical knowledge of plant species, reflecting the cultural and ecological diversity of their environment. Several studies were focused on the question of how valuable are plant species for local communities. However, there has been very little research interest in the orchid species in spite of the importance of...
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To improve data availability and exchange in the area of the WAP complex, West Africa's largest continuous area of reserves, we set up a citizen science project on the iNaturalist platform, allowing contribution of observations, ideally documented by photographs and/or sounds. Along with the project we created a number of online field guides for th...
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Understanding the role of termite mounds in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning is a priority for the management of tropical terrestrial protected areas dominated by savannahs. This study aimed to assess the effects of termite mounds on the diversity of plant functional types (PFTs) and herbaceous' net aboveground primary productivity (NAPP) in...
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In West Africa, the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari is one of the most important Protected area. In Benin, this reserve is of paramount conservation importance because it contains 21% of the species richness of the country, making it one of the focal points of the floristic diversity. The book presents a usable guide to the habitats and plant diversi...
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Orchidaceae is an exceptionally diverse family with beautiful flowers and food-flavoring natural products. This study aims to assess epiphytic and terrestrial orchid diversity in the rain season in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (BRP)
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La régénération des espèces ligneuses est un des domaines d’intérêt majeurs des écologues dans le processus de renouvellement des écosystèmes. La pré- sente étude visait, d’une part, à analyser le potentiel de régénération des unités de végétation en zone soudanienne au Bénin et, d’autre part, à renseigner ses variations en fonction du relief. Au t...
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Invasive plant species and climate change are among the biggest threats to the ecological integrity of many ecosystems, including those of protected areas. Effective management of invasive plants requires information regarding their spatial distributions. Using maximum entropy, we modeled habitat suitability for an invasive plant species Chromolaen...
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The regeneration of woody species is of major interest to ecologists in connection with ecosystem renewal. This study aimed (i) to analyse the regeneration potential of vegetation units in Benin's Sudanian zone, (ii) to document the variations in regeneration potential according to the relief. A total of 615 survey plots 25 m2 in area were marked o...
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Cet ouvrage intitulé ‘Les petites mares de la Réserve de Biosphère de la Pendjari (Bénin)’ est une œuvre scientifique qui fournit une connaissance approfondie de la diversité floristique et faunique des petites mares. Il met également un accent sur les propriétés physico-chimiques de l’eau dans les conditions d’anthropisation ou non. L’approche phy...
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Demand for land for agriculture remains one of the greatest threats to the natural vegetation in the Sudanian Zone in Africa. This work aimed to assess the patterns of the secondary succession around the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari in northern Benin and to establish its relationships with soil properties. Fallow vegetation was stratified by age a...
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One of the major reasons for reforestation failure using tropical species is misunderstanding of the neighbourhood relationship within tree populations. This study used the natural stand structures of Terminalia macroptera and Pseudocedrela kotschyi, two socio-economically important species, to design enrichment planting. A comparative analysis of...
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The Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari is an example of best management practice of protected areas in West Africa with typical Sudanian savanna vegetation. It is part of the vast and transboundary protected areas of W, Pendjari and Arly National Parks of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. This work provides an overview of the flora of the reserve by means...
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Abstract: The Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari is an example of best management practice of protected areas in West Africa with typical Sudanian savanna vegetation. It is part of the vast and transboundary protected areas of W, Pendjari and Arly National Parks of Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. This work provides an overview of the flora of the reserve...

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The project will develop through experimentation the site-specific and species-specific and conditions for successfull reproduction of three orchid species : Calyptrochilum christyanum, Eulophia guineensis an Nervilia bicarinata.
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Model orchid’s favorable habitats in Benin based on climate, soil and biological factors for successful population restoration