Kangbeni Dimobe

Kangbeni Dimobe
University of Dédougou

PhD
I teach and do research on Conservation biology, Biogeography, Functional ecology and Spatial phylogenetics

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Introduction
Dimobe is currently lecturer & researcher in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Rural Development at the University of Dédougou, Burkina Faso. Dimobe has a background knowledge in botany, forestry, ecology, biogeography and conservation biology. He also has a transdisciplinary, GIS & Remote sensing and species distribution modelling skills. His areas of interests are: impact of climate change on biodiversity, forest estimation, biomass modeling, functional ecology
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - present
University of Dedougou
Position
  • Lecturer and Researcher
January 2013 - December 2017
University of Rostock
Position
  • Researcher
October 2012 - present
University Joseph KI-Zerbo
Position
  • Ph.D student

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Publications (73)
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Understanding a species' current and future potential habitat is crucial to design its policy for management and cultivation practices that are more resilient in the face of climate change. This study assessed the present-day distribution and predicted the potential effect of climate change on the distribution of Anacardium occidentale's habitat in...
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Le karité (Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. ssp. paradoxa) est une espèce d’importance socio-économique. La présente étude est une contribution à la gestion durable du karité au Togo dans le contexte du changement climatique. Spécifiquement, il s’agit de : (i) modéliser la distribution actuelle des habitats potentiels actuels à la culture et à la c...
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This study aimed to assess soil organic carbon (SOC) and total nitrogen (TN) dynamics under fallow lands influenced by the perennial grass Andropogon gayanus and to show how the biological activity is improved during the Sudanian tillage system in the area of Bondoukuy (Western Burkina Faso). Soil samplings were done through cultivated plots (CP),...
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Species distribution modelling is gaining popularity due to significant habitat shifts in many plant and animal species caused by climate change. This issue is particularly pressing for species that provide significant ecosystem goods and services. A prominent case is the valuable African rosewood tree (Pterocarpus erinaceus) that is threatened in...
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In western Burkina Faso, in the Bondoukuy cotton zone, on silty-clay soils, the rarefaction of the perennial grass Andropogon gayanus, characteristic of old fallows, is noticed. This grass is known to restore the structural stability of the soil rather quickly, due to a stimulation of biological activity, while the storage of organic matter in the...
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Burkina Faso's W National Park (WNPB) is one of the country's biodiversity hotspots. Despite this Park's protection, illegal human activities threaten its vegetation, and little information about the on-site causes of degradation is available. Here we explored the extent and drivers of changes in land use/land cover (LULC) in the WNPB. For this pur...
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Data capturing multiple axes of tree size and shape, such as a tree's stem diameter, height and crown size, underpin a wide range of ecological research - from developing and testing theory on forest structure and dynamics, to estimating forest carbon stocks and their uncertainties, and integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring prog...
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Latitude is source of variations of plant species diversity and stand structure. This study aimed to characterize the populations of the African grape tree, Lannea microcarpa, in its range in Burkina Faso. Data were collected according to oriented sampling scheme, based on the presence of the species. Overall, 140 inventory plots of 1000 m² each we...
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We provide an updated and annotated check-list of Burkina Faso birds. This compilation takes into account our field research (2003, 2010, 2011 and 2012), museum specimens, and a thorough bibliographic search providing references to all the original records for each taxa. We clearly define criteria for acceptance in the checklist and discuss dubious...
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Africa’s need to double food production and feed the burgeoning human population, without compromising its natural resource base, has raised the momentum for sustainable agricultural intensification on the continent. Many studies describe agronomic practices that can increase productivity on existing agricultural land without damaging the environme...
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Yellow plum (Ximenia americana L.) is an indigenous and multipurpose tree species widely used in West Africa and especially in Burkina Faso. Most of the species' organs are mainly used for traditional medicine in rural communities. Despite its high use value, little is known about the species distribution pattern. This study aims to assess the pote...
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The current synthesis paper highlights their major findings and provides crosscutting and cross-regional analytical conclusions. First, the synthesis paper explores current trends in the Sahel region on land use and land degradation, energy use and supply, climate change projections and impacts, as well as their interactions and links to agricultur...
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Aim Tree crowns determine light interception, carbon and water exchange. Thus, understanding the factors causing tree crown allometry to vary at the tree and stand level matters greatly for the development of future vegetation modelling and for the calibration of remote sensing products. Nevertheless, we know little about large‐scale variation and...
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Aim: Tree crowns determine light interception, carbon and water exchange. Thus, understanding the factors causing tree crown allometry to vary at the tree and stand level matters greatly for the development of future vegetation modelling and for the calibration of remote sensing products. Nevertheless, we know little about large‐scale variation and...
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Biotic and abiotic drivers of seedling establishment and survival are fundamental not only for elucidating processes occurring at plant early life stages, but also for assisting species natural regeneration. Keystone, multipurpose and economically important tree species such as Afzelia africana Sm. are reportedly facing recruitment constraints, yet...
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FOCUS AREA (1) Understanding the effect of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning ('BEF'); (2) Catalyzing biodiversity knowledge production that can guide policy makers and civil society to effectively participate in sustainable management; (3) Engaging and supporting early career scientists and students to study climate change an...
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Agroforestry systems dot agricultural landscapes in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where they provide food, fuelwood, fibre, fodder and other products that are used at home or sold for income. Agroforestry also provides ecosystem services that are important and critical for improved livelihoods. By combining trees and/or shrubs with crops and/or livesto...
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Vitellaria paradoxa, the shea tree, an economically important fruit-tree species native to savanna regions is threatened in Burkina Faso due to overexploitation and changing land-use. Furthermore, it remains unclear how climate change will influence its frequency and distribution. We investigated the impact of climate change on the projected spatia...
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Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile is native to semi-arid regions in Africa where it is a well-known and conspicuous component of savannas. The species is highly preferred by local people because of its high socio-economic, cultural and ecological values. However, the species faces multiple environmental challenges such as desertification and human p...
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The use of earth observation data for crop mapping and monitoring in West Africa has concentrated on rainfed systems due to its pre-dominance in the sub-region. However, irrigated systems, though of limited extent, provide critical livelihood support to many. Accurate statistics on irrigated crops are, thus, needed for effective management and deci...
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Garcinia kola is an indigenous multipurpose tree species, with significant cultural value and medical benefits, commonly found in the tropical rain forest zone of West and Central Africa. The species has been reported to be over-used and are now classified as vulnerable species close to commercial extinction. Hence, requires immediate conservation...
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Efforts to develop allometric models for accurate estimation of biomass and carbon sequestration in Sub-Saharan African savanna ecosystems remain inconclusive. Most available allometric models are not site-specific, and hence do not account for the effects of regional climate variabilities on tree growth and capacity to sequester carbon. In contras...
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Climate variability added to anthropogenic pressures leads to habitat fragmentation, degradation and loss of forest ecosystem resources in Burkina Faso. Studying vegetation structure and woody species composition is important in monitoring vegetation dynamics for efficient forest management. This study was carried out to characterize woody vegetati...
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Agroforestry plays an important role in climate mitigation through atmospheric carbon removal by photosynthetic activity of tree. However, the carbon sequestration potential of smallholder's agroforestry's parklands is not well documented in Burkina Faso. Therefore, agroforestry parkland of smallholders' farmers in three climatic zones was studied....
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Accurate estimates of aboveground biomass (AGB) strongly depend on the suitability and precision of allometric models. Hochst. ex A. DC. is a key component of most sub-Sahara agroforestry systems and, one of the most economically important trees in Africa. Despite its importance, very few scientific information exists regarding its biomass and carb...
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Sahel zone has been reported as one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change, so serious attention must be paid to this zone by researchers and development actors who are interested in environmental-human dynamics and interactions. The aim of this study was to bring more insight into the impact of actions aiming at reducing land degradation...
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Background: Traditional knowledge (TK) on the different uses of under-valued fruit tree species including Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch.—a plant species of least concern (LC) based on International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) classification yet considered threatened due to overharvesting by a National Assessment in addition to 59 ot...
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The agro-ecological drawbacks of the spread of rubber tree plantations in Côte d'Ivoire since the 1990's are obvious even though they have not been properly investigated. They consist of biodiversity loss, land degradation and food insecurity, which have extended into the existing cocoa-led degraded areas whose rehabilitation have unfortunately not...
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Vitellaria paradoxa is one of the most economically important trees in West Africa. Although being a key component of most sub-Sahara agroforestry systems, little information and argument exist regarding its biomass and carbon potential. Here, we developed biomass equations for V. paradoxa tree components in Sudanian savannas. A destructive samplin...
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The significant role of tropical forest ecosystems in the global carbon budget has increased the need for accurate estimates of tropical forest biomass. The lack of large-scale biomass allometric equations hampers the understanding of the spatial distribution of tree biomass and carbon stocks and their influencing factors in West Africa. This study...
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Centre de compétence WASCAL-Juin 2017 Projet REPSAHEL-Amélioration de la résilience des populations sahéliennes aux mutations environnementales Résumé Les modèles climatiques dans la zone couverte par le projet REPSAHEL prédisent une augmentation de la température d'ici la fin du 21eme siècle avec une moyenne multi-modèle de 2,5-3 C dont une élévat...
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L'étude vise à évaluer les performances de germination des graines et de croissance des plantules de Lannea microcarpa. À cet effet, les fruits mûrs ont été récoltés et soumis à trois traitements prégerminatifs (fruits entiers sans traitement, dépulpage des fruits et décorticage des noyaux). Pour chaque traitement, les graines sont semées et le nom...
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The success of terrestrial carbon sequestration projects for rural development in sub-Saharan Africa lies in the (i) involvement of local populations in the selection of woody species, which represent the biological assets they use to meet their daily needs, and (ii) information about the potential of these species to store carbon. Although the lat...
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Dendrometric parameters used to compute aboveground biomass and carbon in Cassou and Kou. (XLSX)
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Estimated aboveground carbon stock (Average ± SE) of preferred species, less preferred and not preferred species at cluster level in Cassou and Kou in Ziro province of Burkina Faso. (DOCX)
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List of plant species recorded in the four villages (Cassou, Dao, Kou and Vrassan) in Ziro province of Burkina Faso. (DOCX)
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Estimating climate change impacts on water resources in West Africa has been challenged by hydrological data scarcity and inconsistencies in the available climate projections. In this study, multi-model ensembles of the most recent global and regional climate models output are used to simulate the hydrologic impacts of climate change in five major...
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West African savannas are experiencing rapid land cover change that threatens biodiversity and affects ecosystem productivity through the loss of habitat and biomass, and carbon emissions into the atmosphere exacerbating climate change effects. Therefore, reducing carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in these areas is critical...
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West Africa is in general limited to rainfed agriculture. It lacks irrigation opportunities and technologies that are applied in many economically developed nations. A warming climate along with an increasing population and wealth has the potential to further strain the region’s potential to meet future food needs. In this study, we investigate W...
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All over the world, pollinators are threatened by land‐use change involving degradation of seminatural habitats or conversion into agricultural land. Such disturbance often leads to lowered pollinator abundance and/or diversity, which might reduce crop yield in adjacent agricultural areas. For West Africa, changes in bee communities across disturba...
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The success of terrestrial carbon sequestration projects for rural development in sub-Saharan Africa lies in the (i) involvement of local populations in the selection of woody species, which represent the biological assets they use to meet their daily needs, and (ii) information about the potential of these species to store carbon. Although the lat...
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The availability of freely available moderate-to-high spatial resolution (10–30 m) satellite imagery received a major boost with the recent launch of the Sentinel-2 sensor by the European Space Agency. Together with Landsat, these sensors provide the scientific community with a wide range of spatial, spectral, and temporal properties. This study co...
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Nazinga Game Ranch (NGR) is a reserve in Burkina Faso involving local communities for securing biodiversity through sustainable management. Yet, its ecosystems are threatened by increasing number of elephants and illegal human activities. Renowned as a model of wildlife participatory management, NGR has mainly been studied for its animal wildlife o...
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Dioscorea praehensilis Benth. est une importante espèce sauvage apparentée aux ignames cultivées se retrouvant en particulier au Togo dans la zone subhumide. Malheureusement ses habitats disparaissent ou se dégradent, mettant ainsi en péril sa survie. La présente étude, conduite dans cette zone, a pour objectif l’identification des sites favorables...
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In Africa, protected areas can play an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change through carbon sequestration but they are threatened due to increasing land degradation and deforestation (LDD). The Total Wildlife Reserve of Bontioli (TWRB) in Burkina Faso is one of the country’s refuges with high biodiversity. This reserve is serio...
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La présente étude a pour objectif de contribuer à la gestion durable de Sclerocarya birrea, Lannea microcarpa et Haematostaphis barteri, trois arbres fruitiers spontanés très appréciés par les populations rurales du Nord-Togo. Des inventaires floristiques et forestiers ont été effectués dans les peuplements de ces espèces. Les données floristiques...