Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon

Rodrigue Castro Gbedomon
University of Geneva | UNIGE · Institute of Environmental Sciences

PhD

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January 2014 - February 2015
Laboratory of Biomathematics and Forest Estimation
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  • PhD Student
January 2014 - June 2015
Laboratory of Biomathematics and Forest Estimation
Position
  • PhD Student
March 2011 - December 2013
University of Abomey-Calavi
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (36)
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This study investigated the socio-economic benefits and the relationships in terms of dependence or resources between the W Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (WTBR) in Benin and adjacent communities, over the period from 2000 to 2017. The methodological approach included a survey of opinions and incomes conducted among 340 households. The statistical...
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Gnansounou, S.C.; Abdul-Kareem, R.; Castro Gbedomon, R.; Valre Salako, K.; Apollinaire Mensah, G., and Gll Kaka, R., 2022. Impact of Covid-19 on coastal fishing and stakeholders' response strategies in Benin, West Africa. Journal of Coastal Research, 38(2), 279288. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208. Coastal fishing is of immense importance in...
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Ricinodendron heudelotii is a wild oil tree species native to sub-Saharan Africa. It is also found in Benin. Its oil is rich in the essential fatty acids (Omega 3, 6), fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) and trace elements, essential for human health. Currently, few people know about this oil, likely explaining its almost total absence in rural ma...
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National parks are of great interest for the biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services delivery. However, their effectiveness in achieving the objectives that motivated their establishment depends on the performance of the governance model. Using the case study of the Transboundary Biosphere Reserve of W, Benin (TBRW/B) for the period 2000-2...
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Beekeeping is increasingly promoted in developing countries as a promising option for income diversification in rural areas while contributing to poverty alleviation. Unfortunately, the development of the value chains of its most known and marketed product (honey) is still in its beginning stages. Little is known about the honey value chain environ...
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Detailed understanding of interactions between humans and their surrounding ecosystems is essential for designing sustainable use and management of these ecosystems. Mangroves are one of the most productive ecosystems worldwide, yet among the most threatened. This study (1) explored main activities of local communities in relationship to mangroves...
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Moringa oleifera Lam, est une espèce de la famille des Moringaceae, originaire de l’Inde. Il est de nos jours présent dans toutes les zones tropicales. C’est une plante dont les feuilles sont très appréciées pour leurs qualités nutritionnelles et recommandées aux populations souffrantes de la malnutrition, aux femmes enceintes et allaitantes. Au Bé...
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Knowledge network is a key element of the entrepreneurship environment. It is claimed to provide entrepreneurs with information, resources, and knowledge likely to positively impact the performance of their firms. In the African context, where agricultural entrepreneurship is rapidly evolving in adverse conditions, knowledge networks are presumed t...
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Based on a recent outlook on the food and nutrition security, the zero-hunger goal is unlikely to be achieved by 2030. To improve the situation, there is a need for transformational changes not only by producing high-quality knowledge and innovations on food and nutrition security but also by ensuring their uptake and upscaling. On this challenge,...
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The African baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) is a large tree of great socio-economic and cultural importance in Africa, with almost all the parts of the species used for various purposes. A major concern about baobab fruit pulp production is the long time it takes for first fruiting (about 15 years). Vegetative propagation offers several advantages w...
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Conservation scientists have traditionally viewed non-native species (NNS) as potential threats to native biodiversity. Here, we question whether alternative views of NNS exist in the scientific community that stand in contrast to the dominant narrative that emerges from the literature. We asked researchers from the biological, social, and environm...
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The present document provides guidelines for writing an excellent and relevant research proposal at MSc as well as at PhD level. Writing a meticulous proposal will help students establish the groundwork for their research study. It will also help them pre-empt any problems they may experience during the course of their writing and research. This gu...
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Borassus aethiopum Mart. is a multipurpose palm native to mainland Africa. Fruits and hypocotyls are the most exploited parts which collection/harvest threats the species. As a pre-requisite for its domestication, this study assessed the (1) environmental-induced diversity in morphological traits of fruits and (2) differences in growth and weight o...
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Background: Eliciting factors affecting distribution of traditional knowledge (TK) and cultural importance of plant resources is central in ethnobiology. Socio-demographic attributes and ecological apparency hypothesis (EAH) have been widely documented as drivers of TK distribution, but their synergistic effect is poorly documented. Here, we focus...
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Background Atakora mountains in Benin are a unique but fragile ecosystem, harboring many endemic plant species. The ecosystem is undergoing degradation, and the woody vegetation is dramatically declining due to high anthropogenic actions and recurrent drought. This study aimed to (i) assess the diversity of threatened woody species and (ii) identif...
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Background Traditional knowledge about the use of medicinal plants for herbal drinks (HDs) is not well documented in the Azad Kashmir region despite their widespread use. This study highlights the taxonomic diversity and traditional knowledge on medicinal plants used for HDs while examining the diversity of diseases treated with HDs in the study ar...
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Home gardens have received increasing attention and have been insistently presented as hotspots for agro-biodiversity over the last decades. However, apart from their exceptional high plant species diversity, there is little quantitative evidence of the effectiveness of plant species conservation in home gardens. This study examined this issue by a...
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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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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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Home gardening is a commonly encountered agricultural practice in Benin, consisting of cultivating or maintaining desired plant around homesteads. While the multiple ecosystem services they provided to population is widely acknowledged, motivation for home gardening is still poorly understood in Benin. This study aims at elucidating the daunting qu...
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Background: Home gardens (HGs) provide perspectives for conservation of plant genetic resources while contributing to improving livelihoods. However, knowledge of local factors shaping their ownership, plant diversity (PD) and structure is still limited especially in West-Africa, where food insecurity is acute. This is critical to ensure effective...
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There is increasing interest in home gardens (HGs) as biodiversity hot spots. However, knowledge on how sociocultural characteristics and environment influence knowledge and management of HG species is still limited. Eliciting these links helps illustrate how HG could conserve biodiversity. This study addressed the following hypotheses: (i) age and...
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Despite growing literature supporting the importance of home gardens (HG) as biodiversity hotspots, knowledge of patterns of their contribution to conservation of threatened species and crop wild relatives (CWR) across climate and culture in Africa is still limited. This investigation was conducted across three climatic zones to assess the floristi...
Conference Paper
During last decades, numerous approaches of forest management involving local communities have emerged. Among them, the approach of community based forest management (CBFM) has been strongly recommended. However, capabilities of local communities to sustainably manage forest resources and improve their livelihood remain debatable. Thus, advocators...
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Une étude sur l’efficacité de deux extraits botaniques (Neem et Hyptis) a été conduite au Centre Bénin pour leur possible utilisation dans le contrôle des populations des arthropodes associées aux abeilles et aux produits de la ruche. Les tests d’extraits botaniques ont mis en évidence la propriété répulsive des extraits du Neem et d’Hyptis sur les...

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Uses, Ecology, Genetics, and Conservation
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1. To provide evidence-based guidance to stakeholders for the sustainable management of mangroves. Goal 2. To contribute to regional and global scientific knowledge on mangroves. Goal 3. To contribute to an integrated conservation of mangroves for achieving coastal resilience in West-Africa.