Edouard Konan Kouassi's research while affiliated with University "Félix Houphouët-Boigny" and other places

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We assessed impacts of climatic variability, land cover and proximity of river on the ecology and population structure of Vitex doniana Sweet in Benin (West Africa) in order to provide relevant information for its sustainable management and conservation in the context of global change. Numbers of contacts and numbers of adult individuals per contac...
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There are evidences that plant morphology is shaped by genotype, but local environment mainly climate influences morphology as well. In this study the morphological variability of Vitex doniana, a multipurpose tree species was characterised in relation with climatic parameters in order to provide insights to the species possible responses to future...
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Sustainable management actions are needed for several indigenous agro forestry plant species like the black plum (Vitex doniana Sweet) because they are facing increasing pressures due to the rapid human growth and threats such as climate change. By combining species distribution modelling using the Maximum Entropy Algorithm (MaxEnt) and representat...

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... We found varied results concerning the impacts of climate change on the abundance and size of trees at the species level in TAFS. The abundance of Vitex doniana was unaffected by differences in climates comprising wet, intermediate, and dry climatic conditions (Hounkpèvi et al., 2018). However, the size of Vitex doniana significantly differed across different land cover types, but only those found in cropland significantly differed across climatic zones. ...
... The selection of 'elite' G. gummi-gutta trees was conducted by ranking the 35 CPTs based on commercial perspectives, as has been done for Garcinia mangostana (Syahputra et al., 2021), Mauritia flexuosa (Dos Santos Dias et al., 2017), Vitex doniana (Hounkpèvi et al., 2016), and for traits like pulp mass (Buchmann et al., 2010) and commercialization value (Tchoundjeu et al., 2008). Seasonal fruit mass analysis in the present study revealed that the number of fruits per 1 kg, mean fruit mass and dry rind mass were four times greater in Gar 6 than in Gar 3 and, 40fold greater that the average of the 180 trees (Table 1). ...
... In the same line, future increases in temperature would significantly reduce suitable habitats of baobab tree by 41 to 100% in Ethiopia (Birthane et al., 2020). In the contrary, future climate conditions are likely to increase the potential suitable area of V. doniana by 3 to 12% in Benin (Hounkpèvi et al., 2016). Likewise, Fandohan et al. (2013) revealed that increase in rainfall is likely to convert some currently highly suitable zones of Tamarindus indica (semi-arid and sub-humid dry) into poorly suitable areas at horizon 2050, in Benin. ...