Toussaint Olou Lougbegnon's research while affiliated with University of Benin and other places

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Pleurotus abalonus is an edible mushroom of interest for its nutritional and medicinal properties. Its commercial production has developed in tropical countries using local materials. The objective of the work is to contribute to the establishment of mycicultural practices likely to increase the productivity of oyster mushrooms using locally availa...
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The sustainable management of urban green spaces requires the monitoring of the structural parameters of theirs trees. This study, which was carried out in the cities of Abomey-Calavi, Allada and Cotonou in southern Benin, aimed to describe the den-drometric parameters and the rate of carbon stored by urban trees. The inventory of trees planted in...
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L'arbre en milieu urbain est devenu dorénavant un élément essentiel pour un environnement vivable et durable. Mais, dans certaines villes africaines, l'accent n'est souvent pas mis sur ce patrimoine forestier. La présente étude réalisée dans les villes d'Abomey-Calavi, Allada et Cotonou situées au Sud du Bénin a pour but d'évaluer la diversité des...
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Considered a widespread gamebird found across the northern Afrotropical region, the Stone Partridge Ptilopachus petrosus is used in magical rituals and for traditional medicine in Africa. Although considered to be a species of Least Concern by the IUCN, loss of their habitat and hunting has caused them to be locally threatened. The aim of this ethn...
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Diet plays an important role in satisfying the vital needs of most animal species, including Phacochoerus africanus and Potamochoerus porcus, two suids found in Benin. It is also a determining factor in the habitats selection in protected areas. We identify the preferred habitats and detect the diet of the red river hog and the common warthog throu...
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Suids are key species in terrestrial ecosystems, particularly in Africa where they are subject to threats and, at the same time, are sources of income for populations. This study has summarized the literature on suids, highlighting the various aspects that have not yet been clarified for new research perspectives. To achieve this objective, scie...
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Background Despite the number of wild animals that are useful to the local population and have served as a basis for ethnozoological research in Benin, others such as Phacochoerus africanus and Potamochoerus porcus remain poorly documented according to their uses. They are already facing threats to their proper conservation in ecosystems where they...
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La connaissance des paramètres dendrométriques d’une espèce est nécessaire pour sa conservation durable. Elle permet d’évaluer les ressources disponibles et de lutter contre sa destruction. Cette étude analyse les paramètres dendrométriques de Lophira lanceolata de la forêt classée de Toui-Kilibo et ses environs au Bénin. Les données dendrométrique...
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L'accroissement de la biomasse d'une forêt est important pour sa conservation. L'objectif de cette étude est d'estimer la biomasse aérienne et le carbone des arbres de Lophira lanceolata dans la forêt classée de l'Ouémé supérieur au Bénin. Ainsi, 42 placettes carrées de 30 mètres de dimension sont installées. A l'intérieur de chaque placette, les d...
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An ethnobotanical study was conducted with the main socio-cultural groups on woody plants in the riparian lands of the Mono Biosphere Reserve in Benin which is newly created and recognized by the Unesco in 2017. This study aims to determine the wood species with high ethnobotanical value in order to provide to the managers, the plant species which...
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La demande croissante de viande de brousse en Afrique menace d’extinction de nombreuses espèces animales. Certaines sont en situation précaire, tel le porc-épic à crête (Hystrix cristata). Menacé d’extinction, il reste chassé dans plusieurs pays africains pour sa viande, très prisée par les populations locales, mais aussi ses poils modifiés en piqu...
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Les réserves de biosphère du Bénin subissent de nombreuses pressions dues principalement à l'action de l'homme (braconnage, défrichement, etc.). L'habitat de la faune se dégrade, se modifie, et les populations de faune, en particulier les porcs-épics à crête (Hystrix cristata-Linnaeus, 1758.) diminuent peu à peu. Ces espèces deviennent donc de plus...
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Hippopotamus amphibius is the 3rd largest and heaviest terrestrial mammal after elephants (Loxodonta africana) and white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum) in Africa. This investigation conducted in the Benin Republic aims to assess the local inhabitants' traditional knowledge associated with hippo in different use categories (medicinal, cultural and spi...
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Urban green spaces are essential to ensure the quality of life and the fulfillment of town-dwellers. The objective of this research is to assess the richness of public green spaces in the great Nokoué cities (AbomeyCalavi, Cotonou, Ouidah, Porto-Novo and Sèmè-Podji). The itinerary method was used to find the greens spaces whose list was obtained in...
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This study examined the diversity and ecological distribution of riparian bird species across a climatic gradient in Benin. Riparian bird communities were compared among three climatic zones in Benin Republic from December 2012 to November 2015. The diversity and ecological distribution of riparian bird was examined from a census (inventory) of bir...
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Objectif : Les travaux d’amenagement ou de construction en milieu urbain sont source de degradation de la diversite floristique. La presente etude a pour objectif d’evaluer le degre d’erosion de la phyto-diversite lors des travaux d’ouverture et d’elargissement de voies dans la Commune d’Abomey-Calavi. Methodes et resultats : La demarche methodolog...
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Le présent travail a été réalisé pour fournir des données de base pour une meilleure conservation de l’espèce Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don sur le plateau d’Allada au Sud-Bénin. Il vise à identifier les différents groupements végétaux au sein desquels évoluent l’espèce, à connaître leur diversité floristique et la structure diamétrique de leurs peup...
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Attention is presently paid to forest conservation because of its potential for the sequestration of carbon. More than rural forest, urban forest is of greater utility because of it can serve as a natural low cost laboratory for pedagogic activities of several schools. Unfortunately those forests are regressing in Benin. The objective of this study...
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Background: Malaria remains one of the most important illnesses in sub-Saharan Africa. In Benin, it constitutes a major public health preoccupation particularly for children and pregnant women. Until now, population still mostly relies on herbal medicine for malaria healing. Hence this study was carried out to document the medicinal plants used in...
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Background In addition to plant species biology and ecology, understanding the folk knowledge systems related to the use of plant species and how this knowledge system influences the conservation of plant species is an important issue in the implementation of sustainable strategies of biodiversity conservation programs. This study aimed at providin...
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Résumé Les enquêtes de terrain ont permis d’aborder la problématique de création de réserves de faune dans la partie méridionale du Bénin. Des investigations ont été faites sur les populations qui entourent les marécages de Sèmè-Kpodji, de Yovocodji à Kpomassè, la forêt marécageuse de Démè-Lokoli-Koussoukpa, celle de Gnanhouizounmè et l’estuaire de...
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Résumé L’étude a permis d’observer, de décrire, d’inventorier et de quantifier les divers paramètres des comportements du francolin commun élevé en captivité étroite afin de mieux domestiquer l’espèce. Ainsi, 6 lots de 14 individus de francolins (7 mâles et 7 femelles) ont été constitués pour la prise de ces paramètres éthologiques comme suit : Lot...
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La conservation de la diversite biologique dans les zones humides, erigees en sites Ramsar, necessite une connaissance approfondie de l’ecologie de leurs composants majeurs. Pour ce faire, une meilleure connaissance du regime alimentaire des especes animales menacees de ces sites Ramsar est d’une imperieuse necessite. Le Sitatunga apparait actuelle...
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Phacochoerus africanus est le seul suidae du genre Phacochoerus présent au Bénin, souvent rencontré en zones soudaniennes et soudano-guinéennes (Nord et Centre). Cette étude fait état de la présence effective de l’espèce dans la partie guinéenne du Bénin et fait ressortir quelques données préliminaires sur sa distribution, la caractérisation de son...
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RESUME Dans le cadre de la mise en place d'une banque de données fiables propre aux ressources alimentaires locales, la région de Pobè au sud-est du Bénin a été prospectée par l'équipe de recherche du Laboratoire de Gestion des Produits Forestiers Non ligneux de la Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques (PFNLs-Labo/FSA) de l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi d...

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... In addition, it is established that the standard of living and knowledge of the populations improve their cohabitation with urban trees through maintenance, the increase in their number, the maintenance of biomass [12], and spare them from acts of vandalism. These interactions between the tree and its environment show that the magnitude of the benefits provided by urban trees depends on their abundance, size and growth in the urban landscape [13]. Thus, green spaces, in addition to their aesthetic value, contribute to improving the sociological, psychological, economic and ecological conditions of life in urban areas [14]. ...
... However, species diversity is influenced by diameter limits (Sehoun et al., 2021), and taking into account smaller diameters maximizes the number of species studied in an area (Aimé et al., 2010). This low plant diversity in the study area also reflects the intensity of uncontrolled anthropogenic activities (settlement of displaced populations in the commune) that has had a severe impact on diversity, decreasing the number of species individuals and density (Sehoun et al., 2021). ...
... This species is declining due to poaching and the effects of climate change (Bass and Chakrabarty, 2014). Yet the Stone Partridge has a special place in Beninese culture as it is used for medicinal and magical purposes (Codjia et al., 2021). Although the species has been included in various phylogenetic studies and is listed in various site-specific species lists, it has not been the focus of any surveys. ...
... The survey revealed an impressive diversity of edible plant species in the study area with 146 edible plant species belonging to 46 botanical families. The diversity of edible plant species found in the present study appeared higher than that observed in the same area (Department) by Hadonou-Yovo et al. (2019). Indeed, they inventoried 35 edible plant species in the study on diversity and use pattern of woody plant species of Mono Biosphere. ...
... Despite the importance of baobabs for mankind and animals, the species is currently threatened in natural refugia and agroforestry systems. The most popular case in some protected areas is in relation to damage caused by elephants on the species (Kassa et al., 2014;Tehou et al., 2019). The damage is especially related to debarking, branch-breaking, and uprooting which do not facilitate regeneration and species dispersion. ...
... Among the direct factors putting heavy pressure on the populations of B. dalzielii, there are: improper and intensive debarking practices, extensive farming, over-grazing, and increasing uncontrolled forest fires. Debarking for traditional medicine is one of the main threats to the species (Cakpo et al. 2017;Sabo et al. 2021). Unfortunately, neither the impact of the debarking nor other sources of threats have been studied comprehensively across the species distribution range. ...
... Little documentation is known about the case study on stakeholder attitudes for urban greenery development in Benin Republic. The few works that were done in this field of urban forestry are related to the applying of GIS for the management of green space in the city of Porto-Novo (Osseni et al., 2015), the typology and the distribution of public green spaces in some southern cities (Amontcha et al., 2017) and the importance of urban forest effects on climate change in Cotonou (Benin Republic) (Teka et al., 2017). Recently, Zohoun et al. (2021), have characterized the ecosystem services in association with urban trees according to the urban dwellers in the city of Parakou. ...
... Availability of additional specimens from the whole range could be crucial to increase our understanding of the species' variability in Africa. This is also urgent given that the crested porcupine is a valuable species for local communities providing both meat and quills for traditional medicine (Assogbadjo et al., 2005;Mouzoun et al., 2018). 12 Figure 7. From top to bottom, skulls of: Hystrix cristata cristata -n. ...
... A more formal provisioning service provided by hippos is the monetary gains derived through photographic tourism (Okello et al., 2008) and, to a lesser extent, sport hunting (Kahler and Gore, 2015). Hippos also play an important provisioning service or role in traditional African society, being highly valued for medicine or as part of traditional belief systems (Dossou et al., 2018). In Benin, for example, hippos are valued spiritually as "protectors", which facilitates their conservation (Dossou et al., 2018). ...
... In Benin, it is still wild and established through savannahs, gallery forests, groves and fallows (Fig. 5), where it remains underutilized (Akou egninou et al., 2006). For example, the species occurs at the station located along the Okpara' river close to the road connecting the Ok e-Owo village to Nigeria in a vegetation composed of Lecaniodiscus cupanoides, Napoleonea vogelii (Yabi et al., 2017). It is commonly found, at the water's edge in swamp forests with Alchornea cordifolia, Dracaena arborea, Anthocleista vogeliana, Mussa endaiserteana, Mitragyna stipulosa) (Arbonnier, 2004;Bongers et al., 2005;Abu et al., 2018). ...