Created by Professor Brice Sinsin in 1994, the Laboratory of Applied Ecology (LEA) is part of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences (FSA) at the University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC-Benin). The LEA is one of the most advanced research institutions on natural resources in West Africa. Activities for the LEA deal with capacity building through training, basic research and applied research for development. The LEA has attracted over 50 PhD students and 80 MS students since its creation. Scientific research at the LEA has resulted in more than 300 scientific publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. To date, the LEA has completed and has been involved in various projects on sustainable management of natural resources, domestication of fodder and food tree species in Africa, organic agriculture research and training, bioenergy development, nutrient management, and many other things. For more details, scroll through other areas on the webpage.