AROUNA Ousséni

Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection
Forest and Natural Resources Department
Local forest management support project
06 BP 3484 Cotonou / Benin
Tel: (229) 97 62 70 30 / (229) 64 20 32 02


Dr, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2007-Present, Major:  Geography and Environment Management

MS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2005, Major:  Geography and Environment Management, (Option: Ecosystem dynamics and regional planning)

BS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2007, Major: Environment management

BS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2002, Major: Geography and regional planning


Research Assistant, Applied Ecology Laboratory, Faculty of Agronomics Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi (LEA/FSA/UAC), Benin, 2002-Present

Responsible for Cartography and Geographic Information System Department, Local forest management support project, Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection, Benin, 2007-Present

Orthophotoplans digital interpretation of Wari-Maro, Monts-Kouffe, Agoua forest reserves and their surroundings. Agoua, Monts Kouffé and Wari-Maro Forest Reserves Management Project (PAMF), Benin, July 2004 – July 2005

Head of team, forest inventories with GPS, Agoua, Monts Kouffé and Wari-Maro Forest Reserves Management Project (PAMF), April-june 2004.

Delimitation of Agoua, Monts Kouffé and Wari-Maro forest reserves. Management Project of forest reserves of Agoua , Monts Kouffé and Wari-Maro (PAMF), January 2004.


Mapping and modeling of spatio-temporal changes of vegetation and implications for regional planning in the Djidja District (Benin)


Assessment of vegetation dynamics in the forest reserve of “Alibori Supérieur”

Phytoecological map of the Wari-Maro forest reserve

Criteria and indicators for evaluating forest management plans


September – October 2009- Geodata for Measuring Environmental Change in Sub-Sahara Africa. Conference full travel grant (InWEnt, Bonn, Germany).

September 2008 – Workshop on scientific paper writing. Conference full travel grant, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 


Arouna O., Toko I.,  Djogbénou C.P. & Sinsin  B., 2009. Dynamics and phytoecological characteristics of residual vegetation types in Djidja District (Benin). Proceedings of 2 nd Colloquium of Sciences, Technologies and Cultures of University of Abomey-Calavi on the theme: Contribution des laboratoires de recherché à la formation des compétences et au développement technologique, socioéconomique et culturel des nations. 26-30 May 2009, Abomey-Calavi, Benin., 2:406-421.

Djogbenou P.C., Arouna O., Glele Kakai R.L. & Sinsin  B., 2008. Criteria and indicators of participation of local population in forest management in Benin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, 62: 1-14.
Arouna O. & Sinsin B., 2007. (Abstract) Exploitation of biological resources and the dynamics of the  upper Alibori forest reserve. In: Fournier A., Sinsin B. & Mensah A.G. What Protected Areas for West Africa? Proceedings of the International Seminar on the development and management of protected areas in West Africa. Ed IRD, ISBN 978 2 7099 1634 9; ISSN 0767 2896.

Arouna O., Toko I. Djogbénou C.P. & Sinsin B., 2011. Comparative analysis of local populations’ perceptions of socio-economic determinants of vegetation degradation in soudano-guinean area in Benin (West Africa). International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 3 (7): 327-337.

Djogbénou C.P., Arouna O., Toko Imorou I. & Sinsin B., 2011. Analyse comparative des profils des plans d’aménagement participatifs des forêts classées au Bénin. Rev. Sc. Env. Uni. Lomé (Togo), 7 :51-79.

Djogbénou C. P., Glèlè Kakaï R., Arouna O. &. Sinsin B., 2011. Analyse des perceptions locales des aménagements forestiers participatifs au Bénin. VertigO – la revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement [En ligne], Volume 11 Numéro 1, mis en ligne le 27 mai 2011, Consulté le 18 août 2011. URL: ; DOI : 10.4000/vertigo.10893.

Arouna O., Toko I. Djogbénou C.P. & Sinsin B., 2010. Impact de la dynamique spatio-temporelle de l’occupation du sol sur la végétation en zone soudano-guinéenne au Bénin. Rev. Sc. Env. Uni. Lomé (Togo), 6 :161-186.

Toko Imorou I., Arouna O. & Sinsin B, 2010. Cartographie des changements spatio-temporels de l’occupation du sol de la forêt classée de l’Alibori Supérieur au Nord-Bénin. BenGéo, Uni. Abomey-Calavi (Bénin), 7 : 22-39.

Djogbénou C.P., Arouna O., Glèlè Kakaï R.L. & Sinsin B. 2008. Critères et indicateurs de participation des populations locales à l’aménagement forestier au Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, 62: 1-14.