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
E-mail: arounaouss@yahoo.fr

EDUCATION

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

CURRENT RESEARCH

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

PAST RESEARCH

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

HONORS AND AWARDS

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. 

PUBLICATIONS

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: http://vertigo.revues.org/10893 ; 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.