Dr Azihou

AZIHOU A. Fortuné, Ph. D


Laboratory of Applied Ecology

Faculty of Agronomic Sciences

University of Abomey-Calavi

01 BP 526 Cotonou, Benin

Mobile phone: (229)-98-28-63-17

Fax: (229)-21-30-30-84

email : fazihou@gmail.com



Ph.D., University of Abomey-Calavi, 2013, Major: Ecology, Vegetation Science

MSc., University of Abomey-Calavi, 2010, Major: Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation

Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2008, Major: Management of Natural Resources


·         2012 : The Global Youth Biodiversity Network Kick-off Conference Award, 2012, Berlin, Germany

·         2012 : IUFRO – SPDC Sponsorship for participation in IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop and attendance of the IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress & ITTO/AFF Forest Policy Day, 2012, Nairobi, Kenya

·         February 2012 : Rufford Small Grants for Conservation Projects

·         November 2011 : UEMOA Research Grant for Excellence

·         August 2011 :  Student Travel Award from the 8th World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), Beijing, China

·         March 2011 : Bursary from the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS), University of Cambridge, UK

·         August 2010 : The International Youth Conference on Biodiversity Award, 2010, Nagoya, Japan

·         January 2009-2012 : German LOEWE, Research Fellowship Program

·         October 2003 – December 2008 : Benin National Scholarship


·         IUFRO-SPDC Pre-Congress Training Workshop on “Preparing and writing research proposals”, 23 to 24 June 2012, Muguga, Kenya.

·  Training course on Remote Sensing in partnership with Undesert Project, University of Abomey-Calavi, Free University of Brussels and University of Frankfurt am Main. 20 – 24 February 2012, Cotonou, Benin.

·         Training course on ArcGIS in partnership with Undesert Project, University of Abomey-Calavi and University of Frankfurt am Main. 15 – 18 February 2012, Cotonou, Benin.

·     Workshop on “How to write a scientific paper, or How to avoid Snoopy’s problem…” Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS), 22 – 24 March 2011, University of Cambridge, UK.

·         Workshop on “Raising funds for your conservation project”, Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS), 22 – 24 March 2011, University of Cambridge, UK.


1.      Azihou A. F., Glèlè Kakaï R. & Sinsin B., 2013. Do isolated gallery-forest trees facilitate recruitment of forest seedlings and saplings in savanna? Acta Oecologica, 53: 11 – 18.

2.      Azihou A. F., Glèlè Kakaï R.,  Bellefontaine R. & Sinsin B., 2013. Distribution of tree species along a gallery forest–savanna gradient: patterns, overlaps and ecological thresholds. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 29: 25 – 37.

  1. Lokonon B. E., Bonou W. N., Kassa B., Azihou A. F., Assogbadjo A. & Glèlè Kakaï R. (2013). Structural and ethnobotanical characterizations of velvet tamarind (Dialium guineense Willd), a multipurpose tree species. Agronomie Africaine, 25(2): 121-131.

4.      Assogba Komlan F., Azihou F. & Johnson J-M., 2012. Country profiles: Benin. In FAO (ed.): Growing greener cities in Africa. First status report on urban and peri-urban horticulture in Africa. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. pp: 39–40.

5.      Assogbadjo A. E., Glèlè Kakaï R., Adjallala F. H., Azihou A. F., Vodouhê G. F., Kyndt T. & Codjia J. T. C., 2011. Ethnic differences in use value and use patterns of the threatened multipurpose scrambling shrub (Caesalpinia bonduc L.) in Benin. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research, 5 (9) 1549 – 1557.

6.      Vodouhè R., Dansi A., Avohou T. H., Kpèki B. & Azihou F., 2011. Plant domestication and its contributions to in situ conservation of genetic resources in Benin. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation, 3 (2): 40 – 56.