DJOSSA A. Bruno

Laboratory of Applied Ecology

High School of Agronomic Science

University of Abomey-Calavi

P.B. 910 Abomey-Calavi, Rep. of Benin

Office: +229 21 30 30 84

Fax: +229 21 30 30 84

Mobil: +229 9768 1305

E-Mail: djossabruno@gmail.com;   djosbruno@yahoo.fr

Website: http://www.leabenin-fsauac.net

EDUCATION

  • PhD, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 2007, Major: Environmental and Wildlife Management
  • MS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2003, Major: Natural Resources Management and Wildlife Management
  • BS, University of Abomey-Calavi, 1995, Major: Animal Health and Production

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Research Assistant, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Faculty of Agronomics Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi (LEA/FSA/UAC), Benin, 2003-Present
  • Lecturer, Faculty of Agronomic Science & High School of Agronomic Science, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin, 2008-Present

RESEARCH INTEREST

  • Applied Ecology
  • Bat Diversity and Ecology
  • Plant-Animal interactions for the conservation of socioeconomically important plants
  • Agroforestery and conservation of socioeconomically important plants
  • Conservation of fauna and their habitats
  • Wildlife monitoring and counting
  • Conservation and management of zoological collection
  • Ethnozoology

PAST RESEARCH

  • Fruit selection and effects of manipulation by fruit bats on seed germination in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari Benin
  • Assessment of bats in Niaouli Forest, Benin.
  • Impact of flora composition on bat diversity in Niaouli and Lokoli Forest Reserves.
  • Rapid assessment of bats in three different Forest Reserves in Guinea (Conakry).
  • Impact of land use on stand structure of shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari, Bénin.
  • Role of community forests in wildlife conservation in Benin.
  • Bat diversity, population dynamics and their role on the conservation of the shea tree, an important socioeconomic woody plant in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari, Benin (PhD project: 2003-2007).

CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Pollination of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) by fruit bats in Benin
  • Stand structure and reproduction biology of baobab (Adansonia digitata L.) following agroclimatical region of Benin
  • Pollinators’ diversity on Adansonia digitata and Parkia biglobosa in Benin

HONOR AND AWARDS

  • Scholarship, German (Biodiversity monitoring Transect Analysis project). For PhD project, 2003-2007.
  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Financed by BIOTA, 2008-2009.
  • Fellowship, To attend the 2nd World Agroforestry Congress, Nairobi, Kenya, 2009.
  • Research fellowship, International Fondation for Science (IFS), Suède, 2010.
  • Best poster, 3rd prize (“Marial price”) during the annual seminar of GTÖ organized for tropical biodiversity in Koening Museum in Bonn (Germany), 2007.

PUBLICATIONS

  • B.A. Djossa, A.C. Adomou et B.A. Sinsin. (2010). Communautés végétales et diversité des chiroptères dans les forêts de Niaouli et de Lokoli au Sud du Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4 (6): 2146-2159.
  • Gaston S. Akouehou, Bruno A. Djossa, F.C. Ahononga, B.K. Awessou and B.A. SINSIN. (2010). Role of community forest reserves in wildlife conservation in Benin, West Africa. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4 (4): 1318-1327.
  • Djossa B. A.; Fahr J.; Wiegand T.; Ayihouénou B. E.; Kalko E. K. V.; Sinsin B. A. (2008). Land use impact on Vitellaria paradoxa C.F. Gaertn. stand structure and distribution patterns: a comparison of the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari and farmed lands in Atacora district in Benin. Agroforest. Syst. 72:205-220.
  • Djossa B. A.; Sinsin B. A.; Kalko E. K. V., Jakob F. (2008). Inventory of bat species of Niaouli Forest, Benin, and its bearing on the significance of the Dahomey Gap as a zoogeographic barrier. African Bat Conservation News.15: 4-6.
  • Djossa B. A.; Fahr J.; Kalko E. K. V.; Sinsin B. A. (2008). Shea fruits as key resources of flying foxes (Pteropodidae) in northern Benin, West Africa, and the effects of seed handling by bats on germination rates. ECOTROPICA 14: 37-48.
  • Fahr J., Djossa B. A. and Vierhaus H. (2006). Rapid assessment of bats (Chiroptera) in Déré, Diécké and Mt. Béro classified forests, Southeastern Guinea; including a review of the distribution of bats in Guinée Forestière. In Wright, H.E., J. McCullough, L.E. Alonso and M.S. Diallo (eds). 2006. Une Évaluation Biologique Rapide de Trois Forêt Classées du Sud-est de la Guinée. Bulletin RAP d’Evaluation Rapide 40. Conservation International. Washington, D.C.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Bruno A. DJOSSA et Brice A. SINSINI. 2009. Prendre en compte les chiroptères dans la gestion des aires protégées. In: TRIPLET (eds). Manuel de Gestion des Aires Protégées d’Afrique Francophone, 580-585.