HOUESSOU G. Laurent

 

Laboratory of Applied Ecology (University of Abomey-Calavi)

High National School of Protected Area Management (University of Parakou, Benin)

Mobile phone: +229 95 60 41 41, + 229 96 48 55 93

Lab: + 229 21 30 30 84

Fax: + 229 21 30 30 84

email: houeslaur@yahoo.fr, houessoulaurent@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomics Sciences, 2006-Present, Major: Phytodiversity conservation and management

MSc, University of Liège, Campus of Arlon. Belgium, 2004-2005, Major: Development, Environment and Society

Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Abomey-Calavi, Faculty of Agronomics Sciences, 1996-2001, Major: Forest, wildlife, water and fisheries management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Researcher, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Dept. of natural resources management, FSA, Univ. of Abomey-Calavi, 2002- Present

Lecturer and researcher, High National School of Protected Area Management, 2013-Present

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Beninese Pastoralist Association

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Ecosystem Management Programme, IUCN

CURRENT RESEARCH

Relationship between tropical ecosystem productivity and diversity

Assessment of biodiversity indicators as protected area management tools

Land use modeling on the local scale

Ethnobiology

PAST RESEARCH

Native pasture ecology and biomass valuation

Ethnobotanical survey of Irvingia gabonensis

Vegetation fire used as a pasture management tool

HONOR AND AWARDS

IFS grants awards, 2009

Student sponsorship for the 44th annual GSSA Congress, South Africa, July 2009

National grants

PUBLICATIONS

– Houessou LG, Teka O, Toko II, Lykke AM, Sinsin B (2013). Land Use and Land-cover change at “W” Biosphere Reserve and its surroundings areas in Benin Republic (West Africa). Environment and Natural Resources Research 3(2): 87-101.

– Teka O, Houessou LG, Vogt J, Oumorou M, Sinsin B (2013). An assessment of climate variation risks on agricultural production: Perceptions and adaptation options in Benin. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, 5(2): 166-180.

– Yetein HM, Houessou LG, Lougbegnon OT, Teka O, Tente B (2013) Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used for the treatment of malaria in plateau of Allada, Benin (West Africa). Journal of Ethnopharmacology 146: 154-163.

– Amahowé OI, Houessou GL, Ashanti S, Tehou CA (2013). Transboundary protected areas management: Experiences from W-Arly-Pendjari parks in West Africa. Parks 19(2): 19-29.

– Houessou GL, Lougbegnon OT, Gbesso FGH, Anagonou LES, Sinsin B (2012). Ethno-botanical study of the African star apple (Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don) in the Southern Benin (West Africa). Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8:40.

– Houessou LG, Teka O, Oumorou M, Sinsin B (2012) Hemicryptophytes plant species as indicator of grassland state in semi-arid region: case study of W Biosphere Reserve and its surroundings area in Benin (West Africa). International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 6(3): 1271-1280.

– Dossou ME, Houessou GL, Lougbégnon OT, Tenté AHB, Codjia JTC (2012) Etude ethnobotanique des ressources forestières ligneuses de la forêt marécageuse d’Agonvè et terroirs connexes au Bénin. Tropicultura 30(1) : 41-48.

– Dossou ME, Lougbégnon OT, Houessou GL, Teka SO, Tente AHB (2012). Caractérisation phytoécologique et structurale des groupements végétaux de la forêt marécageuse d’Agonvè et de ses milieux connexes au Sud-Bénin. Journal of Applied Biosciences 53: 3821-3830.

Teka O, Houessou GL, Kindomihou V & Sinsin B (2011): Pratique des feux de vegetation comme outil de gestion des terres de parcours. In Sinsin B. and Kampmann D. (eds).Atlas de la Biodiversité de l´Afrique de l´Ouest (Tome1, Bénin).196-203.

Teka O, Kindomihou V., Houessou GL, & Sinsin B (2011): Diversité, capacité de charge et valeur pastorale des terres de parcours naturels. In Sinsin B. and Kampmann D. (eds).Atlas de la Biodiversité de l´Afrique de l´Ouest (Tome1, Bénin).  204-211.