Padonou E A

PADONOU Elie Antoine

Laboratory of Applied Ecology
Faculty of Agronomic Sciences
University of Abomey-Calavi
01 BP 526 Cotonou, Republic of Benin
Mobile phone: (229)-97-21-25-86 Fax: (229)-21-30-30-84
email : padonouelie@gmail.com

Projet site pilote -Bénin

EDUCATION
P.h.D, University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 2015, Major: Land use modeling, land degradation and restoration
D.E.A (Master of Sciences degree equivalent), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 2011, Major: Management of Natural Resources
Diplôme d’Ingénieur Agronome (Agronomist degree), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin, 2005, Major: Forestry, wildlife and fishery

BACKGROUND
• Agriculture and natural resources
• Agroforestry and Forestry
• Ethnobotany

GEOGRAPHICAL REGION OF EXPERIENCE
Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger

BIOME OF EXPERIENCE

Savannah, forest, wetlands

COUNTRY VISITED
Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Germany, Denmark.

TRAININGS AND WORKSHORPS
• AgriFoSe2030 – Agriculture for Food Security, course on Multifunctional landscapes for food security, 23.01 to 26.01.2017, Nairobi Kenya.
• Training on Quantitative Plant Ecology, 27-10 to 31-10 2014, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, Denmark.
• Training on land use land cover change analysis with GIS and the markovian model, May-June 2014, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, Denmark.
• Training on scientific writing and statistic (univariate and multivariate test with PCORD and R), 1-20. 04. 2014, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Silkeborg, Denmark.
• Training on ecological niche modelling with maxent, 1-28. 02. 2013, Institute for Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
• Training on data analysis with the software R, 9-13. 12. 2013, University of Ougadougou, Burkina-Faso.
• Training on Introduction to ArcGIS 10 and remote sensing, 15-18. 02. 2012, University of Abomey Calavi, Benin.
• UNDESERT project (Understanding and Combating Desertification to Mitigate its Impact on Ecosystem Services) training workshop, 23-26. 03. 2011, Fada N’Gouma, Burkina-Faso.
• Rufford Small grant conference, 29-30 October 2016, Erata Hotel, Accra, Ghana. Oral communication.
• Journée de la Renaissance Scientifique de l’Afrique (JRSA), édition 2016, 27–30 juin 2016, Institut des Sciences Biomédicales Appliquées (ISBA), Champ de Foire, Cotonou, Benin. Oral communication.
• 5th Workshop of Sciences, cultures and technologies (28.09-03.10. 2015), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. Oral communication.
• New methods for automated airborne data collection and supporting data analysis methods of larger field biological data sets. 22.10.2014. Salen, Kalø, Denmark. Attendance.
• 4th Workshop of Sciences, cultures and technologies (23-28. 09. 2013), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. Oral communication.
• 3rd workshop of UNDESERT-EU project (3-6. 12. 2013), Kombissiri, Burkina-Faso. Oral communication.
• Homage to the late Augustin L. BARITSE, (27- 29. 06. 2013), University of Lomé, Togo. Oral communication.
• 1st Workshop of sciences, societies and development, (27-29. 11. 2013), University of Parakou, Bénin. Oral communication.
• Symposium in Homage to Professeur Emerite Edouard Adjanohoun (26-28. 09. 2012), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. Oral communication.
• 3rd Workshop of Sciences, cultures and technologies (6-10. 06. 2011), University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin. Oral communication.

INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH GRANTS & AWARDS
2016 African-German Network of Excellence in Science (AGNES)
Grant for Junior Researchers
2016 Second Rufford Small grant
2015 First Rufford Small grant
2015 Nominated as expert for the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
2014 International Fondation for Sciences grant
2014 World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
2009 Centre Béninois des Recherches Scientifiques et Techniques

SCIENTIFIC AFFILIATION / NETWORKS / MEMBERSHIP
• Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES),
• Restoration Ecology.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS & SOFT WARES
• Google documents
• Skype
• Netcall
• Dropbox
• Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word: all versions)
• Statistical software (Minitab, SAS, SPSS, R, GIS)

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
• French: Very good (speaking, reading, understanding and writing)
• English: Good (speaking, reading, understanding and writing)
• Fon: Mother tongues
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
Impact Factor Journals

Idohou, R., Peterson, A. T., Assogbadjo, A. E., Vihotogbe, R. L., Padonou, E., Kakaï, R. G. 2016. Identification of potential areas for wild palm cultivation in the Republic of Benin through remote sensing and ecological niche modeling. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 1-11. IF2015=1.258. Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2015.
Padonou, E.A., Bachmann, Y., Glèlè Kakaï, R., Lykke, A.M., Sinsin, B. 2015. Spatial distribution of bowal and differences in physicochemical characteristics between bowal and woodland soils in West Africa (Benin). Catena 124: 45-52. IF2015=2.820. Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2015
Padonou E.A., Teka O., Bachmann Y., Schmidt M., Lykke A.M., Sinsin B., 2015. Using species distribution models to select species resistant to climate change for ecological restoration of bowé in West Africa. African Journal of Ecology. 1-10. IF2014= 0.824. ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014.
Padonou, E.A., Fandohan, B., Bachmann, Y., and Sinsin, B. 2014. How farmers perceive and cope with bowalization: a case study from West Africa. Land Use Policy 36: 461-467. IF2014=2.631. Thomson Reuters, 2012 Journal Citation

Reports
Padonou, E.A., Glèlè Kakaï, R., Assogbadjo, A.E., Fandohan, B., Chakeredza, S., Sinsin, B. 2014 Natural variation in fruit characteristics and seed germination of Jatropha curcas (Euphorbiaceae). Journal of Horticulural Sciences and Biothecnology 89: 69-73. IF2014= 0.541. Publisher: Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology ISSN: 1462-0316.
Padonou, E.A., Kassa, B., Assogbadjo, A.E., Babatoundé, S., Glèlè Kakaï, R. 2013. Differences in germination capacity and seedling growth between different seed morphotypes of Afzelia africana Sm. species in Benin (West Africa). Journal of Horticulural Sciences and Biothecnology 88: 679-684. IF2014= 0.541. Publisher: Journal of Horticultural Science and Biotechnology ISSN: 1462-0316.
Padonou, E.A., Assogbadjo, A. E., Bachmann, Y., and Sinsin, B. 2013. How far bowalization affects phytodiversity, life forms and plant morphology in Sub-humid tropic in West Africa. African Journal of Ecology 51: 255-262. IF2014= 0.824. ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014.

Indexed Peer Review Journals without impact factor

Glèlè Kakaï R., Salako V.K., Padonou E.A., Lykke A.M. 2016. Méthodes statistiques multivariées utilisées en écologie. 2015. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 19(1): 9-26.
Strandberg B., Lykke A.M., Padonou E.A. 2016. Méthodes d’estimation objective du recouvrement de la Végétation et de la biomasse herbacées. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 19(1): 1-7.
Mcghee W., Saigle W., Padonou E. A., Lykke A.M. 2016. Méthodes de calcul de la biomasse et du carbone des arbres en Afrique de l’Ouest. Annales des Sciences Agronomiques 19(1) : 29-48.
Padonou, E.A., Ahossou, O.D., Okou, F.O.Y., Assogbadjo, A.E., Glèlè Kakaï, R., Lykke, A.M., Sinsin, B. 2015. Impact of climate on seed morphology and plant growth of Caesalpinia bonduc L. in West Africa. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research. 6: 86-96.
Padonou, E.A., Assogbadjo, A.E., Glele Kakaï, R., Lykke, A.M., Sinsin, B., Axelsen, J. 2015. Investigations of on farm seedling productivity of the rare and declining Caesalpinia bonduc in Benin (West Africa) by aid of simulation modelling. International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 6: 116-131.
Agoyi E.E., Assogbadjo A.E., Padonou E.A., Glèlè Kakaï R., Sinsin B. 2015. Morphological variation, cultivation techniques and management practices of Moringa oleifera in southern Benin (West Africa). International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research 6: 97-105.
Padonou E.A., Aristide Adomou C., Bachmann Y., Lykke A.M., Sinsin B., 2014. Vegetation Characteristics of Bowé in Benin (West Africa). Journal of Plant Sciences 2: 250-255. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20140205.27
Padonou, E.A., Kindomihou, M.V., Djègo, J. G., Sinsin, B.A. 2012. Diversity of Medicinal Plants and Preliminary Parameterization of their Uses in Benin (Western Africa). Journal of Asian Scientific Research 2: 212-220.

Book Chapters

Padonou E.A., Lykke A.M., Bachmann Y., Sinsin B. 2015. Bowalization: its impact on soil, biodiversity, and human livelihoods in West Africa. In advanced in Environmental Research. Nova Science publication. 40: 187-198.
Assogbadjo A.E., Padonou E.A. 2015. The tree of life. In: Hegan A. Eds: No more endlings. Saving species one story at a time. Pp.153-158.

Manuscript under review

Padonou, E.A., Bachmann, Y., Lykke, A.M., Sinsin, B. Land use land cover change mapping and prediction of future extension of bowé in West Africa (Benin). Land use policy.
Fantodji, L., Padonou, E.A., Assogbadjo, A.E. Variation phénotypique des organes de Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-Lecomte) Baill dans le phyto-district Plateau au Bénin. Annal des Sciences Agronomiques.
Atanasso, J.A., Padonou, E.A., Houehanou, T., Chadare, F., Koura, K., Assogbadjo, A.E., Sinsin, B. Local perception on the habitat and uses of Lippia multiflora Moldenke in West Africa (Benin). Agronomie Africaine.
Atanasso, J.A., Padonou, E.A., Houehanou, T., Chadare, F., Koura, K., Assogbadjo, A.E., Sinsin, B. Caractérisation écophénotypique de Lippia multiflora Moldenke au Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest). Cahier d’Agriculture.
Christensen, S.N., Barfod, AS., Sambou, B., Niang-Diop, F., Diop, M., Padonou, EA., Lykke, AM. Tree density, diversity and decline in Senegalese farmlands. Agroforestry system.
Inoussa, M.M., Padonou, E.A., Glèlè Kakaï, R., Lykke, A.M., Bakasso, Y., Mahamane, A., Saadou, M. Structural and ecological indicators of Pterocarpus erinaceus and Anogeissus leiocarpa in woodland in the W National Park of Niger, West Africa. South African Journal of Botanic.
Houessou, L.G., Padonou, E.A., Lykke, A.M., Kindomihou, V.M., Sinsin, B. Land use impacts on the population structure of fodder trees in a semi-arid savanna in Benin (West Africa). Land use policy.

Report and degree theses

Padonou, E.A. 2015. Knowing bowalization, its impact on biodiversity, soil and human livelihoods in West Africa. PhD thesis, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
Padonou, E.A. 2011. Effects of bowalization process on biodiversity and adaptation strategies of plants In Sudano-Guinean transition zone (Benin). Master of Science thesis, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
Padonou, E.A. 2009. Contribution à la domestication de Jatropha curcas L.: Etude de la variabilité écophénotypique. Agronomist engineer degree, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, Abomey-Calavi, Benin.
REFERENCES
Prof. Dr. Ir. Brice Sinsin : Director, Laboratory of Applied Ecology, Faculty of Agronomic Science; Rector of University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)
Phone: +229 9002685/+229 97016136 /+229 21360074/+229 21030878
FAX: +229 21303084
Email: bsinsin@gmail.com
Dr. Anne Mette Lykke : senior scientist in tropical ecology and ethnobotany
Project coordinator on UNDESERT, Understanding and Combating Desertification to mitigate its Impact on Ecosystem Services (EU-FP7 research project with 60 participants from Benin, Senegal, Niger, Burkina Faso, Germany, Scotland and Denmark).
Project coordinator on QUALITREE, Research-based tree oil production in West Africa (Danida research and development project with 30 participants from Burkina Faso, Mali and Denmark).
Address: Institute of Bioscience, Aarhus University, Vejlsøvej 25, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark
Phone: +4587158839, mob +4530783171
Email: aml@bios.au.dk
Elie Antoine PADONOU