Past and present research

Some of the major achievements of the laboratory are:

  • Agroforestry development in Benin
  • Bat Diversity and Ecology
  • Biodiversity Monitoring and Transect Analysis
  • Biomonitoring and conservation of wildlife (e.g. lions, elephants, antelopes, bats, primates)
  • Biomonitoring of the Lama Forest Reserve
  • Building of a zoological phyto-ecological and entomo-ecological database on the Lama forest reserve
  • Coastal zone and risk management in tropic and sub-tropical regions
  • Conservation and management of the swampy forest of Lokoli
  • Conservation of crocodiles in pastoral hydraulic pools
  • Conservation of endangered tree species
  • Conservation of threatened and endemic primates of Benin
  • Development of efficient inventory designs for vegetation types of West Africa
  • Domestication of herbaceous fodder plant of Benin
  • Domestication, development, and improvement of baobab and tamarind in Benin and West Africa
  • Ecological monitoring of grasslands in Benin
  • Ecological Restoration of degraded lands
  • Elaboration of the techniques to manage tropical grasslands using wet season fire
  • Empirical performance of classification rules and error rate estimators in discriminant analysis
  • Floristic characterization of the Atacora Mountain chain
  • Germplasm collection & grafting programs on key agroforestry trees
  • Grassland management and monitoring
  • Integrated management of medicinal plants in Benin
  • Management and sustainable use of natural vegetation
  • Management of more than 10 traditional agroforestry systems and at least 5 protected areas in Benin
  • Mapping of vegetation in Benin
  • Modeling of population dynamics of plant populations
  • National Herbarium and Flora of Benin
  • Organic agriculture curriculum for poverty reduction in West Africa
  • Phytodiversity in anthropogenic lands and protected areas in the Sudanian region of Benin
  • Preliminary studies on the domestication of forage species
  • Publication of the Biodiversity atlas and the Red List of threatened plants and wildlife of Benin
  • Reptiles studies
  • Structural analysis of valuable wood species dominated stands in Benin
  • Sustainable management of medicinal species and the other natural resources used in primary healthcare in Benin
  • Vulnerability of ecologic systems (coastal erosion, sea level rise, climate change, inundation)
  • Vulnerability of socio-economic systems.

Any one or any institution interested in collaborating on any of the projects mentioned above and/or any other projects is encouraged to contact the Director of the Lab, Prof Sinsin Brice directly.