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About Bruno Agossou Djossa

Bruno Agossou Djossa CURRICULUM VITAE Personal information Surname: Djossa First names: Agossou Bruno Date of birth: February 14th, 1969 Place of birth: Agonvè (department of Zou, Republ. of Bénin) Marital status: married, 3 children Nationality: Beninese Address: BP: 910 Abomey-Calavi, Tél : +(229) 95 45 62 83 (mobile), Fax: +(229) 21 30 30 84, djosbruno@yahoo.fr; djossabruno@gmail.com - PhD in Environment Management. Option: Natural Resources Management, Territory Management and Environmental Policy. Dissertation theme: Management of woody plant species with potential for use in agroforestry and the role of fruit bats in seed dispersal in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari (Benin). - MSc in Conservation and Management of natural resources. Dissertation theme: Bat diversity in the Wari-Maro and Monts-Kouffé forests reserves in Benin (West Africa). Language skills - French (writing and speaking, fluent) - English (writing and speaking, good) - Mother language: Fon and several other languages spoken in Benin Professional Experience - May-June 2013: Rapid assessment of small mammals (bats) in Bumbuna Consevation Area in Sierra Leone, utilizing standardized sampling methods. Study commanded by Hydroelectric Power Project as follow up of the impact of the dam after its impoundment from 2009. - March-April 2010: Wildlife inventory with line transects in the Kouandé and Mékrou forests reserves for the Project of Forest and Territories Management (in french PGFTR). - April 2008-November 2009: Regular sampling of bats and moths in cotton fields and their vicinity for pesticide analyses conducted within the multidisciplinary and international BIOTA team. - February-March 2008: Rapid assessment of small mammals (bats) in Loma mountains Forest in Sierra Leone, utilizing standardized sampling methods. Study commanded by Hydroelectric Power Project. - March-April 2007: Wildlife inventories with line transects in the Wari-Maro and Monts-Kouffé forests reserves for the Project of Forest Massif Management (in French Projet d’Aménagement des Massifs Forestiers (PAMF)). - September 2004- August 2006: Regular bats surveys in the Biosphere Reserve of Pendjari and its surrounding territories in Benin with a standardized method for my PhD project and for the German project BIOTA (Biodiversity Monitoring Transect Analysis). - October-November 2003: Rapid assessment of bats (Chiroptera) in Déré, Diécké and Mt. Béro forest reserves, Southeastern Guinea (Guinea Conakry) for Conservation International, an American NGO and Guinée Ecologie, a Guinean NGO. Scientific Publications - Chabi A. M. S. Djagoun, Barthélémy Kassa, Bruno A. Djossa, Tim Coulson, Guy A. Mensah & Brice Sinsin. 2014. Hunting affects dry season habitat selection by several bovid species in northern Benin. Wildlife Biology 20: 83–90 - Christin Stechert, Marit Kolb, Müfit Bahadir, Bruno A. Djossa & Jakob Fahr. 2014. Insecticide residues in bats along a land use-gradient dominated by cotton cultivation in northern Benin, West Africa. Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res. 21:8812–8821 - Djossa A.B., Yedomonhan H., Adomou A.C. & Sinsin A.B. 2012. Land use impact on tree fruiting performance: implications for food resources availability for flying foxes in Benin, West Africa. 2012. International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology, 2: 9-24. - Djossa B.A., Zachée P. & Sinsin B.A. 2012. Activity patterns and habitat use of the western tree hyrax (Dendrohyrax dorsalis) within forest patches and implications for conservation. ECOTROPICA, 18: 65–72, - DJOSSA B.A., TONI H., DOSSA K., AZONANHOUN P., SINSIN B. 2012. Local perception of ecosystem services provided by bats and bees and their conservation in Bénin, West Africa. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 6 (5): 2034-2042. - Adomou A.C., Yedomonhan H., Djossa B., Legba S. I., Oumorou M. et Akoegninou A. 2012. Etude Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales vendues dans le marché d’Abomey-Calavi au Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 6(2): 745-772. - Dougnon T.J., Djossa A.B., Youssao I., Kpodékon T.M. & Ogni C. 2012. Bats as bushmeat in Benin: yield in carcass and meat quality of the fruit bats Eidolon helvum (Kerr, 1792) and Epomophorus gambianus (Ogilby, 1835). 2012. International Journal of Science and Advanced Technology, 2(3): 81-90. - Dougnon T.J., Tobada P., Djossa B.A., Davito F.E., Youssao, I. 2012. Effects of powdered peanut (Arachis hypogeae) on the sex reversing in guinea fowl and the parameters of production and reproduction in the fowl "Numida meleagris" International Journal of Advanced Biological Research, 2(2): 209-214. - Amahowé I.O., Djossa A.B., Adomou A.C., Kabré A.T. & Sinsin B. 2012. Vegetation structure and tree diversity in habitats exploited by elephants in Benin (West Africa). J. Appl. Biosci., 58: 4223– 4233 - Houngbédji M.G., Djossa B.A., Adomou A.C., Dakpogan S.C., Sinsin B. & Mensah G.A.. 2012. Conservation Status of the Red-bellied Guenon (Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster) in the Western Dahomey Gap in Southwestern Benin and the Adjacent Togodo Forest Reserve, South Togo. African Primates, 7 (2): 184-192. -Amoussou L.L.A., Djossa B.A., Lougbégnon O.T., Kidjo F.C. & Mensah G.A. 2012. Analyse de la pression anthropique et son effet sur la biodiversité des sites à ériger en réserves de faune au Sud-Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, Numéro spécial Elevage & Faune- Juillet 2012, 22-27. - Amoussou L.L., Lougbégnon T.O., Djossa B.A., Kidjo F.C., Awessou B. & Mensah G.A. 2012. Analyse des conditions de participation des communautés riveraines à la création des réserves de faune au Sud-Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, Numéro spécial Elevage & Faune- Juillet 2012, 28-34. - Tchabi V. I., B. A. Djossa, A. K. Natta, H. A. Fongnonhou et G. A. Mensah. 2011. Statut éco-démographique des populations de Cobe defassa, Kobus ellipsyprimnus defassa (Ruppell) dans le Parc National de la Pendjari au Nord-Bénin. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin Numéro 70 : 1-9. - Kidjo F.C, Lougbegnon O. T., Djossa A. B., Oumorou M., Codjia J. T.C, B. sinsin. 2011. Caractérisation phyto-écologique de l’habitat du Tagelaphus spekei gratus Sclater, 1864 (sitatunga) dans la partie méridionale du Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 5 (4) :1603-1618 - Kidjo F.C., Djossa B.A., Houngbedji M.G., Lougbegnon T., Codjia J. T. C., B. Sinsin. (2011). Ecologie alimentaire du Sitatunga (Tragelaphus speckei, Sclater, 1864) dans les sites Ramsar du Sud-Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 5 (2): 603-617. - Gerard Nounagnon Gouwakinnou, Anne Mette Lykke, Bruno Agossou Djossa and Brice Sinsin. 2011. Folk perception of sexual dimorphism, sex ratio, and spatial repartition: implications for population dynamics of Sclerocarya birrea [(A. Rich) Hochst] populations in Benin, West Africa. Agroforest. Syst. 82:25–35. - Djossa B. A., Adomou A. C. et B. A. Sinsin. 2010. Influence du type d’habitat sur la diversité et la structure des communautés des chiroptères au Bénin. Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4 (6): 2146-2159. - Akouèhou S.G., Djossa A.B., Ahononga F.C. and Awessou B.K. 2010. Role of community forest reserves in wildlife conservation in Benin, West Africa, Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci., 4 (4): 1334-1339. - 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.; 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. - 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. - 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. Manuscript under review - Djossa A. Bruno et Alissou K. Benoît (under review). Performance de production de biomasse de ver de terre, Eissenia foetida sur différents substrats au Bénin, Afrique de l’Ouest. Bulletin de la Recherche Agricole du Bénin. - Bruno Agossou DJOSSA, Hermann Cyr TONI, Brice Augustin SINSIN (submitted) Do flying foxes limit flower abortion in African baobab (Adansonia digitata)? : Case study in Benin, West Africa. Journal FRUITS Ongoing research activities Assessment of the effects of chemical pollution on pollinating bats and bees - Strategies for maintaining ecosystem services and honey production (Fellowship from Volkswagen Foundation 2011). Computer and software experience Good knowledge of Windows, Excel, statistics software, Power Point, etc. Cotonou, August 30th, 2013
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