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Azihou Akomian Fortuné

Affiliateship: 2016 - 2020

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Azihou is a lecturer and researcher at University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) and a guest lecturer at the University of Parakou (Benin). He is member of the Laboratory of Applied Ecology and external collaborator of the Laboratory of Biomathematics and Forest Estimation. From 2010 to 2013, he was a member of the Interim Steering Committee of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network.

His current research interests include plant strategies, community assembly, dynamics of forest and savanna ecosystems and conservation of natural resources. Some of his fellowships and grants include the National Fund for Scientific Research and Technologic Innovation (FNRSIT, Benin) Research Grant (2015); International Foundation of Sciences (IFS) Collaborative research grant (2015); National Office of Wood (ONAB, Bénin) Research grant (2013, 2015); Rufford Small Grant (RSG) for Nature Conservation (2012); IUFRO-SPDC Sponsorship, International Union of Forest Research Organizations (2012); Research Grant for Excellence, West African Economic and Monetary Union (2011); Student Travel Award, International Association for Landscape Ecology (2011); Bursary, Conservation Science Group, University of Cambridge, (2010); Beninese Government Scholarship (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008). He participated in 20 conferences and workshops in Japan, China, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, USA, Kenya, Tanzania, Togo, Niger and Benin. Dr Azihou has published 13 papers in peer-reviewed journals, three dissertations and one book chapter.