22 and 29 December 2017: Special conferences, Save the dates

In the frame of its scientific activities, the LABEF is pleased to announce two special conferences to close the incredible year 2017. Please save the dates:

22 December 2017

  • Topic: Uncovering the evolutionary history and historical biogeography of cycad
  • Hours: 17h00-18h15
  • Presenter: Prof. Kowiyou Yessifou, Department of Geography, Environmental Management and Energy Studies, University of Johannesburg
  • Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: English/French
  • Abstract: Download here

29 December 2017

  • Topic: Diversity and Biomass relationship in forest ecosystems: from political to scientific considerations
  • Hours: 17h00-18h15
  • Presenter: Dr. Ir. Sylvanus Mensah, LABEF/FSA/UAC
  • Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: English/French
  • Abstract: Download here

Scientific seminar of December 2017

In the frame of its monthly scientific seminars, the LABEF is pleased to announce that the seminar of the month of December 2017 will be on the topic: Mainstreaming biodiversity in the economic development in Benin: Implications for research

Details of the seminar are as follows:

  • Topic: Mainstreaming biodiversity in the economic development in Benin: Implications for research
  • Date: Monday, December 18th, 2017
  • Hours: 17h00-18h15
  • Presenter: Ir. Hugue AKPONA, Forest Officier, National office for Water Resources, Forests and Wildlife
  • Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: French
  • Abstract: Download here

Conferences and seminars 2017-2018 in LABEF

The Director of the Laboratoire de Biomathématiques et d’Estimations Forestières (LABEF) at the University of Abomey-Calavi , Professor Glèlè Kakaï Romain and his team would like to thank you all for your effective participation in the Lab scientific activities during the academic year 2016-2017. Among other, ten scientific seminars and four courses in statistical analysis of data with R software were carried.

At the beginning of this new academic year 2017-2018, we would like to invite you to the scheduled scientific activities for coming months. (Click here to access the full programme).

Le séminaire scientifique inaugural des activités du LABEF portera sur :

Title : Biodiversity informatics and natural resources conservation in Benin (West Africa)
Date : November 10, 2017
Hour : 09h – 10h30
Venue : Conference room of LABEF
Speaker : Prof Jean Cossi GANGLO

Full professor in Forestry, Lecturer and Researcher at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, Director of the Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières, Country representative of Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) in Benin

 

Abstract : available here
Access : Free admission

Seminar of June: Technological characterization of wood in Benin : current state and perspectives

In the frame of its monthly scientific seminars, the LABEF is pleased to announce that the seminar of the month of June 2017 will be on the topic: Technological characterization of wood in Benin : current state and perspectives.

Details of the seminar are as follows:

  • Topic: Technological characterization of wood in Benin : current state and perspectives
  • Date: Friday, June 23 2 017
  • Hours: 17h15-18h15
  • Presenter: Dr. Adéyèmi Clément KOUCHADE, University of Abomey-Calavi
  • Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: French
  • Abstract: Download here

Seminar of April: Application of mixed model analysis for crop improvement: prediction of genetic values with BLUP and Bayesian methods

In the frame of its monthly scientific seminars, the LABEF is pleased to announce that the seminar of the month of April 2017 will be on the topic: Application of mixed model analysis for crop improvement: prediction of genetic values with BLUP and Bayesian methods.

Details of the seminar are as follows:

  • Topic: Application of mixed model analysis for crop improvement: prediction of genetic values with BLUP and Bayesian methods
  • Date: Friday, April 21 2 017
  • Hours: 10h00-13h00
  • Presenter: Dr. David Cros, Oil palm Genetist, Cirad, Cameroun
  • Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: French (communication) and English (slides)
  • Abstract: Download here

Special seminar: Introduction to web resources

We are happy to announce a special seminar on Introduction to web resources”

Details of the seminar are as follows:

  • Topic: Introduction to web resources
  • Date: Thursday, March 30th  2017
  • Hours: 17h15 – 18h15
  • Presenter: Mr Bienvenu AKODIGNA, Director of the Information Resource Center at the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin
    Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: French (communication) and English (slides)

Seminar of March: Estimation of gene, pollen and seed dispersal distance using molecular markers

In the frame of its monthly scientific seminars, the LABEF is pleased to announce that the seminar of the month of March 2017 will be on the topic: Estimation of gene, pollen and seeds dispersal distance using molecular markers.

Details of the seminar are as follows:

  • Topic: Estimation of gene, pollen and seeds dispersal distance using molecular markers
  • Date: Friday, March 10th 2 017
  • Hours: 17h15-18h15
  • Presenter: Dr. Kasso Daïnou, Researcher and Lecturer at Université Nationale d’Agriculture, Bénin; Associate researcher at Laboratoire de Foresterie des régions tropicales et subtropicales, Université de Liège, Belgium
  • Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: French (communication) and English (slides)
  • Abstract: Download here

Seminar of February: Economic outcomes of protected areas as incentives for sustainable conservation of natural resources: a value chain based analysis

In the frame of its monthly scientific seminars, the LABEF is pleased to announce that the seminar of the month of Februrary 2017 will be on the topic: Economic outcomes of protected areas as incentives for sustainable conservation of natural resources: a value chain based analysis

Details of the seminar are as follows:

  • Topic: Economic outcomes of protected areas as incentives for sustainable conservation of natural resources: a value chain based analysis
  • Date: Monday, February 27th 2017
  • Hours: 17h – 19h
  • Presenter: Prof. Anne Floquet, Agricultural Economist, Laboratoire d’Analyse des Dynamiques Sociales et du Développement (LADyD), University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin
  • Venue: Conference room of LABEF (second floor of the building F/CBIG)
  • Language: French

Seminar of January: Scientific research and the current challenges of the forest sector in Benin

We would like to thank Hugues Akpona for his great presentation in the framework of the first monthly scientific seminar of Labef. Mr Hugues Akpona is a senior forest officer at the National Forest and Wildlife office, Republic of Benin and the Congo Landscape Manager, African Wildlife Foundation, Democratic Republic of Congo. Click here for more details about the seminar.

Opening conference: Plagiarism and self plagiarism in research output documents

We would like to thank Prof Guy Mensah Apollinaire for his wonderful presentation on research valorisation and plagiarism issue. The presentation was given in the framework of the opening conference of academic year 2017 at Labef. Prof Mensah is an emblematic figure of applied research in Africa with outstanding contribution to science. Please visit the researchgate page of Prof Mensah for more details. For additional information about his presentation Click here