Prof. Dr. Ir. Romain Lucas GLELE KAKAÏ

Lab Director

Research interests : Linear and non-linear mixed model – Generalized linear models – Nonlinear Dynamical systems – Multiblock data analysis –Forest estimations

 

Lab Director

Positions

• Professor of Biometry and Forest estimations
• Head of the Laboratoire de Biomathématiques et d’Estimations Forestières
• Coordinator of the Doctoral training in Biostatistics, University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC)

Background

• Full Professor of Biometry and Forest modeling, 2015
• PhD in Biometry, University of Liege, Belgium, 2005
• MSc in Applied Statistics, University of Liege, Belgium, 2001
• Engineer Degree in Forestry, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, 2000
• Bachelor Degree in Agronomy, Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, 1998

International Prizes

• Prize “Heinz and Johannes”. Best research paper in Ecology; 2007 edition. The Support Africa International Foundation, Germany, 2007.
• Prize “Jan Tinbergen”. Best young statistician from emerging and developing countries. The International Statistical Institute (ISI), Australia, 2005.
• Prize “Biométrie 88”. Best young French biometrician in Belgium. National Association of French Belgian biometricians, Belgium, 2002.

International Nominations and Distinctions

• Member of the selection committee of the International Climate Protection Fellowship Programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany), since 2017

• President of AGNES (African-German Network of Excellence in Science), 2019-2023

• Member of the Global Young Academy of Sciences, 2012-2018.

• Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for outstanding achievements in research. Germany, 2007.

• Member of The World Academy of Sciences (Young affiliate), 2011-2015.

Current research and training projects

• DELTA-AFRICA II SSACAB. Training Biostatisticians in Sub-Saharan Africa. Period: 2023-2027.

• Humboldt Research Hub on COVID-19 modeling. Period: 2021-2026.

• TEBWA (Training Epidemiologists and Biostatisticians for Enhance response to disease outbreak). Period: 2021-2024.

• VIMC (Group lead on Malaria modeling). Period : 2023-2025.

• INSPIRE. Innovation Santé Publique. Period: 2023-2027

• DAAD In-Country/In-Region Scholarship ProgrammePAPBIO-C1-MANGROVES. Period: 2022-2025

 

Visiting professor in other African universities

•Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), GHANA. Contact person: Prof. Odai. Email: snodai@yahoo.com. Course: Univariate and Multivariate statistical methods for PhD Students in the Regional Waterand Environmental Sanitation Centre, Kumasi (RWESCK). Since 2018.

•Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), GHANA. Contact person: Prof. Agyare. Email: wagyare@yahoo.co.uk. Course: Univariate and Multivariate statistical methods for PhD Students in WASCAL Doctoral Programme Climate Change and Land Use. Since 2015.

•Wascal’s GRP-Climate Change and Biodiversity, University Félix Houphouët Boigny (COTE D’IVOIRE). Course: Sampling techniques and experimental designs for PhD students in Natural resources and climate change. Contact Person: Prof. Kone Daouda. Email: daoudakone2013@gmail.com (2014)

•University of Abdou Moumouni; Faculty of Sciences, NIGER. Contact person: Prof. Bakasso Yacoubou. BP 10662 Niamey Niger. E-mail: bakasso@yahoo.com. Phone: +227 90381418. Course: Biostatistics for MSc Students. (2010-2017).

•University of Lome; Faculty of Sciences, TOGO. Contact Person: Prof. Kokou Kouami. Course: Linear mixed effects models for students in WASCAL Master Research Program in Climate Change and Human Security. Email: kokoukouami@hotmail.com. Since 2018

•University of Kara; Faculty of Sciences, TOGO. Contact person: Prof. Baba Gnon. Email: gnonbaba@yahoo.fr. Course: Linear models for BSc students in statistics. (2010-2018).

•Higher National Agronomy and biotechnology Institute (GABON). Lecture in Experimental designs for engineer degree students in agronomy. Contact person: Prof. Kumulungui Brice Serge. Email: kumulungui@yahoo.fr (2013-2014).

 

Profiles and Curriculum

ResearchGate pagehttps://www.researchgate.net/profile/Romain_Lucas_GLELE_KAKAI
GoogleScholars pagehttp://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FwpDoXMAAAAJ&hl=fr

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Total number of publications

• Peer reviewed articles: 301
• Books and book chapters: 04

Key publications

• Matazi, A. K., Gongnet, E. E., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. (2024). Digital soil mapping: a predictive performance assessment of spatial linear regression, Bayesian and ML-based models. Modeling Earth Systems  and Environment, 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-023-01788-1.

• Houetohossou, S. C. A., Houndji, V. R., Hounmenou, C. G., Sikirou, R., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. (2023). Deep learning methods for biotic and abiotic stresses detection and classification in fruits and vegetables: State of the art and perspectives. Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture.

• Agbangba, C. E., Aide, E. S., Honfo, H., & Glèlè Kakai, R. (2024).On the use of post-hoc tests in environmental and biological sciences: A critical review. Heliyon.

• Montcho, Y., Nalwanga, R., Azokpota, P., Doumatè, J. T., Lokonon, B. E., Salako, K. V., Wolkewitz, M., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. (2023). Assessing the Impact of Vaccination on the Dynamics of COVID-19 in Africa: A Mathematical Modeling Study. Vaccines11(4), 857.

• Houetohossou, S. C. A., Ratheil Houndji, V., Sikirou, R., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. (2024). Finding optimum climatic parameters for high tomato yield in Benin (West Africa) using frequent pattern growth algorithm. Plos one19(2), e0297983.

• Lokonon, B. E., Gbemavo, C. D., Agounde, G., Simbo, D., Samson, R., & Glèlè Kakaï, (2023). Modelling the current and future distribution of Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb: Its implication for future conservation of the species in Southern Benin. African Journal of Ecology.

• Zanvo, S. M.G., Salako, K. V., Mensah S., & Glèlè Kakaï R. (2023).Impacts of harvesting intensity on carbon allocation to species, size classes and pools in mangrove forests, and the relationships with stand structural attributes. Ecological Indicators. Volume 155, November 2023, 111037

• E. A. Yedomonhan, C. F. Tovissodé, R. Glèlè Kakaï (2023). Modeling the effects of Prophylactic behaviors on the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in West Africa. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering. 20(7):12955-12989. DOI: 10.3934/mbe.2023578.

• Mugumaarhahama, Y., Fandohan, A. B., & Glèlè Kakaï R. (2023). Performance of inhomogeneous Poisson point process models under different scenarios of uncertainty in species presence-only data. Environmental Systems Research, 12(1), 27.

• Traore, K., Houenou, D. F., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. (2023).Analytical insights of the effects of Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions on SRAS-CoV-2 Dynamic with Application to West African Data. Contemporary Mathematics, 1310-1330.

• Sinsin, C. B. L., Bonou, A., Salako, K. V., Gbedomon, R. C., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. L. (2023).Economic Valuation of Mangroves and a Linear Mixed Model-Assisted Framework for Identifying Its Main Drivers: A Case Study in Benin. Land12(5), 1094.

• Judie Armel Bourobou Bourobou, Adandé Belarmain Fandohan, Romain Glèlè Kakaï (2023). Inhomogeneous Spatial Point Process Models for Species Distribution Analysis: A Systematic Review. Application of Modeling and Simulation 7: 49-62.

• Zanvo, S. M., Mensah, S., Salako, K. V., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. (2023).Tree height-diameter, aboveground and belowground biomass allometries for two West African mangrove species. Biomass and Bioenergy176, 106917.

• Mugumaarhahama, Y., Fandohan, A. B., & Glèlè Kakaï, R. L. (2023).Performance of inhomogeneous Poisson point process models under different scenarios of uncertainty in species presence-only data. Environmental Systems Research12(1), 27