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Census of the species of Benin. Data mobilized in the framework of JRS Benin project and funded by JRS Biodiversity Foundation

Latest version published by Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi) on Jan 15, 2017 Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi)

Data entered from nine Agronomic theses on: 1"Contribution of sustainable management of community forest of Ouèssè: case of Idadjo and Gbede" achieved at 2002 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 2 " Trees spatial structure analysis of Dominate Isoberlinia spp. Craib & Stapt Forest in Benin center areas." achieved at 2005 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 3Characterisation and management possibilities of the Dogbalin inland valley in the municipality of Za-kpota, achieved at 2008 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 4"Contribution of sustainable forest community of the West complex : low valley of the Couffo-lake Ahémé-fairway Aho and inshore lagoon. Achieved in 2000 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of University of Abomey Calavi"; 5 "Diversity, ecology and uses of the species of the genus Momordica L. (Cucurbitaceae) in West Africa achieved at 2006 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 6 "Biodiversité, Ecologie, Productivité des champignons supérieurs dans diverses phytocénoses de la forêt classée de Wari-maro au Bénin." achieved in 1999 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of University of Abomey Calavi." 7 "Inventory of the plant species during the survey of vegetation and the diversity of the amphibians and birds of the small pools of the riparian soils and the National Park of the Pendjari". Thesis of Agricultural engineer, FSA / UAC" 8 "Biological diversity and utilization modes of edibles wild species of Penessoulou reserved forest". Ingeneer thesis, FSA/UAC" 9 "Cercle for the Safeguard of the Natural Resources" with the support of the International organization of the Tropical Woods (IOTW) initiated one before project in order to study the feasibility of the restoration and the lasting management of the sacred Forests of the RAMSAR sites 1017 and 1018 of Benin. this survey has been made by consultant Ousmane HUNYET in 2013".

Data Records

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Kingbo A. and Ganglo C. J., 2016. Census of the species of Benin derived from multimedia: nine theses. Laboratory of Forest Sciences, FSA-UAC.

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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 7048dd38-6676-4398-af63-dee3e60941b9.  Laboratory of Forest Sciences (University of Abomey-Calavi) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Benin.

Keywords

Occurrence; Ouèssè; Djègbé; Idadjo; Agbassa; Espèces végétales; Espèces animales; Bénin

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Armand Kingbo
Research assistant
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques 08BP: 1168 Cotonou Calavi Atlantique BJ +22996269768

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Armand Kingbo
Research assistant
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques 08BP: 1168 Cotonou Calavi Atlantique BJ +22996269768

Who filled in the metadata:

Armand Kingbo
Research assistant
Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques 08BP: 1168 Cotonou Calavi Atlantique BJ +22996269768
Jean GANGLO
University of Abomey-Calavi. Faculty of Agricultural Sciences. Laboratoire des Sciences Forestières/Université d’Abomey-Calavi (LSF/UAC) BP 393 Cotonou 229 Calavi Atlantique BJ +22966363770

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Jean Ganglo

Geographic Coverage

Data entered from nine Agronomic theses on: 1"Contribution of sustainable management of community forest of Ouèssè: case of Idadjo and Gbede" achieved at 2002 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 2 " Trees spatial structure analysis of Dominate Isoberlinia spp. Craib & Stapt Forest in Benin center areas." achieved at 2005 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 3Characterisation and management possibilities of the Dogbalin inland valley in the municipality of Za-kpota, achieved at 2008 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 4"Contribution of sustainable forest community of the West complex : low valley of the Couffo-lake Ahémé-fairway Aho and inshore lagoon. Achieved in 2000 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of University of Abomey Calavi"; 5 "Diversity, ecology and uses of the species of the genus Momordica L. (Cucurbitaceae) in West Africa achieved at 2006 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences"; 6 "Biodiversité, Ecologie, Productivité des champignons supérieurs dans diverses phytocénoses de la forêt classée de Wari-maro au Bénin." achieved in 1999 in the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences of University of Abomey Calavi." 7 "Inventory of the plant species during the survey of vegetation and the diversity of the amphibians and birds of the small pools of the riparian soils and the National Park of the Pendjari". Thesis of Agricultural engineer, FSA / UAC" 8 "Biological diversity and utilization modes of edibles wild species of Penessoulou reserved forest". Ingeneer thesis, FSA/UAC" 9 "Cercle for the Safeguard of the Natural Resources" with the support of the International organization of the Tropical Woods (IOTW) initiated one before project in order to study the feasibility of the restoration and the lasting management of the sacred Forests of the RAMSAR sites 1017 and 1018 of Benin. this survey has been made by consultant Ousmane HUNYET in 2013".

Bounding Coordinates South West [6.43, 0.98], North East [11.64, 3.3]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Kingdom  Plantae,  Animalia

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1999-07-16 / 2013-07-29

Project Data

Based on a national survey on biodiversity data holders and users across Benin, project researchers discovered that large reserves of biodiversity data form Benin remain unpublished: the National Herbarium (University of Abomey-Calavi, UAC) and the General Direction of Forest and Natural Resource Management (Ministry of Environment) each holds at least 50,000 plant and animal records, and the biodiversity center of IITA – Benin holds more than 200,000 insect specimens. Moreover, owing to colonial-era biodiversity exploration and documentation, even more of the relevant data on Beninese biodiversity resides outside of the country, in largest part in museums and herbaria in France and elsewhere. These resources thus represent an opportunity to dramatically increase the availability of information for the country. This JRS grant award to UAC follows on to a grant awarded in 2011 to the National Biodiversity Institute of Costa Rica (INBio), to provide technical assistance to UAC to establish the digitization equipment, protocols, and data publishing software.

Title Implementation of the National Biodiversity Information System (NBIS) of Benin
Identifier http://jrsbiodiversity.org/grants/faculte-des-sciences-agronomiques-uac/
Funding The funding of this project is generously provided by JRS Biodiversity Foundation (http://jrsbiodiversity.org/)
Study Area Description The data digitized and published in the framework of this project are gathered throughout the whole country
Design Description The design is detailed according tp the objectives of the project 1. Extend and consolidate partnerships with institutions working in the field of biodiversity in Benin. This objective will be achieved during the first 18 months of the project, including at least 70% of the major institutions, through sensitization on the importance of biodiversity data publication and training of targeted staff members. Where required, the project will provide financial assistance to support data mobilization. 2. Mobilize more plant and animal data. This objective will be achieved during the first 18 months of the project by digitizing and publishing at least 50,000 geo-referenced animal and plant collections (Magnoliophyta, Pteridophyta, vertebrates, key insect groups) of partner institutions. Data mobilization will occur in the framework of GBIF procedures and standards. As a consequence, the NBIS portal will become the ‘go-to’ source of biodiversity information for the country. 3. Mobilize global data for Benin. This objective will be achieved during the first 21 months of the project, but largely within the framework of another project to be submitted. We are building a West African digitization consortium via a formal partnership with researchers and institutions in Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Within this consortium, we will develop broad cooperation and collaboration with European and North American museums and herbaria for effective capture, repatriation, cleaning, georeferencing, and sharing of at least 50% of data from ‘frozen’ European and American museum collections regarding Benin (and West Africa more generally). 4. Advance Beninese capacity in biodiversity analyses. This objective will be achieved throughout the project and beyond. My institution has signed an MOU with Kansas University (KU) to enable high-level scientific and technical assistance from the team of Dr Perterson to several universities in Benin. This assistance will help incorporate biodiversity informatics into Masters degree programs in Benin. Beninese students to be trained in the Ph.D. program at KU will be recruited at universities of Benin to carry on biodiversity informatics training and develop detailed case studies relevant to decision-making in biodiversity conservation in Benin.

The personnel involved in the project:

Author
Jean Cossi GANGLO

Sampling Methods

Exhaustive exploration

Study Extent Benin from South to North and from West to East

Method step description:

  1. Exhaustive exploration from 1999 to 2013

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Adjinda A. A., 2002. Contribution of sustainable management of community forest of Ouèssè: case of Idadjo and Gbede. Thèse d'Ingénieur Agronome, Département d'Aménagement et Gestion de l'Environnement. FSA-UAC. p240. Kiki, J. M. 2005. Analyse de la structure spatiale des arbres des peuplements à dominance Isoberlinia spp. Craib & Staff du Centre-Bénin. Thèse d'Ingénieur Agronome, Département d'Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles. FSA-UAC. 101p. DAÏNOU K. S., 2000. CONTRlBUTlON A LA CESTIQN DURABLE DES FORMATIONS BOISEES DU COMPLEXE OUEST : basse vallée du Couffo-Lac Ahémé-chenal Aho et lagune côtière. Thèse d'Ingénieur Agronome, Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques de l'Université d'Abomey-Calavi, Option: Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles. 188p. Badjito P. S., 2008. Caractérisation et possibilités d’aménagement du Dogbanlin dans la commune de (Département du Zou). Thèse d'Ingénieur Agronome, Département d'Aménagement et Gestion de l'Environnement. FSA-UAC. 111p. N’Danikou, S. 2006. Diversité, écologie et utilisation des espèces du genre Momordica (Cucurbitaceae) en Afrique de l’Ouest. Thèse d'Ingénieur Agronome, Département d'Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles. FSA-UAC. 106p. Yorou S. N., 1999. Biodiversité, Ecologie, Productivité des champignons supérieurs dans diverses phytocénoses de la forêt classée de Wari-maro au Bénin. Thèse d'Ingénieur Agronome, Département d'Aménagement et Gestion de l'Environnement. FSA-UAC. 162p. Assede E.P.S., 2006. Conservation de la biodiversité: étude de la végétation et de la diversité des amphibiens et oiseaux des petites mares des terroirs riverains et du Parc National de la Pendjari. Thèse d'ingénieur Agronome, FSA/UAC. 87p Dossou L. E., 2008. Diversité biologique et modes d’utilisation des espèces ligneuses alimentaires de la forêt classée de Pénessoulou. Thèse d'ingénieur agronome/Aménagement et Gestion des Ressources Naturelles. FSA-UAC. 111p. Hunyet O., 2013. Rapport de l’étude d’inventaire de la biodiversité des forêts sacrées des sites RAMSAR 1017 et 1018 du Bénin. Avant-projet PPD 165/12REV.1(F) « étude pour la restauration et la gestion des forêts sacrées des sites RAMSAR 1017 ET 1018 DU BENIN ». "ONG CeSaReN"/l'OIBT

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 7048dd38-6676-4398-af63-dee3e60941b9
http://ipt-benin.gbif.fr/resource?r=kingbo