More About Sinsin

Prof SINSIN A. Brice is the Director of the “Laboratory of Applied Ecology“. He is also the Rector (Chancellor) of the University of Abomey Calavi, Benin Republic (West Africa). During the tenure of Prof Sinsin at the head of UAC, a lot of reforms were instituted.



  • Ph.D., Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 1993, Major: Agronomy
  • Agricultural Engineering Degree, University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin), 1985, Major: Agronomy & Forestry


  • Background: Agriculture and Forestry, Plant and vegetation science, Livestock and wildlife
  • Geographical region of experience in Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Central Africa, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda
  • Biomes of experience:
    • Savannah
    • Forest
    • Wetlands
  • Fields of competency:
    • Management of Rangelands and of Protected Areas
    • Endangered and useful species conservation
    • Wildlife census (ground and aerial census)
    • Plant ecology and Phytosociology
  • Experience in research:
    • National research projects
    • EU research projects (SUN, DADOBAT, UNDESERT)
    • Bilateral projects: Belgium (CIUF, VLIR); Germany (WV Stiftung; BIOTA). Netherlands (Flore du Benin); France (RIPESCA, VASA), etc.
  • Other:
    • Supervisor of many PhD, MS and BS Students,
    • Visiting faculty at many universities in Africa, Europe
    • Founder of the Beninese Association of Pastoralism
    • Chair, Tropical Ecology
    • Reviewer of many journals including: Food and Chemical Toxicology, Plant Ecology Evolution, etc.
    • Editor, Annals of Agronomic Sciences


  • Royal Botanical Society of Belgium
  • Amicale Francophone de Phytosociologie
  • Réseaux Parcours
  • Association for the Taxonomic Study of the Flora of Tropical Africa
  • Groupe de Recherche et d’Information sur la Pharmacopée et l’Environnement Tropical
  • Society for Rangeland Management
  • Ecological Society of America
  • International Society for Tropical Ecology
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature; World Commission on Protected Areas
  • Beninese Association of Pastoralism


Conservation Biology, Rangeland ecology, Plant community ecology (Phytosociology), bush fire impact on plant life forms, Ethnobotany, Agroforestry, Protected area management assessment,

Wildlife census and Ecology, Non timber forest product assessment, Biodiversity assessment and monitoring


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