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See detailResponse of CO2 fluxes and productivity to water availability in two contrasting ecosystems in northern Benin (West Africa)
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi; Cohard, Jean-Martial et al

in Annals of Forest Science (2016)

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See detailDynamique des flux de carbone entre l'atmosphère et des écosystèmes ouest-africains: cas des forêts et savanes sous climat soudanien au Bénin
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg

Doctoral thesis (2016)

In West Africa as elsewhere in other parts of the world, natural and anthropogenic ecosystems are the main sources for energy, building poles and livestock fodder. They probably behave like some nets ... [more ▼]

In West Africa as elsewhere in other parts of the world, natural and anthropogenic ecosystems are the main sources for energy, building poles and livestock fodder. They probably behave like some nets carbon sinks, but there are only few studies that have focused on their carbon exchanges with the atmosphere. Preserving terrestrial ecosystems has proven essential to any emissions mitigation policy of green house gases, notably CO2. This thesis focuses on the analysis of the CO2 fluxes in three contrasting types of the ecosystem under a Sudanian climate in Benin. Specifically, it was a cultivated forest, a protected forest and a cultivated savannah. Turbulent CO2 fluxes were measured by an eddy-covariance system placed above the ecosystems. The measurements were made during variable periods of 17 months (cultivated forest), 18 months (protected forest) and 29 months (cultivated savannah). The three studied sites have been equipped by the hydro-meteorological observatory AMMA-CATCH and the national project Ouémé 2025. The CO2 fluxes data were completed by some meteorological measurements and by an inventory of dominating species the three sites. Fluxes were examined on the basis of the two main seasons imposed by the cycle of West African Monsoon. The spatial (local and regional) and temporal (hour, seasonal, annual and inter-annual) scales were considered according to the sites. Water was the main factor controlling the dynamic of the terrestrial West African ecosystems. At the daily scales, the radiation was the main driving variable of the net CO2 fluxes. Besides that radiation control, a clear relationship was observed between the net CO2 fluxes and the canopy conductance. A limited impact of saturation deficit was observed, notably during the afternoon. The soil moisture was the main factor governing the ecosystem respiration. However, no clear dependency of the ecosystem respiration on the temperature was observed at hourly scale. After long dry periods, the ecosystem respiration increased immediately in response to the first significant rains. The CO2 fluxes and the characteristics of the protected forest were always higher than those of the cultivated savannah at the daily and seasonal scales. At the annual scale, while the protected forest (Bellefoungou) and cultivated savannah (Nalohou) sequestered an average of 640 ± 50 and 232 ± 27 g C m-2, respectively considering the period of the measurements, the cultivated forest was in equilibrium with 29 ± 16 g C m-2. Overall, the three studied ecosystems were more efficient during morning and wet season than during afternoon and dry season. Finally, this study revealed that the inter-annual variability of the carbon sequestration by the cultivated savannah was mainly controlled by the ecosystem respiration variability in relation to the soil water content variation. [less ▲]

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See detailMesure des flux de CO2 et séquestration de carbone dans les écosystèmes terrestres ouest-africains (Synthèse Bibliographique)
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi; Ozer, Pierre ULg et al

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2016), 20(1), 1-15

In West Africa, as elsewhere in other parts of the world, preserving terrestrial ecosystems has proven essential to any emissions mitigation policy for greenhouse gases, notably carbon dioxide. A ... [more ▼]

In West Africa, as elsewhere in other parts of the world, preserving terrestrial ecosystems has proven essential to any emissions mitigation policy for greenhouse gases, notably carbon dioxide. A meaningful assessment of the contribution of a given region to the global carbon cycle implies the need to think in terms of balance, taking into account the totality of the carbon export and import within the ecosystems [less ▲]

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See detailCarbon dioxide fluxes from a degraded Woodland in West Arica and their responses to main environmental factors
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Serça, Dominique; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi et al

in Carbon Balance and Management (2015), 10

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See detailDiurnal and seasonal variability of CO2 fluxes over a degraded Woodland under a Sudanian climate in Northern Benin, West Africa
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Serça, Dominique; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi et al

Poster (2015, April 17)

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See detailDiurnal and seasonal variability of CO2 fluxes over a degraded Woodland under a Sudanian climate in Northern Benin (West Africa)
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Serça, Dominique; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi et al

in Geophysical Research Abstracts (2015, April), 17

Turbulent CO2 exchanges over a degraded woodland were measured during 17 months (from November 2005 to March 2007) by an eddy-covariance system at Nangatchori in the northern part of Benin, West Africa ... [more ▼]

Turbulent CO2 exchanges over a degraded woodland were measured during 17 months (from November 2005 to March 2007) by an eddy-covariance system at Nangatchori in the northern part of Benin, West Africa. The site (Lat 9.65°N, Long 1.74°E, Alt: 432 m), under a Sudanian climate, is one of the sites that were equipped in the framework of the international AMMA-CATH program. The site was highly disturbed during preceding years by illegal tree logging, agricultural activities, cattle pasture, and bushfire. The footprint area is mainly formed by herbs and crops with some sparse shrubs and trees. Fluxes data were completed during the same period by meteorological measurements made at the Nalohou site located approximately 20 km from Nangatchori, and by an inventory of dominating species on 1km2 area around the tower during the wet season. Fluxes response to climatic variables was analyzed. The annual drought and moisture cycle was found to be the main controlling factor of the ecosystem dynamics. A very clear response of CO2 fluxes to PPFD appears, but is different according to seasons. During wet season, CO2 uptake increases with increasing PPFD following a typical curvilinear function and saturates for high PPFD (PPFD > 1000 µmol m-2 s-1), while during dry season, a very weak linear response of CO2 fluxes was observed. No clear dependency of the total ecosystem respiration on temperature was observed. At an annual scale (from November 1st 2005 to October 31st 2006), net carbon sequestered by the ecosystem was 18 +- 5 g C m-2. Finally, with respect to the water use the ecosystem appeared to be more efficient during morning and wet season than during afternoon and dry period. [less ▲]

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See detailCarbon Budget as a Tool for Assessing Mangrove Forests Degradation in the Western, Coastal Wetlands Complex (Ramsar Site 1017) of Southern Benin, West Africa
Ajonina, Gordon N.; Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Amoussou, Gautier et al

in Diop, Salif; Barusseau, Jean-Paul; Descamps, Cyr (Eds.) The Land/Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone of West and Central Africa (2014)

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See detailLong term observations of carbon dioxide exchange over cultivated savanna under a Sudanian climate in Benin (West Africa)
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi; Galle, Sylvie et al

in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (2014), 197

Turbulent CO2 exchanges between a cultivated Sudanian savanna and the atmosphere were measured during 29 months (August 2007–December 2009) by an eddy-covariance system in North-Western Benin, West Africa ... [more ▼]

Turbulent CO2 exchanges between a cultivated Sudanian savanna and the atmosphere were measured during 29 months (August 2007–December 2009) by an eddy-covariance system in North-Western Benin, West Africa. The site (Lat 9.74◦ N, Long 1.60◦ E, Alt: 449 m) is the one of three sites fitted out by the international AMMA-CATCH program. The flux station footprint area is mainly composed of herbs and crops with some sparse trees and shrubs. Fluxes data were completed by an inventory of dominating species around the tower and the meteorological measurements. Flux response to climatic and edaphic factors was studied. Water was found the main controlling factor of ecosystem dynamics: much larger uptake was found in wet than dry season. During wet season, a very clear answer of net CO2 fluxes to photosynthetic photon fluxes density (PPFD) was observed. A low limitation in response to saturation deficit and soil water variability was however observed. The total ecosystem respiration (TER) was found highly dependent on soil moisture below 0.1 m3m−3, but saturates above this threshold. The average annual carbon sequestration was 232 ± 27 gC m−2 with its inter-annual variability mainly controlled by TER. Finally, the ecosystem appeared more efficient during morning and wet season than during afternoon and dry period. [less ▲]

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See detailFloristic and dendrometric analysis of woodlands in the Sudano-Guinean zone: a case study of Belléfoungou forest reserve in Benin
Houeto, Georges; Fandohan, Belarmain; Ouédraogo, Amadé et al

in Acta Botanica Gallica (2013)

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See detailDiurnal CO2 flux responses in cultivated savanna in Benin (West Africa)
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Agbossou, Euloge Kossi; Galle, Sylvie et al

Scientific conference (2012, February 08)

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See detailCO2 exchange above a cultivated savanna in sudanian region in northern part of Benin (West Africa)
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Agbossou, Euloge; Galle, Sylvie et al

Poster (2011, October)

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See detailAnalyse des inondations en aval du barrage de Nangbeto sur le fleuve Mono (Togo et au Bénin).
Ago, Expédit Evariste ULg; Petit, François ULg; Ozer, Pierre ULg

in Geo-Eco-Trop (2005), 29

The analysis of risk of flood downstream from the hydroelectric dam of Nangbeto in the Mono River was about the survey of interannual variability of rainfall and rivers flows from 1955 to 1999, the ... [more ▼]

The analysis of risk of flood downstream from the hydroelectric dam of Nangbeto in the Mono River was about the survey of interannual variability of rainfall and rivers flows from 1955 to 1999, the population vulnerability, the hydrological modification and the impacts downstream in Togo and Benin from the dam constructed in 1987. The analysis of the mean annuel discharge has revealed no tendency, showing thus that the change of land use, the increase of waterproof areas and even the functioning of the hydroelectric dam have not modified in a significant manner the river's rate of flow. Apart from the return to the improvement in rainfull as far back as the end of years 80, the anthropic pressure and the demographic explosion have best explained the magnitude and frequency of flooding downstream from the hydroelectric dam of Nangbeto. The soil degradation, the deforestation of the floodplain, the increase in the number of human settlements in the river boundary increases the vulnerability of population faced with flooding. [less ▲]

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