SUN publications

This list of publications is the result of a former EU project SUN (Tools for Sustainable Use of Natural Vegetation in West Africa, EU FP6-INCO no 31685, 2007-2010) which worked on research highly related to UNDESERT

Barfod A.S., Svendsen G.T., Lykke A.M., 2009. Kulstof og grønne skove. Aktuel Naturvidenskab 2:36-38.

Belem B., Olsen C. S., Theilade I., Bellefontaine R., Guinko S., Lykke A. M., Diallo A., Boussim J. I., 2008. Identification des arbres hors forêt préférés des populations du Sanmatenga (Burkina Faso). Bois et Forêts des Tropiques. 298:55-66.

Bognounou F., Savadogo P., Thiombiano A., Oden P. C., Boussim I. J., & Guinko S., 2009. Ethnobotany and utility evaluation of five Combretaceae species among four ethnic groups in Western Burkina Faso. Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge and sustainable Forest Management in Africa , IUFRO World Serives 23:181 -188.

Bognounou F., Savadogo P., Thiombiano A., Tigabu M., Boussim I. J., Oden P. C., Guinko S., 2009. Impact of disturbance by roadworks on Pteleopsis suberosa regeneration along roadside environments in Burkina Faso, West Africa Journal of Forestry Research. 20 (4): 355-361.

Bognounou F., Thiombiano A., Oden P. C. & Guinko S., 2010. Seed provenance and latitudinal gradient effects on the capacity of seed germination and seedling survival of five indigenous species in Burkina Faso. Tropical Ecology 51 (2): 207-221.

Bognounou F., Thiombiano A., Savadogo P., Boussim I. J., Oden P.C. & Guinko S., 2009. Woody vegetation structure and composition at four sites along a latitudinal gradient in Western Burkina Faso. Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 300 (2): 30 - 44.

Bognounou F., Tigabu M., Savadogo P., Thiombiano A., Boussim I. J., Oden P.C. & Guinko S., 2010. Regeneration of five Combretaceae species along a latitudinal gradient in Sahelo-Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso. Annals of Forest Science 67 (306) :1-10.

Brunken U., Schmidt M., Dressler S., Janssen T., Thiombiano A., Zizka G., 2008. An image-based identification tool for west african plants. Taxon 57:1027-1028.

Diouf A., Barbier N., Mahamane A., Lejoly J., Saadou M. et Bogaert J., 2010. Caractérisation de la structure spatiale des individus ligneux dans une « brousse tachetée » au sud- ouest du Niger. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 40 (3): 827-835.

Fensholt, Huber, R., S., Proud, S.R., Mbow C. 2010. Detecting canopy water status using shortwave infrared reflectance data from polar orbiting and geostationary platforms. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 3 (3):271-285.

Fensholt, R., Rasmussen, K., Nielsen, T.T., Mbow C., 2009. Evaluation of earth observation based long term vegetation trends - Intercomparing NDVI time series trend analysis consistency of Sahel from AVHRR GIMMS, Terra MODIS and SPOT VGT data. Remote Sensing of Environment, 113:1886-1898.

Gouwakinnou G. N. , Kindomihou V., Assogbadjo Achille E. and Sinsin B., 2009. Population structure and abundance of Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich) Hochst subsp. birrea in two contrasting land-use systems in Benin. International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation 1(6): 194-201.

Gouwakinnou G.N., Kindomihou V. and Sinsin B., 2009. Utilisation and local knowledge of Sclerocarya birrea (Anacardiaceae) by the rural population around the W national park in Karimama District (Bénin). Traditional Forest-Related Knowledge and Sustainable Forest Management in Africa IUFRO World Serives 23 : 49 – 56.

Gouwakinnou GN, Lykke AM, Assogbadjo AE, Sinsin B. 2011. Local knowledge, pattern and diversity of use of Sclerocarya birrea. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 7:8 .

Gouwakinnou GN, Lykke AM, Djossa BA, Sinsin B., 2011. Folk perception of sexual dimorphism, sex ratio and spatial repartition: implications for population dynamics of Sclerocarya birrea (A.Rich) Hochst populations in Benin, West Africa. Agroforestry Systems 82: 25-35.

Grégoire J-M. et Simonetti D., 2008. Dynamique des brûlis dans les aires protégées du réseau SUN [Bénin, Burkina Faso, Niger et Sénégal]. Saison sèche 2007-2008 : octobre 2007 – mars 2008. JRC Scientific and Technical report EUR 23685 FR, 45 p.

Grégoire J-M., Simonetti D., 2007. Dynamique des brûlis dans le Parc Régional du W, le Parc National de La Boucle de la Pendjari et la Réserve d'Arly - Implications pour la gestion de ces aires protégées. JRC Scientific and Technical Research series. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, – ISSN 1018-5593, EUR 22934 FR.

Grégoire J-M., Simonetti D., 2010. Interannual changes of fire activity in the protected areas of the SUN network and other parks and reserves of the west and central africa region derived from modis observations. Remote Sensing 2 : 446-463.

Guissou K. M. L., Lykke A. M, Sankara P. & Guinko S., 2008. Ethnomycological knowledge in Burkina Faso. Economic Botany 62.

Inoussa M. M., Mahamane A., Lykke A. M., Dobi D., Saadou M., 2010. Assessment of plant communities and taxonomic diversity of woodland in W National Park of Niger (West Africa). Annales de l'Université Abdou Moumouni XI-A: 154-165.

Janßen T., Schmidt M., Hien M., Konaté S., Lykke A. M., Mahamane A., Sambou B., Sinsin B., Thiombiano A., Wittig R., Zizka G., 2009. Inventives for collaborative data pooling : the West African Vegetation Database. Poster.

König K., Runge J., Schmidt M., Hahn-Hadjali K., Agbani P., Agonyissa D., Wieckhorst A., 2007. The impact of land use on species distribution. Palaeoecology of Africa, Vol. 28, Chapter 12, S: 199-226.

König K., Schmidt M., Müller J., 2009. Modelling species distributions with high resolution remote sensing data to delineate patterns of plant diversity in the Sahel zone of Burkina Faso. in recent advances in remote sensing and geoinformation processing for land degradation assessment. Taylor & Francis, London. ISPRS Series. (ed.: Röder A, Hill J) : 199-210.

Lykke A. M., Barfod A. S., Svendsen, G. T., Greve, M., Svenning, J.-C. 2009. 'Climate change mitigation by carbon stocking', Earth and Environmental Science, 8 (1): 1-17.

Lykke A. M., Mbow C., Sambou B. & Zuur A. F., 2007. Redundancy analysis and additive modeling applied on savanna tree data. In: Zuur AF, Ieon EN & Schmidt CM. Analysing ecological data, Springer : 547-560.

Mabayngone E., Thiombiano A., Dégradation des aires protégées par l’exploitation des ressources végétales : cas de la réserve partielle de faune de Pama, Burkina Faso (Afrique de l’Ouest), Fruits 66 (3).

Mahamane A., Ichaou A., Ambouta J.M.K., Saadou M., Morou B., Amani I., Mahamadou H., d'Herbès J.M., Gineste P., Wata I. & Issaka A., 2007. Indicateurs écologiques de la période optimale de remise en culture de jachères au Niger. Sécheresse, 18 (4) : 289-95.

Mahamane A., Saadou M. & Lejoly J., 2007. Phénologie de quelques espèces ligneuses du parc national du "W" (Niger): Sécheresse, 4E; Sécheresse, 18 (4): 354-8.

Mbayngone E., Schmidt M., Hahn-Hadjali K., Thiombiano A., Guinko S., 2008. Magnoliophyta of the partial faunal reserve of Pama, Burkina Faso.Checklist 4:251-266.

Mbow C., 2009. Could carbon buy food? The stakes of mitigation versus adaptation to climate change in African Countries. GLP News Letter : 20-23.

Mbow C., 2010. Africa's risky gamble. Global Change, IGBP Secretariat, number 75 of June 2010 : 20-23.

Mbow C., Smith, M.S.S., Leadley P., 2010. Appendix 4. West Africa: The Sahara, Saheland and Guinean region. In: Leadley, et al. (Editor), Biodiversity Scenarios: Projections of 21st century change in biodiversity and associated ecosystem services CBD, Montreal : 78-86.

McCloy K. R., 2009. Measurement of changes in phenology using Phenological Change Indices derived from time series of image data, Proceedings, Workshop on Global Vegetation Changes, Missoula, Montana, USA.

McCloy K. R., 2010. "Development and Evaluation of Phenological Change Indices derived from Time Series of Image Data", Remote Sensing, 2(11), 2442 - 2473.

McCloy, K. R. and Lykke, A. M., 2009. “Validation of phenological change indices as derived from time series of image data”, proceedings, fifth international workshop of the analysis of multi-temporal remote sensing images, Groton, Connecticut, USA.

Proud S.R., Rasmussen M.O., Fensholt R., Sandholt I., Shisanya C., Mutero W., Mbow C., Anyamba A., 2010. Improving the SMAC atmospheric correction code by analysis of Meteosat Second Generation NDVI and surface reflectance data. Remote Sensing of Environment 114 :1687–1698.

Roy P. D., Ju J., Mbow C., Frost P., Loveland T., 2010. Accessing free Landsat data via the Internet: Africa's challenge'. Remote Sensing Letters, 1 (2): 111-117.

Sambou B., Bâ AT, Goudiaby A, Sonko I & Mbow C., 2007. Étude de la flore et de la végétation ligneuse pour la détermination des types d'usages compatibles avec une gestion durable de la forêt classée de Patako (Sénégal). Webbia 62:85-96.

Schmidt M., Agonyissa D., Ouédraogo A., Hahn-Hadjali K., Thiombiano A., Koulibaly A., Goetze D., Zizka G., 2010. Changes in plant species composition following a climatic gradient in West Africa. In Systematics and Conservation of African Plants (ed.: van der Burgt X, van der Maesen J, Onana JM), Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew.: 823-828.

Schmidt M., König K., Müller J. V. , 2008.  Modelling species richness and life form composition in Sahelian Burkina Faso with remote sensing data. Journal of Arid Environments http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2008.02.015.

Schmidt M., Kreft H., Thiombiano A., Zizka G., 2007. Indicator value of different vascular plant families for overall plant diversity in the savanna belt of Western Africa. Ecotropica 13:135-142.

Schmidt M., Thiombiano A., Dressler S., Hahn-Hadjali K., Guinko S., Zizka G. (2010/in press) Phytodiversity data - strengths and weaknesses. A comparison of collection and relevé data from Burkina Faso. In Systematics and Conservation of African Plants (ed.: van der Burgt X, van der Maesen J, Onana JM), Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew: 829-837.

Schmidt M., Thiombiano A., Ouédraogo A., Dressler S., Hahn-Hadjali K., Zizka G., 2010. Assessment of the flora of Burkina Faso. In Systematics and Conservation of African Plants (ed.: van der Burgt X, van der Maesen J, Onana JM), Royal Botanic Gardens: Kew. : 571-576.

Schumann K., Wittig R., Thiombiano A., Becker U., Hahn K., 2010. Impact of land-use type and bark- and leaf-harvesting on population structure and fruit production of the baobab tree (Adansonia digitata L.) in a semi-arid savanna, West Africa . Forest, Ecology and Management 260, 2035-2044.

Wittig R., König K., Schmidt M., Szarzynski J., 2007. A study of climate change and anthropogenic impacts in west africa. Env Sci Pollut Res 14 (3) : 182 – 189.

Yaméogo J.T., Somé A.M. et Hien M., 2009. Étude préliminaire à une restauration de sols dégradés en zone soudanienne du Burkina Faso. Preliminary study for a restoration of degraded soil in the Sudanian zone of Burkina Faso. Sécheresse, 20 (1e): e32-e8.

Yameogo T. J., Hien M., Lykke A. M., Some A., Thiombiano A.,  2011. Effet des techniques de conservation des eaux et des sols, zaï forestier et cordons pierreux, sur la réhabilitation de la végétation herbacée à l’Ouest du Burkina Faso. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 5: 56-71.

Undesert

works to create an improved understanding of the effects of desertification and degradation processes in West Africa and to develop and implement best practices, such as carbon forestry, in close collaboration between scientists and local communities.

Financed by EU-FP7.