Mahamane Ali

Abdou Moumouni UniversityNiger

Prof. Ali Mahamane is a Lecturer at Abdou Moumouni University (Niger). He was born in 1964 at Kendadji, Tillabéri, Niger. He got his first degree in Agricultural Sciences from the Abdou Moumouni University and later specialised in Arid Regions Forestry (ENGREF, Montpellier, France). He pursued his studies at the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso where he obtained his M. Phil in 1997. In 2000, he got a tenure appointment at the Faculty of Sciences at Abdou Moumouni University. He registered for his Ph. D thesis at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium in April 2005. He published more than 38 Scientifics articles both in national and international journals. He is National Coordinator of UNDESERT Project (Understanding and combating desertification to mitigate its impact on ecosystem services). Presently Ali Mahamane is Deputy Vice Chancellor and Dean of Faculty of Sciences and Technics at the University of Maradi (Niger).

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The ecosystems present a great diversity worldwide and use various functionalities according to ecologic regions. In this new context of variability and climatic changes, these ecosystems undergo notable modifications amplified by domestic uses of which it was subjected to. Indeed the ecosystems render diverse services to humanity from their composition and structure but the tolerable levels are unknown. The preservation of these ecosystemic services needs a clear understanding of their complexity. The role of research is not only to characterise the ecosystems but also to clearly define the tolerable usage levels. Their characterisation proves to be important not only for the local populations that use it but also for the conservation of biodiversity. Hence, the measurement, management and protection of ecosystems need innovative and diverse methods. For all these reasons, the aim of this book is to bring out a general view on the function of ecosystems, modelling, sampling strategies, invading species, the response of organisms to modifications, the carbon dynamics, the mathematical models and theories that can be applied in diverse conditions.

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