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).