NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow
Dates: June 2011 - present
Project Title: Integrating new developments in stochastic demography to modeling the ecological impacts of non-timber forest products harvest
Orou Gaoue (Ph.D. Botany, University of Hawaii, 2008) uses a meta-analytical approach and stochastic demographic models to investigate how plant populations response to non-timber forest products harvest varies between species, life form and ecological contexts.
Publications at NIMBioS
Kakai RG, Akpona TJD, Assogbadjo AE, Gaoue OG, Chakeredza S, Gnangle PC, Mensah GA, Sinsin B. 2011. Ecological adaptation of the shea butter tree (Vitellaria paradoxa CF Gaertn.) along climatic gradient in Benin, West Africa. African Journal of Ecology, 49(4): 440-449. [Online].
Presentations while at NIMBioS
Gaoue O. December 2011. Integral projection modeling: Why, how and what for? The 1st Masamu Advanced Study Institute and Workshops in Mathematical Sciences, Livingstone, Zambia
Gaoue O. December 2011. Matrix population models: deterministic and stochastic dynamics. The 1st Masamu Advanced Study Institute and Workshops in Mathematical Sciences. Livingstone, Zambia.
Gaoue O. December 2011. Modeling the short and long term consequence of wild plant harvest by indigenous people. The 1st Masamu Advanced Study Institute and Workshops in Mathematical Sciences. Livingstone, Zambia.
Gaoue O. September 2011. Using matrix models to understand the short- and long-term consequences of plant harvest, NIMBioS Seminar Series, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
Gaoue O. July 2011. Asymptotic growth rates underestimate the transient dynamic response of a tropical tree to harvest, Workshop for Young Researchers in Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University.
Gaoue O. June 2011. What metric of sustainability for wild plants harvest: Population structure, reproductive performances or population growth rates? Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation Meeting, Arusha, Tanzania.
Wild plant harvesting