Dr. Irié Casimir ZO-BI is a Forestry Engineer and Lecturer at Félix Houphouët-Boigny National Polytechnic Institute (INP-HB) where he teaches Forest Inventory and Forest Mensuration. He has over 20 years’ experience in restoration of degraded forests, and in research on the impacts of logging and fire on disturbed forest dynamics. He conducts annual tree inventories in the permanent plots of the Tene Forest in Ivory Coast, and thereby trains forestry students in carrying out forestry inventories.
He is an Expert in assessment of aboveground carbon storage in trees, and organic carbon in soils under West African semi-deciduous forests. He is a member of the West African Experts Group for Forest Biomass Estimation and Data Analysis (WANFOBA). Since 2020, he is a Reviewer and member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Bois et Forêts des Tropiques (BFT)”, edited by the French Center for International Cooperation in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD).
Irié Casimir ZO-BI has a Master’s degree in “Forestry of Tropical Regions” from the French National School of Rural Engineering, Water and Forests (ENGREF/AgroParisTech), and a PhD in “Biometry and Forest Ecology” from the University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 of France.