Malian Node

Chair: Professor Abdramane BA

Research Activities

The activities of the Mali research group are undertaken within the Laboratory of optics spectroscopy and atmospheric science (LOSSA) which is supporting by the International Science Programme (ISP) and the African Spectral Imaging Network (AFSIN). The research activities are focused on the application of optics and spectroscopy in agricultural, medical and environmental sciences. The program aims to strengthen the research capacities of the group in order to enhance knowledge in agriculture systems, medical science and environment monitoring which are the keys domains for sustainable development in Mali.
The program consists of building capacity in basic and applied sciences by training both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the sub-mentioned areas.

The activities of the group consist of the following major research topics:

Spectroscopy and Microscopy based Quality control analyses

  • Applying spectroscopy and microscopy imaging methods for the quality control analyses:
  • Agricultural soils properties,
  • Fruits quality and maturity
  • Medicine drugs
  • Plants stress
  • Drinking water quality
  • River water pollution

Land-atmosphere flux exchange and Climate modeling

  • In-situ measurement by infrared gas analyzer for both CO2 and H2O emitted from various ecosystems.
  • Surface Heat Exchange and Gas Fluxes analyses using Eddy covariance systems
  • Soils carbon sequestration (in-situ measurement, satellite products, models simulations)
  • Modeling climate systems at regional and local scale

Environmental Monitoring

  • Application of passive DOAS remote sensing in monitoring atmospheric trace gas
  • Analyses of aerosols
  • Analyses of nutrients from biomass burning
  • Indoor and outdoor monitoring of air pollution
  • Assessment of environmental impact of agriculture, energy and forestry.
  • Environmental modeling of Epidemic

Agricultural Systems Analyses

  • Irrigation project identification, design and operation
  • Optimizing crop growth and ensuring quality
  • Agricultural rain and irrigation water management
  • Crop modeling

List of Publications

  1. Natural Radioactivity Measurement and Dose Assessment in Soil Samples from Some Selected Areas of Mali
    Issiaka Traore, Abdramane Ba, Abdel Mjid Nourreddine, (2019) ; World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 09(02):67-73
  2. A leaf area index data set acquired in sahelian rangelands of Gourma in Mali over the 2005–2017 period
    Eric Mougin, Mamadou Oumar Diawara, Nogmana Soumaguel, Ali Amadou Maïga,Valérie Demarez, Pierre Hiernaux, Manuela Grippa, Véronique Chaffard, and Abdramane Ba . Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 11, 675–686, (2019).
  3. Evolution of the Performances of Radar Altimetry Missions from ERS-2 to Sentinel-3A over the Inner Niger Delta
    Cassandra Normandin, Frédéric Frappart, Adama Telly Diepkilé, Vincent Marieu, Eric Mougin, Fabien Blarel, Bertrand Lubac, Nadine Braquet and Abdramane Ba, (2018), Remote Sens. 2018, 10, 833; doi:10.3390/rs10060833
  4. Rainfall intensification in tropical semi-arid regions: the Sahelian case
    G Panthou, T Lebel, T Vischel, G Quantin, Y Sane, A Ba, O Ndiaye, A Diongue-Niang and M Diopkane. (2018). Environmental Research Letters, Volume 13, Number 6
  5. MAX-DAOS Observations of NO2, SO2, O3 and NH3 Tropospheric Trace Gases in Bamako City (Mali)
    Hamidou dit Togoudogoly SAGARA and Cheick DIARRA, Abdramane BA, (2018), European Journal of Scientific Research, Volume 149 No 1, 106-116
  6. New Method for Injectable Quinine Quality Assurance Control Using a Multi-Spectral Microscope.
    A. Sow, Issiaka Traore, Diallo T., A. BA, (2018), Optics and Photonics Journal 08(03):66-74 DOI: 10.4236/opj.2018.83007
  7. Capability of Visible-Near Infrared Spectroscopy in Estimating Soils Carbon, Potassium and Phosphorus
    Bakamba dite Djeneba Sacko, Souleymane Sanogo, Hamidou Konare, Abdramane Ba, Tiéman Diakite. Optics and Photonics Journal Vol.8 No.5 (2018), Paper ID 85042, 12 pages DOI:10.4236/opj.2018.85012
  8. Farmers’ Perception and Adaption to Land Use Change and Climate Variability in Fina Reserve, Mali.
  9. Utilisation de HYDRUS-1D pour une simulation des transferts couplés d’eau et de chaleur dans un sol non saturé en milieu semi-aride
    Bouréma Souleymane TRAORE, Marcel Bawindsom KEBRE, François OUEDRAOGO, Souleymane SANOGO, François ZOUGMORE et Abdramane BA., (2016), Afrique Science, Vol.12, N°1 (2016).
  10. Radar altimetry backscattering signatures at Ka, Ku, C, and S bands over West Africa.
    F.Frappart, C.Fatras, E.Mougin, V.Marieu, A.T.Diepkilé, F.Blarel, P.Borderies, (2015), Physics and Chemistry of the Earth Parts A/B/C DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2015.05.001
  11. Gumbel Weibull distribution function for Sahel precipitation modeling and predicting: Case of Mali.
    Kya Abraham Berthe, Abdramane BA, Setephan Reichenbach, (2015), African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol.9(5), pp. 405-412, May 2015
  12. Using Model Data to Build on Accuracy of Ground Data based on Kriging, Interpolation Techniques for Bias Correction.
    Kya Abraham Berthe, Steve Reichenbach, Bob Ogolbys, Clinton Rowe, Cynthia Hays, (2015), International Journal for Scientific Research & Development| Vol. 3, Issue 04, 2015| ISSN (online): 2321-0613
  13. Identification of Bacterial Diseases in Rice Plants Leaves by the Use of Spectroscopic Imaging.
    Mama Sangare, C. Tekete, O.K. Bagui, A. Ba and J.T. Zoueu, (2015), Applied Physics Research; Vol. 7, No. 6; 2015
  14. Classification of African Mosaic Virus Infected Cassava Leaves by the Use of Multi-Spectral Imaging.
    Mama Sangare, Thérèse Atcham Agneroh, Olivier Kossan Bagui, Issiaka Traore, Abdramane Ba, Jeremie Thouakesseh Zoueu (2015), Optics and Photonics Journal 5(5):261-272
  15. Discrimination de différents sous-phénotypes de Ralstonia Solanacearum dans une feuille de tabac par imagerie multi-spectrale
    Mama Sangare, Olivier kossan Bagui, Issiaka Traore, A H Babana, A. Ba Jeremie Thouakesseh Zoueu. (2015), Afrique Science 11(4)(2015)95-103.
  16. Spatio-tempral characteristics of the recent rainfall recovery in West Africa.
    Souleymane Sanogo, Andreas H Fink, Jerome A Omotosho, Abdramane BA, Robert Redl, Volker Ermert. (2015), International Journal of Climatology, 35: 4589-4605
  17. Charactérization of a PN3 personal neutron dosimeter based on (n,a) reaction.
    I. Traoré, A Nachab, A. Nourreddine, A. BA, Results in Physics 5(2015) 144-147
  18. Analyse des parameters optiques des aerosols atmosphériques, de leur distribution et de leur albedo de diffusion par les mesures photométriques du Mali.
    Cheick DIARRA, Abdramane BA (2014), Afrique Science 10(2)(2014)82-97.