Christian Amani


Christian Amani holds a PhD degree in Tropical Forest ecology (Université Libre de Bruxelles – Belgium). After his PhD program, he joined the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in 2013, before pursuing with academic teachings in his home country (D.R. Congo). He has a good knowledge of the Congolese forest ecosystems, thanks to many years of data collection, both in the lowland forests (Central Congo Basin) and the mountain forests (Albertine Rift). Dr Amani also took part in other data collection campaigns in Africa: Usambara Mountains (Tanzania), Lake Victoria Basin, etc. He is a member of the East African Plant Red List Authority (IUCN). In his spare time, Dr Amani endeavors to understand and master analytical tools; hence his interest in R and its various packages for biological, ecological, etc. data analyses. He is also involved in conservation activities, with a particular emphasis on habitat protection and restoration, as well as on vulnerable/threatened species and those with declining populations.