Fabrice Courtin received a Ph.D. degree in geography from the University of Montpellier III, Montpellier, France, in 2007. After a Postdoc position at Centre International de Recherche-Développement pour l’Elevage en Zone Subhumide (CIRDES), Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, from 2008 to 2009, and a short-term visit at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Nairobi, Kenya, in 2010, Courtin has been recruited at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement in 2010. Since February 2011, he has been serving at CIRDES working on the impact of population growth and climate change on the dynamic of human settlement and landscape and their consequences on the spatial distribution of HAT and tsetse flies in West Africa. Courtin is a Member of the WHO Collaborating Center for research on host/vector/parasite interactions, based at CIRDES, for the count of UMR 177 IRD/CIRAD. His topics of interest are how the spatial dynamic of human (settlement, mobility, and density) and its consequence on landscape can determinate at several scales the distribution of HAT and tsetse flies. He works on the transmission, the diffusion, and the propagation of the disease. His fields of activities are population census, landscape description, and identification of settlement at risk for HAT, using tools like geographic information system and remote sensing. Courtin has been working in Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Kenya, Uganda, Chad, and Senegal.
Biography Updated on 12 December 2013