Mamoudou-Setamou was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2019. As a fellow, Mamoudou-Setamou contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
Prof Mamoudou Sétamou received his ‘Ingénieur Agronome’ from the National University of Benin Republic in 1992 and a Master of Science (Crop Science) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana in 1996. He obtained his Dr. rer. hort. (PhD) from the University of Hannover, Germany, majoring in Agricultural Entomology. Soon after, he joined the Department of Entomology at Texas A&M University, USA as a postdoctoral fellow. In 2002, he joined the International Center of Insect Ecology and Physiology (icipe) in Nairobi Kenya as Senior Scientist and Project Coordinator working on stemborer biological control in Eastern and Southern Africa. From 2003 to 2005, he has worked as a research scientist at the Agricultural Research Services, United States Department of Agriculture in Weslaco, Texas before joining the Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) as an Assistant Professor of Citrus Entomology in 2006. Sétamou is currently a Professor of Entomology and Interim Director of TAMUK Citrus Center based in Weslaco, Texas. In his current capacity, he provides leadership to the Center’s research portfolio and in charge of the citrus IPM program in the state of Texas. Prof Sétamou’s research is on the development of sustainable management strategies for insect and mite pests affecting citrus production. Prof Sétamou is a highly productive scientist as evidenced by his prolific research profiles with a ResearchGate score of 36.12, Google Scholar h-Index of 35, i10-index 83, total citation of 3827 as of August 2020. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mamoudou_Setamou https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fQajNzkAAAAJ&hl=en Prof Sétamou has trained 37 MSc and 3 PhD postgraduate students and 4 postdoctoral fellows. He continues to have active research collaboration with scientists from several countries in Africa, Europe and America. Prof Sétamou published 120 peer-reviewed papers, 60 extension papers and 5 book chapters on various aspects of Insect Ecology, Biological Control and Integrated Pest Management and has given over 100 presentations.