Marius is currently working on safeguarding tree genetic resources (including developing genetic tools for timber legality verification) and forest restoration using native species. He is the coordinator of the sub-Saharan African Forest Genetic Resources Programme (SAFORGEN) and also represents Bioversity in Cameroon. Marius is an agronomist (University of Abomey-Calavi) and holds a MSc in Tropical Forestry and a PhD in Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding (University of Göttingen). Before joining Bioversity, he worked at the Thünen Institute of Forest Genetics (Germany), the University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin) and the “Institut National des Recherches Agricoles du Bénin” (INRAB).
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