I hold a master's degree in zoology from the Faculty of Science at the University of Mahajanga. I have previously worked for a number of conservation organisations to monitor and conserve endangered species, and I have worked alongside local communities to develop integrated habitat conservation programmes, including Operation Wallacea, Development Biodiversity Conservation Action for Madagascar (DBCAM) and the Service d’Appui pour la Gestion de l’Environnement (SAGE). In November 2017, I started working with WWT as a PhD student to do research on the habitat management of the Critically Endangered Madagascar Pochard. I am currently completing my doctorate at the Doctoral School of Biodiversity and Tropical Environments in the Faculty of Science, University of Toliara.
My interests are in conservation and research on endangered species, and through WWT, I would like to deepen and strengthen my skills in monitoring conservation effectiveness and developing interactive and multi-stakeholder conservation. Now as a research assistant working for WWT in Madagascar, my ambition is to contribute to the effectiveness of the conservation of wetlands in Madagascar in line with socio-economic development, resilience and adaptation to climate change.
My role as research assistant includes:
Andrew J Bamford, Félix Razafindrajao, Laurence Adel Rasoamihaingo. 2017. A survey of the Ambonara wetlands, Madagascar: an internationally important site for waterbirds. African Bird Club, p 17.
Andrew J Bamford, Laurence Adel Rasoamihaingo, Harison Andriambelo & Felix Razafindrajao. 2022. Low resilience of a papyrus-dominated wetland to local stressors, p15 (en cours de submission).