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Dr Herizo Andrianandrasana

Dr Herizo Andrianandrasana

Research Fellow

 Herizo dot Andrianandrasana at warwick dot ac dot uk

  R2.10, Ramphal Building, School of Cross-Faculty Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL


Herizo Andrianandrasana joined IGSD as a Research Fellow in July 2022. Prior to joining the University of Warwick, he was a civil servant in Madagascar, responsible for the environment in Analamanga. Prior to that, he was a conservation practitioner for Durrell Madagascar, with responsibility for ecological monitoring and protected areas.

Dr Andrianandrasana holds a DPhil (PhD) in evaluation methods from the Department of Zoology in the University of Oxford. His thesis was on 'Testing the effectiveness of community-based conservation in conserving biodiversity, protecting ecosystem services and improving human wellbeing in Madagascar.' He additionally holds a PgDip in International Wildlife Conservation from the University of Oxford and an MSc and BSc in Forestry from the University of Antananarivo.

  • 2014: Tusk Award for Conservation in Africa (presented by HRH Prince William)
  • 2006: Ramsar Crane Bank Award (from the Ramsar Convention Secretariat)
  • 2019-2021: Regional Director of Environment and Sustainable Development, Madagascar
  • 2019-present: Consultant, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiatives, Department of International Development, University of Oxford
  • 2000-2019: Coordinator of Ecological Monitoring and Protected Areas, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Madagascar Programme

Jones,JPG, Ratsimbazafy, J, Ratsifandrihamanana,AN, Watson, JEM, Andrianandrasana, H.T.,Cabeza, M, Cinner, JE, Goodman, SE, Hawkins, F, Mittermeier, RA, Rabearisoa, AL, Rakotonarivo, OS, Razafimanahaka, JH, Razafimpahanana, AR, Wilmé, L, Wright,PC (2019). Last chance for Madagascar’s biodiversity. Nature Sustainability 2(5): 350-352

Jones,J.P.G, Ratsimbazafy, J, Ratsifandrihamanana,Anitry N., Watson, J.E.M, Andrianandrasana,H.T, Cabeza, M, Cinner, J.E, Goodman,S.E, Hawkins,F, Mittermeier, R.A, Rabearisoa, A.L,Rakotonarivo, O.S, Razafimanahaka, J.H, Razafimpahanana, A.R., Wilmé, L., Wright, P.C. (2019). Madagascar: Crime threatens biodiversity. Science 363(6429): 825 DOI:10.1126/science.aaw6402

Danielsen F. Jensen P.R., Burgess, N.D., Altamirano R., Alviola P.A., Andrianandrasana H.T., Brashares J.S., Burton A.C., Coronado I., Corpuz N., Enghoff M., Fjeldså J., Funder M., Holt S.,Hübertz H., Jensen A.E., Lewis R., Massao J., Mendoza M.M., Ngaga Y., Pipper C.B., Poulsen M.K., Rueda R.M., Sam M.K., Skielboe T., Sørensen M., and Young R. (2014). A Multicountry Assessment of Tropical Resource Monitoring by Local Communities. BioScience 64, 236–251

Dietmar Z, Wygoda C, Razafimanantsoa L, Rasoloarison R, Andrianandrasana TH, Ganzhorn JU, Torkler F (2014). Analysis of deforestation pattern in Central Menabe, Madagascar between 1973 and 2010 by means of remote sensing. Regional Environmental Change 14:157-166

Ratsimbazafy JH, Ralainasolo FB, Rendings A, Contreras JM, Andrianandrasana, T.H.,Mandimbihasina AR, Nievergelt CM, Lewis R, Waeber PO (2013). Gone in a puff of smoke? Hapalelur alaotrensis at a great risk of extinction. Lemur News 17: 14-18

Danielsen F, Skutsch M, Burgess ND, Jensen PM, Andrianandrasana HT, Karky B, Lewis R, Lovett JC, Massao J, Ngaga Y, Phartiyal P, Poulsen MK, Singh SP, Sørensen M, Tewari A, Young R & Zahabu E (2010) At the heart of REDD+: a role for local people in monitoring forests? Conservation Letters 4-2, 158.

Andrianandrasana HT, Randriamahefasoa J, Durbin J, Lewis RE, & Ratsimbazafy JH (2005) Participatory ecological monitoring of the Alaotra wetlands in Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation, 14, 2757.

Danielsen F, Burgess ND, Balmford A, Fjeldså J, Andrianandrasana HT, Becker CD, Bennun L, Brashares JS, Jones JPG, Stuart-Hill G, Topp-Jorgensen E, Townsend WR, Uychiaoco AJ, Whitten T. and Yonten D. (2006) Monitoring matters: evaluating locally-based biodiversity monitoring in developing countries. Oryx 40: 12-17.

Copsey AJ, Jones JPG, Andrianandrasana TH, Rajaonarison LH & Fa JE (2009) Burning to fish: local explanations for wetland burning in Lac Alaotra, Madagascar. Oryx 43, 403-406.

Book chapters:

Wich SA, Hudson M, Andrianandrasana HT, Longmore S (2021) Drones for conservation. In, Wich SA, Piel AK (eds) (2021) Conservation tecnology. Oxford University Press.

Waeber, P.O., Ratsimbazafy JH, Andrianandrasana HT, Ralainasolo, FB, & Nievergelt, CM. (2017) Hapalemur alaotrensis, a conservation case study from the swamps of Aaotra, Madagascar. In: Primates in Flooded Habitats; Ecology and Conservation. Barnett A.A., Matsuda, I., & Nowak, K. (eds).

  • 2020 BBC Film, Primates (Alaotran gentle lemur - Hapalemur alaotrensis), One Family, Countless Faces (Narrated by Chris Packam)
  • 2019 Using GLAD alerts to reduce deforestation in Menabe dry forest, World Resources Institute Madagascar - Global Forest Watch
  • 2014 Tusk Award Film (Tusk Trust) video:
  • June 2019 - present: Board member (Trustee) for SEED Madagascar, a British environmental NGO
  • Feb 2019 - present: Member of Citizen Science Global Partnership
  • Apr 2018 - present: Member of Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • Sep 2014 - present: National focal point for Participatory Monitoring and Management Partnership
  • June 2010 - present: Co-national focal point for World Wetlands Network
  • Feb 2011 - Mar 2016: Member of the national advisory committee for PG4S Project (Can Paying 4 global Ecosystem Services reduce poverty in Madagascar?), NERC United Kingdom
  • Sep 2008 - present: Member of British Ecological Society (BES) Jan. 2007 - present: Member of Society for Conservation Biology (SCB)