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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 Analanjirofo and 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 Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCrU) 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

Alkire S, Andrianandrasana TH, Fortacz A, Vollmer F (2023). An environmentally augmented Multidimensional Poverty Index: The Case of Madagascar (in prep.)

Danielsen F, Ali N, Andrianandrasana TH, Baquero A, Basilius U, Constantino P, Frederiksen PO, Isaac M, Jakobsen P, Klimmek H, Mapendembe A, Meng H, Moul K, Oliva MJ, Schmidt-Vogt D, Sophat S, Sulyandziga R, and Burgess ND (2023). Prospects for public involvement in monitoring the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Nature Ecology & Evolution. Submitted

Fraisl, D, See, L, Campbell, J, Danielsen, F and Andrianandrasana, TH (2023). The Contributions of Citizen Science to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Other International Agreements and Frameworks. Citizen Science: Theory and Practice, 8(1): 27, pp. 1–6. DOI:

Andrianandrasana TH, Savage J, Toto Volahy A, Long RP and Jones N (2022). Participatory Ecological Monitoring. Participatory research methods for sustainability - toolkit #4. GAIA 31/4: 231-233. DOI:

Jones JPG, Ratsimbazafy J, Ratsifandrihamanana AN, Watson JEM, Andrianandrasana TH, 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 JPG, Ratsimbazafy J, Ratsifandrihamanana AN, Watson, JEM, Andrianandrasana TH, Cabeza M, Cinner JE, Goodman SE, Hawkins F, Mittermeier RA, Rabearisoa AL, Rakotonarivo OS, Razafimanahaka JH, Razafimpahanana AR, Wilmé L, Wright PC (2019). Madagascar: Crime threatens biodiversity. Science 363(6429): 825 DOI:10.1126/science.aaw6402

Danielsen F, Jensen PR, Burgess ND, Altamirano R, Alviola PA, Andrianandrasana TH, Brashares JS, Burton AC, Coronado I, Corpuz N, Enghoff M, Fjeldså J, Funder M, Holt S, Hübertz H, Jensen AE, Lewis R, Massao J, Mendoza MM, Ngaga Y, Pipper CB, Poulsen MK, Rueda RM, Sam MK, 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. DOI: 10.1007/s10113-013-0475-x

Ratsimbazafy JH, Ralainasolo FB, Rendings A, Contreras JM, Andrianandrasana TH, 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 TH, 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.

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.

Danielsen F, Burgess ND, Balmford A, Fjeldså J, Andrianandrasana TH, 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.

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

Book chapters:

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

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

Chandler M, See L, Andrianandrasana TH, Becker D, Berardi A, Bodmer R, Brofeldt S, Constantino PAL, Cousins J, Crimmins TM, Danielsen F, Giorgi AP, Huxham M, Leslie A, Mistry J, Mora B, Nelson M, Poulsen M, Pratihast AK, Theilade I, Vakil T, Williams JN (2017). A Sourcebook of Methods and Procedures for Monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables in Tropical Forests with Remote Sensing. P223-281. GOFC-GOLD Land Cover Project Office, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

  • 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)