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Seheno Andriantsaralaza

Country of origin: Madagascar Currently in: Madagascar, Antananarivo General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2015 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Project research on Malagasy baobab tree species particularly on seed dispersal and spatial distribution

Research Keywords: 
Plant ecology
animal ecology
Conservation biology

Publications resulting from Research: 

" Madagascar’s baobabs : testing the anachronistic seed dispersal hypothesis " Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, 306, (4) : 7-16. Andriantsaralaza, S., Pedrono, M., Tassin, J., Roger, E and Danthu, P., 2010.
The role of extinct giant tortoises in the germination of extant baobab Adansonia rubrostipa seeds in Madagascar " African Journal of Ecology, 52: 246-249. Andriantsaralaza, S., Pedrono, M., Tassin, J., Roger, E., Rakouth, B and Danthu, P., 2013.
"Vers une compréhension des relations entre les baobabs et quelques éléments des écosystèmes forestiers de l’ouest de Madagascar : pollinisateurs, disperseurs et prédateurs." Synthesis Project PARRUR. Andriantsaralaza, S., Rasoamanana E., Razanamaro, O., Elgoyen, C., Leong, J-M., Ramavovololona, P., Rakouth, B., Danthu, P, 2016.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
Madagascar Coordinator of the Lemur Conservation Network

Workshop and Conference Attended

2016 Antananarivo "Help us launch the Keeping Lemurs Wild campaign : Tackling the illegal pet lemur trade"
2016 The challenges of reintroduction of Lemurs project : Lemur Rescue Center 's project-The first care facility of ring-tailed lemurs in Madagascar.
2019 New York-USA Student Conference on Conservation Science
2019 La Reunion Island Island Biology meeting


GSPBM (Groupe des Spécialistes et des Passionnés des Baobabs de Madagascar)
Ikala STEM
Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Presentation given

Malagasy baobab species : the hypothesis of seed dispersal by hydrochory.
Event: Women scientists for the development of research in Madagascar. "Journée Jeunes Chercheurs
The effectiveness of extinct versus extant animals as seed dispersers of Malagasy baobabs
Event: Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) annual meeting
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2019
Luis Bacardi Award for advances in Tropical Conservation
Best oral presentation for early career researcher during the annual meeting of ATBC (Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation)

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