Camille started working with me when I was a Hrdy Fellow at Harvard University. Camille is currently investigating the complex interaction between invasive plant species, native ecological communities, and humans in Madagascar's forests. She uses an innovative approach that takes into account field studies, population genetic analyses, and qualitative surveys.
Camille was awarded a Herchel-Smith Fellowship. an Elizabeth Gardner Norweb Summer Environmental Scholarship, a Grants-In-Aid of Undergraduate Research and a Weissman International Program Grant to conduct her research project.
Internationally based students and collaborators
Nancia is a PhD student in Zoology and Animal Biodiversity at the University of Antananarivo. We have been collaborating on a project investigating the impacts of habitat fragmentation since 2016. Her thesis project is aimed to understand how habitat fragmentation affect plant-frugivore networks. I serve as a co-advisor on Nancia's PhD thesis.
Nancia was recently awarded the Best poster presentation in the field of plant sciences at ATBC 2018 (awarded by ATBC and New Phytologist). She also received support from The Rufford Foundation to conduct her research project.
Rindra is a PhD student in Plant Biology at the University of Antananarivo. When working as a research assistant on my project, Rindra has developed her thesis project on the ecological and evolutionary importance of galls under my mentorship.
Rindra received support from The Rufford Foundation to conduct her research project.
Vero is a MS student in Zoology and Animal Biodiversity at the University of Antananarivo, under my co-supervision. Vero has been working closely with Camille and I on the invasive species project and is currently investigating the importance of nocturnal omnivorous mouse lemurs as seed dispersal agents in Madagascar.
Vero was also awarded a grant from the Rufford Foundation and Idea Wild to expand on her project.
Rio has been working with my group on several research collaborations. He recently finished his MS thesis at the University of Roehampton, UK and is now working for the conservation NGO Fanamby as a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator.
Previous student researchers / mentees
- Yasmin Yacoby - Harvard University
- Harilanto Ramaroson - Universite d'Antananarivo
- Claudin Delaid Ramaroson - Universite de Toamasina
- Jacob Krauss - Rice University
- Emily Wheeler - Rice University
- Fenosoa Rojoarivelo- IFT Madagascar
- Parfait Rafalinirina - Ecole Normale Supérieure, Madagascar
- Raoby Solohely - Ecole Normale Superieure, Madagascar
- Carolyn Simmons - Rice University
- Savina Venkova - Rice University
- Syia Mehtani - Rice University
- Miora Andrimalala - Ecole Normale Superieure, Madagascar
Others (I serve on dissertation committee)
- Jadelys Tonos (PhD in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Rice University, 2016-). Topic: Animal movement and foraging networks