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Patrick Rafidimanantsoa

Patrick Rafidimanantsoa

MPhil student on the Masters in Conservation Leadership,

Department of Geography, University of Cambridge


Biography:

I hold a BSc in Forestry (2009) and an MSc in Forestry, Development and Environment (2013), both from the University of Antananarivo in my native Madagascar. Between my two degrees, I worked for two years (2010-2012) as environmental manager for a cashew grower company in Madagascar. In 2013, I moved to Wales and worked part-time for Bangor University, supporting the UK Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) (www.espa.ac.uk) –funded project called p4ges (www.p4ges.org). I am currently an ESPA Research Fellow based at Bangor University, from which I am taking a year out to follow the Masters in Conservation Leadership. My research focuses on the impact of upland forest cover change on the livelihoods of downstream farmers.

Keywords

  • forestry
  • land use change, particularly the impact of upland forest cover change on the livelihoods of downstream farmers
  • biodiversity conservation