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Independent experts nominated by country party

Harifidy Rakoto Ratsimba

First name
Last name
Rakoto Ratsimba
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Natural Resource Management
Information Systems
UN languages spoken



Geographical Focus
Job function
Dr. Eng.
University of Antanarivo, School of Agronomy, Department of Water and Forest
Telephone number
00 261 340800627 / 33116161
Work experience
Participating in several research projects in Madgascar, especially on spatial issues of natural resources managment. It has many branches from the Classic forest production, planning, the natural resources monitoring, to the implication of local communities assessment.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
PhD in Carbo Stock and spatial analysis of deforestation and degradation 2011;_x000D_
Master in Conservation of endemic and threatened species of plams of Madgascar 2005;_x000D_
Engineer in Conservation of endemic and threatened species of palms of Madgascar , 2004
Number of Publications
Publication titles
(1)- Rakoto Ratsimba H., Rakoto P.Y., Ratovoson A.A.A and Rabenilalana F.M., 2013. Forest ecosystem_x000D_
resilience and rainfall variability in the South-eastern part of Madagascar. Proceedings, United Nations_x000D_
Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 2nd Scientific Conference , Bonn, Germany._x000D_
(2)- Eckert S., Rakoto Ratsimba H., Rakotondrasoa L.O., Rajoelison L.G. and Ehrensperger A, 2011._x000D_
Deforestation and forest degradation monitoring and assessment of biomass and carbon stock of lowland_x000D_
rainforest in the Analanjirofo region, Madagascar. Forest Ecology and Management 262 (2011) 1996–_x000D_
(3)- Plugge D., Baldauf T., Rakoto Ratsimba H., Rajoelison G. and Köhl M., 2010. Combined biomass_x000D_
inventory in the scope of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation). Madagascar_x000D_
Conservation and development, Vol; 5, 1 :23 – 34._x000D_
(4)- Rakoto Ratsimba H., Rajoelison L. G., Eckert S., Hergarten C. and Ehrensperger A., 2010. Carbon_x000D_
assessment of a tropical rainforest: evaluating REDD baseline - North East of Madagascar. International_x000D_
Union of Forest Research Organizations IUFRO. XXIII IUFRO World Congress, Seoul._x000D_
(5)- Rakoto Ratsimba H., Rajoelison L.G., Rabenilalana F.M., Bogaert J. and Haubruge E., 2010. Multi-scale_x000D_
analysis of carbon stocks and deforestation monitoring – Case of the Eastern tropical humid forest of_x000D_
Madagascar. Proceedings, International Union of Forest ResearchOrganizations IUFRO Landscape_x000D_
Ecology Working Group International Conference, Bragança.
Organisation name
Department of State for Fisheries and Water Resources
Organisation street address
Ankastso, 101
Organisation city
Organisation country