Jean Eric Rakotoarisoa
My research interests are broad and include
Phylogenetics, Population genetics, Conservation biology and Niche
modeling. Currently, I am working on a project on endemic species of
rodents in Madagascar which aims at understanding the potential role of
ecotones in generating biodiversity at both the population (genetic
differentiation) and species levels (speciation) using population
genetics and comparative phylogeography approaches. This project will
contribute to our understanding of (1) the role of habitat
heterogeneity in generating genetic diversity and promoting speciation,
(2) the biogeography of Madagascar, and finally (3) the importance of
ecotones in conservation in general.
Rakotoarisoa, J. E. &
B. Be. 2004. Breeding and foraging behaviour
and habitat characteristics of the Scaly Ground-roller Geobiastes
squamigerus in Madagascar. Ostrich 75(1&2):25-31. Abstract
Gole, T. W. & J. E. Rakotoarisoa,
2002. Habitat partitioning by two
sympatric babbler species in the vicinity of lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Journal of Forestry Research 13(2):127-130.
2003- Travel Award (Society for Conservation Biology)
2002- Phi Sigma Beta Lambda Chapter Research Grant (Illinois State
2001- Lela Winegarner Fellowship (Illinois State University)
2000- Fulbright Scholarship (US Department of State)