With a background in mathematics, I find most ecological and evolutionary patterns interesting. As such, my research questions range from physiology to biogeography. Still, I redouble my interest in questions that pertain to conservation especially in quantifying ecological thresholds and transient dynamics. I address these questions by developing mathematical and statistical models. In doing so, I strive to seek a balance between mathematical tractability and biological realism, and aim to foster feedback between theoreticians and empiricists.
My projects are a mix of the following themes:
- Conservation in Madagascar
- Metacommunity theory
- Energy budget and thermoregulation
- Evolution of discrete character state and phylogenetic inference
Currently, I am one of the postdoctoral researchers in the project Abrupt Changes in Ecological Systems (ACES) which is part of the UW2020 initiative at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ramiadantsoa, T., et al. 2015. Large-scale habitat corridors for biodiversity conservation: A forest corridor in Madagascar. PloS one 10(7): e0132126.
Ramiadantsoa, T. 2015. Spatial processes in ecology and evolution, and implications for conservation. Doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki.
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e-mail: ramiadantsoa @ wisc.edu