Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Zoology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Ecosystem and
Landscape Ecology Lab

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CV (pdf)



Research Interests

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

Current Projects

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.

Selected Publications

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.

Personal Interests

Music, sports and food, and backpacking.

Contact Information

436 Birge Hall
430 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
e-mail: ramiadantsoa @ wisc.edu