Ranaivo has investigated the impacts of nature conservation on environmental and social outcomes. He has used diverse approaches such as rigorous causal inference methods and participatory research. Using these different methods, he has looked at the impacts of community forest management and strictly protected areas on deforestation and human well-being in Madagascar.
As part of the Watersheds and Human Health project, Ranaivo currently works on estimating the impacts of environmental change and conservation interventions on human health worldwide. He is based at the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont and the School of Forest Sciences at the University of Eastern Finland.
|2016||PhD Environmental and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
PhD Forestry, Bangor University, UK
|2011||MS Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, University of Maryland, USA|
|2007||BS Wildlife Biology, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar|
- Rasolofoson, R.A., P. Ferraro, G. Ruta, M. Rasamoelina, P. Randriankolona, H. Larsen and J.P.G. Jones 2016. Impacts of Community Forest Management on human economic well-being across Madagascar. Conservation Letters. doi: 10.1111/conl.12272.
- Rasolofoson, R.A Impacts of community forest management and strictly protected areas on deforestation and human well-being in Madagascar. PhD thesis. University of Copenhagen and Bangor University.
- Rasolofoson, R.A, P. Ferraro, C. Jenkins and J.P.G Jones 2015. Effectiveness of Community Forest Management at reducing deforestation in Madagascar. Biological Conservation 184: 271 – 277.
- Rasamoelina, M.S., G. Ruta, A. Rasolofoson, P.L. Randriankolona, S. Aubert, B.S. Ramamonjisoa, Z. Rabemananjara, A.S. Raharijaona, G. Buttoud, J. Plananska 2015. Analysis of community forest management (CFM) in Madagascar. World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.