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Freshwater Conservation in Madagascar

This meeting aims to bring together researchers focussing on freshwater conservation in Madagascar.
When Dec 31, 2020
from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
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The morning session will focus on palaeolimnological research and how it can be applied to freshwater conservation, while the afternoon session will focus on more traditional approaches to freshwater conservation.

There will also be time at the end allocated for networking, where audience members can introduce themselves and their research and further discuss the topics of the meeting.

An interpreter will be attending the event to provide French and English translations.

This event is open to anyone who is interested so, please feel free to share widely.



09:35-10:00 Prof Simon Haberle – The Relevance of Paleo-data for Conservation in Madagascar
10:05-10:30 Tsilavo Razafimanantsoa – Late Holocene hydrological change and vegetation dynamics in the Central Highlands of Madagascar
10:35-11:00 Dr Nils Broothaerts - Vegetation changes and sediment transfers in the Lake Alaotra catchment, Madagascar
11:05-11:30 Dr Sean Hixon and Dr Alejandra Domic – Environmental impacts of aridification and human activity around two coastal basins in SW Madagascar
11:30-12:00 Comfort break
12:05-12:30 Harison Andriambelo - Current status of wetland ecosystems in Madagascar: distribution, pressures, challenges and future direction for its management
12:35-13:00 Dr Ranja Andriantsoa – The invasive marbled crayfish in Madagascar: perception, impacts, and challenges associated
13:05-13:30 Laurence Rasoamihaingo – Habitat Management of the Critically Endangered Species, Aythya Innotata, the Madagascar Pochard
13:35-14:00 Lily Unger – Using Palaeolimnology to inform lake restoration in Madagascar and concluding remarks
14:00-15:00 Opportunity for networking and wider discussion – audience members will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and further discuss the topics of the meeting

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