Welcome to the website of Dr. Onja Razafindratsima's research group in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. We are a group of ecologists interested in tropical ecology and conservation biology, with a focus on species interactions, seed dispersal, community ecology and primatology. Most of our research involve fieldwork in tropical forests.
- Vero is selected a Train Faculty Fellow by WWF's Education for Nature program and awarded the African Graduate Research Fund from the American Society of Mammalogists. Congratulations!
- Vero is selected as an AAUW fellow and an International Peace Scholar for the 2021-22 academic year. Congratulations!
- Congratulations Vero for being awarded a Rufford Grant for Nature Conservation to support her PhD research studying the ecology of Microcebus rufus, one of the smallest primates on Earth, in the rainforests of Ranomafana Madagascar.
- Our translation of IUCN Primate Specialist Group's guidelines for responsible images of non-human primates into Malagasy is published online. We hope to reach various entities in Madagascar, which is home to about 20% of the world's primate diversity, with this translation as many of the local stakeholders only speak Malagasy.
- In partnership with Onja, collaborator Seheno Andriantsaralaza was selected as a USAID PEER fellow to investigate the mechanisms of ensuring the persistence and regeneration of Madagascar's iconic baobab tree, Adansonia grandidieri, to advance solutions to promote its sustainable use to benefit local communities.
Department of Integrative Biology
Valley Life Sciences Building, 5075
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3200