BIOSCENEMADA - Scenarios of biodiversity evolution under the combined effect of climate change and deforestation in Madagascar

Start
May 2014
End
May 2019
Project cost
265 000 €
Role in the project
Coordination

Countries

Madagascar

Fields

Biodiversity Forest REDD+

Main goals

Separated from Africa and then from India, respectively 165 and 88 million years ago, the fauna and flora of Madagascar evolved in isolation. The island is known worldwide for its incredible biodiversity, characterized by high rates of endemism, significant diversity of species and the complete absence of other groups. This biodiversity is mainly concentrated in the tropical forests and is highly threatened by deforestation and climate change.

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Results

R1. Improve the effectiveness of the protected area network and ensure that REDD + National Program maximizes co-benefits of carbon projects for biodiversity
R2. Provide tools to assess co-benefits in terms of projects biodiversity implemented in the field
R3. Identify refuge areas for biodiversity in the face of climate changes and prioritize conservation efforts in the field (eg identifying refuge areas at high risk of deforestation)

Activities

Using biodiversity maps from data collected by the project REBIOMA, as well as demographic and deforestation models, proposes to estimate the loss of biodiversity associated with:

  • Different scenarios of population growth and deforestation at the national level,
  • Different climate change scenarios (eg GIECC scenarios A2a and B2a) by producing future biodiversity maps (obtained from climate niche models) and identifying refuge areas and areas at high risk of biodiversity loss,
  • The joint effect of climate and deforestation.

In fine, by comparing current and future biodiversity maps, BioScene Mada aims to identify priority areas for the conservation of biodiversity (eg refuge areas at high risk of deforestation).

Related people

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Project officer

Frédérique Montfort

Currently working on her PhD thesis, she has a Master II in "Plant biodiversity and tropical ecosystem management (BioGET)" from the University of Montpellier and AgroPariTech. She brings her expertise in biodiversity and forest landscape degradation/restoration

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Project Officer

Fety Abel Rakotomalala

Currently a PhD student, he holds a DEA of Physics, specialised in "geophysics, remote sensing and GIS" from the Faculty of Sciences of Antananarivo in Madagascar (IOGA). He brings his expertise to the impacts of deforestation, above-ground biomass mapping and scenario development of carbon emissions

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Project Manager

Clovis Grinand

PhD in "Information Systems for the Localized Management of the Territories", from AgroParisTech, Engref and SupAgro, he is expert in remote sensing, pedology, forestry, agronomy, geomophology and modeling on projects related to forestry and agriculture, development of innovative tools, scientific publications, impact measurement studies

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Project Manager

Marie Nourtier

PhD in Forest sciences conducted at INRA Avignon, EMMAH research lab, she brings her expertise in forest ecology, support for REDD+ mechanism and carbon accounting, Environmental and social impact assessment of projects, project management and supervision of technical work

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