Ranaivo A. Rasolofoson

Ranaivo 1Ranaivo is interested in investigating the impacts of environmental programs and environmental changes on different human wellbeing and environmental outcomes. He has looked at the impacts of community forest management and protected areas on deforestation, economic, and subjective human well-being in Madagascar. He has also examined the links between forests, child nutrition, and health in developing countries. At Cornell, Ranaivo will explore links between fishery and child development in the areas around Lake Victoria, Kenya.


2016   PhD, Environmental and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2016   PhD, Forestry, Bangor University, UK

2011   MS, Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, University of Maryland, USA

2007   BS, Wildlife Biology, University of Antananarivo, Madagascar


R Rasolofoson, T Ricketts, A Jacob, K Johnson, A Pappinen, B Fisher 2020. Forest conservation: a potential nutrition-sensitive intervention in low- and middle-income countries. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems 4, 20.

R Rasolofoson, M Hanauer, A Pappinen, B Fisher, T Ricketts 2018. Impacts of forests on children’s diet in rural areas across 27 developing countries. Science Advances 4 (8), eaat2853.

R Rasolofoson, MR Nielsen, JPG Jones 2018. The potential of the Global Person Generated Index for evaluating the perceived impacts of conservation interventions on subjective well-being. World Development 105, 107-118.

B Fisher, D Herrera, D Adams, H Fox, L Gallagher, D Gerkey, D Gill, C Golden, D Hole, K Johnson, M Mulligan, S Myers, R Naidoo, A Pfaff, R Rasolofoson, E Selig, D Tickner, T Treuer, T Ricketts 2019. Can nature deliver on the sustainable development goals? The Lancet Planetary Health 3 (3), e112 – e113.

H Travers, M Selinske, A Nuno, A Serban, F Mancini, T Barychka, E Bush, R Rasolofoson, J Watson, E.J. Milner-Gulland 2019. A manifesto for predictive conservation. Biological Conservation 237, 12-18.

R Rasolofoson, M Hanauer, A Pappinen, B Fisher, T Ricketts 2018. Effects of forests on children’s diets in developing countries: a cross-sectional study The Lancet Planetary Health 2, S15.

R Rasolofoson, P Ferraro, G Ruta, M Rasamoelina, P Randriankolona, H Larsen, J Jones 2017. Impacts of community forest management on human economic well‐being across Madagascar. Conservation Letters 10 (3), 346-353.

RA Rasolofoson, PJ Ferraro, CN Jenkins, JPG Jones 2015. Effectiveness of community forest management at reducing deforestation in Madagascar. Biological Conservation 184, 271-277.


2017   Luc Hoffmann Institute Fellow, WWF International

2012-2016    Forest and Nature for Society, Erasmus Mundus joint doctorate program, European Commission

2009-2011   Fulbright, USA Department of State

2009-2011   Fellowship from the University of Maryland