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Riana Ramanantsalama


Verhaltensökologie & Soziobiologie

+49 551 3851-0


Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen

Postdoctoral researcher working on pathogen of Malagasy mammals

Since May 2023: Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow working on possibility of pathogen transmission between Malagasy wild mammals and domestically animals – Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Göttingen, Germany.

March 2020 – December 2022: Postdoctoral researcher working on the ecology and viruses of Southwestern Indian Ocean bats in the University of La Réunion – Lab UMR Processus Infectieux en Milieu Insulaire Tropical (PIMIT), France.

January 2017 – December 2019: PhD. student of the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar, working on the behavioural and parasitical ecology of an endemic frugivorous bat of Madagascar. This work was funded by the VAHATRA association which received a grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

September – December 2016: Consultant for a program of conservation translocation of the endemic Malagasy fish Paratilapia polleni (marakely) within the Mahavavy-Kinkony Complex (Western Madagascar) with Asity Madagascar association, Mahavavy-Kinkony Complex, Madagascar.

June – August 2016: Coordinator of the biological and socio-economic survey of forest patches in the Besalampy district (Western Madagascar) for the creation of a New Protected Area with the Vakoka association, Madagascar.

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Hoarau, A. O. G., Köster, M., Dietrich, M., Le Minter, G., Joffrin, L., Ramanantsalama, R. V., Mavingui, P., & Lebarbenchon, C. (2023). Synchronicity of viral shedding in molossid bat maternity colonies. Epidemiology and Infection, 151, e47.

Aguillon, S., le Minter, G., Lebarbenchon, C., Hoarau, A. O. G., Céline, T., Joffrin, L., Ramanantsalama, R. V., Augros, S., Tortosa, P., Mavingui, P., & Dietrich, M. (2023). A population in perpetual motion: highly dynamic roosting behaviour of a tropical island endemic bat. Ecology and Evolution, 13(2), e9814.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., Noroalintseheno Lalarivoniaina, O. S., Raselimanana, A. P. & Goodman, S. M. (2022). Influence of environmental parameters on the breeding of an endemic Malagasy fruit bat, Rousettus madagascariensis (Pteropodidae). Acta Chiropterologica, 24(2), 327-342.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., Ganzhorn, J. U., Vololona, J., & Goodman, S. M. (2022). Bat flies: source of supplement nutrients for the endemic Malagasy fruit bat Rousettus madagascariensis (Pteropodidae). Tropical Zoology, 35, 1-12.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., Goodman, S. M., Dietrich, M., & Lebarbenchon, C. (2022). Interaction between Old World fruit bats and humans: from large-scale ecosystem services to zoonotic diseases. Acta Tropica, 231, 106462.

Joffrin, L., Hoarau, A., Lagadec, E., Köster, M., Ramanantsalama, R. V., Mavingui, P., & Lebarbenchon, C. (2021). Astrovirus in Reunion free-tailed Bat (Mormopterus francoismoutoui). Viruses, 13, 1524.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., Razafiarisolo, T. H. D., & R. (2021). Pressions anthropiques sur la forêt de Besalampy: richesse faunique, caractère socio-économique et accords pour la création d’une nouvelle aire protégée. Madagascar Conservation & Development, 16(1), 1–18.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., & Goodman, S. M. (2020). Timing of emergence and cave return, and duration of nocturnal activity in an endemic Malagasy fruit bat. Tropical Zoology, 33(1): 23–35.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., Noroalintseheno Lalarivoniaina, O. S., Raselimanana, A. P. & Goodman, S. M. (2019). Seasonal variation in diurnal cave-roosting behavior of a Malagasy fruit bat (Rousettus madagascariensis, Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Acta Chiropterologica. 21(1): 115-127.

Noroalintseheno Lalarivoniaina, O. S., Rajemison, F. I., Ramanantsalama, R. V., Andrianarimisa, A. & Goodman, S. M. (2019). Population size and survival of the Malagasy fruit bat Rousettus madagascariensis (Pteropodidae) in Ankarana, northern Madagascar. Acta Chiropterologica, 21(1): 103 -113.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., Andrianarimisa, A., Raselimanana, A. P. & Goodman, S. M. 2018. Rates of hematophagous ectoparasite consumption during grooming by an endemic Madagascar fruit bat. Parasites & Vectors, 11: 330.

Ramanantsalama, R. V., Andriamasimanana, R. V., Andrianarimisa, A. & Oliarinony, R. 2018. Relationship between the abundance and distribution of the endemic fish Paretroplus dambabe in the north-western wetland of Madagascar and the effect of environmental parameters and the presence of other fish species. Biodiversity International Journal, 2(2): 165-171.

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