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Past Thesis Titles

Since 2004 Blue Ventures has accepted a number of independent researchers at the Andavadoaka field site.

Please have a look below at the previous titles which have been studied. If you would like any more information or a copy of these theses please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via our online form.


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2012

 

Preparing for REDD+: Identifying and Mapping Human Threats to Mangrove Habitats, Madagascar

Samir Gandhi, Kings College
MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Management

 

Gear Selectivity and the Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Gear Choice in a Small-Scale Coastal Fishery in Western Madagascar

Katrina Dewar, University of Bangor
MSc Marine Environmental Protection

 

Etude du stock de carbone dans le mangroves de Madagacar - case de Maintirano, region Melaky

Volahasina Tsilavina Ranoelison, Universite d'Antananarivo
Mémoire en vue de l’obtention du Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies

 

Subjective Wellbeing and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Mangrove Forests of Madagascar

Deon LLouw, University of Oxford
MSc Environmental Change and Management

 

Etude des impacts socioéconomiques d’un projet REDD+ pour l’écosystème mangrove à Madagascar

Pierre-Francois Roy, Blue Forests and Coastal Communities Programme
Not completed for any degree programme

 

Facteurs explicatifs de la déforestation et de la dégradation des mangroves en vue de la mise en place de REDD+: Cas de Maintirano

Rado Andrianirina Rakotomanana, Universite d'Antananarivo
Mémoire en vue de l’obtention du Diplôme d’Étude Approfondies

 

Can payments for carbon sequestration services in mangrove stands improve livelihood, ecology and sustainability? A Case study of mangroves in Ambaro Bay, Madagascar

Samuel Welderufael
MA NGO and Development Management

 

A comparison of qualitative and quantitative ecological assessment methods of mangroves in Southwestern Madagascar

Sondra Winders
SIT Madagascar: Biodiversity and Natural Resource Management

 

2011

 

An Investigation into the Impact of Environmental Conditions on the Effectiveness of Temporary Closure Periods for Octopus Cyanea Fishing in Southwest Madagascar

Victoria Taylor, UCL
MSc Conservation

 

Investigating the rate of recruitment of Ocotpus cyanea to an unfished area of reef flat in southwest Madagascar

Sam Wragg, University of Warwick
BSc Biology

 

Initial investigation of spatial resource use by octopus gleaners in Andavadoaka

Julie Baines, Swansea University
BSc Marine Biology

 

A baseline study of the squid, Ommastrephes bartramii, fishery in Andavadoaka, SW Madagascar

Julia Baker, Swansea University
BSc Marine Biology

 

Evaluation de la qualite d'habitat appropriee pour les poulpes (Octopus cyanea) d'Andavadoaka dans la region sud oust de Madagascar

Andrisoa Aladin Danoary, IH.SM
DEA Océanologie appliquée

 

2010

 

Investigating the effects of sewage-outlet proximity to coral reef communities in Pulau Tioman, Malaysia.

Charlie Fayers, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
BSc Zoology

 

2008

 

Feasibility study of the culture of red algae (Euchema denticulatum) in the Velondriake management zone.

Heriniaina Juliano Dany Ramanantsoa, IHSM, Madagascar
MSc

 

Rapid changes in fish utilization of mangrove habitat in Western Madagascar

Judith and Peddrick Weis, Rutgers University and Univ. of Medicine and Dentistry of
NJ, Newark NJ, USA.

Not completed for any degree programme

 

Malagasy Meadows; The threats and effect on three different seagrass habitats in the Velondriake 'marine protected area', Madagascar

Robbie Weterings, Van Hall Institute, Netherlands

BSc: Diploma in Environmental Science

 

Malagasy Meadows Map Book; GIS maps of three different seagrass habitats in the Velondriake 'marine protected area', Madagascar

Robbie Weterings, Van Hall Institute, Netherlands
BSc: Diploma in Environmental Science

 

2007

 

Identification of the reproductive season of Octopus cyanea in the southwest region of Andavdoaka

Daniel Raberinary, IHSM, Madagascar
MSc: Diploma in Applied Oceanography

 

Investigation of the level of mangrove resource use and potential sources of human impact around Andavadoaka

Claire Connon, University of Cambrige, UK
BA Natural Science

 

Spatial and Temporal variation in coral reef fish assemblages of the reef systems of Andavadoaka, south west Madagascar

Lea Fennelly, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
MSc Marine Environmental Protection

 

The extent to which short term, community-run no-take zones serve as a tool for promoting sustainable octopus fisheries in Southwest Madagascar

Alice Miller, Sussex University, UK
MA Environment, Development and Society

 

Linking People and the Environment: a Study of Environmental Education with Rural Communities of South West Madagascar. MA in Environment Development and Policy

Lucia Cresti, Sussex University, UK
MA

 

What factors contribute to the progression and integration of sustainable livelihoods within coastal communities in Madagascar?

Heather Campbell, Kings College, London, UK
MA Geography

 

Microbial and chemical analysis of the drinking and bathing waters in the rural village of Andavadoaka, southwest Madagascar to identify faecal contamination; with the objective of designing a sanitation programme using biogas technology

Katrice King, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
Applied Terrestrial and Marine Ecology

 

2006

 

Establishing experimental No take zones to promote a sustainable fishery for Octopus cyanea (Gray) in south west Madagascar

Frances Humber, University of Plymouth, UK
MRes Marine Biology

 

Mangrove Forests of Baie des Assassins, Madagascar: An Assessment of Forest Structure, Human Impact and Subsistence Value

Rhadika Dave, Yale University, USA
MSc Environmental Science

 

Seagrass and Coastal Communities: Investigating sustainable development in Andavadoaka, south west Madagascar

Micah Stanbridge, University of Edinburgh, UK
MSc

 

2005

 

A study of volunteer tourism- Results for Blue Ventures

Alexandra Coghlan, James Cook University, Australia
Tourism Programme

 

2004

 

Fishery activities in the village of Andavadoaka

Gaëtan Rovestin Tovondrainy, IHSM, Madagascar
MSc: Diploma in the technical science of coastal management Option: Integrated Coastal Zone Management

 

A threat to traditional Society? A case study of the threat of tourism to the traditional fishery of Andavdoaka, south west Madagascar

Matthew Linnecar

 

Interaction between Different Enterprises making use of Coastal Resources in Andavadoaka

Charikleia Xirou, Imperial College, London, UK
MSc Environmental Science

 


Independent research projects (2013-2014) - Madagascar

Independent research projects (2013-2014) - Belize