2019 African Graduate Student Research Fund Award - Prisca Razafy

Prisca Razafy is a PhD student in Zoology and Animal Biodiversity at the University of Antananarivo (Madagascar). She is investigating ecological niche partitioning among sympatric, native, small-bodied carnivore species and their responses to the invasion of non-native carnivores at forest sites within and around Mantadia National Park, Madagascar. Using a combination of camera traps and GPS collars, Prisca is documenting habitat selection in both groups. ASM funding will enable her to purchase additional equipment and pay field assistants, and the results of her study will both advance ecological theory and inform management decisions affecting Madagascar's declining, forest-dwelling carnivores.