Ratsimbazafy Jonah was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2017. As a fellow, Ratsimbazafy Jonah contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.
In the course of his research career, Jonah has conducted several training projects during four years involving both national and international students when he was the PI of the Earthwath project entitled: “Lemurs and Forests of Madagascar”. He has published over 170 research papers, review articles and book chapters and he sits on the Editorial Boards of 13 international journals. He has trained 20 PhD and 45 MSc students. In August 2013, he organized the 5th International Congress of Prosimians at Centre Valbio Ranomafana, Madagascar. With our team, he discovered two lemur new species during the last decade. Jonah has contributed to more than 10 documentary films on the Madagascar biodiversity by CNN, BBC etc. He represented Madagascar at the NAP Expo 2016 of the United Nation on Climate change in Bonn, Germany. Starting in October 2014, with GERP, he has organized the World Lemur Festival every year. Recognitions: membership in national and other academies, Prizes, Awards, etc. Jonah is a scientific member of: - IUCN - SSC Primate Specialist Madagascar - International Journal of Primatology - International Society of Primatologists - Malagasy Academia Awards and Prizes: Rockefeller Foundation 1998, USA The Galante Award 2002 of the International Primatological Society Disney’s Hero Conservation Award 2015, USA