Head of Science
Roberto, originally from Toamasina, became the Head of our Science Department in March 2017. He has a Masters in Applied Oceanography from the University of Toliara (IH.SM) and a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Antananarivo. He has over 14 years of diverse experience in marine research and conservation across Madagascar, including employment with WWF and the Wildlife Conservation Society. He originally worked for Reef Doctor 13 years ago as a science officer, we are now thrilled to have him back leading the team with his wealth of new experience, skills, and knowledge. As Head Science Officer, Roberto overseas all of our science programmes. In 2018, he was awarded the prestigious 2018 CORAL Conservation Prize by the Coral Reef Alliance for his leadership of our community reef restoration project.
Margot joined our science team in November 2017 after volunteering as a Research Assistant with us for 3 months. She is French and grew up in Saint Martin in the Caribbean. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Oceanography as well as a Master’s degree in Geography Applied to Coastal Management. During her studies, she completed several internships: one on marine spatial planning in Venice, one on beach erosion in Île de Ré, another one on natural reserves in Saint Martin focusing on turtle nesting sites, and finally an internship in California on socio-indicators of small-scale fisheries. She is a sailing instructor and loves diving. Margot is responsible for conducting our marine and fisheries research, conservation initiatives, and the training of our volunteers.
Bosco is from Ifaty and has been helping with Reef Doctor fisheries surveys in the village for 5 years. Over recent years he has progressed through the fisheries ranks and is now a fisheries technician. Bosco really knows his fish species and is a vital member of the team.