Henintsoa Razanajatovo

Botanist and Database Manager

Henintsoa Razanajatovo

Enhanced Partnerships


Millennium Seed Bank Partnership


Seed banking; collecting and handling seeds; Brahms database management; Red Listing; species assessment; QGIS; ArcGis; map productions; specimen digitization; SMART software handling; plant ecology.

I am part of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP) team at the Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre (KMCC).

Our aim is to identify and conserve the most threatened plant species of Madagascar through the MSBP, which aims to build an effective network of seed banks in Madagascar and to compile and disseminate the information needed for ecological restoration of all major vegetation types.

My role is to participate in team activities (seed handling and identification, digitisation of specimens), manage the database and produce maps. As database manager, I manage the KMCC database. This involves handling the collection data of all the KMCC teams, recording it in the database, checking and updating it to have and maintain a high-quality database.

  • BSc, Natural Sciences, Univ. of Antananarivo, Madagascar (2009)
  • Msc, Univ. of Antananarivo, Madagascar (2010)
  • Msc, Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris (2013)

Rabarivola, M. L., Razanajatovo, H., Razafiniary, V., et al. (2019)

Madagascar Grass Atlas.

Antonelli, A., Fry, C., Smith, R.J., Simmonds, M.S.J. et al. (2020)

State of the World’s Plants and Fungi 2020.

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Beech, E., Rivers, M., Rabarimanarivo, M., et al. (2021)

The Red List of Trees of Madagascar.

BGCI. Richmond, UK.

Nic Lughadha, E., Bachman, S.P., Leão, T.C.C et al. (2020)

Extinction Risk and Threats to Plants and Fungi.

Plants, People, Planet 2: 389–408.

Simmen, B., Harpet, C., Hladik, A. et al. (2022)

Forest Fragments, Lemur Communities and Local Perception of Nature in a Protected Area of Northwestern Madagascar.

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 772808.