Solofo Rakotoarisoa


Solofo has over two decades of dedicated service in plant conservation within the unique ecosystem of Madagascar. Since 2001, he has contributed significantly to the field through roles at esteemed international institutions, including the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.

Specializing in the drylands of Madagascar, Solofo is known for his expertise in seed conservation and has conducted extensive systematic research on the genus Aloe of Madagascar. He is skilled in Geographic Information System (GIS) and conservation database management, having honed his skillset through his professional experience and a comprehensive study of GIS at the University of California, Davis in 2014.  Additionally, Solofo earned a MSc degree in Plant Ecology from the University of Antananarivo in 2000.

Solofo is an active member of the Group of Specialists of the Plant of Madagascar (GSPM) and the Society for Conservation of GIS (SCGIS) Madagascar Chapter, further solidifying his commitment to biodiversity and wildlife conservation in the region.