Tsino Heritiana Zo Andriamahenina studied at the University of Antananarivo and in 2010 graduated with a Bachelor degree on Sociology. During his studies he undertook social vulnerability assessment studies of farmers and agriculture in relation to climate change adaptation in southeast Madagascar.
Zo joined the Blue Forests team in February 2012 as a research assistant. He spends much of his time in the field conducting mangrove forest measurements such as canopy cover, mangrove regeneration and stump diameter.
Additional to his daily tasks Zo is learning to map his field efforts using GIS, and is keen to develop his understanding of mangrove carbon stocks. He hopes to use his new skills to help Malagasy communities adapt to climate change through the sustainable management of key mangrove habitats.