A proposal for ethical research conduct in Madagascar


  • Lucienne Wilmé Missouri Botanical Garden, Madagascar Research & Conservation Program, BP 3391, Antananarivo 101 http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8344-1957
  • Patrick O. Waeber Forest Management and Development, Department of Environmental Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, 8092 Zurich http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3229-0124
  • François Moutou French Mammal Society & French Agency for Sanitary Security
  • Charlie Gardner Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE), University of Ken, Kent CT2 7NR
  • Onja Razafindratsima Department of BioSciences, Rice University, 6100 Main St. MS 170, Houston, TX 77005
  • John Sparks Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History
  • Christian A. Kull Institut de Géographie et Durabilité, Géopolis – Mouline, Université de Lausanne, 1015 Lausanne
  • Barry Ferguson Madagascar Environmental Justice Network, Fort-Dauphin
  • Wilson R. Lourenço Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Sorbonne Universités, Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (ISYEB), UMR7205-CNRS, MNHN, UPMC, EPHE, CP 53, 57 rue Cuvier, 75005 Paris
  • Paulina D. Jenkins Natural History Museum, London
  • Lolona Ramamonjisoa Silo National des Graines Forestières
  • David A. Burney National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalaheo, HI 96741
  • Porter P. Lowry II Missouri Botanical Garden, Africa and Madagascar Program, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299


Ethical conducts are gaining importance in times of increased globalization and research efforts. This paper presents a code of ethical conduct for researchers who plan to publish their studies with the journal Madagascar Conservation & Development. This paper will be subject to continuous adaptations and discussions.


Les conduites éthiques gagnent en importance en ces temps marqués par une mondialisation croissante et une augmentation du volume des travaux de recherche. Cette contribution présente un code de conduite éthique destiné aux chercheurs qui envisagent de publier leurs études dans le journal Madagascar Conservation & Development. Cet article fera l’objet de discussions et sera régulièrement adapté.

Author Biography

David A. Burney, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kalaheo, HI 96741


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Madagascar Conservation & Development; Ethical research; code of conduct






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