Dr MD Sarwar Sohel

  • Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability (School of Interdisciplinary Studies)

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability at the University of Glasgow's School of Interdisciplinary Studies. I am currently Programme Director of the MSc Environmental Risk Management

Before joining the University of Glasgow, I worked for the Institute of Geography, the University of Bern and the University of Southampton. I was the recipient of Europe's most competitive and prestigious awards Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. 

I hold a PhD (2016) in Geography and Environmental Science from the University of Southampton, UK, where I specialized in interdisciplinary and social-ecological systems research. Prior to starting my PhD, I completed my MSc (2012) in Environmental Sciences from Wageningen University, The Netherlands.  

Between my BSc and MSc degrees, I worked on climate change, water resources management, disaster management, wetlands and natural resources management and other environmental, development and sustainability issues in Bangladesh.

My research aims to define the limits (Tipping point, Safe and just operating space) of sustainability by understanding the complex dynamics between social and ecological systems. My research focuses mainly on the understanding of social-ecological dynamics (e.g. feedbacks, nonlinearity, delay) and how it can be applied to sustainability challenges at the local, national and global scale.

​Thematically, my research interest spans to ecosystem services, and human wellbeing, resilience to natural hazards, climate change impacts and adaptation, water resource management, sustainable land management, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), poverty, and food security.  

​On the methodological side, I use system dynamics, agent-based and participatory modelling to understand the dynamics of the social-ecological systems. In addition to the modelling approaches, I also use time series analysis through statistical and econometric methods to understand the co-evolution and relationships within and between social and ecological systems. In the case of cross-sectional analysis, I am skilled at analysing the “Household Income and Expenditure Survey” datasets collected by national governments and the world bank.  

Research interests

My research focuses mainly on how the social-ecological system approach can be applied to sustainability challenges at the local, national and global scale. My research interest spans to:

  • Social-ecological systems
  • System dynamics, agent-based and integrated modelling
  • Ecosystem Services and human well-being
  • Boundaries for sustainable development, tipping point, Safe and just operating space
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Risk and resilience to natural hazards
  • Climate change (Impacts and Adaptation)
  • Water resources management
  • Poverty and Food security 

Interdisciplinary research and sustainability challenges in Bangladesh, Kenya, Switzerland, Deltas and coastal areas (Major), South Africa, Tunisia, Vietnam (Mekong), Australia, Poland, Brazil (Amazon) and China (minor)

Opportunity: If you are interested in joining as a PhD candidate/postdoc, please contact me at MDSarwarHossain.Sohel@glasgow.ac.uk, to discuss potential ideas (pls see the research interests section) and funding opportunities with a brief description of your research interests (one-page max). Please also include an updated curriculum vitae, research skills and experiences (e.g., presentations, publications, etc).   

 

Publications

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Number of items: 35.

2021

Basak, S. M., Hossain, M. S. , Tusznio, J. and Grodzińska-Jurczak, M. (2021) Social benefits of river restoration from ecosystem services perspective: a systematic review. Environmental Science and Policy, 124, pp. 90-100. (doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.06.005)

Kabir, A., Amin, M. N., Roy, K. and Hossain, M. S. (2021) Determinants of climate change adaptation strategies in the coastal zone of Bangladesh: implications for adaptation to climate change in developing countries. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 26(7), 30. (doi: 10.1007/s11027-021-09968-z)

Amin, M. N., Asaduzzaman, M., Kabir, A., Snigdha, S. S. and Hossain, M. S. (2021) Lessons from local indigenous climate adaptation practices: perceptions and evidence from coastal Bangladesh. Local Environment, 26(8), pp. 967-984. (doi: 10.1080/13549839.2021.1937970)

Ahsan, M. N., Hadiujjaman, S., Islam, M. S., Nasrin, N., Akter, M., Parvin, G. A. and Hossain, M. S. (2021) Willingness to pay for improved safe drinking water in a coastal urban area in Bangladesh. Water Policy, 23(3), pp. 633-653. (doi: 10.2166/wp.2021.031)

Gain, A. K., Hossain, M. S. , Benson, D., Di Baldassarre, G., Giuliano, C. and Huq, N. (2021) Social-ecological system approaches for water resources management. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 28(2), pp. 109-124. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2020.1780647)

2020

Hossain, M. S. , Ramirez, J. A., Haisch, T., Speranza, C. I., Martius, O., Meyer, H. and Keiler, M. (2020) A coupled human and landscape conceptual model of risk and resilience in Swiss Alpine communities. Science of the Total Environment, 730, 138322. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138322) (PMID:32408086)

Amin, M. N., Hossain, M. S. , Lobry de Bruyn, L. and Wilson, B. (2020) A systematic review of soil carbon management in Australia and the need for a social-ecological systems framework. Science of the Total Environment, 719, 135182. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135182) (PMID:31837848)

Jendoubi, D., Hossain, M. S. , Giger, M., Tomićević-Dubljević, J., Ouessar, M., Liniger, H. and Speranza, C. I. (2020) Local livelihoods and land users’ perceptions of land degradation in northwest Tunisia. Environmental Development, 33, 100507. (doi: 10.1016/j.envdev.2020.100507)

Hossain, M. S. , Ramirez, J., Szabo, S., Eigenbrod, F., Johnson, F. A., Speranza, C. I. and Dearing, J. A. (2020) Participatory modelling for conceptualizing social-ecological system dynamics in the Bangladesh delta. Regional Environmental Change, 20, 28. (doi: 10.1007/s10113-020-01599-5)

Hossain, M. S. and Speranza, C. I. (2020) Challenges and opportunities for operationalizing the safe and just operating space concept at regional scale. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 27(1), pp. 40-54. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2019.1683645)

Hossain, M. S. , Gain, A. K. and Rogers, K. G. (2020) Sustainable coastal social-ecological systems: how do we define “coastal”? International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 27(7), pp. 577-582. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2020.1789775)

2018

Whitehead, P., Bussi, G., Hossain, M. A., Dolk, M., Das, P., Comber, S., Peters, R., Charles, K. J., Hope, R. and Hossain, M. S. (2018) Restoring water quality in the polluted Turag-Tongi-Balu river system, Dhaka: modelling nutrient and total coliform intervention strategies. Science of the Total Environment, 631-2, pp. 223-232. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.038) (PMID:29525703)

Dearing, J. A. and Hossain, M. S. (2018) Recent trends in ecosystem services in coastal Bangladesh. In: Nicholls, R. J., Hutton, C. W., Adger, W. N., Hanson, S. E., Rahman, M. and Salehin, M. (eds.) Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 93-114. ISBN 9783319710938 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8_5)

Hossain, M. S. , Pogue, S. J., Trenchard, L., Van Oudenhoven, A. P.E. and Washbourne, C.-L. (2018) Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 25(3), pp. 249-261. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2017.1361480)

Szabo, S., Hossain, M. S. , Renaud, F. , Traore, D., Hussain, A., Matczak, P., Ahmad, S., Singh, D. R., Neumann, B. and Matthews, Z. (2018) Accelerating progress towards the Zero Hunger Goal in cross-boundary climate change hotspots. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 60(3), pp. 18-27. (doi: 10.1080/00139157.2018.1449530)

Zhang, W. et al. (2018) Systems thinking: an approach for understanding ‘eco-agri-food systems. In: TEEBAgriFood ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ Report. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Geneva, pp. 57-109.

2017

Hossain, M. S. , Dearing, J. A., Eigenbrod, F. and Johnson, F. A. (2017) Operationalizing safe operating space for regional social-ecological systems. Science of the Total Environment, 584–5, pp. 673-682. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.095) (PMID:28126278)

Speer, J. H. et al. (2017) Pinus roxburghii stand dynamics at a heavily impacted site in Nepal: Research through an educational fieldweek. Dendrochronologia, 41, pp. 2-9. (doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2016.01.005)

Hossain, M. S. and Alamgir Kabir, P. N. (2017) Climate change impacts and adaptations in wetlands. In: Prusty, B. A. K., Chandra, R. and Azeez, P.A. (eds.) Wetland Science: Perspectives From South Asia. Springer: New Delhi, pp. 225-241. ISBN 9788132237150 (doi:10.1007/978-81-322-3715-0_12)

Hossain, M. S. , Eigenbrod, F., Johnson, F. A. and Dearing, J. A. (2017) Unravelling the interrelationships between ecosystem services and human wellbeing in the Bangladesh delta. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 24(2), pp. 120-134. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2016.1182087)

Hossain, M. S. and Szabo, S. (2017) Understanding the social-ecological system of wetlands. In: Prusty, B., Chandra, R. and Azeez, P. (eds.) Wetland Science: Perspectives From South Asia. Springer: New Delhi, pp. 285-300. ISBN 9788132237150 (doi:10.1007/978-81-322-3715-0_15)

2016

de Araujo Barbosa, C. C., Dearing, J., Szabo, S., Hossain, M. S. , Nguyen, T. B., Nhan, D. K. and Matthews, Z. (2016) Evolutionary social and biogeophysical changes in the Amazon, Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna and Mekong deltas. Sustainability Science, 11(4), pp. 555-574. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-016-0371-7)

Szabo, S., Hossain, M. S. , Adger, W. N., Matthews, Z., Ahmed, S., Lazar, A. N. and Ahmad, S. (2016) Soil salinity, household wealth and food insecurity in tropical deltas: evidence from south-west coast of Bangladesh. Sustainability Science, 11, pp. 411-421. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-015-0337-1) (PMID:30174734) (PMCID:PMC6106090)

Hossain, M. S. , Dearing, J. A., Rahman, M.M. and Salehin, M. (2016) Recent changes in ecosystem services and human well-being in the Bangladesh coastal zone. Regional Environmental Change, 16, pp. 429-443. (doi: 10.1007/s10113-014-0748-z)

Hossain, M. S. , Johnson, F. A., Dearing, J. A. and Eigenbrod, F. (2016) Recent trends of human wellbeing in the Bangladesh delta. Environmental Development, 17, pp. 21-32. (doi: 10.1016/j.envdev.2015.09.008)

Willcock, S., Hossain, S. and Poppy, G. M. (2016) Managing complex systems to enhance sustainability. In: Solan, M. and Whiteley, N. (eds.) Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198718826 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0017)

2015

Hossain, M. S. , Hein, L., Rip, F. I. and Dearing, J. A. (2015) Integrating ecosystem services and climate change responses in coastal wetlands development plans for Bangladesh. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 20, pp. 241-261. (doi: 10.1007/s11027-013-9489-4)

Szabo, S., Renaud, F. G. , Hossain, M. S. , Sebesvári, Z., Matthews, Z., Foufoula-Georgiou, E. and Nicholls, R. J. (2015) Sustainable development goals offer new opportunities for tropical delta regions. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 57(4), pp. 16-23. (doi: 10.1080/00139157.2015.1048142)

2014

Dearing, J. A. et al. (2014) Safe and just operating spaces for regional social-ecological systems. Global Environmental Change, 28, pp. 227-238. (doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.012)

Hossain, M. S. , Roy, K. and Datta, D. K. (2014) Spatial and temporal variability of rainfall over the south-west coast of Bangladesh. Climate, 2(2), pp. 28-46. (doi: 10.3390/cli2020028)

2012

Hossain, M. S. and Roy, K. (2012) Community based risk assessment and adaptation to climate change in the coastal wetlands of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment, 2(2), pp. 96-105.

2010

Hossain, M. S. , Hossain Khan, M. M., Hauqe, M. and Roy, K. (2010) Climate Change and Development : A Research on Mainstreaming of Climate Change in National Policy Development using Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Water Resource Management at Narail, Bangladesh. Ulashi Sreejony Sangha (USS): Bangladesh. ISBN 9789843316776 (doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.1352.8800)

Hossain Khan, M. M., Hossain, M. S. and Chowdhury, A. H. (2010) River Management through People’s Participation: A Study on River Chitra of Narail, Bangladesh. Ulashi Sreejony Sangha (USS): Bangladesh. ISBN 9789843319500

Hossain, M. S. and Roy, K. (2010) Wetland and Climate Change Adaptation. Ulashi Sreejony Sangha (USS). ISBN 9789843316769

Hossain, M. S. (2010) Climate error: Misconceiving the development issue (A hardline view of the Water Resource Management Project of ADB in Bangladesh). Bankwatch, 2010, pp. 3-5.

This list was generated on Mon Sep 20 15:05:52 2021 BST.
Number of items: 35.

Articles

Basak, S. M., Hossain, M. S. , Tusznio, J. and Grodzińska-Jurczak, M. (2021) Social benefits of river restoration from ecosystem services perspective: a systematic review. Environmental Science and Policy, 124, pp. 90-100. (doi: 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.06.005)

Kabir, A., Amin, M. N., Roy, K. and Hossain, M. S. (2021) Determinants of climate change adaptation strategies in the coastal zone of Bangladesh: implications for adaptation to climate change in developing countries. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 26(7), 30. (doi: 10.1007/s11027-021-09968-z)

Amin, M. N., Asaduzzaman, M., Kabir, A., Snigdha, S. S. and Hossain, M. S. (2021) Lessons from local indigenous climate adaptation practices: perceptions and evidence from coastal Bangladesh. Local Environment, 26(8), pp. 967-984. (doi: 10.1080/13549839.2021.1937970)

Ahsan, M. N., Hadiujjaman, S., Islam, M. S., Nasrin, N., Akter, M., Parvin, G. A. and Hossain, M. S. (2021) Willingness to pay for improved safe drinking water in a coastal urban area in Bangladesh. Water Policy, 23(3), pp. 633-653. (doi: 10.2166/wp.2021.031)

Gain, A. K., Hossain, M. S. , Benson, D., Di Baldassarre, G., Giuliano, C. and Huq, N. (2021) Social-ecological system approaches for water resources management. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 28(2), pp. 109-124. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2020.1780647)

Hossain, M. S. , Ramirez, J. A., Haisch, T., Speranza, C. I., Martius, O., Meyer, H. and Keiler, M. (2020) A coupled human and landscape conceptual model of risk and resilience in Swiss Alpine communities. Science of the Total Environment, 730, 138322. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138322) (PMID:32408086)

Amin, M. N., Hossain, M. S. , Lobry de Bruyn, L. and Wilson, B. (2020) A systematic review of soil carbon management in Australia and the need for a social-ecological systems framework. Science of the Total Environment, 719, 135182. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135182) (PMID:31837848)

Jendoubi, D., Hossain, M. S. , Giger, M., Tomićević-Dubljević, J., Ouessar, M., Liniger, H. and Speranza, C. I. (2020) Local livelihoods and land users’ perceptions of land degradation in northwest Tunisia. Environmental Development, 33, 100507. (doi: 10.1016/j.envdev.2020.100507)

Hossain, M. S. , Ramirez, J., Szabo, S., Eigenbrod, F., Johnson, F. A., Speranza, C. I. and Dearing, J. A. (2020) Participatory modelling for conceptualizing social-ecological system dynamics in the Bangladesh delta. Regional Environmental Change, 20, 28. (doi: 10.1007/s10113-020-01599-5)

Hossain, M. S. and Speranza, C. I. (2020) Challenges and opportunities for operationalizing the safe and just operating space concept at regional scale. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 27(1), pp. 40-54. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2019.1683645)

Hossain, M. S. , Gain, A. K. and Rogers, K. G. (2020) Sustainable coastal social-ecological systems: how do we define “coastal”? International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 27(7), pp. 577-582. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2020.1789775)

Whitehead, P., Bussi, G., Hossain, M. A., Dolk, M., Das, P., Comber, S., Peters, R., Charles, K. J., Hope, R. and Hossain, M. S. (2018) Restoring water quality in the polluted Turag-Tongi-Balu river system, Dhaka: modelling nutrient and total coliform intervention strategies. Science of the Total Environment, 631-2, pp. 223-232. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.038) (PMID:29525703)

Hossain, M. S. , Pogue, S. J., Trenchard, L., Van Oudenhoven, A. P.E. and Washbourne, C.-L. (2018) Identifying future research directions for biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainability: perspectives from early-career researchers. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 25(3), pp. 249-261. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2017.1361480)

Szabo, S., Hossain, M. S. , Renaud, F. , Traore, D., Hussain, A., Matczak, P., Ahmad, S., Singh, D. R., Neumann, B. and Matthews, Z. (2018) Accelerating progress towards the Zero Hunger Goal in cross-boundary climate change hotspots. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 60(3), pp. 18-27. (doi: 10.1080/00139157.2018.1449530)

Hossain, M. S. , Dearing, J. A., Eigenbrod, F. and Johnson, F. A. (2017) Operationalizing safe operating space for regional social-ecological systems. Science of the Total Environment, 584–5, pp. 673-682. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.095) (PMID:28126278)

Speer, J. H. et al. (2017) Pinus roxburghii stand dynamics at a heavily impacted site in Nepal: Research through an educational fieldweek. Dendrochronologia, 41, pp. 2-9. (doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2016.01.005)

Hossain, M. S. , Eigenbrod, F., Johnson, F. A. and Dearing, J. A. (2017) Unravelling the interrelationships between ecosystem services and human wellbeing in the Bangladesh delta. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, 24(2), pp. 120-134. (doi: 10.1080/13504509.2016.1182087)

de Araujo Barbosa, C. C., Dearing, J., Szabo, S., Hossain, M. S. , Nguyen, T. B., Nhan, D. K. and Matthews, Z. (2016) Evolutionary social and biogeophysical changes in the Amazon, Ganges–Brahmaputra–Meghna and Mekong deltas. Sustainability Science, 11(4), pp. 555-574. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-016-0371-7)

Szabo, S., Hossain, M. S. , Adger, W. N., Matthews, Z., Ahmed, S., Lazar, A. N. and Ahmad, S. (2016) Soil salinity, household wealth and food insecurity in tropical deltas: evidence from south-west coast of Bangladesh. Sustainability Science, 11, pp. 411-421. (doi: 10.1007/s11625-015-0337-1) (PMID:30174734) (PMCID:PMC6106090)

Hossain, M. S. , Dearing, J. A., Rahman, M.M. and Salehin, M. (2016) Recent changes in ecosystem services and human well-being in the Bangladesh coastal zone. Regional Environmental Change, 16, pp. 429-443. (doi: 10.1007/s10113-014-0748-z)

Hossain, M. S. , Johnson, F. A., Dearing, J. A. and Eigenbrod, F. (2016) Recent trends of human wellbeing in the Bangladesh delta. Environmental Development, 17, pp. 21-32. (doi: 10.1016/j.envdev.2015.09.008)

Hossain, M. S. , Hein, L., Rip, F. I. and Dearing, J. A. (2015) Integrating ecosystem services and climate change responses in coastal wetlands development plans for Bangladesh. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 20, pp. 241-261. (doi: 10.1007/s11027-013-9489-4)

Szabo, S., Renaud, F. G. , Hossain, M. S. , Sebesvári, Z., Matthews, Z., Foufoula-Georgiou, E. and Nicholls, R. J. (2015) Sustainable development goals offer new opportunities for tropical delta regions. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 57(4), pp. 16-23. (doi: 10.1080/00139157.2015.1048142)

Dearing, J. A. et al. (2014) Safe and just operating spaces for regional social-ecological systems. Global Environmental Change, 28, pp. 227-238. (doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.06.012)

Hossain, M. S. , Roy, K. and Datta, D. K. (2014) Spatial and temporal variability of rainfall over the south-west coast of Bangladesh. Climate, 2(2), pp. 28-46. (doi: 10.3390/cli2020028)

Hossain, M. S. and Roy, K. (2012) Community based risk assessment and adaptation to climate change in the coastal wetlands of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment, 2(2), pp. 96-105.

Hossain, M. S. (2010) Climate error: Misconceiving the development issue (A hardline view of the Water Resource Management Project of ADB in Bangladesh). Bankwatch, 2010, pp. 3-5.

Books

Hossain, M. S. , Hossain Khan, M. M., Hauqe, M. and Roy, K. (2010) Climate Change and Development : A Research on Mainstreaming of Climate Change in National Policy Development using Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Water Resource Management at Narail, Bangladesh. Ulashi Sreejony Sangha (USS): Bangladesh. ISBN 9789843316776 (doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.1352.8800)

Hossain Khan, M. M., Hossain, M. S. and Chowdhury, A. H. (2010) River Management through People’s Participation: A Study on River Chitra of Narail, Bangladesh. Ulashi Sreejony Sangha (USS): Bangladesh. ISBN 9789843319500

Hossain, M. S. and Roy, K. (2010) Wetland and Climate Change Adaptation. Ulashi Sreejony Sangha (USS). ISBN 9789843316769

Book Sections

Dearing, J. A. and Hossain, M. S. (2018) Recent trends in ecosystem services in coastal Bangladesh. In: Nicholls, R. J., Hutton, C. W., Adger, W. N., Hanson, S. E., Rahman, M. and Salehin, M. (eds.) Ecosystem Services for Well-Being in Deltas: Integrated Assessment for Policy Analysis. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 93-114. ISBN 9783319710938 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-71093-8_5)

Zhang, W. et al. (2018) Systems thinking: an approach for understanding ‘eco-agri-food systems. In: TEEBAgriFood ‘Scientific and Economic Foundations’ Report. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Geneva, pp. 57-109.

Hossain, M. S. and Alamgir Kabir, P. N. (2017) Climate change impacts and adaptations in wetlands. In: Prusty, B. A. K., Chandra, R. and Azeez, P.A. (eds.) Wetland Science: Perspectives From South Asia. Springer: New Delhi, pp. 225-241. ISBN 9788132237150 (doi:10.1007/978-81-322-3715-0_12)

Hossain, M. S. and Szabo, S. (2017) Understanding the social-ecological system of wetlands. In: Prusty, B., Chandra, R. and Azeez, P. (eds.) Wetland Science: Perspectives From South Asia. Springer: New Delhi, pp. 285-300. ISBN 9788132237150 (doi:10.1007/978-81-322-3715-0_15)

Willcock, S., Hossain, S. and Poppy, G. M. (2016) Managing complex systems to enhance sustainability. In: Solan, M. and Whiteley, N. (eds.) Stressors in the Marine Environment: Physiological and ecological responses; societal implications. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198718826 (doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718826.003.0017)

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Grants

1. Co-I- Social and environmental impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in Vietnamese provinces bordering China and Laos following border closure (2020-2022). Funding from UKRI/GCRF/Newton Fund through EPSRC (EP/V043218/1). Visit Project Website.

2. PI- Exploring pathways for transformation to sustainability using the safe and just operating space concept at the regional level(SUccESS). Visit Project Website. European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Feb 2019- Jan 2021. 

3. PI- Modelling Risk and Resilience in Human and Natural Systems. Visit Project Website. Swiss National Science Foundation, 2019.  

4. Co-PI- Social-ecological systems modelling and Sustainable Land Management (SSLM). Visit Project Website Sustainable Land Management Unit, University of Bern.2017-2019.

5. PI- Participatory modelling for conceptual system dynamic model of the social-ecological system in Bangladesh delta. Visit Project Website. South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)- March – October 2015. Grant 

6. Safe Operating Space for Development and Ecosystem Services in Bangladesh (SOS-DES). Visit Project Website. Interdisciplinary PhD Studentship by Nation Environmental Research Council, Economics, Social Research Council, UK, and the University of Southampton. 2012-2015. Grant 

7. Co-PI- Mainstreaming of Climate Change in National Policy Development using Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Water Resource Management at Narail, Bangladesh. NGO Forum on ADB. Grant  

Supervision

  1. Sayantani Mukherjee Basak. Spatio-Temporal and Social Dimensions of Human-Wildlife Interactions (Foreign advisor), Jagiellonian University, Poland  

     

     

     

  • System dynamics modelling for agroecosystem functioning and services (Visiting PhD student from Stellenbosch University, South Africa) 2019

  • Household food security in Kenya, Institute of Geography, University of Bern 2019-2020.

  • River restoration in ecosystem services perspective, Jagiellonian University, Poland 2019-2020 

  • Land degradation in Tunisia, Institute of Geography, University of Bern 2019 

Teaching

Undergraduate: BSc (Hons) Environmental Science and Sustainability

Masters: MSc Environmental Risk Management 

I contribute to:

Previous courses:

Institute of Geography, University of Bern 2017-2020 

  • System dynamics modelling of social-ecological systems
  • ​Challenges in geography
  • Geodata analysis and modelling (Guest Lecture, System dynamics modelling)
  • Research planning (Guest Lecture)

Geography and Environmental Science University of Southampton UK 2014-2016

  • Global Climate Change: Science, Impacts and Policy (Guest lecture)
  • Geographical, Quantitative and Field Skills (Teaching Assistant): Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Dangerous world (Guest lecture)

 

Professional activities & recognition

Research fellowships

  • 2019 - 2020: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, European Commission

Editorial boards

  • 2019 - 2020: Guest Editor, International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
  • 2019 - 2020: Guest Editor, Science of the Total Environment

Professional & learned societies

  • 2020: Member, Global Land Program (GLP)
  • 2019: Member, Early Career Professionals Future Earth
  • 2019: Member, Member IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM)
  • 2017: Member, Young Ecosystem Service Specialists (YESS)
  • 2013: Conference Officer, NRG BESS (Next Research Generation BESS: Early career network for the NERC Biodiversity & Ecosystem Service Sustainability)

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The Bangladesh coastal zone: Improvements in human well-being have come at an unsustainable environmental cost at one of the world's most climate-vulnerable regions, ESPA (Ecosystem services for poverty alleviation) Website: http://www.espa.ac.uk/news-blogs/blog/bangladesh-coastal-zone-improvements-human-well-being-have-come-unsustainable

A Perfect Storm In Bangladesh. https://www.eyesonthestorm.org/blog/a-perfect-storm-in-bangladesh

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Md Sarwar Hossain (2019). Living within a safe space. The Dhaka Tribune.

​The Dhaka Tribune is a national English-language broadsheet daily newspaper published in Dhaka Bangladesh. 

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