Dr MD Sarwar Sohel

  • Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability (School of Social & Environmental Sustainability)

Biography

I am a Lecturer in Environmental Science & Sustainability at the University of Glasgow's School of Social & Environmental Sustainability. 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 award 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.  

My research focuses mainly on the social-ecological system (SES) approach and modelling with the following research interests:

  • Understanding of social-ecological co-evolution and dynamics (e.g. feedback, nonlinearity, delay)
  • Defining the limits (Tipping point, Safe and just operating space) of sustainability
  • Operationalizing the SES approach for sustainability challenges (Water, food insecurity, climate change,  and natural hazards) using real-world examples

I take both interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to conceptualizing and modelling social-ecological co-evolution and dynamics.  

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 network and 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)
  • Food Security 
  • Risk and resilience to natural hazards
  • Climate change (Impacts and Adaptation)
  • Water resources management

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:

I am not accepting any request to supervise PhD student 

If you are interested in joining as a 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: 44.

2024

Muhammad Abdullah, H., Mukti, M., Giashuddin Miah, M., Abdul Karim, M., Tousif Tanzir, M. and Sarwar Hossain, M. (2024) Development at the cost of unsustainable degradation of wetlands: Unraveling the dynamics (historic and future) of wetlands in the megacity Dhaka. World Development Sustainability, 4, 100131. (doi: 10.1016/j.wds.2024.100131)

2023

Hossain, M. S. , Basak, S. M., Amin, M. N., Anderson, C. C. , Cremin, E. and Renaud, F. G. (2023) Social-ecological systems approach for adaptation to climate change. Sustainable Development, (doi: 10.1002/sd.2801) (Early Online Publication)

Amin, M. N., Lobry de Bruyn, L., Hossain, M. S. , Lawson, A. and Wilson, B. (2023) The social-ecological system of farmers’ current soil carbon management in Australian grazing lands. Environmental Management, 72(2), pp. 294-308. (doi: 10.1007/s00267-023-01801-4) (PMID:36881178) (PMCID:PMC10287766)

Amin, M. N., de Bruyn, L. L., Lawson, A., Wilson, B. and Hossain, M. S. (2023) Lessons learned from farmers’ experience of soil carbon management practices in grazing regimes of Australia. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 43(1), 5. (doi: 10.1007/s13593-022-00863-8)

2022

Ahsan, M. N., Khatun, F., Islam, M. S., Hossain, M. S. , Mou, B. H. and Kumar, P. (2022) Assessment of household-level adaptation strategies to water stress in southwestern coastal Bangladesh: a counter-factual analysis. Water Policy, 24(9), pp. 1516-1540. (doi: 10.2166/wp.2022.064)

Mutea, E., Hossain, M. S. , Ahmed, A. and Speranza, C. I. (2022) Shocks, socio-economic status, and food security across Kenya: policy implications for achieving the Zero Hunger goal. Environmental Research Letters, 17(9), 094028. (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac8be8)

Basak, S. M., Hossain, M. S. , O'Mahony, D. T., Okarma, H., Widera, E. and Wirzbowska, I. A. (2022) Public perceptions and attitudes toward urban wildlife encounters – a decade of change. Science of the Total Environment, 834, 155603. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155603) (PMID:35523348)

Basak, S. M., O'Mahony, D. T., Lesiak, M., Basak, A. K., Ziółkowska, E., Kaim, D., Hossain, M. S. and Wierzbowska, I. A. (2022) Animal-vehicle collisions during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020 in the Krakow metropolitan region, Poland. Scientific Reports, 12, 7572. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-11526-9) (PMID:35534651) (PMCID:PMC9082987)

Li, M., Wang, Y., Tian, C., Yang, L. E. and Hossain, M. S. (2022) Defining household typologies based on cropland use behaviors for rural human-environment systems simulation research: a case study in southwest China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 6284. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19106284)

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.

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Number of items: 44.

Articles

Muhammad Abdullah, H., Mukti, M., Giashuddin Miah, M., Abdul Karim, M., Tousif Tanzir, M. and Sarwar Hossain, M. (2024) Development at the cost of unsustainable degradation of wetlands: Unraveling the dynamics (historic and future) of wetlands in the megacity Dhaka. World Development Sustainability, 4, 100131. (doi: 10.1016/j.wds.2024.100131)

Hossain, M. S. , Basak, S. M., Amin, M. N., Anderson, C. C. , Cremin, E. and Renaud, F. G. (2023) Social-ecological systems approach for adaptation to climate change. Sustainable Development, (doi: 10.1002/sd.2801) (Early Online Publication)

Amin, M. N., Lobry de Bruyn, L., Hossain, M. S. , Lawson, A. and Wilson, B. (2023) The social-ecological system of farmers’ current soil carbon management in Australian grazing lands. Environmental Management, 72(2), pp. 294-308. (doi: 10.1007/s00267-023-01801-4) (PMID:36881178) (PMCID:PMC10287766)

Amin, M. N., de Bruyn, L. L., Lawson, A., Wilson, B. and Hossain, M. S. (2023) Lessons learned from farmers’ experience of soil carbon management practices in grazing regimes of Australia. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 43(1), 5. (doi: 10.1007/s13593-022-00863-8)

Ahsan, M. N., Khatun, F., Islam, M. S., Hossain, M. S. , Mou, B. H. and Kumar, P. (2022) Assessment of household-level adaptation strategies to water stress in southwestern coastal Bangladesh: a counter-factual analysis. Water Policy, 24(9), pp. 1516-1540. (doi: 10.2166/wp.2022.064)

Mutea, E., Hossain, M. S. , Ahmed, A. and Speranza, C. I. (2022) Shocks, socio-economic status, and food security across Kenya: policy implications for achieving the Zero Hunger goal. Environmental Research Letters, 17(9), 094028. (doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac8be8)

Basak, S. M., Hossain, M. S. , O'Mahony, D. T., Okarma, H., Widera, E. and Wirzbowska, I. A. (2022) Public perceptions and attitudes toward urban wildlife encounters – a decade of change. Science of the Total Environment, 834, 155603. (doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155603) (PMID:35523348)

Basak, S. M., O'Mahony, D. T., Lesiak, M., Basak, A. K., Ziółkowska, E., Kaim, D., Hossain, M. S. and Wierzbowska, I. A. (2022) Animal-vehicle collisions during the COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020 in the Krakow metropolitan region, Poland. Scientific Reports, 12, 7572. (doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-11526-9) (PMID:35534651) (PMCID:PMC9082987)

Li, M., Wang, Y., Tian, C., Yang, L. E. and Hossain, M. S. (2022) Defining household typologies based on cropland use behaviors for rural human-environment systems simulation research: a case study in southwest China. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(10), 6284. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph19106284)

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- Africa-Europe Cluster of Research Excellence on Nature-based Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation. Lead: Università di Bologna. Funding from the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (The Guild).  

2. Co-I-Resilience and adaptation to climatic and non-climatic factors: Role of large dams in India. Glasgow Centre for International Development (GCID) 

3. Co-I- Past, Present and Future of the Asian Mega-Deltas: The Role of Space Observations. Funding from International Space Science Institute. 

4. 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.

5. 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. 

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

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

8. 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 

9. 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 

10. 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

  • Banda, Romakala
    Social-ecological systems approach for water security in the face of climate change in Zambia
  • Hossain, Abdul Mohammed Mokter
    Trends, drivers and future of food security in Bangladesh
  • Morshed, Golam
    Policy Development for Effective Climate Change Adaptation Mainstreaming through Local Government Development Planning in Bangladesh
  • Roy, Debashis
    Exploring the drought-food insecurity nexus using the social-ecological systems approach
  • Russel, Mohammed Ali Nause
    Safe and just operating space for achieving sustainable development goals in Bangladesh
  • Taiyebi, Kazi Atiah
    Shrimp, mangrove and agriculture in coastal Bangladesh: Social-ecological system approach for a blue growth economy.
  • ZHANG, ZHENGXIN
    Co-evolution of ecosystem services and land-use change in the mountains of Eastern China.

Md Nurul Amin. Understanding the Role of Social-Ecological System Framework for Examining Australian Farmers’ Capacity to Manage Soil Carbon, University of New England, Australia. 2018-2021 

Sayantani Mukherjee Basak. Spatio-Temporal and Social Dimensions of Human-Wildlife Interactions (Foreign advisor), Jagiellonian University, Poland 2019-2021

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

  • 2021 - Ongoing: Editorial Board, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
  • 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)

Additional information

News

Blog

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

Newspaper articles

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. 

Youtube Channel: SES LaB 

Personal webpage: SES Lab 

Environmental Risk Management 

Google Scholar 

Researchgate