SE: Dr. Syed Ajijur RAHMAN SE: Dr. Syed Ajijur RAHMAN

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SE: Dr. Syed Ajijur RAHMAN

E-mail: sumonsociology@yahoo.com

Forests and Livelihoods Programme, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jl Cifor,Situ Gede,Sindangbarang, Bogor Barat 16680, Indonesia

 

Education

PhD in Social Science [Specialization in Tropical Forestry], Dept. of Sociology, University of Rajshahi

M.Phil in Social Science [Specialization in Agroforestry], Dept. of Sociology, University of Rajshahi

Master of Social Science [MSS (Specialization in Social Forestry)], Dept. of Sociology, University of Rajshahi

Bachelor of Social Science [BSS (honors)], Dept. of Sociology, University of Rajshahi

Work experience

1.  Position: Researcher

Organization: Forests and Livelihoods Programme, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Jl Cifor,Situ Gede,Sindangbarang, Bogor Barat 16680, Indonesia.

Duration: June 2009 to date.

2.  Position: Researcher

Organization: Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Duration: September 2011 to August 2014

Research Interest

Socioeconomic and policy dynamics of tropical forest management for environmental sustainability and better livelihoods security.

Modelling and adoption of tropical agroforestry.

Land use and land cover change in South and Southeast Asian agrarian landscapes,with special focus on smallholder agriculture / agroforestry.

Policies to implement REDD+ on the ground.

Rural agricultural development.

GRANTS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

1.   Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Research Grant 2014/15 (Bogor, Indonesia).

2.   European Union Erasmus Mundus [Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO)] Joint Doctoral Fellowship 2011-2014 (Copenhagen, Denmark).

3.   CIFOR Research Grant 2013/14 (Bogor, Indonesia).

4.   CIFOR Research Grant 2012/13 (Bogor, Indonesia).

5.   CIFOR Research Grant 2012 (Bogor, Indonesia).

6.   International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) Financial Assistance Award 2011 (Beijing, China).

7.   International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) - Scientist Assistance Program (SAP) Award 2010 (Seoul, South Korea).

8.   French Initiative for International Agricultural Research [FI4IAR (a joint venture of Inra and Cirad)] Financial Assistance Award 2010 (Montpellier, France).

9.   Young Earth Scientist Network (YES) Financial Assistance Award 2009 (Beijing, China).

10.International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) Financial Assistance Award 2009 (Indonesia).

11.Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) Young Scholars Network (YSN) Financial Assistance Award 2009 (Burgundy, France).

12.International Fund for Agricultural Research (IFAR) Research Grant 2009 (Washington DC., USA).

13.International Union of Forest Research Organizations- Landscape Ecology Working Party (IUFRO- 8.01.02) Financial Assistance Award 2008 (Chengdu, China).

14.Social Science Research Council (SSRC), Bangladesh, Research Grant 2008 (Dhaka, Bangladesh).

15.CIFOR Research Grant 2007 (Bogor, Indonesia).

16.Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES) Young Scholars Network (YSN) Financial Assistance Award 2007 (Bristol, United Kingdom).

17.RDRS, Bangladesh Research Grant 2005 (Rangpur, Bangladesh).

18.Inter Cooperation -Village Farm and Forestry Project (IC-VFFP) Research Grant 2003 (Rajshahi, Bangladesh).

19.Financial Award (Scholarship) for Masters Degree (1999-2000), University of Rajshahi (Rajshahi, Bangladesh).

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books/ Book Chapters (Total 4)

 

1.     Rahman S. A., (2011). ‘Politics Surrounding Land Tenure: Forest Officials and their Relationship with Communities', Box 9.1, p.150. In: Angelsen A., H.O. Larsen, J. F. Lund, C. S. Hall, and S. Wonder, (eds.), Measuring Livelihoods and Environmental Dependence: Methods for Research and Fieldwork. Earthscan, London.

2.     Rahman S. A., Rahman F., (2011). Managing Forest at a Landscape Scale: Reconciling Smallholder Forest Culture in the Uplands of Eastern Bangladesh.  Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8443-3145-5.

3.  Rahman S. A., (2011). Cost-benefit and Livelihood Impacts of Agroforestry in Bangladesh.  Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrucken, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8433-5484-4.

4.  Rahman S. A., de Groot W., Snelder D.J., (2008). ‘Exploring the Agroforestry Adoption Gap: Financial and Socioeconomics of Litchi-Based Agroforestry by Smallholders in Rajshahi (Bangladesh)', in: Snelder D. J., Lasco R.D. (Eds.), Smallholder Tree Growing for Rural Development and Environmental Services: Lessons from Asia. Advances in Agroforestry Series, Vol. 5, pp. 227-244. Springer Netherlands, ISBN: 978-1-4020-8260-3.

Journal Articles (Total 35)

 

1.     Rahman S.A.,Sunderland T., Kshatriya M., RoshetkoJ.M., Pagella T., Healey J.R., (2016). ‘Towards Productive Landscapes: Trade-offs in Tree-cover and Income across a Matrix of Smallholder Agricultural Landuse Systems'. Land Use Policy, 58 (2016): 152–164. DOI 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.07.003.

2.     Shaleh M.A., Guth M.K., Rahman S.A., (2016). ‘Local Understanding of Forest Conservation in Land Use Change Dynamics: Evidence from the Orang Asli Jakun Community Living in Tropical Peat Swamp Forest, Pahang, Malaysia'. International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 2(2): 6-14.

3.     Rahman S.A., Sunderland T., RoshetkoJ. M., BasukiI., Healey J. R., (2016). ‘Tree Culture of Smallholder Farmers Practicing Agroforestry in Gunung Salak Valley, West Java, Indonesia', Small-scale Forestry. DOI10.1007/s11842-016-9331-4.

4.     Rahman S.A., Jette B. J., Healey J. R., RoshetkoJ. M., Sunderland T., (2016). ‘Finding Alternatives to Swidden Agriculture: Does Agroforestry Improve Livelihood Options and Reduce Pressure on Existing Forest?' Agroforestry Systems.DOI 10.1007/s10457-016-9912-4.

5.     Imtiaj A., Sultana S., Hossain J., Rahman S. A., Ohga S., (2016). ‘Performance of vegetative growth and artificial fruit body formation of Hypsizygus marmoreus in Bangladesh'. Journal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University, 61 (2), 257–262.

6.     Rahman S.A., Foli S., Pavel M.A.A., Mamun M.A.A., Sunderland T., (2015). ‘Forest, Trees and Agroforestry: Better Livelihoods and Ecosystem Services from Multifunctional Landscapes'. International Journal of Development and Sustainability, 4(4):479-491.

7.     Kawsar M.H., Pavel M.A.A., Uddin M.B., Rahman S.A., Mamun M.A.A., Hassan S.B., Alam M.S., Tamrakar R., Wadud M.A., (2015). ‘Quantifying Recreational Value and the Functional Relationship between Travel Cost and Visiting National Park'. International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 1(3):84-89.

8.     Akan M.R., Mamun M.A.A., Naznin T., Pavel M.A.A., Yasmin L., Rahman S.A., (2015). ‘An Ethnographic Investigation on Land and Life of Santal Community in Barind Tract, Bangladesh', American Journal of Social Science Research, 1(2): 90-95.

9.     Aaron M. P., Christian I., Hannah B. S., Goldstein D.J., Rhemtulla J.M., Rahman S.A., Kumasi T.C., (2015). ‘Applying Historical Ecology to Natural Resource Management Institutions: Lessons from Two Case Studies of Landscape Fire Management', Global Environmental Change, 31:1-10. DOI: 10.1016/J.GLOENVCHA.2014.11.004.

10.  Mukul S.A., Biswas S.R., Rashid A.Z.M.M., Miah M.D., Kabir M.E., Uddin M.B., Alamgir M., Khan N.A.,  Sohel M.S.I., Chowdhury M.S.H., Rana M.P., Rahman S.A., Khan M.A.S.A., Hoque M.A., (2014). ‘A New Estimate of Carbon for Bangladesh Forest Ecosystems with their Spatial Distribution and REDD+ Implications'. International Journal of Research on Land-use Sustainability, 1(1): 33-40.

11.    Rahman S. A., Rahman M. F., Sunderland T., (2014). ‘Increasing Tree Cover in Degrading Landscapes: ‘Integration' and ‘Intensification' of Smallholder Forest Culture in the Alutilla Valley, Matiranga, Bangladesh', Small-scale Forestry,13: 237-249. DOI: 10.1007/s11842-013-9251-5.

12.    Rahman S. A., Baldauf C., Mollee E. M., Pavel M. A. A., Mamun M. A. A., Toy M. M., Sunderland T., (2013). ‘Cultivated Plants in the Diversified Homegardens of Local Communities in Ganges Valley, Bangladesh', Science Journal of Agricultural Research & Management, Volume 2013, Article ID sjarm-197,6 Pages, DOI: 10.7237/sjarm/197.

13.    Muha A. A. P., Khan M. A. S. A., Rahman S. A., Mamun M. A. A., (2013). ‘Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Folk Communities: An approach to Vegetable Production in Flood Prone Areas', International Journal of Agronomy and Plant Production, 4 (4): 745-752.

14.    Rahman S. A., Imam M. H., Snelder D. J., Sunderland T., (2012). ‘Agroforestry for Livelihood Security in Agrarian Landscapes of the Padma Floodplain in Bangladesh', Small-scale Forestry, 11 (4): 529-538. DOI: 10.1007/s11842-012-9198-y.

15.  Farhana K. M., Rahman S. A., Rahman M., (2012). ‘Factors of Migration in Urban Bangladesh: An Empirical Study of Poor Migrants in Rajshahi City', Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology, 9(1): 105-117.

16.    Rahman S. A., Rahman M. F., Sunderland T., (2012). ‘Causes and Consequences of Shifting Cultivation and its Alternative in the Hill Tracts of Eastern Bangladesh', Agroforestry Systems, 84 (2): 141-155.

17.  Kibria M. G., Rahman S. A., Imtiaj A., Sunderland T., (2011). ‘Extent and Consequences of Tropical Forest Degradation: Successive Policy Options for Bangladesh', Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 1:29-37.

18.  Rahman S. A., Paras F. D., Khan S. R., Imtiaj A., Farhana K. M., Toy M. M., Akhand M. B., Sunderland T., (2011). ‘Initiatives of Tropical Agroforestry to Sustainable Agriculture: A Case Study of Capasia Village, Northern Bangladesh', Journal of Horticulture and Forestry, 3(4):115-121.

19.  Khan S. R., Rahman S. A., Sunderland T., (2011). ‘Commons Becoming Non-commons in the Efforts for Reconciliation between Conservation and Livelihoods: A Case Study of Northern Pakistan', Journal of Horticulture and Forestry, 3(3):63-71.

20.  Sunderland T., Kibria M.G., Rahman S. A., Imtiaj A., (2011). ‘Depleting Tropical Forest at a Landscape Scale: Finding Solutions for Bangladesh', Journal of Biodiversity and Ecological Sciences, 1(1):53-64.

21.  Farhana K. M., Marchi R. S., Rahman S. A., (2010). ‘Surviving Pattern of Women and Children Migrants in Urban Bangladesh', Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology, 7(2):50-64.

22.  Rahman S. A., FarhanaK. M., Imtiaj A., Wachira S.W., Rahman M.A., Saha S., (2010). ‘Sustainable Forest Management for Poverty Reduction through Agroforestry Options: Lesson from the Remote Uplands of Eastern Bangladesh', Academic Journal of Plant Sciences, 3 (1): 11-18.

23.  Khan S. R., Rahman S. A., (2009). ‘Integrating Yak Herding a Resource for Community Livelihood in Protected Area Management: A Case Study of Northern Pakistan', Global Journal of Environmental Research, 3 (3): 258-263.

24.  Rahman S. A., Imam M. H., WachiraS.W., FarhanaK.M., Torres B., Kabir D.M.H., (2008). ‘Land Use Patterns and the Scale of Adoption of Agroforestry in the Rural Landscapes of Padma Floodplain in Bangladesh', Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 18: 193-207.

25.  Imtiaj A., Rahman S.A., (2008). ‘Economic Viability of Mushrooms Cultivation to Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh', Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 8(1): 93-99.

26.  Rahman S. A., Rahman M.F., Codilan A.L., Farhana K.M., (2007). ‘Analysis of the Economic Benefits from Systematic Improvements to Shifting Cultivation and its Evolution towards Stable Continuous Agroforestry in the Upland of Eastern Bangladesh', International Forestry Review, 9(1): 536-547.

27.  Rahman S.A., (2007). ‘Potentials and Constraints of Combined Secondary and Tree Crops Systems in Bangladesh', Palawija News, 24(1): 6-11, UNCAPSA, UN.

28.  Rahman S.A., Farhana K.M., Rahman A.H.M.M., Imtiaj A., (2007). ‘An Economic Evaluation of the Multistrata Agroforestry System in Northern Bangladesh', American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, 2 (6): 655-661.

29.  Kibria A.M.B.G., Rahman S. A., Alam M. N.,Ali M. K., Imtiaj A., (2007). ‘Survey, Evaluation and Health Care of Medicinal Plant at Rural Kishorpur Village of Rajshahi', Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, 13(2): 252-259.

30.  Naznin T., Rahman S. A., Farhana K.M., (2006). ‘Situation of Women Among the Ethnic Minorities: An Anthropological Study of Oraon Community in Northern Bangladesh', Journal of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies, 29:123-128.

31.  Rahman S. A., Farhana K. M., (2005). ‘Cost -benefit Analysis of Agriculture versus Agroforestry System in the High Barind Tract of Northern Bangladesh', International Journal of Environment and Development, 2(1):1-14.

32.  Imtiaj A., Rahman S. A., Alam S., Parvin R., Farhana K. M., Kim S. B., Lee T. S., (2005). ‘Effect of Fungicides and Plant Extracts on the Conidial Germination of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Causing Mango Anthracnose', Mycobiology, 33(4):200-205.

33. Farhana K. M., Rahman S. A., (2005). ‘Grehokorme Niojito Shishuder Ovibason O Ovijojoner Dharon (Nature of Migration and Adaptation of the Children Engaged in Household Labor)', Samaj Nirikhon, 92: 39-49.

34. Rahman S. A., Saha S., (2004). ‘Samajik Banayan O Daridra Bimochon: Prekhit Bangladesh (Social Forestry and Poverty Reduction: Bangladesh Perspective)', Samaj-Tattva, 10(2):1-12.

35. Farhana K. M., Rahman S. A., (2004). ‘Gramin Nimnobitta Poribarer Jibonbabostha: Ekti Gram Vhithik Samikha (Life System of the Rural Lower Strata Families: A Village Based Survey)', Samaj Nirikhon, 90:36-48.

Conference Proceedings (Total 15)

 

1.  Paras F., Rahman S.A., (2014). ‘Community Perspectives for Cacao-based Agroforestry Development in Camalig, Albay Province in the Philippines: An Application of Q Methodology'. XXIV IUFRO World Congress "Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research", 5-11 October, Salt Lake City, USA. p.467.

2. Rahman S.A., Desissa D., Sasaoka M., Paras F.D., Healey J., Sunderland T., (2011). ‘Changing Paradigms in a Changing Climate: Adaptive Innovation towards Forest Management Institutions to Manage Tropical Forest in South and Southeast Asia', The 8th World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology "Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture", 18-23 August, Beijing, China. pp. 439-440.

3. Rahman S.A., Rahman M.F., Sunderland T., (2011). ‘Increasing Tree Cover in Degrading Landscapes: ‘Integration' and ‘Intensification' of Smallholder Forest Culture in the Alutilla Valley, Matiranga, Bangladesh', The 8th World Congress of the International Association for Landscape Ecology "Landscape Ecology for Sustainable Environment and Culture", 18-23 August, Beijing, China. p. 440.

4. Rahman S.A., Fitriana Y.R., Waltz K., (2010). ‘Forested Farmlands: A Real Agroforestry Symbiosis from Shifting Cultivation and its Evaluation towards Stable Continuous Agroforestry in South and South East Asia', XXIII IUFRO World Congress "Forest for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment", 23-28 August, Seoul, Republic of Korea. p. 215.

5.  Rahman S.A., (2010). ‘Sustainable Forest Management for Poverty Reduction through Agroforestry options in the Uplands of Eastern Bangladesh', XXIII IUFRO World Congress "Forest for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment", 23-28 August, Seoul, Republic of Korea. p. 420.

6. Imtiaj A., Rahman S. A., Ohga S., (2010). ‘Economic Feasibility of Mushrooms Cultivation for Poverty Reduction in Bangladesh', International Conference on "Forestry Education and Research for the Asia Pacific Region", 23-25 November, College Laguna, The Philippines. p. 63.

7. Rahman S.A., Fitriana Y.R., Waltz K., (2009). ‘Forested Farmlands: Forest Management by Agroforestry Symbiosis in a Land Management Framework in South and South East Asia', First World Young Earth Scientist Congress "Young Earth Scientists for Society", 25-28 October, China University of Geosciences (Beijing), P.R. China. p. 109.

8.  Rahman S.A., Shein N.N., (2008). ‘Potentiality of Agroforestry to Poverty Reduction and Tropical Forestland Restoration in South and South East Asia', IUFRO-8.01.02 Landscape Ecology International Conference "Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions", 16-18 September, Chengdu, Sichuan, P.R. China. pp. 144-145.

9. Rahman S.A., (2007). ‘Sustainable Forest Management for Poverty Reduction through Agroforestry Options in the Uplands of Eastern Bangladesh', 3rd AIMES Young Scholars Network (YSN) Workshop "Modeling Land-Use Decision Making", 2-5 June 2007, Bristol, UK (Poster).

10.Rahman S.A., Ghosh L., Farhana K.M., Saha S., (2006). ‘Agroforestry for Livelihood Security in Agrarian Landscapes of the Padma Floodplain in Bangladesh', International Conference on Environment, Livelihoods and Development in South Asia: Historical Probings in a Comparative Framework, 6-8 March 2006, University of Calcutta, India. p. 24.

11.Rahman S. A., Farhana K. M., (2005). ‘Creating Conditions for a Quantum Leap of Bio Diversity through Organic Agriculture in Asia and the Pacific', First DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference "Integrating Biodiversity Science for Human Well Being", 9-12 November 2005, Oaxaca, Mexico. p. 186.

12.Rahman S. A., Farhana K. M., (2005). ‘Cost-benefit Analysis of Agriculture Versus Agroforestry System in the High Barind Tract of Northern Bangladesh', MSA Golden Jubilee & ASM 10th Anniversary International Congress (ISC) "Science for Humanity", 3-6 August 2005, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. pp. 108-109.

13.Imtiaj A., Rahman S.A., Alam S., Parvin R., Farhana K.M., Kim S.B., Lee T.S., (2005). ‘Effect of Fungicides and Plant Extracts on the Conidial Germination of Mango Anthracnose Caused by Colletotrichum gloeosporioides', Conference of Korean Society of Plant Pathology, 20-21 October 2005, National Instrumentation Centre for Environmental Management (NICEM), Seoul National University, Korea. pp. 191-192.

14.Rahman S. A., Farhana K. M., (2005). ‘Sustainable Agriculture for Poverty Reduction through Agroforestry Initiatives: Bangladesh Experience', International Conference on Agricultural Research for Development: European Responses to Changing Global Needs, 27-29 April 2005, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. p. 11.

15.Rahman S. A., Farhana K. M., (2004). ‘Influence of Agroforestry on Poverty Reduction: Bangladesh Perspective', 1st World Congress of Agroforestry- Working Together for Sustainable Land use Systems, 27th June - 02 July 2004, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), University of Florida, USA. p.83.

NEWS, MAGAZINE, BLOG, VIDEO INTERVIEW AND OTHERS

1.‘Landscaping Actually, Forests to Farms through a Gender Lens', October 2014, p. 53-56. International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), Cali, Colombia, http://issuu.com/ciat-ftagender/docs/final_ebook (CGIAR photo and story e-book entry).

2.Friends of Indonesia (Magazine),Issue 1, 2014, p.4. Jakarta, Indonesia (Magazine entry).

3.‘Pontio: What does it mean to you?' March 2012, Bangor University, UK, https://www.pontio.co.uk/Online/Default.asp (Video Interview).

4.‘Sustaining Bangladesh's Remaining Forests', CIFOR News 47, June 2009, p.13. Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia (CIFOR News entry).

CIFOR/Other Blog Entries (Total 6)

1.  ‘Agriculture or Forest? Studying Tree Cultivation in West Java, Indonesia', http://peoplefoodandnature.org/blog/agriculture-or-forest-studying-tree-cultivation-in-west-java-indonesia/ (11 May, 2016).

2.  ‘Switching Swidden to Agroforestry – A Small Intervention with Big Potential in West Java', http://blog.cifor.org/41242/switching-swidden-to-agroforestry-a-small-intervention-with-big-potential-in-west-java?fnl=en (26 April 2016).

3.  ‘Gardens in the Sky: The Advantages of Agroforestry in Bangladesh', http://blog.cifor.org/24120/gardens-in-the-sky-the-advantages-of-agroforestry-in-bangladesh#.VMvSydWsVyg (21 September 2014).

4.  ‘Bangladesh Forests Disappearing at "Alarming Rate", Says Expert', http://blog.cifor.org/9434/bangladesh-forests-disappearing-at-alarming-rate-says-expert#.VMvR7dWsVyg (4 June 2012).

5.  ‘Mango Trees Help Make Food Crops in Bangladesh More Productive', http://blog.cifor.org/8220/mango-trees-help-make-food-crops-in-bangladesh-more-productive#.VMvR6tWsVyg (4 April 2012).

6.  ‘Push for Forest Conservation Destroying Pakistani Yak Herding Practices', http://blog.cifor.org/7302/push-for-forest-conservation-destroying-pakistani-yak-herding-practices#.VMvRVdWsVyg (09 February 2012).

BOOK/PAPER REVIEWING EXPERIENCE, AND EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERSHIP

Reviewer of the Following Books /Journals:

Advancesin Agroforestry Book Series (Springer).

Land Use Policy (Elsevier).

Agroforestry Systems (Springer).

International Forestry Review (Commonwealth Forestry Association).

Journal of Forestry Research (Springer).

Journal of Mountain Science (Springer).

International Journal of Social Forestry (IJSF).

African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.

African Journal of History and Culture.

Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology.

Journal of Global Ecology and Environment.

 

Editorial Board Membership:

1.Executive Editor, International Journal of Humanities and Social Developments (IJHSD)(http://ijhsd.inard.org/about-us/).

2.Scientific Editor, Journal of Mountain Science, (http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/journal/11629)

3.Member, Scientific Committee, Spanish Journal of Rural Development (http://www.sjruraldevelopment.org/en/comite/).

4.Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Research on Land-use Sustainability (http://www.landusesustainabilityjournal.org/editorial-board.html).

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

1.   Regional Coordinator (South and South-East Asia), International Working Party on Forest Landscape Ecology—IUFRO, 8.01.02 (January 2010 to date).

2.   Chairperson, Professional Development Support Team, and 2010-2012 Executive Board Member, Young Earth Scientist Network (YES) (March 2010 to August 2012).

3.   Social Secretary, Research Student Forum (RSF), Bangor University, UK (December 2011 to July 2013).

4.   Member, AIMES (Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System) Young Scholars Network (YSN) [it is a core project of IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme)].

5.   Member, Young Professionals Platform on Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD).

6.   Regular member, World Academy of Young Scientists (WAYS), Budapest, Hungary.

7.   Member, Poverty and Conservation Learning Group (PCLG).

8.   Member, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Katmandu, Nepal.

9.   Member, Sociological Association, Department of Sociology, University of Rajshahi.