Md. Abiar Rahman
Md Abiar Rahman is an expert on agroforestry, agro-climatology, sustainable agriculture and land use design. He is a Professor in the Department of Agroforestry and Environment, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh. He completed his PhD and post doctorate studies in Kyushu University, Japan, through awarded scholarships from MEXT and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), respectively. He has supervised 33 postgraduate students in the fields of agroforestry, environment and climate change and adaptation. He has published 54 articles in different journals and attended 30 international conferences, seminars and workshops. He also implemented several projects on agroforestry and climate change funded by different national and international organizations. His research interests lie in the function and service of agroecosystems under changing climate. He has experience in crop productivity in drought and saline prone areas of Bangladesh. He is working on designing a homestead production system for better livelihoods, income generation, food security and living environment, and focuses on the land-use and climate change impacts on ecosystem services and functions in different regions of Bangladesh. Recently he wrote a book entitled ‘Deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh – A Study of Political Ecology’.