Md. Abiar Rahman is an expert on agroforestry, agro-climatology, sustainable agriculture and land use design. He is a Professor, Dept. of Agroforestry and Environment, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University (BSMRAU), Bangladesh. He did PhD and Postdoc in Kyushu University, Japan by getting award from MEXT and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) scholarships, respectively. He has supervised 33 postgraduate students in the fields of agroforestry, environment and climate change & adaptation. He has published 54 articles in different journals and attended 30 international conferences / seminars / workshops. He also implemented several projects on agroforestry and climate change funded by different national and international organizations. He has interest on function and service of agroecosystems under changing climate. He has experience on crop productivity in drought and saline prone areas of Bangladesh. He is working on designing of homestead production system for better livelihood, income generation, food security and living environment. He also emphasized the land-use and climate change impacts on ecosystem services and functions in different regions of Bangladesh. Recently he has wrote a book entitled “Deforestation in the Teknaf Peninsula of Bangladesh – A Study of Political Ecology”.
A committed, knowledgeable and capable academia and researcher. Extensively published in experimental work, with significant expertise in agroforestry, environment, climate change and climate smart agriculture. Highly experienced in project and team management, strategic planning and budget management, as well as design and construction of new ideas. A confident presenter and teacher, able to impart complex information to audiences of all levels. Seeking a supervisory role.
Professor of Agroforestry & Environment, BSMRAU, Bangladesh
Director, Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), BSMRAU
Chief Innovation Officer, BSMRAU
Bangladesh Country Liaison Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF
TEACHING & RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
01/2001 – Present
PhD – Kyushu University, Japan, 2008
MS in Agroforestry & Environment – BSMRAU, Bangladesh, 2001
BSc in Agriculture – Bangladesh Agricultural University, 1993