Ronju Ahammad

Ronju Ahammad

Biography

Ronju has a Bachelor of Forestry degree from Chittagong University of Bangladesh and a Masters degree in Ecosystems, Governance and Globalisation from Stockholm Resilience Centre of Stockholm University in Sweden.  His research interests are in contemporary development approaches to natural resource management with a particular focus on synergies and trade-offs of biodiversity conservation with livelihoods at the community and ecosystem levels and application of resilience and transformation concepts in dynamic social-ecological systems.

Before commencing his PhD with RIEL, Ronju worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Bangladesh on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation project. He supported activities to build partnerships between local government agencies and communities for collaborative land uses in coastal areas and monitoring of income-generating livelihood practices. Ronju also contributed to knowledge management of the project through developing case study information, fact sheets and stories on the adaptation lessons for dissemination within Bangladesh and abroad.

In the past two years, Ronju actively led a field survey in Chittagong Hill Tracts region of Bangladesh supported by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE). He conducted qualitative and quantitative surveys at rural households, forest and agriculture farms across land use intensification gradient. He is familiar with interdisciplinary research approaches, mixed method research design, surveys and data analysis. Ronju has published articles and book chapters on forest and land use changes, coastal livelihoods and presented his work at several international conferences held in Africa, Norway, Germany and the UK. 

My projects

Forests and trees generate a range of ecosystem services that are direct sources of food, energy

People I work with

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Assoc Prof Natasha Stacey
Natural resources-based livelihoods, Associate Professor
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Dr. Abu Nasar Abdullah
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Frances Every
Alumni - PhD Student
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Julian Gorman
Research Fellow
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Indrawati Y. Asmara
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Luke Preece
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Dr. Bronwyn Myers
Senior Research Fellow
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Nick Hogarth
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Nick Smith
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Ria Fitriana
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Sarah Hobgen
Research Project Officer - PHD Student
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Prof. Owen Stanley
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Kamal Melvani
PhD Student
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Dirk Steenbergen
Post-doctoral Fellow (NAMRA)
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Pia Harkness
PhD Student
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Frederika Rambu Ngana
PhD student
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Hannah Ling
PhD Student
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Dr Lisa Petheram
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Sam Pickering
Research Associate
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Kim Hunnam
PhD Student
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Gianna Bonis-Profumo
Alumni - PhD Candidate
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Emily Gibson
PhD Student

My blog posts

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RIEL researchers attend CIFOR workshop on Agrarian change

My Places