Bangladesh is one of the most land-scarce, lightly forested and highly populated agrarian countri
Ronju has over 8 years of work experiences in forestry or natural resource management and sound knowledge of research methodologies relevant to the discipline/field. Recently Ronju has worked as a research consultant for “Global Agrarian Change project” which is a multi-disciplinary research project of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). He worked with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and academics from the Center for International Forestry Research and the University of British Columbia for research design, data collection and analysis. Throughout this role, he achieved great skills and knowledge in the application of a range of social and ecological methods in the context of forest and agriculture systems. Previously Ronju worked with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Bangladesh Forest Department on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change through Coastal Afforestation project. He supported activities to build partnerships between local government agencies and communities for landscape restoration with plantations and developing adaptive livelihood practices.
Ronju has received his PhD in natural resource management with specialisation in forestry. He also had a Bachelor of Forestry degree from the Chittagong University of Bangladesh and a Masters degree in Ecosystems, Governance and Globalisation from Stockholm Resilience Centre of Stockholm University in Sweden. Ronju's present research interests are in contemporary forest and agriculture land use changes with a particular focus on synergies and trade-offs of land use changes with livelihoods at landscape level and application of ecosystem service concept in dynamic social-ecological systems. He is interested in interdisciplinary research approaches, mixed-method research design, surveys and data analysis. Ronju has published articles and book chapters on forest and land use changes (journal: Ecosystem Services, The Science of The Total Environment), mangroves, coastal livelihoods and presented his work at several international conferences held in Sweden, Mexico, Africa, Norway, Germany and the UK.