Interests and expertise
I am a marine biologist focusing on conserving sharks and rays in the global south context. In a nutshell, my doctoral research- i) address the dearth of critical data for the understanding of elasmobranch fisheries in Bangladesh; ii) assesses the vulnerability of existing species and sustainability of elasmobranch fishery against contemporary fishing pressures; which will, in turn, iii) contribute to the National Plan of Action for Sharks and rays-Bangladesh as part of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)- International Plan of Action for Conservation and Management of Sharks. Based on the results of my research, I will identify ecological, social, and political challenges and opportunities for implementing a more inclusive management regime for sharks and rays in Bangladesh. My research will also contribute to developing a unified sustainability model for developing countries’ contexts that embraces baseline and incorporates socio-ecological perspectives in management decision making.
I completed my BS in Zoology (2011) and MS in Fisheries (2012) from the Dept. of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a Commonwealth Scholar, I pursued another MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and Management (2014) at the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. Since 2019, I have been pursuing doctoral studies at NbSI in Dept. of Zoology, Oxford with the support of a Bangabandhu Scholarship.
Conserving sharks and rays in the global south
This project assesses the vulnerability of shark species and sustainability of elasmobranch fishery against contemporary fishing pressures. This information is being integrated into the National Plan [...] Read more