ফরেস্ট্রি এন্ড এনভায়রনমেন্টাল সায়েন্স

    Faculty Profile

    Dr Narayan Saha

    অধ্যাপক

    Contact Information:

    • Office Address: Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh
    • Phone: 880-821-713491, 714479, 713850, Ext. 406, 880-1716-072440
    • Email: nsaha12010-fes@sust.edu, nsaha2002@yahoo.co.in

    Education:

    • Ph.D (1998), in Forest Economics and Policies, Ehime University, Japan
    • M.Sc. (1995), in Forest Management, Kochi University, Japan
    • B.Sc. (Hons) (1986), in Forestry, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)

    Research Interests:

    • Sustainable Forest Management
    • Sustainable Ecotourism Development
    • Ethnic Community Development
    • Sustainable Utilization Of Non-Timber Forest Products
    • Participatory Forestry
    • Climate Change Mitigation

    Active Research Project

    1. Program Self-Assessment for the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science (FES) of the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), funded by the World Bank (World Bank funded to the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, UGC funded to FES, SUST (2015) – Head

    Previous Research Project

    1. Perceptions of the Ecotourism and it’s Impacts: A Case Study in Ratargul Fresh Water Swamp Forest, Bangladesh, funded by University Research Centre, SUST (2014-2015) - Chief Investigator
    2. Present Status and Potential of Forest Resources in Sylhet Forest Division, Bangladesh, funded by SUST (2007-2008) – Chief Investigator

    External Affiliations:

    • Reviewer: Small-Scale Forestry of Springer, Climate and Development of Taylor & Francis, Natural Resources and Conservation of Horizon Research Publishing, The Chittagong University Journal of Science and some other national and international research journals.
    • Member: Foresters’ BD, Global Forest Policy Networking Group, Urban Forestry, Environmental Impact Assessment, International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA), REDD+ Network, Climate-Eval: Evaluation of Climate Change and Development, International Professors Project, The Teaching Professor Group, Forest Carbon Association, Forest Information, Forest Management and Wood Sourcing, Forest Products Industry Events, Forest Products Society, Forest and Sustainable Farming Investment, International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA), RISI, The Wildlife Society.

    Awards & Recognition:

    • Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board Stipend, Comilla (1982-1985).
    • Post-doctoral Fellowship of Japanese Student Service Organization (JSSO), Japan (October 15, 2005 to January 12, 2006).
    • Post-doctoral Fellowship of Japanese Student Service Organization (JSSO), Japan (October 15, 2005 to January 12, 2006).

    Selected Publications

    1. Narayan Saha, Isao Kawata and Yasushi Furukawa (1997) Alternative Fiber Resources for Pulp and Paper Industry of Bangladesh: Why and What? Journal of Forest Research, No. 3 Vol. 2, 165-170pp.
    2. Narayan Saha andM. AtiqulAzam (2004)The Indigenous Hill-farming System of Khasia Tribes in Moulvibazar District of Bangladesh: Status and Impacts. Small Scale Forest Economics, Management and Policy, No 2 Vol 3. 273-281pp.
    3. Narayan Saha andM. AtiqulAzam (2005) Betel Leaf based Forest Farming by Khasia Tribes: A Sustainable System of Forest Management in Moulvibazar District, Bangladesh. Forests, Trees and Livelihood, No. 3, Vol. 15. 273-288.
    4. Chowdhury, M.S.H., Salahuddin, K.M., Saha, N., Muhammed, N. and Koike, M. 2008. Recreation potentialof green space in polluted city: Visitors' view on Baldah Garden of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In: Abdullah, S.A., Ahmad, N., Othman, M.S., Kutty, A.A. and Rahman,
    5. Mohammed Shaheed HossainChowdhury, Masao Koike, NurMuhammed, Md. Abdul Halim, Narayan Saha and Hajime Kobayashi (2009). Use of plants in healthcare: a traditional ethno-medicinal practice in rural areas of southeastern Bangladesh. International Journal o
    6. Mohammed Alamgir, Tarek Mohammad Moin and Narayan Saha (2009). Climate Change Mitigation and Role of Forest: Bangladesh Perspective. The Environ Monitor.IX (1 & 2): 4-16.
    7. Mohammad ShaheedHossainChowdhury, Md. MizanurRahman, Masao Koike, NurMuhammed, Kazi Mohammad Salauddin, Md. Abdul Halim, Narayan Saha, Md. ParvezRana and Md. Jahirul Islam (2010). Small-Scale Mehedi (Lawsoniainermis L.) Farming in the Central Bangladesh:
    8. Sharif A. Mukuland NarayanSaha(2010)Contribution of indigenous agroforestry systems in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem functioning: experiences on four contrasting systems from Bangladesh.TheInternational Forestry Review 12(5), 2010, 195pp.
    9. MizanurRahman, Nibarab Chandra Das, Narayan Saha and Mahmuda Islam (2010). Nature, Profitability and Sustainability of murta (Schumannianthusdichotoma (Sal.) Willd.) based small-scale enterprises in north eastern Bangladesh. Small-Scale Forestry. (20
    10. Mohammad GolamKibria and Narayan Saha (2011). Analysis of existing agroforestry practices in Madhupur Sal forest: an assessment based on ecological and economic perspectives. Journal of Forestry research (2011)22(4):533-542.
    11. Islam, M, Saha, N. and Rahman, M. (2012) Impact of livelihood dependence on ecological functions of wetlands (ISBN 978-659-184499). LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG, Heinrich-Bocking-Str. 6-8, 66121, Saarbrucken, Germany.
    12. Saha N (2014) A twenty-first century curriculum for environmental science at undergraduate level for developing countries. In: Datta DK (ed) (2014) Basic Undergraduate Course Curricular Requirements in Environmental Sciences to Meet the Challenges of Twen
    13. Kazi Mohammad Masum, Mohammad Nabidul Islam, Narayan Saha, Md. ZobaerHasan and Asyraf Mansora(2015) Assessment of Land Grabbing from Protected Forest Areas of Bhawal National Park in Bangladesh. Landscape Research, 2015 VOL. XX, NO. X 1–13. http://dx.do

    Teaching

    • Forest and Environmental Economics
    • Forest Development Planning
    • Forest Resource Economics (Advance course)

    Graduate Supervision

    1. Undergraduate & Graduate (Student: 50)