Forestry & Environmental Science

    Faculty Profile

    Dr Narayan Saha

    Professor

    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. 604, 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
    • Fuelwood and Timber Markets

    Active Research Project

    1. Developing a framework and a modified model for valuation of recreational economic benefits of protected areas in Bangladesh. (2018-2019-2020-2021), funded by University Research Centre, SUST: Chief Investigator
    2. Bangladesh fuel wood demand and supply analysis. The Nielsen Company (Bangladesh) Limited, Dhaka funded by World Bank : Consultant (2019—2020).

    Previous Research Project

    1. Assessing Suitable Trees Species for Biochar Manufacture and their Performance in Enriching Soil Quality and Plant Growth (2017-2018), funded by University Research Centre, SUST: Chief Investigator
    2. 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
    3. 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
    4. Present Status and Potential of Forest Resources in Sylhet Forest Division, Bangladesh, funded by SUST (2007-2008) – Chief Investigator

    External Affiliations:

    • Reviewer: International Forestry Review of the Commonwealth Forestry Association, Global Ecology and Conservation of Elsevier, 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.
    • Member: The Institution of Foresters Bangladesh (IFB); Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences (IFESCU) Alumni Association (IAA), Foresters’ BD

    Awards & Recognition:

    • Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board Stipend, Comilla (1982-1985).
    • Scholarship of Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture (Monboshu), Japan (January, 1993 to March 1998).
    • Post-doctoral Fellowship of Japanese Student Service Organization (JSSO), Japan (October 15, 2005 to January 12, 2006).

    Journal Publications

    1. Narayan Saha and Sharif A. Mukul (2021) Visitor's willingness to pay for cultural ecosystem services in Bangladesh:an assessment for Lawachara National Park, a biodiversity hotspot (pre-print). Research Squar.DOI: https://doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-269549/v1e
    2. Md. Ahsan Habib Ador, Mantajur Rahman and Narayan Saha (2020) A comparative study on biomass fuel consumption, collection and preference patterns by rural households of forest and non-forest areas in northern Bangladesh. Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology 10 (2): 131 -140.
    3. Chisol Luis Mree, Sanjoy Das, TusherKumer Ray, Pinaki Chowdhury andNarayan Saha (2020) Residents’ Perception of Ecotourism in Ratargul Freshwater Swamp Forest of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry 5(3): 1-11
    4. Akib Hasan, Miguel Montoro Girona, Guillaume Grosbois, Narayan Saha and Md Abdul Halim (2020) Land Sparing Can Maintain Bird Diversity in Northeastern Bangladesh. Sustainability, 12, 6472; doi:10.3390/su12166472
    5. Sanjoy Das, Shourav Dutta, Pinaki Chowdhury, Tusher Kumer Ray, Kishwar Jahan Chowdhury and Narayan Saha (2020). Residents’ Dependency on Forest Resources: A Case Study on Ratargul Freshwater Swamp Forest of Bangladesh. Asian Journal of Environment & Ecology13(2): 51-64
    6. INTERNATIONAL BLOG: Saha, N. (2019) Developing a modified Travel Cost Method for the robust estimation of recreational economic value of the protected areas in Bangladesh. NEWECONOMY.ORG.AU
    7. BOOK CHAPTER: Saha, N. (2019) Tropical forest and sustainability: an overview. In: W. Leal Filho et al. (eds.), Life on land, Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
    8. Subhasish Das, Debit Datta, Narayan Saha and Farhana Bintay Hye (2018) Conservation Status of Black Soft Shell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) in Bangladesh. Journal of Wildlife Research, 6(2):12-16.
    9. Shamim M, Saha N & Hye FB (2018) Effect of biochar on seed germination, early growth of Oryza sativa L. and soil nutrients. Tropical Plant Research 5(3): 336–342
    10. Sharif A Mukul and Narayan Saha (2017) Conservation Benefits of Tropical Multifunctional Land-Uses in and Around a Forest Protected Area of Bangladesh. Land 2017, 6, 2; doi:10.3390/land6010002. MDPI.
    11. Kazi Mohammad Masum, Mohammad Nabidul Islam, Narayan Saha, Md. Zobaer Hasan and Asyraf Mansor (2016) Assessment of Land Grabbing from Protected Forest Areas of Bhawal National Park in Bangladesh. Landscape Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01426397.2015.1078456 41(3), 330-343.
    12. Mohammed Ali, Mahmuda Islam, Narayan Saha and Akber Hossain Kanan (2014) Effects of Microclimatic Parameters on Tea Leaf Production in Different Tea Estates in Bangladesh. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10 (3): 134-140, 2014, ISSN 1817-3047© IDOSI Publications, 2014 DOI: 10.5829/ idosi. wjas.2014.10.3.1739.
    13. BOOK: 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.
    14. Islam, M, Saha, N. and Rahman, M (2011). Economic activities decrease biodiversity in Hakaluki haor, the largest inland fresh water ecosystem in Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Sciences 2(2):946-956.
    15. 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.
    16. Narayan Saha, Mohammad Sohel Rana, Mizanur Rahman and Mahmuda Islam (2010). Potential Rural Employment in Bamboo Based Industry in the Northern region of Bangladesh. Int. J. For. Usuf. Mngt. 11(2): 47-54 (2010).
    17. 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: A Promising NTFP-Based Rural Livelihood Outside the Forests. Small-Scale Forestry.(2010) 9:93-105.
    18. 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.
    19. 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. (2010) 9:369-378.
    20. 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 of Biodiversity Science & Management. 5(1): 41-51.
    21. 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.
    22. Mohammed Salim Uddin, Narayan Saha, Mohammad Rakibul Hassan, Tarek Mohammad Moin and Md. Golam Kibria (2008). Hajong Tribe and Plants: A dependency analysis. Int. J. For. Usuf. Mngt 9(1):30-38
    23. Narayan Saha, Tarek Mohammad Moin, Mohammed Golam Kibria, Mohammed Alamgir and Mohammed Salim Uddin (2008). Present Status and Potential of Major Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFPS) in Sylhet Forest Division, Bangladesh. Int. J. For. Usuf. Mngt. 9(2): 101-115
    24. 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.
    25. 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.
    26. Narayan Saha (1998) A Study on Forest Industries of Bangladesh. Bulletin of the Kochi University Forests, No. 25, April, 1998, 1-107pp.
    27. Narayan Saha, Isao Kawata and Yasushi Furukawa (1997) Sawmill Industry in Bangladesh: A Case Study on Sawmill Industry of Sutrapur Thana of Dhaka District and it's Raw Material Procurement System (in Japanese). Journal of Forest Economics, No. 2, Vol. 43 (1997), 83-88pp.
    28. Narayan Saha, Isao Kawata and Yasushi Furukawa (1997) Study on Sawmill Industry and Collection Systems of its Raw Material in Bangladesh-A Case Study of Kotwali Thana of Chittagong District. Bulletin of the Kochi University Forests, No. 24, April, 1997, 1-16pp.
    29. 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.
    30. Narayan Saha, Isao Kawata and Yasushi Furukawa (1995) A Case Study on Pulp and Paper Industry in Bangladesh (in Japanese). Journal of Forest Economics, No. 127(1995), 125-130pp.

    Conference Proceedings

    1. NATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Narayan Saha and Nur Uddin Ahamad (2018). Assessing suitable tree species for biochar manufacture and their performance in enriching soil quality and plant growth. Book of abstracts. 6th annual conference on research findings - 2018. Organized by SUST Research Centre. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet. September 27-30, 2018. p61.
    2. INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Chisol Luis Mree. and Narayan.Saha (2018) Resident perception of ecotourism at Ratargul Freshwater Swamp Forest of Sylhet region in Bangladesh. International Conference on Social Work and Sustainable Social Development 2018, organized by Department of Social Work, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet-3114, Bangladesh. January 4-6, 2018, p53-54.
    3. INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Kanan, A. H. and Saha, N. (2015) A legal assessment of the functional traits of the sawmills of Sylhet City Corporation, Bangladesh. IX Young researchers meeting on conservation and sustainable use of forest systems. CENEAM, Valsain (Spain), 28-29th January, 2015. 54pp.
    4. INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Kazi Mohammad Masum, Mohammad Nabidul Islam, Narayan Saha and Asyraf Mansor (2014) Industrialization inside the protected areas of Bangladesh - Status, Trend, Cause and Effect of land use change. The 9th Regional Integrated Multidisciplinary & Transboundary Research for Global Transformation (IMT-GT) Uninet Conference – 2014 held in Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia on 3-5 November, 2014.
    5. NATIONAL PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATION: 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 Twenty First Century. Proceedings, Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna 9208, Bangladesh: June 20-21, 2014:41-53.
    6. NATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Most. Jannatul Fardusi, M. Habibur Rahman, Bishwajit Roy and Narayan Saha (2013) Assessment of Organic Fertilizers Effects on Seed Germination, Establishment and Initial Growth Performances of Terminalia arjuna Roxb., an important medicinal plant species under Nursery Condition. Annual Botanical Conference – 2012, held at the University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
    7. NATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Most. Jannatul Fardusi and Narayan Saha (2012) Effect of organic fertilizers on germination and growth of four multipurpose tree species under nursery condition. Proceedings of divisional conference on community based adaptation (CBA) to climate change. SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh. March18, 2012. p15.
    8. NATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Sawon Istiak Anik and Narayan Saha (2012) Carbon mitigation and economic viability of small scale biogas plants in northeastern region, Bangladesh. Proceedings of divisional conference on community based adaptation (CBA) to climate change. SUST, Sylhet, Bangladesh. March18, 2012. p7
    9. NATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Md Sumon Reza and Narayan Saha (2011) Comparative assessment on regeneration status of exotic and indigenous species within and surroundings of Satchari National Park. Compendium of abstracts, The first Bangladesh Forestry Congress-2011, Dhaka, Bangladesh. April 19-21, 2011. p23-24.
    10. INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Sharif Ahmed Mukul and Narayan Saha (2011) Trade-offs between plant biodiversity and intensification. Poster Abstracts. Student Conference on Conservation Science New York. American Museum of Natural History, NY, USA, October 12-14, 2011.Pp21-22.
    11. INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Sharif Ahmed Mukul, Narayan Saha and Elizabeth Thompson (2011) The role of contrasting agroforestry land-uses on organic carbon storage and woody biomass allocation in tropical forests of Bangladesh. Geo-Carbon Conference: Carbon in a changing world. FAO, Rome, Italy, October 24-26, 2011.
    12. INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Sharif Ahmed Mukul and Narayan Saha (2010) Contribution of indigenous agroforestry systems in biodiversity conservation and ecosystem functioning: Experiences from four contrasting systems of Bangladesh. XXIII IUFRO World Congress -2010 – Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment. Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23-28 August 2010.
    13. INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATIONS: Chowdhury, M.S.H., Salahuddin, K.M., Saha, N., Muhammed, N. and Koike, M. 2008. Recreation potential of 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, Z.A. (eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd Regional Symposium on Environment and Natural Resources-Conservation for a green future, August 5-6, 2008. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    14. INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACT PUBLICATION: Narayan Saha and M. Atiqul Azam (2004) Betel Leaf based Forest Farming by Khasia Tribes: A Sustainable System of Forest Management in Moulvibazar District, Bangladesh. Proceedings of Abstracts, 1st World Congress of Agroforestry, working together for sustainable land use system, Orlando, Florida, USA, June 27-July02, 2004. Pp86.
    15. INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATION: Narayan Saha and M. Atiqul Azam (2004) An economic evaluation of a sustainable forest farming system of Khasia tribes in Moulvibazar district, Bangladesh. Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics of Sustainable Forest Management, University of Toronto, Canada, May 20-22, 2004. 1-8pp.
    16. INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATION: Narayan Saha, Isao Kawata and Yasushi Furukawa (1998) Relationship between benefits of rural farmers and homestead forests management of Bangladesh. Proceedings of International Symposium on Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization-Sustainable Use and Management, Seagaia, Miyazaki, Japan, 326-333pp.
    17. INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATION: Narayan Saha (1997) Consumption and Supply of Sawlogs in Bangladesh – A Case Study of Sawmill Industry of Sutrapur Thana of Dhaka District. Proceedings of 11th Summer Seminar in Kochi, organized by The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University, Japan. 11th meeting, June 1997, 42-49pp.
    18. INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS PUBLICATION: Narayan Saha, Isao Kawata and Yasushi Furukawa (1995) Study on Non-Wood and Forest Based Fiber Resources in Bangladesh-A Case Study on Pulp and Paper Industry. Proceedings of TAPPI 1995 Pulping Conference, Book 2, Atlanta, USA, 597-603pp.

    Teaching

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

    Graduate Supervision

    1. Undergraduate & Graduate (more than 50 students)