Address:

    Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208 Bangladesh

    Email:

    menamulkabir@fwt.ku.ac.bd

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    +880 1776300400

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Dr. Md. Enamul Kabir

Professor

Research Interest:

Forestry, forest ecology, social forestry, community forestry, agroforestry, forest inventory and mensuration

Education

2007    Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Resources Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. 

2001    Master of Science in Natural Resources Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. 

1997    Bachelor of Science (honors) in Forestry and Wood Technology from Khulna University, Bangladesh. 

1991    Higher Secondary Certificate in Science from Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Jessore, Bangladesh. 

1989    Secondary School Certificate in Science from Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, Jessore, Bangladesh. 

Bio

Md. Enamul Kabir has been a faculty member for more than 22 years in Khulna University a Bangladesh’s public university (currently a Professor). He conducted his postgraduate studies (MSc and PhD) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. His PhD fieldwork entailed complete botanical surveys of more than 400 homegardens in SW Bangladesh, making it one of the most extensive—if not the most—homegarden surveys in existence. He has established an international reputation in agroforestry sciences, with particular expertise in homegardens. He has published a number of solid papers in international peer reviewed journals and also served as a reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals. He has significant experience with fieldwork and novel, crosscutting analytical research protocols and has participated in forest dynamic studies in the South Pacific islands of American Samoa, Thailand, and Bangladesh. He has has been trained in the International Forestry Resources and Institutions (IFRI) research protocol (www.umich.edu/~ifri), which is a global, interdisciplinary research programme combining several integrated research tools that are founded on extensive institutional theory on Common Pool Resources (CPR) management.

Experiences

Aug 2014 – January 2015: Visiting Research Scholar as a postdoctoral fellow, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan. Sep 2009 – Present: Professor, Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh. May 2014 – June 2014: Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources, American Samoa. Jun 2007 – Jul 2007: Worked as a Traning Coordinator of International Forestry Resources and Instutions (IFRI), the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Jun 2007 – Jul 2007: Field coordinator, International Forestry Resources and Institutions Training Program organized by the Natural Resources Management Field of Study of the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Jul 2004 – Sep 2009: Associate Professor, Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh. Sep 2004 – Dec 2004: Worked as Research Associate for the Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Jul 2001– Jul 2004: Assistant Professor, Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh. Feb 1997 – Jul 2001: Lecturer, Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Publication

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

Mitu M, Islam MA, Rahman MS, Feroz SM, Mollick AS and Kabir ME. 2019. Pyrolysis kinetic study on waste particle residue from particle board industry. J Indian Acad Wood Sci. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13196-019-00236-x

 

Sadath MN, Schusser C, and Kabir ME. 2017. Actor-Centered Interest Power Analysis of Participatory Biodiversity Conservation Policy Program in and Around the Bangladeshi Sundarbans. In: DasGupta R and Shaw R. (Eds.) Participatory Mangrove Management in a Changing Climate, Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific. Pp 85–97. Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-56481-2_6

 

Rahman MM, Kabir ME, and Ahmed I. 2017. Protected Areas for Climate Change Mitigation and Livelihood Option: A Case Study of the Bangladesh Sundarbans Mangrove Forest In: DasGupta R and Shaw R. (Eds.) Participatory Mangrove Management in a Changing Climate, Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific. Pp 119–136. Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-56481-2_8

 

Khan MNI and Kabir ME. 2017. Ecology of Kandelia obovata (S., L.) Yong: A Fast-Growing Mangrove in Okinawa, Japan. In: DasGupta R and Shaw R. (Eds.) Participatory Mangrove Management in a Changing Climate, Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific. Pp 287–302. Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-4-431-56481-2_18

 

Kabir ME, Rahman MM, Ando K. 2016. Home gardening for biodiversity conservation in Kalaroa Upazila of Satkhira District, Bangladesh. Tropical Agriculture and Development. 60(4): 205–215

 

Feroz SM, Mamun AA, Kabir ME. 2016. Composition, diversity and distribution of woody species in relation to vertical stratification of a tropical wet evergreen forest in Bangladesh. Global Ecology and Conservation. 8: 144–153. doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2016.08.012

 

Rahman Md. AU, Hossain MZ, Kabir ME. 2016. Operationalizing community-led housing in practice: Lessons from Bangkok, Thailand and Mumbai, India. International Journal of Sustainable Built Environment. 5: 564–578. doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsbe.2016.05.002

Kabir ME, Rahman MM, Rahman MAU, Ando K. 2016. Effects of Household Characteristics on Homegarden Characteristics in Kalaroa Upazila, Satkhira District, Bangladesh. Small-scale Forestry. 15(4): 443 – 461. doi: 10.1007/s11842-016-9332-3

 

Alam AFMA,  Asad R, Kabir ME. 2016. Rural settlements dynamics and the prospects of densification strategy in rural Bangladesh. SpringerPlus. 5(1): 1–11. doi:10.1186/s40064-016-1883-4

 

Kabir ME, Rahman MM, and Ando K. 2015. Home gardening for biodiversity conservation in Kalaroa Upazila of Satkhira District, Bangladesh. Tropical Agriculture and Development. 60(4): 205–215.

 

Feroz SM, Kabir ME, and Hagihara A. 2015. Species Composition, Diversity and Stratification in Subtropical Evergreen Broadleaf Forests along a Latitudinal Thermal Gradient in the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Global Ecology and Conservation. 4: 63–72. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2015.05.002

Rahman MM, Kabir ME, Akon ASMJU, and Ando K. 2015. High carbon stocks in roadside plantations under participatory management in Bangladesh. Global Ecology and Conservation. 3: 412–423. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2015.01.011

Kabir ME, Webb EL and Dhar T.K. 2010. Are homegardens managed properly in Bangladesh? Asia Pacific Journal of Rural Development 20(2): 47–68

 

Webb EL and Kabir ME. 2009. Homegardening for tropical biodiversity conservation? Conservation Biology 23(6): 1641–1644. doi: 10.1111/j. 1523-1739.2009.01267.x

 

Kabir ME and Webb EL. 2009. Household characteristics and the homegarden in southwestern Bangladesh. Agroforestry Systems 75: 129–145. doi: 10.1007/s 10457-008-91 42-5 

 

Kabir ME and Webb EL. 2008. Floristics and structure of southwestern Bangladesh homegardens. International Journal of Biodiversity Science and Management 4(1): 54–64.

 

Kabir ME and Webb EL. 2008. Can homegardens conserve biodiversity in Bangladesh? Biotropica 40(1): 95–103. doi: 10.1111/j. 1744-7429.2007.00346.x

 

Kabir ME. 2007. Volume Table of Acacia auriculiformis and Acacia mangium in woodlot plantation of Social Forestry Project in Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies 8(2): 199–206.

 

Kabir ME, Bosunia AKMA, Islam MA and Mowla R. 2007. Social Forestry for women livelihood in the rural society of Jessore, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies 8(2): 207–212.

 

Kabir ME and Webb EL. 2006. Saving a forest: the composition and structure of a deciduous forest under community management in northeast Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 54(2): 239–260.

 

Webb EL, van de Bult M, Chutipong W and Kabir ME. 2006. Composition and structure of lowland rain-forest tree communities on Ta’u, American Samoa. Pacific Science 60(3): 333–354. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/psc.2006.0019

 

Kabir ME and Webb EL. 2005. Productivity and suitability analysis of social forestry woodlot species in Dhaka Forest Division, Bangladesh. Forest Ecology and Management 212: 243–252.

 doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2005.03.034.

 

Kabir ME, Mowla R and Islam MN. 2003. People’s preference, participation and perception towards Community Forestry Woodlot (CFW) of Community Forestry Project in Dhaka Forest Division, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 5(1): 31 – 39.

 

Islam MS, Islam MN, Kabir ME and Zaman KM.2002. A comparative study of some forestry activities between Government and NGOs in Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat Districts in Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies 4(1): 699–706.

 

Hoque AKF, Alam MR, Kabir ME and Islam MS. 1999. The Effect of Salinity on the Germination of Sonneratia apetala Buch.-Ham, Seeds. Bangladesh Journal of Forest Science 28(1): 32–37.

 

Hoque AKF, Sarker TK, Kabir ME, Islam A and Hannan MO. 1999. Effect of Elevation, Slope and Aspect on the Height and Diameter Growth of Acacia auriculiformis in a degraded Hilly Area of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies. 1(2): 251–258.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings

 

Kabir ME, Ando K, Rahman MM, Rahman MAU, Islam MW. 2015. How do household characteristics influence homegarden characteristics? A case study in Kalaroa Upazila, Satkhira

District, Bangladesh. XIV World Forestry Congress. Durban, South Africa.7–11 September. (http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/programme/technical-papers-and-posters/en/ browsed on September 03 2015).

 

Kundu GK, Kabir ME, Rahman MM, and Islam MW. 2015. Species composition and aboveground carbon stocks in roadside plantation of Khulna city bypass road, Bangladesh. XIV World Forestry Congress. Durban, South Africa.7–11 September. (http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/programme/technical-papers-and-posters/en/ browsed on September 03 2015).

 

Islam MW, David MNA, Kabir ME., Islam KK, and Khanom S. 2015. Conservation of the Sundarbans through Community–based Ecotourism: an inspiration to facilitate governance in the Protected Areas of Bangladesh. XIV World Forestry Congress. Durban, South Africa.7–11 September. (http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/world-forestry-congress/programme/technical-papers-and-posters/en/ browsed on September 03 2015).

 

Kabir ME, Ando K and Rahman MM. 2014. Useful plants in home gardens: A case study in Kalaroa Upazila, Satkhira district, Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 116th Academic Meeting of the Japanese Society of Tropical Agriculture (JSTA), 3–5 October 2014, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

 

Kabir ME and Webb EL. 2009. Community in Conservation. A case from a deciduous forest under community management in northeast Thailand. Pp 97–118. Proceedings of FORTROP II: Tropical Forestry Change in a Changing World, 17-20 November 2008, Kasetsart University, Thailand.

 

Mowla R, Kibria MG and Kabir ME. 2004. Community based fisheries management in the coastal area of Bangladesh with emphasis on Gender. Proceedings of the Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade (IIFET) 2004 organized by the Japan International Fisheries Research Society (JIFRS) at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), 20-30 July 2004, Tokyo University, Japan.

 

Hoque AKF and Kabir ME. 2004. Silviculture System Practiced in the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest: A Critical Review. Proceedings of the Coastal Environment and Energy Resources in Bangladesh, 8–9 December 1998, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

 

Dissertation/Thesis

 

Kabir ME. 2007. Biology and management of homegardens in southwestern Bangladesh. PhD Dissertation submitted to the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

 

Kabir ME. 2001. Suitability and Productivity Analysis of Community Forestry Woodlot Species in Dhaka Forest Division, Bangladesh. M.Sc thesis submitted to the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.

 

Kabir ME. 1996. Present Status and Prospects of Sericulture in Bangladesh. Undergraduate thesis submitted to Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline of the Khulna University, Bangladesh.

 

Poster Presentation

 

Kabir ME and Rahman MM. 2013. Can roadside plantation be targeted as increased carbon storage in Bangladesh? Poster presented in an Intentional Workshop on Science Education, Research and Capacity Building organized by the Bangladesh Academy of Science and TWAS-ROCASA during 14 – 15 September 2013 in the Auditorium of the National Museum of Science and Technolgy, Agargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

Kabir ME and Webb EL. 2008. Community in Conservation: A case from a deciduous forest under community management in northeast Thailand. Presented in FORTROP II an International Conference on Tropical Forestry Change in a Changing World. 17 – 20 November 2008. Kasetsart University, Thailand.

 

Photograph Caption

Kabir’s captured photograph published in Rasul G and Kakri M. 2007. Participatory Forest Management in South Asia: A comparative analysis of policies, institutions, and approaches. International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

Report

 

Webb EL, van de Bult M, Chutipong W and Kabir ME. 2007. Species composition and forest structure of tree communities in four permanent forest monitoring plots in the Ta’u unit of the National Park of American Samoa. Technical Report No. 138. Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit. University of Hawai’i at Manoa. 3190 Maile Way, Honolulu, Hawai’i 96822.

 

Kabir ME, Hossain M and Rahman MS. 2010. Home gardening for biodiversity conservation and livelihood options: an address towards climate change and poverty alleviation in Bangladesh. The report submitted to the Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Bangladesh.

 

Kabir ME and Rahman MM. 2013. Stand structure and tree biomass carbon stocks in Noapara-Foltita roadside plantation of Khulna-Maowa Highway, Bangladesh. The report submitted to the Khulna University Research Cell, Bangladesh.