I have a background in forestry from Khulna University (Bangladesh), where I obtained my Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Forestry and Master of Science in Forestry, and I did research on developing allometric equations for estimating stand-level carbon stock of trees in Bangladesh.
I have obtained my 2nd master’s degree, Erasmus Mundus double master’s degree in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management from the University of Lisbon (Portugal), and MSc in Forestry and Environmental Science from the University of Tuscia (Italy). For my Master's thesis, I investigated the relationship of different vegetation indexes (VIs) to Interannual Variability of fluxes (GPP and NEE), and evaluated the applicability of MODIS, Landsat-8 and Sentinel 2 based VIs to predict the fluxes, where I developed, even more, my knowledge and skills in remote sensing, large data handling and ecosystem modeling.
In addition, I have successfully attended the 6 ECTS course "Monitoring terrestrial ecosystems carbon cycle (ICOS)" at the University of Tuscia and a short intensive course titled "Fundamental concept of biogeochemical cycling" from George-August University Goettingen (Germany).
Apart from all my professional background, I am an easy-going person who believes in simplicity, and knows it is never too late to do right things. I am able to work well with diverse groups, as well as independently, and travelling to new places and enjoying the charming beauty of nature, which is what I like to do most.
About my research
Currently, I'm working as a doctoral student at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC) and with the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science (INES), Lund University. The PhD project is embedded in a large Formas project that aims to assess the biotic and abiotic climate effects (“costs”) of rotation forestry. The aim of my research is to analyze scenarios of alternative reforestation strategies (after clear-cut and after forest fire) for different climate predictions using simulations and remote sensing data.
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Spatial Variability and Geostatistical Analysis of Soil Properties in the Diversified Cropping Regions of Bangladesh Using Geographic Information System TechniquesMd. Zulfikar Khan, Md. Rafikul Islam, Ahmed Bin Abdus Salam, Tama Ray
(2021) Applied and Environmental Soil Science
Allometric equations for estimating stem biomass of Artocarpus chaplasha Roxb. in Sylhet hill forest of BangladeshMd. Rafikul Islam, Md. Salim Azad, Abdus Subhan Mollick, Md. Kamruzzaman, Md. Nabiul Islam Khan
(2021) Trees, Forests and People, 4
A three decade assessment of forest cover changes in Nijhum dwip national park using remote sensing and GISMd. Rafikul Islam, Md. Nabiul Islam Khan, Md. Zulfikar Khan, Bishwajit Roy
(2021) Environmental Challenges, 4
Allometric relationships of stand level carbon stocks to basal area, tree height and wood density of nine tree species in BangladeshMd. Nabiul Islam Khan, Md. Rafikul Islam, Atikur Rahman, Md. Salim Azad, Abdus Subhan Mollick, et al.
(2020) Global Ecology & Conservation, 22