Khaled Misbahuzzaman works on ecology, conservation of forests, and environmental knowledge systems with a special interest in forest ecosystem restoration using traditional ecological knowledge systems. His recent research projects involved mangrove ecology, ecology of hill forest ecosystems, participatory mangrove restoration, forest based livelihood analysis, agroforestry for rural livelihood development, and enrichment of environmental science curricula. At the Rachel Carson Center, he will be working on traditional environmental knowledge systems of the upland region of Bangladesh and their importance for ecological restoration. Khaled received his PhD in Forest Restoration Ecology from Edinburgh University, UK, through a UK Commonwealth Scholarship. He completed post-doctoral research in tropical forestry at Copenhagen University in Denmark through a European Commission scholarship. As a senior Fulbright scholar he conducted research on ethnoecological knowledge systems at Pennsylvania State University in the USA. He is now professor of Forest Restoration Ecology at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh.