Khaled Misbahuzzaman

Membership:  2014

Member Bio

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.


  • "Problems and Prospects of the Hilly Watersheds in Bangladesh: Priorities for their Conservation." In Sustainable Sloping Lands and Watershed Management: Linking Research to Strengthen Upland Policies and Practices, edited by L. Gebbie, A. Glendinning, R. Lefroy-Braun and M. Victor, 2007, 409–415. Vientiane, Lao PDR: National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute.
  • Village Common Forests in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: Balance between Conservation and Exploitation. Dhaka: Unnayan Anneshan-the Innovators, 2010. (co-written with M.A. Baten, N.A. Khan, and R. Ahammad).
  • "Village Common Forests of Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh: A Harbor of Forest Health and Vitality in the Degraded Landscape." IUFRO World Series, International Union of Forest Research Organizations 24 (2009): 30–32.
  • "Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Based Conservation and Livelihood Strategies for Sustainable Forest Resources Management in the Uplands of Bangladesh." IUFRO World Series, International Union of Forest Research Organizations 21 (2008): 116–117.
  • "Restoration of Degraded Forest Landscape in Eastern Upland of Bangladesh Using Community Management Practices." Paper presented in the 18th Commonwealth Forestry Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 28 June to 2 July, 2010.