BIO OF MS. Saida Hossain Ara

Saida Hossain Ara is currently working as Research associate (Biodiversity & Forestry) at the Centre for Climate Change and Environmental Research (C3ER) of BRAC University. She holds her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Forestry from Shahjalal University of Science and technology, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Ara has an outstanding academic background in Forestry, with an additional internship, and research assistance experience backed up by a working career in a humanitarian response program in the world’s largest refugee camp as a Forestry officer by promoting nature based solution (NBS) to help combat disaster in the Rohingya refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. She developed her skill in research at the undergrad level in her department by engaging herself in several research projects. She is interested in researching about tropical forest ecology and biodiversity, plant-soil interactions and disturbance ecology. She published two articles in  peer-reviewed journals where the research topics were based on plant-soil interaction in Khadimnagar National Park, Sylhet, Bangladesh. Her master’s thesis work was based on historical climate data (Tropical cyclonic disturbances), and how that shaped up the forest coverage of the Sundarbans mangrove forest . She has received University Merit Scholarship for her bachelors result from Directorate of Secondary & Higher Education (DSHE), Bangladesh. She has also received National Science and Technology Fellowship (2020-2021) from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.


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