Casual Lecturer and Consultant
Charles Darwin University, Australia
Ronju has worked more than 8 years as a researcher on forestry, land management and climate change issues. He obtained a PhD in Natural Resource Management with specialisation in forest and agriculture systems from Charles Darwin University in Australia. His study mainly focuses on forest and agrarian change impacts on rural livelihoods along the land use intensification gradients. During 2015-2017, Ronju served as a consultant for the “New Agrarian Change project” of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) for developing methodology, data collection and analysis on forest and agriculture systems. From 2010 to 2014, he worked with the United Nations Development Programme for experimenting a land use model to improve adaptive capacity of smallholder communities in four coastal locations of Bangladesh. He facilitated training and workshop with the supports of local extension staffs for local farm producers to help them in successful adoption of climate smart agriculture practices. In this role, he was also involved with a review of national policies for land and forest in Bangladesh and provides policy guidelines to address climatic and disaster risk in particular natural resource management of coastal areas. Ronju is interested in researching on land use systems, ecosystem services and landscape approaches. He has skills in design and application of interdisciplinary research approaches, mapping, surveys and data analysis. He published peer reviewed articles and book chapters on forest and land use issues and presented work at several international conferences held in Sweden, Africa, Norway, Germany and the UK.