Abu SMG Kibria

Abu SMG Kibria is a PhD Candidate in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University specialising in research on ‘Ecosystem Services’

Before commencing his PhD in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at The Australian National University, Abu SMG Kibria completed MSc in the field of Forestry at The University of Tokyo where his research focused on ‘Indigenous land use and REDD+ in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.’ His PhD project is designed to measure the value of forest ecosystem services, and seeks to understand the relationship between livelihood capital and access to ecosystem services, and the potentials of ecosystem services for sustainable community development as well as primate conservation. Previously his research was conducted on Indigenous land use, Climate change and adaptation, Poverty reduction, Community based resources management, and Natural resource economics. He has experience using different methods for studying the sustainability of natural resource management in terms of achieving environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Since 2014 Kibria has also been a ‘United National Volunteer’ working with development projects elsewhere in the world. He is also a member of ‘Asia & the Pacific Policy Society’, ‘IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management’, and ‘Australian Conservation Foundation’.