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Tapan Kumar Nath

Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Biography

Dr Tapan Kumar Nath, graduated his bachelor's and master's in Forestry from University of Chittagong, Bangladesh and obtained PhD in Forest Science from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He was awarded a two-year (2007-2009) JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) post-doctoral fellowship just after his PhD. He joined at Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong as a Lecturer in 1999 and has been working until present. He was a Visiting Faculty (January - March 2010) at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Visiting Professor (April - October 2013) at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Nath have been teaching several courses related to collaborative natural resources management in Bangladesh, Japan and Thailand. He joined at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus in March 2014 as an Associate Professor.

Teaching Summary

Dr. Nath is the convener of following modules:

  • World Agro-ecosystems
  • Tourism and the Environment
  • Introduction to sustainable development
  • Development and the Environment
  • Research and professional skills for environmental scientists
  • Environmental policy and economics

Research Summary

Dr. Nath's research interest includes community-based natural resources management, community livelihood analysis, local governance and social capital, protected area co-management and forest… read more

Current Research

Dr. Nath's research interest includes community-based natural resources management, community livelihood analysis, local governance and social capital, protected area co-management and forest ecology. He has extensive research experience in south Asian countries and completed several collaborative research projects with the University of Tokyo. He was team leader of several consultancy projects in Bangladesh. Dr. Nath intends to carryout collaborative research projects on tourism - environment Interactions and, agro-ecological development and food security in developing countries. His current research includes:

  • Environmental ethics of peat swamp forests conservation
  • Community managed urban forests
  • Urban green space and wellbeing
  • Agroforestry by Orang Asli communities

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