Professional service 1. Contributor, Updating and Mainstreaming of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plant (NBSAP) (2016). 2. Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (2015 - date) 3. Contributor, Red Data Book of Vascular Plants of Bangladesh, Volume 3. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2015). 4. Facilitator, BAPT-AuthorAid Workshop on Improving Research Communication Skills of Young Plant Scientists of Bangladesh, financed by INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications) and AuthorAid, Oxford, UK (2013). 5. Contributor, Red Data Book of Vascular Plants of Bangladesh, Volume 2. Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (2013). 6. Executive Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy (BJPT) (2010 - 2014). 7. Reporteaur, Fifth International Botanical Conference 2011: Technical Session 8 – “Systematics and Ethnobotany” (2011). 8. General Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists (2008 - 2011). 9. Scrutinizer, Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vols. 6-12. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (2007-2009). 10. Contributor, National Capacity Self Assessment Project, IUCN, funded by UNDP (2007). 11. Contributor, Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh’, Vols. 6-10, 12. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (2006 - 2009). Contributed the detailed species profile of 377 plant species under 18 angiosperm families in the Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh. 12. Councilor, The International Society of Chromosome Botany (2006 -). 13. Contributor, Third National Biodiversity Report of Bangladesh, Ministry of Environment and Forest (2005). 14. Advisor, National Action Program (NAP) for Combating Desertification in Bangladesh’ under United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) (2004-2005). 15. Contributor, Medicinal Plants Protection Act, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council, Ministry of Agriculture (2005). 16. Specialist, Species Conservation’ thematic group for preparing the “National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan” (NBSAP) for Bangladesh (2004). 17. Joint Secretary, Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists (2003 - 2007). 18. Botanist, National Biodiversity and Strategic Action Plan, IUCN, Bangladesh, funded by UNDP and GEF (2004). 19. Reviewer, Several National and International journals (2003 – Date) 20. Editor, Medicinal Plants of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh: Volume 1. Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts (2003-2004). 21. Executive Committee Member, Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists (2003 – Date). 22. Reporteur, Agri-Invest 2003, Bangladesh Agriculture Research Council (2003). 23. Biologist, Ecological Baseline Studies in ‘Jamalpur Project Refinement Study’ funded by Commission of European Communities (1996). 24. Biologist, National Minor Irrigation Development Project’ funded by Commission of European Communities (1995).
Plant Taxonomy, Biodiversity, Molecular Phylogenetics, Medicinal Plants, Bio-prospecting
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh