Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Peerzadi Rumana Hossain

Date: 04 April 2018
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
Location: Aula, building 362, Gen. Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen

Dissertation title: 

Impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems of Bangladesh

Group: Wageningen University, Earth System Science
Promotors: Prof.dr. R. Leemans
Co-promotors: Prof.dr. F. Ludwig

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Abstract:

Global climate change, regional hydrological modifications and local socio-economic shifts are the major processes associated with rapid salinization across the south-west coastal region of Bangladesh. Salinity increase and its range of processes are not only contributing to reduce world’s largest and last remaining tract of mangrove’s (i.e., Sundarbans) biodiversity, but also degrade quality tiger-habitat requirements (through, for example, availability of fresh drinking water, sufficient prey population and diverse vegetative cover). Furthermore, intensification in salinity across the south-west coast of Bangladesh has become an extensive threat for human health and livelihoods. Further changes in salinity and its range of processes will make future efforts to protect and manage these diverse ecosystems more intricate. Hence, target oriented adaptation pathways were developed to cope with and to enhance resilience to salinization.