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Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research

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Project leader

Shamik Chakraborty

University of Toyama

Shamik Chakraborty currently holds the position of Associate Professor at the University of Toyama. Before this role, he served as a Lecturer at the Department of Sustainability Studies at Hosei University. Earlier in his career, he worked as a JSPS-UNU postdoctoral fellow at the United Nations University and The University of Tokyo in Japan.

As a human geographer, his research examines human-environment interactions within coastal and river/lake basin environments through the lens of social-ecological systems. He has extensively explored the concepts of social-ecological systems, traditional and local knowledge, and ecosystem services across various ecosystems in countries such as Japan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Presently, his work revolves around applying the ecosystem services concept as a tool to understand the intersections of human society with diverse terrestrial and coastal environments. This approach aims to contribute to areas like biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development. Shamik’s research contributions have been featured in numerous international academic journals and books.