Shamik Chakraborty is a Lecturer at the Department of Sustainability Studies, Hosei University. Earlier he worked as a JSPS-UNU postdoctoral fellow at United Nations University, Japan and The University of Tokyo, Japan. As a human geographer, he is interested in studying human-environment interactions in coastal, river/lake basin environments from a social-ecological systems point of view. He has worked with the concepts of social-ecological systems, traditional and local knowledge, and ecosystem services in different ecosystems in Japan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, and the Philippines. He is currently involved with applying ecosystem services concept as an anthropocentric tool to understand the contact points of human society with different terrestrial and coastal environments for biodiversity conservation, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development. His research has been published in a number of journals and books of international academic repute.