I am a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne, studying the distribution and ecology of Australian grasshoppers. This study will focus on the habitat requirements of these grasshoppers at different spatial scales. Also this will involve in field and laboratory work at finer, microhabitat scales to determine requirements associated with food, shelter and thermoregulation.
My academic training focuses on quantitative modeling, and building empirical knowledge based on macro-ecological hypothesis for species conservation under changing environmental condition. Before starting the PhD, I completed a Master of Philosophy on crayfish climate-change vulnerability assessment titled ‘Evaluating uncertainty when applying the trait-based protocol for climate-change vulnerability in freshwater crayfish. Also, I completed a Bachelor of Science (honors) in Zoology and Master of Science in Wildlife Biology from the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka.
My research interest focuses on understanding factors that underlie species distribution at global scales, analyzing the impacts of environmental changes on species distributions and testing the effectiveness of different assessment protocols.