Hoda Fakour | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Hoda Fakour | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

National Taiwan Normal University | Taiwan

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Hoda Fakour embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in "Natural Resources Engineering-Environment" from Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran. She pursued further studies, earning a Master's degree in "Natural Resources Engineering-Environment" from Tarbiat Modares University, Iran. Her academic pursuits culminated in a Ph.D. degree in "Environmental Engineering" from the Department of Environmental Engineering, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Fakour has held various academic positions, including Assistant Professor roles at institutions such as National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU). She has contributed significantly as a Postdoctoral Researcher at National Taiwan University (NTU). Her academic journey showcases her commitment to environmental engineering and sustainability management.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Fakour's research focuses on diverse areas such as climate change resilience, aquaculture sustainability, microplastic pollution, and the nexus approach for sustainable development. Her work spans from assessing urban resilience to climate change to evaluating the impact of solar photovoltaic carport canopies on energy efficiency.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Fakour's contributions to academia have been acknowledged through various awards and honors, including the "Best Researcher" award at CJCU and the "Green Technology Award" for the Best Ph.D. Thesis. She has also received prestigious scholarships and teaching funds for her exceptional work in sustainable development and environmental education.

Impact and Influence

Through her research publications, Dr. Fakour has made significant contributions to the scientific community. Her studies on climate change adaptation, aquaculture feasibility, and microplastic pollution have provided valuable insights into environmental sustainability. Additionally, her supervision of postgraduate and undergraduate research projects reflects her dedication to nurturing the next generation of environmental scientists.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Hoda Fakour's legacy lies in her interdisciplinary research and dedication to addressing pressing environmental challenges. Her work not only contributes to academic knowledge but also informs policy-making and practical solutions for a sustainable future. With a focus on energy transition, climate resilience, and environmental monitoring, Dr. Fakour continues to pave the way for innovative research and impactful contributions to society's well-being.

Notable Publications

Evaluation of solar photovoltaic carport canopy with electric vehicle charging potential 2023 (10)

Aquavoltaics Feasibility Assessment: Synergies of Solar PV Power Generation and Aquaculture Production 2023 (2)

Exploring Climate Disaster Resilience: Insight into City and Zone Levels of Southern Taiwan 2021 (2)

Conceptual Framework for Disaster Management in Coastal Cities Using Climate Change Resilience and Coping Ability 2021 (3)

Application of Rough and Fuzzy Set Theory for Prediction of Stochastic Wind Speed Data Using Long Short-Term Memory 2021 (13)

 

 

 

 

 

Javid Dar | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Javid Ahmad Dar | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

SRM University - AP | India

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Javid Dar embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kashmir, where he delved into subjects like Botany, Chemistry, and Fruit Preservation. His thirst for knowledge led him to pursue a Master of Science in Environmental Science & Sustainable Development from Barkatullah University. Subsequently, he earned a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Science from Awadhesh Pratap Singh University. Dr. Dar culminated his academic pursuits with a Ph.D. in Ecology & Environmental Sciences from Pondicherry University, where he laid the foundation for his future contributions in the field.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Javid Dar's professional journey is characterized by a series of impactful roles in academia and research. He served as a Contractual Lecturer in Environmental Sciences at Women’s Government Degree College, Jammu & Kashmir, where he honed his teaching skills and fostered the intellectual growth of his students. Subsequently, he delved into research, holding positions such as Postdoctoral Fellow at prestigious institutions like the Indian Institute of Science and Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University. His research experience encompasses diverse areas including Forest Ecology, Ecosystem Restoration, and Carbon Sequestration.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Dar's research interests revolve around understanding and mitigating environmental challenges through interdisciplinary approaches. His contributions span a wide array of topics such as Forest Dynamics, Soil Carbon Efflux, and Biodiversity Conservation. Through his pioneering work, he has shed light on crucial ecological phenomena, elucidating the intricate relationships between species diversity, ecosystem functioning, and environmental sustainability. His research outputs, including numerous publications in esteemed journals, underscore his dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and addressing pressing environmental issues.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Javid Dar's scholarly achievements have been duly recognized through various awards and fellowships. Notable among these are the International Travel Award from the 6th Eco-Summit in Gold Coast, Australia, and the National Post-Doctoral Fellowship from DST-SERB, India. His research presentations have been acclaimed for their depth and insight, earning him accolades such as the Best Oral Presentation at prestigious conferences like the Eco-Summit and NABS.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Dar's contributions extend beyond the confines of academia, impacting both scholarly discourse and environmental policy. His research findings have provided valuable insights into ecosystem dynamics and have implications for conservation and sustainable resource management. By actively engaging in conferences, workshops, and online courses, he has not only enriched his own understanding but has also inspired countless individuals to pursue excellence in environmental science and conservation.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Dr. Javid Dar continues to tread the path of academic and research excellence, his legacy as a visionary scientist committed to environmental stewardship becomes increasingly apparent. His future contributions hold the promise of further unraveling the complexities of ecological systems and devising innovative strategies for mitigating environmental degradation. With his unwavering dedication and scholarly acumen, Dr. Dar is poised to leave an indelible mark on the field of environmental science and engineering, shaping a more sustainable and resilient future for generations to come.

Notable Publications

Linking carbon storage with land use dynamics in a coastal Ramsar wetland 2024

Phylogenetic community patterns suggest Central Indian tropical dry forests are structured by montane climate refuges 2023

Sacred groves of Central India: Diversity status, carbon storage, and conservation strategies 2022 (1)

Invasive shrub Lantana camara L. alters the flora and soils in tropical dry deciduous forests of Central India 2022 (1)

Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients 2022 (19)

 

 

Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

University of Chinese Academy of Science | Ethiopia

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Yeneayehu Fenetahun Mihertu embarked on his academic journey with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bahir Dar University, Ethiopia, where he conducted research on the repellence potential of common tree leaves against houseflies. Subsequently, he pursued a Master of Sciences in Ecology and later obtained a Philosophy of Doctor in Ecology from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, focusing on rangeland management and ecology.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Fenetahun's professional journey spans various research institutes and universities globally. He served as a postdoctoral researcher at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), contributing to projects aimed at dynamic pasture monitoring and prediction in Ethiopia. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in China, focusing on desertification and restoration strategies in the Borana rangeland.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Fenetahun's research primarily revolves around rangeland management, biodiversity conservation, and ecosystem restoration. His extensive publication record includes studies on carrying capacity dynamics, impacts of grazing intensity, and assessments of environmental vulnerability in rangeland ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Throughout his academic and professional career, Dr. Fenetahun has garnered numerous accolades and awards, including grants for research projects, fellowship programs, and certificates of professional competency. He has also presented his research at various international conferences and workshops, receiving recognition for his contributions to the field of ecology and environmental science.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Fenetahun's work has made significant contributions to the understanding and management of rangeland ecosystems, particularly in Ethiopia. His research findings and recommendations have the potential to inform policy decisions and conservation strategies aimed at preserving biodiversity and enhancing livelihoods in vulnerable landscapes.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Driven by a passion for ecological research and a commitment to sustainable development, Dr. Fenetahun's legacy lies in his dedication to addressing pressing environmental challenges. His future contributions are expected to continue shaping the field of ecology, with a focus on promoting biodiversity conservation, mitigating desertification, and fostering resilience in rangeland ecosystems.

Notable Publications

Effects of land-use intensity on vegetation dynamics across elevation in Savanna Grassland, Southern Ethiopia 2024

Remote sensing analysis of desert sensitive areas using MEDALUS model and GIS in the Niger River Basin 2024 (1)

 

 

 

Jingrong Zhu | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr. Jingrong Zhu | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Yanbian University | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Jingrong Zhu embarked on her academic journey with a Bachelor's degree in Biological Engineering from Yanbian University. She pursued her Master's and Ph.D. in Ecological Landscape Architecture and Global Smart Cities, respectively, from Seoul National University, delving into interdisciplinary domains.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Zhu's professional career has seen him take on various roles, including serving as an Assistant Professor at Yanbian University and Hyupsung University. She also worked as a researcher at Seoul National University's Institute of Agricultural and Life Sciences, contributing significantly to research and academia.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Zhu's research spans Ecological Landscape Architecture, Environmental Impact Assessment, Global Smart Cities, and Sustainable Environmental Protection New Materials. Her publications in peer-reviewed journals highlight her expertise in topics such as micro-grid systems, erosion flooding inundation mapping, and soil organic carbon prediction.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Zhu's contributions have garnered recognition, including receiving the First Prize in Scientific Research Achievements from the Quality Culture Professional Committee of the China Association for Cultural Information. She has also been honored with the International Forum on Air Pollution and Climate Change Response Contribution Award by the Korea National Climate Environment Committee.

Impact and Influence

Dr. Zhu's research projects, publications, and involvement in government-funded initiatives reflect her significant impact in environmental and urban studies. Her work contributes to advancing knowledge in environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and urban planning, influencing policies and practices in these fields.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Zhu's legacy lies in her multidisciplinary approach to addressing pressing environmental challenges. Her future contributions are anticipated to further advance understanding and practices in ecological landscape architecture, smart cities development, and sustainable environmental protection, leaving a lasting impact on academia and society.

Notable Publications

VIS-NIR spectroscopy and environmental factors coupled with PLSR models to predict soil organic carbon and nitrogen 2024

High spatiotemporal-resolution mapping for a seasonal erosion flooding inundation using time-series Landsat and MODIS images 2024

Characterization of Two Main Forest Cover Loss Transitions in North Korea from 1990 to 2020 2023 (1)

 

 

 

Elysée Noromalala Rasoamanana | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Elysée Noromalala Rasoamanana | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

University of Antananarivo | Madagascar 

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Early Academic Pursuits

Dr. Elysée Noromalala Rasoamanana pursued a Master's and a PhD in Plant Sciences at the University of Antananarivo, Madagascar. Dr. Rasoamanana's academic journey laid the foundation for expertise in plant biology and ecology.

Professional Endeavors

Dr. Rasoamanana has held various roles, including researcher, lecturer, and environmental consultant. Dr. Rasoamanana's experiences span from academia to practical fieldwork, contributing significantly to biodiversity conservation and sustainable management of natural resources.

Contributions and Research Focus

Dr. Rasoamanana's research focuses on understanding the ecology and conservation of Madagascar's unique flora, particularly baobab trees. Dr. Rasoamanana's work delves into the reproductive mechanisms, population dynamics, and ecological interactions of these iconic species.

Accolades and Recognition

Dr. Rasoamanana has received several prestigious fellowships and grants, recognizing his contributions to ecological research and conservation efforts in Madagascar. These include awards from organizations like the British Ecological Society and the International Primatological Society.

Impact and Influence

Through  research and outreach activities, Dr. Rasoamanana has raised awareness about the importance of biodiversity conservation and sustainable environmental practices in Madagascar. Dr. Rasoamanana's work has influenced policies and practices for the protection of endangered plant species.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Dr. Rasoamanana's legacy lies in his commitment to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering environmental stewardship in Madagascar. Dr. Rasoamanana's future contributions are poised to further enrich our understanding of plant ecology and contribute to conservation efforts worldwide.

Notable Publications

Structure of the pistil and pollen tube growth in Adansonia L. species: Implications for fertilization efficiency 2019 (4)

Morphologie pollinique de la flore de la Réserve Spéciale d’Ankarana, Madagascar 2019

Chemical characterization of floral scents in the six endemic baobab species (Adansonia sp.) of Madagascar 2015 (5)

Pollen wall ultrastructure of the genus Adansonia L. species 2014 (8)

Sphingidae as likely pollinators of Madagascar's baobabs | Les Sphingidae, probables pollinisateurs des baobabs malgaches 2011 (12)

Xueqin Gao | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Xueqin Gao | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Best Researcher Award

The University of Hong Kong | China

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Early Academic Pursuits

Xueqin Gao commenced his academic journey with a Bachelor's in Aquaculture from Yantai University, laying the foundation for his future research in coastal ecosystems.

Professional Endeavors

Gao has actively contributed to the scientific community, starting as a Research Assistant at Xiamen University and later as a Project Officer for the China Mangrove Conservation Network. His commitment continued as a Postdoc at The University of Hong Kong and a Researcher at the College of Environment and Ecology, Xiamen University.

Contributions and Research Focus

Gao's research revolves around Blue Carbon ecosystems, nutrient cycling, trophic interactions, and coastal wetlands restoration. His notable work includes exploring the biogeochemical role of sesarmid crabs, their feeding strategies, and the impact of nitrogen enrichment on mangrove ecosystems.

Accolades and Recognition

Gao's dedication is reflected in his publications in renowned journals like "Frontiers in Marine Science" and "Ecological Engineering." His contributions have earned him grants, including the prestigious Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Research Programme.

Impact and Influence

Gao's research on sesarmid crabs and mangrove ecosystems has contributed significantly to understanding the intricate relationships within coastal environments. His work has implications for biodiversity, carbon sequestration, and vegetation restoration.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As a co-PI on the Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Research Programme, Gao is poised to leave a lasting legacy. His future contributions aim to further unravel the mysteries of coastal ecosystems, fostering sustainable practices and biodiversity conservation.

Notable Publications

Feeding Strategies of Mangrove Leaf-Eating Crabs for Meeting Their Nitrogen Needs on a Low-Nutrient Diet 2022 (4)

Domestic duck (Anas platyrhynchos) farming in mangrove forests in southern China: Unsustainable and sustainable patterns 2019 (3)

Effects of Spartina alterniflora Invasion on the Diet of Mangrove Crabs ( Parasesarma plicata ) in the Zhangjiang Estuary, China 2018 (15)

Identification of the food sources of mangrove molluscs from different microhabitats at Qinglangang, Hainan 2015 (1)

Differences in burrow morphology of crabs between Spartina alterniflora marsh and mangrove habitats 2014 (55)

 

 

Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Dr. Olumayowa Iyanda | Agricultural and Biological Sciences | Editorial Board Member

Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti | Nigeria

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Early Academic Pursuits

Olumayowa Iyanda embarked on a journey of academic excellence in the field of agriculture, starting with a Bachelor of Agriculture in Plant Physiology and Crop Production from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria, in 2011. This laid the foundation for his keen interest in understanding the intricacies of plant physiology and crop productivity.

Professional Endeavors

His professional journey began as a Research Assistant at Rutesta Technologies in Lagos from 2014 to 2018. During this period, he actively contributed to weed management research by collecting, collating, and analyzing data. Simultaneously, he served as a Teaching Assistant (Demonstrator) at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, where he imparted practical knowledge in various agricultural courses.

Contributions and Research Focus

Olumayowa's research focuses on Crop Physiology, particularly the influence of integrated nutrient sources of nitrogen on the productivity of lowland rice varieties in the derived savannah ecology of Nigeria. His publications reflect his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field, addressing topics such as growth and flowering response to water stress in marigold species and the response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management.

Accolades and Recognition

While pursuing his Ph.D. in Crop Physiology at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Olumayowa Iyanda received recognition for his impactful work. His dedication to exploring inventive approaches to critical agricultural issues garnered attention and accolades within the academic community.

Impact and Influence

Through his contributions to conferences and journals, Olumayowa has made a positive impact on the agricultural community. His work on the effects of combined nitrogen-nutrient sources on lowland rice straw yield, presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Dairy Production, showcases the practical applications of his research findings.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As Olumayowa Iyanda envisions a post-doctorate position, his legacy lies in the knowledge he imparts and the solutions he seeks for real-world problems. His commitment to creating a positive influence on society through innovative approaches to crop physiology positions him as a promising researcher with the potential to contribute significantly to the agricultural landscape.

Notable Publications

Response of lowland rice varieties to integrated nutrient management in a derived Savannah agro- ecology 2023 (1)

Effect of Steeping Duration and Inoculum Concentration on Growth Promotion of Seedlings of Food Crops Primed in Cultures of Bacillus spp from Rhizosphere 2023

INFLUENCE OF INTEGRATED NUTRIENT SOURCES OF NITROGEN ON PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS OF LOWLAND RICE VARIETIES IN A DERIVED SAVANNAH ECOLOGY OF NIGERIA  2023

 

 

Cicelin Rakotomahazo | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr. Cicelin Rakotomahazo | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Institut Halieutique et des Sciences Marines | Madagascar

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Early Academic Pursuits

Cicelin Rakotomahazo, born on February 25, 1987, in Antsenavolo/Mananjary, Madagascar, is a dedicated marine conservation enthusiast. He holds a BSc in Fisheries and Aquaculture (2010), an MSc in Applied Oceanology (2013), and recently earned his PhD in Marine Science and Fisheries (2022) from the Institut Halieutiques et des Sciences Marines, University of Toliara, Madagascar.

Professional Endeavors

Rakotomahazo's professional journey has been deeply intertwined with marine conservation. Since 2012, he has been associated with Blue Ventures Conservation Madagascar. His roles evolved from a Seaweed Farming Technician to a pivotal position as the Mangrove and Blue Carbon Coordinator, demonstrating adaptability and commitment.

Contributions and Research Focus

Cicelin's contributions extend beyond his employment. He has authored impactful publications, exploring topics like payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes for mangroves and community perceptions of PES projects. His work reflects a focus on participatory planning, socio-economic science, and the communication of mangrove carbon projects.

Accolades and Recognition

Rakotomahazo's dedication has earned him notable recognition. In 2017, he received the Australian Award Fellow on the Blue Economy, and in 2018-2019, he was granted by the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association Symposium (WIOMSA) through the Marine Research Grant I (MARG I).

Impact and Influence

Cicelin's impact is evident in his role as Mangrove and Blue Carbon Coordinator, overseeing community-led mangrove carbon projects. His engagement in training workshops, conferences, and the Blue Economy Fellowship showcases his influence in the marine science and conservation domain.

Legacy and Future Contributions

Rakotomahazo's legacy lies in the sustainable management of marine ecosystems, especially mangroves. His multidimensional expertise in marine biology, fisheries, blue economy, and community-based conservation positions him as a driving force in the field. With an impressive track record, he is poised to contribute significantly to future marine policies, governance, and conservation efforts.

Notable Publications

Exploring the policy and institutional context of a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) scheme for mangroves in southwestern Madagascar 2023 (4)

Community Perceptions of a Payment for Ecosystem Services Project in Southwest Madagascar: A Preliminary Study 2021 (5)

Participatory planning of a community-based payments for ecosystem services initiative in Madagascar's mangroves 2019 (26)

Mangrove Carbon Stocks and Ecosystem Cover Dynamics in Southwest Madagascar and the Implications for Local Management 2017 (52)

Influence of environmental factors and farming technique on growth and health of farmed Kappaphycus alvarezii (cottonii) in south-west Madagascar 2014 (47)