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I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany with Professor Aletta Bonn. Here I am combining and analysing the German biodiversity data to identify the changes in the state of biodiversity in Germany.

I have completed my PhD from the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. As a part of my doctoral research, I worked on insect movement and conservation with Professor Richard Fuller and Professor Myron Zalucki. Before arriving in Australia, I completed my BSc and MSc from the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka.

Over the last couple of years, I have conceived and executed several large projects, using advanced methods in handling big geospatial datasets. I now have extensive experience working with both R and ArcGIS. For example, I developed climatic niche models in season-realm combinations for several hundred migratory butterflies (~14 million geospatial records, >5000 models; published in Ecology Letters).

In addition to statistical analyses and modelling, I now have skills in large-scale evidence synthesis. For example, to investigate how widespread migration is in butterflies, and to identify knowledge gaps, I conducted a systematic review (578 studies, published in Biological Reviews).


During my PhD, I quickly saw that effective collaboration is fundamental to achieving great science, where everyone can work together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Since 2018, I have collaborated with researchers from 26 countries, which has helped me broaden my horizons as an early-career scientist.

If interested, you can check how I got into conservation, academic achievements, research experiences, publication, and photography.