Muhammad Hafidz Abdullah
My PhD research generally focuses on sustainable forest management and its impacts on ecosystem services on the landscape level. Particularly, my study intends to assess the sustainability of timber production in peninsular Malaysia, to evaluate the role of forest restoration in meeting conservation goals including recovery of carbon stocks, timber, and climate connectivity. I also aim to examine the economic impacts of forest harvesting practices and in Malaysian forests.
Tropical forests are globally rich with natural resources. They not only provide economic returns but also important social benefits and environmental services. Despite their significance, the tropics experienced increasing forest change or forest loss due to the threat of degradation, deforestation and biodiversity loss, as well as the timber yield of the region’s forest.
In response, a vast amount of research is being conducted on conservation of ecosystems and the restoration of degraded forests to meet conservation and economic needs. While previous studies have been focusing on the impacts of selective logging towards biodiversity, carbon stocks and timber production in tropical regions such as Amazon region and Indonesia, my research is looking into this knowledge gap between the economic and environmentally approach in sustainable forest management (SFM) practices particularly in a tropical forest landscape of Southeast Asia.
Most of my free time would be with my family: food, travel and new experiences. I’m passionate about football, love watching games and enjoying the atmosphere at the stadium. I also enjoy playing football with friends.