This is Aznabi Majumder from Bangladesh. I am studying in MS in Dept. of Botany, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Global climate change is the most severe environmental threat in the 21st century. It has significant effects and impacts not only for mankind, but also for life on earth as a whole. Among the living beings in earth, our plant diversity is one of the most vulnerable communities dealing to combat with this stress. There is some evidence that plants are already responding to warmer temperatures and the species that failed to adapt quickly enough will become extinct which would be an irreversible loss in biodiversity.
As in the frontline to vulnerable part of the world, the coastal area of Bangladesh is already facing the impacts of climate change and it alters the habitat and productivity of plant diversity.
That’s why the coastal area needs attention for the protection & conservation of its plant diversity which has come to a major concern of my research interest.
Considering this into mind, I found it as an interesting research topic for my MS degree which is entitled as ‘The gap between present forest cover & natural regeneration considering the impact of climate change scenarios at Cox’s Bazar’. Cox`s Bazar is the world largest sea beach and a habitat for mangrove species.
On the basis of my research and the field visit experience my point of view is that, the forest as well as the plants are in a vulnerable position and has negative impact due to climate change. The study showed that it hampered plant growth, reduce the regeneration and also the production.
For your kind information, the forest situated beside the coastal area of Cox’s Bazar is now facing increased level of saline water which is a result of globa climate change and thus plant species are threatened for the total forest ecosystem.
The key is accepting that climate change is real and that’s why improving tools, recognizing the problem, having a plan and taking timely action is now required to save our forest. To concluded, the outcomes of my research would be a useful information for other researchers, scientist, ecologist as well as environmentalists to find the problems and seek solutions to adapt and cope with this situation.
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