Kazi Masel Ullah's research primarily focuses on nature-based solutions to decarbonize the economy and improve environmental resiliency for society. More specifically, he studies the economic and ecosystem services potentials of climate-smart practices, such as cover crops, bioenergy crops, and biochar, within a social and behavioral framework. He uses interdisciplinary tools and techniques for his studies, such as
- Qualitative and quantitative research
- Spatial econometrics
- Mathematical programming
- Life cycle assessment
- Spatial modeling with GIS and remote sensing
- Agent-based model
- Applied data sciences.
Kazi Masel Ullah is originally from Bangladesh. He completed his Ph.D. in Forestry and Natural Resources under the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, advised by Dr. Puneet Dwivedi. His Ph.D. work focused on bioenergy crop adoption and supply chains.
Before coming to the U.S., Kazi received a Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Jahangirnagar University and a Master's in the same subject at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He also received a second Master’s in Geographical Information Sciences from Lund University and a graduate certificate in Agricultural Data Sciences from the University of Georgia. His previous research focused on urban studies and geospatial sciences, and later, through his PhD works, he extended his research to the broader area of natural resource management.
Kazi has joined the Biodiversity and Sustainability Systems research group as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in applied economics, energy and natural resources. He is working with Gbadebo A. Oladosu on the ecosystem services of bioenergy crops and with Esther P. Parish on exploring adoption barriers and adoption modeling of cover crops. One of his recent publications on supply chains for producing sustainable aviation fuel from a oilseed crop, carinata was highlighted by BETO, DOE (see Related News below).
During his leisure time, Kazi loves to play chess, cards, and bicycling.
- Best Poster Award, 9th Annual Carinata Biomaterial Summits, 2022.