Dr. Sahadev Sharma obtained a DSc in Plant Ecology and Physiology in 2012. He is a mangrove ecologist and physiologist with research interests in mangrove forest ecology, physiology, and blue carbon dynamics from local site to the landscape level, using a wide spectrum of methods and technologies such as remote sensing and field-based monitoring and sampling, and integrating ecological, chemical and hydrological data. He is currently focusing on the Asia Pacific region mangrove ecosystem. He is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia. Formerly he was a research faculty at the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He is currently involved in many national and international research projects for the Universiti Malaya. He is the author of more than sixty papers in international peer-reviewed journals and books, and a referee for about ten journals.