Dr. Sahadev Sharma is a forest ecologist with an international PhD in plant ecology and physiology from University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan. He has been doing research on mangrove forest ecology and physiology from organ to the landscape level, using a wide spectrum of methods and technologies such as remote sensing and field based monitoring and sampling, integrating ecological, chemical and hydrological data. He is associated with global project SWAMP (Sustainable Wetland Adaptation and Mitigation Program) funded by USAID. He has working experience in top class institutes such as Tokyo Institute of Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Institute of Pacific and Island Forestry. He has done research in different countries (India, Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia, Palau, Hawaii, Mexico, Vietnam and Madagascar). He is the author of about 45 research works published in many peer-reviewed journals and about 60 international conference papers.