AHM Ali Reza
Dr. Reza is a wildlife biologist by training and an academician by profession based in the United States of America. He was born and raised in the southern part of Bangladesh and received his early education in the local schools and collages. Dr. Reza went to Jahangirnagar University (JU) for his bachelors and master degree in zoology and wildlife biology respectively. He then taught at JU for several years before moving to the U.S. for his Ph.D. in wildlife science at Texas Tech University. After his graduation with a Ph.D. degree in 2010, he started working with United States Geological Survey (USGS) on the impact climate change project in Texas as a postdoctoral research associate. Dr. Reza then moved to Mississippi to be a faculty member at Delta State University. Currently, he is a tenured Associate Professor of biology with a responsibility to coordinate wildlife management program under environmental science degree program. Dr. Reza has extensive experiences on the wildlife conservation in Bangladesh and other developing countries. He has published over 50 scientific papers and numbers of books on wildlife management, natural resources conservation, impact of climate change, conservation genetics, species distribution modeling, etc. Currently, he is also involved in similar research and conservation work in the southern United States. Among his other responsibilities, Dr. Reza currently heads the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology discipline of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences. He lives in Mississippi with his wife, Runa – a software engineer, and his two young sons – Ruhan and Reehan, and their pet lizard – spiky.