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Dr Saté Ahmad

Saté Ahmad is a Senior Research Fellow (in Ecohydrology) based at the Departments saof Botany and Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering. His main interest lies in quantifying ecosystem processes and understanding how they may be affected by human activities.

Saté’s current research aims at investigating the impact of elevated CO2 and past vegetation changes on evapotranspiration and streamflow in Irish catchments. Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating and managing the Earth System Change research programme within the SFI Research Centre in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG). His previous postdoctoral research involved mapping the risk of subsurface dissolved nutrient export from coastal subcatchments of North Eastern Germany into the southern Baltic Sea. He also has experience in investigating how fen peatland restoration and management measures (eg: rewetting, mowing, tree removal) impact soil properties, vegetation development and diversity, evapotranspiration, and hydrological functioning.

He received his Doctoral Degree (topic: peat hydrology) from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, the University of Rostock, Germany in 2021. Prior to his doctoral research, Saté was a part-time Lecturer at the Department of Environmental Science and Management at North South University (Bangladesh). He also worked as a Senior Research Officer at the Initiative for Climate Change and Health, icddr,b - a public health research institute in Bangladesh. He holds Master’s degrees in Applied Ecology (from France & Portugal) and in Natural Resource and Environmental Management (from Bangladesh), along with a BSc. degree in Environmental Science (also from Bangladesh).

In his free time, other than listening to music and cooking, Saté is involved in collaborative research with social scientists to study how human communities are affected by their biophysical environment with a special focus on the impact of climate change and ecosystem service uptake on human wellbeing.