Md Ashraf Ul Hasan

Md Ashraf Ul Hasan

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, USA
Ph.D. Candidate


Bats of Bangladesh

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the Kingston Bat Conservation Ecology Lab in Texas Tech University, USA, delves into the fascinating world of bats in Bangladesh. My Ph.D. project shines a light on how bat species respond to land-use changes and their adaptability to the mosaic landscape in Bangladesh.

I have just wrapped up fieldwork for one of my research projects on bat assemblage structure and species response to land-use change in Bangladesh. The project was made possible by the funding from the Rufford FoundationBat Conservation InternationalAmerican Society of Mammologists and Michelle C. Knapp memorial scholarship from Texas Tech. If you are interested in learning more about my research findings, check out the project details here: Bats of Bangladesh: Bat Assemblage Structure and Species Responses to Land-Use Change.

My following project is on the habitat selection by a predatory bat Lyroderma lyra in the mosaic landscape of Bangladesh. Thanks to the Grants-in-aid and the Summer Research Assistant award from the Department of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech for the financial support. Also, credit goes to Stevens lab at Natural Resource Management and the Kingston Bat Conservation Ecology Lab at Biological Sciences for the equipment support. 

Stay tuned for more updates on how Lyroderma lyra thrives within the mosaics of Bangladeshi landscape like a pro. 

Apart from my fieldwork, I am interested in educating people of all ages – from kids to adults – aiming to dissipate misconceptions about bats and share insights into bat biology. I am also mentoring Bangladeshi undergraduate and graduate students in developing bat research capacity, writing research grants, assisting with manuscript writing, and guiding them in pursuing higher studies in the USA.  

Selected recent publications:

Ul Hasan, Md Ashraf and Tigga Kingston. 2022. Bats of Bangladesh—A systematic review of the diversity and distribution with recommendations for future research. Diversity, 14(12): 1042.