Ghazala Yasmeen

I have more than five years of work experience in Forest sector. I started my professional career at Pakistan Forest Institute –Islamabad as Forest Ecologist. I served that department for four years. Where I was involved in the development and implementation of forest inventories for designated state parks along with that also conducted field and library research for purposes of writing proposals and research reports. Meanwhile, I received AusAID scholarship for Master in Forest and Ecosystem Science. I graduated from University of Melbourne Australia in 2009 and wrote a thesis on “Affect of Nitrogen and Phosphorus on Australian native woody legumes”. This project was a joint support of Department of sustainability and environment (DSE) Victoria Australia and Bushfire CRC.
Later I move back to my country and served there as Management Executive (Environment and social management group) where I was taking care of all the PPAF (Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund) project on Forest management and sustainable development through out the country.
Currently I am working at World Forest Centre Oregon, Portland as International fellow. My research with the WFI will be focused on the “Effect of Forest fires on Climate change and Global warming”. I choose this project keeping in mind that there are many studies until now specifying the Fire as management tool for the ecosystem but very few are studying about the other aspect of the picture that how much it adds to the Global warming when burning adds CFC to the environment. I have presented my work at OSU (Oregon state university) and at WFI forum.