Environment and Sustainability​ Research Cluster

A fundamental change in how we think about our existence in relation with the environment and sustainability is the strategic goal for the School of Social Sciences’ Environment and Sustainability Research Cluster (ESRC). With Sustainable Earth being one of the Five Peaks of Excellence at NTU, the cluster seeks to create dialogue among scholars from different disciplines to promote sustainable development not only within but beyond the University. This could involve developing strategies and techniques for managing social, political, economic, cultural and environmental challenges. The cluster aims to identify and acknowledge the differences among various disciplines so as to encourage and mobilize interdisciplinary dialogue and research across the University, through informal gatherings and workshops, formal seminars, and preparation of joint external grant proposals.


Cluster Coordinator
Md Saidul IslamWithin the two broad fields of his specialization, environmental sociology and international development, Saidul is particularly known for his research on food and global aquaculture. His scholarship and interests also span in other substantive yet related areas such as neoliberal globalization, sustainability, gender and labor, social power, environmentalism, climate change, disaster vulnerabilities, social and environmental justice, and religion and human rights.
Yan JuboJubo's primary research interests are behavioral economics and experimental economics especially the topics that concern individual decisions under risk and uncertainty. In addition, he also conducts research in applied microeconomics.
Cluster Members
Felicity ChanFelicity's core research interest lies at the intersections of the formation of social life in cities, global immigration and the planning/design of the urban built environment. She particularly enjoys including mapping as a method of inquiry. Thus, she is intrigued by research (visual and textual) that concurrently explores the joint dimension of society and space and how they interface with urban policies and institutions.  
Kim SoojinSoojin's current research interests include Public Budgeting and Financial Management, New Institutionalism, Contracting Out (Back-in), Public-Private Partnerships, Citizen Participation/Satisfaction in the Public Sector and Mixed Methods Research Design and Analysis. 
Wang JueWang Jue does research in the field of research and innovation policy, and has published in Nature, Research Policy, Science and Public Policy, Small Business Economics, Journal of Cleaner Production, etc.
Ana Cristina Dias Alves

Ana's research interest lies in the intersection of Chinese Foreign Policy, economic statecraft and development cooperation in the global south, with  particular reference to China’s relations with developing regions in the southern hemisphere. Over the past two decades her research has focused on China’s economic cooperation with Africa, focusing on its engagement in extractive industries, infrastructure development, economic and trade cooperation zones on the continent and more recently on knowledge transfer between China and Africa and its developmental impact. Her research interests also encompass comparative analysis, namely regarding China’s engagement in other developing regions (South America and Southeast Asia in particular), as well as comparing China’s developmental approach with that of other emerging powers in the southern hemisphere.

Zhan ShaohuaShaohua's research interests include Economic sociology; Global development; Historical sociology; Labor migration; and China studies​. His research primarily focuses on China including labor migration, the hukou system, rural development, land issues, food security, urbanization and state-society relations​.​
Sulfikar AmirSulfikar's research interests primarily focus on examining institutional, political, and epistemological dimensions of scientific knowledge and technological systems. He has conducted research on technological nationalism, development and globalisation, nuclear politics, risk and disaster, design studies, city and infrastructure, and resilience. Sulfikar is currently working on a number of research projects that look into the resilient nature of urban-situated sociotechnical systems. These includes a series of risk perception surveys and mitigation on the Covid-19 pandemic. 
Monamie Bhadra Haines
Monamie's cross-disciplinary homes include: science and technology studies; postcolonial studies; political theory and energy policy. The primary areas she is interested include: the relationship between science and democracy; liberal and illiberal democratization; social movements; the politics of risk and uncertainty; energy transitions; renewable energy; nuclear power; solar power; humanitarian crisis; refugees; migration.
Secondary areas of interest include: disaster studies; science fiction; human-animal relationships.
Ian RowenMuch of Ian's early scholarly work focuses on the cultural and political geography of both travel and protest between the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan. Treating tourism as a political technology, he pays particular attention to performances of state territory and ethno-national membership. His newer work examines the politics of emergent historical periodization schemes, such as the World Economic Forum’s “4th Industrial Revolution”, and the hybrid spaces of globalizing cultural movements such as Burning Man
Ye JunjiaJunjia's research interests lie at the intersections of difference and diversity, critical cosmopolitanism, class, gender studies and the political-economic development of urban Southeast Asia. Alongside extensive ethnographic methods, she also uses techniques of film and photography in collaboration with research respondents to create visual narratives through her work.
James AngJames' research has concentrated on how regions and countries can accelerate growth. It includes topics on innovative production, productivity trends, international diffusion of knowledge, human capital, quality of education, institutions, income inequality, financial development and liberalization, savings and investment, environmental pollution, and macroeconomic stability.
Quah Teong Ewe, EustonProfessor Quah's area of expertise are Environmental Economics, Resource Allocation and Cost-Benefit Analysis, Law and Economics and Household Economics. He advises the Singapore Government in various Ministries and was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Strategies Sub-Committee on Energy and the Environment.
Cho Eun AeEun Ae interested in employee health and well-being, with a particular focus on the area of work and family. Specifically, she investigates work-family interface and its relationship to specific behaviors (e.g., parenting behavior, health behavior), work-family issues in the changing workforce (e.g., aging workforce, globalization), individual differences in the work-family experiences, and recovery as a mechanism that explains the linkage between work and family.
Cheon Bobby KyungbeomBobby's research investigates how people conceptualize and navigate relations with fellow group members (in-groups) and people belonging to other groups (out-groups) in response to environmental pressures and demands. Towards this objective, he investigates how perceived threats from the environment influence and interact with neurobiological mechanisms to shape intragroup processes (e.g., empathy, cooperation, affiliation), intergroup processes (e.g., prejudice, in-group favoritism, discrimination), as well as cultural diversity in these group processes. He is also applying his research on culture, social experience, and group processes to study the social modulation of eating behaviors, appetite, and nutritional health.
Michael David GumertMichael is a primatologist and his research focuses on the behavior and biology of non-human primates. Currently, a long-term research project is being developed out of NTU to study the long-tailed macaques of Singapore and surrounding nations, such as Thailand and Indonesia. Macaques provide a model for understanding the basis of behavior, and this project will investigate social exchange, aggression, cooperation, communication and movement patterns.
Kenichi ItoKenichi investigates the relationship between culture and the mind. On the one hand, members of a given culture acquire culturally-specific knowledge form their environment. On the other hand, they also recreate the environment from which new members of the culture acquire the knowledge. To investigate such two-way street, Ken investigates the distinct perceptual and cognitive patterns across different cultural groups and how these patterns are reflected in their environments.


Faculty and researchers from the following disciplines (not exhaustive), Schools, and research centres could participate in this research thrust:


Since its inception by the former School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the Environment & Sustainability Research Cluster submitted grant proposals, organized conferences, and taught modules that catered to a range of environmental perspectives: environmental history, sustainability, systems thinking, and ecocriticism, among them. Some notable conferences include:

  • Post-Secondary Education for Sustainability in Asia: Curricula, Case Studies and Community-Building. Date:  5-6 February 2015. Venue: Nanyang Executive Centre.
  • Sustainability in Education:  Pedagogical Themes and Practices in Asian Countries. Date: 26- 28 February 2014. Venue: Nanyang Executive Centre.
  • Sustainable Networks: The Enlightenment to the Contemporary Conference. Date: 13-15 June 2014. Venue: HSS Conference Room. 

Over the years, the Cluster created crucial networks with universities, research centers and policy groups in South, East and Southeast Asia (such as China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, and Bangladesh). Largely through conferences and seminars, the Cluster so far managed to mobilize a critical mass of scholars and activists across the globe who are now committed to changing the world towards sustainability. A series of activities are now going on within this network including collaborative works, joint publications, technology development, pedagogical innovations, and further networking with the grassroots and policy makers. Recent success includes mobilizing about 20 scholars from this network to produce an edited book entitled Education and Sustainability: Paradigms, Policies and Practices in Asia (Routledge, 2018), edited by Michelle Y. Merrill, Patricia Burkhardt-Holm, Chew-Hung Chang, Md Saidul Islam, and Youngho Chang.

Along with conferences and seminars, the Cluster also hosted a monthly series of transdisciplinary workshops known as “sustainability saloons” to foster informal conversations about sustainability strategies, ideas and issues. These semi-structured conversations are intended to strengthen the culture of sustainability at NTU, promote cross-disciplinary conversations and collaboration for research, and contribute to professional development through the exchange of pedagogical approaches to sustainability. Dr. Michelle Merrill, a PDF working for the Cluster (2014-2016), was very instrumental in organizing “sustainability saloons.” Seminars and saloons during this important period included:

  • “Creating a Culture of Sustainability at NTU” (9 October 2014; group discussion)
  • “Is a Sustainable Earth Possible?” (13 February 2015; Salon Speaker: Md Saidul Islam)
  • “Biomimicry and the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Regarding Food Systems” (2 April 2015; Salon Speaker: Michelle Merrill)
  • “Evacuation and Migration in Response to Environmental Hazards: Living with Tsunami Risk, Aceh” (19 October 2015; Seminar Speaker: Jamie McCaughey)
  • “Our Changing Climate: Knowledge and the Political Order” (24 November 2015; Seminar Speaker: Nico Stehr)
  • “Eden in Iraq: The Wastewater Garden Project” (23 November 2015; Salon Speaker: Meridel Rubenstein)
  • “Climate Change and China: How Chinese Philosophy Can Help Save the Race” (21 March 2016; Speaker: Graham Ross Parkes)

With effect from April 2017, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) has been re-organized into the School of Humanities (SoH) and School of Social Sciences (SSS). The Environment & Sustainability Research Cluster remained with the SSS, while SoH formed a new cluster called Green Humanities. Recent seminars organized by the Cluster include:

  • "Prospects and Contradictions in China’s Urban Transformation" (14 August 2018, HSS Meeting Room 4) where Dr. Weiping Wu (Professor and Director of the Urban Planning Program in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University) spoke.   
  • “The future of Food and the City: Security, Sustainability and Resilience? A Critical View of Hong Kong’s Urban Food System” (8 March 2019, HSS Meeting Room 6) where Dr. Daisy Tam (Asst professor, Hong Kong Baptist University) spoke.
  • “Social and environmental changes driven by COVID-19: Implications for developing countries” (Webinar, organized in collaboration with the Northern University of Bangladesh, 18 July 2020) where Assoc Prof Md Saidul Islam spoke. 

Sustainable Earth

The cluster seeks to develop strategies and techniques for managing social, political, economic, cultural and environmental challenges. The cluster aims to identify and acknowledge the differences among various disciplines so as to encourage and mobilize interdisciplinary dialogue and research across the University, through informal gatherings and workshops, formal seminars, and preparation of joint external grant proposals. The Cluster seeks to collaborate with other schools including the Asian School of the Environment.

Sustainability, environment, green energy, food security, climate change, urban resilience, environmentalism, biodiversity, urban parks, conservation, green economy

Gumert MD, Jones-Engel L, & Fuentes A (Eds.). 2011. Monkeys on the edge: Ecology and management of long-tailed macaques and their interface with humans. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 

E.J. Mishan, Euston Quah. 2020. Cost-Benefit Analysis, 6th Edition, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2020. Economic Instruments and Environmental Decision Making, (with Renate Schubert), Springer Verlag. 

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston, Jin Hua Zhou. 2020. Economics of Transboundary Pollution. United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. Pollution Across Borders: Fires, haze and transboundary pollution. World Scientific, 2019.

Sharma, Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2019. Economics of Natural Disasters. World Scientific. 

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2015. Singapore 2065: Leading insights on the Economy and the Environment. World Scientific (The book selected by the committee for the time capsule to be opened in 2065)

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston, Raymond Toh. 2012. Cost-Benefit Analysis: Cases and Materials, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston, Rae Kwon Chung. 2010. Pursuing Green Growth in Asia and the Pacific. USA, Cengage Learning (formerly Thomson USA).

Rowen, Ian. 2015. Liu, J. Translated by Ian Rowen, Cyrus K. Hui, and Emily Yeh. Tibetan Environmentalists in China: The King of Dzi. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books [This book is an account of environmental activism in Tibet. I was lead translator (from Chinese to English)]

Islam, M. Saidul. (Ed.). 2018. Sustainability through the Lens of Environmental Sociology. Basel, Beijing, Wuhan, Barcelona, Belgrade: MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute). 

Merrill, Michelle, Patricia Burkhardt-Holm, Chew-Hung Chang, Md Saidul Islam, Chang Youngho, (eds.). 2017. Education and Sustainability: Paradigms, Policies, and Practices in Asia. Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge, 302 pages. 

Islam, M. Saidul. and M. I. Hossain. 2016. Social Justice in the Globalization of Production: Labor, Gender and the Environment Nexus.  Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.  

Islam, M. S. 2014. Confronting the Blue Revolution: Industrial Aquaculture and Sustainability in the Global South. Toronto, Buffalo, and London: University of Toronto Press. 

Islam, M. Saidul. Forthcoming 2021. Climate change and food security in Asia-Pacific: Response and Resilience. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Wei Li, Jue Wang, Rongxiao Chen, Yongqin Xi, Shi Qiang Liu, Feimei Wu, Mahmoud Masoud, and Xueping Wu. 2019. “Innovation-driven industrial green development: the moderating role of regional factors”. Journal of Cleaner Production 222: 344-354.

James B. Ang & Satyendra Gupta. 2018. "Agricultural yield and conflict," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 92(C), pages 397-417.

James B. Ang & Per G. Fredriksson. 2017. "Statehood Experience, Legal Traditions, And Climate Change Policies," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 55(3), pages 1511-1537, July.

Haslam M, Hernandez-Aguilar RA, Proffitt T, Arroyo A, Falótico T, Fragaszy D, Gumert MD, Harris JWK, Huffman MA, Kalan AK, Malaivijitnond S, Matsuzawa T, McGrew W, Ottoni EB, Pascual-Garrido A, Piel A, Pruetz J, Schuppli C, Stewart F, Tan AWT*, Visalberghi E, Luncz, LV. 2017. Primate archaeology evolves. Nature: Ecology & Evolution, 1(10), 1431-1437. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0286-4. #

Falótico T, Spagnoletti N, Haslam M, Luncz LV, Malaivijitnond S, Gumert M. 2016. Analysis of sea almond (Terminalia catappa) cracking sites used by wild Burmese long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis). American Journal of Primatology. 79(5), e22629. doi: 10.1002/ajp.22629. #

Ito, K., Leung, A, & Huang, T. 2020. Why do cosmopolitan individuals tend to be more pro-environmentally committed? The mediating pathways via knowledge acquisition and emotional affinity toward Nature. Journal of Environmental Psychology doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101395

Ito, K., & Li, L.M.W. 2019. Holism and Pro-Environmental Commitment: An Examination on the Mediating Roles of Affective and Cognitive Determinants. Personality and Individual differences, 149, 160−166.          

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston et al. Forthcoming 2020. Economic Cost of the 2015 Transboundary Haze in Journal of Asian Economics, USA., 

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston  and Iuldashov Nursultan. Forthcoming 2020. China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Cost-Benefit Analysis and The NIMBY Challenge, An Informal Discussion, Journal of Asian Economic Integration

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston, 2017. Comment on “Disasters, Household Decisions, and Insurance Mechanisms: A Review of Evidence and a Case Study from a Developing Country in Asia”. Asian Economic Policy Review

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2015. Pursuing Economic Growth in Asia: The Environmental Challenge, World Economy (UK), Vol 16, pp1487-1503

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2014. Welfare Perceptions of and Public Expenditure on Environmental and Non-Environmental Goods (with Qiyan, Ong), Theoretical Economics Letters (USA). 

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2010. Economic Diversification and Environment Security: Key Challenges for Asian Governments, CSPS Strategy and Policy Journal (Brunei) Vol. 1, pp 81-94.

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2010. Comment on “Reaching a Global Agreement on Climate Change: What are the Obstacles?” Asian Economic Policy Review (Japan) Vol. 5(1), pp 39-58.

Vani A. Mathur, Bobby K.Cheon, Tokiko Harada, Jason M. Scimeca, Joan Y. Chiao. 2016. “Overlapping neural response to the pain or harm of people,animals, and nature.” Neuropsychologia 81: 265-271.  

Qingxu Huang, Dan Yin, Chunyang He, Jubo Yan, Ziwen Liu, Shiting Meng, Qiang Ren, Rui Zhao, LuisInostroza. 2020. “Linking ecosystem services and subjective well-being in rapidly urbanizing watersheds: Insights from a multilevel linear model”. Ecosystem Services, 2020, 43, 101106.

Yu Qin, Jing Wu and Jubo  Yan. 2019. “Negotiating Housing Deal on a Polluted Day: Consequences and Possible Explanations”. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2019, 94: 161-187.

Daniel Shawhan, John Taber, Ray Zimmerman, Jubo Yan, Charles Marquet, William Schulze, Richard Schuler, Robert Thomas, Daniel Tylavsky, Di Shi, Nan Li, Ward Jewell, Trevor Hardy, and Zhouxing Hu. 2015.  “A Detailed Power System Planning Model: Estimating the Long-Run Impact of Carbon-Reducing Policies.” 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS): 2497-2506.

Daniel Shawhan, John Taber, Di Shi, Ray Zimmerman, Jubo Yan, Charles Marquet, Yingying Qi, Biao Mao, Daniel Tylavsky, Richard Schuler, and William Schulze. 2014. “Does a detailed model of the electricity grid matter? Estimating the impacts of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” Resource and Energy Economics, 2014, 36(1):191-207.

Kent Messer, Jordan Suter, and Jubo Yan. 2012. “Context Effects in a Negatively Framed Social Dilemma Experiment,” Environmental and Resource Economics, 2012, 55(3):387-405.

Rowen, Ian. 2019. Tourism studies is a geopolitical instrument: The ‘Chinese Dream’ of international academia. Tourism Geographies. DOI: 10.1080/14616688.2019.1666912

Rowen, Ian. 2019. The "Gaps" and Excesses of Transitional Justice in Taiwan — A Response to Caldwell. Washington International Law Journal. 28(3), 645-652

Islam, M. Saidul. and Edson Kieu. 2020. “Tackling Regional Climate Change Impacts and Food Security Issues: A Critical Analysis across ASEAN, PIF and SAARC.” Sustainability 12(883):1-21. ; doi:10.3390/su12030883. 

Kais, S. M. and M. Saidul Islam. 2019. “Perception of Climate Change in Shrimp-Farming Communities in Bangladesh: A Critical Assessment.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16(672): 1-12. 

Simon, R. Bush, Ben Belton, M. Saidul Islam and David Little. 2019. “Emerging trends in aquaculture value chain research.” Aquaculture 498 (2019): 428-434. 

Teo Xin Yi Belicia and M. Saidul Islam. 2018. “Towards a Decommodified Wildlife Tourism: Why Market Environmentalism Is Not Enough for Conservation.” Societies 8, 59:1-15. 

Kais, S. M. and M. Saidul Islam. 2018. “Impacts of and Resilience to Climate Change at the Bottom of the Shrimp Commodity Chain in Bangladesh: A Preliminary Investigation.” Aquaculture 493 (2018) 406–415. 

Pey, Peili and M. Saidul  Islam. 2017. “Eco-Governmentality: A Discursive Analysis of State-NGOs-Youth Relations in Singapore.” Social Sciences 6, 133: 1-20. [Indexed in, among others, Scopus; Corresponding author; Equal authorship].  

Islam, M. Saidul 2017. “Sustainability through the Lens of Environmental Sociology: An Introduction.” Sustainability 9(3), 474: 1-11.

Islam, M. Saidul and Andrea Wong. 2017. “Climate change and food (in)security: A critical intersection.” Environments 4 (38): 1-15.

Kais, S. M. and M. Saidul Islam. 2016. “Community Capitals as Community Resilience to Climate Change: Conceptual Connections.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13(12), 1211: 1-16.

Islam, M. Saidul, Yap Hui Pei and Shrutika Mangharam. 2016. “Trans-boundary haze pollution in Southeast Asia: Sustainability through Plural Environmental Governance.” Sustainability 8 (499): 1-13. 

Islam, M. Saidul and M. Nazrul Islam. 2015. “‘Environmentalism of the Poor’: Tipaimukh dam, ecological disasters, and environmental resistance beyond borders.” Bandung: Journal of the Global South 2(27): 1-16.

Chan, Andrew and M. Saidul Islam. 2015. “State, Religion, and Environmentalism: Fostering social cohesion and environmental protection in Singapore.” Environmental Sociology 1(3):177-189.

Islam, M. Nazrul and M. Saidul Islam. 2015. “Human-animal relationship: Understanding animal rights in the Islamic Ecological Paradigm.” Journal for the Study of Religion and Ideologies 14(41): 131-149.

Islam, M. Saidul and L. Si Hui. 2015. “When ‘Nature’ Strikes: A Sociology of Climate Change and Disaster Vulnerabilities in Asia.” Nature and Culture 10(1): 57-80. 

Bush, S., B. Belton, D. Hall, P. Vandergeest, F. Murray, S. Ponte, P. Oosterveer, M. Saidul Islam, A.P.J. Mol, M. Hatanaka, F. Kruissen, T. T. ThuHa, D. Little, R. Kusumawati. 2013. “Global Food Supply: Certify Sustainable Aquaculture?” Science 341(9 September 2013):1067-1068. 

Islam, M. Saidul. 2012. “Old philosophy, new movement: The rise of the Islamic Ecological Paradigm in the discourse of environmentalism.” Nature and Culture 7(1):72-94.

Islam, M. Saidul. 2010. “Regimes of environmental regulations and governance: Opportunities and challenges for shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh.” Journal of Bangladesh Studies [Penn State University] 12(1):44-62.

Islam, M. Saidul. 2009. “In search of ‘white gold’: Environmental and agrarian changes in rural Bangladesh.” Society and Natural Resources 22 (1):66-78.

Islam, M. Saidul. 2009. “Paradigms of development and their power dynamics: A review.” Journal of Sustainable Development 2(2):24-37.

Islam, M. Saidul. 2008. “From sea to shrimp processing factories in Bangladesh: Gender and employment at the bottom of a global commodity chain.” Journal of South Asian Development 3(2):211-236. 

Islam, M. Saidul. 2008. “From pond to plate: Towards a twin-driven commodity chain in Bangladesh shrimp aquaculture.” Food Policy 33(3):209-223.

Gumert MD, Tan A*, Malaivijitnond S. 2019. Stone tool use by Burmese long-tailed macaques in intertidal habitats. In Primates in flooded habitats: Ecology and conservation. (eds. Barnett AA, Matsuda I, Nowak K). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. #

Gumert MD, Fuentes A, Engel G, Jones-Engel L. 2011. Future directions for research and conservation of long-tailed macaque populations. In: Monkeys on the edge: Ecology and management of long-tailed macaques and their interface with humans. (eds. Gumert MD, Jones-Engel L, Fuentes A). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. #

Jones-Engel L, Engel G, Gumert MD, Fuentes A. 2011. Developing sustainable human macaque communities. In: Monkeys on the edge: Ecology and management of long tailed macaques and their interface with humans. (eds. Gumert MD, Jones-Engel L, Fuentes A). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. #

Afendi N, Rachmawan D**, Gumert MD. 2011. The long-tailed macaques of Karimunjawa (Macaca fascicularis karimondjiwae): A small and isolated subspecies threatened by human-macaque conflict. In: Monkeys on the edge: Ecology and management of long tailed macaques and their interface with humans. (eds. Gumert MD, Jones-Engel L, Fuentes A). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. #

Euston Quah, TS Tan, ZJL Lee. forthcoming in 2020. Appraisal methods in Developing Countries. In N Mouter, Advances in Transport Policy and Planning, Elsevier. 

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston and Tsiat Siong Tan. 2017. Environmental Valuation. Asian Development Bank Institute.

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston and Tan Tsiat Siong. 2019. Valuing the Environment. Asian Development Bank Institute Handbook

Quah Teong Ewe, Euston. 2013. Cost Benefit Analysis for Developing Countries: What’s Different?, Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Law, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press.

Rowen, Ian. 2018. “Youth activism”. In Ogawa, Akihiro (ed), Routledge Handbook on Civil Society in Asia. Routledge. (This handbook chapter discusses pro-environmental and anti-nuclear activism). 

Rowen, Ian. 2018. “Tourism as a territorial strategy in the South China Sea”. In Spangler, Jonathan., Lopes de Souza, Moises and Dean Karalekas (eds.), Enterprises, Localities, People, and Policy in the South China Sea: Beneath the Surface. Palgrave Macmillan. (This chapter includes discussion of environmental impacts of politically-motivated tourism to the South China Sea).  

Islam, M. Saidul. Forthcoming. “Globalization and Countries Inequality” in Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Reduced Inequalities (edited by Walter Leal Filho, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli,  Ulisses Azeiteiro, and Tony Wall). Switzerland: Springer Nature. 

Islam, M. Saidul. Forthcoming. “Commercial Shrimp in Bangladesh: Production, Export and Local Supply Chain”, in Transforming Bangladesh: Geography, People, Economy and Environment (edited by Raquib Ahmed). Springer.  

Islam, M. Saidul. 2019. “Sustainability from Theory to Practice: Chinese New Year as an Avenue for Sustainability Education.” Pp. 152-179 in Issues in Teaching and Learning of Education for Sustainability: Theory into Practice (edited by Chew-Hung Chang). London and New York: Routledge. 

Chua Yuhan and M. Saidul Islam. 2018. “Capitalism with human face: Debates on contemporary globalization and sustainability.” Pp. 208-225 in Sustainability through the Lens of Environmental Sociology (edited by M. S. Islam). Basel, Switzerland: MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute.     

Islam, M. Saidul and Chua Yuhan. 2018. “Towards an Environmental Sociology of sustainability. Pp. 226-233 in Sustainability through the Lens of Environmental Sociology (edited by M. S. Islam). Basel, Switzerland: MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute).      

Edson, Kieu Li Hao and M. Saidul Islam. 2017. “Sustainable Development: Concepts, Histories, and Paradigms.” Pp. 28-43 in Education and Sustainability: Paradigms, Policies, and Practices in Asia (edited by Merrill, Michelle, Chang Youngho, Md Saidul Islam, Patricia Burkhardt-Holm, Chew-Hung Chang). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge. 

Islam, M. Saidul, Chua Pei Yi, Koh Hui Yi, and Wee Ying Wei. 2016. “The Globalization Project and Environmental Sustainability: A Theoretical Debate.” Pp. 30-41 in Environmental Sustainability, edited by Sreekumari Kurissery, Rosario Turvey, I. Florin Pendea (Lakehead University, Canada). Wiley and Sons. 

Islam, M. Saidul and Quek Ri An. 2014.  “Climate Change and Urban Resilience: The Singapore Story.” Pp. 205-220 in Globalization, Development, and Security in Asia (Vol. IV), edited by Jieli Li. (Ohio University). New Jersey, London: World Scientific Publishing. 

Islam, M. Saidul and Iris Carla D. Jesus. 2012. “Regional Initiates on Food Security.” Pp. 255-270 in The Challenge of Food Security, edited by Rosemary Rayfuse and Nicole Wiesfelt. Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd.   

Islam, M. Saidul. 2012. “Towards Developing Islamic Science: A Review and Appraisal” Pp. 205-221 in Studies in the Islam and Science Nexus, Vol. 1, edited by Muzaffar Iqbal. Burlington: Ashgate. 

Islam, S. S. and M. Saidul Islam. 2011. “Political cultures that retard democratization in Bangladesh: A socio-political analysis.”Pp. 27-48 in Democracy in Bangladesh: Essays in Memory of RI Chowdhury, edited by Mahfuzul Chowdhury. Dhaka: AH Development Publishing House.  

Mazumder, D. H. and M. Saidul Islam. 2010. “The NGOs and Social Development: The Case of Bangladesh and Chile.” Pp. 159-175 in Public Administration, NGO's and Public Debt: Issues and Perspectives, edited by M. Kratochvil and V. Pokorny. New York: Nova Publishers. 

Islam, M. Saidul. 2010. “Capitalism, state, and environmental movements: An analysis from political economy perspective.” Pp. 321-333 in Handbook of Environmental Policy, edited by J. Meijer and A. der Berg. New York: Nova Publishers. 

Islam, M. Saidul. 2009. “Environmental governmentality as a policy apparatus:  The case of shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh.” Pp. 141-162 in Handbook of Environmental Policy, edited by J. Meijer and A. der Berg. New York: Nova Publishers. 

Islam, M. Saidul. 2009. “From ‘development project’ to ‘globalization’: Understanding Third World Politics, class relations and development choices.” Pp. 107-124 in Globalization: Understanding, Management, and Effects, edited by H. V. Baines and J. R. Ursah. New York: Nova Publishers.

Seminar: “Creating social capital through community engagement” to be presented by Dr. Adha Shaleh (NUS Enterprise, National University of Singapore), on April 23, 2021. Stay tuned to future updates.