Department of Fisheries

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Details of Dr Md Monirul Islam


Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Email: monirulislam153@yahoo.com  Phone: +880-1716363505

 

And; Research Fellow, University of Oxford (started from October 2016), Email: md.islam@zoo.ox.ac.uk 

Fields of expertise/ research areas

  • Environmental issues in fisheries and aquaculture
  • Climate Change
  • Biodiversity
  • Water pollution
  • Institutional and policy analysis
  • Socio-economic analysis

Education

  • Research Fellow in Climate Change and Biodiversity (started from October 2016). Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
  • PhD in Sustainability Research in 2013. Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK. PhD thesis title: Vulnerability and adaptation of fishing communities to the impacts of climate variability and change: Insights from coastal Bangladesh http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/5321/. PhD was funded by Commonwealth Scholarship.
  • Internship on Environmental Sustainability (4 months) in 2008. International Environmental Research Centre, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea. Research title: Heavy metals in fishes of Korea.  
  • Masters of Science in Fisheries (1 year) in 2002. Result: First class first position. Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dissertation title: Determination of land cover changes and suitable shrimp farming area using remote sensing and GIS in south-western Bangladesh.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Fisheries 4-years) in 2001. Result: First class second position. Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Current Projects 

  • Adaptation strategies and sustainable livelihoods: Addressing the impacts of climate variability and change on inland fishery-dependent people in Bangladesh. Funded by IFS, Sweden
  • Contribution of Bangladeshi fisheries sector to greenhouse gas emission and suggestions for climate smart fisheries. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh

Completed Projects 

  • Climate change impacts, vulnerability and sustainable adaptation strategies: insights from aquaculture of Bangladesh. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh
  • Monitoring Terrestrial and Aquatic Organisms for the Impact Zone of SBIIPCL Project; funded by International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank
  • Economic incentives to conserve hilsa shad fish (Tenualosa ilisha) in Bangladesh; funded by Darwin Initiative, DERFA, UK
  • Impact of heavy metals and persistent organic pollutants on some freshwater fishes with special reference to the toxic effects of mercury (Hg) and arsenic (As) on fish reproduction, protein changes and cellular DNA damages. Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh

Publications

Journal publications

  • Ahmed, K., Islam, M.M., Yousuf, A.H.M and Alam, S. 2016. A long-term trend in precipitation of different spatial regions of Bangladesh and its teleconnections with El Niño/Southern Oscillation and Indian Ocean Dipole. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 1-14. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-016-1765-2
  • Islam, M.M., Mohammed, E.Y. and Ali, L. 2016. Economic incentives for hilsa shad fish management: legal and institutional framework analysis. Marine Policy, 68: 8–22. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X1600049X
  • Ahmed, M.K., Baki, M.A., Kundu, G.K., Islam, M.S., Islam, M.M.* and Hossain, M.M. 2016. Human health risks from heavy metals in fish of Buriganga river, Bangladesh. SpingerPlus (in press).
  • Ahmed, M. K., Shaheen, N., Islam, M. S., Habibullah-Al-Mamun, M., Islam, S., Islam, M. M., Kundu, G.K. & Bhattacharjee, L. 2016. A comprehensive assessment of arsenic in commonly consumed foodstuffs to evaluate the potential health risk in Bangladesh. Science of the Total Environment, 544, 125-133. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0048969715311165
  • Ahmed, M.K., Sultana, S., Halim, S. and Islam, M.M. 2015. Marketing system of freshwater prawn in three coastal districts of Bangladesh. Aquaculture Economics and Management, 20(3): http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13657305.2016.1177858?journalCode=uaqm20 
  • Islam, M. M., Sallu, S., Hubacek, K. and Paavola, J. 2014. Migrating to tackle climate variability and change? Insights from coastal fishing communities of Bangladesh. Climatic Change, 124:733-746. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-014-1135-y#page-1 
  • Islam, M. M., Sallu, S., Hubacek, K. and Paavola, J. 2014. Limits and barriers to adaptation to climate variability and change in Bangladeshi coastal fishing communities. Marine Policy, 43:208–216.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X13001334
  • Islam, M. M., Sallu, S., Hubacek, K. and Paavola, J. 2014. Vulnerability of fishery-based livelihoods to the impacts of climate variability and change: Insights from coastal Bangladesh. Regional Environmental Change, 14(1): 281-294.http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10113-013-0487-6#page-1
  • Ahmed, M.K., Parvin, E., Islam, M.M., Akter, M.S., Khan, S. & Al-Mamun, M.H. 2014. Lead- and cadmium-induced histopathological changes in gill, kidney and liver tissue of freshwater climbing perch Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792). Chemistry and Ecology, 30(6), 532-540.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02757540.2014.889123  
  • Ahmed, M.K., Al-Mamun, H.A., Islam, M.M., Akter, M.S. and Khan, M.S. 2014. Toxicological assessment of arsenic induced hematological alterations and chromosomal aberrations in tilapiaOreochromis mossambicus. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal  DOI:10.1080/10807039.2014.890485      
  • Ahmed, M.K., Mamun, H. A., Hossain, M.M.A., Arif, M., Parvin, E., Akter, M.S., Khan, M.S., Islam, M.M. 2011. Assessing the genotoxic potentials of arsenic in tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) using alkaline comet assay and micronucleus test. Chemosphere, 84 (1): 143–149.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653511001585
  • Ahmed, M.K., Das,M., Islam,M.M., Akter,M.S., Islam,S.,  and Al-Mansur, M.A. 2011. Physico-chemical properties of tannery and textile effluents and surface water of river Buriganga and Karnatoli, Bangladesh. World Applied Sciences Journal, 12 (2): 152-159. http://idosi.org/wasj/wasj12(2)/5.pdf
  • Ahmed, M.K., Parvin, E., Arif, Islam, M. M., Akter, M. S., Khan, M. S. 2011. Genetic damage induced by lead chloride in different tissues of fresh water climbing perch Anabas testudineus (Bloch). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 182 (1-4): 197-204.http://www.springerlink.com/content/e0h8384302w14p54/
  • Parvin, E., Ahmed, M.K., Islam, M. M., Akter, M. S., Kabir, M. A. 2011. Preliminary acute toxicity bioassays of lead and cadmium on fresh water climbing perch, Anabas testudineus (Bloch). Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology 5 (1), 55-58.http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/JournalsSup/11TAET_5_1.html
  • Das, M., Ahmed, M.K., Islam, M.S., Islam, M.M., and Akter, M.S. 2011. Heavy metal in industrial effluents (tannery and textile) and adjacent rivers of Dhaka city, Bangladesh. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology 5(1): 8-13.http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/JournalsSup/11TAET_5_1.html
  • Ahmed, M.K., Parvin, E., Arif, M., Akter, M. S., Khan, M. S. and Islam, M. M. 2010. Measurements of genotoxic potential of cadmium in different tissues of fresh water climbing perch Anabas testudineus (Bloch), using the comet assay. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 30 (1): 80–84.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1382668910000864
  • Islam, M. M., Bang, S., Kim, K-W., Ahmed, M. K. and Jannat, M. 2010. Heavy metals in frozen and canned marine fish of Korea.Journal of Scientific Research, 2 (3): 549-557.http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/JSR/article/viewArticle/4667
  • Ahmed, M. K., Islam, S., Rahman, S., Haque, M. R. and Islam, M. M., 2010. Heavy metals in water, sediment and some fishes of Buriganga River, Bangladesh. International Journal of Environmental Research, 4(2): 321-332.http://www.ijer.ir/article_24_1.html
  • Hasan, A., Ahmed, K., Akhand, A.A., Ahsan, N and Islam, M. 2010. Toxicological effects and molecular changes due to mercury toxicity in freshwater snakehead (Channa punctatus Bloch, 1973). International Journal of Environmental Research 4(1): 91-98.http://ijer.ut.ac.ir/
  • Das, M., Ahmed, M.K., Begum, F., Parveen, S., Islam, M.M. and Begum, M. 2010. Microbial load in tannery and textile effluents and their receiving rivers of Dhaka.  Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences 19(1): 73-81.
  • Ahmed, M.K., Ahmed, S., Rahman, S., Haque, M.R. and Islam. M.M. 2009. Heavy metals concentration in water, sediments and their bioaccumulation in some freshwater fishes and mussel in Dhaleswari River, Bangladesh. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology 3(1): 42-47.http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/Journals/TAET.html
  • Ahmed, M.K., Hasan, M., Alam M.J., Ahsan, N., Islam, M.M. and Akter, M.S. 2009. Effect of gamma radiation in combination with low temperature refrigeration on the chemical, microbiological and organoleptic changes in Pampus chinensis (Euphrasen, 1788). World Journal of Zoology 4 (1): 09-13.http://www.idosi.org/wjz/wjz4(1)2009/2.pdf
  • Ahmed, M.K., Biswas, D.R., Islam. M.M., Akter, M.S., Kazi, A.I., Sultana, G.N.N. 2009. Heavy metal concentrations in different organs of fishes of the river Meghna, Bangladesh. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology 3(1): 28-32.http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/Journals/TAET.html
  • Akter, M.S., Ahmed, M.K., Akhand, A.A., Ahsan, N., Islam. M.M., and Khan, M.S. 2009. Arsenic and mercury induce death ofAnabas testudineus (Bloch) involving fragmentation of chromosomal DNA. Terrestrial and Aquatic Environmental Toxicology 3(1): 33-41.http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/Journals/TAET.html
  • Yousuf, A.H.M., Ahmed, M.K., Rahman, M.M. and Islam, M.M. 2009. PCR-RAPD analysis between Penaeus monodon andMacrobrachium rosenbergii using DNA fingerprinting. Bangladesh Journal of Zoology 37 (1), 165-173
  • Islam, D., Mustafa, M.G., Wahed, M.A., Khaleque, M.A. and Islam, M.M. 2008. Investigation on the performance of solar tunnel dryer for dehydration of Gudusia chapra and Channa striatus over traditional sun drying. Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, 17(2): 169-172.
  • Islam, M.M., Ahmed, M.K., Shahid, M.A., Hoque, S and Islam, D. 2009. Determination of land cover changes and suitable shrimp farming area using remote sensing and GIS in Southwestern Bangladesh. International Journal of Ecology and Development, 12(W09): 28-41. http://www.ceser.res.in/isder/ijed/cont/2009/ijed-w09-cont.html
  • Akter, R., Ahmed, M.K., Mollah, M.A.R. and Islam, M.M. 2008.  Effects of pre-exposure acclimation to diazinon (60EC) on the mortality of freshwater murrel, Channa punctatus (Bloch, 1793). Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, 13 (2): 367-371.
  • Ahmed, K.,Akhand, A.A., Hasan, M., Islam, M and Hasan, A.. 2008Toxicity of arsenic (sodium arsenite) to fresh water spotted snakehead Channa punctatus (Bloch) on cellular death and DNA content. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences 4 (1): 18-22.http://www.idosi.org/aejaes/jaes4(1)/3.pdf
  • Akter, M.S., Ahmed, M.K., Akhand, A.A. and Islam, M.M. 2008.Acute toxicity of arsenic and mercury to fresh water climbing perch, Anabas testudineus (Bloch). World Journal of Zoology, 3 (1): 13-18. http://www.idosi.org/wjz/wjz3(1)2008/3.pdf
  • Yousuf, A.H.M., Ahmed, M.K., Yeasmin, S., Rahman, M.M. and Islam, M.M. 2008. Prevalence of microbial load in shrimp,Penaeus monodon and prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii from Bangladesh. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4 (S): 852-855. http://www.idosi.org/wjas/wjas4(s)/9.pdf
  • Yousuf, A.H.M., Ahmed, M.K., Yeasmin, S., Rahman, M.M. and Islam, M.M. 2008 Reduction of bacterial pathogens in Penaeus monodon and Macrobrachium rosenbergii using several chemical interventions. World Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 4 (S): 856-861.  http://www.idosi.org/wjas/wjas4(s)/10.pdf
  • Jahan, S.A., Ahmed M.K., Mollah, M.A.R, Hasan, M.M. and Islam, M.M. 2007. Toxic effects of malathion (57 EC) onHeteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1822). Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 35 (1): 153-160.
  • Jannat, M., Ahsan, N., Islam, M.M., Raknuzzaman, M., Naser, M.N. and Begum, F. 2007. Bacterial load of raw hilsha (Tenualosa ilisha) collected from catching points, open market and departmental shop. Bangladesh Journal of Microbiology, 24(2): 160-162.http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJM/article/view/1265
  • Islam, D., Mustafa, M.G., Wahed, M.A., Khaleque, M.A., Naser, M.N. and Islam, M.M. 2007. Comparative assessment of traditional sun dried and solar tunnel dried pomfret (Pampus argenteus) under different storage conditions. Bangladesh Journal Zoology, 35 (2): 331-340.
  • Akter, R., Ahmed, M.K., Mollah, A.R., Islam, M.M. and Hasan, M.M. 2007. Acute toxicity of diazinon 60EC to freshwater snakehead, Channa punctatus (Bloch 1793). Bangladesh Journal of Zoology, 35 (2): 403-407.
  • Haque, M.R., Ahmed, M.K., Mannaf, M.A. and Islam, M.M. 2006. Seasonal variation of heavy metal concentrations in Gudusia chapra inhabiting the Sundarban mangrove forest. The Journal of NOAMI, 23 (1): 1-12.
  • Hasan, M.M., Jahan, S.S., Ahmed, M.K., Islam, M.M. and Khan, N. 2006. Presence of formaldehyde in some commercially important food fishes of Dhaka city. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, 8 (2): 15-19.
  • Islam, M.M., Ahmed, M.K., Shahid, M.A., Hoque, S. and Islam, D. 2005. Prawn, fish and paddy culture in shrimp farms in the south-western Bangladesh. The Journal of NOAMI, 22(2):61-73.

Book chapter/section/report publications 

  • Islam, M.M. 2014. Paramugil parmata,  Liza parsia, Liza subviridis,Mugil cephalus, Rhinomugil corsula, Sicamugil cascasiaAnguilla bengalensis, Pisodonophis boro, Pisodonophis cancrivorus, Platycephalus indicus. In: IUCN Bangladesh 2014. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Ver. 11.
  • Islam, M.M. 2015. Nangra nangra, Sisor rabdophorus,Pseudolaguvia muricata. In: IUCN Bangladesh 2015. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Ver. 11.
  • Islam, M.M., Mohammed, E.Y. and Ali, L. 2016. Economic incentives for sustainable hilsa fish management in Bangladesh: Institutional capacity strengthening strategy and action plan. Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies, Dhaka (In press).
  • Islam, M.M. and Jakariya, M. 2016. Status of Aquatic Floral and Faunal Biodiversity at Pablakhali Protected Area, Rangamati. In: Biodiversity and environment of Pablakhali, Rangamati. North South University, Bangladesh. (In press).
  • Dewhurst-Richman N, Mohammed EY, Ali ML, Hassan K, Wahab MA, Ahmed ZF, Islam MM, Bladon A, Haldar GC, Ahmed CS, Majumder MK, Hossain MM, Rahman A and Hussein B. 2016. Balancing carrots and sticks: Incentives for sustainable hilsa fishery management in Bangladesh. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK.http://pubs.iied.org/16619IIED
  • Islam, M.M., Mohammed, E.Y. and Ali, L. 2014. Economic incentives for hilsa shad fish management: legal and institutional framework analysis. International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), London, UK.http://pubs.iied.org/15523IIED.html

 

Conference Presentations (selected)

  • Islam, M.M., Barman, A., Kabir, M.K., Kundu, G.K., Paul, B., Das, S. 2016. Mapping climate change vulnerability in the fisheries sector of Bangladesh using a composite index approach and GIS. Paper presented at the “Global Conference on Climate Change Adaptation in Fisheries and Aquaculture – FishAdapt”, held at Sentara Grand Ladprao, Bangkok, Thailand, from 8-10 August 2016.
  • Islam, M.M., Mohammed, E.Y. and Ali, L. 2016. Economic incentives for sustainable hilsa fish management in Bangladesh: Institutional framework, gaps and capacity strengthening strategy and action plan. Regional Conference on Sustainable Hilsa Fish Management. Held at Hotel Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on 4-5 May 2016.
  • Islam, M. M., Sallu, S., Hubacek, K. and Paavola, J. 2012. Migrating to Tackle Climate Variability and Change? Insights from Coastal Fishing Communities of Bangladesh. Paper presented in the Second Nordic International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation” held in Helsinki from 29-31 August.
  • Ahmed, M.K and Islam, M.M. 2008. Adaptation Strategies in Coping with the Impacts of Global Climate Change on the Coastal Environment and Resources of Bangladesh. International Symposium on “Effects of Climate Change on World Oceans” held in Copenhagen, Denmark from 9-12 March, 2009.
  • Islam, M.M. and Ahmed, M.K. 2008. Impact of climate change and variability on fisheries resources of Bangladesh. Poster presented in international symposium on climate change and food security in South Asia, held in 25-30 august, 2008 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Islam, M.M., Bang, S. and Kim, K.Y. 2008. Heavy metals in frozen and canned marine fish of Korea. Paper presented in IERC internship programme research results presentation, held in International Environmental Research Center, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, on June 13th 2008.
  • Akter, M.S., Ahmed, M.K., Akhand, A.A., Ahsan, M.N. and Islam, M.M. 2008. Arsenic and mercury induce death of Anabas testudineus (Bloch) involving fragmentation of chromosomal DNA. Paper presented in the 3rd Fisheries Conference and Research Fair held between 16-17 January 2008 organized by Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), Bangladesh.
  • Islam, M.M., Ahmed, M.K., Shahid, M.A., and Hoque, S. 2006. Present Status of Shrimp, Prawn and Fish Culture in Shrimp Farms in the Southwestern Bangladesh. Poster presented in 2ndFisheries Conference and Research Fair (12-13 January) 2006. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), Bangladesh.

Reviewer of peer-reviewed journals

  • Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters
  • International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Marine Policy
  • Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change
  • Climate and Development 
  • Climate Policy

 

Research supervision

Master’s thesis:

· Samapti Saha. 2016. Evaluation of fishing ban on the biodiversity of coastal fishes of Bangladesh

· Hasna Ahmed Tania. 2016. Identifying and overcoming barriers to climate change adaptation in the fishing communities of Jessore, Bangladesh

· Md. Foijul Hasan. 2016. Does fishing ban crate positive impact on fish biodiversity? evaluation of two fish sanctuaries of coastal Bangladesh

· Sadia Afrin Ankhi. 2016. Evaluating successful fisheries adaptation to climate variability and change in the Meghna river fisheries

·  Makidul Islam Khan. 2015. Impacts of climate variability and change on fisheries of the Padma river and adaptation strategies

· Chandan Kar. 2015. Current status of ox-bow lake (baor) fisheries and barriers to their management: cases form south-western Bangladesh

· Aparna Barman. 2014. Vulnerability of fisheries to climate change in Bangladesh: a composite index approach

· Farah Islam. 2014. Climate change impacts and adaptations: insight from the Jamuna river fishing communities, Bangladesh

·  Mohammad Alauddin. 2014. Heavy metal contamination in commercial fish feed and cultured fish

·  Susmita Das. 2014. Assessment of aquaculture suitability of Gazipur district using geo-spatial technology based multi-criteria modelling

· Al Nahian Atik. 2014. Community co-management of shrimp aquaculture in Bangladesh: status, barriers and opportunities