Profile of Goutam Kumar Kundu

... Name Goutam Kumar Kundu
Designation Assistant Professor
Last Degree MS (DU) [on study leave]
   
  • PhD student (2016 -), Stable Isotope Ecology Laboratory, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea
  • Research intern, International Environmental Recearch Center, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea
  • MS in Fisheries (2009), Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • BS in Fisheries (2008), Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professional experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka (2016 to date)
  • Lecturer, Department of Fisheries, University of Dhaka (2013 to  2016)
  • Young Professional, BRAC (2011 to 2013)

 

Completed Research Projects

  • Acute toxicity of three heavy metals on laboratory cultured tubificid worms. Funded by the University Grants Commission, Bangladesh.
  • Climate change impacts, vulnerability and sustainable adaptation strategies: insights from aquaculture of Bangladesh (as co-investigator). Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh
  • Contribution of Bangladeshi fisheries sector to greenhouse gas emission and suggestions for climate smart fisheries (as project member). Funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh

Research supervision:

2016: Does fishing ban crate positive impact on fish biodiversity? Evaluation of two fish sanctuaries of coastal Bangladesh (co-supervisor).

2015: Impacts of climate variability and change on fisheries of the Padma river and adaptation strategies (co-supervisor).

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

2014. Heavy metal contamination in commercial fish feed and cultured fish.

 

Other research projects:

2016. Cell free assay using DTT and DTBA to evaluate the oxidative potential of heavy metals- conducted at Ecotoxicology and Envirionmental Chemistry Laboratory, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea.

2016. Evaluation of fishing ban on the biodiversity of coastal fishes of Bangladesh (MS Thesis).

2014. Vulnerability of fisheries to climate change in Bangladesh: a composite index approach (MS Thesis).

2014. Climate change impacts and adaptations: insight from the Jamuna river fishing communities, Bangladesh (MS Thesis).

2014. Assessment of aquaculture suitability of Gazipur district using geo-spatial technology based multi-criteria modeling (MS Thesis).

2010. Mercury concentration in aquatic ecosystem of Sundarban (MS Thesis).

2009. Determination of mercury concentration in some freshwater and marine fishes (MS Thesis).

Full length research article:

  • Mandal, R. N., Das, S., Sarker, M. M. H., Kundu, G. K., Faruque, M. H., Paul, B., & Islam, M. M. (2017). Aquaculture Habitat Suitability Assessment in Gazipur District, Bangladesh Using Geo-Spatial Technology. International Journal of Ecology & Development™, 32(4), 58-75.
  • Islam, F., Islam, M. M., Akter, M. S., & Kundu, G. K. (2017). Impact of Climatic Hazards on the Jamuna River Fisheries and Coping and Adaptation Strategies. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, 4(5).
  • Kundu, G. K., Alauddin, M., Akter, M. S., Khan, M. S., Islam, M. M., Mondal, G., & Huque, A. (2017). Metal contamination of commercial fish feed and quality aspects of farmed tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Bangladesh. Bioresearch Communication, 3, 345-353.
  • Islam, M. S., Ahmed, M. K., Raknuzzaman, M., Habibullah-Al-Mamun, M., & Kundu, G. K. (2017). Heavy metals in the industrial sludge and their ecological risk: A case study for a developing country. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 172, 41-49.
  • Jannat, M., Ahmed, M. K., Islam, M. M., Kundu, G. K., & Kamruzzaman, M. (2017). Shrimp Post-Larvae Nursing in Earthen Ponds, Bangladesh. Journal of Scientific Research, 9(1), 97-107.
  • Ahmed, M. K., Islam, K. N., Ibrahim, M., Sultana, G. N. N., Khan, M. S., Akter, M. S., & Hossain, A. (2016). Oxidative stress mediated antioxidant enzyme responses in tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) fingerlings during hypoxic transportation and reoxygenation. Bioresearch Communication, 2(2), 264-269.
  • Ahmed, M. K., Shaheen, N., Islam, M. S., Habibullah-Al-Mamun, M., Islam, S., Islam, M. M., & 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.
  • Ahmed, M. K., Baki, M. A., Kundu, G. K., Islam, M. S., Islam, M. M., & Hossain, M. M. (2016). Human health risks from heavy metals in fish of Buriganga river, Bangladesh. SpringerPlus, 5(1), 1697.
  • Ahmed, M. K., Baki, M. A., Islam, M. S., Kundu, G. K., Habibullah-Al-Mamun, M., Sarkar, S. K., & Hossain, M. M. (2015). Human health risk assessment of heavy metals in tropical fish and shellfish collected from the river Buriganga, Bangladesh. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22(20), 15880-15890.
  • Islam, M. S., Sultana, A., Rasheduzzaman, M., Kundu, G. K., Kamal, A. K. I., & Uddin, M. K. (2015). Assessment of the Present State and Economical Prospects of Solid Waste at Amin Bazar Waste Dumping Site, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of Scientific Research, 7(3), 129-137.
  • Ahmed, M. K., Kundu, G. K., Al-Mamun, M. H., Sarkar, S. K., Akter, M. S., & Khan, M. S. (2013). Chromium (VI) induced acute toxicity and genotoxicity in freshwater stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Ecotoxicology and environmental safety, 92, 64-70.
  • Ahmed, M. K., Kundu, G. K., Al-Mamun, M. H., & Islam, M. R. (2013). Impact of hexavalent chromium on histopathology in freshwater stinging Catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis. Research and Reviews: A Journal of Toxicology, 3, 1-8.

 

Conference abstracts:

  • Mapping climate change vulnerability in the fisheries sector of Bangladesh using a composite index approach and GIS Md. Monirul Islam, Aparna Barman, Md. Alamgir Kabir, Goutam Kumar Kundu, Bijoya Paul, Susmita Das (2016). Fish Adapt: Global conference on climate change adaptation for fisheries and aquaculture, Bangkok, Thailand. P-31.
  • Saha, S., Kundu, G.K., Islam, M.M., Paul, B. and Mondal, G. (2016). Impacts on temporal and spatial fishing ban on fish and shellfish biodiversity in two fish sanctuaries in Bangladesh. Book of abstracts. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference & Research Fair, BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh.p-54.
  • Barman, A., Islam, M.M., Kabir, M. A., Kundu, G.K., Paul, B. (2016). Measuring vulnerability of aquaculture to climate variability and change in 64 districts of Bangladesh. Book of abstracts. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference & Research Fair, BFRF, Dhaka
  • Islam, F., Islam, M.M., Akter, M.S., and Kundu, G.K. (2016). Socioeconomic conditions of fisherfolk: insight from the Jamuna River fishing communities, Bangladesh. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference & Research Fair, BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Mondal, G Islam, M.M., Kundu, G.K. and Kar, C. (2016). Barriers to oxbow lake (Baor) fisheries management: cases form south-western Bangladesh. Book of abstracts. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference & Research Fair, BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Khan, M.I., Islam, M.M., Islam, Impacts of Climate Variability and Change on Fisheries of the Padma River and Adaptation Strategies, Book of abstracts. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference & Research Fair, BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh. P-39.
  • Khan, F.I, M.I., Islam, M.M., Kundu, G.K. and Akter, M.S. (2016). Understanding the livelihood characteristics of the migratory and non-migratory fishers of the Padma River, Bangladesh, Book of abstracts. 7th Biennial Fisheries Conference & Research Fair, BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh. P-103.

Undergraduate courses: General Ecology, Fisheries Extension, Fisheries Economics, Fisheries Marketing, Undergraduate practical classess.

Graduate courses: Fisheries Planning and Resources Management.
 

  • Korean Government Scholarship for Doctoral Course Study (September 2016 to date) at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • International Environmental Research Center Internship (IERC) Fellowship, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea.
  • Dean’s Award from Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka for the result in B.Sc. (Hon’s) Examination 2008
  • NSICT research Fellowship from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh
  • Dhaka Bank Foundation Scholarship for the result in B.Sc. (Hon’s) Examination 2008
  • Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship for Academic performances in the session 2004-2005 to 2007-2008
  • Scholarship of Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Research Interest:

Understanding the linkage and feedback between the environment and ecosystems, and identifying the current/future impacts of the natural/anthropogenic environmental changes at national, regional and global scale.

The specific research areas: Aquatic ecology, Environmental pollution and toxicology, climate change, Biodiversity, Fisheries management

Undergraduate courses: General Ecology, Fisheries Extension, Fisheries Economics, Fisheries Marketing, Undergraduate practical classess.

Graduate courses: Fisheries Planning and Resources Management.