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M. Nazrul Islam

CURRICULUM VITAE
OF
DR. M. NAZRUL ISLAM

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name : MUHAMMOD NAZRUL ISLAM B. Sc. (Honours),
M. Sc. (Jahangirnagar University), Ph. D. (University of Hull, England), FCSC, FRS (UK)

Present Address : Professor, Department of Geography & Environment
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh Phones: PABX 02-7791421 Ext. 117 (Off) 01727525467 (Mobile) E-mail: mnislam.geo@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Ph. D. in Physical Geography, 2000. Department of Geography, University of Hull, Hull
(Fluvial Environment) HU6 7RX, England

Thesis: Braiding and Channel Morphodynamics of the
Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh

M. Sc. in Physical Geography, 1987. 1st Class 1st, Department of Geography, Jahangirnagar
(Fluvial Geomorphology) University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Thesis: Adjustment of the Braiding Chars and Channel
Width: A Study of the Jamuna River

B. Sc. (Honors) in Geography, 1986. 1st Class 1st, Department of Geography Jahangirnagar
University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

FROM JUNE 2006 : TO DATE
EMPLOYER : Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh
POSITION HELD : Professor, Department of Geography and Environment (Teaching Graduate and Postgraduate Students and Supervising MS/MPhil/PhD students). Courses offered: Environmental Geography, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water Resource Planning and Management, Fluvial Geomorphology.

FROM September 2008 : TO DATE
EMPLOYER : Daffodil International University (DIU), Bangladesh
POSITION HELD : Professor (Part-time), Department of Environmental Science and Disaster Management (Teaching Graduate Students). Courses offered: Environmental Science and Disaster Management, Soil and Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Auditing.
FROM OCTOBER 2006 : TO JUNE 2007
EMPLOYER : University of Hull, England.
POSITION HELD : Research Fellow, Department of Geography (Conducted research on environment friendly sustainable management of char lands and floodplains of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, importance of Environmental Auditing (EA) in the assessment of environmental impact).

FROM AUGUST 2005 : TO SEPTEMBER 2006
EMPLOYER : Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.
POSITION HELD : Chairman, Department of Urban and Regional Planning (Acted as Departmental Head, taught Environmental Planning and Management, EIA at undergraduate and graduate levels and supervised BURP thesis students).

FROM JUNE 1993 : TO JUNE 2006
EMPLOYER : Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh.
POSITION HELD : Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Department of Geography and Environment (Taught undergraduate and graduate students, and supervised M.Sc/M.Phil/PhD students).

FROM JANUARY 1991 : TO MAY 1993
EMPLOYER : Rural Electrification Board (REB), Bangladesh.
POSITION HELD : Assistant Director (Worked on the growth and development of Pally Biddut Samity in rural areas in Bangladesh).

FROM 1989 : TO 1996
EMPLOYER : Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP)
POSITION HELD : Research Associate, Research Fellow, Part-time Consultant (Conducted research on resources, environment and development in Bangladesh with particular reference to the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Basins).

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowships, Department of Geography, University of Hull, Hull, England, 2006-2007.

 British Royal Society Visiting Fellowships, Department of Geography, University of Hull, Hull, England, 2005-2006.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND GIS

1 week Training of Trainers (ToT) on Disaster Management, organized jointly by Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP), Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, Government of Bangladesh and Rural Development Academy (RDA), in the year 2009.
1 year Postgraduate Research Training on GIS and Remote Sensing for the Assessment of Fluvial Environment, University of Hull, England (1998-1999).
4 weeks Professional Training on Geographic Information System for the Management of Natural Resources and Environment, conducted by the ICIMOD (Nepal) and LGED (Bangladesh) in the year 1996.

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Courses Offered in Geography & Environment Department (Jahangirnagar University):

Environmental Geography, Environmental Impact Assessment, Water Resources Planning and Management, Fluvial Geomorphology.

Courses Offered in Environmental Science and Disaster Management Department (Daffodil International University, Dhaka):

 Environmental Science and Disaster Management, Soil and Environment, Environmental Monitoring and Auditing.

Courses Offered in Environmental Science and Resource Management Department (during 1997-1998 periods) (Mawlana Bhasani Science & Technology University, Tangail):

Environmental Science and Resource Management, Water Resource Planning and Management.

Courses Offered in Geography & Environment Department (National University):

Environmental Management.

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT

    Name of Project: Food security through community food bank and employment generation: An action research in natural disaster prone areas in northern Bangladesh. Year: 2008–2011. Location: Roumari, Kurigram. Client: Department for International Development (DFID), British Council and Development Partnerships in Higher Education (DelPHE). Position: Project Coordinator (Lead Partner). Activities: Conducting collaborative research (with Hull University, England and Unnayan Uddog, a Bangladeshi NGO) on food security and community food bank to achieve the food security of the monga affected poor and ultra-poor people in the north-eastern region of Bangladesh by creating jobs in non-crop agriculture and agro-processing businesses and off-farm services (website: www.foodsecuritybd.com).

COMPLETED APPLIED RESEARCH/PROJECT

    Name of Project: Underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation in Mangrove forest (Sundarbans) of Bangladesh and its impact on environment. Year: 2007–2008. Location: Sundarban Mangrove Forest. Client: Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Position Held: Principal Investigator (EIA Specialist). Activities: Conducting research on underlying causes of deforestation of Mangrove forest and its impact on coastal environment and ecology. Planning, organizing and coordinating national workshops and seminars, and published papers and books.
Name of Project: Impact of flooding on bank and bar (char) instability, human settlements, agricultural lands and natural vegetation in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River. Year: 2006–2007. Location: Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh. Client: Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), British Council and the University of Hull, England. Position Held: Research Fellow. Activities Performed: Conducted research on bank erosion and sedimentation, char-forming process and charland management. Framed policy guidelines showing effective ways in dealing with bank erosion and flood risk, and alleviating poverty through the development of potential uses of charlands while maintaining sustainability.
Name of Project: Morphological estimation of sediment budget in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River, Bangladesh. Year: 2005–2006. Location: Brahmaputra-Jamuna River. Client: British Royal Society and the University of Hull, England. Position Held: Visiting Fellow. Activities Performed: Conducted research on volumetric estimation of  reach-scale sediment budgets using digital satellite image and cross-section survey data, and evaluated these approaches by field observation. This work provided access to high specification hardware, specialized GIS software and relevant expertise which are available in the University of Hull, England.
Name of Project: Environmental impact assessment of land filling project in Ashulia area of Dhaka. Year: 2005–2006. Location: Ashulia and surrounding areas of Dhaka. Client: Department  of  Urban  and  Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University. Position Held: Project

Coordinator. Activities Performed: Conducted research on the likely consequences of land filling projects for the biogeophysical environment; and predicted main social and economic changes, and magnitude of impact on environmental quality.

Name of Project: An experimental study of indigenous hydroponic cultivation for its development and spread in Bangladesh. Year: 2002–2004. Location: Savar, Dhaka and Nesarabad, Pirojpur. Client: Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology, GoB. Position Held: Co-Project Director. Activities Performed: Planning, designing and coordinating experimental research on indigenous hydroponic (Dhaap) cultivation in flood affected areas in Bangladesh. This work examined the environmental impact of indigenous technology transfer from one area to another flood affected area and highlighted the human-environment interaction from the indigenous people’s perspective.
Name of Project: Braiding and channel morphodynamics of the Brahmaputra–Jamuna River, Bangladesh. Year: 1996–2000. Location:  The Brahmaputra-Jamuna River and its char areas. Client: Department of Geography, The University of Hull, England. Position Held: PhD Fellow. Activities Performed: Conducted doctoral research on bank erosion, formation of chars, char morphology and char sediment properties and sediment budgeting, and published a book. This research also investigated the char elevation and inundation frequency, char permanency, land used patterns and human settlements, and finally sustainable management of charlands.

Name of Project: New floodplain study, third fisheries project. Year: 1992. Location: Rangpur. Client: Department of Fisheries, Government of Bangladesh and World Bank; conducted by Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS). Position Held: Team Leader. Activities Performed: Planning, designing and supervising survey research as well as data analysis, interpretation and report writing on third fisheries project.

Name of Project: Resource, environment and development in Bangladesh. Year: 1990–1996. Location: Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna River Basins, Bangladesh. Client: Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad (BUP) and Ford Foundation. Position Held: Research Associate, Fellow and Part-time Consultant. Activities Performed: Planning, designing and conducting survey research as well as data analysis, interpretation and report writing on the development and utilization of water and other resources in the environmental context of Bangladesh, India and Nepal.
EDITORIAL EXPERIENCE

Editor : Journal of Geography, Jahangirnagar University (ISSN
1025-8567), vol. 20, 2001.

Member, Editorial Board : Journal of Geography, Jahangirnagar University (ISSN 1027-
8567), vol. 13, 1994, vol. 22, 2003, vol. 27, 2009.

Member, Editorial Board : Jahangirnagar Review: Social Sciences, Jahangirnagar
University (ISSN 1682-7422), vol. 26, 2005.

Member, Editorial Board : Geo-Care Journal, Geo-Care Center (ISSN 1025-4676), vols.
1-6, nos. 1 & 2, 1995-2000.

RESEARCH SUPERVISION

Ph. D Theses

 Effect of Deforestation and Depletion of Vegetation on Environmental Settings in Tertiary Hills of Bangladesh (Hasibush Shahid).

 Environmental Monitoring of Landuse and Biodiversity Changes in Ashulia Area, Dhaka (Nazmun Jahan).

Impact of the Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge on Surrounding Environment (Md. Wahiduzzaman).

 Environmental Consequences of Inappropriate Landuse and Its Sustainability Issues in the Barind Tract (Mustafizur Rahman).

M. Phil Theses

 Climate Change: Impact and Adaptation Strategies in Bangladesh (Md. Shah Alam Bhuiyan).

 Agricultural Land Reduction and Food Insecurity in Bangladesh: An Environmental Assessment (Humaira Sultana).

M. S Theses
Climate Change and Its Impact on the Morphology of Char Gazaria in the Meghna Estuary (Abdullah Mahsum).

 Urban Flooding and Its Environmental Impact Assessment Using GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques: A Study on Dhaka City (Nahrin Islam Khan).

 Bank Erosion and Channel Shifting of the Padma River: An Empirical Study Using GIS and Remotely Sensed Data (Abdul Awal).

 Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater: A Comparative Analysis of Co-basin States with Special Reference to Farakka Barrage on the Padma River (Shamima Guljar).

 Environmental Impact Assessment, Auditing and Management: A Case Study of the Highly Polluting Industries in Tejgaon Area (Irina Suvin).
 Transformation of Agricultural Land for Commercial Use in the Fringe Area of Dhaka City and its Environmental Impact Assessment (Abdus Samad).

 Urban Flooding and Its Environmental Impact: A Case Study on the Eastern Part of Dhaka City (Halima Afroj).

 Water Quality of the Buriganga River and Its Impact on Surrounding Areas (Zihad Hossain).

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS/PARTICIPATIONS

 Keynote speaker in the National Seminar on Food Security through Community Food Bank and Employment Generation: An Action Research in Natural Disaster Prone Areas in Northern Bangladesh, 19 September 2009, National Press Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Department of Geography & Environment, Jahangirnagar University and Unnayan Uddog, Bangladesh. Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and British Council.

 Keynote speaker in a Roundtable Discussion Meeting on Monga, Community Food Bank and Food Security, 8 August 2009, 2/G Shyamoli, Road 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Department of Geography & Environment, Jahangirnagar University and Unnayan Uddog, Bangladesh. Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and British Council.

 Paper presented in the National Conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Response in Bangladesh, 1–2 June 2008, Jahangirnagar University Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA). Funded by Bangladesh Resource Centre for Indigenous Knowledge (BARCIK).

 Paper presented in the National Workshop on Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Degradation of Mangrove Forest (Sundarbans) in Bangladesh, 10 May 2008, National Press Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Dhaka Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) in cooperation with the Global Forest Coalition (GFC). Funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Finish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 Participated as discussant in the National Conference on Climate Change and Local Level Initiatives in Bangladesh, 12 August 2008, Jahangirnagar University Auditorium, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Organized by Training Research Education for Empowerment (TREE) and Department of Environmental Science, Jahangirnagar University. Funded by Department of Environment (DOE), Government of Bangladesh.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Book:

  1. Islam, M. N. Braiding Morphodynamics of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River (ISBN 984-8360-20-2). A. H. Development Publishing House, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Book Chapters:

  1. Islam, M. N. Deforestation and Forest Degradation of Mangrove Forests in Sundarban. In Ahmed, A. I. M. U. (ed.), Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Bangladesh (ISBN 984-300-002494-9), Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), Bangladesh and Global Forest Coalition-Netherlands).

  2. Islam, M. N. Underlying Causes of Forest Degradation in Bangladesh. In Ahmed, A. I. M. U. (ed.), Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Bangladesh (ISBN 984-300-002494-9), Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA), Bangladesh and Global Forest Coalition-Netherlands).

  3. Islam, M. N. Computation of Extreme Flood Probability of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River: A Case Study. In Mukhopadhya, M. (ed.), Banna O Amara, All India Geography & Environment Association, West Bengal, India.

  4. Islam, M. N. 'Land', 'Forest', 'Water' and 'Environment' chapters jointly authored. In Ahmad, Q. K., Ahmad, N. and Rasheed, K. B. S. (eds.), Resources, Environment and Development in Bangladesh (ISBN 984-08-0120-1), Academic Publishers, Dhaka.

  5. Bhuiya, A. H., Islam, M. N. and Ferdous, R. Flood Frequency Study of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra Rivers: Gumbel's and Pearson's Methods Compared. In Ouazar, D., Bensari, D. and Brebbia, C. A. (eds.), Computational Hydraulics and Hydrology (vol. II) (ISBN 1-85312-123-1), Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, England.

Research Articles:

  1. Afroz, H. and Islam, M. N. Urban Flood and its Environmental Impact: A Case Study on the Eastern Part of Dhaka City. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 27, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

  2. Rahman, M. S., Saifullah, A. S. M. and Islam, M. N. Distribution of Trace Metals in the Northwest Coast of the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) Journal (ISSN 1811-6266), vol. 35, nos. 1 & 2, Dhaka, paper accepted for publication.

  3. Ahmed, A.I.M.U. and Islam, M. N. Underlying causes of deforestation and forest degradation in Bangladesh. Research Report, published in Internet (www.globalforest coalition.org/img/userpics/File/UnderlyingCauses/Bangladesh-Report-Underlying-Causes-Workshops.pdf), Global Forest Coalition (GFC), Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  4. Islam, M. N., Islam, M. N. and Mostafa, G. Use of Chemical Fertilizer in Agricultural Sector and its Impact on Environment: A Study on Pangsha Thana in Rajbari. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vol. 31, Dhaka.

  5. Islam, M. N., Islam, M. N. and Akhter, D. Changes in Biodiversity and their Impact on Environment of Fakirhat Thana in Bagerhat. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vol. 30, Dhaka.

  6. Awal, M. A., Islam, M. N. and Huda, K. M. S. Bank Erosion and Channel Shifting of the Padma River: An Empirical Study. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vol. 30, Dhaka.

  7. Islam, M. N. Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analysis and Mode of Bar Sedimentation in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River. Oriental Geographer (ISSN 0030-5308), vol. 50, no. 1, Dhaka.

  8. Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N. Change of Wetlands and Biodiversity Losses: A Study of Chalan Beel. UODA Studies (ISSN 1817-4825), vol. 2, No. 1, Dhaka.

  9. Islam, M. N. Sediment Mineralogy and Identification of Bar Sediment Sources of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vol. 28, Dhaka.

  10. Khan, A. H. and Islam, M. N. Earthquake and Bangladesh. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 23, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

  11. Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N. Causes and Consequences of Landslide Hazards: A Case Study on Chittagong University Campus. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vol. 28, Dhaka.

  12. Wahiduzzaman, Mano, A. and Islam, M. N. Ground Water Retreat in the South-west Region of Bangladesh. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vol. 27, Dhaka.

  13. Wahiduzzaman and Islam, M. N. Evaluation of Formulae as a Tool for Computing Sediment Transport Rate of the Pussur River, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Geosciences Journal (ISSN 1028-6845), vol. 6, Dhaka.

  14. Shaheed, H. Z. M. H., Bhuiya, A. H. and Islam, M. N. Effects of Deforestation on Hilly River System: A Case Study on Sangu Catchment. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 22, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

  15. Islam, M. N., Islam, M. N. and Karim, M. B. Conflict and Coordination between Traditional and Modern Agricultural Technologies: A Study on Tribeni Union of Shailokupa Upazila. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 21, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

  16. Islam, M. N. and Rahman, M. M. Vulnerability and Adaptive Strategies to Flash Flood: A Study of the Monu River. Grassroots Voice (ISSN 1560-358X), vol. 4, no. 1, Dhaka.

  17. Islam, M. N., Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N. Consequences of Human Interference on Wetlands: A Study on Chalan Beel. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 20, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

  18. Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N. Hill Cutting and Usage: An Environmental Assessment on Chittagong City. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 20, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

  19. Islam, M. N. Planform Shape Model of Bars in the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River. Geo-Care Journal (ISSN 1025-4676), vols. 2-6, nos. 1 & 2, Dhaka.

  20. Islam, M. N. and Bhuiya, A. H. Relation between Braiding Chars (Islands) and Channel Width: An Assessment of the Jamuna River. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vols. 19-22, Dhaka.

  21. Islam, S. T., Islam, M. N. and Huda, K. M. S. An Analysis of Socio-economic Status of Shrimp Farmers and the Environmental Aspects of Shrimp Farming: A Case Study of Rampal Thana. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 17, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

  22. Bhuiya, A. H., Salahuddin, A. and Islam, M. N. Grain-size Characteristics of the Chars in the Jamuna River. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vols. 19-22, Dhaka.

  23. Islam, M. N., Bhuiya, A. H. and Islam, M. N. Analysis of Cross-sectional Morphology of the Monu River. Jahangirnagar Review (ISSN 1682-7422), vols. 19-22, Dhaka.

  24. Islam, M. N. Comparison of Extrapolated Flood Frequency Curves Using Different Probability Distribution Papers: Case Point ̶ The Surma-Meghna River. Journal of Nature Studies, vol. 2, no. 1, Dhaka.

  25. Wahiduzzaman, Uddin, M. F. I. and Islam, M. N. Hydrological Model Simulation for the Coastal Region (South-west) of Bangladesh. Geo-Care Journal (ISSN 1025-4676), vol. 1, nos. 1 & 2, Dhaka.

  26. Islam, M. N., Mohammad, A. and Karim, M. S. A. A Review on Cyclone Hazards in the Coastal Area of Bangladesh. Journal of National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute, vol. 10, no. 2, Dhaka.

  27. Bhuiya, A. H. and Islam, M. N. Sediment Transportation, Siltation and Bar Formation in the Jamuna River. Journal of Geography (ISSN 1027-8567), vol. 8, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka.

MEMBERSHIP

Member/Life Member :
a. Senate, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka.

  b. Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA)
  c. Bangladesh Geomorphological Research Group (BGRG)
  d. Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS)

REFEREES

Referees: : 1. Dr. Barbara T. Rumsby
Department of Geography University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, England E-mail: b.t.rumsby@hull.ac.uk Phone: +44 1482 466062

  2. Prof. A. K. Azizul H. Bhuiya
       Department of Geography & Environment
           Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
       E-mail: azizulhbhuiya@yahoo.com
       Phone: +880 2 9116113

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