Profile of Mr. Ashfaque Ahmed

Profile of Mr. Ashfaque Ahmed

Mr. Ashfaque Ahmed
Professor
Department of Botany
Faculty of Biological Science
Email: aashfaque67@yahoo.com
Phone: 880-2-9661900-74/7526
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Short Biography:

Professor Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed has completed his MSc in Plant Ecology from the Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and did his MS in Natural Resource Management from Norway and PhD in Coastal Zone Ecology from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been working on different aspects of Ecology and Natural Resource Mangement including species diversity, genetic diversity, phytoplankton diversity, soil and water quality, C-sequestration and C-reserves of plants and soils, and soil respiration of different forest ecosystems of Bangladesh namely Sundarban mangrove forests and Deciduous Sal forests. He has worked on major river systems f Bangladesh namely Buriganga, Padma, Jamuna, Meghna, Brahmaputra and some coastal rivers, and wetlands. He has extensively worked on Bangladesh Sundarbans. I have supervised 1 PhD students on Coastal Zone Ecology (at Hatia, Noakhali) and more than 15 MS and MPhil students and currently supervising 4 MS and 1 PhD student. Seven of the MS students have worked on Bangladesh Sundarbans. He has published about 30 articles in different renowned journals published from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal. Participated and presented papers including Key note speech in different National and International Conferences (Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand). He has visited about 12 countries.

Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Coastal Zone Ecology Dhaka University Belarus 2019
Masters Natural Resource Management Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway 2007
Masters Ecology Department of Botany, DU Bangladesh 1988
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
No award information is found
Research Interest
Subject Description
Ecology, Environment, Natural Resource Management, Restoration Ecology, Biodiversity Assessment and Conservation, Wetland Ecology, Costal Zone Ecology.
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Ph.D. Ecology and natural resource management of Island Nijhum Dwip in Bangladesh Professor Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Professor Dr. Mohammad Zabed Hossain Nazma

Coastal Zone Ecology

2020
M.Phil Effects of salinity on the nodulation in lentil (Lens culinoris Medik.) and the diversity of its compatible nitrogen fixing Rhizobium Prof. Dr. Zabed Hosaain Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Jannatul Ferdous 2019
M.Phil Effects of Eucalyptus plantation on the physio-chemical properties and litter decomposition processes in soil Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zabed Hossain Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Protika Sarkar 2019
Masters Study of genetic diversity of Grewia nervosa (lour.) Panigrahi within individuals and among populations of Sal forest of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Sydul Islam 2018
Masters Carbon stock and soil respiration of different Sal forests situated at Cumilla and Gazipur districts of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Maliha Jerin Propa 2018
Masters Effects of Heritiera fomes (Buch.-Ham.) on the physico-chemical properties of rhizosphere soil and bacterial community structure of Bangladesh Sundarbans Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Shakila Afreen 2017
Masters Effects of Excoecaria agallocha L. and Ceriops decandra Griff. on the physico-chemical properties of rhizosphere soil and bacterial community structure of Bangladesh Sundarbans Ashfaque Ahmed Atandrilla Biswas 2017
Masters Spatial variations of physico-chemical properties and bacterial populations of rhizosphere of different mangrove species of Bangladesh Sundarbans Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Ashraful Islam 2017
Masters C-sequestration by major tree species and C- reserve in the soil of Bangladesh Sundarbans Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Tanvir Ahmed 2016
Masters Genetic diversity of Sonneratia apetala Buch-Ham. growing in Sundarban Mangrove Forests of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Sarwar Hossain 2016
Masters Spatial variations of water quality of the different rivers flowing in Sundarban Mangrove Forests of Bangladesh in relation to phytoplankton distribution and diversity Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Nargis Akter 2015
Masters Effects of edaphic features on the diversity and distribution of different plant species of Sundarban Mangrove Forests, Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Md. Ataullah 2015
Masters Genetic diversity within species and between populations of Sonneratia apetala Buch-Ham. for management of coastal islands Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nurul Islam Muminur Rashid 2014
Masters Community composition, species diversity and nutrient resources of Sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) Forests at Comilla Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Md. Mohsin Akbar 2014
Masters Ecological studies on the planted mangrove forest of Meghna estuary at Hatia, Noakhali Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Dipongkor Das 2013
Masters Effects of leguminous plants on soil nutrient status and decompositon of Sal (Shorea robusta Roxb. Ex. Gabrrtn. F.) leaf litter in the Sal forests Prof. Dr. Zabed Hossain Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Tania Sultana 2011
Masters Assessment of water quality, primary productivity and fish diversity of the river Buriganga Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Tanmira Khandokar 2011
Masters Assessment of nutrient resources and mangrove species diversity of some coastal zones of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Prof. Dr. Mohammad Zabed Hossain Md. Shafiqul Islam 2010
Masters Phytoplankton diversity and abundance in the Sundarban Mangrove Forests, Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Abdul Aziz Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Masrura Rahman 2009
Masters Genetic diversity within the individuals and among the populations of Grewia nervosa (Lour.) Paingrahi from different Sal forests of North-Western parts of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Tasfia Synthi Current Year
Masters Phenology of some selected phanerogams of Curzon Hall Campus, Dhaka University in relation to climate and edaphic variables Prof. Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Afreen Sultana Ivee Current Year
Ph.D. Rhizosphere ecology of Arachis hypogea L. and Lens culinaris Medic. in relation to arsenic toxicity in soil Professor Dr. Mohammad Zabed Hossain Professor Dr. Ashfaque Ahmed Noor Jahan

Rhizoshpere ecology in relation to soil arsenic toxicity

Current Year
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Genetic diversity Genetic diversity analysis of Grewia nervosa (Lour.) Panigrahi growing in different Sal forests of Bangladesh with reference to changing population structure Grant of advanced research in education (GARE), Ministry of Education, GoB 01-07-2018 30-06-2020
Climate Change Soil Carbon pool and seasonal soil respiration of deciduous forest ecosystem of Bangladesh Ministry Science and Technology , GoB 01-07-2018 30-06-2019
Rhizosphere Ecology Spatial and temporal variations of soil quality and microbial community structure and diversity as affected by rhizospheres of different mangrove species Ministry Science and Technology , GoB 01-07-2016 30-06-2017
Climate Change C-sequestration by Sonneratia apetala Buch.-Ham. and C- reserve in the soil of coastal islands in the context of global climate change Ministry Science and Technology , GoB 01-07-2015 30-06-2016
Genetic diversity Genetic diversity of Sonneratia apetala Buch-Hum. and its application to the coastal zone management of Bangladesh Ministry Science and Technology , GoB 01-07-2014 30-06-2015
Climate Change Effects of climate change on the ecology of coastal zones of Bangladesh with reference to satellite images and GIS technology Ministry Science and Technology , GoB 01-01-2012 30-06-2012
Sundarban Mangrove Forest Expedition to SMF Dhaka University 01-04-2010 06-04-2010
Coastal Zone Ecology Holistic approaches to the ecological studies coastal zone of Bangladesh at Rangabali, Patuakhali district University Grant Commission 06-05-2009 05-05-2009
coastal Zone Ecology Edaphic condition and water chemistry of the coastal zone at Rangabali, Patuakhali district Delta Study Center, DU 01-07-2008 31-12-2008
Phytoplankton Ecology Water chemistry and phytoplankton diversity of the River Buragauranga at Patuakhali Delta Study Center, DU 01-01-2005 30-06-2005
Mangrove Ecosystem Ecological studies on the mangrove vegetation of Rangabali coastal zone, Patuakhali with reference to floristic composition, edaphic feature and gene flow Centre for Advanced Studies in Biological Sciences, DU 01-07-2004 31-12-2004
Arsenic mitigation Mitigation of Arsenic poisoning of groundwater by employing a locally innovative bio-remediation technique Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh 01-03-2003 30-06-2003
Coastal Zone Ecology Ecological studies of the coastal zone of Bangladesh at Patukahli with reference to edaphic conditions and water chemistry Delta Study Center, DU 01-01-2003 30-06-2003
River Ecology Ecological studies of the River Padma at Mawa Ghat, Munshiganj with reference to vegetation dynamics and phytoplankton diversity Delta Study Center, DU 01-01-2002 30-06-2002
Ecology and Biodiversity Ecological conditions, Biodiversity and effects of Farakka Barrage in the Rajshahi Division Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Bangladesh 01-05-1993 30-06-1994
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
1

SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Dhaka University Botany Alumni Association (DUBAA) Organization of Botanists who are graduated from Department of Botany, University of Dhaka 2016 Life Time
2 Registered Graduate of DU 1994 Life Time
3 Dhaka University Alumni Association Association of alumni of Dhaka University 2017 Life Time
4 Bangladesh Botanical Society Organization of Botanists of Bangladesh 1994 Life Time
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
No experience is found
Book
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Ahmed A and Hoque S Ecology of the Coastal Zone of Bangladesh: Edaphic features, Water quality and Nutrient status of Sonneratia apetala. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011 .
Journal Article
1
Ahmed A, N Akter, S Hasan and Md Ataullah : Spatio-temporal variations of water quality and phytoplankton diversity of the different rivers flowing within Sundarban mangrove wetland ecosystem of Bangladesh, J. biodivers. conserv. bioresour. manag. , vol.5 , no.1 , pp.61- 76 , 2019 .
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Ahmed A, Md Ataullah, Parveen Rashid,, Ashit Ranjan Paul, Sukumar Dutta and Md Shahjahan Ali : Species diversity, change in forest cover and area of the Sundarbans, Bangladesh, Bangladesh J. Bot. , vol.47 , no.3 , pp.351-360 , 2018 .
3
Ataullah M, S Hoque, P Rashid and A Ahmed : Spatial variation and contamination levels of different metals of soils of Bangladesh Sundarbans, Indian Forester , vol.144 , no.5 , pp.412-423 , 2018 .
4
Ahmed A,, M Rashid, S Hasan, MN Islam and P Rashid : RAPD and SSR analysis of afforested Sonneratia apetala Buch.-Hum. population from the coastal areas of Bangladesh, Bangladesh J Bot. , vol.46 , no.3 , pp.1001-1007 , 2017 .
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Ataullah M, MMR Chowdhury, S Hoque and A Ahmed : Physico-chemical properties of soils and ecological zonations of soil habitats of Sundarbans of Bangladesh, International J Pure and Applied Researches , vol.1 , no.1 , pp.80-93 , 2017 .
6
Kashem MA, A Ahmed, S. Hoque and MZ Hossain : Effects of land-use change on the properties of top soil of deciduous sal forest in Bangladesh, J. Mount. Res. , vol.01 , pp.5-12 , 2015 .
7
Ahmed A, MM Akber, MO Rahman and MMR Chaudhury : Effects of management practice on the community structure and species diversity of Sal (Shorea robusta Gaertn.) forest at Comilla, J. biodivers. conserv. bioresour. manag. , vol.1 , no.2 , pp.73-82 , 2015 .
8
Mandal UK, S Dutta, Nazma, MS Ali, NM Sharifee and A Ahmed : Spatial soil erosion modeling for sustainable agriculture development using remote sensing and GIS technology, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.24 , no.2 , pp.177‐189 , 2015 .
9
Singh D, S Singh, VR Lekshmi, S Dutta, Nazma, MS Ali and A Ahmed : Species Type and Forest Health Assessment via Hyperspectral Remote Sensing in the part of Himalayan Range, India, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.23 , no.2 , pp.135 - 146 , 2014 .
10
Hossain MZ, T Sultana, A Ahmed and S Haque : Influence of leguminous trees on soil nitrogen and phosphorous status of the sal forests, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.22 , no.2 , pp.179‐182 , 2013. .
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Sultana T, MZ Hossain, A Ahmed and S Haque : Decomposition and nutrient release of sal leaf litter as influenced by legume leaf litter of the sal forests., Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.22 , no.2 , pp.183 - 186 , 2013 .
12
Ali MS, MF Haque, SMM Rahman,, KF Iqubal, Nazma and A Ahmed : An estimation of loss and gain of land of Manpura Island in Bhola district: an integrated approach using remote sensing and GIS technologies. Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. 22(1): 29‐37Ali MS, MF Haque, SMM Rahman, KF Iqubal, Nazma and A Ahmed 2013. An estimation of loss and gain of land of Manpura Island in Bhola district: an integrated approach using remote sensing and GIS technologies, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.22 , no.1 , pp.29‐37 , 2013 .
13
Aziz A, M Rahman and A Ahmed : Diversity, distribution and density of estuarine phytoplankton in the Sundarban Mangrove Forests, Bangladesh, Bangladesh J.Bot. , vol.41 , no.1 , pp.87-95 , 2012 .
14
Ahmed A, A Aziz, AZMNA Khan, MN Islam, KF Iqubal, Nazma and MS Islam : Tree diversity as affected by salinity in the Sundarban Mangrove Forests, Bangladesh, Bangladesh J. Bot. , vol.40 , no.2 , pp.197-202 , 2011 .
15
Rashid P and A Ahmed : Anatomical adaptation of Myriostachya wightiana Hook.F. to salt stress, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.20 , no.2 , pp.205-208 , 2011 .
16
Ahmed A, M Ohlson, S Hoque and MG Moula : Chemical composition of leaves of a mangrove tree (Sonneratia apetala Buch.-Ham.) and their correlation with some soil variables, Bangladesh J. Bot. , vol.39 , no.1 , pp.61-69 , 2010. .
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Ahmed A, S Hoque, M Ohlson, MAA Akanda and MG Moula : Phytoplankton standing crops and its diversity in the Buragauranga river estuary with references to chemical environment, Bangladesh J. Bot. , vol.39 , no.2 , pp.143-151 , 2010 .
18
Aziz A and A Ahmed : Effects of arsenic on biodiversity. I. Rice field weeds, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.19 , no.1 , pp.95-98 , 2010 .
19
Ahmed A, M Ohlson, S Hoque and MG Moula : Edaphic conditions under different hydrological regimes in the coastal zone of Bangladesh, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.19 , no.1 , pp.27-40 , 2010 .
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Nazrul-Islam AKM, N Nahar, A Ahmed and MR Khan : Regulation of stomatal aperture in Ficus religiosa L., J. Environ. Sci. & Natural Resources , vol.2 , no.2 , pp.1 – 4 , 2009. .
21
Ahmed A and MAS Akanda : Relationship among phytoplankton diversity, physical and chemical properties of the river Padma, Dhaka Univ. J. Biol. Sci. , vol.16 , no.1 , pp.21-27 , 2007 .
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Ahmed A and MA Alfasane : Ecological studies of the river Padma at Mawa Ghat, Munshigaj. II. Primary productivity, phytoplankton stranding crops and diversity, Pak. J.Biol.Sci. , vol.7 , no.11 , pp.1870-1875 , 2004 .
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Ahmed A : Ecological studies of the river Padma at Mawa Ghat, Munshigaj. I. Physioco-chemical properties., Pak. J.Biol.Sci. , vol.7 , no.11 , pp.1865-1869 , 2004 .
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Abdullah ANM, A Khanam, AKM Nazrul-Islam, T Jamali and A Ahmed : Ecology and species composition of a temporary marshland, Geobios , vol.30 , pp.9-16 , 2003 .
25
Yousuf M, AKM Nazrul-Islam, SZKM Samsad and A Ahmed : Ecological conditions of Chandra deciduous forest, Ecoprint , vol.8 , no.1 , pp.95-97 , 2001 .
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Nazrul-Islam AKM and A Ahmed : The effect of potassium ions on the stomatal movement in selected weeds, J.Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh. Sci. , vol.24 , no.1 , pp.79-84 , 1998 .
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Nazrul-Islam AKM and A Ahmed : Autecological studies of wall plants, J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh. Sci. , vol.21 , no.1 , pp.59-68 , 1995 .
Conference Proceedings
1
Ahemd A, S Haque, MM Akber, M. Moniruzzaman and MMR Chaudhury "Edaphic features of Comilla Sal forest of Bangladesh with consequences to global climate change." 14tn ISERD Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,: 2015 .