Mr. Mohammad Samiul Ahsan Talucder
Mr. Mohammad Samiul Ahsan Talucder
Associate Professor
B.Sc. in Agriculture, M.Sc in Agroforestry (BAU), Ph.D (Continue), Seoul National University, Republic of Korea
01711974124
talucdermsa.aes@sau.ac.bd
samiulsau@gmail.com

Mohammad Samiul Ahsan Talucder is specialized in climate-smart agriculture, food security, poverty reduction, agroforestry, neglected & underutilized species, non-timber forest product, greenhouse gases, agricultural & forest meteorology toward sustainable agricultural and forest services. His is pursuing climate-smart agriculture which aims for triple wins in production increase, reduction of greenhouse gas emission and resilience capacity building. In his PhD research, he has conducted an experiment on the exchange of water, carbon and energy in a rice ecosystem in South Korea. He has trained in theory and application of the state-of-the-art eddy covariance technique combined with laser technology. It is essential for both developed and developing countries to successfully adapt to and manage climate change. He is a potential next generation leader for fulfilling the challenge of sustainable ecological-societal systems through education and research in academia in Bangladesh. He has published fifteen research articles in different national and international journals and attended at least ten conferences at home and abroad. Recently, He has established Climate-Smart Agriculture Lab. There are two field laboratories, one modern ‘Automated Agrometeorological Station’, Prototype Biochar Klin and several demonstration plots in farmers’ field under his lab. Several MS students are pursuing in the area of climate-smart agriculture in this lab under his supervision. Meanwhile, eleven MS students graduated under his supervision. Most of those MS Thesis are Climate-Smart Agriculture related e.g., “Status of climate-smart practices in boro rice cultivation at Sylhet sadar upazila”; “Climate-smart agricultural practices in crop production at Jaintiapur upazila of Sylhet district”; “Status of agroforestry practices in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet district”; “Transformation of agar (Aquilaria malaccensis) garden into agar based agroforestry system for provisioning year round production”; “Farmers’ perception towards climate-smart-agricultural practices for resilient agriculture in Golapgonj upazila of Sylhet district”; “Livelihood status of urban slum people in Sylhet City: A bottleneck for sustainable city”; “Status of homestead-based black pepper (Piper nigrum) gardening in north-eastern Bangladesh: A promising climate-smart solution for rural livelihood improvement”. As Principal Investigator (PI), he has experience of handling several national and international funded research projects such as “Evaluation of tree-crop interaction from existing agroforestry systems in Sylhet region for food security by the lens of climate-smart agriculture framework” funded by World Bank, USAID, IFAD & GoB; “Methane and nitrous oxide emission status and mitigation options from rice paddy in Sylhet region” funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (GoB); “Collection and evaluation of black pepper (Piper nigrum) germplasm under agroforestry system in Sylhet region” funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC). Currently, two reserach projects are on-going as PI : (i) “Evaluation of vegetative propagation methods of black pepper (Piper nigrum) germplasm under different rooting media” funded by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) and University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh for 2019-2020; (ii) “Up-scaling of black pepper (Piper nigrum) based homestead agroforestry for poverty reduction of rural people in Sylhet region” funded by BANBIES, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for 2019-2022. He is also one of the five pioneer members of “Interdisciplinary Research for Future Agriculture” group. He is maried with DR. Nahid Arjuman Banu and blessed with a son Ahnaf Ahsan and a daughter Arwa Ahsan.

Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Afrin R, Talucder M S A, Paul G and Uddin M S. 2017. Status of climate-smart agricultural practices in Jaintapur upazila of sylhet district. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 4(2):251-260.
  • Talucder M S A, Haque M M and Saha D. 2016. Development of Agar (Aquilaria malaccensis) cultivation, propagation technique and its potentiality as agroforestry component in Bangladesh: a review. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 3(2):149-157.
  • Talucder M S A, Baten M A and Elnesr M N. 2016. Anomalies of reference crop evapotranspiration and its climatic parameters in sylhet and Maulvibazar, Bangladesh. International Journal of Sustainable Crop Production. 11(1):09-17.
  • Kim Y, Talucder M S A, Kang M, Shim K M, Kang N and Kim J. 2016. Interannual variations in methane emission from an irrigated rice paddy caused by rainfalls during the aeration period. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 223:67-75.
  • Talucder M S A. 2015. Has climate change already affected the temporal trends of seasonal and annual precipitation in Sylhet district of Bangladesh? J. Soil and Nature, 8(3): 21-27.
  • Talucder M S A. 2015. Annual and seasonal trend of precipitation in Maulvibazar district of Bangladesh from 1950 to 2014 using Mann-Kendall test. J. Sylhet Agril. Univ. 2(2): 179-184.
  • Kang N, Yun J, Talucder M S A, Moon M, Kang M, Shim K M and Kim J. 2014. Corrections on CH4 Fluxes Measured in a Rice Paddy by Eddy Covariance Method with an Open-path Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy. K. J. Agril. & Forest Meteorology, 17(1): 1-10.
Proceeding Papers:
  • Talucder M S A. 2017."Opportunities and challenges of existing agroforestry practices in Sylhet region for food security". SAU Res. Progs. (5). 15p
Conference Proceedings:
  • Talucder M S A, Kamrujjaman M, Uddin M S. (2019). ‘Homestead-based black pepper (Piper nigrum) gardening in north-eastern Bangladesh: a promising climate-smart option for the improvement of rural livelihood status.’ Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA 2019), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. 19-20 October, 2019.
  • Hossain M A, M M Hasan, Talucder M S A, Rahman M S, Ahmed I A R, Islam M S and Islam M T. 2009. Integrated management of multistrata production systems under newly established rampt models of roadside and slopeland agroforestry. Proceedings of the 11th North American Agroforestry Conference, Columbia, Missouri: 443-453.
Books:
  • Talucder M S A and Hossain M A. 2016. Neem-countrybean based fallow land agroforestry practice in Bangladesh. Lambert Academic Publishing, OmniScriptum GmbH & Co. KG Bahnhofstrabe 28, D-66111, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN 978-3-659-88015-5.
Research Interests:
  • Climate-Smart Agriculture
  • Sustainable agricultural metrics
  • Food security
  • Poverty reduction
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Agricultural & Forest meteorology
  • Agroforestry
  • Neglected & Underutilized Species (NUS)
  • Non-timber Forest Product
Research Support:
  • Principal Investigator “Up-scaling of black pepper (Piper nigrum) based homestead agroforestry for poverty reduction of rural people in Sylhet region” funded by BANBIES, Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh for 2019-2022.
  • Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of vegetative propagation methods of black pepper (Piper nigrum) germplasm under different rooting media” funded by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) and University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh for 2019-2020 .
  • Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of tree-crop interaction from existing agroforestry systems in Sylhet region for food security by the lens of climate-smart agriculture framework” from 10 July 2017 to September, 2018 funded by World Bank, USAID, IFAD & GoB. Project No. PIU-BARC, NATP-2(439).
  • Principal Investigator, “Collection and evaluation of black pepper (Piper nigrum) germplasm under agroforestry system in Sylhet region” from July 2018 to June 2019 funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) managed by SAURES.
  • Principal Investigator, “Methane and nitrous oxide emission status and mitigation options from rice paddy in Sylhet region” from July 2017 to June, 2018 funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh under Special Research Grant program.
  • Principal Investigator, “Opportunities and challenges of existing agroforestry practices in Sylhet region for food security” from July 2016 to June 2017 funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC).
  • Project Director, “Development of Different Agroforestry Models through Establishing Germplasm Centre of Medicinal Plant on Denuded & Eroded Hills of SAU Campus” from 7.2009 to 6.2011 funded by Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh under R&D program.
  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Establishment and management of nursery for the Department of Agroforestry and Environmental Science at Sylhet Agriculture University” from July 2017 to June 2018 funded by University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC).
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Principles of Agroforestry (Theoretical and Practical) (AGROF 311+AGROF 312)
  • Management of Environment (Theoretical and Practical) (ENVSC 411+ ENVSC 412)
  • Plant Biodiversity and Conservation (Elective Theoretical ) (AGROF 423)
Masters Courses:
  • Micrometeorology and Data Processing (ENVS 513)
  • Boundary Layer Climate (ENVS 516)
  • Greenhouse Gases and Global Warming (ENVS 506)
  • Advanced Climatology (ENVS 502)
  • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing (ENVS 509)
  • Agroforestry Research Methodology (AF 506)
  • Medicinal Plants and Non-wood Products (AGROF 511)
  • Component Interaction in Agroforestry (AGROF 506)
  • Disaster Management (ENVS 507)
  • Air-Water Pollution and Protection (ENVS 505)
  • Social Forestry and Rural Development (AGROF 505)
Positions and Affiliations:
  • 2016.03.01 to date Associate Professor, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • 2009.04.08 to 2016.02.29 Assistant Professor, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • 2008.04.08 to 2009.04.07 Lecturer, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • 2007.03.01 to 2008.04.07 Lecturer, Patuakhali Science & Technology University, Bangladesh
  • 2007.01.18 to 2007.02.28 Scientific Officer, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • Chairman, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, SAU (from November 21, 2017 to date)
  • Member, ICID Working Group on Environment (WG-ENV) (from 2015)
  • Chairman, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, SAU(from August 06, 2008 to August 22, 2012)
  • Chairman (In-charge), Department of Horticulture, SAU (from August 06, 2008 to September 30, 2010)
  • Member, Lecturer selection committee 2012, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, SAU
  • Member, Lecturer selection committee 2010, Department of Horticulture, SAU
  • Member, Academic Council, SAU (from August 06, 2008 to August 22, 2012)
  • Assistant Provost, Former M. Saifur Rahman Hall, SAU (from July 01, 2008 to April 08, 2010)
  • General Secretary, Rover Scout Group, SAU (from May 22, 2008 to August 22, 2012)
Professional Memberships:
  • International Commission on Irrigation and drainage (ICID) since 2015
  • AsiaFlux since 2012
  • Korean Society of Agricultural & Forest Meteorology since 2012
  • Korean Flux Network (KoFlux) since 2012
  • FLUXNET Young Scientist Network (YSN) since 2013
  • Agroforestry Society of Bangladesh since 2007
  • Fruit Science Society of Bangladeshsince 2010
  • Seed Science Society of Bangladesh since 2010
  • Krishibid Institution of Bangladesh (KIB) since 2007
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • Talucder M S A, Kamrujjaman M, Uddin M S. (2019). ‘Homestead-based black pepper (Piper nigrum) gardening in north-eastern Bangladesh: a promising climate-smart option for the improvement of rural livelihood status.’ Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture (ICSA 2019), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. 19-20 October, 2019.
  • Talucder M S A, Yun J, Kang N, Shim K M and Kim J. (2014). Report on CH4 flux measurement in Gimje paddy site, Korea. Proceedings of AsiaFlux Training & Seminar on Methane Flux and carbon cycle, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh. 23-27 February,2014:9.
  • Talucder M S A, Yun J, Kang N, Shim K M and Kim J. 2013. Eddy covariance measurement of methane flux in a rice paddy in Gimje, Korea. Proceedings of Conference on Agricultural & Forest Meteorology. Korean Society of Agricultural & Forest Meteorology, Comprehensive social welfare centre, Hadong, Korea, 20-21 November,2013:28.
Conference contributions (Poster Presentations):
  • Yun J, Kang N, Talucder M S A, Shim K M and Kim J. 2014. 2014. Monitoring Methane Emission by Eddy Covariance Technique from rice paddies with intermittent irrigation. Proceedings of 22nd International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage & 65th IEC Meeting, Gwangju Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea, 14-20 September, 2014:93
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • International Strategic Workshop on “Climate-Smart Agriculture Research and Education at Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU)” organized by Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands and PSTU on 24 September, 2019 at PSTU, Patuakhali, Bangladesh.
  • Seminar on “Opportunities and Challenges of cotton production in greater Sylhet area of Bangladesh” under Expansion of Cotton Culivation Project (Phase-1) of Cotton Development Board on 14 February, 2019 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Workshop on “Stakeholders workshop on draft clean air act for Bangladesh” under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) on 14 February, 2019 at Hotel InterContinental, Dhaka.
  • Project completion workshop on “Vertical farming: The future solutions for organic vegetables production in urban area” by PIU-BARC, NATP2(521) on 30 September, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Project completion workshop on “Status of insect biodiversity and ecosystem functions in tea estates of the Sylhet region” by PIU-BARC, NATP2(474) on 30 September, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Annual Research review Workshop organized by Sylhet Agricultural University Research System (SAURES) on 17 September, 2018.
  • Seminar on “Sustainable Development Goals and Bangladesh” by HEQEP (CPSF#3621) on 15 September, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Training on “Vertical farming: The future solutions for organic vegetables production in urban area” by PIU-BARC, NATP2(521) on 14 September, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Workshop on “Curricula formatting and syllabus updating” by HEQEP (CPSF#3626) on 15-16 July, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Workshop on “Roles and functions of accreditation council” by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 11 May, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Workshop on “Roles, functions and activities of IQAC” by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 6-7 May, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Training on “Analysis and management of scientific data analysis” by HEQEP on 9-10 January, 2018 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh.
  • Research Review workshop on “Implementation Progress of CRG Sub-Projects” organized by PIU-BARC, NATP-2 on 21 December, 2017 at BARC Au, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka.
  • Training workshop on “Implementation Procedure of CRG Sub-Projects” organized by PIU-BARC, NATP-2 on 18 June, 2017 at Training Building, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council, Farmgate, Dhaka.
  • Training workshop on “Teaching methodologies, learning assessment, role and responsibility & ethical principles of the university teacher” by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 21 May, 2017 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Divisional Dissemination Workshop on “Demonstration of converted FCK to Zigzag Klin” under Clean Air & Sustainable Environment (CASE) project by Institute of Heat Enginering & Refrigeration (IHERE), Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam & BCL Associates Limited, Bangladesh on 18 February, 2017 at DC Office, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Workshop on “Sharing of survey results of self-assessment for the program B. Sc. Ag. (Hons.) of the Faculty of Agriculture” by Institutional Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on 26 December, 2016 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Training on “Sampling, analysis and management of scientific data analysis using R” by HEQEP on 04-06 September, 2016 at Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • Workshop on “Environment and Climate Change Policy Gap Analysis in Haor Areas” under UNDP financed Support to Sustainable and Inclusive Planning (SSIP) project on 29 August, 2016 at Grand Sultan Tea Resort & Golf, Sreemangal Moulvibazar.
  • Workshop on "Illegal use of stone crusher machine: Recommendations for protecting public health and environmental degradation" under "Defending Environmental Rights and Promoting Justice" project organized by Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA) on 28 October, 2019 at Hotel Garden In, Sylhet.
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Goutam Paul 2018: Status of climate-smart practices in boro rice cultivation at Sylhet sadar upazila, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Rukhsana Afrin 2018: Climate-smart agricultural practices in crop production at Jaintiapur upazila of Sylhet district, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Sunonda Datta 2019: Farmers’ perception towards agroforestry practices in Golapgonj upazila of Sylhet district, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Shah Alam 2019: Transformation of agar (Aquilaria malaccensis) garden into agar based agroforestry system for provisioning year round income in Moulvibazar district of Bangladesh, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Rup Mahol 2019: Farmers’ perception towards climate-smart-agricultural practices in Golapgonj upazila of Sylhet district, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Foyjul Islam 2019: Livelihood status of urban slum people in Sylhet City: A bottleneck for sustainable city, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Md. Kamrujjaman 2019: Homestead-based black pepper (Piper nigrum) gardening in north-eastern Bangladesh: A promising climate-smart option for rural livelihood improvement status, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Md. Yousuf khan 2018: Changes in Meteorological Parameters at Sylhet and Rajshahi District of Bangladesh, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Mitali Das 2018: Status of agronomic practices of agar gardening in Moulvibazar district, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Tanzia Binthe Hye 2018: Farmers’ practices for agar plant wounding techniques to improve oil quality in Moulvibazar district, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.
  • Israt Jahan 2019: Bio-remediation of toxic textile dyes from waste water by bacteria consortium, MS in Environmental Science Thesis, Department of Agroforestry & Environmental Science, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet.