Mr. Mohammed Ariful Islam
Mr. Mohammed Ariful Islam
Assistant Professor
B.Sc. Fisheries Hon's (SAU), MSc. in Aquatic Resource Management (SAU), Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degree in Water and Coastal Management, Unibo, UCA
01682293739
arif.arm@sau.ac.bd
arif19df1.sau@gmail.com

Mr. Mohammed Ariful Islam is a very enthusiastic and passionate researcher as well as an academician. He received his Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (Honours) and Master of Science in Aquatic Resource Management from Sylhet Agricultural University (SAU), Sylhet, Bangladesh in 2012 and 2014, respectively. After two months career at WorldFish, Bangladesh, he joined as a Lecturer in the Department of Aquatic Resource Management at SAU on 22 October 2013. He has completed his second Joint Master’s Degree from the University of Bologna, Italy and University of Cadiz, Spain in 2018 through Erasmus Mundus Scholarship program. He did his last Masters research in ICMAN-CSIC, Spain and already published several research articles in different national and international journals. Mr. Islam received various prestigious awards like Chancellor Gold Medal’13, Best Publication award’18, Best Presentation Award’19, etc. He also attended in different national and international training, seminars, and conferences. He is a member of Bangladesh Agriculturist Institution and Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum. His current research interest includes aquatic ecology (abiotic and biotic stresses) and his primary aim is to became specialist on that field and train the young colleagues and students. Currently he has been working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aquatic Resource Management, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh.

Publication Profile:
  • Sunny AR, Mithun MH, Ahamed GS, Islam MA, Das B, Rahman A, Rahman MT, Chowdhury MA and Hasan N., (2019). Livelihood Status of the Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) fishers: The case of coastal fishing community of the Padma river, Bangladesh. J Coast Zone Manag 22: 469.
  • Sunny, A.R., Islam, M.M., Rahman, M., Miah, M.Y., Mostafiz, M., Islam, N., Hossain, M.Z., Chowdhury, M.A., Islam, M.A. and Keus, H.J., 2019. Cost effective aquaponics for food security and income of farming households in coastal Bangladesh. The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research. 45(1): 89-97.
  • Islam, M.A., Blasco, J. and Araújo, C.V., 2019. Spatial avoidance, inhibition of recolonization and population isolation in zebrafish (Danio rerio) caused by copper exposure under a non-forced approach. Science of The Total Environment, 653, pp.504-511.
  • Islam, M.A., M. J. Islam, S. Arefin, A. Rashid, S. K. Barman, 2016. Factors Affecting the Fisheries Biodiversity of Ratargul Swamp Forest of Sylhet District, Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. Volume 10, Issue 1 Ver. II. PP 60-65.
  • Rashid, A., M. T. Alam, S.S. Marine, M.A. Islam and M.S.I Sarkar. 2015. Community dependence on fish farming: study on its role in uplifting the socio-economic condition of fish farmers in Sylhet district. J.sylhetAgril.Univ. 2(1):97-105.
  • Alam, M.B., M.A. Islam, S.S. Marine, A. Rashid, M.A. Hossain and H. Rashid.2014. Growth performances of GIFT Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) in cage culture at the old Brahmaputra river using different densities. J.sylhetAgril.Univ. 1(2):265-271.
  • Kunda, M., A.H.A. Rashid, F. Morshed, M.A. Islam and S.K. Mazumder. 2014. Production of tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus) fingerling in hapa using swim-up fry involving women in the haor region of Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. 7(10):29-35.
  • Marine, S.S., M.A. Hossain, A. Rashid, M.A. Islam and S.M. Bari. 2014. Marketing strategies for dry fish in sylhet district of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Res. Pub. J. 10(2): 151-169.
  • Marine, S.S., T. Dey, A. Rashid, P. P. Barman and M. A. Islam. 2014. Fishing: A prominent means of livelihood of fishermen on surma river basin at Sylhet district of Bangladesh. Int. j. Anim. Fish. Sci. 2(1): 01-07.
Peer Reviewed Selected Articles:
  • Sunny, A.R., Islam, M.M., Rahman, M., Miah, M.Y., Mostafiz, M., Islam, N., Hossain, M.Z., Chowdhury, M.A., Islam, M.A. and Keus, H.J., 2019. Cost effective aquaponics for food security and income of farming households in coastal Bangladesh. The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research. 45(1): 89-97.
  • Islam, M.A., Blasco, J. and Araújo, C.V., 2019. Spatial avoidance, inhibition of recolonization and population isolation in zebrafish (Danio rerio) caused by copper exposure under a non-forced approach. Science of The Total Environment, 653, pp.504-511.
  • Sunny AR, Mithun MH, Ahamed GS, Islam MA, Das B, Rahman A, Rahman MT, Chowdhury MA and Hasan N., (2019). Livelihood Status of the Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) fishers: The case of coastal fishing community of the Padma river, Bangladesh. J Coast Zone Manag 22: 469.
  • Islam M.A., M. J. Islam, S. Arefin, A. Rashid, S. K. Barman, 2016. Factors Affecting the Fisheries Biodiversity of Ratargul Swamp Forest of Sylhet District, Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. Volume 10, Issue 1 Ver. II. PP 60-65.
  • Rashid A., M. T. Alam, S.S. Marine, M.A. Islam and M.S.I Sarkar. 2015. Community dependence on fish farming: study on its role in uplifting the socio-economic condition of fish farmers in Sylhet district. J.sylhetAgril.Univ. 2(1):97-105.
  • Alam, M.B., M.A. Islam, S.S. Marine, A. Rashid, M.A. Hossain and H. Rashid.2014. Growth performances of GIFT Tilapia (Oreochromis Niloticus) in cage culture at the old Brahmaputra river using different densities. J.sylhetAgril.Univ. 1(2):265-271.
  • Kunda, M., A.H.A. Rashid, F. Morshed, M.A. Islam and S.K. Mazumder. 2014. Production of tilapia (Oreochromisniloticus) fingerling in hapa using swim-up fry involving women in the haor region of Bangladesh. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science. 7(10):29-35.
  • Marine, S.S., M.A. Hossain, A. Rashid, M.A. Islam and S.M. Bari. 2014. Marketing strategies for dry fish in sylhet district of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Res. Pub. J. 10(2): 151-169.
  • Marine, S.S., T. Dey, A. Rashid, P. P. Barman and M. A. Islam. 2014. Fishing: A prominent means of livelihood of fishermen on surma river basin at Sylhet district of Bangladesh. Int. j. Anim. Fish. Sci. 2(1): 01-07.
Conference Proceedings:
  • Islam, M.A., Blasco, J. and Araújo, C.V., 2019. The behavioral response of Zebra fish (Danio rerio) against copper exposure under a non-forced approach using avoidance, colonization and chemical barrier tests. 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh, 25-27 August 2019. 29p.
Research Interests:
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Limnology
  • Ecological Restoration
  • Coastal Habitats and Wetlands
  • Aquatic biodiversity
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • Fish Population Dynamics
  • Risk and Vulnerability Management with Climate Change
  • Marine Biology
  • Aquatic Environment and Water Pollution
  • GIS and remote sensing
  • Ecosystem Functioning
  • Bio-geo chemical cycles
  • Plankton Ecology
  • Physiological Responses to Environmental Stress Factors in invertebrates, vertebrates.
Research Support:
  • Title of the Project: Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) cage culture in the haor region of Sunamgonj, Sylhet. Ministry of science and Technology www.most.gov.bd
  • Project title: Production of Tilapia advanced fingerling in cages involving women in the haor region of Bangladesh WorldFish, Bangladesh
Undergraduate Courses:
  • Aquatic Ecology and Wetland Ecosystems (Theoretical and Practical)
  • Aquatic Environment and Water Pollution (Theoretical)
  • Community Based Fisheries Management (Theoretical)
  • Biological Limnology (Practical)
  • Fish Population Dynamics (Theoretical and Practical)
  • Oceanography and Marine policies (Theoretical)
Masters Courses:
  • Advanced Aquatic Ecology
  • Water Quality and Environmental Impact.
Academic Degrees and Qualification:
  • M.Sc. in Water and Coastal Management, Erasmus Mundus Joint Master's Degree Scholarship Program, Cadiz (Spain)
  • M.Sc. in Aquatic Resource Management, Department of Aquatic Resource Management, Sylhet Agricultural University
  • B.Sc. Fisheries Honours, Sylhet Agricultural University
Positions and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor from 23 October 2015 to till date
  • Lecturer from 22 October 2013 to 22 October 2015
Other Academic, Administrative and Scientific Research Involvements:
  • 26.08.2019 to present : Assistant Provost- Humayun Rashid Chowdhury Hall, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • 23.08.2015 to 18.09.2016 : Assistant Provost- Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet, Bangladesh
  • 01.01.2014-31.12.2015: Councilor (Sylhet division), Krishibid Institution, Bangladesh
Awards and Recognitions:
  • Best Presentation Award-2109, 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100.
  • Outstanding Publication Award-2018, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh.
  • Awarded Erasmus Mundus Joints Master's Degree scholarship, 2016-18 for MSc in Water and Coastal Management.
  • Chancellor's (President) Gold Medal Award for Excellence-2012/13 for outstanding academic record in Master programme, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh.
  • Champion in table tennis and Runner's up in Cricket, Annual sports competition/2010, Sylhet Agricultural University
Awards and Scholarships:
  • Awarded Erasmus Mundus Joints Master's Degree scholarship, 2016-18 for MSc in Water and Coastal Management.
Professional Memberships:
  • Member, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum
  • Executive Member, Agriculturist Institution Bangladesh
Other Social and Cultural Organization Involvement:
  • Advisor, Lubdhok theater, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
  • Member, Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association (EMA)
  • Member, British Ecological Society
  • Member, Krishnochura Cultural Organization, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Conference contributions (Oral Presentations):
  • The behavioral response of Zebra fish (Danio rerio) against copper exposure under a non-forced approach using avoidance, colonization and chemical barrier tests, 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh, 25-27 August 2019.
  • Spatial avoidance, potential of recolonization and population isolation in fish caused by copper exposure under a non-forced approach, 11th Iberian and 8th Ibero-American Congress of Environmental Pollution and Toxicology, Madrid, Spain, 11-13 July 2018.
Attended Conferences and Workshops:
  • Training Workshop on Transdisciplinarity in Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability, Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh, August 24-29, 2019.
  • 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet-3100, Bangladesh, 25-27 August 2019.
  • 11th Iberian and 8th Ibero-American Congress of Environmental Pollution and Toxicology, Madrid, Spain, 11-13 July 2018.
  • Workshop on dissemination of technologies and management practices for production of micronutrient-rich small fish in the wetlands and nutrition education of households in the Sunamganj haor basin, Sylhet, Bangladesh (Small fish and nutrition project, WorldFish), 24 Jan. 2013.
  • Annual Scientific Research Workshop of SAURES by Sylhet Agricultural University, 04-05 July 2013.
  • Sixth biennial conference & research fair-2014 by Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF) for 26-27 April 2014.
Training:
  • Training Workshop on Application of Remote Sensing and GIS Dept. of Irrigation and Water Management, Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet (Bangladesh)
  • Advanced Statistical Data Analysis with SPSS Disc International, Dhaka, Bangladesh http://discinternational.org
  • Strengthening pedagogical skills of young teachers Sylhet Agricultural University, Sylhet (Bangladesh)
  • Seafood HACCP in fish value chain Department of Fisheries and Government of Bangladesh
  • Foundation Training for university teachersGraduate Training Institute (GTI), Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh (Bangladesh)
  • Advanced Training on Biotechnology, National Institute of Biotechnology Ganak Bari, Ashulia, 1349 Savar, Dhaka (Bangladesh) www.nib.gov.bd
Mentorship and Supervisory Work (MS):
  • Acted as Co-supervisor of one student
Language:
  • Bangla (Mother tongue)
  • English (Fluent in reading, listening, writing, speaking)
  • Urdu (Basic User)
  • Spanish (Basic User)