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Md. Ali Akber
Assistant Professor

M.Sc. in Natural Resources Management (2012), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

B.Sc. in Environmental Science (2009), Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Land use change; Ecosystem services; GIS and spatial analysis

2018- Present, Doctoral Researcher, University of Queensland, Australia. 

2016, Visiting Scientist, ConteLeibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO), Germany. 



Peer-rev. Journal Article
  1. Akber, M. A.; Rahman, M. A.; Datta, M.; Billah, S. M.; Islam, M. A. (2020). Nitrate contamination of water in dugwells and associated health risks of rural communities in southwest Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-020-8128-2.
  2. Akber, M. A.; Rahman, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Islam, M. A. (2019) Potential ecological risk of metal pollution in lead smelters-contaminated agricultural soils in Khulna, Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-019-7483-3.
  3. Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; Rahman, B.; Rahman, M. A.; Haque, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; (2019) Health risk assessment of metal pollution near a former secondary lead smelter in Khulna, Bangladesh. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10653-019-00299-2.
  4. Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; Limon, S. H.; Akbor, M. A.; Islam, M. A. (2019) Characterization of hydrothermally carbonized solid biofuel from banana peduncle. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, 9(4). DOI: 10.1007/s13399-019-00405-5.
  5. Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; Rahman, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Kbair, M. P. (2019). Evaluation of harvested rainwater quality at primary schools of southwest coastal Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 191(80): 1-12. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-019-7217-6.
  6. Chiba, Y.; Prabhakar, S. V. R. K.; Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A. (2018). Priority Practices for Addressing Non-economic Loss and Damages caused by Cyclones in Bangladesh: Case Study of Koyra. Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment. DOI: 10.1108/IJDRBE-11-2017-0061. Full text
  7. Akber, M. A.; Khan, M. W. R.; Islam, M. A.; Rahman, M. M.; Rahman, M. R. (2018). Impact of land use change on ecosystem services of southwest coastal Bangladesh. Journal of Land Use Science. DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2018.1529832.
  8. Akber, M. A.; Patwary, M. M.; Islam, M. A.; Rahman, M. R. (2018). Storm protection service of the Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh. Natural Hazards. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-018-3395-8. Full text
  9. Islam, M.; Akber, M. A.; Islam, M. A. (2018). Willingness to pay for improved drinking water in the southwest coastal Bangladesh. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. DOI: 10.2166/ws.2018.047.
  10. Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; Ahmed, M.; Rahman, M. M.; Rahman M. R. (2018). Climate change adaptations of shrimp farmers: a case study from southwest coastal Bangladesh. Climate and Development. DOI: 10.1080/17565529.2018.1442807.
  11. Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; Ghosh, P. K. (2017). Water quality of small-scale desalination plants in southwest coastal Bangladesh. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, 18 (5): 1606-1616. DOI: DOI:10.2166/ws.2017.222.
  12. Ahsan, M. S.; Akber, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Kabir, M. P.; Hoque, M. I. (2017). Monitoring bacterial contamination of piped water supply in rural coastal Bangladesh. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI: 10.1007/s10661-017-6316-5. Full text
  13. Akber, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Ahmed, M.; Rahman, M. M.; Rahman M. R. (2017). Changes of shrimp farming in southwest coastal Bangladesh. Aquaculture International. DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0159-5. Full text
  14. Islam, M. I.; Romic, D.; Akber, M. A.; Romic, M. (2017). Trace metals accumulation in soil irrigated with polluted water and assessment of human health risk from vegetable consumption in Bangladesh. Environmental Geochemistry and Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10653-017-9907-8.
  15. Kabir, M.P.; Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A. and Ahsan, M. S. (2016) Bacteriological assessment of Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) water in southwest coastal Bangladesh. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 6(2): 231-241. DOI: 10.2166/washdev.2016.171.
  16. Chowdhury, A. H.; Akber, M. A. (2015). Impact of oil spill in the Sundarbans mangrove forest. Journal of Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Science,  41(1): 75-94.
  17. Islam, M. A.; Azad, A. K.; Akber, M. A.; Rahman, M; Sadhu, I. (2015). Effectiveness of solar disinfection (SODIS) in rural coastal Bangladesh. Journal of Water and Health, 13(4): 1113-1122. doi: 10.2166/wh.2015.186.
  18. Rahman, A; Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A. (2014). Bacteriological quality of drinking water of the Khulna University campus, Khulna. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, 27, 102-105.
  19. Rahman, M; Das; R.; Hassan, N.; Roy, K.; Haque, F.; Akber M. A. (2014). Environmental study on water quality of Mayur River with reference to suitability for irrigation. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 5(2). doi: 10.6088/ijes.2014050100026.
  20. Akber, M. A.; Shrestha, R. P. (2013). Land use change and its effect on biodiversity in Chiang Rai province of Thailand. Journal of Land Use Science, 10(1), 108-128, DOI: 10.1080/1747423X.2013.807315.

Articles in Conference/Seminar Proceeding
  1. Ahsan, M. S.; Akber, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Rahman, M. M. and Rahman M. R. (2017). Shrimp farmers’ competence and training needs on climate change adaptation: a case study from southwest coastal Bangladesh. Proceedings of International Conference on Climate Change, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Feb 15-16, 2017. DOI: 10.17501/iccc.2017.1201
  2. Akber, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Ahmed, M.; Rahman, M. M.; Rahman, M. R. (2017) Adaptation options of shrimp aquaculture in southwest coastal Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Water and Flood Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 4-6 March 2017.
  3. Kabir, M.P., Islam, M.A., Akber, M.A. (2015). Bacteriological assessment of managed aquifer recharge (MAR) water in southwest coastal areas of Bangladesh. In: Humphreys, E., T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buisson, I. Pukinskis and M. Phillips. (2015). Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices Conference Proceedings. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF). 600pp.
  4. Akber, M. A.; Datta, D. K.; Chowdhury, A. H. (2014). Undergraduate course curricula on environmental science: a reflection from Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh. Proceedings of the seminar on Endeavor for Basic Requirements in Undergraduate Course Curricula for Environmental Sciences to Meet the Challenges of Twenty First Century, 1, 117-127.
  5. Rahman, M.; Das, R.; Roy, K.; Akber, M. A. (2013). Evaluation of dry season water quality of Mayur River flowing through the western fringe of Khulna city. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Water & Flood Management (ICWFM), 1, 17-25.

Conference Presentations/Posters

  1. Ali, M. F.; Akber, M. A.; Smith, C. and , Abdul Aziz, A. (2020). The dynamics of rubber production in Malaysia: Potential impacts and challenges. SDS 3rd Asia Pacific Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 2--4 February 2020.
  2. Kibria, K. Q.; Siddique, M. A. B.; Aktar, S.; Sumaiya, U.; Bahar, M. M.; Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; and Islam, M. A. (2020). Retaining phytoavailability of hexavalent chromium in soils by using hydrochar. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development}, Sylhet, Bangladesh, 23--24 January 2020.
  3. Hassan, S. M. M.; Islam, M. A.; Bahar, M. M.; Akbor, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; and Rahman, M. A. (2019). Bioconcentration of chromium—an in situ phytoremediation study at Savar tannery industrial estate area, Dhaka. International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture 2019, Bangladesh, 19--20 October 2019.
  4. Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; Rahman, M. A. and Rahman B. (2018). Assessment of potential ecological and health risk for inhabitants living near a former secondary lead smelter. World Congress on Environmental Toxicology and Health, Sydney, Australia, 11--12 July 2018 .
  5. Khan, M. W. R.; Akber, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Rahman, M. M.; Rahman, M. R. (2017). Assessment of ecosystem service value of southwest coastal Bangladesh. Proceedings of 2nd CSD International Conference on Sustainable Development, Feb 10 – 11 February, 2017.
  6. Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A.; Ahmed, M.; Rahman, M. M. and Rahman M. R. (2016) Ecosystem based shrimp aquaculture as adaptation option in southwest Bangladesh. Proceedings of the 4th International Climate Change Adaptation Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 10 – 13 May 2016.
  7. Azam, M.; Akber, M. A.; Shoaib, S. A.; Hossain, M. S. (2010). Implication of climate change in the destination path of GBM Basin. Deltas in Times of Climate Change Conference 2010, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Chapter
  1. Khan, M. W. R.; Akber, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Rahman, M. M.; Rahman, M. R. (2018). Assessment of ecosystem service value in southwest coastal Bangladesh. In Selim, S. A.; Saha, S. K.; Sultana, R and Roberts, C (Eds.), The Environmental Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh (pp. 132-142). London: Routledge. https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429872419.
  2. Chiba, Y.; Prabhakar, S. V. R. K.; Islam, M. A.; Akber, M. A. (2017). Non-economic loss and damages in Bangladesh: A case study of Koyra Upazila. In Chiba, Y. and S.V.R.K. Prabhakar (Eds.), Addressing Non-economic Losses and Damages Associated with Climate Change: Learning from the Recent Past Extreme Climatic Events for Future Planning (pp.17-42). Kobe, Japan: Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES).