Room No 2317, Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline School of Life science; Khulna University, Sher-E-Bangla Road, Gollamari Khulna-9208, Bangladesh




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Joyanta Bir

Assistant Professor

Research Interest:

Aquatic Toxicology, Histology and Cellular Biomarker, Aquaculture



European Master in Marine Environment and Resources (MER),

University of Bordeaux, France; University of Southampton, UK

University of Basque Country, Spain, University of Liege, Belgium.




Master of Fish Genetics and Biotechnology

School of Life Science, Khulna University, Bangladesh




BSc (Honours) in Fisheries and Marine Science

School of Life Science, Khulna University, Bangladesh




Assistant Professor, Fisheries and Marine Resource Tech. Discipline, School of Life Science, Khulna University, Bangladesh


Lecturer, Fisheries and Marine Resource Tech. Discipline, School of Life Science, Khulna University, Bangladesh


Research Assistant, Cell Biology and Environmental Toxicology (CBET) Lab, PLENTZIA MARINE STATION (PiE-UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain


Peer Review Journal

17. Azad, M. A. K., Islam, S. S., Sithi, I. N., Ghosh, A. K., Banu, G. R., Bir, J., & Huq, K. A. 2018. Effect of probiotics on immune competence of giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Aquaculture Research.


16. Ghosh, A. K., Bir, J., Azad, M. A. K., Hasanuzzaman, A. F. M., Islam, M. S., & Huq, K. A. (2016). Impact of commercial probiotics application on growth and production of giant fresh water prawn (Macrobrachium Rosenbergii De Man, 1879). Aquaculture Reports, 4, 112-117.


15. Sultana, S., Nahar, K., Bir, J., Kabiraj, M., & Khan, M. N. (2017). A Quick View on Biology of Near Threatened Peacock Eel (Macrognathus aculeatus) in Khulna Region of Bangladesh. American Journal of Zoological Research, 5(2), 38-46.

14. Howlader, P., Rahman, S. B.,
Bir, J., Sultana, S., & Banu, G. R. (2017). Mechanical prevention of virulent Vibrio cholerae bacteria in some commercially dried fishes through cumin seed (Nigella sativa) extracts.


13. Bir, J., Howlader, P., Ray, S., Sultana, S., Khalil, S. I., & Banu, G. R. (2017). A critical review on white spot syndrome virus (WSSV): A potential threat to shrimp farming in Bangladesh and some Asian countries. International Journal of Microbiology and Mycology, 6(1), 39-48.


12. Sultana, S., Shah, M. S., Ghosh, A. K., & Bir, J. (2016). Taxonomic study on the supposed hybrids of Indian major carps and Chinese carps in the local markets of Khulna, Jessore and Satkhira district, Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies, 13 (1) : 55-64


11. Bir, J., Sayeed, M. A. B., Azad, M. A. K., Chakravorty, S., & Ghosh, A. K. (2015). Formalin Exposure in Different Species at Khulna City Fish Markets: A Survey Based on Retroactive Application of this Preservative by Local Traders. South Asian J. Agric., 6 (1&2): 63-69


10. Sayeed, M. A. B., Azad, M. A. K., Bir, J., Huq, K. A., Hasanuzzaman, A. F. M., & Khushi, S. S. (2015). Quantitative Dynamics of Total and Beneficial (Streptococcus faecalis) Bacteria and Bioactive Potentials of Nutraceuticals in Probiotics-Treated Prawn. South Asian J. Agric., 6 (1&2): 187-197


9. Ghosh, A. K., Sarkar, S., Bir, J., Islam, S. S., Huq, K. A., & Naser, M. N. (2013). Probiotic Tiger Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) Farming at Different Stocking Densities and its Impact on Production and Economics. International Journal of Research in Fisheries and Aquaculture, 3(2), 25-29.


8. Rahaman, S. B., Sohag, M. S. H., Ghosh, A. K., Biswas, S. K., Sarder, L., Bir, J., & Opu, S. S. (2013). Spatial and temporal variation of total nitrogen and total phosphorus in major river systems of Sundarbans mangrove forest, Bangladesh. International Journal of Marine Science, 3.


7. Ghosh, A. K., Akter, K., Rahman, B. S., Bir, J., & Huq, K. A. (2013). Prevalence of coliform and Salmonella in cultured prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) ghers of different management conditions at Dumuria, Khulna, Bangladesh.


6. Rahaman, S. M. B., Golder, J., Rahaman, M. S., Hasanuzzaman, A. F. M., Huq, K. A., Begum, S.,  & Bir, J. (2013). Spatial and temporal variations in phytoplankton abundance and species diversity in the Sundarbans mangrove forest of Bangladesh. J Mar Sci Res Dev, 3(2), 1-9.


5. Islam, S. S., Shah, M. S., Rahi, M. L., Biswas, P., Islam, M. R., & Bir, J. (2013) Taxonomy and some aspects of biology of Punitus sarana and Punitus gonionotus. Khulna University Studies. 11 (1&2) and 12(1&2)


4. Islam, S. S., Shah, M. S., Akter, R., Biswas, P., Sabbir, W., & Bir, J. (2013). Some aspects of biology of snake head Channa striatus. Khulna University Studies, 12(1&2), 59-66.


3. Mahmud, Z., Ahmed, F., Ghosh, A. K., Azad, M. A. K., Bir, J., & Rahaman, S. B. (2012). Induced breeding, embryonic and larval development of comet gold fish (Carassius auratus) in Khulna, Bangladesh. Int. J. Biosci, 10, 28-38.


Conference Paper

2. Akter, M., Auguste, M., Bir, J., Blanco, E., Briaudeau, T., Dapueto, G., ... & Gain, D. (2017). SCHeMA EU Project Summer School Report (Bilbao June 16–17, 2016). CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry, 71(9), 607-610.


1. Huq K.A., Islam S.S., Sabbir W., Bir J., Haque S.M., Borski R. (2018). Integration of mola Amblypharyngodon mola in prawn-carp gher farming systems to increase household nutrition and earnings for rural farmers in southwest Bangladesh. Aquaculture America-2018, 211 

Technical Report

1.   Huq, K.A., Islam, S.S., Bir, J. (2018). An aquaculture inventory to improve the sector’s capacity to adapt to climate change impacts in the southern districts of Bangladesh. In Preliminary study: Aquaculture inventory for improved planning and management in the southern districts of Bangladesh. CLS-FSH-NT-18-0072, V1.2. pp. 27-40. 

Ongoing Research Project

Ongoing Research Project as PI/Co-PI

                                        Adoption of different culture regimes and proximate composition analysis of freshwater

                                        mud eel (Monopterus cuchia

             2019-2020          Position: PI, Funded by: Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna

                                        University, Bangladesh


Development of in-situ Breeding technology of major crustacean Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) and Adoption of Sustainable Eco-Friendly Culture of Prawn and Shrimp (Penaeus monodon) by applying probiotics.

Funded by: Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC); Position: Co-PI.(PI: Dr. K. A Huq)


Adoption of biofloc technology (BFT) in prawn in Eco-friendly  Aquaculture in coastal region of Bangladesh

Funded by: Bangladesh Academy of Science and USDA, USA grant. Co-PI. (PI: Dr. K. A. Huq)

Completed Research Project as PI/Co-PI


Integrated Mola fish and gher/freshwater prawn farming with dyke cropping to increase household nutrition and earnings for rural farmers in Southwest Bangladesh”. 

Funded by: AquaFish Innovation Lab and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Position: Co-PI, (Lead PI: Prof. Dr. Russell Borski, NC State University, USA, Regional PI: Dr. K. A. Huq, Khulna University and Dr. A Wahab, Bangladesh Agricultural University


An aquaculture inventory to improve the sector’s capacity to adapt to climate change impacts in the southern districts of Bangladesh

Funded by: FAO, Position: Co-PI., PI: Dr. K. A Huq; Lead PI: Dr. José Aguilar-Manjarrez (Aquaculture Officer, FAO, France)


Evaluation of Probiotics Effect in production and immune competence of Prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii).

Funded by: Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, Position:  Co-PI. PI: Dr. K. Anisul Huq


Marketing of formalin treated fish in Khulna city

Funded by: Khulna University Research Cell,

Position: Principal Investigator