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    Research Centre for Experimental Marine Biology & Biotechnology Plentzia Marine Station University of the Basque Country (PiE-UPV/EHU) Areatza Pasealekua, 48620 Plentzia – Bizkaia, Basque Country (Spain)

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    joy@fmrt.ku.ac.bd

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Joyanta Bir
Associate Professor

Joyanta Bir currently doing his PhD in the faculty of Zoology and Animal Cell Biology at the University of Basque country, Bilbao Spain. He has been working as a faculty of Fisheries and Marine Resource Technology Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh since 2012.He did his Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (Honours) with GPA 3.91 in a scale of 4 securing the first position and awarded with university gold medal and  MSc in Fish Genetics and Biotechnology from Khulna University. After that he did his second master on Marine Environment and Resources (MER) by awarding Erasmus Mundus Scholarship from University of Basque Country, Spain; U Bordeaux, France; U Liege, Belgium and U Southampton, UK.  His research mainly focus on Marine Genomics, Fish Biology, aquatic toxicology, Histopathology, Ecology and Aquaculture. 

2021 to till date

PhD Researcher

Cell Biology in Environmental Toxicology (CBET) Research Group,

Departamento de Zoología y Biología Celular Animal

Plentzia Marine Station University of the Basque Country (PiE-UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain

 

2017

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.

 

 

2013

 

Master of Fish Genetics and Biotechnology

School of Life Science, Khulna University, Bangladesh

 

2011

 

BSc (Honours) in Fisheries and Marine Science

School of Life Science, Khulna University, Bangladesh

Research Focus

Aquatic Toxicology and Pollution, Marine Genomics, Transcriptomics, Histology, Histopathology and Cellular Biomarker, Fish Biology and Ecology, Fishes and crustacean (Shrimp, Prawn and Crab)  Aquaculture. 

RG        GS        OR


Research Experience

 

On-going research Project


 1Project Title: 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. Duration: 2019-2021; Position: Co-Principal Investigator; Funding agency:  Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC, NATP-2).

 

Completed Research Project


1. 
Project Title: Adoption of different culture regimes and proximate composition analysis of freshwater mud eel (Monopterus cuchia); Duration: 2019-2020, Position: Principal Investigator, Funding agency: Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University, Bangladesh.

2. Project Name: AQUAFISH INOVATION LAB project “Integrated Mola fish and gher/freshwater prawn farming with dyke cropping to increase household nutrition and earnings for rural farmers in Southwest Bangladesh”. Program activities funded in part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under CA/LWA No. EPP-A-00-06-00012-00 and by participating US and Host Country institutions ; Duration: 2017-2018; Position: Co-Principal Investigator

3. Project Name: An aquaculture inventory to improve the sector’s capacity to adapt to climate change impacts in the southern districts of Bangladesh, Duration: 2017-2018; Position: Co-Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: FAO and Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific ("NACA")

4. Project Name: Adoption of biofloc technology (BFT) in prawn in Eco-friendly  Aquaculture in coastal region of Bangladesh; Duration: 2016-2018; Position: Co-Principal Investigator; Funding agency: Bangladesh Academy of Science and USDA

5. Project Title: Effect of probiotics on the production performance, bacterial quality and immune competence of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii). Duration: 2013-2015 Position: Co-Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

6. Project Title: Marketing of formalin treated fish in Khulna city; Duration: 2012-2013; Position: Principal Investigator; Funding Agency: Khulna University Research Cell, Khulna University, Bangladesh


Consultancy

 

1.   Development of biodiversity friendly guidelines on fisheries and aquaculture for the wildlife sanctuaries in Bangladesh Sundarbans. Supported by Expanding the Protected Area System to Incorporate Important Aquatic Ecosystems project, UNDP, Bangladesh (Position, Junior National Consultant)

2.   An aquaculture inventory to improve the sector’s capacity to adapt to climate change impacts in the southern districts of Bangladesh. Supported by FAO and Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific ("NACA") (Position, Co-researcher).


Research Assistant


1. European Commission (Horizon 2020); Research Assistant. “Integrated oil spill response actions and environmental effects (GRACE), PiE, UPV/EHU, Plentzia, Bilbao, Spain; www.grace-oil-project.eu/en-us/

2. Mud Crab (Scylla serreta) Culture as an Adaptive Measure for the Climatically Stressed Coastal Fisher-Folks of Potuakhali and Barguna Districts of Banglaesh”. Funded by DANIDA, supervised by RFLDC-Barisal and implemented by Fisheries and Marine Technology Discipline, Khulna University

3. Evaluation of probiotic effects on production performance in prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) culture system” ,Funded by: USDA and Bangladesh Academic of Science (BAS)

 

 Student Thesis Supervision:

 I have supervised more 12 master's thesis as well co supervised more than 8 master thesis from 2014 to 2019 and some are still ongoing thesis. I have also supervised more than 15 bachelor's thesis.


2019-Till date



2014-2019

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


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


2012-2014

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

2016-2017

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

Peer Review Research Article

27Golder, Md Rony, Md Shahin Hossain Shuva, Muhammad Abdur Rouf, Mohammad Muslem Uddin, Sayeda Kamrunnahar Bristy, and Joyanta Bir. "Chlorophyll-a, SST and particulate organic carbon in response to the cyclone Amphan in the Bay of Bengal." Journal of Earth System Science 130, no. 3 (2021): 1-9. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12040-021-01668-1

26 Paul, Prianka, Md Islam, Sumona Khatun, Joyanta Bir, and Antara Ghosh. "Reproductive biology of mud crabs (Scylla olivacea) collected from Paikgachha, Khulna, Bangladesh." Journal of Advanced Veterinary & Animal Research 8, no. 1 (2021). http://doi.org/10.5455/javar.2021.h483

25.Md. Amirul Islam, Shikder Saiful Islam, Prosenjit Debnath, Joyanta Bir, Khandaker Anisul Huq. Effect of different C/N ratios on volume and potential microbial composition of flocs in freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii culture system. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2021;9(1):310-317. DOI: 10.22271/fish.2021.v9.i1d.2417

24. Joyanta Bir, Rimu Das, Md Rony Golder, Shukder Saiful Islam, Prianka Paul, Md. Imran Noor, Md Rofiqul Islam, S-E Mahfuz, Alokesh K Ghosh, K Anisul Huq. 2020. Growth performance and proximate composition of grey mullet Liza parsia at different salinities, Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries,  https://fsb.bau.edu.bd/bjf/index.php/home/article/view/116

23. Joyanta Bir, Md Rony Golder, Md. Fahad Al Zobayer, Kishur Kumar Das, Shanchita Zaman Choudhory, Lopa Mudra Das, Partha Chandra Paul. "A review oon Blue Economy: Prospect and Challange."International Journal of Natural and Social Science. http://ijnss.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/IJNSS-V7I4-4-pp-21-29.pdf

22. Howlader, Pallabi, Alokesh Kumar Ghosh, Shikder Saiful Islam, Joyanta Bir, and Ghausiatur Reza Banu. "Antiviral activity of Cynodon dactylon on white spot syndrome virus (WSSV)-infected shrimp: an attempt to mitigate risk in shrimp farming."https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10499-020-00553-w

21. Sumon, Tofael Ahmed, Md Ashraf Hussain, Farjana Akhter Mita, Joyanta Bir, and Sarker Mohammed Ibrahim Khalil. 2020 "Status of formalin in commercially important fishes from the northeastern region of Bangladesh." Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries 32, no. 1 (2020): 23-28. https://fsb.bau.edu.bd/bjf/index.php/home/article/view/85

20. Joyanta Bir, Shikder Saiful Islam, Wasim Sabbir, Rashedul Islam, Khandaker Anisul Huq (2020), Ecology and reproductive biology of Mud Crab Scylla spp: A study of commercial mud crab in Bangladesh. http://www.academicjournal.in/archives/2020/vol5/issue2/5-1-26

19. Joyanta Bir, Md Rony Golder and SM Ibrahim Khalil. Adaptation in extreme underwater vent ecosystem: a case study on Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana). International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2020; 7(3): 25-32.

18. Chowdhury, S.Z., Huq A.K., Ghosh A.K., Hossain M.I., Howlader P., Islam S.S., & Bir J. 2019. Two crops shrimp farming is a new approach to enhance production in semi intensive farming in coastal region of Bangladesh. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. 14(5), 102-109

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.13942

 

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aqrep.2016.08.001

 

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.  http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajzr/5/2/4

 

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. Bir, J., Rahman, B. S., Sarower-E-Mahfuj, M., Rahman, M. A., & Shah, M. S. (2016). Reproductive Biology and Feeding Habit of Gold Spot Mullet, Liza parsia. American Journal of Zoological Research, 4(1), 7-12. http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajzr/4/1/2/

 

11. 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

 

10. Bir, J., Sumon, M. S., & Rahaman, S. M. B. (2015). The effects of different water quality parameters on zooplankton distribution in major river systems of Sundarbans Mangrove. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology, 11, 56-63.

 

9. 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

 

8. 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

 

7. 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.

 

6. 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. http://biopublisher.ca/index.php/ijms/article/html/716/

 

5. 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.

 

4. 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-9910.1000126

 

3. 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)

 

2. 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.

 

1. 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

1.      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.

 

2.      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

 

Oral Presentation and Abstract Publication

International

J Bir, O. Diaz de Cerio, G. Garcia, G. Chowdhury, M. Ortiz-Zarragoitia, I. Cancio. (2021). 5S rRNA and tRNA in fish ovaries: A history of gene duplication. The Centre of Marine Sciences – CCMAR, The University of the Algarve, Portugal


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.

National

National

Akter, M.S., Roy, N.R., Islam, S.S., Kabir, K.A., Hossain, M.S., Ghosh, A.K., Bir, J., Huq, K.A. (2019). Identification and Quantification of Benthos in Different Feed Treated Tilapia Ponds. Eighth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF)

 

Das, K.K., Pramanik, A., Kanok, F., Bir, J., Islam, S.S., Huq, K.A. (2019). Assessing the Impact of Different Commercial Probiotics on the Growth of Pond Cultured Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Eighth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF)

 

Roy, N.R., Islam, S.S., Akter, M.S., Kabir, K.A., Hossain, M.S., Ghosh, A.K., Bir, J., Huq, K.A. (2019). Effect of Different Tilapia Feeds on the Species Diversity, Richness and Evenness of Macro-Benthos Community. Eighth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF)

 

Bir, J., Shah, M.S., Islam, S.S., Islam, M.R. and Sabbir, W. (2012). Fecundity, Food and Feeding Habit and Some Aspects of Biology of Liza parsia. Fifth Fisheries Conference & Research Fair. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF), 8.

 

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. 

2. খন্দকার আনিছুল হক, জয়ন্ত বীর, আবুল কালাম আজাদ "মাছ ও চিংড়ি চাষে প্রোবায়টিক এর ব‍্যবহারঃ সম্ভাবনার নতুন দিগন্ত"। জাতীয় মৎস্য সপ্তাহ -2015, পৃষ্ঠা 79-81, মৎস‍্য অধিদপ্তর, মৎস‍্য ও প্রানিসম্পদ মন্ত্রণালয়, বাংলাদেশ।

Fisheries Zoology

Course Structure for Zoology

Hydrodynamics

Teaching Section

SECTION A

1.      Physical characteristics of ocean water.

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2.  Underwater Acoustics: Principles of underwater acoustics, including history and basic concepts; the sonar equations; propagation of sound in the sea; reflection and scattering; sonar background noise; detection of signals in noise; sonar systems; system requirements and operations; and signal processing and display.

3.  Ocean circulation: Surface and subsurface circulations, deep water currents, thermohaline circulation, current flow and gyres, open ocean convergence and divergence. Instruments for measuring currents.

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Running

Chemical and Geological Oceanography

SECTION A

  1. Origin of the earth and its ocean. Link: https://app.box.com/s/rcsab6cj67odb39w51cuv74zc44gdti7
  2. Processes controlling the chemical composition of seawater. Chemical distributions in the ocean, marine physical chemistry, chemical equilibrium, and concepts of mass balance. Link: https://app.box.com/s/vlszakpu7w06w8lco0tqwn6w64szmyxj
  3. Thermodynamics, acid-base and redox reactions, solution-precipitation reactions and complex formation.Link: https://app.box.com/s/jpe3038e0a5l3voo9od7gcsnifbid9ay

  4. Sources, reactions, and fates of organic molecules in the marine environment along with the stable isotope geochemistry of marine organic substances. Link: https://app.box.com/s/vlszakpu7w06w8lco0tqwn6w64szmyxj

Running

Chemical and Geological Oceanography; Chemical and Geological Oceanography Sessional

Topics in My Teaching Section

1. A chemical perspective: Important and unusual Chemical Properties of seawater, The salinity of seawater, Conservative elements, Bioactive elements, Adsorbed elements

2. Chemical equilibrium in sea waters : The composition of sea water, dissociation of weak acids, pH of sea water, solubilities of minerals, activity  coefficients, control of oceanic composition, elements in sea water, major and minor constituents, Eh and salinity of sea water.

3. Nutrient cycles: Silicon, phosphorus, nitrogen and carbon cycles.

4. Marine organic geochemistry: The nature of organic matter, Methods of characterizing organic matter, Major organic carbon compounds as biomarkers, Dissolved organic matter in seawater.

5. Chemical reactions in marine sediments: Diagenesis and preservation of organic matter, Diagenesis and preservation of calcium carbonate, Diagenesis and preservation of silica, Diagenesis and preservation of metals

Running

Shellfish Biology; and Shellfish biology Sessional

Undergraduate course for the student of 2nd Year 1st Term 

Running
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Chemical and Geological Oceanography
  • Chemical and Geological Oceanography; Chemical and Geological Oceanography Sessional
  • Shellfish Biology; and Shellfish biology Sessional