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    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
Associate Professor

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, Histology, Histopathology and Cellular Biomarker, Marine Biology and Ecology, Fishes and crustacean (Shrimp, Prawn and Crab) biology ecology and Aquaculture


Research Experience

 

On-going 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 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 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

2. 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")

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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:

 

Current MSc Thesis Student:

Starting

Date/Year

Role

Research Topic

Degree Type

Student Load

Student Name

2020-

Supervisor

Adoption of different culture techniques of freshwater mud eel (Monopterus cuchia)”

Master

Full time

Anup Karkaker

2020

Supervisor

Biochemical and Histological alteration in freshwater Prawn’s tissue exposed to different salinity

Master

Full time

Faria Mita

2020

Supervisor

Cellular and Histological change of freshwater Prawn’s tissue exposed to different Temperature

Master

Full time

Hoimonti Biswas

2020

(2nd Intake)

Supervisor

Protein digestibility and biochemical analysis of Tilapia fish

Master

Full time

Md. S Hossain

2020

Supervisor

Toxic effect of silver nano-particle on tissue and gill structure of juvenile prawn

Master

Full time

Ipsita Azad

2020

Co-Supervisor

Probiotics on water parameter and microbial load on prawn culture ponds

Master

Full time

Abu

Hayat

2019

 Supervisor

Effect of probiotic bacteria on the growth of other potential beneficial bacteria in the gut of Macrobrachium rosenbergii

Master

Full time

Kishur K. Das

2019

Supervisor

Probiotics effects on the prophenol-oxidase activity in tissue of freshwater prawn

Master

Full time

Fahad-Al Zobayer



Current Undergraduate thesis student

 

Starting

Date/Year

Role

Research Topic

Degree Type

Student Load

Student Name

2020

Principal Supervisor

Plastic pollution a major threat on reduction of benthic species diversity in Rupsha rivers system

Bachelor

Full time

Sadia Islam Dola

2020

Principal Supervisor

Biology and Ecology of freshwater mud eel (Monopterus cuchia)

Bachelor

Full time

Zareen Tasnim

 

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

21. 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

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

 

Abstract Publication

International

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. 

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