Forestry and Wood Technology Discipline Khulna University, Khulna-9208




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Dr. Md. Nabiul Islam Khan

BSc in Forestry, Khulna University (1993-1997) ;     

MSc in Mangrove Eco-physiology, University of the Ryukyus, Japan (2000-02);    

PhD in Mangrove Ecology, University of the Ryukyus, Japan (2002-05);     

Postdoc in Ecological Modelling, Dresden  University of Technology, Germany (2009-2011);      

Postdoc in Ecological Modelling, Université Libre de Bruxelles – ULB, Belgium (2011-2013).

          Creation virtual forest and experiments on silvimetric analysis

          Forest growth modeling;  ecological modelling

          Allometry, biomass, carbon sequestration and net primary production of forest

          Canopy radiation transmission, photosynthesis, respiration

          Forest structure, stratification, species diversity and ecosystem function

March 1998 – August 2001 : Lecturer

August 2001 – February 2006: Assistant Professor

February 2006 – April 2011: Associate Professor

April 2011 onward : Professor

Khan, M. N. I., M. C. Shil, M. S. Azad, M. N. Sadath, S. M. Feroz, and A. S. Mollick. (2018). Allometric relationships of stem volume and stand level carbon stocks at varying stand density in Swietenia macrophylla King plantations, Bangladesh. Forest Ecology and Management 430:639-648. (online)

Azad, M. S., M. J. Alam, A. S. Mollick, and  Khan, M.N.I. (2018). Rooting of cuttings of the wild Indian almond tree (Sterculia foetida) enhanced by the application of indole-3-butyric acid (IBA) under leafy and non-leafy conditions. Rhizosphere 5:8-15. (online).

Mollick, A. S., M. K. Rahman, M. N. I. Khan, and M. N. Sadath. (2018). Evaluation of good governance in a participatory forestry program: A case study in Madhupur Sal forests of Bangladesh. Forest Policy and Economics 95:123-137. (online)

Khan, M.N.I., Kabir, M.E., (2017). Ecology of Kandelia obovata (S., L.) Yong: A Fast-Growing Mangrove in Okinawa, Japan. In: DasGupta, R., Shaw, R. (Eds.), Participatory Mangrove Management in a Changing Climate: Perspectives from the Asia-Pacific. Springer Japan, Tokyo, pp. 287-301 (online).

Khan MNI, Hijbeek R, Berger U, Koedam N, Grueters U, Islam SMZ, et al. (2016). An Evaluation of the Plant Density Estimator the Point-Centred Quarter Method (PCQM) Using Monte Carlo Simulation. PLoS ONE.; 11(6): e0157985. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157985 (online).

Rahman M.M., Khan, M.N.I., Hoque A.K. F., Ahmed I. (2015). Carbon stock in the Sundarbans mangrove forest: spatial variations in vegetation types and salinity zones. Wetlands Ecology and Management 23 (2), 269-283. doi: 10.1007/s11273-014-9379-x (online

Mukherjee, N., Sutherland, W. J., Khan, M.N.I., Berger, U., Schmitz, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F. and Koedam, N. (2014), Using expert knowledge and modeling to define mangrove composition, functioning, and threats and estimate time frame for recovery. Ecology and Evolution. 4(11): 2247–2262.  doi: 10.1002/ece3.1085 (online)  

Khan, M.N.I., Sharma, S., Berger, U., Koedam, N., Dahdouh-Guebas, F., and Hagihara, A. (2013): How do tree competition and stand dynamics lead to spatial patterns in monospecific mangroves? Biogeosciences, 10, 2803–2814. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-2803-2013. (online)

Hijbeek, R., N. Koedam, Khan, M.N.I., J. Kairo, J. Schoukens, F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2013: An Evaluation of Plotless Sampling Using Vegetation Simulations and Field Data from a Mangrove Forest. PLoS ONE 8(6): e67201. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067201. (online)

Kautz, M., Berger. U., Stoyan, D., Vogt, J., Khan, M.N.I., Diele, K., Saint-Paul, U., Triet, T., Nam, V.N. (2011). Desynchronizing effects of lightning strike disturbances on cyclic forest dynamics in mangrove plantations. Aquatic Botany 95: 173–248. doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2011.05.005. (online)

Khan M.N.I. and Faruque O. (2010). Allometric relationships for predicting the stem volume in a Dalbergia sissoo Roxb. plantation in Bangladesh. iForest 3: 153–158. doi: 10.3832/ifor0554-003. (online)

Khan M.N.I.Suwa R. and Hagihara A. (2009). Biomass and aboveground net primary production in a pioneer mangrove Kandelia obovata (S., L.) Yong at Manko Wetland, Okinawa Island, Japan. Wetlands Ecology and Management 17: 585–599. doi: 10.1007/s11273-009-9136-8 (online)

Suwa R., Analuddin K., Khan M.N.I. and Hagihara A. (2008). Structure and productivity along a tree height gradient in a Kandelia obovata mangrove forest in the Manko Wetland, Okinawa Island, Japan. Wetlands Ecology and Management 16: 331–343.doi:10.1007/s11273-007-9071-5 (online)

Khan M.N.I., Suwa R. and Hagihara A. (2007). Carbon and nitrogen pools in a mangrove stand of Kandelia obovata(S., L.) Yong: vertical distribution in the soil-vegetation system. Wetlands Ecology and Management 15: 141–153. doi: 10.1007/s11273-006-9020-8 (online)

Suwa R., Khan M.N.I. and Hagihara A. (2006). Canopy photosynthesis, canopy respiration and surplus production in a subtropical mangrove Kandelia candel forest, Okinawa Island, Japan. Marine Ecology Progress Series 320: 331-339. doi: 10.3354/meps320131 (online)

Khan M.N.I., Suwa R. and Hagihara A. (2005). Allometric relationships for estimating the aboveground phytomass and leaf area of mangrove Kandelia candel(L.) Druce trees in the Manko Wetland, Okinawa Island, Japan. Trees - Structure and Function 19: 266–272. doi: 10.1007/s00468-004-0377-0 (online)

Khan M.N.I., Suwa R., Hagihara A. and Ogawa K. (2004). Interception of photosynthetic photon flux density in a mangrove stand of Kandelia candel (L.) Druce. Journal of Forest Research 9: 205–210. doi: 10.1007/s10310-003-0074-7 (online)

Rahman M.A., Hoque A.K.F., Misbahuzzaman K., Rakkibu M.G., Islam M.N., Islam M.S. and Khan M.N.I. (2001). Potential for rehabilitating degraded mangrove area with mainland species. Final report of a contract research project on Integrated Study on the Sustainable Management and Conservation of Fisheries and Forest resources in the coastal areas of Bangladesh, with special emphasis on the Sundarbans. Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, 61pp.

Khan M.N.I., Biswas S.R., and Hoque A.K.F. 2000. Assessment of various presowing treatments on germination of Teak (Tectona grandis Linn. F.) seeds in Bangaldesh. Khulna University Studies (Life Sciences) 2: 135–140. 

Matin M.A. and Khan M.N.I. 1999. Growth performance of seven species of Albiziaseedlings at nursery stage in Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies (Life Sciences)1: 277–282.

Hannan M.O., Khan M.N.I.,Hasnin M.M. and Chowdhury A.H. 1999. Impact of village tree species on the physical and mechanical properties of hardboard in Khulna Hardboard Mills Ltd., Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies (Life Sciences) 1: 133–137.

Bhuyian M.R., Shams M.I., Khan M.N.I. and Kabir M.A. 1999. Chemical properties and nutrients status of terrace soil in the Madhupur tract of Bangladesh. Khulna University Studies (Life Sciences)1: 241–244.



Conference papers:

Khan M.N.I.,  Feroz S. M.,  Azad M.S.,  Hasan M.A.,  Islam S.M.Z. 2015.   Intra-and-inter-specific spatial association and diversity of tree species in a tropical semi-evergreen forest in Lawachara National Park, Sylhet. A Regional Dissemination Workshop And Science Conference, IUCN Bangladesh, Khulna, 14 JUNE 2015.

Khan M.N.I., S. Sharma, U. Berger, N. Koedam, F. Dahdouh-Guebas, A. Hagihara. 2012. How does tree competition and stand dynamics lead to spatial patterns in monospecific mangroves? Proceedings of the International Conference:Meeting on Mangrove ecology, functioning and Management (MMM3), Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012, p. 90. (online)

Khan M.N.I., N. Koedam, Uta Berger, Jared O. Bosire, J.G. Kairo, F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2012. Testing mangrove forest structure development and various forest management options in Gazi (Kenya) by combining KiWi individual-based modelling with >20 years of field data. Proceedings of the International Conference:Meeting on Mangrove ecology,functioning and Management (MMM3), Galle, Sri Lanka, 2-6 July 2012, p. 89. (online))

Mukherjee N., Khan M.N.I., Uta Berger, N. Koedam, F. Dahdouh-Guebas. 2012. Fighting on arrival and fighting for survival: a Delphi study on the threats and resilience of mangroves. The 9th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference – Wetlands in a Complex World, June 3-8, 2012, Orlando, Florida, USA. (online)

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