Department of Fisheries and Marine Science

Academic Profile of Dr Abdullah-Al Mamun


Dr Abdullah-Al Mamun

About Dr Abdullah-Al Mamun

I hold a position as Associate Professor in Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh. Did my PhD at the University of Stirling, UK at the system Aquaculture group under commonwealth scholarship program (2012-2016). I have 12 years of experience in conducting research related to brackishwater aquaculture, aquatic food system, nutrition sensitive aquaculture, nexus between aqua-food and public health and LCA of fish and fish products. The PhD research mainly focused on seafood farming system in Bangladesh and it’s interlink to local food security and global trade. This research focus was later extended to form a consortium to work on developing a metrics to understand nexus between seafood consumption and health outcomes of adolescent girls to address critical 1000 days in LMICs settings. These research have funded by IMMANA.  Current position also covers research on nutrition sensitive aquaculture, value chain, small-scale fisheries (SSF), livelihoods and hidden harvest in coastal Bangladesh. Independently and jointly supervise post-graduate research students from Europe and LMICs. Key partner of inter-disciplinary research platform and leading national research program.

In 2020, my proposal ‘Climate change and aquaculture intensification: Potential impacts on undernutrition in Bangladesh’ was selected for an IMMANA Fellowship.

Publications


  1. Abdullah-Al Mamun  (2020). Influence of salinity on aquaculture species richness in the mangrove-river connected zone of southwest Bangladesh (Accepted) Bioflux AACL 
  2. Md. Robiul Hasan, Md. Yeamin Hossain, Abdullah-Al Mamun (2020) Length-weight relationships of 12 indigenous fishes and 3 shellfishes from mangrove and floodplain ecosystems in Southwestern Bangladesh. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries Vol. 24(5): 69 – 76 (2020) 
  3. A. Islam, M.S. Islam, M.U.M.A. Zakaria, S.C. Paul and A.A. Mamun (2020) Extraction and Worth Evaluation of Chitosan from Shrimp and Prawn Co-products. Am. J. Food Technol., 15 (2): 43-48
  4. 4. Baukje de Roos, Nanna Roos, Abdullah-Al Mamun, Tahmeed Ahmed, Francis Murray, David Little (2019) Linking agroecosystems producing farmed seafood with food security and health status to better address the nutritional challenges in Bangladesh. Public Health Nutrition Public Health Nutr. 2019 Nov; 22(16):2941-2949. doi: 10.1017/S1368980019002295. Epub 2019 Sep
  5. 5.Baukje de Roos, Nanna Roos, Gulshan Ara, Tahmeed Ahmed, Abdullah-Al Mamun, Francis Murray, David Little (2020) Linkages between agroecosystems producing farmed seafood, food security, nutritional status and adolescent health – a global perspective (MCN-09-19-SA-4120)  Maternal & Child Nutrition (In Press).
  6. 6.David C. Little, James, A. Young, Wenbo Zhang, Richard Newton, Abdullah-Al Mamun and Francis   Murray (2017) Sustainable intensification of aquaculture value chains between Asia and Europe: A framework for understanding impacts and challenges. Aquaculture Vol. 493, 338-354.
  7. Mahmud, A. I. and Abdullah-Al Mamun. 2013. Marketing of mud crab Scylla serrata (Forksal) from Khulna district to International Markets. European Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 11 2013, ISSN (paper) 2668-3245, ISSN (online) 2668-3547. www.BellPress.org.
  8. M. Shamsur Rahman, Abdullah-Al Mamun, Maksudur Rahman, M. Belal Hossain, Maruf Hossain Minar and Nusrat Jahan Maheen (2013) Illegal Marketing of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Different Markets of Bangladesh. American-Eurasian Journal of Scientific Research 8 (1): 15-23.
  9. Tonny, U. S., Nazrul, K. M. S., Islam, M. S., Afroz, K. B., Rafiquzzaman, S. M. and Abdullah-Al Mamun,. 2012. Genetic variation between two different strains GIFU and GIFT of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus using allozyme marker. International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, 1(2): 340-345.
  10. Hasan, M. M., Sarker, B. S., Nazrul, K. M. S., Rahman, M. M. and Abdullah-Al Mamun. 2012. Marketing channel and export potentiality of freshwater mud eel (Monopterus cuchia) of Noakhali region in Bangladesh. International Journal of Life Sciences Biotechnology and Pharma Research, 1(3): 226-233.
  11. Nazrul, K. M. S., Abdullah-Al Mamun, Sarker, B. S. and Tonny, U. S. 2011. Morphological variability of the 11th generation strain of nile tilapia, (Oreochromis niloticus) and traditional genetically improved farmed tilapia. Journal of Bangladesh Agricultural University, 9(2): 345-349.
  12. Begum, M., Shah, M.M.R., Abdullah-Al Mamun and Alam, M.J. (2007). Feasibility of bi-culture of mud crab (Scylla serrata) with shrimp (Penaeus monodon). Bangladesh J. Fish. Res. 11(2):189-196.
  13. Abdullah-Al Mamun, Begum, M., Mia, M.Y. and Alam, M.J. (2008) Food and feeding habits of mud crab (Scylla serrata) in Bangladesh. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. & Technol., 5 (3&4):141-144.
  14. Abdullah-Al Mamun, Sarder, M.R.I. and Rahman, M.M. (2010). Growth performance of genetically     male (GMT) and hormone induced sex reversed male tilapia (oreochromis niloticus l.) in earthen pond aquaculture system. Bangladesh J. Zool. 38(2): 163-169.
  15. Begum, M., Abdullah-Al Mamun and Alam, M.J. (2009) Comparative studies on growth performance between male and female of estuarine cat fish (Mystus gulio). Bangladesh J. Agril. Sci. 36(1):75-80
  16. Begum, M., Abdullah-Al Mamun, Islam, M.L., Islam, M.A. and Alam, M.J. (2008) Morphometric characters and their relationship in estuarine catfish. J. Bangladesh  Agril. Univ. 6(2):349-353.
  17. Begum, M., Shah, M.M.R., Abdullah-Al Mamun and Alam, M.J.(2009) Comparative study of mud crab (Scylla serrata) fattening practices between two different systems in Bangladesh. J. Bangladesh Agril. University 7(1):151-156.
  18. Begum, M., Shah, M.M.R., Abdullah-Al Mamun and Alam, M.J. (2008) Optimization of the compartment size of cage for mud crab (Scylla serrata) fattening in lentic and lotic water system in Bangladesh. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. & Technol., 5 (1&2):213-216.
  19. Alam M.J, Begum, M., Pal, H.K., Islam, M.A. and Abdullah-Al Mamun. 2008. Preliminary success on the hormone induced captive breeding of goldspot mullet (Liza parsia). Bangladesh J. Fish. Res. 12(2):151-156.
  20. Begum, M., Abdullah-Al Mamun, Pal, H.K., Islam M.A. and Alam, M.J. (2008) Effects of stocking density on the growth and survival of M gulio in nursery ponds. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries Research 12(2):179-186.
  21. Begum M., Abdullah-Al Mamun and M.J. Alam. 2010. Polyculture of shrimp (Penaeus monodon) mud crab (Scylla serrata), and GIFT (Oreochromis nilotica). Bangladesh J. Agri. 35(2):7-12.

Conference Paper:

  1. David C. Little, Abdullah-Al Mamun, Nanna Roos, Baukje de Roos, Eleanor Grieve, Gulshan Ara, Francis J. Murray, Alan Sneddon, Md Abul Hossain, Tahmeed Ahmed (2018). Impact of different agroecosystems on household food consumption, health outcomes and autonomy of adolescent girls in seafood farming communities in Bangladesh, 3rd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Heath Academy Week. 25-29 June 2018, Kempinski Hotel, Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue PMB 66, Accra, Ghana
  2. Abdullah-Al Mmaun, David C Little,  Matthew Spargue, Francis J Murray (2017) Impact of salinity on Shrimp-prawn farming, household food consumption and nutritional outcomes of adolescent girls at different agro-ecological landscape in Bangladesh. 6th Global Summit on Aquaculture and Fisheries, held during May 25-26, 2017 in Osaka, Japan.
  3. Abdullah-Al Mamun, David C. Little, Matthew Sprague, M. A. Haque, Francis Murray (2015) Comparing intra-household food allocation and nutritional outcomes for adolescent girls in more and less saline affected communities in shrimp producing areas of SW Bangladesh. 2nd International conference on global food security, October 11-14, 2015, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  4. Abdullah-Al Mamun, David C. Little, J. G. Bell, Francis Murray (2014) Impact of salinity on shrimp-prawn farming and household food consumption pattern at different agro-ecological landscape in Bangladesh. 5th Annual LCIRAH Research Conference, London, UK.  
  5. Abdullah-Al Mamun, David C. Little, G.J. Bell and Francis J. Murray. 2015. Is it only shrimp farming: A quest to understand the farming practice and species diversity in different agro-ecological landscape in Bangladesh. Book of Abstracts, PhD conference at Institute of aquaculture, University of Stirling, UK.
  6. Abdullah-Al Mamun, David C. Little, J. Gordon Bell, Francis J. Murray and R. Kamaruddin. 2014. Family driven small scale polyculture of shrimp in Bangladesh: An Issue of sustainability and local nutritional security. Book of Abstract, European Aquaculture society, San Sebastian, Spain, P 624.
  7. Abdullah-Al Mamun, Nazrul, K. M. S., Sarker, B. S., Rahman M. M. and Tonny, U. S. (2011) Morphometric and meristic characteristics and their variations between two different strains (GIFT & GIFU) of Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus In: Proceedings of the ninth International symposium on Tilapia in aquaculture (Published by the AquaFish Collaborative Research Support Program), Editors: Liping, L. and Fitzsimmons, K., 22-24 April 2011, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, China, p228-235.
  8. Nazrul, K. M. S., Abdullah-Al Mamun, Sarker, B. S., and Tonny, U. S.  2012. Morphological variability of the 11th generation strain of nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus and traditional GIFT. Book of Abstracts p 26. 5th Fisheries Conference and Research Fair 2012. BFRF, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  9. Nazrul, K. M. S., Abdullah-Al Mamun, Sarker, B. S. and Tonny, U. S. 2012. Morphological variability of the 11th generation strain of nile tilapia, (Oreochromis niloticus) and traditional GIFT. Abstract published on 142nd Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Minneapolis- St Paul, MN. (online access: https://afs.confex.com/afs/2012/webprogram/ Paper9162.html) 
  10. Abdullah-Al Mamun, Ahmed,S., and Phillot, A., (2011) History, present status and future prospect of sea turtle research and conservation in Bangladesh. 31st International Sea Turtle Symposium, 12-15 April, San Diego, California, USA. http://iconferences.seaturtle.org/preview.shtml? event_id=18&abstract_id=4005
  11. Md. Rafiqul Islam Sarder, Vibeke Simonsen, Md. Faridul Islam and Abdullah-Al Mamun. 2007. Effects of hybridization on growth and production of Indian major carps (Catla catla. Labeo rohita. Cirrhinus cirrhosus) and their hybrids. In: Fisheries and Aquaculture: Strategies outlook for Asia, Book of Abstracts. 8th Asian Fisheries Forum (Organized by Asian Fisheries society, Indian brance). November 20-23, 2007. Kochi, India, p 133.

 Booklets

Alam. M. J., Begum, M., Pal, H. K., Islam, M. A., Abdullah-Al Mamun, 2009. Biology, Breeding and Seed Production of Selected Estuarine Finfish (Mystus gulio & Liza parsia). Final Report. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Brackishwater Station, Paikgacha, Khulna-9280, Bangladesh. 49p.

Begum, M., Abullah-Al Mamun and Alam, M. J. (2009) Eco-friendly Integrated Improved Mud crab Fattening, Shrimp and Fish Culture Technique. Extension Booklet#34. Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute, Brackishwater Station, Paikgacha, Khulna-9280, Bangladesh. 28p.

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Experiences and Activities


HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD study (2012-2016) from Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK (http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/)

teaching and RESEARCH:

April 2017 to till date

Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh.

July 2011 to April 2017

Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh.

July 2009 to July 2011

Lecturer, Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh.

June 2007 to July 2009

Scientific Officer. Brackishwater Station, Bangladesh Fisheries Research Institute (BFRI).

Jan 2006 to June 2007

 

Research Fellow; DANIDA funded project Department of Fisheries Biology & Genetics, Faculty of Fisheries, BAU.

Funding  

  1. Global Goals Sandpit Event (2020) for Internal Interdisciplinary Funding bids from GCRF/ODA, co-applicants: Institute of Aquaculture – Society and Technology Interface Team, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh, 2020;  
  2. Small fish nutrition fund (2019), funded by Oregon State University Feed the future innovation lab  
  3. Fish powder for household nutrition security (2019-2021), funded by BARC  
  4. UKAid funded MEFANIG project from IMMANA; consortium NSTU-UoS-UoG-UoA-Copenhagen University- ICDDR’B from 2016-2018; 
  5. UGC funded research project on Post-harvest nutrition loss of major fish species in Bangladesh, 2018-19,  
  6. British council funded INSPIRE project in between NSTU-UoS (UK) from 2014-2017  
  7. EU-FP-7 Sustainable Ethical Aquaculture Trade (SEAT) project fund for food security research- 
  8. Commonwealth Commission extra research fund for PhD field & lab research- 
  9.  Krishi Gobeshona Foundation (KGF) funded project on integrated aquaculture in seasonal floodplain areas in greater Noakhali region in association with Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute - 
  10. DANIDA funded project integrated farming system and impact on food security in Noakhali region in association with Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh - 
  11. NSTU core funded project on seasonal floodplain aquaculture 
  12. BARC ATT funded research project on mud crab fattening in coastal floodplain area in Khulna region, 2007-08-  
  13. BFRI funded core research projects on mud crab culture, mud crab fattening, artificial breeding on estuarine catfish, artificial propagation of goldspot mullet at BFRI Brackishwater station, Paikgacha, Khulna in between 2007-2009.  

Conference participation Paper, poster and presentation

  • GCRF south Asian symposium on Gender: panellist on Aquaculture Fisheries and Gender session; presented Gender role on Aquaculture and Fisheries in Bangladesh 23-24 February 2020, Hotel Radisson Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 4th annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health Academy Week, Poster presentation and operate a learning lab on Aquaculture and nutrition nexus at the Westin Mindspace Hotel, Hyderabad, from 24-28 June 2019
  • 3rd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Heath Academy Week. 25-29 June 2018, Kempinski Hotel, Gamel Abdul Nasser Avenue PMB 66, Accra, Ghana
  • National conference on Food and Nutritional Security in Bangladesh: Interdisciplinary Approaches, 07-08 October 2017, Organized by ICF-BAU, Wageningen University and BARC. 
  • 2nd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition and Health (ANH) week and the 5th Annual Nutrition and Innovation Lab Scientific Symposium held during July 9-13, 2017 at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Impact of salinity on Shrimp-prawn farming, household food consumption and nutritional outcomes of adolescent girls at different agro-ecologies landscape in Bangladesh, oral presentation at the 6th Global Summit on Aquaculture and Fisheries, held during May 25-26, 2017in Osaka, Japan.
  • Comparing intra-household food allocation ……… Bangladesh oral presentation at 2nd international conference on Global Food Security, October 11-14, 2015, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA.
  • Family driven small scale polyculture ………. Nutritional security, oral presentation at International conference & Exposition October 14-17, 2014 European Aquaculture Society (EAS), San Sebastian, Spain.

Name of the Training and Workshop Attended

  • 1-day EURASTiP Capacity Building Foresight workshop: Enhancing Opportunities for Mobility in Aquaculture Education between south-east Asia and Europe, taking place at IFS2019 in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on 18th November 2019. Organized by Eurastip, eurastip.eu
  • International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability: Strengthening the Science-Policy Nexus,   at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, from 18 to 21 November 2019
  • 3rd International congress on Applied Ichthyology and Aquatic Environment 8-11 November 2018, Volos, Greece www.hydromedit.gr Venue: University of Thessaly
  • EURASTiP – Promoting Multi-Stakeholder Contributions to International Cooperation on Sustainable Solutions for Aquaculture Development in South-East Asia; EURASTiP Funded Exchange Programme 2018, University of Thessaly Greece from 7-15 November 2018.
  • EURASTiP Brokerage Event: Vietnam and Thailand, 26 August – 5 September 2019.
  • EURASTiP Brokerage Event in HCMC (alongside Vietfish): Maximising Business Opportunities Between South-East Asian and European Aquaculture Stakeholders at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
  • EURASTiP Brokerage Event in Bangkok: Maximising Business Opportunities Between Thai and European Aquaculture Stakeholders at IMPACT ARENA, Chang Wat Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand.
  • Workshop on “Sustainable seafood consumption Initiatives” organized by University of Stirling, UK 14-15 June, 2018, Stirling, UK.
  • GCUA Summer School ‘’Aquaculture- local solution to a global challenge’’ at Swedish University of Agriculture, Upsala, Sweden on 22 June 2015 to 01 July 2015.
  • International Training course on “Technology for Novel Fish Feeds” Organized by   ARRAINA (Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition and Aquaculture) project, through SPAROS and Wageningen Academy. Held on 26-29 October 2014, Algarve, Portugal.
  • Edinburgh Local GRADschool at IAD, 7 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, UK. Organized by The University of Edinburgh, IAD (Institution for Academic Development), vitae. Held on 1-4 July 2014
  • International Training course on “Laboratory Animal Science’’ at Veterinary department of Utrecht University, The Netherlands. Sponsored by Laboratory Animal Limited, UK. Held on 4-15 July, 2011.
  • First South Asia Sub-regional Workshop of UNEP/CMS Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range in the South Asia, Sponsored by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)/Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Office – Abu Dhabi and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), Organized by Wildlife Institute of India, held on 6-7 June 2011 in Tuticorin, TamilNadu, India.
  • Technical Meeting for the Conservation of the Dugong and its Habitat and associated meeting on Marine Turtles in the North West Indian Ocean (NWIO), Sponsored by United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP)/Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) Office – Abu Dhabi and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), held on 20-21 September 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
  • 30th International Symposium on “Sea turtle conservation and Biodiversity”. Kala Academy, Panaji Goa, India Organized by International Sea Turtle Society. 24th April 30th April 2010
  • International Course on “Coastal Biodiversity in Mangrove Ecosystems” Sponsored by United Nations University (UNU), Japan, International Network on Water, Environment & Health (INWEH), Canada, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, Organized by Annamalai University, held at Centre of Advanced Studies in Marine Biology, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India, during November 2-16, 2009.