Asib Ahmed

Asib Ahmed

Profile

Employment History

  • Assistant Professor (currently on study leave), Department of Geography and Environment, Faculty of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Research Officer (Environmental Security Division), Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS), Dhaka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
  • Lecturer in Geography, Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka.

Professional Membership

  • Country Representative (from 2011 to present): All India Foundation for Peace and Disaster Management (AIFPDM), New Delhi, India.
  • Country Representative (from 2012 to present): Himalayan Alliances for Climate Change (HIMCCA), Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Life Member: Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA),Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka,Bangladesh.
  • Life Member: Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS), University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Moderator (from January 2013 to December 2015): Environment Club, Department of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Awards/grants/prizes

  • Master’s thesis grant from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Master’s thesis grant from NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation, Bangladesh.
  • Student paper competition, 2nd place, the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Minnesota, USA.

Research interests

Field of Interest

Coastal erosion, land dynamics, coastal management, coastal community and disaster management.

Research Affiliation

Research Article (selected)

  • Ahmed, A. 2011. Some of the Major Environmental Problems Relating to Land Use Changes in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh: A Review. The Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. 4(1), 1-8. URL: http://academicjournals.org/journal/JGRP/edition/January_2011
  • Ahmed, A. and Huq-Hussain S. 2011. Landuse – Noise Pollution Nexus: A Case Study of Narayanganj City. The Dhaka University Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences. 1(1), 51-60. ISSN 2220-640X
  • Ahmed, A. 2012. Hill Cutting in and Around the Chittagong City: A Geographical Study. Journal of Nepal Geological Society. 42, 183-188. ISSN: 0259-1316. URL:http://www.nepjol.info/index.php/JNGS/index.html 
  • Ahmed, A. Huq-Hussain S. and Moniruzzaman, 2012. Water Quality of Shitalakhya River Adjacent to Narayanganj City. Journal of Bangladesh National Geographical Association. 38(1&2), 95-104.
  • Ahmed, A. and Huq-Hussain S., 2012. Changing Urban Landuse and Agricultural Land Transformation: A Case Study of Narayanganj City. ASA University Review. 6(1), 273 284. ISSN 1997-6925. URL: http://www.asaub.edu.bd/asaubreview/v6n1.php
  • Ahmed, A. 2014. Spatial and Temporal variation of Temperature in Bangladesh: An Analysis from 1950 to 2012. Oriental Geographer, 58(1), 89-110. ISSN 00305308
  • Nahar, N., Ahmed A. and Paul S.K. 2014. Flood Disaster: A Case Study on Chilmari Upazila. Oriental Geographer, 55(1&2), 115-126. ISSN 0030-5308
  • Ahmed, A., Drake, F., Nawaz, R. and Woulds, C. 2018. Where is the coast? Monitoring coastal land dynamics in Bangladesh: An integrated management approach using GIS and remote sensing techniques. Ocean and Coastal Management. 151,10–24. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2017.10.030
  • Ahmed, A., Nawaz, R., Drake, F. and Woulds, C. 2018. Modelling land susceptibility to erosion in the coastal area of Bangladesh: A geospatial approach. Geomorphology. 320, 82-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.08.004
  • Ahmed, A., Woulds, C., Drake, F., Nawaz, R. 2018. Beyond the tradition: using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps to elicit expert views on coastal susceptibility to erosion in Bangladesh. Catena. 170, 36-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.06.003

Book

  • Ahmed, A., Mannan M.A. and Beg B. 2015. Environment and Development. A.S. Publications, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ISBN: 978-984-33-9258-9

Book Chapter

  • Ahmed A. 2012. Women’s Adjustment with Flood in Ganges Dependent Area of Bangladesh.  In: Flood risk management in South Asia, O. P. Mishra, Mriganka Ghatak & Kamal Ahmed (Eds.) SAARC Disaster Management Center, New Delhi, India, December 2012.

Presentation (selected)

  • Research paper entitled “Man- Made Disaster in South Asia: Impact Analysis of India- Bangladesh River Water Sharing Dispute” has been presented in the National Geography Conference organized by the Department of Geography, University of Ruhuna, January 2010, Matara, Sri Lanka.
  • Research paper entitled “Gender as a Cross-cutting Issue in Disaster Management: A Case of Bangladesh” has been presented in the National Youth Conference on Environment, organized by Organized by The Himalayan Alliance for Climate Change (HIMCCA), held on 3rd June - 4th June, 2010, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Research paper entitled “Disasters arising from Common River Water in South Asia: A Case Study on the Impacts, Women’s Adjustment and Policy Guideline for Bangladesh” has been presented in the first national congress on “Role of Women in Disaster Preparedness”, held from 15-16 December, 2009, at American Center, 24 kesturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India.
  • Presentation in PGR conference, 17 May 2016, School of Geography, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
  • Presentation at the 6th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2017) held from 4-6 March 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Presentation at the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress organised by American Society of Civil Engineers, 6 June 2018, Minnesota, USA.

Conference/ training (selected)

  • Advocacy workshop on Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh organized by Disaster Management Bureau, Ministry of food and disaster management, held on 28th June 2005.

  • Cyclone disaster risk reduction & management in the light of indigenous knowledge and innovative ideas organized by Disaster Research Training and Management Center (DRTMC), held from May 2005 to June 2005, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

  • SAARC Training Programme on River Erosion and Embankment Safety Management in South Asia jointly organized by SAARC Disaster Management Center, New Delhi, India and Disaster Research Training and Management Center (DRTMC), held from 12 July 2012 to 18 July 2012, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Diploma Training Programme (Online) on Managing Water in Asia’s River Basin” sponsored by Asian Development Bank (ADB) jointly organized by NARBO, Japan and CEDDET Foundation, Spain, from 01 March 2013 to 31 March 2013.

  • Speaking in public, 4 March 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Literature Searching PGRs, 9 March 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Strategies for proofreading, 9 March 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Developing your Research Profile, 22 March 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Exploring careers outside academia, 13 April 2016,  University of Leeds, United Kingdom. 

  • Engaging Non-Specialist with your Research, 21 April 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Academic Writing Skills (Standard) (6 hours), 4 May 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Academic Writing Skills Level 2 General (6 hours), 20 June 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Digital Image Processing for Environmental Remote Sensing, July 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Multivariate and Cluster Analysis, July 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • SPSS Beginners, 29 June 2016, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • The University of Oxford Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), Satellite Applications Catapult, Harwell Oxford, 6-7 December 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom.

  • The A-Z of Publications, Masterclasses for researchers in science and engineering, 07 Jun 2017, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • An editor's perspective on getting published in journals, 13 Jun 2017, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • A-Z of Publication, Masterclasses, 13 Jun 2017, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Research methods, 20 August 2017, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Image processing, 20 August 2017, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

  • Data analysis, 21 August 2017, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Qualifications

  • PhD candidate, University of Leeds
  • MSc, University of Dhaka