Dr. Muhammod  Nazrul  Islam
Dr. Muhammod Nazrul Islam Professor, Department of Geography & Environment



My educational background, work experience and research areas are summarized below.

 a. Qualifications: I have completed my B. Sc (Hons) and M. Sc in Geography (Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh) with 1st class 1st position in both occasions and Ph. D in Physical Geography (University of Hull, England). I have nearly 33 years of teaching and research experience in the different institutions including Jahangirnagar University, National University, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Daffodil International University, University of South Asia, Bangladesh, North South University; Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University; and doctoral and postdoctoral research experiences (with British Royal Society and Commonwealth Fellowships) in the Department of Geography, University of Hull, England on different geomorphological and environmental issues.

 b. Knowledge: I have a very good knowledge in different aspects of environmental and geomorphological disciplines, published many papers in different peer-reviewed books and journals. My teaching and research works cover various issues in geomorphological and environmental disciplines. These include:

 ▪ Climate change, disaster and food security (Disaster, monga and food security, poverty eradication through Community Food Bank, climate change and food security, environmental migration, etc.).

Environmental planning and management (Application of GIS, environmental impact assessment, water and industrial pollution, flooding due to environmental change, mangrove forest degradation, etc.).

River channel morphodynamics (Bank erosion and channel sedimentation, char formation and channel braiding, sediment mineralogy, etc.).

Flooding and floodplain management (Flood frequency, flood vulnerability and adaptation, channel sedimentation and its impact on flooding, etc.).

 c.  Skills and competencies: I have undertaken research and maintained consultancy practice on many aspects of geomorphology and environmental science. Apart from that I was the Head (Chairman) of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University, and gained a good administrative and management planning knowledge. I have a professional training in GIS and Remote Sensing, and disaster management.

 d. Experience: I have taught different fields of physical geography and environment including Fluvial Geomorphology, Hydrology, Flood Plain and Watershed Management, Environmental Hazard and Disaster Management, Urban Waste and Effluent Management, Agriculture and Food Security. I have supervised a number of graduate and postgraduate research students.

 I have completed an international collaborative interdisciplinary research as Project Director (Lead Partner) (with the University of Hull, England) on food security through community food bank and employment generation in the context of changing climate; and a consultative research on climate change, food and nutrition security: strategies for adaptation. I have also worked as National Coordinator (Livelihood Theme Team Leader) of Action Research for Community Adaptation in Bangladesh (ARCAB), in partnership with Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies (BCAS), Bangladesh.


Fluvial Geomorphology, Environmental Management and Auditing, Disaster and Food Security


Yeasmin, A. and Islam, M. N., Changing Trends of Channel Pattern of the Ganges-Padma River., International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences, (ISSN No-0976-4380), Integrated Publishing Association, India., 2, 2, 2011.
Islam, M. N. and Rumsby, B. T., Food Security through Community Food Bank and Employment Generation: A Study in the North-eastern Bangladesh., Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology A (ISSN 2161-6256), USA., 1, 5, 2011.
Shaheed, H. Z. M. H. and Islam, M. N., Destruction of Natural Forest and Massive Landslide: A Case Study on Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh., Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) Journal (ISSN 1811-6266), Dhaka., 37, 1 & 2, 2012.
Malak, M. A., Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N., Population Growth and Food Supply in Northern Bangladesh., Bangladesh National Geographical Association (BNGA) Journal (ISSN 1811-6266), Dhaka., 38, 1 & 2, 2012.
Islam, M. N., Malak, M. A. and Islam, M. N., Community Based Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Models of a Coastal Municipality in Bangladesh., Natural Hazards (Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards) (ISSN 0921-030X), the Netherlands., 69, 3, 2013.
Islam, M. N., Kitazawa, D., Mannan, M. A., Islam, M. S., Tamanna, S. and Islam, M. N., Modeling Alternative Mitigation Strategies of Salinity Intrusion on Food Production by Integrating SWOT and TEAM Decision Models., Journal on Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (ISSN 2363- 6203, 2363-6211), Springer, Germany., 3, 2015.
Rahman, M. M., Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N., Integrated approach of remote sensing and field survey data in assessment of bank erosion intensity of the Padma river in Bangladesh., International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences (ISSN 0976-4380), Integrated Publishing Association, India., 7, 2, 2016.
Islam, R., Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N., Evaluation of Solar Home System (SHS) Imple- mentation in Harirampur Subdistrict., Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (ISSN 1364-0321), Elsevier, Amsterdam., 69, 2017.
Rakib, M. R., Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N., Flood Vulnerability Mapping to Riverine Floods: A Study on the Old Brahmaputra River., American Journal of Geosciences (ISSN 1948-9854), Science Publications, USA., 7, 2, 2017.
Islam, R., Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N., Impacts of Bangabandhu Jamuna Multi-purpose Bridge on the dynamics of bar morphology at the Jamuna River in Bangladesh., Journal on Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (ISSN 2363- 6203), Springer, Switzerland., 3, 3, 2017.
Rahman, M. M. and Islam, M. N., Biodiversity Loss by Riverbank Erosion: A Study on the two Char Unions in Bangladesh., Journal of Biodiversity Endangered Species (ISSN 2332-2543), India., 6, 1, 2018.
Rahman, M. M. and Islam, M. N., Channel Change and Planform Identification of the Padma River., International Journal of Geology and Earth Sciences (ISSN 2395 – 647X), India., 4, 1, 2018.
Biswas, R. N., Mia, M. J. and Islam, M. N., Hydro-Morphometric Modeling for Flood Hazard Vulnerability Assessment of Old Brahmaputra River Basin in Bangladesh., Engineering Technology Open Access Journal, USA., 1, 4, 2018.
Biswas, R. N., Islam, M. N. and Islam, M. N., Modeling on Management Strategies for Spatial Assessment of Earthquake Disaster Vulnerability in Bangladesh., Journal on Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (ISSN 2363- 6203), Springer, Switzerland., 4, 4, 2018.
Biswas, R. N., Mia, M. J., and Islam, M. N., Predictive Dynamics of Channel Pattern Changing Trends at Arial Khan River (1977-2018), Bangladesh., Current Research in Geoscience, (ISSN 1948-9846), Science Publication, New York., 8, 1, 2018.
Islam, M. N. Biswas, R. N., Shanta, S. R., Islam, R. and Jakariya, M., Morphological Dynamics of the Jamuna River in Kazipur Subdistrict., Earth Systems and Environment (ISSN 2509-9426), Springer, Switzerland., 3, 1, 2019.
Islam, R., Islam, M. M., Islam, M. N. Islam, M. N., Sen, S. and Faisal, R. K., Climate Change Adaptation Strategies: A Prospect toward Crop Modelling and Food Security Management., Journal on Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (ISSN 2363- 6203), Springer, Switzerland., 6, 2, 2020.
Biswas, R.N., Islam, M.N, Mia, M.J. and Islam, M.N., Modeling on the spatial vulnerability of lightning disaster in Bangladesh using GIS and IDW techniques., Spatial Information Research (ISSN 2366-3286), Springer, Switzerland., 28, 5, 2020.
Biswas, R. N., Islam, M. N. Islam, M. N. and Shaown, S. S., Modeling on Approximation of Fluvial Landform Change Impact on Morphodynamics at Madhumati River Basin in Bangladesh., Journal on Modeling Earth Systems and Environment (ISSN 2363-6203), Springer, Switzerland., 7, 1, 2021.
Biswas, R. N., Islam, M.N., Islam, M.N., Mia, M.J., Jahan, M.N., Shaunak, M.F., Rahman, M.M. and Islam, M.Y., Impacts of morphological change on coastal landscape dynamics in Monpura Island in the northern Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh., Regional Studies in Marine Science (ISSN 2352-4855), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 53, 1, 2022.


Dr. Muhammod Nazrul Islam

Department of Geography & Environment
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: mnislam.geo@juniv.edu