Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam

Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur | BRUR · Department of Disaster Management

PhD. Postdoc & Associate fellow of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
Looking for potential collaboration. Passionate researcher who loves research and teaching

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Introduction
Dr A. R. M. T. Islam received PhD in Climate change and Climate system from the Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. He performs research in group and individually wide range of topics relates to climate change, Natural hazard and Water quality, pollution, and human health risk. His research group is searching for climate research. For any type of direct communication and open collaboration at email address: towfiq_dm@brur.ac.bd
Additional affiliations
February 2015 - September 2017
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
Position
  • Professor
February 2015 - October 2017
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2015 - February 2018
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

Publications

Publications (319)
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A basic fluvio-dynamics process in the sediment-energy fluxes is channel meandering and braiding. The construction of dams and barrages has primarily altered the meandering and braiding patterns of the world's large rivers. To this end, the present study aims to analyze post-dam planform characteristics of the Damodar River, a subtropical river in...
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The dispersion of SARS-CoV-2 in aquatic environments via the discharge of domestic and hospital sewage has been confirmed in different locations. Thus, we aimed to evaluate the possible impacts of zebrafish (Danio rerio) exposure to SARS-CoV-2 peptide fragments (PSPD-2001, 2002, and 2003) alone and combined with a mix of emerging pollutants. Our da...
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Understanding the spatiotemporal variability of annual, monthly, and seasonal rainfall erosivity (RE) is crucial for determining the risk of soil erosion and developing soil conservation plans. However, little knowledge is available on RE at the monthly, seasonal, and annual scales in monsoon-driven climate regions like Bangladesh. Therefore, we ai...
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The COVID-19 era has profoundly affected everyday human life, the environment, and freshwater ecosystems worldwide. Despite the numerous influences, a strict COVID-19 lockdown might improve the surface water quality and thus provide an unprecedented opportunity to restore the degraded freshwater resource. Therefore, we intend to investigate the spa...
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Although the in vivo toxicity of nanoplastics(NPs) has already been reported in different model systems, their effects on mammalian behavior are poorly understood. Thus, we aimed to evaluate whether exposure to polystyrene (PS) NPs (diameter: 23.03±0.266 nm) alters the behavior (locomotor, anxiety-like and antipredator) of male Swiss mice, induces...
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An anthropogenically less affected transboundary river (Punarbhaba, Bangladesh) was studied to detect associated risks from the combined origin(s) of geochemically and toxicologically significant elements in benthic sediments. A total of 30 river bed sediments were analyzed by instrumental neutron activation analysis targeting the 15 chemical eleme...
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Marine debris is often detected everywhere in the oceans after it enters the marine ecosystems from various sources. Marine litter pollution is a major threat to the marine ecosystem in Bangladesh. A preliminary study was conducted to identify the sources of marine litter (plastics, foamed plastic, clothes, glass, ceramic, metals, paper, and cardbo...
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A basic fluvio-dynamics process in the sediment-energy fluxes is channel meandering and braiding. The construction of dams and barrages has primarily altered the meandering and braiding patterns of the world's large rivers. To this end, the present study aims to analyze post-dam planform characteristics of the Damodar River, a subtropical river in...
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Groundwater is the most important source of water among the various water form on the earth's surface. It supports life on the earth and is therefore treated as more significant than surface water. The groundwater of the Gangetic delta aquifers has suffered immensely in the last few decades due to various anthropogenic causes apart from natural cau...
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This study has been conducted on an anthropogenically less influenced transboundary river (Atrai: Indo-Bangladesh) to comprehend the inherent geochemistry and identify potential elemental sources. In doing so, across the Bangladeshi portion, 30 river-bed samples were culled and studied by neutron activation analysis to quantify the abundances of 15...
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Tropical cyclones (TCs) are the most devastating weather phenomena that trigger massive loss of property and life in the coastal areas of the Bay of Bengal (BoB). Scientific understanding of TC occurrence can aid policy-makers and residents in coastal areas to take the necessary actions and do appropriate planning in advance. In this study, we aime...
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The presence of highly poisonous arsenic (As) elements in food concerns humans and animals. In Bangladesh, arsenic-contaminated groundwater is frequently utilized for agricultural irrigation. This is a significant source of arsenic pollution in the human food chain. For the first time, we investigated the presence of total arsenic in various foodst...
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Bangladesh is one of the countries that is most likely to be affected by natural disasters and climate change. However, much less is known about the integrated livelihood and climate vulnerabilities of coastal communities to natural disasters in southwestern Bangladesh. Therefore, this paper proposes a holistic approach to measuring livelihood vuln...
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Although the Kızılırmak River, the longest river in Turkey, is home to many fish species, there are a few studies reporting metal levels in fish in the river. The contents of 17 metals and elements (MEs) in various tissues of three fish species and surface water from the river were investigated. Significant differences in the ME levels among tissue...
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Over the past two decades, Bangladesh has experienced a rapid increase in access to electricity. Bangladesh has become more dependent on the burning of furnace oil for electricity generation instead of increasing the generation of renewable energy sources. There are a variety of energy resources in the country to achieve a carbon-neutral energy whi...
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Climate change is perceived to be the primary reason for the amplification of extreme climatic phenomena. Estimation of changes in extreme values under climate change thus plays an important role in disaster risk assessment and management. However, the different changes in extremes in two distinct regions: inland and coast under climate change are...
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Climate change is perceived to be the primary reason for the amplification of extreme climatic phenomena. Estimation of changes in extreme values under climate change thus plays an important role in disaster risk assessment and management. However, the different changes in extremes in two distinct regions: inland and coast under climate change are...
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Groundwater from the coastal alluvial plain is the primary water source in coastal areas. Its contaminants, such as nitrate and fluoride, are significant concerns for freshwater supply and human health issues. Although spatiotemporal variability of nitrate and fluoride levels has been analyzed individually in the Indo-Bangladesh coastal region, the...
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Indexical assessment coupled with a self-organizing map (SOM) and positive matrix factorization (PMF) modeling of toxic metal(loid)s in sediment and water of the aquatic environment provides valuable information from the environmental management perspective. However, in northwest Bangladesh, indexical and modeling assessments of toxic metal(loid)s...
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The use of vegetal species for gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) biosynthesis can constitute an alternative to replacing the extensive use of several hazardous chemicals commonly used during NPs synthesis and, therefore, can reduce biological impacts induced by the release of these products into the natural environment. However, the “green nanoparticles”...
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The occurrences of flash floods in sub-tropical climatic regions like India are ubiquitous phenomena, particularly during the monsoon season. This type of flood occurs within a short period of time and makes it distinctive from all-natural hazards, which causes huge loss of economy and causalities of life. Therefore, its prediction is crucial and o...
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Increasing groundwater pollution through toxic contamination is the primary concern for severe environmental and health hazards across the world. Groundwater resources are more vulnerable to toxic contamination compared to surface water because they require a long time to restore. Groundwater vulnerability and risk assessment is a challenging task...
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Spatial-temporal variability of fluoride in water has been a major global health concern. However, in Turkey, there has been very limited research quantifying the probabilistic health risks from fluoride accumulations in the water of natural-artificial lakes. Thus, we aim to determine the spatial-temporal variability and probabilistic health risk o...
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Soil erosion-induced land degradation is susceptible to climate change, specifically in the sub-tropical third world countries. Simulations of 21st century climate change in India predict notable variation in rainfall that causes soil erosion-induced land degradation. Land degradation susceptibility modelling of the “red and lateritic agro-climatic...
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Geomorphological processes that occur on the surface structure of the region are included in badland geomorphology. Rapid soil erosion and the production of various geomorphic characteristics are related to badland development. The expansion of their main channels is inextricably tied to the formation of gullies. The “degree of badland formation” i...
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Global fossil fuel reserves are declining due to differential uses, especially for power generation. Everybody can help to do their bit for the environment by using solar energy. Geographically , Bangladesh is a potential zone for harnessing solar energy. In March 2021, the renewable generation capacity in Bangladesh amounted to 722.592 MW, includi...
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This study has focused on petrography, geochemistry, radiochemical, and leaching properties of coal combustion residues (CCRs), their leachates and nearby waters from the Barapukuria coal-fired power-plant to evaluate the potential environmental impacts and human health hazards for the first in Bangladesh. The CCRs, used in this study are predomina...
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Vulnerability of groundwater is critical for the sustainable development of groundwater resources, especially in freshwater-limited coastal Indo-Gangetic plains. Here, we intend to develop an integrated novel approach for delineating groundwater vulnerability using hydro-chemical analysis and data-mining methods, i.e., Decision Tree (DT) and K-Near...
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Bangladesh is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to climate change. In general , Char land (Riverine Island) communities are frequently affected by floods, riverbank erosion, and other climatic hazards, including drought, cyclones, tornadoes, salinity intrusion , water logging, cold waves, etc., which cause many to lose their sources...
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Current study presents the boosting of two base models, including a Heuristic Search Algorithm for finding the k shortest paths (K*) and an alternating model tree (AM Tree) through combining bagging (BA), dagging (DA), and random subspace (RS) hybridize models, to predict monthly suspended sediment load (SSL) in subtropical monsoon climatic regions...
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Biochar is a carbon-based substance made by the pyrolysis of organic waste. The amount of biochar produced is determined by the type of feedstock and pyrolysis conditions. Biochar is frequently added to the soil for various reasons, including carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas mitigation, improved crop production by boosting soil fertility, remov...
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Fluoride has a pivotal importance in dental health and the main source of fluoride intake by humans is known as drinking water. Fluoride intake that is excessive or insufficient may have negative impacts on infants and children, including dental caries and fluorosis. The İpsala District is located in the south-west part of Edirne City, which is a m...
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The devastating impact of flooding is gradually increasing worldwide including riverine islands of Bangladesh due to climate change issue. Riverine islands and coastal communities are the primary victims due to their geographical position. The riverine islands (char) of Bangladesh are frequently flooded, necessitating context-specific flood managem...
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Objectives: This study intends to evaluate the Dhaka city residents’ individual views toward DF. Methods: A cross-sectional survey used google forms for collecting data. Python and RStudio were used for data management and analysis. Kruskal-Wallis or Mann-Whitney U test and logistic regression models were performed, where appropriate. Results: In t...
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The study's goal is to use multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA), spatial logistic regression (SLR), and geographical information system (GIS) to determine paddy crop suitability evaluation (CSE). The research was carried out in the Bankura district, known for its scarcity of water and production in India. A drought vulnerability assessment (DVA)...
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The couplings of convolutional neural networks (CNN) with random forest (RF), support vector machine (SVM), long short-term memory (LSTM), and extreme gradient boosting (XGBoost) ensemble algorithms were used to construct novel ensemble computational models (CNN-LSTM, CNN-XG, CNN-SVM, and CNN-RF) for flood hazard mapping in the monsoon-dominated ca...
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Flooding is one of the catastrophic natural hazards worldwide that can easily cause devastating effects on human life and property. Remote sensing devices are becoming increasingly important in monitoring and assessing natural disaster susceptibility and hazards. The proposed research work pursues an assessment analysis of flood susceptibility in a...
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Elevated carbon dioxide (ECO2) concentration has profound impacts on ecosystem carbon fluxes, with consequent changes in carbon sequestration and its feedback to climate change. Agroecosystem plays an essential role in global carbon sequestration. However, it is not well understood how the carbon fluxes of agroecosystem respond to increasing atmosp...
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It is difficult to predict and model with an accurate model the floods, that are one of the most destructive risks across the earth's surface. The main objective of this research is to show the prediction power of three ensemble algorithms with respect to flood susceptibility estimation. These algorithms are: Iterative Classifier Optimizer-Alternat...
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The study area was selected in the Rupsha river basin and the sediment samples were collected to determine trace metal concentrations of As, Pb, Cd, and Cr along with biological effects, and potential ecological and human health hazards for adults and children. The concentrations of trace metals were detected from sixty composite sediment samples u...
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Groundwater resource plays a crucial role for agricultural crop production and socio-economic development in some parts of the world including Bangladesh. Joypurhat district, the northwest part of Bangladesh, a crop production hub, is entirely dependent on groundwater irrigation. A precise assessment and prediction of groundwater level (GWL) can as...
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Bangladesh’s education sector has been in a state of flux since COVID-19. During the pandemic, all university campuses were closed. There was a mental health issue among the students. This study aims to examine the mental health condition and the determinants that contribute to adverse mental health conditions among university students of Banglades...
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In the era of global urbanization, the cities across the world are experiencing significant change in the climate pattern. However, analysing the trend and pattern of rainfall over the urban areas has a number of challenges such as availability of long-term data as well as the uneven distribution of rain-gauge stations. In this research, the rainfa...
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The coastal zone of Bangladesh, with a population density of 1278 people per square kilometer, is under serious threat due to heavy metal pollution. To date, many studies have been conducted on the heavy metal contamination in soils, water, aquatic animals, and plants in the coastal zone of Bangladesh; however, the available information is disperse...
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This study of a downstream segment (Brahmaputra, Bangladesh) of one of the longest transboundary (China-India-Bangladesh) Himalayan rivers reveals elevated radioactivity compared to other freshwater basins across the world. Naturally occurring radioactive nuclides (226 Ra, 232 Th, and 40 K) and metal contents (transition metals, Fe, Ti, Sc, and V;...
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Contamination of fish with heavy metals (Heavy metals) is one of the most severe environmental and human health issues. However, the contamination levels in tropical fishes from Bangladesh are still unknown. To this end, the evaluated concentrations of arsenic (As), chromium (Cr), cadmium (Cd), and lead (Pb) in 12 different commercially important f...
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Concentrations of 18 metals and elements (MEs) in the gills, skin, muscle and liver of Carasobarbus luteus and Cyprinus carpio from the Atatürk Reservoir in Turkey were investigated. The results revealed that variations in the ME contents between fish species can be attributed to different diets. The highest contents of most MEs were recorded in th...
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Bangladesh has seen a significant number of fatalities and injuries related to lightning in the past few years, which indicates that lightning has become a deadly hazard. This cross-sectional study aims to determine university students’ self-rated status about lightning. Additionally, it evaluates these students’ views toward lightning through know...
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The global mean surface temperature is rising and under climate change it is expected to increase in the future. The changes are not uniform across the world and the impact assessment at a regional level is, thus, a necessity. Bangladesh, a tropical low-lying monsoon region, is greatly at risk under climate change. However, no attempt has been carr...
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Safe levels of extractable heavy metals in land-uses urban soil have not been universally established. The pollution of land-uses soils ancient Pundranagar, Bangladesh arouses growing interest because of severe anthropogenic stress, urbanization, ecotourism, overexploitation of natural resources and discharges of industrial as well as municipal was...
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River and canal encroachments have become a common problem in Bangladesh. The prevalence of river and canal encroachments has a direct impact on population growth. However, the impacted population appears to be unaware of its negative consequences. To this end, we aimed to investigate the past and present canal scenarios with a focus on canal encro...