Shamim Mia

Shamim Mia
Patuakhali Science and Technology University | PSTU · Department of Agronomy

B Sc. Ag. (Hons.) & MS in Agronomy (BAU), MS in Environmental Science (WUR), PhD (USyd)

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December 2018 - present
Patuakhali Science and Technology University
Position
  • Professor
December 2014 - December 2018
Patuakhali Science and Technology University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
March 2009 - December 2014
Patuakhali Science and Technology University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
August 2014 - June 2018
The University of Sydney
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences
February 2011 - January 2013
Wageningen University & Research
Field of study
  • Environmental Sciences
July 2005 - December 2006

Publications

Publications (76)
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Fulvic and humic acids have a large variability in binding to metal (hydr) oxide surfaces and interact differently with oxyanions, as examined here experimentally. Pyrogenic humic acid has been included in our study since it will be released to the environment in case of large-scale application of biochar, potentially creating Darks Earths or Terra...
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Biochar is pyrolysed biomass and largely consists of pyrogenic carbon (C), which takes much longer to decompose compared to the biomass it is made from. When applied to soil, it could increase agricultural productivity through nutrient retention and changing soil properties. The biochar-mediated nutrient retention capacity depends on the biochar pr...
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Biochar has unveiled a new avenue for carbon (C) sequestration and has shown the potential to increase agricultural productivity. Although there is still debate about the mineralization rate of biochar and its role in sustaining soil fertility after fresh biochar amendment, oxidized or aged biochar has shown strong positive effects on crop producti...
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Biochar, a form of pyrogenic carbon, can contribute to agricultural and environmental sustainability by increasing soil reactivity. In soils, biochar could change its role over time through alterations in its surface chemistry. However, a mechanistic understanding of the aging process and its role in ionic nutrient adsorption and supply remain uncl...
Poster
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Inviting article for a Special Issue of sustainability (Impact factor 3.251): Recycling Biomass for Agriculture and Bioenergy Production
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Every day large quantities of wastes are generated from household, agricultural, and industrial activities. When all these biogenic wastes are combined, the global volume of waste becomes quite large with an estimation of up to 7,176 thousand tons per day according to FAO. A large fraction of these wastes is organic in nature accounting for 63% of...
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Globally, biochar research and its application for soil improvement have attracted the interest of many researchers, primarily environmental and soil scientists, in the last decade. But, a limited number of biochar research studies have been conducted in Bangladesh. Therefore, a comprehensive study on biochar research is necessary to find out the s...
Presentation
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Challenges and opportunities of agriculture in the coastal area of Bangladesh
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Biochar has been suggested for application in acidic soils for increasing agricultural productivity, as it may result in the benefits of sustainable carbon offset into soils and of increasing soil fertility improvement. However, the role of biochar in enhancing nutrient bioavailability and plant performance is manifested through the complex interac...
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Biochar is a carbonaceous material produced from the slow/fast pyrolysis of biomass under limited or no supply of oxygen. It has diverse uses from climate changes mitigation to contaminant remediation from the environment. However, biochar's role in bringing these changes depends on its physicochemical properties suggesting the use of function-spec...
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Methane (CH4) is one of the dominant greenhouse gases (GHG) that is largely emitted from rice fields and thus, significantly contributes to global warming. Significant efforts have been made to find out suitable strategies to mitigate CH4 emission from rice culture. However, the effectiveness of these management practices is often diverse with nega...
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Every day large quantities of wastes are generated from household, agricultural and industrial activities. When all these biogenic wastes are combined, the global volume of waste becomes quite large with an estimation of up to 7176 thousand tonnes per day according to FAO. A large fraction of these wastes is organic in nature accounting for 63% of...
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Cultivating multiple crops together can provide numerous benefits, including improved soil health and crop yield. The objective of our study was to determine the optimum planting tech-niques in intercropping systems, and to maximize their benefits by mitigating competition for resources such as land, space, light interception, and nutrition. The pe...
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Water pollution is one of the leading environmental issues faced especially at developing countries all over the World. However, the study of pollution movement is a necessary basis for solving water quality problems. The mathematical model for soluble and insoluble water pollutants has been formulated in light of partial differential equations. Th...
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Water deficit is a major abiotic stress that devastatingly affects wheat growth and production, particularly in arid environ-ments. Moreover, drought is expected to become more frequent and severe owing to current climate change. Consequently, it is necessary to find affordable approaches to enhance drought tolerance, principally for important crop...
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Although its mechanism of action, particularly under wetland condition, is not clearly understood, vermicompost, a good source of humus and plant nutrients, has been used as organic manure in many parts of the world in order to increase crop production. Here, an anaerobic incubation study and a field study were conducted to observe the nutrient rel...
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Methane (CH4) is one of the dominant greenhouse gases (GHG) that is largely emitted from rice fields and thus, significantly contributes to global warming. Significant efforts have been made to find out suitable strategies to mitigate CH4 emission from rice culture. However, the effectiveness of these management practices is often diverse with nega...
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Water pollution is one of the leading environmental issues faced especially at developing countries all over the World. However, the study of pollution movement is a necessary basis for solving water quality problems. The mathematical model for soluble and insoluble water pollutants has been formulated in light of partial differential equations. Th...
Conference Paper
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Globally, biochar research in relation to soil fertility improvement and environmental remediation has gained interest in the last decade. However, a limited number of biochar researches have been conducted in Bangladesh leaving its scope and opportunities unused in Bangladesh. Here, we collected and synthesized the findings of the biochar research...
Conference Paper
Climate is one of the stressing challenges while biochar, a form of pyrogenic, has been identified as one of the carbon-negative technologies by inter-governmental panel on climate change. Although there has been significant effort in examining different aspects of biochar, the research on the development of cost-effective biochar production reacto...
Conference Paper
Nitrogen is one of the limiting nutrient elements for primary productivity. Here, we examined the effects of different organic amendments in enhancing plant performance of rice. Specifically, the study constituted of two factors; a) organic amendments- control, compost, fresh biochar compost (FBC), and biologically activated compost (BBC) and b) ni...
Conference Paper
Cultivation of multiple crops can provide numerous benefits, including improvement of soil health and crop yield. The objective of this study is to determine the optimum planting techniques in intercropping systems to maximize benefits by minimizing competition for resource use. The performance of successively planted maize (Zea mays L.) grown with...
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Mitigating CH4 emissions from rice fields with minimizing the trade-offs between emission reduction and sustaining food security have raised global concerns. Here, a global meta-analysis using 1177 observations from 198 studies was conducted to assess changes in CH4 emission in response to different field management practices. The results revealed...
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Phosphorus (P) is one of the essential elements while its source is finite, non-renewable, and geologically limited to a few countries. Therefore, maximizing P use efficiency is one of the growing concerns for modern agriculture. Here, an experiment was conducted to investigate the efficiency of mineral doped biochar increasing P use efficiency in...
Conference Paper
Organic amendments with nutrients from organic sources (e. g., nitrogen from urine) can enhance organic production. However, little is known so far if cow urine applied with biochar compost could improve the performance of local aromatic rice. The experiment consisted of two factors viz A. Three local aromatic rice varieties (V1- Kalizera, V2-Chini...
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Biochar research has experienced a significant increase in the recent two decades. It is growing quickly, with hundreds of reviews, including meta-analyses, that have been published reporting diverse effects of biochar on soil properties and plant performance. However, an in-depth synthesis of biochar–soil interactions at the molecular level is not...
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The contamination of natural resources by hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) originating from natural and anthropogenic activities is a serious environmental concern. Although many articles on chromium remediation have been published, a comprehensive understanding of the mechanisms involved in remediation with different sorbents is not yet available. In...
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Weed science is a sub-discipline of agriculture that deals with spontaneously grown species in crop fields and their management. It is an important discipline in agriculture production systems as weed causes a significant reduction in crop yield. Management of weeds in crop fields requires an in-depth understanding of morphology, distribution and d...
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Organic amendments including biochar can improve crop production under salt stress. However, it is still not clear whether biochar enriched compost would enhance legume performance under salt stress after fresh application and in succeeding crops. Here, we examined performance of mungbean after biochar enriched compost application using pot and fie...
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El Niño and La Niña Southern Oscillation (ENSO) are major drivers that affect climatic variables in many countries. Therefore, ENSO mediated variation in climatic factors have significant consequences for crop production. We studied ENSO mediated variations in temperature and rainfall in the five coastal districts of Bangladesh during 1951–2017, an...
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Understanding genetic diversity of rice helps to improve its yield. Although many landraces of rice are grown in the coastal area of Bangladesh, their diversity has not been studied. Here, we report a comparison of 163 landraces of T. Aman rice. Data on different agronomic characters were collected while analysis of variance (ANOVA), Pearson’s regr...
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Biochar is considered as a potential technology to enhance nutrient use efficiency through intensification of the interactions between nutrients and the functional groups on biochar surfaces. However, little is known on how application of activated biochars mixed with urea would influence nitrogen mineralization and crop performance in rice paddy f...
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Biochar, a pyrogenic carbon, has been receiving incremental attention for potential contribution to soil health, agricultural productivity enhancement while mitigating climate change by sequestering carbon and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, it is not well-known to us how far rice husk biochar (RHB) application rates could increas...
Preprint
Peer-review is considered as the heart for publications industry since it is the quality control system. However, literature on peer-review process is not widely available while a comprehensive guidelines for early career researcher is rare. Here, we provide a holistic overview of peer-review process from manuscript submission to acceptance includi...
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Biochar, an ecologically friendly soil amendment, is suggested for large-scale field application for its multiple potential benefits, including carbon sequestration, crop yield improvement, and the abatement of greenhouse gas emissions. However, it is unknown how effective it is in changing soil properties and its associated yield improvement when...
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Globally, a large amount of methane (CH 4 ) emission is generated from agricultural systems including rice farming in many Asian countries including Bangladesh. However, a reliable estimate of CH 4 emission from rice cultivation is not available, particularly considering the different rice types ( i.e. , local land races, high yielding varieties (H...
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Biochar, a form of porous pyrogenic carbon, has been shown to influence soil physicochemical properties and increase crop yield. However, it is unclear whether biochar application at different rates will improve crop performance in a clay soil under drought conditions through increasing plant water uptake. Here, we examined performance of soybean a...
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The field experiment was conducted at Agronomy Field of Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali during the period from December 2019 to May 2020 to evaluate the effect of phosphorus (P0 = 0 kg P ha-1, P1 = 30 kg P ha-1, P2 = 60 kg P ha-1, P3 = 90 kg P ha-1) and boron (B0 = 0 kg B ha-1, B1 = 4 kg B ha-1, B2 = 6 kg B ha-1) and their...
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The effects of nitrification inhibitor in tea gardens with different urea–N rates have rarely been assessed. For eight months, a glasshouse experiment was conducted to investigate the effects of a nitrification inhibitor (3, 4–dimethylpyrazole phosphate, DMPP) on the changes of soil pH and inorganic N loss. Urea (0, 300, 500, and 800 kg N ha−1) wit...
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Biochar amendment causes immediate increases in soil organic carbon (SOC), but long-term effects are unclear. Biochar properties change with time (biochar aging) potentially affecting how efficiently SOC remains in soil after decomposition, indicated by microbial carbon use efficiency (CUE, the ratio of microbial growth over carbon uptake). Effects...
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The experiment was conducted at the Agronomy Field Laboratory of Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali during January-June session of 2018 to evaluate the effect of variety and spacing on the resources use efficiency of maize. The experimental treatments comprised three maize varieties (V1= Proline, White Maize), V2=Pioneer and V...
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Biological organisms including humans require mineral nutrients for their growth and development. A significant amount of these nutrients remain unused in the left over materials, known as waste, causing environmental degradation. These nutrients could potentially be a resource for agriculture if recycled and reused. Therefore, a critical examinati...
Conference Paper
Arsenic (As) is a hazardous heavy metal that presents serious risk to human health through contamination of drinking water and food in many countries in the world. Though considerable efforts have been made to remediate As from drinking water using pyrogenic carbon based sorbents, remediation of contaminated soils with similar technologies has not...
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Soil amendment with biochar is shown to be a low-cost carbon sequestration option while its properties contribute to nutrient dynamics. The properties of biochar can be purposely modified using different techniques including chemical oxidation. A change in biochar functionality, to an equivalent state of natural aging, could alter plant nutrient us...
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Murta (Schumannianthus dichotomus), a forest species grown in the swamp lands of Eastern India and Bangladesh, is used for waving traditional bed mat, conventionally known as Sital Pati. Although long culm is a desirable trait for Murta, culm shortening is a usual phenomenon in the aged plantation. However, the causes of culm shortening were not ex...
Conference Paper
Municipal organic waste and human excreta contain a large amount of nutrients, which could be a resource for agriculture if recycled and reused. These nutrients are usually dumped to water channels deteriorating the environment. In the current study, we estimated the nutrient loading from municipal organic waste and human excreta using linear model...
Conference Paper
Recycling of organic waste to agricultural is considered as one of the sustainable means for replenishing soil organic matter. Biochar, as an additive to composting biomass, has shown to enhance composting process and improve compost quality. However, little is known how activated biochar would affect composting process and nitrogen loss, particula...
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Biochar, a pyrogic form of carbon, has shown to improve soil physicochemical properties and increase crop yield. However, it is unclear how biochar application at different rates will affect crop performance under drought conditions. In the present work, we examined four biochar application rates (0, 25, 50 and 100 t ha-1) under three moisture regi...
Conference Paper
Global warming, resulted from elevated concentration of greenhouse gases (GHG), is and will be affecting every spare of our lives leaving millions of people under thread. Rice cultivation is one of the dominant contributors to CH4 emission, a 100 times powerful GHG than CO2. However, there is no national-wide estimation of CH4 generation from diffe...
Poster
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Nutrient loading in the river systems around major cities in Bangladesh: A quantitative estimate with consequences and potential recycling options Shamim Mia1, Md. Rushna Alam2 and Md. Abdus Sattar3 1Department of Agronomy, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Patuakhali, Bangladesh 2Department of Aquaculture, Patuakhali Science and Techno...
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Background- Soil amendment with biochar can increase biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) and improve growing conditions for legumes, while such effects may alter when biochar properties change with time (biochar aging). Methods - We examined BNF and competitiveness of legumes in a mixed pasture (dominated by clover, Trifolium repens) after 26 month...
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Waste causes environmental pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when it is not managed sustainably. In Bangladesh, municipal organic waste (MOW) is partially collected and landfilled. Thus, it causes deterioration of the environment urging a recycle-oriented waste management system. In this study, we propose a waste management system throug...
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Biological nitrogen fixation (BNF) by clover (Trifolium repens) is an important mechanism of nitrogen (N) addition to pastures contributing up to 545 kg N ha-1 yr-1. Amendment of soil with biochar, a form of pyrogenic carbon (C) rich material, could increase BNF and improve growing conditions for clover while increasing C storage in the soil. In ac...
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Fertilizer use efficiency is often low due to low retention capacity of nutrient ions in the soil. Biochar, a form of pyrogenic carbon, can be applied to soil as it can potentially reduce nutrient losses by adsorbing cations and anions on its surfaces. The sorption of ions is primarily governed by surface characteristics of biochars. When biochar a...
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Biochar is pyrolysed biomass resistant to biodegradation, and when applied to soils, it could increase agricultural productivity through increased nutrient retention. The biochar-mediated nutrient retention capacity depends on the biochar properties, which change with time. Here, we examined biochar effects after 21 months of application (at 20 t h...
Research
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Murta (Schumannianthus dichotoma) is traditionally grown in swamp land of Patuakhali, Barisal, Sylhet, Sunamganj, Tangail, Comilla, Noakhali, and Chittagong districts. It provides raw materials to make baskets, bags, novelty items, prayer and most importantly traditional bed mat, conventionally known as sitalpati. It has wonderful adaptation capaci...
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Biochar effects on legume growth and biological nitrogen fixation have been studied extensively, mostly in acidic soils with laboratory produced biochar. In the present study, a pot experiment in a full factorial experimental design was performed to examine soybean yield and nodulation of three genotypes grown with or without biochar and NPK fertil...
Article
Biochar has potentials for soil fertility improvement, climate change mitigation and environmental reclamation, and charred biomass can be deliberately incorporated into soil for long-term carbon stabilization and soil amendment. Many different methods have been used for biochar production ranging from laboratory to industrial scales. However, in c...
Conference Paper
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Every day we are producing some wastes from our daily leftover materials. Waste can be resources, if we can recycle and reused them. The waste generation is creasing with increase of income. Moreover, urban population is increasing around 4% per year. There is dearth of study regarding waste generation and recycling potentials of Bangladesh. Here,...
Technical Report
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Sundarban is not only our pride and proud but also it is the most important natural defense against natural calamities. We still have the live memory of cyclone Sidr which took heavy trolls in the coastal districts including more than 4000 lives. It could have been many times higher if the Sundarban might not protect us. After the biggest oil spill...
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Biochar application to soil is increasingly attracting scientist’s attention for its multifaceted benefits from carbon sequestration to soil fertility improvement. However, the mechanistic understanding of high soil fertility and consequently high yield is still to be elucidated. The present study was aimed at reviewing the present state of knowled...
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Biochar amendment to soil considered to be sustainable technology as it increases crop yield along with Corban sequestration. Biochar can be produced many different ways resulting variable qualities. Biochar production using low cost technologies is one of the important issues to be addressed for its extension in developing countries. A low cost bi...
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Biochar amendment to soil is considered to be a sustainable technology as it increases crop yield along with carbon sequestration in soil. Biochar can be produced in many different ways resulting variable biochar qualities. Biochar production using low cost technologies is one of the important issues to be addressed for its extension in developing...
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Twenty rice landraces collected from different ecological regions of Bangladesh were studied to assess the nature and magnitude of genetic divergence among them. Based on twelve characters, the genotypes were grouped into five clusters. No parallel relationship between genetic and geographical divergence was observed. Inter-cluster distances were h...