Md. Rushna Alam
Full name: Md Rushna Alam
Address: B117, Biological Science Building, UON, University Dr., Callaghan-2308, NSW, Australia
-B.Sc. in Fisheries (Hons.) and MS in Aquaculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University
-MS in Environmental Assessment and Management, University of Bologna, Italy
-MS in Water and Coastal Management, University of Cadiz, Spain
-PhD in Environmental Science, University of Newcastle, Australia (Current Student)
Faculty (Study Leave), Department of Aquaculture, Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Dumki- 8602, Bangladesh (Since December 2012)
CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
My leading research focuses on aquatic ecotoxicology, aquaculture impact assessment and its sustainable system development. Recent research aims to understand the metals and metalloids loading in saltmarsh sediment and their uptake and partitioning pattern in halophytes. Also, I am working on metals and metalloids exposure and their tolarence to saltmarsh plants.
SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS
-National science and technology fellowship, Ministry of science and technology, Government of the people’s republic of Bangladesh, Academic Year: 2011-12
-Erasmus Mundus scholarship, European union, Academic Year: 2015-17,
-Vice-Chancellor’s HDR Training Scholarship (2019), University of Newcastle, Australia
-World Aquaculture Society
-Bangladesh Fisheries Research Forum (BFRF)
-Australian Wildlife Society
-SETAC – Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Effect of Hydrogen peroxide, Polycyclic Musk and Salinity on Aquatic Organisms. Sustainable fish health control, DAFINET workshop, University of Copenhagen, 2018 (Oral Presentation).
A phylogenetic framework assessing metal uptake and translocation patterns across halophytic saltmarsh taxa globally, SETAC Australia Conference, 2021, Melbourne, Australia (Oral Presentation).
Alam, M. R., West, M., Tran, T. K. A., Stein, T. J., Gaston, T. F., Schreider, M. J., ... & MacFarlane, G. R. (2022). Metal(loid) accumulation in the leaves of the grey mangrove (Avicennia marina): Assessment of robust sampling requirements and potential use as a bioindicator. Environmental Research, 211, 113065.
Alam, M. R., Rahman, M. M., Tam, N. F. Y., Yu, R. M. K., & MacFarlane, G. R. (2022). The accumulation and distribution of arsenic species and selected metals in the saltmarsh halophyte, spiny rush (Juncus acutus). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 175, 113373.
Alam, M. R., Tran, T. K. A., Stein, T. J., Rahman, M. M., Griffin, A. S., Yu, R. M. K., & MacFarlane, G. R. (2021). Accumulation and distribution of metal (loid) s in the halophytic saltmarsh shrub, Austral seablite, Suaeda australis in New South Wales, Australia. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 169, 112475.
Alam, M. R., Islam, R., Tran, T. K. A., Le Van, D., Rahman, M. M., Griffin, A. S., ... & MacFarlane, G. R. (2021). Global patterns of accumulation and partitioning of metals in halophytic saltmarsh taxa: A phylogenetic comparative approach. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 414, 125515.
Dr Geoff R. MacFarlane, University of Newcastle, Australia,
Dr Richard Man Kit Yu, University of Newcastle, Australia,