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Dr Tariqul Islam

Geography and Environmental Science

Dr Islam came from the University of Nottingham and worked as a Research Fellow between December 2020 and September 2022. However, his research career started with a bachelor's (Bach. of Urban and Rural Planning) thesis, "Solid waste management in Khulna Industrial City..." at Khulna University in 2004. In 2010 and 2013, he completed two Master (MSc. in Geodesy and Geoinformatics, and MSc. in Spatial Planning, respectively) from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, with two MSc. thesis "Riverbank erosion and deposition..." and "Evaluation sites for river bridge..." applying GIS and remote sensing. During 2010-2016, PhD research (Natural Science) was conducted by using mathematical modelling, which was validated by geodetic GPS and Remote sensing data. Meanwhile, he has undertaken plenty of research, e.g., on geographical vulnerability analysis, cyclone disaster preparedness, forest ecology assessment, land use change detection, rural-urban transition, air pollution and effect on public health considering quantitative (e.g., applying GIS, remote sensing, statistical modelling) and qualitative (e.g., focus group discussion, questionnaire survey) measures.  He also works as a part-time lecturer at the University of Lincoln ( and Bishop Grosseteste University (

Most recent publications:

Islam, M.T., Hemstock, S., Charlesworth, M. & Kabir, K.H., Assessment of the domestic energy use impacts of unplanned refugee settlements on the forest ecology of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Ecocycles, 8(1): 86-98, 2022,

Hassan, M.S., Islam, M.T., & Bhuiyan, M.A.H, Effects of Economic and Environmental Factors on Particulate Matter (PM 2.5) in the Middle Parts of Bangladesh, Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 233(328): 1-20, 2022,

Islam, M.T., Bradley, A.V., Sowter, A., Andersen, R., Marshall, C., Long, M., Bourke, M.C., Connolly, J. & Large, D.J., Potential use of APSIS-InSAR measures of the range of vertical surface motion to improve hazard assessment of peat landslides, Mires and Peat, 28(21): 1-19, 2022,

Sharmin, M., Dey, S. & Islam, M.T., Measuring Economic, Social and Environmental Wellbeing of Asian Economies, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29, 18591–18604, 2022,

Islam, M.T., Charlesworth, M., Aurangojeb, M., Hemstock, S., Sikder, S.K., Hassan, M.S., Dev, P.K. & Hossain, M.Z., Revisiting disaster preparedness in coastal communities since 1970s in Bangladesh with an emphasis on the case of tropical cyclone Amphan in May 2020, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 58:1-15, 2021,