Profile of Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Profile of Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury
Assistant Professor
Department of Soil, Water & Environment
Faculty of Biological Sciences
Email: mta.chowdhury@du.ac.bd
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Degree Name Group/Major Subject Board/Institute Country Passing Year
Ph.D. Environmental Science University of Aberdeen United Kingdom 2016
Masters Soil Science University of Aberdeen United Kingdom 2011
Masters Environmental Science University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2009
Bachelor Soil, Water and Environment University of Dhaka Bangladesh 2007
Award Type Award Title Year Country Description
International Commonwealth Scholarship 2012 United Kingdom PhD scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.
International Commonwealth Scholarship 2010 United Kingdom MSc scholarship funded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom.
Local Dean’s Award 2007 Bangladesh The Dean’s Award from the Dean of the Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Dhaka, for the consistent and excellent results in the BSc (4 year Honors) examinations.
Research Interest
Subject Description
Soil and Environment

Carbon and nutrient dynamics in soil.

Soil Biogeochemistry

Biogeochemical interactions of trace elements in terrestrial ecosystems and their mobilization within soil-water-crop environments.

Environmental Pollution and Mitigation Mitigation of environmental pollutants, particularly arsenic and heavy metals in soil, water and crops.
Project/Research Supervision
Level of Study Title Supervisor Co-Supervisor(s) Name of Student(s) Area of Research Current Completion
Masters Effects of locally available organic fertilisers on the accumulation of heavy metals in soil and crop Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Soil and Environment

2020
Masters Agronomic fortification of rice (Oryza sativa L.) with selenium. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Soil, Plant and Environment

2020
Masters Geochemical relationships of selenium in the physiographically different paddy soils of Bangladesh. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Soil and Environment

2020
Masters Effects of phosphate fertilizers and biochar application on the accumulation of cadmium in soil and crop. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Professor Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain

Soil and Environment

2020
Masters Spatial variability of soil organic carbon stocks in the different soil types developed in three different physiographic regions of Bangladesh. Professor Dr. Md. Khalilur Rahman Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Soil and Environment

2020
Masters Assessment on the health risks of farmers in the arsenic affected areas of Bangladesh. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Professor Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain

Soil, Health and Environment

2019
Masters Mitigation of arsenic accumulation in rice by applying silicon-rich rice residue in Bangladeshi soils. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Professor Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain

Soil and Plant

2019
Masters Physiographical variability of cation exchange capacity, organic carbon and macronutrient contents in the paddy soils of Bangladesh. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Soil and Environment

2019
Masters Effects of organic wastes (poultry manure, egg shell and used tea) on the growth and yield of Ipomoea aquatica. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury

Soil, Plant and Environment

2019
Masters Effects of old jute seeds on soil fertility and jute production in Bangladesh. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Professor Dr. Md. Didar-ul-Alam

Soil, Crop and Environment

2018
Masters Assessment of heavy metal contamination in paddy soils at different physiographic regions of Bangladesh using metal fractionation. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Current Year
M.Phil Zinc biofortification of rice to improve its yield and nutritional quality Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Dr. Md. Didar-ul-Alam

Soil, Plant and Environment

Current Year
Ph.D. Heavy metals in the geomorphologically different tea soils and their effects on the quality of tea in Bangladesh. Dr. Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury Professor Dr. Shahid Akhtar Hossain

Soil, Crop and Environment

Current Year
Project/Research Work
Subject Project Name Source of Fund From Date To Date Collaboration
Soil and Environment Fractionation of heavy metals in the physiographically different paddy soils of Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, DU 01-07-2019 30-06-2020
Soil, Plant and Environment Selenium biofortification of crops to improve crop quality and human nutrition. Ministry of Education, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh 01-07-2019 30-06-2022
Soil, Plant and Environment Mitigation of arsenic accumulation in rice by applying silicon-rich rice residue in Bangladeshi soils. Center for Advanced Studies and Research in Biological Sciences, DU 01-07-2017 30-06-2018
Soil, Health and Environment Assessment on the health risks of farmers in the arsenic affected areas of Bangladesh. University Grants Commission of Bangladesh 01-07-2017 30-06-2018
Soil, Plant and Environment Assessment of the phytoavailability of Cu, Ni, Cr and Hg using various extraction procedures. University Grants Commission of Bangladesh 01-07-2012 30-06-2013
Soil and Environment Carbon sequestration and nutrient dynamics in the peat soils of Bangladesh Centennial Research Grant, University of Dhaka
Invited Talk
SL Invited Talk
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. (2017). Arsenic in rice and irrigated soil. Research presented at the Workshop on Arsenic and Manganese in Bangladesh Groundwater – Health Effects, Testing and Removal, held at the University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh on 03 August 2017.

SL Collaboration & Membership Name Type Membership Year Membership Expire Year
1 Soil Science Society of Bangladesh 2012 Life Time
2 Bangladesh Association for the Advancement of Science 2012 Life Time
Title Organization Location From Date To Date Description
Assistant Professor Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 31-01-2017 Currently Working
Lecturer Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 08-02-2012 30-01-2017
Lecturer Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, BRAC University Dhaka, Bangladesh 15-01-2012 07-02-2012
Scientific Officer Bangladesh-Australia Centre for Environmental Research (BACER-DU), Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-09-2009 15-09-2010
Field Analyst Bangladesh Environmental Technology Verification - Support for Arsenic Mitigation (BETV-SAM) project under OCETA (Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement, Canada) and BCSIR (Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) & DPHE (Department of Public Health Engineering, Bangladesh) Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-09-2008 31-08-2009
Research Associate Bangladesh-Australia Centre for Environmental Research (BACER-DU), Department of Soil, Water and Environment, University of Dhaka Dhaka, Bangladesh 01-06-2008 31-08-2008
Book Section
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Khan, M.Z.H. "Land Degradation Assessment Indicator: Soil Organic Carbon Stock in Bangladesh." Final report of the Establishing national land use and land degradation profile toward mainstreaming SLM practices in sector policies (ENALULDEP/SLM) project, the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Department of Environment (DoE), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh., 2020 (In Press) .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and S.M.I. Huq "Arsenic in ground waters, soils, and food crops in Bangladesh and India seriously affect human health.." The Nexus of Soils, Plants, Animals and Human Health. Singh, B.R., McLaughlin, M.J., Brevik, E.C. Stuttgart: Catena-Schweizerbart, 2017 148-155 .
Journal Article
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Mamud, A., Saha, B., Hossain, S.A. and Chowdhury, M.T.A. : Alleviation of arsenic accumulation in rice by applying silicon-rich rice husk residues in Bangladesh soils, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 2021 (In Press) .
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M. Tanvir A. Chowdhury, Andrew A. Meharg, Adam H. Price and Gareth J. Norton : Geochemical variability in the soils of Bangladesh as affected by sources of irrigation water and inundation land types, SN Applied Sciences, vol.3, 256, 2021 .
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Md. Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury, Gareth J. Norton and Andrew A. Meharg : Geochemistry and Fractionation of Arsenic in the Haor Basin Soils of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, vol.31-33, no.2 pp.104-112, 2020 .
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Nargis, N. and Chowdhury, M.T.A. : Effects of organic wastes on the growth and nutritional quality of Ipomoea aquatica, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, vol.31-33, no.1 pp.7-14, 2020 .
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Islam, M.F., Saha, B., Hossain, S.A. and Chowdhury, M.T.A. : Assessment of the health risks of farmers due to arsenic exposure in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, vol.31-33, no.1 pp.54-62, 2020 .
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Hasan, M., Gani, N., Alam, M.D. and M.T.A. Chowdhury : Effects of old jute seeds on soil fertility and jute production, Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresource Management, vol.5, no.2 pp.33-40, 2019 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Steel, E., Huq, S.M.I., Paton, G.I., Price, A.H., Williams, P.N., Meharg, A.A. and G.J. Norton : Physiographical variability in arsenic dynamics in Bangladeshi soils., Science of the Total Environment, (impact factor:7.963) vol.612, pp.1365-1372, 2018 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A., Deacon, C.M., Jones, G.D., Huq, S.M.I., Williams, P.N., Hoque, A.F.M.M., Winkel, L.H.E., Price, A.H., Norton, G.J. and A.A. Meharg : Arsenic in Bangladeshi soils related to physiographic region, paddy management, and mirco- and macro- elemental status., Science of the Total Environment, (impact factor:7.963) vol.590-591, pp.406-415, 2017 .
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Noor, N., Mahmud, K., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and S.M.I. Huq : The use of biochar as ameliorator for soil arsenic., Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.24, no.2 pp.111-119, 2015 .
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Khan, K.T., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and S.M.I. Huq : Effects of biochar on the fate of the heavy metals Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in soil., Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, vol.28, no.1 pp.17-26, 2015 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Nesa, L., S.M.I. Huq : Assessment of the phytoavailability of Cu and Ni using various extraction procedures., Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.24, no.1 pp.1-16, 2015 .
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Khan, K.T., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and S.M.I. Huq : Application of biochar and fate of soil nutrients., Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, vol.27, no.1 pp.11-25, 2014 .
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Nessa, A., Rahman, S., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Z. Parveen : Effects of sewage sludge on Ipomoea aquatica at different pH levels., Bangladesh Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, vol.47, no.1 pp.47-54, 2012 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A., Meharg, A.A., Deacon, C.M., Hossain, M. and G.J. Norton : Hydrogeochemistry and arsenic contamination of groundwater in the Haor Basins of Bangladesh., Water Quality, Exposure & Health (Exposure and Health), (impact factor:11.422) vol.4, pp.67-78, 2012 .
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Huq, S.M.I., Sultana, S., Chakraborti, G. and M.T.A. Chowdhury : A mitigation approach to alleviate arsenic accumulation in rice through balanced fertilization., Applied and Environmental Soil Science, vol.2011 (Article ID: 835627), pp.8 pages, 2011 .
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Huq, S.M.I., Nesa, L., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and J.C. Joardar : Disposal of arsenic filter sludge in soil and its consequences., Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, vol.5, pp.165-176, 2011 .
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Huq, S.M.I. and M.T.A. Chowdhury : Risk assessment to human health from land contamination due to disposal of arsenic filter sludge., Journal of Asiatic Society, Bangladesh, Science, vol.37, no.2 pp.57-66, 2011 .
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Hossain, F., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and S.M.I. Huq : Carbon economy and heavy metal contamination in two peri-urban areas of Dhaka city in relation to vegetable cultivation practices., Bangladesh Journal of Scientific Research, vol.23, no.2 pp.103-114, 2010 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A., Nesa, L., Kashem, M.A. and S.M.I. Huq : Assessment of the phytoavailability of Cd, Pb and Zn using various extraction procedures., Pedologist, vol.53, no.3 pp.80-95, 2010 .
Conference Proceedings
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Nargis, N. and Chowdhury, M.T.A. "Effects of organic wastes on the growth and yield of kalmi (Ipomoea aquatica)." Conference on Environmental Solutions for Sustainable Development: Towards Developed Bangladesh (CESSD 2019) Dhaka: 2019 .
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Islam, M.F., Hossain, S.A. and Chowdhury, M.T.A. "Assessment on the health risks of farmers in the arsenic affected areas of Bangladesh." Conference on Environmental Solutions for Sustainable Development: Towards Developed Bangladesh (CESSD 2019) Dhaka: 2019 .
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Mahmud, A., Hossain, S.A. and Chowdhury, M.T.A. "Alleviation of arsenic accumulation in rice by applying silicon-rich rice residues in soil." Proceedings of the Conference on Environmental Solutions for Sustainable Development: Towards Developed Bangladesh (CESSD 2019) Dhaka: 2019 .
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Jannat, M. and Chowdhury, M.T.A. "Physiographical variability of cation exchange capacity, organic carbon and macronutrients in the paddy soils of Bangladesh." Conference on Environmental Solutions for Sustainable Development: Towards Developed Bangladesh (CESSD 2019) Dhaka: 2019 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A., Price, A.H., Meharg, A.A. and Norton, G.J. "Geochemical variability in Bangladeshi soils as affected by irrigation waters and land types." 15th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2019 Nanjing, China: 2019 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A., Price, A.H., Meharg, A.A. and G.J. Norton "Geochemical variability in Bangladeshi soils as affected by irrigation waters and land types." The 15th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2019 Nanjing, China: 2019 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Deacon, C.M., Meharg, A.A., Williams, P.N., Price, A.H., G.J. Norton "Variability in arsenic dynamics and its biogeochemical relationships in Bangladeshi paddy soils." The 14th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2017 ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland: 2017 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Deacon, C.M., Williams, P.N., Meharg, A.A., Price, A.H., G.J. Norton "Geomorphic regulation of arsenic in Bangladeshi soils." The 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2016) Stockholm, Sweden: 2016 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Deacon, C.M., Price, A.H., Meharg, A.A., G.J. Norton "Geomorphological and geochemical variations of Bangladeshi soil arsenic." The Early Career Researchers’ (ECR) Conference 2015 University of York, United Kingdom: 2015 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Deacon, C.M., Price, A.H., Meharg, A.A., G.J. Norton "Biogeochemical survey of Bangladeshi soil arsenic." The 13th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2015 Fukuoka, Japan: 2015 .
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Huq, S.M.I., Choudhury, M.S., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Mahmud, K., Khan, T.F., Khan, K.T., N. Noor "Biochar application to soil and its effect on soil health." The 20th World Congress of Soil Science: Soils Embrace Life and Universe Jeju, South Korea: 2014 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Price, A.H., Norton, G.J., A.A. Meharg "Arsenic in paddy and non-paddy soils of Bangladesh: Geomorphological and geochemical variations." The Annual Research Day 2013 Programme of the Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Aberdeen University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom: 2013 .
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Huq, S.M.I., Roy, S., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and S. Ahmed "Organic matter and water regime management to mitigate As-toxicity in rice." The 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Understanding the Geological-Medical Interface of Arsenic Cairns, Australia: 2012 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and A.A. Meharg "Biogeochemical relationships of arsenic in the Haor Basins of Bangladesh." The 4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment: Understanding the Geological-Medical Interface of Arsenic Cairns, Australia: 2012 .
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Huq, S.M.I. and M.T.A. Chowdhury "Disposal of arsenic water filter sludge into environment and possible contamination of food chain." Seminar on Organic Pollutants in Food, Agricultural Products and Environment; Safe Food and Clean Environment for Better Life (organized by Organic Pollutant Research Group, sponsored by International Science Programme, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden) University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh: 2012 .
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Huq, S.M.I., Nesa, L., Chowdhury, M.T.A. and J.C. Joardar "Disposal of arsenic filter sludge and possible contamination of soil and plant." The 10th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements - ICOBTE 2009 Chihuahua, Chih., Mexico: 2009 .
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Chowdhury, M.T.A. and Nesa, L., S.M.I. Huq "Phytoavailability of Cd, Pb and Zn as assessed by various extraction procedures." The 9th International Conference of the East and Southeast Asia Federation of Soil Science Societies: Soils as a Convergent Technology in Tandem with Human and Ecosystem Health Seoul, South Korea: 2009 .