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Fisheries Personnel Profile: Suman Mandal

Suman Mandal
Suman Mandal
Research Assistant
Fisheries Potentials in Hilly Areas of Bangladesh Project
Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka

Contact:
Cell: 88 01777338607
E-mail: suman.magician@yahoo.com
Website: www.zoologybd.webs.com

Work experiences

  • April, 2012 to Present: Research Assistant, Fisheries Potentials in Hilly Areas of Bangladesh Project (funded by Ministry of Education), Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka.
  • December, 2010 to April, 2012: Research Assistant, Heavy Metal Pollution and Their Bioaccumulation by Fish and Shellfish Population in Some Rivers of Bangladesh Project (Funded by Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology), Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka.

Research Interest
Research interest focuses on aquatic biodiversity. Currently working on the status of aquatic diversity in the different hill streams of Bangladesh to develop the conservation policies of those fauna. This research mainly based on the morphometrics and meristics characteristics as well as DNA barcoding of fishes, crabs, prawns and molluscs. Besides these, interested to conduct research on environmental pollution and the impacts on aquatic diversity as well as health risk of consuming contaminated fishes.

Research experience

  • As a Research Assistant in a project entitled ‘Studies on Fisheries Potentials in Hilly Areas of Bangladesh’, funded by Ministry of Education and implemented by Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, responsibilities were to-
    • collect primary and secondary data from the selected areas,
    • collect fish, crab, shrimp/prawn, mollusk sample from the selected sites,
    • preservation of collecting samples and tissue samples for morphometric and DNA barcoding,
    • taxonomic study of collected samples,
    • collate data from available published material for the entries of the final report.
    • prepare species profile formats and guidelines for the contributors.
    • write species profile/articles suitable for general readership and
    • assist the principal investigator in identifying the entries for the final report and in editing.
  •  ‘Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research in the Department of Zoology’ Subproject under the Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh funded by the World Bank (Involved as a Freelance Researcher).
  • As a Research Assistant involved in a project entitled ‘Heavy metal pollution and their bioaccumulation by fish and shellfish population in some rivers of Bangladesh’ funded by the Ministry of Science and Information & Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, responsibilities were to-
    • Field visit and collect sample from the selected sites,
    • analysis of collected samples by nitric acid digestion and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry to determine the concentration of toxic metals,
    • data analysis by SPSS and other office tools,
    • collate data from available published material and
    • report writing.
  • M.S. thesis work in Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka and
    Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    These title: Studies on bioaccumulation of heavy metals in fishes and mollusks of turag and Dhaleshwari river.
  • B.Sc. (Honors) Research Project work in Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka and
    Institute of Food and Radiation Biology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    Project title: Studies on Proximate Composition and Quality Assessment by Chemical, Microbial and Organoleptic Methods to Evaluate the Acceptability of Silver Carp’.

Research Publication

  1. Ahmed, A.T.A., M.M. Rahman and S. Mandal. 2013. Biodiversity of hill stream fishes in Bangladesh. Zootaxa 3700 (2): 283–292. (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/ zootaxa.3700.2.6).
  2. Ahmed, A.T.A., M.M. Rahman and S. Mandal. 2013. Heavy metal pollution and their bioaccumulation by fish and shellfish population in some rivers of Bangladesh. A Research Report. Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Dhaka. 109 pp.
  3. Mandal, S. and A.T.A. Ahmed. 2013. Copper, cadmium, chromium and lead bioaccumulation in a stinging catfish, Heteropneustes fossilis (bloch)) and freshwater mussel, Lamellidens corrianus Lia and to compare their concentration in sediments and water of Turag River. J. Asiat. Soc. Bangladesh, Sci. (Accepted).
  4. Rahman, M.M., A.T.A. Ahmed, S. Mandal and M. Begum. 2013. Diversity of finfishes in coastal hill streams of Bangladesh. Proceedings of “Problems and prospects of coastal aquaculture and application of biotechnological tools for rural development”, Vidyasagar University, India. 77-84pp.
  5. Ahmed, A.T.A., M.M. Rahman and S. Mandal. 2012. Ichthyodiversity of the hill streams in Bangladesh. Presented in 18th Biennial Intl. Conf. Zoological Soc. Bangladesh, 22 December, 2012.
  6. Ahmed, A.T.A., S. Mandal, D.A. Chowdhury, A.R.A. Tareq and M.M. Rahman. 2012. Bioaccumulation of some heavy metals in Ayre fish (Sperata aor Hamilton, 1822), sediment and water of Dhaleshwari River in dry season. Bangladesh J. Zool. 40(1): 147-153.

Selected Trainings/Workshops/Conferences

  • Training Programme on “DNA Barcoding: A Tool for Molecular Taxonomy” conducted by the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka under Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research sub-project of HEQEP with support from Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Duration: 01-04 October, 2013.
  • Training Programme on “Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing” conducted by the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka under Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research sub-project of HEQEP with support from Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Duration: 22-30 July, 2013.
  • Training Programme on “Taxidermy and Curation of Museum” conducted by the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka under Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research sub-project of HEQEP with support from Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Duration: 26-30 June, 2013.
  • Training Programme on Scientific Photography conducted by the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka under Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research sub-project of HEQEP with support from Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Duration: 14-19 March, 2013.
  • Eighteenth Biennial International Zoological Conference, organized by Zoological Society of Bangladesh, held in Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh during 22 December, 2012.
  • Training Courses on Biodiversity Conservation and Management conducted by the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka under Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research sub-project of HEQEP with support from Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Duration: 10-15 November, 2012.
  • Training Courses on Techniques of Taxonomic Study conducted by the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka under Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research sub-project of HEQEP with support from Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Duration: 29 September to 05 October, 2012.
  • Training Courses on Specimen Collection and Preservation Techniques conducted by the Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka under Faunal Survey and Enrichment of Facilities for Biodiversity Research sub-project of HEQEP with support from Bangladesh University Grants Commission. Duration: 28 August to 03 September, 2012.
  • Eighteenth Annual International Zoological Conference, organized by Zoological Society of Bangladesh, held in Department of Zoology, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh during 31 December, 2011.
  • Training Courses on SPSS for Professionals, Researchers and Students organized by Department of Statistics, Biostatistics & Informatics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh held in June 1- July 30, 2011.
  • Seventeenth Biennial International Zoological Conference, organized by Zoological Society of Bangladesh, held in Department of Agricultural Extension, Khamarbari, Dhaka, Bangladesh during 08 August, 2010.
  • Sixteen Biennial International Zoological Conference, organized by Zoological Society of Bangladesh, held in Department of Zoology, Rajshahi University, Bangladesh during 27- 29 February, 2008.
  • BARF’s Third Biennial Fisheries Conference and Research Fair 2008. BARC auditorium, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 16-17 January 2008.

Educational Background

  • Post Graduation: M.S. in Zoology (Fisheries). Session 2008-2009. Marks obtained 73.8% (78% in Thesis). Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Graduation: B.Sc. (Honors) in Zoology (Fisheries). Session 2004-2005. Marks obtained 62% (85% in Practical and Research Project). Department of Zoology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Language Skills

  • Bengali (Mother Language)
  • English (Medium of Instructions in the University of Dhaka)
  • Hindi, Sonskrit and Urdu

Computer skills and Competences
MS Word, Excel, Power point, FISAT II (FAO-ICLARM Stock Assessment Tool), SPSS (version 16.0), Photoshop and Illustrator, Video Editing, Internet browsing and E-mailing, networking, etc. in Windows 7, 8, XP, Vista. Assembling, troubleshooting and hardware maintenance.

Organizational and Social Skills

  • Lifetime member of Zoological Society of Bangladesh
  • Member of International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM) Ring-279 (Bangladesh)
  • Member of Dhaka University Ex-Air Cadet Association
  • Treasurer of Leo Club of Dhaka Green Rhythm (under Lions International)
  • Bangladesh National Cadet Corps, Air Forces Wing (2005-2008)
  • Prothom Alo Dhaka University Bondhusova (Dhaka University), Vice President (2009).

Interests and Hobby
Magic show, visiting different places, leading different organizations, making sculpture, electrical Works, painting and drawing.

Personal info:
Father’s Name: Sailendra Nath Mandal
Postal address: 1-D, 6/5 (1st floor), Mirpur, Dhaka-1216, Bangladesh
Telephone: 880-1199460506
Cell: 88 01777338607
E-mail: suman.magician@yahoo.com
Website: www.zoologybd.webs.com

 

References:

  • Dr. Abu Tweb Abu Ahmed
    Professor
    Department of Zoology
    University of Dhaka

 

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