Md. Rakeb-Ul-Islam

Md. Rakeb-Ul-Islam
Ph.D Researcher
Australian River Institute
Griffith University

Mobile: +61(0) 4-70375409


Research Expertise:

  • Fish Molecular Genetics
  • Fish Breeding and Hatchery Management


Research Interest:

  • Molecular Ecology
  • Climate Change and Fisheries
  • Environmental science


Current Research Activities:

  • Population structure and phylogeography of two fish species in Southern Queensland, Australia. Two fish species namely Southern Smelt (Retropinna sp.) and Empire Gudgeon (Hypseleotris compressa) will be assessed through microsatellite, mtDNA and otolith study to identify different lineage pattern in different river systems in Southern Queensland. The aim of the current research is to determine the life history, phylogeography and population structuring pattern of these two species.


Employment History

Duration Position Institute
Sept. 2008 – Mar. 2014 ( Study leave) Assistant Professor Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University
Apr. 2007 – Aug. 2008 Fisheries Research Officer Bangladesh Water Development Board



Duration Degree Institute
2006 – 2007 M.S in Fisheries Biology and Genetics Bangladesh Agricultural University
2001 – 2005 B.Sc. in Fisheries (Honours) Bangladesh Agricultural University



Administrative responsibility:

  • Head, Dept. of Fisheries & Marine Science, NSTU: From April 2011 to March 2014
  • Provost, Ladies Hall: From May, 2011 to April 2014
  • Director, Physical Education Dept.: From April, 2008 to March 2009


Attendance at International Seminar/Workshop/Conference:

  • International symposium on “Frontier in Amphibian Biology: Endangered Species Conservation and Genome Editing at Institute for Amphibian Biology, Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University, Japan.


Award received:

  • Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUIPRS)
  • G 20 Scholar, 2014


Language Skills: IELTS score: 6.5 in November, 2013


List of International Publications

Akter, H., M. R. Islam and M. Belal Hossain. 2012. Fecundity and gonadosomatic index (GSI) of Corsula, Rhinomugil corsula Hamilton, 1822 (Family: Mugilidae) from the lower Meghna River estuary, Bangladesh. Global Veterinaria, 9(2):129-132.

Amin, M. A., M. R. Islam and M. Belal Hossain. 2012. Marketing channel of dried marinefish in the southeastern coastal belt of Bangladesh. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 12(3): 301-306.

Azim, M. A., M. R. Islam, M. Belal Hossain and M. H. Minar. 2012. Seasonal variation in the proximate composition of gangetic sillago, Sillaginopsis panijus (Perciformes: sillaginidae). Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 11(5): 559-562.

Hossain M., R. K. Adhikary, K. R. Mahbub, M. Begum and M. R. Islam. 2012. Effect of 10% concentrations of salt, garlic and coriander on the quality of smoked Hilsa fish (Tenualosa ilisha). Am. J. Food Technol., 7(8): 501-505.

Islam, M. R. and M. Belal Hossain. 2012. Genetic variations of three populations of Indian frog (Hoplobatrachus tigerinus) revealed by Allozyme marker. International Journal of Zoological Research, 8(4).

Islam, M. R., M. F. Tazim and R. K. Adhikary. 2010. Proximate composition of estuarine fish Rubicundus Eelgoby (Odontamblyopus rubicundus) (Bleeker, 1874) from the Meghna estuary. Int. J. BioRes, 9(2): 33-36.

Islam, M. R., N. Sultana, S. Mondal and M. Belal Hossain. 2012. Estimation of fecundity and gonadosomatic index (GSI) of Gangetic Whiting, Sillaginopsis panijus (Hamilton, 1822) from the Meghna river estuary, Bangladesh. World Applied Science Journal, 17(10):1253-1260.

Khan, M. R., M. M. Rahman, M. Samsuddin, M. R. Islam and M. Rahman. 2011. Present status of aqua drugs and chemicals in Mymensingh district. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol. 8(1&2): 169-174.

Najmus Sakib Khan, M. R. Islam, M. Belal Hossain, M. Abdul Quaiyum, M. Shamsuddin and Jibon Krishna Karmaker. 2012. Comparative analysis of microbial status of raw and frozen freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii). Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research, 12(7): 1026-1030.

Nelufa Akter, M. R. Islam, M. Belal Hossain and Mahbubur Rahman. 2013. Fish species availability and marketing system of fish in different markets of Noakhali district in Bangladesh. World Applied Science Journal, 22(5):616-624.

Rahman, M., M. F. Tazim, S. C. Dey, A. K. M. S. Azam and M. R. Islam. 2012. Alternative livelihood of fishermen of Nijhum Dwip under Hatia upazila of Noakhali district in Bangladesh. Asian J. Rural Dev., 2(2):24-31.

Rahman, M., M. M. Rahman, M. M. Hasan and M. R. Islam. 2012. Livelihood status and the potential of alternative income generating activities of fishers’ community of Nijhum Dwip under Hatiya Upazila of Noakhali district in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Res. Pub. J., 6(4): 370-379.

Singha, S., M. R. Islam, S. Mondal and M. Rahman. 2011. Livelihood status of fishermen of Hail Haor, Sreemangal Upazila under Moulvibazar district. J. Bangladesh Soc. Agric. Sci. Technol., 8 (3 & 4): 11-16.



Research Grants Achieved

Md. Rafiqul Islam Sarder,; Md. Fazul Awal Mollah; Md. Mukhlesur Rahman Khan (Professor, Bangladesh Agricultural University); Md. Rakeb-Ul-Islam (Noakhali Science and Technology University), 2009. Livelihood improvement of freshwater prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii) farmers, nurserers and hatchery operators of Noakhali region under DANIDA funded project ensuring seed quality. RFLDC, DANIDA, Bangladesh.

Md. Rakeb-Ul-Islam, 2010. Seasonal variation in the proximate composition of Chiring fish (A. bato). Funded by UGC, Bangladesh.

Md. Rakeb-Ul Islam, 2013. Development of breeding nucleus of Tilapia (Orechromis niloticus). Funded by BFRF- World Fish Centre, Bangladesh.

Md. Rakeb-Ul Islam, 2013. Investigation of artificial breeding and growth performance of Khorol Mullet fish (Rhinomugil corsula) for conservation. Funded by NSICT, Bangladesh.


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