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Curricular Vitae

Mohammad Mahmudul Islam Ph D candidate, Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences University of Bremen Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 7 P.O. Box 33 04 40 28334 Bremen, Germany Phone: + 49 (0)421 218 61846 Fax: + 49 (0)421 218 4449 Email:

Personal Details: Date of Birth: 12.05.1979 Nationality: Bangladeshi Sex: Male Age: 33 years Marital Status: Single Health: Excellent (non-smoker)

Academic career: Qualifications B Sc(Hon’s) Institution University of Chittagong, Bangladesh University of Chittagong, Bangladesh University of Tromsø, Norway University of Bremen, Germany Subject Marine Science Result First Class with First Position First Class with First Position Year of Passing 2003

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Marine Science International Fisheries Management


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M Sc Thesis: Living on the Margin: The Poverty-Fisheries Nexus in Bangladesh. University of Tromsø, Norway M Sc Thesis: Catch Composition of Set Bag Net Fishery with Emphasis on the Population Dynamics of Two Commercially Important Fish Species from the Coastal Waters of Chittagong, Bangladesh. University of Chittagong, Bangladesh B Sc Term Paper: The Catch Composition of Fish in Set Bag Net at Fauzdarhat Coast of Bay of Bengal. University of Chittagong, Bangladesh Ph D Project: Breaking the Vicious Circle: Way out of Poverty in Small-scale Fishing Communities of Bangladesh Anticipated date of PhD Thesis submission: 30th March, 2012 Supervisors: Prof. Michael Flitner University of Bremen, Germany Prof. Svein Jentoft, University of Tromsø, Norway


Completed courses i) ECOLMAS course, Science Communication in Times of PowerPoint, October 07-08, 2010, University of Bremen, Germany. ii) MARUM/GLOMAR Course: Scientific Writing for Natural Scientists, September 08-10, 2010, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. iii) ECOLMAS course, Science: Knowledge Transfer and Public Outreach September 02, 2010, Universum Science Center, Bremen, Germany. iv) INTERCOAST Workshop Qualitative Methods in Social Research - The Interview July 12- 13, 2010, University of Bremen, Germany. v) Introductory Course on Socio-Economic and Institutional Dimensions of Global Change in the Marine Realm. November 09 - 13, 2009, GLOMAR, University of Bremen, Germany. vi) ECOLMAS course Presentation Skills September 17 – 18, 2009, University of Bremen, Germany. Summer School Course Framing the Climate Change: Ethics Vulnerability and Poverty. Bergen Summer Research School, June 22 –July 3, 2009. Bergen, Norway Conference Contributions i) Islam, M M.2011. Negotiating risks in shock-ridden fishing communities in Bangladesh. MiniSymposium on Coastal connections: Fisheries, tourism and sustainability. International Coastal Network, Memorial University of Newfoundland. March 11, 2011. ii) Islam, M M.2010. Living on the margin: The poverty-vulnerability nexus in small-scale fisheries in Bangladesh. The World Small-scale Fisheries Congress. Bangkok, Thailand, October 18-22, 2010. iii) Islam, M M.2010. Human Dimension of climate variability: Vulnerability and adaptation strategies of small-scale coastal fishers in Bangladesh. First Ph D Student Conference on “Integrated climate and earth system sciences” in Northern Germany. Hamburg, Germany, October 4 -6, 2010. iv) Islam, M M.2009. Dealing with uncertainty: Livelihoods and adaptation strategies of Char dwellers in Bangladesh. Poster presented at METIER Final Conference “Climate – Water – Biodiversity – Land Use: Young Scientists Tackling Complex Environmental Challenges“. European Commissions Joint Research Centre. Brussels, Belgium, November, 4 – 6, 2009. v) Islam, M M.2009 .Living on the margin: The poverty-fisheries nexus in small-scale fisheries in Bangladesh. Paper presented at a synthesis meeting of a research project “Unravelling the Vicious Circle: Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Livelihoods in Small-scale Fisheries” Mwanza, Tanzania 14-18 October, 2009. vi) Hossain, M M., Islam, M M .2008. Ship breaking activity and its impact on the coastal zone of Chittagong, Bangladesh: In need of sustainable management. Paper presented at Coastal Zone Asia Pacific Conference Qingdao, China, October17-19, 2008.


vii) Hossain,M M., Islam, M M., and Islam, M H. 2007. Water Quality and Other Threats and Stressors Influence the Coral Ecosystem in St. Martin's Island, Bay of Bengal. Paper presented at International Symposium on Integrated Coastal zone Management, Arendal, Norway, 10-14 June, 2007. Research Internship: International Coastal Network, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada. 15 February, 2011-30 April, 2011. Publications i) Islam, M M.2011. Living on the Margin: The Poverty-Vulnerability Nexus in Small-Scale Fisheries in Bangladesh. In: Poverty Mosaics: Realities and Prospects in Small-Scale Fisheries. Eds. Jentoft, S and Eide, A. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp71-95. ii) Jentoft, S. Onyango, P, and Islam, M M . 2010. Freedom, Poverty, and Agency in the Fishery Commons. International Journal of the Commons Vol. 4(1):345–366 iii) Hossain, M.M. and Islam, M. M.2006.Ship Breaking Activities and It’s Impacts on the Coastal Zone of Chittagong, Bangadesh:Towards Sustainable Management.Young Power in Social Action (YPSA),Chittagong,Bangladesh.pp ix+54 iv) Islam, M M., Chuenpagdee, R. 2012.Negotiating risk and poverty in shock-ridden fishing communities in the Sundarbans Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh. (Submitted to MAST journal) References i) Professor Dr. Svein Jentoft Norwegian College of Fishery Science University of Tromsø, Tromsø Norway Phone: +47 77 64 43 07 Email: Professor Dr. Michael Flitner Research Center of Sustainability Studies Enrique-Schmidt-Str. 7 D-28359 Bremen University of Bremen, Bremen Germany Phone: +49 (0) 421 / 218-61844 Email: Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee International Coastal Network, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X9, Canada Phone: (709) 864-3157 E-mail: