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  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Environment and Energy Systems, Shizuoka University, Japan, 2016

    Master of Science (M.S.) in Geography and Environmental Studies, 2012, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Obtained GPA: 3.8750 in a scale of 4 in first position.

    Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) in Geography and Environmental Studies, 2011, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh. Obtained GPA: 3.88 in a scale 4 in first position (Faculty first)

Areas of Interest
Sustainable development, Environmental analysis, Disaster management, Marine ecosystem, Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing, Climate change

Rumana Sultana, PhD

Assistant Professor & Researcher Fellow

Overview

Rumana Sultana has three years experience of working as a research fellow under Environmental Leadership Program Shizuoka University,Japan. She also assisted research on Coral reef science for symbiosis and coexistence of humans and ecosystems under combined stresses” (No. 20121003), Global Coral Reef Conservation Project (GCRCP) of the Mitsubishi Corporation, Shizuoka University, Japan. Now She is working as a Assistant Professor cum Research Associate in Center for sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.

Research & Awards

Current Projects:

  • Biocultural Diversity Assessment in the Context of Sustainable Cities.

Successfully Completed Research:

  • Coastal Sediment Ecosystems Response to Environmental Stress (2013-2016)
  • Assessment of Flood Disaster Risk in Gangetic Island: A community-based approach (2012-2013).
  • Exploring the Nexus between the River Padma and its Riverbank Dwellers along Rajshahi City (2011-2012)

Recent Symposiums, Seminars and Conferences:

Oral Presentations:

  • Sediment primary production under experimental warming and elevated pCO2 in shallow marine ecosystems of Okinawa, japan, 13th International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS), Rumana Sultana, Beatriz E. Casareto, Rumi Sohrin, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Fujimura, Yoshimi Suzuki, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America.
  • Synergistic effect of experimental warming and high pCO2 on sediment primary production of shallow marine ecosystems, Rumana Sultana, Beatriz E. Casareto, Rumi Sohrin, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Fujimura, Yoshimi Suzuki, International Symposium toward the Future of Advanced Researchers in Shizuoka University”. 22 Feb, 2016, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Experimental warming and elevated pCO2 synergistically impact on sediment primary production of shallow marine ecosystem of Okinawa, Japan, Rumana Sultana, Beatriz E. Casareto, Rumi Sohrin, Toshiyuki Suzuki, Hiroyuki Fujimura, Yoshimi Suzuki, 18th annual conference of JCRS, 26-29, November, 2015, Kieo University, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Sediment Primary Production in Marine Ecosystem of Okinawa, Japan under Experimental Warming and Elevated pCO2, Rumana Sultana, Beatriz E. Casareto and Yoshimi Suzuki, Green Science and Technology of Global Young Researchers, Shizuoka University, 26 January, 2015, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • My Journey in Environmental Leadership Program Shizuoka University, Rumana Sultana, Evaluating Our Achievements in Fostering environmental Leaders Towards a New Goal, 29-30th September, 2014, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • “Evaluation of Primary Production in Mangrove Sediments in Comparison to Seagrass and Coral reef sediments : Under Changes Induced by Natural and Environmental Disturbances”, Rumana Sultana, Beatriz E. Casareto, Thamasak Yemeen and Yoshimi Suzuki, The 3rd Asia Pacific Coral Reef Symposium, 23-27 June, 2014. the Howard Hotel, Pingtung, Taiwan.
  • Introduction to Bangladesh and Some Research Aspects, Rumana Sultana, ELSU (Environmental Leadership Program Shizuoka University) Seminar, Shizuoka University, November, 2013, Shizuoka, Japan.

Poster Presentations:

  • "Sediment Primary Production in Mangroves compared to Seagrass and Coral reef Ecosystem of Okinawa, Japan under Experimental Warming and Elevated pCO2." Rumana Sultana, Beatriz E. Casareto, Rumi Sohrin, Toshiyuki Suzuki and Yoshimi Suzuki, Construction of New Asia/ Africa Project Platform for Future Earth, 23-24 February, 2015, Japan.
  • "Primary Production in marine sediments of Okinawa, Japan under experimental warming and elevated pCO2 level." Rumana Sultana, Beatriz E. Casareto and Yoshimi Suzuki, Evaluating Our Achievements in Fostering environmental Leaders Towards a New Goal 29-30th September, 2014, Japan.
  • “Ironies of Climate Change.” Rumana Sultana, SERVIR-Himalaya Youth Climate Change Forum, 2012, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Workshops and training:

  • Monitoring the Oceans from the Space, EUMETSAT (Europäische Organisation für meteorologische Satelliten), 24 October – 24 November, 2016.
  • CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Japan Program on Research Ethics, Shizuoka University, passed on 16 May, 2016, Japan
  • Participated in the workshop on “HPLC analysisorganized by Shimadzu Corporation, 18-20 March, 2015, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Attended a workshop on “Coral Reefs under Anthropogenic and Climate Change Driven Disturbances” University of Mauritius, 21 March, 2014, Mauritius.
  • “Coastal Environment and Coral Reef Conservation”, 24 November, 2013, Marine Biological Institute, Phuket, Thailand.
  • “GPS and Survey: Technique and Application” organized by the department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, 06-11April, 2013, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
  • “Effective Teaching and Learning Method in Earth Science” 18-20 February, 2013-organized by Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Rajshahi University and Institute of Geography, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany.
  • “ Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing: Technique and application” organized by the department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, 20-24 January 2013, Bangladesh.
  • “North-bengal Drought conference”, 27-29 February 2012, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Awards:

  • Awarded as a PhD scholar in Environmental Leadership Program Shizuoka University (ELSU), Japan, 2013 October-2016 September.
  • National Science and Technology Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology Government of Bangladesh for Master of Science, 2012.
  • Agrani Bank Gold Medal, September 2016, For Achieving First position in the faculty of Life and Earth Science (B. Sc. (hons))
  • JCRS (Japnese Coral Reef Society) Award. 13th International Coral Rees Symposium, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America.
  • Best Oral Presenter Award. Green Science and Technology of Global Young Researchers International Symposium on22 February, 2016, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Best Poster Award. Construction of New Asia/ Africa Project Platform for Future Earth, 23-24 February, Shizuoka, 2015 Japan.
  • Best Poster Award. Evaluating Our Achievements in Fostering environmental Leaders towards a New Goal, 29-30th September, 2014, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Rajshahi University Scholarship for brilliant result in B. Sc.

Publications

Books

Sultana, R., Alam, M. S., & Selim, S. A. (2018). Household Level Coping Strategies for Flood Disaster: A Study on Padma River Islands of Bangladesh, Environmental Sustainable Development Goals. London. Uk: Routledge. (Chapter Accepted).

Saha S. K., Selim, S. A., & Sultana, R. (2017). Farmer’s Perception on Climate Change and Adaptation Related to Drought- The Case of Northern Part of Bangladesh. By Shafiqul Islam, Dhanmondi, Dhaka: Center for Sustainable Development, University of Liberal Arts. 

Journal Articles

Sultana, R., Casareto, B.E., Sohrin, R., Suzuki, T., Alam, M.S., Fujimura, H. and Suzuki, Y. (2016). Response of Subtropical Coastal Sediment Systems of Okinawa, Japan, to Experimental Warming and High pCO2. Front. Mar. Sci. 3:100. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00100

Sultana, R., Rumi, S.R.A, Sheikh, A.H. (2013). Climate Change Induced Flood Risk and Adaptation in the Gangetic Island, Bangladesh: A Local Scale Approach, Journal of Life and Earth Science, 8, 41-48, http:/banglajol.info.index.php/JLES

Sultana, R., Alam, S. (2013). Assessment of Flood Exposure in Gangetic Island: A Case Study of Narayanpur Mauza, Nwabganj, Bangladesh, The Journal o f Development Compilation, 8.

Sultana, R. and Alam, M.S. ( 2016).  Hazard Characteristics of Natural Flood: a Case Study of Padma River, International Journal of Research in Applied Natural and Social Science, 4(12), Link: http://www.impactjournals.us/journals.php?id=14&jtype=2&page=43

Sultana, R. and Alam, M.S. (2016). Island Dwellers Perceptions on Padma River Flood, International Journal of advanced research, doi: 10.21474/IJAR01/2356

Sultana R., and Sheikh A.H., Some aspects of relationship between the Padma and its river bank dwellers along Rajshahi City, Journal of Geo-environment (revised version submitted).

Alam, M.S., Casareto, B.E., Suzuki, Y., Sultana, R., Suzuki, T. (2016). Optimization of dissolved urea measurements in coastal waters with the combination of a single reagent and high temperature. Journal of Oceanography. DOI 10.1007/s10872-016-0400-2

Mamun, A.A., Haque, A.. Alam, M.S. and Sultana, R. (2013). Minimization of health and environmental hazards of tobacco Among the folk community in rural Bangladesh, International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature (IJRHAL),Vol. 1, (2), pp 69-76. Link.

Sultana, R., Casareto, B.E., Suzuki, T., Alam, M.S., Suzuki, Y. (2016). Shallow marine sediment systems in relation to biogeochemical factors, Journal of Sea research (under review).


Conference Proceedings

Monitoring the Oceans from the Space, EUMETSAT (Europäische Organisation für meteorologische Satelliten), 24 October – 24 November, 2016.

CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative) Japan Program on Research Ethics, Shizuoka University, passed on 16 May, 2016, Japan

Participated in the workshop on “HPLC analysis” organized by Shimadzu Corporation, 18-20 March, 2015, Kyoto, Japan.

Attended a workshop on “Coral Reefs under Anthropogenic and Climate Change Driven Disturbances” University of Mauritius, 21 March, 2014, Mauritius.

“Coastal  Environment and Coral Reef Conservation”, 24 November,  2013, Marine Biological Institute, Phuket, Thailand.

“GPS and Survey: Technique and Application” organized by the department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, 06-11 April, 2013, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

“Effective Teaching and Learning Method in Earth Science”18-20 February,  2013-organized by Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Rajshahi University and Institute of Geography, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany.

“Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing: Technique and application” organized by the department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Rajshahi, 20-24 January 2013, Bangladesh.

“North-bengal Drought conference”, 27-29 February 2012, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh and its curricula are accredited by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh, and approved by the Ministry of Education, Government of People's Republic of Bangladesh.