Forestry & Environmental Science

    Faculty Profile

    Dr. Romel Ahmed


    Contact Information:

    • Phone: 88-01874934514, 0821-713491/273
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    • PhD in the field of biochemistry and biotechnology Completed in September 2015 from nutrient sensing lab (headed by Professor Steffen Abel) at the Leibniz Institute of Plant Biocemistry (IPB), Martin Luther University, Halle, Germany. Title of PhD thesis: Molecular Identification and Characterization of the phosphate deficiency response related genes, PRT1 (ATP-Phosphoribosyl Transferase 1) and ALMT1 (Aluminium-Activated Malate Transporter 1).
    • Research Fellow at the Maxplanck Institute for Plant breeding research, Cologne, Germany. Working title: Finding novel genes involved in repair of DNA cross-links using Arabidopsis thaliana natural variation
    • Masters in Horticulture graduated in 2010 securing First Position with highest possible grade 1
    • M. Sc. in Forestry (First Class with first position) Institute of Forestry & Environmental Sciences,University of Chittagong, Bangladesh. Title of Master Thesis: Allelopathic efect of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Tectona grandis on some forest and agricultural crops submitted to Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Chittagong University, Bangladesh, 2003.
    • B.Sc. (Honors) in Forestry (First Class with first position ) Institute of Forestry & Environmental Sciences, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Research Interests:

    • Genetics and plant Breeding, Biofertilizer and Soil properties, Plant diseases

    Awards & Recognition:

    • Research grant of Village and Farm Forestry Project – Inter Co-operation (VFFP- IC), Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), Bangladesh for Conducting M. Sc Thesis. (2003)
    • University Grants Commission (UGC) Scholarship for placing first position in undergraduate study in Science faculty of Chittagong University (2002).
    • Gold Medal for outstanding result in both undergraduate and Masters awarded by Chittagong University, Bangladesh (2005)
    • DAAD partial scholarship for doing research at the plant physiology laboratory of Prof. G. Scherer at the University of Hannover, Germany.
    • Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2008 (Scholarship awarded by European Commission) for International master in Horticulture
    • DAAD Scholarship (German Govt. Scholarship) for PhD

    Journal Publications

    1. Bhuiyan, M.S.. Islam, S Haque, M.M.U. Aktar, S. and Ahmed, R. 2021, Evaluating capital assets in the governance of community forestry projects in Rema-Kalenga Wildlife Sanctuary, Bangladesh, International Forestry review, 23(1): 1-13.
    2. Khatun, I., Khatun, R., Uddin, M.S. Prodhan, M.S., Ahmed, R. 2021. Evaluation of phenotypic and genotypic variation of local pumpkin germplasm for improved breeding purposes, 31(1): 1-7.
    3. Chowdhury S, Rashid H, Ahmed R, Haque MMU. 2020. Studies on Leaf Blight Disease of Sissoo (Dalbergia sissoo Roxb.) in Bangladesh. International Journal of Economic Plants 7 (4), 162-164.
    4. Rashid R, Ahmed R, Chowdhury C, Azad AK , Raihan T, Haque MMU (2020) First report of Colletotrichum viniferum causing leaf spot of Hopea odorata in Bangladesh. New Dis. Reports (2020) 42, 19.
    5. Ahmed R and Reza MS. (2017). Betel-leaf based agroforestry in the homestead of khasia tribes in north eastern hill forest of Bangladesh - an example of sustainable land use system. Journal of Bangladesh academy of agriculture, 7(1):1-14.
    6. Rahman M.M, Ahmed R, Alam M.S., Rahman, A. 2017. Soil properties and nutrient availability in contrasting natural, plantation and deforested barren land of Lawachara forest of Bangladesh. International Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, 2(1): 1-10.
    7. Ahmed, R., Mohammad Shafioul Alam, Farid Uddin Ahmed, M. K. Hossain, 2017. Assaying the allelopathic effects of Eucalyptus camaldulensis in a nursery bed incorporated with leaf litter, Journal of forestry research, 29(3): 593-599.
    8. Thill, J. Miosic, S. Ahmed, R., Schlangen, K. Muster, G. Stich K. and Halbwirth. H. 2012. 'Le Rouge et le Noir': A decline in flavone formation correlates with the rare color of black dahlia (Dahlia variabilis hort.) flowers. BMC Plant Biology, 12:225.
    9. Ferdousee, N., Ahmed R., Kabir, M.A., Rafiqul, A.T.M. and Mohiuddin, M. 2010.Growth and yield performance of growing seedlings of Acacia auriculiformis (Acacia) under limitation of soil water. J. of Res. on crops, 11(1)187-194. 19(4):298-302.
    10. Ahmed, R., Hasan, M. S., Halim, M. A., and Alam. M. 2008. State of Urban Nurseries in Bangladesh: A Case Study from the North-Eastern Region. Small Scale Forestry, Vol.7,No. 3-4:275-283.
    11. Alam, M., and Furukawa, Y., Sarker, S.K., and Ahmed, R. 2008. Sustainability of Sal (Shorea robusta) forest in Bangladesh: past, present and future actions. The International Forestry Review, 10(1): 29-37.
    12. Ahmed, R., Hoque A. T. M. R. and Hossain, M. K. 2008.Allelopathic effects of leaf litters of Eucalyptus camaldulensis on some forest and agricultural crops. Journal of Forestry Research, 19(1):19–24.
    13. Ahmed, R., Hoque A. T. M. R., and Hossain, M. K. 2008 Allelopathic effects of Leucaena leucocephala leaf litter on some forest and agricultural crops grown in nursery. Journal of Forestry Research,19(4):298-302
    14. Ahmed, R., Islam, A. N. M. F., Rahman, M., and Halim, M.A. 2007. Management and economic value of Schumannianthus dichotoma in rural homesteads in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh. The international journal of biodiversity and science management, 3(4): pp. 252-258.
    15. Uddin, M. B., Ahmed, R., Mukul, S.A., and Hossain, M.K. 2007. Inhibitory effects of Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth. leaf extracts on germination and growth behavior of some popular agricultural crops. Journal of Forestry Research. 18(2): 128-132.
    16. Ahmed, R., Uddin, M. B., Khan, M.A.S.A., Mukul, S. A., and Hossain, M.K. 2007. Allelopathic effects of Lantana camara L. on germination and growth behavior of some agricultural crops. Journal of Forestry Research, 18 (4):301-304.
    17. Uddin, M. S., Chowdhury, M. S. H., Khan, M. M. M. H., Uddin, M. B., Ahmed, R. Baten. M. A. 2006. In vitro propagation of Stevia rebaudiana Bert in Bangladesh. African Journal of Biotechnology, 5 (13): 1238-1240.
    18. Ahmed, R., Uddin, M.B. and M.K. Hossain. 2004. Alleloapathic Effects of Leaf Extracts of Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn. on Some Agricultural Crops. Bangladesh Journal Of Botany, 33(2):79-84.
    19. Miah,M.D., Ahmed, R. and S.J. Islam. 2003. Indigenous management practices of Goalpata (Nypa fruticans) in local plantation in southern Bangldesh. Palms. 47(4): 185-191
    20. Miah, M. D., Uddin, M. B., and Ahmed, R. 2003. Bamboo based small scale cottage industries in the rural areas of Chittagong region, Bangladesh. World Bamboo and Rattan, 1(2): 6-11.
    21. Miah, M. D., Ahmed, R. and Uddin, M. B. 2003. Biomass fuel use by the rural households in Chittagong region, Bangladesh. Biomass and Bioenergy, 24: 277-283.
    22. Hoque, A.T.M.R., Ahmed, R. Uddin M. B. Hossain. and M. K. 2003. Inhibition of germination and growth behavior of some agricultural crops through application of Albizia saman leaf water extracts. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 6(7): 707-711.
    23. Miah, M. D., Uddin, M. B., and Ahmed, R. 2003. Bamboo based small scale cottage industries in the rural areas of Chittagong region, Bangladesh. World Bamboo and Rattan, 1(2): 6-11.
    24. Miah, M. D., Ahmed, R. and Uddin, M. B. 2002. Indigenous Management of Bamboo Plantation in the rural Homesteads of Floodplain Areas of Bangladesh. International J. For. Usuf. Mngt. 3 (1&2): 31-35.
    25. Nath, T.K., Uddin, M. B. and Ahmed, R. 2000. Role of bamboo based cottage industries in economic upliftment of rural poor: A case study from rural Bangladesh. The Malaysian Forester, 63(3):98-105.
    26. Uddin, M.B., Ahmed, R. and M.K. Hossain. 2000. Allelopathic potential of water extracts of Leucaena leucocephala leaf on some agricultural crops in Bangladesh. The Chittagong Univ. J. Sci., 24(1): 121-127.


    • Genetics and Plant breeding, Plant physiology