Institut für Regionalwissenschaft

M. Res. Kushal Roy

  • Nicht mehr am Institut für Regionalwissenschaft

    *Ausgeschiedene MitarbeiterInnen, DoktorandenInnen, Emeriti

Annahme als Doktorand durch die Fakultät widerrufen am 28.7.2016.

Research Priorities

  • Coastal Zone Management
  • Coastal hydrochemistry and morphology
  • Watershed modelling
  • Climate modelling and Farmer adaptation


  • Master of Research (MRes) in Global Environmental Change (2007), University of Plymouth, UK
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Environmental Science (2003, awarded in 2004), Khulna University, Bangladesh.

Current Research Projects

2014-till date
SEES fellows — linking rural smallholder, soil and water management practices in tropical deltas to sea level rise vulnerability, Funded by National Science Foundation (NSF), USA. Collaboration with Colorado University, Boulders, USA.


2012-till date
Environmental stress and human migration in a low-lying developing nation: A comparison of co-evolving natural and human landscapes in the physically and culturally diverse context of Bangladesh- known as ISEE Bangladesh. Joint collaboration of: Vanderbilt University, USA; Columbia University, USA; Dhaka University, Khulna University, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh; Funded by Office of Naval Research (ONR), USA.

Recent Research Projects

Vulnerability and Capacity Indexing under Climate Change and Disaster scenarios in the Southwest coastal region of Bangladesh, Funded by the British Council, Bangladesh.


Foraminifera from the Sundarbans and tracing climate change; Funded by Ministry of Science, Information and Communication Technology (MoSICT), Government of Bangladesh.


Water security in Peri-urban South Asia: Adapting to climate change and urbanisation, IWFM (BUET) - SaciWaters, Nepal Engineering College, Funded by IDRC, Canada (served as local partner).


Effects of shrimp culture on water and sediment quality contributing to nutrient flux and measures of sustainability in coastal environments in the south-western region in Bangladesh Project, Funded by MOSICT, Government of Bangladesh.


  • Alumni – British Chevening (Foreign and Commonwealth Office-FCO) scholarship
  • Reviewer – Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change Journal, Springer; International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, Taylor and Francis
  • Advisor / member of executive bodies to various civil society platforms (i.e., Bonojibi Surokkha Moncho, Sundarban Watch Group etc.)
  • Vice President, CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network), Bangladesh

Professional Background

Since 2009: Lecturer, then Assistant Professor, Environmental Science Discipline, Life Science School, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

2008-2009: Senior Research Associate and Head, Ecology and Environment Unit, Unnayan Onneshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

2007- till date: various consultancies at national and international NGOs, industries and government organizations 

2006-2008: MS studies at University of Plymouth, UK on Chevening Commonwealth Scholarship.

2005-2006: Programme Organiser (Research and Report), Shrimp Research Cell, Nijera Kori, Dhaka, Bangladesh.   

2004-2005: Research Fellow, Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change (RVCC) Project, Coastal Development Partnership (CDP) - CARE Bangladesh-Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

1999-2003: Undergrad studies at Khulna University, Bangladesh.  


2014-continuing: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany

2009: PANOS fellowship on Climate Change and Multimedia, Nepal.

2006-2007: British Chevening Scholarship, Commonwealth Foreign Office (FCO), United Kingdom

1999-2003: Departmental Scholarship awarded by University Grants Commission (UGC), Environmental Science Discipline, Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh.

1994-1996: Junior High School Scholarship, Jessore Education Board, Bangladesh

Recent Publications (peer reviewed)

Roy, K; Ansari, M S; Karim, M R; Das, R; Mallick, B; Gain, A K. 2015. Irrigation water quality assessment and appointment of sources in a polluted river in Bangladesh: Implications in policy and management. Journal of Water Resource and Hydraulic Engineering, 4(4), 303-317.


Auerbach, L.W.; Goodbred, S. L.; Mondal, D. R.; Wilson, C. A.; Ahmed, K.R.; Roy, K.; Small, C.; Steckler, M.; Gilligan, J. M.; Ackerly, B.A. 2015. Flood risk of natural and embanked landscapes on the Ganges–Brahmaputra tidal delta plain. Nature Climate Change, 5, 153–157.


Hossain, M.S.; Roy, K.; Datta, D.K. 2014. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Rainfall over the South-West Coast of Bangladesh. Climate, 2, 28-46.


Rahman, M.S.; Das, R.; Hassan, N.; Roy, K.; Haque, F.; Akber, M. A., 2014. Environmental study on water quality of Mayur River with reference to suitability for irrigation. International Journal of Environmental Sciences, 6 (4): 1150-1167.


Hossain, M. S. and Roy, K. 2013. Community Based Risk Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Coastal Wetlands of Bangladesh. International Journal of Environment, 2(2): 96–105.


Ahmed, F., Ansari, M. S., Rahman, M. M. S., Saha, S. K. and Roy, K. 2011. Assessment of Occupational Health and Safety Management Services: A Study from Different Hospitals and Clinics in Khulna City Corporation of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, 21, 87-94.


Shahinujjaman, M., Ansari, M. S., Ghosh, J., Roy, K. and Ahmed, S. N. 2011. Communities’ Perception towards Primary Health Care in Rural Bangladesh: An Assessment. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, 20, 85-92.


Ansari, M. S. and Roy, K. 2010. Community Perception on Potentiality of Pond Sand Filter Technology in the Southwest Coast of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science, 19, 57-62. 


Datta, D. K., Roy, K. and Hassan, N. 2010. Shrimp culture: Trend, consequences and sustainability in the south-western coastal region, In: Management and Sustainable Development of Coastal Zone Environment, Ramanathan, A.; Bhattacharya, P.; Dittmar, T.; Prasad, B.; Neupane, B. (Eds.) Springer (Germany) 2010, pp 227-244; doi 10.1007/978-90-481-3068-9_15.

Recent Conference Papers/Posters

Steckler, M. Goodbred, S. Lowes, Akhter, H., Gilligan, J., Ackerly, B., Ahmed, K. M. Sousa, Wilson, C., Mondal, D., Datta, D. and Roy, K. 2014. Enhancing University Courses and Field Schools through Cross-cultural exchange: Joint US-Bangladeshi trips to the Ganges-Brahmaputra and Mississippi Deltas. Annual Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2014.


L. Auerbach, S. Goodbred, D. Mondal, C. Wilson, K. Ahmed, K. Roy, M. Steckler, J. Gilligan, S. Nooner, 2013. In the Balance: Natural v. Embanked Landscapes in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Tidal Delta Plain. Annual Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2013.


Jonathan Gilligan, Laura M. Benneyworth, Brooke Ackerly, Kazi Matin Ahmed, Md. Shahidullah Apu, Steven Goodbred, John Jacobi,  Dhiman Ranjan Mondal, Jennifer Pickering, Kimberly G. Rogers, and Kushal Roy. 2013. Water and social justice in Bangladesh: A transdisciplinary and intercultural approach. Annual Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, 2013.


Hossain, S. and Roy, K. 2010. Community Based Risk Assessment and Adaptation to Climate Change in the Coastal Wetlands of Bangladesh: A Case Study from Chenchuri Beel, Narail, Bangladesh. In: Proc. of International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh (ICEAB10), Japan, Sept. 2010. p. 29-32.


Hossain, M. S. and Roy, K. 2010. Rainfall variability over the south coast of Bangladesh. In: Bangladesh Environment 2010, Ahmed, M. F. and Tanveer, S A. (eds.), BAPA-BEN, pp. 106-120.


Roy, K. and Sultana, U. T. 2010. Climate Change Disasters and Rural Poverty: Case of Coastal Bangladesh. In: Bangladesh Environment 2010, Ahmed, M. F. and Tanveer, S A. (eds.), BAPA-BEN, pp. 208-219.


Datta, D. K., Barai, P. K. and Roy, K. 2009. Natural Resources and Sustainable Livelihood under Stressed Environmental Conditions: A Case Study from Beel Dakatia, South West of Bangladesh. Proceedings of the International Conference on the Role of Natural Resources and Environment in Sustainable Development in South and Southeast Asia (NESDA), January 17-21, 2003 Dhaka, Bangladesh. Geological Survey of Bangladesh (GSB)-Association of Geoscientists for International Development (AGID)-Society of Economic Geologists and Mineral Technologists (SEGMITE).  


Kumar, U, Khan, M. S. A. and Roy, K. 2008. Municipal Wastewater Reuse for Agriculture: A Case Study in the Peri-Urban Areas of Rajshahi, In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Water Scarcity, Global Changes and Groundwater Management Responses, Chapter 3: Ecohydrology for Sustainability. Fried, J. and Scherfig, J. (eds), conference held on 1-5 December 2008, University of California, Irvine supported by UNESCO-USGS, pp. 854-868.


Roy, K., Rahaman, M., Kumar, U. and Shaha, S.K., 2008. Crop Vulnerability in South-Western Region of Bangladesh under Future Climate Change Scenario: Building Projections Using Coupled MAGICC/SCENGEN-CROPWAT model. International Symposium on Climate Change and Food Security in South Asia, Book of Programme and Abstract. 25-30 August 2008. Dhaka University, FAO-WMR-ESCAP.