Dr. Joinal Abedin
Labrador Institute of Memorial University
North West River, NL
Office: Research Station
Tel: (709) 497-3630, Ext: 224
Fax: (709) 497-3634
Postgraduate Certificate Program, Environmental Engineering Applications, 2012, Conestoga College
Ph.D, Soil Chemistry, 2002, University of Aberdeen, UK.
M.Sc.Ag, Soil Science, 1988, Bangladesh Agricultural University.
B.Sc.Ag (Hons.), 1984, Bangladesh Agricultural University.
- NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF) at MIRARCO, Laurentian University
- World Bank funded ARMP (Agricultural Research Management Project) scholarship to pursue a Ph.D at University of Aberdeen, UK
During his Ph.D. research, Joinal studied: (i) arsenic accumulation, toxicity and metabolism in rice; (ii) adsorption/ availability of arsenic in soils; (iii) uptake kinetics of arsenic in rice; and (iv) speciation (transformation/fate) of arsenic in soil solution and plant tissue. Dr Abedin’s research focus is to improve the productivity of sandy soils of Happy Valley-Goose Bay by crop/soil management practices. He is also interested in the reduction of methyl-mercury production in Lower Churchill hydroelectric generation reservoir.
Abedin, J., Beckett, P. and Spiers, G. 2012. An evaluation of extractants for assessment of metal phytoavailability to guide reclamation practice in acidic soilscapes in Northern regions. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 92: 253-268.
Saleque, M. A., Abedin, M.J., Bhuiyan, N.I., Zaman, S.K. and Panaullah, G.M. (2004) Long-term effects of inorganic and organic fertilizer sources on yield and nutrient accumulation of lowland rice. Field Crops Research. 86: 53-65.
Abedin, M.J., Cotter-Howells, J., and Meharg, A.A. (2002) Arsenic-uptake and accumulation in rice (Oryza sativa L.) irrigated with contaminated water. Plant and Soil 240: 311-319.
Abedin, M.J., Cresser, M.S., Meharg, A.A., Feldmann, J., and Cotter-Howells, J. (2002) Arsenic accumulation and metabolism in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Environmental Science and Technology. 36:962-968.
Abedin M.J., Feldmann, J., and Meharg, A.A. (2002) Uptake kinetics of arsenic species in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Physiology. 128:1120-1128.
Abedin, M. J., and Meharg, A.A. (2002) Relative toxicity of arsenite and arsenate on germination and early seedling growth of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant and Soil 243: 57-66.
Saleque, M.A., Abedin, M.J., Ahmed, Z.U., Hasan, M., and Panaullah, G.M. (2001). Influences of phosphorus deficiency on the uptake of nitrogen, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, and zinc in lowland rice varieties. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 24: 1621-1632.
Saleque, M.A., Abedin, M.J., Panaullah, G.M., and Bhuiyan., N.I. (1998) Yield and phosphorus efficiency of some lowland rice varieties at different levels of soil-available phosphorus. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 29:2905-2916.
Abedin, M.J., Saleque, M.A., Panaullah, G.M., and Mazid, M.A. (1998) Evaluation of two concepts of fertilization for wheat in calcareous soil of Bangladesh. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 21:1843-1854.
Abedin, M.J., and Saleque, M.A. (1998) Effects of phosphorous fertilizer management on phosphorous sorption characteristics of lowland rice soil. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science. 31:122-129.
Ahsan, K., Saleque, M.A., Abedin, M.J., and Bhuiyan, N.I. (1997) Multiple- year response of wetland rice to potassium fertilizer and apparent potassium balance in soil. Thai Journal of Agricultural Science. 30: 501-509.
Saleque, M.A., Abedin, M.J., and Bhuiyan, N.I. (1996) Effect of moisture and temperature regimes on available phosphorus in wetland rice soil. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 27: 2017-2023.
Joinal joined the Labrador Institute in November 2012. Before coming to Labrador, Dr. Abedin worked at Bangladesh Rice Research Institute as a Soil Scientist for more than 10 years, at Laurentian University as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow for two years and subsequently as a Research Scientist for another three years. At Laurentian University he was involved in projects concerning assessment of bioavailability/bioaccessibility/phytoavailability of contaminant metals and metalloids in mining impacted regional soils.