Dr. Joinal Abedin

Soil ScientistDr. Joinal Abedin

Labrador Institute of Memorial University
P. O. Box 490, Station B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL
A0P 1E0

Office: Room 4, 169 Hamilton River Road

Tel: (709) 896-7085
Fax: (709) 896-2970

Email: joinal.abedin@mun.ca

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.

Awards/ Scholarships

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
Current Research Projects

Provincial Government's Agricultural Research initiative funded project titled "Effect of Biochar Application on Soil Fertility and Crop Productivity on Sandy Soils of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL"
Research and Development Corporation (RDC) funded project titled "Laboratory evaluation of the use of biochar application on sulfidic mine tailings to reduce acid generation and increase immobilization of metals."
Selected Publications

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 and is presently an adjunct professor with the Department of Earth Sciences, St. John's campus and with the Division of Science (Environmental Science), Grenfell campus. 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.


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