Md Ataul Gani is pursuing his PhD in the Department of Water Science and Engineering, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Botany, Jagannath University, Dhaka with specialization of Limnology and Hydrobiology. He has working experience in different projects that mainly dealt with the river and coastal ecosystems of Bangladesh funded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh and The University Grants Commission of Bangladesh.
Mr. Gani obtained his Bachelor and Master degree from the Department of Botany, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. In addition, he completed another interdisciplinary Master degree of “Ecological water quality and management at a basin level”, in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece through Erasmus Mundus Scholarship. As a part of the study, he worked on the ecological water quality of Gallikos River basin, Northern Greece and completed thesis titled as “Ecological water quality assessment of the coastal area of Aggelochori (based on phytoplankton)”.
Earlier, he involved in working different projects titled as ‘Epidemiology and Ecology of Vibrio cholerae in Bangladesh’ in collaboration with International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research in Bangladesh (ICDDR, B), ‘Environmental Impact Assessment Study for Hatia 3D Seismic in Block 16’ and ‘Environmental Impact Assessment 3D Seismic Survey at Kutubdia Offshore under Block 16’ with Santos, An Australian Oil and Gas Company. Mainly he was responsible for determining the physico-chemical properties of pond, river and marine water samples, phytoplankton quantification and biodiversity assessment.