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Dr Md Younus

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Position Adjunct Fellow
Email md.younus@adelaide.edu.au
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Biography/ Background

Dr Younus has joined discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, Adelaide University as a Visiting Research Fellow in June, 2011. He was assigned as a team member with various international research activities, such as: International Water Management Institute, BUP, ADB, WMO, Global Water Partnership, and the University of Waikato. He has presented papers in various international seminars in USA, Norway, Finland, Australia, Bangladesh and UK. Younus worked with Professors Drs Q K Ahmad, K B S Rasheed, Munir Morad, Martin Williams, Richard Warrick and Nick Harvey. He was a Scientific Reviewer of IPCC Fourth (2007) and Fifth (2014) assessment reports on adaptation. He has published two books (one from Springer) on climate change vulnerability and adaptation; and 23 articles/papers in refereed journals and proceedings. Dr Younus is a Board Member of Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE). He taught several courses on environment (Environmental Studies: Climate Change and Human Adaptation, Environmental Decision Making Tools, Research Project Design and Managment, Cities as Human Environments)  in Flinders University, Australia; and he also delivered special lectures in Dhaka University and Adelaide University. He is a member / life member of 19 International Academic and Development Societies along with the Association of American Geographers, Institute of Australian Geographers, the Royal Geographical Society - Institute of British Geographers (RGS-IBG), Regional Studies Association (UK), International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE), Bangladesh Geographical Society, BNGA, the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, Field Geology Club of South Australia, The Australian Sociological Association and Bangla Academy. He is a Fellow of RGS-IBG. Dr Younus has evaluated ANU Doctoral thesis, NOAA's grant application, and many articles for international refereed journals as a referee. Younus is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Imperial College Press, UK. He is a Councilor of the RGSSA.

Qualifications

PhD in Environmental Studies from discipline of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide (2010), Australia.
Masters of Philosophy in Geography, University of Waikato (2002), New Zealand.

Masters of Science with Thesis in Geography (First Class Second), University of Dhaka (1994), Bangladesh.

Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geography (First Class), University of Dhaka (1991), Bangladesh.

 

 

 

Awards & Achievements

  • Divisional Scholarship for PhD from the University of Adelaide.

  • New Zealand Overseas Development Authority (NZODA) Scholarship for MPhil from the University of Waikato, NZ.

  • Publication Grants from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Adelaide.

  • Research Abroad Scholarship from the University of Adelaide.

  • Travel Grant for Participating GECHS Workshop in Norway.

  • Travel Grant for Participating IAG Conference in Brisbane, Australia.

  • Grant for Participating 'Planet Under Pressure' Conference in London in 2012

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include:

  • Environmental Decision Making Tools
  • Research Project Design, Conduct and Management
  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Research Methodology
  • Urban Environment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Health Inequality 

 

 

 

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Research Methodology
  • Urban Environment
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Health Inequality

Publications

Detailed Tasks and Publications

 

Book

·         Younus, M. (2014): Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh: Processes, Assessment and Failure Effects, Springer, The Netherlands. ISBN 9400754930, 9789400754935; endorsed by Nobel Laureate Prof Yunus and foreword written by Prof Harvey (2007 - Joint award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of which he was one of the Lead Authors)

·         Younus, M. (2011): Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh: With Particular Reference to the Extreme Flood Events and Farmers’ Adjustments, LAP- Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8383-7905-0

 
Articles in refereed journals
Younus, M (2017): Adapting to Climate Change in the Coastal Regions of Bangladesh: Proposal for the Formation of
Community-Based Adaptation Committees, Environmental Hazards, Vol 16, No 1: 21-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17477891.2016.1211984

Younus, M. (2015): Autonomous Crop Adaptation Processes to Extreme Floods: A Case Study in Bangladesh, Environmental Hazards, Volume 14, Issue 1, 2015, available at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17477891.2014.986041#.VIP1_cmTB2o

Younus, M. and Harvey, N. (2014): Economic Consequences of Failed Autonomous Adaptation to Extreme Floods: A Case Study from Bangladesh, Local Economy, Volume 29 Issue 1-2 March 2014 pp. 20 – 35, The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, SAGE Publication, UK. ISSN 0269-0942 (Print), 1470-9325 (Web).

·        Younus, M. and Harvey (2013): Community-Based Flood Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment: A Case Study from Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Vol 15, No. 3. Print ISSN: 1464-3332, Online ISSN: 1757-5605.

·        Younus, M., and Harvey, N. (accepted): Assessment of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Storm Surges: A Community-Based Case Study in Bangladesh, Risk Management Journal. ISSN: 1460-3799, EISSN: 1743-463

·        Younus, M. (2014): Flood vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Bangladesh: A Review, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management. Vol. 16, No. 3 (September 2014) 1450024 (28 pages), © Imperial College Press
DOI: 10.1142/S1464333214500240
Print ISSN: 1464-3332, Online ISSN: 1757-5605.

·        Younus, M. and Sharna, S. (2014): Combination of Community-based   vulnerability and Adaptation to Storm Surges in Coastal Regions of Bangladesh, Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, Vol. 16, No. 4 (December 2014) 1450036 (36 pages) © Imperial College Press, DOI: 10.1142/S1464333214500367

·        Younus, M. (2012): FARMERS HOUSEHOLD INFORMATION IN BANGLADESH: SIGNIFICANT INDICATORS FOR ASSESSING VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION, the Journal of Bangladesh National Geographical Association, Vol 37, Nos 1 and 2, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

·        Younus, M. and Harvey, N. (July, 2011): Autonomous Adaptation to Extreme Floods in Bangladesh as a Case: Can Adaptation in South Asia Cope with Extreme Hydrological Profile of the GBM River Basin? Oriental Geographer, Vol. 52, No 1 & 2, 2008, Published in 2011, ISSN: 00305308, Bangladesh Geographical Society, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

·        Younus, M, Bedford, R and M Morad (2007): Food Security Implications of Failure of Autonomous Crop Adaptation to Extreme Flood Events: A Case Study in Bangladesh, Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development, Vol 14 No 1, BUP-IGCI. http://www.bup-bd.org/journal.htm, ISSN 1023-7895

·        Younus, M, Bedford, R and Morad, M (2005): Not so High and Dry: Examination of the Patterns of 'Autonomous Adjustment' to Major Flooding Events in Bangladesh. Geography, Vol 90 (2). Geographical Association, UK. http://www.geography.org.uk/Journals/Journals.asp?articleID=117, ISSN 00167487

·        Paul, S., Habibullah and Younus, M. (1994): Climate and Sea Level Change: Impact on the Coastal District Bhola in Bangladesh, Development Debate (Unnyan Bitarka), Troyodosh Barsha, Number 2, June 1994, pp 19-37, BUP, Dhaka.

·        Younus, M. (1993): Health Care Facilities in Bangladesh – An Analysis on Work-Load Factor, JOPSOM (Journal of Preventive and Social Medicine), Vol 12, No. 1, March 1993.

·        Younus, M. (1993): Changing Pattern of Health Care Facilities in Bangladesh–A Geographical Analysis, Indian Journal of Landscapes Systems and Ecological Studies, Vol. 17, No. 1, Calcutta, India.

 

Conference Paper in Refereed Proceedings (Published/submitted for peer review)

 

·         Alam, T. & Younus, M. (2014). Responses and Barriers of New Migrant Communities to Extreme Heat: A Case Study in the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in South Australia. In: Opportunities for the Critical Decade: Enhancing well-being within Planetary Boundaries. Presented at the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference, The University of Canberra and Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Canberra, Australia.

Younus M.A.F., Sharna S.S. & other (2014). Integrated Assessment and Decision-Support Tool for Community-based Vulnerability and Adaptation to Storm Surges in Four Coastal Areas in Bangladesh. In: Opportunities for the Critical Decade: Enhancing well-being within Planetary Boundaries. Presented at the Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics 2013 Conference, The University of Canberra and Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics, Canberra, Australia.

·         Younus, M. (2012): Autonomous Crop Adaptation Processes to Extreme Floods: A case study in Bangladesh, the Paper has been Published in Conference Proceedings on Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges, the conference was held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre from the 1-3rd of May 2012. http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=892583463920903;res=IELENG

 

·   - Younus, M, Harvey, N. and other (2012): Community-Based Assessment of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Storm Surges: A Case Study in Barguna, a Coastal Town in Bangladesh, the paper has been Published in Conference Proceedings on Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges, the conference was held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre from the 1-3rd of May 2012. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/173742991?versionId=189354464

 Younus, M. (2007): ‘Autonomous Adaptation to the Extreme Flood Events in Bangladesh as a Case: Can Adaptation in South Asia Cope with the Extreme Hydrological Profile of the GBM River Basins in Foreseeable Climate Change?, Published in Conference Proceedings, Adaptation to the Extreme Flood Events in Bangladesh as a Case: Can Adaptation in South Asia Cope with the Extreme Hydrological Profile of the GBM River Basins in Foreseeable Climate Change?, Published in Conference Proceedings, The Third International Conference on Climate And Water, 3–6 September 2007, Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland, Finnish Environment Institute Syke. Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland, Finnish Environment Institute Syke. http://www.environment.fi/default.asp?contentid=226839&lan=EN

 

·         Younus, M. (2007): ‘Do Failure Effects of ‘Autonomous Adaptation’ in Relation to Extreme Flood Events in South Asia Cope With Future Climate Change? - A Case of Bangladesh’, Presented in the 2007 ANZSEE Conference " Re-inventing Sustainability: A climate for change" 3-6 July 2007, Noosaville, Queensland, Australia. http://www.anzsee.org/

·         Younus, M, Bedford, R and M Morad (2005): Climate-induced Flooding, Autonomous Adjustments and Human Security in Bangladesh–a Geographical Assessment, Human Security and Climate Change An International Workshop, Oslo, Norway, 21–23 June 2005, available at http://www.gechs.org/pdf/Younus_et_al.pdf; http://www.cicero.uio.no/humsec/list_participants.html

 

Theses/Project Paper

·         Younus, M. (2010): Community-Based Autonomous Adaptation and Vulnerability to Extreme Floods in Bangladesh: Processes, Assessment and Failure Effects, PhD Thesis, Geographical and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The University of Adelaide, South Australia, available at http://digital.library.adelaide.edu.au/dspace/handle/2440/62746

·         Younus, M. (2001): Coping with Flooding in Rural Bangladesh – A Case Study of Adjustments By Farmers in Islampur Thana, Unpublished MPhil Thesis, Department of Geography, The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

·         Younus, M. (1993): Inequality Pattern of Health Resources in Bangladesh – With Special Focus on Two Selected Thanas, Unpublished Master Thesis, Dept. of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

·         Younus, M. (1991): Health Resources in Bangladesh, BSc. Project Paper, Dept. of Geography, University of Dhaka.

 

Country Report

·Ahmad, Q. K., Karim, Z, Haq, K., Qasem, M., Hussain, I., Rahman, K., Chakravorty, N., Ali, N., Akhter, R., Hasan, M., Younus, M., Hossain, A., Karim, M., Siddiqui, S., Ahmed, N. (April 2004): Pro-poor Intervention Strategies in Irrigated Agriculture in Asia: Poverty in Irrigated Agriculture–Issues and Options, Country Report, IWMI-BUP-ADB, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), 2004, http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/propoor/>http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/propoor/.

 

Non-refereed Article

·         Younus, M. (1995): Davis Cycle of Erosion: A Note, Science Journal (Biggane Potrica), Bangla Academy, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

·         Younus, M. (1993): Master Plan and Its Process–Indispensable Criteria of a Planned City, Porishor, Dept of Geography (student organization), University of Dhaka. 

 

Paper presented in the conferences (in slides)

Younus, M. (2016): Extrapolation of Adaptation Funds at Community Level in the Coastal Region of Bangladesh, paper presented in Institute of Australian Geographers Conference: Frontiers of Geographical Knowledge, held on 29th June– 1 July, Adelaide, South Australia.

Younus, M. (2016): A Nexus of education, employment and income of Bangladeshi skilled migrants in South Australia: an analysis of contemporary challenges, paper presented in Institute of Australian Geographers Conference: Frontiers of Geographical Knowledge, held on 29th June– 1 July, Adelaide, South Australia.

Younus, M. (2016): The Causes and Intervening Options of Illegal Migration from South Asia to Asia Pacific Region: An Analysis, paper presented in Institute of Australian Geographers Conference: Frontiers of Geographical Knowledge, held on 29th June– 1 July, Adelaide, South Australia.

Younus, M. (2012): Community-Based Flood Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment in Response to Extreme Floods: A Case Study from Bangladesh, paper presented in a conference: Planet Under Pressure, held on 25th – 29th March 2012, Excel London, UK. http://www.planetunderpressure2012.net/sessions.asp

·         Younus, M. (2011): Community-Based Flood Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessment -Methodological Contribution in its Evaluation: A Case Study from Bangladesh, Workshop Paper, Proceedings, 5th Early Career Researchers’ National Forum & Workshop, Australian Climate Change Adaptation Research Network for Settlements and Infrastructure (ACCARNSI), University of New South Wales, 11-13 May 2011, Australia.

http://water.unsw.edu.au/site/wp-content/uploads/ECR5_Program_Abstracts.pdf

http://water.unsw.edu.au/site/wp-content/uploads/MAF-Younus.pdf

·         Younus, M. (2007): Failure Effects of ‘Autonomous Adaptation’ in Relation to Extreme Flood Events in Bangladesh: Should It Be Addressed Without Delay? Presented in Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, organised by University of Louisville: Centre for Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods, USA, 30th May – 2nd June, Hawaii. http://www.hicsocial.org/ http://www.hicsocial.org/Tentative%20Program.xls

·         Younus, M (2006): Adaptation to Extreme Flood Events in Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna River Basins - A Case Study in Bangladesh, paper presented in International Geographical Union Conference (IGU) in Brisbane, Australia, organized by Institute of Australian Geographers and NZGS, 3-5 July, pp 128, http://www.geoscape.cz/pdf/igu_ab_1.pdf.

·         Younus, M. et al. (2006): Adaptation and Human Security to Extreme Flood  Events in Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna (GBM)River Basins - A Case Study in Bangladesh, paper `presented in Hawaii International Conference on Social Sciences, Mar 31 – June 3, http://www.hicsocial.org/2006%20SOC%20Program.pdf

·         Younus, M, Bedford, R. and Morad, M. (2003): Examination of the Patterns of Farmers’ ‘Autonomous Adjustment’ to Major Flooding Events in Bangladesh, RGS-IBG Conference 2003, Conference proceedings & presentations September 2003, London.

·         Younus, M. (1994): Changing Pattern of Health Care Facilities in Bangladesh – A Geographical Analysis, seminar paper of 39th annual general meeting and geographical conference, Bangladesh Geographical Society (BGS), Dept. of Geography and Environment, University of Dhaka, Dhaka - 1000, Bangladesh.

 

Book Review

·         Younus, M. (1995): Land Use and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Written by Prof. M. Aminul Islam, Bangladesh Observer, 25 August

Research in Progress

1.      Drinking Water Scarcity in Coastal Region of Bangladesh

2.      Extrapolation of Adaptation Funds at Community Level in Coastal Region of Bangladesh

3.      Ecosystem Valuation and Adaptation Planning/Mosaic in Coastal Region of Bangladesh

4.      Sustainable Cyclone Warning System in Coastal Region of Bangladesh

5.      Community Growth Centre and its impact on Socio-Economic and Environmental Systems in Rural Bangladesh

6.      Bangladeshi Refugees in South Australia – A Critical Review

7.      Environmental Refugee Migration from Some Hot-Spot Coastal Areas in South Asia to Asia Pacific Region: An In-depth Case Studies in Bangladesh

 

Community Engagement

He has membership / life-membership with eighteen societies over the World: the Royal Geographical Society–Institute of British Geographers, the UK (Fellow and Chartered Geographer), Institute of Australian Geographers, Association of American Geographers, The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE); Executive Member of Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics (ANZSEE), Bangladesh Geographical Society, Bangladesh National Geographical Association, Society for International Development (SID), The Australian Sociological Association, Bangla Academy, Community Health Research Association, Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia Inc. (Vice President), Regional Studies Association, UK, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, New Zealand Geographical Society, Geographical Society of NSW, Australia, the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc (Councillor), The Field Geology Club of South Australia Inc., and ABACC.

 

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