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Dr Md Younus
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Dr Younus has joined discipline of Geography, Environment and Population, Adelaide University as a 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, Australia, Bangladesh and UK. Younus worked with Professors Q K Ahmad, K B S Rasheed, Munir Morad, Martin Williams and Nick Harvey. He was a Scientific Reviewer of IPCC 4th assessment report on Chapter 17. He has published a book entitled 'Adaptation to Climate Change in Bangladesh' and significant number of articles in refereed journals. Younus has currently been working with Professor Nick Harvey, Executive Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is also a Lecturer at the School of the Environment in Flinders University. Dr Younus is a Board Member of ANZSEE.
PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide (2010), Australia. Masters of Science with Thesis in Geography (First Class), University of Dhaka (1994), Bangladesh. Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geography (First Class), University of Dhaka (1991), Bangladesh.
PhD in Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Adelaide (2010), Australia.
Masters of Science with Thesis in Geography (First Class), University of Dhaka (1994), Bangladesh.
Bachelor of Science with Honours in Geography (First Class), University of Dhaka (1991), Bangladesh.
Awards & Achievements
My teaching interests include:
My research interests include:
§ Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change
§ Research Methodology
§ Urban Environment
§ Environmental Impact Assessment
§ Climate Change Adaptation
§ Health Inequality
Detailed Tasks and Publications
· 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.
Articles in refereed journals
· Younus, M. and Harvey, N. (2012): Economic Consequences of Failed Autonomous Adaptation to Extreme Floods: A Case Study from Bangladesh, accepted for publication in Local Economy, The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit, SAGE Publication, UK.
· 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
· 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
· 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
· Younus, M. (2012): Autonomous Crop Adaptation Processes to Extreme Floods: A case study in Bangladesh, Accepted Paper for Conference on Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges, conference will be held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre from the 1-3rd of May 2012.
· Younus, M, Harvey, N. and Rahman, T. (2012): Community-Based Assessment of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Storm Surges: A Case Study in Barguna, a Coastal Town in Bangladesh, Accepted Paper for Conference on Water and Climate: Policy Implementation Challenges, conference will be held in Canberra at the National Convention Centre from the 1-3rd of May 2012.
· 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, The Third International Conference on Climate And Water, 3–6 September 2007, Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland, Finnish Environment Institute Syke.
· 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
· 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.
· Ahmad, Q. K., Karim, Z, Younus, M. et al. (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/.
· 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.
· 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.
· 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. et al (2005): Adaptation to Extreme Flood Events in GBM River Basins – A Case Study in Bangladesh, seminar paper abstract, accepted for 6th open meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change, 9-13 October, University of Bonn, http://18.104.22.168/search?q=cache:q8JZatYuCBcJ:openmeeting.homelinux.org/files/Draft.doc+younus+m+a+f&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2
· 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.
· Younus, M. (1995): Land Use and Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Written by Prof. M. Aminul Islam, Bangladesh Observer, 25 August.
He has membership / life-membership with the Institute of Australian Geographers, The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) and ANZSEE (Executive Member), Planning Institute of Australia (2006-2009), Bangladesh Geographical Society, Bangla Academy, and Society for International Development. Dr Younus is also an Executive Member of Bangladesh Australia Society of South Australia (BASSA).
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