Md Abdul Malak


Twitter: @malakju 


Dr Jennifer Atchison

Associate Professor Natascha Klocker

Professor Noel Castree


PhD title: Exploring the climatic and anthropogenic challenges to build livelihood vulnerability and resilience of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh

Abdul is broadly interested to investigate livelihood dynamics of wetland resources dependent community in Bangladesh. His current research aims to assess livelihood vulnerability resulting from climatic and anthropogenic stressors and shocks; how socially marginalized vulnerable people have taken various adaptive strategies using community and individual level knowledges, skills, cultures and resources; and how institutional influences, social power relations, and political intentionality affect resilience activities to achieve sustainable livelihoods.


Quader, M.A., Dey, H., Malak, M.A., Sajib, A.M., (2020) Rohingya refugee flooding and changes of the physical and social landscape in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, Environment, Development and Sustainability, Springer.

Malak, MA, Sajib, AM, Quader, MA & Anjum, H., (2020), “We are feeling older than our age”: Vulnerability and adaptive strategies of aging people to cyclones in coastal Bangladesh, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Elsevier, Vol.48.

Islam, M. R., Malak, M.A., and Quader, M. A., (2019) Livelihood vulnerability of char land people in Brahmaputra-Jamuna River system, Jagannath University Journal of Life and Earth Science, (A journal of faculty of life and earth science, Jagannath University), Vol. 04, No. 1; ISSN: 2414-1402, PP-54-64.

Siddik, M. A., Moniruzzaman, M., and Malak, M.A. (2018), Role of Private Sector in Post Cyclone Rehabilitation and Restoration in Bangladesh, Eastern Geographer (Journal of the Eastern Geographical Society), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, special issue (Society and Sustainability: An Interdisciplinary Approach), Vol. XXIV, No.-01, ISSN 0973-7642, pp 01-08. 

Ullah, H., Islam, M N., and Malak, M.A., (2014) Charland Dynamics of the Brahmaputra-Jamuna River of Bangladesh, Social Science Review, Faculty of Social Sciences, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh, Part 2, Vol. XXXIV/2010, ISSN 1682-7422.pp 165-182.

Islam, M.N., Malak, M.A., and Islam, M.N., (2013) Community-based Disaster Risk and Vulnerability Models of a Coastal Municipality in Bangladesh, Natural Hazards (Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards), Springer Publication, ISSN Print: 0921-030X, ISSN Online: 1573-0840. Vol. 69, Issues 3, pp 2083-2103.

Malak, M.A., Islam, M.N., Islam, M.N., (2012) Population Growth and Food Supply in Northern Bangladesh, the Journal of Bangladesh National Geographical Association, Vol. 38, Nos 1&2/2010. ISSN 1811-6266, pp 39-58.

Malak, M. A. and Salim, A.A. (2012) Quaternary Landform Change and Background of Human Settlement in Bengal Basin: A Geo-archaeological Explanation, Jahangirnagar University Vugol o Poribesh Somikhon (A Journal of Geography) Department of Geography and Environment, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh Vol. 30 / 2011. ISSN 1027-8567 pp 113-134.


International Postgraduate Tuition Award (IPTA)

University Postgraduate Award (UPA)