Dr. Milton Halder
Associate Professor




    Soil, Water and Environment Discipline, Room No-2117, Life Science School, 2nd Academic Building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh.

Bachelor in Soil Science (Khulna University)

MS in Soil Science (Khulna University)

PhD: Institute of Soil Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Nanjing-210008, China.

Soil structure, C sequestration, Organo-mineral association, Mycorrhiza fungi, Heavy metal contamination 

Current Research Project/Collaboration

Scientific Officer: Worked as Scientific Officer under Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) from 03-02-2013 to 14-02-2018, Lecturer: Working as Lecturer at Soil, Water and Environment Discipline in Khulna University from 15-02-2018 to 25-02-2019, Assistant Professor: 26-02-2019 to till now.

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29. Milton Halder, Mahbub Ul Islam, Shuai Liu, Zichun Guo, Zhongbin Zhang, Xinhua Peng (2024) Organic materials quality to control soil aggregation: A meta-analysis. Journal of Soil Science and Plant NutritionDownload PDF

28. Shova AkterMd. KamruzzamanMd. Piash SarderMd. Sadiqul AminJagadish Chandra JoardarMd. Sanaul IslamSonia NasrinMahbub Ul IslamFaridul IslamSheikh Rabbi, Milton Halder (2024) Mycorrhizal fungi increase plant nutrient uptake, aggregate stability and microbial biomass in the clay soil. SymbiosisDownload PDF

27. Mahbub Ul Islam, Fahui Jiang, Milton Halder, Alak Barman, Shuai Liu, Xinhua Peng, 2024. Quantitative assessment of different straw management practices on soil organic carbon and crop yield in the Chinese upland soils: A data-driven approach based on simulation and prediction model. European Journal of Agronomy, 154, 127092. Download PDF 

Mahbub Ul Islam, Fahui Jiang, Milton Halder, Shuai Liu, Xinhua Peng, 2023. Impact of straw return combined with different fertilizations on soil organic carbon stock in upland wheat and maize croplands in China: A meta-analysis, Crop and Environment, Download PDF

Effects of straw incorporation and straw-burning on aggregate stability and soil organic carbon in a clay soil of Bangladesh, Geoderma Regional, 32, e00620. Download PDF

24. Milton Halder, Tanvir Rahman, Asif Mahmud, Shahnewaz Ahmad Jim, Md. Ahedul Akbor, Md. Abu Bakar Siddique, Jagadish Chandra Joardar, 2022. Are the vegetables grown in the soil of municipal solid waste dumping sites safe for human health? An assessment from trace elements contamination and associated health risks. Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 18, 100731. Download PDF

23. Milton Halder, S. Liu, Z. B. Zhang, Z. C. Guo, X. H. Peng. 2022. Effects of organic matter characteristics on soil aggregate turnover by using rare earth oxides as tracers in a red clay soil. Geoderma, 421, 115908. Download PDF 

22. Liu S, Z. C. GuoMilton HalderH. X. ZhangJ. Six, X. H. Peng, 2021. Impacts of residue quality and soil texture on soil aggregation pathways by using rare earth oxides as tracers, Geoderma, 399,115114. Download PDF

21. Milton Halder, S. Liu, Z. B. Zhang, Z. C. Guo, X. H. Peng, 2021. Effects of residue stoichiometric, biochemical and C functional features on soil aggregation during decomposition of eleven organic residues, Catena, 202, 105288. Download PDF

20. Puja Biswas, Milton Halder, Jagadish Chandra Joardar, 2020. Biodegradation of poultry feather using Streptomyces sp. for nitrogen and its effect on growth and yield of okraInternational Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture, 9:359-366. Download PDF

19. Puja Biswas, Md. Sanaul Islam, Abu Bakor Siddique and Milton Halder, 2020. Organic carbon content and Fe-organo association in soils under rice dominant cropping system in Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 49(1): 185-190. Download PDF 

18. Mahmuda Islam, M. Halder, Md. A. B. Siddique, S. A. A. Razir, S. Sikder, J. C. Joardar 2019. Banana peel biochar as alternative source of potassium for plant productivity and sustainable agriculture, International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture, 8 (Suppl 1):S407–S413. Download PDF

17. Jagadish Chandra Joardar, Nishad Afrin and Milton Halder, 2019. Arsenic stress on photosynthesis and growth in Ipomoea aquatica, Plant Science Today, 6(4):420-426. Download PDF 

16. M Halder, PP Dhar, JC Joardar, S Amin, MH Kobir, AK Dey and MD S Rahman, 2018. Effects of edaphoclimatic factors on arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi colonization in Chittagong BCSIR reserve forest, Bangladesh,  Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 47(1): 97-104. Download PDF

15. M Halder, PK Das, ASM Mujib, AK Dey and MH Kobir, 2017. Variation of Some Water Quality Parameters from Winter to Summer Period in Chittagong Karnafully River of Bangladesh, Current World Environment, 12(1):28-33. Download PDF 

14. M Halder, NJ Mouri, S Akhter, MS Rahman, 2016. Vertical Distribution Of AM Colonization and Relationship With Soil Properties in Medicinal Plants Of BCSIR Reserve Forest Chittagong, Bangladesh, Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 45(1): 117-125. Download PDF

13. M Halder, AK Dey, AKMS. Alam, AN Chowdhury, M. Mondal, JC Joardar, Md. S. Amin, DK. Roy and MH. Kobir, 2016. Mycorrhizal Colonization Status and Rhizosphere Soil Properties of BCSIR Reserve Forest Rajshahi, Bangladesh, Current World Environment,11(3):720-727.  Download PDF    

12. M Halder, PP. Dhar, Nandi, NC. and S. Akhter, 2015. Arbuscular Mycorrhizal colonization in some plant species and relationship with the soil properties in the BCSIR campus of Chittagong, Bangladesh, Research Journal of Biotechnology,10(8):51-57. Download PDF

11. M Halder, S Akhter, S Islam, and R Karim, 2015. Seasonal variation of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi colonization with some medicinal plant species of Chittagong BCSIR forest, Plant Science Today, 2(3): 87-92.  Download PDF 

10. M Halder, JC. Joardar, PP. Dhar, S Akhter, 2015. Effects of arbuscular mycorrhiza inoculation on plant growth and uptake of mineral nutrition in Ipomoea aquatic, Current World Environment, 10(1):67-75. Download PDF            

9. M Halder, JC Joardar, MS Amin, 2015. Potassium, Calcium and Sodium Distribution and Enrichment in Different Part of Common Vegetable Plants Grown under Field Condition, Research Journal of Soil Biology, 7(3):91-97. Download PDF

8. M Halder, S Akhter, ASM Mahmud, 2015. Prevalence of Arbuscular Mycorrhiza Fungi (AMF) colonization in medicinal plant root and response of prevalence with some selected medicinal plants rhizosphere soil properties in BCSIR forest, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 9(1):131-140. Download PDF

7. M Halder, ASM Mahmud, MS Amin, SMF Rabbi, F Islam, MS Rahman, NC Nandi, NJ Mouri, S Ray, JC Joardar, 2014. Effects of iron dust on arsenic accumulation and nutrient status of Ipomoea aquatica grown in arsenic contaminated soil, Research Journal of Soil Biology, 6(1): 17-24. Download PDF

6. PK Das, M Halder, ASM. Mujib, F Islam, AS Mahahmud, S Akhter, JC Joardar, 2015. Heavy metal concentration in some common spices available at local market as well as branded spicy in Chittagong Metropolitan city, Bangladesh, Current World Environment, 10(1):101-108. Download PDF  

5. ASM Mujib, ASM Mahmud, M Halder, and CMM Hasan, 2014. Study of Hematological Parameters in Children Suffering from Iron Deficiency Anaemia in ChattagramMaa-o-Shishu General Hospital, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Anemia, 2014: 10 pages. Download PDF  

4. ASM Mohamud, M Chowdhury, R Karim, S Islam, MS Rahman, M Halder, K Alam, HR Bhuiyan and F Islam, 2014. Prevalence and In-vitro Evaluation of Probiotic Properties of Lactobacillus delbrueckii and Lactobacillus plantarum Isolated from Yoghurt in Chittagong Division, Bangladesh, Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8(3): 1- 12. Download PDF

3. JC Joardar, M Halder, S Segawa, M. Islam, SM Imamul Huq, S Kawai, 2013. Application of Baked Pig Manure Reduces Arsenic Concentrations in Plants Growing in Arsenic Contaminated Soils, International Journal of Environmental Protection, 3(11):15-22. Download PDF  

2. F Islam, M. Rahman, SSA. Khan, B Ahmed, ABakar and M Halder, 2013. Heavy Metals in Water, Sediment and Some Fishes of Karnofuly River, Bangladesh, Pollution Research, 32 (4): 715-721. Download PDF

1. JC Joardar and M Halder, 2013. Chemical Characterization of Khulna City Waste and its Effects on Surrounding Soils through Lateral Movement, Proceedings of the Waste Safe 2013 – 3rd International Conferences on Solid Waste Management in the Developing Countries 10-12 February 2013, Khulna, Bangladesh, M. Alamgir, I.M. Rafizul, S.M.T. Islam, M.I. Nazir and S.R. Saha (Eds.) ISBN: 978-984-33-7045-7, PI. 68 (1-6). Download PDF