Md. Tareq Bin Salam
Assistant Professor

Man of Khulna, Bangladesh. Love to visualize dreams. Ph.D. research fellow at the University of Yamanashi, Japan, focused on understanding systemic insecticide contamination and bioremediation of contaminants in the soil-plant microbiome. Very positive-minded and self-dependent personality. Love to innovate new things—special interest in Soil-plant microbiome, Bioremediation, and plant growth promotion through soil bio-management

In the field of research, I have had different exposures, In Soil and Water chemistry, I have experienced working in Wastewater quality analysis for irrigation purposes. In terms of Soil fertility measurement, I have the experience to measure the Soil physiochemical properties that have been affected by long-term cultivation. To gain further knowledge, I have initiated some works related to Soil Carbon Sequestration that will help to mitigate global climate change by initiating climatic-smart-agriculture. Furthermore, I tested the adaptation capability of climate-adaptable rice varieties to saline soils of southwestern Bangladesh in collaboration with the Bangladesh Rice Research Institute. Moreover, my research team finished the work on measuring heavy metals load in agricultural soils and potential transfer to rice grain. In this context, I always welcome research and collaborative work.

Ph.D. fellow (MEXT Scholar) in Environmental and Social System Science, University of Yamanashi, Japan

M.S. in Soil Science from Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh

BSc. in Soil Science from Khulna University, Khulna, Bangladesh

Soil-plant microbiome and interactions, Soil and Environmental Microbiology, Microbe-assisted bioremediation of soil, Pesticide extraction and biodegradation.

Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Adaptation of New Rice Varieties under Saline Stress Condition Co-Principal Investigator 19th November 2018 26th May 2018 National
2 Tobacco Cultivation Influences on Soils, Crops and Environmental Degradation in Rangpur District, Bangladesh Principal Investigator 23th June, 2019 20th June, 2020 National
3 Environmental and Institutional Impact of Tidal River Management in Southwestern Bangladesh Principal Investigator 01st July, 2019 30th June, 2020
4 Soil-Carbon sequestration status under different cropping pattern Principal Investigator 01st May, 2018 26th May 2019

1. Teaching and learning since February 2018.

2. Working as a research fellow in Kataoka's Lab at the University of Yamanashi, Japan since December 2021.

2. Had exposure to work in the Global no.1 nutrition health and wellness multinational company "Nestle Bangladesh Ltd." for 6 years as a Nutrition Executive (January 2012 to February 2018).

2021: achieved MEXT scholarship under the Japanese government

2021: achieved CAS-TWAS (The World Academy of Science)-ANSO young scientist fellowship in the Chinese Academy of Science (Not avail due to my disapproval). 


SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Tobacco cultivation influences on soil and environmental degradation at North-Bengal in Bangladesh Masters Supervisor 01st July, 2019 30th June, 2020
2 Heavy metal loads in agricultural soil and transfer to rice grains Bachelor Supervisor 01st July, 2019 31st December, 2019
3 Agronomic performance of modern rice verities in Batiaghata, Khulna Bachelor Supervisor 01st July, 2019 31st December, 2019

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       2024: Salam, M.T.B.; Mahmood, A.; Asghar, W.; Ito, K.; Kataoka, R. Phytomicrobiomes: A Potential Approach for Sustainable Pesticide Biodegradation. Appl. Sci. 202414, 2740.     

Salam MTB, Kataoka R. Changes in the Endophytic Bacterial Community of Brassica rapa after Application of Systemic Insecticides. Int J Mol Sci. 2023 Oct 18;24(20):15306. doi: 10.3390/ijms242015306. PMID: 37894986; PMCID: PMC10607537.


20   2021: *Salam, M.T.B., Zaman, S.M.S., Hossen, S.M.T. et al. Consecutive 2-year data analysis to assess the soil quality and ecological risk of heavy metals in Tobacco field: a case study in Northern Bangladesh. SN Appl. Sci. 3, 193 (2021). Published by Springer Nature.

       2021: *Salam, M.T.B., Sultan, M.T., Hossain, M., Rahman, A.M. Effects of Cropping Pattern on Carbon Sequestration and Aggregate Stability of Soil in Long Term Agricultural Fields in Khulna, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Botany 50(4): 1029-1034 (2021).

       2021: *Bin Salam, M. T. ., Zaman, S. S. ., Hossen, S. T. ., & Nur, M. A.  Environmental Degradation due to Tobacco Cultivation in Northern Bangladesh. The Dhaka University Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences9(2), 19–26.


       2021: Mahmud, U., *Salam, M.B., Khan, A.S. et al. Ecological risk of heavy metal in agricultural soil and transfer to rice grains. Discov Mater 1, 10 (2021). Published by Springer Nature.


       2021: *Bin Salam, M., Amin, A., Afroz, T., & Masud, M. (2021). Environmental and Institutional Impacts of Tidal River Management: A Case Study on Pakhimara Tidal Basin in Southwestern Bangladesh. Caraka Tani: Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, 36(2), 295-307. doi:

2019: *Salam, M.T.B., Karmakar, B., Hossain, T., Robin, M. H., Ferdaus, Z., and Hossain, M. “Agronomic Performance of Modern Irrigated Rice Varieties in compare with BRRI dhan-28 cultivars in South-western Bangladesh. plant science Today;6(4):528-532..

2019: Hossain, M., and *Salam, M.T.B. 2019. “Changes in Soil Physical Properties and Fertility Status of Long Term Cultivated Soils in Southwestern Bangladesh”; Malaysian Journal of Soil Science,23:31-41. 

     2019:  *Salam, M.T.B., Zaman, S.S.M., Nuralom, Md., and Hossain, M. 2019.Strategic Ground Water Management Planning for Rice field in Rangpur District, Bangladesh. Current World Environment,14(2): 320-325. Doi: 

2019: Khatun, M., Shuvo, A.R., *Salam, M.T.B., and Rahman, S.M.H.2019. Effect of organic amendments on soil salinity and the growth of maize (Zea mays L.). Plant Science Today;6(2):106-111.

2014: Salam, M.T.B., *Billah S.M. and Ali, S.Y., 2014. “Effects of shrimp industry-waste water on Maize (Zea mays) cultivation”. Journal of Scientific and Innovative Research; 3(3): 308-314. 

 2013: Salam, M.T.B and *Billah, S.M. 2013. “Assessment of irrigation water quality as deteriorated by effluent discharged from major shrimp processing industries of Rupsha Upazila, Khulna, Bangladesh”. Khulna University Studies; 11 (1&2)and 12 (1&2): 121-127.

2013: Ahsan, S., Salam, M.T.B. and *Billah, S.M. 2013. “Impact of Shrimp processing industries on the chemical properties of soils of Rupsha Upazila, Khulna, Bangladesh” Khulna University Studies, volume 11 (1&2) and 12 (1&2): 27-32.

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