Profile of Dr. Md. Abu Hanif


Dr. Md. Abu Hanif

Associate Professor

Department of Agroforestry And Environment (AGF)

Faculty of Agriculture

Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University, Dinajpur.



    Ecology, Agroforestry, Forest Management, Climate Change (Mitigation & Adaptation Strategy),


  1. Ph.D., 2020

    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  2. M.S., 2010

    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

  3. B.Sc.Ag. (Hon's), 2008

    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University


  1. Assistant Professor
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

    February 01, 2014 to Present

  2. Lecturer
    Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University

    February 01, 2012 to January 31, 2014


Journal Papers

  1. Yu, Q*., Hanif, M. A.*, Rao, X., He, J., Sun, D., Liu, S., He, D.,  & Shen, W. 2021. Long-term restoration altered edaphic properties and soil microbial communities in forests: Evidence from four plantations of southern China. Restoration Ecology (IF-3.404).

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  2. Yu, Q., Rao, X., Chu, C., Liu, S., Lin, Y., Sun, D., Tan, X. Hanif, M.A. & Shen, W. (2020). Species dominance rather than species asynchrony determines the temporal stability of productivity in four subtropical forests along 30 years of restoration. Forest Ecology and Management, 457, 117687. (IF-3.55)
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  3. Hanif, M.A.; Yu, Q.; Rao, X.; Shen, W. Disentangling the Contributions of Plant Taxonomic and Functional Diversities in Shaping Aboveground Biomass of a Restored Forest Landscape in Southern China. Plants 2019, 8, 612. (IF-3.935)

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  4. Hanif, M.A.; Guo, Z.; Moniruzzaman, M.; He, D.; Yu, Q.; Rao, X.; Liu, S.; Tan, X.; Shen, W. Plant Taxonomic Diversity Better Explains Soil Fungal and Bacterial Diversity than Functional Diversity in Restored Forest Ecosystems. Plants 2019, 8, 479. (IF-3.935)

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  5. Yu, Qingshui, Xingquan Rao, Shengnan Ouyang, Yong Xu, Abu Hanif, Zhuang Ni, Dan Sun, Dan He, and Weijun Shen. (2019). Changes in taxonomic and phylogenetic dissimilarity among four subtropical forest communities during 30 years of restoration. Forest Ecology and Management, 432, 983-1001. (IF-3.55)

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  6. Proshad, Ram, Tapos Kormoker, Md Saiful Islam, Md Abu Hanif, and Krishno Chandra. 2018. Chronic exposure assessment of toxic elements from agricultural soils around the industrial areas of Tangail district, Bangladesh. Archives of Agriculture and Environmental Science 3(4): 317-336.

  7. Hanif, M.A., Roy, R.M., Bari, M.S. Ray, P.C., Rahman, M.S. and Hasan, M.F. (2018). Livelihood Improvements Through Agroforestry: Evidence from Northern Bangladesh. Small-scale Forestry, 17(4):505-522. (IF-1.778)

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  8. Siddika, M. A., Mian, M. J. A., Hoque, T. S., Hanif, M. A., & Ray, P. C. (2016). Effect of Different Micronutrients on Growth and Yield of Rice. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science, 12(6):1-8. 

  9. Islam, M. J., Rahman, S., Al Mamun, A., Farhana, F., Rahman, H., Aktar, M., & Hanif, A. (2016). Assessment of Heavy Metals in Roadside Soil, Water and Vegetables of the Dinajpur-Rangpur Highway in Bangladesh. Journal of Chemical, Biological and Physical Sciences (JCBPS), 6(2), 255.

  10. Hanif, M. A., Bari, M. S., Al Mamun, M. A., Roy, P., & Roy, R. M. (2015). Potentiality of Organic Rice Production Fertilized with Different Agroforestry Tree Leaf Litter in Northern Bangladesh. International Journal of Plant and Soil Science, 8(2):1-6.

  11. Hanif, M. A., Bari, M. S., & Abiar Rahman, M. (2015). Potentiality of carbon sequestration by agroforestry species in Bangladesh. Res Crops, 16(3),562-567. (Scopus Indexed, Q3)

  12. M.W. Rahman, M.A.I. Talukder, M.A.A. Mamun, M.A. Hanif and M.J. Uddin. (2015). Studies on genetic variability, correlation and path analysi s of yield attributes in maizegenotypes (Zea mays L.). Journal of chemical, biological and physical sciences, Section B. 5(4): 3964-3971.

  13. M.A. Hanif and Bari M.S. (2013). The Potentiality of Potato based Agrisilvicultural Land Use System in the Northern Part of Bangladesh. Science Secure Journal Biotechnology, 2(1):36-40.

  14. M.F. Ali; M.A. Hanif, M.S. Bari, S.A. Akher and U. Fatema. (2013). Phytochemical Assessment of Some Medicinal Plants under Different Agroforestry Systems. Bangladesh Research Publication Journal, 8(4): 186 - 190.

  15. M.S. Ali, M.M.U. Miah, M.H.A. Amin, M.S. Rahman and M.A. Hanif. (2010). Varietal performance of cane in association with different multipurpose tree species. Journal Agroforestry and Environment, 4 (2): 45-47.

  16. M.M.A.A. Chowdhury, M.M.U. Miah, M.H.A. Amin, M.M. Akter and M.A. Hanif. (2010). Effect of Fertilizer and Lime on the Performance of Turmeric-Ghora neem based Agroforestry System, Journal Agroforestry and Environment, 3 (2): 69-72.

  17. M.A. Hanif, M.H.A. Amin, M.S. Bari, M.S. Ali and M.N. Uddin. (2010). Performance of okra under litchi based agroforestry system. Journal Agroforestry and Environment, 4 (2):137-139.

  18. M.H.A.Amin, M.S. Rahman, P. Lakra, S.M. Rayhan and M.A. Hanif. (2010). Performance of cabbage under multipurpose tree species as a agroforestry system. Bangladesh Research Publication Journal 4 (1): 76-81.
  19. M.A. Hanif, Md. Faruk Hossain, S.M. Rayhan, S. Parvin and M.O.K. Azad. (2010). Effect of Abiotic and Biotic Factors on the Seed Quality of Deshi Jute (Corchorus capsularis). Bangladesh Research Publication Journal, 4(4):376-380.

Conference Papers

  1. Hanif, M.A., Bari, M.S. Rahman, M.A. Potentiality of agroforestry species to climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration. Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Environmental Aspects of Bangladesh [ICEAB 2014].

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  1. 2020 Excellent International Graduate

    Funded by: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Beijing, China

  2. CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship

    Funded by: Chinese Academy of Science and The World Academy of Sciences


  1. Improvement of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation Capacity of the farmers in Northern Bangladesh

    Funded by: Ministrty of Science and Technology

    Position: Principal Investigator (PI)

    Description: Bangladesh is considered as one of the most vulnerable country due to the impact of climate change. Among the different sectors, agriculture sector is one of the most vulnerable one. The purpose of the present was to explore the farmer’s perception of these changes, how they are coping with the situation, problems facing during adaptation and possible way forward. The investigation was carried out through a structured questionnaire in the northern (Dinajpur, Thakurgaon and Panchagarh district) part of Bangladesh. Data were collected by an interview schedule from a sample of 104 farmers. The results of the study reveal that, farmers are aware about these changes. Among the different changes, drought (41.3%) related difficulties are more prone in the northern part of Bangladesh followed by increased in temperature (36.5%). Farmers are taking different adaptation strategies to combat with the situation. For mitigation of adverse impact of drought, famers are practicing homestead agroforestry, improving irrigational facilities etc. Again, in case of flood, farmers are storing feeds for livestock, increasing the dyke of ponds and storing dry foods. Moreover, farmers are introducing adaptive cropping systems. Farmers are cultivating hybrid maize, introducing drought tolerant crop varieties, changing cropping pattern, planting trees around the crop field and homestead area. Low market price of the crops produced is one of the major concerns of the farmers during production. Beside these, unfavorable weather condition and lack of quality inputs are also causing difficulties during adaptation process.