Scientist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK),

Short Biography
Mohammed Mofizur is a Bangladesh-born environmental scientist and an educator, currently working as
a Scientist at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) Germany and an honorary fellow of
Future Earth Coast (2020-25). Before joining at PIK, he was an Alexander Von Humboldt International
Climate Protection Fellow and a Research Associate at the Institute for Resources Management for the
Tropics and Sub-tropics. Mofizur is also an alumnus of Beahrs Environmental Leadership program of
University of California Berkeley, USA. Mofizur has more than 10 years of working experience in various
national and international organizations such as ICDDRB, GIZ, ICCCAD, and World Fish. He is working on
climate change impact and adaptation in the large river deltas around the world. Sustainability and
Resilience thinking is the key to his work. Mofizur is a passionate educator and taught courses on
Environmental Social Sciences in several universities such as in Islamic University of Technology, Centre
for Sustainable Development at University of Liberal Arts, Bangladesh, Köln University of Applied
Sciences in Germany, and Anant Fellowship for Climate Action at Anant National University, India. He
brings his field research into the classroom to educate the new generation, using trans-disciplinary
methodologies and combining natural-social science disciplines.
Selected Publications
1. Rahman, M. M., Penny, G., Mondal, M. S., Zaman, M. H., Kryston, A., Salehin, M., Nahar, Q., Islam, M.
S., Bolster, D., Tank, J. L. y Müller, M. F. (2019). Salinization in large river deltas: Drivers, impacts
and socio-hydrological feedbacks. Water Security, 6(5), 100024.
2. Rahman, M. M., Ahmad, S., Mahmud, A. S., Hassan-uz-Zaman, M., Nahian, M. A., Ahmed, A., Nahar,
Q., & Streatfield, P. K. (2019). Health consequences of climate change in Bangladesh: An overview
of the evidence, knowledge gaps and challenges. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate
Change, 10(5), e601.
3. Adams, H., Adger, W. N., Ahmad, S., Ahmed, A., Begum, D., Matthews, Z., Rahman, M. M., Nilsen, K.,
Gurney, G. G., Streatfield, P. K. (2020). Multi-dimensional well-being associated with economic
dependence on ecosystem services in deltaic social-ecological systems of Bangladesh. Regional
Environmental Change, 20(2), 160094.
4. Gain, A. K., Rahman, M. M., Sadik, M. S., Adnan, M. S. G., Ahmad, S., Ahsan, S. M. M., . . . van Loon-
Steensma, J. M. (2022). Overcoming challenges for implementing nature-based solutions in
deltaic environments: insights from the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh.
Environmental Research Letters, 17(6).
5. Carlson, C. J., Colwell, R., Hossain, M. S., Rahman, M. M., Robock, A., Ryan, S. J., . . . Trisos, C. H.
(2022). Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries. Nature
Communication, 13(1), 2150.