Kingshuk ROY

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Kingshuk ROY
Nihon University
College of Bioresource Sciences, Department of International Development Studies
Job title
Ph.D.(Tottori University)
Other affiliation
Nihon UniversityNihon University


Prof. Roy is an environmentalist who majored in several fields of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering: Soil and Water Conservation, Irrigation and Drainage etc. He did his graduate studies at Yamaguchi University (Master degree) and The United Graduate School of Tottori University (Ph.D. degree) in Japan and gained experience working with several research institutes and universities. Prof. Roy has conducted research on different environmental aspects such as desertification, soil erosion, water quality, and watershed management in Japan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, India, USA, and Bangladesh.

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2014
Professor, Department of International Development Studies, College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University
Apr 2003
Concurrent Faculty, Division of Bioresource Science, Graduate School of Biorerource Sciences, Nihon University
Apr 2004
Mar 2014
Concurrent Faculty, Environmental Science Discipline, Nihon University Advanced Research Institute for the Sciences and Humanities(ARISH)
Sep 2009
Sep 2010
Visiting Fellow, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, USA
Aug 2004
Aug 2004
Visiting Professor, College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University


Apr 1994
Mar 1997
Division of Production Environment Science, Graduate School, Division of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University
Apr 1992
Mar 1994
Agricultural Civil Engineering, Graduate School, Division of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University
Mar 1989
Department of Irrigation and Water Management Engineering, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering & Technology (AET), Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)

Committee Memberships

Apr 2006
The Japanese Society of Tropical Agriculture  Editing Committee Member
Mar 2006
Mar 2009
Japanese Society of Sand Dune Research  Member
Nov 2004
World Association of Soil and Water Conservation  Life Member
Apr 2001
Mar 2005
The Japanese Society of Regional and Agricultural Development  Journal Editing Committee Member
Nov 2004
Dec 2014
World Association of Soil and Water Conservation  Editing Committee Member (E-journal)

Awards & Honors

Jul 2015
Distinguished alumni award for professional and academic achievements, and contribution to the agricultural and environmental engineering discipline, SANYOJI-KAI Award of Excellence 2015, SANYOJI-KAI
Winner: Kingshuk Roy
Alumni association, Faculty of Agriculture, Yamaguchi University, Japan
May 2013
Assessment and Improvement of Agricultural Land Degradation, Best Scientific Publication Award (2013), Center for Environmental Information Science(CEIS), Japan
Winner: Kingshuk Roy
Apr 1994
Doctoral Course, Monbusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Japan Government
Winner: Kingshuk Roy
Jun 1992
Soil Erosion Mechanism in Agricultural Lands and and Its Prevention, The 4th Sankei Shinbun Research Grant Award, Sankei Shimbun
Winner: Kingshuk Roy
Apr 1992
Master Course, Monbusho Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Japan Government
Winner: Kingshuk Roy

Published Papers

Kingshuk Roy
International J. Environmental and Rural Development(IJERD)   9(1) 109-115   Dec 2018   [Refereed]
Nonpoint source pollution of water is an important environmental issue in Japan. In this study, water samples were collected from 12 selected sites and 4 different periods at the upper stretch of the Ayase River Basin located in Saitatma prefectur...
Kingshuk Roy, Satoki Iwata and Yurika Kato
International J. Environmental and Rural Development(IJERD)   8(1) 39-48   Dec 2017   [Refereed]
Miyagi prefecture had severe damage from tsunami following the Great East Japan earthquake in 2011. Various restoration projects have been implemented by concerned agencies of the central and local governments. In the agricultural lands damaged by...
A survey on the glaciers and vegetation of the tropical alpine Kilimanjaro
Morito Kanehara and Kingshuk Roy
Bulletin of Nihon University College Museum of Bioresource Sciences   26 47-55   Jun 2017
Roy, K., T. Shimowatari, and Z. Wei
International J. Environmental and Rural Development(IJERD)   6(1) 165-174   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
The authors carried out periodic field surveys/experiments for over a decade in different desertification-prone arid lands of Northern China. From the results, an amount of 0.5% (by weight) cotton and 3% (by weight) alkali-treated coal ash (named ...
Kingshuk ROY, Yurika KATO, Naoki SATO and Sadao NAGASAKA
Journal of Environmental Information Science   43(5) 19-24   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
To assess changes in the soil salinity status of agricultural farmlands devastated by the 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami in Miyagi prefecture, soil samples were collected from different types of farmlands in 2013 and analyzed. The sampling included recla...

Books etc

Prospects and Issues of Leisure Agriculture Development in Asian Countries
Kingshuk Roy (Part:Joint Work, 111-122)
Ryuukei Shoten   Jan 2017   ISBN:978-4-8447-0531-4
Soil and Water Environment in South Asia (Chapter 9), Introduction to International Agriculture and Rural Development Studies (IDS Research Forum ed.)
Kingshuk Roy
Association of Agriculture and Forestry Statistics Publishers, Japan   Nov 2016   ISBN:978-4-541-04113-5
Prediction of soil degradation in Agricultural lands and site-specific conservation approaches(Chapter 11), Introduction to International Agriculture and Rural Development Studies (IDS Research Forum ed.)
Kinsghuk Roy
Association of Agriculture and Forestry Statistics Publishers, Japan   Nov 2016   ISBN:978-4-541-04113-5
Aggravation of environmental problems and food system in India (Chapter 10), Food system of India: Impacts of lobalization and Economic Development(edited by T. Shimowatari and H. Uehara),(in Japanese)
Kingshuk Roy
Tsukuba-Shobo   Aug 2014   ISBN:978-4-8119-0443-6
Remote Sensing and GIS Aided Land Degradation Assessment in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (chapter 14), Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Management.
Shrestha, R. P. and K. Roy (Part:Joint Work, 317-331)
Nova Science Publishers Inc(edited by P. K. Joshi et al.)   Dec 2009   ISBN:978-160692-211-8

Conference Activities & Talks

Kingshuk Roy
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2018   10 Dec 2018   American Geophysical Union (AGU)
In Imperial county, productivity level of agricultural commodities is greatly related to the status of soil salinity in the farmlands. Since the Salton Sea performs an important function as the sink for agricultural runoff in that area, the presen...
Kingshuk Roy and Maciej Zwienecki
American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting 2017   11 Dec 2017   American Geophysical Union (AGU)
In this study, effects of particle film technique by spraying kaolin, and soil water holding material by mixing cotton wool into soil are investigated on cotton plant (Gossypium hirsutum L.)'s physiology and transpiration rate.
Kingshuk Roy
JSIDRE Annual Conference 2017   29 Aug 2017   JSIDRE
Sadao NAGASAKA, Kingshuk Roy, Takairo Yamazaki and Shigeo Ishikawa
12th International Dryland Development Conference on ‘Sustainable Development of Drylands in the Post 2015 World'   21 Aug 2016   International Dryland Development Commission (IDDC)
Generally, paddy fields require much water than other agricultural lands. However, they give far more benefits than merely that out of rice cultivation. The roles of paddy fields in biodiversity and ecosystem conservation, similarto those of natur...
Kingshuk Roy
The 31st RRIAP International Symposium, NUBS   3 Feb 2016   RRIAP, NUBS

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Requirements for a Sustainable Food Supply Chain and Environment Conservation in South Asia
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Toshiharu Shimowatari
This study focuses on the existing situation of food Production in South Asia and analyzes possible factors to build up a sustainable supply chain of agricultural products in the local area. The study also aims to find out an ideal way to make a b...
Approval Condition for Environment-adaptive Agriculture and Food System in Monsoon Asia
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): Toshiharu Shimowatari
Food security is a key challenge in many Asian countries despite the recent rapid economic growth in some parts of Asia. Within the continent, monsoon dominated countries(region) have some typical and identical natural characteristics, as well as ...
Disaster tolerance of agricultural system in monsoon Asia
Project Year: 2006 - 2008    Investigator(s): Toshiharu Shimowatari
Arsenic contamination in plants and suitable measures
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2008    Investigator(s): Kingshuk Roy
Social acceptibility of Environmental Technologies
Research Grant from Nihon University
Project Year: 2004 - 2006

Social Contribution

Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) Judge
[Advisor, Informant]  American Geophysical Union (AGU)  American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in Washington D.C., USA  (Ernest Walter Convention Center, Washington D.C., USA)  10 Dec 2018 - 14 Dec 2018
World Association of Soil and Water Conservation
[]  World Association of Soil and Water Conservation(WASWAC)  1 Apr 2017
Center for Environmental Information Science
[]  Center for Environmental Information Science  1 Apr 2006 - 31 Mar 2010
Councilor(2016-), Academic Council Member(2006-2010)
Japanese Society of Irrigation, Drainage and Rural Engineering
[]  1 Apr 2015
Secretary, Farmland Conservation Research Section
Japanese Society for Tropical Agriculture
[]  1 Apr 2014
Member, Editorial Committee of Scientific Journal 'Tropical Agriculture and Development'


Oct 2009
Nov 2007
Graduate course and curriculum in Japanese Universities: perspective of a foreigner researcher
Jun 2007
Environmental problems in developing countries
Mar 2007
Groundwater arsenic contamination in Bangladesh and India - Effects on Soil and Crops -
Aug 2006
Environmental Aspects of Conservation Agriculture in Imperial County - Some Facts and Thoughts -