Dilip Biswas, Ph.D.

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Agricultural Data Analyst

Contributes to research studies with a focus on economic analysis and resource use-efficiency of agronomic management practices and cropping systems in order to address economic and environmental sustainability in agriculture in the face of global climate change

Research and/or project statements

Additional Publications

Referred Scientific Journal Publications

  1. Khakbazan, M., Carew, R., Crittenden, S., Mohr, R.M., and Biswas, D.K. (2023) An economic review of conservation tillage practices: select case studies from the eastern Prairies of Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science 00: 1-11.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjss-2023-0053
  2. Biswas, D.K., Gjetvaj, B., St. Luce, M., Liu, K., and Asgedom, H. (2023) Effects of soil water and nitrogen on drought resilience, growth, yield and grain quality of a spring wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 103: 401–410.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2022-0210
  3. Biswas, D.K., Coulman, B., Biligetu, B., Fu, Y.-B. (2020) Advancing bromegrass breeding through imaging phenotyping and genomic selection: a review. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 1673.  https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2019.01673
  4. Bhattarai, S., Biswas, D.K., Fu, Y.-B., Biligetu, B. (2020) Morphological, physiological and genetic responses to salt stress in alfalfa: a review. Agronomy 10: 577.  https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10040577
  5. Biswas, D.K., B.L. Ma and M.J. Morrison. (2019) Changes in leaf nitrogen and phosphorus, photosynthesis, respiration, growth and resource-use efficiency of a rapeseed cultivar as affected by drought and high temperature. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 99: 488-498.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0023
  6. Biswas, D.K. and Ma, B.L. (2016) Effect of nitrogen rate and fertilizer nitrogen source on physiology, yield, grain quality and nitrogen-use efficiency in corn. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 96: 392-403.  https://doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0186
  7. Ma, B.L. and Biswas, D.K. (2016) Field-level comparison of nitrogen rates and application methods on maize yield, grain quality and nitrogen-use efficiency in a humid environment. Journal of Plant Nutrition 39:727-741.  https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2015.1106556
  8. Ma, B.L., Biswas, D.K., Herath, A.W., Whalen, J.K., Ruan, S.Q., Caldwell, C., Earl, H. Vanasse, A., Scott, P. and Smith, D.L. (2015) Growth, yield and yield components of canola as affected by nitrogen, sulphur and boron fertilization. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178: 658-670.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201400280
  9. Ma, B.L. and Biswas, D.K. (2015) Precision nitrogen management for sustainable corn production. In: E. Lichtfouse and A. Goyal (eds.) Sustainable Agriculture Reviews volume 16 – Cereals, Chapter 2. Springer Publisher.  https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-16988-0_2
  10. Hong, X., Hua, S., Benying, S., Xinggua, H., Biswas, D.K. and Yonggeng L. (2014) Restoring the degraded grassland and improving sustainability of grassland ecosystem through chicken farming: A case study in northern China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 186:115-123.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.02.001
  11. Zhou, Q.P., Biswas, D.K. and Ma, B.L. (2013). Comparison between cultivars of wheat, covered and naked oat. Dry matter, N and P accumulation and partitioning as affected by N supply. Journal of Plant Nutritional and Soil Science 176: 929-941.  https://doi.org/10.4141/cjps2011-167
  12. Biswas, D.K., Hong, X., Li, Y.G., Ma, B.L., Jiang G.M. (2013) Modification of photosynthesis and growth responses to elevated CO2 by ozone in two cultivars of winter wheat with different years of release. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 1485-1496.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ert005
  13. Biswas, D.K. and Jansen, M.A.K. (2012) Natural variation in UV-B protection amongst Arabidopsis thaliana accessions. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture 24: 621-631.  https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.v24i6.14681
  14. Ma, B.L., Liang, B.C, Biswas, D.K. and Morrison, M. (2012) The carbon footprint of maize production as affected by nitrogen fertilization and maize-legume rotations. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 94: 15-31.  https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10705-012-9522-0
  15. Ma, B.L. Biswas, D.K. Zhou, Q.P. and Ren, C. (2012) Comparison among cultivars of wheat, covered and naked oats. I. Effect of N on growth and yield. Canadian Journal of Plant Science 92: 1213-1222.  https://doi.org/10.4141/cjps2011-167
  16. Biswas, D.K. and Jiang, G.M. (2011) Differential drought-induced modulation of ozone tolerance in winter wheat species. Journal of Experimental Botany 62: 4153-4162.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/err104
  17. Biswas, D.K., Scannell, G., Akhmetov, N., Fitzpatrick, D. and Jansen, M.A.K. (2010) 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol mediated increases in extracellular peroxidase activity in three species of Lemnaceae. Aquatic Toxicology 100: 289-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2010.08.001
  18. Biswas, D.K., Hong, X., Yang, J.C., Li, Y.G., Chen, S. B., Jiang, C.D., Li, W.D., Ma, K.P., Adhikary, S.K., Wang X. Z. and Jiang G. M. (2009) Impacts of methods and sites of plant breeding on ozone sensitivity in winter wheat cultivars. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 134: 168-177.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2009.06.009
  19. Li, W.D., Biswas, D.K., Hong, X., Xu Q., Wang, X.Z., Liu, Z.K. and Jiang, G.M. (2009) Photosynthetic responses to chromosome doubling in relation to leaf anatomy in Lonicera japonica subjected to water stress. Functional Plant Biology 36: 783-792.  https://doi.org/10.1071/FP09022
  20. Hong, X., Chen, S.B., Biswas, D.K., Li, Y.G. and Jiang, G.M. (2009) Photosynthetic and yield responses of an old and a modern winter wheat cultivars to short-term ozone exposure. Photosynthetica 47: 247-254.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11099-009-0039-y
  21. Hua, S., Li, Y.G., Lana, Z.J., Hong, X., Liu, W., Wang, B.X., Biswas, D.K. and Jiang, G.M. (2009) Leaf-level plasticity of Salix gordejevii in fixed dunes compared with lowlands in Hunshandake Sandland, North China. Journal of Plant Research 122: 611-622.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10265-009-0249-1
  22. Biswas, D.K., Hong, X., Li, Y.G., Liu, M.Z., Chen, S.B., Sun J.Z. and Jiang, G.M. (2008) Assessing the genetic relatedness of higher ozone sensitivity of modern wheat to its wild and cultivated progenitors/relatives. Journal of Experimental Botany 59: 951-963. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ern022
  23. Biswas, D.K., Hong, X., Li, Y.G., Sun, J.Z., Wang, X.Z. and Jiang, G.M. (2008) Genotypic differences in leaf biochemical, physiological and growth responses to ozone in 20 winter wheat cultivars released over the past 60 years. Global Change Biology 14: 46-59.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01477.x
  24. Feng, L.L., Li, Y.H., Biswas, D.K., Nian, Y.G. and Jiang, G.M. (2008) Potential of constructed wetlands in treating the eutrophic water: evidence from Taihu Lake of China. Bioresource Technology 99: 1656-1663.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2007.04.001
  25. Cai, H., Biswas, D.K., Shang, A.Q., Zhao, L.J. and Li, W.D. (2007) Photosynthetic response and metabolic compounds changes in Jasminum sambac to water stress. Photosynthetica 45: 503-509.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11099-007-0087-0
  26. Hong, X., Biswas, D.K., Li, W.G., Chen, S.B., Zhang, L. and Jiang, G.M. and Li, Y.G. (2007) Photosynthesis and yield responses of ozone-treated winter wheat to drought. Photosynthetica 45: 582-588.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11099-007-0100-7
  27. Peng, Y., Jiang, G.M., Hong, X., Liu, S.L., Liu, M.Z. and Biswas, D.K. (2007) Photosynthesis, transpiration and water use efficiency of four plant species with grazing intensities in Hunshandak Sandland, China. Journal of Arid Environments 70: 304-315.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2007.01.002
  28. Haque, M., Hamid, A., Khanam, M., Biswas, D.K., Karim, M.A., Khaliq, Q.A., Hossain, M.A. and Uprety, D.C. (2006) The effect of elevated CO2 concentration on leaf chlorophyll and nitrogen contents in rice during post-flowering phases. Biologia Plantarum 50: 69-73.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10535-005-0076-8
  29. Jiang, C.D., Jiang, G.M., Wang, X.Z., Li, L.H., Biswas, D.K. and Li, Y.G. (2006) Photosynthetic activities and thermos-stability of Photosystem II with leaf development of elm seedlings (Ulmus Pumila) probed by the fast fluorescence rise OJIP. Environmental and Experimental Botany 58: 123-130.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2005.09.00
  30. Jiang, C.D., Jiang, G.M., Wang X., Li, Li.H., Biswas, D.K. and Li Y.G. (2006) Enhanced photosystem 2 thermostability during leaf growth of elm (Ulmus pumila) seedlings. Photosynthetica 44: 411-418.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s11099-006-0044-3
  31. Ding, Li., Wang, K.J., Jiang, G.M., Biswas, D.K., Hong, X., Li, L.F. and Li, Y.H. (2005) Effects of nitrogen deficiency on photosynthetic traits of maize hybrids released in different years. Annals of Botany 96: 925-930.  https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mci244
  32. Peng, Yu, Jiang, G.M., Liu, M.Z., Niu, S.L., Yu, S.L. and Biswas, D.K. (2005) Potentials for combating desertification in Hunshandak Sandland through nature reserve. Environmental Management 35: 453-460.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-004-0064-
  33. Haque, M.M., Hamid, A., Khanam,  Biswas, D.K., M.A., Karim, Khaliq, Q.A., Hossain, M.A. and Uprety, D. C. (2003) Effect of elevated CO2 concentration on leaf chlorophyll and nitrogen content in rice during post-flowering phases. Biologia Plantarum 50: 69-73.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10535-005-0076-8
  34. Biswas, D.K., Haque, M.M., Hamid, A. and Ahmed, J.U. (2002) Temporal effect on gas exchange characteristics of blackgram. Journal of Biological Sciences 5: 173-176.  https://doi.org/10.3923/pjbs.2002.173.176
  35. Biswas, D.K., Haque, M.M., Hamid, A., Ahmed J.U. and Rahman, M.A. (2002) Influences of plant population densities on growth and yield of two blackgram varieties. Pakistan Journal of Agronomy 1: 83-85.  https://doi.org/10.3923/ja.2002.83.85
  36. Rahman, M.A., Hossain, M.D., Islam, M.S., Biswas, D.K. and Ahiduzzaman, M. (2002) Genetic variability, heritability and path analysis in snake gourd (Trichosanthes anguina L.). Journal of Biological Sciences 5: 284-286.  https://doi.org/10.3923/pjbs.2002.284.28
  37. Biswas, D.K., M.M, Haque, M.M., Hamid, A. and Rahman, M.A. (2001) Photosynthetic gas exchange characteristics, leaf area and dry matter accumulation of two blackgram cultivars. Journal of Biological Sciences 1: 951-954.  https://doi.org/10.3923/jbs.2001.951.954

 

Conference Presentations and Abstracts

  1. Biswas, D.K., Asgedom,  H., St. Luce, M., Liu, K., Entz, M., Hernandez-Ramirez, G., Hubbard, M., Iheshiulo, E., Khakbazan, M., Kubota, H., Larney, F., Lasisi, A., Lupwayi, N., Peng, G., Prabhath, L., Semach, G., Stanley, K., and Tidemann, B. (2023). Quantification of cropping system resistance and resilience against weeds and plant diseases. Soils and Crops Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, March 7-8 (Oral).
  2. Biswas D., Asgedom H., St.Luce M., Liu K., Wauchope-Thompson, M., Soolanayakanahally R., Gjetvaj B., Strydhorst S. and Gan Y. (2022) Assessing drought resistance and resilience of a wheat cultivar under controlled environment condition. Soils and Crops Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, February 8-9 (Oral).
  3. Kui Liu, Mohammad Khakbazan, Ahmed Lasisi, Martin Entz, Francis Larney, Hiroshi Kubota, Greg Semach, Gary Peng, Prabhath Lokuruge, Sheri Strydhorst, Haben Asgedom, Mervin St. Luce, Reynald Lemke, Breanne Tidemann, Michelle Hubbard, Newton Lupwayi, Jennifer Town, Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez, Luke Bainard, Katherine Stanley, Sisi Lin, Dilip Biswas, Ekene Iheshiulo, Samantha Curtis, and Yantai Gan. (2022) Assessing yield and resilience of cropping systems on the Canadian Prairies. CSA, Canada (abstract)
  4. Kui Liu, Mohammad Khakbazan, Ahmed Lasisi, Martin Entz, Francis Larney, Hiroshi Kubota, Greg Semach, Gary Peng, Prabhath Lokuruge, Sheri Strydhorst, Haben Asgedom, Mervin St. Luce, Reynald Lemke, Breanne Tidemann, Michelle Hubbard, Newton Lupwayi, Jennifer Town, Guillermo Hernandez-Ramirez, Luke Bainard, Katherine Stanley, Sisi Lin, Dilip Biswas, Ekene Iheshiulo, Samantha Curtis, and Yantai Gan. (2022) A systems approach to assessing cropping systems on the Canadian Prairies: yield and economic returnsSoils and Crops Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, February 8-9, 2022 (Oral).
  5. Biswas, D.K., Ashe, P., Shaterian, H., Sudarshan, G., He, Y., Knox, R., Wang, H., Cuthbert, R., DePauw, R., Singh, A. and Selvaraj, G. (2015) Evaluation of physiological traits in hexaploid and durum wheat lines under controlled drought conditions. CWA Science Meeting, July 14-15, 2015 (Oral). 
  6. Biswas, D.K., Ashe, P., Shaterian, H., Sudarshan, G., He, Y., Knox, R., Wang, H., Cuthbert, R., DePauw, R., Singh, A. and Selvaraj, G. (2014) Phenotypic, physiological and molecular responses of a selected collection of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and durum wheat [Triticum turgidum L. ssp. Durum (Desf.) Husn.] lines to drought stress under laboratory conditions. The 2nd Canadian Wheat Symposium, June 8-11 (Poster). 
  7. Biswas, D.K., Ashe, P., Shaterian, H., Sudarshan, G., He, Y., Knox, R., Wang, H., Cuthbert, R., DePauw, R., Singh, A. and Selvaraj, G. (2014) Drought Related Traits and Wheat Productivity in Laboratory Conditions. Canadian Wheat Alliance (CWA) Science Meeting, April 7-8 (Oral). 
  8. Biswas, D.K., Ma, B.L. and Jiang, G.M. (2013) Seasonal drought and high temperature on photosynthesis, growth and yield of corn hybrids at different N levels. The 67th Northeast Corn Improvement Conference, Ottawa, ON, 13-14th February (Oral).
  9. Biswas, D.K., Ma, B.L. and Jiang, G.M. (2012) Modification of ozone responses in wheat by elevated carbon dioxide and drought. GrowCanada Conference, the Westin Ottawa, Canada, 27-29 November (Poster). 
  10. Biswas, D.K. and Ma, B.L. (2012) Assessing agronomic and nutrient managements on growth, yield and quality of canola. Western Wheat Workers conference, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA, 10-13th July (Oral). 
  11. Biswas, D.K. and Ma, B.L. (2012) Physiological, growth and yield responses of corn hybrid to N fertilizer rate and type. The 66th Northeastern Corn Improvement Conference, Lancaster, PA, USA, 16-17th February (Oral). 
  12. Ma, B.L., Biswas D.K., Zhou, Q. and Ren, C. (2011) Responses of N, P accumulation on grain yield of wheat and hulless and covered oats to N supply. Plant Canada Conference, Halifax, Canada, 17-21st July (Poster).
  13. Ma, B.L., Liang, C., Biswas, D.K., Morrison, M.J. and McLaughlin, N. (2011) Long term trend of yield, greenhouse gas emissions and carbon footprint of maize continuous monoculture or in rotation with legume. ASA Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 16-19th October (Poster).
  14. Ma, B.L., Biswas, D.K. and Ren, C. (2011) Responses of N, P accumulation, grain yield and dry matter accumulation of wheat and hulless and hulled oats to N supply. CSA, Canada (Abstract).
  15. Biswas, D.K., Jansen, M.A.K., and Ma, B.L. (2011) UV-B adaptation in Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes. The Canadian Society of Plant Physiologist Eastern Regional Meeting, Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2-3rd December (Oral). 
  16. Biswas, D.K., Jiang, G.M. and Jansen, M.A.K. (2010) Crop plant responses to abiotic stress. The Irish Plant Scientists’ Association Meeting (IPSAM), University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, 2-4th June (Oral). 

Professional activities / interests

  • Scientific research 
  • Research collaboration
  • Served as a Sustainability Panel member, CAP-funded Ontario Agri-food Research Initiative (OAFRI)- ES proposal review

Education and awards

Education

  • Ph. D. in Plant Ecological Physiology, Ecology Centre, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • MS in Agronomy, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • B. Sc. in Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University

Awards

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Doctoral Scholarship
  • China Scholarship Council Distinguished International Student Scholarship
  • Irish Research Council for Science and Engineering Technology (IRCSET) Postdoctotal Fellowship (University College Cork, Cork, Ireland)
  • National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship in Canadian Government Laboratories (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa, Canada)

International experience and/or work

Key publications

  1. Biswas, D.K., Ma, B.L., Xu, H., Li, Y., Jiang, G. (2020). Lutein-mediated photoprotection of photosynthetic machinery in Arabidopsis thaliana exposed to chronic low ultraviolet-B radiation. Journal of Plant Physiology, [online] 248 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2020.153160

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  2. Biswas, D.K., Ma, B.L., Morrison, M.J. (2019). Changes in leaf nitrogen and phosphorus content, photosynthesis, respiration, growth, and resource use efficiency of a rapeseed cultivar as affected by drought and high temperatures. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 99(4), 488-498. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2018-0023

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  3. Biswas, D.K., Ma, B.L. (2016). Effect of nitrogen rate and fertilizer nitrogen source on physiology, yield, grain quality, and nitrogen use efficiency in corn. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 96(3), 392-403. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2015-0186

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  4. Ma, B.L., Biswas, D.K. (2016). Field-level comparison of nitrogen rates and application methods on maize yield, grain quality and nitrogen use efficiency in a humid environment. Journal of Plant Nutrition, [online] 39(5), 727-741. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2015.1106556

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  5. Ma, B.L., Biswas, D.K., Herath, A.W., Whalen, J.K., Ruan, S.Q., Caldwell, C., Earl, H., Vanasse, A., Scott, P., Smith, D.L. (2015). Growth, yield, and yield components of canola as affected by nitrogen, sulfur, and boron application. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, [online] 178(4), 658-670. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201400280

    2015 - View publication details

  6. Xu, H., Su, H., Su, B., Han, X., Biswas, D.K., Li, Y. (2014). Restoring the degraded grassland and improving sustainability of grassland ecosystem through chicken farming: A case study in northern China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, [online] 186 115-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2014.02.001

    2014 - View publication details

  7. Zhou, Q.P., Kumar Biswas, D., Ma, B.L. (2013). Comparisons among cultivars of wheat, hulless and hulled oats: Dry matter, N and P accumulation and partitioning as affected by N supply. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, [online] 176(6), 929-941. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jpln.201200265

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  8. Biswas, D.K., Xu, H., Li, Y.G., Ma, B.L., Jiang, G.M. (2013). Modification of photosynthesis and growth responses to elevated CO 2 by ozone in two cultivars of winter wheat with different years of release. Journal of Experimental Botany, [online] 64(6), 1485-1496. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jxb/ert005

    2013 - View publication details