Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad
Islamabad | Pakistan
Main Specialties: Biology
Additional Specialties: Ethnobiology and Ecology
My name is Shujaul Mulk Khan. I was born in a village of District Swat, Khyber Pakhtun Khwah Pakistan. I got various distinctions in my school and college level education career. Being topper of all the college of District Swat in BSc (Graduation), I achieved Quaid-i-Azam award. I did my MSc Botany from Government Post Graduate Jahanzeb College Saidu Sharif Swat with 1st position in Malakand Division and 3rd in the whole province. I got my MPhil degree from Hazara University in 2008 and was considered as 1st MPhil Scholar of the University. I went to UK for my PhD studies in 2008 under HEC Scholarship. I got my PhD degree from University of Leicester, UK in 2012 with a best thesis award in the School of Biological Sciences. I completed my Post Doctorate Fellowship in 2013 from the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, University of Leicester, UK. During this period I was invited by the prestigious journal Annals of Botany to write a review for them on Himalayas Conservation.
My research mainly focus on Plan Ecology of Himalayas which is the world’s largest mountains range with fastest uplift rate hosts enormous physical as well as biological resources. The Himalayan region of Pakistan is actually the well-known Western Himalayan Province famous for its unique flora of endemic and threatened nature. The Himalayas of Pakistan not only preserve the precious biodiversity but also provide precious ecosystem services including supporting, providing and cultural services. My aim is to introduce the potential and problems of biodiversity and ecosystems of this region and to mitigate the issues through proper involvements of the relevant stakeholders. The Himalayan highlands of Pakistan provide uncountable environmental benefits and socioeconomics standing to the dwellers of the region. The area is blessed with the world’s highest plateaus, glaciers, snow fields, forests, wildlife and immense unexplored genetic resources. We are expanding our research to the plains and deserts of Pakistan. Another targeted region of our research is combating air, water and soil pollution via cultivating natural hyper accumulator plant species. We are also focusing on ecological distribution and phytochemical screening of medicinal plants of these mountains. Our near future’s targets include preparation of Red Data book for Threatened flora of the country in general and Endemic in particular.
Having interest to contribute to conservation of Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity with a crucial aim to introduce the Hindu-Himalayan Region internationally in terms of research and ecotourism industry and describe the potential and issue from different points of view, I have published 61 research articles with a total impact factor of 65 and 10 books/chapters. I also supervised three PhD and 31 MS and MPhil students in this field. Moreover, 74 of my abstracts published in proceedings of more than 50 international events including congresses, conferences, workshops and symposia etc that I attended over the span of past 13 years of my professional career. Few of my achievements have been featured by HEC, Pakistan leading magazine News and Views. I have completed two projects under URF programs of QAU. I have a submitted revision on a project to ALP, PARC and a fresh project to HEC under NRPU program as well. Another project is in stage of preparation to WWF.
Primary Affiliation: Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad - Islamabad , Pakistan
PubMed Central Citations
34PubMed Central Citations
Saudi J Biol Sci 2018 Feb 28;25(2):326-331. Epub 2017 Jul 28.
Department of Plant Production, Faculty of Food & Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi J Biol Sci 2018 Jan 17;25(1):94-100. Epub 2016 Nov 17.
Department of Plant Production, Collage of Food & Agricultural Sciences, P.O. Box 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi J Biol Sci 2017 Nov 20;24(7):1639-1645. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
Department of Plant Production, Collage of Food & Agricultural Sciences, King Saud University, P.O. Box. 2460, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
Saudi J Biol Sci 2016 Nov 18;23(6):741-748. Epub 2016 Jul 18.
Department of Botany and Microbiology, Faculty of Science, King Saud University, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia; Mycology & Plant Dis. Survey Dept., Plant Pathol. Res. Institute, ARC, Giza, Egypt.