Research Publications

  1. Farrukh Raza Amin ,Habiba Khalid, Wanwu Li , Chang Chena, Guangqing Liua, (2021), Enhanced methane production and energy potential from rice straw by employing microaerobic pretreatment via anaerobic digestion. Journal of Cleaner Production.

  2. Samarkhanov, K., Abuduwaili, J., & Ahmed, T. (2021). Monitoring Vegetation Patterns at the Syrdarya River Basin from 2000 to 2015 using MODIS Data. International Journal of Geoinformatics, 17(1), 27–36.

  3. Sajjad Fazal, Sadia Alam, Nusrat Saba, Sidra Naz, Bushra Jamil, Attia Shah, Toqeer Ahmed, Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder. (2021). Characterization of Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) Strains of Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhi Collected from Different Locations of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa, Pakistan. FEB . 30(1):593-600

  4. Sanim BISSENBAYEVA, Jilili ABUDUWAILI, Assel SAPAROVA, Toqeer AHMED Long-term Variations in runoff of the Syr Darya River Basin under Climate Change and Human Activities. J. Arid Land (2021).

  5. Toqeer Ahmed, Mohammad Zounemat-Kermani, Miklas Scholz. 2020. Climate Change, Water Quality and Water-Related Challenges: A Review with Focus on Pakistan. IJERPH. 17(22): 8518.

  6. Ahmed, T., Liaqat, I., Hyder, M.Z. et al. Elucidation of larvicidal potential of metallic and environment friendly food-grade nanostructures against Aedes albopictus. Environ Geochem Health (2020).

  7. Hassaan Sipra , Faheem Aslam , Jabir Hussain Syed, Tahir Mumtaz Awan. 2020. Investigating the Implications of COVID-19 on PM2.5 in Pakistan. Aerosols & Air Quality Research (AAQR) Journal

  8. Naureen Aurangzeb, Abdullah Khan, Sobia Nisa, Moona Nazish, Muhammad Mumtaz Khan, Adnan Khurshid, Alia Naz, Toqeer Ahmed. 2020. Growth Enhancement and Cadmium Uptake Efficiency in Medicago Sativa by Endophytic Bacteria Isolated from Dathura Innoxia. Fresenius Env. Bulletin (FEB). 29 (04/2020): 2134-2143.

  9. Ahmed, K.A., Khan, S., Sultan, M. Nisar, U. B. et al. Landslides assessment using geophysical and passive radon exhalation detection techniques in Murree Hills, northern Pakistan: Implication for environmental hazard assessment. J Earth Syst Sci 129, 53 (2020).

  10. Khan, Sarfraz, Waseem, Muhammad, Khan, Muhammad Asif, Hussain, Zahid, Ahmed, Waqas, Khaliq, Ahmad Hamad, Umair, Nisar Bin & Hussain, Mian Luqman. Microzonation map of the Abbottabad basin and immediate surroundings, Journal of Seismology. 2020. 1573-157X.

  11. Parvez, S., Abbas, G., Shahid, M., Amjad, M., Hussain, M., Asad, SA., Imran, M., Naeem, MA. (2020). Effect of salinity on physiological, biochemical and photostabilizing attributes of two genotypes of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) exposed to arsenic stress. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 187: 109814.

  12. Nawaz, M., Khan, M. R., Nazir, J.,Farooq, M., Nisar, U.B. Fault seal evaluation of sands of Lower Goru Formation by using Seismic and well data: A case study of Jherruck block, Lower Indus Basin, Pakistan. Vol (52) 2, 2019 pp. 14-26.

  13. Zahra, MT. Afzal, A. Asad, SA. Sultan, T. Tabassum, T. Asif, M. (2019). Vermicompost Augmented with Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria Improved Soil Fertility and Growth of Brassica rapa L. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 22: 1645-1654.

  14. Hafeez, F. Zafar, N. Nazir, R. Javeed, HMR. Rizwan, M. Ullah, F. Asad, SA. Iqbal, A. (2019). Assessment of flood induced changes in soil heavy metal and nutrient status in Rajanpur, Pakistan. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 191:234.

  15. Jadoon, S. Afzal, A. Asad, SA. Sultan, T. Tabassam, T. Umer, M. Asif, M. (2019). Plant growth promoting traits of rhizobacteria isolated from Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and their antifungal activity against Fusarium oxysporum. Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences. 29 (4): 1026-1036.

  16. Akhtar, I. H. and Athar, H. Contribution of changing precipitation and climatic oscillations in explaining variability of water extents of large reservoirs in Pakistan. Sci Rep 9, 19022 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41598-019-54872-x

  17. Muhammad Fahad, Ishfaq Ahmad, Mariam Rehman, Muhammad Mohsin Waqas, and Farahan Gul , Regional wheat yield estimation by integration of remotely sensed soil moisture into crop model. 2019,

  18. Spatiotemporal variability in daily observed precipitation and its relationship with snow cover of Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalaya region in northern Pakistan. A. Waqas and H. Athar, Atmospheric Research, 228, 196-205 (2019)

  19. Stochastic projection of precipitation and wet and dry spells over Pakistan using IPCC AR5 based AOGCMs. A. Nabeel and H. Athar, Atmospheric Research, 234, 104742 (2020)

  20. Toqeer Ahmed, Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder, Irfan Liaqat and Miklas Scholz. (2019). Climatic Conditions: Conventional and Nanotechnology-Based Methods for the Control of Mosquito Vectors Causing Human Health Issues. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16(17), 3165;

  21. Asad, SA. Farooq, M. Afzal, A. West, H. (2019). Integrated phytobial heavy metal remediation strategies for a sustainable clean environment - A review. Chemosphere. 217: 925-941.

  22. Habiba, U., Ali, S. Hafeez, F. Rizwan, M. Rehman, MZU. Hussain, A. Asad, SA. (2019). Morpho-physiological responses of maize cultivars exposed to chromium stress. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 21 (1): 140-148.

  23. Elahi, E., Abid, M., Zhang, L., Ul Haq, S. and J.G.M. Sahito, 2018. Agricultural advisory and financial services; farm level access, outreach and impact in a mixed cropping district of Punjab, Pakistan. Land Use Policy, 71: 249-260

  24. Nabeel, A. Athar. H. (2018) Observed, stochastically simulated and projected precipitation variability in Pakistan. Theoretical and Applied Climatology,

  25. Waqas, A. Athar, H. (2018) Recent decadal variability of daily temperature in Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalaya region in northern Pakistan. Climate Dynamics,

  26. Observed stochastically simulated and projected precipitation variability in Pakistan Nabeel and H. Athar Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 137, 2239-2256 (2019)

  27. Recent decadal variability of daily temperature in Hindukush, Karakoram and Himalaya region in northern Pakistan .A. Waqas and H. Athar. Climate Dynamics, 52, 6931-6951 (2019)

  28. Iqbal MA, Ping Q, Abid M, Abbas A, Bashir MK, Ullah R, (2018) Extent and Determinants of Rural Poverty in Pakistan: Role of Adopting Risk Management Strategies, Journal of Plant and Animal Sciences, 28(6): 2018, Page: 1835-1845

  29. Shah AA, Shaw R, Jingzhong Y, Abid , M, Amir SM, Pervez AKMK, Naz S, (2018). Current Capacities, Preparedness and Needs of Local Institutions in dealing with Disaster Risk Reduction in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan

  30. Muhammad Abid, Jürgen Scheffran, Uwe A. Schneider, Ehsan Elahi(2018) Farmer Perceptions of Climate Change, Observed Trends and Adaptation of Agriculture in Pakistan

  31. Murtaza, R., Khokhar, M. F., Noreen, A., Atif, S., & Hakeem, K. R. (2018). Multi-sensor temporal assessment of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide column densities over Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-14.

  32. Estimation of First-Flush Diverter Phenomena through Volume Based Grab sampling of Rainwater,

  33. Meriem Ameur, Fadoua Hamzaoui-Azaza, Lilia Ben Cheikha, Toqeer Ahmed and Moncef Gueddari. 2018. A GIS mapping assessment of the suitability of the Oued Rmel aquifer for irrigation in the Zaghouan district (north-eastern Tunisia). Environmental Earth Sciences. (2018) 77: 292.

  34. Yasser Durrani, Rahmul Aziz Khan, Syed Awais Ali, Majid S. Hashmi, M. Shahid, Toqeer Ahmed. 2018. Comparative Study of Selected Calcium Salts on Enhancing Post Harvest Storage Life of Fresh Plum Fruits. FEB. 27(1):46-53.

  35. Faridullah, Sahira Hafeez, Toqeer Ahmed. 2018. Characterization of Phosphorus in Fresh and Composted Manures of Different Livestock. PJOES. 27(2)615-622.

  36. Comparison of Aerosol Optical Depth Products from Multi-Satellites over Densely Populated Cities of Pakistan Furqan Mahmud Butt, Muhammad Imran Shahza, Seemab Khalid, Nadeem Iqbal , Anjum Rasheed,Ghulam Raza DOI:10.18052/

  37. Elahi, E., Abid, M., et al., (2018). Agricultural advisory and financial services; farm level access, outreach and impact in a mixed cropping district of Punjab, Pakistan, Land Use Policy, 71 (C), 249-260.

  38. Elahi, Abid, M. et al., Domestic water buffaloes; access to surface water, disease prevalence and associated economic losses, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2018.

  39. Asad, SA*. Rehman, M. Ahmad, R. Umer, M. (2018). Differential uptake of Cd and Cr in Brassica oleraceae in response to application of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. DOI: 10.17957/IJAB/15.0682

  40. Asad, SA*. Ahmad, R. Shahzad, M. (2018). Heavy metals and glucosinolates based defence mechanisms in metal accumulating plants and counter adaptations by insect herbivores: A Review. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 20: 811-820

  41. Mumtaz, MZ. Ahmad, M., Jamil, M., Asad, SA. Hafeez, F. (2018). Bacillus strains as potential alternate for zinc biofortification of maize grains. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. DOI: 10.17957/IJAB/15.0690

  42. Abid, M., Ngaruiya, G., et al., (2017). The role of social networks in agricultural adaptation to climate change: Implications for sustainable agriculture in Pakistan, Climate, 5(4), 85.

  43. Elahi, E., Abid, M., Zhang, L., & Alugongo, G.M. (2017). The usage of wastewater for animals' production and its socioeconomic and welfare implication. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(21):17255–17266.

  44. Shah, A.A., Jingzhing, Y., Abid, M., Ullah, R. (2017). Flood risk mitigation strategies at household level and its determinants: a case of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province, Pakistan, Natural Hazards, 88(1):415–430.

  45. Elahi, E., Zhang, L., Abid, M., et al., (2017). Direct and indirect effects of wastewater use and herd environment on the occurrence of animal diseases and animal health in Pakistan. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 1-14.

  46. Ahmed, U.I., Bashir, M.K., Ying, L., Abid, M., Zulfiqar, F. (2017). Status and determinants of small farming households’ food security and role of market access in enhancing food security in rural Pakistan, PLOS ONE, 12 (10), 1-15.

  47. Faridullah, Didar Ahmed, Toqeer Ahmed, Hina Shabbir, Muhammad Irshad, Arif Alam. 2017. Sociodemographic characters, distribution and transformation of iodine in soil, plants and wheat grains at District Diamer, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan. Env. Geochem and Health. 40(2): 777-790. DOI.https://doi.rg/10.1007/s10653-017-023-6.

  48. Toqeer Ahmed, Muhammad Usman, Miklas Scholz. 2017. Bio-deterioration of buildings and corresponding public health implications caused by indoor air pollution. Indoor and Built Env. Online Published. (I.F. 1.181).

  49. Arif, K. Ahmad, R. Khan, SA. Asad, SA. Ahmad, T. Abbasi, GH. Shahzad, M. (2017). Molecular characterization of growth and proteolysis related genes in maize under drought stress. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 49: 2127-2132

  50. Ullah, A. Farooq M. Nadeem, A. Rehman, A. Asad, SA. Nawaz, A. (2017). Manganese nutrition improves the productivity and grain biofortification of fine grain aromatic rice in conventional and conservation production systems. Paddy and Water Environment. 15: 563-572

  51. Komal Arif, Rafiq Ahmad, Sabaz Ali Khan, Saeed Ahmed Asad, Toqeer Ahmed, Ghulam Hassan Abbasi and Muhammad Shahzad. 2017. Molecular characterization of growth and proteolysis related genes in maize under drought stress. PJB. 49(6): 2127-2132.

  52. Toqeer Ahmed, Usman Farid, Sadia Alam, Khalid Naseem, Awais Ali, Yasser Durrani, Muhammad Ali. 2017. Toxic and vital elemental analysis and nutritional quality of wheat flour of Mills of Hazara Division, KP, Pakistan. FEB. 26(6):4119-4127.

  53. Faridullah, Bushra Haroon, Toqeer Ahmed, Alia Naz, Sadia Alam. 2017. Characterization of Heavy Metals from Polluted Soils After Amendment with Lake Sediments. FEB. 26(2a): 1698-1705 [IF 0.372-2016].

  54. Toqeer Ahmed, Furat A. Miklas Scholz and Wajeeha Niaz. 2016. Water-Related Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Subsequently on Public Health: A Review for Generalists with Particular Reference to Pakistan. IJERPH. 13(7):1400-1416. (I.F. 2.101). 7. YASSER DURRANI, ALAM ZEB, SYED ALI, Nasr Ullah KHAN, Jamshaid HUSSAIN, Tatheer NAQVI, Toqeer AHMED. 2016. Effects of Chemical Preservatives on Mango Squash Stored under Different Temperature Regimes. Minerva Biotechnologica. 28(3): 153-158. (I.F. 0.246).

  55. Faridullah, Waseela Qazi, Salma Jabeen Awan, Arif Alam, and Toqeer Ahmed. 2016. Study of Potassium, Calcium and Magnesium in Soil and Rice Irrigated from Fresh and Waste Water Canal. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 25(6):2232-2242 [IF 0.372-2016].

  56. Toqeer Ahmed, Zulfiqar A Bhatti, Farhana Maqbool, Qaisar Mahmood, Faridullah, Sadia Qayyum, Nighat Ahmad. 2016. Comparative study of synthetic and natural coagulation processes for the removal of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) from industrial Wastewater. Desalination and water treatment. 57 (40): 18718-18723. DOI:10.1080/19443994.2015.1093554 (I.F. 1.631).

  57. Shahzad, M. Saqib, ZA. Hafeez, F. Bilal, M. Khan, SA. Asad, SA. Akhtar, J. (2016). Growth-related changes in wheat (Triticum aestivum ) genotypes grown under salinity stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition. 39: 1257-1265.

  58. Jamil, S. Khan, SA, Ahmad, R. Asad, SA. Irshad, U. Shahzad, M. and Khan, N. (2016). The effects of different levels of salinity on growth and proline accumulation in three pea varieties. Minerva Biotechnologica. 28: 95-103

  59. Naz Alia, Khan Sardar, Muhammad Said, Khalid Salma, Alam Sadia, Siddique Sadaf, Ahmed Toqeer and Scholz Miklas. 2015. Toxicity and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in spinach (Spinacia oleracea) grown in controlled environment. IJERPH. 12(7):1400-1416. doi:10.3390/ijerph120707400. (I.F. 2.101).

  60. Asad, SA. Young, S. and West, H. (2015) Effect of zinc and glucosinolates on nutritional quality of Noccaea caerulescens and infestation by Aleyrodes proletella. Science of the Total Environment. 511: 21–27.

  61. Asad, SA. Muhammad, S. Farooq, M. Afzal, A. Broadley, M. Young, S and West, H. (2015). Anthocyanin production in the hyperaccumulator plant Noccaea caerulescens in response to herbivory and zinc stress. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum.37: 1715.

  62. Asad, SA. Tabassum, A. Hameed, A. Hassan, F. Afzal, A. Khan, SA. Ahmad, R. and Shahzad, M. (2015). Determination of lytic enzyme activities of indigenous Trichoderma populations in Pakistan. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology. 46: 1053-1064.

  63. Ahmed, T., Imdad, S. and Butt, N.M. 2015. Bacteriological Assessment of Drinking Water of Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan. Desalination and water treatment. 56 (9): 2316-2322. DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2014.963154 (I.F. 1.631).

  64. Ahmed, T., Imdad, S., K. Yaldram, and Raza, S.M.2015. Awareness and Attitude About Nanotechnology in Pakistan. J. Nano Educ. 7, 44-51. 13. Faridullah, F., Muhammad IRSHAD, Arif ALAM, Toqeer AHMED, Zulfiqar BHATTI. 2015. Fractionation of Phosphorus in Human and Animal Wastes. Minerva Biotechnologica. 27(2): 63-70 (I.F. 0.246).

  65. Ahmed,T., Mehtab, M., Pervez, A. and Sherwani, S.K. 2015. Assessment of Drinking Water Quality and Its Health Impacts in Academic Institutions of Abbottabad (Pakistan). Desalination and Water Treatment. 54 (7): 1819-1828 (I.F. 1.631).DOI: 10.1080/19443994.2014.890133

Book Chapters Published

  1. Toqeer Ahmed, Irfan Liaqat, Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder, 2021. Nanotechnology based emerging approaches for the control of malaria and dengue fever for book on Nano-Strategies for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance and Cancer. Published by IGI Publishers (2021)

  2. Toqeer Ahmed, Muhammad Zeeshan Hyder, Irfan Liaqat, Rabbia Murtaza, Gloria I. B. Obioh. 2020. Trend of Antibiotics and Resistance Genes in Water Resources and Wastewater Treatment Plants.In: Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes. Emerging Contaminants and Associated Treatment Technologies. Springer, Cham.

  3. Muhammad Habib ur Rahman, Ishfaq Ahmad, Abdul Ghaffar Ghulam, Haider Ashfaq Ahmad, Burhan Ahmad, Muhammad Tariq, Wajid Nasim, Ghulam Rasul, Shah Fahad, Shakeel Ahmad, Gerrit Hoogenboom (2020) Climate Resilient Cotton Production System: A Case Study in Pakistan

  4. Afzal, A., Asad, SA. (2019). Microbial Applications for Sustainable Agriculture. In: Farooq, M. Pisante, M. (Eds), Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture. pp 43-77. Springer, Cham.

  5. Toqeer Ahmed, Irfan Liaquat, Rabbia Murtaza, Anjum Rasheed ,2019, Bioremediation Approaches for E-waste Management: A Step Toward Sustainable Environment, book titled, Electronic Waste Pollution: Environmental Occurrence and Treatment Technologies
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  6. Toqeer Ahmed and Hassaan Fayyaz Khan Sipra. 2019. Environmental and Health Implications of Plastic Pollutions- A Pakistan Perspective, book titled The Rising Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Plastic Pollution  

  8. Nadeem Iqbal, Malik Tahir Hayat, Saima Zeb, Zaigham Abbas and Toqeer Ahmed. 2018. Phytoremediation of Cd Contaminated Soil and Water, book titled, Cadmium toxicity and tolerance in plants: From physiology to remediation, Publisher: Elsevier

  9. Raza, A. Asad, SA. Mohammad, W. (2018). Organic agriculture for food security in Pakistan. In: Sustainable Agriculture Reviews. Lichtfouse, E. (Ed.). Springer International Publishing. (In Press).

  10. Toqeer Ahmed, 2017. “Elucidation of emerging nanomaterials impacts on antibiotic resistance against soil and aquatic microflora”. In a Book titled “"Antibiotics and ARGs in Soils". Springer Publisher. DOI. 10.1007/978-3-31966260-2_14 (

  11. Asad, SA. (2017). Soils-PCBs-PGPRs interactions in changing climate scenarios. In:Xenobiotics in the Soil Environment. Hashmi, MZ. Kumar, V. Varma A. (Eds.). Soil biology series, pp 281-298. Springer International Publishing.