Mobushir Riaz Khan

Mobushir Riaz Khan
Charles Sturt University · School of Environmental Sciences

Ph.D.

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Fascioliasis is a parasitic infection that affects both livestock and humans. Understanding the distribution of Fasciola spp. can help the development of preventive measures to control fascio-liasis. This systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to estimate the status of fascioliasis among livestock and humans in Pakistan between 2000 and 2020. Ba...
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Background: Ticks are ectoparasites that transmit a variety of pathogens that cause many diseases in livestock which can result in skin damage, weight loss, anemia, reduced production of meat and milk, and mortality. Aim: The aim of this study was to identify tick species and the distribution on livestock hosts (sheep, goat, dairy cattle, and buffa...
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Evapotranspiration is an important hydrological parameter that takes place due to water bodies and many physical features (plants, soil) on earth. Punjab lies in the zone of Pakistan that is mostly affected by climate change. A decrease in rainfall and an increase in temperature and potential evapotranspiration (PET) tend toward a more disastrous s...
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Ectoparasites, including lice, ticks, and mites, inhabit the host skin and depend on their host for sustenance, maturation, and multiplication. Among these, ticks are more prevalent in various regions of Pakistan because of favorable climatic conditions, lack of awareness of regarding ectoparasite infestation rate, insufficient veterinary services,...
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Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato (s.l.) is a zoonotic parasite that causes cystic echinococcosis (CE) in humans. However, E. granulosus sensu stricto (s.s.) is considered the predominant species in CE infections worldwide. According to the population genetic diversity and structure of E. granulosus s.l., gene flow can explain the parasite drift a...
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Maintenance of land records and the availability of easily accessible land information is one of the most significant challenges of the governance today and becomes necessitates to embark upon scientific measures for better management of the scarce land resources and of course, for ensuring good governance including the implementation of land recor...
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The Thal region of Punjab often experiences dry weather conditions with extreme variability in rainfall on a spatiotemporal scale during Rabi cropping season. The current study assesses the impacts of agriculture drought on wheat crops for 2000–2015. MOD13Q1 and CHIRPS data were used for identifying and assessing variation in agricultural drought p...
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This study aimed at estimating temporal (1989–2018) change in forest cover, carbon stock and trend in corresponding CO2 emissions/sequestration of a sub-tropical pine forest (STPF) in AJK, Pakistan. Our field inventory estimation shows an average above ground biomass (AAGB) accumulation of 0.145 Kt/ha with average carbon stock (ACS) value of 0.072...
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Agro-Ecological Zones in Punjab - Pakistan FAO Country Report on Pakistan
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Climate change and human activities have resulted in the receding of glaciers throughout the world including Pakistan. Glacier lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are amongst the most common climate‐change‐induced hazards in northern Pakistan. In the present study, GLOF mapping and modelling was carried out using remote sensing and geographical informatio...
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Agro Ecological Zones of Punjab Pakistan
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The present study investigates the space-time impact of climate change on the rice crop calendar in tropical Gujranwala, Pakistan. The climate change impact was quantified through the climatic variables, whereas the existing calendar of the rice crop was compared with the phonological stages of the crop, depicted through the time series of the Norm...
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This study ponders the effect of changes in rainfall and temperature of Punjab, Pakistan on the production of five major crops viz. wheat (triticum), maize (zea mayes), cotton (gossypium), sugarcane (Saccharum officinarum) and gram (Cicer arietinum). Firstly, changes in mean temperature and rainfall from 1951 to 2015 were assessed at district level...
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The Landslide occurs in mountainous area due to failure of slope through intensive rain and earthquake. Region wise Himalayan is one of prone area of world in context of slope failure hazard; i.e. Landslide, especially Balakot valley is well known for damage of public infrastructure, roads and badly affected the tourism sector. The objective of thi...
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Worth of wetland sites lies in their ecological importance. They enhance ecosystem via provision of ecological services like improving water quality, groundwater infiltration, flood risk reduction and biodiversity regulation. Like other parts of the world Pakistan is also facing wetlands degradation. Ecological and economic significance of wetlands...
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Remote sensing (RS) combined with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) offers fabulous contrasting option to routine mapping strategies in observing and mapping of surface and sub-surface waterlogged areas. In the present study, a pre-monsoon and post-monsoon surface waterlogged area was delineated in the four districts of Rachna doab, using Land...
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This study was carried out on domestic pigeons (Columba livia domestica) from September (2014) to June (2015) to determine the prevalence, intensity and species of ectoparasites in Sargodha region, east of Pakistan. A total of 200 domestic pigeons were inspected from the study area. Parasites were collected by forceps and stored in 70% ethanol. The...
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Purpose Spatio-temporal variations in precipitation pattern of district Sargodha is one of the most significant researchable questions because of the massive reliance on rainfall for agricultural practice in the study area. The pattern of current rainfall in the study area is unexpectedly changed. The purpose of the present study is to examine the...
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The purpose of this paper is to focus on the important role of information sharing in advancing innovation that is presently missing in National Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy of Pakistan approved in 2012. Information is a key resource for making innovations in science, technology and policies. Like other countries of the world, al...
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Pakistan is endemic for hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections with 10 and 11 million infections, respectively. The epidemiological studies of these virus showed that the information is only from few cities of the country and is relevant to high risk groups. It is of great importance to have an idea about the prevalence of i...
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Toxoplasmosis is a protozoan disease that is caused by Toxoplasma gondii in livestock and humans. Due to its medical and veterinary importance, it is essential to study the seroprevalence of T. gondii infection among humans and animals in various parts of the world. The major objective of this study was to determine the seroprevalence and spatial d...
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Due to smart grid applications the consumers and producers are able to meet the demand of each others and thus take part in demand side management and demand response program. Hence smart grid leads to optimization of energy consumption and reduce high cost in today extensive demand of energy. In this research work we are reducing electricity consu...
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In this paper we propose an ECG optimization model for a smart home based on DSM.The proposed model is an efficient SHEM strategy. The model is proposed keeping in view the minimization of energy consumption,energy consumption cost and energy generation cost.The model is based on efficient scheduling of appliances and an ECG optimization algorithm...
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The global significance of forest ecosystems requires precise determination of the amount of carbon stored in different forest ecosystems. Regular monitoring of forests can aid in designing efficient climate change control strategies at national and global scale specially in reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation strategies. This res...
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HIGHLIGHTS  Land-use changes are rapidly taking place and disturbing ecosystem balance  Results indicated the increase in area under agriculture and decline in coniferous forests  GIS is an efficient tool for determining temporal land-use changes Authors' affiliation ABSTRACT and-use changes directly influence ecosystem. In recent years, land-us...
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The aim of present study was to estimate population dynamics of house sparrow and house crow in district Sargodha, Pakistan. This study was conducted from November, 2010 to March, 2011. Population comparison of house sparrows with sex differentiation and house crows without sex differentiation were conducted in rural (98 Chak 'N' and Morre 125 Chak...
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Introduction: Hypodermosis is an ectoparasitic disease of cattle caused by Hypoderma lineatum and Hypoderma bovis. It is an important health problem of cattle, leading to considerable economic losses. There are various factors that are involved in the spread of this disease such as herd size, location, temperature, humidity, and precipitation. Meth...
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Introduction: Hypodermosis is an ectoparasitic disease of cattle caused by Hypoderma lineatum and Hypoderma bovis. It is an important health problem of cattle, leading to considerable economic losses. There are various factors that are involved in the spread of this disease such as herd size, location, temperature, humidity, and precipitation. Me...
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The aim of this study was to assess the concentrations of trace metals (Zn, Pb, Cu, Mn, Cd and Co) in different organs (i.e., liver, kidney, muscles, lungs, stomach, bones, and feathers) of house sparrow (Passer domesticus) and black kite (Milvus migrans), from different areas of Sargodha, Punjab, Pakistan. Zn, Pb, Cu, Mn, Cd and Co were significan...
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Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic infection caused by larval (metacestode) stages of cestodes belonging to the genus Echinococcus and the family Taeniidae. The aim of current study was to determine the availability and organ placement of hydatid cysts in some ruminants of Pakistan and to study of rostellar hooks morphology of protoscoleces o...
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Food insecurity is a sensitive issue in Pakistan, Bangladesh and India where it affects about 25% of the population – equivalent to over 300 million people or one-third of the globally food insecure population. Of the estimated 1.4 billion ha of crop land worldwide, around 20 percent is irrigated and produces 40 percent of global agricultural outpu...
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In this paper we assess the snow cover and its dynamics for the western river basins of the Indus River system and their subbasins located in Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan for the period 2001-2012. First, we validate the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) daily snow products from Terra and Aqua against the Landsat Themat...
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Leaf samples of kinnow were taken from November 2012 to April 2013 from three different orchards (with different ages) of district Sargodha for the study of correlation of citrus leaf miner (CLM) with leaf biochemical factors (Ca, K, Mg). Damage due to CLM ranged from 32-58%. Maximum damage (58%) was observed in the month of December with a decline...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of tick infestation in buffalo and goats of Punjab Province (District Sargodha), Pakistan. There were a total of twelve hundred buffalo and goats examined from October 2012 to September 2013 to determine the prevalence of ticks infestation. The results showed that the prevalence of ti...
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From January 2010 to December 2011, samples of leaves from citrus varieties Kinnow, Musambi and Feutral were taken from the five tehsils (administrative subdivisions) of Sargodha District in Pakistan including Sargodha, Bahalwal, Silanwalli, Sahiwal and Kotmomin, to study the population trends in citrus leaf miner (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella (Sta...
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Mid-winter population count of bird species and hydrological analysis of surface water were carried out for Uchalli lake (ramsar site) in year 2010 and 2011. Eleven species visited the lake in 2010 and their total number was 1,139. Moreover, the number of species observed in 2011 was 34 with population of 18,606 birds in total. The species observed...
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In the present study an epidemiological survey was conducted to determine the influence of epidemiological factors on prevalence and infestation rate of Hypoderma spp. in cattle of Potowar Region, Pakistan. A total of 1000 animals were examined on monthly basis by palpation method from the study area. The effect of age, sex, breed, management, prev...
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In this paper we assess the snow cover and its dynamics for the western river basins of the Indus River System (IRS) and their sub-basins located in Afghanistan, China, India and Pakistan for the period 2001-2012. Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) daily snow products from Terra (MOD) and Aqua (MYD) have been first improved and...
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The aim of this study was to develop an indirect ELISA for the detection of Hypoderma lineatum antibodies and to determine the influence of seroepidemiological factors on the seroprevalence of bovine hypodermosis in cattle of subtropical region of Pakistan. For this purpose a total of 1000 blood samples were taken from twenty eight villages of Rawa...
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Drought has frequently been witnessed in the country due to various environmental changes such as rise in atmospheric pollution and climatic changes. Pakistan is predominantly arid and semi-arid with a diversified climate, where agriculture contributes 20.9 percent to national GDP. The Barani (rainfed) land covering Salt Range and Potohar Plateau (...
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From January 2010 to December 2011, samples of leaves from Kinno, Musambi and Feutral were taken from the five tehsils of district Sargodha including Sargodha, Bahalwal, Silanwalli, Sahiwal and kotmomin to study the population trends in citrus leafminer (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and its correlation with sn...
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From January 2010 to December 2011, samples of leaves from Kinno, Musambi and Feutral were taken from the five tehsils of district Sargodha including Sargodha, Bahalwal, Silanwalli, Sahiwal and kotmomin to study the population trends in citrus leafminer (CLM), Phyllocnistis citrella Stainton (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) and its correlation with sn...
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Hypodermosis is an endemic disease in semi-hilly and mountainous areas of Pakistan. Keeping in view the importance of buffaloes an epidemiological survey was conducted to determine the prevalence of hypodermosis in district Jhelum Punjab, Pakistan, during the year 2010-2011. Out of 1000 buffaloes examined clinically in the study area, 32 (3.2%) fou...
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The purpose of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Warble Fly Infestation (WFI) in goats of Punjab Province, Pakistan. Goat warble fly infestation is caused by Przhevalskiana silenus (Diptera: Oestridae). There were a total of five hundred animals examined from July 2012 to January 2013 from Khoshab and Chakwal districts of Punjab...
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The aim of the study is to assess the limestone (LS) exploitation area and its negative impacts on natural resources using geo-spatial techniques. LS is an important constituent of cement manufacturing which is extensively used in the construction of infrastructure such as roads and buildings. The Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP) is situated aro...
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Hypodermosis is an endemic disease in semi-hilly and mountainous areas of Pakistan. Keeping in view the importance of buffaloes an epidemiological survey was conducted to find the prevalence of hypodermosis in district Jhelum Punjab, Pakistan, during the year 2010-2011. Out of 1000 buffaloes examined clinically, for warble fly infestation in the st...
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The purpose of the present study to determine the geographical distribution of Hypoderma in the Northern Punjab, Pakistan. One thousand cows were examined by palpation method for the presence of warbles in different areas from northern Punjab from August 2010 to February 2011. The overall prevalence was 18.40% with significant differences in the ge...
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The purpose of the present study to determine the geographical distribution of Hypoderma in the Northern Punjab, Pakistan. One thousand cows were examined by palpation method for the presence of warbles in different areas from northern Punjab from August 2010 to February 2011. The overall prevalence was 18.40% with significant differences in the ge...
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Three species of the Genus Delta De Saussure have been reported from Punjab Province of Pakistan. Two species, Delta pyriforme pyriforme (Fabricius, 1775) and Delta esuriens (Fabricius, 1787) are recorded for the first time from Punjab Province. New locality records for the already reported species, Delta dimidiatipenne (de Saussure, 1852) have bee...