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Waseem Razzaq Khan (Dr.)

BSc. Forestry (PFI Pakistan), MSc. Forestry (PFI Pakistan), MS Environmental Sciences (NUST Pakistan), Ph.D (UPM), Postdoc.UPM
Tel. : +6086 - 855471
Google Scholar: Waseem Razzaq Khan

 Research Interest

  1. Blue Carbon and Carbon Management
  2. Mangroves Ecology and stable Isotopes Ecology
  3. Forest Degradation and Nutrient Cycling
  4. Forest Productivity and Ecological restoration
  5. Silviculture, Sustainable Forest Management and REDD+

Research Activities

  1. Macro & micronutrient estimation in above and below ground mangrove tissue and in soil
  2. Changes in elemental concentrations and isotopic ratios along inundation gradient
  3. Productivity estimation using stable isotopic modelling and biomass measurements in managed mangrove forest
  4. Influence of increased nitrogen influx on productivity in mangroves
  5. Heavy metal risk assessment in sediments of mangroves
  6. Phytoremediation potential assessment of local mangrove species for future mangrove conservation

Selected Publications

  1. Zikria Zafar, Fahad Rasheed, Waseem Razzaq Khan, Muhammad Mohsin, Muhammad Zahid Rashid, Mohamad Maulana Magiman, Zohaib Raza, Zamri Rosli, Shazia Afzal, Fauziah Abu Bakar. (2022). The nexus between growth, osmolyte production and antioxidant enzymes activity explains the cadmium tolerance in four tree species at saplings stage. Forests
  2. Bryan Pastdy Anak Layang, Bibian Michael Diway, Ling Chea Yiing, Roland Kueh Jui Heng, Khan Waseem Razzaq and Geoffery James Gerusu. (2022). Evaluation of Forest Structure, Composition of Commercial Species, Stand Growth Rate and Volume Among Chronosequence Stand After Logging in Borneo, Sarawak. Malaysian Forester, 85 (2): 229 - 250
  3. Abdul Mazli Hafiz Bin Abdul Malik, Waseem Razzaq Khan, Sinanawati Marto, Patricia King Jie Hung , Nur Aiza Binti Mohamad and Geoffery James Gerusu. (2022). Stormwater Affecting the Stream Water Quality and Baseflow Pattern: A Case Study of Sungai Koyan Catchment, Sarawak. Malaysian Forester, 85 (2): 291 – 306
  4. Muhammad Usman, Waseem Razzaq Khan, Nousheen Yousaf, Seemab Akram, Ghulam Murtaza, Kamziah Abdul Kudus, Allah Ditta, Zamri Rosli, Muhammad Nawaz Rajpar, Mohd Nazre. (2022). Exploring the Phytochemicals and Anti-Cancer Potential of the Members of Fabaceae Family: A Comprehensive Review. 27(12), 3863
  5. Ahmad Mustapha Mohamad Pazi, Waseem Razzaq Khan, Noraini Rosli, Ahmad Ainuddin Nuruddin, Seca Gandaseca. (2022). Assessment of Mangrove Sediment Quality Parameters in Different Seasons, Zones and Sediment Depths. Jurnal Manajemen Hutan Tropika, 28(1), 22-31.
  6. Zafar, Z., Rasheed, F., Khan, W. R., Afzal, S., Qadeer, A., Mohsin, M., Nazre, M., Raza, Z., & Ibrahim, F. H. (2021). Morpho-Physiological and Biochemical Changes in Syzygium cumini and Populus deltoides: A Case Study on Young Saplings under Water Stress. Forests, 12(10), 1319.
  7. Mohamad Pazi, A. M., Khan, W. R., Nuruddin, A. A., Adam, M. B., & Gandaseca, S. (2021). Development of Mangrove Sediment Quality Index in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Malaysia: A Synergetic Approach. Forests, 12(9), 1279.
  8. Usman, M., Ditta, A., Ibrahim, F. H., Murtaza, G., Rajpar, M. N., Mehmood, S., Saleh, M. N. bin, Imtiaz, M., Akram, S., & Khan, W. R. (2021). Quantitative ethnobotanical analysis of medicinal plants of high-temperature areas of Southern Punjab, Pakistan. Plants, 10(10), 1974.
  9. Zafar, Z., Rasheed, F., Ul Haq, A., Ibrahim, F. H., Afzal, S., Nazre, M., Akram, S., Hussain, Z., Kudus, K. A., Mohsin, M. Khan, W. R., (2021). Interspecific Differences in Physiological and Biochemical Traits Drive the Water Stress Tolerance in Young Morus alba L. and Conocarpus erectus L. Saplings. Plants, 10(8), 1615.
  10. Khan, I. A., Khan, W. R., Ali, A., & Nazre, M. (2021). Assessment of above-ground biomass in pakistan forest ecosystem’s carbon pool: A review. Forests, 12(5), 586.
  11. Rasheed, F., Gondal, A., Kudus, K. A., Zafar, Z., Nawaz, M. F., Khan, W. R., Abdullah, M., Ibrahim, F. H., Depardieu, C., & Pazi, A. M. M. (2021). Effects of soil water deficit on three tree species of the arid environment: Variations in growth, physiology, and antioxidant enzyme activities. Sustainability, 13(6), 3336
  12. Jallat, H., Khokhar, M. F., Kudus, K. A., Nazre, M., Tahir, U., & Khan, W. R. (2021). Monitoring carbon stock and land-use change in 5000-year-old juniper forest stand of Ziarat, Balochistan, through a synergistic approach. Forests, 12(1), 51.
  13. Aljahdali, M. O., Munawar, S., & Khan, W. R. (2021). Monitoring mangrove forest degradation and regeneration: Landsat time series analysis of moisture and vegetation indices at Rabigh Lagoon, Red Sea. Forests, 12(1), 52.
  14. Khan, W. R., Rasheed, F., Zulkifli, S. Z., Kasim, M. R. bin M., Zimmer, M., Pazi, A. M., Kamrudin, N. A., Zafar, Z., Faridah-Hanum, I., & Nazre, M. (2020). Phytoextraction Potential of Rhizophora Apiculata: A Case Study in Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve, Malaysia. Tropical Conservation Science, 13, 1940082920947344.
  15. Khan, W. R., Zulkifli, S. Z., bin Mohamad Kasim, M. R., Zimmer, M., Pazi, A. M., Kamrudin, N. A., Rasheed, F., Zafar, Z., Mostapa, R., & Nazre, M. (2020). Risk Assessment of Heavy Metal Concentrations in Sediments of Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve. Tropical Conservation Science, 13, 1940082920933122.
  16. Wan Mohd Jaafar, W. S., Abdul Maulud, K. N., Muhmad Kamarulzaman, A. M., Raihan, A., Md Sah, S., Ahmad, A., Saad, S. N. M., Mohd Azmi, A. T., Jusoh Syukri, N. K. A., & Razzaq Khan, W. (2020). The influence of deforestation on land surface temperature—a case study of Perak and Kedah, Malaysia. Forests, 11(6), 670.
  17. Arif, M., Hussain, A., Shahzad, M. K., Khan, W. R., Na, N., Zarif, N., Liu, X., Amin, H., & Yukun, C. (2019). One Belt One Road Initiative: Pakistan’s forest-based sector investment opportunities within the context of globalization. CUSTOS E AGRONEGOCIO ON LINE, 15(4), 165–194.
  18. Rasheed, F., Zafar, Z., Waseem, Z. A., Rafay, M., Abdullah, M., Salam, M. M. A., Mohsin, M., & Khan, W. R. (2020). Phytoaccumulation of Zn, Pb, and Cd in Conocarpus lancifolius irrigated with wastewater: does physiological response influence heavy metal uptake? International Journal of Phytoremediation, 22(3), 287–294.
  19. Khan, W. R., Zulkifli, S. Z., Kasim, M. R. B. M., Pazi, A. M., Mostapa, R., & Nazre, M. (2019). Mangrove productivity estimation using modelling approach and tree parameters assessment. Tropical Conservation Science, 12, 1940082919872137.
  20. Khan, W. R. (2019). Sustainable forest development in view of climate change: Reflection of stable isotopes and selected elements with the inundation gradient at the Matang Mangrove Forest Reserve (MMFR), Malaysia. International Forestry Review.
  21. Mustapha, A., Gandaseca, S., Hanafi, A., Nurhidayu, S., Roslan, M., Khan, W., & Nuruddin, A. (2017). Sediment quality index in Mangrove Forest. Pertanika Journal of Scholarly Research Reviews, 3(3).
  22. Haider, K., Khokhar, M. F., Chishtie, F., Razzaq Khan, W., & Hakeem, K. R. (2017). Identification and future description of warming signatures over Pakistan with special emphasis on evolution of CO2 levels and temperature during the first decade of the twenty-first century. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(8), 7617–7629.
  23. Khokhar, M. F., Nisar, M., Noreen, A., Khan, W. R., & Hakeem, K. R. (2017). Investigating the nitrogen dioxide concentrations in the boundary layer by using multi-axis spectroscopic measurements and comparison with satellite observations. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24(3), 2827–2839.
  24. Yasmin, N., Khokhar, M. F., Tanveer, S., Saqib, Z., & Khan, W. R. (2016). Dynamical assessment of vegetation trends over Margalla Hills National Park by using MODIS vegetation indices. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 53(4).
  25. Khan, W. R. (2015). Assessing the context of REDD+ in Muree hill forest, Pakistan. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9(6), 15–20.


Book Chapters

  1. Arif, M., Khan, W. R., Shahzad, M. K., Hussain, A., & Yukun, C. (2018). Exploring the Therapeutic Characteristics of Plant Species in the Chichawatni Irrigated Plantation Pakistan. In Plant and Human Health, Volume 1 (pp. 707–718). Springer.
  2. Khan, W. R., Arif, M., Shakoor, S., Nazre, M., & Muslim, M. (2018). Therapeutic Characteristics of Murree Plants: An Emerging Feature. In Plant and Human Health, Volume 1 (pp. 719–729). Springer.


  1. Waseem Razzaq Khan. (2021). Mangroves: Towards Sustainable Forest Management.
  2. Waseem Razzaq Khan. (2021). Restoring mangrove hydrology is imperative for mangrove ecosystem restoration.
  3. Waseem Razzaq Khan and Hamayoon Jallat. (2021). The Threatened Ancient Juniper Forest of Balochistan Pakistan.
  4. Mohamad Maulana, Waseem Razzaq Khan. (2022).
  5. Waseem Razzaq Khan. (2022). Mangrove and Nutrients.


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