Wildlife Ecology, Wildlife Management and Biodiversity
Misri Khail, Village & P.O. Shahjahanpur, Distt. Meerut , Uttar Pradesh - 250104
Dr Afifullah Khan joined the department as a faculty member in 1989. He is serving as Professor since 2009. His research interest is to explore ecological patterns and processes using radio-telemetry and remote sensing. He started his research career by investigating the movement and habitat utilisation pattern of elephants and continued to work on mammalian and avian species and communities. He has introduced the application of remote sensing and GIS in wildlife studies at the Post-Graduate level and currently guiding research in landscape and radiation ecology. He has implemented 19 research projects and published 38 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, 18 technical reports and contributed 13 chapters in knowledge-based volumes and books published by national and international publishers. He has supervised 6 M.Phil/Ph.D and 68 M.Sc. dissertations. He is currently on the panel of two scientific journals as a reviewer and participated in 50 academic events organised within India and abroad, including CoP Meetings. He has been a consultant of “The Energy and Resources Institute” to evaluate the World Bank Forestry Project of the Government of Uttar Pradesh and a member of several committees constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India and WWF-India. He has also served as members of the Tiger Protection Committee and the State Wildlife Board, Uttar Pradesh. In 2020 he was second time nominated as a member of one of the regional expert committees constituted by the MoEF&CC for Evaluation of Management Effectiveness of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries in India. Dr Khan has steered the Department of Wildlife Sciences as Chairman for two terms (2008-11 & 2017-20) and has successfully obtained a substantial amount of grant from UGC in strengthening research infrastructure. He has been instrumental in the department's diversification into a Faculty of Environmental Sciences to be created soon. He has held several administrative positions in the university, including Honorary Assistant Director, Centre for Promotion of Science, Assistant Dean Students’ Welfare, Coordinator of University Schools and Proctor of the University.