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Dr. Ahmad Masood Khan
  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.QUALIFICATION

    MPhil, PhD

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.DESIGNATION

    Assistant Professor

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.THRUST_AREA

    Environmental Studies, Wildlife-Habitat relationships, Monitoring Populations

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.ADDRESS

    Section for Biodiversity & Environmental Studies, Department of Wildlife Sciences, Sir Syed House Complex, A.M.U., Aligarh

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.MOBILE

    9528593728

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.EMAIL

    amkhan1@myamu.ac.in

  • DEPARTMENT_STAFF.TIME_TABLE

    Environmetal Studies (2020-2021)MSc III Semester Time Table

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Dr. Ahmad Masood Khan has been involved in field research on Ecology in  India since  2006.  His M. Phil research was on “Foraging ecology of Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus) in some important bird areas of western Uttar Pradesh, India” and Ph.D.  thesis was on  Ecology  of  Red  Junglefowl  Gallus gallus  (Linnaeus,  1758)  in  Katerniaghat  Wildlife  Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India’’.


Before joining the Department of Wildlife Sciences as  Assistant Professor,  he was working as Post-doctoral Research Associate (PDRA) at Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE), Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. He worked as Wildlife Biologist for WWF-India funded project entitled “To understand dynamics of human-wildlife conflict  (HWC)  at four key sites and develop strategies for HWC mitigation based on analysis, feasibility and effectiveness of different schemes  during  2008  and was involved in the design and coordination of wildlife surveys in  Terai Arc  Landscape  (TAL). 


He also supervised field staff for the project entitled “Migratory movements of water birds through Uttar Pradesh and surveillance of avian diseases (Bird Flu)” a joint project of  Uttar  Pradesh  Forest  Department and  Bombay Natural  History Society (BNHS), India during 2008-2011.


He is actively engaged in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Environmental Studies, Biodiversity and Wildlife Science. His research interests include foraging ecology, wetland conservation, movement and migration of birds.


  1. Bhardwaj, M., Sharma, J. K., Habib, A., Khan, A.M., (2021) Butterflies of Shiv Nadar University Campus: A Pictorial Handbook, Shiv Nadar University, Uttar Pradesh, India, Pp. 100 (ISBN: 978-81-954345-1-0).
  2. Khan, J.A., Sharma, D., and Khan, A.M.,(2008)To understand dynamics of human-wildlife conflict at four key sites and develop strategies for HWC mitigation based on analysis, feasibility and effectiveness of different schemes. DWS, A.M.U., Aligarh, Pp. 35
  3. Khan, J.A., Sharma, S., Rahmani A.R., and Khan, A.M., (2010) Migratory movements of water birds through Uttar Pradesh and surveillance of avian diseases. Bombay Natural History Society, Mumbai Pp. 405
  4. Kumar, S., Kalra M., Rahmani, A.R., Khan, J.A., Belal, S.H., and Khan, A.M.,(2010)A Brief Note on Bar-Headed Geese Fitted with Satellite Transmitters. (IN) Sivakumar, K. and Habib, B. (Eds.)Telemetry in Wildlife Science, ENVIS Bulletin, 13:1, Pp.131-134
  5. Kalra M., Kumar, S., Rahmani, A.R., Khan, J.A., Belal, S.H., and Khan, A.M., (2011) Satellite tracking of Bar-headed Geese Anser Indicus wintering in Uttar Pradesh, India Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society, 108(2) 79-94 (ISSN : 0006-6982)
  6. Musavi, A., and Khan, A.M., (2014) A socio-economic study of resource dependence of local communities on selected protected areas of Uttar Pradesh, University Grants commission, New Delhi Pp. 98.
  7. Khan, A.M., and Kumar, S., (2015) Status of Red Junglefowl Gallus gallus in Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India. Ela Journal of Forestry and Wildlife 4(4):89-95 (ISSN: 2319- 4361)
  8. Khan, A.A., Musavi, A., Ahmad, K., Alam, S., Khan, A.M., Tahoor, A.,…..Khan, J.A.,(2016) Natural Resources and Attributes. (IN). Musavi, A (Ed.) 2016. Biodiversity Conservation Plan: Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary, Authorpress, New Delhi
  9. Khan, A.A., Musavi, A., Ahmad, K., Alam, S., Khan, A.M., Tahoor, A.,…..Khan, J.A.,(2016) Introduction: Biodiversity Values of Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary. (IN). Musavi, A (Ed.) 2016. Biodiversity Conservation Plan: KWS, Authorpress, New Delhi
  10. Musavi, A., and Khan, A.M., (2016) Resource Dependence and Local People’s Attitudes Towards Conservation: A Case Study From Katarniaghat Terai Ecosystem. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 42 (2): 167-178 (ISSN: 0377-015X)
  11. Khan, A.M., and Kumar, S., (2017) The wildlife conservation in India. (IN). Nasrin (Ed.) 2017. Textbook of Environmental Science, A.P.H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi 110002. Pp. 170-176 (ISBN: 978-91-7946-0986)
  12. Khan, A.M., and Kumar, S., (2019) Status and conservation of critically endangered White-rumped vulture Gyps bengalensis in Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Uttar Pradesh, India. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 7(1): 864-866 ( NAAS Score=5.53)
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