Faculty & Staff
Dr. Muhammad Naveed Tahir
Associate Professor


Ph.D. (Northwest A&F University, China)
Department of Agronomy
Phone : +92-51-9292089
Mobile : +92-300-6917208
Fax : +92-51-9290160
Email : naveed@uaar.edu.pk
Address : Department of Agronomy, University of Arid Agriculture Murree Road Rawalpindi.
Work Experience : 15 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Satellite based hyperspectral and multispectral images for estimation of crop nutrition
  • disease and pest detection and yield estimation of Corn/Wheat/Groundnut/Citrus/Cotton/legumes crops etc
  • Testing of new sensors for agricultural/crop monitoring and their calibration; Field based High Throughput Phenotyping (HTP
  • Plant Phenomics ) System
  • Precision Agriculture and Precision Spraying application
  • Crop Growth Modeling and Impact Assessment of Climate Change on agriculture productivity
  • Total Publications : 25
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Nadeem Tahir, Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Mujeeb Alam, Wang Yi and Quangou Zhang. 2020. Exploring the prospective of weeds (Cannabis sativa L., Parthenium hysterophorus L.) for biofuel production through nanocatalytic (Co, Ni) gasification. Biotechnol Biofuels 13:148. (SCI).

    2. Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Yubin Lan, Yali Zhang, Yingkuan Wang, Faisal Nawaz, Muhamamd Arslam Ahmad Shah, Asim Gulzar, Waqar Shahid Qureshi, Syed Manshoor Naqvi, Syed Zaigham Abbas Naqvi. 2020. Real time estimation of leaf area index and groundnut yield using multispectral UAV. International Journal of Precision Agricultural Aviation, 3(1): 1-7. (ISI).

    3. Syed Muhammad Zaigham Abbas Naqvi, Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Ghulam Abbas Shah, Rao Sabir Sattar, Muhammad Awais. 2019. Remote estimation of wheat yield based on vegetation indices derived from time series data of LANDSAT 8 imagery. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 17(2): 3909-3925 (SCI).

    4. Linlin Wang, Yubin Lan, Yali Zhang, Huihui Zhang, Muhammad Naveed Tahir, ShichaoOu, Xiaotao Liu and Pengchao Chen. 2019. Applications and prospects of agricultural unmanned aerial vehicle obstacle avoidance technology in china. Sensors, 19, 642 (SCI).

    5. Mairaj Din, Jin Ming, Sadeed Hussain, Syed Tahir Ata-Ul-Karim, Muhammad Rashid, Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Shizhi Hua, Shanqin Wang. 2019. Dynamic canopy variables using hyperspectral derived vegetation indices under varying N rates at diverse phenological stages of rice. Frontier Plant Sciences, 9:1883 (SCI).

    6. Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Syed Zaigham Abbas Naqvi, Yubin Lan, Yali Zhang, Yingkuan Wang, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Jehanzeb Masud Cheema, Shahid Amir. 2018. Real time estimation of chlorophyll content based on vegetation indices derived from multispectral UAV in the kinnow orchard. International Journal of Precision Agricultural Aviation, 1(1): 24-31. (ISI)

    7. Shoaib Ur Rehman, Rehman, Muhammad Bilal, Rashid Rana, Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Muhammad Shah, Habtamu Ayalew, Guijun Yan. 2016. Cell membrane stability and chlorophyll content variation in wheat (Triticum aestivum L) genotypes under heat and drought conditions. Crop and Pasture Sciences, 67(7) 712-718 (SCI).

    8. Muhammad Naveed Tahir, Jun Li, Bingfeng Liu, Gangfeng Zhao, Fuqi Yao, Chengfeng Cui. 2013. Hyperspectral estimation model for nitrogen contents of summer corn leaves under rainfed condition. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 45 (5): 1623-1630. (SCI).

    9. Wang Xuechun., Jun Li, M. Naveed Tahir, Ming Hao. 2012. Sustainable recovery of soil desiccation after alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) by grain crop rotation system in the semi-humid region on the Loess Plateau. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environment, 161: 152-160 (SCI).

    10. Wang Xuechun., M. Naveed Tahir, M. Hao and Jun Li. 2011. Sustainable recovery of soil desiccation in semi-humid region on the Loess plateau. Agricultural Water Management, 98: 1262-1270. (SCI).

    Awards & Honors
    1. GNSS-RTK based precision agricultural aviation remote sensing technology and application (Funded by Chinese Government, 2018-2021)

    2. Inter-Comparison of Century and DSSAT Model Simulations to improve Soil Based Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation of Rainfed Crop Production System in Pakistan (Funded by HEC, 2017-2020)

    3. Modeling approach for assessing the impact of climate change on growth and yield of wheat and groundnut and possible adaptation/ management strategies under rainfed condition (Funded by US-PKCAS-AFS, 2016-2019)