Faculty & Staff
Dr. Muhammad Irfan Ashraf
Assistant Professor (HEC Approved Supervisor)
PhD Forestry (Canada), MS Quality Management (PU),
Diploma in University Teaching (Canada)
Department of Forestry & Range Management
Phone : +92-51-9062816  
Mobile : +92-333-6741315  
Fax :
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Address : Department of Forestry, Arid Agriculture University, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, 46300 Pakistan.
Work Experience : 20 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Forests and Climate Change
  • Quantification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Forests
  • Modelling Natural Systems Using Artificial Intelligence
  • Value Addition of Biomass as a Source of Domestic Energy
  • Application of Emerging Technologies in Forestry
  • Total Publications : 27
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Ali, A., Khan, M.A., Ashraf, M.I., Goheer, M.A. (2021). Economic valuation of ecosystem services in alpine pastures of western Himalayas: a case study of Kaghan valley. Pakistan Journal of Botany. 53(5), 1801-1806. [IF 0.972]

    2. Ahmad, N., Ashraf, M.I., Malik, S.U., Qadir, I., Malik, N.A., Khan, K. (2020). Impact of climatic and topographic factors on distribution of sub-tropical and moist temperate forests in Pakistan. Geomorphologie: Relief, Processus, Environnement. 26(3). [IF 0. 0.676]

    3. Ali, A., Ashraf, M.I., Gulzar, S. Akmal, M. (2020). Estimation of forest carbon stocks in temperate and subtropical mountain systems of Pakistan: implications for REDD+ and climate change mitigation. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment. 192(3), 198. [IF 2.213]

    4. Ali, A., Ashraf, M.I., Gulzar, S., Akmal, M., Ahmed, B. (2019). Estimation of soil carbon pool in the forests of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. Journal of Forestry Research. 31(6), 2313-2321. [IF 2.149]

    5. Sakici, O. E., Kucuk, O., Ashraf, M.I. (2018). Compatible above-ground biomass equations and carbon stock estimation for small diameter Turkish pine (Pinus brutia Ten.). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 190(5), 285. [IF 2.213]

    6. Ashraf, M. I, Meng, F.-R., Bourque, C. P.-A., MacLean, D. A. (2015). A novel modelling approach for predicting forest growth and yield under climate change. PLOS One. 10(7), e0132066. [IF: 3.240]

    7. Ashraf, M. I., Bourque, C. P.-A., MacLean, D. A., Erdle, T., Meng, F. R. (2015). Estimation of potential impacts of climate change on growth and yield of temperate tree species. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 20(1), 159-178. [IF 3.583]

    8. Ashraf, M. I., Zhao, Z., Bourque, C. P., MacLean, D. A., Meng, F.-R. (2013). Integrating biophysical controls in forest growth and yield predictions with artificial intelligence technology. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 43(12), 1162-1171. [IF 1.991]

    9. Zhao, Z., Ashraf, M.I., Keys, K.S., Meng, F.-R. (2013). Prediction of soil nutrient regime based on a model of DEM-generated clay content for the province of Nova Scotia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 93(2), 193-203. [IF 1.522]

    10. Ashraf, M.I, Zhao, Z., Bourque, C. P.-A., Meng, F.-R. (2012). GIS evaluation of two slope calculation methods regarding their suitability in slope analysis using high precision LiDAR digital elevation models. Hydrological Processes. 26(8), 1119-1133. [IF 3.565]