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 : irfanashraf@uaar.edu.pk, drirfancanada@gmail.com
Address : Department of Forestry, Arid Agriculture University, Murree Road, Rawalpindi, 46300 Pakistan.
Work Experience : 18 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 Spatial Technologies (e.g. GIS & GPS) in Forestry
  • Total Publications : 25
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. 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 0.667]

    2. 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-8157-x. [IF 1.959]

    3. 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. Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-019-01059-9. [IF 1.155]

    4. Khan, A. A., Ashraf, M.I., Malik, S.U., Gulzar, S., Amin, M. (2019). Spatial trends in surface runoff and influence of climatic and physiographic factors: A case study of watershed areas of Rawalpindi district. Soil & Environment. 38(2), 181-191. [HEC Y- Category]

    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 1.959]

    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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132066. [IF: 2.766]

    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 2.651]

    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 1.887]

    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 1.085]

    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 3.189]

    Department of Forestry & Range Management
    Phone #: 051- 9290019
    Mobile #: 0333-5822202
    Fax #: 051-9290487