Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Lab (MECL)

Lab Research Publications

The mammalian Ecology and Conservation lab since its establishment 2010 has successfully published a total of 115 Research articles in peer Reviewed international Journals, making its research work available to scientific community.

List of 20 Recent publications:

  • Siew Woh Chooa,b,⁎, [email protected], Ju Lian Chongc,d,⁎⁎, [email protected], Philippe Gauberte, Alice Catherine Hughes, Stephen O’Brieng,, Anne-Lise Chaber, Agostinho Antunes, Sara Plattol, Nick Ching-Min Sun, Li Yun, Klaus-Peter Koepflig, Tulshi Laxmi Suwal , Mukesh Thakur, Stephan Ntie, Elisa Panjangd, Jayaraj Vijaya Kumaran, Tariq Mahmood etc. 2022. A collective statement in support of saving pangolins. Science of the Total Environment. Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN): 153666. (IF: 7.963)

  • Tariq Mahmood, Shakeela Ismail, Faraz Akrim, Muhammad Farooq, Nadeem Munawar, and Muhammad Raza Khan. 2022. Diet composition of grey wolf (Canis lupus) varies seasonally in Deosai National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 54(5): 2267-2275. DOI: (IF: 0.687)

  • IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group. 2021. Guidance for first responders on the short-term care of confiscated pangolins. IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, c/o Zoological Society of London, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK

  • Misbah Bint Riaz, Faraz Akrim, Siddiqa Qasim, Syed Afaq Bukhari, Asad Aslam, Muhammad Waseem, Rizwana Imtiaz and Tariq Mahmood. 2021. First camera trap photographs of Indian Pangolin Manis crassicaudata (Mammalia: Pholidota: Manidae) from Pakistan. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 26 July 2021 | 13(8): 19156–19158.

  • Hira Fatima, Tariq Mahmood, Lauren Mae Hennelly, Muhammad Farooq, Faraz Akrim and Muhammad Sajid Nadeem. 2021. Spatial distribution and dietary niche breadth of leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) inhabiting Margalla Hills National Park, Pakistan. Zoological Studies 60: 34 doi:10.6620/ZS.2021.60-34. (IF: 2.058 )

  • Tariq Mahmood, Tuong Thuy Vu, Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz, Faraz Akrim, Shaista Andleeb, Muhammad Farooq, Abdul Hamid, Nadeem Munawar, Muhammad Waseem, Abid Hussain, Hira Fatima, Muhammad Raza Khan. 2021. Historical and current distribution ranges and loss of mega-herbivores and carnivores of Asia. PeerJ 9: e10738 DOI 10.7717/peerj.10738. (IF: 2.984)

  • Shaista Andleeb, Zulfiqar Ahmad, Tariq Mahmood, Shenxu Bao, Abdullah A Saeed and Sunil K Jha. 2020. Evaluating toxicity impacts of environmental exposed chromium on small Indian mongoose (Urva auropunctatus) hematological, biochemical and histopathological functioning. Chemosphere 259 (2020) 127485. DOI: (IF: 7.086)

  • Muhammad Waseem, Barkatullah Khan, Tariq Mahmood, Hafiz Sajid Hussain, Rizwana Aziz, Faraz Akrim, Tariq Ahmad, Rabia Nazir, Shoaib Hameed, and Muhammad Naeem Awan. 2020. Occupancy, habitat suitability and habitat preference of endangered Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) in Potohar Plateau and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. Global Ecology and Conservation 23 (2020) e01135. (IF: 3.380)

  • Hira Fatima, Tariq Mahmood, Sakhawat Ali, Faraz Akrim, Muhammad Farooq and Shaista Andleeb. 2020. Sympatric mongoose species may opt for spatial adjustments to avoid feeding competition at Margalla Hills National Park Islamabad, Pakistan. Wildlife Biology. 2020 wlb. 00654. DOI: 10.2981/wlb.00654. (IF:1.474)

  • Mahmood, T., Challender, D., Khatiwada, A., Andleeb, S., Perera, P., Trageser, S., Ghose, A. & Mohapatra, R. 2019. Manis crassicaudata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T12761A123583998. 3.RLTS.T12761A123583998.en. Downloaded on 11 February 2020.

  • Tariq Mahmood, Ayesha Younas, Faraz Akrim, Shaista Andleeb, Abdul Hamid, & Muhammad Sajid Nadeem. 2019. Range contraction of Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia). PLoS One 14(8): e0218460. (IF: 3.240)

  • Abdul Hamid, Tariq Mahmood*, Hira Fatima, Lauren Mae Hennelly, Faraz Akrim, Abid Hussain and Muhammad Waseem. 2019. Origin, ecology and human conflict of gray wolf (Canis lupus) in Suleman Range, South Waziristan, Pakistan. Mammalia. 83 (6): DOI: 2018-0167. (IF: 0.944)

  • Tariq Mahmood, Faraz Akrim, Nausheen Irshad, Riaz Hussain, Hira Fatima Shaista Andleeb and Ayesha Aihetasham. 2019. Distribution and illegal killing of Endangered Indian pangolin (Manis crassicaudata) in Potohar Plateau, Pakistan. Oryx. 53(1): 159-164. (IF: 2.693)

  • Shaista Andleeb, Tariq Mahmood and Azeem Khalid. 2019. Environmental chromium from tannery industry induces altered reproductive endpoints in wild female small Indian mongoose (Urva auropunctatus). Toxicology and Industrial Health. DOI: 10.1177/0748233718814975 (IF: 2.273)

  • Faraz Akrim, Tariq Mahmood, Muhammad Sajid Nadeem*, Tashi Dhendup**, Hira Fatima, and Shaista Andleeb. 2019. Diet composition and niche overlap of two sympatric carnivores; Asiatic jackal (Canis aureus) and Kashmir hill fox (Vulpes vulpes griffithii), inhabiting Pir Lasura National Park, north-eastern Himalayan Region, Pakistan. Wildlife Biology. 2019 (1): DOI: (IF: 1.474)

  • Abid Hussain, Tariq Mahmood, Faraz Akrim, Shaista Andleeb, Hira Fatima, Abdul Hamid and Muhammad Waseem. 2019. Depleting wild prey compels common leopard (Panthera pardus) to sustain on livestock. Animal Biology. 69: 213-230. DOI 10.1163/15707563-17000161. (IF: 1.475)

  • Faraz AKRIM, Tariq MAHMOOD, Muhammad Sajid NADEEM*, Shaista ANDLEEB and Siddiqa QASIM. 2018. Spatial distribution and dietary niche breadth of the leopard Panthera pardus (Carnivora: Felidae) in North-Eastern Himalayan region of Pakistan. Turkish Journal of Zoology. 42: 585-595. (IF: 0.673 )

  • Faraz Akrim, Tariq Mahmood, Tamara Max, Muhammad Sajid Nadeem, Siddiqa Qasim and Shaista Andleeb. 2018. Assessment of Bias in morphological identification of carnivore scats confirmed with molecular scatology in north-eastern Himalayan region of Pakistan. PeerJ. DOI 10.7717/peerj.5262. (IF: 2.984)

  • Shaista Andleeb, Tariq Mahmood, Azeem Khalid, Faraz Akrim, and Hira Fatima. 2018. Hexavalent chromium induces testicular dysfunction in small Indian mongoose (Herpestes javanicus) inhabiting tanneries area of Kasur District, Pakistan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 148 (C ): 1001-1009. (IF: 6.291)

  • Faraz Akrim, Tariq Mahmood, Shaista Andleeb, Riaz Hussain and Wendy Jane Collinson. 2019. Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Wildlife Road mortality in Pothwar Plateau, Pakistan. Mammalia (aop): DOI: (IF: 0.944)