Shujaul Mulk Khan

Shujaul Mulk Khan

Nationality : Pakistan
Position : Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan
Field of study : Ecology, Biodiversity, Climate change, Phytogeography, and Ethnobiology
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Dr. Shujaul Mulk Khan serves as Associate Professor (Tenured) of Plant Sciences at Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad. He has recently been elected as a member of Pakistan Academy of Sciences for 10 years (2020-2030). He is also President-Elect of the International Society of Ethnobiology. His research mainly focuses on Plan Ecology of Himalayas, which is the world’s largest mountain range with the fastest uplift rate and hosts enormous physical as well as biological resources. The Himalayan region of Pakistan is actually the well-known Western Himalayan Province famous for its unique flora of endemic and threatened nature. The Himalayas of Pakistan not only preserve precious biodiversity but also provide precious ecosystem services including supporting, providing, and cultural services. Dr. Shujaul Mulk Khan’s aim is to introduce the potential problems of biodiversity and ecosystems of this region and to mitigate the issues through the proper involvement of the relevant stakeholders. The Himalayan highlands of Pakistan provide uncountable environmental benefits and socioeconomic standing to the dwellers of the region. The area is blessed with the world’s highest plateaus, glaciers, snowfields, forests, wildlife, and immense unexplored genetic resources. He is expanding his research to the plains and deserts of Pakistan. Another targeted region of our research is combating air, water, and soil pollution via cultivating natural hyper-accumulator plant species. He focuses on bio-monitoring and phytoremediation of the inorganic pollutants of industrial zones through natural vegetation. Moreover, he also works on climate-smart plantations. Dr. Shujaul Mulk Khan tries to contribute to the policy documents related to forestry, agriculture, pollution, and climate change. He is also focusing on ecological distribution and phytochemical screening of medicinal plants of these mountains. His near future’s targets include preparation of Red Data book for Threatened flora of the country in general and Endemic in particular. Having interest to contribute to conservation of Natural Ecosystems and Biodiversity with a crucial aim to introduce the Hindu-Himalayan Region internationally in terms of research and ecotourism industry and describe the potential and issue from different points of view, hae has achieved tremendous achievements, details of which are mentioned above.


  • Associate Professor (Tenured), Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan, June 29, 2020– to date.
  • Visiting Scientist to teach and train the researchers in the Toraighyrov University Pavlodar, Kazakhstan November 20, 2022 to December 20, 2022.
  • Assistant Professor of Plant Sciences, Department of Plant Sciences, Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan, May 26, 2015 – June 27, 2020.
  • Lecturer in Botany, Department of Botany, Hazara University Mansehra, Pakistan, May 4, 2006 - May 26, 2015.
  • Adjunct/Visiting Faculty member for the course of Master in “Food Culture and Communications: Human Ecology and Sustainability” University of Gastronomic Sciences Pollanzo, Bra Italy, June 2014 to date.
  • Post Doctorate Fellow, Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, Department of Geography University of Leicester, UK, May, 2012 – February, 2013.
  • Practical Demonstrator, Department of Biology, University of Leicester, UK, October, 2008 – August, 2012.
  • Invigilator examinations, University of Leicester, UK, October, 2009 – August, 2012.
  • Lecturer in Biology, Government Degree College Totalai, District Buner Pakistan, and October 1, 2005 - May 03, 2006.
  • Lecturer in Botany, Swat Rubicon Degree College Gulibagh, District Swat, Pakistan, October 8, 2003 - September 30, 2005.
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