Dr.Muhammad Imran
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Dr.Muhammad Imran 
Assistant Professor 
Apiculture, Pollinators Conservation, Insecticides toxicology 
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Degree From To Major Institute/University
PhD 2012 2016 Entomology PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
M.Sc (Hons) Agriculture 2009 2011 Entomology PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture 2005 2009 Entomology PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
Designation Organization From To
Assistant Professor Department of Entomology, The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, AJ&K February,2017 November,2022
Visiting Researcher Department of Entomology, Michigan State University USA October,2014 March,2015
Research Associate Department of Entomology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi March,2012 December,2014
Research Projects
Title Description Sponsoring agency Amount
Comparison of Lethal and sub-Lethal Toxicity of Neonicotinoids and Its Effect on Olfactory Learning Effect of Neonicotinoids Insecticide group on learning behaviour of honeybee apis mellifera Higher Education Commission, Islamabad, Pakistan 0.5 M
Capacity Institute/University
Assistant Professor The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, Azad jammu and Kashmir
Member Honey Bee Research Association (COLOSS), University of Bern Switzerland, Bern.
Member of Editorial Board Advances in Agricultural Science (AAS) journal (ISSN: 2383-4234)
Member of Editorial Board SCIREA Journal of Agriculture
HEC Approved Supervisor University of The Poonch Rawalakot
Academic Editor Peer J journal for life and environment
Academic Editor PLOS ONE
Qin, Jiamin, Feng Liu, Jie Wu, Shaoyu He, Muhammad Imran, Wen Lou, Hongmei Li-Byarlay, and Shudong Luo. (2021) "The Molecular Characterization and Gene Expressions of Trehalase in Bumblebee, Bombus lantschouensis (Hymenoptera: Apidae)." Sociobiology 68, no. 4: e5443-e5443.
Ayman EL Sabagh, Md. Sohidul Islam, Akbar Hossain, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Muhammad Imran, Ali Raza, Arzu Çi?, Allah Wasaya, Tauqeer Ahmad Yasir, Ade Sumiahadi, Khizer Amanet, Muhammad Mubeen, Singh Kulvir, Ram Swaroop Meena, Habib-ur-Rehman Athar, Subhan Danish, Muhammad Faheem Adil, Muhammad Ali Raza, Akihiro Ueda, Liu Liyun, Murat Erman. (2022) Chapter 2 - Prospects of beneficial microbes as a natural resource for sustainable legumes production under changing climate, Editor(s): Harikesh Bahad
Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Sadaf Khalid, Raees Ahmed, Muhammad Zubair Khan, Nagina Rafique, Raina Ijaz, Saira Ishaq, Muhammad Jamil, Aqeel Ahmad, Amjad Shahzad Gondal, Muhammad Imran, Junaid Rahim and Umar Ayaz Aslam Sheikh. (2022). Underutilized Grasses Production: New Evolving Perspectives, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.105375
Iqbal, M.A., Ahmed, A., Imran, M., Ahmed, H.E., Hafez, R.M. and Hamad, A.A., (2022). Genetic Divergence and Spatial Configura-tion Influence the Weed Spectrum, Herbage Yield and Nutritive Quality of Temperate Cowpea. Agronomy, 12, 1323.
Fatima Alkhayat, A. H. Ahmad, Junaid Rahim, Muhammad Imran and Umer AYYAZ Aslam Sheikh. (2022). Distribution and diversity of aquatic insects in different water bodies of Qatar. Brazilian Journal of Biology. https://doi.org/10.1590/1519-6984.255950
Misbah Naz, Rubab Shabbir Krishan K. Verma, Anshu Rastogi, Vishnu D. Rajput, Talha Javed, Muhammad Ammar Raza, Kainat Asif, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Muhammad Imran et al. (2022). Recent Developments to Mitigate Selenium Deficiency in Agricultural Eco-Systems. Phyton-International Journal of Experimental Botany. 91(5): 915-927
Misbah Naz, Mohammad Sohidul Islam, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Sytar Okana, Ratnasekera Disna, Akbar Hossain, Muhammad Mubeen, Junaid Rahim and Muhammad Imran et al. 2021. Role of Transporters during Heavy Metals Toxicity in Plants. Heavy Metal Toxicity in Plants: Physiological and Molecular Adaptations, p.49.
Naheed Banoa, Amir Nadeem, Sadia Maalik, Sajida Mushtaq, Naeem Iqbal,Ahmad Kamran Khan, Asghar Shabbir, Muhammad Imran et al. 2021. Effect of pesticides on erythrocytes of indigenous fish Labeo rohita. Journal of King Saud University-Science, 33(7), p.101586.
Abbas RN, Arshad MA, Iqbal A, Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Muhammad Imran et al. 2021. Weeds Spectrum, Productivity and Land-Use Efficiency in Maize-Gram Intercropping Systems under Semi-Arid Environment. Agronomy, 11(8):1615. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11081615.
Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Imtiaz H., Abdul, H., Bilal A., Saira, I., Ayman, S., Celaleddin, B., Rana, D.K., Muhammad Imran. 2021. Soybean herbage yield, nutritional value and profitability under integrated manures management. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciencias, 93(1): e20181384. https://doi.org/10.1590/00013765202120181384
Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Iqbal A., Ahmad Z., Raza A.,Junaid R., Muhammad Imran, Sheikh U.A.A. et al. 2021. Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp] herbage yield and nutritional quality in cowpea-sorghum mixed strip intercropping systems. Revista Mexicana De Ciencias Pecurias, 12(2): 402-418. https://doi.org/10.22319/rmcp.v12i2.4918
Muhammad Imran (2020). "Neonicotinoid Insecticides: A Threat to Pollinators." Trends in Integrated Insect Pest Management. IntechOpen Publisher. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.88814
Iqbal, M. A., A. Hamid, H. Imtiaz, M. Rizwan, M. Imran, U. A. A. Sheikh, and I. Saira. 2020. "Cactus Pear: a Weed of Dry-Lands for Supplementing Food Security Under Changing Climate." Planta Daninha 38.
Alkhayat, Fatima Abdulla, Abu H. Ahmad, Junaid Rahim, Hamady Dieng, Bashir Adam Ismail, Muhammad Imran, Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Muhmmad Sohail Shahzad, Allah Ditta Abid, and Kashif Munawar. 2020. "Charaterization of mosquito larval habitats in Qatar." Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 27, no. 9: 2358-2365.
Changsheng Ma, Yongkui Zhang, Jia Sun, Muhammad Imran, Huipeng Yang, JieWu, Yi Zou, Hongmei Li-Byarlaye and Shudong Luoa. 2019. Impact of acute oral exposure to thiamethoxam on the homing, flight, learning acquisition and short-term retention of Apis cerana. Pest Management Science. (wileyonlinelibrary.com) DOI 10.1002/ps.5411.
Muhammad Nasir, Ata-ul-Mohsan, Munir Ahmad, Shafqat Saeed, Muhammad Asif Aziz, Muhammad Imran and Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh. 2019. Effect of Different Temperatures on Colony Characteristics of Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Pakistan Journal of Zoology 51(4): 1315-1322.
Muhammad Imran, Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Muhammad Nasir, Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar, Ansa Tamkeen, and Muhammad Aamir Iqbal. 2019. Do neonicotinoid insecticides impaired olfactory learning behavior in Apis mellifera?. International Journal of Industrial Entomology 38(1) 1-5
Muhammad Imran. 2018. Brassica Germplasm - Characterization, Breeding and Utilization: Economic Insect Pests of Brassica. IntechOpen Publisher Page 107-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.74837
Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Khalid Mahmood, Khawar Nazir, Sakhawat Ali, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar, Ansa Tamkeen. 2018. Faunistic work on bumblebees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) of district Kharmang, Sakardu, Pakistan. J. Bio. Env. Sci. 13(4): 141-146
Muhammad Imran, Tayyaba Naseem, Arshad Iqbal, Khalid Mahmood, Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh. 2018. Assessment of sensitivity level of honeybee (Apis mellifera) to neonicotinoid insecticides. Asian J Agri & Biol. 6(3):327-334.
Mehmood- ul-Hassan, Muhammad Ibrahim Tahir, Muhammad Azeem, Muhammad Sajid, Awais Ali, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Irfan, Muhammad Imran, Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh. 2017. Effect of Mechanized Verses Conventional Tillage and Cropping Systems on Weeds Biomass. Transylvanian Review.
Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Asif Aziz, Muhammad Naeem, Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Nasir and Muhammad Imran. (2017) Food plants and bionomics of indigenous Bumblebee, Bombus haemorrhoidalis Smith in Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir of Pakistan. international journal of biosciences. International Journal of Biosciences 11 (1): 89-96.
Muhammad Imran, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Naeem, Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Nasir and Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh. (2017) Are colony developmental stages of bumblebee, Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae) affected by different concentrations of sugar and honey solutions?. International Journal of Industrial Entomology 34(2): 1-9.
Muhammad Imran, Kanwal Hanif, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Nasir, Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh. (2017) Comparative Toxicity of Insecticides against Two Important Insect Pests of Cauliflower Crop. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 5(2):88-98
Muhammad Imran, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Naeem, Muhammad Farooq Nasir, Imran Bodlah, Muhammad Nasir and Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh. (2017) Effect of Different Types of Boxes on Rearing of Bumble Bee, Bombus terrestris. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 49(1): 169-174.
Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Muhammad Asif Aziz, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Naeem, Imran Bodlah , Muhammad Imran and Muhammad Nasir (2015) First record of Genus Bombus Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Naran Kaghan valley of Pakistan and their floral host range. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 7 (1): 215-223
Muhammad Nasir, Munir Ahmad, Ata Ul Mohsin, Shafqat Saeed, Muhammad Asif Aziz, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh. (2015) Light intensity improves the copulating behavior and colony initiation of bumblebee, Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). International Journal of Biosciences 7 (2): 56-64
Muhammad Imran, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Naeem, Shafqat Saeed, Muhammad Farooq Nasir, Asif Ahmad, Muhammad Nasir and Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh (2015) Effect of fresh pollen pellets and pollen balls coated with and without beeswax on the life history parameter of bumblebee (bombus terrestris). Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences. 6(5): 144-153.
Umer Ayyaz Aslam Sheikh, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Nasir, Shafqat Saeed and Imran Bodlah (2014) Distribution of Bumblebee, Bombus haemorrhoidalis Smith, with Flora in Lower Northern Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 46(4): 1045-1051
Muhammad Imran, Munir Ahmad, Muhammad Farooq Nasir, Shafqat Saeed (2014) Effect of Different Nest Box Materials on the Mating of European Bumblebee, Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae) under Controlled Environmental Conditions Pakistan. Journal of Zoology 47(1): 241-247.
Muhammad Nasir, Muhammad Imran and Munir Ahmad (2013) Pyrethroids Synergize New Chemical Insecticides in Field Populations of Plutella xylostella (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae). Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 45(3): 629-633.