Z AHOOR A HMAD

( Ph . D . )

Assistant Professor (BPS-19)
(HEC Approved Supervisor) Soil and Environmental Sciences Department of Agriculture, University of Haripur, Haripur, KPK, Pakistan Nationality: Pakistani Date of Birth: 18th August, 1979 Mobile: Phone (off): E-mail: +92- (0) 33494 92698 +92- (0) 995 615493
zahoor112@hotmail.com

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND 2005- 2008 Ph.D. Bio-Environment Science (Environmental Soil Science) Laboratory of Environmental Soil Science, Department of BioEnvironment Science, The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan Master of Science Degree in Bio-production Sciences (Environmental Soil Science) Laboratory of Environmental Soil Science, Department of BioProduction Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan. Master of Science Degree in Agronomy Faculty of Crop Production Sciences, NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar, Pakistan. Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Degree Faculty of Agriculture, Gomal University, D.I.K., Pakistan.

2003 -2005

2001-2003

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JOB HISTORY Jan. 2012 to date Assistant Professor Soil and Environmental Sciences, Department of Agriculture, University of Haripur, Haripur, KPK. Pakistan Oct. 2010 to Sep. 2011 Visiting J. Assoc. Professor Division of Afforestation and Land Conservation, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan. Nov. 2008 to Sep. 2010 Visiting Researcher Laboratory of Environmental Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan.

THESIS WORK (1) M.Sc. Title : Effect of different planting methods on sugar beet varieties. (2) M.Sc. Title : Extractability and bio-availability of phosphorus under saline condition. (3) Ph.D. Title : Effect of saline irrigation on phosphorus leaching and bioavailability.

BOOKS/CHAPTERS IN BOOKS Mohamed A. M. Abd Elbasit, Hiroshi Yasuda, Atte Salmi and Zahoor Ahmad 2011. Impact of Rainfall Microstructure on Erosivity and Splash Soil Erosion under Simulated Rainfall. In: Soil Erosion, Danilo Godone (ed.). InTech OA Publisher. Pages 167-178. ISBN 978-953-307-1411-0

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS (PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS) Total Publications: 26; Papers in IF Journal: 12; Total IF: 15.947

1. Frank Kalemelawa, Eiji Nishihara, Tsuneyoshi Endo, Zahoor Ahmad, Rumana Yeasmin, Moses M. Tenywa, Sadahiro Yamamoto 2012. An evaluation of aerobic and anaerobic composting of banana peels treated with different inoculums for soil nutrient replenishment. Bioresource Technology 126:375-82. (IF: 4.98) Page 2 of 11

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2. Zahoor Ahmad, Mohamed A. M. Abd-Elbasit, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Toshimasa Honna, and Hiroshi Yasuda 2012. Use of Two Industrial Wastes as Soil Amendments I: Effect on Dissolved Reactive Phosphorus in Runoff. Soil and Sediments Contamination 21:207–226. (IF: 0.894) 3. Uzoma, K.C., M. Inoue, H. Andry, H. Fujimaki, A. Zahoor and E. Nishihara 2011. Effect of Cow Manure Biochar on Maize Productivity under Sandy Soil Condition. Soil Use and Management 27(2): 205-212. (IF: 1.608) 4. Uzoma K. C., M. Inoue, H. Andry, A. Zahoor and E. Nishihara 2011. Influence of Biochar Application on Sandy Soil Hydraulic Properties and Nutrient Retention. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 9 (3&4): 1137-1143. (IF: 0.517) 5. Haytham, M.E., M.K. Hassaanein, A. Zahoor and T.M. El Kotamy (2010) Rice Straw-Seedbed for Producing Rice Seedling Mat. International Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 2 (2): 26-33. 6. Zahoor, A., Shah, P., Kakar, K.M., Hassan, W.H.A., El-Sharkawi, H., Gama, P.B.S., Khan, E.A., Honna, T., and Yamamoto, S., 2010. Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) response to different planting methods and row geometries II. Effect on plant growth and quality. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. 8 (2): 785-791. (IF: 0.517) 7. Haytham. M. E, A. Shrif, A. Zahoor, Faridullah, and S. Yamamoto and T. Endo (2009). Methane emission and its relations with plant parameters and dissolved oxygen in different rice genotypes. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 7 (2):463-470. (0.517) 8. Zahoor Ahmad, Toshimasa Honna, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Faridullah, Muhammad Irshad, and Waleed H. A. El-Hassan (2009). Effect of Cl- and SO4-2 Salinity on Micronutrients Release and Uptake from Different Composts Applied on Total Phosphorus Basis. Communication in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. 40(9):15661589. (IF: 0.506) 9. Faidullah, Muhammad Irshad, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Zahoor Ahmad, Tsuneyoshi Endo and Toshimasa Honna, (2009). Extractability and bioavailability of

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phosphorus from soils amended with poultry litter and poultry litter ash. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. 7 (2):692-697. (IF: 0.517) 10. Zahoor Ahmad, Toshimasa Honna, Sadahiro Yamamoto (2008). Leachability and Phytoavailability of NPK from Different Bio-composts under Chloride and Sulphate Dominated Irrigation Water. Journal of Environmental Quality. 37(3):1288-98. (IF: 2.324) 11. Faidullah, Muhammad Irshad, Arif Alam, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Md. Imtiaz Uddin, Muhammad Qasim, Md. Harun-or-Rashid and Zahoor Ahmad (2008). Agronomic performances of different cucumber genotypes growth under plastic film as offseason cultivation in Northern Areas of Pakistan. Bangladesh Journal of Environmental Science 14(4): 33-40.
12. Zahoor Ahmad, Faridullah, Haytham El-Sharkawi, Muhammad Irshad, Toshimasa

Honna, Sadahiro Yamamoto and Ahmed Salim Al-Busaidi (2008). Changes in water-extractability of soil inorganic phosphate induced by chloride and sulphate salts. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 15 (1):23-26. (IF: 2.651) 13. Muhammad Irshad, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Muhammad Ashraf, Zahoor Ahmad and Faridullah (2007). The mitigation challenge of salt affected soils in Pakistan. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. 5 (2): 280-283. (IF: 0.517) 14. Zahoor A, Faridullah, Paigham Shah, B. Sanaullah, K.M. Kakar, Haytham ElSharkawi, T. Honna, and S. Yamamoto (2007). Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris L.) response to different planting methods and row geometries I. Effect on plant growth and yield. Archive of Agronomy and Soil Science, 53 (1): 49-61. 15. Inamul Haq, Ihsanul Haq, Asmatullah Taran, Zahoor Ahmad, Khair M. Kakar (2007) Physico-chamical characteristics of two varieties of grape fruit. Life Sciences International Journal. 1 (3): 335-339. 16. Zahoor, A., Honna, T., Yamamoto, S., Irshad, M., Haytham E.S., Abou El-Hassan, W.H. and Faridullah (2007). Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) response to combined organic and inorganic phosphorus fertilizers application under saline conditions.

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Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B - Plant and Soil Science. 57 (3): 222-230. (IF: 0.699) 17. Inamul Haq, M. Javed Tareen, Ihsanul Haq, Zahoor Ahmad (2007) Shoot growth curve analysis of wheat receiving different levels of boron and iron. The Environ Monitor 7 (6): 11-13. 18. Inamul Haq, M. Javed Tareen, Ihsanul Haq, Zahoor Ahmad, Khair M. Kakar (2007). Boron-potassium relations in sugar beet nutrition at Quetta-Pakistan. The Environ Monitor 7 (6): 14-16. 19. Al-busaidi, A., T. Yamamoto, M. Inoue, Y. Mori, M. Irshad and A. Zahoor (2006). Monitoring saline irrigation effect on barley and salts distribution in soil at different leaching fractions. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences. 5 (2): 287-295. 20. Faridullah, T. Honna, S. Yamamoto, Muhammad Qasim, Nadir Khan, Zahoor Ahmad and M. E. Haytham (2006). Performance of Exotic Oat Genotypes under Agro-Climatic Conditions of Juglote, Gilgit, Northern Areas, Pakistan. Indus Journal of Plant Sciences 5 (3) 872-876. 21. Faridullah, Muhammad Qasim, Zahoor Ahmad, Waleed abou Hassan, M. Imtiazuddin, and Mairaj Alam (2006). Performance of Different Wheat Cultivars under Rainfed Conditions of Rawalakot. Indus Journal of Plant Sciences 5 (3) 860862 22. Khair Muhammad Kakar, Zahoor Ahmad, Inam-ul-Haq, Jussain Ahmed Sharani and Fazal Rehman (2006). Comparative Performance of Different Wheat Genotypes under Dry Land Conditions. Indus Journal of Plant Sciences 5 (1), 698-700. 23. Kakar K. M., Zahoor Ahmad, Bazai, Arif S. Kakar and M. Hussain Nasir (2006). Comparative Assessment of Phosphorus Forms Applied at Different Stages of Wheat Crop. Indus Journal of Plant Sciences 5 (1), 744-752. 24. Abou El Hassan W. H., B.A. Zayed, Y. Kitamura, S. M. Shehata, Zahoor Ahmad, and Faridullah (2006). Effect of Reuse Drainage Water Management on Rice Growth, Yield and Water Use Efficiency Under Saline Soils of Egypt. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences 5 (2), 287-295. Page 5 of 11

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25. El-Sharkawi H., M. Irshad, A.M. El-Serfy, T.Honna, A.K.S. Hassan, T. Mohamed, E. Mahmoud, S. Yamamot and A. Zahoor (2004). Effect of water quality on grain yield and nutrient uptake of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Acta Agronomica Hungarica 52, 141-148. 26. Irshad M., T. Honna, S. Yamamoto, M.Kato, T. Endo and A. Zahoor (2004). Interaction of saline water and nitrogen on the partitioning and statistical correlation of mineral elements in maize plants. Acta Agronomica Hungarica 52, 149-156.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES 1. Zahoor Ahmad, M. Abdel Basit, S. Yamamoto, T. Honna, H. Yasuda, and M. Inoue
2011. Use of blast furnace slag and water treatment residues to reduce the runoff of dissolved reactive phosphorus from agricultural lands. Food and Environment, 21-23 June, New Forest, UK.

2. Zahoor Ahmad and Sadahiro Yamamoto 2010. Phosphorus Dynamics under Chloride and Sulphate Saline Environment. In: Qadir M., Wichelns D., Oster J., Jacobsen S.-E., Basra S.M.A. and Choukr-Allah R. (eds), Proceedings of Second Bridging Workshop on Sustainable Management of Saline Waters and Salt-Affected Soils for Agriculture. 15-18 November, 2009. pp. 79-84. 3. Zahoor Ahmad, W.H. Abou El-Hassan, Faridullah, Toshimasa Honna, Sadahiro Yamamoto and Tsuneyoshi Endo (2008) Nutrient leaching and plant uptake from different bio-composts under chloride and sulphate dominated saline irrigation. Ninth International Conference on Dryland Development, 7-10 November 2008, Alexandria, Egypt. pp. 63-64. 4. Faridullah, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Muhammad Irshad, Tomoji Uchiyama, Zahoor Ahmad, Toshimasa Honna and Tsuneyoshi Endo 2008. Recycling of poultry litter as fertilizer in agroecosystem. Ecocity World Summit 2008. April 22-23, 2008, San Francisco, California, USA. 5. Faridullah, S. Yamamoto, M. Irshad, T. Endo, A. Zahoor and T Honna (2008) Recycling of organic waste for sustainable management of land degradation in dry Page 6 of 11

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6. El-Kassar, G., W.H. Abou El-Hassan, Y. Kitamura and A. Zahoor (2008) Towards optimal water management: assessment of the cost effective techniques in irrigation improvement in Nile Delta. Ninth International Conference on Dryland Development, 7-10 November 2008, Alexandria, Egypt. pp. 58. 7. El Sharkawi, H.M., B. Zayed, M.K. Hassanein, M.A. Medany, A. Zahoor and Faridullah. (2008). Methane emission in different Egyptian rice lines as related to morphological and physiological traits. Ninth International Conference on Dryland Development, 7-10 November 2008, Alexandria, Egypt. (Poster). 8. Abd-Elbasit, M.A.M., Zahoor Ahmad, H. Yasuda and H. Anyoji (2008) Assessment of time-dependent soil erodibility parameter for inter-rill soil erosion modeling. Ninth International Conference on Dryland Development, 7-10 November 2008, Alexandria, Egypt. pp. 49. 9. Peter B.S. Gama, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Zahoor Ahmad, Kamal El Siddig (2007) Salinity induced stress effects on biomass, photosynthetic rate and ROS-scavenging enzymes accumulation of Phaseolus vulgaris L. Proceeding of International Conference on Quality Management of Fresh Cut Produce. Published in Acta Horticulturae (ISHS) 746:381-386. 10. Muhammad Irshad, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Zahoor Ahmad and Toshimasa Honna. (2007) Changes in the Forms of Elements in Paddy Soils under Organic and Inorganic Fertilization. International Symposium on Organic Matter Dynamics in Agro-Ecosystems. Poitiers, France 16-19th Jully, 2007. pp 460-461. 11. M. Irshad, M. Inoue, A. Zahoor and M. Ashraf (2007) Water resources management as an option for sustainable agriculture in arid and semi-arid areas. ECO Summit, Beijing-China May 22-27. 12. Zahoor Ahmad, Haytham El Sharkawi, Toshimasa Honna, Sadahero Yamamoto, Muhammad Irshad, and Faridullah (2006) Phosphorus Release and Bioavailability Form Agri-Waste Amended Soils under Chloride and Sulphate Salts (Poster). In: Page 7 of 11

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18th World Congress of Soil Science July 9-15, 2006 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. pp. 517.

National Level Conferences 1. Zahoor Ahmad, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Mitsuhiro Inoue, Tsuneyoshi Endo, Abou Al Hassan W.H., Toshimasa Honna (2010). Effect of Blast Furnace Slag and Water Treatment Residues on Upland Rice Growth and Nutrient Uptake. In: Abstracts of the annual meeting, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Hokkaido, Japan. Vol. 56; pp. 171. 2. Frank Kalemelawa, Eiji Nishihara, Tsuneyoshi Endo, Zahoor Ahmad, Yamamoto Sadahiro (2010). An evaluation of aerobic and anaerobic composting of banana resides treated with different inoculums, for soil nutrient replenishment. In: Abstracts of the annual meeting, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, Hokkaido, Japan. Vol. 56; pp. 138. 3. Takeuchi, A., Endo, T., Li, Z., Li, P., Shimizu, K., Zahoor, A. and Yamamoto, S. (2010). Influence of Cation Composition of Irrigation water on Formation of Magnesium Affected Soils. In: Abstract of China-Japan Joint Open Seminar on Combating Desertification and Developmental Utilization in Inland China, Tottori, Japan. September 13-14, 2010. pp.49. 4. Zahoor, A., Yamamoto, S., Endo, T., Mizuno, T., Kitamura, Y., Shimizu, K., Li, Z., Jiang, Z.G., Li, P. and Honna, T. (2009). Phosphorus release characteristics from organic waste amended soil under Chloride and Sulphate Saline Irrigation. In: Abstract of China-Japan Joint Open Seminar on Combating Desertification and Development in Inland China, Yangling, Shaanxi, China. pp. 19-20. 5. Mizuno, T., Yamamoto, S., Endo, T., Zahoor, A., Kitamura, Y., Shimizu, K., Li, Z., Jiang, Z.G., Li, P., Honna, T. (2009). Status of fertilizer management practices by local farmer as a factor affecting soil and ground water quality in Luohui Irrigation Scheme, China. In: Abstract of China-Japan Joint Open Seminar on Combating

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6. Zahoor Ahmad, Yamamoto Sadahiro, Muhmad Abdel Basit, Faridullah, Tsuneyoshi Endo, Toshimasa Honna (2009). Enhancing the phosphorus holding capacity of soil to reduce phosphorus runoff from agricultural lands. In: Abstracts of the annual meeting, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (vol. 55) Kyoto, Japan. pp.183. 7. Faridullah , Sadahiro Yamamoto, Muhammad Irshad, Zahoor Ahmad, Tomoji Uchiyama, Toshimasa Honna, and Tsuneyoshi Endo (2009). Changes in Nutrient Elements in Soil Amended with Poultry Litter Ash. In: Abstracts of the annual meeting, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (vol. 55) Kyoto, Japan. pp.156. 8. Zahoor Ahmad, Toshimasa Honna, Sadahiro Yamamoto, Muhammad Irshad, Abou ElHassan, W.H., Faridullah and Tsuneyoshi Endo (2008).

Phytoavailability of phosphorus under chloride and sulphate saturated soil condition. In: Abstract of Japan-China joint open seminar on combating desertification and development in inland China. 7-8 September 2008, ALRC, Tottori, Japan. pp 41-42. 9. Faridullah , Sadahiro Yamamoto, Tomoji Uchiyama, Muhammad Irshad, Tsuneyoshi Endo, Toshimasa Honna, and Zahoor Ahmad (2008). Evaluation of Poultry Litter as Fertilizer in Sand dune Soils. In: Abstract of Japan-China joint open seminar on combating desertification and development in inland China. 7-8 September 2008, ALRC, Tottori, Japan. pp. 43-44. 10. Zahoor Ahmad, Honna Toshimasa, Yamamoto Sadahiro, T. Endo, Faridullah, Irshad Muhammad (2007). Response of maize (Zea mays L.) to different compost amendments under saline irrigation. In: Abstracts of the annual meeting, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (vol. 53) Tokyo, Japan. pp.168. 11. Faridullah, Yamamoto Sadahiro, Tomoji Yamanouchi, Honna Toshimasa, T. Endo, Irshad Muhamad, Ahmad Zahoor (2007). Characterization of Phosphorus in

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poultry litter ash. In: Abstracts of the annual meeting, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (vol. 53) Tokyo, Japan. pp.156. 12. Zahoor Ahmad, M. Irshad, T. Honna, S. Yamamoto (2004). Sugar beet quality as influenced by planting methods. In: Abstracts of the annual meeting, Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 14-16th Sep. 2004, Fukuka, Japan.

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP Second Bridging Workshop on Sustainable Management of Saline Waters and Saltaffected Soils for Agriculture. Organized by International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) and International Water Management Institute (IWMI) from 15-18 November, 2009 at Aleppo, Syria.

Major Research Projects Conducted as Principal Investigator
Duration Project title From The Challenge of Reducing Phosphorus Escape from the Agricultural Lands to Protect Environment (I) 11. 2008 To 9. 2010 Award Amount 2.7 million Funding Agency

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Arid Land Research center, Tottori University, Japan

The Challenge of Reducing Phosphorus Escape from the Agricultural Lands to Protect Environment (II)

10. 2010

9. 2011

0.7 million

MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICES IN ACADEMIC SOCIETIES Pakistan Botanical Society, Pakistan (2012American Society of Agronomy, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (2007 Crop Science Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (2007 Soil Science Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (2007 Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (2004 –

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REFEREES 1. Prof. Toshimasa HONNA Vice President, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan. Phone: +81-90-5709-7238 Email:honna@muses.tottroi-u.ac.jp 3. Prof. Sadahiro YAMAMOTO Vice Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan. Phone: +81-90-8994-7299 Email:yamasada@muses.tottroi-u.ac.jp 2. Prof. Atsushi TSUNEKAWA Director, Arid Land Research Center, Tottori University, Tottori, Japan. Phone: +81-857-217036 Email: tsunekawa@alrc.tottori-u.ac.jp

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