Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences

Prof. Dr. M. Jamal Khan Khattak
Chairman / Professor
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Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, 25130, Pakistan
About Chairman:
Prof. Dr. M. Jamal Khan Khattak
Post doc (China)
Post doc (UK)
M.Sc (Hons) (Pak)
HEC Approved Supervisor:
Area of Specialization:
Soil/Water/Salinity/Fertility/Watershed Management. Soil Environmental Pollution Assessment/Climate Change,
Professional Responsibilites & Activities:
Teaching, Administration, Research and Outreach.
Research Projects:
Projects Completed:
  • Heavy metal uptake by agricultural crops. I worked in this project as a research associate in the USA during my Ph.D. training.
  • Forage shrub production from saline/sodic soils of Pakistan. (1995-1997) Co-PI of the Project funded by (AusAID). Work includes identification of the salt affected land and screening of atriplex varieties for higher forage and fuel production under various management practices including irrigation and fertilizers treatments.
  • Salinity and water logging tolerance of wheat. Three years project (1998-2000) funded by EC, as Co.PI. The work includes screening of wheat varieties for salinity and water logging tolerance in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
  • Seed priming. (1998-2000), working as Co-PI. The work includes seed priming for saline and drought conditions. (Funded by EU)
  • Completed a project on the effect of industrial effluents on soil and surface water contamination 2000-2001.
  • Reclamation and Management of salinity problem in Distt. Kohat 2001-2004 Funded by NDP. [3.1 million). Working as Co-PI.
  • Assessment and Management of small-scale salinity and waterloging problem. 2001-2004. Funded by NDP. Working as a Co-PI.
  • Enhancing wheat yield on patchy saline soils of Peshawar Valley. (Pak. Rs. 0.253 million). Funded by Pakistan Science Foundation (2004-2005).
  • Mineralization potential and bio-availability of sulfur to rice and wheat cropping system in Swat. (P.I. Rupees 0.25 million). Funded by Agric Univ. under the Fund for Research Promotion.P.I. Of the project. 2003-2005.
  • Benificial reuse of waste water as a resource for agriculture. (Pak. Rs. 1.5 million)
    Funded by HEC. P.I. of the project. 2004-2009.
  • Sustainable Agricultural Water Management in Pakistan: Addressing Food Security and Social Instability.
    Pak-Italian Collaboration Research Project 2012-2015. P.I. Rs 3.635 million
  • Climate Change in Bajaur and Mohmand Agencies: Farmers Experiences and Perceptions
    P.I of the Project 2015-2016 (Rs 0.689 million)
    Funded by Livelihood Project Hindukush (LPH)-Intercooperation (IC)
  • Screening of maize verities with sowing intervals for yield and yield traits under different Agro-climatic conditions
    P.I of the Project 2015-2017
    Funded by Livelihood Project Hindukush (LPH)-Intercooperation (IC) Pk Rs 1.643 millions
  1. Obtained First position in B.Sc. (Hons) Part II
  2. Obtained First position in M.Sc. (Previous)
  3. Obtained second position in M.Sc. (Hons)
  4. Obtained Silver Medal in M.Sc. (Hons)
  5. USAID Award for Ph D in USA,
  6. HEC Award for Post Doc in UK,
  7. Chinese Academy of Sciences Fellowship Award in China,
  8. Research Productivity Award during 2011-2012 and 2013-2013.
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