DR. MUHAMMAD ATHER RAFI
(Senior Scientific Officer)
University of Karachi, Pakistan. Ph.D. (1996), Insect Ecology
University of Karachi,
Pakistan. M.Sc. (1983), Zoology (Entomology)
University of Karachi, Pakistan. B.Sc. (Hons.),
May 1995 to Date: Senior Scientific Officer, Integrated Pest Management
Institute (IPMI), National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC), Pakistan
Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad, Pakistan.
Aug. 1992 to April 1995: Scientific Officer, Ecotoxicological Research
Institute. NARC. PARC. Islamabad, Pakistan.
June 1985 to Aug. 1992: Scientific Officer, Entomological Research
Labs. NARC. PARC. Islamabad, Pakistan.
Dec. 1984 to May 1985: Junior Scientific Officer, Grain Storage Research
labs. PARC, Karachi, Pakistan.
|VISITING ACADEMICAN, UNDERGRADUATE - POSTGRADUATE
University College of Agriculture, Rawalakot, Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.
(As a member of senior examiners' panel conducting written as well as oral
examinations and Research Supervisor of Graduate students)
Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan.
(As a member of senior examiners' panel conducting written as well as oral
NWFP Agriculture University Peshawar, Pakistan. (Research Supervisor of Post
Barani University of Agriculture. -Off campus faculty member-
Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Research Supervisor of Graduate
Conservation: Papilionids (Lepidoptera:Papilionidae) of Pakistan.
Bio-Ecology: Citrus butterfly, Papilio demoleus L.
Eco-Toxicology: Efficacy of Insecticides against different Agricultural insect
Impact of Insecticides on Survival of Earthworm.
Taxonomy: Brachymeria sp. (Chalcididae:Hymenoptra).
Mass Reading of Trichogramma for the Control of Lepidopterous
Mass Rearing of Coccinella septempunctata.
Effect of Climatic Warming on Insects Communities.
IPM of Fruits and Vegetables Insect Pests.
Diversity of Butterflies in Azad Kashmir.
Diversity of Butterflies in Northern Areas of Pakistan.
Diversity and Conservation of Parasitic wasps (Hymenoptera : Ichneumonidae).
Distributional diversity and Taxonomy of genus papilio
(Papilionidae;Lepidoptera) in different geographical regions of Pakistan.
Studies on the Side effect of Insecticides on Natural enemy of Lepidopterus
pests, Trichogramma Spp.
Effect of Selected Pesticides on two Important Natural Enemies of Oil Palm
Bag Worm, Metisa Palanna Walker (Psychidae : Lepidoptera).
Influence of Climatic Warming on Butterfly Communities in Cold Temperate
Zone of Japan.
|OTHER PROFFSSIONAL ACTIVITIES (WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS
Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Seminar on "Impact of Agricultural
Practices on Environmental Sustainability", 6- 13 September, 2000, Tokyo,
International Training Workshop on Monitoring and Management of Heavy Metals,
Pesticides and PCBs, etc., Common Wealth London, Pakistan Agricultural
Research Council / National Agricultural Research centre, 17-21 May, 1998,
International workshop on " The Logical Framework Approach " September 15-16,
1997. DANIDA/UNDO, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Workshop on Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Conservation. April
28, 1994, PARC, Islamabad, Pakistan.
International Workshop on Eco-toxicology, UNDO/ UNDO- PARC March 27- 31,
1994. lslamabad, Pakistan.
Training Seminar on "The Control of Health Hazards in Modernising Process
of Agriculture and Rural Areas. October 4th to December 6, 1993. JICA,
Participated and Presented Research Papers in International Congresses of
Entomological Sciences from 1995-97.
Participated and Presented Research Papers in Pakistan Zoological Congress
every year since 1985.
|MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL
Fellow, Zoological Society of Pakistan.
Fellow, Entomological Society of Pakistan.
Member, Bombay Natural History Society, India.
Member, Association of Tropical Lepidoptera, USA.
|PROFESSIONAL HONORS, AWARDS AND
Ph.D. (1996), Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan.
JICA awarded in 1993 Training Seminar on "The Control of Health Hazards in
Modernising Process of Agriculture and Rural Areas." October 4th to December
General skills in computer (knowledge of Word Perfect, MS Word, Harward Graphics,
Q.Pro. and Internet).
Technologies Transfer, Training of Junior Scientists.
Date of Birth: 25th Jan. 1957
Place of Birth: Karachi
Language skill: English, Urdu
Marital status: Married
Mailing address: House No.8, Street 29,
Sector F/8-1, Islamabad
Integrated Pest management
Institute, National Agri. Research Center, Islamabad- Pakistan.
Refereed Journals and Proceedings
Sabir, A. M., Bhatti, A. H., Rafi, M. A. and Suhail, A. (2000). Distribution
of Nymphalid Butterflies (Brush footed) in Rawalpindi and Islambad. Pak.
J. Biolo. Sci. 3(8):1253-1254.
Khan, M. A., Rafi, M. A., Ilyas, M. and Safdar, M. (2000). Distribution and
diversity of genus Papilio ( Lepidoptera: papilionidae ) in Rawalpindi
and Islamabad. Pak. J. Sci.,Res. 52 (1-2): 1-3.
Rafi, M. A., Matin, M. A. and Khan, M. R.(1999). Biology of egg of citrus
butterfly Papilio demoleus L. (Lepidoptera: Papilionidae ).
Pak. J. Sci., 51 (3-4): 95-99.
Rafi, M. A. and Khan, M. R. and Ilyas, M.(1999). Host preference.of Lemon
butterfly Papilio demoleus L. in the Northern Barani areas of Pakistan.
Pak. J. Sci., 51 (3-4): 93-94.
Rafi, M. A. and Khan, M. R. and Matin, M. A.(1999). Temperature dependent
development of citrus butterfly (Papilio demoleus) life stages in
barani areas of Pakistan. Pak. J. Sci,Res.,. 51 (3-4): 146-150.
Rafi, M. A., Matin, M. A. and Khan, M. R.(1999). Number of generations and
their durations of lemon butterfly, Papilio demoleus in barani ecology
of Pakistan. Pak. J. Sci. Res. 51 (3-4): 131- 136.
Anwar, T., Tahir, S. and Rafi, M. A. (1999) Toxicological studies of Dimlor
(a mixture of dimethoate and chlorpyrifos) against corn leaf aphid,
Rhopalosiphum maidis (Fitch) under different micro-climatic condition.
Pak. J. Biolog. Sci., 2 (2): 315-317.
Kasana, M. A., Matin, M. A., and Rafi, M. A. (1995) Efficacy of Malathion
against larvae of Pieris brassicae (L.). Pak. J. Zool., 27
Matin, M. A. and Rafi. M. A.(1994). Terrestrial ecology - a vital component
of Ecotox. Research. Proc. Int. Workshop on Ecotoxology, UNIDO / UNDP - PARC,
March 27-31, Islamabad, Pakistan., P. 19.
Anwar, T., Tahir, S. and Rafi, M. A. (1993). Toxicity of selected insecticides
against different larval instars of hairy caterpillar, Diacrisia obligua
Walker. Pak. j. ento. Karachi, 8 (1): 35-38.
Rafi, M. A. (1992). Ants & their control. In: Hashmi, A. A. (ed.).
Domestic Insect Pests including Rates & their Control. Pak. Agri.
Res. Council, Islamabad. 32-34. (in urdu).
Matin, M. A., Saghir, S. A. and Rafi, M. A. (1992). Quantitative relationship
between Pieris brassicae population and damage in cauliflower.
Philippine Entomologist. 8 (5): 7pp.
Ata-ul-Mohsin, Saghir, S. A., Matin, M. A., and Rafi, M. A..(1991). Effectiveness
of malathion on the barani population of Spodoptera litura (Fab.)
in Pakistan. (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae). Proc. Pak. Congr. Zool., 11:
Rafi, M. A., Irshad, M. and Matin, M. A.1991.Bio-ecology of Papilio
demoleus L.(Lepidoptera: Papilionidae) and efficacy of Bactospeine against
its larvae. Pak. J. ento. Karachi, 6 (1-2): 53-61.
Rafi, M. A., Rahim, A. and Hashmi, A. H. (1991). Insecticide efficacy Trails
in Soybean Fields against whitefly, Bemisia tabaci Gennadius.
Proc.Pak. Congr. Zool., 189-190.
Rafi, M. A., Matin, M. A., and Saghir, S. A.(1991). Studies on some
bio-ecological aspects of the citrus butterfly Papilio demoleus
L. (Lepidoptera : Papilionidae ) in the barani ecology of Pakistan. Pak.
J. Sci. Ind. Res., 32 (1): 36-38.
Rafi, M. A., Malik, K.F., and Ahmed, M. (1985). Chalcidid parasites,
Brachymeria dentata (New sp.) and B. kafimu (New
sp.) and a new record on cotton boll worm in lower Sind, Pakistan. Proc.
5th Pak. Cong. Zool., 185-189.
Losses In Stored Cereals And Pulses Due To Insect Pests In Azad Jammu &
Kashmir. Pakistan Journal of Scientific Research (submitted, 2000).
Host locating behaviour of wingless male and female Coccinellid M.
sexmaculatus (Febricius) (Coleoptera: Coccinilidae). Pakistan Journal
of Biological Sciences (1999).
The effect of different aphid densities and plant architecture on oviposition
behaviour of M. sexmaculatus (Febricius) (Coleoptera: Coccinilidae).
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences (1999).
Survivorship Analyses of the Life Stages of Papilio demoleus Population
in the Rainfed Ecology of Pakistan.
Impact of Some Commonly used Insecticides on the Survival of Earth Worms.
Effect of four pesticides on earthworms (Pheretima posthuma) in two
different textural soil.
Efficiency of Dimlor against Chilo Partellus (Lepidoptera : Crambidae).
The Pierid Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) of Pakistan.
The Nymphalid Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) of Pakistan.
Distribution and Taxonomy of Butterflies of District Buner, NWFP.
Distribution and Taxonomy of Butterflies of Kohat District, NWFP.
Distribution and Taxonomy of Butterflies of Lower Swat , NWFP.
The Butterfly Fauna of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
A Review on "The Past and Present status of Butterflies in Pakistan."
Insect Pest of Ornamental Plants and their control.
First Annual Technical Report of the project "Ecology of Selected Insect
Pests of Barani Vegetables and Fruits PARC/NARC 68+VII PP (1986).
Second Annual Technical Report of the project "Ecology of Selected Insect
Pests of Barani Vegetables and fruits". PARC/NARC. (1987).
"The control of health hazards in Modernising process of Agriculture and
Rural Area". (A country report - Pakistan ), October 18-December 3,1993.
Kumamoto National Hospital, Medical Training center Kumamoto, Japan. pp 62-74.
Swallowtail of Pakistan. 1999. Annal Report IPMI, NARC/ PARC.
Bionomics studies of citrus butterfly Papilio demoleus L. (Lepidoptera
:Papilionidae) in the rainfed ecology of Pakistan. Ph.D. Thesis 1995. University
of Karachi, Pakistan. 150 pp.
Taxonomical studies on some hymenopterous parasites of cotton ballworm from
Karachi (Sind), M.Sc. thesis 1983, University of Karachi, Pakistan. 43 pp.
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