Dr. Afaq Majid Wani
Dr. Afaq Majid Wani
Associate Professor


Department
Department of Forest Biology, Tree Improvement And Wild Life Sciences
Qualification
B.Sc.(Fst.); M.Sc.(Fst.); NET; Ph.D;
Area of Specialization
Forestry (Tree Improvement & Genetic Resources)
Phone No
+919454695040
E-mail
afaq.wani@shiats.edu.in, afaq.wani@shiats.edu.in; afaqtree@gmail.com

Educational Details
DegreeUniversity/BoardYear
Ph.DDr. Y.S Parmar UHF, Solan2005
NETICAR2007
M.ScDr. B.R. Ambedkar, Agra2002
B.ScUniversity of Kashmir, Srinagar 1998


Professional Summary
  • Ph. D in Forestry with specialization in Tree Improvement & Genetic Resources from Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P)
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by ASRB,  ICAR in the discipline of Forestry in 2007.
  • Recieved ICAR- Best Teacher Award 2015-16 on 11th Convocation on 20th september 2016, awarded by ICAR at SHIATS, Allahabad.
  • Received Young Scientist Award in the field of Forestry, Awarded by BIOVAID RESEARCH SOCIETY of Allahabad Uttar Pradesh.
  • Served in the capacity of Examiner in U.P Public Service Commission, SSC and various Universities viz.OAUT, CSAUA&T, Kanpur KFRI, etc. and still continuing.

Expertise
  • Research experience of about 2 year as Project Associate (PA) from  2005 to 2007  at Regional Centre, National Afforestration and Eco- development Board, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India, Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-Solan (H.P.)
  • Experience of Eight years  as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Tree Breeding, School of Forestry & Environment,SHIATS, Allahabad. U.P. 211 007 India from  2007 to 2015.
  • Experience of Two years  as Associate Professor, Dept. of Forest Biology & Tree Improvement, School of Forestry & Environment,SHIATS, Allahabad. U.P. 211 007 India from March 2015 till date

Projects
  • Study on increase forest cover in cold deserts through FDA plantations in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir under NAP scheme at Regional Centre NAEB, MoEF,GoI, UHF Nauni - Solan H.P.
  • Study in enhancing people participation in FDA plantation in hilly areas and their sustainability with greater economic returns at Regional Centre NAEB, MoEF,GoI, UHF Nauni - Solan H.P.

 


Publications

LIST OF RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN NATIONAL JOURNALS- {40}

  1. Afaq Majid Wani, P. A. Sofi and A. R. Malik. 2006. Pollen - pollinator energetics in forest trees in relation with tree improvement. Advance in Forestry Research in India XXIX : 162-174.
  2. Afaq Majid Wani and K.C. Chauhan 2006. Genetic Analysis of Half - Sib Families of Bauhinia variegata Linn. My Forest 42 (3):285-290.
  3. Afaq Majid Wani and K.C. Chauhan. 2007. Genetic Divergence between half-sib families under different environments in Bauhinia variegata. Linn. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 67: (1) 66-69.
  4. Afaq Majid Wani and K.C. Chauhan. 2008. Floral Biology and Stigma Receptivity in Bauhinia variegata Linn. Indian Forester. 134: (2).233-240.
  5. Syed Mubashir Hanief, Shallu D. Thakur, Afaq Majid Wani, and A. R. Malik. 2008. Vegetal profile of naturally revegetated and artificially reclaimed limestone mines in Quercus leucotrichophora forests of Himachal Preadesh, India. Annals of Forestry. 16(1):33-41.
  6. Sadiq Majeed, Afaq Majid Wani and D.R.Sharma 2008. Genetic divergence between half-sib families of Bunium persicum (Boiss.) Fedtsch. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding. 68 (3): 123-128.
  7. Afaq Majid Wani, Antony Joseph Raj and K.C. Chauhan 2008. Association analysis for morphological and biomass traits in Bauhinia variegata seedlings. Indian Journal of Tropical Biodiversity. 16(1):119-127.
  8. Sadiq Majeed, Afaq Majid Wani, S.G. Agarwal and D.R. Sharma 2008. Essential Oil Composition of Kalazeera Seed [Bunium persicum (Boiss.) Fedtsch] Indian Perfumer. 52(3):36-37.
  9. Afaq Majid Wani, Antony Joseph Raj and K.C. Chauhan 2008. Phenological observation of Bauhinia variegata Linn. – a woody angiosperm My Forest. 44 (2): 111-114.
  10. I. K. Thakur, K.C. Chauhan and Afaq Majid Wani. 2009. Estimation of mineral nutrients and approximate principles in the progeny of Bauhinia variegataTree.  Indian Journal of Forestry. 32(1):85-90.
  11. Afaq Majid Wani and K.C. Chauhan. 2009. Pollen Studies in Bauhinia variegata
           
    Linn. Indian Journal of Forestry. 32(3):437-440.
  12. Afaq Majid Wani, Sameer Daniel, Mita Thakur and Yaqoob H. Dar. 2009. Seed source variability in Bauhinia variegata Linn. under two different environments. My Forest. 45(4): 363-370.
  13. Afaq Majid Wani, BS Hmannihring and M. Deka. 2010. Genetic divergence between half sib families under different environments in Albizzia lebbeck Benth. Indian Forester. 136(7):921-928.
  14. Antony Joseph Raj Smitha G Nair, S.B.Lal and Afaq Majid Wani 2010. Application of Biofertilizers for quality seedling production of Teak. Agri. Sci. Digest. 30(4):246-249.
  15. Antony Joseph Raj, Smitha G Nair, S.B.Lal and Afaq Majid Wani 2010. Elite seedling production in nursery using root trainers in Tectona grandis and Dalbergia sissoo. Journal of Tropical Forestry. 26(III):50-55.
  16. Afaq Majid Wani, S. B. Lal, B. Mehra and Sameer Daniel, 2011. Effect of growth regulators for raising quality nursery stock of poplar clones through cutting studies.  My Forest. 47(2): 151-156.
  17. Afaq Majid Wani, Antony Joseph Raj and K.C. Chauhan. 2011.  Association Analysis for morphological and biomass traits in Bauhinia variegata seedlings. Indian journal of Tropical Biodiversity. 16(1): 61-70.
  18. Afaq Majid Wani, MS Wani and A.Bijalwan 2012. Association analysis for morphological and biomass traits in Albizzia lebbeck seedlings. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources. 25 (2): 161-165.
  19. Afaq Majid Wani and B. Sivakumar. 2012. Integrated nutrient management in Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb) Ness for quality seedling production. International Journal of Farm Sciences. 3(1):58-64
  20. B. Sivakumar and Afaq Majid Wani. 2012. Seed management techniques for quality seedling production of Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb) Ness. International Journal of Farm Sciences. 3(1):65-69
  21. Afaq Majid Wani. 2012. Genetics divergence between half- sib families of Albizia lebbeck Benth. Indian Journal of Agroforestry. 14(2): 37-41.
  22. Afaq Majid Wani, Antony Joseph Raj and M. Kanwar 2013. Impact of Climate Change on Forests of Eastern Himalayas and Adaptation Strategies for Combating it. International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 3(3): 98-104
  23. Ramchandra, Yojna Lal, Afaq Majid Wani and B. Mehera. 2013 Economic analysis of Integrated pest management in pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) Production in Pratap Garh District, Uttar Pradesh, International Journal of Farm Sciences. 2(3):44-47.
  24. Mohd Saleem Wani and Afaq Majid Wani. 2013. Genetic Variability and association analysis in Madhuca indica Gmel. Indian Forester. 139(8): 692-698.
  25. Mohd Saleem Wani and Afaq Majid Wani. 2013. Phenology and Pollen studies in Madhuca Indica Gmel. Journal of Non Timber Forest Products. 20(2):77-82.
  26. Ashiq Hussain, Mohammad Saleem Wani, Ubaid Yaqoob, Afaq Majid Wani, A. H. Munshi.2013. Distribution Pattern, Population Density, Phenological Episodes and Morphometric Analysis of Salix babylonica. Research & Reviews: Journal of Botany. 2(3):5-11.
  27. B. Sivakumar and Afaq Majid Wani. 2014. Effect of intergrated nutrient management on biomass production and nutrients uptake in Dendrocalamus strictus (Roxb) Ness under nursery condition. International Journal of Farm Sciences. 4(1):42-49.
  28. Abdul Nasir and Afaq Majid Wani 2014. Estimation of correlation coefficient and effect of different growth regulators and potting media on survival and growth parameters of G48 poplar clone. International Journal of Farm Sciences. 4(2):121-129.
  29. B. Sivakumar and Afaq Majid Wani. 2014. Cost analysis of production of seedlings through intergrated nutrient management treatments. International Journal of Farm Sciences. 4(2): 117-120
  30. Mohd Sameer, S.Sen Afaq Majid Wani. and Hament Kumar. 2014. Floristic diversity and utilization of some woody trees species of Allahabad (U.P) The Allahabad Farmer Vol. LXX (I);  307-318
  31. A.K. Singh and Afaq Majid Wani.2014. Seed Source Exhibits Pod and Seed Variability in Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre. Trends in Biosciences 7(17): 2586-2590.
  32. A.K. Singh and Afaq Majid Wani. 2014. Correlation Studies in Pod and Seed Traits of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre.- A Potential Agroforestry Tree.Trends in Biosciences 7(18): 2824--2827.
  33. Sachin Panwar and Afaq Majid Wani. 2014. Economic analysis of different organic manures in sweet potato production under poplar based agroforestry system. International Journal of Farm Sciences. 4(4):117-121.
  34. Mohd Saleem Wani and Afaq Majid Wani and A.H.Mughal. 2015. Estimation of Divergence to Genetic Variation in Half-Sib Families of Madhuca indica Gmel. Under Greenhouse and Open Field Environmental Conditions.  Indian Forester. 141(1): 35-45
  35. Gunjan Kumari and Afaq Majid Wani. 2015. Seed source variability in half sib families of Diospyros melanoxylon roxb. Under open field condition. International Journal of Advanced Research. 3( 11): 161- 168
  36. Afaq Majid Wani, Basim Mohiuddin and Abdul Nasir. 2015. Monitoring of Spring Phenology and Pollen Studies in Delonix regia (Boj. Ex Hook.) Raf. Indian Forester 141(11): 1194-1199.
  37. Gunjan Kumari S. Yadav, S. Kamal Afaq Majid Wani and Manish Kumar. 2015. Comparative study of germinationcharacters fordifferent forest trees under laboratory condition and openfield condition. IJTA. National Academy of Agricultural Sience Science. 33(2)4-5: 1301-1303
  38. Halliru Bilyaminu and Afaq Majid Wani 2016: Carbon sequestration potential of different tree species in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.  International Journal of Farm Sciences.  6(2) : 1-6.
  39. A.K. Singh and Afaq Majid Wani. 2016. Genetic Divergence in Pod and Seed traits of Pongamia pinnata (L.) Indian Forester. 142 (8): 748-753.
  40. Neeta S. Kerketta and Afaq Majid Wani. 2016. Application of growth regulators for the production of quality nursey stock in different clones of Poplar. Research in Environment and life Sciences. 9(6):663-665

 

LIST OF RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

  1. Manabandra Deka and Afaq Majid Wani. 2009. Effects of simulated Sunlight on Photodegradation of Untreated and Copper (II) Ethanolamine-treated Wood. Taiwan Journal of Forest Science. 24(4):221-231.
  2. Mohammad Saleem Wani, Ashiq Hussain Lone, Ubaid Yaqoob, A. H. Munshi and Afaq Majid Wani and Shabeer Ahmad Ganie. 2014. Effect of altitude on the morpho-phenological parameters of Juglans regia L. from different sites of Kashmir Himalaya. International Journal of Advanced Research. 2( 7): 97-110
  3. Afaq Majid Wani and Mohammad Saleem Wani. 2014. Study on Heritability and Genetic Gain in Plus Tree Families of Bauhinia variegata L. in Western Himalayas International Journal of Advanced Research. 2( 8) :938-946
  4. Sachin Panwar and Afaq Majid Wani . 2014. Effect of Organic production on growth and productivity of Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) under Poplar based Agroforestry system. International Journal of Advanced Research 2 (12):229-232.

 

BOOK

  1.  S. B. Lal, B. Mehra and Afaq Majid Wani. 2013.  Hand Book of Forestry & Agriculture. Publisher: Agro India Publications, Allahabad, India.

BOOK CHAPTER

  1. Afaq Majid Wani and K.C. Chauhan. 2008. Reproductive Biology and Genetic Variability in Bauhinia variegata - Linn. In Plant Physiology in Agriculture and Forestry. Ed. P.C. Trivedi. pp. 248-254.
  2. Antony Joseph Raj  and Afaq Majid Wani. 2012. Forest Resources. In. Forestry: Principles and Applications. Ed. Antony Joseph Raj and S. B. Lal Scientific Publishers Jodhpur India. pp.38-53
  3. Afaq Majid Wani and M. Deka. 2013. Forestry Mating Designs for tree Improvement. In. Plant Biodiversity Utilization and Biotechnology Aaviskar Publishers, Distributors. Jaipur Rajasthan. India.
  4. C. Buvaneswaran and Afaq Majid Wani. 2013. Chapter 41: Tree Borne Oil Seeds (TBOs) based Agroforestry systems In. AgroForestry: Theory & Practices. Ed. Antony Joseph Raj and S. B. Lal Scientific Publishers Jodhpur India. pp. 737 - 754.
  5. Antony Joseph Raj and Afaq Majid Wani. 2013. Chapter 47: International and National Organization of Agroforestry. In. AgroForestry: Theory & Practices. Ed. Antony Joseph Raj and S. B. Lal Scientific Publishers Jodhpur India. pp. 832-857.
  6. Afaq Majid Wani. 2014. Agroforestry and Multipurpose tree species accepted  Book chapter upload  in OMICS Website.

Conferences
  1. Afaq Majid Wani and K.C. Chauhan. 2005. Genetic divergence under different environments in Bauhinia variegata Linn. Paper Presented and abstracted at National Symposium on Changing Concepts of Forestry in 21st century (Oct, 21-22, 2005).
  2. A.R. Malik, M.A.A. Siddique and Afaq Majid Wani. 2006. Ethno-medicinal studies on some important medicinal plants used by the tribals of North- Kashmir. Paper Presented and abstracted at National Symposium conducted by Panjabi University Patalia (Panjab) on 23- 25 January, 2006.
  3. Afaq Majid Wani and K.C. Chauhan. 2006. Reproductive biology of Bauhinia variegata Linn. Paper Presented and abstracted at National Symposium on Tree Improvement for Sustainable Forestry conducted by JNKVV, Jabalpur    4 - 6 November, 2006
  4. Afaq Majid Wani, R. N. Seghal and Poonam Sharma. 2006.  Study to increase forest Cover through FDA plantation in Ladakh, cold desert of western Himalayas Paper Presented and abstracted at National Symposium on Tree Improvement for Sustainable Forestry conducted by JNKVV, Jabalpur 4-6 November 2006
  5. Afaq Majid Wani, K.C. Chauhan  A.R.Malik  and Majid Ali . 2006.  Genetic association analysis in half sib progeny of agroforestry tree species (Bauhinia variegata Linn.) Paper Presented and abstracted at National Symposium on agroforestry for livelihood security environment protection and bio fuel production by NRCAF Jhansi on 16- 18 December, 2006.
  6. Afaq Majid Wani and B.K. Mishra. 2012. Effect of Ground Water on Soil and Vegetation in Cold Desert Areas of Himachal Pradesh. National Conference on Sustainable Development of Ground Water Resources in Industrial Regions SDGRIR 2012. Department of Environmental Science and Engineering Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad 826004, India, March 22 -23, 2012.pp 201-208.

PAPER PRESENTATION (INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM)

  1. Afaq Majid Wani, T.Thomas, B. K. Mishra, S. Nath and C.S. Singh. 2009. Soil stability assessment in cold desert areas of Himachal Pradesh, paper presented in international Symposium Rock Mechanics & Geo-Environment in Mining and Allied Industries. Dept. of Mining Engineering Institute of technology Banaras Hindu University Varanasi U.P.
  2. B.K.Mishra, S. Nath T.Thomas Afaq Majid Wani and C.S.Singh 2009. Monitoring and Assessment of Drinking water quality using water quality index paper presented in international Symposium Rock Mechanics & Geo-Environment in Mining and Allied Industries. Dept. of Mining Engineering Institute of technology Banaras Hindu University Varanasi U.P

ATTENDED WORKSHOP/ TRAINING

  • Attended Cluster based action training of JFMC members on micro finance based IGAs under NAP at Srinagar 22nd -24th June  2006 (3 days)  Regional Centre National Afforestration and Eco- development Board Ministry of Environment and Forest Govt. of India,  Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-Solan (H.P.)
  • Attended Cluster based action training of JFMC members on micro finance based IGAs under NAP at Miran Sahib Jammu 16th – 18th October 2006 (3 days) Regional Centre National Afforestration and Eco- development Board Ministry of Environment and Forest Govt. of India,  Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni-Solan (H.P.)
  • Attended Workshop on Environmental Pollution: A Future challenge for Agriculture, Forestry & Allied Sciences 11th October 2012 at Dept. of Environmental Science, School of Forestry & Environment, SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P.
  • Attended Training Environmental Pollution: Threats to the Society & its Management 26th -27th November 2012 by Dept. of Environmental Science School of Forestry & Environment, SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P.
  • Training on Propagation & Cultivation of Economically Important  Trees  19th  - 20th  November  2012 (2 days) Sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi in collaboration with School of Forestry & Environment , SHIATS, Allahabad, U.P.-211 007.
  • Environmental Pollution: Threats to the Society & its Management  26th -27th November 2012 (2days) Dept. of Environmental Science School of Forestry & Environment, SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P 
  • Attended National Seminar on “Wildlife conservation & Management” 14th March 2013 Sponsored by ICFRE Dehradun, collaboration with School of Forestry & Environment, SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P.
  • Attended E- Content: The New Emerging Technique for teaching through Web. May2, 2013, Organized By Allahabad Chapter of Indian Society of Soil Science (ACISSS) Department of Soil Science, SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P.
  • Attended National Seminar On Environmental Challenges and Role of Youth, Women and Other Marginal Groups, October 27th 2013, Organized By ICSSAR, New Delhi In Association with Dept. of Sociology, Sarveshvari Post Graduate College Dhanuha, Chaka, Allahabad.
  • Attended National Seminar On Protected cultivation of Horticultural crops and value addition, 29th- 30th November 2013, Organized By Dept. of Horticulture, Allahabad school of Agriculture, SHIATS, Allahabad.
  • Attended National workshop on Intellectual Property and innovation Management in Knowledge Era, 7th November 2013, organized by National Research development Corporation, New Delhi & SHIATS Allahabad.
  • IT Security & Ethical Hacking 10th July -10th August 2013 (30 days) Think360Degrees (An IIT Delhi and MITUS Alumni venture)
  • Attended Training Programme on Developing Winning Research Proposals in Agriculture. 12-13 June 2014, Organized by National Academy of Agriculture Research Management (ICAR), Hyderabad and SHIATS Allahabad
  • Attended National workshop on Climate Change issues & Challenges 26nd July 2014, Organized by All India Women’s Conference Under IWE Leadership Programme of women in Europe for a common Future, Germany at NCZCC, Allahabad.
  • Attended National workshop on Forest Seed Science: Recent Advances and Challenges in Seed Research.  26-27 February, 2014 Organized by Forest Research Institute and  ICFRE, Dehradun.
  • Developing Winning Research Proposals in Agriculture. 12-13 June  2014 (2days). Organized by National Academy of Agriculture Research Management (ICAR), Hyderabad and SHIATS  Allahabad

TRAINNING

  • Ten days Short term course on Wildlife conservation viz-a-viz Agriculture interface  from 24th November- 3rd December 2014 (10 days) ICAR Sponsered at School of Forestry & Environment, SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P
  • Twenty one days Referesher course on Disaster Management from 20th October to 9th November 2015 at ASC, HRDC, University of Kashmir, Hazaratbal Srinagar.
  • One day awareness programme on “Take it to the Breeders & Researchers – The Plant Breeders & Researchers Right through Awareness” Organized by SHIATS and Protection of plant Varieties & Farmers Right Authority, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India on 18th April 2016 at SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P

 


Teaching Experience
  • Experience of Eight years  as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Tree Breeding, School of Forestry & Environment,SHIATS, Allahabad. U.P. 211 007 India from 01st August 2007 to 13th March 2015.
  • Experience of Two years  as Associate Professor, Dept. of Forest Biology & Tree Improvement, , School of Forestry & Environment,SHIATS, Allahabad. U.P. 211 007 India from 14th  March 2015 till date

 

TEACHING / EXTENSION LOAD:

B. Sc. Forestry Programme:

  1. STFB-313 Cytology and Genetics (Credit Hrs: 2+1=3)
  2. STFB-323 Tree Seed Technology (Credit Hrs: 2+1=3)
  3. STFB-512 Tree Improvement (Credit Hrs: 2+1=3)
  4. STFB-523 Forest Biotechnology(Credit Hrs: 2+1=3)
  5. STFB-599 Cultivation of medicinal and aromatic plants (Credit Hrs: 0+20=20)

M. Sc. Forestry Programme:

  1. STFB-713 Tree Breeding (Credit Hrs: 1+1=2)
  2. STFB 823 Seed Production and Quality Control(Credit Hrs:2+1=3)
  3. STFB 723 Advance in Tree Improvement (Credit Hrs:2+1=3)
  4. STFB 824 Introduction to Forest Biotechnology(Credit Hrs: 2+1=3)

Ph.D. Forestry Programme:

  1. STFB-901 Tree Improvement (Credit Hrs: 2+1=3)
  2. STFB-903  Forest Seed Management (Credit Hrs: 2+1=3)

Additional Positions
DesignationOffice/Department
HeadDepartment of Forest Biology, Tree Improvement And Wild Life Sciences

Other

ORGANIZED WORKSHOP/ TRAINING

  • Organized Workshop on Propagation of Bamboo on 13th August 2012 at Dept. of Silviculture, School of Forestry & Environment , SHIATS, ALLAHABAD, U.P.-211 007
  • Organized Training on Propagation & Cultivation of Economically Important  Trees 19th  - 20th  November 2012 Sponsored by ICAR, New Delhi in collaboration with School of Forestry & Environment , SHIATS, Allahabad, U.P.-211 007

ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN EMPLOYMENT NEWS

  • Career opportunities in tree improvement And genetics resources Published in Employment News on 19 September 2015.

Other Details

  • Reviewer of an International Journal, “African Journal of Agricultural Research”, Africa (2010).
  • Reviewer of an International Journal, “Journal of Medicinal Plant Research”, (2014).
  • Life Time Membership of Indian Association of Soil & Water conservationists, CSWCRTI, Dehradun. Member No:LM1822
  • Life Time Membership of International Journal of Farm Sciences, Solan H.P. Member No:2019
  • Appointed as Member for Tree Ambulance in SHIATS, University to Protect Trees in and around University Campus.

NUMBER OF STUDENTS GUIDED

  • Ph.D. Guided (03)
  • M.Sc. Guided (16)