Department of Environmental and Conservation Sciences

INTRODUCTION:

Environmental and Conservation Sciences is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the interaction of processes that shape our natural environment. The Department of Environmental Sciences was established in October, 2011 with more than one hundred students leading to BS (Hons) and M.Sc., degrees. The Department conducts research and offers instructions in the areas of Geological, Hydrological, Biological, Ecological and Atmospheric Sciences.

VISION:

The Department focuses to pioneer a new generation of research and teaching methods that understand the fundamental processes which contribute to environmental pollution and natural resource degradation and arrive at solutions to pressing societal problems; Moreover, to prepares graduates for understanding environmental systems, predicting environmental changes, participating in the management of the environment, and contributing for the promotion of sustainable society.

MISSION:

To provide formal education and research in the field of Environmental and Conservation Sciences to bring the education standards up to the international level.

To work for the conservation of natural resources, which is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity and geo-diversity existent in various ecosystems.

To provide a good research environment for publishing research outcomes in the journals of international repute.

To provide professional services such as special trainings, analyses, surveys and consultancies to the manufacturing and processing industries, NGOs, CBOs, engineering firms etc.

Head Of The Department

Dr. Kifayatullah Khan

E-mail: drkhan@uswat.edu.pk
Details: Dr. Kifayatullah Khan is Research Professor (assistant)/Chair at the Department of Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He received his PhD in the discipline of Environmental Sciences from the University of Peshawar.

Dr. Muhammad Qasim

Professor, Department of Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Swat. He received his PhD from University of Leeds, UK and Postdoc from Hokkaido University Japan. His research interests include Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of Land Use Changes, and Seasonal Snow Cover Changes in Hindu Kush Himalayas (HKH). I also focus on Climate Change and Floods Hydrology using GIS Mapping, Natural Resource Management, Upland Agriculture and Livelihood under the Climate Change Scenario

Teaching Faculty

Afsheen Maryam

Lecturer

Department of Environmental & Conservation Sciences, University of Swat.

PhD GeoChemistry (in progress) QAU, Islamabad, Pakistan

Email:afsheenmaryam@uswat.edu.pk​

Dr. M Waqas

Assistant Professor

E-mail: waqas@uswat.edu.pk
Details: Assistant Professor PhD Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

Dr. Anwarzeb Khan

Assistant Professor

E-mail: khan.anwarzeb@uswat.edu.pk
Details: Assistant Professor PhD Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan

Mr. Wajid Rashid

Assistant Professor

E-mail: wajid@uswat.edu.pk
Details: Lecturer, M.Phil Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan