FACULTY PROFILE

Dr. Rana Manzoor Ahmad

Assistant Professor

PhD (Zoology)



Dr. R. M. Ahmad has completed his doctorate degree in October, 2018 under supervision of Dr. Abdul Majid Khan from Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore. In his PhD research work he provided the enamel hypoplasia based reference data on the ecological preference of artiodactyl families that were present in prehistoric ecosystems of Pakistan. Prior to these ecological studies he has also worked on medical genetics and completed his MPhil thesis on the molecular basis of GTCS (type of epilepsy) in Pakistani patients. Currently he is working on the ecological preferences of extant as well as extinct mammals by using different ecological proxies i.e. enamel hypoplasia. His research interest also includes the ecological and environmental explanations for mammalian extinction events. As evolution is not only a core field of classical zoology but is also a road map for the applied researches and innovations that are related with kingdom Animalia so R. M. Ahmad is also working on the evolution of the Neogene mammals by using their dental features and ecological pressures faced by these animals.


PUBLICATIONS :


BOOK CHAPTER

1

2019

Rafeh A., Khan A.M., Ahmad R.M., Akhtar M. (2019) Dental Morphology and Palaeoecological Implications of Brachypotherium (Rhinocerotidae) of the Middle Miocene Siwaliks (Pakistan). In: Boughdiri M., Bádenas B., Selden P., Jaillard E., Bengtson P., Granier B. (eds) Paleobiodiversity and Tectono-Sedimentary Records in the Mediterranean Tethys and Related Eastern Areas. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (IEREK Interdisciplinary Series for Sustainable Development). Springer, Cham (External link)

2

2019

Ayesha Iqbal, Abdul Majid Khan, Rana Manzoor Ahmad, Muhammad Akbar Khan and Muhammad Akhter, 2019. Systematics and palaeo-environmental implications of Hexaprotodon sivalensis (Hippopotamidae, Mammalia) from the Plio-Pleistocene Upper Siwaliks (Pakistan). Proceedings of Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Ed., Springer. Pp 65-67. (External link)

3

2018

Rana Manzoor Ahmad, Abdul Majid Khan, Amtur Rafeh, Ayesha Iqbal and Ghazala Roohi, 2018. Why anthracotheroides had faced family level extinction: enamel hypoplasia an answer to the question. Proceedings of Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Ed., Springer. pp. 89-92. (External link)

4

2018

Abdul Majid Khan, Rana Manzoor Ahmad and Ayesha Iqbal, 2018. Ecological interactions of Miocene to Pleistocene Siwalik bovids, suids and giraffids traced out by enamel hypoplasia analysis. Proceedings of Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Ed., Springer. pp 85-87. (External link)

JOURNAL PAPERS

1

2016

AHMAD, R. M., KHAN, A. M., MUMTAZ, A., IQBAL A. AND AKHTAR, M., 2016. New Late Miocene to Early Pliocene Remains of Sivalhippus nagriensis (Equidae, Mammalia) from the Siwaliks of Pakistan. Biologia, 62 (2): 351-356. (External link)

2

2016

IQBAL A., KHAN, A. M., AHMAD, R. M. AND AKHTAR, M., 2016. Description of New Fossil Remains of Merycopotamus dissimilis (Artiodactyla, Anthracotheriidae) from the Upper Siwaliks of Jhelum, Pakistan. Biologia, 62 (2): 375-380. (External link)

JOURNAL PAPERS - PEER REVIEWED

1

2018

AHMAD, R. M., KHAN, A. M, ROOHI, G. AND AKHTAR, M., 2018. Study enamel hypoplasia in giraffids to compare stress episodes in geological history of the Siwaliks of Pakistan. Pakistan J. Zool., 50 (1): 149-158. (Impact Factor 0. 49) (External link)

2

2018

RAFEH, A., AHMAD, R. M., IQBAL, A., AND KHAN, A. M., 2018, Description of Gazella sp. from the Middle Miocene Siwaliks of Punjab, Pakistan. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 33 (2): 127-131. (External link)

3

2016

WASEEM, M. T., SARWAR, M. A., AHMAD, R. M. AND KHAN, A. M., 2016, Newly discovered fossil remains of Selenoportax vexillarius from Hasnot, locality of Siwaliks of Pakistan. Punjab Uni. J. Zool., 31(1): 53-58. (External link)

4

2016

SARWAR, M. A., WASEEM, M. T., KHAN, A. M. AND AHMAD, R. M., 2016, Propotamochoerus hysudricus remains from late Miocene deposits of Hasnot, Pakistan. Punjab Univ. J. Zool., 31(2): 243-248. (External link)

5

2015

ROOHI, G., RAZA, S. M., KHAN, A. M., AHMAD, R. M. AND AKHTAR, M., 2015. Enamel hypoplasia in Siwalik Rhinocerotids and its correlation with Neogene climate. Pakistan J. Zool., 47(5): 1433-1443. (Impact Factor 0. 44) (External link)

CONFERENCES AND PROCEEDINGS

1

2019

Amtur Rafeh, Abdul Majid Khan, Rana Manzoor Ahmad, Ayesha Iqbal and Muhammad Tahir Waseem, 2019. New dental remains of Dorcatherium (Artiodactyla, Tragulidae) from the Middle Miocene Siwaliks of Pakistan. Abstracts of 39th Congress of Zoology (International) held at Department of Zoology, Islamia College University, Peshawar, Pakistan.

2

2017

Oral Presentation, "Interspecific Comparison of Enamel Hypoplasia in Extinct Tragulids", 2nd International Conference on Innovative Biological and Public Health Research held at Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan.

3

2017

Muhammad Ameen, Rana Manzoor Ahmad, Ayesha Iqbal, Ghazala Rooohi, Muhammad Akhtar and Abdul Majid Khan, 2017. Probing the Miocene Siwalik palaeoenvironment of Pakistan through analysis of enamel hypoplasia in extinct Proboscidea. Abstracts of 2nd International Conference on Innovative Biological and Public Health Research held at Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan.

4

2017

Ayesha Iqbal, Saira Yasmeen, Abdul Majid Khan, Rana Manzoor Ahmad and Muhammad Akhtar, 2017. New Mastodon fossils from the Upper Siwaliks of Rohtas, district Jhelum, Pakistan. Abstracts of 2nd International Conference on Innovative Biological and Public Health Research held at Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan.

5

2017

Oral Presentation, "Comparative analysis of enamel hypoplasia between Siwalik region Neogene tragulids and rhinos.", 37th Congress of Zoology held at Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

6

2017

Mubushra Azhar, Rana Manzoor Ahmad, Abdul Majid Khan, Ayesha Iqbal and Amtur Rafeh, 2017. Comparative analysis of environmental stress in Middle Siwalik Hipparion by using enamel hypoplasia. Abstract of 37th Congress of Zoology held at Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

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2017

Amtur Rafeh, Abdul Majid Khan, Ayesha Iqbal and Rana Manzoor Ahmad, 2017. Systematic account of new Siwalik Artiodactyle remains from the Middle Miocene of Pakistan. Abstract of 37th Congress of Zoology held at Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.


WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS

1

2016

Oral Presentation, “Dental Remains, a Stress Marker” in 3rd National Palaeontology Seminar held at Department of Zoology, Govt. College University, Faisalabad

2

2015

Active Participation, Conference and Training Workshop on Techniques for Biodiversity Assessment and Aerobiological Monitoring for Ecosystem Health held at Department of Zoology, University of the Punjab, Lahore


MEMBERSHIPS

1

2012-Todate

Member Zoological Society of Pakistan



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