Dr. Abdul Basir, completed his Ph.D from Pak-USA in 2015 and currently working as Associate Professor at the Department of Agronomy, University of Swabi (www.uoswabi.edu.pk). He is teaching courses on graduate and post graduate levels and performs students counseling. His research interests are: residue management under diverse tilling and no tilling system for improving soil fertility, soil biology, C sequestration, greenhouse gases emission and crop productivity across diverse topography. Biochar, organic and inorganic nitrogen sources impacts on crop growth and yield. Advance biostatistics, crop modeling, remote sensing and their application in the field of agriculture are other sources of his interest. He has more than 14 year research and outreach experience. He is author and coauthor of more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles, 7 conference proceedings and abstracts. Developed a wheat variety 'Shahkar-CCRI-2013” for rain-fed areas of the country. He has been awarded many international fellowships such IRSIP and NFP.