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Grasses and Grassland - New Perspectives

Muhammad Aamir Iqbal

University of Poonch Rawalakot

Researcher with research expertise in cereal-legumes forages production, forages preservation, intercropping systems, and grassland management. Dr. Iqbal has over a decade of research and teaching experience in Pakistan, China, and the USA.


Grasslands Management Insect-Pest Management Grazing Management Grasslands Restoration Grasslands Conservation Biodiversity Promotion Strategies Grassland Ecosystem Services Environmental Effects Effects of Wildfires Carbon Sinks Economic Significance Biomass Production Potential

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Grasslands are of vital significance globally and cover over one-quarter of earth’s surface. They are also known by the names of prairies, pampas, steppes, savannas etc. and provide feed to animals along with serving as biodiversity reserves and catchment areas. Under changing climate scenario, they can potentially serve as carbon sinks which might alleviate the adverse effects of greenhouse gas emissions.

The book "Grasses and Grassland- New Perspectives" is expected to provide fundamental knowledge and recent advancements on underutilized grasses of economic significance as well as grasslands management for boosting their bio-productivity. Particular focus will be put on state-of-the-art strategies for grasslands restoration and conservation in the era of changing climate.

This book aims to be of great assistance for the students of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, university teachers, and researchers belonging to the disciplines of agronomy, soil science, animal nutrition, ecology, entomology and environmental science.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: April 22nd 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: May 20th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: July 19th 2021

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Review results due: October 7th 2021

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Expected publication date: December 6th 2021

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Muhammad Aamir Iqbal

University of Poonch Rawalakot

Dr. Muhammad Aamir Iqbal is a Pakistani researcher whose research expertise is in the cereal-legumes forages production, forages preservation, intercropping systems and grassland management. He obtained Doctorate in Agronomy from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan and also underwent research trainings at University of California Davis, USA and Shandong Academy of Agricultural Machinery Sciences, P.R. China. Dr. Iqbal has over 65 research and review articles along with numerous book chapters to his credit and he has been serving as reviewer of many reputed JCR journals. He is a youngest member of the National Curriculum Revision Committee working under the auspices of Pakistan’s Higher Education Commission in the field of Agronomy and Crop Physiology. Presently, Dr. Iqbal is serving as teacher and researcher at the Department of Agronomy, University of Poonch Rawalakot, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan.

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