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 Conferences/Workshops attended and papers presented

1.     Annual Sustainable Development Conference, Organized by SDPI and Ministry of Environment, Urban Affairs, Forestry and Wildlife, Govt. of Pakistan, August 4-8, 1996.  Presented two papers entitled “Sustainable Cotton Production, Trade and Environment: Policy Issues and Options for Pakistan” and “IPM for Evergreen Revolution”.

2.  Green Economics Conference, Organized by SDPI and Heinrich-Boll Foundation, September 12-14, 1995.  Presented a paper entitled "Biodiversity: its Conservation and Sustainable Use".

3.     Participated in seminar on “National Drainage Program”, organized by WAPDA/Provincial Irrigation Dept., Quetta, 1995.

4.     Participated in seminar on “Privatization of Agricultural Services”, organized by the World Bank and Lahore Univ. of Management, 1995.

5.    Regional Workshop on Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health and Safety, organized by UNDP/UNIDO/RENPAP at Davao, Philippines, December 5-9, 1994.  Presented a country paper on the subject.

6.    International Workshop on Sustainable Management of the Desert Locust, held at ICIPE, Nairobi, June 6-9, 1994.  Presented a paper entitled "Orientation of  Desert Locust to Biophysical Cues".

7.    International Workshop on Sustainable Management of the Desert Locust, held at ICIPE, Nairobi, June 6-9, 1994.  Presented a paper entitled "Sex Pheromone in Solitarious Desert Locust".

8.   National Meeting Entomological Society of America, held at Indianopolis, December  11-16, 1993.  Presented a paper entitled "Sexual Behavior and Communication in the Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Forskal) (Orthoptera: Acrididae).

9.    National Meeting, Entomological Society of America, held at Maryland, December 6-9, 1992. Presented a poster paper entitled "Orientation of Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria, to Reflectances from different Colored surfaces".

10.  Twenty-third ICIPE Annual Research Conference, held at ICIPE, Nairobi. Presented a paper entitled "Orientation of Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria, to Lights of Different Wavelengths".

11. Twenty-second ICIPE Annual Research Conference, held at ICIPE, Nairobi.  Presented a paper entitled "Chemical Ecology of the Phase Dynamics of the Desert Locust".

12. Twenty-first ICIPE Annual Research Conference, held at ICIPE, Nairobi.  Presented a poster paper entitled "Color Perception in the Desert Locust, Schistocerca gregaria (Forsk.)".

13. Symposium on "Sustainable Farming Systems in 21st Century Asia", held at Bangkok, November 19-22, 1990.  Presented a poster paper entitled "Tillage Practices and the Incidence of Rice Stem Borers".

14.  Second Working Group Meeting and Workshop on Food Legumes and Coarse Grains, organized by FAO/RAPPA at Chiang Mai, Thailand, from August 1 to 5, 1988.  Presented country report entitled "Insect and Vertebrate Pests of Food Legumes and Coarse Grains in Pakistan and their Control".

15. Eighteenth Rice Farming Systems Working Group Meeting, held at NARC, Islamabad, August 30 - September 4, 1987.  Delivered a talk on "No-tillage and its Impact on Insect Populations".

16. National Workshop on "Rice-based Farming System", held at NARC, Islamabad, April 21-24, 1986.  Presented a paper entitled "Scope of Integrated Pest Control in Multiple Cropping System".

17. National Seminar on "Strategies of Rice Research and Production Development", held at NARC, Islamabad, April 14-16, 1986.  Presented a paper entitled "Perspectives of Breeding Plants Resistant to Insects, with Special Reference to Rice Pests".

18.  National Meeting, Entomological Society of America, held at Hollywood, Florida, December 9-13, 1985.

19. Teleconference on the Effects of Increases in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide, Stillwater, OK, September 19, 1985.  Sponsored by Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society, and the US Department of Energy.

20. Wheat Day-1985.  Agronomy Research Station, OSU, Stillwater, OK, May 23, 1985.  Displayed Wheat Insects and Resistant Varieties Against Them.

21. Sixty-first Annual Meeting of the Central States (Kansas) Entomological Society, held at Lincoln, Nebraska, April 20, 1985.  Presented a paper entitled "Morphometric Variation Within Greenbug Biotypes with Notes on their Probable Evolutionary Pathway".

22.   Annual Banquet of Sigma XI, the Scientific Research Society, OSU, Stillwater, OK, April 19, 1985.

23.  National Meeting, Entomological Society of America, held at San Antonio, Texas, December 9-13, 1984.  Presented a paper entitled "Biological Variation Within Three Biotypes of Greenbug, Schizaphis graminum (Rondani), (Homoptera: Aphididae)".

24.  Thirty-second Annual Meeting, Southwestern Branch, Entomological Society of America, held at  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, February 13-15, 1984.  Presented a paper entitled "Variation in Fecundity and Virulence in Greenbug Biotypes".

25.   National Meeting, Entomological Society of America, held at Detroit, Michigan, November 28 - December 2, 1983.  Presented a paper entitled "Resistance in Triticale to Greenbug, Schizaphis graminum (Rondani), (Homoptera: Aphididae)".

26. Thirty-first Annual Meeting, Southwestern Branch, Entomological Society of America, held at Corpus Christi, Texas, February 21-23, 1983.  Presented a Paper entitled "Host Selection in Apanteles flavipes (Cameron), (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): Influence of Host and Host Plant".

27.  Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting, North Central Branch, Entomological Society of America, Sioux Fall, South Dakota, March 23-25, 1982.

28. First Pakistan Congress of Zoology held at Islamabad, April 30 - May 1, 1980.  Presented a paper entitled "The Present Status of Biological Control of Chilo partellus (Swinh.) (Lep.: Pyralidae) by Apanteles flavipes (Cam.) (Hym.: Braconidae) in Pakistan".

29. National Agricultural Research Conference held at Islamabad, February 23-26, 1980.  Presented a paper entitled "Studies on Potential Biological Control Agents of Whiteflies in Pakistan".

30. National Seminar on Sugarcane.  Organized by the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and sponsored by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, January 28, 1980.

 Other oral presentations

1.      1996, at SDPI, Islamabad. 50-Years of Pakistan Seminar Series. Re: Pesticides Conspiracy.

2.      1995, at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat. Re: Novel Approaches for the Sustainable Management of the Desert Locust.

3.      1995, at SDPI, Islamabad. Re: Semiochemicals Based Sustainable Management System of the Desert Locust.

4.      1994, at SDPI, Islamabad. Re: Pesticides Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health and Safety.

5.     1992, at The International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya. Re: Occurrence of Biotypes in Greenbug and their Management.

6.     1991, at  The International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya. Re: Strain Occurrence in Cotesia flavipes (Cam.) and its Bearing on the Biological Control of Stem Borers".

7.     1990, at The International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi, Kenya. Re: Management of Rice Stem Borers and the Feasibility of Adopting No-tillage in Wheat.

8.     990, at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Re: Use of Expert Systems in Integrated Pest Management.

9.     1989, at Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.  Re: Application of Computer Technology in Agricultural Research.

10.   1989, at Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad. Re: Modeling of Stored Grain Ecosystems.

11.   1988, at National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad. Re:  Techniques of Model Building and Validation.

12.   1988, at National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad. Re:  Use of Weather Data in Forecasting Pest Population.

13.   1987, at National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad. Re:  Role of Resistant Varieties in IPM.  Lecture delivered in IPM course.

14.   1987, at National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad.  Re:  Biological Control of Sugarcane Whitefly in Pakistan.  Lecture delivered in IPM course.

15.   1987, at National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad. Re:  Sheep bot fly and its Control.  Lecture delivered in IPM course.

16.   1987, at National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad. Re:  Tips to Present Effective Seminars and Scientific Papers.

17.   1987, at Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku, Lahore. Re:  Zero-tillage in Wheat and its Impact on the Incidence of Rice Stem Borers on Rice.

18.   1987, at Rice Research Institute, Kala Shah Kaku, Lahore. Re:  Breeding Plants Resistant to Insects.

19.   1986, at National Agricultural Research Center, Islamabad. Re:  Greenbug Biotypes in Relation to Host Plant Resistance.

20.   1986, at Dept. of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Re:  Greenbug Biotypes in Relation to Host Plant Resistance.

21.   1985, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  Pakistan- an Introduction.

22.   1985, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  Some Experiences of Biological Control in Pakistan.

23.   1985, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  Breeding Wheat, Barley, and Sorghum for Resistance to Greenbug.

24.   1985, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  The Host  Plant Resistance Index: A Mathematical Model for Evaluating Resistance in Plants.

25.   1985, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  Variability, Biotypes and Speciation in Insects: A Theoretical and Applied View Point.

26.   1984, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  Variability in Greenbug Biotypes.

27.   1982, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  Sheep Bot Fly and its Control.

28.   1982, at Dept. of Entomology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. Re:  Cotton Whitefly and its Control.

29.   1975, at Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Re:  Glycolysis in Insects.

30.   1974, at Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Re:  Fertilizers and Agricultural Wastes as Pollutants.

 
 
         
 
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