Department of Geography

Dr Nausheen Mazhar

Dr. Nausheen Mazhar
Dr. Nausheen Mazhar

Lecturer

Department of Geography

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Experience    

  • 1-03-2010 to date, Lecturer Geography (BPS-18) at Lahore College for Women University, Lahore
  • From 5-08-2009 to 28-02-2010, O Level Teacher at LACAS Johar Town Campus
  • From 27-06-2007 to 30-06-2008, Subject specialist and Author at “AFAQ” (Association for Academic Quality)
  • 14-11-2006 to 1-06-2009, lecturer and Head of the Geography Department at “Garrison Post Graduate College for Women”, Lahore
  • From 17-11-2005 to 13-11-2006, Teacher at Beaconhouse School, Defence Campus, Lahore

Honor and Awards

  • 24 publications with 12.2. Cumulative Impact Factor
  • Awarded International Research Support Initiative Program (IRSIP) Fellowship, by HEC, for School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, UK.
  • Awarded HEC indigenous Scholarship (PhD)
  • Highest CGPA in MS Geography GCU.
  • Gold Medal for topping in M. Sc Geography (Final Year)
  • Gold Medal for Standing First in entire Punjab in the First Year of M.Sc. Geography, in OGSA (Old Geographers Association).
  • Gold Medal presented by Islami Jamiat-ul-Talba, for being First on the Merit List of M.Sc. Geography.
  • Gold Medal (Shaukat Ara English Literary Gold Medal) in recognition of English Literary Activities (2001-2003).
  • Received a shield for being First on the Merit List in Masters.
  • Merit Scholarship for being First on the Merit List of M.Sc Geography, PU
  • Merit Scholarship for Standing First in entire Punjab in M.Sc. Geography, Part I.
  • Merit Scholarship for Standing First in entire Punjab in M.Sc. Geography, Part II.

Memberships

  • X-Executive Member Pakistan Geographical Association (PGA)
  • Member of Departmental Examination Committee, L.C.W.U
  • Secretary Board of studies, Geography, L.C.W.U
  • Member Admission committee MS Geography
  • Member of Association for American Geographers
  • Member: Society of Urban Ecology (SURE)

Graduate Students/Postdocs/Undergraduate Students/Honour Students

Years             Degree                      Name 

2015                BS Geography            Maria Mumtaz Ranjha

2015                BS Geography            Maham Sultan

2016                BS Geography            IqraDilawar

2016                BS Geography            Maimoona Khalil

2020                BS Geography            Iqra Shahzadi

2020                BS Geography            Sidra Rasheed

2020                BS Geography            Tehreem Fatima

Service Activity

  • Incharge Internationalization and linkage development
  • Departmental Focal person for Purchase of Plant and Machinery
  • Focal person from Geography Dptt. for KSK campus
  • Focal person Disaster Prevention and Management Committee
  • ACP Facilitator for session 2017-2021
  • Focal person Departmental Inspection Team for Annual/special repair of PG-1 building
  • Ted-X Curator
  • Focal person for BS Convocation (Degree handover)
  • Focal person Departmental Health Profiling (DSA)
  • Covid-19 Focal person
  • Dengue Focal Person

Brief Statement of Research Interest

I prefer incorporating techniques from different disciplines in my research in order to understand underlying processes behind my research interests that mostly encompass, land degradation, desertification, droughts, landfill management, climatic and meteorological phenomena, sedimentation in reservoirs and glacial retreat.

Currently my research falls into four broad categories: (i) desertification and droughts (ii) Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) use in agriculture (iii) resilience calculation among communities at risk in disaster prone areas (iv) disaster risk reduction techniques. I am particularly interested in how people residing in drylands, cope with drought episodes, and how can policy makers play their part in minimizing the impacts of desertification.

Publications

  • Soil potential in physicochemical properties and its impacts on sustainable land planning, Neelam River Basin, AJK”, Pakistan, S. Abbas · N. Mazhar · S. Jabeen · M. Jamil · F. Ahmad. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Nov 2021, 1-16, W category, I.F 2.74. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13762-021-03800-6
  • “Advancement of the Pivot Point of Underwater Delta: A Study of Tarbela Reservoir, Haripur, Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar , Ali Iqtadar Mirza , Zayanah Sohail Butt , Muhammad Nawaz , 4 Muhammad Ameer Nawaz Akram. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, Nov 2021, Vol no. 54 (2), 40-46. I.F. 0.53
    http://nceg.uop.edu.pk/GeologicalBulletin/Vol-54(2)-2021/Vol-54(2)-2021-Paper4.pdf
  • “Spatial patterns in adaptive capacity of dryland agricultural households in South Punjab, Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar, Safdar Ali Shirazi, Lindsay C. Stringer, Rachael C. Carrie and Martin Dallimer. Journal of Arid Environment, November 2021, 194, 104610. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104610
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140196321001762?dgcid=author
    IF 2.21 HEC W
  • “Socio-environmental impacts of climate change on green economy and its consequences: A case study of Swat valley, Khyber Phakhtunkhwa-Pakistan”, Sohail Abbas, Mian Sabir Hussain, Nausheen Mazhar, Khadija Shakrullah, Saadia Sultan Wahla and Mareena Khurshid, Pakistan Geographical Review, Vol. 76, No.1, June, 01-19. HEC Y category. http://pu.edu.pk/images/journal/geography/pdf/1_V76_No1_2021.pdf
  • “Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for precision agriculture, in selected wheat fields of Rajanpur, Nausheen Mazhar, Safdar Ali Shirazi, Kanwal Javid, Muhammad Habib IR Rahman, Asif Sajjad, Vol. 76, No.1, June, 213-223. HEC Y category. http://pu.edu.pk/images/journal/geography/pdf/15_V76_No1_2021.pdf
  • “USING UAV IMAGERY TO MEASURE PLANT AND WATER STRESS IN WINTER WHEAT FIELDS OF DRYLANDS, SOUTH PUNJAB, PAKISTAN”, Nausheen Mazhar, Safdar A. Shirazi, Lindsay C. Stringer and Sohail Manzoor, Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, vol 58. DOI: 10.21162/PAKJAS/21.648, I.F 0.74. HEC X category. https://www.pakjas.com.pk/InPress.php
  • Index based Approach in Relation to Built and LST Dynamics; A Study of Lahore, Pakistan. Kanwal Javid, Muhammad Ameer Nawaz Akram, Shazia Pervaiz, Rumana Siddiqui, Nausheen Mazhar. International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, Vol 12(1), March 2021. 32-40 https://www.econ-environ-geol.org/index.php/ojs/article/view/559/351. https://www.econ-environ-geol.org/index.php/ojs/article/view/564/356 HEC Y
  • Spatial and Temporal Variations of Temperature in the Punjab Province, Pakistan. Sohail Abbas, Safdar Ali Shirazi, Nausheen Mazhar, Kashif Mahmood, Ashfak Ahmad Khan. International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, Vol 12(1), March 2021.67-75 HEC Y
    https://www.econ-environ-geol.org/index.php/ojs/article/view/564

    https://www.econ-environ-geol.org/index.php/ojs/article/view/516

  • “Mapping Fluctuations of Hispar Glacier, Karakoram, using Normalized Difference Snow Index (NDSI) and Normalized Difference Principal Component Snow Index (NDSPCSI)”, Nausheen Mazhar, Dania Amjad, Kanwal Javid, Rumana Siddiqui, Muhammad Ameer Nawaz Khan and Zaynah Sohail Butt, International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, March 2021, vol 11(4), 48-55. Y
  • “Detection of Long-Term Vegetation Degradation in Baluchistan In Southwest Asia Using NDVI Products of The Modis Sensor of Terra Satellite”, Peyman Mahmoudi, Safdar Shirazi, Seyed Mahdi Amir Jahanshshahi, Fatima Firoozi and Nausheen Mazhar, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Feb 2021,20(2), 291-300. IF 1.3 http://www.eemj.icpm.tuiasi.ro/pdfs/vol20/no2/13_21_Mahmoudi_20.pdf HEC X
  • Effects of climatic factors on the sedimentation trends of Tarbela Reservoir, Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar, Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Sohail Abbass, Muhammad Ameer Nawaz Akram, Muhammad Ali and Kanwal Javid, SN Applied Sciences, January 2021, 3:122. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-04137-4 HEC Y
  • “Impacts of rainfall and temperature variability on wheat production in district Bahawalnagar, Pakistan from 1983-2016”, Nausheen Mazhar, Maham Sultan and Dania Amjad, Pakistan Journal of Science, Vol 72, no.4, Dec 2020, 348-355. Y
  • “Detection of land cover changes in Baluchistan (shared between Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan) using the MODIS Land Cover Product”, Peyman Mahmoudi & Safdar Ali Shirazi & Fatemeh Firoozi & Seyed Mahdi Amir Jahanshahi & Nausheen Mazhar, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 13 (23) Nov 2020, 1274. IF 1.79 HEC X
  • “Trends and Variability of Temperature Time Series over the Kanshi Catchment in The Potohar Region of Punjab-Pakistan”, S.A. Shirazi, S. Abbas, K. Shakarullah, M. Yaseen, N. Mazhar, S. S. Wahla and M. Khurshid, Pakistan Journal of Science, Vol. 72 (3), Sep 2020, 241-248. Y
  • The Preliminary Study of Anthropogenic and Natural Drivers of Desertification in Drylands of South Punjab, Pakistan”; Nausheen Mazhar, Safdar Ali Shirazi, International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, June 2020. Vol. 11 (1), 102-107 Y
  • “Monitoring Expanse Near Lakhodair Landfill and Mehmood Booti Dump Sites of Lahore, Pakistan”; Maimoona Khalil, Nausheen Mazhar, Dania Amjad, International Journal of Economic and Environmental Geology, Dec 2019,Vol. 10 (4), 40-45. Y
  • “Impact Analysis of Vegetation Cover on Land Surface Temperature (LST) at Lakhodair landfill and Mehmood Booti Open Dump-site of Lahore, Pakistan”, Maimoona Khalil, Nausheen Mazhar, Safdar Ali Shirazi and Kanwal Javid, International Journal of Biosciences, November, 2018, Vol. 13, no. 5, 263-277. X
  • “Evaluating the flood hazard in District Mandi Bahauddin: a comparative study between 2010 and 2014”, Maria Mumtaz Ranjha, Nausheen Mazhar, Kanwal Javid, Raja Haris Zafar, Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, October, 2018, Vol. 13 No. 4, 147-160. X
  • “An Analysis of Glacial Retreat and Resultant Vegetation Expansion in the Karakorum: A case study of Passu Glacier in Hunza valley”, Nausheen Mazhar, Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Sahar Zia, Zayanah Sohail Butt, Memuna Ghafoor Shahid and Ali Imam Mirza, Biologia (Pakistan), June, 2018, 64 (1), 135-145. Y
  • “Desertification vulnerability and risk analysis of Southern Punjab Region, Pakistan using geospatial techniques”, Nausheen Mazhar, Safdar Ali Shirazi and Kanwal Javid, Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences, (Vol.12 No. 6 June, 2018) 273-282. X
  • “Monitoring Decadal Precipitation Variability in Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar, Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Zaynah Sohail Butt and Iftikhar Ahmad Butt, Pakistan Journal of Science (Vol. 68 No.3 September, 2016) 352-357. Y
  • “An analysis of spatio-temporal temperature variability in Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar, Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Zaynah Sohail Butt and Iftikhar Ahmad Butt, Pakistan Journal of Science (Vol. 67 No.3 September, 2015) 259-263. Y
  • “Precipitation data interpolation for meteorological drought mapping in Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar and Muhammad Nawaz. Pakistan Journal of Science (Vol. 66 No. 4 December 2014) 356-361. Y
  • “Socio-political impacts of Meteorological Droughts and their spatial patterns in Pakistan”. Nausheen Mazhar, Muhammad Nawaz, Ali Iqtadar Mirza and Khalida Khan. A Research Journal of South Asian Studies Vol. 30, No.1, January – June 2015, pp. 149 – 157. Y
  • Author of 5 Textbooks approved by AFAQ Curriculum Advisory Board written for elementary classes
  • Chapter entitled “Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy”, by Nausheen Mazhar and Sahar Zia, in book “Sustainable Energy and Environment: An Earth System Approach”, by Apple Academic Press.

Research Grants and Contracts.

  • Applied for CPEC Collaborative Research Grant in March 2021 as PI. The proposed project proposal was based on the theme of sustainable energy.
  • Worked as a Research Associate in a Research Project submitted to Punjab University, “Assessment, Analysis and Management of Meteorological Drought in Punjab-Pakistan: A Study of Some Affected Districts”, in April, 2017.
  • Worked as Research Associate in an International project “Detection of land cover changes in Baluchistan (shared between Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan) using satellite remote sensing products”, funded by Pakistan Science Foundation

Other Research or Creative Accomplishments

  • TED x Talk, in International TED x LCWU COUNTDOWN conference, held in Iqra Auditorium, LCWU, Dec 2, 2021.
  • Lecture delivered a s a Resource Person on “Climate Change and its Vulnerability”, in the Workshop: Climate Change: Issues and Strategies, at LCWU
  • Lecture delivered a s a Resource Person on “Climate Change and its Variability”, at Forman Christian College
  • Seminar on the topic of “Droughts, their Causes and Affects”, presented in the Geography Department, PU

Selected Professional Presentations

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
  • “Land Surface Temperature (LST) variations and its impact on Glacial Behaviour in Hunza Nagar, Pakistan, Using Landsat Imagery”, Tehreem Fatima, Nausheen Mazhar, Asif Sajjad, Sohail Abbas and Kanwal Javid, International Conference on Geography and Global Sustainability, ICGGS 2021, (VIRTUAL), Geography Department, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9th and 10th December 2021.
  • “Delineation of Arid Areas of Sindh using different Vegetaion Indices and Land Surface Temperature”, Sidra Rasheed, Nausheen Mazhar, Asif Sajjad, Sohail Abbas and Kanwal Javid, International Conference on Geography and Global Sustainability, ICGGS 2021, (VIRTUAL), Geography Department, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. 9th and 10th December 2021.
  • “Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for precision agriculture, in selected wheat fields of Rajanpur”, Nausheen Mazhar, Safdar Ali Shirazi, Kanwal Javid, Muhammad Habib ur Rahman, Asif Sajjad, presented at: 16th All Pakistan Geographical Conference-APGC 2021, March, Deptt. Of Geography, University of the Punjab.
  • “Identification of Selected Factors Affecting the Sedimentation trends of Tarbela Reservoir, Pakistan (1980-2010)”, Nausheen Mazhar, Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Safdar Ali Shirazi, presented at: 15th All Pakistan Geographical Conference-APGC 2018, April 2018, Deptt. Of Geography, Karachi University.
  • “Impact Analysis of Vegetation Cover on Land Surface Temperature (LST) at Lakhodair and Mehmood Booti Landfill Sites of Lahore, Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar, Maimoona Khalil, Safdar Ali Shirazi, presented at 15th All Pakistan Geographical Conference-APGC 2018, April 2018, Deptt. Of Geography, Karachi University.
  • “Monitoring Rainfall variability and drought preparedness in Punjab-Pakistan: A study of some affected districts”, Safdar Ali Shirazi, Nausheen Mazhar, presented at 15th All Pakistan Geographical Conference-APGC 2018, April 2018, Deptt. Of Geography, Karachi University.
  • “Monitoring Climate Change Impacts on Glacial Mass Fluctuations in Hunza and Shyok Basins: A Case Study of Hispar and Kondus Glaciers in the Karakoram”, Nausheen Mazhar and Zaynah Sohail Butt and Safdar Ali Shirazi, presented at: “International Conference on “Global Environmental Change and the Role of Geographers” to be held at Baragali Summer Campus, University of Peshawar during July 25-27, 2017
  • “Monitoring Spatio-Temporal Precipitation Variability in Upper Indus Basin, Pakistan”, Nausheen Mazhar, Ali Iqtadar Mirza, Zaynah Sohail Butt and Iftikhar Ahmad Butt: Presented at National Conference On Climate Change: Implications And Management Strategies, Ambassador Hotel, Lahore, 21 February 2015
  • TED x Talk, in International TED x LCWU COUNTDOWN conference, held in Iqra Auditorium, LCWU, Dec 2, 2021.
  • Lecture delivered a s a Resource Person on “Climate Change and its Vulnerability”, in the Workshop: Climate Change: Issues and Strategies, at LCWU
  • Seminar on the topic of “Droughts, their Causes and Affects”, presented in the Geography Department, PU
  • Lecture delivered a s a Resource Person on “Climate Change and its Variability”, at Forman Christian College.