Department of Wildlife Sciences
Prof. Jamal A Khan
|Thrust Area :||Mammalian ecology, large carnivore ecology, Biodiversity Conservation|
|Address :||A-3, English House, AMU, Aligarh-202 002|
|Email :||Secretarywsi@gmail.com; firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nature of association :||Regular|
Jamal A. Khan did M.Sc. in Zoology with specialization in Wildlife Biology & Ornithology in 1986 from the Aligarh Muslim University.He carried out fieldwork for M.Phil. & Ph.D. program in Gir National Park & Lion Sanctuary from 1986-1988 on ungulate-habitat ecology from the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. He joined the Department of Wildlife Sciences as lecturer in 1989 and became reader in 1998 and Professor in 2006. He was Chairman, Department of Wildlife Sciences from July 2005 to June 2008. He co-authored the Diversification Plan 2007-2017 for the Department and introduced four new courses and three sections in the Department during this period. He also conceptualized and developed International Training Centre & Hostel which became functional on 11/12/13. He served as Chairman, Department of Wildlife Sciences from May 2011 to April 2017. During this period he conceptualized the proposal for establishment of Faculty of Environmental Sciences with three Department of Studies namely Department of Wildlife Sciences, Department of Biodiversity and Environmental Studies and Department of Landscape and Climate Change Studies.. The proposal for faculty establishment has been approved by all statutory bodies of the Aligarh Muslim University and is awaiting approval of the Visitor of the Aligarh Muslim University. He has been member of National Tiger Conservation Authority, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, GOI from 2006 to 2009 and member of State Wildlife Advisory Board, Uttar Pradesh from 2011-2012. He was also member of IUCN Cat Specialist Group. His current research interests are large carnivore ecology, human wildlife conflict studies, biodiversity conservation and conservation of endangered taxa such as tiger, lion, swamp deer etc.. He has been studying ecology of leopard in Gir National Park and Lion Sanctuary from 2002 and the project is still continuing. He is currently implementing research projects in Gir National Park and Sanctuary with financial assistance from the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and the PURSE-II program from the Department of Science & Technology. Dr. Khan teaches Population Biology, Conservation Biology and Biostatistics at post graduate level at the Department of Wildlife Sciences.