Dr. Mohammed Latif Khan

Born in Akberpur (Auraiya), UP, India on 1 January 1961. Educated at Kanpur University, Kanpur, B. Sc. & M. Sc., 1978-82; North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, 1983-89; Ph.D. 1987; Post Doctoral 1987-89.

Senior Professor, Head, Department of Botany and Environmental Sciences, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar - 470003, Madhya Pradesh, 2013 to date.

Assistant Professor, Division of Forestry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Srinagar, J&K, 1989-1992; Assistant Professor, 1992-97, Associate Professor, 1997-2006, and Professor, 2006-12, Department of Forestry, North-Eastern Regional Institute of Science & Technology, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh; Professor & Head, Department of Botany, Guru Ghasidas Central University, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, 2011-12.

Awards/Honours: 7th Visitor’s (President of India) Award – 2021 in research category -Biological Sciences; Professor K G Mukerji Memorial Life Time Achievement Award – 2022 of Society for Plant Research, New Delhi; Life time Achievement Award - 2022 for Outstanding Contribution in Climate Science and Environmental Sustainability; Award for Outstanding Contribution in Climate Science and Environmental Sustainability - 2020 of the SSCE, New Delhi; Included as an expert in the committee (Ecology & Environment) constituted by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to draft the Mega Science Vision-2035 of India (2020- till present); Featured in the list of 2% Scientists published by Stanford University, USA; Nanda Memorial Award for Young Scientist (1995), Indian Society for Tree Scientists; DST-BOYSCAST Fellowship, 1995-96; DBT-Overseas Fellowship, 2005 & 2008; Vice President, National Institute of Ecology.

Fellow: Linnean Society, London, UK; Royal Society of Biology, London, UK; Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, New Delhi; National Environmental Science Academy, New Delhi; International Society for Environmental Botanists, NBRI, Lucknow; Society for Science of Climate Change and Sustainable Environment, New Delhi; National Institute of Ecology; International Society for Tropical Ecology.

Research Areas: Forest Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, Eco-restoration and Natural Resource Management, Plant species invasion, Climate change issues

Address: Senior Professor, Department of Botany, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar 470003, M.P.; [Tel: Cell: 9425613661; Email: khanml@yahoo.com; khanml61@gmail.com]