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Journal of Agriculture and Forest Meteorology Studies

Editorial Board

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

  • Prof. Yiqing Li, PhD., Professor and Forest Ecologist, College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management, University of Hawaii, Hawaii.


    Yiqing Li is a professor and forest ecologist at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He conducts research on the tropical and subtropical forest ecology, with a focus on mechanisms of below-ground processes of forest ecosystems. He is interested in field experiments of climate change manipulation, especially the soil warming effects on both natural forests and plantations in tropical and subtropical regions. He also conducts research on invasive species control and native forest restoration in the tropics. He is a core principal investigator of the collaborative research project “Manipulating and modeling climate change effects on tropical and subtropical forest production and biodiversity”, an integration of research programs that study global change in tropical forest ecosystems. Recent and ongoing research activities include: integrated understanding of climate-induced tree mortality and forest die-off, invasive species assessment, and ecological restoration of dry forests and woodlands in Hawaii. He teaches graduate and undergraduate course Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, Forest Restoration and Tropical Soils. He serves several editorial boards of forestry and agricultural journals.

    Research Interest
    • Forest ecosystem processes, productivity, and function in global change 
    • Forest ecosystem carbon allocation and biogeochemistry
    • Forest ecosystem restoration

Editorial Board Member

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korkmaz BELLİTÜRK, Associate Professor, Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Turkey. E-mail:

    Biography Graduated from Trakya University, Faculty of Agriculture, and Department of Soil Science in 1996 as head of the department. At the same year, started both MSc. in institute of natural and applied sciences in Trakya University and started to work as research assistant in Trakya University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science. Working as Associate Professor in Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.
    Research Interest Soil Fertility Phytoremediation Plant Nutrition Soil and Water Pollution Soil Biology Soil Ecology Organic Farming Composting and Vermicomposting

  • Prof. Dr. Kholil, Senior Lecturer. E-mail:

    Biography He was a senior lecturer and reseacher, graduated for mathematic statistic Bogor Agricultural University (1986), Master in Computer Science (1999) and Ph.D in Environmental Modeling (2004). After finishing his Doctoral Program many researches have been done especially in environment management and agriculture fields, more than 35 topics research have been carried out which is financed by national or international donor. He also as a speaker in national and international scientific meeting in the field environmental management and disaster, and sustainable tourism. More than 85 sicentific papers have been published both national and international Journals, and he has published 6 scientific books. He also as a reviewer in several national and international journals. Since 2022 he was selected as academic reviewer for international journal of Environment and global warming.
    Research Interest Environmental Modeling Environmental Management and Disaster Global Warming

  • Prof. Khattab Adel Salah, PhD., Professor of Animal Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Tanta, Tanta University, Egypt.

    • 1993-2020 Animal Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture, Tanta, Tanta University, Egypt
    • 1988-1993 Associate Prof. Anim. Breed., Tanta Univ.,
    • 1984 -1988 Lecturer of Anim. Breed., Tanta Univ.,
    • 1976- 1984 Graduate Assistant, Faculty of Agric Anim. Prod. Depart., in the field of Animal Breeding and Dairy Cattle production
    Research Interest

    Teaching and Research in Anim. Breed., Dairy cattle, Statistics, and Computer Programs.

  • Prof. Shrawan Kumar Sah, PhD., Professor of Agronomy, Rampur campus, Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal.

    1. Review: more than hundreds of project proposals of PACT, KUBK and Master and PhD students
    2. Advisor: Supervised as a major and member advisor of hundreds of M.Sc. Ag. students/ PhD students
    3. Publications: Published about hundreds of articles both in National and International journals.
    4. Experience: 38 years ( 2038 BS to 2076 BS) at various position of the university like: Department Head, Farm Superidentent, Campus Chief, Director CDC, and Member University Service commission.
    Research Interest
    • Agronomy
    • Crop Physiology
    • Environmental Science

  • Prof. Vijaya Khader, Ph.D., Former Dean Faculty of Home Science, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India


    Prof. Vijaya Khader received M.Sc from S.V University with Mary Clark Memorial Scholarship from Canada, Ph.D. & Post Doctoral Fellow from CFTRI, Mysore as a CSIR Fellow. Worked as First Principal at College of Home Science, Bapatla, and also at College of Home Science, Hyderabad. Headed the Department of Foods and Nutrition, PGRC, Rajender Nagar as the Director, Center of Advanced Studies in the field of Foods and Nutrition, which is the only one in the country. Received State Best Teacher Award; Appreciation Certificate from ICAR; Women of the year; Fellow of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists,(AFSTI); Outstanding Woman Professional Award ( FICCI); Eminent Women Scientist Award (WISE, India), 3rd Dr. Rajammal P. Devdas   Memorial award, Women Leadership in Science & Technology (Vigyan Prasar Department of Science & Technology) and Oration Lecture award from Home Science Association of India. Served as Member Board of Management of A.N.G.R.A.U. the highest body of the University

    Research Interest

    Nutritional status of a vulnerable group of the population such as children, pregnant and lactating women, socio-economic empowerment of Farm, Rural, Fisher & Tribal women.

  • Prof. Mohamed M. El Nady, M.Sc, Ph.D., Professor of Organic Geochemistry, Exploration Department, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute, Nasr City, Egypt


    Prof. Mohamed obtained a Ph.D. in Petroleum Geology, 1998, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; M. Sc. in Geology, Zagazic University 1992 & B. Sc. in geology, Faculty of Science, Zagazic University 1985. He got the best prize of Ph.D. from Ain Shams University  Since his graduation he had published more than [100] articles in addition [4 books + 1 chapter in the scientific book] in different international journals,  have High Citation Index and available on Scopus, Academia Edu, Google Scholar, Orcid, Research Gate, E. Science for Scientific researches. He's chosen as a candidate for inclusion in Who’s who in Science and Engineering, Sept. 2006 (9th edition), and in Who’s who in the world, November 2007 edition. Chosen from Top 10 Professors of Organic Geochemistry Professionals according to Google research.  He is a Member of the (19) Editorial Board and Member Reviewer of 35 international journals.

    Research Interest

    Organic geochemistry and petroleum geology fields, Source rocks characterization and evaluation, Crude oils characterization and evaluation, Geochemistry of gas and condensates, Geochemical modeling and basin analysis, Biological markers assessment of source rocks and crude oils, Geochemistry of light hydrocarbons, Oil: source rock correlations.

  • Prof. Rasmia Sayed Sayed Darwesh, M.Sc., Ph.D. , Deputy of the Central Lab, Central Laboratory for Date Palm Research and Development, Agriculture Research Center, Egypt


    Dr. Rasmia obtained B.Sc. in Horticulture department, Ornamental department; M.Sc. in Ornamental department. Project: Studies on Propagation of Ficus Retusa Cv. Hawii (2000) & a Ph.D. from the Ornamental department in 2006. Thesis: Effects of salt stress on growth and development in vitro culture, acclimatization stage on phoenix dactylifera l. And arecastrum romanzoffianum becc. Seedlings in the greenhouse (2006). She worked as an Agricultural  Engineer from 1988-1990 in the private nursery, from 1990-1994  as temporarily in the greenhouse of Ministry of Agriculture, from 2001-2007 assistant researcher in Central Laboratory for Date Palm Research and Development, Agriculture Research Center. She has actively participated in various national and international conferences and workshops. She has published more than 20 papers and also serves as an editorial board member and reviewer in various national and international journals.

    Research Interest

    In vitro,  ex vitro- propagation, trees, horticulture, greenhouse, fruit trees, ornamental plants.

  • Dr. Farshid Talat, M.Sc., Ph.D., Deputy Director General, West Azerbaijan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center, Urmia, Iran


    Farshid Talat had his BSc. degree in Agronomy and Plant Breeding from Urmia University in 1997, Iran, and then earned MSc. degree in 1999 from Tehran University, Iran in Plant Breeding-Biotechnology. He earned his Ph.D. from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the field of Biotechnology-Genome Sequencing in 2014. He was appointed as a research scientist of the Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO) of Iran from 1999 till now and he has more than 80 papers in the field of plant breeding, plant architecture, biotechnology, and bioinformatics and supervised more than 25 MSc students.

    Research Interest

    Statistical data analyses, Genomics, Genetics, Plant breeding, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, and Biodata analyses.

  • Dr. Rajeshwar Malavath, M.Sc., Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Head, Programme Coordinator, Krishi, Vigyan Kendra, Bellampalli, Mancherial, Telangana, India


    Rajeshwar Malavath has completed his M.Sc. (Ag) in the Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry from ANGRAU, Hyderabad, and Ph.D. from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, India. He has more than 18 years of experience both as Mandal Agricultural Officer for about 2 years, Research and Transfer of technology for 10 years, and teaching at Agricultural University for about 6 years. He has a consistently good academic record and has attended 13 training programs and presented papers at 24 national conferences/ workshops. He has published 46 research articles in reputed journals in relation to soil pedology, Remote sensing and GIS, Soil fertility, and crop production aspects. In addition, he has published more than 60 popular articles for the welfare of the farming community in the local language and attended more than 50 live Television and Radio programs.

    Research Interest
    • Modern innovative agricultural and allied sectors technology, farm trials, frontline demonstrations, method demonstrations, group discussions, and different training and extension programs related to soil testing, crop production, plant protection, horticulture, animal husbandry, and fisheries.

  • Dr. Wajid Hasan, M.Sc., Ph.D., Subject Matter Specialist (Entomology) at KVK Jehanabad, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India


    Graduated with B.Sc Agriculture from CCS University, Meerut in 2004 Post graduated with M.Sc.(Agriculture) Plant Protection (Entomology) from AMU, Aligarh in 2006 Ph. D. Agril.Entomology, from G.B.P. U. Agri &Tech, Pantnagar in 2009, Major in Entomology, Minor in Plant Pathology. I worked as a UGC- Dr. D.S. Kothari Post Doctoral Fellow, project entitled “Eco-friendly management of mustard aphid, Lipaphis Erysimum (Kalt.), a key pest of rapeseed-mustard”. During my 10 years of research (3 Years Predoctoral+7 Years Post Doctoral ), I have been deeply involved in entomological research and agricultural extension activities. I worked as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF) at GBPUA&T, Pantnagar, a project entitled “Registration of farmer varieties and model mechanism for benefit sharing under PPV&FR act Phase-II”. I conducted IPM trails on cotton, chickpea, okra, rapeseed-mustard, brinjal, and cole crops in Gujarat, M.P., Haryana, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Punjab during my association with TERI as Research Associate (R.A.). I have also worked as Senior Research Fellow (SRF), a project entitled “Scale-up production and development of a cost-effective formulation of Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN)” at IIPR, Kanpur. Apart from this, I was actively involved in organizing conferences and short term training program. I was received training on "To develop biopesticides as a cottage industry and development of entrepreneurship among rural youths" from Biological Control Laboratory, G.B.P.U.A.&T., Pantnagar.

    Research Interest

    Crop protection and plant disease resistance techniques by eco-friendly methods specially aphid management.

  • Dr. Jadala Shankaraswamy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Fruit Science & Post Harvest Technology, Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, India


    Dr. J. Shankaraswamy graduated in Horticulture from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University in 2005 and secured ICAR national fellowship for his Masters in Post-Harvest Technology and he moved to Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswa Vidyalaya, West Bengal as a Post-graduate student in Post-harvest technology of horticultural crops. He received Ph.D. in horticulture, specialization in Fruit Science from the Junagadh Agricultural University, Gujarat in 2013. Prior to Joining the SKLTSHU as faculty, Dr. Shankaraswamy was working with Keventer Agro as a Post Harvest technology expert in association with Parley Agro, from 2007-2008. From 2008-2009, He worked as a Senior Researcher in the Directorate of Medicinal Aromatic Plants Research Under the project of the National Medicinal Plant Board and he served several institutes as Assistant Professor in Amity International Centre for Post-Harvest Technology, Amity University, Noida, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Affiliated College (Adhiparasakthi Horticultural College). He also served as Associate Professor at Baru Sahib University, Himachal Pradesh. He has been a consultant to DIVINIA, United States of America, Alankar Nursery, Gujarat, Akali Farms, Tamil Nadu.

    Research Interest
    • Specialized in the areas of Value addition and Post-Harvest Engineering and process technology of Horticultural commodities and expert in medicinal and aromatic plants and essential oil extraction and value addition and Horticulture therapy.
    • Multidisciplinary interests include horticultural biotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, chemoinformatics, and IPR.
    • The main thematic areas of research and goal for the future is Natural farming, natural product formulation, and chemistry and drug discovery for different lifestyle diseases.

  • Dr. Shambhu Kumar, Senior Scientist, Forest Pathology Department, KFRI Research Institute, India.


    Dr. Shambhu Kumar is presently working as a Senior Scientist at Department of Forest Pathology, KSCSTE-Kerala Forest Research Institute, Kerala, India. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Botany (Mycology) from Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gorakhpur University, India. He has over ten years’ research experience. Dr. Kumar is the recipient of Fast Track Young Scientist award by SERB-DST, Government of India and worked at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow.

    He has published over fifty research papers in peer-reviewed and reputed international and national journals. He has participated and presented papers in several international and national conferences/symposia and acquired national training on Biodiversity, Bioinformatics and Molecular taxonomy. He is life member of the International Society for Fungal Conservation (ISFC), UK, Mycological Society of India (MSI), Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Indian Botanical Society (IBS), Society for Basic and Applied Mycology (SBAM), National Academy of Biological Sciences (NABS), Bamboo Society of India and Indian Science Congress Association. He is an editorial member and reviewer of various international and national journals.                                                                                


    Research Interest



  • Dr. Fatemeh Ahmadi, M.Sc., (Ph.D.), Researcher on Soil Science and medicinal plants, Department of Soil Science, Environmental Soil Chemistry, Urmia University of western Azerbaijan, Iran


    - Ph.D. in Agriculture Faculty, Department of Soil Science, Environmental Soil Chemistry, Urmia University of western Azerbaijan, Iran. 2018-present.

    - M.Sc. in Agriculture Faculty, Department of Soil Science, Soil chemistry and fertility Field, Bu-Ali Sina, University (BASU) of Hamedan, Iran. 2015-2018, GPA: 18.35/ 20

    Thesis Title: The investigation of chemical behaviors of phosphorus and heavy metals in Hamedan and Kurdistan greenhouse soils of Iran.

    - B.Sc. in Soil Faculty of Science, Agriculture Department, the Bu-Ali Sina University of Hamedan, Iran, 2011-2015, GAP: 18.90/20

    I’m a researcher on Soil Science and medicinal plants with more than 5 years’ experience in soil and environmental contaminants researcher. 

    Research Interest
    • Nutrition and management of soil, water, and plant relationship.
    • Conversance with Atomic adsorption spectroscopy, Spectrophotometer, and flame photometer, Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, High-performance liquid chromatography

  • Dr. Ali Saleh Hassoon, Lecturer in Al-Mussaib Technical College, Iraq – Babil. E-mail Address :

    Biography Published articles: (5) Articles published in various local journals) Scientific editor Scientific editor in many journals and conferences SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCES : (5) Local Conferences - (3) International Conferences
    Research Interest Plant Production Techniques / Plant Propagation and Improvement