Dr Muhammad Naveed Arshad

PhD Agronomy
Specialisation: Crop Modelling and GIS

Dr Muhammad Naveed Arshad

Post-Doctoral Modeller


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Joined IBERS as a Post-Doctoral Modeler in 2018. Naveed is Gold Medalist and received his PhD from the Department of Agronomy at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan and his doctoral research was based in University of California, Davis-United States. After his PhD he worked as a National Consultant - Agro-Ecological Zoning in Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and developed 'Crop Suitability Model'. His current position focuses on the agricultural productivity potential of Wales and potential resources for bioenergy in UK. He has vast experience of Climate Change Studies using Crop Modeling and Remote Sensing/GIS and land assessment/crop suitability mapping. He is very passionate about research on environmental issues, sustainability and socio-ecological resilience.

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Part of National and International Young Organisations:


  • Climate Change
  • Crop Modeling


  • Spatial modeling for development of opportunity maps of bioenergy crops in United Kingdom using climate and soil data
  • Bioenergy resources availability mapping
  • Spatial modeling for development of opportunity maps of key crops in Wales using climate and soil data


  • Assessment of marginal land, Modeling ecosystem impacts and development of opportunity maps for bioenergy crops of United Kingdom 
  • Agricultural productivity potential of Wales and development of opportunity maps for key crop species of Wales under current and future scenarios using spatial modeling [Completed]


Arshad, MN, Donnison, I & Rowe, R 2021, 'Landscape Decision System through spatial modelling tools to achieve UK net zero target', Climate Exp0 2021, 17 May 2021 - 21 May 2021.
Arshad, MN 2020, Google Earth Engine-Based Visual/Qualitative Investigation on Urbanization: Quick Urban Sprawl Visualization in Beijing, China. in GNT Hasnat & MK Hossain (eds), Examining International Land Use Policies, Changes, and Conflicts. IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-4372-6
Arshad, MN, Fraser, M, Hastings, A, Donnison, I & Clifton-Brown, J 2020, 'Reshaping the Welsh landscape to achieve potential of upland agriculture under current and future climate', Paper presented at Resilience in the Welsh Uplands - An Evidence Perspective, 14 Sep 2020 - 18 Sep 2020.
Arshad, MN 2019, Agro-Ecological Zoning in Punjab - Pakistan. Food and Agriculture Organization. <http://www.fao.org/documents/card/en/c/ca6938en>
Arshad, MN 2019, 'Development of Opportunity Maps for key crop species in Wales', Postgraduate Research Conference 2019, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 10 Jun 2019.
More publications on the Research Portal