Dr Muhammad Naveed Arshad

PhD Agronomy | FHEA | STEM Ambassador
Specialisation: Crop Modelling and GIS

Dr Muhammad Naveed Arshad

Post-Doctoral Modeller


Contact Details


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. Later, he worked as a International Consultant - Agro-Ecological Zoning in Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO-UN) 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.

Additional Information

Additional Teaching/Learning


Part of National and International Young Organisations:


Projects as Principal Investigator

  1. Sustaining the uplands for the 21st Century - Addressing social and economic inequities in a rapidly changing physical environment
  2. C3 – Community, Connectivity and Communication for Wellbeing and Social Inclusion
  3. Rural Digital Connectivity: Technology-driven transformations to deliver improvements for residents in the rural setting

Research as Post-Doc

  • > 2022 - 2023 | IDRIC - Bio balance | Waste Resources mapping for South Wales Industrial Cluster (SWIC)
  • > 2020 - 2022 | Supergen Bioenergy Hub | Bioenergy resources availability mapping, spatial modeling for the development of opportunity maps of bioenergy crops (Miscanthus, SRC Willow) in United Kingdom using climate and soil data
  • > 2018 - 2020 | Tori Tir Newydd | Spatial modeling for the development of opportunity maps of key crops (Miscanthus, Willow, Ryegrass, Clover etc.) in Wales using climate and soil data


Student Supervision

Personal Tutor

Research Groups

  • Sustainable Grassland Systems and Agri-Food
  • Crops for sustainable energy and materials
  • Plant Phenomics & Controlled Environment Agriculture


Arshad, N 2022, Land use decision-making for biomass deployment. Supergen Bioenergy Hub. <https://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/Report-_Land-use-decision-making-Supergen-Bioenergy-Hub.pdf>
Aslam, MM, Ayub, MA, Ahmad, Z, Tariq, RMS, Farooqi, ZUR, Arshad, MN & Rehman, FU 2022, Role of Abscisic Acid in Abiotic Stress Condition and Its Management. in Plant Abiotic Stress Physiology: Volume 2: Molecular Advancements. vol. 2, Apple Academic Press, pp. 137-156. 10.1201/9781003180579-6
Arshad, N, Fraser, M, Donnison, I & Hastings, A 2021, 'Future of Welsh landscape and Ecological sustainability to achieve UK net zero target', Wales Ecology & Evolution Network, Machynlleth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 03 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021.
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, N, Donnison, I & Rowe, R 2021, Marginal lands: Concept, classification criteria and management. Supergen Bioenergy Hub. <https://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Marginal-Land-Report.pdf>
More publications on the Research Portal