Dr Asad Shabbir

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Weed Ecology Plant Breeding Institute, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Member of Sydney Institute of Agriculture

E12 - Plant Breeding Institute Narrabri
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 6799 2216

Biographical details

Asad Shabbir is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences with a specialisation in weed ecology and management at I A Watson Grains Research Institute, Narrabri. He completed his PhD studies at the University of Queensland before spending the next five years working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Punjab, Lahore. His research interests include non-chemical weed management. More specifically, his work examines effect of agronomic manipulations on crop weed management in northern cropping region of Australia.

Research interests

Dr Shabbir is interested to develop a better approach to the management of barnyard grass, one of the most problematic weeds in summer cropping systems. He is exploring the value of using crop competition to improve the management of this weed. In future studies he is interested to explore the potential of short-term cover crops to control barnyard grass as well as other summer weeds.

Dr Shabbir's other research interests include ecology and evolution of invasive weeds especially in the context of biological control. For an effective management of weeds it is important to understand the rapid evolutionary changesin different traits ofinvasive weeds. Dr Shabbir is alsokeen to study how plant competition and other control stretegies be combined to acheive better management of problematic weeds.

Current projects

Masters/PhD
  • The effect mungbean planting time and planting density on the growth and seed production of awnless barnyard grass under field conditions. This masters/PhD project aim to better understand the role of altered agronomic practices in enhancing the mung bean competitiveness against barnyard grass.

Awards and honours

Young and Deserving Weed Scientist by Asian Pacific Weed Science Society (APWSS)

Themes

Plant biology and production; Ecology and Evolution; Food and nutrition

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Shabbir, A., Ray, P., Jabran, K. (2017). The Future of Weed Science in the Asian-Pacific Region - Some perspectives for the Next 50 Years (forthcoming). In Chandrasena, N and Narayana Rao, A (Eds.), Commemorating 50 Years (1967-2017): 50th Anniversary Celebratory Volume Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society, (pp. 111-124). Hyderbad: Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society.
  • Nasim, G., Shabbir, A. (2012). Invasive weed species - A threat to sustainable agriculture. In Ashraf, M., Ozturk, M., Ahmad, M.S.A., Aksoy, A (Eds.), Crop Production for Agricultural Improvement, (pp. 523-556). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. [More Information]

Journals

  • Ali, M., Shabbir, A., Mujahid, I. (2018). First Record of Monochoria hastata: A new Alien Weed of Rice in Pakistan. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 20(1), 165-168. [More Information]
  • Shabbir, A., Bajwa, A., Dhileepan, K., Zalucki, M., Khan, N., Adkins, S. (2018). Integrated use of biological approaches provides effective control of parthenium weed. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 64(13), 1861-1878. [More Information]
  • Mujahid, I., Shabbir, A. (2017). A new generic record of asteraceae (Soliva anthemifolia (juss.) sweet & soliva pterosperma (Juss.): Addition to the alien invasive flora of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 49(4), 1327-1333.
  • Furlong, M., Zalucki, M., Shabbir, A., Adamson, D. (2017). Biological Control of Diamondback Moth in A Climate of Change. Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 51(A), 115-124.
  • Shabbir, A., Mujahid, I. (2017). First record of Cotula australis (asteraceae): addition to the alien flora of Pakistan. Journal on New Biological Reports, 6(2), 86-89.
  • Cai, A., Song, Y., Shabbir, A., He, X., Yan, R., Yan, H., Xu, L., He, W., Zhang, Z., Wang, Y. (2017). Individual-and group-based interspecific competition between alien invasive plant Erigeron annuus and two co-existing herbs. The JAPS, 27(5), 1629-1636.
  • Ali, S., Shabbir, A. (2017). Insects associated with calotrope (Calotropis proceraaiton) in Northern Punjab, Pakistan. Punjab University Journal of Zoology, 32(1), 91-99.
  • Bajwa, A., Chauhan, B., Farooq, M., Shabbir, A., Adkins, S. (2016). What do we really know about alien plant invasion? A review of the invasion mechanism of one of the world�s worst weeds. Planta, 244(1), 39-57. [More Information]
  • Kriticos, D., Brunel, S., Ota, N., Fried, G., Oude Lansink, A., Panetta, F., Prasad, T., Shabbir, A., Yaacoby, T. (2015). Downscaling Pest Risk analyses: Identifying current and future potentially suitable habitats for Parthenium hysterophorus with particular reference to Europe and North Africa. PloS One, 10(9), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Shrestha, B., Shabbir, A., Adkins, S. (2015). Parthenium hysterophorus in Nepal: A review of its weed status and possibilities for management. Weed Research, 55(2), 132-144. [More Information]
  • Khan, N., George, D., Shabbir, A., Hanif, Z., Adkins, S. (2015). Rising CO2 can alter fodder-weed interactions and suppression of Parthenium hysterophorus. Weed Research, 55(2), 113-117. [More Information]
  • Shabbir, A., Dhileepan, K., Zalucki, M., O'Donnell, C., Khan, N., Hanif, Z., Adkins, S. (2015). The combined effect of biological control with plant competition on the management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.). Pakistan Journal of Botany, 47(SI), 157-159.
  • Adkins, S., Shabbir, A. (2014). Biology, ecology and management of the invasive parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.). Pest Management Science, 70(7), 1023-1029. [More Information]
  • Brunel, S., Panetta, F., Fried, G., Kriticos, D., Prasad, T., Oude Lansink, A., Shabbir, A., Yaacoby, T. (2014). Preventing a new invasive alien plant from entering and spreading in the Euro-Mediterranean region: The case study of Parthenium hysterophorus. EPPO Bulletin: a journal of regulatory plant protection, 44(3), 479-489. [More Information]
  • Osunkoya, O., Ali, S., Nguyen, T., Perrett, C., Shabbir, A., Navie, S., Belgeri, A., Dhileepan, K., Adkins, S. (2014). Soil seed bank dynamics in response to an extreme flood event in a riparian habitat. Ecological Research, 29(6), 1115-1129. [More Information]
  • Khan, N., Shabbir, A., George, D., Hassan, G., Adkins, S. (2014). Suppressive fodder plants as part of an integrated management program for Parthenium hysterophorus L. Field Crops Research, 156, 172-179. [More Information]
  • Shabbir, A., Dhileepan, K., Khan, N., Adkins, S. (2014). Weed-pathogen interactions and elevated CO2: Growth changes in favour of the biological control agent. Weed Research, 54(3), 217-222. [More Information]
  • Shabbir, A., Dhileepan, K., O'Donnell, C., Adkins, S. (2013). Complementing biological control with plant suppression: Implications for improved management of parthenium weed (parthenium hysterophorus L.). Biological Control, 64(3), 270-275. [More Information]
  • Dhileepan, K., Taylor, D., McCarthy, J., King, A., Shabbir, A. (2013). Development of cat's claw creeper leaf-tying moth Hypocosmia pyrochroma (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at different temperatures: Implications for establishment as a biological control agent in Australia and South Africa. Biological Control, 67(2), 194-202. [More Information]
  • Zalucki, M., Shabbir, A., Silva, R., Adamson, D., Shu-Sheng, L., Furlong, M. (2012). Estimating the economic cost of one of the world's major insect pests, plutella xylostella (lepidoptera: Plutellidae): Just how long is a piece of string? Journal of Economic Entomology, 105(4), 1115-1129. [More Information]
  • Nasim, G., Shabbir, A. (2012). Shifting herbivory pattern due to climate change: A case study of himalayan balsam from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 44(SPL. ISS. 2), 63-68.

2018

  • Ali, M., Shabbir, A., Mujahid, I. (2018). First Record of Monochoria hastata: A new Alien Weed of Rice in Pakistan. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 20(1), 165-168. [More Information]
  • Shabbir, A., Bajwa, A., Dhileepan, K., Zalucki, M., Khan, N., Adkins, S. (2018). Integrated use of biological approaches provides effective control of parthenium weed. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 64(13), 1861-1878. [More Information]

2017

  • Mujahid, I., Shabbir, A. (2017). A new generic record of asteraceae (Soliva anthemifolia (juss.) sweet & soliva pterosperma (Juss.): Addition to the alien invasive flora of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 49(4), 1327-1333.
  • Furlong, M., Zalucki, M., Shabbir, A., Adamson, D. (2017). Biological Control of Diamondback Moth in A Climate of Change. Mysore Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 51(A), 115-124.
  • Shabbir, A., Mujahid, I. (2017). First record of Cotula australis (asteraceae): addition to the alien flora of Pakistan. Journal on New Biological Reports, 6(2), 86-89.
  • Cai, A., Song, Y., Shabbir, A., He, X., Yan, R., Yan, H., Xu, L., He, W., Zhang, Z., Wang, Y. (2017). Individual-and group-based interspecific competition between alien invasive plant Erigeron annuus and two co-existing herbs. The JAPS, 27(5), 1629-1636.
  • Ali, S., Shabbir, A. (2017). Insects associated with calotrope (Calotropis proceraaiton) in Northern Punjab, Pakistan. Punjab University Journal of Zoology, 32(1), 91-99.
  • Shabbir, A., Ray, P., Jabran, K. (2017). The Future of Weed Science in the Asian-Pacific Region - Some perspectives for the Next 50 Years (forthcoming). In Chandrasena, N and Narayana Rao, A (Eds.), Commemorating 50 Years (1967-2017): 50th Anniversary Celebratory Volume Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society, (pp. 111-124). Hyderbad: Asian-Pacific Weed Science Society.

2016

  • Bajwa, A., Chauhan, B., Farooq, M., Shabbir, A., Adkins, S. (2016). What do we really know about alien plant invasion? A review of the invasion mechanism of one of the world�s worst weeds. Planta, 244(1), 39-57. [More Information]

2015

  • Kriticos, D., Brunel, S., Ota, N., Fried, G., Oude Lansink, A., Panetta, F., Prasad, T., Shabbir, A., Yaacoby, T. (2015). Downscaling Pest Risk analyses: Identifying current and future potentially suitable habitats for Parthenium hysterophorus with particular reference to Europe and North Africa. PloS One, 10(9), 1-25. [More Information]
  • Shrestha, B., Shabbir, A., Adkins, S. (2015). Parthenium hysterophorus in Nepal: A review of its weed status and possibilities for management. Weed Research, 55(2), 132-144. [More Information]
  • Khan, N., George, D., Shabbir, A., Hanif, Z., Adkins, S. (2015). Rising CO2 can alter fodder-weed interactions and suppression of Parthenium hysterophorus. Weed Research, 55(2), 113-117. [More Information]
  • Shabbir, A., Dhileepan, K., Zalucki, M., O'Donnell, C., Khan, N., Hanif, Z., Adkins, S. (2015). The combined effect of biological control with plant competition on the management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.). Pakistan Journal of Botany, 47(SI), 157-159.

2014

  • Adkins, S., Shabbir, A. (2014). Biology, ecology and management of the invasive parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus L.). Pest Management Science, 70(7), 1023-1029. [More Information]
  • Brunel, S., Panetta, F., Fried, G., Kriticos, D., Prasad, T., Oude Lansink, A., Shabbir, A., Yaacoby, T. (2014). Preventing a new invasive alien plant from entering and spreading in the Euro-Mediterranean region: The case study of Parthenium hysterophorus. EPPO Bulletin: a journal of regulatory plant protection, 44(3), 479-489. [More Information]
  • Osunkoya, O., Ali, S., Nguyen, T., Perrett, C., Shabbir, A., Navie, S., Belgeri, A., Dhileepan, K., Adkins, S. (2014). Soil seed bank dynamics in response to an extreme flood event in a riparian habitat. Ecological Research, 29(6), 1115-1129. [More Information]
  • Khan, N., Shabbir, A., George, D., Hassan, G., Adkins, S. (2014). Suppressive fodder plants as part of an integrated management program for Parthenium hysterophorus L. Field Crops Research, 156, 172-179. [More Information]
  • Shabbir, A., Dhileepan, K., Khan, N., Adkins, S. (2014). Weed-pathogen interactions and elevated CO2: Growth changes in favour of the biological control agent. Weed Research, 54(3), 217-222. [More Information]

2013

  • Shabbir, A., Dhileepan, K., O'Donnell, C., Adkins, S. (2013). Complementing biological control with plant suppression: Implications for improved management of parthenium weed (parthenium hysterophorus L.). Biological Control, 64(3), 270-275. [More Information]
  • Dhileepan, K., Taylor, D., McCarthy, J., King, A., Shabbir, A. (2013). Development of cat's claw creeper leaf-tying moth Hypocosmia pyrochroma (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) at different temperatures: Implications for establishment as a biological control agent in Australia and South Africa. Biological Control, 67(2), 194-202. [More Information]

2012

  • Zalucki, M., Shabbir, A., Silva, R., Adamson, D., Shu-Sheng, L., Furlong, M. (2012). Estimating the economic cost of one of the world's major insect pests, plutella xylostella (lepidoptera: Plutellidae): Just how long is a piece of string? Journal of Economic Entomology, 105(4), 1115-1129. [More Information]
  • Nasim, G., Shabbir, A. (2012). Invasive weed species - A threat to sustainable agriculture. In Ashraf, M., Ozturk, M., Ahmad, M.S.A., Aksoy, A (Eds.), Crop Production for Agricultural Improvement, (pp. 523-556). Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. [More Information]
  • Nasim, G., Shabbir, A. (2012). Shifting herbivory pattern due to climate change: A case study of himalayan balsam from Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 44(SPL. ISS. 2), 63-68.

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