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Kishwar Ali


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  • Organization
    University of Doha for Science and Technology

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research interest is in climate change ecology, conservation issues related to plants i.e. forest structure, dynamics, species niche modeling, spatial-temporal and multivariate statistics and visualization. My current work focuses on the challenges of climate change in countries of desert biomes, especially Qatar, in terms of food security and agroecology. To address these challenges, I am working with a multidisciplinary team at University of Doha for Science and Technology and University of Malakand Pakistan.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Being a scientist provides me the opportunity to understand the intricate balance of nature. I have to literally involve myself and my students in applying scientific methods and search for evidence. It makes me understand the world from a different prospective, the world might look a blue and green heavenly body to others, but to me it is living system where all life processes are interconnected.
    I train my student to think critically and apply basic concepts of science to understand the world around you.

  • Profile Question 2
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    Being a botanist, I am in love with all Plants from Algae to highly evolved angiosperms but during my PhD field work, I fell in love with plants which could withstand extreme condition. I have explored some amazing beauties in the Alpine meadows of Hindukush and extremely drylands of Qatar.
    I personally love Primula denticulate, a well known ethnomedicinal plants of Hindukush region. It has brilliant colors and could withstand extreme cold. It was of a great significance to the local community and ecology.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is a typical day like for you?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Atypical day for me would start with a classroom lecture to first year degree students, who are sitting in my class with their curious minds wanting me to give some WoW effect information about some ordinary things. I would encourage my students to ask questions and ask questions even if they thing is a silly question.

    That's how my day starts, with lots of questions from hungry minds and ends with more questions from my kids at home? like my son would end my day in the bed when he asks me "What happens when the moon disappears" lol

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?

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dlbhssandboposfall2023 project 10 Kishwar Ali

Hello Rose,

You're welcome! Wishing you the best in all your future endeavors.


dlbhssandboposfall2023 project 10 Kishwar Ali

Hello Hawk,

You're welcome! Wishing you the best in all your future endeavors.


dlbhssandboposfall2023 project 11 Kishwar Ali

Dear WildsKrats,

I have thoroughly reviewed your final report and am impressed with the results it presents. Your team's adherence to the proper scientific method is commendable, and the obtained results are a testament to your dedication.…


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