Imran Khaliq


Imran Khaliq

Ph.D. student


Research interest / Current work
I am broadly interested in biological sciences. In particular, to understand the underlying mechanisms that controls the species distributions at micro and macro levels. It is a tacit assumption in ‘climatic biodiversity research’ that species’ climatic tolerances and their distributions are influenced by their physiological capacities. Surprisingly, the expected correlation between physiological capacities and species distribution has rarely been empirically tested in endotherms (i.e. birds and mammals). In my Ph.D project, I am trying to estimate this relationship of physiological capacities and species distributions in endotherms. I will integrate physiological, geographical, climatic and evolutionary data to understand this expected relationship of physiology and species distribution. This study will help us in understanding the responses of endotherms to climate change.

Short CV:
Since November 2011 to date: Ph. D Student at Bik-F,  J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt.
2005 to 2011: Working as Assistant Professor in a Punjab Education Department, Pakistan.

Selected publications:
Forcina, G., Panayides, P., Guerrini, M., Mori, E., Gupta, B.K., Fadil, O., MAnsoori, J, Khaliq, I., Rank, D.N., Parasharya, B.M., Khan, A.A., Hadjigerou, P., Barbanera, F. (2012). Molecular evolution of the Asian francolins (Francolinus, Galliformes): a modern reappraisal of a classic study in specieation.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65: 523-534.

Imran Khaliq, M. Teresa Tejedor, Luis V. Monteagudo, Maria Riaz & Aleem A. Khan (2011). Analysis of the mitochondrial genetic variability in Francolinus pondicerianus interpositus in the Sulaiman Range (Pakistan). Hereditas Journal, 148: 70-76.

Imran Khaliq, Muhammad Babar, Maria Riaz, and Aleem Ahmed Khan (2010). Genetic structure of see-see partridge (Ammoperdix griseogularis, Galliformes) populations from sub-Himalayan Mountain ranges of Pakistan. Belgian Journal of Zoology, 140 (2): 229-234.

Aleem Ahmed Khan, Imran Khaliq, Muhammad Jamshed Iqbal, Nazim (2008),  Status, Threats and Conservation Of Great Indian Bustard Ardeotis Nigriceps (Vigors) In Pakistan.  Current Science,  95: 1079-1082.

Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F)
Project Area B: Biodiversity Dynamics and Climate
Office: 06975421886
Cell: 015210627480
E-Mail: imran.khaliq@senckenberg.de
Senckenberganlage 25
D-60325 Frankfurt am Main