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Mouhammad Shadi Khudr
I am an evolutionary ecologist and a creative environmentalist working at the crossroads of ecology, evolution, genetics, agronomy, chemical engineering, and analytical science; with a keen interest in the influence of genetic variation on species interactions across man-influenced contexts of Genotype x Genotype and Genotype x Genotype x Environment.
Focus research has been on Community Genetics as a platform for ecological interactions, where a significant portion of the environment of a focal species can be differentially defined by the expressed genomes of other interacting species. Further, I am very interested in testing phenotypic plasticity in the light of the interactions between direct and indirect ecological as well as genetic effects in agro- and aquatic ecosystems. In all, my work adds new evidence to the cutting-edge research on the evolutionary importance of phenotypic plasticity and GxGxE interactions in shaping the dynamics of communities under ecological crunches and varying biotic and abiotic environmental stressors.
I also have a great interest in amalgamating theory and practice from different branches of natural sciences and engineering into a unified framework to serve the cause of mitigating pollution and restoring habitats.
For years, I have been working on a collaborative series of teaching innovations that brings Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) to new dimensions of application, interactivity, immersivity, and transferability.
With more than 19-year experience in empirical and theoretical research within various spheres of science, the results of my research have been published in leading journals with several more manuscripts under review, in progress, and in submission to international peer-reviewed journals.
Examples of my published works:
> Symbiont-conferred immunity interacts with effects of parasitoid genotype and intraguild predation to affect aphid immunity in a clone-specific fashion. Doi: 10.1186/s12862-022-01991-1
> On copper removal from aquatic media using synchronous and sequential iron-perlite composites. Doi: 10.1016/j.jwpe.2020.101842
> Palm and olive oils differentially alter phase structure and repulsive interaction between bilayers of gel phase formed by mixed monoglycerides. Doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2019.123682
> Indirect ecological effects interact with community genetic effects in a host–parasite system and dramatically reduce parasite burden. Doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.0891
> Novel resilience in response to revitalisation after exposure to lethal salinity causes differential reproductive success in an extremely plastic organism. Doi: 10.7717/peerj.5277
> Fear of predation alters clone-specific performance in phloem-feeding prey. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-07723-6
> Host plant and competitor identity matter in Genotype by Genotype by Environment interactions between vetch and pea aphids. Doi: 10.1111/een.12418
> Intraspecific genetic effects versus competition effects in an agro-model pea aphid system. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801374-8.00007-4
> Parasitoid wasps influence where aphids die via an inter-specific indirect genetic effect.Doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1151
> Genetic effects of tank-forming bromeliads on the associated invertebrate community in a tropical forest ecosystem. Doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2310-3
Agricultural Science Animal Behavior Bioorganic Chemistry Crystallography Ecology Ecosystem Science Ecotoxicology Electrochemistry Entomology Environmental Contamination & Remediation Evolutionary Studies Freshwater Biology Green Chemistry Spectroscopic Analysis Spectroscopy Surface & Structural Imaging Zoology