Pakistan Museum of Natural History

     
     

COMPLETED PROJECTS

BSD Projects
S.No
Title
Duration
Funded By
1.
Eco-taxonomic Evaluation of Valuable Plants of Baluchistan
1984-85
PSF
2.
Mushrooms and toadstools of Kaghan Valley, NWFP, Pakistan
1989-90
PSF
3.
Ecological studies on the vegetation of Swat District
1989-92
PSF
4.
Studies on Economically important plant species of Cholistan Desert
1997-98
PSF
5.

Floristic Studies of Nara Desert, Sindh

1997-2000
PSF
6.
Studies on taxonomy and traditional uses of economically important plants of Chitral
1999-01
PSF
7.
Eco-taxonomical study of Algal Flora of Punjab and Islamabad.
2000-01
PSF
8.
Mushrooms of Margalla Hills, Islamabad.
2001-02
9.

Inventory of the Flora of Margalla Hills

2005-06
PSF
10

Ethno-botanical studies, taxonomy and pictorial encyclopedia of economically important plants from mountainous regions of Northern Pakistan .

2005-08
PSF
11

Taxonomic and ethnobotanical studies of economically important plants of the Potwar plateau and the Galiat.

2008-12
12
Cryptogamic Flora of Pakistan. PMNH-National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1989-92
JAPAN
13.

Ecology and Zoogeography of butterfly fauna of moist-temperate montane of Pakistan (vegetation part) (with Monobusho International Scientific Research, Japan)

1986-89
JAPAN
14
Comparative Ecology and Taxonomy of Sclerophyllous Forest species of Mediterranian and Hiamalyan Regions (With University of Napoli, Italy).
JAPAN
15
Comparative studies of Anemone falconeri and Epemedium elatum from Pakistan and Japan (With Natural History Museum & Institute, Chiba, Japan)
JAPAN
16
Conservation and Culture of Amanita species (Mushrooms) from Northern Areas of Pakistan. (With University of San Francisco, USA). 2001-2006.
USA
17

Traditional Uses of Economically Important Plants from Northern Areas of Pakistan (in connection with Pak-German bilateral Consultations 2002)

2002
GERMAN
ESD Projects
S.No
Title
Duration
Funded By
1.
Biostratigraphical, faunal and sedimentological studies of the Siwalik Group of Rocks, Pakistan in collaboration with PMNH and Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.( All expenses bear by Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
1976-2008
Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
2.
Early Miocene mammals from the Sulaiman Range, Central Pakistan in collaboration with PMNH and Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. Project funded by National Geographic Society of America.( All expenses bear by National Geographic Society of America )
1989-2000
National Geographic Society of America
3.
Early Miocene rodent fauna from the Bugti Beds, Baluchistan and Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan in collaboration with PMNH and Department of Anatomy, Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, USA. ( All expenses bear by Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, USA.)
1978-2003
Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, USA.
4.
Neogene stratigraphy and fossil vertebrates of the Daud Khel area, Trans-Indus Range, Mianwali District, Pakistan in collaboration with PMNH and Howard University, College of Medicine, Washington D.C. USA.( All expenses bear by Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, USA.)
1975-1980

Northeastern Ohio University, College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio, USA.

5.
Biostratigraphy of the Plio-Pleistocene continental sediments (Upper Siwaliks) of the Azad Kashmir in collaboration with PMNH and Howard University, College of Medicine, Washington D.C. Project funded by Smithsonian Institution U.S.A. ( All expenses bear by Smithsonian Institution U.S.A)
1985-1990
Smithsonian Institution U.S.A.
6.
Early Miocene small mammals from terrestrial sediments of Dera Bugti area, Balochistan in collaboration with PMNH and American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A ( All expenses bear by American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A )
1983-1986
American Museum of Natural History, New York, U.S.A
7.
Collision zone tectonics in orogenic syntaxial regions and the along-strike evolution of the Indus Suture in NE Pakistan between PMNH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland and Institute of Geology, Punjab University, Lahore ( All expenses bear by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland)
1994-1997
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
8.
Magmatic to solid-state shear deformation in volcanic arc systems: The Kamila shear zone, Kohistan, Pakistan between PMNH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland and Institute of Geology, Punjab University, Lahore. ( All expenses bear by Swiss Science Foundation)
1997-2000
Swiss Science Foundation
9.
Study of exhumed Infra-and intra-arc mantle rocks in the Kohistan Complex, Pakistan, between PMNH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, Montpellier University, France and Institute of Geology, Punjab University, Lahore.( All expenses bear by Swiss Science Foundation and Montpellier University, France)
2000-2003
Swiss Science Foundation and Montpellier University, France
10.
Tectonic & magmatic evolution of an arc: Juvenile to mature stages of the obducted Kohistan Complex, Pakistan. Collaboration between PMNH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland and Montpellier University, France. ( All expenses bear by Swiss Science Foundation and Montpellier University, France)
2000-2004
Swiss Science Foundation and Montpellier University, France
11.
Geological/Paleontological studies of Tertiary deposits of Zin Range, Dera Bugti area, Baluchistan in collaboration with PMNH and Montpellier University, France. ( All expenses bear by Montpellier University, France)
2000-2003
Montpellier University, France
12.
Early Triassic Biostratigraphy and carbon isotope stratigraphy of Salt Range, Pakistan., collaboration with PMNH and institute at Museum of Paleontology of the University of Zurich (PIMUZ), Switzerland (first phase)All expenses bear by Swiss Science Foundation
2006-2010
Swiss Science Foundation
13.
Sedimentological studies of Datta Formation in Western Salt Range Indus Basin Pakistan, PSF/Res/C-PMNH/Earth (81). Rs. 4,05072/-
2009-2010
Pakistan Science Foundation
14.
Biostratigraphic Zonation of Lockhart Limestone of Paleocene age in the Nilawahan & Kalarwahan areas of Central Salt Range, Pakistan . PSF/ Res/ C- PMNH/ Earth (79). Rs. 3,37400/-
2008-2009
Pakistan Science Foundation
ZSD Projects
S.No
Title
Duration
Funded By
1.
Zoogeographical studies of the flies of medical importance
1986-89
Monobusho International Scientific Research, Japan
2.
Herpetology of Pakistan
1989-91
Florida Museum of Natural History, USA
3.
Genetic studies of mice species of south-east Asia
1991-93
Aichi Cancer Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan
4.
Small mammals of Pakistan
1992-03
Florida Museum of Natural History, USA
5.
Biodiversity and Biogeography of butterflies of Northern Pakistan
1994-03
University of Oxford, U.K
6.
International Expedition: Hunza- 2000
2000-01
Oxford University, UK and Florida Museum of Natural History, USA
7.
Biodiversity of Pakistan: Databases and Global Networking ( 111,50,000 PKR )
2001- 05
Ministry of Science and Technology-Pakistan
8.
GBIF mentoring project ( 20,000/- US $ )
2006-2007
GBIF, Copenhagen, Denmark
9.
Man and Biosphere Program (80,00,000 PKR)
2013
UNESCO
10.
Ecotaxonomic studies on fresh water leeches of Pakistan
1981-82
PSF
11.
Taxonomic studies on arachnids of Pakistan
1981-83
PSF
12.
Taxonomic studies on fresh water mollusks
1981-83
PSF
13.
Ecotaxonomic studies on fresh water planarians of Pakistan
1981-83
PSF
14.
Community structural analysis of sap-sucking insects in relation to vegetation composition
1982-85
PSF
15.
Studies of the amphibian and reptilian fauna of Potowar, Pakistan
1985-88
PSF
16.
Morphotaxonomy and cladistics of the Pentatomidae
1985-88
17.
Morphology of Lygaeoides- Coreoids complex (Heteroptera: Pentatomoidea) of Pakistan with reference to phylogeny
1985-90
18.
Ecotaxonomic studies of butterflies of Islamabad and the Murree Hills
1992-94
19.
Ecotaxonomic studies of centipedes and millipedes of Rawalpindi Division.
1992-97
20.
Fish diversity and distribution in Indus River and its drainages system
1995-2000
21.
Comparative Karyomophology of the subfamily Rasborinae in Pakistan.
1996-97
22.
Biogeography of butterflies of north-west Himalaya
1998-01
23.
Assessment and management of riverine fisheries resources in Azad Kashmir (UNDP Project Pakistan/96/005)
1999-2000
UNDP-Pakistan
24.
Fish fauna of Himalayas in Pakistan with Comments on the origin and dispersal of its High Asian Elements.
2001-02
PSF
25.
Ecological studies of the reptilian fauna of Cholistan Desert
2001-03
PSF
26.
Ecology and zoogeography of butterfly fauna of moist-temperate mountains of Pakistan
2002-05
PSF
27.
Bio-ecology and population management of House Crow Corvus splendens in Islamabad area ( 7,12,873 PKR )
2004-07
PSF
28.
Inventory of Faunistic diversity of Margella hills national park(10,00,000 PKR)
2004-07
PSF
29.
Display of Blue whale Skeleton (10,00,000 PKR)
2011-12
Ministry of Science and Technology
30.
Display of Whale Shark ( 25,00,000 PKR )
2013
UNESCO-Pakistan