Dr. Arshad Mehmood Abbasi (PhD) is working as Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan. Dr. Abbasi received his PhD in Plant Sciences with specialization in Ethnobotanical and Nutraceuticals aspects of plant species of Lesser Himalayas, Pakistan from Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad-Pakistan in 2013. To date Dr. Abbasi has authored 65 research articles and 3 Book Chapters. Dr. Abbasi has also two international books in his credit: “Medicinal Plant Biodiversity of Lesser Himalayas-Pakistan” and Wild Edible Vegetables of Lesser Himalayas: Ethnobotanical and Nutraceutical Aspects published by Springer, USA in 2012 and 2015, respectively. So far, Dr. Abbasi has been awarded three outstanding research awards: 2 in best books and 1 in best paper categories by Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan, Best researcher award by host institution and foreign expert certificate by Chinese Government along with many other certificates. Dr. Abbasi is also serving as volunteer editor and reviewer of several international journals including Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicines, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Journal of Herbal Medicine, Food Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Biology, European Journal of Medicinal Plants, Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine and Pakistan Journal of Botany among several others. Dr. Abbasi is member of International Society of Ethnobiology; Society of Ethnobiology, University of North Texas, USA; American Chemical Society (ASC) and Institutional APIFP Champion: Asia Pacific Institute of Food Professionals.
Dr. Abbasi research is mainly focused on nutraceuticals aspects of medicinal and food plant species; Ethno-botany/ethno-medicines of mountain ranges in Pakistan.