"Dr Shabbir A Shahid served in different capacities as Senior Salinity Management Scientist at Dubai based International Center for Biosaline Agriculture, Associate Professor of Soil Science at the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, Associate Research Scientist at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Kuwait, Manager of Soil Resources Department at the Environment Agency, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He has more than 36 years of experience in applied agricultural research in many countries and regions. Dr Shabbir holds a Ph.D. degree in “soil micromorphology of salt-affected soils” from Bangor University, Wales, UK. He is author and coauthor of over 160 research publications, including five edited books published by Springer, principal author of three books and two manuals, 52 peer-reviewed journal papers, 31 book chapters, and 27 conference proceedings. He also authored and coauthored over 30 scientific reports. He is member of a number of scientific committees, international advisory boards of international conferences, and editorial boards of scientific journals. He is a recipient of Sir William Roberts and David A Jenkins awards. Shabbir is pioneer in introducing soil survey research in the UAE. He with his associates discovered anhydrite soil and added to US Keys to Soil Taxonomy. He also authored UAE Keys to Soil Taxonomy and chaired the Emirates Soil Museum Committee to establish a museum at ICBA, Dubai UAE"
Dr. Shabbir A Shahid research priorities include: soil surveys and salinity mapping, reclamation of salt-affected soils, integrated soil fertility management, agricultural intensification, conservation agriculture and climate smart agriculture, environmental impact assessment, land degradation, and carbon sequestration.