Nasir Iqbal

Nasir Iqbal

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Nasir Iqbal has completed his Masters at Sichuan Agricultural University, China and is currently pursuing a PhD in Agriculture at the University of Adelaide, Australia. His doctoral project consists of quantifying the intraspecific variation of nitrogen fixation in chickpea in response to drought. He is eager to learn about plant photosynthesis, biological nitrogen fixation, and biochemical changes in legumes under biotic and abiotic stress.

Chickpea is an important source of protein in human diets, an agronomically important component of crop rotations, and a biologically interesting model plant. In common to all legumes, adaptation to stress in chickpea partially depends on the effects of stress on nitrogen fixation. The broad aim of my PhD project is to quantify the intra-specific variation of nitrogen fixation of chickpea in response to drought.

  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2023 Award Named a finalist for the 2023 PERSOLKELLY Future Scientific Award PERSOLKELLY, South Australia Australia -
    2022 Recognition Listed among “World’s Top 10 Scientists” working on maize-soybean intercropping Agronomy Journal, American Society of Agronomy United States -
    2022 Award 2022 Postgraduate Internship Award University of Adelaide Node – The Plant Accelerator Australia $7,270.00
    2021 Award Most Highly-Cited Researcher 2021 (HDR Student Category) The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Scholarship Adelaide International Scholarship The University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Research Award Academic Excellence Award Sichuan Agricultural University China -
    2015 Scholarship Sichuan Agricultural University scholarship for outstanding international students Sichuan Agricultural University China -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can speak and understand spoken
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Panjabi; Punjabi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2015 - 2018 Sichuan Agricultural University China Master in Agriculture
    2011 - 2015 University of Sargodha Pakistan Bachelor in Agriculture
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Iqbal, N., Rahman, M. M., Cawthray, G. R., Zhou, Y., Denton, M. D., & Sadras, V. O. (2024). Drought and Herbivory Differentially Modulate the Leaf Exudation of Organic Acids in Chickpea. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 12 pages.
    2024 Raza, M. A., Mohi Ud Din, A., Gul, H., Zhiqi, W., Yasin, H. S., Bin Khalid, M. H., . . . Zhongming, M. (2024). Sugarcane/soybean intercropping enhances crop productivity, nutrient uptake, and net economic return with reduced inputs. Field Crops Research, 314, 16 pages.
    2024 Iqbal, N., Zhou, Y., Denton, M. D., & Sadras, V. O. (2024). Mesorhizobia strain and chickpea variety drive phenotypic plasticity of plant growth and nodulation. Plant Growth Regulation, 11 pages.
    2022 DENG, J. C., LI, X. M., XIAO, X. L., WU, H. J., YANG, C. Q., LONG, X. Y., . . . LIU, J. (2022). Field mold stress induced catabolism of storage reserves in soybean seed and the resulting deterioration of seed quality in the field. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 21(2), 336-350.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
    2022 Iqbal, N., Sadras, V. O., Denison, R. F., Zhou, Y., & Denton, M. D. (2022). Clade-dependent effects of drought on nitrogen fixation and its components - Number, size, and activity of nodules in legumes. Field Crops Research, 284, 1-12.
    2021 Aziz, A., Asif, M., Khan, M., Javaid, M. M., Nadeem, M. A., Raza, A., . . . Adnan, M. (2021). EVALUATION OF SOYBEAN (GLYCINE MAX L.) CULTIVARS PRODUCTIVITY IN RELATION TO DIFFERENT SOWING DATES UNDER SEMI-ARID CONDITIONS. Journal of Agricultural Research, 59(2), 141-150.
    2021 Hussain, S., Shafiq, I., Skalicky, M., Brestic, M., Rastogi, A., Mumtaz, M., . . . Yang, W. (2021). Titanium Application Increases Phosphorus Uptake Through Changes in Auxin Content and Root Architecture in Soybean (Glycine Max L.). Frontiers in Plant Science, 12, 1-18.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS12 Europe PMC7
    2021 Raza, M. A., Gul, H., Wang, J., Yasin, H. S., Qin, R., Bin Khalid, M. H., . . . Yang, W. (2021). Land productivity and water use efficiency of maize-soybean strip intercropping systems in semi-arid areas: A case study in Punjab Province, Pakistan. Journal of Cleaner Production, 308, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus90 WoS53
    2021 Safdar, M. E., Tanveer, A., Nadeem, M. A., Hussain, S., Iqbal, N., Javaid, M. M., . . . Yasin, M. (2021). Evaluating suitable chemical options to manage parthenium hysterophorus l. In autumn planted maize. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 58(3), 841-849.
    DOI Scopus2
    2021 Qureshi, M. T., Ahmad, M. F., Iqbal, N., Waheed, H., Hussain, S., Brestic, M., . . . Noorka, I. R. (2021). Agronomic bio-fortification of iron, zinc and selenium enhance growth, quality and uptake of different sorghum accessions. Plant, Soil and Environment, 67(10), 549-557.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS6
    2021 Hussain, S., Shuxian, L., Mumtaz, M., Shafiq, I., Iqbal, N., Brestic, M., . . . Mei, X. (2021). Foliar application of silicon improves stem strength under low light stress by regulating lignin biosynthesis genes in soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.). Journal of Hazardous Materials, 401, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus100 WoS46 Europe PMC19
    2021 Shafiq, I., Hussain, S., Raza, M. A., Iqbal, N., Asghar, M. A., Raza, A., . . . Feng, Y. (2021). Crop photosynthetic response to light quality and light intensity. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 20(1), 4-23.
    DOI Scopus103 WoS57
    2020 Ahmed, S., Raza, M. A., Yuan, X., Du, Y., Iqbal, N., Chachar, Q., . . . Yang, W. (2020). Optimized planting time and co-growth duration reduce the yield difference between intercropped and sole soybean by enhancing soybean resilience toward size-asymmetric competition. Food and Energy Security, 9(3), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS7
    2020 Qureshi, M. T., Iqbal, N., Noorka, I. R., & Waheed, H. (2020). Bio-fortification of iron and zinc improves the biomass, uptake, distribution and yield of different maize varieties. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 44(1), 120-129.
    2020 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., Iqbal, N., Khan, I., Meraj, T. A., Xi, Z. J., . . . Yang, W. (2020). Effects of contrasting shade treatments on the carbon production and antioxidant activities of soybean plants. Functional Plant Biology, 47(4), 342.
    2020 Hussain, S., Ting, L., Iqbal, N., Brestic, M., Ting, P., Mumtaz, M., . . . Yang, W. -Y. (2020). Effects of lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose, sucrose and monosaccharaides carbohydrates on soybean physical stem strength and yield in intercropping. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 19(4), 462-472.
    DOI Scopus48 WoS34 Europe PMC15
    2020 Ahmed, M., Ahmad, S., Tariq, M., Fatima, Z., Aslam, Z., Raza, M. A., . . . Hayat, R. (2020). Wastes to be the source of nutrients and energy to mitigate climate change and ensure future sustainability: options and strategies. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 43(6), 896-920.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    2020 Khan, A., Ahmad, A., Ali, W., Hussain, S., Ajayo, B. S., Raza, M. A., . . . Yang, W. (2020). Optimization of plant density and nitrogen regimes mitigate lodging risk in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Agronomy Journal, 112(4), 2535-2551.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS14
    2020 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., van der Werf, W., Iqbal, N., Khan, I., Khan, A., . . . Yang, W. (2020). Optimum strip width increases dry matter, nutrient accumulation, and seed yield of intercrops under the relay intercropping system. Food and Energy Security, 9(2), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus44 WoS30
    2020 Jawad Hassan, M., Ali Raza, M., Khan, I., Ahmad Meraj, T., Ahmed, M., Abbas Shah, G., . . . Iqbal, N. (2020). Selenium and Salt Interactions in Black Gram (Vigna mungo L): Ion Uptake, Antioxidant Defense System, and Photochemistry Efficiency. Plants, 9(4), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS16 Europe PMC8
    2020 Hussain, S., Pang, T., Iqbal, N., Shafiq, I., Skalicky, M., Brestic, M., . . . Yang, W. (2020). Acclimation strategy and plasticity of different soybean genotypes in intercropping. Functional Plant Biology, 47(7), 592-610.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS25 Europe PMC12
    2020 Iqbal, N., Hussain, S., Raza, M. A., Safdar, M. E., Hayyat, M. S., Shafiq, I., . . . Liu, J. (2020). Exploring half root-stress approach: current knowledge and future prospects. Plant Production Science, 23(1), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2020 Asghar, M. A., Du, J., Jiang, H., Li, Y., Sun, X., Shang, J., . . . Yang, W. (2020). Shade pretreatment enhanced drought resistance of soybean. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 171, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS17
    2019 Qadeer, U., Ahmed, M., Hassan, F., Akmal, M., Aslam, M. A., Raza, M. A., . . . Hayat, R. (2019). Impact of Nitrogen Addition on Spring Wheat Physiological and Agronomic Traits Under Contrasting Environmental Conditions.
    2019 Iqbal, N., Hussain, S., Raza, M. A., Yang, C., Safdar, M. E., Brestic, M., . . . Yang, W. (2019). Drought tolerance of soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) by improved photosynthetic characteristics and an efficient antioxidant enzyme system under a split-root system. Frontiers in physiology, 10(2019), 786.
    DOI Scopus112 WoS80 Europe PMC29
    2019 Deng, J., Qin, W., Yang, C., Iqbal, N., Takpah, D., Zhang, J., . . . Liu, J. (2019). Seed quality deterioration dynamics for isoflavones biosynthesis in soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) seeds against field mildew stress. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, 41(5), 41-57.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS4
    2019 Iqbal, N., Hussain, S., Ahmed, Z., Yang, F., Wang, X., Liu, W., . . . Yang, W. (2019). Comparative analysis of maize–soybean strip intercropping systems: a review. Plant Production Science, 22(2), 131-142.
    DOI Scopus93 WoS63
    2019 Hussain, S., Iqbal, N., Brestic, M., Raza, M. A., Pang, T., Langham, D. R., . . . Gao, Y. (2019). Changes in morphology, chlorophyll fluorescence performance and Rubisco activity of soybean in response to foliar application of ionic titanium under normal light and shade environment. Science of the Total Environment, 658, 626-637.
    DOI Scopus105 WoS83 Europe PMC21
    2019 Hussain, S., Iqbal, N., Rahman, T., Liu, T., Brestic, M., Safdar, M. E., . . . Ali, A. (2019). Shade effect on carbohydrates dynamics and stem strength of soybean genotypes. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 162, 374-382.
    DOI Scopus66 WoS41
    2019 Hussain, S., Iqbal, N., Raza, M. A., Khan, M. N., Ahmed, S., Rahman, T., . . . Liu, W. (2019). Distribution and effects of ionic titanium application on energy partitioning and quantum yield of soybean under different light conditions. PHOTOSYNTHETICA, 57(2), 572-580.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7
    2019 Hussain, S., Iqbal, N., Ting, P. A. N. G., Khan, M. N., LIU, W. -G., & YANG, W. -Y. (2019). Weak stem under shade reveals the lignin reduction behavior. Journal of integrative agriculture, 18(3), 496-505.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS34
    2019 Khalid, M. H. B., Raza, M. A., Yu, H. Q., Sun, F. A., Y, Z. Y., Lu, F. Z., . . . Li, W. C. (2019). Effect of shade treatments on morphology, photosynthetic and chlorophyll fluorescence characteristics of soybeans (glycine max l. merr.). Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 17(2), 2551-2569.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS28
    2019 Khan, I., Raza, M. A., Awan, S. A., Khalid, M. H. B., Raja, N. I., Min, S., . . . Huang, L. (2019). In vitro effect of metallic silver nanoparticles (AgNPs): A novel approach toward the feasible production of biomass and natural antioxidants in pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum L.). Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 17(6), 12877-12892.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS8
    2019 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., van der Werf, W., Cai, G. R., Khalid, M. H. B., Iqbal, N., . . . Ahmed, M. (2019). Narrow‐wide‐row planting pattern increases the radiation use efficiency and seed yield of intercrop species in relay‐intercropping system. Food and Energy Security, 8(3), e170.
    DOI Scopus66 WoS44
    2019 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., van der Werf, W., Iqbal, N., Khalid, M. H. B., Chen, Y. K., . . . Yang, W. (2019). Maize leaf-removal: A new agronomic approach to increase dry matter, flower number and seed-yield of soybean in maize soybean relay intercropping system. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS10 Europe PMC6
    2019 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., van der Werf, W., Iqbal, N., Khan, I., Hassan, M. J., . . . Shi, J. Y. (2019). Optimum leaf defoliation: A new agronomic approach for increasing nutrient uptake and land equivalent ratio of maize soybean relay intercropping system. Field Crops Research, 244, 1-11.
    DOI Scopus54 WoS38
    2019 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., Iqbal, N., Ahmed, M., Chen, Y. K., Khalid, M. H. B., . . . Hussain, A. (2019). Growth and development of soybean under changing light environments in relay intercropping system. PeerJ, 7(7), e7262.
    DOI Scopus49 WoS39 Europe PMC21
    2019 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., Khalid, M. H. B., Iqbal, N., Meraj, T. A., Hassan, M. J., . . . Wenyu, Y. (2019). Optimum leaf excision increases the biomass accumulation and seed yield of maize plants under different planting patterns. Annals of Applied Biology, 175(1), 54-68.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS19 Europe PMC2
    2018 Raza, M. A., Feng, L. Y., Manaf, A., Wasaya, A., Ansar, M., Hussain, A., . . . Chen, Y. K. (2018). Sulphur application increases seed yield and oil content in sesame seeds under rainfed conditions. Field Crops Research, 218, 51-58.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS29 Europe PMC3
    2018 Yang, C., Hu, B., Iqbal, N., Yang, F., Liu, W. G., Wang, X. C., . . . Liu, J. (2018). Effect of shading on accumulation of soybean isoflavonoid under maize-soybean strip intercropping systems. Plant Production Science, 21(3), 193-202.
    DOI Scopus12
    2018 Raza, M., Feng, L., Iqbal, N., Manaf, A., Khalid, M., Wasaya, A., . . . Yang, W. (2018). Effect of sulphur application on photosynthesis and biomass accumulation of sesame varieties under rainfed conditions. Agronomy (Basel), 8(8), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus43 WoS33
    2018 Hu, B. Y., Yang, C. Q., Iqbal, N., Deng, J. C., Zhang, J., Yang, W. Y., & Liu, J. (2018). Development and validation of a GC–MS method for soybean organ-specific metabolomics. Plant Production Science, 21(3), 215-224.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS6
    2018 Iqbal, N., Hussain, S., Zhang, X. -W., Yang, C. -Q., Raza, M., Deng, J. -C., . . . Yang, W. (2018). Imbalance water deficit improves the seed yield and quality of soybean. Agronomy (Basel), 8(168), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS14
    2018 Iqbal, N., Zhang, Q., Wu, H., Yang, C., Deng, J., Qin, W., . . . Liu, J. (2018). Soybean (Glycine Max L.) germplasm screening and geographical determination based on targeted isoflavone metabolomics. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 16(4), 3933-3953.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2018 Ahmed, S., Raza, M., Zhou, T., Hussain, S., Khalid, M., Feng, L., . . . Liu, W. (2018). Responses of soybean dry matter production, phosphorus accumulation, and seed yield to sowing time under relay intercropping with maize. Agronomy, 8(282), 1-18.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS28
    2017 Liu, J., Qin, W. T., Wu, H. J., Yang, C. Q., Deng, J. C., Iqbal, N., . . . Yang, W. Y. (2017). Metabolism variation and better storability of dark- versus light-coloured soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) seeds. Food Chemistry, 223, 104-113.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS16 Europe PMC5
    2017 Qin, W. T., Yang, C. Q., Iqbal, N., Deng, J. C., Zhang, J., Shu, K., . . . Liu, J. (2017). Application of targeted <sup>1</sup>H NMR profiling to assess the seed vitality of soybean [: Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Analytical Methods, 9(11), 1792-1799.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2017 Rahman, T., Ye, L., Liu, X., Iqbal, N., Du, J., Gao, R., . . . Yang, W. (2017). Water use efficiency and water distribution response to different planting patterns in maize-soybean relay strip intercropping systems. Experimental Agriculture, 53(2), 159-177.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS21
    2017 Yang, C. Q., Iqbal, N., Hu, B. Y., Zhang, Q. H., Wu, H. J., Liu, X., . . . Liu, J. (2017). Targeted metabolomics analysis of fatty acids in soybean seeds using GC-MS to reveal the metabolic manipulation of shading in the intercropping system. Analytical Methods, 9(14), 2144-2152.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS11
    2017 Sattar, M., Safdar, M. E., Iqbal, N., Hussain, S., Waqar, M., Ali, M. A., . . . Javed, M. A. (2017). Timing of nitrogen fertilizer application influences on seed cotton yield. International Journal of Advanced Science and Research, 2, 6-9.
    2017 Wu, H. J., Yang, C. Q., Iqbal, N., Deng, J. C., Dai, W., Liu, W. G., . . . Liu, J. (2017). Evaluation of Japanese soybean varieties in the Sichuan Basin, China. Acta Prataculturae Sinica, 26(1), 81-89.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Tariq, M., Rehman, M. H. U., Yang, F. L., Khalid, M. H. B., Raza, M. A., Hassan, M. J., . . . Ahmad, S. (2022). Rice Phenotyping. In N. Sarwar, Atique-ur-Rehman, S. Ahmad, & M. Hasanuzzaman (Eds.), Modern Techniques of Rice Crop Production (pp. 151-164). Singapore: Springer Singapore.
    DOI Scopus3
    2022 Tariq, M., Ahmed, Z., Rehman, M. H. U., Yang, F. L., Khalid, M. H. B., Raza, M. A., . . . Ahmad, S. (2022). Rice Ontogeny. In N. Sarwar, Atique-ur-Rehman, S. Ahmad, & M. Hasanuzzaman (Eds.), Modern Techniques of Rice Crop Production (pp. 135-149). Singapore: Springer Singapore.
    DOI Scopus1
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Australian Society of Plant Scientists Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member The Crop Science Society of Japan Japan

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