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TSiddique01

Tariq Siddique, PhD

Associate Professor

Agricultural Life and Environmental Sciences

Renewable Resources

About Me

Education

  • Post-doctorate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada (2005-2008)
  • Post-doctorate, Ecosystem Science and Management, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, Canada (2004)
  • Post-doctorate, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, USA (2003-2004)
  • Ph.D., Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, USA (2001-2003) and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (1999-2000)
  • M.Sc. (Hons), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (1989-1992)
  • B.Sc. (Hons), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan (1985-1989)

Awards/Fellowships/Scholarship

  • Teaching Wall of Fame, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada (2015-2016)
  • Teacher of the Year Award, Environmental and Conservation Sciences Students' Association, University of Alberta, Canada (2016)
  • Faculty Research and Innovation Award, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada (2012)
  • Teaching Wall of Fame, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (2011-12)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-2006)
  • Michael Smith Research Award, University of Northern British Columbia (2004)
  • Merit Scholarship, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan (1986-1991) 

Committee Involvement

  • 2009-present. Graduate Program Committee, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2010-present. Natural Resources Analytical Laboratory Steering Committee, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2011-2014. Student Selection Committee, Land Reclamation International Graduate School, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2014-present. Academic Advisor, ENCS Program, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2014-present. Honours and Awards Committee, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2016-present. Terrestrial Mesocosm Advisory Committee, University of Alberta, Canada

Research

Major Responsibilities / Research Interests:

  • Microbial transformations of heavy metals; their speciation in soil, sediment and water; and characterization of microbial populations involved in biotransformation processes
  • Biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons under anaerobic conditions; metabolic pathways of hydrocarbon degradation; and molecular fingerprinting of hydrocarbon-degrading microbial communities
  • Pore-water chemistry and clay mineralogical properties to understand mechanisms of oil sands tailings densification