Tariq Aziz

Dr, MAgrSc PhD Faisalabad

  • The University of Western Australia (M087), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 538 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

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Personal profile


Dr. TARIQ AZIZ is an Assistant Professor in Soil Science at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad at Depalpur (Okara). Recently he has been appointed as Adjunct Lecturer in School of Plant Biology, UWA.
He got his doctorate degree from Institute of Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan by availing Ph.D. merit scholarship from Higher Education Commission (HEC), Islamabad. Besides a very active academic and professional career, he enjoyed an enthusiastic co-curricular life too. He remained President, The Agrarian Society, UAF, Executive member/Councilor, Soil Science Society of Pakistan, Member, German Society of Plant Nutrition and member Pakistan Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Due to his esteemed progress in his profession he was decorated with a 6 month Research Visit Scholarship by German Educational Exchange Program (DAAD) which he availed at Institute of Plant Nutrition, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany (June 05 to October 05). Recently, he has got training from National Institute for Biology and Genetic Engineering (Fsd) for Recent Techniques in Plant Biotechnology (April, 2010). His name is on the accredited Ph.D. supervisors list formulated by HEC, Islamabad.

Roles and responsibilities

Associate Professor in University of Agriculture, Faisalabad. Dr Aziz is expert in SOIL FERTILITY and Plant Nutrition, with special emphasis on nutrient stresses.

Future research

Molecular basis of differences in plant cultivars/species in P efficiency
Role of polyamines in enhancing salinity and drought stress in plants

Funding overview

A project from Higher Education Commission of Pakistan amounting Rs. 2.43 million.

Previous positions

Assistant Professor at Institute of Soil & Environmental Sciences

Current projects

Characterizing Pakistani wheat genotypes for Zn nutrition
Silicon and Salinity Interactions in Maize
Enhancing N use efficiency in wheat and rice

Industrial relevance

An MoU with Fouji Fertilizer, Pakistan for Studies on Enhanced N use efficience.

Teaching overview

Undergraduate courses in Basic Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
Post Graduate courses in Soil Fertility and Plant Nutrition
Research Methods and Scientific Writing


Plant physiology under stress environments particularly under nutreint deficiency and salinity stress



Research expertise keywords

  • Plant adaptations to nutrient poor environments
  • Soil fertility and plant nutrition
  • Enhancing salinity tolerance in plants through silicon nutrition

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Research Output

  • 538 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 2 Chapter

Characterizing Lentil Germplasm for Zinc Biofortification and High Grain Output

Rasheed, N., Maqsood, M. A., Aziz, T. & Jabbar, A., 24 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Neem (Azadirachta indica) oil coated urea improves nitrogen use efficiency and maize growth in an alkaline calcareous soil

    Ali, M., Maqsood, M. A., Aziz, T. & Awan, M. I., Jun 2020, In : Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Sciences. 57, 3, p. 675-684 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Phosphorus (P) use efficiency in rice is linked to tissue-specific biomass and P allocation patterns

    Irfan, M., Aziz, T., Maqsood, M. A., Bilal, H. M., Siddique, K. H. M. & Xu, M., 1 Dec 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 4278.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Variations in the profile distribution and protection mechanisms of organic carbon under long-term fertilization in a Chinese Mollisol

    Abrar, M. M., Xu, M., Shah, S. A. A., Aslam, M. W., Aziz, T., Mustafa, A., Ashraf, M. N., Zhou, B. & Ma, X., 25 Jun 2020, In : Science of the Total Environment. 723, 138181.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Differential Performance of Lowland Rice Cultivars for Phosphorus Uptake and Utilization Efficiency under Hydroponic and Soil Conditions

    Irfan, M., Aziz, T., Maqsood, M. A., Bilal, H. M., Khan, W-D. & Rasheed, N., 2019, In : International Journal of Agriculture and Biology. 21, 3, p. 703-710 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2 Citations (Scopus)