Faculty & Staff
Dr. Qaiser Hussain
Associate Professor

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

Ph.D. (NJAU, China), Postdoc (KSU, KSA)
Department of Soil Science
Phone : 051 9062658
Mobile : 03314872466
Fax :
Email : qaiseruaf@gmail.com, qaiser.hussain@uaar.edu.pk
Address : Institute of Soil Science, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Work Experience : 15 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Use of biochar technology for improving soil health for climate-smart rainfed agriculture
  • Greenhouse gases (GHGs)-CO2 CH4 & N2O- emission mitigation strategies for agro-ecosystem
  • Development of carbon based fertilizers for efficient nutrient use efficiency
  • Soil carbon sequestration and soil management in changing climate.
  • Total Publications : 52
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Xiangyun Song, Yan Li, Xin Yue, Qaiser Hussain, Jinjing Zhang, Qinghua Liu, Shengai Jin, Dejie Cui: Effect of cotton straw-derived materials on native soil organic carbon. Science of The Total Environment 05/2019; 663., DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.01.311

    2. Liqiang Cui, Chuntao Yin, Tianming Chen, Guixiang Quan, James A. Ippolito, Benzhi Liu, Jinlong Yan, Qaiser Hussain: Biochar immobilizes and degrades 2,4,6-trichlorophenol in soils: Biochar reduces transport and degrades 2,4,6-TCP. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 02/2019;, DOI:10.1002/etc.4401

    3. Muhammad Irfan, Qaiser Hussain, Khalid Saifullah Khan, Muhammad Akmal, Shahzada Sohail Ijaz, Rifat Hayat, Azeem Khalid, Muhammad Azeem, Muhammad Rashid: Response of soil microbial biomass and enzymatic activity to biochar amendment in the organic carbon deficient arid soil: a 2-year field study. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 02/2019; 12(3)., DOI:10.1007/s12517-019-4239-x

    4. Muhammad Riaz, Tahira Yasmeen, Muhammad Saleem Arif, Muhammad Arslan Ashraf, Qaiser Hussain, Sher Muhammad Shahzad, Muhammad Rizwan, Muhammad Waqas Mahmood, Afia Zia, Ishaq A Mian, Shah Fahad: Variations in morphological and physiological traits of wheat regulated by chromium species in long-term tannery effluent irrigated soils. Chemosphere 02/2019;

    5. Abdus Salam, Saqib Bashir, Imran Khan, Qaiser Hussain, Ruili Gao, Hongqing Hu: Biochar induced Pb and Cu immobilization, phytoavailability attenuation in Chinese cabbage, and improved biochemical properties in naturally co-contaminated soil. Journal of Soils and Sediments 01/2019; DOI:10.1007/s11368-019-02250-5

    6. Punhoon Khan, Qaiser Hussain, Ali Chandio: Washed biochar enhances soil quality, carbon fractions and the performance of ammonium and nitrates in soil. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 01/2019; 27(12):8205-8212.

    7. Anum Sehar, Rukhsanda Aziz, Muhammad Tariq Rafiq, Muhammad Mazhar Hussain, Muhammad Rizwan, Adiba khan Sehrish, Muhammad Khalid Rafiq, Jalal ud Din, Qaiser Hussain, Mohammad I Al-Wabel, Shafaqat Ali: Synthesis of Biochar from Sugarcane Filter-cake and its Impacts on Physiological Performance of Lettuce (Lettuce sativa) Grown on Cadmium Contaminated Soil. Arabian Journal of Geosciences 10/2018; 11(20)., DOI:10.1007/s12517-018-4006-4

    8. Muhammad Azeem, Mukhtar Ahmed, Muhammad Ibrahim Tahir, Qaiser Hussain: Biochar improves soil quality and N2-fixation and reduces net ecosystemCO2exchange in a dryland legume-cereal cropping system. Soil and Tillage Research 10/2018; 186:172-182., DOI:10.1016/j.still.2018.10.007

    9. Saima Batool, Muhammad Idrees, Mohammad I. Al-Wabel, Mahtab Ahmad, Kiran Hina, Hidayat Ullah, Liqiang Cui, Qaiser Hussain: Sorption of Cr(III) from aqueous media via naturally functionalized microporous biochar: Mechanistic study. Microchemical Journal 09/2018; 144., DOI:10.1016/j.microc.2018.09.012

    10. Saqib Bashir, Qaiser Hussain, Muhammad Shaaban, Hongqing Hu: Efficiency and surface characterization of different plant derived biochar for cadmium (Cd) mobility, bioaccessibility and bioavailability to Chinese cabbage in highly contaminated soil. Chemosphere 08/2018; 211:632-639., DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.07.168

    Awards & Honors
    1. Research productivity award for 2015-16 by Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan

    2. Research Productivity Award for 2013-2014 by Ministry of Science and Technology, Pakistan

    3. Jiangsu Province Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award

    4. Excellent Research Award by Institute of Resources, Ecosystem, and Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University.

    5. HEC (Pakistan) overseas scholarship holder for Ph.D. study in China

    6. University merit scholarship holder (Master degree)