Faculty & Staff
Dr. Rifat Hayat
Associate Professor

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

Post Doc, Ph. D (Soil Science)
Department of Soil Science & SWC
Phone : +92-51-5870002
Mobile : +92-300-9798710
Fax : +92-51-4457060
Email : [email protected]
Address : Department of Soil Science and Soil & Water Conservation, PMAS Arid Agriculture University
Work Experience : 10 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Soil Molecular Microbiology
  • Bacterial systematic
  • Soil Metagenomics & Transcriptomics
  • Total Publications : 65
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Nosheen Akhtar, Noshin Ilyas, Zia-ur-Rahman Mashwani, Rifat Hayat, Humaira Yasmin, Ahmed Noureldeen, Parvaiz Ahmad . 2021. Synergistic effects of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria and silicon dioxide nano-particles for amelioration of drought stress in wheat. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry. 166:160-176.

    2. Ghulam Mujtaba, Rifat Hayat, Qaiser Hussain and Mukhtar Ahmed. 2021. Physio?Chemical Characterization of Biochar, Compost and Co?Composted Biochar Derived from Green Waste. Sustainability,13,4628. https://doi.org/10.3390/su1309462 ;www.mdpi.com/journal/ sustainability.

    3. Mukhtar Ahmed, Shakeel Ahmad, Muhammad Tariq, Zartash Fatima, Zohra Aslam, Muhammad Ali Raza, Nasir Iqbal, Muhammad Akmal, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan, Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi and Rifat Hayat. 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; https://doi.org/10.1080/01904167.2020.1711944 .

    4. Muhammad Azeem, Daquan Sund, David Crowley, Rifat Hayat, Qaiser Hussain ,Amjad Ali, Muhammad Ibrahim Tahir, Parimala Gnana Soundari Arockiam Jeyasundar, Jorg Rinklebe, Zengqiang Zhang.2020.Crop types have stronger effects on soil microbial communities and functionalities than biochar or fertilizer during two cycles of legume cereal rotations of dry land. Science of the Total Environment 715; 136958

    5. Rabia Khalid, Xiao Xia Zhang, Rifat Hayat and Mukhtar Ahmed. 2020. Molecular Characteristics of Rhizobia Isolated from Arachis Hypogaea Grown under Stress Environment. Sustainability; 12, 6259

    6. Vanessa Nessner Kavamura, Rebekah J. Robinson, Rifat Hayat, Ian M.Clark, David Hughes, Maike Rossmann, Penny Hirsch, Rodrigo Mendes and Tim H. Mauchline. 2019. Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat. Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology; Specialty Section: Plant Microbe Interactions; Front Microbiol. Vol. 10. 2019 Nov 15;10:2625. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.02625. eCollection 2019.

    7. Rizwan Ali Sheirdil , Rifat Hayat, Xiao-Xia Zhang, Nadeem Akhtar Abbasi, Safdar Ali, Mukhtar Ahmed, Jabar Zaman Khan Khattak and Shakeel Ahmad. 2019. Exploring Potential Soil Bacteria for Sustainable Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Production. Sustainability; 11, 3361; doi:10.3390/su11123361. www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability.

    8. Muhammad Azeem, Qaiser Hussain, Muhammad Ibrahim Tahir, Mr Muhammad Imran, Genxing Pan, Mukhtar Ahmed, Muhammad Irfan, Mehmood ul Hassan and Rifat Hayat. 2019. Biochar improves soil quality and N 2 -fixation and reduces net ecosystem CO 2 exchange in a dryland legume-cereal cropping system. Soil & Tillage Research. 186.172-182

    9. Tim. H Mauchline, Ian Clark, Rifat Hayat and Penny R. Hirsch. 2018. Old meets new: Most probable number validation of metagenomic and metatranscriptomic datasets in soil. Letters in Applied Microbiology. 66(1): 14-18.

    10. Vanessa Nessner Kavamura, Rifat Hayat, Ian M. Clark, Maike Rossmann, Rodrigo Mendes, Penny R. Hirsch, Tim H. Mauchline. 2018. Inorganic nitrogen application affects both taxonomical and predictedfunctional structure of wheat rhizosphere bacterial communities. Frontier in Microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01074.