Faculty & Staff
Dr. Muhammad Tariq
Assistant Professor

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

PhD (Imperial College London), MBA, DIT (Advanced)
Department of Entomology
Phone : +92-51-9292137
Mobile : +923347471271
Fax : +92-51-9290160
Email : [email protected]
Address : Department of Entomology Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 15 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Nanoencapsulation and vector control
  • Climate change and Insect Ecology
  • Entomotoxicology (GC-MS; LC-MS; TLC; GPC)
  • Insect-Plant Interactions and Induced Plant Defence
  • Total Publications : 58
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. M. Shahzad, M. Tariq, J. Staley and A. Gulzar, 2021. The effect of drought stress and type of fertilizer on generalist and specialist herbivores and their natural enemies. Annals of Applied Biology, 178:377-386. (I.F. 2.750).

    2. S. F. Ahmad, A. Gulzar, M. Tariq, M. J. Asad, 2021. Field Evolved Resistance in Earias vittella (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) From Punjab, Pakistan Against Commercial Formulations of Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki, Journal of Economic Entomology, 2021;, toab137, https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toab137 (I.F. 2.381)

    3. R. Bibi, M. Ahmad, A. Gulzar, and M. Tariq, 2021. Effect of profenofos and citrus oil on Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant and Chrysoperla carnea Stephens, key predators of citrus mealybug, Planococcus citri (Risso), under laboratory conditions. Int J Trop Insect Sci (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42690-021-00555-y. (I.F. 0.774).

    4. B. Siddique, M. Tariq, M. Naeem, M. Ali, 2019. Behavioral Responses of Coccinella septempunctata and Diaeretiella rapae under the Influence of Semiochemicals and Plant Extract in Four Arm Olfactometer. Pakistan Journal of Zoology. 51:1403-1411. (I.F. 0.790).

    5. M. Aqueel, C. Collins, A. B. Raza, S. Ahmad, M. Tariq and S. Leather, 2014. Effect of plant nutrition on aphid size, prey consumption and life history characteristics of green lacewing. Insect Science. 21: 74-82. (I.F. 1.786).

    6. M. Tariq, Denis J. Wright, Toby J. A. Bruce and Joanna T. Staley. 2013. Drought alters the response of above ground parasitoids to root herbivores through plant volatile signals. PloS One. Vol. 8: e69013. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069013. (I.F. 3.73)

    7. M. Tariq, Denis J. Wright, John T. Rossiter and Joanna T. Staley, 2013. Drought alters interactions between root and foliar herbivores: links with plant chemistry. Oecologia. 172: 1095-1104. I.F. 3.011.

    8. D.. B. Stafford, M. Tariq, D. J. Wright, J.. T. Rossiter, E.. Kazana, S. R. Leather & J. T. Staley, 2012. Opposing effects of organic and conventional fertilisers on the performance of a generalist and a specialist aphid species. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 14: 270-275.(I.F. 1.596

    9. M. Tariq, D. J. Wright, J. T. Rossiter and J. T. Staley, 2012. Aphids in a changing world: testing the plant stress, plant vigour and pulsed stress hypotheses. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 14: 177-185. I.F. 1.596

    10. M. Tariq, D. J. Wright and J. T. Staley, 2010. Maternal host plant effects on aphid performance: contrasts between a generalist and a specialist species on Brussels sprout cultivars. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. 12: 107-112. I.F. 1.484

    Awards & Honors
    1. Certificate of Appreciation from Biosciences Research Support Foundation (BRSF), Nigeria

    2. Elected as unopposed Member Academic Council (Cader - Assistant Professor) for three years via notification no. PMAS-AAUR/5996; Dated: 6/12/2019

    3. Promotion to Assistant professor, 17th October 2011

    4. Letter of Appreciation for Dr. Muhammad Tariq from Convener, Anti-Dengue Committee, PMAS-AAUR via dairy no. PMAS-AAUR/10487; Dated: 18/10/2019

    5. Successfully completed and received a passing grade in "MalariaX: Defeating Malaria from the Genes to the Globe" from Harvard University, USA

    6. Chairman, Student Union, Silwood Park Campus, Imperial College London, UK.

    7. Tutor and Demonstrator, Division of Biology, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom (2007 - 2011).

    8. Higher Education Commission Overseas Scholarship (£120,000) for PhD (2007-2011) at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom.

    9. Certificate of Excellence in Molecular Biology (2010), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, United Kingdom Imperial College London.