Tariq Siddique, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Email
tariqs@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-2899
Address
348F South Academic Building
11328 - 89 Ave NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2J7

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Environmental Microbiology Environmental Soil Chemistry Environmental Biogeochemistry


About

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

  • ASTech Awards Winner (2022). Award – Outstanding Achievement in Energy and Environment: Environmental Innovation in Energy Application. Technology Alberta. https://technologyalberta.com/?page_id=10103 
  • Teaching Wall of Fame, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada (2021-2022)
  • 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) 

Committee Involvement

  • 2014-present. Academic member, ENCS Program Committee, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2016-present. Terrestrial Mesocosm Advisory Committee, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2010-present. Natural Resources Analytical Laboratory Steering Committee, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2009-2019. Graduate Program Committee, Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2011-2014. Student Selection Committee, Land Reclamation International Graduate School, University of Alberta, Canada
  • 2014-2016. Honours and Awards Committee, Department of Renewable Resources, 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
  • Biogeochemistry of oil sands tailings ponds 

Courses

ENCS 299 - Special Topics in Field Skills and Their Application in the Environmental and Conservation Sciences

Focuses on specialized field skills, their application, and integration in different sub-disciplines of the environmental and conservation sciences. The course involves off-campus field experiences. A student is required to select a topic related to their major, but may take additional sections as part of their electives. Pre- or corequisite: REN R 290.


REN R 444 - Environmental Soil Chemistry

Chemical processes in soil and related terrestrial environments and the consequences of these processes as they relate to soil productivity, environmental quality and pollution of soil and water. The course describes fundamental chemical concepts such as soil solution and solid phase chemistry, sorption phenomena, ion exchange, oxidation-reduction reactions and speciation of metals. These concepts are used to predict the fate (distribution, transport, bioavailability and transformation) of inorganic and organic contaminants in soil. The chemical principles provide fundamental knowledge to develop soil reclamation strategies and nutrient management practices for enhanced crop production. Prerequisites: *3 CHEM and REN R 210.


REN R 495 - Land Reclamation

Principles, practices, and philosophy of reclamation of degraded lands. Team based land reclamation project required. Prerequisites: *90 including introductory courses in soil science, hydrology, ecology, and vegetation science; and REN R 307 or ENCS 307 or equivalent; and *3 in vegetation science at the 300-or 400-level and *6 in soil science at the 300-or 400-level. Prerequisites or corequisites: *3 in vegetation science at the 300-or 400-level; and *3 in soil science at the 300- or 400-level; and REN R 482 or ENCS 455. ENCS 406 recommended.


REN R 550 - Advanced Soil Chemistry

This course offers more detailed understanding of chemical concepts such as soil solution and solid phase chemistry, sorption phenomena, ion exchange, oxidation-reduction reactions and speciation of metals. The course also includes the topics related to mineral solubility, carbonate system, and application of stable isotopes. Additional bi-weekly sessions will be held for discussion. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.


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Featured Publications

Aerobic biodegradation of cycloalkanes in non-aqueous extracted oil sands tailings

Gjini, L., Kuznetsova, A., Okpala, G., Foght, J.M., Ulrich, A., Siddique, T.

Chemosphere. 2024 February; 349


Nutrient impacts on biogenic chemical flux in an end pit lake reclamation scenario

Samadi, N., Kuznetsov, P., Kuznetsova, A., Foght, J., Ulrich, A., Siddique, T.

ACS EST Water . 2023 November; 3


Inhibition of methanogenesis through redox processes in oil sands tailings

Kuznetsova, A., Afzal, I., Suri, N., Kuznetsov, P., Siddique, T.

Environ. Earth Sci. . 2023 September; 82


Removal of divalent cations and oxyanions by keratin-derived sorbents: Influence of process parameters and mechanistic studies

Zahara, I., Irfan, M.F., Zubair, M., Siddique, T., Ullah, A.

Sci. Total Environ. . 2023 September; 891


Biodegradation of 2-methylpentane in fluid fine tailings amended with a mixture of iso-alkanes under sulfate-reducing conditions.

Mohamad Shahimin, M.F., Siddique, T.

Can. J. Microbiol. . 2023 September; 69


Kuznetsova, P., Wei, K., Kuznetsova, A., Foght, J., Ulrich, A., Siddique, T.

ACS EST Water. 2023 March; 3


Murata, A.P., Siddique, T., Jobson, A.M., Kuznetsova, A., Naeth, M.A.

Remediation. 2023 March; 33


Mohamad Shahimin, M.F., Foght, J.M., Siddique, T.

Microorganisms. 2021 July; 9


Feather keratin derived sorbents for the treatment of wastewater produced during energy generation processes

Zahara, I., Arshad, M., Naeth, M.A., Siddique, T., Ullah, A.

Chemosphere. 2021 June; 273


Microbial transformation of solid phase impacts quality of recovered water during consolidation of bioreactor-treated oil sands tailings

Kuznetsova, A., Kuznetsov, P., Young, R.F., Semple K.M., Li, C., Foght, J.M., Siddique, T.

J. Environ. Chem. Eng.. 2021 February; 9


Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PACs) in the Canadian environment: A review of sampling techniques, strategies and instrumentation

Ahad, J.M.E., Macdonald, R., Parrot, J., Yang, Z., Zhang, Y., Siddique, T., Kuznetsova, A., Rauert, C., Galarneau, E., Studabaker, W., Evans, M., McMaster, M., Shang, D.

Environ. Pollut.. 2020 November; 266


Accelerated consolidation of mature fine tailings using an anaerobic bioreactor

Young, R.F., Li, C., Semple, K.M., Baker, M.G., Kuznetsov, P., Kuznetsova, A., Siddique, T., Foght, J.M.

Bioresour. Technol. Rep.. 2020 September; 11


Microbially-mediated de-watering and consolidation (“biodensification”) of oil sands mature fine tailings amended with agri-business by-products

Cárdenas-Manríquez, M., Young, R., Semple, K., Li, C., Coy, D., Underwood, E., Siddique, T., Guigard, S., Bressler, D.C., Gupta, R., Foght, J.M.

Nova Scientia . 2020 April; 12


Methanogenic biodegradation of iso-alkanes and cycloalkanes during long-term incubation with oil sands tailings

Siddique, T., Semple, K., Li, C. and Foght, J.

Environ. pollut. . 2020 March; 258


Linking hydrocarbon biodegradation to greenhouse gas emissions from oil sands tailings ponds and its impact on tailings management

Siddique, T., Kuznetsova A.

Can. J. Soil Sci. . 2020 February; 100


Second generation stoichiometric mathematical model to predict methane emissions from oil sands tailings

Kong, J.D., Wang, H., Siddique, T., Foght, J., Semple, K., Burkus, Z. and Lewis, M.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2019 July; 694


Unraveled keratin-derived biopolymers as novel biosorbents for the simultaneous removal of multiple trace metals from industrial wastewater

Donner, M.W., Arshad, M., Ullah, A. and Siddique, T.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2019 January; 647


Selenium in surface waters of the lower Athabasca River watershed: chemical speciation and implications for aquatic life

Donner, M.W., Cuss, C.W., Poesch, M., Nilo Sinnatamby, R., Shotyk, W. and Siddique, T.

Environ. Pollut.. 2018 December; 243


Evaluating in situ biodegradation of 13C-labelled naphthenic acids in groundwater near oil sands tailings ponds

Ahad, J.M.E., Pakdel, H., Gammon, P.R., Siddique, T., Kuznetsova, A. and Savard, M.M.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2018 December; 643


Development of a novel chem-bio hybrid process using biochar supported nanoscale iron sulfide composite and Corynebacterium variable HRJ4 for enhanced trichloroethylene dechlorination

Lyu, H., Tang, J., Shen, B. and Siddique, T.

Water Res.. 2018 September; 147


Microbial communities in oil sands tailings: their implications in biogeochemical processes and tailings management

Siddique, T., Stasik, S., Mohamad Shahimin, M.F. and Wendt-Potthoff, K.

Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, T.J. McGenity et al. (eds.), Springer Nature Switzerland. 2018 September; Microbial Communities Utilizing Hydrocarbons and Lipids: Members, Metagenomics and Ecophysiology


Transfer of arsenic from poultry feed to poultry litter: A mass balance study

Gupta, S.K., Le, X.C., Kachanosky, G., Zuidhof, M.J. and Siddique, T.

Sci. Total. Environ.. 2018 July; 630


A rapid and sensitive IC-ICP-MS method for determining selenium speciation in natural waters.

Donner, M.W. and Siddique, T.

Can. J. Chem.. 2018 April; 96


Biogeochemistry of U, Ni, and As in two meromictic pit lakes at the Cluff Lake uranium mine, northern Saskatchewan.

von Gunten, K., Warchola, T., Donner, M.W., Cossio, M., Hao, W., Boothman, C., Lloyd, J., Siddique, T., Partin, C.A., Flynn, S.L., Rosaasen, A., Konhauser, K.O. and Alessi, D.S.

Can. J. Earth Sci.. 2018 March; 55


Characterization of naphthenic acids and other dissolved organics in natural water from the Athabasca oil sands region, Canada

Sun, C., Shotyk, W., Cuss, C.W., Donner, M.W., Fennell, J., Javed, M.B., Noernberg, T., Poesch, M., Pelletier, R., Sinnatamby, N., Siddique, T. and Martin, J.W.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2017 July; 51


Foght, J.M., Gieg, L.M. and Siddique, T.

FEMS Microbiol. Ecol.. 2017 May; 93 (5):fix034


Methanogenic biodegradation of paraffinic solvent hydrocarbons in two different oil sands tailings

Mohamad Shahimin, M.F. and Siddique, T

Sci. Total Environ.. 2017 April; 583


Mohamad Shahimin, M.F. and Siddique, T

Environ. Pollut.. 2017 February; 221


Protocols for handling, storing, and cultivating oil sands tailings ponds materials for microbial and molecular biological study

Foght, J.M., Siddique, T. and Gieg, L.M.

Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols. 2017 January; Springer Protocols Handbooks, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg


Donner, M.W., Javed, M.B., Shotyk, W., Francesconi, K.A. and Siddique, T.

Environ. Pollut.. 2017 January; 224


Javed, M.B. and Siddique, T.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2016 January; 50


Kuznetsova, A., Kuznetsov, P., Foght, J.M. and Siddique, T.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2016 January; 571


Arshad, M., Khosa M.A., Siddique, T. and Ullah, A.

Chemosphere. 2016 January; 163


Javed, M.B. and Siddique, T.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2016 January; 50


Mohamad Shahimin, M.F., Foght, J.M. and Siddique, T.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2016 January; 553


Collins, C.E.V., Foght, J.M. and Siddique, T.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2016 January; 565


Banerjee, S., Baah-Acheamfour, M., Carlyle, C.N., Bissett, A., Richardson, A.E., Siddique, T., Bork, E.W. and Chang, S.X.

Environ. Microbiol.. 2016 January; 18


Kuznetsov, P., Kuznetsova, A., Foght, J.M. and Siddique, T.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2015 January; 505


Arkell, N., Kuznetsov, P., Kuznetsova, A., Foght, J.M. and Siddique, T.

J. Environ. Qual.. 2015 January; 44


Siddique, T., Mohamad Shahimin, M.F., Zamir, S., Semple, K., Li, C. and Foght, J.M.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2015 January; 49


Kuznetsova, A., McKenzie, D., Banser, P., Siddique, T. and Aiken, J.M.

Prion. 2014 January; 8


Javed, M.B., Kachanoski, G. and Siddique, T.

Sci. Total Environ.. 2014 January; 500-501


Siddique, T., Kuznetsov, P., Kuznetsova, A., Li, C., Young, R., Arocena, J.M. and Foght, J.M.

Pathway II: solid phase biogeochemistry. Front. Microbiol.. 2014 January; 5


Siddique, T., Kuznetsov, P., Kuznetsova, A., Arkell, N., Young, R., Li, C., Guigard, S., Underwood, E. and Foght, J.M.

Pathway I: changes in porewater chemistry. Front. Microbiol.. 2014 January; 5


Javed, M.B, Kachanoski, G. and Siddique, T.

Anal. Chim. Acta. 2013 January; 787


Siddique, T., Penner, T., Klassen, J., Nesbo, C. and Foght, J.M.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2012 January; 46


Siddique, T., Penner, T., Semple, K. and Foght, J.M.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2011 January; 45


Hussain, S., Siddique, T., Saleem, M., Arshad, M. and Khalid, A.

Adv. Agron.. 2009 January; 102


Hussain, S., Siddique, T., Arshad, M. and Saleem, M.

Crit. Rev. Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2009 January; 39


Siddique, T., Gupta, R., Fedorak, P.M., MacKinnon, M.D. and Foght, J.M.

Chemosphere. 2008 January; 72


Arocena, J.M., Siddique, T., Thring, R.W., and Kapur, S.

CATENA. 2007 January; 70


Siddique, T., Arocena, J.M., Thring, R.W. and Zhang, Y.

J. Environ. Qual.. 2007 January; 36


Siddique, T., Fedorak, P.M., MacKinnon, M.D. and Foght, J.M.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2007 January; 41


Siddique, T., Fedorak, P.M. and Foght, J.M.

Environ. Sci. Technol.. 2006 January; 40


Siddique, T., Rutherford, P.M., Arocena, J.M., and Thring, R.W.

Can. J. Soil Sci.. 2006 January; 86


Siddique, T., Zhang, Y., Okeke, B.C., and Frankenberger, W.T.Jr.

Bioresour. Technol.. 2006 January; 97


Siddique, T., Okeke, B.C., Zhang, Y., Arshad, M., Hans, S.K.,and Frankengerger, W.T. Jr.

J. Environ. Qual.. 2005 January; 34


Zhang, Y., Siddique, T., Wang, J., and Frankenberger, W.T.Jr.

J. Agric. Food Chem.. 2004 January; 52


Siddique, T., Okeke, B.C., Arshad, M., and Frankengerger, W.T. Jr.

J. Agric. Food Chem.. 2003 January; 51


Siddique, T., Okeke, B.C., Arshad, M., and Frankengerger, W.T. Jr.

J. Environ. Qual.. 2003 January; 32


Siddique, T., Zahir, Z.A., and Frankenberger, W.T.Jr.

J. Liquid Chromatograph. & Related Technol.. 2003 January; 26


Okeke, B.C., Siddique, T., Arbestain, M.C., and Frankenberger, W.T.Jr.

J. Agric. Food Chem.. 2002 January; 50


Siddique, T., Okeke, B.C., Arshad. M., and Frankenberger, W.T. Jr.

J. Agric. Food Chem.. 2002 January; 50