Faculty & Staff
Dr. Khalid Saifullah Khan
Professor / Chairman

(HEC Approved Supervisor)

Ph.D, Zhejiang University, China; Post-doc, University of Kassel, Germany; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow
Department of Soil Science & SWC
Phone : +92-51-9290473
Mobile : +92-300-9543958
Fax : +92-51-447060
Email : [email protected], [email protected]
Address : Department of Soil Science & SWC, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi
Work Experience : 20 Year(s)
Research Interest :
  • Studying soil microbial biomass and biochemical parameters as an indicator of changes in soil ecosystem
  • Role of soil microbial biomass and its associated pool of nutrients in plant nutrition
  • Improving phosphorus use efficiency in soil-plant system through stimulation of soil microbial activity
  • Recycling of organic wastes and nutrients release to crop plants
  • Total Publications : 25
    Publications (Latest Ten)
    1. Khalid, R., K. S. Khan, M. Yousaf, M. Younas and Z. I. Ahmad. 2007. Sulphur status of soil and contribution of rainfall to soil sulphur in Pothwar regions. Pakistan Journal of Agricultural Research 20: 1-6.

    2. Latif, M. I., M. I. Lone and K. S. Khan. 2008. Heavy metals contamination of different water sources, soils and vegetables in Rawalpindi area. Soil and Environment 27: 28-34.

    3. Khan, K. S., A. Gattinger, F. Buegger, M. Schloter, and R. G. Joergensen. 2008. Microbial use of organic amendments in saline soils monitored by changes in the 13C/ 12C ratio. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 40: 1217-1224.

    4. Rasul, G., K. S. Khan, T. Muller, and R. G. Joergensen. 2008. Soil-microbial response to sugarcane filter cake and biogenic waste compost. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 171:355-360.

    5. Chander, K., G. Hartmann, R. G. Joergensen, K. S. Khan and N. Lamersdorf. 2008. Comparison of methods for measuring heavy metals and total phosphorus in soils contaminated by different sources. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 54: 413-422.

    6. Khan, K. S., and R. G. Joergensen. 2009. Changes in microbial biomass and P fractions in biogenic household waste compost amended with inorganic P fertilizers. Bioresource Technology, 100: 303-309.

    7. Rasul, G., A. A. Khan, K. S. Khan, and R. G. Joergensen. 2009. Immobilization and mineralization of nitrogen in a saline and alkaline soil during microbial use of sugarcane filter cake amended with glucose. Biology and Fertility of Soils 45: 289-296..

    8. Khan, K. S., T. Mueller, J. Dyckmans, and R. G. Joergensen. 2010. Recovery of the soil microbial biomass after steaming as a result of sucrose addition and Sinapis alba cultivation. Biology and Fertility of Soils 46: 323-331.

    9. Khan, K. S. and R. G. Joergensen. 2010. Effects of Zn and P addition on the microbial biomass in a Zn deficient calcareous soil. Plant and Soil 335: 493-499.

    10. Khan, K. S., and R. G. Joergensen. 2009. Simultaneous measurement of S, macronutrients and heavy metals in the soil microbial biomass with CHCl3 fumigation and NH4NO3 extraction. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41:309-314.