Zahid Maqbool

Research Assistant (Agriculture)
PKR 50,000 / month
March 11, 1987

About Candidate

Currently, I am working in an HEC funded research project for mapping and monitoring of soil moisture using remote sensing and GIS techniques.

  • Publications in Impact Factor Journals (W category)

1st, 2nd Author Publications

  1. Zahid Maqbool, Muhammad Shahid, Farrukh Azeem, Tanvir Shahzad, Faisal Mahmood, Muzammal Rehman, Tanvir Ahmed, Muhammad Imran, Sabir Hussain (2020) Application of a dye-decolorizing Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain ZM130 for remediation of textile wastewaters in aerobic/anaerobic sequential batch bioreactor and soil columns. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 231:386. DOI: (IF : 2.520)
  2. Zahid Maqbool, Sabir Hussain, Tanvir Ahmad, Tanvir Shahzad, Muhammad Shahid, Faisal Mahmood, Zulfiqar Ahmad, Fahrhan Lodhi (2018) Metal-tolerant Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain ZM130 has the potential for concurrent dye decolorization and plant growth promotion. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 20 : 2621‒2631 (IF : 0.869)
  3. Zahid Maqbool, Sabir Hussain, Tanvir Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Azeem Khalid, Fabrice Martin-Laurent (2016) Use of RSM modeling for optimizing decolorization of simulated textile wastewater by Pseudomonas aeruginosa strain ZM130 capable of simultaneous removal of reactive dyes and hexavalent chromium. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23(11): 11224-11239. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-6275-3 (IF : 3.056).
  4. Zahid MaqboolSabir HussainMuhammad ImranFaisal MahmoodTanvir ShahzadZulfiqar AhmedFarrukh AzeemSaima Muzammil (2016) Perspectives of using fungi as bioresource for bioremediation of pesticides in the environment: a critical review. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 23(17): 16904-16925. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-016-7003-8 (IF : 4.223).
  5. Zahid Maqbool, Hafiz Naeem Asghar, Tanvir Shahzad, Sabir Hussain, Muhammad Riaz, Shafaqat Ali, Muhammad Saleem Arif, Marium Maqsood (2015) Isolating, screening and applying chromium reducing bacteria to promote growth and yield of okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) in chromium contaminated soils. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 114: 343-349. (IF : 6.291).
  6. Sabir Hussain, Zahid Maqbool, Muhammad Shahid, Tanvir Shahzad, Saima Muzammil, Muhammad Zubair, Muhammad Iqbal, Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Ibrahim, Faisal Mahmood (2020) Simultaneous removal of reactive dyes and hexavalent chromium by a metal tolerant Pseudomonas sp. WS-D/183 harboring plant growth promoting traits. International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 23:241‒252 DOI: 10.17957/IJAB/15.1282 (IF : 0.869)
  7. Muzammal Rehman, Zahid Maqbool, Dingxiang Peng, Lijun Liu (2019) Morpho-physiological traits, antioxidant capacity and phytoextraction of copper by ramie (Boehmeria nivea L.) grown as fodder in copper contaminated soil. Environmental Science & Pollution Research 26: 5851–5861 (IF : 3.056)
  8. Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Zahid Maqbool, Zahoor Ahmad, Essa Ali, Sajid Ali, Sher Afzal (2018) Revamping soil quality and correlation studies for yield and yield attributes in sorghum-legumes intercropping. Bioscience Journal 34(3) : (Accepted on 18-03-2018) (IF : 0.347)
  9. Sabir Hussain, Zahid Maqbool, Shafaqat Ali, Tahira Yasmeen, Muhammad Imran, Faisal Mahmood, Farhat Abbas (2013) Biodecolorization of reactive black-5 by a metal and salt tolerant bacterial strain Pseudomonas sp. RA20 isolated from Paharang drain effluents in Pakistan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 98: 331–338. (IF : 4.872).

Publications in Impact Factor Journals (W category)

Co-author Publications

  1. Muzammal Rehman, Muhammad Hamzah Saleem, Shah Fahad, Zahid Maqbool, Dingxiang Peng, Gang Deng, Lijun Liu (2021) Medium nitrogen optimized Boehmeria nivea L. growth in copper contaminated soil. Chemosphere, 266: 128972 (IF : 7.086)
  2. Muhammad Hamzah Saleem, Shah Fahad, Shahid Ullah Khan, Sunny Ahmar, Muhammad Hafeez Ullah Khan, Muzammal Rehman, Zahid Maqbool, Lijun Liu (2020) Morpho-physiological traits, gaseous exchange attributes and phytoremediation potential of jute (Corchorus capsularis L.) grown in different concentrations of copper contaminated soil. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 189: 109915 (IF : 4.872)
  3. Muhammad Aamir Iqbal, Asif Iqbal, Muzammil Hussain Siddiqui, Zahid Maqbool (2018) Bio-agronomic evaluation of forage sorghum-legumes binary crops on haplic yermosol soil of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Botany 50(5): 1991-1997. (IF : 0.69)
  4. Naila Abbas, Sabir Hussain, Farrukh Azeem, Tanvir Shahzad, Sajjad Haider Bhatti, Muhammad Imran, Zulfiqar Ahmad, Zahid Maqbool, Muhammad Abid (2016) Characterization of  a salt resistant bacterial strain Proteous sp. NA6 capable of decolorizing reactive dyes in the presence of multi metal stress. World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology. 32(11): 181. DOI: 10.1007/s11274-016-2141-1 (IF : 4.223).
  5. Naila Kaneez-e-BatoolTanvir ShahzadFaisal Mahmood, Sabir HussainMuhammad RiazZahid MaqboolFaiza AnwarKhadeeja Rehman & Muhammad Imtiaz Rashid (2016) Carbon mineralization in Response to Nitrogen and Litter Addition in Surface and Subsoils in an Agroecosystem. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 62(9): 1285-1292. DOI: 10.1080/03650340.2016.1145792 (IF : 3.092).
  6. Rabia Najme, Sabir Hussain, Zahid Maqbool, Muhammad Imran, Faisal Mahmood, Hamid Manzoor, Tahira Yasmeen and Tanvir Shehzad (2015) Biodecolorization of Reactive Yellow-2 by Serratia sp. RN34 Isolated from Textile Wastewater. Water Environment Research, 87(12): 2065-2075. (IF : 1.946).
  7. Sabir Hussain, Muhammad Arshad, Dirk Springael, Sebastian R. Sørensen, Gary D. Bending, Marion Devers, Zahid Maqbool and Fabrice Martin-Laurent (2015) Abiotic and biotic processes governing the fate of phenylurea herbicides in soils: a review. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology (CREST), 45(18): 1947-1998. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2014.1001141 (IF : 8.302).
  8. Faiza Anwar, Sabir Hussain, Shahla Ramzan, Muhammad Arshad, Farhan Hafeez, Muhammad Imran, Zahid Maqbool, Naila Abbas (2014) Characterization of bacterial strain Acinetobacter junii FA10 capable of simultaneous removal of azo dyes and hexavalent chromium. Water, Air & Soil Pollution, 225 (8): 1-16 DOI: 0.1007/s11270-014-2017-7 (IF : 2.520).

Book Chapters Published by International Publishers (having ISBN)

As Principal Author

  1. Zahid Maqbool, Habibullah Nadeem, Faisal Mahmood, Muhammad Hussnain Siddique, Tanvir Shahzad, Farrukh Azeem, Muhammad Shahid, Saima Muzammil, Sabir Hussain (2020) Environmental Effects and Microbial Detoxification of Textile Dyes. In Methods for Bioremediation of Water and Wastewater Pollution (pp. 289-326). Springer, Cham.
  • Publications in HEC Recognized Local Journals (Y category)

Co-author Publications

Abdul Mateen Baig, Tauseef Sarwar, Yasir Bilal,  Etisam Mazhar, Hafiz Rizwan Elahi, Muhammad Mazhar Iqbal, Amina Rasheed, Zahid Maqbool, Sabir Hussain (2019) Characterization of reactive yellow-2 decolorizing zinc tolerant bacterial strain Pseudomonas sp. LT10 isolated from textile industry wastewater. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 7(4): 482-490.


PhD 2016
Government College University Faisalabad
MSc(Hons) 2011
University of Agriculture Faisalabad
University of Agriculture Faisalabad

Work & Experience

Research Assistant 07/01/2021
Agricultural Remote Sensing Lab, University of Agriculture Faisalabad


Research and development