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Akhter, Fardausi (Shathi), PhD., PAg., EP (R&D)

Research Scientist - Agro-ecosystems

Contact Information:

1 Government Road
PO Box 760
Indian Head, Saskatchewan S0G 2K0
Telephone: 306-695-5126
Fax: 306-695-3445

Areas of Expertise:

  • Agricultural sustainability and environmental quality
  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Soil Ecology – Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Wetlands
  • Mechanisms of metal tolerance in plants and wildlife
  • Remediation of contaminated sites – bioremediation and phytoremediation
  • Impacts of environmental changes (e.g., climate change, development of oil and gas industry) on biodiversity and ecosystem health
  • Application of synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence imaging and x-ray absorption spectroscopy in agroecosystems health research

Current Projects:

  • Field boundary habitats in agro-ecosystems


  • Professional Agrologist, Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists
  • Environmental Professional (R&D), ECO Canada
  • Member, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Member, Canadian Society of Plant Biologists
  • Member, Manitoba Soil Science Society
  • Member, The Wildlife Society

Research publications

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