Estb. 1882

University of the Punjab

Prof. Dr. Saima Siddiqui

Professor / Director
Prof. Dr. Saima Siddiqui
Dr. Saima Siddiqui is Professor in Centre for Integrated Mountain Research, University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan from 3rd May 2023 till date. She was Associate Professor in CIMR from 26th May 2021 to 2nd May 2023. From September 2005 to May 2013 she served as Research Officer/Lecturer in the Center for Integrated Mountain Research (CIMR), Punjab University. In June 2013 she was appointed as Assistant Professor in Department of Geography, University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan. From March 2020 to May 2021 she served as Associate Professor in Department of Geography. She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Earth System Sciences (ESS): Environment, Resources and Cultural Heritage from the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy. The title of her Ph.D. dissertation is “Remote Sensing Analysis of Neotectonic Deformation from Drainage Network in Emilia Romagna Apennines, northern Italy”. During her Ph.D. research she had dynamically participated in a number of research seminars, training courses, teaching activities of the ESS doctorate school, national and international conferences and research excursions. She has won two international awards, i.e. IAG/AIG Young Geomorphologist award in 2009, from International Association of Geomorphologists (IAG) in Australia and Giannino Bassetti Foundation award in 2012, in Italy. She was member of organizing committee of 3rd AIGeo National Conference held in September 13-18, 2009 in Modena, Italy. She organized the first ever Convocation of Department of Geography in March, 2020. Besides her teaching activities to the degree courses, she is also involved in various research activities and is a member of several National and International Scientific Associations. She is expert in physical and environmental geography, tectonic geomorphology, geomorphological and seismic hazards assessment, Disaster Management and application of GIS and Remote Sensing techniques in Earth Surface and Landform Processes. She has published more than 35 research articles in HEC recognized National and International and Impact Factor Journals (See CV for details). Some of her recent impact factor publications are following:
Tariq, A., Shu, H., Siddiqui, S., Munir, I., Sharifi, A., Li, Q., Lu, L. (27 May, 2021). Spatio-temporal Analysis of Forest Fire Event in Margallah Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan Using Socio-Economic and Environmental Variables Data with Machine Learning Methods - Journal of Forestry Research. (ISI-JCR IF: 1.994 HEC-X- Category). DOI:
Tariq, A., Shu, H., Kuriqi, A., Siddiqui, S., Gagnon, A.S. Lu, L., Linh, N.T.T., Pham, Q.B. (23rd May 2021). Characterization of the 2014 Indus River Flood Using Hydraulic Simulations and Satellite Images - Remote Sensing. Vol. 13 (11), 2053, 1-16. (ISI-JCR IF: 4.509 HEC W-Category). DOI:
Tariq, A., Shu, H., Siddiqui, S., Mousa, B.G., Munir, I., Nasri, A., Waqas, H., Lu, L., Baqa, M.F. (10th May, 2021) Forest Fire Monitoring Using Spatial-Statistical and Geo-Spatial Analysis of Factors Determining Forest Fire in Margalla Hills, Islamabad, Pakistan - Geomatics, Natural Hazards and Risk, Vol. 12(1), 1212-1233. (ISI-JCR IF: 3.923 HEC W-Category). DOI: 10.1080/19475705.2021.1920477
Kamran, K., Ali, A., Villagra, C., Siddiqui, S., Alouffi A.S., Iqbal, A. (31 January 2021). A cross‐sectional study of hard ticks (acari: ixodidae) on horse farms to assess the risk factors associated with tick‐borne diseases, Pakistan - Zoonoses and Public Health- Vol.  68, 1-16. (ISI-JCR IF: 2.271).
Kamran, K., Villagra, C.A., Iqbal, A., Kakar, A., Schapheer, C., Taj, M.K., Ali, A. and Siddiqui, S. (22 February, 2020 online and January 2021 Print). 29-kDa: A Potential Candidate  for Anti-Tick  Vaccine Antigen  Source  as  Immunogenicand  Stage  Reactive  Targeting  Hard-Bodied Hyalomma Ticks(Ixodidae)  - Indian  Journal  of  Animal  Research - - Vol. 55 (1), 71-77.  DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-1191    | Article Id: B-1191 (ISI-JCR IF: 0.437).
Designation:- Professor / Director