Employer: Laurentian University
Place of Birth: Lyallpur, Panjab, Pakistan
Public School attended: St. Rafael Catholic Mission School, Lyallpur (Pakistan)
High School attended: Islamia High School, Lyallpur (Pakistan)
Further Education: Punjab Agricultural College (B.Sc. - Panjab University, Lahore, Pakistan), Leeds University (M.Sc. - Leeds, UK), University Marie Curie-Sklodowska (M.Sc. - Lublin, Poland), Universite Marie Curie-Sklodowska (Ph.D. - Lublin, Poland).
Geographic focus of research: Northeastern Ontario, Monaco, France, Bosnia.
Brief synopsis of current research:
Allometric growth, and reproduction in freshwater crayfish species in industrially-stressed reservoirs and streams. The emphasis is on the physiological effects of Class-B metals and organic industrial effluents on exoskeleton, relative growth of various organs, femininization of the male and the fecundity of the female.
Laurentian University (Department of Biology), Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, ON, P3E 2C6
Tel: (705) 675-1151, ext: 2277; Fax: (705)675-4859
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Daveikis, V.F. and Alikhan, M.A. 1996. Comparative body measurements, fecundity, oxygen uptake, and ammonia excretion in Cambarus robustus (Astacidae, Crustacea) from an acidic and a neutral site in northeastern Ontario, Canada. Can. J. Zool. 74: 1196-1203.
Alikhan, M.A. 1996. 226Ra concentrations in crayfish tissues, water and sediments from the Serpent River Basin in Northeastern Ontario, Canada. In: Proceedings of International Cymposium on Ionising Radiation Stockholm, May 20-24, 1996 (Edited by: B. Amiro, R. Avadhanula, G. Johansson, C.-M. Larsson and Maria Luning). Akademitryck, AB, Edsbruk, Sweden. Vol. 1:201-206.
Taylor, R., G.D. Watson, and M.A. Alikhan. 1995. Comparative sub-lethal and lethal acute toxicity of copper to the freshwater crayfish (Cambarus robustus)(Cambaridae, Decapoda, Crustacea) from an acidic metal-contaminated lake and a circumneutral uncontaminated stream. Water Res. 29: 401-408.
Alikhan, M.A. 1995. Comparative study of metal bioaccumulation, and oxygen and nitrogen metabolism in three terrestrial isopod species from contaminated and uncontaminated sites in Northeastern Ontario. In: Terrestrial Isopod Biology (Edited by M.A. Alikhan). A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. pp. 1-13.
Canada, a country rich in natural freshwater reservoirs and the marine environment, offers excellent career opportunities to aquatic toxicologists. For decades, this country was dependent on its mining industry (it is still a world leader in mining technology) and with few regulations to control the release of mine effluents, a greater part of our water resources (including the Great Lakes) became depositories of mine wastes. Canada now needs young scientists to aid in the recovery of these precious resources.