السيرة الذاتية

أبريل 10th, 2011

CURRICULUM VITAE

ABDEL FATTAH NAZMI ABD RABOU

                

Personal Data

 

Nationality:                          Palestinian

Date and Place of Birth:    November 4, 1964, Gaza Strip, Palestine

Profession:                            Environmentalist / Ecologist / Biologist                                               

Field of Interest:                  Environmental Studies / Environmental Health / Wildlife Ecology / Zoology

Present Employer:               The Islamic University of Gaza, www.iugaza.edu.ps

Marital Status:                     Married – 11 children

Languages:                           Arabic (native); English (very good).

Address:                                                Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Islamic University of Gaza,

P.O. Box 108, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Email: arabou@iugaza.edu.ps

University Tel: (+970) 8 2860 700 – 2823 311

University Fax: (+970) 8 2860 800 – 2863 552

Home Tel: (+970) 8 2477 985, Mobile: (+970) 599 851 622

 

Education and Qualifications

 

  • Ph.D. Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies, School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Al-Neelain University, Sudan (2002 – 2006). The topic of research: “An ecological survey and assessment of Wadi Gaza Nature Reserve, Gaza Strip – Palestine, with particular emphasis on wildlife.”
  • M.Sc. Environmental Studies, Institute of Environmental Studies (IES), University of Khartoum, Sudan (1994 – 1996). The topic of research: “On the hazards of pesticides use and misuse in Khartoum State, and some histopathological studies on the effects of carbamate insecticides on experimental animals.”

The M.Sc. involved special courses as follows:

Principles of Environmental Sciences              Applied Ecology

Environmental Law                                            Environmental Economics

Environmental Impact Assessment                 Pollution and Environmental Health

Demography                                                        Water Quality

Production Technology                                      Climatology and Geomorphology

Rural Development                                             Remote Sensing Techniques

Research Techniques                                          Statistics

  • M.Sc. Qualifying Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Khartoum, Sudan (1993- 1994). The qualifying year included special courses as follows:

Wildlife Ecology                                                  Population Ecology

Applied Ecology                                                  Applied Entomology

Fisheries                                                 Aquatic Biology

Immuno-parasitology

  • B.Sc.  Biology, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine (1982 – 1989).
  • Compulsory Education (1970 – 1982).

 

Professional Employment

 

  • Lecturer of both graduate and undergraduate courses of Environmental Sciences, Ecology and Biology, at the Departments of Biology, Medical Technology, Environment and Earth Sciences, Geography, Primary Education and Environmental Engineering in the Faculties of Science, Arts, Education and Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza (1996 to present).
  • Teaching Assistant of Zoology, Department of Zoology, University of Khartoum (1993 -1996).

Other Scientific Duties

 

  • Managing Editor at the BIODIVERSITAS (Journal of Biological Diversity), First published at 2000, ISSN: 1412-033X. Published by the Biology Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Research and Development Center for Biotechnology and Biodiversity, Sebelas Maret University Surakarta and Society for Indonesian Biodiversity, Indonesia (www.unsjournals.com). Address: Jl. Ir. Sutami 36A Surakarta 57126. Tel. +62-271-7994097, Tel. & Fax.: +62-271-663375.
  • Editor of the “Environment Page” at the FELESTEEN newspaper (www.felesteen.ps), Gaza Strip, Palestine, Tel: (+970) 8 2885990, Fax: (+970) 8 2886127 (July, 2007 – March, 2010).
  • Member of the Higher Scientific Certificate Qualifying Committee, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Palestinian National Authority (2008 to present).

 

Articles published in Refereed Journals & conferences

 

  • Abd Rabou, A.N. and Al-Agha, M.R. (1998): Environmental awareness in handling and application of pesticides in Rafah Governorate – Gaza Strip, The 5th International HCH and Pesticides Forum, Bilbao, Spain, June 25-27, 1998, 313-323.
  • Yassin, M.M. and Abd Rabou, A.N. (2002): Perception of sludge use among farmers in Northern Governorate, Gaza Strip. Bulletin of Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, 53(4): 517-530.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Baroud, N.S. and Yassin, M.M. (2002): Awareness of farmers towards pesticide use in the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian Journal of Community Medicine. 20(2): 59-71.
  • El-Kichaoi, A.Y.; Abd Rabou, A.N.; Sharif, F.A. and Al-Amassi, H.M. (2004): Changing trends in frequency of intestinal parasites in Gaza Strip, 1995 – 2000. Journal of the Islamic University of Gaza (Natural Sciences Series).12(2): 121-129.
  • Al-Agha, M.R.; Baroud, N.S. and Abd Rabou, A.N. (2005): Environmental health risks to farmers as a result of pesticides’ mismanagement in Khanyounis Governorate – Gaza Strip, The 7th International HCH and Pesticides Forum, Kyiv, Ukraine, June 5-7, 2003, 197-200.
  • Yassin, M.M.; Abd Rabou, A.N. and Al-Agha, M.R. (2006): Preliminary survey of terrestrial vertebrate fauna and people’s awareness towards wildlife in the Northern Governorate of the Gaza Strip. Al-Azhar Bulletin of Science: Zoology & Botany, 17(1): 17-41.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Al-Agha, M.R.; Hamad, D.M. and Ali, A.S. (2007): The avifauna of Wadi Gaza Nature Reserve, Gaza Strip – Palestine. The Islamic University Journal (Series of Natural Studies and Engineering), 15(1): 39-85.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Al-Agha, M.R.; Hamad, D.M. and Ali, A.S. (2007): Wild mammals in the Gaza Strip, with particular reference to Wadi Gaza. The Islamic University Journal (Series of Natural Studies and Engineering), 15(1): 87-109.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Al-Agha, M.R.; Hamad, D.M. and Ali, A.S. (2007): The herpetofauna of the Gaza Strip with particular emphasis on the vicinity of Wadi Gaza. The Islamic University Journal (Series of Natural Studies and Engineering), 15(1): 111-135.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Al-Louh, A.H. and Yassin, M.M. (2007): The state of marine environment in the Gaza Strip and the role of Islam in its protection enforcement. The 2nd International Conference of Science and Development (ICSD-II), The Islamic University of Gaza, March 6-7, 2007, 134-135.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Al-Agha, M.R.; Ali, A.S. and Hamad, D.M. (2007): Aspects of inhabitants’ ecological knowledge on Wadi Gaza. International Conference “Energy and Environmental Protection in Sustainable Development”, University Graduates Union-Hebron Governorate / Palestine, Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), May 8-10, 2007.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Saqr, T.M.; Madi, A.S.; El-Mabhouh, F.A.; Abu Nada, F.M.; Al-Masri, M.K.; Doulah, M.H. and Al-Haj Ahmad, M.M. (2007): Threats facing the marine environment and fishing in the Gaza Strip: Field and literature study. Theme XII: Environmental Design Trends and Pollution Control, The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development (IECCD-II), The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine, September 3-4, 2007, 11-31.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Al-Agha, M.R.; Fayyad, N.A.; Al-Zain, B.F.; Ali, A.S. and Hamad, D.M. (2007): On the benefits provided by the wetland ecosystem of Wadi Gaza – Gaza Strip. Theme XII: Environmental Design Trends and Pollution Control, The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development (IECCD-II), The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine, September 3-4, 2007, 44-58.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Al-Agha, M.R.; Madi, M.I.; Al-Wali, M.M.; Ali, A.S. and Hamad, D.M. (2008): Notes on some common flora and its uses in Wadi Gaza, Gaza Strip. The Islamic University Journal (Series of Natural Studies and Engineering), 16(1): 31-63.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N.; Yassin, M.M.; Sharif, F.A.; Al-Agha, M.R.; Abu Daher, K.S.; Ali, A.S. and Hamad, D.M. (2008): Inhabitants’ knowledge on mosquito proliferation and control in the wetland ecosystem of Wadi Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine. The Islamic University Journal (Series of Natural Studies and Engineering), 16(2): 41-61.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N. and Muhasien, A.S. (2008): Wadi Gaza Nature Reserve and its importance to cultural heritage and ecotourism: A review and field study. The International Conference on Architectural Heritage: The Reality and Challenges for Preservation. Center for Architectural Heritage and Architecture Department at the Faculty of Engineering, The Islamic University of Gaza, April 22-23, 2008, 102-123.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N. (2009): On the occurrence of some carnivores in the Gaza Strip, Palestine (Mammalia: Carnivora). Zoology in the Middle East, 46: 109-112.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N. (2009): The Zionist siege and its environmental consequences in the Gaza Strip. Palestine… 61 years after Nakba, May 16-17, 2009, Faculty of Arts, Islamic University of Gaza, 911-933. 
  • Abd Rabou, A.N. and Abu Daher, K.S.  (2009): The Environmental tragedy of Wadi Gaza after 60 years on the Palestine Nakba. Palestine… 61 years after Nakba, May 16-17, 2009, Faculty of Arts, Islamic University of Gaza, 935- 954.
  • Abd Rabou, A.N. (2011): Environmental impacts of the Beit Lahia wastewater treatment plant, North Gaza Strip, Palestine (Submitted).

 

Teaching Courses

 

·       B.Sc. Courses:
Ecology                                                 Vertebrate Zoology                             Invertebrate Zoology
                Environmental Microbiology            Biogeography                                       Biodiversity          Histology                                               Cell Biology                                  General Biology                   Seminar (Biology and Ecology)
               
·       M.Sc. Courses:
Plant Ecology (Department of Biology)
Special Topics: The environment in Palestine (Department of Biology)
Studies and Applications in the Environment (Department of Geography)

 

Unpublished Scientific Contributions

 

  • Abd Rabou, A.N. (2000): Practical Vertebrate Zoology: A Laboratory Manual. Department of Biology, Islamic University – Gaza, 117 pp.
  • National Committee for Environmental Impact Assessment of the War on Gaza (2009): Environmental Impact Assessment of the War on Gaza on 27/12/2008 – 18/1/2009. Environment Quality Authority (EQA), Gaza Strip, Palestine, 130 pp.
  • Al-Dameer Association for Human Rights (2009): Special article on the marine environment  in the Gaza Strip, 41 pp.
  • MA’AN Development Center (2009): Climate Change… Causes and Impacts in Palestine, 52 pp.
  • MA’AN Development Center (2010): The Steel Wall and its Impacts on the Life of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, 24 pp.
  • Ministry of Agriculture (2010): The Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy 2010 – 2020. Ministry of Agriculture, Palestine, 129 pp.

 

Unpublished Reports for Consulting Centers

 

I worked on various environmental and/or ecological reports submitted to Consulting Center (EMCC) in the Gaza Strip:

  • Baseline Ecology for the rehabilitation of the existing Beit Lahia Sewage Treatment Works (STW) and the construction of new pipeline system, leading from the station to the sea, in the Northern Governorate of Gaza, Engineering and Management Consulting Center (EMCC), Gaza Strip, 1999.
  • Baseline Ecology for the New Sewage Treatment Works (STW) in the north-eastern most of the Gaza Governorate, Engineering and Management Consulting Center (EMCC), Gaza Strip, 1999.
  • Baseline Environmental Conditions for the Coastal Aquifer Management Program (CAMP). This report includes studies on the ecology (fauna and flora) and natural (coastal and marine) resources of the whole Gaza Strip, and the sites of the demonstration projects and the management plans, in addition to their environmental impacts and mitigation measures, Engineering and Management Consulting Center (EMCC), Gaza Strip, 2000.
  • Baseline Ecology for the Clinker Grinding Factory in Gaza Governorate and its environmental impacts, Engineering and Management Consulting Center (EMCC), Gaza Strip, 2000.

 

Training Courses

 

  • Advanced Training Courses for Engineers: Water, Wastewater and Solid Waste Management: (May 22 – June 22, 1999), conducted in Gaza by Carl Duisberg Gesellschaft e.V. (CDG), Germany in cooperation with Association of Engineers, Gaza Governorates and OEKOTEC – Institut fur angewandte Umweltforschung, Germany.

Block I: Sludge Treatment, Effluent Quality and Reuse.

Block II: Wastewater Technology and Management.

Block III: Solid Waste Management.

  • The 2001 Middle East Environmental Education Fellowship Program: (April 27 – May 17, 2001), sponsored by the Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF), Atlantic Center for the Environment. 55 South Main Street, Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938, U.S.A.
  • Sustainable Development Policies: (June 29 – July 31, 2004), Institute in Sustainable Development Policies, The University of the Middle East Project (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), Toledo, Spain.

 

Presentations at Conferences

 

  • Environmental awareness in handling and application of pesticides in Rafah Governorate – Gaza Strip. The 5th International HCH and Pesticides Forum, Bilbao, Spain, June 25-27, 1998.
  • Environmental health risks to farmers as a result of pesticides’ mismanagement in Khanyounis Governorate – Gaza Strip. The 7th International HCH and Pesticides Forum, Kyiv, Ukraine, June 5-7, 2003.
  • Preliminary survey of terrestrial vertebrate fauna and people’s awareness towards wildlife in the Northern Governorate of the Gaza Strip. The 1st International Conference of Science and Development (ICSD-I), Faculty of Science, the Islamic University of Gaza, March 1-3, 2005.
  • The status of biodiversity in Palestine. Workshop on Our Living Planet: Biodiversity and Nature Conservation, Quebec-Labrador Foundation (QLF), Atlantic Center for the Environment. QLF Alumni Congress, Budapest, Hungary, April 2-5, 2006.
  • The herpetofauna of the Gaza Strip with particular emphasis on the vicinity of Wadi Gaza. The 2nd International Conference of Science and Development (ICSD-II), Faculty of Science, the Islamic University of Gaza, March 6-7, 2007.
  • The state of marine environment in the Gaza Strip and the role of Islam in its protection enforcement. The 2nd International Conference of Science and Development (ICSD-II), Faculty of Science, The Islamic University of Gaza, March 6-7, 2007.
  • Aspects of inhabitants’ ecological knowledge on Wadi Gaza. International Conference “Energy and Environmental Protection in Sustainable Development”, University Graduates Union-Hebron Governorate / Palestine, Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), May 8-10, 2007.
  • Threats facing the marine environment and fishing in the Gaza Strip: Field and literature study. The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development (IECCD-II), The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine, September 3-4, 2007.
  • On the benefits provided by the wetland ecosystem of Wadi Gaza – Gaza Strip. The 2nd International Engineering Conference on Construction and Development (IECCD-II), The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine, September 3-4, 2007.
  • Wadi Gaza Nature Reserve and its importance to cultural heritage and ecotourism: A review and field study. The International Conference on Architectural Heritage: The Reality and Challenges for Preservation. Center for Architectural Heritage and Architecture Department at the Faculty of Engineering, The Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza Strip, Palestine, April 22-23, 2008.
  • Environmental and health consequences of the Zionist siege on Gaza. The International Conference on Siege and Mental Health… Walls vs. Bridges. Gaza – Ramallah, Palestine, October 27-28, 2008.
  • The Environmental tragedy of Wadi Gaza after 60 years on the Palestine Nakba. Palestine… 61 years after Nakba, Faculty of Arts, Islamic University of Gaza, May 16-17, 2009. 
  •  The Zionist siege and its environmental consequences in the Gaza Strip. Palestine… 61 years after Nakba, Faculty of Arts, Islamic University of Gaza, May 16-17, 2009. 
  • On the environmental and health hazards associated with the Beit Lahia wastewater treatment plant, North Gaza Strip. The First International Conference on Basic and Applied Sciences (ICBAS), Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University – Gaza, October 10–12, 2010.
  • Inhabitants’ knowledge towards mosquito control using the Bti bacteria in the Gaza Strip. The First International Conference on Basic and Applied Sciences (ICBAS), Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University – Gaza, October 10–12, 2010.
  • A preliminary survey and assessment of the proposed nature reserve in southern Gaza Strip. The First International Conference on Basic and Applied Sciences (ICBAS), Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University – Gaza, October 10–12, 2010.

 

Presentations at Scientific Days and Meetings

 

  • Hazards of pesticide use in the Gaza Strip. The First Scientific Day (March 3, 1998), Department of Biology, Islamic University – Gaza.
  • Importance of forests and trees to the Palestinian community. The Second Environmental Day (June 4, 1998), Department of Environment and Earth Science, Islamic University – Gaza.
  • Application of pesticides in Gaza Governorates. The Third Scientific Day (March 3, 1999), Department of Chemistry, Islamic University – Gaza.
  • Diverse environmental subjects. The Training Course of Environmental Awareness, (July 8 – 27, 2000), The Community Service and Continuing Education Center (CSCEC), The Islamic University of Gaza.
  • Perception of sludge use among farmers in Northern Governorate, Gaza Strip. The Third Scientific Day (April 28, 2003), Department of Biology, Islamic University – Gaza.
  • Spotlights on biodiversity in Palestine. The Fourth Environmental Day (May 14, 2003), Department of Environment and Earth Science, Islamic University – Gaza.
  • Sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity: GEF/SGP strategic framework (Focal areas and operations). The Partners’ Workshop (May 5-6, 2004), The Global Environmental Facility GEF/Small Grant Projects SGP and The United Nations Development Program UNDP, Gaza.
  • Changing trends in frequency of intestinal parasites in Gaza Strip. The Fourth Scientific Day (May 10, 2004), Department of Biology, Islamic University – Gaza.
  • Environmental health risks to farmers as a result of pesticides’ mismanagement in Khanyounis Governorate – Gaza Strip. The 5th Scientific Day (April 29, 2006), Department of Biology, Islamic University – Gaza.
  • Threats facing the marine environment and fishing in the Gaza Strip. Workshop on the negative impacts of using chemical poisons in fishing (September 13, 2006), The General Directorate of Fish Resources – Ministry of Agriculture, Gaza Strip.
  • The status of environment in Palestine. The Arab Environmental Day (October 24, 2007), The Islamic University of Gaza in cooperation with the Environment Quality Authority.
  • The necessity of environmental awareness in Palestine. Workshop on the role of media in spreading of environmental awareness (November 24, 2007), Department of Biology, Islamic University of Gaza and the Life Makers Society.
  • On the benefits provided by the wetland ecosystem of Wadi Gaza. Wadi Gaza: Environmental Reality and Unknown Future (October 21, 2008). Department of Geography, Islamic University of Gaza.
  • The state and problems of solid wastes in the Gaza Strip. A Scientific Day on the Management and Reuse of Solid Wastes in the Gaza Strip (November 18, 2008). Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza.
  • The environmental state beyond the Zionist War on the Gaza Strip. Gaza Strip: The War Impacts and Reconstruction Possibilities (April 7, 2009), Department of Geography, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza Strip.
  • The environmental impacts of the Zionist War on Gaza and the necessity of EIA for reconstruction projects. The Environmental Situation in Gaza Beyond the Zionist War and the Necessity of EIA for Reconstruction Projects (April 8, 2009), Engineers Syndicate, Gaza Governorates.
  • Construction wastes resulted from the Zionist War on Gaza and their impacts on cultural heritage. Workshop on the Impacts of War and Catastrophes on Buildings and Heritage Sites (April 19, 2009), Heritage Architecture Center, Faculty of Engineering, Islamic University of Gaza.
  • Climate change: The master of global environmental issues. A Specialized Workshop on Climate Change. MA’AN Development Center (June 23, 2009), Al-Azhar University, Gaza Strip.
  • The environmental tragedy of the Wadi Gaza Nature Reserve. The Specialized Biology Day: The Environmental Impacts of Gravel Extraction from the Wadi Gaza Bed (December 1, 2010), Department of Biology, Islamic University of Gaza.
  • What do the Palestinians do in Wadi Gaza now? The Specialized Biology Day: The Environmental Impacts of Gravel Extraction from the Wadi Gaza Bed (December 1, 2010), Department of Biology, Islamic University of Gaza.

 

References

 

  • Prof. Dr. Mohammad R. Al-Agha (Environmental and Water Sciences): Department of Environment and Earth Science, Islamic University of Gaza, PO Box 108, Gaza Strip, Palestine. Fax: +970 8 2 860 800. E-mail: malagha@iugaza.edu.
  • Prof. Dr. Abdel Karim S. Ali (Plant Ecology): Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Science and Technology, Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan, E-mail: aksabir@hotmail.com
  • Prof. Dr. Dawi M. Hamad (Avian Ecology and Behavior): Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of Khartoum, PO Box 321, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Prof. Dr. Maged M. Yassin (Environmental and Neuro-physiology)

Department of Biology, Islamic University of Gaza, PO Box 108, Gaza Strip, Palestine, Fax: +970 8 2 860 800. E-mail: myassin@iugaza.edu