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Second International
Training Courses on
Marine Molecular Taxonomy”
October 18 - 25, 2014
Mostaganem-ALGERIA
Inter-Islamic Science and Technology
Network on Oceanography, Izmir TURKEY
University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis
Mostaganem - ALGERIA
University of Oran Es-Sénia- ALGERİA
National High School of Marine
Sciences & Coastal Management ALGERIA
AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM
University of KwaZulu-Natal-SOUTH AFRICA
University of Annaba, ALGERIA
INOC- Mostaganem University
September 2014
IDB
2014
Second International Training Courses on Marine Molecular Taxonomy” October 18 - 25, 2014 Mostaganem-ALGERIA
Second International
“Training Courses on Marine Molecular Taxonomy”
Mostaganem-ALGERIA, October 18 - 25, 2014
An Overview of the TCMMT Program
Prepared by
Abdelouahab CHOUIKHI
Inter-Islamic Science and Technology Network on Oceanography, Izmir - TURKEY
&
Karim MEZALI
University of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem - Algeria
Sponsors:
Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah-SAUDI ARABIA
Direction Générale de la Recherche Scientifique et du Développement Technologique MESRS, Algiers-ALGERIA.
INOC - University of Mostaganem
September 2014
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Second International
Training Courses on
Marine Molecular Taxonomy”
October 18 - 25, 2014
Mostaganem-ALGERIA
2014
Table of Contents
Page
Title
Venue of the training courses
4
Where to stay?
Introduction
5
Objective of the training courses
5
Timetable
7
Syllabus of the lectures
13
LECTURERS
19
Organizational Committee
20
List of Trainees
21
CV of the trainers
Ahmed S. THANDAR.......................................................................................................
26
A l e x a n d e r M. K E R R...............................................................................................
32
Amal MAURADY……………………………………………………………………………………………………….
35
Françoise Denis………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
37
Igor EECKHAUT…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
42
Karim MEZALI…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
44
Lamya CHAOUI…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
49
Maria Celia (Machel) D. MALAY…………………………………………………………………………………
51
Marie ABBOUD-ABI SAAB………………………………………………………………………………………….
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Douniazed MARZOUG...................................................................................................
61
Zitouni BOUTIBA…………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
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Evaluation Form
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Venue of the training courses
University of Mostaganem Abdelhamid Ibn Badis
Faculté des sciences exactes et informatique (FSEI), Site II (Ex- INES de Chimie),
Chemin des crêtes, 27000, Mostaganem
BP 188/ 227 MOSTAGANEM, ALGERIA
Téléphone: +213 45 42 11 19
Fax: +21345 42 11 16
Web: http://www.univ-mosta.dz
Contact: [email protected] or [email protected]
Where to stay?
Hotel Elmountazah***
Adresse: Les sablettes - Mostaganem
Tél / Fax: + 213 45 42 01 62 / 66
Mobile: + 213 550 97 57 50 ; + 213 550 97 57 51 ; + 213 661 98 05 24
Hôtel Murustaga***
Plage Les sablettes SALAMANDRE
Mostaganem (27), Algérie
Tél : +213 (0)45 33 93 25 / 26 ; Fax: +213 (0)45 33 93 27
E-mail : [email protected]
HOTEL Palacio
28, Rue BENSIKADDOUR Mohamed
Mostaganem, Algeria
+213 45 41 64 70
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Introduction
The working group of the international workshop on “Marine & coastal Protected Areas”, (Rabat,
23-25 March 2005) has recommended the organization of a training courses in taxonomy. The
Steering committee of INOC during its eighth session meeting (Rabat, 22 March 2005), analyzing
the problem of the lack of taxonomist in the INOC member countries, pointed out what follows:
 Taxonomy does not number among the priorities set for research, and students are no
longer drawn by this discipline;
 Authorities dealing with conservation of biodiversity call upon universities and
researchers to assist them in taxonomy. The implementation of conservation programs
was affected by the lack of taxonomists.
 Absence of natural history museums in the majority of these countries which can play
an important role in taxonomy and in the maintenance of reference collections.
Consequently, all INOC member countries need a generational renewal of taxonomy specialists.
They need to increase their number and to provide them with a higher level of specialisation in
order to manage their costal area and to carry out the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In
order to attain this goal, the INOC steering committee had fixed some operational objectives and
had decided to organize its first training courses in the field of marine taxonomy on September 20
-23, 2010 in Istanbul and September 24 -October 1st, 2010 in Izmir-TURKEY.
In the view of the positive results obtained and the inadequacy of the number of trainees (26)
formed during this first course, the majority of scientific meetings that INOC had subsequently
organized after as well as the recent international colloquium on biodiversity and Coastal
Ecosystem (BEL 03) which is was held from 26 to 28 November 2013 in Oran and the 4th
International Congress of the Populations & Animal Communities "Dynamics & Biodiversity of the
terrestrial & aquatic Ecosystems" (CIPCA 4) which was held from 19-21 November 2013, at TAGHIT
(Bechar)-Algeria insisted that the INOC must renew these training courses.
1.
Objective of the training courses

Reinforce the capacities of INOC member’s institutions in modern marine taxonomy
applications.
It is evident that the anthropogenic activities have a deleterious impact on the diversity of marine
life. Indeed, it was estimated that the current rate of species extinction is at least a thousand times
superior than extinction over the paleontological record; and certain model envisage even a
tenfold increase if the current trend of the destruction of the habitats is not halted and reversed in
the immediate future
The alarm has been sounded and the problems were mentioned on several occasions; however,
this remedial process could be hampered by the absence of adequate materials and manpower in
particular, taxonomists, who are called upon to provided the necessary information in view of
preserving this world heritage.
The absence or the insufficiency of exact information and documentation on natural resources and
biodiversity in the Islamic world are partially due to the absence of dedicated resources. More
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than at any time there is a call to rectify this state of affairs and follow-up on the guidelines of the
world initiative on taxonomy within the context of the Convention of Biodiversity. Thus it
becomes imperative to fill in the knowledge gaps, train more taxonomists and museum curators.
The majority of member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) are maritime
states bordering the Atlantic coast of north-west Africa, the eastern and southern coast of the
Mediterranean Sea, the Red Sea, North Arabian Sea need to dedicate more resources and train
the taxonomists of the future. It is important that targeted action follows international directives
and protocols to which many of these countries are signatories.
The theoretical discussions will be followed by a field trip on board a research vessel.
(I)
The principal objective of this training is to establish a theoretical basis for
contemporary taxonomy. This is expected to raise the regional awareness of biodiversity
and the role of taxonomy in general.
(II)
Answer to the engagement of OIC member countries to the CBD program on Taxonomic
research.
It is proposed in this module the forward setting of:
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The engagement of the IOC countries in the development of the phase “National Study on
the Biodiversity”;
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The engagement of the OIC countries in the installation of a “strategy and an national
action plan for the conservation and the durable use of the biodiversity”;
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At which points these strategies and action plans were implemented and contributed to
the safeguarding of the biodiversity to the national scales;
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Degree of engagement of these countries in the development of the optional ratios on the
protected areas,
Degree of engagement of the various countries in the development of the ratio on
taxonomy;
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The installation of a Focal Point on the taxonomy and the activities undertaken by these
countries;
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The degree of the engagement of the different IOC countries in the implementation from
convention on biological diversity (signature, ratification, dates of signature/ratification);
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Training Courses on Marine Molecular Taxonomy”
Timetable
Thursday 16/10/2014: Flight Arrival to Algiers Airport
All the day
Arrival at Algiers airport (lecturers and trainees), time depend of fly schedule
Transportation to El Marsa hotel – Sidi Fredj-Algiers
Friday 17/10/2014: Departure to Mostaganem
08:00 -11:00
Arrival at Algiers airport of the latecomers
13 :00 - 13 :30
Departure to Mostaganem by bus: lecturers and trainees will gather at El
Marsa hotel for transportation to Mostaganem
17:30- 18:00
Arrival to Mostaganem, arrangement of accommodation for participants at
Hotel Murustaga , Hotel el Mountazah and Hotel Palacio (Mostaganem)
Friday 17/10/2014- Flight Arrival to Oran Airport
08:00- 18:00
Arrival at Oran airport of the comelaters
Saturday 18/10/2014
08:00 – 09:00
Registration at auditorium site II (ex INES de Chimie)
09:00 – 10:10
Opening:
a. Welcome, Technical and practical information:
Prof. Dr. Mostefa BELHAKEM, Rector of Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University,
Mostaganem- ALGERIA;
Prof. Dr. Orhan USLU, President of INOC, Izmir- TURKEY
b. Technical and practical information, Background, Goals of the course:
Prof. Dr. Abdelouahab CHOUIKHI, Executive Director of INOC, Izmir- TURKEY
c. Content of the course & Presentation of the program:
Dr. Karim MEZALI, Coordinator of the course, Lecturer & Researcher (Prof.) at
Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University, Mostaganem- ALGERIA
d. Presentation of participants and Lecturers
10:10-10:30
Coffee break
10:30 -11:10
Conference 1: Introduction to the course: the extent of biodiversity: how many
marine species in Mediterranean Sea? : The case of Algerian basin: Prof. Z. BOUTIBA
11:10 -12:10
Conference 2: Principles of zoological nomenclature and training tomorrow
taxonomists. Prof. A. Kerr
12:10 -12:30
Questions & answers of the participants
12: 30 -14:00
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Lunch
14 :00- 16:00
16:00 -16: 20
Lecture and practical work 1 (the two groups): Sampling methods and conservation
of marine animal for their morphological and anatomic description: Prof. A. THANDAR
& Dr. K. MEZALI (for marine animals)
For the practical work all the speaker could intervene depend on their research axis
(animals/ plant)
Coffee break
16: 20 -18:20
Lecture and practical work 2 (the two groups): Sampling methods (marine animal and
plant tissues) for their molecular studies (DNA extraction, etc...): Prof. A. KERR; Prof.
L. CHAOUI; Dr. K. MEZALI (for animals)
Application on Animal (invertebrates) samples provided by ENSSMAL & CNRDPA
Dinner
20:00
Sunday 19/10/2014
09:00 - 09:40
Conference 3: The Theory of Phylogenetic Reconstruction: Phenetic, cladistic and
Bayesian methods. Prof. A. KERR,
09:40 - 10:20
Conference 4: Use of bioinformatics in taxonomy, data bases. Dr A. MAURADY
Questions & answers of the participants
Coffee break
10:20 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:30
11:30–12:20
12:20– 12:30
Conference 5: Methods of DNA sequencing and molecular markers used in molecular
taxonomy. Prof. Igor EECKHAUT
Conference 6: Phylogenetic Inference Methods: distance methods, optimality
criterion methods (parsimony and maximum likelihood) and bootstrap. Prof. Igor
EECKHAUT
Questions & answers of the participants
Lunch
12:20 - 14:00
14:00- 16:00
Practical work with case example (group II advanced & group I beginner in same
time and in separate rooms):

Lecture with case example (group II advanced): Phylogenetic Inference
Methods: distance methods, optimality criterion methods (parsimony and
maximum likelihood) and bootstrap. Prof. Igor EECKHAUT

Practical work (group I: beginners): Localization of DNA sequence - sequence
formats; Methods of DNA sequences cleaning, etc... Prof.A. MAURADY
Coffee break
16:00– 16:20
16:20– 18:20
Practical work with case example (group II advanced & group I beginner in same
time and in separate rooms):

Practical work (group II: advanced): Phylogenetic tree construction method:
Application: distance method, Bayesian, etc.... Prof. Igor EECKHAUT

Practical work (group I: beginners):
Searching of DNA and protein databases using BLAST and other search engines
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such as GENBANK, etc...). Prof. A. MAURADY & Prof. K. MEZALI
20:00
Dinner
Monday 20/10/2014
09:00 - 09:40
Conference 7: The DNA-bar-coding as a tool for taxonomic expertise and the
international organizations and initiatives for molecular bar-coding. Dr. M. C. MALAY
09:40– 10:20
Conference 8: Type species and cryptic species: from the molecular taxonomy to the
nomenclature. Dr. M. C. MALAY
10:20 - 10:30
Questions & answers of the participants
Coffee break
10:30 - 10:50
10:50– 11:30
Conference 9: Morphological characters used in traditional taxonomy/ systematic:
case of marine invertebrates. Prof. Ahmed THANDAR
11:30– 12:10
Conference 10: Integrative taxonomy, some examples in echinoderms (sea
cucumbers). Prof. Ahmed THANDAR
12:10– 12:20
Questions & answers of the participants
Lunch
12:20-14:00
14:00– 16:00
Practical work with case example (group II advanced & group I beginner in same
time and in different rooms):
 Practical work (group I: beginners):
How to use "BOLD" and GENBANK (to find the species names from DNA sequence
based on free databases available on the net? Prof. Igor EECKHAUT, Dr. K. MEZALI &
Dr. M. C. MALAY
 Practical work (group II: advanced):
The relationships between the different types of phylogenetic estimation and how the
likelihoods and probabilities are computed under different models of evolutionary
change. Introduction of basic probability and its relation to likelihood and Bayesian
theory. Prof. A. KERR & Prof. Igor EECKHAUT
Coffee break
16:00– 16:20
16:20-18:20
Practical work (group 2 advanced; group 1 beginners can attend): application of the
acquired methods on data collected by each participant during his research work (the
participant to the courses will bring its own data to process).
Dinner
20:00
Tuesday 21/10/2014
Lecturers: Evolution, Diversity and Development: Marine invertebrates, Fishes and
phytoplankton
09:00– 09:30
Conference 11: The integrative taxonomy: case of marine invertebrates. Example:
coral reef species. Dr. M. C. MALAY
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09:30– 10:00
Conference 12: "Habitat-dependent molecular markers (Sea, Lagoon) in fish. ». Prof.
L. CHAOUI
10:00– 10:30
Conference 13: The integrative taxonomy: case of marines’ fish parasites. Dr. D.
MERZOUG
10:30– 11:30
Practical work: Elements of identification of marines’ fish parasites. Dr D. MERZOUG
Coffee break
11:30 - 11:40
11:40 - 12:20
Conference 14 (part 1): The integrative taxonomy: case of marine algae. Prof. M.
ABBOUD ABI SAAB
12:20– 13:00
Conference 15 (part 2): The integrative taxonomy: case of phytoplankton. Prof. M.
ABBOUD ABI SAAB
13:00-14:00
Lunch
14:00-15:30
Lecturer and Practical work (the two groups): Sampling methods and conservation of
marine algae species for their morphological and anatomic description: Prof. M.
ABBOUD ABI SAAB
15:30– 18:20
Guided tour to the touristic and historic sites of Mostaganem (Ouillis, Bousquet, Ain
Brahim coastal beaches and Mausoleum of Sidi Lakhdar (a sixteenth century Algerian
poet).
Guided tour to the touristic and historic sites of Mostaganem (Stidia, Tidjdit,
Mazaghran)
Coffee break and test of local products
Dinner
20:00
Wednesday 22/10/2014
09:00 - 09:40
09:40– 10:20
10:20 - 10:30
Conference 16: Tools of molecular phylogeny. Dr. Françoise DENIS
Conference 17: Phylogeography: analysis of intraspecific genetic variability under
geographical characteristics. Dr. Françoise DENIS
Questions & answers of the participants
Coffee break
10:30 - 10:50
10:50– 11:30
Conference 18: Super tree construction by combining data from smaller phylogenies.
Prof. A. KERR
11:30– 12:10
Conference 19: Comparative evolutionary methods to make statistical inferences
about ancestral state reconstruction and calculating speciation rates. Prof. A. KERR
12:10-12:20
Questions & answers of the participants
12:20-14:00
Lunch
Practical work with case example (group II advanced & group I beginner in same
time and in separate rooms):
 Practical work for group I (beginners): Localization of DNA sequence - sequence
14:00–16:00
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
16:00–16:20
16:20-18:20
13:30
20:00
formats Dr A. MAURADY
Practical work for the groups II: The importance of building large trees and how it
is done. Prof. A. KERR & Dr. M. C. Malay
Coffee break
Practical work with case example (group II advanced & group I beginner in same
time and in separate rooms):
 Practical work for group I (beginners): Methods of DNA sequences cleaning, etc...
Dr A. MAURADY
 Practical work for the groups II: Application of molecular markers (mitochondrial
DNA) to fish phylogeography study. Prof. L. CHAOUI
Dinner
Thursday 23/10/2014
09:00- 10:30
Practical work for the two groups: Marine invertebrates: Elements of identification of sea
cucumber species using the endoskeleton criterion (ossicles). Prof. Ahmed THANDAR &
K. MEZALI
10:30- 10:50
Coffee break
10:50- 13:30
12:20-14:00
14:00– 16:00
Practical work (group 1 & 2) (suite): Phytoplankton: Elements of identification. Prof. M.
ABBOUD ABI SAAB.
Lunch
Workshop: Prof. KERR ; Dr. MALAY ; Dr. DENIS ; Dr. MAURADY ; Dr. EECKHAUT;
Dr. MEZALI .
Trainees from Group II who have skills in the field of molecular systematic can present
an oral presentation on a topic of their axis research in molecular systematic (or tools
applied to the determination of the species) which will enable them to address and
discuss their research works with the lecturers (table round questions and answers)
5 presentations will be selected from this group.
16 – 16:20
16:20-18:20
Coffee break
Workshop (cont.)
Trainees from Group I can also submit their research work and submit to the lecturer’s
problems they encounter. A selection of 5 papers will be made so that they present them
Presentation of awards: 03 certificates of excellence for the best oral
presentations.
Dinner
20:00
Friday 24/10/2010
06:00 - 13:00
13:00 -14:00
14:00– 18:30
14:00– 19:00
Practical Works on Research Vessel “Ms Benyahia”. Sampling (in- situ approaches) &
Visit of a Marine Protected area (Habibas Island).
Prof. KERR; Dr. MALAY ; Prof. THANDAR ; Dr. DENIS ; Prof. EECKHAUT; Dr. MEZALI
Lunch on vessel
Drafting of a scientific article in taxonomy ; Assembly of a project with Prof.
KERR; Dr. MALAY ; Prof. THANDAR ; Dr. DENIS ; Prof. EECKHAUT; Dr. MEZALI
Discussion of the problems with regard to the conservation of the biodiversity.
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Requirements in Reinforcement for the capacities; Installation of a network of
taxonomists
Distribution of the certificates of participation to the trainees.
Closing session
20:00
Prof. Mostefa BELHAKEM
Prof. O. USLU;
Prof. A. CHOUIKHI
Diner offers by the University
Saturday 25/10/2014
Departure to Algiers (ENSSMAL bus)
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Syllabus of the lectures

Prof. Ahmed S. THANDAR
Conference 1: Morphological characters
Taxonomy is as old as man himself. Expert taxonomists, however, now compare kinds of
organisms and attempt to integrate a large number of similar taxonomic characters to arrive at a
logical classification. A taxonomic character is any attribute of a member of a taxon
(morphological, genetic, physiological, biochemical, etc.) by which it differs or may differ from a
member of another taxon. Mayr states that characters are either adaptive or of high selective
value or non-adaptive or of no or little selective value. Adaptive characters are subject to
ecological variations and hence are not good for taxonomic purposes. Non-adaptive characters
are excellent to use in taxonomic research since they do not fluctuate with the environment. It is
best to define taxonomic characters in terms of the phenotype since variation of the genotype is
difficult to study and does not lend itself in the field, in long-preserved animals and in fossils.
Phenotypic characters are secondary indicators of variations in the genotype and hence indicate
different genetic constitutions. They are variations in the morphology of organisms or their
developmental stages and are therefore morphological characters. These are best to use as they
are easily perceived, have low variability and usually present in preserved animals and in fossils.
They can be divided into external and internal morphological characters. External morphological
characters can be further divided into qualitative and quantitative characters – the former are
descriptive while the latter measurable and hence more accurate. Internal anatomy provides
abundant taxonomic characters in practically all higher animals but the degree to which they are
used vary from group to group, generally in inverse ratio to abundance and usefulness of easily
observable external morphological characters. They usually characterise higher taxa. The most
important external and internal morphological characters will be closely examined with
reference to sea cucumbers (holothuroid echinoderms).
Conference 2: Integrative taxonomy
Delineating species boundaries correctly is crucial to the discovery of biodiversity because it
determines whether or not different organisms are members of the same taxon. Since 1970’s
traditional taxonomy has been increasingly complemented with contributions from molecular
biology to delimit species boundaries but despite this there are still gaps in communication
between different disciplines currently involved in delimiting species. Because of this Dayrat
(2005) proposed that taxonomy should become more integrative for the betterment of its own
future. He defines ‘integrative taxonomy’ as the science that aims to delimit the units of life’s
diversity from multiple and complementary perspectives (morphology, molecular biology,
ethology, etc.). Hence he demands a radical change in mentality concerning the creation of
names in order to prevent an over-abundance of synonyms and nomina dubia (names of
doubtful application) from worsening. Several guidelines proposed by him will be critically
examined. Integrative taxonomy recognizes cases when species are supported by broad
biological evidence and therefore deserving of an official name. The typological approach of
delineating species currently used in traditional taxonomy is regarded as no longer sufficient.
There is therefore a desperate need to combine various fields to delimit species and not just
employ one field in preference of the other. One system or the other may be favoured for
particular cases depending on the results it provides, but they can also be used concurrently. This
does not mean that morphospecies (morphologically defined species) are not discrete species
but according to integrative taxonomists they should be treated as just hypotheses until tested
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by other means. Many workers have successfully adopted an integrative approach to taxonomy
and unravelled numerous cryptic species and/or have demonstrated cases with high intra- and
interspecific morphological variations.

Dr. Alexander KERR
Lecture 1: The Theory of Phylogenetic Reconstruction
In this lecture I will discuss the relationships between the different types of phylogenetic
estimation and how the likelihoods and probabilities are computed under different models of
evolutionary change. I will introduce basic probability and its relation to likelihood and Bayesian
theory. This will probably be best given towards the beginning of the course. (See attached
outline of proposed lecture.)
Lecture 2: Supertree construction.
Supertrees are phylogenies constructed by combining data from smaller phylogenies. In this
lecture, I will discuss the importance of building large trees and how it is done. (For example, see
attached paper Kerr 2005)
Lecture 3: Comparative evolutionary methods.
In this lecture, I show some of the things that one can do with phylogenies by demonstrating some
of the comparative evolutionary methods to make statistical inferences about ancestral state
reconstruction; calculating speciation rates, etc. (For example, see attached paper Kerr, Baird &
Hughes 2010).

Prof. Amal MAURADY
Conference: Use of bioinformatics in taxonomy, data bases.
Part 1. An Over view of Bioinformatics Tools and resources. The use of sequence comparison and
homology to find similarities and differences between bases or residues of two or more sequences
in order to infer structural, functional or evolutionary relationship.
Part 2. There are a growing number of species with complete genomes in GenBank, the vast
majority of species is in Entrez Taxonomy database. The NCBI Taxonomy Database includes names
and classifications for all of the organisms that are represented in the protein and sequence
databases.
Practical work for group I (beginners): Prof. A. MAURADY
Exploring the DNA sequence tools and databases at NCBI and EBI. Retrieving a DNA sequence;
sequence formats; Quick Text Search.
Practical work (group I: beginners): Prof. Igor EECKHAUT & Prof. A. MAURADY
The Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST) finds regions of local similarity between sequences
and compares nucleotide or protein sequences to sequence databases and calculates the
statistical significance of matches. BLAST can be used to infer functional and evolutionary
relationships between sequences as well as help identify members of gene families.
Practical: Searching of DNA and protein databases using BLAST and other search engines such as
GENBANK, etc...).
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
Dr. Douniazed MERZOUG
Studies on fish parasites have been addressed by different issues, including species of parasites
composition, host spectrum, life cycles, distribution and potential pathogenetic of fish parasites.
For monitoring and understanding all these shutters of fish parasites, the taxonomic approach
must be tackled.
The course is based on keys identification of fish parasites. The main objective is to provide basic
information on the principles of fish parasitology and helminthology, with focus given to
morphological characteristics of following groups: Monogenea, Trematoda, Cestoda, Nematoda,
Acanthocephala, Arthropoda. Also some keys of diagnosis are compiled to provide guides for
identification of fishes parasites based on their morphology. We will use the characteristics
shared by many taxa and resulting from special adaptations to a parasitic way of life. Such as
specific adaptations are discussed in the various sections on parasite groups
Furthermore, some knowledge bases are presented in this course on phylogenetic relationships
indicated by DNA sequencing witch offer also the best chance of meaningful results but are not
always accompanied by morphological characters useful for identification. Where there is no
congruence between schemes of classification based on morphology and those based on
molecules.

Dr. Francoise DENIS
Tools of molecular phylogeny
The objective of this lesson is to become familiar with the different concepts of phylogeny. It is an
approach to acquire methodology of sequence analysis to find the relationship between the target
groups. After having introduced the basic concepts that support the phylogenic construction, the
methods of establishment of the trees will be presented. This approach will define the essential
elements of the vocabulary of phylogeny. In a 3rd part, the main schools of phylogeny, phenetic,
cladistic and probabilistic, will be developed to highlight their connections and their respective
contributions in the evolution of the concept of phylogeny. The application of these notions to the
field of phylogenetic analysis will be finally exposed.
Phylogeography: analysis of intraspecific genetic variability under geographical characteristics
The objective of this lesson is to introduce the methods and the tools of phylogenetic analysis to
understand the impact of environmental characteristics on the genetic structure of a
metapopulation. These tools are used to connect the intraspecific genetic structure with the
geographical position of each population and to understand the role of environmental factors on
the organization of genetic diversity at the intra-specific level. This approach seeks to identify the
elements of genetic diversity that have been and/or are influenced by environmental
characteristics and which led to the organization currently observed. Using examples from the
scientific literature, the relevance of the concept of phylogeography will be demonstrated both in
a framework of basic science but also in the context of applied sciences in the management and
conservation of biological resources

Dr. Igor EECKHAUT
First lecture: Methods of DNA sequencing and molecular markers used in molecular taxonomy.
Sequencing is the process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule
(or alternatively a RNA molecule).DNA sequencing is used to determine the sequence of individual
genes, larger genetic regions or entire genomes. Knowledge of DNA sequences has become
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indispensable for basic biological researches, and in numerous applied fields such as
biotechnology, forensic biology, and biological systematics.
The first part of this lecture will present the various sequencing methods including twodimensional chromatography and fluorescence-based methods. It will detail the theory for
understanding basic PCR, Sanger sequencing method and pyrosequencing methodology. The
second part of the lecture will show molecular markers used in molecular phylogeny in order to
resolve specific questions: microsatellites, fast and slow evolving genes (nuclear versus
mitochondrial genes), sequences retrieved by the use of “cloning+ sequencing” method or by
pyrosequencing. The theory will be illustrated by research cases studied in our laboratory: (i)
identification of marine species that are difficult to identify with traditional taxonomic methods
(myzostomids and crinoids from various oceans, corals from Madagascar), (ii) bacteria from the
sediment and the digestive tube of sea cucumbers obtained by cloning and (iii) microbial
communities associated with coral samples explored using 16S-targeted DNA pyrosequencing or
sequencing by synthesis.
Second lecture: Phylogenetic Inference Methods: distance methods, optimality criterion
methods (parsimony and maximum likelihood) and bootstrap.
The basics of distance methods and optimality criterion methods (parsimony and maximum
likelihood) will be exposed in this lecture. Distance methods start from a DNA character matrix
that is converted by a chosen mathematical formula into a distance matrix. Algorithms (e.g.
UPGMA, NJ) are applied to the distance matrix to generate one single tree. Optimality criterion
methods differ from distance methods in generating all the possible trees (exact searches) or a lot
of possible trees supposed to be the best (heuristic searches). All generated trees are evaluated
under the chosen optimality criterion, either maximum parsimony or maximum likelihood. The
best trees under the maximum parsimony criterion will be those that generate the less
evolutionary steps (the less DNA changes), the ones under the maximum likelihood criterion will
be those that fit the best the DNA data under a chosen model of evolution. Optimality criterion
methods are time consuming but allow evaluating alternative tree topologies. To estimate the
robustness of the clades in the trees, bootstrap values obtained by a resampling method are
commonly used. All the described methods will be illustrated though real research cases studied in
our laboratory

Prof. Lamia CHAOUI
Conference: Habitat dependent selection (Sea lagoon) on genetic markers. Case of some fish
species of the Mediterranean
Genetic basis and evolutionary implications of local genes adaptation in marine organisms with
high gene flow are still poorly understood. For several species of fishes in the Mediterranean,
alternative migration patterns exists between individuals entrants in coastal lagoons that provide
favorable conditions for growth and those that remain in sea, where environmental conditions are
less prone to rapid changes and stress. The lagoon environment differs from the open sea by
several characteristics (physical, chemical, trophic and biotic).
The question of adaptive mechanisms imposed on species that use both types of environments
remains an open question, whether physiological origin (individual plasticity) or genetic (selective
survival). All these dissimilarities will impose selective pressures on fishes attending the lagoons at
some point in their life cycle. These selection pressures will favor individuals carrying specific
alleles in different lagoons depending on the existing differential selection between sea and
lagoon habitats (Allegrucci et al, 1997. Lemaire et al, 2000. Chaoui et al, 2012.) or, more generally,
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between marine and coastal habitats (Planes and Romans, 2004; Coyer et al, 2011; Guinand et al,
2011; Gagnaire et al, 2012.). This passage in the lagoon environment therefore acts as a selective
filter, favoring some genotypes over others, thus generating high levels of genetic differentiation
between lagoon and marine individuals.
In our presentation, we will discuss some examples, such as sea bream Sparus aurata where it was
recently shown a difference in allelic frequencies between marine and lagoon individuals for
microsatellite loci linked to candidate genes, such as prolactin (role in 'osmoregulation) and
growth hormone (role in the growth and also involved in osmoregulation) (Chaoui et al., 2012). An
association between allele size and habitat type was also found in this case. This adaptive
signatures found in sea bream is supported by the significant results, more and more numerous in
fish related to differentiation type sea-lagoon, always on the locus associated with prolactin
(Streelman and Kocher, 2002; Agnese and al, 2008. Blel et al, 2010) or growth hormone (Tao and
Boulding, 2003. De-Santis and Jerry, 2007, Zhang et al, 2009. Shimada et al, 2010)

Dr. M. MALAY
Conference 1: The DNA barcoding as a tool for taxonomic expertise and the international
organizations and initiatives for molecular barcoding
Eleven years have passed since Hebert and colleagues advocated the use of the mitochondrial COI
gene as a “molecular barcode” for rapid and reliable species identification. Since then, DNA
barcoding has become a popular (if somewhat controversial) tool for species identification and
species discovery. I will introduce the concept of DNA barcoding and discuss the strengths as well
as the limitations of a barcoding approach to taxonomy. The lecture will end with a brief
discussion of ongoing large-scale DNA barcoding initiatives.
Conference 2: Type species and cryptic species: from molecular taxonomy to the nomenclature
DNA sequencing offers a wealth of novel information to the modern researcher, but then one has
to decide how to deal with all the new data. The researcher may discover that what was
considered to be a single morpho-species is actually comprised of several genetically distinct
entities. Do the genetic differences imply the presence of cryptic species, or something else? How
does one decide when a new species should be named? These questions and related issues will be
discussed in this lecture.
Lecture 3: The integrative taxonomy: case of marine invertebrates. Example: Coral reef species
Coral reefs comprise the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the sea, and yet much of this
diversity remains unknown and undescribed. Increasingly, taxonomists are employing
multidisciplinary approaches and modern tools to tackle old problems in taxonomy and
systematic. I will be discussing some examples of how an integrative approach to taxonomy is
accelerating species discovery in coral reefs.

Pr. Marie Abboud - Abi Saab
Lecture & Laboratory works : Elements of identification
The objective of the 2 lectures is to provide an updated theoretical background for the
morphology, taxonomy, classification and phylogeny of the most important phytoplankton groups
(Diatoms, Dinoflagellates and Marine Flagellates) and to teach methods and criteria for correct
species identification. Details will focus on: general characteristics, life cycle, Morphology and
terminology, recent classification, general cell terms, characters used in identifying genera…with
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illustration). Species of Special Interest (Coccolithophorids, toxic and potentially toxic species. etc).
Principal Identification Manuals. Interesting sites.

Prof. Zitouni BOUTIBA
Conference: The extent of biodiversity: how many marine species in Mediterranean Sea? The
case of Algerian basin
Referring to the lack of updated inventories, the current state of knowledge on marine biodiversity
remains, in general, always subjective because it fluctuates depending on the time.
The Algerian coastline, offers a variable morphological structure and tormented, with a very
rugged continental shelf and overall strong slope. The diversity of biotopes gives them a reservoir
of an impressive marine fauna wealth.
On the basis of estimates identified bibliographic documents, there is a weakness of reliable
scientific work demonstrating an ignorance of existing taxa in Algeria. Recently, a synthetic study
conducted by a multidisciplinary team (biologists and geomorphologists) could provide a basis for
national reference with a strong and fairly comprehensive diagnosis confirming the presence of a
procession diversified species in the Algerian basin level.
In this study are quoted the most emblematic plant species such as macroalgae Cystoceira
algeriensis, Cystoceira amentacea, Laminaria, Goniolithon byssoides, Corallina elongata and
Lithohphyllum lichenoides ,the seagrass Posidonia oceanica, Cymodosea nodosa, Zostera marina
and Zostera noltii.
Remarkable benthic fauna is represented by the echinoderms Centrostephanus longispinus (Sea
Urchin DIAdem), Paracentrotus lividus (edible Sea Urchin) molluscs Patella ferruginea (giant
limpet), Pinna nobilis (large mother-of-Pearl), Pinna pernula (Pinna rudis) (thorny shell),
Lithophaga lithophaga, the crustaceans Homarus gammarus (European lobster), Maja squinad
(Sea spider), Palinurus elephas (common spiny lobster), Scyllarides latus (large sea cicada).
Listed Ichthyofauna is composed of 57 species of Chondrichthyans (sharks & rays) in 21 families
and nearly 300 species of Osteichthyes belonging to 72 families.
Among the seven herpethologic species present in the Mediterranean, we have the two turtles
inhabit Algerian marine waters: Caretta caretta (loggerhead turtle), Dermochelys coricea
(leatherback turtle), and ornithological fauna with representatives Larus audouinii (Audouin's),
Falcon eleonorae (Eleanor Falcon), Phalacrocorax aristotelis (shag), Egretta garzetta (little egret),
Calonectris diomedia (Cory's Shearwater), Sylvia melanocephala (sardinian warbler) &
Usupua epops (crested hoopoe).
For marine mammals, 13 species of cetaceans have been identified and pinniped Monachus
monachus (monk seal), once abundant along the Algerian coast, is more observed since 2000.
Furthermore, according to the authors of this study, marine biological diversity known to the
Algerian basin scale, amounts to 4150 species that fall into 950 genera and 761 families.
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LECTURERS
Prof. Ahmed S. THANDAR
Emeritus Professor, School of life Sciences,
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban 4041- SOUTH AFRICA
E-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Amal MAURADY
Department of Biology
Faculty of Sciences &Techniques’ of Tangier FSTT,
Morocco.
E-Mail: [email protected]
Associate Prof. A l e x a n d e r M. K E R R
Marine Laboratory, University of Guam,
Mangilao GU 96923 USA
Tel: 1 671 735 2175/82; Fax: 1 671 734 6767
www.guammarinelab.com/alexander.kerr/
E-mail: ale[email protected]; [email protected]
Associate Prof. Francoise DENIS
Université du Maine - Faculté des Sciences et techniques
Équipe Biologie moléculaire et génétique évolutive
Avenue Olivier Messiaen –
72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France)
Tel. +33. 2.43.83.39.16
E-mail: [email protected]
Associate Prof. Igor EECKHAUT
University of Mons
Départment of Biology
Marine Biology and Bioimitation Laboratory
6 Av. Champ de Mars
7000 Mons
Tél: 065373439
E-mail: [email protected]
Associate Prof. Karim MEZALİ
Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University,
Mostaganem- ALGERIA
 Tel/ Fax (Université): +21345301124, Mobile: +213557056309.
E-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Lamya CHAOUI,
Lab. Marine Bioresources,
Équipe Biodiversité et valorisation
University Badji-Mokhtar of Annaba
BP 12 - 23000 - Annaba, ALGERIA
Tel/ Fax : +213 (0)30821110
E-mail: [email protected]
Associate Prof. Maria Celia (Machel) D. MALAY
University of Guam, Marine Laboratory, Room 124
Mangilao GU 96923 USA
Tel: 1 671 735 2175; Fax: 1 671 734 6767
E-mail: [email protected]
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Prof. Marie ABBOUD - ABI SAAB
Conseil National de la Recherche Scientifique/ Centre National des Sciences Marines
B.P. 534, Batroun, Lebanon
Tél: 961 6 741582/3 ; Fax: 961 6 741 584
E-mail: [email protected]
Associate Prof. D. MERZOUG,
Département de Biologie, Université d’Oran
BP 1524 El Mnaouar Oran - Algérie
E-mail: [email protected]
Prof. Zitouni BOUTIBA
Laboratoire: Réseau de Surveillance Environnementale
Faculté des Sciences de la Nature & de la Vie,
Université d'Oran, Algérie
Tél: (mobile): (213) 07 70 16 48 70 ; Tél /Fax (Laboratory) (213) 41 58 19 31
E-mail: zitouniboutiba @yahoo.fr
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITTEE
Prof. Abdelouahab CHOUİKHİ
Executive Director
INOC
Baku Bulvarı 100, 35340 Inciraltı-Izmir-TURKEY
: + (232) 279 15 22,Mobile(Algeria): +213 6988 00 191, Fax: + (232) 278 50 82
E- Mail : a.chouikhi @deu.edu.tr
Dr. Karim MEZALİ
Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University,
Mostaganem- ALGERIA
 Tel/ Fax (Université): +21345301124, Mobile: +213557056309 ou +213556532657.
Home: +21345301124
E-mail: [email protected]
Dr. KRIDECH Abdelhamid
Vice Recteur Chargé des relations extérieures, de la coopération, de l'animation
et la communication et des manifestations scientifiques
Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem - Algérie
BP177/227 Mostaganem (27000) Algérie
Tél / Fax : 00 213 45 42 11 43
Email : [email protected]
Prof. Orhan USLU
President of INOC
Baku Bulvarı 100, 35340 Inciraltı-Izmir/ TURKEY
: + (232) 279 15 22, Mobile: 0533 576 38 26, Fax: + (232) 278 50 82
E-mail [email protected]
Dr. Harun GÜÇLÜSOY
Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Sciences & Technology
Baku bulvari No:100, Inciralti/ Izmir, TURKEY
: + 90 533 225 37 59
E-mail: [email protected]
Dr . Souhila Alouache
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l’Aménagement du Littoral
Campus universitaire de Dély Ibrahim
BP 19 Bois des Cars Dély Ibrahim - Alger
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 00 213 21 91 89 08 Fax: 021 91 77 88
E-mail : [email protected]
Dr. Belmekki Houari
Doyen de la faculté des sciences exactes et informatique
Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem - Algérie
BP177/227 Mostaganem (27000) Algérie
 00 213
E-mail :
List of Trainees
ALGERIA :
ADJRAD Smail
Université Abderrahmane Mira de Béjaïa
+213(0)5-51-02-31-92
E-mail : [email protected]
AMROUCHE Lynda
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l’Aménagement du Littoral
Campus universitaire de Dély Ibrahim
BP 19 Bois des Cars Dély Ibrahim - Alger
 + 213 21 91 89 08 -Mobile : + 213-0778 27 14 92 Fax: 021 91 77 88
E-mail : [email protected]
ATTOU Fouzia
Laboratoire Biodiversité et Dynamique. Faculté des Sciences Biologique
(USTHB). BP 32 El Alia, Bab Ezzouar, ALGER.
 +213-2 24.79.51. Fax: + 213-2 51.50.19.
E-mail: [email protected]
BENTAHAR Mohamed Chérif,
Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University of Mostaganem
 +213 07 92 09 38 85
E-mail: [email protected]
BOUZAZA Zoheir
Abdelhamid Ibn Badis University of Mostaganem,
 +213-777-303-996
E-mail: [email protected]
IKHLEF-AINOUCHE Nawel
C.N.R.D.P.A., 11, Bvd colonel Amirouche.
Bou-Ismail. Tipaza.
E-mail: [email protected]
KALLOUCHE Mohammed El Mustapha
Département de Biologie, Université d’Oran
BP 1524 El Mnaouar Oran - Algérie
E-Mail: [email protected] ; [email protected]
LABBACI Abdelkader
Laboratoire Bioressources marines
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Université Badji-Mokhtar
BP 12 - 23000 - Annaba Algérie,
 +213 553465910
E-mail: [email protected]
LADOUL Sara
Faculté des Sciences Biologiques (USTHB - Bab Ezzouar, Alger)
Adresse personnelle.55 Bis Lot Ibn Rochd Birkhadem - 16105 – Alger
E-mail : [email protected]; [email protected]
MANSOURI Toufık
Unıversıty of Abdelhamıd Ibn Badıs, Mostaganem
 ++213699013846
E-mail: [email protected]
MASMOUDI Mouatassem
Laboratoire Bioressources marines, Université Badji-Mokhtar
BP 12 - 23000 - Annaba Algérie,
+213 38 86 67 94
E-mail: [email protected]
REFES Wahid
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences de la Mer et de l’Aménagement du Littoral
Campus universitaire de Dély Ibrahim
BP 19 Bois des Cars Dély Ibrahim - Alger
 00 213 21 91 89 08 Fax: 021 91 77 88
E-mail : [email protected]
ROUANE HACENE Omar
Département de Biologie, Université d’Oran
BP 1524 El Mnaouar Oran - Algérie
E-mail: [email protected]
EGYPT:
Eman Mohammed MAMDOUH ABBAS
National Institute of Oceanography & Fisheries, Aquaculture Division, Genetics Lab.
Qaıt Bey, El-Anfushı, Alexandria, Egypt
: +203-4801499. +2-01124852279; FAX: +203-4801553.
E-mail: [email protected]
Mahmoud Mostafa ABU-FADDAN
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF),
Cairo, Egypt.
E-mail: [email protected]
Moaz Mohamed HAMED MOHAMED
Marine Microbiology Lab., Marine Environment Division,
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF)
Branch Gulfs of Suez and Aqaba, Egypt.
: +20629206562 -Mobile: +201207444111 ; Fax: +20653500103
E-mail: [email protected] ; [email protected]
Mohamed Omar MOAWAD FARES
Hydrobiology department, National Research Centre,
st
th
1 District, 6 of October City, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
: (+2) 011-188-50-669
E-mail: [email protected]
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Shimaa Hosny Ali Hassan EL-KARNSHAWY
National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries.
Alexandria, Egypt.
: 040-2544879- Mobile: 01224568371
E-mail: [email protected]
IRAN:
Hamed KOLANGI MINADARE
Basij Square, Department of Fisheries & Environment science,
Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Gorgan – Iran, postal: 49138-15739.
+989115192669;Fax : +981712234420
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Ghasem ASKARI
Basij Square, Department of Fisheries & Environment science,
University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Gorgan –
Iran, postal: 49138-15739.
: +989363148045; Fax : +981712234420
E-mail: [email protected]
Mahmoud GHAYYEM ASHRAFI
Department of marine Biology, Faculty of Marine Science and Technology,
Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University,
Hesarak, PO Box 14155-5655, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
: +98 21 44641004; Cell phone: +989124475591
E-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
IRAQ:
Abbas J. Toman
Marine Science Center
University of Basrah/ Iraq
: +964-7803155050
E-mail: [email protected]
Mustafa S. FADDAGH ZIYADI
Dept. Aquaculture & Marine Fisheries
Marine Science Center
Univ. of Basrah-IRAQ
E-mail: [email protected]
LEBANON :
Fouad FARES
Universite libanaise
Faculté des sciences section IV- ZAHLE
 +961 03767354
E.mail : [email protected]
Laury Elie AÇAF
National Council for Scientific Research/
National Center for Marine Sciences, Batroun-Lebanon
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P.O. Box: 534
 +961 961 70 813869; Fax: 961 6 741 584
E-mail: [email protected]
Maya HAJ HASSAN
Lebanese University Faculty of Sciences
Section IV Lebanon – Zahle
 +961 03810577
E-mail: [email protected]
LIBYA:
Esmail A. SHAKMAN
Zoology department
Tripoli University - Tripoli - Libya
Tel: 00218922761703
E-mail: [email protected]
MALAYSIA:
Dr. B. AKBAR JOHN
Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia.
Jalan Istana. Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200, Kuantan, Pahang.
 : +60109019245
E-mail : [email protected]
MOROCCO:
Naima AZZOUZI
Faculté des sciences de Tanger
Adresse : Rue C N 19, Quartier
El Boughaz, Beni Makada _Tanger
: +212 06 58 88 22 73 / 05 39 31 8379/0664647391
E-mail: [email protected]
SAUDI ARABIA
Assad AL-THUKAIR
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals,
P.O.Box 157, Dhahran 31261 Saudi Arabia
: +966505820490 Fax : +966138604277
E-mail: [email protected]
TUNISIA :
Aziza ELGLID
Faculté des Sciences de Sfax.
Cité El Woroud Bir Ali Sfax.
 +216 21239535
E-mail: [email protected]
Wafa CHERIF
Faculté des Sciences de Sfax (FSS) /
Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer (INSTM).
29 rue General Khereddine Becha 2015 KRAM,Tunisie
Tél : Gsm : (00 216) 55 45 22 84
Email: [email protected], [email protected]
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Sabiha MAHMOUD
Faculté des Sciences de Sfax (FSS) /
Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer (INSTM).
Adresse : 40 Rue Abdelmajid Ben Tahar Métouia 601
: +216 23 508 517 / +216 55 508 011
E-mail : [email protected]
TURKEY:
Bariş AKÇALI
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi
Deniz Bilimleri ve Teknolojisi Enstitüsü H.Aliyev Bulv.
No: 10 Inciralti – Izmir TURKEY
 +90.232.2785565; Fax: +90.232.2785082
E-MAIL: [email protected]
Banu Bitlis Bakır
Dokuz Eylül University
Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology Bakü Bulvari 35340 Inciralti- Izmir/TURKEY
Phone: +90 232 278 65 15
Fax: +90 232 278 5082
E-Mail: [email protected]
Dinçer BASDEMIR
Ege University
Turkey - İzmir - Bayraklı - Osmangazi
: Cell: 90 (533) 388 99 23
E-Mail: [email protected]
Harun GÜÇLÜSOY
Dokuz Eylul University, Institute of Marine Sciences & Technology
Baku bulvari No:100, Inciralti/ Izmir, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
YEMEN:
Fadhl Abdullah NASER BALEM
Aden University -Yemen
 +967-773628000
E-mail: [email protected]
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CV of the trainers
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AHMED S. THANDAR
CURRICULUM VITAE
Contact: Prof. AHMED S. THANDAR
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban 4041- SOUTH AFRICA
E-mail: [email protected]
Qualifications: B.Sc. Hons. M.Sc. (Unisa), Ph.D (UDW) 1966
Position held: Emeritus Professor, School of life Sciences,
School responsibilities: Research and training of postgraduate students
Research interests: Taxonomy, biogeography and reproductive biology of holothuroid
echinoderms (sea cucumbers)
Job History at University of Durban-Westville
1967-71
Junior Lecturer - Lecturer in Zoology
1979-85
Administrative Head of Biology
1985-90
Senior Lecturer & Associate Professor in Zoology
1991-2001
Professor and Head of Department of Zoology
2002
Management Support: Professional Academic Assistant
2003 to Date Professor Emeritus: Life Sciences: Univ. KwaZulu-Natal
Awards and Honours and other accomplishments
- Professor Emeritus Awards (Honorarium) – NRF-IRDP, 2003-2005.
- Listed in Marqui’s Who’s Who, 15th edition
- Have three taxa named after me (Genus Thandarum Martinez 2010 and two species:
Leptochiton thandari Sirenko and Pseudocnus thandari Natasen Moodley)
- I have this far described alone or with my collaborators 70 new taxa including TWO families
and 15 Genera and 54 species.
Abbreviated Service to University Community at Durban-Westville
1990- 2002 - Served on Senate and Council of University
Didactic Profile
- Taught at all levels (1st year to Honours) on the following courses/topics: Protozoa,
Platyhelminthes, Nemertea, Nematodoa, Mollusca, Echinodermata, Hemichordata, Chordata,
Protostome Embryology, Parasitology, Marine Biology, Taxonomy, Evolution, Invertebrate
Phylogeny
- Had numerous invitations to act as external examiner.
- Supervised and co-supervised several M.Sc. dissertations and PhD thesis.
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Publications and Thesis:
- Webb, M., Moodley. L.G. & Thandar, A.S. 1969. The copulatory mechanism of Onchidium peronii
(Mollusca:Opisthobranchiata). South African Journal of Science. 65(4):107-112.
- Thandar, A.S. 1971. The intertidal holothurian fauna
MSc. Thesis, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 235 pp., 47 pls
of
the
rocky
shores
of
Natal.
- Thandar, A.S. 1977. Descriptions of two new species of holothuroidea from the east coast of South
Africa. Annals Natal Museum. 23(1): 57-66.
- Van Rensburg, C.A.J., Thandar, A.S. & Moodley, L.G. 1980. Practical Animal Anatomy. Butterworth & Co.
(SA): i-viii, 546 pages, fully illustrated.
- Thandar, A.S. 1984. The holothurian fauna of South Africa. PhD thesis, University of Durban-Westville,
Durban. 566 pp.
- Thandar, A.S. 1985. A new southern African genus in the holothurian family Cucumariidae, with the
recognition of two subspecies in Cucumaria frauenfeldi Ludwig. South African Journal Zoology. 20(3):
109-114.
- Thandar, A.S. 1986. A new genus and species of a dendrochirote holothurian from South Africa. Journal
Zoology, London A. 210: 483-488.
- Thandar, A.S. 1987. The southern African stichopodid holothurians, with notes on the changes in spicule
composition with age in the endemic Neostichopus grammatus (HL. Clark). South African Journal
Zoology. 22: 278–286.
- Thandar, A.S. 1987. The status of some southern African nominal species of Cucumaria (s.e.) referable to
a new genus and their ecological isolation. South African Journal Zoology. 22: 287–296.
- Thandar, A.S. 1988. A new subgenus of Holothuria with a description of a new species from the southeast Atlantic Ocean. Journal Zoology, London. 215: 47-54.
- Thandar, A.S. 1988. Sea Cucumbers (or trepang, vacuum cleaners, cotton spinners and the like).
Underwater 8:53-55.
- Thandar, A.S. 1989. A study of two apodous holothurians from Southern Africa. South African Journal of
Science. 85: 451-454.
- Thandar, A.S. 1989. Zoogeography of the southern African echinoderm fauna. South African Journal
Zoology. 24: 311-318.
- Thandar, A.S. 1989. The sclerodactylid holothurians of southern Africa, with the erection of one new
subfamily and two new genera. South African Journal Zoology. 24(4): 290-304.
- Thandar, A.S. 1989. A new species of a phyllophorid holothurian from southern Africa. Journal of
Zoology, London. 219: 637–644.
- Thandar, A.S. & Rowe, FWE. 1989. New species and new records of apodous holothurians
(Echinodermata, Holothuroidea) from southern Africa. Zoologica Scripta. 18(1): 145-153.
- Thandar, A.S. 1990. The phyllophorid holothurians of southern Africa with the erection of a new genus.
South African Journal Zoology. 25(4): 207-223.
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- Thandar, A.S. 1991. The cucumariid holothurians of southern Africa with the erection of a new genus.
South African Journal Zoology. 26(3): 115-139.
- Thandar, A.S. 1992. The South African Museum’s ‘Meiring Naude’ Cruises. Part 18. Holothuroidea.
Annals South African Museum. 101(7): 159–180.
- Thandar, A.S. 1992. Phylum Echinodermata. In: Hands-on: The East Coast Reefs - an underwater guide,
D. Herbert (ed.). Share-Net: 22-29.
- Thandar, A.S. 1994. A new species of the holothurian genus Phyllophorus from South Africa with a key to
the subgenus Phyllophorella. Journal Zoology, London. 234: 341–351.
- Sewell, MA., Thandar, A.S. & Chia, FS., 1995. A redescription of Leptosynapta clarki Heding
(Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from the North East Pacific with notes on changes in spicule form and
size with age. Canadian Journal of Zoology 73: 469- 485.
- Thandar, A.S. 1996. Chiridota durbanensis new species and a new record of Neothyonidium
arthroprocessum from the east coast of South Africa (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). South African
Journal Zoology. 31: 208–214.
- Thandar, A.S. 1998. A new genus and three new species of deep-sea holothuroids from the west coast of
South Africa (Echinodermata). Journal of Zoology, London. 244: 79–88.
- Rajpal, V. & Thandar, A.S. 1998. Neocucumis kilburni sp. nov. (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea:
Cucumariidae) from the east coast of South Africa, with a key to the genus Neocucumis. South African
Journal Zoology. 33: 195–199
- Thandar, A.S. 1999. Deep-sea holothuroids taken by the RV ‘AFRICANA II’ in 1959, from off the west coast
of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Annals South African Museum. 105(9): 364–409.
- Thandar, A.S. & Rajpal, V. 1999. Thyone herberti, a new dendrochirotid species from the east coast of
South Africa (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Journal of Zoology, London. 248: 189–193.
- Rajpal, V. & Thandar, A.S. 1999. Stolus kilberti, a new species from the east coast of South Africa
(Echinodermata: Holothuroidea:Dendrochirotida) with a key to the genus Stolus Selenka. South African
Journal Zoology. 34: 130–134.
- Thandar, A.S. 2001. The holothuroid family Rhopalodinidae - its composition, distribution, phylogeny
and taxonomic status. African Zoology. 36: 229–243.
- Bolton, J.J., Coppejans, E., Anderson, R.J., De Klerck, O., Samyn, Y., Leliaert, F. & Thandar, A.S. 2001.
Biodiversity of seaweeds and echinoderms in the western Indian Ocean. South African. Journal of.
Science. 97 (11/12):453-454.
- Munnisunker, J., Moodley, G.K., Thandar, A.S. & Naidoo, Y. 2002. Ultrastructural study of the ovary and
oogenesis in Pseudocnella sykion (Lampert, 1885). Proceedings: International Conference of the Electron
Microscopical Society, 461- 462.
- Samyn, Y. & Thandar, A.S. 2003. Massinium, a new genus in the family Phyllophoridae (Echinodermata:
Holothuroidea: Dendrochirotida) with description of a new south-west Indian Ocean species Massinium
maculosum. Belgian Journal Zoology. 133: 137–144.
- Samyn, Y. & Thandar, A.S. 2003. Towards an understanding of the shallow-water echinoderm
biodiversity of KwaZulu-Natal, Republic of South Africa. Pp 41-47.In: ECHINODERM RESEARCH 2001:
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Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on echinoderm Research, Banyuls-Sur-Mer, 3-7 September
2001 (Féral, J.-P. & David, B eds.) Balkema, Rotterdam
- Thandar, A.S. & Natasen Moodley, M. 2003. Two new genera and a new species in the holothurian
family Cucumariidae (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). African Zoology. 38: 279–284.
- Massin, C., Samyn, Y., & Thandar, A.S. 2004. The genus Labidodemas (Echinodermata: Aspidochirotida:
Holothuriidae) revisited, with description of three new species and with re-positioning of Holothuria
(Irenothuria) maccullochi (Deichmann, 1958). Journal Natural History. 38: 1811–1847.
- Thandar, A.S. & Dunlevey, S.N. 2004. Variations in the form of the spicules within different regions of
the introvert of dendrochirotid holothuroids. Pp. 557-561. In: ECHINODERMS: MUENCHEN. PROCEEDINGS OF
THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, MUNICH, GERMANY, 6-10 OCTOBER 2003. (Heinzeller, T., &
Nebelsick, JH., eds.). Taylor & Francis, London. 633 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. & Samyn, Y. 2004. Shallow-water holothuroid (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) biodiversity
and biogeography of the subtropical east coast of South Africa. Pp. 253-260. In: ECHINODERMS: MUENCHEN.
PROCEEDINGS OF THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, MUNICH, GERMANY, 6-10 OCTOBER 2003.
(Heinzeller, T., & Nebelsick, J.H., eds.). Taylor & Francis, London. 633 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. & Samyn, Y. 2004. Taxonomy of the monotypic genus Koehleria Cherbonnier, 1988
(Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Cucumariidae). Zootaxa. 652: 1–11.
- Thandar, A.S. 2005. Two new species of Stolus Selenka (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea:
Dendrochirotida: Phyllophoridae) from off the east coast of South Africa, with a revised key to the
genus. African Zoology. 40 (1): 115–126.
- Thandar, A.S. 2006. New species and new records of dendrochirotid and dactylochirotid holothuroids
(Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from off the east coast of South Africa. Zootaxa. 1245: 1–51.
- Thandar, A.S. 2007. Additions to the aspidochirotid, molpadid and apodid holothuroids (Echinodermata:
Holothuroidea) from the east coast of southern Africa, with descriptions of new species. Zootaxa. 1414:
1–62.
- Thandar, A.S. 2008. Additions to the holothuroid fauna of the southern African temperate faunistic
provinces, with descriptions of new species. Zootaxa 1697: 1-57.
- Thandar, A.S. 2009. New species and a new record of sea cucumbers from deep waters of the South
African temperate region. Zootaxa: 2013:30-42.
- Samyn, Y., Thandar, A.S. & van den Spiegel, D. 2010. Two new species in the phyllophorid genus
Massinium (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea) with redescription of Massinium magnum. Zootaxa 2399:119.
- Samyn, Y., Kerr, A. O’Loughlin, M., Massin, C., Pawson, D. L., Rowe, F.W.E. Smiley, S., Solis-Marin, F.,
Thandar, A.S., Vanden Spiegel, D. & Paulay, G. 2010. Using sea cucumbers to illustrate the basics of
zoological nomenclature. Beche-de-mer Bulletin 30:33-40.
- Thandar, A.S., Zettler, M. & Arumugam, P. 2010 Additions to the sea cucumber fauna of Namibia and
Angola, with descriptions of new taxa (Echinodermata:Holothuroidea). Zootaza 2655:1-24.
- Thandar, A. & Arumugam, P. 2011. A new family within the holothuroid order Dactylochirotida with
description of a new species from South Africa and comments on the dendrochirotid genus
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Neoamphicyclus Hickman, 1962 and the molpadid
(Echinodermata:Holothuroidea). Zootaxa 2971:40-48.
genus
Cherbonniera
Sibuet,
1974
- Thandar, A. & Arumugam, 2011. On some rhopalodinid sea cucumbers in the collections of the Natural
History Museum, U.K. (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea: Dactylochirotida). Zootaxa 2982:49-58.
- Thandar, A.S. 2012. Trachythyone flaccida, a new sea cucumber from southern Angola
(Echinodermata:Holothuroidea:Dendrochirotida:Cucumariidae) with key to the genus. Zootaxa
3693:395-400.
- Martinez, M.I., Thandar, A.S. & Penchaszadeh. P.E. 2013. A new species of Havelockia Pearson, 1903
from the Argentine (Holothuroidea:Dendrochirotida:Sclerodactylidae. Zootaxa 3609:583-588.
- Thandar, A. & Arumugam, P. 2014. Designation of type genus for the holothuroid family Cucumellidae
(Echinodermata:Holothuroidea:Dendrochirotida) with re-examination of the holotype of Cucumella
decaryi Cherbonnier. Zootaxa.
12 Published Abstracts
- Thandar, A.S. 1988. Distribution of southern African echinoderms in relation to general biogeographic
regions and to local faunistic provinces. Pp. 815. In: ECHINODERM BIOLOGY. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SIXTH
INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, VICTORIA, 23-28 AUGUST 1987. (Burke, R.D., Mladenov, P.V.,
Lambert, P. & Parsely R.L. eds.). Balkema Press, Rotterdam. 818 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. 1991a. Some peculiar morphological features of Neothyonidium arthroprocessum, a new
phyllophorid holothurian from South Africa. Pp. 328. In: BIOLOGY OF ECHINODERMATA. PROCEEDINGS OF THE
SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, ATAMI, 9-14 SEPTEMBER 1990. (Yanagisawa, T., Yasumasu,
I., Oguro, C., Suzuki, N., & Motokawa, T., eds.). Balkema Press, Rotterdam. 559 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. 1991b. Geographic and bathymetric distribution of southern African deep sea
holothuroids. Pp 177. In: BIOLOGY OF ECHINODERMATA. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL
ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, ATAMI, 9-14 SEPTEMBER 1990. (Yanagisawa, T., Yasumasu, I., Oguro, C., Suzuki, N.,
& Motokawa, T., eds.). Balkema Press, Rotterdam. 559 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. 1994. Character divergence and cladistic relationships of the southern African genera and
subgenera of the family Holothuriidae. P. 559. In: ECHINODERMS THROUGH TIME. PROCEEDINGS OF THE EIGHTH
INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, DIJON, FRANCE, 6-10 September 1993 (David, B., Guille, A., Féral,
JP., Roux, M., eds.). Balkema Press, Rotterdam. 559 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. 1998. A new dendrochirote holothuroid from deep waters of the west
coast of South
Africa. Pp. 526. In ECHINODERMS: SAN FRANCISCO. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM
CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, 5-9 AUGUST 1996. (Mooi, R., & Telford, M., eds.). Balkema
Press, Rotterdam. 923 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. 1998. Composition, distribution and probable origin of the Southern African holothuroid
echinoderms. Pp. 527. In ECHINODERMS: SAN FRANCISCO. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM
CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, 5-9 AUGUST 1996. (Mooi, R., & Telford, M., eds.). Balkema
Press, Rotterdam. 923 pps.
- Thandar, A.S. & Rajpal, V. 1998. Some thoughts about the “supergenus” Thyone Jaeger (Echinodermata:
Holothuroidea). Proc. 5th European Conference on Echinoderms, Milan, September 1998, p. 415.
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- Thandar, A.S. 2001. Correlation between the calcareous rings and zoogeographic distributions of Thyone
species (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) with the proposed management of the genus. Pp. 377. In
ECHINODERMS 2000: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, DUNEDIN, 31 JANUARY - 4
FEBRUARY 2000. (Barker, M., ed.). Balkema Press, Rotterdam. 600 pps.
- Natasen Moodley, M., Thandar, A.S. & Gregory, M.A.2001. The potential role of the holothurian,
Pseudocnella sykion as a bioindicator of specific heavy metals, based on energy dispersive x-ray analysis
(EDX). ECHINODERMS 2000: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 10TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, DUNEDIN, NEW
ZEALAND, 31 JANUARY - 4 FEBRUARY 2000. (Barker, M., ed.). Balkema Press, Rotterdam. 600 pps.
- Samyn, Y., Tallon, I., & Thandar, A.S. 2004. Zoogeography of the shallow-water holothuroids of the
western Indian Ocean. p. 605. . In: ECHINODERMS PROCEEDINGS OF THE 11TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM
CONFERENCE, MUENCHEN, GERMANY, 6-10 OCTOBER 2003. (Heinzeller, T., & Nebelsick, JH., eds.). Taylor &
Francis, London. 633pp.
- Thandar, A.S. 2008. Status of our knowledge of the South African holothuroid fauna. In: ECHINODERMS:
PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, DAMARISCOTA, MAINES, U.S.A.
OCTOBER 2006. (Heinzeller, T., & Nebelsick, JH., eds.). Taylor & Francis, London.
- Thandar, A.S. 2012. Biodiversity and biogeography of the southern African holothuroid echinoderms.
In: ECHINODERMS: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL ECHINODERM CONFERENCE, BRUSSELS,
BELGIUM, AUGUST 2012
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A l e x a n d e r M. K E R R
Curriculum Vitæ
Contact: Dr. Alexander M. Kerr
Associate Professor of Marine Biology Marine, University of
Guam, Marine Lab., Room 109
Mangilao GU 96923 USA
Tel: 1 671 735 2175/82; Fax: 1 671 734 6767
www.guammarinelab.com/alexander.kerr/
E-mail: [email protected] ;
[email protected]
Education
1997 Master of Philosophy in Biology, Yale University
1994 Master of Science in Biology, Marine Laboratory, University of Guam
2000 Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University.
Principal appointments
2009-present: Associate Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
2009-2011: Special Graduate Faculty, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph,
Canada
2008-present: Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence
for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Australia
2007-present: Adjunct Research Associate, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of
Florida
2005-2008: Assistant Professor of Marine Biology, University of Guam
Invited lectures:
-American Museum of Natural History, Brown University, Harvard University, James Cook
University (Australia), Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute, Smithsonian Institution,
University of California at Santa Barbara, University of Florida, University of Guam, University of
Hawaii at Manoa, University of Perpignan (France), University of the Philippines.
Reviewer for:
African Zoology, Banwa Natural Science, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Bulletin of Marine Science,
Cahiers de Biologie Marine, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Conservation Biology, Coral Reefs,
Ecological Engineering, Fisheries Science, Functional Ecology, Global Change Biology, International
Journal of Remote Sensing, Journal of Arachnology, Journal of Morphology, Journal of the Marine
Biological Association U.K., Marine and Freshwater Research, Marine Biology, Malaysian Nature
Journal, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Molecular Ecology, Micronesica, Nature,
Palaeontologische Zeitschrift, Palaeontology, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington,
Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences U.S.A., Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences, Proceedings of
the [Seventh, Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth] International Coral Reef Symposium, Proceedings of
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the Thirteenth International Echinoderm Conference, Public Library of Science One, South Africa
National Research Foundation, Systematic Biology, Systematics and Biodiversity, Thailand Natural
History Museum Journal, U.S. National Science Foundation, Zoological Journal of the Linnean
Society and Zootaxa.
Consulting:
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (Kosrae,
Pohnpei and Yap States), Geological Survey of Japan, Guana Island Wildlife Sanctuary (British
Virgin Islands), International Union for the Conservation of Nature, National Wildlife Federation,
Republic of Belau, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Nauru, South Pacific Commission (New
Caledonia), Territory of Guam, United States Navy, World Wildlife Fund.
50 publications in international reviews
*Systema Aspidochirotidae
Research Interests
An organism's potential to adapt to a novel environment depends in part upon its history of
evolving features requisite in previous environs. Replicate radiations of organisms into a given
ecosystem, say - coral reefs, permit one to test such questions as: How has the history of
organisms prior to their expansion in the tropics constrained or facilitated their diversification
onto reefs? How has the evolution of ecological innovation influenced the tropics as a source or
sink for global diversity? We address these questions using comparative phylogenetic methods.
Using supertree techniques, we have recently produced the most comprehensive phylogeny of
scleractinian corals and the first class-level phylogeny of Holothuroidea, the sea cucumbers, from
nucleotide sequences, morphological characters and fossil first occurrences. Using these estimates
and comparative methods, we are testing hypotheses with a previously unavailable statistical
power about how invertebrates have diversified into and out of a derived environment,
scleractinian coral reefs.
A more recent applied project has been to test the effectiveness of intact coastal ecosystems in
ameliorating damage from tsunami.
Selected Publications
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Kim, S. W., A. M. Kerr and G. Paulay. 2013. Color, confusion and crossing: Resolution of species
problems in Bohadschia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
168: 81-97.
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Taylor, B. M., J. L. McIlwain and A. M. Kerr. 2012. Marine reserves and reproductive biomass: A case
study of a heavily targeted reef fish. Public Library of Science One 7: e39599.
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Kerr, A. M., A. H. Baird and T. P. Hughes. 2011. Correlated evolution of sex and reproductive mode in
corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Proceedings of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences 278: 75-81.
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Feagin, R. A., N. Mukherjee, K. Shanker, A. H. Baird, J. Cinner, A. M. Kerr, N. Koedam, A. Sridhar, R.
Arthur, L. P. Jayatissa, D. Lo Seen, M. Menon, S. Rodriguez, M. Shamsuddoha and F. Dahdouh-Guebas.
2010. Shelter from the storm? Use and misuse of coastal vegetation bioshields for managing natural
disasters. Conservation Letters 3: 1-11.
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Raymundo, L. J., A. R. Halford, A. P. Maypa and A. M. Kerr. 2009. Functionally diverse reef-fish
communities ameliorate coral disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A. 106:
17067-17070.
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Konow, N., D. R. Bellwood, P. C. Wainright and A. M. Kerr. 2008. Novel jaw joints promote trophic
diversity in coral reef fishes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 545-555.
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Kerr, A. M. and A. H. Baird. 2007. Natural barriers to natural disasters. BioScience 57: 102-103.
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Kerr, A. M. 2005. Molecular and morphological supertree of stony corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia) using
matrix representation parsimony. Biological Reviews 80: 543-558.
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Kerr, A.M., D. Janies, R. M. Clouse, Y. Samyn, J. Kuszak and J. Kim. 2005. Molecular phylogeny of coralreef sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida) based on 16S mt rDNA sequence. Marine
Biotechnology 7: 53-60.
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Connell, J. H., T. P. Hughes, C. C. Wallace, J. E. Tanner, K. E. Harms and A. M. Kerr. 2004. A 35-year
study of competition, species composition and diversity of corals. Ecological Monographs 74: 179-210.
28 Refereed articles
37 Reports
Book chapters:
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Kerr, A. M. In the press. Holothuroidea. Page numbers unassigned in K. de Queiroz, P. D.Cantino
and J. A. Gauthier (eds.), Phylonyms: A Companion to the PhyloCode. Berkeley:University of
California Press.
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Kerr, A. M. 2003. Holothuroidea (Sea Cucumbers). Pages 417-431 in D. Thoney (ed.),Grzimek’s
Animal Life Encyclopedia. Second Edition. Volume I. Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes.
New York: Gale Group Publishers.
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Theses Kerr, A. M. 2000. Evolution and Systematics of Holothuroidea (Echinodermata). Ph.D.
Thesis, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University. Adviser: Junhyong Kim.
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Kerr, A. M. 1994. Effects of Disturbance to Holothuroid (Echinodermata) Community Structure.
M.Sc. Thesis, The Marine Laboratory, University of Guam. Adviser: Charles Birkeland.
Languages: English (mother tongue), Chamorro (spoken in Mariana Islands, Micronesia;
conversant), French (reading), Spanish (reading).
More information on: http://www.guammarinelab.com/alexkerr.html
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AMAL MAURADY
Curriculum Vitæ
Contact:
Prof. AMAL MAURADY
Department of life Science
Researcher at the Laboratory ERBGB
Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier FSTT, Tangier, Morocco.
E-mail: [email protected]
ACADEMIC FORMATION
2000. Ph. D of Biochemistry, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
1993. Master of Crystallography and NMR of Biological macromolecule, University Joseph
Fourier Grenoble, France
SCIENTIFIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
Professor of Biochemistry,
Department of life science, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier FSTT, Morocco.
Researcher
Laboratory ERBGB, Faculty of Sciences and Techniques of Tangier FSTT, Morocco.
RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
Actual Projects at the Laboratory ERBGB, Department of life science, Faculty of Sciences and
Techniques of Tangier FSTT, Morocco:
 Kinetics and structural studies of Polyphenol oxidase from Moroccan agricultural products
 Data base of signalling pathway proteins
 Biosensors
Previous Projects
2000-2001 Kinetics and Structural studies of vasoconstrictor and neuropeptides (Postdoctoral
position),
Laboratory of pharmacology, « Institut National de Recherche en Santé» INRS, Canada
1994 -2000 Study of the enzymatic mechanism of recombinant rabbit muscle aldolase: kinetic and
structural study of these mutants, Structural Biology Laboratory, Biochemistry department,
University of Montreal, Canada
1992-1993 Structural determination of Ornithine Carbamoyl Transferase, Structural Biology
Institute IBS, Grenoble, France
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 Proteomics, Molecular Modeling, Genetics regulatory network, Master of Bioinformatics and
artificial intelligence, ENSA of Tangier, Morocco
 Bioinformatics' tools & resources, Master Specialized of Chemical Safeties, Biological and
Radiation, Faculty of Science of Tetouan, Morocco
 Structural Bioinformatics, Master of Biotechnology, FSTT, Tangier, Morocco
 Enzymology, Metabolism, Cellular Biology, Bachelors in Biology, FSTT, Tangier, Morocco
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ORGANIZATION OF WORKSHOPS AND LECTURER COURSES
Chair of Bioinformatics workshop
- EMBO Lecturer course, Bioinformatics for microbial genomics and metagenomics, 19th – 24th,
November 2012, Rabat, Morocco
- EMBO Lecturer course, Bioinformatics training workshop, 13th - 24th June, 2011, Tangier,
Morocco
- IBSS'2011, 4th – 9th April 2011, Tangier, Morocco
- Bioinformatics' Workshop BW’2009, April 2th, 2009, Fez, Morocco
- International Bio-informatics Software School IBSS’2008, November 3th – 8th, 2008, Tangier,
Morocco
- Biostatistics Workshop, December 3th – 8th, 2007, Tangier, Morocco
- Bioinformatics' workshop JSB 2007, November 28th –29th -30th, 2007, EMI, Rabat, Morocco.
- International Bioinformatics Software School IBSS’2006, November 20th -24th, 2006, Tangier,
Morocco
Member of organizing committee:
NCBI Molecular Biology tools and resources, December, 14th -18th 2009, Rabat, Morocco
Moroccan Environmental Sustainability initiative, May 31 to June 1, 2, 2010, Tangier, Morocco.
ASSOCIATIVE CONTRIBUTION
- President founder of Moroccan Society of Bioinformatics (SMBI)
- Faculty Advisor, Student group RSG North Africa (ISCB)
-Faculty Advisor, Student group RSG Morocco (ISCB)
-Member of SMBBM
AWARD DISTINCTION:
2011 Fullbright awards, Public Health Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia,
USA
Languages: French, English, Arabic
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Françoise Denis
Curriculum Vitæ
Contact : Université du Maine - Faculté des Sciences et techniques
Équipe Biologie moléculaire et génétique évolutive
Avenue Olivier Messiaen –
72085 Le Mans Cedex 9 (France)
Tel. +33. 2.43.83.39.16
E-mail [email protected]
Function: Associated Professor (University of Maine)
Academic qualifications
PhD: University of Bretagne Occidental Option biological oceanography on the theme
biochemical genetics and molecular of the japonicas clam Ruditapes philippinarum."
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M. Sc. in biological oceanography, University de Bretagne Occidental: on the theme "microdistribution and biogeography of hydrothermal stands in the rear arc basins of the south-western
Pacific arc" in ecosystems Studies Department of IFREMER.
Teaching
As a university lecturer, mainly in zoology of the 'non vertebrates' and molecular genetics at the
Licence and Master levels:
*Lessons from biology and diversity of animal organisms: anatomical features of the main phyla.
- Biology of organisms "non vertebrates" comparative study of the principal organs of
phyletic groups - related morphology function analysis.
- Ecology of marine ecosystems: quantitative study of the distribution of fauna on a trophic
competition of the foreshore area.
- Genetic molecular: study of the Organization and the structure of the eukaryotic genomes.
- Genetic traceability of marine marketable species.
* Manager of work practices in Master I "Environmental Toxicology": biotechnological analysis Identification of fragments of DNA by Southern and hybridization.
Supervision of submissions, thesis, Training courses for
-BTS: Biochemistry (University of Maine); Subject: Study of polymorphism genetic in bivalves and
crustaceans
-DUT environmental engineering (University of Bretagne Sud); Subject: Approach to molecular
genetic variability in the littoral annelid worm Nereis diversicolor.
-Diploma of scientific research (University of Maine), subject: "analysis of the genetics of
populations by molecular tools in the Veneridae ';
-Master of biology option environment (University of La Rochelle), subject: genetic response of
white shrimp Palaemonetes varians to the Noramium DA 50;
-Master of cell biology and Physiology (University of Maine), subject: expression and regulation of
genes of metallothioneins in Bathymodiolus azoricus (Bivalvia, Mytilidae);
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-Master of population biology and ecosystems (University of science and technology of Lille),
topic: Tolerance to salinity of two species of clams Ruditapes decussatus and Ruditapes
philippinarum.
-MASTER I (University of Mans), topic: study of the molecular genetic variability of the estuarine
bivalve Scrobicularia plana.
- MASTER I (University of Mans), topic: genetic markers for molecular identification at the species
level in annelids.
- MASTER I (University of Mans), topic: Study of the genetic variability intra-family annelids
Antarctic Ocean
-MASTER II (University of Mans), topic: Influence of intrinsic and environmental factors on
population-segregation coastal benthic Protostomia.
Supervision of PhD students:
-co-direction of PhD student Yann Hardiviller from the University of Maine, with Prof. M. Laulier,
subject: "characterization and expression of the genes of metallothioneins in two hydrothermal
horses: Bathymodiolus thermophilus and Bathymodiolus azoricus», Ph.d. supported on
09/09/2005;
-co-direction of PhD from the University of Maine and the University of Sfax (Tunisia) of Rim
Ladaar-Chaabouni student with Prof. B. Chenais, subject: "Use of metallothioneins as biomarkers
of gene transcription in the presence of pollutants from metal type", Ph.d. supported on
10/11/2009;
-co-direction of PhD student Chiraz Ladhar from the University of Sfax, with Prof. H Ayadi, subject:
" dynamics of the genetic variability and the biochemical composition of copepods and Artemia an
extreme ecosystem saline of Sfax (Tunisia)”, Phd. planed in November 2014;
-co-direction of PhD student Sahar Karray from the University of Sfax, with Prof. A. Chaffai,
subject: " Analysis of gene components involved in the adaptability of natural populations of
potentially marketable bivalve (Cerastoderma glaucum)”, Phd. planed in December 2014.
Scientific and administrative responsibilities
In charge of teaching 5th semester Biology-Biochemistry-Geology license since 2005.
In charge of international relations in the co-graduation in Biology with the University of Sfax (L3,
Master, Doctorate). Implementation of recognition OMJ (Master and PhD)
Research activities
All on the study of genetic diversity for analyze the variability of interpopulation at the
intraspecific level in relation to the environmental physical-chemical characteristics.
Experiences anterior to my function of Lecturer (1991-1996).
Under my DEA, I have addressed the issues of deep oceanic hydrothermal organism’s genetic
variability. This first research work has allowed me to familiarize myself with the techniques of
biochemical genetics to estimate the variability genetic interpopulation between hydrothermal
areas for two species of gastropods characteristic stands in the Western Pacific.
As part of my PhD, I first realized a population genetics approach. It has led to define genetic
variability in natural populations of molluscs bivalve recently implanted in the Atlantic littoral
environment, R. philippinarum. The results showed genetic variation between populations of
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clams subjected to various abiotic conditions. These works have pointed out that the specific loci
(here, the Aminopeptidase-I Cytosolique) may be specifically subject to selective process capable
of altering the genetic structure of populations.
As part of post-doctoral training courses, carried out in the laboratory of molecular genetics of
yeasts of the Institute Pasteur in Paris headed by Pr. B. Dujon, I acquired training and experience
on the techniques of molecular biology: construction of vectors, systematic analyses of functions
associated with genes
Experiences as Associate Professor at the University of Maine (1996-2002)
My work in the laboratory of biology and evolutionary genetics at the University of Maine have
been integrated into the framework of doctorates and focused on the studies of molecular
genetics of hydrothermal molluscs.
Current research activities at the Station of marine biology of Concarneau (Museum National
d’Histoire Naturelle)
The main axis of this work fits in the search for the genetic variability of invertebrate marine or
estuarine, variability that can be influenced by natural environmental factors or anthropogenic
origins. These ecogenetic works are undertaken at the level of the biochemical and molecular
genetics. The interest of this dual approach lies mainly in the fact to compare the impact of the
environment on selective markers and neutral markers. Biochemical Genetics is particularly
interested in the functional elements of the genome encoding enzyme proteins involved in basal
metabolism. These elements are likely to be subject to selective phenomena under pressure from
environmental factors, this selection which may involve changes in allele frequencies. Molecular
Genetics is designed to identify non-functional elements of the genome that is not subject to
selection pressure. These sequences are likely to be genetic markers of population identification
and serve as tools for follow-up to gene flow. The models currently being studies belong to the
groups of bivalves such as the Mediterranean cockle Cerastoderma glaucum, crustaceans such as
copepods from saltern environment and the decapods Carcinus moenas and annelids (Nereis
diversicolor). In order to complete my genetic interest, I focus my work on the genetic limits of
species and of populations, especially potentially marketable species
International collaboration
Co-supervision of a Phd student from the University of Maine and the University of Sfax on the
theme "genetic identification and intraspecific diversity of the zooplankton community in the
saltern of Sfax”. The objective is to understand the organisation of the genetic variability along a
salinity gradient
Another co-supervision of a Phd student from the University of Maine and the University of Sfax
focus on the analysis of gene components involved in the adaptability of natural populations of
the Mediterranean cockle (Cerastoderma glaucum). In a first part, we focus on the
phylogeography of C. glaucum in western basin. In a second part, we develop the molecular aspect
in order to implement the tools for monitor the quality of the natural environment in estimating
the level of transcription of target genes.
Publications
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Denis F., Jollivet D., Moraga D., 1993 - Genetic separation of two allopatric populations of Hydrothermal
snails Alviniconcha spp. (Gastropoda) from two south western pacific back-arc basins. Biochemical
Systematics and ecology, 21: 431-440.
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- Moraga D., Jollivet D., Denis F., 1993 - Genetic differentiation across the western pacific populations of
the hydrothermal vent bivalve Bathymodiolus spp. and the eastern pacific (13°N) population of
Bathymodiolus thermophilus. Deep Sea Research, 41 (10): 1551-1567.
- Fairhead C., Llorente L., Denis F., Soler M., Dujon B., 1996 – New vectors for combinatorial deletions in
yeast Chromosomes ans for gap-repair cloning using “split-marker” recombination. Yeast, 12: 14391457.
- Fairhead C., Thierry A., Denis F., Eck M., Dujon B., 1998 – Mass-murder of ORFs from three regions of
chromosome XI from Saccharomyces cerevisae. Gene, 223: 33-46.
- Denis F., Vachoux C., Gauvry L., Salin C., Leignel V., Hardivillier Y., Cosson R., Laulier M., 2002 –
Characterisation and expression of a Bathymodiolus sp. metallothionein gene. Cahiers de Biologie
Marine, 43 (3-4): 329-332.
- Hardivillier Y., Leignel V., Denis F, Uguen G. Cosson, R. and Laulier M., 2004 - Do organisms living around
hydrothermal vent sites contain specific metallothioneins? The case of the genus Bathymodiolus
(Bivalvia, Mytilidae). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, 139,
(1-3) : 111-118
- Hardivillier Y., Denis F, Demattei M.V., Bustamante P., Laulier M., Cosson R., 2006 Metal influence on
metallothionein synthesis in the hydrothermal vent mussel Bathymodiolus thermiphilus. Comparative
Biochemistry and Physiology Part C: Toxicology & Pharmacology, Volume 143: 321-332.
- Denis F., Ravallec R., Pavillon, J.-P., Van Wormhoudt A. (2009). Genetic differentiation of atlantic
populations of the intertidal copepod Tigriopus brevicornis. Scientia Marina, 73 (3): 579-587.
- Marchand, J., Denis F., Laroche J. (2009) – Modification de la variabilité génétique et de l’expression de
gènes. Dans « Evaluation du risque écologique à l’aide de biomarqueurs » Amiard-Triquet C. et Amiard
J.C. Lavoisier Edition.
- Ladhar-Chaabouni R., Mokdad-Gargouri R., Denis F., Hamza-Chaffai A. (2009). Cloning and
characterization of cDNA probes for the analysis of metallothionein gene expression in the
Mediterranean bivalves: Ruditapes decussates et Cerastoderma glaucum. Molecular Biology Reports, 36
(5): 1007-1014.
- Amiard-Triquet C, Berthe T, Créach A, Denis F, Dourou C, Gévaert F, Mouneyrac C, Ramond J-B Petit F.
(2009). Tolerance in organisms chronically exposed to estuarine pollution. In : Claude Amiard-Triquet,
Philip S. Rainbow. Environmental assessment of estuarine ecosystems, a case study. Eds : CRC Press /
Taylor Francis Group. Chapitre 7, p. 135-157
- Ladhar-Chaabouni R, Hamza-Chaffai A, Hardivillier Y, Chenais B., Denis F. (2010). A pilot study of genetic
differentiation between two phenotypes of a Mediterranean population of the bivalve Cerastoderma
glaucum and genetic discrimination with other Cerastoderma glaucum and Cerastoderma edule
populations outside the Mediterranean. Marine Ecology an evolutionary perspective, (2) : 355-363.
- Dettaï A.et al. (2011). DNA barcoding and molecular systematics of the benthic and demersal organisms
of the CEAMARC survey. Polar Science 5: 298-312.
- Gharbi A, Chatt N., Van Wormhoudt A, Draeif N, Denis F, Said K. (2011). Allozymes differentiation
between populations of the carpet shell clam Ruditapes decussatus (Linnaeus 1758) along the Tunisian
coast Biochem. genetics (first on line DOI 10-1007/s 10528-011-9450-8).
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- Tankoua OF, Amiard-Triquet C, Denis F, Minier C, Mouneyrac C, Berthet B (2012) Physiological status
and intersex in the endobenthic bivalve Scrobicularia plana from thirteen estuaries in northwest France.
Environ Pollut 167:70-7. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2012.03.031. Epub 2012 Apr 25.
- O'Neill M, Gaume B, Denis F, Auzoux-Bordenave S. (2013) Expression of biomineralisation genes in
tissues and cultured cells of the abalone Haliotis tuberculata. Cytotechnology 65(5):737-47
- Gaume B, Denis F, Van Wormhoudt A, Huchette S, Jackson DJ, Avignon S, Auzoux-Bordenave S. (2014)
Characterisation and expression of the biomineralising gene Lustri,n A during shell formation of the
European abalone Haliotis tuberculata. Comp. Biochem. Physio. B 169:1-8.
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Igor EECKHAUT
Curriculum Vitæ
Contact: Institute of Biology – University of Mons
Mons- Belgium
Tél: 065373439
E-mail: [email protected]
Education
University studies: University of Mons-Hainaut- Belgium
- 1st Bachelor of Sci. Zoological in 1988
- 2nd Bachelor of Sci. Zoological (LPGD) in 1989
- PhD in zoological Sciences (LPGD + F) in 1995
Posts occupied
- Assistant Professor (marine biological laboratory; University of Mons-Hainaut) in 1997.
- Associate Professor (marine biological laboratory; University of Mons-Hainaut) in 1999
- Head of Department (laboratory biology of marine organisms and Biomimetism; University
of Mons-Hainaut) in 2011.
Areas of expertise
Animal biology, marine biology
Specific: Biology of marine invertebrates, biology of coral reef ecosystems,
Biology of symbiosis, Holothuriculture and other aquaculture related socio-ecological
(coralliculture, algaculture).
Teaching
-Biology of marine invertebrates and vertebrates, biodiversity of benthic animals, biodiversity and
ecology of coral reefs
-Comparative anatomy of vertebrates
-Introduction to molecular phylogeny
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Supervision of 11 doctoral thesis
Supervision of 23 submissions
Rapporteur of 28 thesis (bachelor, master) and 06 thesis (D.E.A.)
12 times member of jury for PhD in zoological Sciences
Scientific Activities
Research projects: 9 projects FRFC, 1 project CEE, 3 project CUD t
Publications
 Doctoral thesis
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I. EECKHAUT, Life Cycle and biology of Myzostoma cirriferum (Myzostomida), obligatory symbiont
of the feather Antedon bifida (Echinodermata). Doctoral thesis, University of Mons-Hainaut, 1995,
106 pages
 80 articles published in international journals, proceedings, extension publications
 Chapter books:
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EECKHAUT, D. LANTERBECQ. 2005. Myzostomida: a review of the ultrastructure and
phylogeny. In: Morphology, Molecules, Evolution and Phylogeny in Polychaeta and Related
Taxa. T. Bartholomaeus and G. Purschke (eds). 253-275 pp.Springer: The Netherlands.
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EECKHAUT, E. PARMENTIER, P. BECKER, S. GOMEZ DA SILVA, M.JANGOUX 2004. Parasites
and biotic disease in field and cultivated sea cucumbers. In: Advances in Sea Cucumber
Aquaculture and Management. A. Lovatelli (ed.). 311-326pp. FAO Technical Paper: Roma
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EECKHAUT, D. LANTERBECQ. In press. Myzostomida. In Handbuch der Zoologie (W.
Kukental). De Gruyter, Berlin
 Scientific editor - for the magazine “Bêche-de-Mer Information Bulletin".
 Member of refereed journals and following reviews and books:
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Chapitre "Myzostomida. Vol 4. Annelida to Tunicata. Fauna of Australia. Wells A. (ed.),
Canberra Office, Canberra" written by Dr. M.J. Grygier.
“Species Diversity”. Editor in Chief: Shunsuke F. Matawari (Hokkaido University,
Sapporo 060, Japan).
«Cahiers de Biologie Marine». Editor in Chief: Claude Jouin-Toulmond (Station Biologique
de Roscoff, Roscoff, France). Member of Editorial Board
« American Zoologist ». Assistant Editor: Ruth Nordlander (University of Washington,
Settle, USA).
« Aquaculture »
« Ophelia ». Editor: Kristen Muus (Ophelia Publication, Helsingor, Denmark)
« Marine Drugs ». Assistant Editor : Alicia Li
« Symbiosis
« JMBA »
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Karim MEZALI
CURRICULUM VITAE
Contact:
Associate. Prof. Karim Mezali
Department of Marine Sciences and
Aquaculture, Faculty of Natural Science and
Life,
University Abdelhamid Ibn Badis, of
Mostaganem, 27000, PO Box 300, Algeria.
 Tel/ Fax: +21345301124.
Cell: +213557056309 /+213556532657.
Home: 0021345301124
E-mail: [email protected] or
[email protected]
Website: http://www.univ-mosta.dz/
Research interests
Marine Biology & Ecology, Fisheries sciences, Invasive species, Aquaculture, Invertebrates
taxonomy, Molecular systematics, Phylogenetics & phylogeography of marine organisms,
Genomic, Bioinformatics.
Qualifications
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Diploma of higher Education (Graduate - D.E.S), Biological oceanography: Marine
Biogeochemistry - Marine Pollution, (University of Sciences & technology Houari
Boumediene - U.S.T.H.B. - Bab Ezzouar - Algeria) 1989;
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Magister Degree, Marine Ecology (National High school of Marine Sciences & Coastal
Management - Dely - Ibrahim – Algeria) 1998;
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PhD, Marine Ecology (U.S.T.H.B. - Bab Ezzouar - Algeria) 2008.
Topic:
«Phylogeny, Systematic, population dynamics and nutrition of some aspidochirotid "sea
cucumbers" species (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) endemic to the Posidonia oceanica seagrass
of Algiers coastal area»,
Under the supervision of Prof. Valerio ZUPO (Stazione Zoologica "Anton Dohrn", Laboratory of
Functional & Evolutionary Ecology, Benthic Ecology group, Ischia, Naples, Italy) and Prof. Gustav
Paulay [Florida Museum of Natural History, Invertebrate Zoology (Malacology & Marine
Invertebrates laboratory].
Teaching
 Marine Biology & Ecology ; Phylogenetics & Evolution of marine organisms ; Marine
Biodiversity ; Fisheries sciences; Dynamics of exploited marine populations; Data processing
and modeling ; Bioinformatics ; Scientific English.
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Student supervision: 10 Magisters + 3 doctorates
Board member (examiner) of 16 graduate and post graduates dissertation (Doctorate, Magister,
engineering degree, license and Master)
Training and international courses
- October 2013: Training course at the laboratory ECOMERS, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis,
Faculty of Sciences, Nice, France under the supervision of Prof. Patrice Francour, Director of the
ECOMERS laboratory: finalization of a publication titled "phylogenetic study and morphological
plasticity of some prosobranch gastropods species (limpets) of the Algerian coast.
- April 2013: Participation to the «DNA – Barcoding – DEST – Taxonomy training course», 1-5 April
2013, organized by the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.
- December 2012: Training course at the « Laboratory of Biology of marines Organisms &
Biomimitics », University of Mons (Belgium): Isolation and characterization of Saponins
(triterpenoid glycosides) from Aspidochirotid holothurians.
- April 2011: Participation to the course « International Bioinformatics Software School IBSS 2011
Third edition » organized by the Moroccan Bioinformatics Society, 04 - 09 April 2011, a Tangier
(Morocco).
- April 2010: Training course (Group: Aquatic food web of HMR BOREA-Museum of Natural
History, Paris, France): training with statistical software and application to data processing.
Research activities:
- Organizing Committee, study and awareness day on "Change in the fauna in the Mediterranean
Algerian basin: case of rabbit fish", May 16th 2014, Mostaganem, Algeria.
- Expertise of four research projects (in the pollution of the Algerian coast) submitted to the
general direction of research in science and technology (ATRST ex-ANDRU).
- Scientific Committee member of the international Workshop on biodiversity and ecosystems
coastlines (BEL03), organized by the "laboratory environmental monitoring network (University
of Oran) on 26-27-28 November 2013.
- Responsible of the Post graduation (Magister), option: 'Coastal marine ecosystems and Stress
response', Department of biology, Faculty of natural Sciences and life, Abdelhamid Ibn Badis
University of Mostaganem.
- Research projects expertise for the national research program "fisheries and aquaculture",
National Research Center for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CNRDPA) Algeria.
- Consultant for the laboratory of Maritimes studies (Hydra, Algiers). Title of the project expert
advice "Analysis of the benthic fauna and flora and the impact of the management of Stidia
(Mostaganem) fishing port on the marine environment".
- Reviewers and board editorial member for "The International Journal for Marine Sciences &
Coastal Research (Marinescor). Scientific journal specializing in the field of the sea sciences,
(ENSSMAL, Algiers, Algeria).
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Ongoing research project leader (2013-2015)
CNEPRU (F02220120030): Identification, characterization and the state of health of coastal marine
ecosystems of the bay of Mostaganem.
Awards
2006: Listed to receive a doctoral scholarship (13 months) at the laboratory of Malacology,
Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida (Gainesville, USA) sponsored by the
Algerian ministry of higher education and scientific research. Experiments in molecular
systematics and phylogenetics on marine invertebrates species (sea cucumbers, limpets,…).
During my stay, Morphological methods by using light and scanning electron microscopy
techniques have been acquired at the Interdisciplinary Center for Biotechnology Research (ICBR),
University of Florida (USA) under the supervision of Prof. BYUNG-HO KANG.
2000: Received award to participate to the Advanced International course supported by the
European commission and the COI/ UNESCO: Mediterranean Integrated Coastal Area Management MICAM 2000, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis - France.
37 communications including 26 international publications
- MEZALI K., SOUALILI D. L., NEGHLI L., CONAND C., 2014. Reproductive cycle of the sea cucumber
Holothuria (Platyperona) sanctori (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) in the southwestern Mediterranean
Sea: Interpopulation variability. Invertebrate reproduction and development. Vol. 58(3): 179-189.
- MEZALI K., THANDAR A. S., 2014. First record of Holothuria (Roweothuria) arguinensis (Echinodermata:
Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae) from the Algerian coastal waters. Marine Biodiversity
Records. Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. doi:10.1017/S1755267214000438; Vol. 7,
issue 1, pp. 1-4; e40; 2014
- BELBACHIR N., MEZALI K., SOUALILI D. L., 2014. Selective feeding behaviour in some aspidochirotid
holothurians (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) at Stidia, Mostaganem Province, Algeria. S.P.C. Bêche-demer Information Bulletin. 34: 34-37.
- BOUZAZA Z. & MEZALI K., 2014. Contribution à l’étude systématique, phylogénétique et
phylogéographique de quelques espèces de patelles (Gastropoda: Patellidae) de la frange côtière
algérienne. Actes du 3ème Colloque International sur la Biodiversité et écosystèmes littoraux (BEL 03),
Oran ‐ Algérie, 26-27-28 Novembre 2013. Inter Islamic Sciences & Technology Network on
Oceanography (INOC, Izmir, Turkey) & Laboratoire Réseau de Surveillance Environnementale (LRSE,
Oran, Algérie). (eds). Proceedings of BEL 03 –2014. pp. 602-607.
- BELBACHIR N., MEZALI K. & SOUALILI D. L., 2014. Rôles de l’herbier de Posidonies dans l’alimentation
des holothuries aspidochirotes (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) de la région de Stidia. Actes du 3ème
Colloque International sur la Biodiversité et écosystèmes littoraux (BEL 03), Oran ‐ Algérie, 26-27-28
Novembre 2013. Inter Islamic Sciences & Technology Network on Oceanography (INOC, Izmir, Turkey) &
Laboratoire Réseau de Surveillance Environnementale (LRSE, Oran, Algérie). (eds). Proceedings of BEL 03
–2014. pp 81-90.
- OULHIZ A., SOUALILI D. L & MEZALI K., 2014. Contribution à l’évaluation de la biodiversité et de la
qualité du milieu des cotes rocheuses de la zone intertidale de la région de Mostaganem. Actes du 3ème
Colloque International sur la Biodiversité et écosystèmes littoraux (BEL 03), Oran ‐ Algérie, 26-27-28
Novembre 2013. Inter Islamic Sciences & Technology Network on Oceanography (INOC, Izmir, Turkey) &
Laboratoire Réseau de Surveillance Environnementale (LRSE, Oran, Algérie). (eds). Proceedings of BEL 03
–2014. pp.106-111.
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- MEZALI K., CAULIER G., GERBAUX P., DEMEYER M., EECKHAUT I., FLAMMANG P. (2014, in press). On the
chemical characterization of the saponins contained in the integument and Cuvierian tubules of the sea
cucumber Holothuria (Platyperona) sanctori (Delle Chiaje, 1823) from the Mediterranean Sea. Marine
drugs.
- MEZALI K., SOUALILI D. L., 2013. The ability of holothurians to select sediment particles and organic
matter. SPC Bêche de mer Information Bulletin. 33: 38-43.
- MEZALI K., 2013. Polymorphism in Holothuria (Platyperona) Sanctori from the Algerian coastal area.
Proceedings du 40eme Congrès de la Commission International pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer
Méditerranée (40th CIESM Congress Proceedings): Marseille, France, Vol. 40, p. 647.
- BELBACHIR N., MEZALI K., 2013. La sélectivité chez Holothuria poli. Proceedings du 40eme Congrès de la
Commission International pour l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée (40th CIESM Congress
Proceedings): Marseille, France, Vol. 40, p. 641.
- BOUZAZA Z., MEZALI K., 2013. Etude systématique, phylogénétique et phylogéographique de quelques
espèces de patelles. Proceedings du 40eme Congrès de la Commission International pour l’Exploration
Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée (40th CIESM Congress Proceedings): Marseille, France, Vol. 40, p.
859.
- MEZALI K., FRANCOUR P., 2012. Les holothuries aspidochirotes de quelques sites des côtes algériennes:
révision systématique et relations phylogénétiques. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 137(14): 177-192.
- SOUALILI D. L, SEMROUD R., MEZALI K. & GUILLOU M., 2012. Estimation de la qualité des eaux de
baignade à travers l’étude de populations de l’oursin Paracentrotus lividus (Lmk). Bulletin de la Société
Zoologique de France, 137(1-4): 215-228.
- KIES F., MEZALI K., SOUALILI D. L., 2012. Modélisation sous R de la pêcherie et des flux de nutriments:
Modélisation sous R de la pêcherie de Mostaganem et des flux de nutriments (N, P, Si) de l'Oued Chéliff
(Algérie) (French Edition). Éditions Universitaires Européennes (September 29, 2012), 132 p.
- MEZALI K., 2011. Some insights on the phylogeny of Algerian shallow-water sea cucumbers species
(Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida). SPC Bêche de mer Information Bulletin. 31: 45-47.
- MEZALI K., 2011. Molecular taxonomy and phylogeny of Algerians shallow‐water sea cucumbers
(Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida) based on 16S mitochondrial DNA. Actes du 2ème Colloque International
sur la Biodiversité et écosystèmes littoraux (BEL 02), Oran ‐ Algérie, 28‐30 Novembre 2010. Inter Islamic
Sciences & Technology Network on Oceanography (INOC, Izmir, Turkey) & Laboratoire Réseau de
Surveillance Environnementale (LRSE, Oran, Algérie). (eds). Proceedings of BEL 02 – février, 2011, pp. 69
– 74.
- BACHIR BOUIADJRA B., OULHIZ A., MEZALI K., SOUALILI-MEZALI D. L. & GHOMARI S. M., 2011. Le suivi
des opérations de repeuplement par deux Cyprinidés : Carpe argentée (Hypophtalmichtys molitrix) et
Carpe à grande bouche Aristichtys nobilis) au niveau du barrage Gargar. W de Relizane -Algérie. Actes du
2ème Colloque International sur la Biodiversité et écosystèmes littoraux (BEL 02), Oran ‐ Algérie, 28‐30
Novembre 2010. Revue INOC, Izmir, Turquie, (eds). Proceedings of BEL 02 – février, 2011. pp. 189 – 195.
- MEZALI K., ZUPO V., FRANCOUR P. 2006. Population dynamics of Holothuria (Holothuria) tubulosa and
Holothuria (Lessonothuria) polii of an Algerian Posidonia oceanica meadow. Biol. Mar. Medit. 13 (4): 158
- 161.
- MEZALI K. 2004a. Micro-répartition des holothuries aspidochirotes au sein de l’herbier de Posidonies de
la presqu’île de Sidi-Fredj (Algérie). Proceeding du 37eme Congrès de la Commission International pour
l’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée (37th CIESM Congress Proceedings): Barcelone Vol. 37,
p. 534.
- MEZALI K., 2004b. Feeding behaviour of Holothuria tubulosa and Holothuria polii of Tamentefoust area Algeria. Proceedings du 37eme Congrès de la Commission International pour l’Exploration Scientifique de
la Mer Méditerranée (37th CIESM Congress Proceedings): Barcelone Vol. 37, p. 535.
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- MEZALI K., CHEKABA B., ZUPO V., ASSLAH B., 2003. Comportement alimentaire de cinq espèces
d’holothuries aspidochirotes (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) de la presqu’île de Sidi-Fredj (Algérie).
Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 128 (1): 1-14.
- MEZALI K., 2002. Systematic revision of five aspidochirote holothurians species (Holothuroidea:
Echinodermata) inhabiting the Posidonia oceanica meadow of the Sidi-Fredj peninsula (Algeria). SPC
Bêche de mer Information Bulletin # 6 – April 2002, p. 24.
- MEZALI K., 2001. Biométrie des holothuries aspidochirotes (Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) de la
presqu’île de Sidi-Fredj (Algérie). Proceedings du 36eme Congrès de la Commission International
d’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée (36th CIESM Congress Proceedings): Monaco Vol. 36, p.
403.
- MEZALI K., SEMROUD R., 1997. Analyses modales et essai d'estimation des paramètres de croissance, de
l'âge et du mois de recrutement de trois espèces d'holothuries aspidochirotes (Holothuroidea:
Echinodermata) de la région de Sidi-Fredj (Algérie). Proceedings du 36ème Congrès de la Commission
International d’Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Méditerranée: Monaco, 35 (2): 466-467.
- MEZALI K., SEMROUD R., 1995. Relations de biométrie de cinq espèces d’holothuries aspidochirotes
(Holothuroidea: Echinodermata) dans la région de Sidi-Fredj (Algérie). Actes du Premier Congrès
Maghrébin des Sciences de la Mer, Hammamet, 20-22 novembre 1995. Bulletin de l'Institut National des
Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Tunis. pp. 25-29.
23 Communications and national conferences
Languages: Arabic, French and English.
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Lamya CHAOUI
CURRICULUM VITAE
Contact:
Professor Lamya Chaoui
Annaba University, Faculty of Science. Marine Bioresources.
Tel.:+213(0)38871062; Mobile: +213(0)661413605
Fax: +213(0)38868510
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.lbm-univ-annaba.org
Qualifications
- Bachelor, June 1985.
- D.E.S in Animal Biology. Option: zoosystematic. Annaba University, September 1989.
- DEA in Animal Ecology. Option: Animal ecophysiology. Annaba Univ. Annaba, in
September 1990.
- Doctoral 3rd cycle in Animal Biology. Option: Animal ecophysiology. Univ. Annaba, July 1993.
- PhD. Annaba University, May 2007.
Post-doctoral training:
Theme: Genetic Polymorphism of sea bream Sparus aurata in laguno-marines Mediterranean
systems.
Location: University of Montpellier II. Institute of Evolutionary Sciences (ISEM).
Period: September 2009 / August 2010.
Key qualifications: (Relevant to the project): Biodiversity, Ichthyology, Population genetics.
I’m lecturer at the University of Annaba, with 12 years’ post-doctoral (3rd cycle) experience in
lagoon fish, with particular attention on the diversity and population genetics difference between
sea and lagoon. She has extensive research experience as a participant in national and
international research projects.
Research projects:
Funding: Programme Agreement Algerian-Tunisian cooperation.
Partners: University of Tunis El Manar.
Title: Freshwater Ichtyodiversity North Africa: endemism and impacts of introductions.
Quality: Project Manager (2012-2016).
Funding: Programme Agreement Algerian-French cooperation, Tassili N ° 26389PM.
Genetics and ecology of gorgonians in Algeria: management of populations and responses to
global change.
Partners: University of Annaba - University of the Mediterranean (Aix-Marseille II) - University of
Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
Quality: Project Manager (2012-2016).
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Publications
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Kara M. H., Bengraine K. A., Derbal F., Chaoui L. & Amarouayache M., 2004. Quality evaluation of a
new strain of Artemia from Marouane Chott (North-East Algeria). Aquaculture, 235: 361-369.
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Chaoui L., Kara M. H., 2004. Nouveau signalement de la sole du Sénégal Solea senegalensis dans la
lagune du Mellah (Algérie Nord-Est). Cybium, 28(3):
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Chaoui L., Derbal F., Kara M. H. & Quignard J. P., 2005. Alimentation et embonpoint de la daurade
Sparus aurata dans la lagune du Mellah. Cah. Biol. Mar., 46: 221-225.
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Chaoui L., Kara M. H. & Quignard J. P., 2006. Growth and reproduction of gilt-head sea bream
Sparus aurata (L.) in extensive rearing in Mellah lagoon (North-East Algeria). Scientia marina,
70(3) :545-552.
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Chaoui L., Kara M. H., Faure E., Quignard J. P., 2006. L’ichtyofaune de la lagune du Mellah: diversité,
production et analyse des captures commerciales. Cybium, 30(2): 123-132
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Chaoui L., Kara M. H., Faure E., Quignard J. P., Bonhomme F., 2009. Forte différenciation génétique
de la daurade Sparus aurata (L., 1758) entre les deux rives de la Méditerranée occidentale. C. R.
Biologies, 332: 329–335.
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Chaoui L. Kara M. H., 2011. Evaluation et diagnostic par l’approche structurale de la population de
daurades Sparus aurata (L. 1758) dans la lagune du Mellah. Rev. Ecol. (Terre et vie), 66: 135-144.
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Chaoui L., Gagnaire P. A., Guinand B., Quignard J. P., Tsigenopoulos C., Kara M. H., Bonhomme F.,
2012. Microsatellite length variation in candidate genes is associated with habitat type in the
gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata. Mol. Ecol., 21: 5497-5511.
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Kara M. H., Chaoui L., Derbal F., Zaidi R., de Boisséson C., Baud M., Bigarré L., 2014. Betanodavirusassociated mortalities of adult wild groupers Epinephelus marginatus and Epinephelus costae in
Algeria. J. Fish Dis., sous presse.
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Maria Celia (Machel) D. MALAY
Curriculum Vitæ
Contact
Dr. Maria Celia (Machel) D. Malay
Marine Laboratory
University of Guam
Mangilao GU 96923 USA
Tel: 1 671 735 2175
Fax: 1 671 734 6767
[email protected]
Positions held
Research Affiliate, University of Guam Marine Laboratory, 2012 Research
Associate, Marine Invertebrate Division, Florida Museum of Natural History,
2012
Assistant Professor, Biology Department, De La Salle University – Manila;
2011-2012
National Science Council Postdoctoral Fellow; 2010-2011, Institute of
Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University. Supervisor: Dr. Tin-Yam
Chan
Education
Ph.D. Zoology; 2010, University of Florida (Advisor: Dr. Gustav Paulay)
M.S. Program in Marine Science; 1998-2002 [ABT], University of the
Philippines – Diliman (Advisor: Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez)
B.S. Biology; 1998, University of the Philippines–Diliman (Thesis co-advisors:
Dr. Wilfredo Barraquio & Dr. Flerida Cariño)
Research Interests
Systematics, biogeography, and ecology of marine invertebrates; tropical
marine biology and biodiversity; management of coastal resources and
invertebrate fisheries.
My interests lie in figuring out what lives on reefs, and the engines of diversification that drive the
evolution of reef-associated organisms. Small Pacific islands and the Coral Triangle biodiversity
hotspot are enduring interests of mine – why are they so diverse, where do the biogeographic
boundaries lie, what special ecological traits promote rapid speciation, and what new species
remain to be discovered? I am also interested in connections between biodiversity, ethnobiology,
and resource management and conservation, because biodiversity hotspots also tend to be areas
with high cultural diversity and are also the most threatened by human encroachments.
In my research, I link modern molecular genetics tools with classical taxonomy. I’m also a strong
believer in spending as much time in the field as one possibly can, as this is the best way to really
get to know a group and an ecosystem. Taxonomically speaking, I’ve a special place in my heart for
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crustaceans – I’ve worked extensively on hermit crabs and coral-dwelling barnacles. But I’m
interested in the evolution and natural history of any and all tropical marine invertebrates. They
are all cool and fascinating to me.
Publications &
manuscripts
in progress
- Bowen, BW, K Shanker, N Yasuda, MCD Malay, S von der Heyden, G Paulay, LA Rocha,
KA Selkoe, PH Barber, ST Williams, HA Lessios, ED Crandall, G Bernardi, CP Meyer, KE
Carpenter, RJ Toonen. 2014. Phylogeography Unplugged: Comparative geographic
surveys in the genomic era. Bulletin of Marine Science 90 (1): 00-000.
- Poupin, J, M Zubia, N Gravier-Bonnet, P Chabanet, and M Malay. 2012. Illustrated
checklist of the Decapoda at Europa Island. Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine
Science 11: 1-25.
- Malay, MCD, T Komai, and TY Chan. 2012. A new cryptic species in the “Calcinus anani
Poupin & McLaughlin, 1998” species complex (Decapoda:Anomura: Diogenidae):
evidence from coloration and molecular genetics. Zootaxa 3367: 165-175.
- Malay, MCD and G Paulay. 2010. Peripatric speciation drives diversification and
distributional patterns of reef hermit crabs (Decapoda: Diogenidae: Calcinus).
Evolution 64(3): 634-662.
- Poupin, J and MCD Malay. 2009. Identification of a Ciliopagurus strigatus (Herbst,
1804) species-complex, with description of a new Ciliopagurus from French Polynesia
(Decapoda, Anomura, Diogenidae). Zoosystema 31(2): 209-232.
- Sandin, SA, JE Smith, EE DeMartini, EA Dinsdale, SD Donner, AM Friedlander, T
Konotchick, M Malay, JE Maragos, D Obura, O Pantos, G Paulay, M Richie, F Rohwer,
RE Schroeder, S Walsh, JBC Jackson, N Knowlton, and E Sala. 2008. Baselines and
degradation of coral reefs in the northern Line Islands. PLoS ONE 3(2): e1548.
- Juinio-Meñez, MA, HGP Bangi, and MCD Malay. 2008. Effect of type of feed, stocking
density and grow-out site on gonad yield, growth and survivorship of cultured sea
urchin. Philippine Agricultural Scientist 91(4): 439-449.
- Juinio-Meñez, MA, HGP Bangi, MCD Malay, and D Pastor. 2008. Enhancing the
Recovery of Depleted Tripneustes gratilla Stocks Through Grow-out Culture and
Restocking. Reviews in Fisheries Science 16(1-3): 35-43.
- Juinio-Meñez, MA, MCD Malay, and HGP Bangi. 2001. Sea Urchin Grow-Out Culture.
Coastal Resources management Tools. Enhancing Community Participation in Fishery
Resources Management Project, the Marine Science Institute, University of the
Philippines. The Royal Netherlands Embassy and the Department of Agriculture –
Bureau of Agricultural Research. 34 pages.
- Malay, MCD, MA Juino-Meñez, and C Villanoy. 2000. Population genetic structure of
the sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla from selected sites in western Luzon and eastern
Philippines. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali,
Indonesia, October 23 – 27, 1:107-111.
- Malay, MCD, HGP Bangi, and MA Juinio-Meñez. 2000. Enhancement effect of sea
urchin grow-out cages in Lucero, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Science Diliman 12(2): 1-9.
Scientific &
Media
Coverage
- “Evolution: Splitting on the Edges”, Science (Editor’s Choice Section) 327: 1555,
26 March 2010.
- “Gulf of Mexico yields a wealth of undersea animals”, The Gainesville Sun, 5
Dec 2006 (http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061205/LOCAL/612040343/1/news).
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Invited
Seminars
- Speciation in the tropical seas: New insights from reef-associated crustaceans. Invited
seminar, University of the Philippines – Marine Science Institute; Dec 2010.
- Speciation in the tropical seas: What reef-associated crustaceans can teach us (or:
The Attack of the Crustaceans!!). Exit seminar, Department of Biology, University of
Florida; Jul 2010; FL, USA.
- Diversity and speciation of the coral-dwelling barnacles (Balanomorpha:
Pyrgomatidae). Invited talk at The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting; Sept 2009;
Tokyo, Japan.
- Phylogenetics, speciation, and biogeography of hermit crabs (Calcinus) and coraldwelling barnacles (Pyrgomatidae). Invited seminar, University of the Philippines –
Marine Science Institute; Jun 2008.
- Systematics, phylogenetics, & biogeography of coral-inhabiting barnacles
(Pyrgomatidae). Invited lecture, Soong Research Laboratory, National Sun Yat-Sen
University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Jun 2007.
Contributed
Presentations
- Malay, MCD. Speciation in the coral dwelling barnacles (Balanomorpha:
Pyrgomatidae): Investigating the roles of geography and host-specificity. Oral
presentation at the 11th Phil Association of Marine Science National Symposium; Oct
2011; Tagaytay, Philippines.
- Malay, MCD. Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Phylogenetics & speciation of the
coral-dwelling barnacles. Oral presentation at the 2nd UF Marine Biology Meeting; Feb
2010; FL, USA.
- Malay, MCD and G Paulay. Peripatric speciation drives diversification and
distributional patterns of reef hermit crabs” (Decapoda: Diogenidae: Calcinus). Poster
presented at The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting; Sept 2009; Tokyo, Japan.
- Malay, MCD. Phylogenetics, biogeography, host-specificity, and speciation in the
coral-dwelling barnacles. Oral presentation at the 1st UF Marine Biology Meeting; Jan
2009; FL, USA.
- Malay, MCD. Phylogenetics & speciation of coral barnacles (Pyrgomatidae), with
emphasis on the genus Trevathana”. Oral presentation at the 11th International Coral
Reef Symposium; Jul 2008; FL, USA.
- Malay, MCD, MA Juino-Meñez, and C Villanoy. Population genetics of the sea urchin
Tripneustes gratilla from selected sites in western Luzon and eastern Philippines. Oral
presentation at the 9th International Coral Reef Symposium; Oct 2000; Bali, Indonesia.
- Malay MCD, MA Juinio-Meñez, HGP Bangi, and RMB Hapitan. Effect of seasonality,
lunar phase, stocking density, and grow-out site on the gonad yield of the sea urchin
T. gratilla. Oral presentation at the 5th Phil Assoc of Mar Sci Nat Symp; Oct 1999;
Quezon City, Philippines.
- Malay MCD, HGP Bangi, and MA Juinio-Meñez. Enhancement effect of sea urchin
grow-out cages in Lucero, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Poster presented at the 5th Phil Assoc
of Mar Sci Nat Symp; Oct 1999; Quezon City, Philippines.
Workshops
- NESCent Catalysis meeting on the “Molecular Ecology and Evolution of the IndoPacific”, Durham NC, March 5-8, 2012
- Innovation Through Institutional Integration (i3) pedagogical workshop “Expanding
the Teaching Toolbox: Introduction to Active and Scientific Teaching Approaches”,
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Gainesville FL, March 26-27, 2010
Honors and
Fellowships
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Science Council of Taiwan (2011)
- Austin Award for excellence in natural science research, Florida Museum of
Natural History (2010)
- Best Poster, The Crustacean Society Summer Meeting in Tokyo (for the
poster “Peripatric speciation drives diversification and distributional patterns
of reef hermit crabs”; 2009)
- Travel Grants, Dept. of Biology, Office of Research & Graduate Programs, &
Graduate Student Council; Univ. of Florida (2009)
- Travel Grant for Symposium Speakers, The Carcinological Society of Japan
(2009)
- Best Published Paper in Marine Fisheries, EO Tan Memorial Awards, Republic
of the Philippines (for the paper “Enhancing the recovery of depleted
Tripneustes gratilla stocks through grow-out culture and restocking” by
Juinio-Meñez et al.; 2008)
- Kuroshio Visiting Researcher Fellowship, National Sun Yat-Sen University,
Taiwan (2007)
- Student Research Fellowship, American Microscopical Society (2007)
- Exchange Student, FACE Program (Ocean Bridges: A Florida-France Training &
Research Cooperative in Coral Reef Conservation and Biodiversity) (2006)
- Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research, American Museum of Natural
History (2004)
- Travel Grant, Department of Zoology, University of Florida (2004)
- Brian Riewald Memorial Fund Research Grant, Department of Zoology,
University of Florida (2004)
- Brayfield Scholarship in Invertebrate Paleontology (2003)
- Alumni Fellow, University of Florida (2002 – 2006)
- Best Research Paper (Unpublished Category), 12th Bureau of Agricultural
Research National Research Symposium, Oct 2000 (for the paper
“Enhancement effect of sea urchin grow-out cages in Lucero, Bolinao,
Pangasinan” by Malay et al.)
- Travel Grant, David & Lucile Packard Foundation (2000)
Teaching
Experience
- Biology Department, De La Salle University Manila: Invertebrate Zoology
(LBYBIO2); Marine Biology (MARINBI); Genetics (LBYBIOE); New Materials in
Biology (SCIMATB & LBYMATB); 2011-2012
- Department of Zoology, University of Florida: Invertebrate Zoology
(ZOO2203C), 2005-2010; Genetics (PCB3063), 2008; Evolution (ZOO7677),
2007; Integrated Principles of Biology I (BSC2010), 2004
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Research
Assistant
Experience
- Research assistant, Division of Invertebrate Zoology (2002-2010)
- Project Leader: Dr. Gustav Paulay (Florida Museum of Natural History)
- Intensive field collections; processed and photographed invertebrates;
collection curation; helped manage the molecular genetics laboratory.
- Research assistant, Sea Urchin Project (1999 – 2002)
- Project Leader: Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez (UP-MSI)
- Population genetics; surveyed fisheries stocks; worked in experimental
aquaculture and grow-out facilities; co-authored a training manual; assisted
in training sessions for resource managers.
Editorial assistant, “Philippine Coral Reef Atlas” book project (1998)
Supervisor: Dr. Porfirio M. Aliño (UP-MSI)
Field Experience Independent and group fieldwork in the Philippines (with UP-MSI , DLSU, & the
MNHN), Guam & the Northern Marianas (with UF , UoG, & NOAA), the Line
Islands (with UCSD-SIO), French Polynesia (with the FACE program, UF, & EPHE),
the Cook Islands, Fiji, Taiwan (with NSYSU and NTOU), Oman (with SQU), Florida
(with UF), the Iles Eparses (with TAAF and Univ-Réunion), and Réunion (with the
Université de La Réunion).
Service
Marine Specialist Collaborator, Micronesia Biosecurity Plan (2013)
Guest judge, Mt. Carmel School Science Fair (Guam), 23 April 2013
Reviewer: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology; Invertebrate Systematics
Scientific Consultant, Philippine Pavilion, Yeosu World Expo 2012 [winner of 2
gold medals (Theme Development & Creative Display) in the Small Pavilion
category]
Professional
Memberships
The Crustacean Society; Society for the Study of Evolution; American
Microscopical Society; International Society for Reef Studies
SCUBA
Certifications
AAUS Scientific Diver; PADI Rescue Diver; TDI Nitrox Certification. Active diver
since 1998.
Languages
Fluent in Tagalog (Filipino), English, & French
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Marie ABBOUD-ABI SAAB
Curriculum Vitæ
Contact:
Research Director, Plankton unit,
Lebanese National Council for Scientific Research (LNCSR)/
National Centre for Marine Sciences, P.O Box: 534, Batroun, Lebanon.
Tel: + 961 6 741582/83; Fax: + 961 6 741 584;
E-mail: [email protected]
EDUCATION
Graduate
Master of Natural Sciences, 1973, Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences.
Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies on Oceanography (DEA), 1976, AIX- MARSELLE II
University, France.
Doctorate 3rd cycle on Oceanography, 1977, AIX- MARSELLE II University, France.
Doctorat d'Etat on Oceanography, 1985, AIX- MARSELLE II University, France.
Post-doctorate: Fulbright scholarship Program, February - August, 1995
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Academic and Field work
Research
1974-1975: Research assistant, Biology department, American University of Beirut.
1978-1985: Researcher (Phytoplankton, taxonomy, ecology…), Marine Research Center/
LNCSR. ( Primary Production Department)
1985-present: Senior Researcher, National Center for Marine Sciences/ LNCSR.
Teaching and Academic activities
1978-1990: Professor of Oceanography, Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences (Courses +
practical work).
1990- 2001: Professor of Aquaculture Initiation to Oceanography, Saint-Esprit University,
Faculty of Agriculture.
2000-2005: Professor of Oceanography Saint-Joseph University, Faculty of Sciences, Beirut
(Courses + practical work,).
1996-2013: Professor of Aquaculture and Initiation to Oceanography, Lebanese University,
Faculty of Agriculture, Beirut.
Advisors of 30 students for Master, 4 for DEA, and 7 for PhD degrees.
Research activities
- National Expert in UNEP for the purposes of article 2 of annex VIII of the Law of the sea
Convention, nominated by Lebanese Government for the project concerning: Climate
change, Biodiversity.
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Member in the committee of the preparation of national rapport for the estimation of
impact of climatic change in the environment and their adaptation.
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Member of ‘the International scientific advisory Committee (International Workshop on
“Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Izmir –Turkey, 20-22 October, 2009), INOC.
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Preparation of an " action Plan for the establishment of strategies on the conservation of
coastal habitats' in the context of the Action Plan for the conservation of biological diversity
in the Mediterranean region (SAP BIO)- Lebanon.
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Principal investigators for 20 National projects and representative of Lebanon in many
bilateral and Mediterranean projects.
Participation in Mediterranean projects: MYTIMED, ACCOBAMS.
-
Recent activities
- Lebanese coordinator of the European project SESAME “Southern European Seas:
Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem changes”2006-2010.
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Partner in Mediterranean project: INCAM (Improving National Assessment and
Monitoring Capacities for Integrated Environment and Coastal Ecosystem
Management) (executive partners: CIHEAM, CNRS Libanais, IRD).Ending 2013
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Coordinator of the work package Hydrology and planktonology in the bilateral
Lebanese– Italian project CANA "Establishing monitoring and sustainable development
of the Lebanese Sea". Ongoing project.
-
Lebanese coordinator of the ENPI –CBCMED project M3-HABs« Risk Monitoring,
Modelling and Mitigation of Benthic Harmful Algal Blooms along Mediterranean
coasts” 2014-2015.
Membership in:
- International Committee for toxic microalgae.
- International Council for Scientific Exploration in Mediterranean (committee of plankton)
- Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Arab association for Oceanography.
- International committee for Bird preservation.
- Cultural Council of Byblos.
List of Scientific publications since 2005:
- Fakhri, M., Romano, J. -C., Abboud-Abi Saab, M. 2005. Impact of natural and artificial chemical inputs on
the marine ecosystem of Batroun region (North Lebanon). Leb. Sci. J., 6(1) : 13-27.
- Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Fakhri, M., Kassab, M.T., Mattar N., 2005. Les sels nutritifs et le phytoplancton sur
la côte sud du Liban : évaluation d’indices écologiques. Leb. Sci. J, 6(2) : 27-43.
- Abboud-Abi Saab & Nader, M., 2005. Establish Conservation Strategies for Lebanese Coastal Habitats,
559-566, In: INOC 2005, Marine & Coastal Protected Areas ed. by Chouikhi, A. & Menioui M., 687pp.
- Khalaf, G. & Abboud- Abi Saab, M. 2005. Surveillance permanente de la diversité biologique marine et
côtière du Liban. 594 -598, In: INOC 2005, Marine & Coastal Protected Areas. Ed. by Chouikhi, A. &
Menioui M., 687pp
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- Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Kassab, M.T., Ammar, I., 2005. Seasonal and spatial variation of hydrology and
phytoplankton assemblages in the Lebanese –Syrian coastal waters. The Regional Workshop on Marine
Sciences and Natural Resources, Tishreen University, Lattakia, Syria 25-26 May 2005.(Abstract).
- Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Chedid, S., Kassab, M.T. 2006. The effect of environmental factors on the
development of potentially harmful microalgae in fishing harbors in the Lebanese waters (Eastern
Mediterranean): 15-28. In: A. Chouikhi and HH Kouyoumjian, Protection of Coastal & Marine
Environment, Inter-Islamic Science and Technology Network on Oceanography, 274pp.
- Kanaan, H., Biard, J.F., Khalaf, G., Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Mourtada, M., and Abou-Mrad, C. 2006.
Oligoelements and lipids in Pterocladia from the Lebanese Coast. Arab Journal of Pharmaceutical
Sciences, 3(3):31-38.
- Khalaf, G. Nakhlé, K., Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Tronczynski, J. Mouawad, R. et Fakhri, M. 2006. Preliminary
results of the oil spill impact on Lebanese coastal waters. Leb. Sci. J, 7(2) : 135-153.
- Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Kassab M.-T. & Tarek, E., 2006. Utilisation des populations phytoplanctoniques
comme indicateur de l’équilibre du système pélagique dans les zones côtières libanaises. Regional
Workshop on « Monitoring of Coastal Zones and Legislation for the Implementation of National
Observatory on Environment and development, CNRSL & UNEP-MAP, 24-25 May: 29-30. (Abstract).
- Fakhri, M., Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Romano, J.C. et Tarek, E., 2006. Acquisition des données par mesures
en continu : Stratégie complémentaire du programme de surveillance des eaux côtières libanaises.
Regional Workshop on « Monitoring of Coastal Zones and Legislation for the Implementation of National
Observatory on Environment and development, CNRSL & UNEP-MAP, 24-25 May: 23-24. (Abstract).
- Abboud-Abi Saab, M., J.-C. Romano, M. Fakhri, 2006. Influence des Apports Fluviaux et Industriels sur les
Populations Phytoplanctoniques dans la région de Selaata (Mer Levantine). WATMED 3, 1-3 Novembre
2006.
- Fakhri, M. Abboud-Abi Saab, M., J.-C. Romano, 2006. Effet du Vent sur la Dispersion des Masses d’Eaux
de la Rivière Al-Jaouz (Méditerranée Orientale) : Stratégie de la Drogue Dérivante. WATMED3, 1-3
Novembre 2006.
- Khalah, K., Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Fakhri, M., Rwayheb Mina, R., Mouawad, R., Nassif, N., Nakhlé, K.
2006. Report on testing Marine pollution Indicators in the Mediterranean region- LEBANON. CNRSL &
UNEP, 19pp.
- Khalaf, K & Abboud-Abi Saab, M. (coordinateurs), 2007. Etude des paramètres physico-chimiques,
bactériologiques et biologiques de la tâche B2/source S2 des sources karstiques de Chekka. CNRS/USJESIB, 18pp.
- Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Fakhri, M., Kassab M.-T. & Matar, N. 2008. Développement exceptionnel des eaux
colorées au printemps 2007 dans la zone côtière libanaise entre Zouk-Naher el kelb. Leb. Sci. J., 9(1) : 6170.
- Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Fakhri, M., Sadek, E. & Matar, N. 2008. An estimate of the environmental status of
Lebanese littoral waters using nutrients and chlorophyll-a as indicators. Leb. Sci. J, 9(1) :43-60.
- Fakhri, M., Abboud-Abi Saab, M., & J.-C. Romano, 2008. The use of sediments to assess the impact of
Selaata phosphate plant on Batroun coastal area (Lebanon, Levantin basin). Leb. Sci. J, 9(1):29-42.
- Marie Abboud - Abi Saab, Gaby Khalaf, Milad Fakhri, Elie Tarek, 2009. Etat des lieux des cétacés dans les
eaux côtières libanaises. First Biennial Conference on Cetacean Conservation in South Mediterranean
Countries (CSMC1), ACCOBAMS in collaboration with the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected
Areas (MAP/UNEP), Tabarka, Tunisia, 12 - 14 October 2009, p11.
- Milad Fakhri, Marie Abboud - Abi Saab, Gaby Khalaf, 2009. National action plan for cetaceans’
protection and conservation in the Lebanese marine water, First Biennial Conference on Cetacean
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Conservation in South Mediterranean Countries (CSMC1), ACCOBAMS in collaboration with the Regional
Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (MAP/UNEP), Tabarka, Tunisia, 12 - 14 October 2009, p14.
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Marie Abboud - Abi Saab, 2009. Studies and changes of phytoplankton populations on the Lebanese
coastal waters, CIESM Workshop on ‘Phytoplankton Response to Mediterranean Environmental
Change’, 7 - 10 October 2009, Tunis, Tunisia. (In print)
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Khalaf G., Fakhri M., Abi-Ghanem C., Abboud Abi-Saab M. and Mina R. Impact of the anthropogenic
activities on the deterioration of the coastal ecosystem of Beirut city, International Work-Shop on
Impact of large coastal Mediterranean cities on marine ecosystems, Egypt, Alexandria,10-12 February
2009.
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Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Fakhri, M., Kassab M.-T. & Matar, N. 2009.Effect of River input on the primary
productivity in Lebanese Coastal waters: Case study of river Naher El Kalb. INOC Izmir Turkey,20-22
October 2009) p28 (abstract).
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Fakhri, M., Abboud-Abi Saab, M., Romano, J.-C, Khalaf G. 2009. Evaluation of the impact of Selaata
fertilizers plant and Al-Jaouz River on the variation of Batroun sea water characteristics (North
Lebanon) at small temporal scale. INOC Izmir Turkey, 20-22 October 2009) p 40 (abstract).
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Marie Abboud- Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri, Marie-Thérèse Kassab, Nada Matar & Roula Mina. The effect of
organic pollution on the environmental conditions and phytoplankton populations in the central
Lebanese coastal waters. LAAS, 17th International Scientific Conference, 12-13Nov. USEK, Liban).
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Marie Abboud- Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri, Marie-Thérèse Kassab & Nada Matar. Effect of distance from the
coast on phytoplanktonic populations in Lebanese coastal waters during 2008-2009. International
Conference on “Biodiversity of the Aquatic Environment “Towards a diverse and sustainable world" 1315 December, 2010, Lattakia- Syria.
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Milad Fakhri, Gaby Khalaf, Marie Abboud Abi Saab, Roula Mina, Nada Matar, Joelle Nacouzi.
Classification of the Lebanese coastal zone according to the level of pollution. International Workshop "
Marine and Coastal Zone Environmental Management: Risk Analysis and Mitigation for sustainable
growth (ERAM)". Egypt, 3-5 October 2010.
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Milad Fakhri, Marie Abboud-Abi Saab, Gaby Khalaf, Roula Mina. Lebanese water column pollution from
the discharge of a waste water treatment plant. International Conference on “Biodiversity of the
Aquatic Environment “Towards a diverse and sustainable world" 13-15 December, 2010, Lattakia Syria.
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Marie Abboud- Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri and Gaby Khalaf .Vertical and temporal phytoplanktonic
population’s variability in the Lebanese marines waters (Eastern Mediterranean). SESAME, Final
Scientific Conference Electra Palace Hotel, Athens, Greece, 4-8 April 2011.
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Marie Abboud- Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri, Marie-Thérèse Kassab. Seasonal and spatial variations of the
dinoflagelate Ostreopsis siamensis in the Lebanese coastal waters (Eastern Mediterranean). ICOD International Conference on Ostreopsis Development Scientific programme: 6th – 8th April 2011
(Abstract).
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Marie Abboud-Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri, Marie-Thérèse Kassab, Nada Matar, 2011. Temporal variations of
tintinnids populations in Lebanese coastal waters between 2001 and 2011. Plankton 2011: September
22nd & 23rd 2011, Plymouth, UK, page P1 (abstract).
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Fakhri, M., Romano, J.-C., and Abboud-Abi Saab, M. (2011). Impact of wind on the dispersion of
contaminants in the Lebanese northern marine area. J. Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment, 17(1):
32- 46.
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Marie Abboud-Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri, Marie-Thérèse Kassab, 2012. Effect of chemical input on the
temporal and spatial abundance of tintinnid ciliates in Lebanese coastal waters (Eastern
Mediterranean). J. Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment, 18 (3): 299-328.
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Fakhri, M., Abboud - Abi Saab, M., Khalaf, G., 2012. Water column contamination from discharge of
wastewater treatment plant in south Beirut, Lebanon. Journal of Environmental hydrology, 20 (17):1-11
- Marie Abboud-Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri , Marie-Thérèse Kassab and Nada Matar , 2013. Seasonal and
Spatial Variations of the Dinoflagellate Ostreopsis siamensis in the Lebanese Coastal Waters (Eastern
Mediterranean). Cryptogamie, Algologie, 34 (1): 57-67.
- Marie Abboud Abi Saab, Milad Fakhri, Abed El Rahman Hassoun. Interannual variations of water and air
temperatures in Lebanese coastal water, 2000-2012., 2014.
International conference on
“Oceanography and Sustainable Marine Production: A challenge of Managing Marine resources under
Climate Change. INOC Kuantan- Malaysia, 29-31, October, 2013,96-104. In: Chouikhi A., eds,
proceedings of ICOSMaP-2013, 572 pp.
One Book:
Abboud-Abi Saab, M. 2008. Tintinnids of the Lebanese Coastal Waters (Eastern
Mediterranean), CNRS-Lebanon /UNEP/MAP/RAC/SPA, 192 pp.
Chapter in book
Marie Abboud-Abi Saab, 2012. Marine biodiversity in coastal waters, 1-29pp. In: Review and
perspectives of Environmental studies in Lebanon. Ed. H. Kouyoumjian & M. Hamzé, INCAMEU/CNRS, Lebanon pp328.
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Douniazed MARZOUG
Curriculum Vitæ
Contact:
Associate Professor
Laboratory RESEAU DE SURVEILLANCE ENVIRONNEMENTALE
Départment of Biology
Faculty of Nature science and life
University of Oran
31000 Oran / Algeria
Tel: + 213794547710
E-mail: [email protected]
Academic title
- Diploma of engineer in biology (1991)
- Diploma of Magister (University of Oran, 2002).
o Theme: Contribution to the study of parasites of cetacean stranded in the Western
Algerian coast
- Diploma of doctorate in science (University of Oran,2012
o Theme: Biodiversity and structure of parasite communities in two commercial fish
species from western Mediterranean coasts of Algeria. Option: Marine
Parasitology
Scientific activities in connection with the research project
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Research projects (2003-2007): first project as research officer. Project title:
"Monitoring of pollution and nuisances affecting the coastal waters, fishery products,
aquaculture and assessing their impact on the health human (n ° of the project; F:
3011/01/2002).
The second project CNEPRU project (2007-2009) title: "network of observation of the
quality of the marine environment by the use of biological indicators and diagnostic
biosedimentaire of sites. The project #; F: 01820060065
The third project CNEPRU searching "project title: conservation of cetaceans in the
basin Algerian; N ° OF THE PROJECT: F: 01820100022
Communications
MARZOUG D., SENOUCI K. et BOUTIBA Z. - Parasitofaune d'un poisson pélagique: La Sardine (Sardina
pilchardus, Walb., 1792) pêchés dans la baie d'Oran. Etude préliminaire. 1er Colloque Climat et
Environnement de l'ARCE.15-19-17 Dec.1994, Oran, Algérie.
BOUTIBA Z., MARZOUG D., ABDELGHANI F. - Stratégie Globale pour la protection de l’Environnement
Marin. Journée Mondiale de la Mer, 26 Nov 1995. Phoenicia Port d’Oran.
BOUTIBA. Z., ABDELGHANI F. et MARZOUG D.Parasitologic information on Cetacea in Algerian Coast.
European Cetacean Society - 10 th Annual Conference, Lisbon (Portugal), 11 -13 March 1996.
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BOUTIBA Z., HAMOUTENE D., MARZOUG D., BOUDERBALA M., TALEB M. Z et ABDELGHANI F- Le Rorqual
Commun (Balaenoptera physalus) dans le Bassin sud de la Méditerranée Occidentale. États actuel des
Observations, Rimmo 5 -15 Nov 1996. ANTIBE France
MARZOUG D., BOUTIBA Z. et SENOUCI K. Indices parasitaires au cours d’un cycle annuel des
Trématodes et des Cestodes chez la Sardine (Sardina pilchardus, Walbum, 1792) de la côte
Ouest Algérienne. 2èmes Journées Maghrébines des Sciences de la me.r .Agadir, Maroc, 20-22
Décembre 1997.
MARZOUG .D, BOUTIBA Z et J. A. RAGA. Identification des larves d’Ascarides: Anisakis simplex (Rudolphi,
1809) de la sardine (Sardina pilchardus, WALBAUM, 1792) des côtes algériennes. L’Océan (Préparation
à l’EXPO 98, LISBON). Hôtel Hilton. Alger, 08-09-10 et 11 mai 1998.
MARZOUG D., BOUTIBA Z. et SENOUCI K. Parasitaufaune d’un poisson semi pélagique : la Bogue (Boops
boops, LINNE, 1758), dans la côte ouest algérienne. 3èmes Journées nationales Tunisiennes des Sciences
de la mer.( BIZERT, Tunisie, 19-20-21 Novembre1998.
TALEB, M. Z., BOUDERBALA, M., MARZOUG, D. & BOUTIBA, Z. Etude de certains facteurs de mortalité des
Cétacés des côtes algériennes. 3èmes Journées Tunisiennes des Sciences de la Mer, 19- 20-21 Nov. 1998
(Bizerte, Tunisie)
MARZOUG .D, BOUTIBA Z et J. A. RAGA. Some Helminth parasites from small Cetaceans off Algerian waters.
13th Annual Conference off European Cetacean Society .Valencia, Spain, 5- 8 April 1999.
MARZOUG, D. et BOUTIBA, Z. Contribution à l'étude des endoparasites chez la bogue (Boops boops, L) de la
côte ouest algérienne. Salon National de la pêche, 9-11 Juillet 2000 (Oran, Algérie).
MARZOUG. D; BOUTIBA. Z. Parasitofaune des Cétacés des eaux algériennes : Rimmo 13 -14 Nov 2004. NICE
France
MARZOUG .D; MASTOR.H  Z. BOUTIBA. « Digènes (Fellodistomidae, Hemiuridae) de la Sardine (Sardina
pilchardus, Walb, 1792), dans la côte Occidentale Algérienne »Workshop International sur la
Biodiversité et écosystèmes littoraux Bel 01 29_30 Novembre 2007 Oran.
MARZOUG.D ; SOUILAH.C ; BOUTIBA.Z ET MAAROUF.L Etude épidémiologique et statistique comparative
des parasitoses »Congrès de parasitologie et de Mycologie. 17, 18 et 19 juin 2009. Faculté de Médecine
et de Pharmacie de Poitier, France.
MARZOUG.D et Z. BOUTIBA. « Échouages et parasitoses des Cétacés de la côte occidentale algérienne ».
BEL 02 .2ème COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL SUR LA BIODIVERSITE ET ECOSYSTEMES LITTORAUX .Les 28, 29 et 30
Novembre 2010, Oran, Algérie.
MARZOUG D., Zitouni BOUTIBA, Aneta KOSTADINOVA, Ana PEREZ-DEL-OLMO. “Impact of fishing Boops
boops (Ieleostei : Sparidae) on Parasite Communities at two Mediterranean localities” 3 ème Journées
du Réseau RASMER, Oran 6-7 Juin 2012.
HALFAOUI K.; D. MARZOUG ; Z. BOUTIBA ; Ana PEREZ DEL OLMO. Etude de la biodiversité parasitaire de la
sardine (Sardina pilchardus) pêchée dans les côtes algériennes. BEL 03. 3ème COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL SUR
LA BIODIVERSITE ET ECOSYSTEMES LITTORAUX 26, 27 et 28 Novembre 2013, Oran, Algérie.
Publications:
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- MARZOUG .D, BOUTIBA Z et J. A. RAGA. “Some Helminth parasites from small Cetaceans off Algerian
waters. Actes of 13th Annual Conference off European Cetacean Society .Valencia, Spain. P110_116”
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- MARZOUG D. • Zitouni BOUTIBA •David I. GIBSON • Ana PE´REZ-DEL-OLMO •Aneta KOSTADINOVA.
“Descriptions of digeneans from Sardina pilchardus (Walbaum) (Clupeidae) off the Algerian coast of the
western Mediterranean, with a complete list of its helminth parasites.” Systematic Parasitol (2012)
81:169–186.
- MARZOUG D. • Zitouni BOUTIBA •David I. GIBSON • •Aneta KOSTADINOVA & Ana PE´REZ-DEL-OLMO.
Effects of fishing on parasitism in a sparid fish: Contrasts between two areas of the Western
Mediterranean » Parasitology International 61 (2012) 414–420.
- MARZOUG D. • Mohamed RIMA • Zitouni BOUTIBA • Simona GEORGIEVA • Aneta KOSTADINOVA •
PÉREZ-DEL-OLMO “A new species of Saturnius Manter, 1969 (Digenea: Hemiuridae) from
Mediterranean mullet (Teleostei: Mugilidae)3. Systematic Parasitology DOI 10.1007/s11230-013946,2014
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Zitouni BOUTIBA
CURRICULUM VITAE
Contact:
Laboratoire: Réseau de Surveillance Environnementale
Faculté des Sciences de la Nature & de la Vie, Université d'Oran, Algérie.
Tél: (mobile): (213) 07 70 16 48 70 ; Tél /Fax (Laboratory) (213) 41 58 19 31
E-mail: zitouniboutiba @yahoo.fr
Academic Formation
- Graduate diploma: D.E.S.; Option: Marine biology, June 1976, University of Oran, Algeria.
- Certificate of Equivalence to M.SC. in biology issued by the University of Paris 7 (France), May
1985.
- Master in Zoo-palaeontology (Structures and functions in the development of the vertebrates),
September 1985, University of Paris 7 (France).
- Magister in biology marine. University of Oran, Algeria. May 1979.
- State Doctorate ès-Science in environmental science (Option: marine biology) University of
Oran, June 1992.
Functions
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Contractual assistant (1976-1977), University of Oran
Senior lecturer (1977-1984), University of Oran
Lecturer (1984-1992), University of Oran
Docent (1992-1998), University of Oran
Professor (from 1998), University of Oran.
Admınıstatıves and Pedagogical Functions
1980-1982: Head of Department of animal biology, Univ. Oran.
1982-1984: Assistant Director for the pedagogy and head of Department of Animal biology, I.S.N.,
Univ. Oran.
1987-1990: Deputy Director of the Institute of Natural Sciences, University Oran.
1995-1999: Director of the Institute of Sciences of Nature (University. of Oran)
1999-2003: Dean of the Faculty of science, University of Oran
2004-2011: Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Oran.
2000-2012: Member of the Board of Directors of the Faculty of Sciences of Oran
2003-2013: Member of CSP, Expert CNEPRU; Ministry of higher education and scientific research
2008-2013: Member of the Scientific Council of the National Centre for research and development
of fishing and Aquaculture CNRDPA, Ministry of fisheries and fish resources.
1993-2012: Member of the Scientific Council of the Association RIMMO, Antibes France.
2007-2013: Member of the Scientific Committee of the ACCOBAMS Agreement. Monaco.
2000-2013: scientist of the Faculty of Science, University of Oran Board member.
2013-present: Member of the Scientific Council of the Faculty SNV of Oran.
Research Activities: (national research projects, cooperation projects and sectored projects,...):
1998- to now: Director of Research.
2000-present: Director of the laboratory on environmental monitoring network
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Responsible for 07 national research projects
- Project UNEP: United Nations Programme, Action Plan for the Mediterranean (PAM),
RAC - Tunis, Tunisia. Title: ACTION PLAN on the implementation of a PROGRAMME of
data collection on the Mediterranean Monk Seal"
- Others projects and research programmes 2006-2017 with CNEPRU, PNR, AUF, CRDI,
UE, ACCOBAMS.
Supervision of thesis from1993 to 2014:
Thesis of Magister supported: 77 submissions.
Thesis of doctorate supported: 26 PhDs
Communications and Publications
1. Communications : 177
2. Scientific papers: published :154
3. Scientific books 08
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KIHAL M., A.K. AL ABOUDI; D. HENNI; A. BENSOLTANE et Z. BOUTIBA, 2001. Microbiology of
water and pollution of the aquatic environment - Ed. Dar El Gharb, Algeria-168 p.
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BOUTIBA, Z, TALEB, M, Z, ABI AYAD, S.M.E.A, 2003- State of marine pollution of Oran coast.
Ed. Dar El Gharb. Algeria): 69 p.
BOUTIBA, Z, 2003 - dolphins and whales of Algeria. Ed. Dar El Gharb (Oran - Algeria): 110p.
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GRIMES M., BOUTIBA Z, BOUDERBALA M, BOUDJELLAL B, BOUMAZA S , BOUTIBA M,
GUEDIOURA A, HAFFERSSAS, HEMIDA F, KAÏDI N, KHELIFI B., KERZABI F., MERZOUG A.,
NOUAR A., SELLALI B., SELLALI- MERABTINE ; H SEMROUD, SERIDI H, TALEB M.Z.,
TOUABRIAT T.-2004 : Marine biodiversity and coastal Algeria - Ed. SONATRACH-Ed. DIWAN,
Alger-362p.
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BOUTIBA, Z, 2004 - last seals of Algeria. Ed. Dar El Gharb, Algeria: 228p.
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BOUTIBA, Z., 2004 - what about the marine environment. Ed. Dar El Gharb. Oran, Algeria:
220pp.
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BOURAS D et BOUTIBA Z., 2004- -Ecology: Discipline of impact. Ed 3 apples - Algeria: 115 p.
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ROUANE-HACENE O, BOUTIBA Z. & RISSO C., 2013- approach multimarkers applied in
marine Biomonitoring. Edition PAF French academic press, France: 364p.
Organization of international scientific events organized by the research Laboratory LRSE:
- 1st International Workshop on biodiversity and ecosystems beautiful coastlines 01 27-2829 November 2007, Oran-Algeria
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2nd Symposium International on biodiversity and ecosystems beautiful coastlines 02 28-29
& 30 November 2010, Oran-Algeria.
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03emes World Oceans JMO days organizing the 07 - 08 - June 2012, Oran-Algeria
3rd International Symposium on biodiversity and the ecosystems coastlines BEL 03last 2728-29 November 2013, Oran-Algeria
Award Distinction:
- Awarded by the Rector of the University of Oran on the student day, May 19, 1996.
- Awarded by the European Cetacean Society (ECS), the 11th annual, Stralsund (Germany),
10-12 March 1997.
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- Major of the national promotion of professor (1998, MESRS, Algiers).
- "International price of the marine world ", presented by the International Association of
underwater activities CMAS, 1998, Rome (Italy).
- 2005: Award of merit of the "Marine Environment Protection", Ministry of territorial
management and environment. December 2005.
- 2010: Award of merit for” the promotion of the preservation of the marine world in
Algeria." DGRSDT, (MESRS, Algiers).
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