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Details of Dr. Assad Ahmed Al-Thukair   


Gender male
Job title Chairman
Department Life Sciences
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Biology Department (
King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, P.O.Box 157, Dhahran 31261
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Biology Department King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, P.O.Box 157, Dhahran 31261
Saudi Arabia
Regions Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Tel +966-505 82 0490
Fax +966-138607031
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Website http://faculty.kfupm.edu.sa/CHEM/thukair/
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Degree PhD
Research Area(s) Pollution , Pollution
Research Activities +Principle investigator of several projects +Clean-up activities +Co-Chair of the Scientific Publication Committee. +Effect of pollution and urbanization on mangrove habitats.

SIENTIFIC AWARDS & HONORS 2002 UNESCO Fellowship Bank Program 2000 Based on my discovery of new species of bacteria found in the Arabian Gulf, I was nominated for the Carlos J. Finly Prize for Microbiology, UNESCO. 1997 UNESCO MIRCEN fellowship award in Biotechnology. 1995 Fulbright Research Award. 1992 Regional Organization of Protection of Marine Environment Scientific Award. SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATIONS Member of the following scientific associations: 1. American Association For the Advancement of Science (Member since 1995) 2. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (Member since 1985) 3. American Society of Civil Engineers, Saudi Arabia (Member since 1996) 4. Phycological Society of America (Member since 1988) 5. International Society for Mangrove Ecosystem ((Member since 1992) 6. Sigma Xi Society (Member since 1985) 7. Saudi Arabian Biological Society (Member since 1980) 8. Air and Waste Management Association, Saudi Arabia Section (Member since 1994) 9. Saudi Arabia Chemical Society (Member since 1991)
Research Region Arabian Gulf, Red Sea
Skills/Expertise +Ph.D. in Environmental Ecology, Boston University, Boston, U.S.A. +Broad experience and exposure to scientific research, documentation, and all other technical aspects related to general biology, marine environment, oil pollution, and oil spill containment techniques. +Expert in Toxic and Harmful Algae. +Member of the marine pollution task force committee formed by the Research Institute, KFUPM and other organizations during 1991 oil spill. +Member of the planning, and scientific committee core of several Conference. +Member of the editorial board. +Possessed excellent knowledge on marine environment and oil pollution aspects of the Arabian Gulf & Red Sea.
Comments +Over 15 years experience in management and executing research projects related to biology, marine environment as well as coordinating workshop & activities pertaining to the same field. +Good management and administrative skills were acquired from national, international, and current job exposure.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Dr. Assad AL-THUKAIR)

Al-Thukair, A.A. Effect of Oil Pollution on Euendolithic Cyanobacteria of The Arabian Gulf. Envi.Microbiology. Vol.4 (2002), pp. 125-29. Al-Thukair, A.A. Euendolithic Microorganisms Found to Bore Calcareous Sediment of the Arabian Gulf. Second International Conference Engineering for Calcareous Sediments. Bahrain, February 21-24, 1999.Vol. 1 (1999), pp. 291-299 Al-Thukair, A.A. and Golubic, S. ?Characterization of Hyella caespitosa var. arbuscula var. nov. from shoaling ooid sand grains, Arabian Gulf.? Nova Hedwigia. , Beiheft. Vol. 112 (1996)., pp. 83-91. Höpner, T., Yousef, M., Berthe-Corti, L, Felzman, H., Struck, H., and Al-Thukair, A. Cyanobacterial mats on Oil Polluted sediments-Start of a Promising Self Remediation Process? In: Amarine Wildlife Sanctuary for the Arabian Gulf. Environmental Research and Conservation Following the 1991 Gulf War Oil Spill. Ed. Krupp, F. et al National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development Publication. Riyadh and Senckenberg Research Institute, Frankfurt. 85-95. 1996. Al-Thukair, A.A., Khan, A. M and Al-Hinai, Khatab. ? Monitoring of Coastal line Changes of Tarut Bay, Saudi Arabia Using Satellite Images.? Proceeding of the 2nd Regional Conference, ASCE-SAS, Beirut, Lebanon. (1995), pp. 273-285. Al-Thukair, A.A. and Golubic, S. ?New Euendolithic Cyanobacteria from the Bahama Bank and the Arabian Gulf. II. Hyella racemus sp.nov. in Shoaling Ooid Sand Grains.? Journal of Phycology. Vol. 30 (1994)., pp. 764-769. Al-Thukair, A. A., and Al-Hinai, Khattab,. ?Preliminary Damage Assessment of algal Mats Sites Located in the Western Gulf Following the 1991 Oil spill.? Journal of. Marine Pollution Bulletin. Vol. 22 (1993)., pp. 229-38.

Group(s): IOC , JCOMM , Ocean Sciences , HAB
Created: 2006-01-20 Last Updated: 2015-09-01 by Assad AL-THUKAIR