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Curriculum Vitae

Tarek G. Ammari
Ph.D. Agricultural Sciences / Soil Chemistry ~ Justus-Liebig University of Giessen (Giessen, Germany)

Contact Address:

P.O.Box 926525, Amman (11190) Jordan

Cell# +962 (0)7 99520021

E-mail: tarekamm@yahoo.com; tarek.ammari@gmail.com

رقم الباحث في قاعدة البيانات الوطنية [6045[

Education

Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences / Soil Chemistry

Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Giessen, Germany

Magna cum laude

October 2005



Thesis title: "Total Soluble Iron in the Soil Solution of Physically, Chemically and Biologically Different Soils".

Publications:

1. Ammari, T. and Mengel, K. 2006. Total Soluble Fe in Soil Solutions of Chemically Different Soils. Geoderma 136 (3-4): 876-885.

2. Ammari, T.G. and Rombolà, A.D. 2010. Overcoming Iron Deficiency Chlorosis in Citrus through Intercropping with Perennial Grass Species Acta Horticulturae 868: 327-332.

Master of Science in Agricultural Resources and Environment

University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Valedictorian graduate (4.00 out of 4)

September 2000



Thesis title: "Common Vetch Yield and Quality as Influenced by Dry Sewage Sludge Source and Rate under Glasshouse Conditions".

Publication:

Ammari, T.G., Saoub, H.M. and Hattar, B. 2004. Growth of Common Vetch (Vicia sativa L.) in Soil Amended with Dry Sewage Sludge” Dirasat, Agricultural Sciences 31(3): 339-346.
Bachelor of Science in Plant Production

University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Valedictorian graduate (86.5 %)

June 1995



Professional Experience

Al-Balqa’ Applied University – Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Dept. Water Resources and Environmental Management, Jordan

September 2014 – Present

Department Head



Al-Balqa’ Applied University – Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Dept. Water Resources and Environmental Management, Jordan

September 2007 – March 2012

Assistant Professor



April 2012 – Present

Associate Professor
Jerash Private University – Faculty of Agriculture & Science, Dept. Agricultural Sciences, Jordan

October 2006 – September 2007

Assistant Professor


University of Jordan – Faculty of Agriculture, Dept. Agricultural Resources & Environment, Jordan

February 1999 – March 2001

Teaching and Research Assistant



Research Interests

  1. Lithium, trace elements and heavy metals occurrence in the environment of the Jordan Valley.

  2. Secondary soil salinization in the Jordan Valley.

  3. Soil health of agricultural soils irrigated with King Talal Dam's water.

  4. Vegetative bioremediation of saline and saline/sodic soils.

  5. Greywater recycling techniques (e.g. re-circulated vertical flow bioreactor) for irrigation.

  6. Dry sewage sludge co-/composting; maturity and stability parameters.

  7. Testing environmentally safe methods to prevent/alleviate lime-induced Fe chlorosis in trees grown on calcareous soils.

  8. Removal of heavy metals from (industrial) wastewaters via adsorption using bio-sorbents.

  9. Impact of intensive greenhouse production practices on soil chemical and biological properties.

  10. Management of grapevines under brackish water irrigation.


International Publications


  1. "Performance of Unmodified Paper Solid Waste for Cadmium Removal from Aqueous Phase: Equilibrium and Kinetic Studies" Ammari, T.G. Chemical Engineering Communications 203 (6): 831-839, 2016.




  1. "Assessment of unmodified wetland bio-waste:Shoots of Cyperus laevigatus, for cadmiumadsorption from aqueous solutions" Ammari et al. Process Safety and Environmental Protection 95: 77–85, 2015.




  1. "Humic acid-like substances extracted from compost improve Fe nutrition of lemon grown on calcareous soil – an environmentally safe approach" Ammari et al. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 46:954–964, 2015.




  1. "Impact of Intensive Greenhouse Production System on Soil Quality" Ammari et al. Pedosphere 25(2): 282-293, 2015.



  1. "Ablution greywater treatment with the modified re-circulated vertical flow bioreactor for landscape irrigation" Al-Zu'bi, Y., Ammari, T.G., Al-Balawneh, A., Al-Dabbas, M., Ta'any, R. and Abu-Harb, R. Desalination and Water Treatment 54: 59–68, 2015.




  1. "Utilization of a Natural Ecosystem Bio-waste; Leaves of Arundo donax Reed, as a Raw Material of Low-cost Eco-biosorbent for Cadmium Removal from Aqueous Phase" Ammari, T.G. Ecological Engineering 71: 466-473, 2014.




  1. "An Evaluation of the Re-Circulated Vertical Flow Bioreactor to Recycle Rural Greywater for Irrigation under Arid Mediterranean Bioclimate" Ammari et al. Ecological Engineering 70: 16-24, 2014.




  1. "Fate and distribution of heavy metals in wastewater irrigated calcareous soils" Stietiya, M.H., Duqqah, M., Udeigwe, T., Zubi, R. and Ammari, T. The Scientific World Journal 2014 http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/865934.




  1. "Soil salinity changes in the Jordan Valley potentially threaten sustainable irrigated agriculture" Ammari et al. Pedosphere 23(3): 376-384, 2013. Impact Factor (2011): 1.161

  2. "Vegetative Bioremediation of Extremely Salt-Affected Calcareous Soils" Ammari et. al. Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment 11(2): 1277-1281, 2013. Impact Factor (2011): 0.517

  3. "Revegetation in Arid Zones: Environmental Impact of Treated Wastewater Irrigation in Al-Karak Province, Jordan" Rakad A. Ta’any, Tarek G. Ammari and Anwar Jiries Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 22(2): 569-575, 2013. Impact Factor (2011): 0.508




  1. "Reclamation of Saline Calcareous Soils using Vegetative Bioremediation as a Potential Approach" Ammari et al. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 59(3): 367-375, 2013.



  1. "Composting Sewage Sludge Amended with different Sawdust Proportions and Textures and Organic Waste of Food Industry – Assessment of Quality" Ammari, T.G. Environmental Technology 33 (14): 1641-1649, 2012. Impact Factor (2011): 1.406



  1. Effectiveness of Vivianite to Prevent Lime-Induced Iron Deficiency in Lemon Trees Grown on Highly Calcareous Soil” Ammari, T.G. and Hattar, B. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 42: 2586-2593, 2011. Impact Factor (2011): 0.506



  1. "Impact of Agricultural Practices on Soil Nitrate Accumulation in the Jordan Valley: The Urgent Need for Soil Nitrogen Management Planning" Ammari, T. G. World Applied Sciences Journal 15 (12): 1746-1751, 2011.




  1. "Occurrence of Lithium in the Environment of the Jordan Valley and its Transfer in the Food Chain" Ammari et al. Environmental Geochemistry and Health 33: 427-437, 2011. Impact Factor (2011): 1.62




  1. "Enhancing the Biodegradation of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Oily Sludge by a Modified Bioaugmentation Strategy" Tahhan, R.A., Ammari, T.G., Goussous, S.J. and Al-Shdaifat, H.I. International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation 65: 130-134, 2011. Impact Factor (2011): 2.074




  1. "Nitrate Accumulation in Spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) Tissues under Different Fertilization Regimes" Abubaker, S.M., Abu-Zahra, T.R., Al-Zu'bi, Y.A., Ammari, T., and Tahboub, A.B. J. Food, Agriculture and Environment 8 (2): 778-780, 2010.




  1. Management of Iron Deficiency Stress in Citrus through Soil Application of Vivianite to a Calcareous Soil” Ammari et al. International Journal of Botany 5(2): 186-189, 2009.




  1. Salt removal efficiency as influenced by phyto-amelioration of salt-affected soils” Ammari et al. J. Food, Agriculture and Environment 6 (3&4): 456-460, 2008.




  1. Prevention of Fe-deficiency induced chlorosis in kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) through soil application of synthetic vivianite in a calcareous soil” Journal of Plant Nutrition 26 (10 & 11): 2031-2041, 2003, co-authored with Rombolà, A.D., Toselli, M., Carpintero, J., Quartieri, M., Torrent, J. and Marangoni, B.




  1. Prevenzione della clorosi ferrica dell’actinidia (Actinidia deliciosa) mediante consociazione temporanea con specie graminacee” Proc. convegno nazionale dell’Actinidia, Verona, Italy, November, 2003, co-authored with Rombolà, A.D., Baldi, E., Franceschi, A., Minguez Paramio, J. and Tagliavini, M.




  1. Effect of foliar-applied Fe sources, organic acids and sorbitol on the re-greening of kiwifruit leaves affected by lime-induced iron chlorosis” Acta Hort., 594: 349-355, 2002, co-authored with Rombolà, A.D., Dallari, S., Quartieri, M., Scudellari, D. and Tagliavini, M.

Theses Supervision - MSc Students:

  1. Marrwa Al-Atiyat. Postgraduate Student (MSc), 2015. Thesis Title: "Efficiency of Cadmium Removal from Aqueous Solutions by Algal Cells Grown in the Region of Wadi Shueib Ecosystem". Al-Balqa’ Applied University.

  2. Nezar Al-Slebi. Postgraduate Student (MSc), 2012. Thesis Title: "Impact of Intensive Greenhouse Production Practices on Soil Chemical and Biological Properties: A Case Study in the Central Jordan Valley". Al-Balqa’ Applied University.




  1. Ibrahim Al-Labadi. Postgraduate Student (MSc), 2012. Thesis Title: "Cadmium removal from industrial wastewater using different types of natural adsorbents". Al-Balqa’ Applied University.




  1. Sa'id Al-Hiary. Postgraduate Student (MSc), 2010. Thesis Title: "The use of fodder beet and millet in the vegetative bioremediation of salt-affected soils". Al-Balqa’ Applied University.




  1. Qusai Al-Omari. Postgraduate Student (MSc), 2010. Thesis Title: "Secondary sewage sludge disposal through co-composting process with agricultural soil". Al-Balqa’ Applied University.


Research Projects


  1. Management of grapevines under brackish water irrigation. 2012. Scientific Research Support Fund. Amman – Jordan (89,000 JD/Co-researcher).

  2. SNP discovery at candidate genes for drought tolerance in barley. 2012. Scientific Research Support Fund. Amman – Jordan (103,629 JD/Co-researcher).




  1. The Potential Use of Recycled Vertical Flow Bioreactor (RVFB) to Recycle Greywater for Irrigation in Jordan. 2009. Higher Council for Science and Technology. Amman – Jordan (50,000 JD).




  1. Soil Health as Influenced by Long-Term Irrigation with Treated Wastewater in Central Jordan Valley. 2009. Higher Council for Science and Technology. Amman – Jordan (50,000 JD).




  1. Potential Use of Phyto-Amelioration for the Reclamation of Salt-Affected Soils in Jordan. 2009. Project funded by Al-Balqa’ Applied University/Deanship of Scientific Research.




  1. The Use of Humic Compounds, Extracted from Organic Wastes, as an Environmental Friendly Alternative for Synthetic Chelates to Supply Crops with Iron. 2009. Project funded by Al-Balqa’ Applied University/Deanship of Scientific Research.




  1. The Use of Vivianite to Prevent Iron Deficiency Chlorosis in Citrus Trees Grown on Calcareous Soil. 2008. Project funded by the University of Jordan/Deanship of Academic Research.




  1. Occurrence of Lithium in Soil and Crops of Jordan Valley. 2008. Project funded by Al-Balqa’ Applied University/Deanship of Scientific Research.



Participation in Conferences & Workshops

  1. Resource Person in the “Development of Research Proposals for Funding: Strengthening Capacity in OIC Countries for Water Resources Research and Implementation of Results”. An International Training Workshop organized by the Inter-Islamic Network on Water Resources Development and Management (INWRDAM) and International Foundation for Science (IFS), Amman, Jordan, June 29th – July 3rd, 2008.




  1. The VI International ISHS Symposium on Mineral Nutrition of Fruit Crops. University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, 19-23 May 2008. A Poster (in English) entitled “Management of Iron Deficiency Chlorosis in Citrus through Intercropping with Perennial Grass Species” was presented.




  1. “Non-Traditional Water in Agriculture”; a workshop organized by the NCARE, Jordan, April, 2007.




  1. “Soil and Agriculture”; an international conference organized by The German Society for Soil Science, Marburg, Germany, September, 2005. An oral presentation (in English) entitled “Total soluble Fe in soil solutions of chemically, biologically, and physically different soils” was presented.




  1. “The 2nd European Pesticide Residue Workshop (EPRW’98)”; an international conference organized by the Faculty of Experimental Sciences, University of Almería, Almería, Spain, May, 1998.

Courses

  1. “Team Building” course offered by the New York Institute of Technology – Training Center, Amman, Jordan, April, 2006.




  1. “Computer and Ready Software” at Sciences Center for Communication and Computer, Amman, Jordan, July/1995 – September/1995.

Others

Excellent command of English.

Moderate command of Spanish, Italian and German.

International professional references are available upon request.



Advanced user of the products of Microsoft Office family.



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