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 Dr. Aldoushy Mahdy | Aquatic Ecology| Best Researcher Award

doctorate at Faculty of Science

👨‍🏫 Aldoushy Mahdy possesses a rich academic background rooted in Aquatic Ecology and Marine Biology, showcasing a trajectory of scholarly commitment and expertise. Having embarked on their educational journey from Al-Azhar University, they earned their B.Sc. in Marine Biology, excelling in their field. This was followed by an M.Sc. delving into taxonomical and ecological studies on marine zooplankton of the Red Sea, and eventually, culminated in a Ph.D. from Free University Berlin, Germany, exploring the intricate food webs in shallow lakes.🐠

With an illustrious teaching career spanning years, ranging from General Zoology to Marine Ecology, their expertise extends beyond academia. Dr. Mahdy’s research interests encompass various facets of Aquatic Ecology, including marine invertebrate natural products, lake trophic systems, echinoderm communities, and coral habitat preservation, all crucial for understanding and conserving aquatic ecosystems.🌿

Beyond their research and teaching, Dr. Mahdy has been actively involved in academic governance, quality assurance, and scientific management within their department and the broader scientific community. Their extensive fieldwork and regular visits to diverse marine habitats underscore their commitment to studying and preserving Egypt’s aquatic biodiversity. 🌍🔬

🌐 Professional Profiles

👨‍🎓 Education

PhD (2014) Free University Berlin, Germany. Research thesis: “Top-down and bottom-up effects in shallow lake food webs with special emphasis on periphyton”. M.Sc. (2005) Marine Biology Branch, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt. Research thesis: “Taxonomical and ecological studies on marine zooplankton of the Red Sea, Egypt”. B.Sc. (1999) Marine Biology Branch, Zoology Department, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt (Excellent).

📚 Workshops, Training, and Conferences

July 26–29, 2019: Polyoxygenated Steroids from the Soft Coral Sinularia polydactyla Collected in the Egyptian Red Sea. MARINE DRUGS. Fourth International Conference on New Horizons in Basic and Applied Science (ICNHBAS 2019), Hurghada, Egypt. First aid and Medical Skills Workshop, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut, Egypt. Chemical investigation of marine invertebrates and algae from the Red Sea. Natural compounds in cancer prevention and therapy, Naples, Italy. Marine Environment of the Red Sea: Problem and Solutions, Hurghada, Red Sea, Egypt. The role of Scientific Research in the Development of the Red Sea Fisheries and Environmental, Suez, Egypt. PACJA (Pan Africa Climate Justice Alliance) meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Steroids from the Egyptian Red Sea soft coral Sinularia polydactyla. 10th European Conference on Marine Natural Products, Kolymbari, Crete, Greece. Environment and Fisheries of the Red Sea between reality and expectation, Hurghada, Egypt. Dugong dugong (Muller 1776) status, distribution and conservation with special emphasis on the Red Sea coast of Egypt. Third International Conference on New Horizons in Basic and Applied Science (ICNHBAS 2017), Hurghada, Egypt. Biodiversity of the river Nile and Lake Nasser, Egypt and how to make the fish stock assessment, management and their conservation, Al-Azhar University, Assiut Branch, Egypt. Fundamental of Remote Sensing, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Assiut Branch, Egypt. Ecological studies on zooplankton communities located off Megacities of the Red Sea, Egypt. Second International Conference on New Horizons in Basic and Applied Science (ICNHBAS2015), Hurghada, Egypt.

🏆 Fellowships and Research Grants Received

2018: Completed a Project Funded by the Ministry of Environmental Affair Agency (Project ID 00071131:3668). Covered topics: Coral Reef, Bird nesting, Bird winter survey, Sea dugong, Mangrove, Seagrass, Marine Turtle, and Spinner dolphin. 2009-2014: Awarded Post Graduate Scholarship by the Egyptian Government for a full PhD scholarship at Free University of Berlin, Germany, studying Aquatic Ecology.

🔍 Current Research Focus

Ecological studies of Aquatic Ecosystems focusing on physico-chemical parameters related to Biota, Marine Invertebrate natural products,  Lake Trophic Systems, Survey of Echinoderm communities in Egypt’s marine waters, Role of protected areas in sustaining different coral habitats,  Seagrass-associated communities, Marine zooplankton of the Red Sea

📚 Teaching Experiences

Taught courses including General Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Environmental Biology, Marine Benthos, Environmental Toxicology, Water Pollution and Toxicology, Marine Zooplankton, Oceanography, Marine Ecology, and Fauna.

🎓 Academic Activities

Member of the Department of Zoology council. Member of the Unit of Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education. Management of scientific activities in the faculty of Science. Supervision of zoological museum and laboratories. Member of the Postgraduate committee in the Faculty. Member of the grants and mission committee in the Faculty.

🌍 Field Activities

Conducted expeditions to the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, and freshwater Lakes for ecological and biological studies of fauna. Regular visits to the Southern Red Sea and exploration of Egyptian habitats with the Youth Love Egypt Foundation.

💻 Technical and Practical Skills

Proficient in Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet, statistical packages, SPSS, and holds Open Water Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver Certificates from PADI England.

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Aldoushy Mahdy | Aquatic Ecology | Best Researcher Award

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