Dr. Jawad Hasan Shoqeir

Dr. Jawad Hasan Shoqeir |Clyto Access

Director, Al-Quds University, Palestine

Speaker

Expertise: Field of Integrated Resources Management (IRM), Groundwater Quality, watershed Hydrology

Biography: Dr. Jawad Hasan Shoqeir is the director of Soil & hydrology research, working at the Department of earth and Environmental Sciences, Al-Quds University, Palestine. He is former of the chair of the department. Mr. Shoqeir interests are focused in the field of integrated resources management (IRM), groundwater quality, watershed hydrology. He has worked extensively on soils and water quality issues as well as he is enrolled in the international Long term Ecological research. He has worked extensively on Wadi Nar/Kidron master plan and Yarqon/Auja master plan, were water management issue is a main conflict issue between riparian’s. Mr. Shoqeir teaching several courses for graduates and postgraduates about water resources management and cross conflict issues among riparian countries. Mr. Shoqeir projects are related to understanding and estimating water quality, water budget in the Dead Sea Basin participating in Integrated Water Resource Management at the Lower Jordan Valley. ,

Presentation:

Title: The Global Litter Decomposition Initiative: Effect of waste pollution on soil Micro arthropods decomposers

Abstract:

Many of the ecosystems are cross-boundary, requiring international cooperation in order to satisfactorily study and address their management. Unfortunately, no Middle Eastern LTER network has been established in a cross boundary context. The Wadi Nar site contains a multitude of ecological systems as a result of the variety of climates, altitudes, geography, geology, flora and fauna.

Soils filter our water, detoxify our pollutants, decompose our waste and hold vast reserves of the nutrients required for life. Decomposition is a critical process for life on earth where through this process plants and microorganism can get nutrients that required for growth and metabolism. Carbon dioxide release to atmosphere from decomposing material where the fast decay leads to more CO2 in the atmosphere and slow decay gives rise to higher soil stocks. To bring more understanding about CO2 emission due to organic matter decomposition in soil profile TeaBag initiative was adopted. The Teabag experiment will provide vital information on the global carbon cycle under different climatic conditions in collaboration with the ILTER sites as well as will provide more information about the soil micro-arthropods (Collembola and Oribatida) as a result of liquid pollution. The Palestinian Wadi Nar LTER test site is involved in the ILTER Teabag initiative for litter decomposition as well as testing litter decomposition under lab condition.

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Related Conferences :

World Summit on Recycling and Environmental Management