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Dr Hocein Bazairi, BSc, MSc, PhD

Dr Hocein Bazairi, BSc, MSc, PhD Image

University of Gibraltar:

Research and Research Degrees Committee Member
Research & Research Degrees Committee
Academic Researcher

Biography

Hocein Bazairi is a tenured Professor at the Mohammed V University of Rabat (Morocco), with a PhD in Biological Oceanography. His main research and teaching are focused on marine and coastal ecosystems (biodiversity, functioning, Ecological Quality status, Environmental Impact Evaluation, Conservation, etc.) and currently on Marine and Coastal Protected Areas.

He is an expert on these topics for many national and international institutions (HCEFLCD-Morocco, PNUE-MAP-RAC/SPA-Tunisia, Conservatoire du Littoral-France, etc.). He has been involved in several national and international funded projects as an expert (MedWet, MECO, MEDCORE, WADI, MedMPA, CAMP Morocco, PEGASO, etc.) or as a national coordinator (MedMPAnet, MedKeyHabitats, etc.). He has contributed to more than 30 peer-reviewed papers and two collective books.

Research Interests

His research focus initially on benthic fauna (biodiversity, structure, environmental drivers, ecological status, etc.). Afterward, his research was extended to parasitic ecology (role of parasites in regulating benthic populations), trophic interactions (benthic invertebrates/waders, benthic invertebrates/fish), marine magnoliophytes as hotspots of biodiversity (mapping, characterization, contamination, etc.), assessment of the ecological quality status of coastal and marine ecosystems (from sediment, fauna and flora), and recently on ecological restoration through ecological engineering and artificial habitats. All these investigations are/were developed within the framework of national and international research projects, national and international expertise, academic supervision (Masters, PhD, etc.).

Since 2002 to present, he is interested in Marine Protected Areas (MPA) (ecological characterisation, protected species and habitats, conservation, management, ecological monitoring) and marine biological introductions. He’s an international expert on these topics with the Regional Activity Centre for Special Protected Areas (UNEP-MAP-SPA/RAC) and the Conservatoire du Littoral de France, the Mediterranean Small Islands Initiative, etc. He has an extensive experience on coastal and marine biodiversity, ecological monitoring and on the elaboration of concerted and participatory management plans of MPAs.

Selected Publications

Katsanevakis S, Poursanidis D, Hoffman R, Rizgalla J, Rothman SB-S, Levitt-Barmats Y, Hadjioannou L, Trkov D, Garmendia JM, Rizzo M, Bartolo AG, Bariche M, Tomas F, Kleitou P, Schembri PJ, Kletou D, Tiralongo F, Pergent C, Pergent G, Azzurro E, Bilecenoglu M, Lodola A, Ballesteros E, Gerovasileiou V, Verlaque M, Occhipinti-Ambrogi A, Kytinou E, Dailianis T, Ferrario J, Crocetta F, Jimenez C, Evans J, Ragkousis M, Lipej L, Borg JA, Dimitriadis C, Chatzigeorgiou G, Albano PG, Kalogirou S, Bazairi H, Espinosa F, Ben Souissi J, Tsiamis K, Badalamenti F, Langeneck J, Noel P, Deidun A, Marchini A, Skouradakis G, Royo L, Sini M, Bianchi CN, Sghaier Y-R, Ghanem R, Doumpas N, Zaouali J, Tsirintanis K, Papadakis O, Morri C, Çinar ME, Terrados J, Insacco G, Zava B, SoufiKechaou E, Piazzi L, Ounifi Ben Amor K, Andriotis E, Gambi MC, Ben Amor MM, Garrabou J, Linares C, Fortič A, Digenis M, Cebrian E, Fourt M, Zotou M, Castriota L, Di Martino V, Rosso A, Pipitone C, Falautano M, García M, Zakhama-Sraieb R, Khamassi F, Mannino AM, Ktari MH, Kosma I, Rifi M, Karachle PK, Yapıcı S, Bos AR, Balistreri P, Ramos Esplá AA, Tempesti J, Inglese O, Giovos I, Damalas D, Benhissoune S, Huseyinoglu MF, RjibaBahri W, Santamaría J, Orlando-Bonaca M, Izquierdo A, Stamouli C, Montefalcone M, Cerim H, Golo R, Tsioli S, Orfanidis S, Michailidis N, Gaglioti M, Taşkın E, Mancuso E, Žunec A, Cvitković I, Filiz H, Sanfilippo R, Siapatis A, Mavrič B, Karaa S, Türker A, Monniot F, Verdura J, El Ouamari N, Selfati M, Zenetos A (2020) Unpublished Mediterranean records of marine alien and cryptogenic species. BioInvasions Records 9(2): 165–182, https://doi.org/10.3391/bir.2020.9.2.01

Oujidi B., Tahri M., Layachi M., Abid A., Bouchnan R., Selfati M., Bounakhla M., El Bouch M., Maanan M., Bazairi H., Snoussi M. (2020). Effects of the watershed on the seasonal variation of the surface water quality of a Post-Restoration Coastal Wetland: The case of the Nador Lagoon (Mediterranean Sea, Morocco). Regional Studies in Marine Science, 35, 101127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2020.101127

Correia S., Magalhães L, Freitas R., Bazairi H., Gam M., de Montaudouin X. (2019). Large scale patterns of trematode parasite communities infecting Cerastoderma edule along the Atlantic coast from Portugal to Morocco. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 233, 5 February 2020, 106546. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2019.106546

Garrabou J, Gómez-Gras D, Ledoux J-B, Linares C, Bensoussan N, López-Sendino P, Bazairi H, Espinosa F, Ramdani M, Grimes S, Benabdi M, Souissi JB, Soufi E, Khamassi F, Ghanem R, Ocaña O, Ramos-Esplà A, Izquierdo A, Anton I, Rubio-Portillo E, Barbera C, Cebrian E, Marbà N, Hendriks IE, Duarte CM, Deudero S, Díaz D, Vázquez-Luis M, Alvarez E, Hereu B, Kersting DK, Gori A, Viladrich N, Sartoretto S, Pairaud I, Ruitton S, Pergent G, Pergent-Martini C, Rouanet E, Teixidó N, Gattuso J-P, Fraschetti S, Rivetti I, Azzurro E, Cerrano C, Ponti M, Turicchia E, Bavestrello G, Cattaneo-Vietti R, Bo M, Bertolino M, Montefalcone M, Chimienti G, Grech D, Rilov G, Tuney Kizilkaya I, Kizilkaya Z, Eda Topçu N, Gerovasileiou V, Sini M, Bakran-Petricioli T, Kipson S and Harmelin JG (2019). Collaborative Database to Track Mass Mortality Events in the Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:707. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00707

Selfati M., El Ouamari N., Franco A., Lenfant P., Lecaillon G., Mesfioui A., Boissery P. & Bazairi H. (2019). Fish assemblages of the Marchica lagoon (Mediterranean, Morocco): Spatial patterns and environmental drivers. Regional Studies in Marine Science 32, 100896. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100896.

Selected Publications