UNIVERSITY CHOUAIB DOUKKALI (UCD)

CONTACT PERSON RESPONSIBLE

Sabour Brahim
Associate Professor / Teacher-Researcher
E-mail address: sabour.b@ucd.ac.ma

 

The University Chouaïb Doukkali (UCD) is located in El Jadida, Morocco and is divided into six faculties and schools: The Faculty of Sciences, The Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences, The Pluridisciplinary Faculty (Juridical, Economic and Social Sciences), The National School of Business and Management, The National School of Applied Sciences, and The Higher School of Technology.

The Faculty of Sciences El Jadida provides education and research in the areas of mathematics, informatics, physics, chemistry, geology, and biological sciences.

The Phycology Research Unit is a research team with international collaborations on topics related to marine microalgae and macroalgae. Some collaborations are in progress with specialized teams such as:

Profs. Ester Serrão & Aschwin Engelen – CCMAR, Algarve, Portugal: Biological introductions & Algal invasions;

Prof. Line LE GALL – Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) of Paris, France: The impact of global changes on biogeography, dynamics and functional variability of Laminaria and Sacchoriza forests in Morocco and France;

Prof. Vitor Vasconcelos – CIIMAR, Porto, Portugal: Marine Cyanobacteria and Emergent Marine toxins;

Prof. Charafeddine JAMA – The National School of Engineering Chemistry of Lille, France: Sustainable valorisation of seaweeds from the coasts of Morocco.

 

Role in AFRIMED

WP1: Collection of data related to the status of Cystoseira forests in some sites of ecological interest in the Moroccan Mediterranean coast;WP2: Laboratory experiments to determine and adapt restoration techniques considering life-cycle and life-history traits of local Mediterranean Cystoseira species; WP3 by hosting a pilot joint action performing field works in selected sites, participation to the scaling up of Cystoseira forest restoration from the lab to the field by transplantation of the species to damaged areas.

 

Staff:

Project coordinator / Moroccan side:

Brahim SABOUR, Associate Professor, Phycology.

Moroccan staff:

Brahim SABOUR, Associate Professor, Phycology;

Abdeltif REANI, Full Professor, Phycology;

Rachid ZRID, Associate Professor, Aquatic Botany;

Abdellatif CHAOUTI, Assistant Professor, Marine Benthic Ecology;

Mohamed SAHABI, Full Professor, Marine mapping;

Zahira BELATTMANIA, Doctoral employment contract;

Soukaina KAIDI, PhD student;

Hamza TIMOUYASSE, Diving field collaborator;

Jamal RAMI, Diving field collaborator.