Waad Youssef Ibrahim (2014)

waad.y.ibrahim[at]hotmail.de

Title of the dissertation
Spatial Analysis of Agricultural Policy and Land Use Land Cover Changes (LULC-C) in Tartous Coastal Province-Syria

Supervisor (s)
Prof.Dr. Paul Menzel-UW-Madison-WI-USA- Space Science Engineering Center

Prof.Dr. Michael Schmidt- BTU Cottbus-ERM

Prof. Dr. Sam Batzli-UW-Madison-WI-USA-Space Science Engineering Center

Short Bio

SCHOOL AND EDUCATION:

(2007-2014) Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences, Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus, Environmental Resource Management ERM / Ph.D. programs; Dissertation Title: Spatial Analysis of Agricultural Policy and Land Use Land Cover Changes in Tartous Coastal Syria, the day of the oral exam is 05th February 2014 (final grade 1.6)

(1999-2002) Master's degree, geomatics and the assessment of natural resources (soil & land): § First year: University of Damascus in cooperation with International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas ICARDA, - Syria -Aleppo Department of Natural Resource Assessment; § Second year: as a Master's scholarship financed by the Italian Foreign Office, University of Florence-I.A.O Institute. Research case study was conducted in Larache City-Morocco in collaboration with the Ministry of Forests

(1998-1999) Post Graduate Diploma, University of Damascus, Agricultural Engineering, Department of Soil Science and Land Production: Soil Digital Mapping. (1990-1996) Bachelor's degree, University of Damascus, Agricultural Engineering, Department of Soil Science and Land reclamation.

(1989-1990) Baccalaureate Scientific, Damascus, Syria

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

(2001 - 2005) Head of GIS/RS research department at General Commission of scientific Agriculture research (GCSAR), an affiliated Research Institute to the Ministry of Agriculture, (GIS application on Soil, land cover, land use, Sustainability and many other environmental science based aspects, which is related to department's projects)

(1998 - 2001) Scientific Research Assistant, Ministry of Agricultural and Agrarian Reform MAAR -Soil Department (soil profile description, soil analysis, soil suitability and soil mapping by using Geographic Information System GIS)

(1997 - 1998) Scientific Research Assistant, Damascus University-Soil Science Department in Cooperation with Syrian Petroleum Company (Profile description, sampling, analysis and methods of remediation of contaminated soil with oil)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:

(2014-2016) Project Research Associate, German Ministry of Foreign affairs- German Archeology Institute DAI-Berlin, IT and Geo-Information Department.: GIS application and creation of a Geo Database and thematic maps for the projects.

(2013-2014) Scientific Research Assistant, at BTU Cottbus- ERM-Germany teaching of the following three Module (Sustainability Measurement, Strategic Environmental Assessment SEA, and Environmental Impact Assessment EIA Monitoring)

(2012) Research Fellowship, World Bank, Research assistant at Space Science Engineering Center SSEC- UW Madison, Wisconsin -USA as World Bank RSM Fellowship holder, working on Satellite Images Analysis and classification towards finalizing my PhD research

(2011-2012) Scientific Research Assistant, at BTU Cottbus- ERM-Germany teaching of the following three Module (Sustainability Measurement, Strategic Environmental Assessment SEA, and Environmental Impact Assessment EIA Monitoring)

(2002-2008) National Coordinator of Med-Coastland network project CHIEAM Bari-Italy, acting on behalf of the Syrian Agriculture Ministry in international conferences and meeting on Mediterranean basin for sustainable future of Agriculture

(1999-2000) Cooperated National staff at International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA-Syria-Aleppo)- Natural Resources Evaluation Department (GIS Application, Land cover, Land Use, Soil Mapping and land evaluation and sustainability (Survey in Southern Eastern Aleppo)

Selected publications

(2016) Ibrahim W. 1, Alessandro V.2 "Soil Information System by using Landsat TM and ASTER Images-Larache Morocco" article.aascit.org/file/html/8920819.html

(2014) Waad Youssef Ibrahim; Sam Batzli and W. Paul Menzel "Agriculture policy effects on land cover and land use over 30 years in Tartous-Syria, as seen in Landsat imagery", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 8(1), 083506 (Dec 18, 2014). ; dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.083506 (2007) Ibrahim, W. Med-coastland-Status of Mediterranean soil resources: Actions needed to promote their sustainable use (Tunis 26 - 31 May). MEDCOASTLAND Publication IAM Bari, Italy.

(2006) Ibrahim, W. Med-coastland -Draft Agreement to promote long-term collaboration among the Mediterranean Countries in sustainable use of natural resources (Malta 13-17 Jan)-MEDCOASTLAND Publication IAM Bari, Italy.

(2001) Ibrahim, W. Egypt-Cairo FAO meeting, Land resources Information Systems LRIS in the near East- Case study Syria (Cairo, 03- 07 Sept). ftp://ftp.fao.org/agl/agll/docs/wsrr99e.pdf, P.61

What will you remember most of your time at BTU Cottbus and in the PhD Programme ERM?

The continues support of Prof. Gerhard Wiegleb during all PhD Seminars

What advice to you have for prospective PhD candidates at BTU Cottbus?

Link yourself with international Org, and publish as much as you can in groups

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