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Ameer Abdulla

Senior Advisor on Marine Biodiversity

Ameer Abdulla

Senior Advisor on Marine Biodiversity


marine.programme@uma.es

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Ameer Abdulla is Associate Professor in Marine Conservation Science with the Global Change Institute and the Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science at the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr. Abdulla is a marine scientist by training and holds a PhD in Marine Ecology and a MSc in Marine Impact Assessment and Monitoring from James Cook University, Australia. He has over 20 years of experience in marine science and conservation in the Mediterranean Sea, Indian Ocean, Red Sea, Arabian Gulf, Great Barrier Reef and the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Abdulla is holder of the 2017-2019 National Geographic Explorer Award and currently a Senior Conservation Science Fellow with the Wildlife Conservation Society, USA and an expert member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

He is particularly interested in developing and harnessing multi-disciplinary marine science for conservation planning, ecosystem-based management and adaptation of marine ecosystems in the context of global change. He is the author of a number of scientific papers, book chapters, and technical reports that address these themes globally.

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Journal Articles

The Status of Coastal Benthic Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea: Evidence From Ecological Indicators

Bevilacqua, S.; Katsanevakis, S.; Micheli, F.; Sala, E.; Rilov, G.; Sarà, G.; Abdul-Malak, D.; Abdulla, A.; Gerovasileiou, V.; Gissi, E.; Mazaris, A. D.; Pipitone, C.; Sini, M.; Stelzenmüller, V.; Terlizzi, A.; Todorova, V.; Fraschetti, S.

The Status of Coastal Benthic Ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea: Evidence From Ecological Indicators Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX | Tags: Conservation and management, Ecosystem, Environmental conservation, Mediterranean sea

Technical Reports

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea

Gomei, M.; Abdulla, A.; Schröder, C.; Yadav, S.; Sánchez-Espinosa, A.; Rodríguez-Rodríguez, D.; Abdul-Malak, D.

Towards 2020: how Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea Technical Report

2019.

Links | BibTeX | Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation and management, Environmental conservation, Marine protected areas, Mediterranean sea, Pressures, Protected areas

ETC-UMA issues new report on the impacts of litter on Mediterranean marine species

ETC-UMA issues new report on the impacts of litter on Mediterranean marine species

On the occasion of the workshop organized by IUCN and Région Sud in collaboration with its CPMR partner, the ETC-UMA Director, Dania Abdul Malak is presenting today 1 April 2022 a highlight on the wide range of actions required to ...
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Mediterranean wetlands – their current state and ways to improve their conservation

Mediterranean wetlands – their current state and ways to improve their conservation

The recent report entitled “Mapping and assessment of the state of wetland ecosystems: a Mediterranean perspective” led by ETC-UMA, in the frame of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Protection Community initiative co-funded by the EU Interreg Mediterranean programme, is the result of ...
El nuevo Instituto Universitario Hábitat, Territorio y Digitalización de Málaga (iHTD) abre sus puertas al Liceo Francés Internacional

El nuevo Instituto Universitario Hábitat, Territorio y Digitalización de Málaga (iHTD) abre sus puertas al Liceo Francés Internacional

Hoy martes 28 de junio de 9:30 a 13:00 hrs un equipo del recién creado iHTD formado por el  European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA), el Laboratorio de Geomorfología y Suelos, y el grupo de investigación Hábitat, ...
A new cooperation era for Mediterranean forests supported by technology

A new cooperation era for Mediterranean forests supported by technology

More than 120 Mediterranean representatives are participating in the thematic session on  “The use of new technologies and open data to better support restoration and sustainable management of forests” on Monday 21 March 2022 – 11:00am – 12:30pm (GMT+3) in ...
ETC-UMA renews collaboration with Interreg Volunteer Youth

ETC-UMA renews collaboration with Interreg Volunteer Youth

ETC-UMA has launched a new call to host two volunteers in Malaga for 6 months through the EU Interreg Volunteer Youth programme: 1. One enthusiastic volunteer will support the EU ENI CBC MED funded project “ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean ...
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