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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

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

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

MedBioLitter: an open database on marine litter and biodiversity science

An open database and spatial geoportal on current scientific knowledge related to marine litter and biodiversity interactions in the Mediterranean region ...
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ETC-UMA Director supports the creation of a Nature Park in Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata in Malaga

ETC-UMA Director supports the creation of a Nature Park in Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata in Malaga

On 12 January 2022, the ETC-UMA Director, Dr. Dania Abdul Malak, signed the petition by the Citizen's Movement for the Nature Park of Sierra de Mijas-Alpujata collecting support for the designation of over 29,000 has of mid-mountain natural and semi-natural ...
ETC-UMA spreads cooperation within and across boundaries

ETC-UMA spreads cooperation within and across boundaries

The past months have witnessed a very active agenda for the European Topic Centre on Spatial Analysis and Synthesis (ETC-UMA) to assist in the coordination of international efforts towards transboundary conservation and more effective protection of the Mediterranean biodiversity and ...
A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

A new cooperation project to improve the environmental sustainability of Mediterranean coasts

The project ENSERES (ENhancing Socio-Ecological RESilience in Mediterranean coastal areas) funded by the European Union under the Euro-Mediterranean cooperation program ENI CBC Med, has kicked off in Malaga bringing together international organizations engaged in research, environmental protection, and public authorities ...
The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The role of healthy wetlands in fighting climate change

The new report developed by the ETC-UMA (University of Malaga), as partner of the European Topic Centre on Urban, Land and Soil Systems (ETC/ULS) has shed light on the role of healthy wetland habitats in the carbon cycle and the ...
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