About Cesar

  • Director's Message
  • Vision
  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • CESAR Staff

Dr. Yassine Charabi

Welcome to the Centre of Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR), Sultan Qaboos University.  CESAR was founded in 2000 to address the complex human and environmental challenges of the 21st century. CESAR has a talented staff with a mix of scientific and technical skills. The Center’s future will focus on several research clusters in partnership with renowned scientists from different colleges and centers, to address a diverse set of themes with regards to both basic research and application science.        

 

CESAR will continue to promote public awareness and disseminating research findings on environmental issues. Through research, and an interdisciplinary approach, CESAR is a catalyst for strengthening, promoting, and contributing to environmental science and policy across the University, the country and the region.            


The Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR) at the Sultan Qaboos University envisions conducting research, raising awareness on envi­ronmental issues locally, regionally and globally, helping various agencies of government and other stakeholders to protect and sustainable management of the nation’s natural resources through planned environmental initiatives and re­search in the Sultanate of Oman. CESAR would strive to become an internation­ally recognized Center of excellence for environmental research in the region.
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  • To encourage, organize and coordinate environmental studies and research at Sultan Qaboos University.
  • To coordinate with government, international agencies and private sector to collate and disseminate information on environmental research relating to Oman and the region.
  • To serve as a liaison promoting research collaboration and interaction between University, Government, International Agencies and the Private Sector.
  • To contribute to the evaluation of environmental policies issues and assist Government Agencies when requested.
  • Gather data, set up database and share information among all sectors involved in environmental research/projects done at the University and outside agencies.
  • Promote interdisciplinary environmental research at the University using available expertise and other resources.
  • Seek and administer internal/external funding for environmental research and programs organized by/at the University.
  • Organize seminars, symposia and conferences on environmental issues with the assistance of local, regional and international sponsors.
  • Facilitate interactions between government ministries, international agencies and the private sector to carry out environmental research in the Sultanate.
  • Publish digests, directories, conference proceedings and special issues of existing University Journals to disseminate research results.
  • Create awareness of environmental issues among school and University students and public using mass media and by organizing special activities.
  • Facilitate consultancy projects by linking up SQU researchers with researchers in other sectors.
  • Support of postdoctoral fellows and visiting scholars to conduct environmental research in Oman.

 

Associate Professor Dr. Yassine Charabi

Qualifications

PhD in Atmospheric Sciences

Google Scholar

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=sFSbTVgAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate

http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Yassine_Charabi

LinkedIn

https://om.linkedin.com/in/yassine-charabi-199b9074

homepage

http://www.climatechange2013.org/contributors/chapter/chapter-2

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box 17, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: yassine@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24143122/2954

 

Dr. B.S. Choudri

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Environmental Management

Google Scholar

http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-OD3secAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Gate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/DrB_S_Choudri

LinkedIn

https://in.linkedin.com/in/dr-b-s-choudri-34712bb

homepage

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box-54, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: bchoudri@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24143376

 

Ms. Rahma Al Siyabi

Qualification

M.Sc. in Computer Science

Linkedin

https://om.linkedin.com/in/rahma-al-siyabi-29b57a18

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box 17, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: rsiyabi@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24141442

 

Ms Ahlam Al-Hinai

Qualifications

M.Sc.

Current Research Interests

Environment Pollution

Recent Publications

1. AL-HINAI, A.H., AL-SADI, A.M., AL-BAHRY, S.N., MOTHERSHAW, A.S., AL-SAID, F.A., AL-HARTHI, S., DEADMAN, M.L. 2010. Isolation and characterization of Pseudomonas aeruginosa with antagonistic activity against Pythium aphanidermatum. Journal of Plant Pathology, Vol. 92, Pp. 655-662.

2.AL-SADI, A.M., AL-SAID, F.A., AL-JABRI, A.H., AL-MAHMOOLI, I.H., AL-HINAI, A.H., De COCK AWAM. 2011. Occurrence and characterization of fungi and oomycetes transmitted via potting mixtures and organic manures. Journal Crop Protection, Vol. 30, Pp. 38-44.

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box-54, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: aalhinai@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24143198

 

Mr. Khalifa Al-Zeidi

Qualifications

M.Sc.

Current Research Interests

Issues related to Climate Change, Environmental Pollution and Sustainable Development

Recent Publications

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Google Scholar

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Research Gate

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Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box-54, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: Alzeidi@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24143126

 

Mr. Hamed Al-Nadabi

Qualifications

B.Sc. Crop Sciences

Current Research Interests

Issues related to Plant Diseases, Environmental Biotechnology and Biodiversity Conservation

Recent Publications

1. CHOUDRI B S., MAHAD BAAWAIN., AHMED AL-SIDAIRI., HAMED AL-NADABI., KHALIFA AL-ZEIDI 2016. Perception, knowledge and attitude towards environmental issues and management among residents of Al-Suwaiq Wilayat, Sultanate of Oman. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Vol. 23, Pp. 1-8 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2015.1136857).          

2. CHOUDRI B S., MAHAD BAAWAIN., MUSHTAQUE AHMED., AHMED AL-SIDAIRI., HAMED AL-NADABI, 2015. Relative Vulnerability of Coastal Wilayats to Development: A case of Al-Batinah North, Oman. Journal Coastal Conservation, Vol.9, No.1, Pp. 51-57. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11852-014-0355-7).

3. CHOUDRI B S., MAHAD BAAWAIN., MUSHTAQUE AHMED., AHMED AL-SIDAIRI., HAMED AL-NADABI, 2015. An indicator based Vulnerability Assessment of Wilayats to Development. Journal Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Vol. 21, No.2, Pp. 1059-1066.

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.ca/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=Knwto_0AAAAJ

Research Gate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hamed_Al-Nadabi

LinkedIn

https://om.linkedin.com/in/hamed-al-nadabi-90872a2b

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box-54, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: hamed@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24143378

 

Mr. Ahmed Al-Sidairi

Qualifications

B.Sc. Environmental Biology

Current Research Interests

Issues related to Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conservation

Recent Publications

1. CHOUDRI B S., MAHAD BAAWAIN., AHMED AL-SIDAIRI., HAMED AL-NADABI., KHALIFA AL-ZEIDI 2016. Perception, knowledge and attitude towards environmental issues and management among residents of Al-Suwaiq Wilayat, Sultanate of Oman. International Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology, Vol. 23, Pp. 1-8 (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504509.2015.1136857).

2. CHOUDRI B S., MAHAD BAAWAIN., MUSHTAQUE AHMED., AHMED AL-SIDAIRI., HAMED AL-NADABI, 2015. Relative Vulnerability of Coastal Wilayats to Development: A case of Al-Batinah North, Oman. Journal Coastal Conservation, Vol.9, No.1, Pp. 51-57. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11852-014-0355-7).

3. CHOUDRI B S., MAHAD BAAWAIN., MUSHTAQUE AHMED., AHMED AL-SIDAIRI., HAMED AL-NADABI, 2015. An indicator based Vulnerability Assessment of Wilayats to Development. Journal Ecology, Environment and Conservation, Vol. 21, No.2, Pp. 1059-1066.

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ZSd4ExoAAAAJ&hl=ar

Research Gate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmed_Al_Sidairi

LinkedIn

https://om.linkedin.com/in/ahmed-al-sidairi-198062116/en

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box-54, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: sidairi@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24143378

 

Mr. Ahmed Al-Raeesi

Qualifications

B.Sc. Water Technology

Current Research Interests

Issues related to Water Technology, Soil and Water Management, Climate Change and Environmental Pollution and Awareness

Recent Publications

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Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?view_op=list_works&hl=en&user=z24Wq54AAAAJ

Research Gate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ahmed_Al-Raeesi

LinkedIn

https://om.linkedin.com/in/ahmed-al-raeesi-92a065116

Contact Information

Center for Environmental Studies and Research (CESAR)

Sultan Qaboos University

Villa No. 7, Post Box-54, SQU Campus

Al-Khoudh, Oman

Email: aalraeesi@squ.edu.om

Telephone: 968-24143378