Research Associate
Department of Marine Science and Fisheries
Sultan Qaboos University
Address
PO Box 34, Al-khod 123
Sultanate of Oman

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Training Certificate in Fisheries science (1990)
International Centre for Marine Resources Development University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island, USA
B.Sc in Marine Biology (1997) James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
MSc in Marine Science (2004) Sultan Qaboos Unversity, Oman

EMPLOYMENT

Oceanography Laboratory Technician 1990-2000
Department Superintendent 2000-2005
Chief Technician in Biological Oceanography 2005-2008
Research Associate 2008-present

ON-GOING RESEARCH PROJECT INVOLVEMENTS

Co-investigator: In Comparative studies of size-class fractionated phytoplankton primary productivity. (Principle Investigator Dr A Al-Azri,)
Research Assistance In: The Role Of Harmful Algal blooms in Oman coastal water (Principle Investigator Dr A Al-Azri)
Research assistant In: Biophysical dynamics of the upwelling ecosystem (Principle Investigator Dr YV Sarma)

SCIENTIFIC CRUISES AND EXPEDITIONS

ARABESQUE Oceanographic Cruise 210, 27 August- 4 October 1994). Arabian Sea The Hallaniyat Expedition 19 March-6April 1998

TRAINING

Course of Open Water/ Scuba Diving: January – April 1990 ,National Association Of Underwater Instructors, Puerto Rico, USA
Observation and Analysis of Currents at Sea (November 1992): UNESCO/IOC Specialized Course. Doha, Qatar
Oceanographic Survey and Coastal Pollution ,September 3-13, 1994, National Institute of Oceanography Karachi, Pakistan
ARABESQUE Oceanographic Cruise 210, 27 August- 4 October 1994) . Arabian Sea
Peak Performance Management, December, 1999. Human Resources and Staff developments office, Sultan Qaboos University. Sultanate of Oman
Supervisory and Management Skills, 16-20 September 2000.Human Resources and Staff developments office, Sultan Qaboos University. Sultanate of Oman
Phytoplankton microscopy: identification techniques (July, 2002) James Cook University. Queensland, Australia
Techniques used in Chemical and biological oceanography (September 2004).National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, India.
ROPME Oceanographic Cruise (Leg 1), 3-9 February, 2005, Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. Group leader of biological analysis task.
Algal culturing techniques (July, 2006). Plymouth algal culture collection laboratory. UK.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Book (in preparation) - “A taxonomic Guide to Common marine Phytoplankton in Oman Coastal Waters”. Collaborative research with Miami University. USA

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Al-Hashmi, K, Michael Claereboudt, Adnan R. Al-Azri, Sergey A. Piontkovski. Seasonal changes of chlorophyll "a" and environmental characteristics in the Gulf of Oman., submitted to Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
Al-Azri,A.R. Al-Hashmi, K, , Joaquim Goes , Helga Gomes, Ahmed I. Rushdi, Harub Al-Habsi, Salem Al-Khusaibi, Raya Al-Kindi, Nasser Al-Azri. Seasonality of the bloom-forming dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans in the Gulf of Oman in relation to environmental conditions. International Journal of Ocean and Oceanography ( In Press)
Al-Azri, A.R., .Al-Rushdi A., Al-Hashmi, K., and Al-Jufaili, S. Bacterioplankton and phytoplankton coupling in the coastal water of the temperate, Menai Strait, North Wales. International Journal of Ocean and Oceanography ( In Press)
J.Stirn and Al-Hashmi, K, 1993. Perspectives of Commercial Exploitation and Culture of Bivalves in Omani Coastal Zone. Results of Field Surveys and Initial Culture Experiments. Proceedings of Fisheries Research Seminars, issue No 1. Sultan Qaboos University. Oman,
J.Stirn and Al-Hashmi, K, 1996. Contributions to the knowledge of the Biology of the Arabian Abalone Haliotis Marine Wood, 1828. Journal for Scientific Research- Agricultural Science Vol.1 – Sultan Qaboos University. Oman

WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES/SYMPOSIA

Al-Azri A.R., Al-Hashmi, K, Joaquim Goes, Helga Gomes. The occurrence of potentially harmful algal blooms (HAB’s) in the Gulf of Oman in relation to environmental changes. International Symposion in Gijon Spain 19-23 May 2008.
Al-Azri, A.R. Al-Hashmi, K, , Joaquim Goes , Helga Gomes. Building the frame work for the ecologically sustainable development of marine resources of the Sultanate of Oman. Paper presented at ASLO meeting in Orlando Florida, U.S.A., 2-7th of March 2008.
Al-Azri, A.R., Al-Hashmi, K, , Joaquim Goes , Helga Gomes, Sarma V., Harub Al-Habsi, Salim Al-Khusaibi. Building the frame work for the ecologically sustainable development of marine resources of the Sultanate of Oman. Paper presented at MEOST meeting in Abudhabi, UAE 21-23rd of January 2008.
Al-Azri, A.R. , Al-Hashmi, K, Saiyed Ahmed, Y.V.B. Sarma, Harub Al-Habsi, Salem Al-Khusaibi. Seasonal variability of phytoplankton populations in the coastal areas of the Gulf of Oman. Paper presented to European Geosciences Union, Vienna 15-20th April 2007.
Al-Azri, A.R. Al-Hashmi, K, , Joaquim Goes , Helga Gomes, Ahmed I. Rushdi , Saiyed Ahmed, Y.V.B. Sarma, Harub Al-Habsi, Salem Al-Khusaibi, Raya Al-Kindi, Nasser Al-Azri. Seasonality of the bloom-forming dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans in the Gulf of Oman in relation to environmental conditions. Paper presented to STAFO meeting in Kuwait, 10-13th of February 2007.
Al-Azri, A.R., Ahmed S., Al-Hashmi, K., Al-Habsi, H., and Al-Khusaibi, S., 2006. Seasonal and spatial distribution of chlorophyll a and nutrient dynamics in the coastal region of the Gulf of Oman. Paper presented to ASLO meeting in Victoria.
Ahmed, S.I., Al-Hashmi, K, Al-Azri, A. and Al-Sheili,S. 2006.Trophic interactions and food web dynamics between primary producers and consumers in mangrove ecosystems of Oman. ASLO Summer Meeting, 4-9 June, 2006, Victoria, Canada.

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