Prof. Dr. Monier M. Abd El-Ghani

Profile

Academic positionFull Professor
Research fieldsEcology and Biodiversity of Plants and Ecosystems,Evolution and Taxonomy of Plants and Fungi,Ecology and Biodiversity of Animals and Ecosystems, Organismic Interactions
KeywordsPflanzengeographie, Vegation arider Gebiete, Wüstenökologie, Stadtökologie, Taxonomie

Current contact address

CountryEgypt
CityGiza, Cairo
InstitutionCairo University
InstituteThe Herbarium, Faculty of Science, Department of Botany

Host during sponsorship

Prof. Dr. Reinhard BornkammInstitut für Ökologie, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
Prof. Dr. Ingo KowarikInstitut für Ökologie, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
Start of initial sponsorship01/05/1997

Program(s)

1995Humboldt Research Fellowship Programme
2015Georg Forster Research Award Programme

Nominator's project description

Professor Abd El-Ghani is renowned internationally for his fundamental studies on the flora of Egypt and on biodiversity patterns and vegetation dynamics in arid ecosystems. His scientific work profoundly advanced a mechanistic understanding of relationships between plant diversity and environmental factors in different natural and human-modified landscapes of Egypt. This provides a highly important baseline for tracing climate change effects and for assessing future changes in Egyptian landscapes. During his stay in Germany, Professor Abd El-Ghani will perform studies in the field of urban ecology, which is a rather novel area of research in Egypt.

Publications (partial selection)

2017Monier M. Abd El-Ghani, Francisco Martin Huerta-Martinez, Liu Hongyan, Rahmatullah Qureshi: Plant Responses to Hyperarid Desert Environments. Springer International Publishing AG, 2017
2007Abdel-Khalik, K., Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & El Kordy, A. A palynological study of Galium (Rubiaceae) in Egypt and its taxonomic implication. . In: Feddes Repertorium , 2007, 311 -326
2007El-Husseini, N., Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & El-Naggar, S. Floristic analysis and biogeography of Tubiflorae in some arid regions. . In: International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, , 2007, 1-21
2007Hamdy, R., Abd El-Ghani, M. M., Yousef, T., L. & El Sayed, M. The floristic composition of some historical botanical gardens in the metropolitan of Cairo, Egypt. . In: African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2007, 610-648
2007Abd El-Ghani, M.M., Kamel, W. & El-Bous, M. The leaf architecture and its taxonomic significance in Capparaceae from Egypt. . In: Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 2007, 125-136
2006Fahmy, G.M., Gaff, D.F. & Abd El-Ghani, M.M. Does Egypt represent an ecological limit to desiccation tolerant plants? . In: Qatar University Science Journal , 2006, 91-100
2006Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & Abdel-Khalik, K.N. Floristic diversity and phytogeography of Gebel Elba National Park, southeast Egypt. . In: Turkish Journal of Botany, 2006, 121 -136
2006Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & Fawzy, A. M.: Plant diversity around springs and wells in five oases of the Western Desert, Egypt. . In: International Journal of Agriculture and Biology, 2006, 249 -255
2006Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & Marei, A. H. Vegetation associates of the endangered Randonia africana Coss. and its soil characteristics in an arid desert ecosystem of western Egypt. . In: Acta Botanica Croatica , 2006, 83-99
2005Salama, F.M. Abd El-Ghani, M.M., El-Naggar, S.M. & Baayo, Khadija: Vegetation structure and environmental gradients in the Sallum area, west Mediterranean, Egypt. . In: Ecologia Mediterranea, 2005, 15-32
2005Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & El-Sawaf, N. The coastal roadside vegetation and environmental gradients in the arid lands of Egypt. . In: Community Ecology, 2005, 143-154
2004El Naggar, S.M. & Abd El-Ghani, M.M. Development of taxonomic and floristic studies in Egypt, A bibliography. . In: Bulletin of Faculty of Science Assiut University, 2004, 63-93
2004Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & El-Sawaf, N. Diversity and distribution of plant species in the agro-ecosystem of Egypt. . In: Systematics and Geography of plants, 2004, 319-336
2003Salama, F.M. Abd El-Ghani, M.M., El-Naggar, S.M. & Baayo, Khadija Floristic composition and chorologiccal analysis of the Sallum area, west Mediterranean. In: Journal of Union of Arab Biologists Cairo, 2003, 27-47
2003Monier M. Abd El-Ghani Ahmed, Reinhard Bornkamm, Frank Darius: Plant communities in two vegetation transects in the extreme desert of western Egypt. In: Phytocoenologia, 2003, 29-48
2003Abd El-Ghani, M.M & Amer: Soil-vegetation relationships in a coastal desert plain of southern Sinai, Egypt. . In: Journal of Arid Environments, 2003, 607-628
2001Abd El-Ghani, M.M. & Fahmy, A.G. Analysis of Aquatic vegetation in islands of the Nile Valley (Egypt). . In: International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2001, 1 -11
2000Fahmy, A.G. & Abd El-Ghani, M.M. Palaeo-ecological aspects of Farafra Oasis (Egypt) during Mid-Neolithic period (7130-6190 Bp), A multivariate analysis. . In: Bulletin of Faculty of Science Assiut University , 2000, 93 -105
2000Monier M. Abd El-Ghani Ahmed: Vegetation composition of egyptian inland saltmarshes. In: Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin., 2000, 305-314
1999Monier M. Abd El-Ghani Ahmed: Soil variables affecting the vegetation of inland western desert of Egypt. In: ecologia mediterranea, 1999, 172-184