Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor Abdulaziz N. Alagaili
Nationality: Saudi DB: 03-31-1976
Office: 2B 134
Zoology Dept. College of Science, King Saud University
Tel: +966-1-4670352
Fax: +966-1-4678514
e-mail:
 aalagaili@ksu.edu.sa
 aziz99@gmail.com
Zoology Dept. College of Science
King Saud University
P.O. Box 2455
Riyadh 11451
Saudi Arabia

 
 
Education

1994-1998 Bachelor degree – Zoology (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
2001-2003 Masters – Biological Sciences (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)
2004-2008 Ph.D – Biological Sciences (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA)

 
 
Employment

1998-2000 Demonestrator, Zoology Dept., King Saud University
2000-2008 Graduate student – scholarship from KSU
2008-now Assistant Professor, Zoology Dept., King Saud University
Oct. 2008- Sep. 2010 Research Chairs Program (vice director), KSU
Sep. 2010 – Feb. 2012 Assistant of Vice Rector for Graduate Studies and Research (developments affairs), KSU
Dec. 2008 – now Consultant – Saudi Wildlife Commission
Oct. 2010-now Director of KSU Mammals Research Chair

 
 
Research Interest

  • Mammalian studies: biology, ecology, ecological physiology, conservation, biodiversity, populations dynamics, migration.
  • Satellite tracking, GIS, and Remote Sensing.

 
Courses taught

101 Zool: General Zoology 102 Zool: Principles of Zoology
326 Zool: Mammalogy 454 Zool: Field Research
480 Zool: Wildlife Conservation 499 Zool: Special Topics in Zoology
574 Zool: Ecology (advanced) 574 Zool: Zoogeography
  572 Zool: Animal Conservation

 
 
Fieldwork

Studies on mammalian fauna – Abha, Saudi Arabia August 1999 (4 weeks)
Assisted a graduate student to study bats in the Ozark National Forest, Arkansas, USA Summer 2001 - 2002
Field work for my Master's thesis Summer 2002
Joined Arkansas Game and Fish Commission team to evaluate 2005 deer hunting season. February 2005
Field work for my PhD dissertation May 2005 – August 2006
Studies on mammalian fauna in Raydah protected area – Abha, Saudi Arabia August 2010- June 2011 (6 field trips)
Studies on mammalian fauna – across Saudi Arabia Summer 2009 - now

 
 
Department Committees
Organizer of Zool 145 exams: (2010)
Scientific Translation Committee (member): 2010
Academic Accreditation Committee (member): 2010 - now
Development and Quality Committee (member): 2011 - now
 
Membership
Bat Conservation International (2002 – now)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (2005 – now)
The American Society of Mammalogists (2006 – now)
Saudi Biological Society (2010 – now)
Saudi Wildlife Authority – consultant (2008 – now)
Scientific Committee member – Saudi Wildlife Authority
Head of Advisory committee of King Khalid Wildlife Research Center (KKWRC), Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) – (2011 – now)
Head of excess gazelles sales, Saudi Wildlife Authority (SWA) – (2013 – now)
Bat Specialist Group, member (2012 – now)
IUCN Species Survival Commission (2012 – now)
Scientific Committee member – College of Science Research Center, King Saud University (2013 – now)
 
Training and Workshops:

Workshop: Role of faculty members in Saudi universities to benefit from  excellence rewards King Saud University Nov. 16, 2008
Workshop: International Symposium in University Technology Transfer & Innovation Managment (Patents. IP) Intellectual Property and Technology Licensing (IPTL) Program - KSU Nov. 23-24, 2008
Workshop: Developing and maintaining websites Deanship of Skills Development Dec. 23-24, 2008
Workshop: Team-based learning Deanship of Skills Development Dec. 27-28, 2008
Workshop: How to write a case study Deanship of Skills Development March 20-22, 2009
Workshop: Teaching for Learning Workshop Georgia Tech Unvi.
Atlanta, USA
July 20 -25, 2009
Workshop: Digital image processing using Adobe Photoshop Deanship of Skills Development Feb. 28 – Mar. 1-2, 2010
Acoustic Monitoring Workshop Bat Conservation International, United States Aug. 5 – 10, 2010
Chemical Immobilization of Animals Safe-Capture International, United States November 4 - 5, 2010
Conference on Biodiversity Conservation in the Arabian Peninsula Environment and Protected Areas Authority - Sharjah February 7 - 9, 2011
13th Conservation Workshop for the Biodiversity of Arabia Environment and Protected Areas Authority - Sharjah February 6 - 9, 2012

 
Conferences
* 8th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network, Starkville, MS. 2003.
* 13th Annual Meeting Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States, Starkville, MS. 2003.
* 33rd North American Symposium on Bat Research, Lincoln, Nebraska. October 8 - 11, 2003.
* 87th Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, New Mexico, June 6-10, 2007.
* 38th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Scranton, PA, October 22 - 25, 2008.
* 1ST International Symposium on Bat Migration, Berlin, Germany, January 16-18, 2009.
* 39th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Portland, OR, November 4 – 7, 2009.
* The International Symposium on Neglected Influenza Viruses, Amelia Island Florida, February 3-5, 2010.
* 40th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Denver, CO, October 27 – 30, 2010.
* 91th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Portland, OR, June 24-29, 2011
* 41st North American Symposium on Bat Research, Toronto, Canada, October 26–29, 2011.
* 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.
* 17th Advisory Committee Meeting to EUROBATS (invited), Dublin, Ireland, May 15 – 17, 2012.
* The 13th international conference on Systems Biology, Toronto, Canada, August 19 - 23, 2012.
* 11th ASM Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Meeting, Washington DC, USA, February 25-27, 2013.
* 18th Advisory Committee Meeting to EUROBATS (invited), Sophia, Bulgaria, April 14 – 18, 2013.
* The 88th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists and the 13th Annual Quebec Molecular Parasitology Meeting, Quebec City, Canada, June 26-29, 2013.
 
 
 
Publications:
1- Alagaili, A. N., Mohammed, O. B. and Omer, S. A. 2011. Gastrointestinal parasites and their prevalence in the Arabian red fox (Vulpes vulpes arabica) from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Veterinary Parasitology, 180: 336-339.
2- Sawsan A. Omer., Wafa A. I. Al-Megrin., William V. Macasero., Abdulaziz N. Alagaili and Osama B. Mohammed. 2011. A new protocol for the treatment of Brucella melitensis Infection in Neumann’s gazelle (Gazella erlangeri) from Saudi Arabia usingoxytetracycline and streptomycin. African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol. 10 (53), pp. 11075-11080.
3- Mohammed S. Al Saggaf, Sawsan A. Omer, Abdulla S. Khaliel, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili and Osama B. Mohammed. 2011. Normal bacterial flora from idmi (Gazella gazella) and reem gazelles (Gazella subgutturosa marica) in Saudi
Arabia. African Journal of Microbiology Research, Vol. 5(28), pp. 5090-5096.
 
4- Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, Douglas A. James and Osama B. Mohammed. 2011. Timing and pattern of molt in Kuhl's bat, Pipistrellus kuhlii in Saudi Arabia. Acta Chiropterologica, 13(2):465-470.
5- Maha H. Elamin, Ebtesam M. Al-Olayan, Sawsan A. Omer, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili and Osama B. Mohammed. 2012. Molecular detection and prevalence of Toxoplasma gondii in pregnant women in Sudan. African Journal of Microbiology Research, Vol. 6(2), pp. 308-311.
6- Osama B. Mohammed, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili and Sawsan A. Omer. 2012. Redescription of Eimeria dorcadis Mantovani, 1966 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the dorcas gazelle (Gazella dorcas) in Saudi Arabia. Folia Parasitologica, 59 (1): 27-31.
7- Osama B. Mohammed, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, Sawsan A. Omer, and Mansour F. Hussein. 2012. Parasites of the Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx, Pallas, 1777) and their Prevalence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Comparative Parasitology, Jul 2012, Vol. 79, No. 2: 288-292.
8- Alagaili, A.N., O.B. Mohammed, N.C. Bennett, and M.K. Oosthuizen. 2012. A tale of two jirds: The locomotory activity patterns of the King jird (Meriones rex) and Lybian jird (Meriones lybicus) from Saudi Arabia. Journal of Arid Environments, Vol. 88: 102-112.
9-  A.N. Alagaili, O.B. Mohammed, N.C. Bennett & M.K. Oosthuizen. 2012. Lights out, let’s move about: locomotory activity patterns of Wagner’s gerbil from the desert of Saudi Arabia. African Zoology, 47(2): 195–202.

10- Bray, T.C., O.B. Mohammed, & A.N. Alagaili. 2013. Phylogenetic and demographic insights into Kuhl’s pipistrelle, Pipistrellus kuhlii, in the Middle East. PLoS ONE, 8(2):1-7.

11- Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, O.B. Mohammed, and T.C. Bray. 2013. Reference data of haematology and serum biochemistry in adult wild-caught Libyan jird (Meriones libycus) from central Saudi Arabia. Journal of King Saud University (Science) – 25, 307–311.

12- Osama B Mohammed, Abdulaziz N Alagaili, Mohamed A Sandouka, Sawsan A Omer, Maha H Elamin, and Eltyeb ME Abu Elzein. 2013. Serosurveillance for some diseases in livestock living within protected areas designated for wildlife reintroduction in Saudi Arabia. African Journal of Microbiology Research, Vol. 7(16), pp. 1574-1578.
 
13- Timothy C Bray, Nigel C Bennett, Osama B Mohammed and Abdulaziz N Alagaili. 2013. On the genetic diversity of spiny mice (genus Acomys) and gerbils (genus Gerbillus) in the Arabian Peninsula. Zoology in the Middle East. 59 (4): 283-288.
14- Alagaili, A.N., Mohammed, O.B., Bennett, N.C., Oosthuizen, M.K. 2014. Down in the Wadi: the locomotory activity rhythm of the Arabian spiny mouse, Acomys dimidiatus from the Arabian Peninsula. Journal of Arid Environments 102:50-57.
 
15- Alagaili, A.N., Mohammed, O.B.,Bennett, N.C. . & Oosthuizen, M.K. Now you see me, now you don’t: the locomotory activity rhythm of the Asian garden dormouse, Eliomys melanurus from Saudi Arabia. Mammalian Biology (In Press).
 
16- Nina Patzke, Muhammad A. Spocter, Karl Æ. Karlsson, Mads F. Bertelsen, Mark Haagensen, Richard Chawana, Sonja Streicher, Consolate Kaswera, Emmanuel Gilissen, Abdulaziz N. Alagaili, Osama B. Mohammed, Roger L. Reep, Nigel C. Bennett, Jerry M. Siegel, Amadi O. Ihunwo, Paul R. Manger. In contrast to many other mammals, cetaceans have relatively small hippocampi that appear to lack adult neurogenesis. Brain Structure and Function (In Press).
 
Articles Submitted For Publication
 
 
 
Articles under preparation
 
Sarli, J., Lutermann, H. Alagaili, A.N. Mohammed, O.B. & Bennett, N.C. (in prep). The reproductive biology of the Arabian spiny mouse, Acomys dimidiatus from southwestern Saudi Arabia. Journal of Mammalogy.
 
 
Sarli, J., Lutermann, H. Alagaili, A.N. Mohammed, O.B. & Bennett, N.C. (in prep). The reproductive biology of the pygmy gerbil, Gerbillus nanus from southwestern Saudi Arabia. Mammalian Biology.
 
Alagaili, A.N., Bennett, N.C. & Mohammed O.B. (in prep). Body temperature rhythms in free ranging Lybian jirds, Meriones lybicus.
 
Alagaili, A.N., Bennett, N.C. & Mohammed O.B. (in prep). Body temperature rhythms in free ranging Desert hedgehog, Paraechinus aethiopicus.
 
Abdulaziz Alagaili and Douglas A. James (in prep).  Summer Thermoregulation of Desert Kuhl’s Bat, Pipistrellus kuhlii.
 
 
Funded projects:
 

  • September 2011:

Living on the edge: unravelling how Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) survive in the extreme deserts of the Empty Quarter (Rub Al-Khali) and Mahazat as-Sayd protected area, Saudi Arabia. (National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan, KACST, 2,000,000 Saudi Riyals).
 

  • September 2012:

Studies in Enterotoxaemia in livestock in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan, KACST, 2,000,000 Saudi Riyals).
 

  • September 2012:

Palaeontology, Paleohabitat, Paleoecology, and Paleoclimatology of the Oligocene Terrestrial Mammalian Faunas of the Western Al-Hijaz Region, Western Saudi Arabia. (National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan, KACST, 2,000,000 Saudi Riyals).
 

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