Publications

The upper Campanian to upperMaastrichtian sedimentary sequence of the Kiseiba Formation in southWestern Desert is sampled and described in two surface sections (Sinn El Kaddab and Wadi Abu Siyal). Forty-four agglutinated foraminiferal species are ...
To assess heavy metals in mangrove swamps of Sehat and Tarut coastal areas along the Arabian Gulf, 18 sediment samples were collected for Al, V, Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Hg, Sr, As, Fe, Co, and Ni analysis. The results indicated that the distribution...
Present work aims to document the distribution and metal contamination in the coastal sediments of the Dammam Al-Jubail area, Saudi Arabian Gulf. Twenty-six samples were collected for Al, V, Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb, Hg, Sr, As, Fe, Co and Ni analysis...
Twenty nine fungal species were isolated from 30 samples of picked recent foraminferal tests belong to three different coastal lagoons (Abu-Shaar, Umm al-Huwaytāt and Marsa Shūni lagoons) in red sea coast, Egypt. Aspergillus, Emericella,...
The stratigraphy and macrofaunal content of the Lower Jurassic (Toarcian) Marrat Formation was studied at Khashm adh Dhibi, central Saudi Arabia. The studied succession is dominated by limestones and dolomites, with subordinate occurrences of...
To assess the degree of pollution and its impact on the environment along the Red Sea Coast, the most abundant nine species of recent benthic foraminifera and three species of molluscan shells have been selected for the analysis of Fe, Mn, Zn, Cu,...
Seventy three rock samples were extracted from the Paleocene interval (fourty three meter) in the Dineigil area, SouthWestern Desert, Egypt. The ostracod assemblages in these samples were qualitatively studied. The ostracods are well preserved which...
Facies patterns within the Late Pleistocene raised coral reefs at Rabigh area, Red Sea coast, Saudi Arabia exhibit lateral and vertical changes. It starts in the east with a fossil shore and ends in the west with sediments of reef slope at the...
Sixteen well preserved Pelecypod and gastropod shells were analyzed for their Mn, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn and Pb content. Eight shells are belonging to the Pleistocene of Gebel El-Zeit and eight recent shells were collected from El-Zeit Bay. Average metal...
In order to assess the pollution levels of selected heavy metals, 45 bottom sediment samples were collected from Al-Kharrar lagoon in central western Saudi Arabia. The concentrations of the heavy metals were recorded using inductively coupled plasma...
In order to assess pollutants on the Tarut Island coast, Saudi Arabian Gulf, 38 coastal sediment samples, 40 mollusk specimens, and 26 seawater samples were collected for Fe, Cu, Pb, Mn, Cd, Se, As, Co, B, Cr, Hg, Mo and Zn analysis using...
In order to assess the distribution of mercury along the Tarut coast, Arabian Gulf, Thirty eight (38) sediment samples, twenty six (26) seawater samples, and forty (40) Mollusca specimens were collected from the Tarut coast. The concentrations of...
The Campanian Hajajah Limestone Member of the Aruma Formation was formed during two regressive  episodes. Each of them formed of three depositional facies, from base to top: 1) intra-shelf basin facies, made up of fossiliferous green shale and...
To document the frequency and diversity of molluscs and the factors controlling their distribution along the coastline of Tarut Island, Arabian Gulf, 4221 gastropod valves and bivalve shells were collected from 10 stations along the coast. 30...
The PaleoceneeEocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) interval was examined from four outcrops in Central Egypt to document the response of the floral communities across the PETM. The four outcrops are: Gebel Taramsa west of Qena, Gebel Duwi in the Red Sea...
The foraminiferal contents and geochemistry of 199 samples collected from three surface sections in the southern Galala Sub-basin, North Eastern Desert of Egypt, have been studied in detail. From south to north these sections are situated at Gebel...
In order to assess arsenic on the Tarut coast, Saudi Arabian Gulf, 38 sediment samples, 26 seawater samples and 40 gastropod and bivalve specimens were collected for analyses by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer. The Enrichment Factor (EF...
This student book includes 14 chapters. All chapters begin with the objectives and end with questions that measure knowledge, understanding and mental and practical skills throughout the chapter. Most chapters include anatomy, morphology,...
Micropaleontology is designed to be a primary textbook for college courses in the marine microfossils for students in the Arab countries. This book will deal with an introductory survey of the major groups of microfossils, including calcareous,...
In order to assess pollutants and impact of environmental changes along the Saudi Arabian Gulf coast, forty specimens of gastropod and bivalve shells belonging to Diodora funiculata, Lunella coronata, Cerithium caeruleum, Barbatia parva, Pinctada...
The distribution of benthic foraminifera was studied in two stations in the coastal area, located around Jeddah, Red Sea coast, Saudi Arabia. Thirty-three species belonging to 15 genera, 14 families and three suborders were recorded in twenty...
Bottom sediment samples were collected from 17 locations of the Dammam coast, Dammam city, Saudi Arabia in April 2014. The concentrations of iron, chromium, manganese, nickel, zinc, cadmium, lead, and copper in the bottom sediments were measured by...
Thirty eight surface sediments samples have been collected in the area around Tarut Island, Saudi Arabian Gulf to determine the spatial distribution of metals, and to assess the magnitude of pollution. Total concentrations of Fe, Mn, As, B, Cd, Co,...
This article deals with the Upper Jurassic carbonates of the Jubaila Formation, exposed throughout the Tuwaiq Mountains, Central Saudi Arabia and discusses the succession of palaeoenvironments resulting from detailed field and lab work. Based on...
A quantitative study of calcareous nannofossils, planktonic, and benthic foraminiferal assemblages have been performed on fifty six samples collected from ~40 m interval across the Paleocene/Eocene transition at Nag El-Quda section in Upper Nile...
Thirty three benthic foraminiferal species belong to 23 genera and 16 families have been recorded from the coral reefs of the Callovian Tuwaiq Formation, Khashm Al-Qaddiyah area, Central Saudi Arabia. Three species: Astacolus qaddiyahensis,...
The foraminiferal contents of three surface sections [Gebel Tarboul, Wadi Tarfa (WT) and Bir Dakhl (BD) sections] in southern Galala area, North-Eastern Desert, Egypt, have been studied in detail and used in biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy of...
Seventy three rock samples were extracted from the Paleocene interval (43 meters) in Dineigil Area. Three biozones (P3, P4, and P5) and two subzones (P3a and P3b) of planktonic foraminifera were recorded. The calcareous nannofossils were moderately...
The foraminiferal content of the well-known, foraminifera-rich Abderaz Formation of the Kopeh-Dagh basin in northeastern Iran was analyzed to determine biostratigraphy, age dating, chronostratigraphy and evolutionary trends. The Abderaz Formation...
The marine Late Campanian to Early Eocene sedimentary sequence of the Southern Nile Valley (Egypt) is recorded and described in five land sections in the area between Sinn El Kaddab in the south and Wadi Abu Ghurra in the north. A total of 210...