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Dr. Louhaichi is a Principal scientist at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) based in Amman (Jordan). He joined ICARDA in June 2008 as a Rangeland Ecology and Management specialist. Dr Louhaichi holds a Ph.D. and a MSc in Rangeland Ecology and Management from the Oregon State University, USA.
Dr. Louhaichi has a proven track record of more than 25 years in rangeland ecology and management, including over 10 years of research focused on the development of technological alternatives for better natural resources management in advanced research institutions, and over 10 years in the improvement and rehabilitation of degraded rangeland in the dry areas targeting developing countries. Dr. Louhaichi is also a certified GIS professional (GISP) with focus on landscape ecology and its applications on monitoring and assessing rangeland vegetation, herd’s movement across the landscape, and climate change impact.
In 2011, Dr Louhaichi was elected as a member of the continuing committee for the international rangeland congress in charge of MENA region (Rosario, Argentina) and in 2013 he was nominated as deputy general coordinator for the FAO-ICARDA cactus network (Palermo, Italy).
Dr. Louhaichi has authored and co-authored more than 80 scientific and technical publications including peer reviewed papers, conference proceedings, training manuals and copyrighted/patented scientific software and hardware.