Dr. Bassam Taha Yaseen Al-Iessa

Dr. Bassam Taha Yaseen Al-Iessa

Qatar University, Qatar

Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Leeds University, UK

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I graduated with a B.Sc. (Botany) in 1970, obtained my M.Sc. (Botany, Biology) in 1977 and was admitted for a Ph. D in 1983 at the University of Leeds, in the Department of Plant Sciences, Leeds, United Kingdom. I started my career in 1971 as a teacher of Biology and Chemistry in the secondary schools of Basrah (South of Iraq), and since I had obtained my higher degree, I worked in a number of universities (teaching and research, In Arabic and English): Mosul University, Iraq, (1984-1990); Sana’a University, Yemen (1990-1994, 1995-1997); Al-al Bayt University, Jordan (1994-1995, 2006-2008)); and Qatar University, Qatar (1997-2006). I have taught many subjects of Biological Sciences especially those related to plant sciences. These included specialized courses such as Plant physiology, Plant Metabolism, Ecophysiology, Plant Metabolism and Hormone Metabolism under stress. Moreover, general courses of Biology have been very interesting, these included: Biology (101), which includes biological molecules, cell structure and function, cell divisions, and genetics. Also, I taught Biology (102), biodiversity has been very interested, I taught the five system kingdoms and the three-domain system in the recent years as well. My deep specialization is Ecophysiology of plants under stress, Physiology of drought and salinity, and Plant growth regulators under stress. In the recent years, I have published some papers about ecophysiology of cultivated and wild plants in the State of Qatar, Moreover I was appointed as Head of the Department of Biology at Al-al-Bayt University, Jordan for the period 2007-2008. Also, I had engaged in a number of activities in the educational and academic sectors like presenting lectures, evaluating and reviewing curricula. During the period of June 2012 to march 2014, I was working as project manager sponsored by Exxonmobil company to conduct a project about using native plants to remediate industrial wastewater in the State of Qatar.

Area of Interest:

Plant and Soil Sciences
Plant Stress
Plant Physiology
Plant Biology
Plant Growth

Selected Publications

  1. Yasseen, B.T., 2014. Phytoremediation of industrial wastewater from oil and gas fields using native plants: The research perspectives in the state of Qatar. Central Eur. J. Exp. Biol., 3: 6-23.
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  2. Yasseen, B.T. and R.F. Al-Thani, 2013. Ecophysiology of Wild Plants and Conservation Perspectives in the State of Qatar. In: Agricultural Chemistry, Stoytcheva, M. and R. Zlatev (Eds.). Chapter 3, InTech Publisher, USA., ISBN: 978-953-51-1026-2, pp: 37-70.
  3. Yasseen, B.T., 2011. Urban development threatening wild plants in Doha city-Qatar: Ecophysiology is a prerequisite for ecological restoration. J. Plant Sci., 6: 113-123.
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  4. Yasseen, B.T., M.A. Abu-Al-Basal and F.A. Alhadi, 2010. An analysis of leaf growth under osmotic stress. J. Plant Sci., 5: 391-401.
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  5. Yasseen, B.T. and M.A. Abu-Al-Basal, 2010. Ecophysiology of chenopodiaceae at the coastline of Arabian Gulf-Qatar: Possible destruction and prespective conservation. Eur. J. Sci. Res., 39: 90-104.
  6. Abu-Al-Basal, M.A. and B.T. Yasseen, 2009. Changes in growth variables and potassium content in leaves of black barley in response to NaCl. Braz. J. Plant Physiol., 21: 261-270.
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  7. Yasseen, B.T. and M.A. Abu-Al-Basal, 2008. Ecophysiology of Limonium axillare and Avicennia marina from the coastline of Arabian Gulf-Qatar. J. Coast. Conserv., 12: 35-42.
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  8. Yasseen, B.T. and R.F. Al-Thani, 2007. Halophytes and associated properties of natural soils in the Doha area, Qatar. Aquat. Ecosyst. Health Manage., 10: 320-326.
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  9. Yasseen, B.T., A. Almuhannady, F.R. Al-Marri and H. Al-Hemiary, 2006. Changes in soluble sugars and proline in seedlings of a local wheat cultivar (Doha) due to the salt stress and temperature. Qatar Univ. Sci. J., 26: 71-82.
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  10. Yasseen, B.T., 2005. Possible ionic effects of NaCl on two Mexican wheat cultivars. Qatar Univ. Sci. J., 25: 98-112.
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  11. Yasseen, B.T., H.A. Abulfatih, A.K. Nasher, K.Y. Abid and M.B. Al Mofti, 2001. Perlimenary assessment of pollution due to faculty sewage system in north of Sana'a, Republic of Yemen. Dirasat, 28: 89-96.
  12. Yasseen, B.T., 2001. Preliminary assessment of the effect of saline water used in irrigation on the growth of the local Barley cultivar (Harma). Qatar Univ. Sci. J., 21: 55-64.
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  13. Abulfatih, H.A., A.K. Nasher, B.T. Yasseen, K.Y. Abid and M.B. Al-Mofti, 2000. The influence of sewage water on the growth of wild plants, North of Sana'a, Republic of Yemen. Univ. Aden J. Nat. Applied Sci., 4: 123-131.
  14. Alhadi, F.A., B.T. Yasseen and M. Jabr, 1999. Water stress and gibberellic acid effects on growth of fenugreek plants. Irrig. Sci., 18: 185-190.
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  15. Nasher, A.K., M.B. Al-Mofti, H.A. Abulfatih, B.T. Yasseen and K.Y. Abid, 1997. Prevalence of bacteria and parasites in sewage and well water and their possible health hazard, in north of Sana'a, Republic of Yemen. J. Union Arab Biol., 7: 217-226.
  16. Alhadi, F.A., B.T. Yasseen and A.S. Al-Dubaie, 1997. Changes in carbohydrate and nitrogen fractions during germination of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) seeds presoaked in GA3, growing under different osmotic potentials. Qatar Univ. Sci. J., 17: 271-279.
  17. Yasseen, B.T. and B.K.S. Al-Maamari, 1995. Further evaluation of the resistance of black barley to water stress: Preliminary assessment for selecting drought resistant barley. J. Agron. Crop Sci., 174: 9-19.
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  18. Yasseen, B.T. and S.S. Al-Omary, 1994. An analysis of the effects of water stress on leaf growth and yield of three barley cultivars. Irrigation Sci., 14: 157-162.
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  19. Yasseen, B.T., R.A. Yahya and E.M. Shehab, 1991. Studies on the seed germination of Gundelia rosea. Iraqi J. Sci., 32: 149-157.
  20. Yasseen, B.T., J.A. Jurjees and H.S. Dawoud, 1988. Response of sugar beet leaf growth and its ionic composition to sodium chloride. J. Agric. Water Resour. Res. 7: 47-59.
  21. Yasseen, B.T., E.D. Sulaiman and H.A. Mohammed, 1988. Growth of prophyll and proline accumulation due to the effect of NaCl stress and temperature in two barley cultivars. Iraqi J. Agric. Sci., 6: 97-110.
  22. Yeseen, B.T., J.A. Jurjees and S.A. Sofajy, 1987. Changes in some growth processes induced by NaCl in individual leaves of two barley cultivars. Indian J. Plant Physiol., 30: 1-6.
  23. Yasseen, B.T., H.A. Mohammed and E.D. Sulaiman, 1987. Growth of prophyll and proline accumulation due to the effect of salt stress in three barley cultivars. Iraqi J. Agric. Sci., 5: 155-166.