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Expert NameDr. Efat Abou-Fakr Hammad
TitleAssistant Professor
DivisionFaculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Telephone961 1 350000
Work ExperienceMy research area focuses on study of botanical extracts and their diverse effects on important agricultural pests and their natural enemies. Research includes laboratory bioassavs that include application of botanical extracts against different instars of the pest; this will result in either host deterrence or repellency or toxicity of the pest. These bioassavs will be followed by chromatographic analysis for the most bioactive extract(s), for the purpose of determining bioactive chemical component(s) in the extract. The bioactive extract will be tested under field conditions for determining the level of persistence and residual affect of the extract and its components. Further adoption of these components will lead to physiological studies with the extract and the pest and possible synthesis of the bioactive component.
QualificationsPh.D. Entomolqy, Colorado State Universitv, 1993
Number of Publications20
Awards1. Distinguished Graduate Award - Hariri Foundation. PhD. Studies. 2. Graduate student Awards competition, PhD. Presentations, Entomological Society of America, 3. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Food, Agriculture and the Environment (JFAE)
Other Activities
Publications1. Abou Fakhr Hammad, E.M. 2004. "Insect and Mite Pests and there Natural Enemies (Parasitoids and/or Predators) in the Middle East" and "Chinaberrv, Melia azedarach L., a Biopesticidal tree". Encyclopedia of Entomoloqv, John L. Capinera (Ed.). Kluwer Academic publishers, Hingham (MA), U.S.A. 2. Jazzar, C. & E.M. Abou-Fakhr Hammad. 2004. Efficacy of multiple biocontrol aqents against the sweetpotato whitefly Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius) (Homoptera: Aleyrodidae) on tomato. J. Applied Entomology 128:1-7. 3. Abou-FakRr Hammad, E.M. & N.M. Antar. 2003. Efficacy of selected insecticides on, Phyllocnisfis cifrella Stainton (Lep: Gracillaridae) in navel orange. Tests of Agrochemicals & Cultivars 24:6-7. 4. Abou-Fakhr Hmmad, E.M., H. Zournaiian & S. Talhouk. 2001. Efficacy of extracts of Melia azedarach L. callus, leaves and fruits against adults of the sweet potato whitefly Bemisia tahaci. J. Applied Entomoloqv 125: 483-488. 5. Abou-Fakhr Hammad, E.M.. N.M. Nemer, & N.S. Kawar. 2000. Efficacy of the Chinaberry tree (Meliaceae) aqueous extracts and certain insecticides against the pea leafminer (Diptera: Anromvzidae). Journal of Agricultural Science 134: 41 3-420.
DisciplineAgricultural Sciences
Last updated24/08/2009 10:45:00

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