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Abdelaziz Merzouk

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Agricultural Sciences
Soil Science
UN languages spoken




Other Languages Old
Job function
Name of Organisation
IAV Hassan II
Street Address Organisation
Soil Sciences Department, BP:6202
City Organisation
Country Organisation
Telephone number
212 7 771285
Work experience
- Training and research in the field of soil erosion (water and wind erosion, sand dune stabilization)._x000D_
- Physical characterization of agricultural soils of land evaluation._x000D_
- Soil and water conservation: Project preparation and evaluation._x000D_
- Remote sensing and GIS technologies applied to soil and water resources management._x000D_
- Environmental impact studies._x000D_
- Consultant for various UN development agencies and national consulting companies.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Bachelor of science - General Agronomy - IAV Hassan II - Rabat - 1975_x000D_
M.Sc. Soil Sciences - University of Minnesota - USA - 1977_x000D_
Ph.D. Soil Physics/Ag. Eng. - University of Minnesota - USA - 1985
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Merzouk, A. and G.R. Blake, 1992. Indices for the estimation of interrill erodibility of Moroccan soils. CATENA, Journal of Soil Sciences: Hydrology - Geomorphology. Vol 18. Pp:537-550._x000D_
2. Hassan, A., F. Bonn and A. Merzouk. 1994. Remote sensing and GIS based mapping and modeling of water erosion and sediment yield in semi-arid watersheds (Morocco). GEO-CARTO - International Journal (1) 1994. Pp. 31-40._x000D_
3. Merzouk, A., 1994. Utilisation de la télédétection spatiale dans l'étude des sols en zones arides. In: Télédétection de l'Environnement dans l'espace francophone. Edité par F. Bonn. Presse de l'Université du Québec. ISBN: 2-7605-07041._x000D_
4. Merzouk, A. and H. Dhman. 1997. Shifting land use and its implication on sediment yield in the Rif Mountains (Morocco). In: ISCO '96 post-conference book, Bonn, Germany. 13 pages. (in press)_x000D_
5. Fryear, D.W., A. Merzouk and J.P. Gupta. 1989. Mechanics, measurement and prediction of wind erosion. In: Challenges in dryland
Other activities
1. Founding member and active bureau member of the Moroccan Society of Environmental Protection_x000D_
2. International Soil Conservation Organization_x000D_
3. International Soil Sciences Society.