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                                                                                           CURRICULUM  VITAE


Name               :  Hmoud Fares Ali Al-kahem AL-Balawi

Nationality        : Saudi

Current Academic Position       : Professor


Place of Work                         : Department of Zoology

                                                        College of Science

                                                         King Saud University

                                                P. O. Box 2455

                                                 Riyadh 11451

                                                 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Educational Qualifications. 

B. Sc.        King Saud University, KSA.                        1975          Zoology

M. Sc.       Colorado State University, USA.     1980           Fish Biology

Ph. D.       Colorado State University, USA.     1983          Fish Biology

                                                                                     And Ecology

 Administrative Position:

Vice dean (Administration and Finance) College of Science, King Saud University From September 2008 to till date.

Chairman of Zoology department from 2006 to 2009.

Chairman of Biodiversity (M.S.) program from 2006 to 2009.

Professor of Zoology department since 1983.


teaching courses

Zoo 101

Zoo 301

Zoo 322

Zoo 499

Zoo 521

Zoo 572

Zoo 573

Zoo 574

Zoo 600

Zoo 621

Zoo 700

Bio 600


Teaching Experience

Assistant            October, 1983 to           Teaching  Fish Biology, Systematic,

Professor           July, 1989               Conservation and Aquatic Ecology

                                                        to undergraduate students.

Associtae              July, 1989 to             Teaching Fish Biology, Systematic,

Professor               October, 1999        Conservation and Aquatic Ecology

                                                             to Undergraduate and graduate


Professor            October,1999                Teaching above mentioned courses

                           Todate                                   to undergraduate and graduate




Current Research Interest                     :  Biological studies on some

                                                                species of grouper

                                                            : Biological studies on cichlid 

                                                               species of Wadi Haneefah,

                                                               Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

                                                             : Conservational and Ecological

                                                               studies on Arabian freshwater



Membership of Scientific Associations

Saudi Biological Society.

American Fisheries Society.

Desert  Fishes Council.

Ichthyological Society of Japan.

Asian Fisheries Society

Environment and Development Journal.


Participation in Conferences and Symposia 

 I have participated in 29 Symposia , conferences, academic presentations and writing in News papers about Environmental issues.

I have served as a member of 38 different committees in the department of zoology and college of science.


List of Publications 

A.  Papers published in various refereed national and

international journals


Al-Kahem, H. F. and Behnke, R. J. (1983). Freshwater fishes of Saudi Arabia. Fauna of Saudi Arabia. 5 : 545-565.

 Coad, B. W., Al-Kahem, H. F. and Behnke, R. J. (1983). Acanthobrama hadiyahensis, a new species of cyprinid fish from Saudi Arabia. Publication in Canadian Natural Museum. Natural Sciences. 2 : 1-6.

 Al-Akel, A. S., Shamsi, M. J. K. and Al-Kahem, H. F. (1987). Selective feeding behavior of the Arabian freshwater fish, Aphanius dispar. Pakistan  J. Zool. 19 : 211-215.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. and Ahmad, Z. (1987). Studies on the oxygen consumption of Oreochromis niloticus and Cyprinus carpio. Zeitscrift fur Angewandte Zoologie. 74 (4) : 471-477.

 Al-Kahem, H. F., Al-Akel, A. S., Shamsi, M. J. K. and Ahmad, Z. (1988).  Food selection of various size groups of the cyprinid fish, Cyprinion mhalensis Al-Kahem and Behnke, 1983 from Saudi Arabia. Arab Gulf J. Scient. Res. (Sci.) B6: 419-427.

 Al-Akel, A. S., Shamsi, M. J. K., Al-Kahem, H. F., Chaudhary, M. A. and Ahmad, Z. (1988). Effect of cadmium on the cichlid fish, Oreochromis niloticus: Behavioural and physiological responces. J. Univ. Kuwait, 15 (3) : 341-346.

 Chaudhary, M. A., Al-Kahem, H. F. Al-Akel, A. S., Ahmad, Z. and Shamsi, M. J. K. (1988). Thyroxine and blood chemistry of carp, Cyprinus carpio. German J. Appl. Zool. 75: 345-353.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1989). Effect of sublethal copper concentrations on the behaviour of cichlid fish, Oreochromis niloticus. German J. Appl. Zool. 76 :  93-99.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1989). Effect of different acids on the freshwater fish, Aphanius dispar. J. Biol. Sci. Res. 20 : 537-545.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1989). Wildlife conservation in Saudi Arabia. Proceeding of the first symposium on wildlife conservation and development in Saudi Arabia held in Riyadh in February, 87. 3: 61-71.

 Al-Kahem, H. F.; Al-Akel, A. S., Shamsi, J. J. K., Ahmad, Z. and Al-Shawa, Y. R. (1990). Food selectivity of an Arabian Peninsula’s cyprinid fish, Cyprinion acinaces. J. King Saud Univ. (Sci.) 2 (20) : 37-42.

 Al-Kahem, H. F.; Al-Akel, A. S., Ahmad, Z., Shamsi, M. J. K. and Chaudhary, M. A. (1990).  Biochemical and behavioural responses of common carp, Cyprinus carpio to sulphuric acid. J. King Abdul Aziz Univ. (Sci.) 2 : 55-62.

 Al-Kahem, H. F.; Behnke, R. J. and Ahmad, Z. (1990). Some osteological distinction among four Arabian cyprinid species. Japanese J. lchthyol. 36 (4) : 477-482.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1991). Studies on the variations in meristic characters of Aphanius dispar collected from three different localities of Saudi Arabia. Pakistan J. Zool. 23 (1) : 95-96.

 Al-Kahem, H. F.(1993). Ethological responses and changes in haemoglobin and glycogen content of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, exposed to cadmium. Asian Fish. Sci. 6 : 81-90.

 Al-Kahem, H. F.(1994). The toxicity of nickel and the effects of sublethal levels on haematological parameters and behaviour of the fish, Oreochromis niloticus. J. Univ. Kuwait. 21: 243-252.

 Al-Kahem, H. F., Ahmed, Z. and Al-Omer, 1. (1994). A study on the behavioural response and haematological profile of carp, Cyprinus carpio, exposed to exogenous urea. German J. Appl. Zool. 80 (1) : 97-105.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1995). Acute and sublethal exposure of catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to cadmium chloride : Survival, behavioral and physiological responses. Pakistan. J. Zool. 27 (1) : 33-37.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1995).  Effects of nickel on carbohydrate metabolism of Oreochromis niloticus. Dirasat. 22 B (1) : 83- 88.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1995). Effect of Arabian crude oil on the freshwater fish, Oreochromis niloticus : Bioassay, behavioral and biochemical responses. Arab Gulf  J. Scient. Res. 13 (1) : 173-186.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1995). Behavioral responses and changes in some haematological parameters of cichlid fish, Oreochromis niloticus, exposed to trivalent chromium. J. King Abdul Aziz Univ. Sci. 7 : 5-13.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. ; Ahmed, Z. and Arrasheed, M. A. (1995). Comparative study on the rates of respiration of a native Saudi Arabian fish, Aphanius dispar (Ruppell, 1828) and an introduced competitor, Gambusia affinis Baird and Girard, 1853) under laboratory conditions. J. King Saud Univ. Sci (2) 7 : 245-253.

 Al-Akel, A. S., Al-kahem, H. F., Shamsi, M. J. K. and Ahmad, Z. (1996). Selection of food in various size groups of Nile Tilapia, Oreochromis iloticus (L.) in Wadi Haneefah Stream, Saudi Arabia. Pakistan. J. Zool. 28 (4) : 271-275.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. (1996). Effects of lethal and sublethal concentrations of lindane on the behaviour and energy reserves of the freshwater fish, Oreochromis niloticus J. King Saud Univ. Sci. 8 (2) : 153-164.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. and Ahmad, Z. (1996). Haematological responses of cichlid fish, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758), exposed to the Arabian crude oil. Egyptian J. Appl. Sci. 11 (12) : 12-21.

 Al-Kahem, H. F., Al-Akel, A. S., Ahmad, Z. and Shamsi, M. J. K. (1997). Length-weight relationship, condition co-efficient (k) and relative condition co-efficient (Kn) of Oreochromis niloticus, from Wadi Haneefah Stream, Saudi Arabia. Geobios. 24 (1) : 3-9.

 Al-Kahem, H. F., Al-Akel, A. S. and Ahmad, Z. (1998). Carbohydrate metabolism and ethological responses of cichlid fish, Oreochromis niloticus exposed to trichlorfon. Geobios. 25 (1) : 10-16.

 Al-Akel, A. S., Shamsi, M. J. K., Al-Kahem, H. F., and Ahmad, Z. (1998). Haematological effects of manganese toxicity on freshwater fish, Oreochromis niloticus (Perciformes: cichlidae). Pakistan J. Zool. 30 (3) : 179-183.

 Al-Kahem, H. F. ; Al-Akel, A. S.; Shamsi, M. J. K. and Ahmed, Z. (1998). Planktonic  biomass and physio-chemical parameters in Wadi Haneefah Stream, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dirasat. 25 (2) : 363-376.  

 Al-Kahem, H. F., Ahmed, Z., Al-Akel, A. S. and Shamsi, M. J. K. (1998). Toxicity bioassay and changes in haematological parameters of Oreochromis niloticus induced by trichlorfon. Arab Gulf J. Scient. Res. 16 (3) : 581-593.

Al-Kahem, H. F., Shamsi, M. J. K. and Ahmad, Z. (1999). Effect of water polluted with zinc sulphate on survial, behaviour, carbohydrate metabolism and blood parameters of cichlid fish, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758).  Saudi J. boil. Sci. 6 (1) : 35-45.


 Al-kahem,H.F.,Ahmad,Z. and Alghanim,K.A(2002). Length-Weight relationship and monthly changes in different idices of Oreochromis niloticus. Pakistan J. Sci. 54(1-2):9-13.

Al-kahem, H.F., Ahmad, Z. and Aldahi, A. (2004). Studies on age and growth of Epinephelus chlorostigma and  Epinephelus areolatus from the Arabian Gulf. Agri. Reser. Jour. Sue. Canal University3(10:27-31.

Al-kahem, H.F., Ahmad, Z. and Al-Ghanim, K.A. (2005). Monthly innovations in haematological profile and biochemical composition of liver and white muscle of Oreochromis uniticus (Linnaeus,1758). Geobios 32(2-3):105-112.

Al-kahem, H.F, ALGhanim K.A. and Ahmad, Z. (2007). Studies on feeding of Sailfin Molly(P. latipinna) Dwelling in Wadi Haneefah stream, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.Pakistan J. Biol. Sce. 10(2):335-341.

   Al-Ghanim, Khalid  A., Al-Kahem Al-Balawi, Hmoud F., Al-Akel, Ali S., Al-Misned, Fahad, Ahmad, Zubair, and Annazri, A. (2008). Ethological response and haematological and biochemical profiles of carp (Cyprinus carpio) exposed to trichlorfon. J. Food Agricult. Environ. 6 (3&4):473-479.

Al-Kahem Al-Balawi, H.  F., Al-Ghanim, K.  A., Ahmad, Z., Temraz, T. A., Al-Akel, A. S., Al-Misned, F. and Annazri, A. (2008). A threatened fish species (Aphanius dispar) in Saudi Arabia, A case study. Pakistan J. Biol. Sci. 11(19):2300-2307.

Al-Ghanim, K.  A, Al-Akel, A. S., Al-Mesnad, F., Al-Kahem Al-Balawi, H.  F., Ahmad, Z., and Annazri, A. (2008). Seasonal variations and community structure of plankton in relation to some environmentalvariables in Wadi Haneefah Stream, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. J. Thalassia Salentina, 31:   



B.   Book        

  1-       Field guide of animal ecology  (in Arabic with other collegue , Dr. Awadh Al-Johny)

   2-       Ichthyology (in Arabic) 




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