Prof. Noureddine Benkeblia named to IUCN Commission
Posted: February 28, 2013
Professor of Crop Science in the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science & Technology at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr. Noureddine Benkeblia has been named a Full Member of the International Union of Conservation of Nature, (IUCN) Commission on Ecosystem Management.
The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) is one of IUCN’s six scientific Commissions. CEM is a network of volunteer experts, numbering approximately 800, from around the world working on ecosystem management related issues, for example climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, Red List of Ecosystems, fisheries and ecosystem restoration and services.
The Commission works closely with other IUCN Commissions, regional offices and global thematic programmes.Members act collectively to provide leadership, governance and set the organization’s strategic agenda.
Dr. Noureddine Benkeblia has established a record of original research in a wide range of areas including food chemistry, postharvest biology of horticulture crops and plant biochemistry in several countries across the world. His research includes biochemical and physiological parameters of crops including respiratory parameters, sugars and fructans metabolism, as well as technological parameters for crop preservation.
His work has appeared in a number of high impact journals, including Metabolomics, Food Chemistry, New Phytologist, Journal of Food Biochemistry, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Tetrahedron Asymmetry among others.
Professor Benkeblia serves on a number of editorial boards of international scientific journals and is also engaged as a reviewer for over twenty international scientific and high impact journals. He has also served as the Scientific Expert of the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP).
He is a member of a number of local and international scientific and professional organizations including the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS) and the Jamaica Society for Agricultural Sciences (JAGRIS).