Bouazza Abdellah

Bouazza Abdellah
University Ibn Zohr - Agadir · Biology

PhD Ecopgysiology & conservation Biology
1- Thermal biology in squamate 2- Conservation biology of Moroccan herps : distribution, diversity and Evolution

About

33
Publications
12,618
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
106
Citations
Introduction
Professor/Researcher from Ibn Zohr University, Agadir, Morocco. Ectothermics animals (eg. Amphibians and reptiles) are my favorite models. My research included Ecophysiology, Biogeography and Conservation of Mediterranean herpetofauna. Expert in Moroccan herpetofauna and "snakes". In my laboratory, from Taroudant FPT, we made manipulations on reptiles ecology, especially thermoregulation, behavior, venom and tissues sampling.
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - July 2019
Ministère de l'Education Nationale, de la Formation professionnelle, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique
Position
  • Professor
January 2013 - January 2017
Cadi Ayyad University
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2011 - December 2014
French National Centre for Scientific Research
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2010 - July 2012
Cadi Ayyad University
Field of study
  • Ecology
September 2006 - July 2010
Cadi Ayyad University
Field of study
  • Biology

Publications

Publications (33)
Article
The spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca L., 1758) is classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN. In this context, it is important to explore the factors affecting its populations to set up an effective conservation plan. The present study was carried out in seven localities of Morocco with the objective to determine the ticks parasitizing thi...
Article
Full-text available
Morocco has one of the highest levels of biodiversity and endemism in the Western Palaearctic, which is mainly attributable to the country’s complex topographic and climatic patterns that favoured allopatric speciation. Taxonomic studies of Moroccan amphibians and reptiles have increased noticeably during the last few decades, including the recogni...
Article
The Atlas day gecko, Quedenfeldtia moerens, a Moroccan endemic lizard, is strictly diurnal and widely distributed across the dry Atlas Mountains. We quantified thermoregulation in adult males and adult females during their active season in the L’kest Mountain at 1300 m a.s.l., Anti-Atlas region of Morocco. The operative temperatures and air tempera...
Article
The Atlas day gecko, Quedenfeldtia moerens, a Moroccan endemic lizard, is strictly diurnal and widely distributed across the dry Atlas Mountains. We quantified thermoregulation in adult males and adult females during their active season in the L’kest Mountain at 1300 m a.s.l., Anti-Atlas region of Morocco. The operative temperatures and air tempera...
Article
Résumé – Le Caméléon commun Chamaeleo chamaeleon est une espèce largement répartie dans la moitié septentrionale du Maroc où elle occupe l’ensemble des étages bioclimatiques allant du subhumide à l’étage saharien. Dans le Sahara Atlantique, la répartition connue de l’espèce était strictement restreinte au littoral atlantique. Récemment, elle a été...
Book
Full-text available
The purpose of this chapter is to examine the evidence of a relationship between climatic changes and snake species distribution in relation with the snakebites risk increment against human populations. The global climatic change is a key factor leading to snake species behavioral changes mainly because of the rise of temperature. The variety of ve...
Chapter
Full-text available
Depression and anxiety are among the most serious disorders spread-out all over the world. In most cases, patients with depression present features of anxiety. Interestingly and inversely, patients with anxiety also present depression. Thus, both disorders may occur together, with one meeting criteria of the other. The extent of the two disorders h...
Book
Full-text available
Ce livre présente la riche biodiversité de la Daya de Dar Bouazza, une zone humide proche de Casablanca et très menacée par la promotion immobilière et l'urbanisation du littoral. Il est utilisé à des fins pédagogiques par les enseignants de la région.
Article
Myriopholis algeriensis (Jacquet, 1895) is a small (max. 28.5 cm) burrowing snake from northwestern Africa. This secretive species is rarely observed. This article reports seven new observations of the species in Morocco, bringing the total to 35 observations across its range. Based on these occurrence records, a predicted distribution model is pro...
Article
Full-text available
http://www.go-south.org/?p=5423
Article
Full-text available
Aim The objective of this study was to establish environmental factors related to scorpion species occurrence and their current potential geographic distributions in Morocco, to produce a current envenomation risk map and also to assess the human population at risk of envenomation. Materials and Methods In this study, 71 georeferenced points for a...
Article
Full-text available
Myriopholis algeriensis (Jacquet, 1895) is a small (max. 28.5 cm) burrowing snake from northwestern Africa. This secretive species is rarely observed. This article reports seven new observations of the species in Morocco, bringing the total to 35 observations across its range. Based on these occurrence records, a predicted distribution model is pro...
Article
Full-text available
Myriopholis algeriensis (Jacquet, 1895) is a small (max. 28.5 cm) burrowing snake from northwestern Africa. This secretive species is rarely observed. This article reports seven new observations of the species in Morocco, bringing the total to 35 observations across its range. Based on these occurrence records, a predicted distribution model is pro...
Article
Full-text available
The nearly complete mitogenomes of the two species of North African Atlas geckos, Quedenfeldtia moerens and Q. trachyblepharus were assembled from anchored hybrid enrichment data and RNAseq data. Congruent assemblies were obtained for four samples included in both datasets. We recovered the 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, and two rRNA genes...
Conference Paper
Aquatic vertebrate biodiversity in the Draa basin, southeastern Morocco: impacts of water use and climate change Loulida Soumia, Cadi Ayyad University (presenting author) Naimi Mohamed, Cadi Ayyad University Znari Mohammed, Cadi Ayyad University Bendami Safaa, Cadi Ayyad University Moumane Adil, Cadi Ayyad University Bouazza Abdellah, Cadi Ayyad Un...
Article
Temperature plays a crucial role for ectotherm performance and thus for fitness. Terrestrial ectotherms, including reptiles, regulate their body temperature mainly by behavioural means. At high altitude, however, thermal constraints make precise thermoregulation costly. The cost-benefit model of lizard thermoregulation predicts that thermally chall...
Book
Full-text available
Cet ouvrage a été conçu pour les élèves de cycles 3 et permettra aux enfants de déterminer les espèces les plus répandus sur le biotope de l'Oukaïmeden
Article
Full-text available
We assessed the genetic variation of 47 Moroccan populations of the North African water frog ( Pelophylax saharicus) using partial sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene (COI). All 239 samples belonged to the main haplotype clade previously identified from Morocco, with no haplotypes of the Algerian/Tunisian clades among o...
Article
Full-text available
Painted frogs (Discoglossus) contain five to six species of Western Palearctic anurans that are mainly distributed in allopatry. We here provide the first comprehensive assessment of the phylogeography of the Moroccan species D. scovazzi and geographically characterize its contact zone with D. pictus in Eastern Morocco. Discoglossus scovazzi shows,...
Article
Full-text available
Painted frogs (Discoglossus) contain 5-6 species of Western Palearctic anurans that are mainly distributed in allopatry. We here provide the first comprehensive assessment of the phylogeography of the Moroccan D. scovazzi and geographically characterize its contact zone with D. pictus in Eastern Morocco. Discoglossus scovazzi shows, in general, a w...
Article
Full-text available
The persistence of marked phenotypic variation within species is evolutionarily puzzling.We uncovered remarkable variation in throat colouration in a high-altitude gecko (Atlas Day Gecko, Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus) endemic to the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Orange, yellow, and white variants were found in approximately equal proportions in...

Network

Cited By

Projects

Project (1)
Archived project
The earliest studies on Moroccan herpetofauna were conducted during the 2nd half of the 19th century (e.g., Boettger, 1874, 1883, 1885; Camerano, 1882; Boulenger, 1889, 1891). Since the 1900’s, Morocco has witnessed a growing interest in herpetology. During the 20th century, various herpetological research projects have been developed in Morocco (eg. Bons 1951-1996). In this project we will try to provide complete review, papers and data published about Moroccan herpetofauna and potentially surrounding region.