Karim Al Souki

Karim Al Souki
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University | UJEP · Department of Technical Sciences

PhD

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October 2018 - present
Jan Evangelista Purkyně University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • I am a member of the Faculty of Environment team of UJEP that is implicated in investigating the impacts of growing miscanthus on the contaminated soils of the former military sites in the Czech Republic, and its reaction against different pollutants.
Education
January 2014 - May 2017
Groupe ISA- Lille, Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille 1
Field of study
  • Phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated sites

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Publications (9)
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The positive impact on restoring soil functionality, decreasing toxic elements (TE) bioaccessibility, and enhancing soil physicochemical and biological parameters established a consensus on considering a Miscanthus x giganteus convenient species for phytomanaging wide TE contaminated areas. Nevertheless, information about the plant’s mode of reacti...
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Miscanthus × giganteus demonstrated good phytostabilization potentials in toxic element (TE) contaminated soils. However, information about its tolerance to elevated concentrations is still scarce. Therefore, an ex-situ pot experiment was launched using three cultivars (termed B, U, and A) grown in soils with a gradient Cd, Pb and Zn concentrations...
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Miscanthus × giganteus proved good phytostabilization potentials in heavy metals-contaminated soils. However, the coexistence of multiple pollutants (heavy metals and organic) in soil is very common and renders remediation more complicated. The aim of the current work was to investigate the impacts of miscanthus crop on enhancing the health and qua...
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Phytomanagement is proposed as a cost-effective and environmentally-friendly suggestion for sustainable use of large metal-contaminated areas. In the current work, the energy crop miscanthus (Miscanthus × giganteus) was grown in ex situ conditions on agricultural soils presenting a Cd, Pb and Zn contamination gradient. After 93 days of culture, sho...
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Bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus x giganteus are foreseeable as an alternative source to replace fossil fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They are also assessed as an environment-friendly solution for polluted, marginal and low-quality agricultural soils. Several studies had been launched on soil organic carbon sequestration potentials of...
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Phytostabilization can be an appropriate choice for managing soils contaminated by diverse metals. Miscanthus x giganteus was selected to phytostabilize polluted soils surrounding the former lead smelter Metaleurop Nord, in Northern France. The aim of the current study was to determine the impact of miscanthus plants on restoring the corresponding...
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During the last decade plants have been increasingly used in ecotoxicological studies and environmental biomonitoring. However, despite an obvious interest, their uses have been mainly limited by a time-consuming and operator-dependent extraction step. Moreover, most of the studies have been limited to the evaluation of few biomarkers limiting thei...
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In plants, an increasing interest for the Comet Assay was shown in the last decade and this versatile technique appears to be promising to detect the genotoxic effect of pollutants and to monitor the environment. However, its use in plant studies was rather limited compared to animal studies because of (i) the difficulty to isolate intact nuclei co...

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