Munef A. Mohammed.



Personal Information:

Name: Munef A. Mohammed.

Date of Birth: 17th June 1969. Permanent Address: Department of Earth SciencesFaculty of Petroleum and Natural ResourcesSana’a University. Telephone: 464181 (Home). +967-773257610

Email:   Status: Single. Nationality: Yemeni.

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Associate professor at the Faculty of Petroleum and Natural Resources. Professional university lecturer with more than 27 years of experience. my field of interest is Micropaleontology (Ostracoda) and its implication in reconstructing the paleo-ecology and paleo-climate during the Quaternary Period. My post-doctoral researches have been carried out at Hamburg University – Germany, during which two new genera and seven new species of Ostracoda were erected and described for the first time from Yemen. Besides, some works were published on the climatic history and paleo-lakes of the south-western highlands of Yemen during the Holocene (12, 000 years).



  • 2004 – Ph. D. in Micropaleontology, Department of Geology – Baghdad University – Iraq.
  • 1999 – M.Sc. in Micropaleontology, Department of Geology – Baghdad University – Iraq.
  • 1992 – B.Sc. in Geology with excellent grade, Department of Geology – Faculty of Science –Sana’a University.


  • 2012 – 2015, Youth leader at the department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Science.
  • 2006, Awareness work in the National Aids Control Program, Ministry of Public Health and Population (6 months), which supported by the Netherlands Embassy.


Conferences and Workshops:

  • 9th European Ostracodologist’s meeting (9th EOM, 2019), Gdansk-Poland, Ostracods from the highlands of Yemen and their palaeoclimatic implications, July 19-22-2019.


  • 19th International Senckenberg Conference, European Ostracodologist’s Meeting VI, Frankfurt am Main-Germany, September 2007.


  • The first international symposium on (The Role of Geosciences in a Changing Society), Amman-Jordan, Sponsored by UNESCO Cairo Office. (Abstract), May 9-13-2005.


  • 1st National Symposium on Science and Technology in Archaeological Studies, Baghdad, 2000.


Research and scientific papers:


  • Mohammed, M. M, Al-Ameri T. K., and Al-Sheikhly S. S., 2000: Pollen evidences for Quaternary in Mandli/Kut Area ;1st National Symposium on Science and Technology in Archaeological Studies, Baghdad, Iraq, pp:581-591.


  • Mohammed, M. A., Al-Sheikhly, S. S., and Al-Ameri, T. K., 2000: Palaeoecology of Mandli/Kut Areas during the Quaternary Period; 1st National Symposium on Science and Technology in Archaeological Studies, Baghdad, Iraq, pp: 571-580.



  • Al-Wosabi, M., Mohammed M. A, and Al-Kadasi, W., 2011: Recent Foraminifera from Socotra Island, Indian Ocean, Yemen; Thamar University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences, A (4): 01-32.


  • Mohammed, M. A., and Keyser, D., 2012: Recent ostracods from the tidal flats of the coast of Aden City, Yemen; Marine Biodiversity, 42: 247-280. (Springer).


  • Mohammed, M. A., Al-Wosabi, M., Keyser, D., and Al-Kadasi, W., 2012: Distribution and taxonomy of shallow marine Ostracods from Northern Socotra Island (Indian Ocean) – Yemen; Revue de micropaleontology, 55: 149–170. (Elsevier).


  • Mohammed, M. A, Keyser, D., Al-Wosabi, M., Al-Khirbash, B., and Al-Qadassi, W., 2014: Taxonomy and distribution of fresh water Ostracoda from Socotra Island, Yemen; Revue de micropaleontology, 57: 23 – 33. (Elsevier).


  • Mohammed, M. A., and Keyser, D., 2014: Adencythere kodalnamerensis, a new genus and a new species (Ostracoda) from Kod al-Namer Beach, Aden City, Yemen, Crustaceana, 87 (8-9): 1036-1042. (Brill).


  • Al-Wosabi, M., Mohammed, M. A., and Basardah, F., 2017: Taxonomy and Distribution of Recent Benthic Foraminifera from Bir Ali Beach, Shabwah Governorate, Arabian Sea, Yemen, Geological Bulletin of Turkey, 60: 383-432.


  • Al -Sheikhly , S. S., Al-Jumaily, W., Al – Ka’abi, F., Al-Shehmany, Z., and Owen, M. A., 2017: Late Pleistocene – Holocene Paleoecology of Southern Mesopotamia, Iraq, Iraqi Journal of Science, 58 (4A): 1856-1873.


  • Mohammed, M. A., Frenzel, P., Keyser, D., Hussain, F., Abood, A., Sha’af, A., Alzara’e, S., and Alammari, S., 2018: A humid early Holocene in Yemen interpreted from palaeoecology and taxonomy of ostracods, Journal of Moicrpalaeontology, 37: 167–180. (Copernicus)


  • Mohammed, M. A., Keyser, D., Siraji, A., Al Haiani, A., Yafoz, M., Hussain, F. and Abood, A., 2019: Holocene freshwater ostracods from the highland of Yemen and their paleoclimatic implications (Poster): 9th European Ostracodologist’s Meeting (9th EOM, 2019), Gdansk-Poland.


  • Mohammed, M. and Keyser, D., 2021: Freshwater Ostracoda from the wetland mid-Holocene sediments, Dhamar highlands, Yemen, in: Jawad Laith (Ed.), The Arabian Seas: Biodiversity, Environmental Challenges and Conservation Measures 1st ed. 2020 Edition: 239 – 274, (Springer).


  • Keyser, D. and Mohammed M., 2021: Taxonomy of Recent shallow marine Ostracods from Al- Hudeida City, Marine Micropaleontology, (published online), 164 (1): 101974. (Elsevier).