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Biometrie und Umweltsystemanalyse

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Dr. Ahmed El-Gabbas


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Dr. Ahmed El-Gabbas

Department of Biometry and Environmental System Analysis

Tennenbacher Straße 4, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
Room 03.058

email: ahmed.el-gabbasa(a)awi.de
phone: +49 761 203-3749
fax: +49 761 203-3751


Curriculum Vitae


2014-now   PhD student, University of Freiburg, Germany.
2011-2012   MRes with distinction in Conservation Biology, University of Nottingham, UK.
2009-now   Environmental researcher, Gebel Elba Protected Area, Egypt.
2008-2009   Environmental researcher, Nature ans Science Foundation, Egypt.
2005-2008   Environmental researcher, BioMAP project (Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Project), Cairo, Egypt.
2005-2006   Graduate studies in physiology and biochemistry, Suez Canal University, Egypt.

Bachelor of Science (Zoology), Suez Canal University, Egypt.


Selected publications


For updated list see: Google scholar and Researchgate.


  • El Gabbas, A., Dormann, C.F.: Wrong, but useful: regional species distribution models may not be improved by range-wide data under biased sampling. Ecol Evol, 2018: In press: [journal]
  • El-Gabbas, A., Dormann, C. F.: Improved species-occurrence predictions in data-poor regions: using large-scale data and bias correction with down-weighted Poisson regression and Maxent Ecography, 2017: In press: [journal]
  • El-Gabbas, A. & Gilbert, F. (2016) The Desert Beauty Calopieris eulimene: a butterfly new to Egypt (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Zoology in the Middle East. [journal]
  • El-Gabbas A., Baha El Din S., Zalat S. & Gilbert S. (2016). Conserving Egypt’s reptiles under climate change. Journal of Arid Environments, 127: 211–221.  [journal]
  • Newbold, T., Reader, T., El-Gabbas, A., Berg, W., Shohdi, W. M., Zalat, S., Baha El Din, S. & Gilbert, F. (2010). Testing the accuracy of species distribution models using species records from a new field survey. Oikos, 119(8): 1326–1334.  [journal]
  • Newbold, T., Reader, T., Zalat, S., El-Gabbas, A. & Gilbert, F. (2009). Effect of characteristics of butterfly species on the accuracy of distribution models in an arid environment. Biodiversity & Conservation 18: 3629-41. [journal]
  • Newbold, T., Gilbert, F., Zalat, S., El-Gabbas, A. & Reader, T. (2009) Climate-based models of spatial patterns of species richness in Egypt’s butterfly and mammal fauna. Journal of Biogeography 36: 2085-95. [journal]
  • Brading P., El-Gabbas A., Zalat S. & Gilbert F. (2009). Biodiversity economics: the value of pollination services to Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Biology, 11, 45-51. [PDF]


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