Prof.Dr.Abdel-Aziz Belal

Summary :

Professor of Soil Sciences and Precision Farming

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Research Area :

Application of New information Technology (Remote Sensing, GIS, GPS, Spatial and Statistical Modeling) in the following fields:

Precision Farming and Sustainable Agriculture, climate change, Land and crop Management, Soil Degradation and Desertification, Monitoring of Agriculture Crop, Production of Land use and Land cover and Soil mapping, Change Detection, Yield prediction and crop growth modeling, Building spectral library for soil and crop, Mapping of Geomorphology, Modeling Land and water resources and landuse planning, Land and crop Management, Survey of Soil and Water Resources, Monitoring of Agriculture Crop, Building Soil Information Systems, Water use Efficiency using Remote Sensing and GIS, Soil Information Systems and Databases and Environmental hazards monitoring and control.



Education :

April, 2002- July 2006 Ph.D. in Precision Farming from Freiburg University, Germany under titled: Precision farming in small farmland using remote sensing and GIS. I produced site specific management zones for rice and cotton crops based soil and yield data after I did many statistical relationship and models between yield and soil

limiting factors. I were build the spatial modeling based on the Results of statistical models to produce the management zones maps for two crops.

Oct.1997- May 2001 M.Sc.  Soil Pedology and remote sensing from Cairo University, Egypt under titled: Monitoring soil productivity in some areas in north Nile delta, Egypt.

I produced soil mapping from aerial photograph and monitored soil productivity through of thirty years. Soil and water samples were collected and analyzed. Land use and  land  cover  mapping  produced  based  on  remote sensing satellite images.

Oct. 1990 – Jun.1994 B.Sc. Soil Sciences from Faculty of Agriculture, Tanta University, Egypt.

03/2007 – 06/2007:   Postdoctoral  student,    Zhejiang University, China.

  07/2008 – 09/2008: Postdoctoral student, Copenhagen University, Denmark.

 011/2009 – 01/2010:   Postdoctoral student,  Stuttgart University, Germany.




Professional Experience :

  • GIS software (ESRI ArcGIS / Arc Info)
  • Image analyses (ERDAS Imagine, eCognition, ILWIS & ENVI)
  • Office applications (MS Office)
  • Statistical Software (SPSS & Minitab)
  • Database Design
  • MS Project professional


Professional And Honor Societies :

  • 2002   Fellowships  for  Ph.D.  study  in  Freiburg, University, Freiburg Germany
  • 2007   Postdoctoral study in Zhejiang University, China
  • 2008  Postdoctoral  study   in   Copenhagen  University, Denmark
  • 2009- 2010 Postdoctoral student, Stuttgart University, Germany
  • Prize for a good paper under titled: Impact of Urban Sprawl on Agricultural potentiality in Egypt, International Soils day conference, Zigzag University, Egypt : 16/12/2015.

Publications :

  • Belal, A.A., S. Abdel Rahman, F. Hanna, Sh. Sadek, (2002): “Impact of Soil Degradation on Land Productivity of Some Areas in the North Nile Delta’’ International Conference for Environmental Problems Mediterranean Region (EPMR), Turkey 12-15 April 2002.
  • Belal A.A., B. Koch, R. Doluschitz and R. Siwe (2006): Using Crop Growth Models and Remote Sensing toDelineate Management Zones on Small Cotton Farms in Egypt. 8th International Conference on Precision Agriculture and Other Precision Resources Management, July 23-26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
  • Belal A.A., B. Koch, R. Doluschitz and R. Siwe (2006): Change Detection in the Eastern Nile Delta Egypt Based on Object-Based Classification. 6 th AARSE international Conference on Earth Observation & Geoinformation Sciences in Support of Africa’s Development, 30 October – 2 November, 2006.
  • Huang, J. and Belal, A.A., (2007). Comparing Spectral Angle Mapper and Object Based Approach for Land Use Classification from Multispecrtal Imagery. International Symposium on Intelligent Information Technology in Agriculture (ISIITA) is held at Beijing Friendship Hotel from Oct.26 to 29, Beijing, China.
  • Abdel Kawy, W.A.M. and Belal, A.A., (2009): Impact of Soil Degradation on Land Qualities of Some Cultivated Areas at East Nile Delta –Egypt. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 3(3): 2054-2063, ISSN 1991-8178.
  • Aboelghar, M., S. Arafat, A. Saleh, S. Naeem, M. Shirbeny, A.A. Belal, (2010): Retrieving leaf area index from SPOT4 satellite data, Egypt. J. Remote Sensing Space Sci., Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 121-127.
  • Al-Ashri, K. M.A. and A A., Belal, (2010): Relationship between landforms and soil characteristics in Bahariya Oasis, Egypt. J. Soil Sci. and Agric. Eng., Mansoura Univ., Vol.1 (12):1157- 11756.
  • Belal, A.A., and Al-Ashri, K. M.A. (2011): GIS based land evaluation in Baharyia Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt. J. Soil Sci. and Agric. Eng., Mansoura Univ., Vol. 2 (1): 11 - 24, 2011.
  • Belal, A.A., (2011): Impact of soil and water resources on land reclamation in western side of Qena Governorate using remote sensing and GIS. International congress water 2011. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (University of Leuven) Belgium.
  • Abdel Kawy, W.A.M. and A.A., Belal, (2011): Soil resilience mapping in selective wetlands, West Suez Canal, Egypt. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 99-112.
  • Abdel Kawy, W.A.M. and A.A., Belal, (2011): GIS to Assess the Environmental Sensitivity for Desertification in Soil Adjacent to El-Manzala Lake, East of Nile Delta, Egypt. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 10 (5): 844-856, 2011, ISSN 1818- 6769. © IDOSI Publications, 2011.
  • Belal, A.A., and F.S. Moghanm (2011): Detecting urban growth using remote sensing and GIS techniques in Al Gharbiya governorate, Egypt. Egypt. J. Remote Sensing Space Sci., Volume 14, Issue 2, Pages 73-79.
  • Elbeih, S.F., A.A., Belal , E.A. Zaghloul, (2011): Hazards mitigation and natural resources evaluation around Sohag – Safaga highway, Eastern Desert, Egypt. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 15-28.
  • Abdel AaL, T.A., and A.A., Belal, (2011): Monitoring land cover changes of the north-western area at El-Fayoum depression and its soil suitability for agricultural purposes. Fayoum J. Agric. Res. & Dev., Vol.25, No.1.
  • Belal, A.A., (2011): Impact of soil and water resources on land reclamation in western side of Qena Governorate using remote sensing and GIS. International congress water 2011. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (University of Leuven) Belgium.
  • Abdel Kawy W.A, A.A., Belal, and Kh. M. Darwish, (2012): Crop water requirements in selective wetland areas, West Suez Canal, Egypt. Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (JAERD). Vol. 4(1), pp. 011-018, Available online http:// 10.5897/JAERD11.086ISSN- 2141 -2154 ©2012 Academic Journals
  • Mohamed E.S., Belal A., and Saleh A. (2012). Desertification Assessment in North Sinai Using Remote Sensing and GIS. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology 2012: June 25-29, .American Academy of Sciences. Texas, USA.
  • Saleh, A. M., Belal, A.A., El Baroudy, A.A. & Mohamed, E. S. (2012). Assessing soil electrical conductivity for site-specific management with electromagnetic induction and response surface sampling design: a case study of East Nile Delta, Egypt.
  • Joint SSA and NZSSS Soil Science Conference. 2-7 December 2012, Hobart, Australian.
  • Belal, A. A, Mohamed, S. S. and Sharkwy, M. (2012). Spatial- Multi-Criteria Evaluation Approach for Land Evaluation: a Case Study Wadi El-Assyouty –Egypt. 10th International Conference of Egyptian Soil Science Society (ESSS) and 4th International Conference “On-Farm Irrigation and Agroclimatology” 5-8 November 2012, Ameria, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Abdel Kawy, W.A.M. and A.A., Belal, (2012): Spatial analysis techniques to survey the heavy metals content of the cultivated land in El-Fayoum depression, Egypt. Arabian Journal of Geo- sciences, November 2012, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp 1247–1258.
  • Abdel Kawy, W.A.M. and A.A., Belal, (2013): Use of satellite data and GIS for soil mapping and monitoring soil productivity of the cultivated land in El-Fayoum depression, Egypt. Arabian Journal of Geo-sciences, March 2013, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 723–732.
  • Saleh, A.M., A. B. Belal and S. M. Arafat, (2013): Identification and mapping of some soil types using field spectrometry and spectral mixture analyses: a case studyof North Sinai, Egypt. Arabian Journal of Geo-sciences, June 2013, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 1799–1806.
  • Mohamed .E.S., Belal, A. A., and Saleh, A. M., (2013): Assessment of Land Degradation East of the Nile Delta, Egypt, Using Remote Sensing and Gis Techniques. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, August 2013, Volume 6, Issue 8, pp 2843–2853.
  • Mohamed E.S., Schutt B., ,Belal A.A.(2013). Assessment of Soil Erosion Hazard in the Northern West Coast -Egypt Using RS and GIS"12thInternational UFZ-AquaConSoil Conference 16–19 April 2013 Barcelona, Spain.
  • Badawy W. M., Eissa H. S., Blal A. A. and Mohamed E. S. (2013). Estimation Of Some Radiological Parameters Due To Gamma Radioactivity In Soil Samples From Some Southern Governorates – Egypt J N.R.D, N. 5, 2013.
  • Mohamed E.S., Schutt B., Belal A.A. (2013). Assessment of environmental hazards in the north western coast -Egypt using RS and GIS. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences 16, 219–229.
  • Belal A.A., Moghanm F.S, S.F. Elbeih (2013). Evaluation of Some Agriculture Expansion Areas in the Eastern Desert, Egypt using GIS. Int’l Journal of Arts & Sciences (IJAS) Conference which will be held at Hotel Ibis München City Nord, Ungererstrasse 139, 80805 Munich, Germany (23-26 June 2013).
  • Belal, A.A., H. R., El-Ramady, E.S. Mohamed and A. M. Saleh, (2014): Drought risk assessment using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Arabian Journal of Geosciences, January 2014, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 35–53.
  • Saleh, A., and Belal, A.A., (2014). Delineation of site-specific management zones by fuzzy clustering of soil and topographic attributes: A case study of East Nile Delta, Egypt. IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science 18 (2014) 012046 doi:10.1088/1755-1315/18/1/012046.
  • Belal, A.A., Mohamed E.S., Shalaby A. (2014). Using Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling Approaches for Land Evaluation in Dry Wadis, Eastern Desert, Egypt. 20th WORLD CONGRESS OF SOIL SCIENCE, 2014.6, 214-214.
  • Mohamed, E.S., Belal, A.A., Saleh .A., (2014). Multi criteria analysis for sustainable land use management in some areas in Egypt. The seventh international conference on Environmental science and technology. June 9-13, 2014. Houston .Texas. USA.
  • Mohamed, E.S., Belal, A.A., (2014). Impact of Urban Sprawl of potential Agricultural in Egypt Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques. International Soil Day in Zagazig University Egypt.
  • Mohamed Abu-hashim, Mohamed Elsayed and Abd-ElAziz Belal (2016). Effect of land-use changes and site variables on surface soil organic carbon pool at Mediterranean Region. Journal of African Earth Sciences 114, pp78-84.
  • Mohamed, E.s., Mohamed Abu-hashim, and Abd-ElAziz Belal (2015). Identification of Potential Soil Water Retention Using Hydric Numerical Model at Arid Regions by Land-use Changes. International Soil and Water Conservation Research. Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 305–315.
  • Mohamed E.S., Belal, A.A. and Shalaby A (2015). Impacts Of Soil Sealing On Potential Agriculture In Egypt Using Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques .Submitted in journal Eurasian soil journal, October 2015, Volume 48, Issue 10, pp 1159–1169.
  • Belal, A.A., Mohamed Elsayed and Mohamed Abu-hashim (2015). Land Evaluation Based on GIS-Spatial Multi-Criteria Evaluation (SMCE) for Agricultural Development in Dry Wadi, Eastern Desert, Egypt. International Journal of Soil Science 10 (3): 100-116.
  • Saleh, A.M., Belal, A.A., Mohamed, E.s., (2015). Land resources assessment of El-Galaba basin, South Egypt for the potentiality of agriculture expansion using remote sensing and GIS techniques. Vol.18, Issue 1, Pages S19–S30.
  • Saleh, A.M., Belal, A.B. and E. S. Mohamed, (2016). Mapping of Soil salinity Using Electromagnetic Induction: A Case Study of East Nile Delta, Egypt. In press in Egyptian Journal of Soil Sciences.
  • Saleh, A.M., Fadl, M.E., Belal, A.A. (2016). GIS- Based Land suitability in West of Dkhla Oasis, Western desert of Egypt. 1st, Conference: International Conference on Advances in Soil Sciences (ICASS). Alexandria Library, Alexandria, Egypt, 2-5 May.
  • AbdelRahman , M.E.A, Shalaby,A., Belal, A.A., (2017). A GIS Based Model for Land Evaluation Mapping: A Case Study North Delta Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Soil Sciences, Volume 57, Issue 3, Page 339-351.
  • Awes R.S.M., Belal A.B.A., Hassan, M.A.A., and Abd El- Azeem, S.A.M. (2017): Ability of field spectroscopy for the assessment of soil contamination in southern Port-Said Governorate. Zagazig J. Agric. Res., Vol. 44 No. (4).
  • Saleh, A., Belal, A.A., Jalhoum, M. (2018): Quantitative Assessment of Environmental Sensitivity to Desertification in Sidi Abdel-Rahman area, Northern West Coast of Egypt. Egyptian Journal of Soil Sciences, Volume 58, Issue 1, Page 13- 26.
  • Mohamed, E.S., Ahmed Saleh, Abdelaziz Belal, Abd-Alla Gad (2018). Application of near-infrared reflectance for quantitative assessment of soil properties. the Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences. Volume 21, Issue 1, April 2018, Pages 1-14.
  • Moghanm, F.S., and Belal, A.A., (2018): Assessment and mapping of environmentally sensitive areas to desertification using new techniques in the North Delta region of Egypt. Egyptian  Journal      of    Soil   Sciences: DOI: 10.21608/ejss.2018.4155.1181.
  • Elagouz; M. H., Abou-Shleel, S. M., Belal, A. A. and El- Mohandes, M. A. O. (2018): Using of Remote Sensing to Monitor Changes of Nile Delta Coastal Zone. 1 st International Scientific Conference “Agriculture and Futuristic Challenges” Faculty of Agriculture-Cairo, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt April 10th – 12th, 2018, Vol. 1(ІІ), pp:563-573.
  • Elagouz; M. H., Abou-Shleel, S. M., Belal, A. A. and El- Mohandes, M. A. O. (2018): Detection of Land Use/ Cover Change in Egyptian Nile Delta Using Remote Sensing. The Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (in progress).