Hussein Saad Mohamed

Profile

  • Time Zone
    Eastern

  • Organization
    Dalton State College

  • Role
    Scientist Mentor: I will mentor teams of students online

  • Research Interests (300 words)
    My research focuses mainly on plant-habitat interactions, in particular, the ecology of plants in extreme environments. My research is employing innovative combinations of laboratory, field, and theoretical approaches to select the suitable phytoremediation technique to clean up the contaminated ecosystems on spatial and temporal scales. My future interest is to extend my research to assess the influence of anthropogenic perturbations such as urbanization or agricultural and industrial pollution on plant diversity in natural ecosystems and identify the molecular and biochemical mechanisms responsible for plant coexistence with the surrounding environment.

  • Profile Question 1
    What is best about being a scientist?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 1 here (300 words):
    Learn about our life and how the biological system works

  • Profile Question 2
    When and why did you decide to go into a science career?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 2 here (300 words):
    After I finished my undergraduate school in 1981, I was excited about research in plant ecology. I joined a plant ecology lab and since them I was working as a faculty, researcher and adviser for tens of students in their resrach.

  • Profile Question 3
    What is your favorite plant? Why?

  • Answer the question you selected for profile question 3 here (300 words):
    Asphodelus microcarpus, a desert plant growing in different areas around the world. I did a lot or physiological and ecological research on this plant for at least 8 years.

  • Help represent the outreach efforts of your societies. Please click all those organizations you are a member of:
    American Society of Plant Biologists
    Ecological Society of America
    Botanical Society of America

  • How did you hear about PlantingScience?
    Web Search

  • Availability
    I am currently available for mentoring, please send me team match invitations

  • Preferred Student Level(s)
    High School Students (Grades 9,10,11,12)
    Undergraduate Students

  • Preferred Investigation Themes
    The Wonder of Seeds (seed germination and growth)
    Celery Challenge (plant anatomy, osmosis and diffusion)
    Agronomy Feeds the World (where does food come from?)
    Foundations of Genetics (traits, variation and environment in rapidly cycling Brassica)
    What about Pollen? (pollen and pollination)
    The Power of Sunlight (photosynthesis and respiration)
    Genetics in Arabidopsis (investigation with a model species to track transmission of traits)
    C-Fern in the Open (sexual reproduction, alternation of generations)

  • Challenge, ELL, Honors
    Academically Challenged
    Honors or AP - Advanced Placement

  • Capacity: How many teams at a time are you comfortable working with?
    2

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