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ammar ali albalasmeh
• Department of Natural Resources and Environment - Faculty Member
• Vice Dean - Vice Dean

  • Ph.D. of Environmental Systems /Soil Physics from University of California, Merced, 2013
  • Msc. of Natural Resources and Environment from Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2008
  • Bsc. of Soil, Water and Environment from Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2005

    Publications
  • Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Berhe, Asmeret Asefaw and Ghezzehei, Teamrat A, "A new method for rapid determination of carbohydrate and total carbon concentrations using UV spectrophotometry," Carbohydrate polymers, vol. 97, no. , pp. 253-261, 2013, Elsevier
  • Gharaibeh, Mamoun A and Eltaif, NI and Albalasmeh, Ammar A, "Reclamation of highly calcareous saline sodic soil using Atriplex halimus and by-product gypsum," International journal of phytoremediation, vol. 13, no. , pp. 873-883, 2011, Taylor \& Francis Group
  • Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Berli, Markus and Shafer, David S and Ghezzehei, Teamrat A, "Degradation of moist soil aggregates by rapid temperature rise under low intensity fire," Plant and soil, vol. 362, no. , pp. 335-344, 2013, Springer Netherlands
  • Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Ghezzehei, Teamrat A, "Interplay between soil drying and root exudation in rhizosheath development," Plant and Soil, vol. 374, no. , pp. 739-751, 2014, Springer Netherlands
  • Ghezzehei, Teamrat A and Albalasmeh, Ammar A, "Spatial distribution of rhizodeposits provides built-in water potential gradient in the rhizosphere," Ecological Modelling, vol. 298, no. , pp. 53-63, 2015, Elsevier
  • Rusan, Munir JM and Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Zuraiqi, Said and Bashabsheh, Mohammad, "Evaluation of phytotoxicity effect of olive mill wastewater treated by different technologies on seed germination of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)," Environmental Science and Pollution Research, vol. 22, no. , pp. 9127-9135, 2015, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Rusan, Munir JM and Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Malkawi, Hanan I, "Treated olive mill wastewater effects on soil properties and plant growth," Water, Air, \& Soil Pollution, vol. 227, no. , pp. 0-0, 2016, Springer International Publishing
  • Gharaibeh, Mamoun A and Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Marschner, Bernd and Saleem, Yasmeen, "Cadmium uptake and translocation of tomato in response to simulated irrigation water containing elevated concentrations of cadmium and zinc in clayey soil," Water, Air, \& Soil Pollution, vol. 227, no. , pp. 0-0, 2016, Springer International Publishing
  • Gharaibeh, Mamoun A and Ghezzehei, Teamrat A and Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Ma'in, Z Alghzawi, "Alteration of physical and chemical characteristics of clayey soils by irrigation with treated waste water," Geoderma, vol. 276, no. , pp. 33-40, 2016, Elsevier
  • El Hanandeh, Ali and Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Gharaibeh, Mamoun, "Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater in Biofilters with Biochar Augmented Geomedium: Effect of Biochar Particle Size," CLEAN--Soil, Air, Water, vol. 45, no. , pp. 0-0, 2017
  • El Hanandeh, A and Gharaibeh, M and Albalasmeh, AA, "Phosphorus removal efficiency from wastewater under different loading conditions using sand biofilters augmented with biochar," International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, vol. , no. , pp. 1-8, 2018, Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Rahmati, Mehdi and Weiherm{\"u}ller, Lutz and Vanderborght, Jan and Pachepsky, Yakov A and Mao, Lili and Sadeghi, Seyed Hamidreza and Moosavi, Niloofar and Kheirfam, Hossein and Montzka, Carsten and Van Looy, Kris and others, "Development and analysis of the Soil Water Infiltration Global database," Earth System Science Data, vol. 10, no. , pp. 1237-1263, 2018
  • Mohawesh, Osama and Al-Hamaiedeh, Husam and Albalasmeh, Ammar and Qaraleh, Samer and Haddadin, Maisaa, "Effect of Olive Mill Wastewater (OMW) Application on Soil Properties and Wheat Growth Performance Under Rain-Fed Conditions," Water, Air, \& Soil Pollution, vol. 230, no. , pp. 0-0, 2019, Springer International Publishing
  • Albalasmeh, Ammar A and Alajlouni, Mohammad A and Ghariabeh, Mamoun A and Rusan, Munir J, "Short-Term Effects of Olive Mill Wastewater Land Spreading on Soil Physical and Hydraulic Properties," Water, Air, \& Soil Pollution, vol. 230, no. , pp. 0-0, 2019, Springer International Publishing
  • "Artificial neural network optimization to predict saturated hydraulic conductivity in arid and semi-arid regions", Catena
  • "Assessment of the Effect of Irrigation with Treated Wastewater on Soil Properties and on the Performance of Infiltration Models", Water
  • "Characterization and Artificial Neural Networks Modelling of methylene blue adsorption of biochar derived from agricultural residues: effect of biomass type, pyrolysis temperature, particle size", Journal of Saudi Chemical Society
  • "Characterization of olive mill wastewater in three climatic zones in the North of Jordan", International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture
  • "Controlled Land Application of Olive Mill Wastewater (OMW): Enhance Soil Indices and Barley Growth Performance in Arid Environments", Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
  • "Effect of Colored Shading Nets on the Growth and Water Use Efficiency of Sweet Pepper Grown under Semi-arid Conditions", HortTechnology
  • "Effect of Olive Mill Wastewater (OMW) Application on Soil Properties and Wheat Growth Performance Under Rain-Fed Conditions", Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
  • "Effect of pyrolysis temperature and biomass particle size on the heating value of biocoal and optimization using response surface methodology", Biomass & Bioenergy
  • "Effects of Olive Mill Wastewater on Soil Physical and Hydraulic Properties: a Review", Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
  • "Estimation of exchangeable sodium percentage from sodium adsorption ratio of salt-affected soils using traditional and dilution extracts, saturation percentage, electrical conductivity, and generalized regression neural networks", Catena
  • "Estimation of saturated paste electrical conductivity using three modelling approaches: Traditional dilution extracts; saturation percentage and artificial neural networks", Catena
  • "Exploring genetic variation among Jordanian Solanum lycopersicon L. landraces and their performance under salt stress using SSR markers", Journal of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
  • "Impact of Irrigation with Treated Domestic Wastewater on Squash (Cucurbita pepo L.) Fruit and Seed under Semi-Arid Conditions", Horticulturae
  • "Improving aggregate stability and hydraulic properties of Sandy loam soil by applying polyacrylamide polymer", Soil & Tillage Research
  • "Interactive effects of deficit irrigation and vermicompost on yield, quality, and irrigation water use efficiency of greenhouse cucumber", Journal of Arid Land
  • "Mitigating water stress effects on Roselle production: effects of Conocarpus biochar and nitrogen fertilizer on soil nutrients and yield", Plant and Soil
  • "Modification of biochar prepared from olive oil processing waste to enhance phenol removal from synthetic and olive mill wastewater", Separation Science and Technology
  • "Molecular Characterization of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Accessions under Drought Stress", Horticulturae
  • "Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater in Bio?lterswith Biochar Augmented Geomedium: Effect ofBiochar Particle Size", CLEAN ? Soil, Air, Water
  • "Phosphorus removal efficiency from wastewater under different loading conditions using sand biofilters augmented with biochar", International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology
  • "Potential Use of Biochar as an Amendment to Improve Soil Fertility and Tomato and Bell Pepper Growth Performance Under Arid Conditions", Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition
  • "Robust optimization of shading types to control the performance of water reservoirs", Journal of Cleaner Production
  • "Short-Term Effects of Olive Mill Wastewater Land Spreading on Soil Physical and Hydraulic Properties", Water, Air, & Soil Pollution
  • "The Potential of Biochar Application to Enhance Soil Quality, Yield, and Growth of Wheat and Barley Under Rainfed Conditions", Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
  • "Treated wastewater as a partial nutrient source for Lily grown in a soilless system in presence of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi", International journal of recycling organic waste in agriculture
  • "Using Wastewater in Irrigation: The Effects on Infiltration Process in a Clayey Soil", Water
  • Vice Dean, Vice Dean, Sep 2023 - Present
  • Vice Dean, Vice Dean, Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Sep 2020 - Sep 2021
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Sep 2019 - Sep 2020
  • Acting Head of Department, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
  • Assistant Dean, Dean assistant, Sep 2017 - Sep 2018
  • Assistant Dean, Dean assistant, Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
  • Faculty Member, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Feb 2014 - Present
  • ADVANCED SOIL PHYSICS
  • PLANET EARTH PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS (FOR NON AGRICULTURE STUDENTS)
  • PRINCIPLES OF HYDRAULICS
  • PRINCIPLES OF SOIL SCIENCE
  • PRINCPLES OF HYDRAULICS
  • SEMINAR
  • SOIL AND SOIL MOISTURE MANAGEMENT
  • SOIL CHEMISTRY AND FERTILITY ANALYSES
  • SOIL CHEMISTRY AND FERTILITY ANALYSES (LAB)
  • SOIL CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT
  • SOIL GENESIS AND CLASSIFICATION
  • SOIL PHYSICS
  • SOIL PHYSICS(LAB)
  • SOIL PLANT WATER RELATIONS
  • SUMMER TRAINING-PRACTICAL
  • WATER RESOURCES
    Technical Paper Reviews
  • Plant and Soil, Journal
  • Geoderma, Journal
  • Vadoze Zone Journal, Journal
  • Soil Science Society of America Journal, Journal
  • Jordan Journal of Agricultural Sciences, Journal
  • African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Journal
    Professional Memberships
  • Jordanian Agricultural Engineers Association (JAEA), 2005
  • Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), 2010
  • American Geophysical Union (AGU), 2012
  • European Geophysical Union (EGU), 2012