Personal: Born on July 14th, 1958

Education: B.Sc., Animal Science, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan (1981); M.Sc., Agronomy, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan (1988); Ph.D., Range Management, New Mexico State University, Lascruces-USA (1995).

Professional Experience:

Vice Dean: 01/09/2005-till now.
Professor of Range Ecology: 01/01/2005-till now.
Department Chairman: 01/09/2000-01/09/2004.
Associate Professor of Range Ecology: 1/1/2000- 31/12/2004.
Assistant Professor: 1995-1999.
Legume Crop Researcher, Ministry of Agriculture (Marue Agriculture Station), Marue-Jordan (1988-1991).
Research Assistant, University of Jordan, Amman-Jordan (1985-1988).

Research Interests: Range Plant Autoecology, Range Management, Field crop Management, and Agro-biodiversity.


1. El-Shatnawi, M. J. and. Ghosheh, H. Z. 1999. Effect of clipping on wall barley (Hordeum murinum L.): tillering and forage production. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 15:92-96.
2. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Haddad, N. I. 2004. Assessing barley (Hordeum vulgare) response to clipping in the semi-arid Mediterranean Climate. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 44:37-42.
3. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Al-Qurran, L. Z. 2003. Seasonal Chemical Composition of Wall Barley under Sub-humid Mediterranean Climate. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 20:243-246.
4. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Ereifej, K. I. 2001. Chemical composition and livestock ingestion of carob (Ceratonia siliqua L.) seeds. Journal of Range Management 54:669-673.
5. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Ghosheh, H. Z. 2003. Interference of wild oat and wall barley on growth of dual-purpose barley under semi-arid Mediterranean climate. Crop Research 25:12-20.
6. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Ksiksi, T. 2001. How might global warming and the greenhouse effect impact rangelands. Rangelands 23:24-26.
7. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Makhadmeh, I. M. 2001. A Review- Ecophysiology of the plant-rhizosphere system. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 187:1-9. 8. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Makhadmeh, I. M. 2002. Growth and development of wild oat and dual-purpose barley seedlings. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 188:141-145.
9. El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Turk, M. A. 2002. Dry matter accumulation and chemical content of saltbush (Atriplex halimus) grown in Mediterranean desert shrublands. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research 45:139-144.
10. El-Shatnawi, M. K. J, Al-Qurran, L. Z. and Ereifej, K. I. Saoub, H. M. 2004. Management optimization of Dual-purpose barley (Hordeum spontaneum C. Koch) for Forage and Seed Yield. Journal of Range Management 57:197-202.
11. El-Shatnawi, M. K. J. and Y. M. Mohawesh. 2000. Seasonal Chemical Composition of Saltbush in Semiarid Grasslands of Jordan. Journal of Range Management 53:211-214.
12. El-Shatnawi, M. K. J., H. Z. Ghosheh, H. K. Shannag and K. I. Ereifej. 1999. Defoliation time and intensity of wall barley in the Mediterranean rangeland. Journal of Range Management 52:258-262.
13. El-Shatnawi, M. K. J., Saoub, H. M. and Haddad, N. I. 2004. Growth and Nutritive Value of Wild Oat (Avena fatua) under Mediterranean Climate. Grass and Forage Sciences 59:
14. El-Shatnawi, M. K., Al-Quran, L. Z., and Ereifej, K. I. 2003. Seasonal growth and chemical composition of dual-purpose barley. Crop Research 25:28-36.
15. El-Shatnawi, M. K., Al-Quran, L. Z., Ereifej, K. I. And Frehat, N. F. 2003. Seasonal growth and development of wall barley (Hordeum murinum) under sub-humid Mediterranean climate. Crop Research 25:21-27.
16. El-Shatnawi, M. K., Al-Quran, L. Z., Ereifej, K. I. and Turk, M. A. 2003. Defoliation of wall barley under sub-humid Mediterranean conditions. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research 54:53-58.
17. El-Shatnawi, M. K., Ksiksi, T., Makhadmeh, I. M. and Haddad, N. I. 2003. A Review- Ecophysiological impacts of increasing global carbon dioxide on terrestrial vegetation. Crop Research 25:1-11.
18. El-Shatnawi, M. K., Turk, M. A. and Saoub, H. M. 2003. Effects of sowing rate on growth and protein contents of wall barley grown under Mediterranean conditions. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 20:53-57.
19. El-Shatnawi, M.K.J. and Abdullah Y. A. 2003. Composition Changes of Atriplex nummularia L. under Mediterranean Arid Environment. African Journal of Range and Forage Science 20:253-257.
20. Ereifej, K. I., G. N. Al-Karaki, R. A. Shibli and M. K. El-Shatnawi. 1997. Variation in physico chemical characteristics of pea (Pisum sativum) grown under rainfed condition. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences 67: 504-506.
21. GHOSHEH H. Z. and EL-SHATNAWI M. K. 2006. Influence of volunteer durum wheat (Triticum durum) cultivars and density on lentils (Lens culinaris). Acta Agronomica Hungarica, 54(1), In Press.
22. Ghosheh, H. Z. and El-Shatnawi, M. K. 2003. Broad leaf weed control in chickpeas (Cicer arietinum), f aba beans (Vicia f aba) and lentils (Lens culinaris). Acta Agronomica Hungarica. 51:437-444.
23. Ghosheh, H. Z., El-Shatnawi, M. K. 2002. Chemical control of broadleaf weeds in Faba bean (Vicia faba). Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) Abstracts 42:36.
24. Ksiksi, T., El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Chouki, S. 2002. Rangelands in Jordan and Tunisia:Challenges of the past and suggested solutions for future sustainable management. Rangelands 24:19-22.
25. Ksiksi, Taoufik, Gary B. Donart, Rex D. Pieper & Moh'd El-Shatnawi. Sporobolus flexuosus and Eragrostis lehmanniana response to clipping in the Chihuahuan Desert. Vth International Rangeland Congress, Australia, 1999
26. Saoub, H. M, El-Shatnawi M. J. K., I. M. Makhadmeh I. M., Haddad N. I. And Aukour F. J. 2005. Clipping of Avena sterilis under sub-humid mediterranean condition. Crop Research 29:77-86.
27. Saoub, H. M., El-Shatnawi, M. K. J., Makhadmeh, I. M. and Haddad, N. I. 2005. Clipping of Avena sterilis under sub-humid mediterranean condition. Crop Research 29(3):accepted.
28. Shannag, H. K., Thorvilson H. and El-Shatnawi M. K. 1998. Changes in photosynthetic and transpiration rates of cotton leaves infested with the cotton aphid, Aphis gossypii: Unrestricted infestation. Annals of Applied Biology 132:13-18.
29. Turk, M. A. and Shatnawi, M. K. 2001. Effect of timing of nitrogen application at different developmental stages of the yield and yield components of barley. Crop Research 21:253-260.
30. Turk, M. A., El-Shatnawi, M. K. and Tawaha, A. M. 2003. Inhibitory effects of aqueous extracts of black mustard on germination and growth of alfalfa. Weed Biology and Management 3:37-40.
31. Turk, M. A., Tawaha, A. M. and El-Shatnawi, M. K. 2003. Response of Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik) to plant density, sowing date, phosphorus fertilization and ethephon application in the absence of moisture stress. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 189:1-6.

Current Research:

• Uses of water harvesting in rangeland improvement
• Biodiversity in the Jordanian rangelands
• Defoliation of grasses under semiarid conditions
• Increasing fodder shrubs through using water harvesting
• Volunteer wheat T. durum L. interference and control in lentil L. culinaris Med
• Evaluation of wild forage species
• Survey and revegetation of range plant in the Northern Badia
• Phenology, And Persistence Of the plants In The Northern Arid Rangelands Of Jordan

Professional Affiliations:

• Agricultural Engineers Association, Jordan, 1981-till now.
• Grassland Society of Southern Africa, South Africa, 1998-2000.
• Society for Range Management, USA, 1991-till now.
• Associat Editors of " World Journal of Agricultural Sciences".