Hamadttu El-Shafie

King Faisal University

Hamadttu Abdel Farag El-Shafie is an associate professor of entomology and senior research entomologist at the Date Palm Research Center of Excellence, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. He is the head of IPM research program in date palm. El-Shafie obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1988 and 1993, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Giessen, Germany in 2001. He was appointed head of Crop Protection Department at University of Khartoum in 2008, and then deputy dean for academic affairs at Faculty of Agriculture, University of Khartoum. He supervised 25 M.Sc. students and 5 Ph.D. students at University of Khartoum. His research interest focuses on management of field crop pests using neem biopesticides, and biology and ecology of date palm pests including mites. He also has interest in control of red palm weevil using semiochemicals. He published 60 research papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 10 book chapters with international publishers such as Springer, John Wiley and IntechOpen, in addition to more than 25 international conferences in the field of entomology. During the last ten years, he has been reviewing manuscripts for 30 renowned international journals.

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Hamadttu El-Shafie

Invasive alien species (IAS) are a menace to agricultural crops and ornamental plants worldwide due to climate change and global warming. They vector serious human and animal diseases and endanger biological diversity through competition and niche displacement. This book addresses issues pertaining to introduction pathways of invasive species, their bionomics, dispersal, risk assessment, economic impact, and possible management and control options. It provides comprehensive information on global invasion, economic impact, and management options for the red palm weevil, spotted wing Drosophila, and the South American tomato pinworm. Additionally, it examines the economic utilization of invasive plant species from the families Asteraceae and Cactaceae as means of management. University teachers and researchers in the fields of entomology, ecology, and environment, as well as students, will find this book useful.

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