جامعة الملك عبدالعزيز

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Professor Talal A. Zari


  
 

Professor Talal A. Zari
 Professor
Department of  Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
King Abdulaziz University
Phone: 64823
Email: talzari@yahoo.com

 
   
  
 

Profile:

 
Prof. Talal A. Zari is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Faculty of Science, King Abdul Aziz University (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Botany-Zoology in 1974 from King Saud University (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). He worked as a biology teacher at the Secondary Faisal School in Riyadh for two years. In 1976, he became a demonstrator in the Department of Biological Sciences at King Abdul Aziz University. Prof. Zari completed his Master of Arts degree in Biolological Sciences 1981 at the University of Northern Colorado, USA. Returning to the Department of Biological Sciences, King Abdul Aziz University in 1982, he served as a lecturer until 1984. At this time, the university awarded him another grant so that he could pursue his Philosophy Doctorate. He graduated from the University of Nottingham, England in 1987, obtained his Ph.D. degree in Energetics and Thermal Physiology. Then he served as an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at King Abdul Aziz University until 1993, when he was promoted to associate professor. He became a professor in 1998. His research interest has been thermal biology and energetics, also studies on diets, medicinal plants, pollution, diabetes, physiology, ecology and behaviour. He has received several medals, certificates and letters of recognition from Saudi Arabia and other countries and his biographical details can be found in the publications of Marquis, International Biographical Centre, American Biographical Institute, etc. Prof. Zari is the author of many articles in international scientific journals such as the Journal of Thermal Biology, Journal of Arid Environments and Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. In addition, he wrote many essays in local newspapers and magazines in different subjects. He is the author of the book "Food and Health" (in Arabic).


 
   
  
 

Research Interests:

My research interest has been thermal biology and energetics, also studies on diets, medicinal plants, pollution, diabetes, obesity, physiology, ecology and behavior.

I have received several medals, certificates and letters of recognition from some countries. I am the author of many articles in international scientific journals such as the Journal of Thermal Biology, Journal of Arid Environments, Laboratory Animals and Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, etc. In addition, I wrote many essays in local newspapers and magazines in different subjects. I am the author of the book "Food and Health" (in Arabic). I am currently an editor in several scientific journals such as Bol Latinoam Caribe Plant Med Aromat (BLACPMA), Journal of Medical Sciences, International Journal of Pharmacology, Asian Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Research Journal of Medicinal Plant and Journal of Biological Sciences. Health & Life (www.talalzari.com) is my website.  

 

POSTGRADUATE SUPERVISION

Physiological and histopathological alterations of the fish, Cyprinion mhalensis, after chronic copper exposure. M.Sc. Thesis, 1993.

Seasonal variations in some organs of the fish, Lethrinus elongatuus, and its chemical composition. M.Sc. Thesis, 1995.

The effect of some drugs on gastric hydrochloric acid secretion in the rat. M.Sc. Thesis, 1997.

 Seasonal changes in temperature relations and chemical composition of the toad, Bufo arabicus. M.Sc. Thesis, 1998.

The efficacy of some drugs in inhibition of electrically stimulated vagal induced ulcers in the rat. M.Sc. Thesis, 1998.

Effect of some medicinal plants on chemically induced diabetes mellitus in rats. M.Sc. Thesis, 1999.

Impact of varied diets on some aspects of behaviour and physiology in laboratory mice (Mus musculus domesticus).  Ph.D. Thesis, 1999.

Seasonal changes in some physiological aspects of the shaoor, Lethrinus mahsena. M. Sc. Thesis, 2003.

Seasonal variations in some biochemical and thermal parameters of the pigeon, Columba livia. M. Sc. Thesis, 2004.

Effects of some plant oils on physiological parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Ph. D. Thesis, 2009.

Effects of some plant oils on physiological responses in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Ph. D. Thesis, 2009.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

PAPERS

Zari, T. A. (1991). The influence of body mass and temperature on the standard metabolic rate of the herbivorous desert lizard, Uromastyx microlepis. Journal of Thermal Biology, 16: 129-133.

Zari, T. A. (1991). Influence of temperature and body mass on the metabolic rate of two lizard species of Mabuya. Biological Sciences (SBS), 1: 205-214. 

Zari, T. A. (1991). Effect of temperature on resting metabolic rate of the spiny tailed lizard, Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis. Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology, 4: 9-18. 

Zari, T. A. (1992). Effects of temperature on resting metabolism of two species of juvenile nocturnal geckos, Hemidactylus turcicus and Ptyodactylus hasselquistii (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. 102A: 491-495.

Zari, T. A. (1992). The resting metabolic rate-temperature curve of the desert dhabb, Uromastyx philbyi. Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology, 7A: 453-461.  

Zari, T. A. (1993). Effects of body mass and temperature on standard metabolic rate of the desert chameleon Chamaeleo calyptratus. Journal of Arid Environments,  24: 75-80.

Zari, T. A. (1993). Seasonal variation in time of activity and body temperature of the fringe-toed lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus. Proceedings of the Zoological Society, 23: 1-19.

Zari, T. A. (1996). Seasonal metabolic compensation in the fringe-toed lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus (Reptilia: Lacertidae). Journal of Thermal Biology, 21: 145-50. 

Zari, T. A. (1996). Effects of body mass and temperature on standard metabolic rate of the herbivorous desert lizard Uromastyx philbyi. Journal of Arid Environments, 33: 457-461.

Zari, T. A. (1996). Seasonal acclimatization in resting metabolism of the Turkish gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Japanese Journal of Herpetology, 16: 129-133.

Zari, T. A. (1996). Diel metabolic cycles in the toad, Bufo arabicus (Heyden) (Amphibia: Bufonidae). Proceedings of the Zoological Society, 27: 21-27.

Zari, T. A. (1996). Diel cycles of metabolic rate-temperature curves in the gecko Hemidactylus flaviviridis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Mu’tah Journal For Research and Studies, 11: 113-127.

Zari, T. A. (1996). Thermal acclimation in resting metabolism of the nocturnal gecko, Hemidactylus flaviviridis. Qatar University Science Journal, 16: 109-111.

Zari, T. A. (1996). Activity body temperature and diel variation of metabolic rate in the nocturnal gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Journal of King Abdul Aziz University: Science, 8: 35-44.

Zari, T. A. (1997). Effects of body mass, temperature, and season on resting metabolism of the nocturnal gecko Hemidactylus flaviviridis. Zoology in the Middle East, 14: 77-85.

Zari, T. A. (1997). Resting metabolism of the desert lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus. Comparative Physiology, 22A: 199-211.

Zari, T. A. (1997). Resting metabolism of two species of juvenile skinks, Sphenops sepsoides and Mabuya vittata (Reptilia: Scincidae). Comparative Physiology, 24A: 159-170.

Zari, T. A. (1997). Food consumption of the herbivorous desert lizard, Uromastyx philbyi (Parker) (Reptilia: Agamidae). Egyptian Journal of Zoology, 29: 185-193.

Zari, T. A. (1998). Effects of sexual condition on food consumption and temperature selection in the herbivorous desert lizard, Uromastyx philbyi. Journal of Arid Environments, 38: 371-377.

Zari, T. A. (1999). Seasonal acclimatization in metabolic rate of the fan-fingered gecko, Ptyodactylus hasselquistii (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Journal of Thermal Biology, 24: 137-142.

Zari, T. A. (1999). Resting metabolism and temperature selection in the desert skink, Sphenops sepsoides (Reptilia: Scincidae). Bulletin of the Herpetological Society, 35: 27-39.

Zari, T. A. (1999). On the reproductive biology of the herbivorous spiny-tailed agamid Uromastyx philbyi in western Saudi Arabia. Zoology in the Middle East, 19:  123-130.

Zari, T. A. (2004). Effects of seasonal acclimation on food consumption and prey selection of the skink, Mabuya brevicollis. Bulletin of Maryland Society, 40: 97-110.

Zari, T. A. and Al-Hazmi, M. A. (1993). The body temperature and behaviour of the Arabian camel, Camelus dromedarius L. in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Biological Sciences (SBS), 2: 3-12.

Zari, T. A. and Al-Hazmi, M. A. (1997). Seasonal variations in body temperature and behaviour of the Arabian camel, Camelus dromedarius L. in the mountains of Taif, Saudi Arabia. Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology, 24A: 1-15.

Zari, T. A.; Ghazaly, K. S. and Attar, A. M. (1994). Acute copper toxicity to the freshwater fish Cyprinion mhalensis and metal bioaccumulation after chronic copper exposure. Journal of the Egyptian German Society of Zoology, 15A: 373-386.

Ghazaly, K. S.; Zari, T. A. and Attar, A. M. (1994). Chronic influence of a sublethal concentration of copper on the biochemical composition, growth and gill structure of Cyprinion mhalensis. Histology & Histochemistry, 15C: 43-56.

Maimanee, T. A.; Brain, P. F. and Zari, T. A. (2003). Dietary fats influence ‘open-field’ behaviour of male and female laboratory mice. Labolatory Animals. 37: 222-237.  

Zari, T. A. and Al-Attar, A. M. (2007). Effects of ginger and clove oils on some physiological parameters in streptozotocin-diabetic and non-diabetic rats. Journal of Medical Sciences, 7 (2): 267-275.

Al-Attar, A. M. and Zari, T. A. (2007). Modulatory effects of ginger and clove oils on physiological responses in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. International Journal of Pharmacology, 3 (1): 34-40.

Al-Logmani, A. and Zari, T. A. (2009). Effects of Nigella sativa L. and Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume oils on some physiological parameters in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats. Bol Latinoam Caribe Plant Med Aromat, 8(2): 86-96.

Zari, T. A. and Al-Logmani, A. (2009). Long–term effects of Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume oil on some physiological parameters in streptozotocin-diabetic and non-diabetic rats. Bol Latinoam Caribe Plant Med Aromat, 8(4): 266-274.

CONFERENCES

Zari, T. A. (1988). The effect of temperature and mass on the metabolic rate of the small-scaled dhabb, Uromastyx microlepis. Saudi Biological Society.

Zari, T. A. (1989). The metabolic rate of two species of Mabuya. Saudi Biological Society.

Zari, T. A. (1991). Effect of temperature on resting metabolic rate of the spiny tailed lizard, Uromastyx aegyptius microlepis. The Egyptian German Society of Zoology.  

Zari, T. A. (1992). Seasonal variation in time of activity and body temperature of the fringe-toed lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus. 6th Conference of Zoology. Zoological Society A. R. Egypt.

Zari, T. A. (1992). The influence of temperature on oxygen consumption of the nocturnal gecko, Hemidactylus flaviviridis. Saudi Biological Society.

Zari, T. A. (1995). Effects of mass, temperature and sex on resting metabolism of the fringe-toed lizard, Acanthodactylus boskianus. Second International Asian Herpetological Meeting. Turkmenistan.   

Zari, T. A. (1995). Seasonal variations in activity and resting metabolism of the nocturnal gecko, Ptyodactylus hasselquistii in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Second International Asian Herpetological Meeting. Turkmenistan.   

Zari, T. A. (1996). Temperature and time of day effects on oxygen consumption of Chalcides sepoides. Saudi Biological Society.

Zari, T. A. (1997). Diel variation of resting metabolism and temperature selection in the skink, Mabuya vittata (Olivier) (Reptilia: Scincidae). Proceedings of the Zoological Society.

Zari, T. A. (1997). Sexual dimorphism, feeding and reproduction in the herbivorous desert lizard, Uromastyx philbyi (Reptilia: Agamidae). 36th Annual Meeting of the Herpetological Society of Japan. Kyoto, Japan.

Zari, T. A. (1998). Reproduction in the desert skink, Mabuya brevicollis, from southwestern Saudi Arabia.  Saudi Biological Society.

Zari, T. A. and  Al-Hazmi, M. A. (1992). The body temperature and behaviour of the camel, Camelus dromedarius in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Biological Society.

Zari, T. A. and Qari, S. A. (2002). Reproductive cycle and biochemical changes in the fish Lethrinus elongatus. Saudi Biological Society.

Alattar, A. M.; Zari, T. A. and Ghazaly, K. S. (1992). Ecological, biochemical and toxicological studies on the freshwater fish, Cyprinion mhalensis. Saudi Biological Society.

Alofi, B. H. and Zari, T. A. (2010). Effects of primrose and neem oils on some physiological parameters in streptozotocin-diabetic and non-diabetic rats. Fourth Saudi Science Conference March 21-24th, 2010 Biology Abstracts- Taibah University

 

BOOKS

Zari, T. A. (2006). Food and Health. Aljum'ah Press, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, pp. 612 (in Arabic).

 


 
   
  
 

Contact Info:
  • Office Phone: 64823
  • Email : talzari@yahoo.com
  • P.O.Box : 80203
  • URL : http://TZARI.kau.edu.sa
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