Dr. Yousef Yacoub Aldakheel

Yousef Yacoub Aldakheel

Visiting Scholar

Center for Remote Sensing
Boston University
725 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-1401

Telephone: (617) 353-7302
Fax: (617) 353-3200
E-mail: yyaldakheel@gmail.com

Water Studies Center, King Faisal University,
POBox 420, Hofuf, 31982, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel:+9663581116611 (work)
Fax:+9663581116611 (work)
e-emails: yaldakheel@kfu.edu.sa, yyaldakheel@gmail.com

Education

1998 Ph.D, University of Salford, Manchester, UK.

Majored in Remote Sensing, Thesis title “application of remote sensing to study  crop water stress and water use” Supervisor: Prof Mark F. Danson

1994 Master of Philosophy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

Majored in Remote Sensing, Supervisors: Dr. J.A. Clarck and Dr. M.D. Steven

1986 M.Sc., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. USA

Majored in Soil and water Science (Irrigation and Drainage)

1981 B.Sc., College of Agricultural Sciences and Food, King Faisal University, Hofuf, Saudi Arabia.

Majored in Soil and Water Science

Employment History

Director, Water Studies Center, King Faisal University, 2001–present

Chairman, Environment and Natural Resources Department, College of Agricultural Sciences and Foods,  King Faisal University, 2006–2008.

Associate Professor, Environment and Natural Resources Department, College of Agricultural Sciences and Foods,  King Faisal University 2004–present

Assistant Director, Water Studies Center, King Faisal University, 2000–2001

Assistant Professor, Department of Soil and Water, College of Agricultural Sciences and Foods, King Faisal University, 1999–2004.

Lecturer, Department of Soil and Water, College of Agricultural Sciences and Foods, King Faisal University, 1987–1999

Head, Registration Office, College of Agricultural Sciences and Foods, King Faisal University, 1990–1991

Student Activities Supervisor, Deanship of Student Affairs, King Faisal University, 1989–1990

Secretary of Academic Affairs Committee, College of Agricultural Sciences and Foods, 1987–1989

Assistant Manager, Training and Research Station, KFU. 1981–1982

Research Interests

Application of remote sensing in water resources management, change detection of vegetation environmental dynamics, and salt-affected  soils.

Publications

Elprince, M.A, Turjoman, A. and Al-Dakheel, Y. (1983) Irrigation water requirements for soil reclamation in the Eastern Province in Saudi Arabia. Symposium on Water Resources in Saudi Arabia, College of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh.

Aldakheel, Y. (1988) Evaluation of irrigation water resources in Alhassa Oasis. The First Symposium on Earth Sciences, College of Earth Sciences, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah.

Aldakheel, Y. (1989) Contribution of water table to irrigation water requirement in irrigated areas, International Conference of Irrigation: Theory and Practice, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

Aldakheel, Y. (1995) Using NDVI to infer water stress in sugar beet canopies. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society. Remote Sensing Society, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham.  955-959.

Aldakheel, Y. and Danson, F.M (1996) Spectral reflectance of dehydrating leaves over different backgrounds. In N.A. Higgins and Z. Hesley (Eds). Proceedings of The Remote Sensing Society One Day Student Meeting. 4th April 1996. The University of Salford, Salford, 1-6.

Aldakheel, Y.Y. and Danson, F.M (1996) Spectral reflectance of dehydrating leaves: measurements and modelling. Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society. Remote Sensing Society, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham.  63-68.

Aldakheel, Y.Y. and Danson, F.M (1997) Spectral reflectance of dehydrating leaves: measurements and modelling. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 18, 3683-3690.

Danson, F.M and Aldakheel, Y.Y (1997) Diurnal water stress in sugar beet: measurements and modelling. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Remote Sensing Society. Remote Sensing Society, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 225-230.

Danson, F.Mark  and Aldakheel, Yousef.Y. (2000) Diurnal water stress in sugar beet: spectral reflectance measurements and modelling. Agronomie. 20, 31-39.

Aldakheel, Y.Y (2000) Effect of water regime and different irrigation systems on growth, quality and yield of Hassawi muskmelon cultivar (Cucumis melo, L.). Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Mansoura University, 25: 6321-6330

Aldakheel, Y.Y and AL-Naeem, A.A (2000) Effect of water quantities and irrigation systems on two muskmelon cultivars under Al-Hassa condition-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Mansoura University, 25: 6763-6772.

Aldakheel, Y. (2001) Evaluation of irrigation water resources in Alhassa Region. The WSTA Fifth Gulf Water Congress Proceedings, Water Science,and Technology Association, Bahrain , 351-367.

Al-Madini, A. and Aldakheel, Y.Y. (2001) Impacts of fertilizer types and irrigation practices on growth and yield of local and imported muskmelon cultivars grown in Al-Hassa oasis, KSA. Zagazig Journal of Agric. Sciences, 299-317.

Elprince, Adel. M and Y. Y. Al-Dakheel, (2001)Modeling Nutrient Availability in Salt Marsh Soil. Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Arid Environments “Research and Management Options for Mangrove and Saltmarsh Ecosystems, 22-24 December 2001 Abu Dhabi, UAE. 118-124.

Al-Dakheel, Y.Y. . (2002) Hamaiel,A. F. and Tartoura ,E. A.A. Effect of irrigation systems and water quantities on growth, yield and reflected radiation of cucumber plant. Journal of Agricultural Sciences. Mansoura University, 27: 4831-4840.

Al-Dakheel, Y.Y. (2002) Effect of water stress on tomato plant and its relationship with reflected radiation under Kingdom of Saudi Arabia  condition. Egypt.J.Appl.Sci. 17(11):239-251.

Elprince , Adel M.  and Yousef Y. Al-Dakheel (2003).Georeferecing irrigation and drainage networks using advanced spatial technology . Proceedings Malaysian Society of Soil Science Conference (SOIL2003).

Al-Dakheel, Y. and Sheikhany, H.M.  (2004) The effect of different irrigation systems and watering regimes on date palm production and fruit quality. J. Agric. Sci. Mansoura Univ.. 29:4115-4123.

Al-Dakheel, Y.Y. and Al-Hussaini, A. (2005) The use of multi-temporal Landsat TM imagery to detect land cover/use changes in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia King Faisal Univ. Scientific J. ( 6 ):111-126.

Al-Dakheel, Y. and Al-Safarjalani, A.M.  (2005) Study of  historical pattern of changes in water quality of Al-Hassa oasis springs. J. Prod. & Dev. 10:211-225.

Yousef Al-Dakheel. (2005) WATER GOVERNANCE AS A PART OF IWRM IN ARID REGIONS: a case study of Saudi Arabia. Seminar on water governance: Role of Stakeholder, ESCWA, Beirut, 14-15 November.

Yousef Al-Dakheel. and Zeineldin, Faisal (2007) Improving conveyance and distribution efficiency through Conversion of an open channel lateral canal to a low pressure pipeline at Al- Hassa Irrigation Project, Saudi Arabia, The Arabia Journal for Science and Engineering, 32, 77-86.

Scientific Reports

Y. Y. Al-Dakheel, A.H. Assedi, A.M. Elprince, Y.A. Al-Nabulsi, K.A. Al-Kuwaiti, and S.S. Ahmed. Water Conservation on Hassa Irrigation and Drainage Project by Controlling the  Conveying and Irrigation Methods (AT-19-4) KACST, Riyadh, KSA. Final report . 2003.Y. Y. Al-Dakheel, A.H. Assedi and M.A. Alabdussalam      Using Remote Sensing to Determine Water Stress of Alfalfa under Different Levels of Water Table, KACST, Riyadh, KSA Final Technical Report KACST, Riyadh, KSA.  2002

Y. Y. Al-Dakheel, and A. F. Hamail. Evaluation of water stressed vegetables in Saudi Arabia in relation to reflected solar radiation. . Final Technical Report. 2002

A. F. Hamaieland Y. Y. Al-Dakheel, Evaluation of some compound fertilizers application with Irrigation scheduling on some vegetable crops, Saudi Basic Industrial Corporation (SABIC),  Final Report  Deanship of Scientific Research, King Faisal University. 2002

Y. Y. Al-Dakheel, A.M Alghosaibi and A. F. Hamail. Effects of compound fertilizer and irrigation on production of muskmelon under the condition of  green houses and open field. Funded by Saudi Basic Industrial Corporation (SABIC),  Deanship of Scientific Research, King Faisal University. 2001

Membership of Professional and Scientific Societies and Associations

  1. Member of the board, Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences (SSAS), 2002.-2004
  2. Member, IEEE, International Geosciences and Remote Sensing Society,2002
  3. Member, Saudi Environmental Society (SES), since 1999.
  4. Member, Photogrammetry  and Remote Sensing Society (PRSS), since 1995.
  5. Member, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE), since 1982.

Finished Research Projects

No. Investigators’ Names Project’s Title
1. Y. Y. Aldakheel, A.M. Elprince, Mapping of salt Affected Soil in Al-Hassa Oaisis, (LG-8-10) Funded by KACST, Riyadh, KSA)
2. Y. Y. Aldakheel, A.H. Assedi,A.M. Elprince,Y.A. Al-Nabulsi, K.A. Al-Kuwaiti, and S.S. Ahmed

Water Conservation on Hassa Irrigation and Drainage Project by Controlling the  Conveying and Irrigation Methods (AT-19-4) Funded by KACST, Riyadh, KSA)

3. Y. Y. Aldakheel, and A. I. Al-Husaini Evaluation of Temporal Development of Al-Hassa Oasis, Saudi Arabia Using Remote Sensing and GIS Funded by WSC-KFU, 2000
4. A.M. Elprince, , A.H. Assedi, , and  Y. Y. Aldakheel National Fertilizer Program of Date Palm, Al-Hassa stage (Funded by SABIC, Riyadh, KSA), 2000
5. Y. Y. Aldakheel, A.H. Assedi and M.A. Alabdussalam Using Remote Sensing to Determine Water Stress of Alfalfa under Different Levels of Water Table, Funded by KACST, Riyadh, KSA. 2001
6. Y. Y. Aldakheel, and A. F. Hamail Evaluation of Water Stressed Vegetables in Saudi Arabia in Relation to Reflected Solar Radiation. Funded by Deanship of Scientific Research (DSR), King Faisal University. 2001
7. A. F. Hamailand Y. Y. Aldakheel, Evaluation of Some Compound Fertilizers and Irrigation Trials on Some Vegetables under Green house Conditions Funded by Saudi Basic Industrial Corporation (SABIC), 2001
8. Y. Y. Aldakheel, A.M Alghosaibi and A. F. Hamail Effects of compound fertilizer and irrigation on production of muskmelon under the condition of  green houses and open field. Funded by Saudi Basic Industrial Corporation (SABIC), 2000