MUTAH University

About Me

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  • Al-Karak, Rabba

" I am Professor Khalid M. Al-Absi. I am currently working as  a Professor  of plant physiology and fruit science at the University of Mutah since 2010. As a Prof. at the University of Mutah, I have gained valuable experience in teaching and supervision of graduate students. I taught many courses for under graduate and postgraduate students in the various horticultural sectors especially, plant physiology, fruit science, principles of horticulture and post harvest physiology.  I got my Ph.D from University of Jordan in 2000. I spent a sabbatical leave (September 2010- July 2011) at University of Kentucky, USA. Furthermore, I got a scholarship for 3 months from University of Humboldt, Berlin, Germany. My course research has covered a wide range of topics in the various plant issues (Use of wastewater and non-conventional saline resources, stress physiology and plant growth regulators).  In addition, I visited and lectured at many universities in Italy, Germany, Greece Spain and Lebanon. I have published many articles in international  peer reviewed journals (C.V attached).  I have sound knowledge of date palm cultivation. I was a partner in an international project funded by Tempus (EU, 800,000 euro, 2014-2017).."

Research Interest

Plant physiology
Postharvest physiology
Plant nutrition
Fruit science
Plant ecology

Published Research

Apple tree responses to deficit irrigation combined with periodic applications of particle film or abscisic acid. Journal :
, Volume : 2(4): 1-12Publisher :
, 2016
Effect of olive mill wastewater land-spreading on soil properties,olive tree performance and oil quality Journal :
Scientia Horticulturae.
, Volume : 175:160–166.Publisher :
, 2014
Chemical composition of Nabali Jordanian olive oil. Journal :
Rivista Italiana delle Sostanze Grass.
, Volume : 93 (1): 42Publisher :
, 2017.
Physiological Responses of Tomato to Inoculation with Piriformospora indica under Osmotic Stress and Chloride Toxicity. Journal :
 International Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
, Volume : 5(4): 226-239.Publisher :
, 2015
Mineral content of three olive cultivars irrigated with treated industrial wastewater. Journal :
Agricultural Water Management.
, Volume : 96: 616-626. Publisher :
, 2009.
Olive oil mineral content of two local genotypes as influenced by recycled effluent irrigation under arid environment. Journal :
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture (Wiley).
, Volume : 89: 2082–2087Publisher :
, 2009
Growth and biochemical constituents of olives as influenced by irrigation with treated industrial wastewater. Journal :
Journal of Plant Nutrition.
, Volume : 33(1): 1-14. Publisher :
, 2010.
Effect of different pre-sowing treatments on breaking dormancy of Prunus mahaleb L. Journal :
Seed Science and Technology.
, Volume : 38: 332-340. Publisher :
, 2010.
Mechanism of salt tolerance of two olive Olea europea L. cultivars as related to electrolyte concentration and toxicity. Journal :
Acta Horticulturae.
, Volume : 618:281-290Publisher :
, 2003
Growth and ionic relations in 'Nabali' olive during salinity stress as affected by salicylic acid and relief treatments. Journal :
Advances in Horticultural Science (Italy)
, Volume : 23(2): 101-107Publisher :
, 2009


Advanced plant physiology
Plant nutrition
Experimental design and analysis
Plant physiology
Second Year
Evergreen fruit trees
Second Year
Plant propagation and nurseries
Fourth Year
Postharvest physiology
Fourth Year

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