Mutaz Ali Al-Qutob


Lecturer in Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences


Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Al-Quds University, P.O. Box 20002, Jerusalem, Palestine


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Research Theme Director of the Aquatic and Aquaculture research Laboratory, AlQuds University.

Research interests

  • Aquatic Biogeochemistry
  • Marine Bioinvasion
  • Aquaculture
  • Environmental Impact Assessment

Teaching activities

Undergraduate Courses

  • 0316252 Ecology and Biodiversity
  • 0316314 Introduction to limnology and Oceanography
  • 0316456 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • 0316457 Introduction to Marine Environmental
  • 0316461 Special topics in Environmental Science

Graduate Courses

  • 9203523 Environmental Science
  • 8036734 Environmental Impact Assessment
  • 8036735 Biodiversity.
  • 8036836 Marine Pollution

Selected publications

  • Al-Qutob M., Nashashibi T., 2009 The effects of COX-Inhibitors (Diclofenac and Ibuprofen) on growth rate, mortality and sex reversal in Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). AACL Bioflux 2,(4) (2009)381-390.
  • Golan M., Avitan A., AbuLafi, S., Qutub, M., Dweik, H., Focken, U., Francis, G., Becker, K. and Kerem, Z, and Levavi-Sivan B. Quillaja saponins inhibit aromatase activity in vitro. Cybium, 32(2),(2008) 80-82.
  • B. Khalil, T. Stadtlander, G. Francis, U. Focken, K. Becker, B. Levavi-Sivan, Z. Kerem, H. Dweik, M. Qutob and S. Abu-Lafi , Saponin fractions from Trigonella foenum-graecum in the diet affect growth and expression of GH and IGF-1 encoding genes in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). J.cbpa,151 (2008) 12-13.
  • Stadtlander, U. Focken, B. Levavi-Sivan, , H. Dweik, M. Qutob, S. Abu-Lafi Z. Kerem and K. Becker, Treatment with saponins from Trigonella foenum-graecum and Quillaja saponaria Oreochromis niloticus) larvae, (8th International Symposium on Tilapia in Aquaculture 2008) influences sex ratio in Nile tilapia)
  • Qutob, M., Dweik, H., Shihab, S., Abu-Lafi, S., Levavi-Sivan, B., Kerem, Z., Francis, G.,Focken, U. and Becker, K. Utilization of local feeds resources and available agricultural residues from the Palestinian region for tilapia feeding. Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries 11 (2007)185-191.
  • معتز القطب و حسين الدراويش (2007): الإشارات العلمية في حديث القراّن الكريم عن "البحر اللجي" دراسة استكشافية، التربية 163: 300-315
  • Mutaz Qutob , Severe anthropogenic stress on the Palestinian coast of the Gaza strip" ( INOC/Jordan Conf./ 043, 2007)
  • Hase, C., M. Al-Qutob, Z.Dubinsky, E. A. Ibrahim, B. Lazar, N. Stambler, Max M. Tilzer A system in balance? - Implications of deep vertical mixing for the nitrogen budget in the northern Red Sea, including the Gulf of Aqaba (Eilat). Biogeosciences 3 (2006)383-408.
  • Debbie Lindell, Sigrid Penno, Mutaz Al-Qutob, Efrat David, Tanya Korpal, Boaz Lazar & Anton F. Post : Expression of the N-stress response gene ntcA reveals N-sufficient Synechococcus populations in the oligotrophic northern Red Sea. Limnol. Oceaogr . 50(6) (2005)1932-1944.
  • Al-Qutob, M., Häse, C, Tilzer, M., Lazar, B. Phytoplankton drive nitrite dynamics in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 239 (2002)233-239.