Short CV of Abdelkrim Si Bachir

Abdelkrim Si Bachir studied animal biology at the University of Batna, obtained a Ph.D. degree in Evolutionary Biology at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (France) then a doctorate in animal ecology at the University of Sétif (Algeria). Currfently, he is a full professor and the dean of the faculty of natural and life sciences at Batna 2 University (Algeria).

He teaches general zoology, agricultural and forest zoology, agricultural ornithology to students of different levels of graduation, master's and doctorate at the departments of agronomy and biology (universities Batna 1, Batna 2, and Béjaia). His research interest is focused on the effect of climatic and anthropogenic changes on biodiversity in natural and agricultural environments with studies on a multitude of biological models (insects, birds). The published works relates in part to agricultural entomology (olive scale Parlatoria oleae, impact of agricultural intensification on biodiversity in olive groves) and on the entomofauna associated with forest ecosystems (cedar, pine, oak, and juniper).

He is also active in the associative movement as the national coordinator of a network ''Biological and integrated control in Algeria '', president of a local association ''Biology, biodiversity and sustainability'' and treasurer of the ''Algerian national association of ornithology''.

Prof. Abdelkrim Si Bachir joined the IOBC-WPRS in 2019, following the organization of the 1st international conference on biological and integrated pest management in Algeria (CILBIA1). He was co-editor of an issue of the IOBC-WPRS bulletin dedicated to this conference. Appointed in 2019 as the representative of Algeria within the ''Commission for Integral Protection and Biocontrol in North-African Countries'', he acts as the convenor of the same commission since the IOBC-WPRS general assembly in November 2021.