Antoine Maroun Tyan
Science teacher and head of laboratories in the Sacred Heart College( Collège Sacré-Coeur) at Gemmayze
Founder and President of Club des Sciences since 1990.
Founder of Lasallian movement for the protection of environment in 1994.
Member of the maronite patriarchal environment comity.
Environment activist with 40 years of experience in scientific research.
Founder of a museum made from a private geological collection of fossils and rocks one of kind in the Middle East
Has made important studies on Lebanon geology documented by 500 hundred illustrations of Lebanese landscape
Hosted by many TV and Radios Programs
Author of the book: البيئة من الايمان
Presenter of many TV programs at Tele Lumiere and Noursat also creator of Salon Des Sciences at Mariam TV
Has been specially congratulated by General Director of the environmental ministry Dr Berg Hatjian
Was awarded many times by the Lebanese Association of the environment protection, by LEBA Association and Lasallian schools in Middle East
Was mentioned in the Encyclopedia: Flags from the Cedars country as acknowledgment of his dedication to environmental causes.
Has been honored by the General Director of Energy and water resources ministry :Dr Fadi ComairLess
Dr Fadi Sami Karam obtained his PhD in Agricultural Water Management in 1997. Post-Doctoral studies in ‘Eco-Physiology and Drought Management’ and ‘Agro-Meteorological Applications’ were accomplished in 1998 at the University of Trieste, Italy, and the Institut de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in Avignon, France. In 1998-2008 he served as Head of the Department of Irrigation and Agro-Meteorology at Agriculture Research Institute of Lebanon and Head of the Central Laboratory at the said institute in 2006-2008. He also served as National Coordinator of the ‘Rural Development Project of the Upper Bekaa Valley’ with Italian Cooperation Agency in 2003-2008. In 2006-2008 he was assigned Head of the Agro-Meteorological Component of the EU-Agriculture Development Project - Early Warning Systems for Pests & Diseases’ (EUMED 2003/5715/ADP). He took part as International TCDC Consultant for FAO in "Treated Wastewater Reuse in Agriculture" within TCP/SYR/0167 "Strengthening the Capacity for the reuse of treated wastewater in irrigation" (Syria, 2003) and International Consultant in “Agricultural Water Management” at FAO Regional in Cairo (2008-2009).
In 2009-2011 he was assigned to work for International Research Centre in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) in Aleppo as Regional Coordinator of the ‘Water and Livelihoods Initiative for the Middle East’. During the period from 2012 to 2017 he took part as key staff in development projects in Lebanon, namely Component Leader in ‘Litani River Basin Management Support Program’ with International Resources Group (IRG/Engility) and Agriculture Technical Director in ‘Lebanon Industry Value Chains Development Program’ with Development Alternatives Incorporates (DAI). Currently, he serves as International Consultant for Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Agro-Meteorological & Hydro-Meteorological Systems for its regional program in Central Asia.
Since 1999, he teaches at non-tenure basis courses of Climatology, Agro-Meteorology, On-Farm Water Management and Climate Change at the Faculty of Agronomy of the Lebanese University.
Since 2015, he teaches at non-tenure basis course of Geography and Agro-Meteorology at Saint Joseph University, Taanayel Campus, Lebanon.
During the period of 1998-2012 he led several collaboration projects with the European Commission within the European Research Area (ERA), namely WASAMED, WatNitMED, Flow-Aid and MELIA, as well within the UN Water Decade (2005-2015), Water for Life, Global Water Partnership, EU Horizon 2020 Initiative and EU-WFD Water Framework Directive. Currently, he is the National Coordinator of PRIMA-SUPROMED Project on ‘Sustainable Production in water limited environments of Mediterranean agro-ecosystem’ (SEP 2020 – SEP 2022). He published more than 100 articles in peer scientific journals and symposia proceedings. He was ranked in 2019 to the level of Professor at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the Lebanese University in Beirut.
He is a team member founder of the Arab Water Academy in Dubai in 2008.Less
Leila Abou Habib
Born in 1974, obtained his master as Agricultural engineer - animal production major in 1997.
He worked as poultry farms manager at Lebafarm for 15 years.
He worked as "beekeepers trainer" for two years with UNDP and Ministry of environment - DUBAI
He is consultant for public green areas maintenance at Jdeideh - Bauchrieh - Sed municipality since 2002
He is Apiculture consultant and trainer since 1998 and active in Apitourism
Professor Dany Azar (born 19 August 1973) is a Lebanese paleontologist and entomologist. He is a Research Director and Professor at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Sciences II. He has undertaken field work in Lebanon, China, France, UK, Spain, Poland, Svalbard, USA, and South Africa. Professor Azar published more than 200 papers in scientific journals. He has discovered more than 450 amber outcrops, he has received several international awards. He is today a world authority in palaeoentomology, President of the International Palaeoentomological Society IPS, and Vice-President of the World Council of Amber.
President of the Association Paléontologique et Évolutive Libanaise الجمعیة اللبنانیة لدراسة الأحفوریات والتطور Lebanese Paleontological and Evolutive Association (APEL)Less
Dr Sibelle Maksoud (born 25 December 1988) is a Lebanese Geologist and micropalaontologist. She is a lecturer at the Lebanese University.
Her work and discoveries on Lebanon bring considerable geological and paleontological advances, among which the creation of a Jezzinian regional stage, the discovery of dinosaurs tracks, description of new microfossils, etc.