Mohamed Hichem KARA is a teacher and researcher at the University of Annaba in Algeria. Holder of a PhD in biological oceanography from the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediène of Algiers in 1998, his scientific activities are oriented towards marine and continental hydrobiology with a particular interest for biodiversity, fishing, aquaculture and their interactions with human activities (pollution, invasive species and global warming). In 2003, he founded the Marine Bioressources laboratory. In 2007 and 2010, he respectively initiated a Master's degree and a Doctorate in coastal environment and aquatic bioresources. His team has participated in 15 international research programs (Tassili, PHC Maghreb, AUF, CNRS-PICS, EU-FP7, US-AID, Envi-Med, Amidex, Key initiative Muse, COST). He is the author of a hundred of scientific articles (Scopus h index = 16), 5 books and 2 book chapters.
Mohamed Hichem Kara is an expert with international institutions (AUF, FAO, UNEP/MAP, IUCN, EU) and has contributed to the establishment of thematic networks at national, Maghreb and international level. He is also involved in the design of international strategies for marine management and policy.
In 2015, Mohamed Hichem Kara is admitted as a founding member of the Algerian Academy of Science and Technology (AAST) of which he is currently the Vice-President. He is co-chairman of the Living Resources and Marine Ecosystems Committee of the CIESM (Mediterranean Scientific Commission) and recently joined the Pan-African Council for Scientific Research as a member.