Educational Background

North Carolina State University: Marine/ Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Geochemistry).
North Carolina State University: Marine/Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Geology).
University of Jordan, Amman: Geology and Mineralogy
Research Interests

My research interests include geochemistry of groundwater in Jordan. I am particularly involved in the use of hydrogeochemistry in the resolution of issues such as water origin, age and movement. I am also interested in the chemical nature and evolution of brines, particularly in the Dead Sea. I also study heritage (both natural and cultural) from a geological perspective. This includes geoarchaeology and Quaternary geology, particularly the use of geological and archaeological data for climate reconstruction in the region. In addition, I am interested in the study of archaeological materials (stone, pottery, mortar and glass) with the intent of determining provenance and production technology of these materials. 

Selected Publications

2019 Jones, M.D., Abu-Jaber, N., AlShdaifat, A., Baird, D., Cook, B.I., Cuthbert, M.O., Dean, J.R., Djamali, M., Eastwood, W., Fleitmann, D., Haywood, A., Kwiecien, O., Larsen, J., Maher, LA., Metcalfe, SE., Parker, A., Petrie, CA., Primmer, N., Richter, T., Roberts, N., Roe, J., Tindall, JC., Unal-Imer, E. and Weeks, L.,"20,000 years of societal vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in southwest Asia",Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water,6(2): e1330 ,2019 [View]
2019 Lucke, B., Roskin, J., Vanselow, K., Bruins, H.J., Abu-Jaber, N., Deckers, K., Lindauer, S., Porat, N., Reimer, P.J., Bäumler, R. , Erickson-Gini, T.,"Character, Rates, and Environmental Significance of Holocene Dust Accumulation in Archaeological Hilltop Ruins in the Southern Levant",Geosciences 9:190,2019 [View]
2019 AlRayyan, K., Hamarneh, C., Sukkar, H., Ghaith, A. , Abu-Jaber, N.,"From abandoned mines to a labyrinth of knowledge: A conceptual design for a geo-heritage park museum in Jordan",Geoheritage 11(2): 257-270,2019 [View]
2019 El-Hasan, T., Abu-Jaber, N., Abdelhadi, N.,"Hazardous toxic element mobility in burned oil shale ash, and attempts to attain short- and long-term solidification",Oil Shale,36(2S): 226-249.,2019 [View]
2019 El-Hasan, T., and Abu-Jaber, N.,"Geochemistry, mineralogy and origin of the shallow water sediments collected along the eastern shore of the northern part of the Dead Sea",Carbonates and Evaporites,34 (3): 975-985 (2019). ,2019 [View]
2019 Awawdeh, M., Jaradat, R., al Qudah, K., Abu-Jaber, N., Awawdeh, M.,"A GIS-based Hydrogeological and Geophysical Study for the Analysis of Potential Water Infiltration in the Upper Yarmouk River Basin, North Jordan",ordan Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences,J 10(3): 136-144,2019 [View]
2019 Lucke, B., Sandler, A., Vanselow, K.A., Bruins, H.J., Abu-Jaber, N., Bäumler, R., Porat, N., Kouki, P.,"Composition of Modern Dust and Holocene Aeolian Sediments in Archaeological Structures of the Southern Levant",Atmosphere 10: 762,2019 [View]
2017 Odeh, T., Boulad, N., Abed, O., Abu Yahya, A., Khrias, N., Abu-Jaber, N.,"The influence of geology on landscape typology in Jordan: Theoretical understanding and planning implications",Land 6(3): 51,2017 [View]
2017 Hamarneh, C., Abu-Jaber, N.,"Mosaic pavement mortar production in Gerasa in the Byzantine period",Archaeological Research in Asia,9:22-33,2017 [View]
2017 Abu-Jaber, N,"Mopping up leaking carbon: A natural analog at Wadi Namaleh, Jordan",Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry,77:267-279,2017 [View]
2016 Abu-Jaber, N., El-Naser, H.,"Geology and hydrochemistry of the deep sandstone aquifers of Jordan",Environmental Earth Sciences,75: 875, 2016,2016 [View]
2016 Khaldoon Al Qudah, Qasem Abdelal, Catreena Hamarneh, Nizar Abu-Jaber,"Taming the torrents: The hydrological impacts of ancient terracing practices in Jordan",Journal of Hydrology,Volume 542, Pages 913–922,2016 [View]
2015 Al Qudah, K., Abu-Jaber, N., Jaradat, R. , Awawdeh, M.,"Artificial rainfall tests, soil moisture profiles and geoelectrical investigations for the estimation of recharge rates in a semi-arid area",(Jordanian Yarmouk River Basin),Environmental Earth Sciences,Sciences 73:6677-6689,2015 [View]
2015 N. Abu Jaber, Y. Abunnasr, A. Abu Yahya, N. Boulad , O. Christou, G. Dimitropoulos, T. Dimopoulos, K. Gkoltsiou, N. Khreis , P. Manolaki, K. Michael, T. Odeh, A. Papatheodoulou, A. Sorotou, S. Sinno, O. Suliman, N. Symons, T. Terkenli, Vassilis Trigkas , M.G. Trovato, M. Victora , M. Zomeni, I. N. Vogiatzakis,"Travelling in the eastern Mediterranean with landscape character assessment",SPIE Proceedings,Proc. SPIE 9535, Third International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2015), 953505 (June 19, 2015); doi:10.1117/12.2192727,2015 [View]
2013 Hamarneh, C. , Abu-Jaber, N.,"Documentation and protection of the quarries of Gerasa",Levant ,45 (1): 57-68,2013 [View]
2012 Abu-Jaber, N.,, al-Saad, Z.,, Shiyyab, A., Degryse, P.,,"Provenance of white marbles from the Nabatean sites of Qasr al Bint and Collonaded Street Baths at Petra, Jordan.",Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry,12 (1): 21-29.,2012 [View]
2011 Abu-Jaber, N.,,"In search of a nuclear waste disposal site.",Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering,5:315-321.,2011 [View]
2010 Abu-Jaber, Nizar.,"Jordan and the environmental challenge (الاردن و التحدي البيئي)",Dar Al Shorouk, Amman, with support from the Ministry of Culture.,216 pp. (in Arabic).,2010
2009 Ershaidat, N.,, Abu-Jaber, N.,, Al-Bataina, B.,, Shobaki, J., Jaradat, A.,,"Relationship between the effective diffusion coefficient of soil radon and groundwater recharge in semi-arid areas. Env.",Earth Science,59: 261-268.,2009 [View]
2009 Abu-Jaber, N.,, Al Saad, Z.,, al Qudah, M.,,"Geomorphological and geological constraints on the development of Early Bronze chert industries at the northern rim of the Al Jafr Basin, Southern Jordan.",Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry,9 (1): 17-27.,2009 [View]
2009 Al Qudah, K., Abu-Jaber, N.,,"A GIS database for sustainable management of shallow water resources in the Tulul al Ashaqif region, NE Jordan.",Water Resources Management,23: 603-615.,2009 [View]
2008 Abu-Jaber, N., Kharabsheh, A.,,"Ground water origin and movement in the upper Yarmouk Basin, Northern Jordan.",Env. Geol.,54: 1355-1365.,2008 [View]
2006 Abu-Jaber, N.,, Mustafa, H., Melhem, D.,,"Geology of the Dhaher (Bargish) cave system, NW Jordan.",Abhath Al Yarmouk, Basic Science and Engineering,Series 15 (2): 351-363.,2006 [View]
2005 Kimberley, M., Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Shallow perched groundwater, a flux of deep CO2, and near-surface water-rock interaction in northeastern Jordan: An example of positive feedback and Darwin’s “Warm Little Pond”.",Precambrian Research,137: 273-280.,2005 [View]
2004 Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Geochemical modeling of the effects of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal.",Abhath Al Yarmouk, Basic Science and Engineering,Series 13 (2): 269-281.,2004 [View]
2003 Abu-Jaber, N.,, Abu-Orabi, S.,, Gharaibeh, S.,, Malkawi, H.,, Momani, I.,, Qudah, M.,, Yousef, N.,"Suitability of agricultural drainage water of the Safi area for potash production.",Abhath Al Yarmouk, Basic Science and Engineering,Series 12 (2B): 585-602.,2003 [View]
2003 Abu-Jaber , N.,, Abderahman, N.,, Azaizeh, W.,, Omari, H.,, Haddadin , G.,, Al Sokhny, K.,, Hamzeh, M.,, Al Qudah, K.,,"Investigation of shallow ground water in the Tulul al Ashaqif highlands, Jordan.",Abhath Al Yarmouk, Basic Science and Engineering,Series 12 (2A): 381-400.,2003 [View]
2003 Abu-Jaber, N., Ismail, M.,,"Hydrogeochemical modeling of the shallow groundwater in the Northern Jordan Valley.",Env. Geol.,44: 391-399.,2003 [View]
2001 Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Geochemical evolution and recharge of the shallow aquifers at Tulul al Ashaqif, NE Jordan.",Env. Geol.,41: 372-383.,2001 [View]
2001 Abu-Jaber, N.,, al-Saad, Z., Quraan, R.,,"Provenance and technology of the Early Bronze pottery, p. 193-202 in : Zeidan Kafafi (ed.), Jebel Abu Thawwab (Er-Rumman), Central Jordan. The Late Neolithic and Early Bronze I occupations. Bibliotecha Neolithica Asiae meridionalis et occidentalis & Monog",Berlin, Ex Oriente.,2001 [View]
2001 Abu-Jaber, N.,, Hess, J., Howcroft, W.,,"Chemical erosion in the Lilburn cave system, Kings Canyon National Park, California.",Ground Water.,39: 223-229.,2001 [View]
2001 Bajjali, W., Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Climatological signals from paleogroundwater in Jordan.",J. Hydrol.,243: 133-147.,2001 [View]
2000 Abu-Jaber, N., Al Saad, Z.,,"Petrology of Middle Islamic pottery from Khirbat Faris, Jordan.",Levant,32:179-188,2000 [View]
1999 Dottridge, J., Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Groundwater resources and quality in northeastern Jordan: safe yield and sustainability.",Applied Geography,19: 313-323.,1999 [View]
1999 Eraifej, N., Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Geochemistry and pollution of shallow aquifers in the Mafraq area, North Jordan",Env. Geol,37:162-170,1999 [View]
1998 Abu-Jaber, N.,,"A new look at the chemical and hydrological evolution of the Dead Sea.",Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta.,62: 1471-1479.,1998 [View]
1998 Abu-Jaber, N.S.,, Jawad Ali, A., Al Qudah, K.,,"Use of solute and isotopic composition of groundwater to constrain the groundwater flow system of the Azraq area, Jordan.",Ground Water,36: 361-365.,1998 [View]
1997 Abu-Jaber, N.S.,, El Aloosy, A.S., Jawad Ali , A.,,"Determination of aquifer susceptibility to pollution using statistical analysis: A case study from Wadi Shueib, Jordan.",Env. Geol.,,31: 94-106.,1997 [View]
1997 Al-Shereideh, S.,, Saqqa, W., Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Petrology, microfacies and geochemistry of phosphate beds in the Upper Cretaceous Amman Formation, SE Irbid.",Africa Geoscience Review,4: 405-415.,1997
1997 Abu-Jaber, N.,, Jawad Ali, A.,, Shinaq, R.,"Genesis of the Amman Formation silicified limestone of Jordan.",Africa Geoscience Review,4: 381-393.,1997 [View]
1997 al Saa’d, Z.,, Abu-Jaber, N.,, Bataineh, S.,,"Provenance and technology of Late Neolithic pottery from Wadi Shueib, Jordan. in: Gebel, H.G., Kafafi, Z., and Rolefson, G. (eds.), Prehistory of Jordan II, Perspectives from 1997. Studies in early Near Eastern production, subsistence and environment 4.",Ex oriente, Berlin,1997
1997 Abu-Jaber, N.S.,, Al-Bataina, B.A., Jawad Ali, A.,,"Radiochemistry of sediments from the southern Dead Sea, Jordan.",Env. Geol.,,32:281-284.,1997 [View]
1996 Abu-Jaber, N.S., Wafa, N.A.,,"Hydrochemistry of aquifers in the southern Dead Sea area, Jordan.",Environmental Geol.,,28: 213-222.,1996
1993 Abu-Jaber, N.S.,,"Uniformitarian geochemical constraints on the genesis of Jordanian Tethyan phosphorites.",Mu'tah Journal for Research and Studies-Applied and Natural Sciences,Series, 8 (4): 301-322.,1993
1993 Nasir, S.,, Abu-Rukah, Y.,, Sadooni, F.,, Abu-Jaber, N.S., Duwairi, I.,,"Pyrite nodules in Lower Cretaceous sandstone from Wadi Zerqa, North Jordan.",Mu'tah Journal for Research and Studies-Applied and Natural Sciences,Series, 8 (4): 323-339.,1993
1992 Abu-Jaber, N., Kimberley, M.,,"Origin of ultramafic-hosted vein magnesite on Margarita Island, Venezuela.",Mineralium Deposita,,27: 234-241.,1992 [View]
1992 Abu-Jaber, N., Kimberley, M.,,"Origin of ultramafic-hosted vein magnesite deposits",Ore Geology Reviews,,7: 155-191.,1992 [View]
1991 Llano, M.,, Cardenas, J.,, Mayz, L.,, Guevara, P.,, Armas, A.,, Freon, P.,, Kimberley, M., Abu-Jaber, N.,,"Elementos de la fosa de Cariaco y los recursos icticos de nororiente Venezolano.",Memoria Sociedad de Ciences Naturales La Salle,,LI (135-136): 57-71.,1991
1989 Abu-Jaber, N.,, Kimberley, M., Cavaroc, V.,,"Mesozoic-Paleogene basin development within the eastern Mediterranean borderland.",J. Petrol. Geol.,,12: 419-436.,1989 [View]