Is the director of the scientific and technical research center on arid regions -Omar El Bernaoui -CRSTRA. Previously, he served in the General Directorate of Forests in 1987 after obtaining a degree in Agricultural Engineering (Forestry) . In 1994, He get funding for doctoral degree(PHD) in 1997from the Rennes-1 University of France.
He has been working in several universities and research centers, as Associate Professor.In 2006, he served at the University of Biskra, as teacher researcher and was science advisor and Bioresources Division Chief to the crstra‘s Directorate.
Professor Belhamra is involved in the creation of several academic and professional offers of masters and licenses, PhD and has managed various aspects of a research program and FNR, CNUPRU, PNR projects and participated actively in six international projects including QESAMED and AFREQEN.