Post Doctoral Researcher in Physical Geography/Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University

For my PhD project I conducted research on the link between people and land in Iraqi Kurdistan. I finished my PhD in 2015 with the dissertation “No Friends but the Mountains: Understanding Population Mobility and Land Dynamics in Iraqi Kurdistan”.

My current research is focused on land systems and conflict, and more specifically on the links between drought, land use change, and conflict in Syria and Iraq.

Experience

  • –present
    Post Doctoral Researcher in Physical Geography/Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University

Education

  • 2015 
    Lund University, PhD in Geobiosphere science

Publications

  • 2017
    From Producers to Consumers: The Challenges and Opportunities of Agricultural Development in Iraqi Kurdistan, Land
  • 2017
    How conflict affects land use: agricultural activity in areas seized by the Islamic State, Environmental Research Letters
  • 2016
    Data and methods in the environment-migration nexus: a scale perspective, DIE ERDE–Journal of the Geographical Society of Berlin
  • 2016
    Cropland changes in times of conflict, reconstruction, and economic development in Iraqi Kurdistan, Ambio
  • 2015
    Meteorological, agricultural and socioeconomic drought in the Duhok Governorate, Iraqi Kurdistan, Natural Hazards
  • 2012
    Assessing Mobility Conditions in the West Bank Territory Using Geographic Information Systems: The Case of the Bethlehem-Ramallah Route, Arab World Geographer
  • 2012
    Using geographical information systems to analyse accessibility to health services in the West Bank, Occupied Palestinian Territory, EMHJ
  • 2012
    Migration Patterns in Duhok Governorate, Iraq, 2000-2010, The Open Geography Journal