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