The problem with Climate Data in the Middle East

Climate data, including rainfall and temperature, are important for studying climate and water issues in an area. A major issue with doing research in the Middle East is getting access to reliable and complete data. In this blog I’ve talked about access to, and quality of, data, in posts like “Your guide to the “data…

New publication: From Producers to Consumers: The Challenges and Opportunities of Agricultural Development in Iraqi Kurdistan

A paper that I’ve been working on since 2014 is finally done. Some papers take longer than others to mature, especially when they integrate different disciplinary perspectives. This paper is about agriculture in the Duhok governorate of Iraqi Kurdistan, the area i focused on in my PhD thesis. So in a way, this is an…

SCIENCE – What I thought I would do

What my friends think I do: – travel the world, write super advanced stuff What my mom thinks I do: – study something, was it called physical geography? What society thinks I do: – work on solving that climate change problem – spend tax money What I thought I would do: – have great adventures…