Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS) James Cook University (JCU) Cairns
Mahmoud Ibrahim Mahmoud is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at James Cook University (JCU) in Cairns, Australia. His affiliation with JCU began in 2015 as a visiting postgraduate student and officially started his postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS) in 2016 under the mentorship of Distinguished Professor William F. Laurance. He is currently researching on the impacts of infrastructure development corridors on protected areas, conservation landscapes and biodiversity in Equatorial and Central Africa. Before joining JCU, Mahmoud was working with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) with over 8 years of experience where he matured to become a Senior Environmental Scientist specializing in Oil Spill Remote Sensing/GIS Analyst. His job at NOSDRA has strengthened his skills in the area of applying Geoinformation for Oil Spill Management and other Environmental Management Applications. He has also been actively involved in Development-Centric research activities as a member of the University Network for Disaster-Risk-Reduction in Africa (UNEDRA) on the basis of a volunteer research scientist capacity. Over the years, his affiliation with UNEDRA opportune him to participate in series of International trainings, workshops and conferences through highly competitive scholarship awards on the Applications of Geospatial Information Technologies on numerous relevant themes in Africa, Europe, United States of America and Australia. Mahmoud recently acquired his Ph.D. degree in climate-change and land-use from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana in 2016. His research investigated the morphology and ecology of urban land-use vulnerabilities to potential climate change impacts by integrating Geoinformation and socioeconomic datasets. One of his thesis chapter has been published in an ISI journal and two manuscripts are under review for publication in similar highly ranked ISI journals. He obtained his MSc. degree in Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation from the famous ITC Faculty, University of Twente, Enschede in 2012. Mahmoud’s B.Tech degree was in Geography and Remote Sensing Applications from the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 2007. Dr Mahmoud also has a National Certificate in Education (NCE), which is the highest teaching qualification status required for teaching in combined subjects of Computer Science and Geography from the Federal College of Education, Zaria in 2001.