Lina Eklund has a PhD in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis from Lund University. She finished her PhD in 2015 with her dissertation “No Friends but the Mountains: Understanding Population Mobility and Land Dynamics in Iraqi Kurdistan”, for which she received an award from the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography in 2016. Her current research is focused on land systems and conflict, more specifically on the links between drought, land use change, migration and conflict in Syria and Iraq. Another research interest of hers is the environmental dimensions of conflict, and mainly how conflicts affect land and agricultural systems, through e.g. the political context, fires, and migration.
Lina Eklund teaches GIS and remote sensing at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science. She is interested in science communication and making science more accessible to non-academic audiences.
Land use, conflict, remote sensing, GIS, science communication
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