Lina Eklund


Lina has a PhD in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis from Lund University. Her current research is focused on land systems and conflict, more specifically on the links between drought, land use change, and conflict in Syria and Ira

Previous Teaching

MOSN06 Environment and sustainable development in the Middle East


Books (1)
Articles (9)
Conference contributions (5)
Articles in specialist publications and popular press (1)
Newspaper articles (4)
  • Eklund, L. (2017). Drought Not the Only Environmental Problem in Syria Before 2011. SyriaUntold.
  • Eklund, L. (2017). Feeding the Caliphate? Agricultural Activity in ISIS Zones of Iraq and Syria.
  • Eklund, L. (2016). On virtual water and food security in the Middle East and beyond. Your Middle East.
  • Eklund, L. (2015). A brief guide to Climate Change, COP21 and the Middle East. Your Middle East.


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Lina Eklund

Visiting address

Finngatan 16
223 62 Lund

Visiting hours

By appointment


Land use, conflict, remote sensing, GIS, science communication

Research Area

Environment and Sustainable Development in the Middle East