About

Dr Mahmoud Ibrahim Mahmoud is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Geospatial Information Modelling (tenure track) with the Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS), James Cook University (JCU), Cairns, Australia. His research focuses on assessing the impacts human-driven land-cover change and infrastructure development pose to African tropical forests, biodiversity, and wildlife using geospatial information technologies. He is interested in spatial land-use planning, infrastructure planning and urban ecology, climate change impacts, general environmental management and the conservation of natural ecosystems for sustainable development.

He acquired his PhD in Climate Change and Land Use under the WASCAL-Climate Change and Adapted Land Use Graduate Research Programme, from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana (2016). Dr Mahmoud’s dissertation provided a proof of concept on how government institutions, urban municipality managers, other relevant stakeholders including lenders, financiers and development banks can adopt the integrated datasets and methodologies he developed to achieve much-desired empirical assessment of current and potential climate and land-use change impacts at local scales in low and middle-income countries.

He received his Masters of Science Degree in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation from the ITC-Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, (2012). He acquired his Bachelor of Technology Degree in Geography and Remote Sensing Applications from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State and a Nigeria Certificate in Education from the Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

His research in land-use change and urbanization started in 2007 during his undergraduate studies where he investigated the Abuja city master plan restoration for sustainable city development. During his MSc, he moved into methodical work related to multi-temporal hazards, risk and disaster damage assessment with multi-source geodata using object-oriented analysis methods.

He has also applied remote sensing and geographic information systems for oil spill management using Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps and underground storage tank-farms databases while he was with the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Abuja, Nigeria. Over the years, he has developed skills and competencies in conceptualizing and implementing operational geoinformation processes for oil spill response and management such as the oil spill monitor platform (https://oilspillmonitor.ng) in Nigeria. With his spatial modeling skills, he proposed the geovisualization concept used for oil spill records collected from joint investigation visits. As an environmental scientist with NOSDRA he has also reviewed National and Company based Oil Spill Contingency Plans, assessed and participated in Drill Exercises for Oil Spill Preparedness of Oil Companies and conducted training on the applications of remote sensing and GIS for Tactical and Strategic oil spill management.

Interests
Professional
  • Geographical Remote Sensing of the Environment and Oil Spill Management
Research
  • I am interested in spatial land-use planning, infrastructure planning and urban ecology, climate change impacts, general environmental management and the conservation of natural ecosystems for sustainable development
Teaching
  • Geodata-based analysis of natural hazards, and multi-hazard/-vulnerability risk assessment Geoinformatics and image analysis, with focus on both pixel and object-oriented analysis methods & special (eCognition) image analysis tools. Proficiency in standard (e.g, ERDAS, ENVI, IDRISI, ILWIS & SNAP toolboxes) GIS packages (e.g., ArcGIS) Urban science
Experience
  • 2016 to 2018 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science, James Cook University (Cairns, Austrealia)
  • 2009 to 2016 - Senior Environmental Scientist, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) (Abuja, Nigeria)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Graduate Trainee- Compulsory (National Youth Service Corps), National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) (Abuja, Nigeria)
Honours
Awards
  • 2014 to 2015 - Australia Awards
Fellowships
  • 2010 to 2012 - Netherlands Fellowship Programme
Memberships
  • 2018 to 2030 - Mapping Science Institute Australia (MSIA)
  • 2007 to 2030 - American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
  • 2007 to 2030 - African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment (AARSE)
  • 2007 to 2030 - Society for Conservation GIS (SCGIS)
  • 2018 to 2023 - Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
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