Doctor Kashif Mahmud

I am a Research Scientist in the Department of Geography at Indiana University. I am a modeler and remote sensing expert with both hydrogeology and terrestrial carbon cycle background. I love coding and do have real passion for both research and teaching. I am interested to understand the response of the carbon cycle and terrestrial ecosystems to climate and environmental changes. I am using data assimilation methods to constrain global carbon cycle sink projections and modeled carbon-climate feedbacks. Previously I apply a diversity of approaches for the characterization of complex environmental systems. This includes two extremely innovative techniques for the characterization of aquifers using training image-based algorithms. In addition, I propose an innovative use of remote sensing techniques in caves, and also relate this scheme to the characterization of flow processes in karst environments, focused on the integration of new data types such as terrestrial LiDAR and drip count loggers.

Lincoln's Rock, Wentworth Falls, NSW Australia

Recent news

On December 17th, 2021: I co-chaired an oral AGU session - B52C: Past, Present, and Future of Water-Limited Dryland Ecosystems: Local Trends to Global Impacts. The session highlights advances in our understanding of hydrological, biogeochemical, and ecological processes in water-limited environments; investigates the response of dryland ecosystems to changing climate, rising CO2, and different land use and management practices; and provides perspectives on needs and directions for future research and environmental policy-making. 


On December 14th, 2021: At 2021 AGU Meeting, I showed data assimilation as a tool to improve terrestrial biosphere model predictions of evapotranspiration and its partitioning. Here are the overview slides and the detailed presentation of the project.


On September 20-22nd, 2021: I attended the 2021 Ameriflux Annual Meeting and presented our work on Modeling semiarid evapotranspiration partitioning at the meeting. The poster can be downloaded from here


On December 16th, 2020: At 2020 AGU Meeting, I presented a poster in the session B110 - Emergent Behavior in the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle II. Here are the poster and the narration of the work.

On October 6-8th, 2020: I attended the 2020 Ameriflux Annual Meeting and presented our work on semi-arid ecosystem model optimization at the meeting. I really like the exciting and user-friendly platform "Gather" used in the meeting which offered plenty of opportunity for interactions with academics, scientists and Ameriflux site PIs.