I am Kashif Mahmud, excited to share the news that I will join Kimbell School of Geosciences at Midwestern State University and start my lab "Remote Sensing and Modeling" in Fall 2022.

We are modeler and remote sensing experts with both hydrogeology and terrestrial carbon cycle background. We 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, we 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. My lab is recently interested to understand the response of the carbon cycle and terrestrial ecosystems to climate and environmental changes. We are using data assimilation methods to constrain global carbon cycle sink projections and modeled carbon-climate feedback.

Recent news

On August 15th, 2022: I will join the Kimbell School of Geosciences at Midwestern State University, Texas as an Assistant Professor and start my lab "Remote Sensing and Modeling (RSM)". If you are a student interested in doing undergraduate research or looking for M.Sc. in Geosciences, please visit my page join RSM lab.


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.