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Ahmad AlShdaifat

PhD Researcher,

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Biography

Ahmad received his BSc in Geology and Environmental Sciences from Al Al-Bayt University in Jordan in 2010. He completed his MSc in Applied Geology in 2015 focusing on palaeoclimate reconstruction and started his PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2017.

Teaching Summary

Ahmad has an experience in teaching Sedimentology for undergraduates at Al Al-Bayt University in Jordan. He is currently a demonstrator on the "Techniques in Physical Geography" module for… read more

Research Summary

Sediment archives, particularly wetland deposits, from the southern Jordanian desert are important potential sources for understanding the history of regional climatic oscillations. Analyzing the… read more

Al- Al Bayt University, Jordan

Ahmad has an experience in teaching Sedimentology for undergraduates at Al Al-Bayt University in Jordan. He is currently a demonstrator on the "Techniques in Physical Geography" module for undergraduates within the School of Geography.

Current Research

Sediment archives, particularly wetland deposits, from the southern Jordanian desert are important potential sources for understanding the history of regional climatic oscillations. Analyzing the composition, age and nature of these sediments will provide an understanding of past climatic conditions, specifically when wetlands and lakes were present at times in the past. Jordan has long interested palaeoenvironmental reconstruction researchers as Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene wetland and lake sediments have been identified at various places across the country. My PhD. research project aims to reconstruct the Late Pleistocene to early Holocene climatic conditions of southern Jordan and the Dead Sea, and specifically to assess the changing impact of cyclonic, mid-latitude rainfall, from the Mediterranean.

Past Research

Ahmad is interested in palaeoclimate reconstruction using sedimentary archives and did his MSc as part of a project funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) focusing on reconstructing the Late Pleistocene palaeoclimate of southern Jordan. He is also interested in climate change and groundwater resources management, as he was involved in two projects at the University of Jordan evaluating the groundwater resources in Jordan and how they are affected by climate change and anthropogenic activities.

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