Dr. Zia MEHRABI

Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Dr. Zia MEHRABI

Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability

Biography

Dr. Zia Mehrabi is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (University of British Columbia), with adjunct positions in The Liu institute for Global Studies & The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford in 2011, and a DPhil in Food Security, also from Oxford, in 2016. He has worked in industry on large scale farmland expansion in sub-Saharan Africa, in a non-profit setting on developing environmentally conscious decision support tools for land managers, and with small scale farmers on the interactive effects of agricultural intensification and climate change on crop yields.

His work at the University of British Columbia is focused on 3 core research areas:

(1) Technological tools for farmer evidence based decision making
(2) The impact of climate disasters on global agricultural productivity
(3) Novel solutions for monitoring the environmental and social impacts of farming activities

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