Morteza Djamali

Palynologist and Senior Scientist, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

Morteza Djamali's research focuses on modern pollen precipitation and Quaternary palynology, with a special interest in dryland ecosystems. He has worked for many years in continental Southwest Asia.

At Gobabeb, Morteza is studying atmospheric pollen precipitation in Namibia, using a network of pollen traps. He seeks to clarify how fossil pollen assemblages relate to modern vegetation for precise quantitative climate reconstructions.

Additionally, Dr. Djamali is working with the National Botanical Research Institute to establish a National Pollen Reference Collection.

Dr. Djamali is based at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, at the Mediterranean Institute for Biodiversity and Ecology in Aix-en-Provence, France. He earned his PhD in Ecology and Population Biology from Aix-Marseille University and conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Wyoming. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology and a Master of Science in Sedimentology.

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