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Aoesta Rudick

Research Project Manager
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Academic degrees
Ph.D., Geography (emphasis in Soil Geography), University of Kansas, 2018
M.Sc. (Master of Science), Physical Geography/Applied Geomorphology, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, KRG, Iraq, 2009
B.A., Geography (minor in Cartography), University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, KRG, Iraq, 2004

Program affiliation
Baer Ecology Laboratory

Areas of specialization
Soil geography, geomorphology, and hydrology. 

Other interests
In addition to her academic pursuits, Aoesta takes an active interest in the advancement and protection of the rights of women and children as well as helping underserved minority communities in Kurdistan. She has contributed to many surveys on the subjects of human rights, economics, and political rights with Oxford International Institute, Ltd. In addition to her native Sorani Kurdish, she speaks English fluently and speaks Arabic at the advanced level.

Research interests
Soil structure-climate relationships
Overcoming the limitation of qualitative descriptions of soil structure
Predicting flood vulnerability in a developing urbanized environment
Geographical distribution of soil color in relation with environmental factors in the U.S.

Please refer to Aoesta's list of publications in her CV.

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