Dr. Ramzi Touchan

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Research

My research is to integrate dendrochronology into natural and water resources management in the Middle East, Eastern Mediterranean, and North Africa. My current research programs include establishing a multi-century network of climate records for the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa based on tree rings by extending and enhancing existing tree-ring datasets, and by developing new tree-ring chronologies geographically and temporally. This network is being, and will continue to be, used to study interannual to century scale climate fluctuations in the region and their links to large-scale patterns of climate variability.

Appointments

2012 to present
Research Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
2004-2012
Associate Research Professor, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
2004-201
A Joint Associate Professor, School of Renewable Natural Resources, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
1997-2004
Research Specialist Senior, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
1993-97
Research Specialist, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
1991-93
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona.
1987-91
Graduate Student Assistant, Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
1983-84
Research Assistant, Department of Forestry, University of Aleppo, Aleppo, Syria.
1977-83
Technical Manager, Union of Syrian Agriculture, Aleppo, Syria.

Professional Preparation

University of Aleppo Agriculture Engineering B.Sc. 1977
The University of Arizona Watershed Management M.Sc. 1986
Watershed Management Ph.D. 1991
The University of Arizona Dendroecology Post Doctoral 1993

Location

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research
P.O. Box 210058 The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0058
United States
32° 13' 44.2776" N, 110° 56' 57.6816" W