Imran is a network member and associate of PlanAdapt, based in Vienna, Austria and temporarily in Islamabad, Pakistan.
His expertise lies in regional climate modeling, urban climate modeling and impact studies, primarily in the mountainous regions. He possesses broad skills in modification, improvement, parallelization, development and coupling of different regional climate models. He holds over 12 years of extensive experience in detecting historical climate change trends and future climate change projections based on observations and state-of-the-art Regional Climate Models (RCMs). He has participated in more than 20 Austrian and EU-funded projects in collaboration with multiple national and international institutions and gained in-depth knowledge related to regional climate change, impact assessment, adaptation and mitigation strategies. In these multidisciplinary projects, he worked to assess the impact of climate change on agriculture, hydrology, energy, tourism, health, livestock and infrastructure.
He was involved in the preparation of the Climate Change Impact Maps for Austrian Regions Project that assessed climate change adaptation in municipalities: raised awareness and built capacities for adaptation action in Austria. He has several publications in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and also co-authored a chapter in the book “Economic Evaluation of Climate Change Impacts: Development of a Cross-Sectoral Framework and Results for Austria”.
His interest lies in conducting regional climate modeling studies using RCMs with comprehensive diagnostic analyses to improve the understanding of different climate processes with emphases on land-atmosphere interaction; and to study these climate processes in affecting climate variability, predictability and hydrological cycle, and to assess impact of global change on regional climate in various regions.
He is associated with University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and is trying to further impart his knowledge and experience in the projects targeting developing countries.
Imran has a PhD in Meteorology and Climatology from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria (BOKU) and holds a MSc degree in Physics from Quaid-i-Azam University in Pakistan.
For more detail, see Imran’s ResearchGate page.