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Curriculum Vitae Dipl.-Geogr. Dr. M. Daud Rafiqpoor

Birthday 16.12.1949, Kabul Afghanistan

  • 1967 Completing school with the "Abitur" (Habibia High School, Kabul, Afghanistan)

  • 1973 Bachelor of Science in Geology, Math.-Nat. Faculty, Kabul University

  • 1974 Assistant, Geological Institute Kabul University

  • 1974 Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD), in the frame of German-Afghan partnership between the universities Bonn and Kabul

  • 1979 Diploma in Geography, Bonn University

  • 1990 PhD in Geography, Bonn University

  • Since 1980 Scientific Collaborator in long-term projects ["Three dimensional landscape differentiation in the high mountains of tropics and sub-tropics" (1980-2001); "Biodiversity in Change" (2002-2014)] of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz.

  • 2001 Scientific expert of the Commission for Biology, Botanic Working Group, Academy of Mainz


Dari (Mother tongue), Pashtu (good), German (very high level of written and spoken), English (good), Spanish (common)

Field trips

Numerous long-lasting scientific field trips to Latin America (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico), Asia (Mount Kinabalu, Borneo), Africa (Mount Cameroon, Cap Floristic Region), Georgia (Caucasus), Morocco (Atlas-Mountains), and Afghanistan (Hindu Kush high mountains)


Climatology, Geomorphology, Biogeography, Biodiversity, Landscape Ecology, High Altitude Geo-ecology, Latin America, Afghanistan


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