Mark Altaweel

Mark Altaweel is a Reader in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, having held previous appointments and joint appointments at the University of Chicago, University of Alaska, and Argonne National Laboratory. Mark has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and Masters and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
A small brown bird holding a small caterpillar.

How Inequality Affects Urban Wildlife

Mark Altaweel

More access to green space and mature trees in wealthier neighborhoods in the United States has also led to a greater diversity of wildlife.

A view of tall eucalyptus trees in a forest.

The Role of Secondary Forests in Reducing Atmospheric Carbon

Mark Altaweel

Secondary forests play an important role in carbon capture strategies aimed towards reducing atmospheric carbon.

Photo taken from an aircraft looking down at a heart-shaped glacier that is breaking off.

Measuring Greenland’s Ice Loss

Mark Altaweel

More accurate geospatial technologies to measure ice loss in Greenland reveal that current methods are underestimating the extent of ice melt.

A couple of small white boats on a hazy day out in the ocean with the coastline in the background.

Mapping Human Activities in the Oceans

Mark Altaweel

Geospatial technologies are being used to map human activities in our oceans, from fishing to transport.

A male Mexican wolf stands on a snow covered log.

Reintroduction of the Mexican wolf nears 25th anniversary

Mark Altaweel

Reintroduction efforts to improve Mexican wolf populations in the wild began in 1998 and recent populations now exceed 200 wolves.

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