Department of Range and Watershed Management

The aim of the bachelor’s program for the Range and Watershed Management, established in 2005, is to train experts capable of managing range and watershed areas in Iran and overseas. This is due to the country’s increasing need for protein resources. Moreover, since the economic conditions of villagers and nomads are in direct relation to rangelands, we need experts who will be able to use local experiences as well as scientific findings and modern technologies to manage the country’s rangelands. They should also be able to take the principles of sustainable development into consideration, to protect major soil and water resources, and to manage the improvement of forage production and multiple uses of rangelands. Furthermore, events such as destructive floods and sever soil erosion which are the results of misuse of resources require systematic and comprehensive management of available local resources.

The close interaction of students with natural environments is one of the outstanding characteristics and attractions of this field. During their studies, students will visit mountains, deserts and semi-desert areas in and out of the Khorasan Province. Students of Rangeland and Watershed Management receive necessary education in relation to the principles of soil and water protection. After graduation they will be able to do managerial and executive projects in watershed areas, prevention of floods and soil erosion. Local offices of natural resources, forestry and rangeland organizations, research institutions, universities and consulting engineering companies are among those institutions which can recruit and benefit from the graduates of Range and Watershed Management program. More

Head of the Department of Range and Watershed Management
Abolfazl_Mosaedi
Abolfazl Mosaedi
Professor
Department of Range and Watershed Management
mosaedi@um.ac.ir
+9858805464

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Range and Watershed Management
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Academic staff

Mahmood Azari
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Taghi Dastorani
Professor
Mohammad Farzam
Professor
Ali Golkarian
Assistant Professor
Mahdi Kolahi
Assistant Professor
Abolfazl Mosaedi
Professor
Kamal Naseri
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Mosaedi, A., M. Ghabaei Sough, S.h. Sadeghi, Y. Mooshakhian, & Bannayan Aval, M. (2017). Sensitivity analysis of monthly reference crop evapotranspiration trends in Iran: a qualitative approach. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 128 (3), 857-873.
Hadis Mohajerani, Majid Kholghi, Mosaedi, A., Raziyeh Farmani, Amir Sadoddin, & Markus Casper (2017). Application of Bayesian Decision Networks for Groundwater Resources Management Under the Conditions of High Uncertainty and Data Scarcity. Water Resources Management, 31 (6), 1859-1879.
Nadaf, M., Ejtehadi, H., Mansour Mesdaghi, & Farzam, M. (2017). Recognizing Ecological Species Groups and their Relationships with Environmental Factors at Chamanbid-Jozak Protected Area, North Khorasan Province, Iran. Journal of Rangeland Science, 7 (3), 253-264.
Ahmadi, J., Farzam, M., & Lakzian, A. (2017). Invesigating effect of a prescribed spring fire on the symbiosis between mycorrhiza fungi and some rangeland plant species. Journal of Rangeland Science, 7 (2), 138-147.
Fallahrostamabady, M., Farzam, M., V. Hosseini, Moravvej, G., & D. J. Eldridge (2017). Termite effects on soils and plants are generally consistent along a gradient in livestock grazing. Arid land Research and Management, 31 (2), 159-168.
Dastorani, M., Kohzad, B., Sepehr, A., & A. Talebi (2017). The role of rainwater harvesting on providing vegetation water. European Water, 1 (58), 521-527.
Sh. Joorabian Shooshtari, K. Shayesteh, M.gholamalifard, Azari, M., R. Serrano-notivoli (2017). Impacts of future land cover and climate change on the water balance in. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 62 (16), 1-19.
Azari, M., B. Saghafian, H. R. Moradi, & M.faramarzi (2017). Effectiveness of Soil and Water Conservation Practices Under Climate Change in the Gorganroud Basin, Iran. Clean - Soil Air Water, 45 (8), 1-12.
S. M. Mousavi, Golkarian, A., S. A. Naghibi, B. Kalantar, & B. Pradhan (2017). GIS-based Groundwater Spring Potential Mapping Using Data Mining Boosted Regression Tree and Probabilistic Frequency Ratio Models in Iran. AIMS Geosciences, 3 (1), 91-115.

Recent theses and dissertations

Emamian, A. (2017). Evaluation and prediction of vegetation index dynamics and restoration prospects in khajeh woodlands. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jafari, Z. (2017). Species Diversity of Medicinal Plant in the Grazing Gradient at Marginal Pastures of Golestan Ntional Park. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rabbani, O. (2017). Response of vegetation to precipitation under different grazing levels by using remote sensed vegetation index (case study: Tandooreh national park). , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghaznavi, M. (2017). Drought characteristics and their changes based on SPI and SPEI indices in some synoptic stations-Iran.. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmailpour Zarmehre, A. (2017). Evaluation of the canopy rainfall interception condition in some shrub plant (Case study : FUM campus ).. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khosravi, A. (2017). Spatial and temporal changes in hydrological ecosystem services in Kashafroud basin. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Erfani Pourghasemi, V. (2017). Evaluation and prioritizing the influence of effective factors on morphological changes in a part of Kashfroud River. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moazeni, S. (2017). Relationships between runoff characteristics with water retention curve and previous soil moisture status. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Falahati, H. (2017). Evaluation of the accuracy of some empirical equations for estimating scouring at downstream of permeable check-dams using physical modeling. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ansarifard, A. (2017). Evaluation of the accuracy of some empirical equations for estimating scour at downstream of impervious check-dams using hydraulics models. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadabadi, F. (2017). Allelopathic Effects of Artemisia Kopetdaghensis on Colonization between its Understory Plants and Mycorrhiza. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Taghizadeh, M. (2017). Effects of bacteria biofertilizers on seed germination, seedling growth and drought tolerance of Halimodendron halodendron. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirzaei, M. (2017). Socio-Economic Indicators Influencing on Rangeland Adaptive Co-Management. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zare, M. (2017). Study the effect of rock, topography and vegetation on moisture curve properties and soil structure stability indicators. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahgoli, S. (2017). Phyoremisiation of Tamarix, Phragmities and Salix speicies in the riparian zone of Kashafrud Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mofarah, Z. (2017). Study of habitate and autecology of Vitex agnus-castus at sabzevar area.. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Razavinia, S. (2017). Study of changes in soil and root of Festucaovina along grazing gradient (case of study: Tivan area). , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Kolahi, Mahdi (2017). Investigation on the Citizens Virtual and Real Water Amounts of the City of Mashhad

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Range and Watershed Management

Phone: +985138804774-5464