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. This is due to the country’s increasing need for protein resources and 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 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 discipline. 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
Associate Professor
Ali Golkarian
Assistant Professor
Mahdi Kolahi
Assistant Professor
Abolfazl Mosaedi
Professor
Kamal Naseri
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Azari, M., Hamid Reza Moradi, Bahram Saghafian, & Monireh Faramarzi (2016). Climate change impacts on stream flow and sediment yield in the North of Iran. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61 (1), 123-133.
Mostafa Dastorani, Mohammad Mirzavand, Dastorani, M., & Seyyed Javad Sadatinejad (2016). Comparative study among different time series models applied to monthly rainfall forecasting in semi-arid climate condition. Journal of Natural Hazards, 80 (1), 1-17.
Dastorani, M., & Samaneh Poormohammadi (2016). Mapping of climatic parameters under climate change impacts in Iran. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61 (14), 2552-2566.
Farzam, M., & Ejtehadi, H. (2016). Effects of drought and slope aspect on canpy facilitation in a mountainous rangeland. Journal of Plant Ecology, 9 (4), 1-8.
Mosaedi, A., Mohammad Ghabaei Sough, Sayed-hossein Sadeghi, Yousof Mooshakhian, & Bannayan Aval, M. (2016). Sensitivity analysis of monthly reference crop evapotranspiration trends in Iran: a qualitative approach. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 309 (126), 1-17.
A.talebi, J. Mahjoobi, Dastorani, M., & V. Moosavi (2016). Estimation of suspended sediment load using regression trees and model trees approaches (Case study: Hyderabad drainage basin in Iran). ISH Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 22 (3), 1-8.
Manuel Delgado-baquerizo, Fernando T. Maestre, Farzam, M., Naseri, K., & Xia Yuan (2016). Human impacts and aridity differentially alter soil N availability in drylands worldwide. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25 (1), 36-45.

Recent theses and dissertations

Mohammadi, R. (2016). The evaluation of magnetic water effects on some morphologic-physiologic Indices of arid and desert plant species.. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Boskabadi, Z. (2016). The effects of irrigation, clipping frequency and timing on regrowth of Agropyron trichophorum in countryside rangelands of Imam Gholi Ghouchanss. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nezhadmoghbeli, N. (2016). The effect of drought on surface water and groundwater resources of Jiroft plain. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Motamedi, R. (2016). The relationship between geomorphical characteristics and landscape measures with sediment yield (Case Study: Selected watersheds of Khorasan Razavi and Golestan Provinces). , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Naseri, F. (2016). Spatial optimization of soil and water conservation practices using hydrological modeling and an Evolutionary Algorithm. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mehraban, M. (2016). Gully erosion susceptibility assessment useing Machine Learning Models (case study: Shorlogh and Baghkeshmir regions). , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholami Gero, M. (2016). Study of autecology and traditional utilization of Ferula latisecta. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
-, -. (2016). Study on some ecological characteristics of species Festuca karatavica (Bunge) at Shirbad mountains Shandiz. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kahrom, N. (2016). An investigation on phenology, germination, and establishment of Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bakhshi Dam Oo, A. (2016). Groundwater drought assessment using machine learning models. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahimi, F. (2016). : As Study on effects of soil moisture conservation treatments on establishment of range plants within Kopehkari Pits. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Azari, Mahmood (2016). Impact of climate change on hydrological processes of kardeh watershed
Farzam, Mohammad,ejtehadi, Hamid (2016). Assessing the impacts of grazing and climate change in global dry lands: The BIODESERT survey
Mosaedi, Abolfazl (2016). Simulation the impacts of climate variability and technological trend on wheat and barley production in northeast of Iran
Dastorani, Mohammad Taghi (2016). Evaluation of the amount of water harvestable from roof catchment and kitchen clean waste water for providing a part of required water for families in Mashhad
Dastorani, Mohammad Taghi (2016). Evaluation of the quality of water harvested from roof catchments and clean waste water for non-drinking domestic uses in Mashhad f(salinity) of Kashafroud basin surface water in last decades, and prediction of future status

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

Updated at : 2017-01-04

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