Department of Desert Arid Zones Management

The Department of Desert and Arid Zones Management (DAM) started its activities in 2005. The department has a mandate to carry out both teaching and research to address the problems of land degradation, with special emphasis on problems of wind erosion, desertification and proper management of natural resources of desert and arid regions of the country. The department offers quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students with different courses which cover all aspects of arid zone management. The department’s mission is to train experts who have the full knowledge about the limitations and potentials of deserts and can play significant roles in the management of arid zones. Training these experts, therefore, help prevent desertification, soil erosion and land degradation, exploit natural resources in arid and desert conditions, and control of people immigration from arid and semi-arid region.

Major Objectives of the Department

  • To impart higher education at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in the field of Desert and Arid Zones Management
  • To supervise post-graduate students in planning, conducting, and evaluation of students theses as part of their degree programs
  • To develop closer link in line with departments and research organizations for mutual collaboration in research/development activities on natural resource conservation and improvement in deserts and arid zones of Iran
  • To promote awareness among students, researchers, policy makers and the society in general about natural resource conservation and management through publishing articles and organizing seminars/workshops on the subjects related to natural resource management

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    Head of the Department of Desert Arid Zones Management
    Omid_Safari Omid Safari
    Associate Prof.
    Department of Environmental Science
    Omid_Safari@yahoo.com
    +985138805451

    Concentration areas offered by the Department of Desert Arid Zones Management
    Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Academic staff

Morteza Akbari
Assistant Professor
Alireza Rashki
Assistant Professor
Adel Sepehr
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

D.g. Kaskaoutis, E.e. Houssos, Rashki, A., P. Francois, M. Legrand, D. Goto, A. Bartzokas, H.d. Kambezidis, & T. Takemura (2016). The Caspian Sea–Hindu Kush Index (CasHKI): A regulatory factor for dust activity over southwest Asia. Global and Planetary Change, 137 (14), 10-23.
Rashki, A. (2016). The solar dimming/brightening effect over the Mediterranean Basin in the period 1979–2012. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 150 (12), 31-36.
Akbari, M., Majid Ownegh, Hamidreza Asgari, Amir Sadoddin, & Hasan Khosravi (2016). Drought Monitoring Based on the SPI and RDI Indices under Climate Change Scenarios (Case Study: Semi-Arid Areas of West Golestan Province). Ecopersia, 4 (4), 1585-1602.
Akbari, M., M. Ownegh, H.r. Asgari, A. Sadoddin, & H. Khosravi (2016). Desertification risk assessment and management program. Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management, 2 (4), 365-380.
Akbari, M., M. Ownegh, H.r. Asgari, A. Sadoddin, & H. Khosravi (2016). Design and Development of Early Warning System for Desertification and Land Degradation. Environmental Resources Research, 4 (2), 111-130.

Recent theses and dissertations

Hassanzadeh Bashtian, M. (2016). Microgeomorphology configurations related to the structure of biological soil crusts along landform evolution. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nakhai, O. (2016). Nebkha chronology and geomorphology to reconstruct late Holocene environmental changes Lut playa. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pourali, M. (2016). Late Quaternary geomorphology evolution at Sabzevar playa by deposition records and mineral composition. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yousefi, M. (2016). morphometric of Nebkha and its relationship with some vegetation and sediment factors at Sarakhs region.. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Desert Arid Zones Management

Phone: +985138805466

Updated at : 2017-01-04

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