Department of Environmental Science

The Bachelor’s program for Environment Management was established to train experts in different branches of Environmental Sciences. The term environment has a broad range covering different subjects and components of nature and human environment. The imbalanced development of technologies and economics in modern times has brought us serious problems for the future of human beings and other species in the universe. At the global level, problems such as climate change and its consequences, decrease in biodiversity, decrease in fresh water resources, widespread pollution of water, air, soil, and foods all are challenging our lives. At the national level, the widespread destruction of natural resources, widespread pollution, destructive floods, extinction of valuable species of plants and animals all have led to deep concerns. Most of these problems stem from public ignorance, lack of professional human resources, and lack of local knowledge about environmental protection. The bachelor’s degree programs for Environmental Sciences attempts to develop skills in students in issues related to Environmental Sciences and also improve their abilities to implement projects related to such problems and provide solutions in line with sustainable development. Organizations and public institutions such as the Organization for Environmental Protection, local environment offices, local offices for natural resources, research institutions, municipalities, and consulting engineering companies are among those organizations who can recruit the graduates of the environmental sciences programs. More

Head of the Department of Environmental Science
Azita_Farashi Azita Farashi
Assistand Professor
Department of Environmental Science

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Environmental Science
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D

Academic staff

Azita Farashi
Assistant Professor
Ava Heiari
Assistant Professor
Vahid Hosseini
Assistant Professor
Azadeh Karimi
Assistant Professor
Omid Safari
Assistant Professor
Fatemeh Tabatabaei Yazdi
Assistant Professor


Recent journal articles

Farashi, A., & M. Naderi (2017). Predicting invasion risk of raccoon Procyon lotor in Iran using environmental niche models. Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 13 (2), 229-236.
Safari, O., & M. Paolucci (2017). Effects of dietary onion (Allium cepa) powder on growth performance, hemolymph indices and fillet organoleptic properties of juvenile narrow clawed crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823. Aquaculture Nutrition, 23 (6), 1418-1428.
Lucia Parrillo, Elena Coccia, Maria Grazia Volpe, Francesco Siano, Caterina Pagliarulo, Elisa Scioscia, Ettore Varricchio, Safari, O., Tufan Eroldogan, & Marina Paolucci (2017). Olivemill wastewater-enriched diet positively affects growth, oxidative and immune status and intestinal microbiota in the crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus. Aquaculture, 473 (5), 161-168.
J. G. Marammazi, M. Yaghoubi, Safari, O., H.peres, & M. T. Mozanzadeh (2017). Establishing the optimum dietary essential amino acids pattern for silvery-black porgy (Sparidentex hasta) juveniles by deletion method. Aquaculture Nutrition, 23 (6), 1483-1491.
Safari, O., Marina Paolucci, & Ahmadnia Motlagh, H. (2017). Effects of synbiotics on immunity and disease resistance of narrow-clawed crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823). Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 64 (5), 392-400.
M. Naderi, Farashi, A., & G. Markov (2017). Exploring Contents of Lead and Cadmium in Tissues of Fat Dormouse Glis glis (Linnaeus, 1766) (Rodentia: Gliridae) for Use in Monitoring of Environmental Pollutants in the Southern Caspian Coast Forests, Iran. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 69 (1), 61-64.
Farashi, A., & Mitra Shariati Najafabadi (2017). A Model to Predict Dispersion of the Alien Nutria, Myocastor coypus Molina, 1782 (Rodentia), in Northern Iran. Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, 69 (1), 65-70.
Mortezayaghoubi, Mansour Torfi Mozanzadeh, Jasem G. Marammazi, Safari, O., & Enric Gisbert (2017). Effects of dietary essential amino acid deficiencies on the growth performance and humoral immune response in silvery-black porgy (Sparidentex hasta) juveniles. Aquaculture Research, 48 (10), 5311-5323.
Ahmadnia Motlagh, H., Abdolmajid Hajimoradlo, Rasul Gorbani, Naser Agh, Safari, O., & Mahkameh Lashkarizadeh Bami (2017). Reproductive performance and intestinal bacteria changes of Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758) brood stocks fed dietary supplemented by lactoferrin and Lactobacillus rhamnosus PTCC 1637. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 4 (2), 150-161.
Mohammad Hassan Kamani, Safari, O., Mortazavi, S., Masoomeh Mehraban Sang Atash, & Naser Morgan Azghadi (2017). Using an image processing based technique and predictive models for assessing lipid oxidation in rainbow trout fillet. Food Bioscience, 19 (10), 42-48.
Safari, O., & Marina Paolucci (2017). Modulation of growth performance, immunity, and disease resistance in narrow-clawed crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) upon synbiotic feeding. Aquaculture, 479 (0), 333-341.
M. N. Forsatkar, Safari, O., & C. Boiti (2017). Effects of social isolation on growth, stress response, and immunity of zebrafish. Acta Ethologica, 20 (3), 255-261.
Farashi, A. (2017). Biodiversity hotspots and conservation gaps in Iran. Journal for Nature Conservation, 39 (3), 37-57.
Tabatabaei Yazdi, F. (2017). Testing and quantification of cranial shape and size variation within Meriones hurrianae (Rodentia: Gerbillinae): A geometric morphometric approach. Mammalian biology, 87 (2017), 160-167.
Mahmoudi, A., Boris Krystufek, Darvish, J., Aliabadian, M., Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., & F. Janzekovic (2017). Craniometrics are not outdated: Interspecific morphological divergence in cryptic arvicoline rodents from Iran. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 270 (1), 9-18.
Ahmadnia Motlagh, H., Safari, O., M. Farhangi, & M. Lashkarizadeh Bami (2017). Evolution of the digestive enzymes and bacterial changes of the gastrointestinal tract of the Artemia urmiana during growth period. Invertebrate Survival Journal, 14 (1), 312-323.
Ebrahimi, A., Farashi, A., & Rashki, A. (2017). Habitat suitability of Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in Iran in future. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76 (20), 697-707.
E. Ebrahimi, E. Kamrani, M. Saeed Heydarnejad, & Safari, O. (2017). Daily rhythms of locomotor and demand-feeding activities in Schizothorax pelzami (Kessler, 1870). Chronobiology Internaional, 34 (10), 1366-1376.
Farashi, A., M. Shariati, & Hosseini, S. (2017). Identifying biodiversity hotspots for threatened mammal species in Iran. Mammalian biology, 87 (6), 71-88.
Z.aliakbari, H. Younesi, A. A. Ghoreyshi, N. Bahramifar, & Heiari, A. (2017). Sewage sludge-based activated carbon: its application for hexavalent chromium from synthetic and electroplating wastewater in batch and fixed-bed column adsorption. Desalination and Water Treatment, 93 (6173), 61-73.

Recent theses and dissertations

Heydari, A. (2017). Evaluating ecosystem health of Bazangan wetland via qualitative and biological indices. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zeinalpour, G. (2017). Determining biodiversity hotspot using plant and animal species in Khorasan razavy. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jafarzadeh, Z. (2017). Monitoring of Protected Areas in Khorasan Razavi Province by Using InVEST Approach. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, S. (2017). Habitat connectivity modeling of Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor) in eastern Iran. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Biglari, Z. (2017). Comparing Arsenic removal from polluted soils by bioaugmentation, nutrient amendment and using iron nanoparticles. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahsavari, A. (2017). Study of heavy metals concentration in kidney, liver and leg muscle of rodents in Sangan Iron Ore Mines, Khaf. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Heiari, Ava (2017). synthesis of carbon nanostructure adsorbent from waste tire through chemical vapor deposition
Safari, Omid,ahmadnia Motlagh, Hamidreza (2017). Study on the effect of some phytoaddtitives in the diet of narrow-clawed crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus leptodactylus) on biological indices
Heiari, Ava, (2017). Removal of heavy metal Cr (VI) from adsorbents drived from drinking water treatment sludge
Safari, Omid,ahmadnia Motlagh, Hamidreza (2017). Study on the dietary effects of serotonin and guanidonic acid on biological indices of crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus leptodactylus)
Safari, Omid (2017). Study on the effect of combined effect of chitin compounds and selected probiotics in the diet on the biological indices of narrow-clawed crayfish (Astacus astacus leptodactylus)
Safari, Omid,ahmadnia Motlagh, Hamidreza (2017). Study on the effect of bile salts in the diet on the biological indices of narrow-clawed crayfish (Astacus astacus leptodactylus)
Safari, Omid (2017). Study on the effect of varying dietary digestible protein and digestible non-protein energy sources on growth, nutrient utilization efficiencies and body composition of narrow-clawed crayfish (Astacus astacus leptodactylus) evaluated with a central composite study design

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environmental Science

Phone: +985138805466