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
farashi@um.ac.ir
+985138805451

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Environmental Science
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
Environment
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Environment-Biodiversity
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Academic staff

Azita Farashi
Associate Professor
Ava Heiari
Assistant Professor
Azadeh Karimi
Assistant Professor
Fatemeh Tabatabaei Yazdi
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Karimi, A. (2020). Assessing national human footprint and implications for biodiversity conservation in Iran. Ambio, 49 (9), 1506-1518.
Heiari, A. (2020). Synthesis, characterization and life cycle assessment of carbon nanospheres from waste tires pyrolysis over ferrocene catalyst. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8 (2), 103669-13676.
Karimi, A. (2020). Modeling land cover change dynamic using a hybrid model approach in Qeshm Island, Southern Iran. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 192 (5), -.
Karimian, Z., Farashi, A., Samiei, L. (2020). Predicting potential sites of nine drought-tolerant native plant species in urban regions. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality, 93 (1), 84-94.
Karimi, A., Hossein Yazdandad, & Nora Fagerhom (2020). Evaluating social perceptions of ecosystem services, biodiversity, and land management: Trade-offs, synergies and implications for landscape planning and management. Ecosystem Services, 45 (), 101188-101188.
Baratzadeh Poustchi, F., Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., Heiari, A., & Moosavi, Z. (2020). Evaluation of chromium accumulation and resulting histopathological changes in Libyan jirds (Mammals, Rodentia), affected by effluent from Ghazghan leather industrial town, Iran. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27 (31), 39343-39353.
Biglari Quchan Atigh, Z., Heiari, A., Karimi, A., Pejman, S., Behnam Asgari Lajayer, & Eder Claudio Lima (2020). Purification and economic analysis of nanoclay from bentonite. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, (), -.
Biglari Quchan Atigh, Z., Heiari, A., Sepehr, A., Bahreini, M., & K. R. Mahbub (2020). Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Soils Originated from Iron Ore Mine by Bio-augmentation with Native Cyanobacteria. Iranian Journal of Energy and Environment, 11 (2), 89-96.
Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., Sardari, P., & Alvand Mohammadalizadegan (2020). First record of Piebald Shrew, Diplomesodon pulchellus (Lichtenstein, 1823) from Iran. Zoology in the Middle East, (), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Khosh Yaman, S. (2020). Restoration of degraded soils by chromium heavy metal using separately and simultaneously using phytoremediation -salicornia-, bioremediation -cyanobacteria and mycorrhiza- and nanotechnology -iron nanoparticles. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahdavi, A. (2020). Identifying mammals vehicle collision hotspots in Khorasan Razavi Protected Areas. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rajabi, A. (2020). Predicting the effects of climate change on ten species of native reptiles in Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Malakooti, F. (2020). Evaluating the impacts of green space parameters on bird species richness of city parks: case study-Mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Fallahi Akhlamad, N. (2020). study of little owl Athene noctua diet base on pellet analysis: case study Khorasan Razavi, Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Faghih Sabzevari, N. (2020). Distribution modeling of five sensitive mammal species to climate change in I ran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bagheriyan, E. (2020). Assessing human-wildlife conflicts using participatory approaches -Case study: Ors Sistan protected area - Khorasan Razavi Provience. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sarnobeh, S. (2020). Ornamental berries -Morua alba- and sycamore -Plantanus orientalis- as bioindicators of air pollution: changes in physiological, morphological and anatomical traits in response to suspended particles. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ershadi, S. (2020). Assessing attitudes of local communities towards wildlife damages -Case Study: protected areas, Sarayan city, South Khorasan Province. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jafarpour, Z. (2020). Comparison of the effect of cyanobacterial treatments, iron nanoparticles and biochar on the efficacy of Salicornia persica plant in the biological regeneration of chromium-contaminated soils. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saberipour, E. (2020). Investigation of the effects of air pollutant and heavy metals in the soil on the diversity of Collembola case study: Mashhad, Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Karimi, Azadeh, (2020). Participatory mapping of social perceptions for ecosystem services in protected areas and surrounding lands
Heiari, Ava (2020). Combining life cycle assessment and qualitative risk assessment of three types of nano -adsorbents bio, carbonaceous, and metallic for treatment of drinking water contaminated with arsenic
Farashi, Azita (2020). Predicting the invasion trend of non native reptiles in Iran

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environmental Science

Phone: +985138805466