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

Esmaeil Hadi, & Heiari, A. (2021). Development of an integrated tool based on life cycle assessment, Levelized energy, and life cycle cost analysis to choose sustainable Facade Integrated Photovoltaic Systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 293 (), 126117-126117.
Heiari, A., M. H. Sayadi, & Biglari Quchan Atigh, Z. (2021). A comparative study of different materials (drinking water treatment sludge, nanoclay, and modified nanoclay) for simultaneous removal of hexavalent chromium and lead. International journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 18 (11), 3553-3570.
Zarei, A., Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., & Sakineh Rajaee (2021). Dietary niche comparison of raptors in NE Iran, as an important zoogeographic zone. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, (), -.
Farashi, A., & Karimian, Z. (2021). Assessing climate change risks to the geographical distribution of grass species. Plant Signaling and Behavior, 16 (7), 1913311-.
Hadi Vatandoust, Habibollah Younesi, Zahra Mehraban, Heiari, A., & Hussein Khakpour (2021). Comparative Adsorption of Cd (II) and Pb (II) by MCM-48 and Amine-Grafted MCM-48 in Single and Binary Component Systems. Water Conservation Science and Engineering, 6 (2), 67-78.
Sadat, M., Heiari, A., Karimian, Z., & Farzam, M. (2021). بررسی توانایی تحمل و مقاومت گونه های گیاهی کاشته شده در دیوارهای سبز سازگار با اقلیم شهرمشهد نسبت به آلاینده های هوا، با استفاده از شاخص APTI. , 6 (4), 301-311.
Malihe Erfani, Farashi, A., & Mohamad Alizadeh (2021). Simulating the state of jungle cat (Felis chaus Schreber, 1777) using cross-impact analysis in Sistan, Iran. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 7 (2), 783-793.
Biglari, F., Farashi, A. (2021). مدل‌سازی مطلوبیت زیست‌گاه غاز خاکستری در ایران. , 37 (4), 109-123.
Farashi, A., & Karimian, Z. (2021). Predicting the potential habitat of Russian-Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia) in urban landscapes. Italian Journal of Agrometeorology, 1 (1), 3-19.
Farashi, A., & Alizadeh Noughani, M. (2021). Predicting the invasion risk of non-native reptiles as pets in the Middle East. Global Ecology and Conservation, 31 (7), e01818-e01818.
Ramezani Moghaddam, Z., Farashi, A., & Rashki, A. (2021). Development of a framework to predict the effects of climate change on birds. Ecological Complexity, 47 (3), 100952-100952.

Recent theses and dissertations

Taghizadeh Moghaddam, H. (2021). Assessing the relationships between land cover and Particle Matters distribution in Mashhad. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, B. (2021). Habitat quality assessment of panthera pardus using invest model in kopeh dagh area in northeast Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jamilzadeh, Z. (2021). Habitat connectivity modeling of Pallas cat -Otocolobus manul- in Kopeh dagh in Northeast Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bagheri Azghadi, F. (2021). Assessing the efficiency of protected areas under climate change on the future -Study area: Kopeh dagh area in northeast Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadi, Z. (2021). Determining conservation strategies for Kaghaz-Konan Protected Area, East Azerbaijan Province. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rafiee, F. (2021). Assessing the vulnerability of ecosystem services due to urban development -case study: The southern regions of Mashhad city, Khorasan Razavi province. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shoja, M. (2021). Investigation of the morphological differences of the upper molar teeth in five jird species -Meriones sp.-, using the geometric morphometric method. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salarinasab, F. (2021). Assessing ecosystem services provided by Mashhads urban parks based on peoples attitudes. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zarei, A. (2021). Investigation of the interaction of plants and microorganisms -cyanobacteria and mycorrhizae- in the structure of green walls for gray wastewater treatment. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ali Elahi Hemmat Abadh, R. (2021). Investigation of the morphological differences correlated with environmental factors among the populations of Gasterosteus aculeatus Linnaeus, 1758 in South and South East of Caspian Sea. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Karimi, Azadeh, (2021). Assessing tourism service quality using multiple approaches for tourism planning and management - case study: Shandiz region, Khorasan Razavi
Karimi, Azadeh, (2021). Assessing and mapping ecosystem service bundles in multifunctional landscapes- case study: North Khorasan province
Farashi, Azita (2021). Predicting the invasion trend of Asian pied starling (Gracupica contra) in Iran
Farashi, Azita (2021). Predicting suitable habitats of three species Pipistrellus kuhlii, Myotis blythii and Pipistrellus pipistrellus in Iran

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environmental Science

Phone: +985138805466