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


Recent journal articles

Zanganeh, F., Heiari, A., Sepehr, A., & Rohani, A. (2022). Bioaugmentation and bioaugmentation–assisted phytoremediation of heavy metal contaminated soil by a synergistic effect of cyanobacteria inoculation, biochar, and purslane (Portulaca oleracea L.). Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29 (4), 6040-6059.
Karimi, A., & Christopher Raymond (2022). Assessing the diversity and evenness of ecosystem services as perceived by residents using participatory mapping. Applied Geography, 138 (), 102624-102624.
Fekrat, L., & Farashi, A. (2022). Impacts of climatic changes on the worldwide potential geographical dispersal range of the leopard moth, Zeuzera pyrina (L.) (Lepidoptera: Cossidae). Global Ecology and Conservation, 34 (), e02050-10.
Heiari, A., Hamid Boleydei, Rohani, A., Hangyong Raylu, & Habibollah Younesi (2022). Integrating life cycle assessment and life cycle costing using TOPSIS to select sustainable biomass-based -carbonaceous adsorbents for CO2 capture. Journal of Cleaner Production, 357 (), 131968-131984.
Sadat, M., Heiari, A., Karimian, Z., & Farzam, M. (2022). Assessment of plant species suitability in green walls based on API, heavy metal accumulation, and particulate matter capture capacity. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29 (45), 68564-68581.
Ashrafi, F., Heiari, A., Farzam, M., Karimi, A., & Malihe Amini (2022). The interactions of Cr (VI) concentrations and amendments (biochar and manure) on growth and metal accumulation of two species of Salicornia in contaminated soil. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30 (1), 201-218.
Khorakian, A., Anahita Baregheh, Mostafa Jahangir, Heiari, A., & Fahime Sadat Saadatyar (2022). Household food waste prevention behavior: the role of religious orientations, emotional intelligence, and spiritual well-being. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 67 (1), 59-84.
Esraa Mohammad Alnoiji, Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., & Safari, O. (2022). Morphological plasticity of Nemoura Cinerea (Arthropoda, Nemouridae) as a biological indicator for aquatic systems. International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 10 (6), 515-524.
Karimi, A., & Bynum Boley (2022). Service Quality Assessments of Cultural Heritage Sites by Residents and Tourists: Application of Four Complementary IPA Techniques. Tourism Planning and Development, 20 (4), 541-565.
Hosseini, N., & Tabatabaei Yazdi, F. (2022). Inter-species study of three species of gobiidae family on the Makran coast of Iran by both geometric and traditional morphometric methods. Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 9 (2), 54-66.
Fallahi Akhlamad, N., Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., Ali Khani, & Ivan Rey-rodriguez (2022). The seasonal diet and variation in the prey selection of the Little Owl (Athene noctua) in the Northeast of Iran. Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 7 (1), 55-70.

Recent theses and dissertations

Rahimian, M. (2022). Estimating the carrying capacity of ovis orintalis vignei habitats based on forage resources. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Panahi, M. (2022). Predicting areas to stray dogs attack on humans, livestock and wildlife in Tehran province. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khodadadi, F. (2022). Comparison of landscape metrics in the urban parks of the thirteen districts of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Karimi, M. (2022). Investigation of the correlation between habitat parameters and dispersion of 10 species of the Meriones in the Palearctic region using remote sensing data. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Fatemi Malek Abad, M. (2022). Environmental Impact assessment based on degradation model and landscape approach -case study : Zharf no-hunting area in Khorasan Razavi province. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Majdi, H. (2022). Assessing ecotourism-related ecosystem services in recreation sites in Mashhad -case studies: Haft-Howz and Kuh-Park. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environmental Science

Phone: +985138805466