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

Karimi, A. (2023). Spatial conservation prioritization for locating protected area gaps in Iran. Biological Conservation, 279 (), 109902-109902.
Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., & Sarina Dousti (2023). Let us go back to the type materials to investigate the cranial differences among the Meriones species (Rodentia, Gerbillinae). Biologia, 78 (10), 2779-2791.
Karimian, Z., Sadat, M., & Heiari, A. (2023). Evaluating the ability of green roof plants in capturing air pollutants using biogas-digestate: Exploring physiological, biochemical, and anatomical characteristics. Environmental Pollution, 333 (), 122071-.
Bagheriyan, E., Karimi, A., & Hossein Yazdandad (2023). Assessing spatio-temporal patterns of human-wildlife conflicts in a human-dominated landscape: a case study from Iran. Biodiversity and Conservation, 32 (13), 4239-4257.
Farashi, A. (2023). Global distribution modelling, assessment of the spatial invasion risk of Asian pied starling (Sturnus contra Linnaeus, 1758) under climate change. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 69 (4), -.
Farashi, A. (2023). Species distribution modeling of two poorly known populations of Spalerosophis diadema (Reptilia: Colubridae): are the Zagros Mountains a true barrier for fragmentation in this species?. Geology, Ecology, and Landscapes, (), -.
Ashrafi, F., Heiari, A., Karimi, A. (2023). Effect of manure and biochar on the aluminum, copper, and iron bioaccumulation by Salicornia species in soil. Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences, 16 (1), 37-47.

Recent theses and dissertations

Mahmodiram, S. (2023). Identification of birdwatching areas in Freeman Dam using a spatial multi-criteria evaluation approach. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farzanegan, N. (2023). Identifying Habitat Connectivity of Persian Gazelle -Gazella subgutturosa Guldenstadt, 1780- in Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mashmoul Sabet, M. (2023). Assessing spatial distribution of tourism ecosystem services in Mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khamar, Z. (2023). Investigation of the effect of salinity, pH, cadmium and malathion on Common Carp -Cyprinus carpio- morphology and biochemical factors. , (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