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
Fatemeh Tabatabaei Yazdi
Assistant Professor


Recent journal articles

Safari, O., & M. Paolucci (2018). Effect of in vitro selected synbiotics (galactooligosaccharide and mannanoligosaccharide with or without Enterococcus faecalis) on growth performance, immune responses and intestinal microbiota of juvenile narrow clawed crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823. Aquaculture Nutrition, 24 (1), 247-259.
F. Sheikhvaisy, Safari, O., & R. Vakili (2018). Modulation of growth performance, immunity and stress resistance upon feeding juvenile Schizothorax zarudnyi (Nikolskii, 1897) with fructo-oligosaccharide. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Science and Technology, 9 (2), 46-56.
M.torfi Mozanzadeh, M.yaghoubi, Jasem G. Marammazi, Safari, O., & Enric Gisbert (2018). Hemato-immunological and plasma biochemical responses of silvery-black porgy (Sparidentex hasta) fed protein and essential amino acid deficient diets. Comparative Clinical Pathology, 27 (1), 55-60.
Rahnemoon, P, Sarabi Jamab, M., Javanmard Dakheli, M., Bostan, A., & Safari, O. (2018). Comparison of superheated solvent extraction with instant controlled pressure drop‎ assisted solvent extraction of phenolic compounds from pomegranate (Punica granatum) peels. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 20 (5), 939-952.
Mansour Torfi Mozanzadeh, Morteza Yaghoubi, Jasem G. Marammazi, Safari, O., & Enric Gisbert (2018). Effects of dietary protein and essential amino acids deficiencies on growth, body composition and digestive enzyme activities of silvery-black porgy (Sparidentex hasta). International Aquatic Research, 10 (1), 45-55.
M. Yaghoubi, M. Torfi Mozanzadeh, Safari, O., & J. G. Marammazi (2018). Gastrointestinal and hepatic enzyme activities in juvenile silvery-black porgy (Sparidentex hasta) fed essential amino acid-deficient diets. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, 44 (2), 853-868.
Ebrahimi-nik, M., Heiari, A., Ramezani Azghandi, S., Asadi Mohammadi, F. (2018). Drinking water treatment sludge as an effective additive for biogas production from food waste; kinetic evaluation and biomethane potential test. Bioresource Technology, 260 (1), 421-426.
Heiari, A., & (2018). Bio-synthesis of palladium nanoparticle using Spirulina platensis alga extract and its application as adsorbent. Surfaces and Interfaces, 10 (10), 136-143.
Safari, O., & Sarkheil, M. (2018). Dietary administration of eryngii mushroom (Pleurotus eryngii) powder on haemato-immunological responses, bactericidal activity of skin mucus and growth performance of koi carp fingerlings (Cyprinus carpio koi). Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 80 (9), 505-513.
H. Nazari, A.r. Salarzadeh, Safari, O., & M. Yahyavi (2018). Screening of selected feedstuffs by juvenile pacu, Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier, 1818). Aquaculture Nutrition, 24 (6), 1729-1737.
Heiari, A., Kolahi, M., Behravesh, N., Ghorbaniyoun, M., Ehsanmanesh, F., Hashemalhosaini, N., & Zanganeh Ghasem Abade, F. (2018). Youth and sustainable waste management: a SEM approach and extended theory of planned behavior. Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 20 (4), 2041-2053.
R. Imperatore, L. D'angelo, Safari, O., Ahmadniaye Motlagh, H., F. Piscitelli, P. De Girolamo, , E. Varricchio, V. Di Marzo, & M. Paolucci (2018). Overlapping distribution of orexin and endocannabinoid receptors and their functional interaction in the brain of adult zebrafish. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 12 (3), 1-16.
H. Amani, M. H. Kamani, Safari, O., F. Vakilchap, & (2018). A comparative study on histamine levels of refrigerated trout fillets using competitive ELISA and HPLC methods. Journal of Food Chemistry and Nanotechnology, 4 (2), 33-37.
Farashi, A., & Malihe Erfani (2018). Modeling of habitat suitability of Asiatic black bear (Ursus thibetanus gedrosianus) in Iran in future. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 38 (1), 9-14.
Farashi, A., & Mitra Shariati (2018). Evaluation of the role of the national parks for Persian leopard (Panther pardus saxicolor, Pocock 1927) habitat conservation (case study: Tandooreh National Park, Iran). Acta Theriologica-Mammal Research, 63 (4), 425-432.
Farashi, A., & Alizade, M. (2018). Effects of models and spatial resolutions on the species distribution model performance. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 4 (1), 263-268.
Farashi, A. (2018). Identifying Key Habitats to Conserve the Threatened Brown Bear in Northern Iran. Russian Journal of Ecology, 49 (5), 449-455.
Morteza Naderi, Farashi, A., & Mehdi Alipour Erdi (2018). Persian leopard's (Panthera pardus saxicolor) unnatural mortality factors analysis in Iran. PLOS One, 0 (0), 1-12.
Karimi, A., & Marc Hockings (2018). A social-ecological approach to land-use conflict to inform regional and conservation planning and management. Landscape Ecology, 33 (5), 691-710.
Farashi, A., & Leila Halakouhi (2018). Migratory waterfowls as indicators to assess the protection efficiency in Iran. Acta Ecologica Sinica, 38 (6), 429-443.
Tabatabaei Yazdi, F., & Bader H. Alhajeri (2018). Sexual dimorphism, allometry, and interspecific variation in the cranial morphology of seven Meriones species -Gerbillinae, Rodentia. Hystrix, 29 (2), 1-14.
Atiye Yazdani Shargh1, Mohammad Hossein Sayadi1, & Heiari, A. (2018). Green Biosynthesis of Palladium Oxide Nanoparticles Using Dictyota indica Seaweed and its application for adsorption. Journal of Water and Environmental Nanotechnology, 3 (4), 337-347.

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Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environmental Science

Phone: +985138805466