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
Omid Safari
Assistant Professor
Fatemeh Tabatabaei Yazdi
Assistant Professor


Recent journal articles

Safari, O., Majid Naserizadeh, & Mojtaba Mohammadi Arani (2016). Digestibility of selected feedstuffs in sub-adult Caspian great sturgeon, Huso huso using settlement fecal collection and stripping methods. Aquaculture Nutrition, 22 (2), 293-303.
Morteza Yaghoubi, Mansour Torfi Mozanzadeh, Jasem G. Marammazi, Safari, O., & Enric Gisbert (2016). Dietary replacement of fish meal by soy products (soybean meal and isolated soy protein) in silvery-black porgy juveniles (Sparidentex hasta). Aquaculture, 464 (4), 50-59.
Farashi, A., Morteza Naderi (2016). Identifying preservation zone using multi–criteria decision analysis. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 1 (39), 29-36.
Fatemeh Kazemi, Habibollah Younesi, Ali Asghar Ghoreyshi, Nader Bahramifar, & Heiari, A. (2016). Thiol-incorporated activated carbon derived fromfir wood sawdust as an efficient adsorbent for theremoval of mercury ion: Batch and fixed-bedcolumn studi. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 100 (1), 22-35.
Farashi, A., & M. Shariati Najafabadi (2016). Land Use and Land Cover Change in Protected Areas: Using Remote Sensing to Survey Suitable Habitats of Brown Bear Ursus arctos. Polish Journal of Ecology, 64 (3), 420-430.
Farashi, A., Morteza Naderi, & Sanaz Safavian (2016). Predicting the potential invasive range of raccoon in the world. Polish Journal of Ecology, 64 (4), 594-600.

Recent theses and dissertations

Sazgar, A. (2016). Biosystematic study of (SchizothoraxpelzamiKessler 1870) in Hari&Kavir basins using molecular and geometric morphometricsapproach. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammad Alnoiji, E. (2016). Study on the biological indices of macroinvertebrates resident in Ortekand River and morphological Plasticity with the emphasis on Neumoura cinerea. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zarei, A. (2016). The study of the dietary niche in the birds of prey, based on pellet, in Binaloud, Khorasan Razavi. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ebrahimi, A. (2016). (Predicting the impacts of climate change on the disturbation of Persian leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sebari, S. (2016). Framework for evaluating ecosystem health of rivers ( Case study: Ortokand rivers of Khorasan razavi). , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Safari, Omid (2016). In vitro selection of synbiotic and In vivo evaluation of growth performance and biological indices of narrow clawed crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus leptodactylus)

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Environmental Science

Phone: +985138805466