Department of Geography

The Department of Geography was founded in Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities in 1957 at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad. The aim of this department is to foster the study the relationship between human and the environment and to determine the degree to which each has effective impacts on the other. This means that the goal of this department is to help students in the review and analysis of the relation between man and the environment in order to explain the geographical phenomena. Based on this scientific knowledge, the objective of this department is to train students who are able to develop and promote human capabilities for improving living conditions.

The areas of specialization offered in the Department of Geography in the Master’s program (founded in 1990) are as follows:

  • Geography and Rural Planning
  • Geography and Urban Planning
  • Geomorphology
  • Political Geography
  • Climatology

The Ph.D. program at the Department of Geography (established in 1996) covers the following areas of specialization:

  • Geography and Rural Planning
  • Geography and Urban Planning
  • Geography and Geomorphology. More

Head of the Department of Geography
Hadi_Azami
Hadi Azami
Associate Professor
Department of Geography
aazami@um.ac.ir
+985138806784


Concentration areas offered by the Department of Geography
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Academic staff

Mohammad Ajza Shokouhi
Associate Professor
Mostafa Amirfakhriyan
Assistant Professor
Aliakbar Anabestani
Professor
Rouhallah Asadi
Assistant Professor
Hadi Azami
Associate Professor
Khadijeh Bouzarjomehry
Associate Professor
Reza Doostan
Assistant Professor
Maryam Ghasemi
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Ghasemi Khozani
Assistant Professor
Akbar Heydari Tashekaboud
Assistant Professor
Seyed Reza Hosseinzadeh
Associate Professor
Mohsen Janparvar
Assistant Professor
Omid Ali Kharazmi
Assistant Professor
Masoud Minaei
Assistant Professor
Abbas Mofidi
Assistant Professor
Neda Mohseni
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Rahim Rahnama
Professor
Tahereh Sadeghloo
Assistant Professor
Hamid Shayan
Professor
Hamdollah Sojasi  Qeidari
Assistant Professor
Seyyed Hadi Zarghani
Associate Professor
Azar Zarrin
Assistant Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Mohseni, N., Sepehr, A., Hosseinzadeh, S., Golzarian, M., & Farzin Shabani (2017). Variations in spatial patterns of soil–vegetation properties over subsidence-related ground fissures at an arid ecotone in northeastern Iran. Environmental Earth Sciences, 76 (234), 1-13.
Janparvar, M. (2017). Explain and Leveling Basic Dimensions of Border Studies. Geopolitics Quarterly, 12 (4), 100-122.
Salehi, M., Sojasi Qeidari, H., & Asgari, A. (2017). The impact of targeted subsidies plan on electricity consumption, sale, receivables collection and operating cash flow Evidence from the agricultural and rural sectors of Iran. International Journal of Social Economics, 44 (4), 505-520.
Mohseni, N., Hosseinzadeh, S., Sepehr, A., Golzarian, M., & Farzin Shabani (2017). Variations in spatial patterns of soil-vegetation properties and the emergence of multiple resilience thresholds within different debris flow fan positions. Geomorphology, 290 (13), 365-375.
Javaherghalam, S., Ajza Shokouhi, M., Khakpoor, B., & M.r.noghsanmohammadi (2017). Physical-spatial development pattern analysis in urban districts one and two in the West Mashhad. Argos, 0 (2017), 89-103.
Kamali, S., Mofidi, A., Zarrin, A., & H. Nazaripour (2017). Sensitivity studies of the forth-generation regional climate model simulation of dust storms in the Sistan plain, Iran. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 3 (2), 769-781.
M. Saeed Najafi, B. S. Sarraf, Zarrin, A., & A. A. Rasouli (2017). Climatology of atmospheric circulation patterns of Arabian dust in western Iran. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 189 (9), 473-473.
Minaei, M. (2017). Geostatistical Modeling of Local Air Temperature Using Landsat Thermal Band in Cold seasons (Study Area: Golestan Province, Iran). , 6 (24), 1-22.
A.moteallemi, B. Bina, Minaei, M., & S. Mortezaie (2017). The evaluation of Noise Pollution at Samen district in Mashhad by means of Geographic Information System (GIS). International Journal of Occupational Hygiene, 9 (4), 179-185.
Salehnia, N., Alizadeh, A., Sanaei Nejad, S., Bannayan Aval, M., Zarrin, A., & G. Hoogenboom (2017). Estimation of meteorological drought indices based on AgMERRA precipitation data and station-observed precipitation data. Journal of Arid Land, 9 (6), 797-809.
Rezaeian, B., Rahnama, M., Javan, J., & Kharazmi, O. (2017). The Impact of Built Environment Characteristics on Energy Consumption Using Geographically Weighted Regression in Mashhad,. Journal of Sustainable Development, 10 (5), 198-216.
Janparvar, M., & M. H. Afshordi (2017). Leveling Effective Factors of Maritime Border Management of Iran in Persian Gulf. Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs, 10 (1), 1-12.
Beygi, F., Kharazmi, O., & Rahnama, M. (2017). Investigating the Moderating Effect of Career Growth on the Relationship between Job Resources and Job Engagement: The Case of Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development of Mashhad Municipality. International Journal of Scientific Management and Development, 5 (10), 480-489.
Anabestani, A., & Zarei, A. (2017). Assessment of the Social Impacts of Sewage-Treatment Plants on Rural Quality of Life (Case Study: Parkandabad Peripheral Villages in Mashhad). Journal of Sustainable Rural Development, 1 (2), 149-160.

Recent theses and dissertations

Rezvani Kakhki, S. (2017). Urban form analysis based on smart growth characteristics at urban neighborhoods in Mashhad municipality 9th district. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jahanshahi, D. (2017). Investigating challenges of bicycle sharing system's acceptance in Mashhad. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saedi, M. (2017). The possibility of alteration of residential neighborhoods in the city of Mashhad to stay stable case study: Tappol al-Mahalla. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Namdar, M. (2017). Review and analysis of returned Remittances impacts of international migrants on Regional Development (Case study: South of Fars Province). , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Erfani, Z. (2017). Check qualitative indicators of housing quality improvement projects in rural areas (Case Study: Mashhad city of Toos district). , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Katebi, M. (2017). Evaluation and Analysis of Implementations of Reroganization Plan Services Distribution System in Rural area of mashhad township. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zahedi Sisi, A. (2017). Investigating factors affecting land prices and housing in the district 10 of mashhad. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yaghooti, F. (2017). Analyzing The New Urbanism Indicator in Sustainable Development of district 10 of Mashhad. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ah, R. (2017). Design a Pattern for sustainable development of rural tourism destinations based on Approach of spatial planning (preparation) ;Case Study: East of Mazandaran Province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farzaneh, M. (2017). Studying the fluctuation of climatic seasons in eastern Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pishbin, M. (2017). Evaluation of the regeneration models of worn-out tissues with emphasis on people's participation in Mashhad center renovation and renovation project. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Agheli, M. (2017). Konarak City Development Strategy(CDS). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shamsayi, A. (2017). The Study and analyze the effects of political divisions on rural settlements sustainably (case study:firozeh county (. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghandehari, E. (2017). Analyzing the role of agro tourism in rural sustainable development (case study area: Torbat Heydariye. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoodinia, F. (2017). A Study Road Climate of Khorasan Razavi Province With Winter Maintenance Management Approach. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moosavi, S. (2017). Investigating the occurrence mechanism of flood-causing thunderstorms in the northeast of Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghaemitalab, F. (2017). The Analysis of the Impact of Economic and Social Factors on Spatial Development of Localities in Distric 9 of Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ekhteraei Toosi, S. (2017). (pathology of freezones urban managment(case study:kish islnad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Heydarabadi, H. (2017). Synoptic analysis of moisture sources for extreme precipitation events in North-East Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Afrouzeh, M. (2017). Analysis of Rossby waves activity in the northern hemisphere and its relation with spatio-temporal variations of precipitation over the Middle East. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dehnavi, A. (2017). Explanation the concept and factors of the Geopolitics of Food. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Seyedolhosseini, S. (2017). Analysis of factors affecting food security of rural housholds (Case study:Bala velayat,Torbat-e-heydarie county). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hezareh, V. (2017). Systems analysis of factors affecting travel demand in Mashhad Urban Railway Line1.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmaeilisaghandi, E. (2017). Identification of heavy precipitation generating systems in the North East of Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmaili, A. (2017). Foresight of MENARID Prospective Impact of the Project on theSustainability of Rural Settlements (Case Study: North Khorasan Province). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Goudarzpour, A. (2017). Explanation and analysis of passive defense considerations in municipal infrastucture yasuj. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dalir Tizabi, E. (2017). analysis The Green ethics effects on rural consumers behavior (Rural Settlements in KHAF County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghorbani Shorestan, A. (2017). Reconstruction of geomorphic processus in quaternary using loss accumuiations(case study: serakhs region northestern). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saadati, R. (2017). Analyze the effects of tourism development on the land prices in rural areas In the period of 1385 - 1396 (Case Study: Torqhabeh and shandiz districts -Binalud township). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salimi, M. (2017). Evaluate the Effectiveness of Job Creation Schemes Imam Khomeini Relief Committee in empowering rural women heads of households covered. (Case study: villages city Freeman. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdolghadery, S. (2017). Analysis of Factors Affecting on non-farm rural livelihood diversification(Case Study: Bakharz County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghorbani Sepehr, A. (2017). Explaining the concept and scope of the political geography of Urban Space. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rastgoo, F. (2017). Expleining the capacities of tourism in the development of border areas (Khaf). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Enayati Ghadekolaee, M. (2017). Consideration of the role the watershed management and Embankment dams construction on the geomorphology of the Ghadi Kolaye Bozog basin catchment era (Ghaemshar County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haghshenas, E. (2017). Investigating the Factors Affecting the Demographic Developments in the New City of Sadra. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghodrati, A. (2017). Evaluating performance of neighborhood council based on EFQM organizational excellence model in Zone 1,5 and 11 Mashhad Municipality. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Arjmandi, Z. (2017). Investigating the effect of space organization on the optimal management of Mashhad metropolis. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Imani, S. (2017). The Impact of social factors on the pattern of rural housing (Case study: villagers Turkman of Raz and Jargalan County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sadeghzadee, M. (2017). Analysis of spatial characteristics of the realization of a creative city with an emphasis on tourism in the metropolis of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Amiri, T. (2017). Hydroclimateological analysis of Flashfiood in Torbathehedareyeh. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hasanzadeh, M. (2017). Investigating the role of split and displacement Stratospheric Polar vortex on the occurrence of precipitation over the Middle East. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abshit, N. (2017). An Analysis of Social-Security and Economic Reflections of Border Management Plans (determining the border boundaries and evacuating the border villages of Yazdan and Kaboude) .. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bazargan, M. (2017). Spatial Analysis of Violent Crimes in Mashhad Metropolis with Emphasis on Marginal neighborhoods. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholami, M. (2017). Analyzing the effect of rural house livability on the Villagers quality of life (Reading about the city of zirkooh , zirkooh county). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bakharzi Ghezelhesar, S. (2017). Inter-Organizational relationships pathology of the urban management organizations in Mashhad metropolitan development plans (Case studies: Roads and Urban Development Office, City Council of Mashhad and Mashhad Municipality). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ahmadi, S. (2017). Analyzing the effective factors in rural physical landscape change in margin of mashhad metropolis (case study area: northern peripheral rurral of mashhad). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Malamiri, N. (2017). assessment of dust emission, and effected area from different Geomorphic and land covers in the West Khuzestan province, Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mosavi Por, M. (2017). Assessment the economic and scocial effects of Green space development in Quchan city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Beyki, K. (2017). Systems analysis of factors to implementation of smart energy city ,Case Study : Mashhad Electricity Energy Distribution Company(MEEDC). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Askari Jabbarabadi, A. (2017). Investigating the Relationship between Career Plateau and Organizational Indifference in Mashhad Municipality Zone 5.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Baghban Khiabani, S. (2017). Comparative Study of the Sustainability of Residential Neighborhoods in Regions 1 and 2 of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bagherifar, A. (2017). Analysis of development strategies of gonabad city by Meta-SWOT. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pakar, M. (2017). dargaz city development strategy. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Badakhshan, M. (2017). Analysis of marginalisation and its security challenges in Mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Masomy Nejad, A. (2017). Study and analysis of effect of social and economic factors on the quality of the rural housing(Case Study :Radkan Dehestan 'Chenaran County).. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseinisarcheshmeh, M. (2017). Investigating and analyzing the solutions for urban green space management in Mashhad metropolis. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mashayekhi, M. (2017). Strategic Analysis Development City Diplomacy In Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khosravi, A. (2017). Reconstruction of the type of paleo stream flow and Paleofloods in alluvial fans (Case studay: Binaloud mountain range- northeastern of Iran). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Samiei Esfahany, H. (2017). Recognize of Process of Instability Processes and Its Impact on Undermine of sovereignty Boundaries in Turkey. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Namvar, A. (2017). Studing the role and station of islamic council of the city In the pass of unitary state to semi-centralized in iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khalili Etebar, A. (2017). An Analysis of Spatial Distribution of Educational Uses and Its Impact on Urban Traffic (Case Study: District 9 of Mashhad Municipality). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akbari, F. (2017). Analyzing and investigating the factors affecting on sense of economic security in rural area; (case study area: Hokmabad Dehestan of Jovein township). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Beheshti Biglar, Z. (2017). Study of Urban Furniture in Ghoochan. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Maleki Khalil Abad, M. (2017). Investigation the strategies optimal utilization of cultural center mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Zarghani, Seyyed Hadi (2017). Drug production in afghanistan and its impact on border security
Anabestani, Aliakbar,javanshiri, Mahdi (2017). Explore the role of digital technology on the formation of creative village (Case study: Mashhad County)
 

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Department of Geography

Phone: +985138796829-33

Fax: +985138794144

Postal code: 917794883