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

Anabestani, A., & Javanshiri, M. (2018). Factors Affecting the Formation of Smart Rural Development in Iran. Journal of Rural Development, 37 (1), 71-94.
Jahanshahi, D., Minaei, M., Kharazmi, O. (2018). Evaluation and Relocating Bicycle Sharing Stations on Mashhad City Using Multi Criteria Analysis. International Journal of Transportation Engineering, 6 (3), 265-283.
Rezvani Kakhki, S., Rahnama, M., & Ajza Shokouhi, M. (2018). Urban form Analysis Based on Smart Growth Characteristics at Neighborhoods of 9th District in Mashhad Municipality. Modern Applied Science, 12 (3), 141-153.
Sadeghloo, T., Sojasi Qeidari, H., Salehi, M., & Jalali, A. (2018). Obstacles and methods of financing for the development of local entrepreneurship in Iran. International Journal of Development Issues, 17 (1), 114-138.
Anabestani, A., & Hosseini, S. (2018). Identifying and Prioritizing the Environmental Factors Affecting the Development of Entrepreneurial Components among Rural Farmers (Case study: Sardouyeh District, Jiroft County). Journal of Geography and Spatial Justice, 1 (1), 115-128.
Sadrossadat, A., Sojasi Qeidari, H., & Anabestani, A. (2018). Investigating the Adaptability of Rural Physical Features to the Feeling of Security among the Residents of Toos Rural Area in Mashhad County. Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 7 (2), 41-62.
Kazemi Kheibari, K., Ajza Shokouhi, M., Kharazmi, O., & M. R. Bemanian (2018). Evaluation of quality of urban life with emphasis on health; A case study in Mashhad city. Environmental Health Engineering and Management Journal, 5 (1), 57-60.
Minaei, M., & W. Kainz (2018). Land Cover Change Dynamics Based on Intensity Analysis in Gorganrood Watershed, Iran. Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology, 20 (5), 965-978.
Karimi Afshar, N., Karimian, Z., Doostan, R., & M. Habibi Nokhandan (2018). Influence of Planting Designs on Winter Thermal comfort in an Urban Park. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 26 (3), 219-227.
Minaei, M., & A. Tayyebi (2018). Spatiotemporal nexus between the pattern of land degradation and land cover dynamics in Iran. Land Degradation and Development, 29 (9), 2854-2863.
M. Irannezhad, Minaei, M., S. Ahmadian, & D. Chen (2018). Impacts of changes in climate and land coverland use on flood characteristics in Gorganrood Watershed (Northeastern Iran) during recent decades. Geografiska Annaler, Series A: Physical Geography, 100 (4), 340-350.
H. Shafizadeh-moghadam, Minaei, M., H. Shahabi, & J. Hagenauer (2018). Big data in Geohazard; pattern mining and large scale analysis of landslides in Iran. Earth Science Informatics, 0 (0), 0-0.
Rahnama, M., & Sharifzadeh Aghdam, E. (2018). Analyzing the role of social capital in sustainable environmental governance: A case study on Piranshahr. Business Strategy and Development, 1 (3), 189-195.
Rahnama, M., & Shaddel, L. (2018). Sustainability and determining the optimal population based on water resources in Mashhad, Iran. International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, 17 (4), 390-404.
Rashki, A., D.g.kaskaoutis, Mofidi, A., F. Minvielle, I. Chiapello, M. Legrand, U.c. Dumka, & P. Francois (2018). Effects of Monsoon, Shamal and Levar winds on dust accumulation over the Arabian Sea during summer – The July 2016 case. Aeolian Research, 36 (1), 27-44.
Minaei, M., & Foad Minaei (2018). Geostatistical Modeling of Air Temperature Using Thermal Remote Sensing. American Journal of Environmental Science and Engineering, 1 (4), 103-109.
Heydari Tashekaboud, A., & Soheila Bakhtar (2018). ANALYZING THE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF KURDISH BORDER CITIES OF IRAN USING SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT INDICES (STUDY AREA: KURDISTAN PROVINCE). Geojournal of Tourism and Geosites, 23 (3), 797-807.
Amirfakhriyan, M., & Alireza Moeini (2018). Distribution of Spatial Clusters of Tourist Villages and its Relationship with the Formation of Population Centers in Khorasan Razavi Province. Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 6 (4), 165-182.
Amini, M., Marnie Amin, Seyyed Behnam Hoseyn, Ali Yahyapour, Kharazmi, O., & Ramezani, M. (2018). Analysis the Relation between Emotional Intelligence Components and Employee Performance. Journal of Business Economics and Management, 1611 (1699), 20-29.

Recent theses and dissertations

Davarzani, A. (2018). analysis of the effects of tourism growth on safe security of rurals (case study of touraghabad shandiz tourist tourism villages). , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdolsamadi, G. (2018). The Impact of Implementation of the Streets Network in Guidance Plan on Rural Quality of Life (Case Study: Salehabad District of Torbat-e-Jam). , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Monavari, S. (2018). Investigating Capacity and Challenges of Iran and TurkmenistanIn Razavi and Northern Khorasan. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghaemi, R. (2018). Explaining the Effective Components on the Spatial Planning in Border Regions. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Cheki Fork, M. (2018). Identification of Dust Centers Effective on the air pollution of the city of Birjand With the help of remote sensing and the HYSPLIT model. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salarbashi Shahri, S. (2018). Investigatin the Factors affecting on the evolution of rural housing pattern (case study: gonabad Central District, Suburban). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Laaly, M. (2018). Codification Resilience Strategies of Mashhad city in Facing Natural Hazards with Emphasis on Earthquake. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Razdasht, A. (2018). Analysis and Evaluation of Housing in Dehdasht City According To Sustainable Urban Development.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nasimi, Z. (2018). An Analysis of Bioterrorism and Urban Security. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahdodi, Z. (2018). The sense of social security of women in both semi-privileged regions (case study of Tehran's 6th and 19th districts). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shoja, M. (2018). Systematic Assesment of Human Resource Risk Management in Mashhad Municipality. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moradi, K. (2018). The Future Studies of the Development of Agritourism Entrepreneurial Business in Rural Regions (Case Study: Mahallat Province Villages). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sahebi, S. (2018). Investigating the Impacts of Tourism Development on Socio-Cultural Evolutions Rural Settlements (Case Study: Chenaran County). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirshekari, M. (2018). Assessing the feeling of security among citizens of the border town of Zahedan. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Niazy, F. (2018). kalat City Development Strategy. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholizadeh, S. (2018). Evaluation of the Role of Housing Improvement Credit on Reducing Vulnerability ofRural Residents to Natural Hazards in the Radkal Village of Chenaran Township. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Najafi, M. (2018). investigating the factors affecting mashhad air pollution. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haji Mohammadi, H. (2018). The influence of zagros mountains on the occurrence of leeward cyclogenesis. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Arasteh, M. (2018). Spatial analysis the pattern of urban services utilities in the district of Mashhad municipality. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Narooyi Amiri, F. (2018). Investigating the sense of security of villagers in the physical environment of Villages of the Purpose of Religious Tourism (Case study: Roudan County). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haghpanah, H. (2018). Analyzing and Surveying the Effect of Local Markets of Ghaen Cauty on Rural Women Empowerment. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moniri Moghadam, A. (2018). Analysis of impact indicators on crisis management in district 11 of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haghighat Khazaee, Z. (2018). Assesment of urban heat island over Mashhad by using WRF model and satellite images.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khoob, S. (2018). Analysis the Role of Government Micro Credits in Rural Entrepreneurship Development (Case Study: Radkan Dehestan). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Momenian, M. (2018). Determination Of Microclimate Of Mashhad Metropolis. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahdad Nezad, M. (2018). Investagating the approach for improvang the qualitg of life indicators in the informal settlements of SiesAbad in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholami, T. (2018). The strategic Analyzing of City Development for Borazjan. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghasemi, H. (2018). The Survey of Rural Public Spaces Impact on Improving the Quality of Life of Villagers (Case study: Binaloud County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, H. (2018). The Survey of Physical Changes in Tourist Destination Villages (Case study: Fazl Dehestan of Neyshabur County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yaghoobi, S. (2018). Analysis of the factors affecting the marginalization of Shiraz with emphasis on urban management case study: Khoushk Square Area. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sadeghi, H. (2018). providing strategy of helthy tourism of Astane_qods Razavi. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseinpoor, M. (2018). Study of Tourism Development Strategies in Mashhad and Mashhad Coasts. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholizadeh, Z. (2018). Analysis of participatory management approach in informal settlements of Shirvan city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Havaye, H. (2018). Analysis of the Effects of Small Plans of Water Containment and Transfer in Rural Economy (Case Study: Neyshabour county Villages). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Goudarzi, N. (2018). Epistemology of behavior patterns in management of urban public spaces, Case Study: Ekbatan town of Tehran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yazdanimarvilangari, K. (2018). Investigating the Socio-Economic Impacts of Agricultural Land Consolidation with Emphasis on the Nilshahr Agricultural Corporation in Tobat jam.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Soheyli Far, H. (2018). Investing and Analyizing the Economic Effects of construction of second homes in rural areas (a case study of northern villages of Mashhad city). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kalatehaghamohamadi, R. (2018). Factors Affecting The Subsidence of JOVIN Plains and its Hydrogeomorphology Effects.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moghise, Z. (2018). Analyzing Effective Factors on Availability of Citizens of District 11 to Electronic Service s in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghalakhani, L. (2018). An operational model for development and promotion tourism of infrastructure in mashhad metropolis. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kalateh Meymari, R. (2018). Exploration and Analysis of Effective Key Drivers in the Formation of Smart Rural Development (Case Study: Jovein County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mokhtari Shorje, S. (2018). Locating Temporary Accommodation Places of Population from Natural Hazards (Quchan City). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahmati, Z. (2018). Statistical analysis of thermal stresses in northeastern Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Taziki, A. (2018). The relationship between Iran precipitation and Indian ocean sea surface temperature under climate change scenarios. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jome, A. (2018). Locating the sanitary landfill of rural wastes using the AHP decision making model (Case study: Villages of Nimblouk District of Ghaenat). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sias Noori, A. (2018). Analysis of Proper Political System for Afghanistan. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Naderichenar, Z. (2018). position of border diplomacy in optimization of geographic spaces (case study; Dargaz county). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Qumarsi Birak Olia, S. (2018). Analysis of Factors Affecting on the Development of womens Family Businesses in Rural (Case Study: Faruj Country). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mazhari, E. (2018). Investigating the relationship between environmental factors and driving accidents in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pourrezaei Baranji, Z. (2018). Identify and analyze the challenges and strategies of developing new enterprises -start-ups- in rural areas -case study: rural point of Binalood county. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mazloum Yar, F. (2018). Investigating the border disputes between Pakistan and Afghanistan at the Durand border.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ramezani, F. (2018). Analysis of Households Livelihood in Border Villages and Relation with Their Tendency to Emigration (Case study: Torbat-e-Jam County). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Karimi, A. (2018). The geopolitical challenges of ISIL's terrorist presence in Southwest Asia. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nadery, M. (2018). Analysis of rural-urban links in agriculture by Future Studies Approach (Case Study: Khorram abad County). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadi, A. (2018). Analysis the Politcal-Secunity Affecting Factors on the Kerman City Spatial Arrangement using. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoodi, H. (2018). Study of the spatial flows of tourism with the approach of rural entrepreneurship development. Case study; rural areas; sphere of intuition in the Mashhad city tour. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yousefzadeh, F. (2018). Simulation and visualization of Mashhad urban and peri-urban spatial growth dynamics till 2050. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alizadeh Bazrafshan, N. (2018). A Systematic Investigation of Affecting Factors of Smart City Implementation in Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bargikarizno, A. (2018). Landslide hazard susceptibility mapping in northeastern mountains of Iran.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azarbon, P. (2018). Extraction and identification of sinkholes using remote sensing Data -Case study Parav-Kermanshah. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saeedi Abdol Abadi, A. (2018). Analysis the Spatial Distribution of Urban Bus Terminals in the Mashhad Metropolis using Spatial Justice Approach. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sayyad Salar, Y. (2018). Examination and Analysis of Factors Affecting Housing Production and Supply in Mashhad\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bilondi, M. (2018). modeling of factors affecting the preferences of buying apartments in mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rozbeh, F. (2018). Explain the geopolitical position of Mashhad city in the Islamic world. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ferdowsi Moghadam, A. (2018). the study of Lut Yardangs Digital Elevation Models -DEM. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Doostan, Reza (2018). Synoptic-Climatic Analysis of precipitation Occurrence in South KHorasan
Mofidi, Abbas,sanaei Nejad, Seyed Hossein,zarrin, Azar (2018). Reconstructing the MODIS Land Surface Temperature images by using WRF Model outputs; Case study Northeast of Iran
Mohseni, Neda,karimi, Alireza,, (2018). Spatial instability in the dynamic trend of soil CO2 efux in an erosional- depositional landscape affected by a geomorphic disturbance
 

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