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
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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
Barat Ali Khakpoor
Associate 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

D.g. Kaskaoutis, Rashki, A., U.c. Dumka, Mofidi, A., H.d. Kambezidis, B.e. Psiloglou, D. Karagiannis, K. Petrinoli, & A. Gavriil (2019). Atmospheric dynamics associated with exceptionally dusty conditions over the eastern Mediterranean and Greece in March 2018. Atmospheric Research, 218 (1), 269-284.
Azizi, S., Sojasi Qeidari, H., & Shayan, H. (2019). Analyzing Qualitative Changes of Rural Settlements due to Rural Furniture Establishment (Case Study: Zoeram Dehestan of Shirvan County). Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 8 (1), 1-22.
Heydari Tashekaboud, A. (2019). Analysis the Role of Women’s Participation in the Safety of Urban Spaces Using Strategic Planning Approach -A Case of Saqqez City, Iran-. Journal of Advanced Pharmacy Education and Research, 9 (2), 118-129.
Hossein Shafizadeh-moghadam, Minaei, M., Yongjiu Feng, & Robert Gilmore Pontius J (2019). GlobeLand30 maps show four times larger gross than net land change from 2000 to 2010 in Asia. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 78 (1), 240-248.
Salehnia, N., Hosseini, S., Faridhosseini, A., Sohrab Kolsoumi, Zarrin, A., & Hasheminia, S. (2019). Comparing the performance of dynamical and statistical downscaling on historical run precipitation data over a semi-arid region. Asia-Pacific Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, (), -.
D.g. Kaskaoutis, U.c. Dumka, Rashki, A., B.e. Psiloglou, A. Gavriil, Mofidi, A., K. Petrinoli, D. Karagiannis, & H.d. Kambezidis (2019). Analysis of intense dust storms over the eastern Mediterranean in March 2018: Impact on radiative forcing and Athens air quality. Atmospheric Environment, 209 (1), 23-39.
Khakpoor, B., Heydari Tashekaboud, A., & Majid Ebrahimi (2019). A Healthy Approach to the Urban Environment of Kurdish Cities in Iran. Investigacion Clinica, 60 (3), 118-129.
Anabestani, A., & Soleymani, Z. (2019). The Effect of Good Governance on Increasing the Quality of the Physical Environment of Rural Settlements (Case Study: Central District of Neyshabur County). Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 8 (25), 145-163.
Shaddel, L., & Kharazmi, O. (2019). Systems analysis of implementing an electronic city in Bojnord, Iran. Electronic Government, an International Journal, 15 (3), 303-331.
Jahanshahi, D., Bert Wan Wee, & Kharazmi, O. (2019). Investigating factors affecting bicycle sharing system acceptability in a developing country: The case of Mashhad, Iran. Case Studies on Transport Policy, 7 (2), 239-249.
Mohseni, N., Karimi, A. (2019). Impact of geomorphic disturbance on spatial variability of soil CO 2 flux within a depositional landform. Land Degradation and Development, 30 (14), 1699-1710.
Khatibi, S., Golkarian, A., Mosaedi, A., & Sojasi Qeidari, H. (2019). Assessment of Resilience to Drought of Rural Communities in Iran. Journal of Social Service Research, 45 (2), 151-165.
Heydari Tashekaboud, A., & Shadieh Heydari Tashekaboud (2019). Estimating of Suspended Sediment Load in River using Imperialist Competitive Algorithm. Journal of Hydrosciences and Environment, 3 (5), 45-51.
Ghorbani, A., Anabestani, A., & Shayan, H. (2019). A Local-Spatial Analysis of the Impact of Livelihood Capitals on the Formation of Social Capital in Rural Settlements (Case Study: Bojnourd County). Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 9 (1), 113-137.
Shadieh Heydari Tashekaboud, & Heydari Tashekaboud, A. (2019). Investigating the effects of climate change on stream flows of Urmia Lake basin in Iran. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, (), -.
Rahnama, M., & Shaddel, L. (2019). Urban Green Space Is Spatially Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Occurrence in Women of Mashhad: a Spatial Analysis of Influential Factors on their Presence in Urban Green Spaces. Journal of Urban Health, 96 (5), 653-668.
Anabestani, A. (2019). Assessment of Rural Tourism Brand Effects on Improving the Quality of Life in Rural area of Iran (A Case Study of Binalud County). Journal of Sustainable Rural Development, 3 (1), 45-62.

Recent theses and dissertations

Zarei, A. (2019). Explaining Effective Factors on Structural-Functional Transitions of Mashhad Metropolis Margin Villages. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jahantigh, H. (2019). Foresight Study of Effect of Creative Village Index\'s on The Sustainability of Rural Settlements -Case- Study: Sistan Reigon. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Masoumi , M. (2019). Future Studies of Commercial Tourism effect in Sustainable Development of Rural Areas -Case Study: Deh-Shaykh Business Region in Lamerd County. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yasemi, S. (2019). Investigating the Impact of Geographic Distance on the Political Center of Iran from Sustainable Development in Ilam Province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akhlaghi, M. (2019). The Study of impacts of tourism and ecolodges on rural women\'s empowerment -Case study: ecolodges of Khorasan Razavi. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Norouzi, N. (2019). The survey of land use changes trend in periurbun rural settlements -Case study: Villages of Siman Road-.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dey Zangian Mofrad, M. (2019). Detection and projection of Climate Change in Khorasan Razavi Province. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dasht Bin, M. (2019). Investigating and evaluating factors affecting spatial differences in housing prices in Bojnourd. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khademi, A. (2019). An analysis of sustainable development in central district of Tehran metropolis with transit orientation -Region 12 municipality of Tehran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Charehei, N. (2019). Investigating the Opportunities and Threats of Religious Tourism of Mashhad Mashhad in the International Space with the Geoculture Approach. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bokharaee Najafi, F. (2019). Evaluation Of TOD Model Feasibility Around Shariati Light Rail Station of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, S. (2019). Provide and explain of the optimal pattern of tourism entrepreneurship ecosystem in rural areas of Jiroft county. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abaszade, M. (2019). Climate change and its impact on border disputes with an emphasis on common water resources. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kaffash Bazari, F. (2019). Interaction of urban interventions and livability-case study: Majd Street area of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nasabi Zadeh, S. (2019). The study of management status of urban regeneration of Daryadel neighborhood in Mashhad in line with sustainable urban development. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Davari, E. (2019). Explanation of Sari smart growth pattern. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abbasi, E. (2019). Feasibility if establishing a free zone of religious tourism in the city of mashhad with an emphasis on the criteria. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akhbari, M. (2019). Analysis of land use change in the border regions of Iran -Khorasan Razavi- and Afghanistan. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moradi, Z. (2019). study of tourism status in spatial planning of northern khorasan province. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Naghedi Mehr, F. (2019). Analysis of Spatial Changes of Land and Housing Prices in the 12th District of Mashhad Metropolitan Area. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sherbaftabrizy, S. (2019). Investigating the possibility of organizational transparency implementation in Mashhad urban management. (Case Study: Mashhad Municipality, Astan Quds razavi). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tajvidy, E. (2019). Analysis of Key Drivers Effective on the Formation of a Rural Tourism Brand - Case Study: Zebarkhan District of Neyshabour County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mousavi, S. (2019). Pathology of country divisions in southeastern Iran focusing on the management of the Makran coast. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sayyah, M. (2019). Analysis of the effects of carbon sequestration project on villagers and rural environment -Case Study: Esfarayen County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mansourian, M. (2019). Developing a Knowledge Management Strategy Map in Urban knowledge based Companies -Case Study: Nian Electronics Co.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abbasi, A. (2019). Assessing the geopolitical opportunities and challenges of the Islamic world in relation to Mahdism. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ataei, S. (2019). Investigating the capabilities and potential of tourism and its role in urban development and growth of Golbahar. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ramezanpour, M. (2019). The role of modern technologies in managment and control the international borders of the European Union. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mansourifar, M. (2019). Sabzevar UrbanGeomorphology With Emphasis On Solving Environmental Problems. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sharifzadeh Aghdam, E. (2019). Explaining the Relationship between Institutional Capacity and Ecotourism Emphasizing Urban Environment Developments Using Future Studies Approach -Case Study: Orumeh. . , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zare Elyatoo, E. (2019). Analysis of landscape quality in the tourism destination villages from the viewpoint of the tourists -Case Study: Tourism Destination Villages. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alaee, R. (2019). determination of smart city in the metropolis of mashhad with emphasis on the environmental aspect. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sadri, B. (2019). Technology acceptance model analysis in a potential Smart waste segregation system of Mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Tavakkoli, S. (2019). Urban Space Creation: an Approach to Recognition Attractive Places for the Creative Class in Mashad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dasht Bin, M. (2019). Investigation of Droughts in North Khorasan and its Relationship with Drought Performance- Wheat and barley . , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alizadeh, L. (2019). Provide the ideal pattern of integrated management of watersheds and The role of the watershed in Rural Sustainable Development with an Emphasis on Foresight Approach -Case Study: Davarzan Watershed. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rostamian, M. (2019). Investigation of boundary layer changes at the time of pollution event in mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azizi Fard, A. (2019). The analysis of the geopolitical consequences of the withdrawal of the United States from JCPOA. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Al - Arjanee, H. (2019). Investigating the Impact of Climate Change on the severity and duration of drought over Iraq. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Giyahi, H. (2019). Investigating and analysis capacities of indigenous Handicrafts to rural tourists attraction -Case study: Torbat-e- Jam-Tayebad Counties. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nasri, H. (2019). study of the road climate of cold period of the year in the Mashhad axes. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Borhani, R. (2019). investigating the effect of urban building and green area on wind speed and direction change in mashhad city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Naddaf, M. (2019). Study and geomorphic reclamation of mining anthropogenic landforms -Case study: Sangan Iron Ore mines. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Razmjo, E. (2019). Environmental resilience analysis of Shiraz. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Damanpak, J. (2019). Analysis of Scenarioes of Green Entrepreneurship Development in Rural Areas with Studies Sustainable Development Approach -Case Study: villages of Torbat-e- Jam township. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mozaffari, Z. (2019). Strategic Forecasting for Sustainable Development of Rural Tourism To Scenario Planning Case Study: Neyshabour County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghayoor Bolorfroshan, M. (2019). Analysis of the mechanism of landslide occurrence using engineering geomorphology methods -case study: Oghan-Kalposh catchment. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azami, S. (2019). Determine the metropolation weather calendar Through the development of tourism. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azin Moghadam, F. (2019). Survey the Priorities of Urban Tourism Development in The Neyshabur City using Strategic Planning Approach. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kharmani, F. (2019). Analysis the Urban Resilience Level with Emphasize on the Physical-Spatial and Social Aspects in the Mashhad Metropolis -Case study: District One of Municipality. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yarahmadi, M. (2019). Analysis the Impact of Economic Sanctions on the Quality of Life of Rural Peoples Case Study villages in central part of Kashmar County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Vafadoost, N. (2019). Functional assessment Of rural environmental- physical Plans Based On Good Governance Approach Case Study villages of Birjand county. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rajaei, Z. (2019). Investigating the effects of formal and informal of farmers on agricultural development, Case study: Fazl Dehestan, Neyshabor county. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nejadsoleymani, H. (2019). Investigating affecting factors in formation and distribution of Karst Forms in the Kalat River Basin. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Baharfar, K. (2019). The survey of implementation effect of Guidance Plans on the beauty of landscape in rural settlements -Case study: Tayebad County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Garousi, A. (2019). Analysis of tourists perception of environmental hazard risk in rural areas Case Study touristic villages of torghabeh district. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoodian Nasab, B. (2019). Investigating the role of water macro policies on rural organizing. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mousavi Zare, S. (2019). Evaluation of effective variables on soft power and Design of countries soft power measurement model. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Forotan, Z. (2019). The Survey and Analyzing of the Economic and Social Impacts of village Converting to City -Case Study: Malekabad town, Mashhad County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hajipanah, N. (2019). Analysis of the Role of Spatial Planning in Water Resource Management Using Scenario Planning Approach A Case Study of Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rabbani, A. (2019). Effective processes on the evolution of nebkha morphology -case study: Eshaghabad Neyshabur. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kheirabadi, H. (2019). Analysis of Key drivers of Effecting the Guidance Plans on Improving the Livability of Rural Settlements -Case Study: Villages Of Birjand County. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Zarghani, Seyyed Hadi (2019). Population and national power
,mohseni, Neda (2019). The response of soil microbial communities to an anthropogenic-geomorphic
 

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