Department of Range and Watershed Management

The aim of the bachelor’s program for the Range and Watershed Management, established in 2005, is to train experts capable of managing range and watershed areas in Iran and overseas. This is due to the country’s increasing need for protein resources. Moreover, since the economic conditions of villagers and nomads are in direct relation to rangelands, we need experts who will be able to use local experiences as well as scientific findings and modern technologies to manage the country’s rangelands. They should also be able to take the principles of sustainable development into consideration, to protect major soil and water resources, and to manage the improvement of forage production and multiple uses of rangelands. Furthermore, events such as destructive floods and sever soil erosion which are the results of misuse of resources require systematic and comprehensive management of available local resources.

The close interaction of students with natural environments is one of the outstanding characteristics and attractions of this field. During their studies, students will visit mountains, deserts and semi-desert areas in and out of the Khorasan Province. Students of Rangeland and Watershed Management receive necessary education in relation to the principles of soil and water protection. After graduation they will be able to do managerial and executive projects in watershed areas, prevention of floods and soil erosion. Local offices of natural resources, forestry and rangeland organizations, research institutions, universities and consulting engineering companies are among those institutions which can recruit and benefit from the graduates of Range and Watershed Management program. More

Head of the Department of Range and Watershed Management
Abolfazl_Mosaedi
Abolfazl Mosaedi
Professor
Department of Range and Watershed Management
mosaedi@um.ac.ir
+9858805464

Concentration areas offered by the Department of Range and Watershed Management
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
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Academic staff

Mahmood Azari
Assistant Professor
Mohammad Taghi Dastorani
Professor
Mohammad Farzam
Professor
Ali Golkarian
Assistant Professor
Mahdi Kolahi
Assistant Professor
Kamal Naseri
Associate Professor

Research

Recent journal articles

Sharif Joorabian Shooshtari, Kamran Shayesteh, Mehdi Gholamalifard, Azari, M., & J.i.lopez-moreno (2018). Land cover change modelling in Hyrcanian forests, northern Iran: a landscape pattern and transformation analysis perspective. Cuadernos de Investigacion Geografica, 44 (2), 743-761.
Mohammad Ghabaei Sough, Hamid Zare Abyaneh, & Mosaedi, A. (2018). Assessing a Multivariate Approach Based on Scalogram Analysis for Agricultural Drought Monitoring. Water Resources Management, 32 (10), 3423-3440.
M. Eshghizadeh, A. Talebi, & Dastorani, M. (2018). A Modified LAPSUS Model to Enhance the Effective Rainfall Estimation by SCS-CN Method. Water Resources Management, 32 (10), 1-17.
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.
M. Eshghizadeh, A. Talebi, & Dastorani, M. (2018). Thresholds of land cover to control runoff and soil loss. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 63 (9), 1424-1434.
Mousazadeh, H., Mahmudy Gharaie, M., Mosaedi, A., & Moussavi Harami, S. (2018). Hydrochemical assessment of surface and ground waters used for drinking and irrigation in Kardeh Dam Basin (NE Iran). Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 0 (0), 0-0.
Dastorani, M., J. Mahjoobi, A. Talebi, & F. Fakhar (2018). Application of Machine Learning Approaches in Rainfall-Runoff Modeling (Case Study: Zayandeh_Rood Basin in Iran). Civil Engineering Infrastructures Journal, 51 (2), 293-310.
Samari, E., Farzam, M., & Abrishamchi, P. (2018). Responses of Two Rangeland Noxious Plants Species to a Seasonal Drought. Ecopersia, 6 (4), 215-223.
Golkarian, A., Seyed Amir Naghibi, Bahareh Kalantar, & Biswajeet Pradhan (2018). Groundwater potential mapping using C5.0, random forest, and multivariate adaptive regression spline models in GIS. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 190 (149), 1-16.
Golkarian, A., & Omid Rahmati (2018). Use of a maximum entropy model to identify the key factors that influence groundwater availability on the Gonabad Plain, Iran. Environmental Earth Sciences, 77 (369), 1-20.
Reyhane Azimi, Farzam, M., Mohammad Pessaraklic, & Mohammad Kia Kianiand (2018). Mycorrhiza inoculation effects on seedling establishment, survival and morphological properties of Ziziphora clinopodioides Lam.. Journal of Plant Nutrition, 41 (20), 2692-2704.
Boskabadi, Z., Naseri, K., & Mansour Mesdaghi (2018). Effects of Time and Frequency of Clipping on Production and Regrowth of Agropyron trichophorum -Link- Richt in Emam Gholi Summer Rangelands, Ghochan, Iran. Journal of Rangeland Science, 8 (4), 394-402.

Recent theses and dissertations

Mirzaie, S. (2018). Optimal allocation of resources with water-energy-food Nexus approach. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Goli, S. (2018). A Joint Analysis of Correlation between Evapotranspiration and Precipitation Using Copula Functions. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirzaei, M. (2018). Socio-Economic Indicators Influencing on Customary Rangeland Adaptive Co-Management Systems. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jannatichenar, M. (2018). Conflict Management in Forest Grazingland of Hezar Masjid of Kalat City. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azadrooh, H. (2018). Investigating effects of harvest intensity on tragacanth production and health of Astragalus verus in Khooshab rangelands. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shams Beyranvand, S. (2018). Comparing effects of planting time and biofertilizers on seedling establishment and growth of Thymus denaensis, and Thymus vulgaris in Borujerd rangelands. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Payeste, M. (2018). Adaptive Collaborative Governance in Natural Resources. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kamjoo, M. (2018). Comparing relative importance of abiotic and biotic safe sites located on calcareous rocky outcrops along the rain fall gradient from Shahrud to Gorgan. , (Doctoral dissertation of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rafiee, N. (2018). Comparing seed germination and seedling growth of Festuca karatavika and Agropyron elongatum range plants under 5-40 C. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmaili, S. (2018). The effect of urban developments on flood plain of urban stream (Case study: Zarkesh Watercourse, Mashhad, Iran). , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahvalian, M. (2018). Evaluation and comparison of virtual water of saffron and pistachios in Khorasan Razavi province. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Helmi, S. (2018). Monitoring agricultural drought using plant indexes and remote sensing technology (case study: Fariman region). , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rajabzade, S. (2018). Monitoring of meteorological, hydrological and hydrogeological drought in the plain of Kashmar and Bardaskan and their relationship to each other. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sedagthat Nejad, M. (2018). Estimation the amount of programmable water and its change in the north east of Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moradi, A. (2018). Assessment of the Main Stakeholders Viewpoints Regarding to Implementation of Range Management Plans at Torbat-Jam City. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Saboohi, S. (2018). A comparison of plant diversity and some ecological characteristics on Arghavan valley -Binalood County. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ashouri Mendi, R. (2018). Drought Evaluation using the Composite Drought Index -CDI-; Case Study: Ramyan Basin, Golestan Province, Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Dastorani, Mohammad Taghi (2018). Identification of land use changes in the river bed and riparian zone with the DSISR mathematical model using the combination of the hydraulic model and the geographic information system (upstream of the Kardeh Reservoir Dam)

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Department of Range and Watershed Management

Phone: +985138804774-5464