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

Fakhar Izadi, N., Naseri, K., & Mansour Mesdaghi (2019). Investigation of Relationship between Precipitation and Temperature with Range Production of Grasslands in North and North-east of Iran. Journal of Rangeland Science, 9 (3), 277-285.
Hassanzadeh Bashtian, M., Sepehr, A., Farzam, M., & Bahreini, M. (2019). Biological soil crusts, plant functional groups, and soil parameters in arid areas of Iran. Polish Journal of Ecology, 66 (4), 337-351.
Rahmanian, S., Martin Hejda, Ejtehadi, H., Farzam, M., Memariani, F. (2019). Effects of livestock grazing on soil, plant functional diversity, and ecological traits vary between regions with different climates in northeastern Iran. Ecology and Evolution, 9 (14), 8225-8237.
Mohammadi, R., Dastorani, M., Akbari, M., & Hamid Ahani (2019). The impacts of magnetized water treatment on different morphological and physiological factors of plant species in arid regions. Water Science and Technology-Water Supply, 19 (6), 1587-1596.
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.
Omid Rahmati, Golkarian, A., Trent Biggs, Saskia Keesstra, Farnoush Mohammadi, & Ioannis N. Daliakopoulos (2019). Land subsidence hazard modeling: Machine learning to identify predictors and the role of human activities. Journal of Environmental Management, 236 (0), 466-480.
Hassanzadeh Bashtian, M., Sepehr, A., Bahreini, M., & Farzam, M. (2019). Microgeomorphology related soil characteristics determine the heterogeneity of biological soil crust communities. Geografia Fisica e Dinamica Quaternaria, 42 (42), 99-112.
Dastorani, M. (2019). بررسی الگوریتم توزیع جریان چند جهته در مقیاس حوزه ی آبخیز با استفاده از مدل LAPSUS. , (), -.
Hosseini, M., Golkarian, A. (2019). تحلیل شبکۀ اجتماعی ذینفعان محلی در حکمرانی منابع آب (منطقۀ مورد مطالعه‌: حوزۀ آبخیز خرو علیا – شهرستان نیشابور). , 72 (3), 683-698.

Recent theses and dissertations

Moghbel, F. (2019). Uncertainty analysis of leaching requirement estimation models for using of marginal waters as irrigation water. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Farkhondeh Aghideh, M. (2019). Investigating the effect of irrigation by Waterbox on early seeding establishment and water use of cercis griffithi in Torghabeh rangelands.. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Beytolamani, B. (2019). : Investigating the interaction between flow conditions and river bed and bank vegetation -Case study: parts of kharv river in Neyshabour. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Najib, E. (2019). Investigation on the effect of land use changes on urban runoff, -Case study: a Part of zone no 9 in Mashhad city, Iran-.. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirzapour, J. (2019). Investigating the effect of land use type on water quality -Case study: Ardak dam basin. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azimi, A. (2019). : An investigation on effects of cutting time and interval on amount of gum produced by Ferula lutensis at Kharve area of Tabas. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alami, H. (2019). Effect of planting methods and soil improvement treatments on early establishment and seedling growth of Cercis griffithii in Arghavandarreh Torghabeh rangelands.. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Beyki, A. (2019). A joint analysis of spatio-temporal drought correlation in Khorasan Razavi province using Copula functions. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rajabi Asl, S. (2019). Study of quantitative morphological indices in different rock types in Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadi, A. (2019). Identification of the most effective periods of drought occurrence on the performance of major Rainfed crops in Golestan province Iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sarabi, M. (2019). Investigating the Impacts of Climate Changes on Run off and sediment yield -Case study: Toroq dam watershed. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jafarian, M. (2019). Spatial variability of soil erodibility associated with lithology and topography-case study: parts of northeast iran. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khakzar, A. (2019). Effects of planting methods and reduced competition on early establishment of pistachio -Pistacia vera L- seedlings in Khaje Kalat woodland. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects


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