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
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
Associate 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

Doostan, R., & Bohloul Alijani (2023). Evaluating the onset, end, and length of seasons in selected stations in Iran. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, 151 (), 13-28.
Jalil Noroozi, Minaei, M., Sina Khalvati, Akram Kaveh, Hanieh Nafisi, Behnaz Nazari, Golshan Zare, Ernst Vitek, Karl Hulber, & Gerald M. Schneeweiss (2023). Hotspots of (sub)alpine plants in the Irano‐Anatolian global biodiversity hotspot are insufficiently protected. Diversity and Distributions, 29 (2), 244-253.
Hamzeh Ahmadi, Noredin Rostami (2023). The impact of climate change on snowfall in Iran Basins using the satellite-derived snow products and CMIP6 Bias Corrected model. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, 151 (), 603-618.
Nathsuda Pumijumnong, Minaei, M., Javad Eskandari Mayvan, & Danial Mansourian (2023). A comprehensive study of the parameters affecting the stable isotopes in the precipitation of the Bangkok metropolitan area using model-based statistical approaches. Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies, 59 (2), 161-179.
Nathsuda Pumijumnong, Darbagh Anbaran, E., & Minaei, M. (2023). The deterioration of groundwater quality by seawater intrusion in the Chao Phraya River Basin, Thailand. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 195 (3), -.
Hosseinzadeh, S., Mohseni, N., Gao-lin Wu, & Farzin Shabani (2023). Response of termite mounds to changes of geomorphic forms and processes and associated edaphic variations. Catena, 225 (), 107021-107037.
Muhammad Kamangar, Ozgur Kisi, & Minaei, M. (2023). Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Carbon Sequestration in Different Ecosystems of Iran and Its Relationship with Agricultural Droughts. Sustainability, 15 (8), 6577-6593.
Ghasemi, M., & Faal Jalali, A. (2023). Comparing the Effects of Inflation on the Expenditure and Income of Urban and Rural Families in Iran Using a Panel Data. Journal of Research and Rural Planning, 12 (3), 17-32.
Kharazmi, O., & Shaddel, L. (2023). Evolutionary and Structural Evaluation of Innovation Ecosystems with the Aim of Mapping and Increasing Performance of Mashhad’s Gold and Jewelry Innovation Ecosystem. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, (), -.
Haywantee Ramkissoon, Amirali Kharazmi, Leila Kharazmi, & Kharazmi, O. (2023). Pathological Evaluation of Using Scenario Planning in Academic Theses Focusing on Tourism-Related Subjects. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, (), -.
Mojtaba Heydarizad, Luis Gimeno, Minaei, M., & Shahsavan Gharehghouni, M. (2023). Stable Isotope Signatures in Tehran’s Precipitation: Insights from Artificial Neural Networks, Stepwise Regression, Wavelet Coherence, and Ensemble Machine Learning Approaches. Water, 15 (13), 2357-2380.
Amir Mohseni, Mohseni, N., Karimi, A., & Markus Egli (2023). Interactions of soil quality, ages of alluvial fans, and mechanisms controlling total soil organic carbon dynamics. Catena, 232 (107413), 107413-107428.
Rahnama, M., & Shirin Sabaghi Abkooh (2023). Prediction of CO pollutant in Mashhad metropolis, Iran: Using multiple linear regression. The Geographical Journal, 189 (4), 715-728.
Kobra Shojaeizadeh, Mahmoud Ahmadi (2023). Contribution of biophysical and climate variables to the spatial distribution of wildfires in Iran. Journal of Forestry Research, 34 (6), 1763-1775.
Janparvar, M., Kazem Zoghi Barani, Bahramijaf, S., & Maryam Takrosta (2023). Future Research on Geo-Economic Relations between Iran and Africa. Geopolitics Quarterly, 19 (2), 108-132.
Mohsen Soltani, Bert Hamelers, Mofidi, A., Christopher G. Fletcher, Arie Staal, Stefan C. Dekker, Patrick Laux, Joel Arnault, Harald Kunstmann, Ties Van Der Hoeven, & Maarten Lanters (2023). A 20-year satellite-reanalysis-based climatology of extreme precipitation characteristics over the Sinai Peninsula. Earth System Dynamics, 14 (5), 931-953.
Rahnama, M., & Shakarami, K. (2023). Spatial analysis of the impacts of the urban form on the energy consumption of Karaj over the Covid-19 era (2019–2022). Energy and Buildings, 298 (), 113568-.
Zarrin, A., Mofidi, A. (2023). Near-term temperature extremes in Iran using the decadal climate prediction project (DCPP). Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 38 (2), 447-466.
Kharazmi, O., & Dartoomi, S. (2023). A systematic literature review on collaborative innovation in the public sector. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 36 (4), 602-630.
Sarhan, E., Mofidi, A., Zarrin, A., & Minaei, M. (2023). Climatology of cold spots and LST minimums in Iran using high-resolution satellite data. THEORETICAL AND APPLIED CLIMATOLOGY, 155 (2), 1395-1413.
Jangi, M., Zarrin, A., Mofidi, A. (2023). Intensifying heatwave trends in Iran based on observational data using excess heat factor (EHF). Journal of Natural Hazards, 120 (2), 2073-2090.
Amirfakhrian, M. (2023). Spatial Analysis of the Distribution of Specialist Physicians' Offices in Mashhad. International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development, 11 (3), 214-227.
Vaez Tabasi, A., Bouzarjomehry, K., & Sojasi Qeidari, H. (2023). Investigating the role of economic components in the sustainability of micro-businesses of Imam Khomeini Relief Committee pensioners case study: villages of Khalil Abad city). Journal of Sustainable Rural Development, 7 (1), 123-136.
Naddaf, M., Hosseinzadeh, S. (2023). Open-Cast Mining Deformations Monitoring using Sentinel-1 SAR data (SBAS technique). Journal of Sustainable Mining, 22 (4), 268-279.

Recent theses and dissertations

Afkhami Ardakani, T. (2023). Analysis of the impact of comprehensive urban plans on the physical development of Mashhad. , ( Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azimnasab, M. (2023). Analysis of factors affecting the spatial pattern of energy consumption in the residential contexts of Sabzevar city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Heidari, A. (2023). Projection of temperature extremes of Southwest Asia using CMIP6 models. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Esmaeili, H. (2023). Identifying flood-prone areas in Iran using machine learning models with emphasis on climate changes. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abootorabi, F. (2023). Pathology of the improvement plan of villages with valuable texture in Khorasan Razavi province. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, S. (2023). Explanation of optimal spatial density of Mashhad metropolis in the direction of sustainable development. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sarbarghi, T. (2023). Transition scenarios to the Ethics Development of Rural Tourism with emphasis on Environmental Sustainability on the horizon of 2036 (Case Study: Targhabe Shandiz County). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ganjloo, A. (2023). Presenting the model of a child-friendly city in Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khordedan, K. (2023). Spatiotemporal analysis of the maximum Land Surface Temperature and Hotspots in Iran using high resolution satellite data. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nobakht, S. (2023). Investigating the role of tourism in the biological sustainability of border Khaf county. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jaafar, Z. (2023). Investigating the geo-economics components affecting the relations between Iran and Iraq. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Keyhani, M. (2023). The synoptic and dynamical analysis of the structure, characteristics and the nature of Turkmenistan anticyclone. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoudi, F. (2023). Evaluation of ecosystem services I creating sustainable development based on ecotourism, border areas of Razavi khorasan province. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ali Zada, S. (2023). Evaluation of land use changes in Afghanistan with emphasis on food security using remote sensing and geographic information system -GIS. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bolori, Z. (2023). Amol City infill development Pattern Scenarios for Sustainable Development. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hakimikhorram, A. (2023). Planning of the Strategy of Iran Regional Security after the Exodus of USA from the geopolitical region Persian Gulf. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mirzaei Mohammad Abad, F. (2023). Analysis of the physical changes of the villages on the urban fringe,case study: Kenvist Dehestan. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoei, F. (2023). Identification and analysis of the spatial pattern of pilgrims\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' behavior in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gandomi, Z. (2023). Geopolitical analysis of the geographical sources of power in Azerbaijan. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Aein, F. (2023). Analysis of the conflicts of urban tourism development and environment in the southern belt of Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khoshnoodan, N. (2023). Analysis of the role of sports tourism events on the cohesion of the local community (with chukhe wrestling in Esfrain). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Erfani, Z. (2023). Economic empowerment based on local capacities, Case study: Razavieh district of Mashhad county. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shabani, E. (2023). Future research of urban governance in middle cities with emphasis on the dimensions of central consensus and accountability (Case example of Shirvan city). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kalateh Meymari, R. (2023). Investigating the Impact of Climate Change on Rural Tourism (Case Study: Tourism target villages with Emphasis on Razavi Khorasan Province). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jambarjoghi, M. (2023). Shopping centers and their role in the pattern of intra-city trips (case example: shopping centers in the Janbaz area of Mashhad). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Razavian Rad, S. (2023). Investigation and analysis of biophilic city planning indicators in Mashhad city (Study case: KouhSangi Park and Mellat Park). , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hafezi Moghaddas, A. (2023). Modeling and evaluating factors controlling soil erosion in the Qochan-Shirvan watershed. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Arbabi, I. (2023). The effect of social capital on the success of rural HADI projects -Case study: ZaboliDehestan, Mehrstan County. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bondar, D. (2023). Investigating the performance of the ECMWF sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction in estimating precipitation in Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadabadi, M. (2023). Investigation of Heat Waves Characteristics in Iran to Explain Dynamic-synoptic Mechanism of Extreme Heat Waves. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadabadi, F. (2023). Investigating the role of Indian Monsoon Depressions -IMD- on Summer rainfall of Southeast Iran using the Synoptic Approach. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Arasteh, M. (2023). Explaining the approaches and policies of reviving the center of Mashhad in the contemporary era -1922-2022. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholamrezaei, M. (2023). The Impact of Transit Location on the Development of Border Cities (Case Study: Sarakhs). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alobaidi, S. (2023). Analysis of the physical-economic reflection of Shalamcheh border market in the border region of Iraq. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abod, A. (2023). Analysis of the role of the resistance front in the national security of Iraq. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hoseini, F. (2023). feasibility study of the role of developers in large scale residential projects in the targeted Neighborhoods for the recreation of birjand city. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Etemadi, M. (2023). Investigating the impact of the Padideh Shandiz megaproject on urban development. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Taheri Aval Shahri, B. (2023). Investigating Statistical-physical characteristics of Fog occurrence in selected airports of the Iran. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Daneshvar, P. (2023). The effect of the normalization of Arab countries relations with the Zionist regime on Iran\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s regional power balance. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Soleimani Baygi, M. (2023). Historical variability and projection of mid-tropospheric Iran anticyclone by using CMIP6 models. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ba- Sarfeh Roodi, E. (2023). Investigating the status of underground water resources in Khaf-Ptergan watershed with emphasis on climate change. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Azeez, W. (2023). The Geopolitical Analysis of Iraq And Iran Relations in the Last two Decades. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shahsavan Gharehghouni, M. (2023). projection of climatic zone of iran in up to 22nd century under the ssp scenarios. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Afsahi, H. (2023). Spatial Analysis Of Operations Of Khorasan Razavi Electricity Distribution Company Using Remote Sensing, GIS And Artificial Intelligence. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Beheshtian Mesgaran, A. (2023). The changing geopolitical relations between Iran and Afghanistan after the return of the Taliban. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bardooei, A. (2023). Feasibility assessment of cultivating and estimating the yields of rain-fed wheat and barley under climate change conditions using remote sensing, geographic information systems, and machine learning - A case study in Khorasan Razavi province. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yousufi, F. (2023). Rereading the thoughts of city managers about the city identity of Mashhad and its adaptation to the foundations of the identity of the Iranian-Islamic city. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Afroogh, B. (2023). Analysis of extreme precipitation events in selected stations of eastern Iran in the last six decades. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammadzadeh, M. (2023). Investigating the physical-spatial development of Bojnord city -1300_1400. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yazdani, D. (2023). Impacts of climate forcing on temperature over Iran by comparing CMIP5 and CMIP6. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Samaei Yekta, F. (2023). Formulate and implement the climate change action plan -CAP- for Iran. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Behnam Sadeghi, A. (2023). Analysis of factors affecting the non reinforcement of rural housing, case Mashhad County study:kenvist dehestan. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Elmian, Z. (2023). Evaluation of the spatial structure of urban neighborhoods from the perspective of smart growth, case example: Hossein Bashi neighborhood of Mashhad. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Erfani, M. (2023). Analysis of Detached Urban Growth of Mashhad Mehrgan Town From Sustainable Development Approach. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Asadi, R. (2023). Location of rural fire stations by using optimal modeling (Case study: The dehestans of Mashhad urban complex). , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sheikh, B. (2023). Flood risk modeling for adapting to environmental changes using remote sensing and GIS -case study: Kashafrud watershed. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Barzegar Mahdiabadi, M. (2023). Performance analysis of Hijab Park in Mashhad city. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nazari, Z. (2023). Climate Analysis of Extremely Cold Periods in Afghanistan. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dadgar, Z. (2023). Analysis of the effects of the aging of the village population on the quality of the rural physical environment -study area: villages of Jaghregh district. , (Doctoral dissertation of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Majidi Fayzabadi, T. (2023). Land subsidence hazard modeling in Neyshabour plain using Radar Interferometry and Machine Learning in Geographic Information System.. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahbar, S. (2023). Presenting of the development scenarios of the city of Qahestant. , (Master's thesis of Geography). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

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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