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. (2020). Adequate Sample Size and Appropriate Sampling Method for Estimating Grassland Production through Simulation. Russian Journal of Ecology, 51 (1), 64-71.
Rahmanian, S., Martin Hejda, Ejtehadi, H., Farzam, M., Petr Pysek, & Memariani, F. (2020). Effects of livestock grazing on plant species diversity vary along a climatic gradient in northeastern Iran. Applied Vegetation Science, 23 (4), 551-561.
Khashtabeh, R., Akbari, M., Kolahi, M., & Ali Talebanfard (2020). Assessing the effects of desertification control projects using socio-economic indicators in the arid regions of eastern Iran. Environment Development and Sustainability, (), -.
Mostafa Dastorani, Mohammad Mirzavand, Dastorani, M., & Hassan Khosravi (2020). Simulation and prediction of surface water quality using stochastic models. Sustainable Water Resources Management, 6 (4), -.
Roya Vazirian, Ali Akbar Karimian, Mehdi Ghorbani, Seyed Alireza Afshani, & Dastorani, M. (2020). سنجش و ارزیابی ابعاد موثر بر ارتقاء تاب‏ آوری جوامع روستایی در مواجهه با خشکسالی(منطقه موردمطالعه: شهرستان سبزوار، استان خراسان رضوی). , (), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Khakzar, A. (2020). Effects of soil amendment treatments and drought stress on pistachio seedlings. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Vafaei, M. (2020). Flood Risk Assessment in Campus of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad -FUM. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mahmoodi, E. (2020). Comparison of data mining, multi-criteria decision making and hydrological modeling approaches for determining flood Source Areas. , ( ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Poursoltani, Z. (2020). Qualitative assessment of saline waterresources and their potential for use in agricultural crop production -Case study:part of Birjand county. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kargaran, F. (2020). Comparative study of habitats and gums produced by species of Ferula spp.. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alizadhe, M. (2020). Investigating effects of livestock grazing and shrub canopies on diversity of plant growth strategies. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dastoori, Z. (2020). Investigation on the effects of soil moisture conservation treatments on the early establishment of Ferula foetida seedlings. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ansari, A. (2020). Fire risk zoning in Hezar Masjed Juniperus woodland using GIS and application of AHP process. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Azari, Mahmood, (2020). Climate Change Impacts on Rainfall Erosivity over Iran

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