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

Azari, M., Alirezaoliaye, & Mark A.nearing (2021). Expected climate change impacts on rainfall erosivity over Iran based on CMIP5 climate models. Journal of Hydrology, 593 (), 125826-125838.
Mianabadi, A., Davary, K., Kolahi, M., & Judith Fisher (2021). Water/climate nexus environmental rural-urban migration and coping strategies. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 65 (5), 852-876.
Naseri, F., Azari, M., & Dastorani, M. (2021). Spatial optimization of soil and water conservation practices using coupled SWAT model and evolutionary algorithm. International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 9 (4), 566-577.
Sadat, M., Heiari, A., Karimian, Z., & Farzam, M. (2021). بررسی توانایی تحمل و مقاومت گونه های گیاهی کاشته شده در دیوارهای سبز سازگار با اقلیم شهرمشهد نسبت به آلاینده های هوا، با استفاده از شاخص APTI. , 6 (4), 301-311.
Kolahi, M., Jannatichenar, M., Kirsten Davies, & Caitlyn Hoffmann (2021). Legal conflicts among natural resources stakeholders in Iran. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, (), -.
Idoia Biurrun, Remigiusz Pielech, Iwona Dembicz, Francois Gillet, Lukasz Kozub, Memariani, F., Ejtehadi, H., Farzam, M., & Rahmanian, S. (2021). Benchmarking plant diversity of Palaearctic grasslands and other open habitats. Journal of Vegetation Science, 32 (4), -.
Moazeni, S., Golkarian, A., Azari, M., & Behnam Asgari Lajayer (2021). Study on soil water retention and infiltration rate: a case study in eastern Iran. Environmental Earth Sciences, 80 (14), -.
Khabat Khosravi, Golkarian, A., Martijn J. Booij, Rahim Barzegar, Wei Sun, Zaher Mundher Yaseen, & Amir Mosavi (2021). Improving daily stochastic streamflow prediction: comparison of novel hybrid data-mining algorithms. Hydrological Sciences Journal, 66 (9), 1457-1474.
Khabat Khosravi, Rahim Barzegar, Golkarian, A., Gianluigi Busico, Emilio Cuoco, Micol Mastrocicco, Nicolo Colombani, Dario Tedesco, Maria Margarita Ntona, & Nerantzis Kazakis (2021). Predictive modeling of selected trace elements in groundwater using hybrid algorithms of iterative classifier optimizer. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 242 (242), 103849-103849.
Rahmanian, S., Ejtehadi, H., Farzam, M., Martin Hejda, Memariani, F., & Petr Pysek (2021). Does the intensive grazing and aridity change the relations between the dominant shrub Artemisia kopetdaghensis and plants under its canopies?. Ecology and Evolution, 11 (20), 14115-14124.
Bahman Sotoudeh Foumania, Kolahi, M., S. Mohammadi Limaei, J. Fisher, & T. Rostami Shahraji (2021). Multiple streams framework and logging policy change in the Hyrcanian forests of Iran. Australian Forestry, 84 (4), 191-199.
Haniyeh Asadi, Dastorani, M., Roy C. Sidle, & Kaka Shahedi (2021). Improving Flow Discharge-Suspended Sediment Relations: Intelligent Algorithms versus Data Separation. Water, 13 (24), 3650-3671.
Sharif Joorabian Shooshtari, Kamran Shayesteh, Mehdi Gholamalifard, Azari, M., & Juan Ignacio Lopez Moreno (2021). Responses of surface water quality to future land cover and climate changes in the Neka River basin, Northern Iran. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 193 (7), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Rokhnareh, R. (2021). Ethnobotany with emphasis on gendered bias (case study: CharamKohneh village). , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Baharlooiy, M. (2021). Urban runoff management Using SWMM Model -Case Study: South of Esfahan. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezapour, S. (2021). The effect of micro-catchments on some physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of soil with an emphasis on cyanobacterial communities. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammad Poor Ghayen, V. (2021). Investigating the effects of climatic and edaphic factors on runoff quantity -Case study: Small watersheds of Sanganeh region in Kalat. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hesami Charami, Z. (2021). Modeling of the efficiency of urban canals and waterways in flood transmission using SWMM model -Case study: Urbanized watershed of Kalat_e Nader. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Behyarfard , M. (2021). : Analysis of the effects of resilience indices on rural habitats sustainability against flooding -Case study: Zoshk village. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nikouei, H. (2021). Watershed health, reliability, resilience and vulnerability assessment in Fariman dam watershed under climate change. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shaygan Rad, M. (2021). The Impact Evaluation of Land Cover Change on the Soil Erosion Rate in Neyshaboor watershed. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yousefi, H. (2021). Temporal-spatial changes of vegetation index and its relationship with climatic factors in Tandoora National Park. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mojarrad, Z. (2021). Study of temporal variation the plant biodiversity in abandoned lands of Cement-Shargh Plant in Mashhad. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahmani Node, M. (2021). Evaluation of the effect of different compositions and sizes of seed ball on seed germination, seedling survival and absorption of nutrients in Pistacia vera L.. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nikzad, F. (2021). Modeling the habitat distribution of Salvia eremophila Boiss in current and future climatic conditions. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shakibi Rad, H. (2021). Investigation of safe site effects on natural establishment and seed bank of Nepeta binaloudensis Jamzad in Shirbad, Dowlat Abad, Khorassan Razavi Province. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rostami, A. (2021). Effect of Social-Economic Factors on Beneficiaries Willingness to Participate at The Implementation of Range Management Plans in Davarzan County. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Kolahi, Mahdi (2021). Investigation Legal Land Disputes and Complaints between the people and the Department of Natural Resources and Watershed Management of Kalat city

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