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

Amini, A., Abedi, M., Ehsan Daryadel, Kolahi, M., Hojjat Mianabadi, & Judith Fisher (2023). THE PARIS AGREEMENT'S APPROACH TOWARD CLIMATE CHANGE LOSS AND DAMAGE. World Affairs, 186 (1), 46-80.
Taghizadeh, M., Farzam, M., & Nabati, J. (2023). Rhizobacteria facilitate physiological and biochemical drought tolerance of Halimodendron halodendron (Pall.) Voss. Journal of Arid Land, 15 (2), 205-217.
Mahmoodi, E., Azari, M., & Dastorani, M. (2023). Comparison of different objective weighting methods in a multi‐criteria model for watershed prioritization for flood risk assessment using morphometric analysis. Journal of Flood Risk Management, 16 (2), -.
Arjmandi, A., Ejtehadi, H., Memariani, F. (2023). Habitat characteristics, ecology and biodiversity drivers of plant communities associated with Cousinia edmondsonii, an endemic and critically endangered species in NE Iran. Community Ecology, 24 (2), 201-214.
Farzam, M. (2023). Post-Fire Recovery of Plant Biodiversity Changes Depending on Time Intervals since Last Fire in Semiarid Shrublands. Fire, 6 (3), 103-116.
Dastorani, M. (2023). Estimating index of sediment connectivity using a smart data-driven model. Journal of Hydrology, 620 (), 129467-129478.
Rafiee, F., Habib Zare, Ejtehadi, H., & Farzam, M. (2023). Nurse shrubs influence plant biodiversity across environmental gradients in rocky outcrops and surrounding rangelands. Journal of Vegetation Science, 34 (3), -.
Kolahi, M., & Rogaieh Azimiseginsara (2023). Socio-environmental responsibility in Iranian universities: a multidimensional perspective. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, 1 (1), 1-8.
Davary, K., Kolahi, M., & Erik Mostert (2023). Toward the development of a conceptual framework for the complex interaction between environmental changes and rural-urban migration. Frontiers in Water, 5 (), -.
Bahadoran, M., Ejtehadi, H., Memariani, F. (2023). Survival of experimentally buried large, winged seeds from open sandy habitats defies the established theory of relatedness between seed size, shape, and longevity. Arid land Research and Management, 38 (2), 246-262.
Rahimi, F., Farzam, M., Dastorani, M. (2023). Effects of soil mulches and conditioners on seedling emergence and survival of Astragalus nigricans Barneby in an arid steppe rangeland. Restoration Ecology, 14009 (14009), 1-9.
Ashkan Ebrahimivand, Farhad Hooshyaripor, Salar Rezaei-gharehaghaj, Sahand Razi, Mohammad Milad Salamttalab, Kolahi, M., & Roohollah Noori (2023). Satellite-Based Monitoring of Growing Agricultural Water Consumption in Hyper-Arid Regions. Water, 15 (22), 1-15.
Heirany, A., & Kolahi, M. (2023). Ethnobotanical studies in Iran’s rangelands. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 17 (11), 305-323.
Sultani Ahmadzai, A., Ejtehadi, H., Farzam, M. (2023). A new record of Astraeus hygrometricus (Pers.) Morgan (Boletales, Basidiomycota) from Afghanistan. MycoAsia, (), -.
Golkarian, A., & John J. Clague (2023). Spatial variability of soil water erosion: Comparing empirical and intelligent techniques. Geoscience Frontiers, 14 (1), 101456-101456.
Mahmoud Molaei Kermani, B., Mirzaei, H., Kolahi, M., & Kermani, M. (2023). Journal of Electrical Electronics Engineering. Journal of Electrical Electronics Engineering, (), -.

Recent theses and dissertations

Abarashi, Z. (2023). Evaluation of the process of changes and location of hydrological services of the ecosystem in terms of runoff and sediment production -case study: Sangard watershed. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jahani, M. (2023). Designing A Flood Warning System And Predicting Flooded Areas Based On Artificial Intelligence And Remote Sensing Data Of The Google Earth Engine. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khodadadi, M. (2023). The effects of changes in some climatic and edaphic factors on rate of sedimentation in Sang Divar Watershed. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hamedsepace, B. (2023). Investigating the impact of watershed management projects on flood hydrographs characteristics -case study: watershed upstream of Kalat. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shamyate, M. (2023). ffEffect of sage shrublands to rain-fed farming conversion on some features of soil -case study: Bakharz county. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Maghsood, M. (2023). Assessment of the watershed health in Kardeh watershed using EPA method. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Omrani, D. (2023). Evaluation of the performance of flood spreading projects in groundwater recharge - Case study: Hojjatabad flood spreading in Jajarm. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kazemi, N. (2023). Spatial prioritization of land management based on the potential of deep erosions and sediment connectivity. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moazeni, A. (2023). Investigation on effects of utilization level on soil infiltration and humidity retention. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Pishghadamrodi, H. (2023). Evaluation of hydrological imapcts of watershed management practices in Fariman dam watershed. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nikdel, A. (2023). Modeling the current habitat desirability of five species of medicinal plants in Binalud-Hazar Mosque vegetation zone based on MaxEnt algorithm. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zare, M. (2023). Comparison of different multi criteria decision-making methods in flood prioritization of Kashafrood subwatersheds. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahimi Aghcheshmeh , F. (2023). Evaluation of the effects of plant cover on water balance components in Kakhek Gonabad. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akbari, S. (2023). Monitoring the dynamic of post-fire s functional components in grasslands using LFA method. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khosrojerdy, M. (2023). Analysis of rainfall temporal patterns in Khorasan Razavi province. , (Master's thesis of ). Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Recent research projects

Dastorani, Mohammad Taghi,esmailpour Zarmehri, Amir (2023). Evaluation canopy interception of precipitation in some tree species (Case study: Campus of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad)

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