Volume 20 (2022-2023)
Volume 19 (2021-2022)
Volume 18 (2020-2021)
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Volume 5 (2007-2008)
Volume 4 (2006-2007)
Volume 3 (2005-2006)
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Volume 1 (2003-2004)

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Original Article
Carbon stock of beech trees at canopy gaps in temperate Hyrcanian forest (Case study: Alandan forest,Mazandaran)

Alireza Amolikondori; Kambiz Abrari; Mohammad Feizian

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 1-14


  Introduction: Diverse gap sizes have formed in temperate Hyrcanian forests as a result of different silvicultural operations. Understanding the consequences of these practices on forest stand dynamics can help in deciding the choice of silvicultural methods. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to ...  Read More

Original Article
Determination of seven non-regulated disinfection byproducts in Tehran drinking water

Zahra Jafari; Amir Salemi

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 15-28


  AbstractIntroduction: Reaction of disinfection reagents, particularly chlorine, with natural organic material existing in raw water, results in production of a wide range of organic compounds, also known as disinfection byproducts. Despite their sever impacts on human health, only a tiny fraction of ...  Read More

Original Article
Qualitative assessment of Shiraz wastewater treatment plant effluent for different purposes

Amir Bahrami; Fatemeh Ahadi; Mehdi Bahrami; Fateme Aghamir

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 29-48


  Introduction: Today, treated wastewater is widely used on agricultural soils adjacent to urban areas of developing countries to meet water shortages. On the other hand, due to the pollution increase, the limited available resources are threatened. For the production of crops, unconventional water is ...  Read More

Original Article
Habitat suitability and effect of environmental parameters on brown bear (Ursus arctos) habitat selection in Iran

Masoumeh Sharifi; Bagher Nezami Balouchi; Javad Ramezani; Behzad Rayegani; Ali Jahani

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 49-68


  Introduction: The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is the largest carnivore which has a wide range of distribution but like other large carnivores, there are low frequency in the country. Habitats of this species in the country, especially at the local level are very fragmented. Therefore, investigation and ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of dust emission using artificial neural network model of Kashan city

Elham Pourmaafi Esfahani; Ali Almodaresi; Mohammad Mousaei Sanjerehei; Hamed Hghparast

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 69-80


  Introduction: Today, dust phenomena are among the most important environmental hazards and pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. Dust in barley as one of the pollutants has various adverse effects and negative consequences, among which can be reduced growth and yield of agricultural ...  Read More

Original Article
Modelling habitat requirements of Alburnus atropatena in the Jajroud protected River

Saleh Mahmoudi; Asghar Abdoli

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 81-94


  Introduction: Finding habitat requirements for fish in fluvial water ecosystems is a key factor in conservation and decision making for their management, which unfortunately does not have enough scientific information in this field. The purpose of this study is to identify the optimal range of habitat ...  Read More

Original Article
Analysis and comparison of community garden indicators using network analysis process (ANP)

Ramin Alivand; Omid Noori; Hadi Veisi; Reza Deihimfard

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 95-120


  AbstractIntroduction:Beginning and developing community gardens in city by creating a healthy and intimate atmosphere, it has made people feel refreshed and by increasing social, cultural and political participation It can be helpful in solving people's problems in the region, city and even the country. ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating and predicting land use changes in Tehran metropolis using remote sensing technology

Adel Khazaei; Majid Abbaspour; Sasan Babaei Kafaky; Lobat Taghavi; Yousef Rashidi

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 121-138


  Introduction: The metropolis of Tehran as the largest capital of the Middle East is faced with phenomena such as environmental degradation, land use change and high concentration of agricultural and industrial disasters. Knowing the changes of land use in the past and predicting its future status is ...  Read More

Original Article
Farmers' adaptation behavior in the face of climate change in Khoy Township

Maryam Shariatzadeh; Masoud Bijani; Saeid Morid

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 139-152


  Purpose: Any long-term changes on the weather conditions are called climate change. The most critical environmental threat against the earth planet is the climate changes on these days. In other hand, the climate changes which has increased so fast in these decade has caused the water managers, the water ...  Read More

Original Article
Cd modeling of soils around Garmsar salt mines based on artifical neural network (MLP) model

Somayeh Moharami; Mahdi Sadeghi Pour Marvi; Rahman Sharifi

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 153-168


  Introduction: During the past two decades, computer aid models for simulation of heavy metals have been remarkably developed. Prediction of soil pollution plays an important role in pollution control and land management. But in large areas, collecting data in a direct way is challenging in terms of cost ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of nickel adsorption from plating wastewater by nanographite

Toktam Shahriari; Abdolreza Karbassi; Maryam Shirazinejad

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 169-182


  Introduction: Industrial plating wastewater contains various types of detrimental heavy metals in high concentrations. One of this toxic metal is Nickel that its discharge into the surface waters and soil is considered as an environmental problem. Hence removing of this metal from wastewaters is crucial ...  Read More

Original Article
Locating garden burial centers in Khodaafrin and Kalibar cities based on Boolean logic model and ANP network analysis in GIS environment

Ali Khodaie; Rahman Zandi

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 183-204


  The problem of garbage disposal has always plagued mankind, choosing an unprincipled place; It causes many pollutions. Therefore, it is very important to choose the best place for landfill. In this research, based on the ANP network analysis process model and Boolean logic in GIS environment, using the ...  Read More

Original Article
Wintering population fluctuation of the Anatidae family in the Bakhtegan Basin Wetlands, Iran

Farhad Hosseini Tayefeh; Saber Ghasemi; Mona Izadian; Seyyed Ghasem Ghorbanzadeh

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 205-228


  Background and purpose: Anatidae family is considered as a biological indicator of wetlands due to their migratory behavior, wide distribution and high population density. Three wetlands of the Bakhtegan basin, namely Bakhtegan, Tashk and Kamjan in Fars province, are important habitats for Anatidae in ...  Read More

Original Article
An essay on political ecology

Fatemeh Zolfaghariyan; Alireza Koocheki

Volume 21, Issue 2 , July 2023, Pages 229-246


  Background and aims: Today, environment is globaly facing extensive challenges including climate change and global warming, soil erosion, reduced biodiversity and hence lack of resilience and ecological balances. This has been caused by improper use of environmental resources in the context of economic ...  Read More

Factors affecting the participation rate of higher-education students in domestic solid waste segregation (case study: Nazloo Campus of Urmia University)

Vahid Eskandari; Mehdi Ghanbarzadeh Lak

Volume 16, Issue 4 , January 2019, , Pages 93-112

  Introduction: Encouraging higher-education students, as ambassadors of environmental activities within their homes, to increase their participation in waste segregation of recyclables, can provide a clear perspective for the proper management of wastes in the country. Most of the previous studies on ...  Read More

Air pollution monitoring using Sentinel-5 (Case study: big industrial cities of Iran)

Mohammad Amin Ghannadi; Matin Shahri; Amirreza Moradi

Volume 20, Issue 2 , July 2022, , Pages 81-98


  Introduction: Air pollution and its negative effects on human health have become a major issue around the world, especially in developing countries and Iran. Contaminants such as nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and aerosols, in addition to having significant negative health consequences, ...  Read More

Analysis of the evolution of the ecological landscape of the city of Qom with the Alberti model

Erfan Khodaparast; Fatemeh Eshaghi; Hassan Darabi

Volume 19, Issue 3 , October 2021, , Pages 123-142


  Introduction: Landscape as a whole is the reflection of the structure and function, and their interaction. Although, metrics of landscape ecology provide an appropriate tool to analyze the structure and function of landscape, deep understanding is needed to perceive the generality and evolution of the ...  Read More

Plant selection for semi-arid urban landscapes with an emphasis on climate change (case study: Tehran)

Malek Rabiei Sadeghabadi; Omid Nouri; Reza Deihimfard

Volume 18, Issue 1 , April 2020, , Pages 219-236


  Introduction: Urban landscape, especially urban forest and city trees, usually has vital and various effects on the mental and physical health of humans, environmental embellishment, and mitigating the destructive effect of climatic changes like wind storms and flood control, as well as reduction and ...  Read More

Assessment of effective environmental factors in oil and gas industry policies using PESTLE & SWOT analysis (case study: Kurdistan, Iraq)

Hamidreza Jafari; Koshesh Othman Soleiman

Volume 18, Issue 3 , October 2020, , Pages 134-151


  Introduction: Today, the energy sector has an important role in modern society, and a comprehensive understanding of its performance is needed not only to decide on domestic energy policies but also to develop sustainable economic policies. With more than 60 billion barrels of oil reserves and about ...  Read More

Original Article
Relationship between size and shape of habitat Patchs with biodiversity indices of Adoroshk watershed plants (Yazd province

somaye arazi; mohammadhosein irannezhadparizi; Ahad sotoudeh; bahman kiani

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 December 2022


  Background: Landscape of an area consists of uniform parts of that land that have components of patchs, passages and bed of land landscape. Since the density and distribution of vegetation in the landscape of the land of the passage of time is affected by many variables and changes. Variety and uniformity ...  Read More

Original Article
Impact of global climate change on temperature seasonal and annual of Arak city in the 2040s

Jalalaldin Shahbaz; Zaniar Fatehi; Kamran Chapi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 22 June 2022


  Introduction: Global warming is the most important challenge facing man in the 21st century. Warmer weather will increase evapotranspiration, which will exacerbate droughts. One of the main causes of global warming is man himself. Humans have accelerated the Earth's climate change by producing large ...  Read More

Original Article
Strategic Management Analysis of Creative Tourism using QSPM Model: A Case Study of Zahedan

Mehrnaz Molavi; Ali Rahimi; Abdolbaset Dorzade mehr

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 March 2023


  Problem Statement: Nowadays, the use of tourism as a driving force to serve economic and social development in human societies has become a pervasive thing. Creative tourism is a new and interesting topic in the field of tourism, which, by crystallizing the cultural values of the land in accordance with ...  Read More

Original Article
Spatial and temporal variation in brown trout densities in the Lar National Park streams

Asghar Abdoli; Fahimeh Rashidabadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 April 2022


  Quantitative assessment of fish abundance is the basis of scientific research and management of their population. Demographic studies of stream-dwelling salmonids have shown that variation in their abundance s on a spatio-temporal scale is common, and brown trout populations are no exception. Understanding ...  Read More

Original Article
Measurement and evaluation of heavy metal pollution accumulation in soil and leaves of three tree species (Azadirachta indica, Conocarpus Erectus L. and Prosopis juliflora) in Bandar Abbas

samaneh habibi; Mahmoud Behrouzi; ahmad Nohegar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 October 2022


  Introduction: Emissions of particulate matter from car exhaust, tire wear, engine lubricants and street fence wear contain heavy metals which is dangerous for urban ecosystem; However, most of the particles are deposited on the canopy and soil of plant which absorbed by the plant. Pollution-resistant ...  Read More

Original Article
Morphological analysis and evaluation of the river based on morphological characteristics, artificial structures and channel adjustment (case study: Talar River - from upstream to Shirgah)

Zohreh Talebi; Seyyed Ali Ayyoubzadeh; Hossein Mostafavi; Mohammad Mehdi Hoseinzadeh; Hossein Shafizadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 31 January 2023


  ABSTRACTBackground and Purpose: Change is an integral part of all river systems. Most rivers now operate under fundamentally different conditions to those that existed prior to human disturbance. Human interventions indirectly change geomorphic processes such as sediment transport, erosion and sedimentation ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of different extraction methods on fruits antioxidant compounds of Dog-rose Mountain, Red hawthorn and black hawthorn Mazandaran

Hossein Moradi; Mojtaba Esmailzadeh; Fatemeh Davatgar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2023


  Background and purpose: Free radicals are considered as harmful and damaging compounds to plant and animal cells with food spoilage and damage to human health. Phenols are a large group of hydroxyl compounds that include compounds such as flavonoids and anthocyanins. Mountain Dog-rose, red hawthorn and ...  Read More

Original Article
Statistical analysis and Predicting spatio-temporal of urban heat island variations using remote sensing data

Keyvan Ezimand; Hossein Aghighi; Davod Ashourloo; Alireza SHakiba

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2023


  Introduction: The urban heat island (UHI) as a climatic effect of urbanization can negatively impact the flora and fauna involved in urban and suburban ecosystem, the presence of pollutants, air quality, energy and water consumption, as well as human health and economy. Therefore, spatiotemporal analysis ...  Read More

Original Article
A comparative analysis of environmental differences in the level of cultural development indicators

Negin Fallah Haghighi; Ghasem Ramezanpour Nargesi; Gholamhossein Abdollahzadeh; Zeinab Sharifi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2023


  Cultural development has been identified as one of the key requirements for promoting other aspects of sustainable development. On the other hand, recognizing the level of cultural development capabilities and facilities at the environmental level can be effective for planning to reduce inequality gaps ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluating the effects of urban development on the ecological carrying capacity of Isfahan city based on the system dynamics approach

Zahra Dehghan Manshadi; Parastoo Parivar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 06 June 2023


  Introduction: The management of social-ecological systems such as cities is extremely complicated due to the interdependence of subsystems, the cause-and-effect relationships that exist between them, and the impacts on sustainability. The necessity of ecological capacity and the ability of cities to ...  Read More

Original Article
Improving the sustainability of the urban environment in the Bashgah Naft neighborhood of the 21st district of Tehran (with emphasis on smart growth approach)

Lotfali Kozegar Kaleji; parviz aghaei; sajad saeedi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 June 2023


  Abstract:Introduction: One of the most important and complex social developments in the world in the last half century is the development of urbanization. Due to scattered growth in many cities in the world, natural resources are not used properly. The increase in environmental concerns, economic and ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparison of the real emissions of domestic passenger cars with the IVE model

Maryam saberiyansani; Yousef Rashidi; Seyed Hossein Hashemi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 June 2023


  AbstractBackground and purpose:Estimating the production of air pollution from mobile and stationary sources is one of the main pillars of air quality management, and considering the performance of cars in different conditions, calculating the number of emissions of pollutants from mobile sources is ...  Read More

Original Article
Study of the energy flow and Global Warming Potential (GWP) of alfalfa and maize silage production with different water supply sources (a case study: Qazvin plain)

ehsan khodarezaie; Korous Khoshbakht; Hadi Veisi; Mohammad Reza Nazari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 August 2023


  IntroductionEnergy use in agriculture has grown faster than other sectors of the global economy. In developing countries, most agricultural systems consume significant amounts of energy to increase production and food security. Energy consumption leads to the emission of greenhouse gases and environmental ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating of water, energy, and food nexus with the systems dynamics approach; a case study of Varamin Plain

Alireza shahmohammadi; Hadi Veisi; Korous Khoshbakht; Mohammad Reza Nazari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 August 2023


  Introduction: Climate and ecosystem changes in coordination with other factors have challenged many basic paradigms of natural resource management. Extensive changes have led to environmental transformations requiring managers to evaluate their management and actions. Ecological transformations are a ...  Read More

Original Article
Monitoring study of evapotranspiration rate in Tabriz city using SEBAL algorithm with GIS and TRS integration

Ali Sayyadi; Mohammad Javad Amiri; Mohamad Yazdi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 August 2023


  Background and purpose: evaporation-transpiration is one of the essential parts of the water cycle balance. Over 0.72% of the country's water resources are unavailable due to evaporation-transpiration. These factors show the importance and necessity of optimal use of water and accurate prediction of ...  Read More

Original Article
Comparison of remotely sensed and meteorological data-derived drought indices in mid-western Iran

Hamid Nazaripour; Hossein Jahantigh; Mokhtar Jafari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 August 2023


  Introduction: Drought, as one of the major natural hazards, affects the environment, society, agriculture and economy. Several indices have been developed for drought quantification based on ground data and remote sensing. Traditional drought quantification methods are based on meteorological data and ...  Read More

Original Article
Evaluation of Private Green Space Development with Participatory Planning approach (Case study: Mehrabad Neighborhood of Isfahan City)

Narges Hosseinpour mohammadabadi; Ahmad Shahivandi; Mahmoud Mohammadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 August 2023


  Introduction: The reduction of urban green space and its importance makes it necessary to adopt comprehensive strategies. In addition to physical development, the main issue in this discussion is the category of human development, which means the participation of local people and their control over the ...  Read More

Original Article
Using a hydrodynamic model to evaluate the discharge of urban sewage on the pollution of coastal areas Case study: Bandar Abbas city

َAmin Ghasami; Nasser Mehrdadi; Mohammad Javad Amiri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 August 2023


  The discharge of urban and industrial wastewater is a phenomenon that occurs in cities and coastal areas. In our country, due to having a long coastal strip and numerous cities and villages adjacent to the sea in the north and south of the country, the discharge of sewage into the sea is an environmental ...  Read More

Original Article
Strategies for Using Passive Solar Energy in Construction of Eco-Lodge in Xerothermic Climate Villages (Case Study of Dehsalm Village)

bahar beishami; SAMANEH ESMAILI

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 August 2023


  One of the challenges faces the world is climate change, due to greenhouse gas emissions. The requirement for preventing this change is development of the renewable energy usage. Among the types of renewable energy, solar energy is considered by many countries around the world, due to its high capacity ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigating the benefits and economic losses of the beneficiaries of Hamon International Wetland during the time of high water and drought in Sistan region

mohaddeseh mir; hamid mohammadi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 20 August 2023


  Introduction: In arid and semi-arid regions, the existence of wetlands is very important. The results obtained from various researches have shown that wetlands, in addition to environmental benefits, such as soil stabilization, temperature regulation, reducing air dryness, etc., also have economic benefits ...  Read More

Original Article
Identification of Flood Atmospheric Patterns and Simulation of Rainfall to Runoff Conversion in Shiraz Watershed

Mohammad Javad Amiri; Hamid Jourkesh; Ahmad Nohegar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 21 August 2023


  Introduction: Flood is caused by a sudden increase in the water level of a river due to heavy rainfall, in which excess water flows out of the basin and the riverbed and enters adjacent areas, causing extensive damage to the region's ecosystems and infrastructure. In order to determine and implement ...  Read More

Original Article
Quantitative study of the impact of natural areas of the Markazi province on pollination based on a distribution modeling approach

maryam hasanbigi; Maryam Morovati; peyman karami; mehdi elahi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 September 2023


  Introduction: Extracting honey from beehives is one of the economic activities for local communities, which is effective in the direct and indirect employment of villagers and as a result, the sustainable development of these areas. Among the pollinating insects, bees play a much more prominent role, ...  Read More

Original Article
Planting plants resistant to heavy elements in the sewage soil of the construction waste recovery center of Gud Abali – Tehran

Moodamadali Pouyan; Shahindokht Barghjelveh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 September 2023


  Background and purpose: Environmental pollutions caused by growing dumps of increasing urban construction wastes have adverse effects on the health of environment. This research was carried out with the aim of planting plants resistant to heavy elements in the construction waste recovery center of Gud ...  Read More

Original Article
Ecological evaluation of cultivating medicinal plants in different rangelands of Lorestan province

Sajjad Rahimi-Moghaddam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 11 September 2023


  Introduction: Climate changes and indiscriminate harvesting as well as overgrazing of different Iranian rangelands have caused the destruction and reduction of vegetation in the rangelands. This has been especially severe for medicinal plants, in the last decade. By identifying the plant communities ...  Read More

Original Article
Development of New Sanctions and Mechanisms in International Environmental Law for Efficient and Effective Protection of Environment

Hoda Yazdanpanah; Mohsen Abdollahi; Abbas Poorhashemi; Mansour Pournouri

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 September 2023


  Introduction: International community includes states which enact and execute the rules and regulations of international law. The base of international law derives from the need of states to coexist in international community. In other words, the states cannot be forced to accept a new rule when they ...  Read More

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Study of the diversity and colonization of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in Kolah'ghazy protected area, Isfahan Province

Nafiseh Sadat Moosavi; Ebrahim Sedaghati; Pezhman Khodaygan; Narges Hatami

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 September 2023


  Introduction: Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF-phylum Glomeromycota) are one of the most important beneficial soil microorganisms that form a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with roots more than 80% of terrestrial plant species. These fungi improve the mineral nutrients (especially phosphorus) and ...  Read More

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