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Expert NameDr. Sayyed Ahang Kowsar
TitleDept. Head
DivisionFars Res. Center for Nat. Res. & Animal Husbandry
InstitutionSoil Conservation and Watershed Management Research Center
CityShiraz
CountryIran (Islamic Republic of)
Telephone98 71 674506
EmailJahadfrs(at)pearl.sums.ac.ir
Work ExperienceI have been working since 1972 on desertification control through floodwater spreading, particularly for the artificial recharge of ground water. Aquifer management, which is the outcome of 25 years of research in Iran has gained acceptance since 1996, and 40 research stations have been established to study its different aspects all over Iran. I have personally designed and constructed above 15 flood water spreading systems in Iran. My previous interests in soil surface application of asphalt in afforestation in arid zones is applicable in the oil producing countries.
QualificationsB.S. Soil Science, Oregon State University, USA, 1966. M.S. Soil Physics, Oregon State University, USA, 1968. Ph.D. Soil - Plant - Water relationships, University, USA, 1977.
Number of Publications40
Awards1. Order (medal) for research, thrid class, 1996. 2. World IntellectualProperty Organization gold medal for outstanding invention: aquifer management, 1997. 3. 10th Kharazmi International Festival, 2nd degree award for applied research, aquifer manag
Other Activities1. Teaching soil conservation, watershed management and the artificial recharge of groundwater at the graduate level (M.S.). 2. Have advised 12 M.S. students on their thesis research projects. 3. Member, Soil Science Society of America, 1967-present. 4. Member, American Society of Agronomy, 1968-present. 5. Member, Soil Science Society of Iran, 1972-present.
Publications1. Kowsar, A., S.M. Mortazavi, and M. Niazi Ardekani, 1996. Eight-year performance of Eucalyptus camaldulensis in a sandy desert. Des. Con. Bull. (UNEP)29: 35-41. 2. Kowsar, A., 1992. Desertification Control through flood water spreading in Iran, UNASYLVA 43(168):27-31. 3. Kowsar, A., 1991. Flood Water Spreading for Desertification Control: An Integrated approach, Des. Con. Bull. 19:3-18. 4. Kowsar, A., Water harvesting for afforestation: III Dependence of tree growth on amount and distribution of precipitation soil sci. soc. Am. J.: 46:802-807. 5. Kowsar, A., 1996. An introduction to flood at mitigation and optimization of flood water utilization: Flood irrigation, artificial recharge of ground water, small earth dams (in farsi, English translation is in the press). Ministry of Jihad-e-Sazandegi, Tehran.
DisciplineNatural Resource Management
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