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Independent experts nominated by country party

Gholam-Reza Zehtabian

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
UN languages spoken



Job function
Arid and Mountainous Region Reclamation, Faculty of Natural Resources
Telephone number
98 261 2249313
Work experience
Over past three decades I have been involved with research and administrative positions related to desertification, land degradation and management. I have been principal investigator of several research projects conducted by the University of Tehran as well as other universities and research institutes on a variety of projects dealing with natural resources and land/water management in arid and semi arid regions of Iran. I have been supervisor of several Ph.D. and MSc students who have worked on research projects related to deserts and arid lands of Iran.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D. in Soil, Plant and Water Relations, France, 1981
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Zehtabian. Gh, K. Alavi Panah, H. Ehsani, 2002, Adatabase approach for soil salinity mapping and generalization from remote sensed data and geographic information system, Adatabase apporch for soil salinity mapping and generalization from remote sensed data and geographic information system, USA, , 19–26 April._x000D_
2. Zehtabian. Gh, 2003, Studying desertification on Iran Kavir desert playa, VII International Rangeland Congress, Durban, South Africa 2003._x000D_
3. Zehtabian. Gh, M. R. Javadi, 2005. An Investigation on Desertification Intensity Assessment (Case Study: Mahan, Kerman province, Iran). 6th International Conference on Geomorphology, Zaragoza, 7-11 September._x000D_
4. Zehtabian. Gh, M. Kianian, A. Salepour jam, A. Zahirnia, 2006. Effect of Forest Clearance and Subsequent Land Use on Erosion and Soil Properties in the Golestan National Park. 8th International Conference on Development of Dry Land, Beijing, China, 25-26 February._x000D_
5. Zehtabian. Gh, M. A. Zare Chahulki, M. Kia Kianian, 2007. fresh water harvesting from playa, case study south of salt lake in Iran, international conference of environmental research, India, Bupal.
Other activities
1. National Association on Desert Management and Control_x000D_
2. Member, Iranian Association of Range Management_x000D_
3. Principal investigator, National Atlas of Desertification of Iran_x000D_
4. Former Head, International Desert Research center, University of Tehran, Iran_x000D_
5. Memebr of editorial board of Desert Journal, Iranian Journal of Natural Resources, Rangeland and Arid lands Journal, Pajouhesh and Sazandegi Journal
1. Honorary Medal of Research Day of the University of Tehran_x000D_
2. Principal investigator of distinguished research project of the University of Tehran_x000D_
3. Appreciation certificate for several congress organizations, combating desertification events and Journal of Desert establishment as a research journal
Organisation name
University of Tehran
Organisation street address
Organisation city