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Sima Fakheran

Country of origin: Iran, Isl. Rep. Currently in: Iran, Isl. Rep., Isfahan General field of specialization: Other
Academic Background


2010 Doctorate Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences

I am currently Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, Director of International affairs of Isfahan University of Technology, Head of Swiss desk (Leading House for Research & Technology Collaboration between Iran & Switzerland), Vice President of International Association for Landscape Ecolog

Publications resulting from Research: 

Bihamta Toosi, N., Soffianian, A.R.,Fakheran, S., Pourmanafi, S.,Ginzler, C., Waser, L.T. (2019) Comparing Different Classification Algorithms for Monitoring Mangrove Cover Changes in Southern Iran, Global Ecology & Conservation,

Shafiezadeh, M., Moradi, H., Fakheran, S., Pourmanafi, S., Senn, J. (2019) Integrated Coastal-Terrestrial Conservation Planning for landscape-scale reserve design in Southeastern Iran, Ecological Indicators, 103, 756-765.

Mehdipour, N., Fakheran, S., Soffianian, A., Pourmanafi, S. (2019) Road-induced fragmentation and the environmental value of roadless areas in a partly protected landscape in Central Iran, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191 (7), 461.

Goudarzi, F., Hemami,M.R., Rancilhac, L., Malekian, M., Fakheran, S., Elmer, K.R., Steinfartz, S. (2019) Geographic separation and genetic differentiation of populations are not coupled with niche differentiation in threatened Kaiser’s spotted newt (Neurergus kaiseri), Scientific reports, Nature Publishing Group, 9 (6239).

Mostajeran, M., Malekian, M., Fakheran, S., Murtskhvaladze, M. Fadakar, D. (2019) Assessment of genetic variation and evolutionary history of Caucasian Grouse (Lyrurus mlokosiewiczi). Ornis Fennica, 96 (2), 55-63.

Malakoutikhah, S., Fakheran, S., Hemami, M.R., Tarkesh, M., Senn, J. (2018) Altitudinal heterogeneity and vulnerability assessment of protected area network for climate change adaptation planning in central Iran, Applied Geography, 92, 94-103.

Shafiezadeh,M., Moradi, H., Fakheran, S. (2018) Evaluating and modeling the spatiotemporal pattern of regional-scale salinized land expansion in highly sensitive shoreline landscape of southeastern Iran, Journal of Arid Land, 10(6):946-958.

Nematollahi, S., Fakheran, S., Soffianian, A. (2016) Ecological Impact Assessment of Road Network at Landscape Scale Using Spatial Road Disturbance Index (SPROADI), Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, 25 (3):297-304.

Darvishi, A,. Fakheran, S., Soffianian, A. (2015) Monitoring Landscape Changes in Caucasian Black Grouse (Tetrao mlokosiewiczi) Habitat in Iran during the Last Two Decades, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187(7):443.

Bihamta, N., Soffianian, A., Fakheran, S. (2014) Using the SLEUTH Urban Growth Model to Simulate Future Urban Expansion of the Isfahan Metropolitan Area, Iran.Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing. DOI 10.1007/s12524-014-0402-8

Bateni, F., Fakheran, S., Soffianian, A. (2013). Assessment of land cover changes & water quality changes in the Zayandehroud River Basin between 1997–2008. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s10661-013-3348-3

Makky, T., Fakheran, S., Moradi, H., Iravani, M., Senn, J. (2013). Landscape-Scale Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Spatial Dynamics of Two Vulnerable Ungulate Species in Ghamishloo Wildlife Refuge, Iran. Ecological Indicators, 31: 6–14.

Fakheran, S., Paul-Victor, C., Heichinger, C., Schmid, B., Grossniklaus, U., Turnbull, L. A. (2010) Adaptation and Extinction in Experimentally Fragmented Landscapes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 107, 19120-19125.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 


International Association of Landscape Ecology, IALE

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