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Reviewer Name Specialty Affiliation
Khosrow Aein Jamshid etc.. Taleghani High Way
Mostafa Ahmadvand environmental education Dept. of Rural Development Management, Faculty of Agriculture, Yasouj University, Yasouj, Iran
ferial ahmadi etc.. Assistant Professor, Faculty of Art and Architecture, University of Mazandaran
Zahra Asadolahi land use planning Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lorestan University, Lorestan, Khoramabad,Iran
niloufar islamzadeh land use planning gorgan natural resources university
Baharak Eslami environmental pollutions, etc.. Payame noor
hassan esmaeilzadeh etc.. Environmental Sciences department, Shahid Beheshti University
Rohollah Esmaili land use planning Department of environment
Helen Aghsaei land use planning
Narjes Okati environmental pollutions Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Zabol
Ziaeddin Almassi environmental low, environmental planning and management Department of Environment/ Tehran/ Iran
ali emami meibodi environmental economics Associate professor - Faulty of economics, university of Allameh tabatabae
Hamid Amirnejad environmental economics Department of Agricultural economic, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University Sari
Elham Oustan environmental planning and management University of Tehran
Ahmad Imani etc.. Urmia University, Dept. of Fisheries, Assistant Professor
ziaedin Badehian land capability assessment Academy member, Head of the department, Lorestan University
Abdolrahim Bgherifar environmental pollutions Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
baradarannoviri baradarannoviri etc.. Head of Fish Sperm Cryopreservation Lab
Akram Bemani environmental pollutions Ardakan university,
Mosa Bandak environmental education teaching at university
Mostafa Baniasadi environmental economics Department of Agricultural Economics / Bu Ali Sina University of Hamedan
Behrouz Behrouzi-Rad land capability assessment Academic Staff
amin padash land use planning دانشگاه پردیس تهران
farzam pourasghar environmental planning and management رییس گروه سازمان مدیریت و برنامه ریزی کشور
kianfar payamani land use planning Research Center of Agricultural and Natural Resources of Lorestan province
Elham Pishdad environmental pollutions, etc.. 1. Researcher at the Scientific Research and Middle East Strategic Studies Center 2. Member of ICC Iran Environment and Energy Commission
Behjat Tajeddin etc.. Agricultural Engineering Research Institute- Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization
Ali Jafari environmental planning and management Department of Environment, faculty of natural resources, Shahrekord University
Dorna Jahangirpour environmental economics Department of Agricultural Economics-Faculty of Agriculture-Shiraz university-Shiraz-Iran
Ali Jahani environmental impact assessment Faculty member, College of Environment
seyed ali jozi environmental impact assessment, land use planning IAU
Nasser Chenani environmental low
Seyedtaleb Hosseini etc.. Iranian National Institute for Oceanography and Atmospheric Science (INIOAS)
Ali Haghani land capability assessment Gorgan university
Shideh Hallaj Neishaboori environmental impact assessment Expert/Department of The Environment
Jalal Khodaei etc.. Department of Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Kurdistan
Shahram Dadgar etc..
Lida Davar land use planning Researcher
Asef Darvishi land capability assessment, land use planning Shahid Beheshti University
Azade Deljouei etc.. Department of Forest Engineering, Forest Management Planning and Terrestrial Measurements, Transilvania University of Brasov, Brasov, Romania
Reza Dahmardeh-Behrooz environmental pollutions, etc.. Environment
Javad Ramezani College Of Environment (COE)
Mohammad Kazem Ramezani etc.. معاون دفتر محیط زیست و سلامت غذا وزارت
Lobat Zebardast land use planning Department of Planning, management and Education, Faculty of Environment, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Ardavan Zarandian environmental planning and management Assistant Professor, Research Group of Environmental Assessment and Risk, Research Center for Environment and Sustainable Development (RCESD), Department of Environment, Tehran, I.R. Iran.
Mohammad Ali Salari Aliabadi Mohammad Ali Salari Aliabadi
parvaneh sobhani land use planning Shahid Beheshti University
Ahmad Soltani-Zoghi environmental economics Department of Agricultural economic,agriculture faculty, Shiraz university, Shiraz, Iran
Hadi Soltanifard etc.. Environment Science, Geography and enivironment science faculty,Hakim Sabzevari University
ُSeyed Ebrahim Sadeghi etc..
Javad Salehi environmental low Associate Prof. of PNU
Sadegh Salehi environmental education, etc.. Department of Social Sciences, University of Mazandaran
Mojgan Salavati مدرس
Sanaz Sanaye Goldouz environmental education Iranian Association for Environmental Assessment (Chairman of the Board- the Secretary)
hossein tahan archaeologist
Nadia Abbaszadeh Tehrani environmental planning and management, land capability assessment Assistant Professor at Aerospace Research Institute
Ali Azizi environmental planning and management Assistant Professor -National Population Studies and Comprehensive Management Institute-Tehran, Iran
Abolfazl Askary sary etc.. DEPARTMENT OF FISHERY
Hooshmand Ataei etc.. Associated professor of Climatology Payamenoor University
Mohammadreza Elmi environmental planning and management Yazd University/School of Natural resources
Azar Alinezhad etc.. Assistance Professor, Department of Law. Faculty of literature , Vali- e- Asr University of Rafsanjan
Majid Ghorbani Javid etc.. Faculty member-University of Tehran
Abdolreza Karbassi environmental impact assessment Faculty Member
Roghayeh Karami Phd Student, Faculty of Fisheries & Environment, organ University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Roya Karami environmental impact assessment Faculty member
Mostafa Keshtkar land capability assessment, land use planning PhD Student of Environmental Sciences and Engineering(Land Use Planning) Department of Environmental Planning Environmental Sciences Research Institute Shahid Beheshti University (SBU)
Mehrdad Kamali Sanzighi
Mohammad Hasan Gerami Young Researchers and Elite Club, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran
Mohammad Hossein Gorjian Arabi environmental pollutions, etc.. Research Center for the Caspian Region, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran
Hossein Ganjidoust environmental pollutions Tarbiat Modares University
NAGHMEH Mobarghei Dinan environmental economics ASSOCIATE professor
Saeed Mohammadi etc.. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Zabol, Iran
fatemeh mohammadyari land use planning Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences, Shahrekord University
nejat mohammadifar etc.. Department Faculty University Ardakan
Sahar Mokhtari Ports and Maritime organization
Majid Makhdoum prof. University of Tehran
Zahra Mashayekhi environmental economics Research institute of petroleum industry (RIPI), faculty of energy and environment, department of ecology and pollution control, Tehran, Iran
Raoof Mostafazadeh environmental impact assessment, land use planning Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili
morteza mofidi chelan
ARASH Malekian land use planning UT
Seyed Mohsen Mousavi land use planning Iran, Tehran, Shahid Beheshti University, Center for Environmental Researches
Reza Mirzaeitalarposhti environmental impact assessment, etc.. Shahid Beheshti University
Mir Mehrdad Mirsanjari Assistant Professor, Malayer University
naderloo naderloo
Touraj Nasrabadi environmental pollutions School of environment, College of engineering, University of Tehran
Marjan Nemati Mehr etc.. Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran Iran
Mohammad Nemati Varnosfaderany environmental pollutions Department of Natural Resources, Isfahan University of Technology
afsaneh naeimifar environmental economics
Ali Nekuie fard Research deputy
Seyed Hossein Hashemi environmental pollutions Shahid Beheshti University
Hossein Varasteh Moradi etc.. Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Gorgan Iran
ali vosoogh environmental pollutions Civil engineering,Iran University of Science and Technology
elia vatanparast environmental planning and management Member of Rastin Naghsh Pars Board Directors
Mohammad Yazdi environmental education Shaid Behesti university
elham yusefi Department of environment, Faculty of environment, University of Birjand