Dr. Manouchehr  Gorji

Associate Professor in  Soil Conservation & Management


Department of Soil Science
Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
College of Agriculture & Natural Resources,
University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran.

Phone: 026-32231787
Fax: 026-32231787
Email: mgorji@ut.ac.ir
URL: http://can.ut.ac.ir/member/gorji.aspx

Academic Appointments
Education
Areas of Specialization and Research Interests
Current Teaching
Thesis Supervised
Selected Publication
Book
 
   
 Academic Appointments TOC
AppointmentsDurationAcademic Center
Member of Technology Development Council for Water, Drought, Erosion & Environment 2011- conti.Vice Presidency for Science & Technology
President2011 - 2012University College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Tehran
Managing Director 2010- 2011Developement Foundation of College of Agriculture and Natural resources
Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology Representative2006 - conti.Agricultural & Natural resources Engineering Disciplinary Organization of Tehran Province
Vice Chancellor in Financial & Administrative2005 - 2010University College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Tehran
Director2002 - conti.Soil and Water Conservation Research Station
Deputy head2002 - 2005Department of Soil Science
Vice Chancellor in Financial & Administrative1994 - 1995Faculty of Agriculture

Education TOC
Ph.D: Soil Science (Soil and Water Conservation) 2004
M.Sc: Soil Science (Soil and Water Conservation) 1993
B.Sc: Soil Science 1980

Areas of Specialization and Research Interests TOC
Soil Erosion & Conservation
Sustainable Soil Management
Soil water & Plant Relationship

Current Teaching TOC
Course TitleDegreeLevelsCourse IDCreditsSyllabusNotes
Soil Erosion & Conservation B.Sc. 3
Advanced Soil Conservation M.Sc. 3
Sustainable Soil Management M.Sc. 2
Research methods & Instruments in Soil Science Ph.D. 2
Hydrology M.Sc. & PhD. 3

Thesis Supervised TOC
Saedi, Tayebeh. MSc. Thesis. 2011-2013. Shear Strength and Aggregates Stability as an Indicator of Splash Erosion (Advisor).    more...

Asadzadeh, F. Ph.D. Dissertation. 2010-2013. Investigation of erosion plots scale effect on runoff and soil loss under natural rainfall.   more...

Ataii, Ali. MSc. Thesis. 2011-2013. Investigating the impacts of different land management practices on soil erodibility using fractal geometry.   more...

Nikghalbpoor, Mina. MSc. Thesis. 2011-2013. Spatial variability of infiltration rate and its relationship with aggregate stability in a landscape in dry farm lands of Qazvin province (Advisor).   more...

Kaka. Jalil. MSc. Thesis. 2011-2013. Studying the effects of biological soil crusts on some soil quality indicators in range land of Qare Qir, Golestan province, Iran.    more...

Jozyari. Behnaz. MSc. Thesis. 2010-2012. Study of soil quality in consolidated paddy lands of Mazandaran and comparing them with traditional lands.   more...

Sabetizadeh. Marmar. MSc. Thesis. 2010-2012. Effect of microorganisms(fungi and bacteria) and different organic matter on soil aggregate stability.   more...

Soltani-Gerdefaramarz. Mohamad. MSc. Thesis. 2010-2012. Measuring soil losses & nutrient elements losses due to wind erosion in wheat cropland (case study Yazd-Ardakan plain).    more...

GoLi-Kalrood. M.A. MSc. Thesis. 2010-2012. The study of erosion rate and particle size distribution of sediments under runoff erosion at dry farming crop land areas (Advisor).    more...

Pazhouhesh. Mehdi. Ph.D. Dissertation. 2009-2012. Study of Soil Erodibility Factor, and Sediment Load Modeling using multiple regressions, and Fuzzy in Zayande rood Olya Dam Watershed.    more...

Davoud Zarehaghi. Ph.D. Dissertation. 2008-2011. Determining Non Limiting Water Range for Pistachio and investigation of its seedling growth under different soil moisture and compaction levels.   more...

Mirzaee. Salman. MSc. Thesis. 2010-2011. Determination of rill erosion threshold, considering runoff and surface cover, in the Golestan province loesses.   more...

Alimohamadi Alireza. 2009-2010. M.Sc.Thesis.Effect of different Land Use on Soil Quality ‎Indicators.    more...

Sharifi Arezoo. 2009-2010. M.Sc.Thesis.The effects of paddy field consolidation on soil quality ‎in some regions of Guilan province.   more...

Parvizi Yahya. 2008-2010. Ph.D. Dissertation. Mapping of spatial variability of soil organic carbon and predicting the influences of physical and management factors by use of multivariate analysis and artificial neural networks.   more...

Shabani Farzin. 2009-2010. M.Sc.Thesis.Effects of Land use Types at Different Slopes On Soil Erodibility Factor.   more...

Tirgar Soltani. Taghi. 2008-2010. M.Sc.Thesis. Study of Soil Aggregate Stability Behavior in Different Land Use Types.   more...

Haghighi Fereshte.2008-2009.M.Sc.Thesis. Effect of conversion of pasture to dryland ‎farming on soil hydraulic properties.   more...

Abrishamkesh. Sepideh. 2008-2009.M.Sc.Thesis.Effects of land use changing from forest ‎to tea garden on soil aggregate stability in Lahidjan.   more...

Asadzadeh.Farrokh.2007-2008.M.Sc.Thesis. Determining the Influence of Surface ‎Roughness, Soil Strength, and Aggregate Stability on Interrill Erodibility of Soil in ‎WEPP, Using Rainfall Simultion.   more...

Ghorbani. Mehdi. 2006-2007. M.Sc. Thesis. Investication Floristic and Environmental ‎factors effect on distribution of Vegetation.   more...

Raeisi neshat.Amir. 2006-2007. M.Sc. Thesis. Estimating rate of gully erosion and retreat ‎of gully walls by (RS) and GIS in the part of Taleghan watershed.(Advisor)   more...

Akbarzadeh. Ali. 2006-2007. M.Sc. Thesis. Soil amendments and geotextile effects on ‎runoff and sediment yield on steep slopes, using rainfall simulator.(Advisor)   more...

Mahmoodabadi.Majid. 2005-2007. Ph.D. Dissertation. Study on Interrill and Rill Erosion ‎and Related Processes Using Rainfall and Runoff Simulation.(Advisor)   more...

Azimzadeh.Hamidreza. 2005-2007. Ph.D. Dissertation. Study on Application the Wind ‎Erosion Prediction System WEPS and IRIFR2 on Fallow Lands of Yazd-Ardakan ‎Plain.(Advisor)   more...

Naderi Peykam.Elaheh. 2005-2006. M.Sc. Thesis. Effects of Soil Conservation on the ‎Erosion rate and the some of Soil Quality Indicators.   more...

Mahmoodabadi.Majid. 2001-2003. M.Sc.Thesis. Zonation of soil erosion hazard using ‎GIS and RS techniques in Golabad watershed.(Advisor)   more...

Shahbazi.Ali. 2000-2002. M.Sc. Thesis. Effects of Polyacrylamide on erosion and runoff ‎of saline-sodic soils.(Advisor)   more...

Shokofteh.Hosein. 1999-2001. M.Sc.Thesis.Effect of Polyacrylamide(PAM) on soil ‎erosion and dry and wet aggregates. (Advisor)   more...

Sabbah.Arash. 1996-1997. M.Sc.Thesis. Investigating the relationship between soil ‎erodibility (K) and Aggregate stability in Qazvin plain soils.‏ ‏‎(Advisor)   more...


Selected Publication TOC
A. Journals Papers
Investigating the limitations of power functions to describe the soil particle size distribution. Tirgar-Soltani.M.T., A.A.Zolfaghari., M.Gorji., M.Shorafa. Iranian Journal of Soil Research. 2012. v.26.No.1.   more...

Land leveling and changes in soil properties in paddy fields of Guilan province, Iran. Arezoo Sharifi., M.Gorji., H. Asadi., A.A. Pourbabaee. 2013. Springer. J. of Paddy and Water environment,Vol. 11(41).   more...

Determination of Non-Limiting Water Range for Seedling Growth of Pistachio. Zarehaghghi.D., M.R. Neyshabouri., M. Gorji., H. Monirifar., M. Shorafa. Journal of water and soil science.2012. v.22,No.3.   more...

Effects of Rock fragments cover on distance of rill erosion initiation and overland flow hydraulics. Mirzaee.S., M.Gorji., A.Jafari. 2012. international J. of Soil Science. 7(3). p100-107.   more...

Comparison of different models for estimating cumulative infiltration. A.A. Zolfaghari., S.Mirzaee., M.Gorji. international J. of Soil Science. 2012. 7(3). p108-115.   more...

Effect of surface rock fragment cover on soil erosion and sediment, using simulated runoff. S.Mirzaee., M.Gorji., A. Jafari-Ardakani. 2012. J. of Soil Management and Sustainable Production,Vol. 2(1).(in farsi).   more...

Long-term effects of land use on soil aggregate stability. S. Abrishamkesh, M. Gorji, and H. Asadi. Int. Agrophysics., 2011, 25, 103-108    more...

Determination of soil erodibility factor using fuzzy rule base system. pazhouhesh.Mahdi, M. Gorji, S.M. Taheri, A. Keshavarzi. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES Volume 1, No 7, 2011.   more...

Effect of different land usees in Zayande-roode-Olya dam watershed on sediment yield, using GIS. Pazhoohesh.M, M.Gorji., S.M.Taheri., F.Sarmadian., J.Mohamadi., H.Samadi. Iranian Journal of Water Research.2011.Volume5.No.8.‎143-152.(in Farsi).    more...

Sensitivity Analysis for Determining Priority of Factors Controlling SOC content in Semiarid Condition of West of Iran. 2010. Y. Parvizi, M. Gorji, M.H. Mahdian, and M. Omid. World Academy of Science, Engineering, and Technology, 71, 2010    more...

Determination of Soil Organic Carbon Variability of Rainfed Crop Land in Semi-arid Region (Neural Network Approach). Parvizi.Yahya, M. Gorji, M. Omid, M.H. Mahdian, M. Amini. Modern Applied Science. Vol. 4, No. 7, July 2010.    more...

Soil Organic Carbon Variability Prediction and Determination of Physical and Management Variables Impact in a Semi-arid Rainfed Watershed Using Multivariate Canonical Discriminate Analysis (CDA) Techniques. Parvizi.Yahya, M. Gorji, M.H. Mahdian, M. Omid. Journal of Water and Soil. Vol. 24. No 4, sep-oct 2010 ( Farsi).   more...

Evaluation of some infiltration models and hydraulic parameters. Haghighi. F, M. Gorji, M. Shorafa, M. H. Mohammadi, and F. Sarmadian. Spanish Joural of ‎Agricultural Research. 2010. Vol 8 No.1.‎   more...

Evaluation of Polyacrylamide (PAM) Effectiveness in Proving Aggregate Stability and ‎Decreasing of Soil Erosion in Marly Hillslopes of Zanjan Province. Akbarzadeh. A, H. G. ‎Refahi, H. Rouhipoor, and M. Gorji. Iranian Journal of water and soil Research. 2010. (Farsi).‎   more...

A study of the effects of land use changes on soil physical properties and organic matter. ‎Haghighi.F, M.Gorji, and M. Shorafa. Land degradation & development. 2010.‎   more...

Estimating of Soil Erosion Covered with Rolled Erosion Control Systems Using Rainfall ‎Simulator (Neuro-fuzzy and Artificial Neural Network Approaches). Akbarzadeh. A, R. ‎Taghizadeh Mehrjardi, H. Rouhipour, M. Gorji and H.G. Refahi. Journal of Applied Scienes Research, 5(5): ‎‎505-514. 2009.   more...

Effects of Soil properties, Topography, and Geology on Vegetation distribution in Koohin area, Qazvin province. Ghorbani.M, M.Gorji, H.Azarnivand, H.Arzani, and T.Ramak Masoomi. 2009. Iranian Journal of Watershed Management Science and Engineering (in Farsi).   more...

Survey of precipitation spatial distribution using geostatistical methods and GIS in Urmia region. ‎Zareian Jahromi.M, R.Taghizadeh Mehrjardi‎, F.Asadzadeh‎, M.Gorji‎‎, and A.Heidari. J. of ‎Management and Development of Natural Resources. 2009. Volume1.No.1.(in Farsi).‎   more...

Using soil binders to control runoff and soil loss in steep slopes under simulated rainfall. Akbarzadeh.A, R. Taghizadeh Mehrjardi, H.G. Refahi, H. Rouhipour, and M. Gorji. international-agrophysics.2009.23/2.99-109   more...

Studing the effective factors of gully formation in subcatchments of Nois and Hashan using RS, and GIS. Raeisi.A., F. Sarmadian., H. G. Refahi., and M. Gorji. Iranian Journal of water and soil Research.2009. (in Farsi).   more...

Application of soil conditioners and man-made erosion control materials to reduce ‎erosion risk on sloping lands. Akbarzadeh. A, R.Taghizadeh Mehrjardi, H.G. Refahi, H. ‎Rouhipour, and M. Gorji. African Journal of Plant Science.2009. Vol. 3 (4), 074-084.    more...

Aeolian horizontal distribution and maximum transport capacity of wind erosion events ‎‎(Case study; Fallow lands of Yazd-Ardakan). Azimzadeh H.R., Ekhtesasi M.R., Rafahi ‎H., Rohipour H., Gorji M. and Emtehani M.H. Iranian journal of Range and Desert ‎Reseach, 2009. Vol. 16 No.1‎(in Farsi).‎   more...

Effects of Surface Soil Removal (Simulated Erosion) and Fertilizer Application on Wheat Yield. Gorji.M, H.Rafahi, S.Shahooei.Joural of Agricultural Science & Technology (JAST).(2008) Vol. 10: 317-323    more...

wind erosion measurment on fallow lands of Yazd-Ardakan plain, Iran. Azimzadeh.H.R, M.R.Ekhtesasi, H.Rafahi, H.Rohipour, and M.Gorji. Desert 13(2008)105-115.   more...

Effects of Manure and Rhizobium Application on Lentil Yield. Gorji.M, H.Rafahi, and ‎H.Alikhani. Iranian Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 2007.Volume38.No.2. (in Farsi).‎   more...

Effects of Polyacrylamide on Soil Erosion and Run off. Shekofteh.H, H.Rafahi, and ‎M.Gorji. Iranian Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 2005.Volume36.No.1.‎177-186.(in Farsi).   more...

Zonation of Soil Erosion Hazard, Using MPSIAC Model and Geographical Information ‎System (GIS) in Golabad Watershed, Isfahan. Mahmoodabadi.M, A.H.Charkhabi, ‎H.Rafahi, and M.Gorji. Iranian Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 2005.Volume36.No.2.‎511-520.(in Farsi).   more...

Effect of Polyacrylamide on Erosion and Run off in Saline-Sodic Soils. Shahbazi. A, ‎F.Sarmadian, H.Rafahi, and M.Gorji. Iranian Journal of Agriculture Sciences. ‎‎2005.Volume36.No.5. (in Farsi).‎   more...

Effect of Erosion on Soil Productivity as regards Lentil Yield in Qazvin area and the role ‎of Fertilizers as control. Gorji.M, H.Rafahi, S.Shahoei,‎‏ ‏and M.R.Ghannadha. Iranian ‎Journal of Agriculture Sciences. 2004.Volume35.No.1.‎13-21.(in Farsi).   more...

Relationship between Soil Erodibility factor(K) with Aggregate Stability in major Soil ‎series of Qazvin.(in Farsi).‎ Sabbah.A, m.Gorji, H.Rafahi, and S.Shahooei. Iranian Journal of Agriculture Science. ‎‎1999.Volume30.No.3.‎ 595-609.(in Farsi).   more...

Study of saline surface water of Ajichai watershed and effect of soil erosion on its quantity.Gorji.M, and H.Rafahi. Iranian Journal of Agriculture Science. 1995. Volume26.No.4. 43 - 59.(in Farsi).   more...

Investigation the reason of water salinization in Ajichai river and the solution of its optimum utilization. Gorji.M, and H.Rafahi‎. Proceeding of 7th Iranian national seminar on irrigation and drainage. 1994. 1-16.(in Farsi).   more...


B. Conference Papers
The Effects of P. Chrysospaorum and Organic Inputs on Soil Aggregate Stability. M. Sabetizade, M. Gorji, and A. Asgharzade. Proceedings Book of 8th. International Soil Science Congress on "Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management". Vol.1. page 172- 177. May 15-17, 2012. Izmir, TURKEY.   more...

The Effects of Paddy Field Consolidation on Soil Quality in Guilan Province, Iran. Arezoo Sharifi, Manuchehr Gorji, Hossein Asadi, Ahmad Ali Pourbabaee, Naser Boroumand. Proceedings Book of 8th. International Soil Science Congress on "Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management". Vol.1. page 372- 377. May 15-17, 2012. Izmir, TURKEY.   more...

Studying some storages of organic carbon as an indicator of paddy soils quality. Behnaz Jozyaria, Manochehr Gorji, Mohammad Ali Bahmanyar. Proceedings Book of 8th. International Soil Science Congress on "Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management". Vol.2. page 134- 138. May 15-17, 2012. Izmir, TURKEY.   more...

Evaluate the Effect of Rock Fragments and Flow Discharge on Distance of Rill Erosion Initiation. S. Mirzaee, M. Gorji, A. Jafari Ardakani. Proceedings Book of 8th. International Soil Science Congress on "Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management". V.2. page 347- 350. May 15-17, 2012. Izmir, TURKEY.   more...

Plot Size Effect on Measured Runoff Volume from Bare Soil Condition under Natural Rainfall. F. Asadzadeh, M. Gorji, R. Sokouti, A. Vaezi, M. Shorafa. Proceedings Book of 8th. International Soil Science Congress on "Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management". V.4. pages 396- 400. May 15-17, 2012. Izmir, TURKEY.   more...

Models for Estimating Cumulative Infiltration. S. Mirzaee, AA. Zolfaghari, M. Gorji. Proceedings Book of 8th. International Soil Science Congress on "Land Degradation and Challenges in Sustainable Soil Management". V.4. page 453- 457. May 15-17, 2012. Izmir, TURKEY.   more...

Effects of land use types at different slopes on soil erodibility factor (A case study from Amol area, north of Iran). Farzin Shabani, Manouchehr Gorji, Ahmad Heidari, Atefeh Esmaili. 19th World Congress of Soil Science. 1 to 6 August 2010. Brisbane, Australia.   more...

Carbon sequestration under different physiographic and climatic conditions in north Karaj river basin. Heidari Ahmad, Faghih Athar, and Gorji Manochehr. 19th World Congress of Soil Science. 1 to 6 August 2010. Brisbane, Australia.   more...

Sensitivity Analysis for Determining Priority of Factors Controlling SOC Content in Semiarid Condition of West of Iran. Y. Parvizi, M. Gorji, M.H. Mahdian, M. Omid. International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Venice, Italy, November 24-26, 2010.   more...

Comparing the Model-Estimated Final Infiltration Rate with the Measured Saturated Hydraulic Conductivity in Laboratory. Fereshte Haghighi, Manoochehr Gorji, Mehdi Shorafa. Proceedings of the 4th IASME / WSEAS Int. Conference on WATER RESOURCES, HYDRAULICS & HYDROLOGY (WHH'09). Febr.24-26, 2009. Cambridge. U.K.   more...


Book TOC
Use of Caesium-137 & Other Environmental Radio Isotopes in Soil Erosion Investigations.2010