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Brief Biography (CV) of Dr. Mostafa Jafari

Nov. 2009


Personal information:

Surname: Jafari, Name: Mostafa 

Date of Birth: 1956, Place of Birth: Tehran

E-mail1: [email protected]

E-mail2: [email protected]

Personal site:

http://lfccsandclimatechange.pbworks.com  

http://www.intecol.net/pages/002_personal.php?id=mjafari&ma=2  

Educational Status:

1- Post doctorate research in Plant Ecophysiology Methodology in 1997 (Japan).

2- Ph.D. in Plant Science (Ecology) in 1990 (UK).

3- B.Sc. in Forest and Range graduated in 1978 (Iran).

4- Short course in Agricultural Economy in 1983 (Tehran).

5- Natural Diploma in 1974 (Tehran, after 12 years).

6- Member of Scientific Staff since 1990.

7- Lecture in Universities (Ecophysiology, Ecology, Range Rehabilitation, Plant Geography) and advisor of several post graduate students in different universities.

Membership to Professional Organization:

1- Japanese Forestry Society

2- The British Grassland Society

3- The British Ecological Society

4- International Union of Forestry research Organization (IUFRO).

5- Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI)

6- New York Academy of Science

7- INTECOL http://www.intecol.net/pages/002_personal.php?id=mjafari&ma=2  

Professional Responsibilities:

1- Starting to work as chief of Agricultural committee in 1979 (Tehran).

2- Head of High Council for Forest, Range and Soil in Forest and Range Organization (highest technical body in FRO) 1990-1993 (considering and approve of more than 200 silvicultural project with cooperation of Council members).

3- Director General of Studies and Coordinating Office in Forest and Range Organization 1991-1994

4- Head of Coordinating Council for Forest, Range and Watershed Management, 1992 (nominated by Minister).

5- Member of Agricultural Commission of National Research Council of I.R. Iran, 1992-1995 and 1995-1998 (nominated by First Deputy of President).

6- Director (President) of Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands, I.R. Iran, from 1992 to Nov. 1997. (With 600 staff including 250 scientific researcher and 900 research projects, publishing 200 books in this period)

http://www.rifr-ac.ir/MDweb/managerE.htm

7- Full authority representative of Minister and Member of Iranian National Sustainable Development Committee, 1993-1998.

8- Chief, Sustainable Development Committee of Ministry, 1995-1998.

9- Member of Expert and Academic Advisory Commission and Chief of Environmental Committee in Planning and Budget Organization, 1997-1998.

10- Chief, Expert Committee of Forests and Rangelands (Agricultural Commission of National Research Council of I.R. Iran), 1997-1998.

11- Advisor to the Minister, 1997- 1998.

12- Permanent Representative of I.R. Iran to FAO office, Rome, June 1998- March 2003.

13- Advisor to the Deputy Minister and Head of FRWO, and National Forest Focal Point, from March 2003.to Oct. 2005

14- Head of TP Secretariat of Low Forest Cover Countries (LFCCs, International Intergovernmental Organization), Since, March 2003.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/j5838e/J5838E00.htm#TopOfPage

http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/j5838e/J5838E11.htm         

15- International Affair Advisor to the Deputy Minister and Head of IRIMO, Since August 2004.

http://www.weather.ir/farsi/about/IPCC/irani.asp  

16- Director of First Vice President Office of WMO, from Since August 2004 to 2009.

17- Head of High Council for Forest, Range and Soil in Forest, Range and Watershed management Organization (highest technical body in FRWO) from Oct. 2005 to July 2006, (considering and approve of Main silvicultural project in FRWO with cooperation of council members).

18- Scientific member of Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands, since 1990.

Publications:

Publication of 67 articles including 7 books and 2 university textbooks,

Some of forest and climate change related publications listed here:

 
1- Jafari, M. (1995). Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands (RIFR), Iran, Botanic Gardens Conservation News 2(5) 40-41.

http://www.bgci.org/index.php?option=com_article&id=0174&print=1  

2- Jafari, M. (1997a), The Present Status of Forestry Research in I.R. Iran, in Four Articles on Forests, Technical Publication No. 176-1997, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, pp 121.

http://www4.fao.org/cgi-bin/faobib.exe?rec_id=369272&database=faobib&search_type=link&table=mona&back%20%20_path=/faobib/mona&lang=eng&format_name=EFMON


3- Jafari, M. (1997b), Present Status of Afforestation Research in I.R. Iran, in Four Articles on Forests, Technical Publication No. 176-1997, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, pp 121.

http://www4.fao.org/cgi-bin/faobib.exe?vq_query=A%3DJafari,%20M.&database=faobib&search_type=view_query_search&table=mona&page%20header=ephmon&lang=eng


4- Jafari, M. (1999), Forests and Forestry Research in I.R. of Iran, Journal of Tropical Forestry (in Japanese), Vol No. 44, Pages 14-20, Journal code L 1235A, ISSN: 0910-5115, Japanese Publisher.

http://lfccsandclimatechange.pbworks.com/f/Japan+Jafari+paper+(1999).pdf

http://www.intecol.net/pages/001_personal.php?mode=list&table=blog&tb_kind=Research&id=mjafari&vvt=aa&bidx=127681   

5- Jafari, M. (2006), An Overview On Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) with An Introduction to Monitoring And Evaluation, ISBN: 964-6931-80-4, Pouneh Publisher, Tehran, Iran, pp 170.

http://www.intecol.net/pages/001_personal.php?mode=list&table=blog&tb_kind=Research&id=mjafari&vvt=aa&bidx=123083

 http://api.ning.com/files/LQkgxHb28pmfEy4ojIDyw3vvz-ufZd8KYt1aKjuN2LW2vFUEp*6gnQz8J95iTUHb91UuUAiSPMHZfPyDDp5WQ1eH-iZroDsO/sustainableforestmanagementandmonitoringevaluation.pdf


6- Jafari M. (2007a), Review on needfulness for plant ecophysiological study and investigation on climate change’s effects on forest, rangeland and desert ecosystems, presented in Workshop: Climate Change in South-Eastern European Countries: Causes, Impacts, Solutions, 26- 27 March 2007, Orangerie, Burggarten, Graz, Austria.

http://www.joanneum.at/climate/Presentations/Posters/Mostafa%20Jafari.ppt  

http://www.joanneum.at/climate/Workshop1_Presentations.html  

http://www.joanneum.at/climate/


7- Jafari M. (2007b), Climate Change and IPCC Assessments (Abstract of Keynote Lecture of the Symposium), in The Final Report of ICCAP, The Research Project on the Impact of Climate Changes on Agricultural Production System in Arid Areas, March 2007, ICCAP Publication 10-Japan, ISBN 4-902325-09-8, pp 315-317.

http://www.intecol.net/pages/002_personal.php?table=blog&tb_kind=Research&id=mjafari&vvt=aa&bidx=29372  

8- Cruz, R.V., H. Harasawa, M. Lal, S. Wu, Y. Anokhin, B. Punsalmaa, Y. Honda, M. Jafari, C. Li and N. Huu Ninh, 2007: Asia. Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, M.L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P. Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden and C.E. Hanson, Eds., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 469-506.

http://www.gtp89.dial.pipex.com/10.pdf  

9- Falkenmark M., C. M. Finlayson and L. J. Gordon (Coordinating lead authors), 2007, Agriculture, water, and ecosystems: avoiding the costs of going too far" Chapter 6, in book entitled "Water for Food, Water for Life" published by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), UK. (M. Jafari, Reviewer of chapter six).

http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/

http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/assessment/Water%20for%20Food%20Water%20for%20Life/Chapters/Chapter%206%20Ecosystems.pdf

 
10- Jafari M (2007c), Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystem, Publication Number 373, Book ISBN: 978-964-473- 275-1, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands Publication, Tehran, Iran, pp 78.

11- Jafari M. (2008a), Investigation and analysis of climate change factors in Caspian Zone forests for last fifty years, Iranian Journal of Forest and Poplar Research, serial: 32, vol. 16, No. (2), 2008.

http://www.sid.ir/en/ViewPaper.asp?ID=130674&varStr=4;JAFARI%20MOSTAFA;IRANIAN%20JOURNAL%20OF%20FOREST%20AND%20POPLAR%20RESEARCH;SUMMER%202008;16;2%20(32);314;326

12- Jafari M. (2008b), Thunder and storm fluctuations in the Caspian region over the last half century, Iranian Journal of Forest and Poplar Research, serial: 34, vol. 16, No. (4), 2008.

http://www.sid.ir/en/ViewPaper.asp?ID=142852&varStr=6;JAFARI%20MOSTAFA;IRANIAN%20JOURNAL%20OF%20FOREST%20AND%20POPLAR%20RESEARCH;WINTER%202009;16;4%20(34);583;598  

13- Jafari M. (2008c), Vulnerability and Adaptations Report (National Assessment of Climate Change Effects on Forests, Rangelands and Deserts Ecosystems in Iran, As National expert and Head of Working Group for preparing the report of Vulnerability and Adaptation in Forestry and Rangelands), Department of Environment, pp. 61

14- Jafari M. (2009) Climate Change Impact on Iranian Ecosystems (A book with 250 pages in English language, under publication).


15- Jafari Mostafa (Opening Keynote Speaker) 2008. Climate Change in Asia, Middle East and I.R. of Iran, Presented in the 1st  international conference on "Climate Change & Dendrochronology in Caspian Ecosystems" 20 -21 May 2008, Caspian Ecosystems Research Institute, Sari, I.R. Iran.

 

16- Jafari Mostafa (Technical Session Keynote Speaker) 2008. Method of investigation on climate change by using Wood Dendrology (annual tree rings) Studies method, Presented in the 1st  international conference on "Climate Change & Dendrochronology in Caspian Ecosystems" 20 -21 May 2008, Caspian Ecosystems Research Institute, Sari, I.R. Iran.

 

17- Jafari, M., 2007. Reconstruction of palaeoclimate by using Wood Dendrology (annual tree rings) Studies method Presented in one day workshop “Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change of Iran during the late Quaternary” Iranian National Oceanography Centre and DOE, I.R. Iran, Tehran, Sep. 12, 2007

 

18- Jafari, M. 2009, Impact of Climate Change on Hyrcanian Forest – Iran presented in INCO' Workshop on "Impact of Oceanic Climate Change on Water Resources of Iran", 26-27 May, 2009, Iranian national Centre for Oceanography, Tehran, I.R. Iran

http://www.inco.ac.ir/DesktopModules/News/NewsView.aspx?TabID=0&Site=DouranPortal&Lang=fa-IR&ItemID=2029&mid=13972&wVersion=Staging

 
19- Jafari Mostafa (Author), 2009. Vulnerability and Adaptations Assessment of Climate Change effects on Forests Ecosystems in Iran presented in WFC 2009 (Argentine, 18-23 October 2009)

http://www.cfm2009.org/es/programapost/resumenes/resumenesen.asp

 

20- Jafari Mostafa (Author), 2009. Review of investigation methods on climate change and introducing the wood dendrochronology (tree annual growth rings) study method presented in WFC 2009 (Argentine, 18-23 October 2009)

http://www.cfm2009.org/es/programapost/resumenes/resumenesen.asp

 

21- Jafari Mostafa (Author) 2010.  Vulnerability of Net Primary Production (NPP) in Iranian Forest and Rangeland Ecosystems Impacted by Climate Change (accepted paper 1)

Will be presented in 4rccc 28 Feb-2March 2010 (4th Regional Conference on Climate Change)

http://4rccc.irimo.ir/web/guest/home

 

http://4rccc.irimo.ir/web/guest/useractivities?p_p_id=JournalManagement_WAR_JournalManagement&p_p_action=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_JournalManagement_WAR_JournalManagement_param_from_page=checked_and_accepted_paper_information&paper_id=1025

 

22- Jafari Mostafa (Author) 2010. Net Primary Production (NPP) changes in Iranian Forest, Rangeland and Desert Ecosystems Impacted by Climate Change as doubling CO2 Concentration (accepted paper 2)

Will be presented in 4rccc 2010 (4th Regional Conference on Climate Change)

http://4rccc.irimo.ir/web/guest/home

 

http://4rccc.irimo.ir/web/guest/useractivities?p_p_id=JournalManagement_WAR_JournalManagement&p_p_action=0&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view&p_p_col_id=column-1&p_p_col_count=1&_JournalManagement_WAR_JournalManagement_param_from_page=checked_and_accepted_paper_information&paper_id=1159

 

23- Jafari Mostafa (Keynote speaker & Honorary Grand Chair) 2010. Aviation Industry and Environment Crisis: A perspective of impacts on the human, urban and natural environments, Will be presented in AITEM2010, 22-24 March 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA,

http://site.computercrossroads.org/speakers

 

National Research Project on Climate Change:

 

Managing Director of National Research Project in RIFR entitled: “Investigation on Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystems in Hyrcanian forests (Gilan, Mazandaran and Golestan) Provinces with Emphasize of Wood Dendrology Studies”.

http://www.intecol.net/pages/001_personal.php?mode=list&table=blog&tb_kind=Notice&id=mjafari&vvt=aa&bidx=75788  

http://climate-change.blogfa.com  

 
Language knowledge:

1) Persian, mother tongue

2) English, fluent

3) Italian

4) Arabic

5) French

Computer abilities:

General knowledge on programming and good ability to use software of Statistical, Word processing, Excel, Power point, Word, Internet AutoCAD, ArcGIS and etc.

My Latest Writing
How much land-based greenhouse gas mitigation can be achieve without compromising food security and
Climate Change Impact on Forest - paper 2007
Dr. Mostafa Jafari Japanease paper on forestry research.
New book on aviation - IGI-global - USA
New book on aviation - IGI-global - USA
My Interest Group
  ⊙montane ecosystems
  ⊙ecophysiology
  ⊙climate regulation
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