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Brief Biography (CV)of Dr. Mostafa Jafari
Add. :No. 11, Baharan 18, Sharghi 13th St., Sabbari St.
Post Code 1956817194, Tehran, I.R. Iran
October 2006

A) Personal Information
1- First Name: Mostafa
2- Surname: Jafari
3- Date of Birth: 1956
4- Place of Birth: Tehran

5- E-mail: [email protected]
E-mail: [email protected]

B) 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

C) 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- The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL)

D) 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)
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.


15- International Affair Advisor to the Deputy Minister and Head of IRIMO, and
Director of First Vice President Office of WMO, Since August 2004.


16- 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).

17- Scientific member of Research Institute of Forest and Rangelands,

E) Publications:

Publication of 63 articles including 5 books and 2 university textbooks, some forest and climate change related publications listed here:

1- 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.


2- 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.


3- 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.


4- 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.


5- 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.


6- 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.


7- 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).


Research project:
Managing director of research project in RIFR entitled: “Investigation on Climate Change Effects on Forest Ecosystems in Gilan and Mazandaran Provinces with Emphasize of Wood Dendrology Studies”.




F) Language knowledge:
1) Persian, mother tongue
2) English, fluent
3) Italian
4) Arabic
5) French

G) Computer abilities:
General knowledge on programming and good ability to use software of
Word processing, Excel, Power point, Word, Internet and etc.

H) International negotiations:
Participation in international negotiation including UNCED (Rio de Janeiro), on
- Climate Change (member of Roster of Experts),



Kyoto Protocol, and Leading Author (LA) of Fourth Assessment Report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR4 of IPCC WG II / Chapter 10 Asia - 2004-2007)


- Biological Diversity,
- Combat Desertification,
- Forestry negotiations, IPF, IFF, UNFF,


responsibility in 10th World Forestry Congress- Paris (vice president of WFC X, chairman of two technical working groups, … ),
and in 12th World Forestry Congress- Quebec (vice president of WFC XII, chairman and moderator of two technical working groups and one open forum),


Head of Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) of Tehran Process Secretariat for Low Forest Cover Countries (TPS for LFCCs, International IGO) since 2003

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Asia Chapter working group/ Japan/ WG II - IPCC
Prof. Eun-Shik Kim, Congratulation for e-bulletin Vol. 1 No. 1
A new book: Water for Food, Water for Life
Climate Change Assessments in Asia, 2007
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