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Hanyeh Ghaffari

Hanyeh Ghaffari

Academic rank: Assistant Professor
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Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 25959083200
Faculty: Faculty of Natural Resources
Address: Department of Environment, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Kurdistan, Sananndaj, Iran. P.O.Box: 416.
Phone: 0098-087-33620551

Introduction

Hanyeh Ghaffari is an Iranian conservationist, she has been one of the only two members of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group from Iran since 2004. Her professional interests encompass the fields of ecology and conservation of pond turtles and tortoises, especially the Euphrates Softshell turtle (Rafetus Euphraticus) in the Middle East. Hanyeh's research activities focus on the natural history and ecology of native and invasive reptiles and amphibians. She is now an Assistant Professor of biodiversity in the department of environment, faculty of natural resources at University of Kurdistan. Hanyeh is co-founder and director of Pars Herpetologists Institute NGO and also a member of National Steering Committee of the GEF Small Grants Programme (UNDP).

Education

  • BSc. in Natural Resources-Environment (1998 - 2002)
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  • MSc. in Natural Resources-Environmental Science (2002 - 2004)
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  • PhD. in Environmental Science (2009 - 2013)
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Courses

Research activities

Journal Papers
Global Protected Areas as refuges for amphibians and reptiles under climate change Chunrong Mi, Liang Ma, Mengyuan Yang, Xinhai Li, Shai Meiri, Weiguo Du, Xuan Liu, David S. Wilcove, Zoltán Tamás Nagy, Yuval Itescu, Yuezhao Wang, Santiago R. Ron, Philipp Wagner, Omar Torres-Carvajal, Oliver Tallowin, Marco Antonio Ribeiro Junior, Luciano Javier Avila, Lee Grismer, Indraneil Das, David G. Chapple, Danny Meirte, Cristiano Nogueira, Aaron Bauer, Geraud C. Tasse Taboue, Arnaud Marius Tchassem Fokoua, Lotanna Micah Nneji, Seyed Mahdi KAZEMI, Rafaqat Masroor, Ronnie Mwangi Kimani, Scott Jarvie, Jiri Smid, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Daniel Jablonski, Lilly P. Harvey, Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, Oleksandra Oskyrko, Uri Roll (2023)
Diversity and distribution of snake fauna (Squamata: Serpentes) in Yazd Province, Iran Mehdi Zare Khormizi, Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Maryam Jafari Najafabadi, Ali Salemi, Hojat Dehghan Dehnavi, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Mehdi Molla Mohammad Alian, Mohsen Nasiripour Meybodi (2021)
COVID-19 Highlights the Need for More Effective Wildlife Trade Legislation Amaël Borzée, Jeffrey McNeely, Kit Magellan, Jennifer Miller, Lindsay Porter, Li Zhang, Natasha Zulaika Zahirudin, Thamasak Yeemin, Ee Phin Wong, Makamas Sutthacheep, Colin T. Strine, Bharat Babu Shrestha, Tommaso Savini, Chinara Sadykova, Prakash Kumar Paudel, Ngwe Lwin, Murali Krishna, Monsoon Khatiwada, Ambika Prasad Khatiwada, Vijaya Kumaran Jayaraj, Yadav Ghimirey, Hanyeh Ghaffari, George A. Gale, Ju Lian Chong, Suchana Apple Chavanich, Damber Bista, Ahmad Zafir Abdul Wahab, Aini Hasanah Abd Mutalib, Alice Hughes, Gerard E. Ryan, Fikty Aprilinayati, Ghazala Shahabuddin, Sandeep Sharma, Krishnakumar Kadinjappalli, Trishna Dutta (2020)
RANGE EXTENSIONS OF THREE ENDEMIC SNAKE-SKINKS (SCINCIDAE: Ophiomorus) IN IRAN Soheil Sami, Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Hanyeh Ghaffari (2017)
Eastern Montpellier Snake (Malpolon insignitus fuscus) Ophiophagy Behavior from Zagros Mountains Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Saeed Salmabadi, Arman kamangar, Shirvan Almasi, Aram Ghafoor, Seyed Mahdi KAZEMI (2017)
The Herpetofauna of Iran: Checklist of Taxonomy, Distribution and Conservation Status Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Hadi Fahimi, Siamak Bromand, Mahtab YAZDANIAN, Seyed Mahdi KAZEMI, Alireza Naderi, Alireza MOTESHAREI, Meysam MASHAYEKHI, Mehdi RAJABIZADEH, Reza NASRABADI, Mahboubeh Sadat HOSSEINZADEH, Elham REZAZADEH, Seyyed Saeed HOSSEINIAN YOUSEFKHANI, Elnaz NAJAFI MAJD (2015)
Home Range and Habitat Selection of the Endangered Euphrates Softshell Turtle Rafetus euphraticus in a Fragmented Habitat in Southwestern Iran Hanyeh Ghaffari, Flora Ihlow, Michael V. Plummer, Mahmood Karami, Nematollah Khorasani, Dennis Rodder, Barbod Safaei Mahroo (2014)
Notes on a Nest and Emergence of Hatchlings of the Euphrates Softshell Turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) at the Dez River Hanyeh Ghaffari, Michael V. Plummer, Mahmood Karami, Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Faraham Ahmadzadeh, Dennis Rodder (2014)
Computed Tomographic Anatomy and Topography of the Lower Respiratory System of the European Pond Turtle (Emys Orbicularis) Omid Zehtabvar, Zahra Tootian, Alireza Vajhi, Bahador Shojaei, Amir Rostami, Iman Memarian, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Javad Sadeghinezhad, Somaye Davudypoor (2014)
New Geographic Distribution Records Of Zarudny’s Bent-Toed Gecko, Mediodactylus russowii zarudnyi Nikolsky, 1899 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) From Iran Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Alireza Shahrdari Panah, Hadi Fahimi, Alireza Naderi, Siamak Bromand (2013)
New Record Of Plateau Snake Skink, Ophiomorus nuchalis (Squamata: Scincidae), From Iran Omid Mozaffari, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Kamran Kamali, Barbod Safaei Mahroo (2011)
Conservation Status of the Euphrates Softshell Turtle, Rafetus euphraticus, in Iran Hanyeh Ghaffari, Ertan Taskavak, Mahmood Karami (2008)
Conference Papers
Participatory Conservation of Latifi’s Mountain Viper in Lar National Park, Iran Hanyeh Ghaffari, Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Jan Dohnal, Hadi Fahimi (2018)
Effects of fire on lizards in forest habitats Arman kamangar, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Shahram Kaboodvandpour, Hedieh Badakhshan (2018)
Human tracks on the Montivipera latifii's remaining habitats: How to survive the invasion Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Mahtab YAZDANIAN, Jan Dohnal, Hadi Fahimi, Hanyeh Ghaffari (2018)
Home range and habitat selection of Rafetus euphraticus Flora Ihlow, Hanyeh Ghaffari, Michael V. Plummer, Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Dennis Rodder (2013)
Speech
Books
The Amphibians and Reptiles of Euphrates and Tigris Basin Barbod Safaei Mahroo, Hanyeh Ghaffari (2021)

Research interests

  • Developing management strategies that aim to mitigate the impacts of human activities on biodiversity with emphasis in freshwater turtles and tortoises
  • Conservation, natural history, diet and distribution of the reptiles of Middle East with emphasis in endangered species
  • Behavioral ecology, population ecology and phylogeny of amphibians and reptiles especially pond turtles and tortoises
  • Aspects of reptile ecology including home range, movement, nesting ecology, macro and microhabitat use and population ecology
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Students

  • پگاه کریمی
    Name: Pegah Karimi
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Biodiversity Conservation and Management
    Thesis: Estimating population size and habitat requirements of Derjugin’s mountain newt (Neurergus derjugini derjugini) in Marivan county, Kurdistan Province
  • حدیث خدامرادی
    Name: Hadis Kodamoradi
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Environmental Sciences and Engineering Biodiversity Conservation and Management
    Thesis: Home range and feeding habits of the Spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca) in Badr and Parishan Protected Area
  • روژین اسمعیلی
    Name: Rojin Esmaeeli
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Biodiversity Conservation and Management
    Thesis: Demography and Habitat Selection of spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca) in Badr and Parishan Protected Area
  • پروا جویایی
    Name: Parva Joyaei
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Environmental Sciences- Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
    Thesis: Biomagnification of heavy metals in diet of Caspian pond turtle (Mauremys caspica) in Zaribar Lake
  • الهام مرادی
    Name: Elham Moradi
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Environmental Sciences- Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
    Thesis: Determination of heavy metals contamination level by Caspian Turtle (Mauremys caspica) as a bioindicator in Zaribar Lake
  • شوان اداک
    Name: shwan Adak
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Environmental Sciences- Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
    Thesis: Habitat characteristics and threats of Euphrates Softshell Turtle (Rafetus euphraticus) in Hawr-al-Azim Wetland, Khuzestan Province
  • الهام خزاعی
    Name: Elham khazaii
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Natural Resources-Environmental Sciences
    Thesis: Ecological characteristics and feeding habits of Spur-thighed Tortoise (Testudo graeca) in Salavat Abad, Kurdistan Province
  • آرمان کمانگر
    Name: Arman Kamangar
    AcademicLevel: Master
    Field: Natural Resources-Environment
    Thesis: Investigating the influence of fire on reptiles abundance and richness in Barghoro area, Kurdistan Province
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Executive activities

  • Head, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Kurdistan (1399 - present)
  • Member of the Research and Technology Council of Kurdistan Department of Environment (1398 - present)
  • Member of the Research Council of Natural Resources Faculty, Kurdistan University (1395 - 1397)
  • Advisor of The Environmental Science Association of Kurdistan University (1394 - 1398)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Kurdistan (1394 - present)
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بررسی اثر آتش سوزی بر فراوانی و غنای گونه ای خزندگان منطقه برقرو بررسی خزندگان سد قشلاق کردستان افتتاحیه زیربخش ایران موسسه بین المللی زیست شناسی حفاظت نشست حفاظت مشارکتی از لاکپشت فراتی در شهرستان دشت آزادگان خوزستان کارگاه آموزشی روش های برآورد جمعیت خزندگان و دوزیستان برای کارشناسان و محیط بانان استان خوزستان کارگاه آشنایی با خزندگان غیربومی با تاکید بر لاک پشت لاک نرم چینی در پاسگاه میانکاله استان مازندران برگزاری کارگاه آشنایی با روش های نوین برآورد جمعیت خزندگان و دوزیستان، اداره کل محیط زیست استان تهران کارگاه آشنایی با خزندگان غیربومی با تاکید بر لاک پشت لاک نرم چینی در پاسگاه میانکاله استان مازندران لاسرتای کردستان در منطقه برقرو نشست حفاظت مشارکتی از سمندرهای استان کردستان برآورد جمعیت لاکپشت فراتی در تالاب هورالعظیم استان خوزستان برآورد جمعیت لاکپشت فراتی در تالاب هورالعظیم استان خوزستان