Curriculum Vitae






Personal Information



First Name: Ezatollah        

Last Name: Ghanavati 

Position: Associate Professor in Geomorphology at Kharazmi University

Department: Coastal Geomorphology, Flood Management, Urban Geomorphology

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PhD. Tarbiat Modares University, 2000

M.A. Tarbiat Modares University, 1989.

B.A. Tarbiat Moalem University, 1986                   

6 months Sabbatical in Leicester University of UK

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Conferences Scientific events


1-Digital approaches for changes detection in urban environment. 11th Australian Remote sensing and photogrammetric conference September 2002.

2-Identification of suitable site for aquifer recharge in north east of Iran using RS & GIS techniques. IGARSS 2003-Toulose, France, 21-25 July.

3-Digital Approaches for change Detection in a coastal Environment-a case study in the Hendijan Area.

4-River Geomorphology and its role in Ground water Exploration. IGC-U 6- 2004 Glasgow.

5-Landslides in Jajrod river basin, using RS&GIS,IGC 31st International Geographical Congress, Tunis 2008,Agust 12-15.

6- Landslides in Jajrod river basin using Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. International workshop on earth observations and Remote Sensing applications held at Beijing, China2008.

7- Landuse/cover change detection for Safeed-Rod Delta using RS&GIS, International Scientific Conference Climate and Water balance changes in the Caspian Region, Astrakhan, Russian Federation, 19-20 October 2010.

8-Landslides hazard zonation in Jajrod river basin, IGC 32st International Geographical Congress, COLGNE 2012, August 26-30.

9- Flood risk mapping in Sanandaj (Kurdistan, Iran), the first geological conference of Kurdistan, Solaymaneh, Iraq, 2012.

10- - Flood risk mapping in Karaj, 


E. Ghanavati, M.faraj Zadeh (2001), "using of factor Analysis method for physiographic zonation of basins", Journal of literature and humanity faculty of Tarbiat Moalem University, No. 30, 31.

M.faraj Zadeh, E. Ghanavati, (2002), "estimation of flood discharge for basins according to

Physiographic characters", journal of Kavosh Nameh, Yazd University, No. 3.

E. Ghanavati, (2004), "Geomorphological model of overland flows in Gamasiab", Geographical research 18 (471), 2220-220.

M. Nakhaei, E. Ghanavati, (2006), "application of dimensionless hypsometric curves to evaluate of erosion and sedimentation zones in Kheir Abad basin watershed-Kohgiluy and Boyer Ahmad province", Iranian journal of geology 2 (4), 65-72.

P.Z. Firouzabadi, E. Ghanavati, (2007), "Digital approaches for change detection in urban environment", Geographical Researches Quarterly, spring (29), 41.

E. Ghanavati, J. Karimi, (2008), "Avalanche risk zonation based on geomorphological characteristics in Haraz road", Journal of geographical sciences 9 (12), 83-100

E. Ghanavati, P.Z. Firouzabadi, A.A. Jangi, S. Khosravi, (2008), Monitoring geomorphologic changes using Landsat TM and ETM+ data in the Hendijan River delta, southwest Iran, International Journal of Remote Sensing 29 (4), 945-959.

E. Ghanavati, P. Ziaeian, M. Sardashti, A.A. Jangi, ,(2008), "Morphodynamic change detection by using RS, PCA and fuzzy logic case study Taleghan river basin", Geographical research quarterly 39 (62), 41-53.

E. Ghanavati, P. Ziaeian, N. Alavi Nejad ,(2008), "landuse and geomorphologic changes detection for Mosa estuary using RS & GIS", journal of engineering geology, No.2.    

E. Ghanavati, M. Shakhi, (2010), "the role of urban planning in reduction of earthquake risk in urban run-down case study: Tehran 12th area", Journal of physical geography 3 (9), 29-42.   

E. Ghanavati, S. Ghalami, A. Abdoli (2010), "improvement of urban crisis management to reduce natural hazard", Journal of physical geography, No.2.     

P. Ziaeian, A.R Vali Khani, E. Ghanavati, (2010),  "Coastal land form and high/low tide mapping using remote sensing, GIS and GPs technology in coastal regulation zone: Bushehr area", Spatial planning (Modares human sciences) 14 (165), 213-234. 

E. Ghanavati, M. Ahmadi, (2010),   "optimal location for the burial of solid waste in the city using GIS (case study for West Ayvan)", Geography 4 (14), 195-211.   

E. Ghanavati, (2011), "Landslides hazard zonation in Jajrod river basin, using analytical hierarchy process (AHP) method", Journal of geographical sciences 17 (20), 51-68.                                                    

E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, H. Hosayni, E. Taghavi, S.A. Haydari (2011), "usefulness of multi criteria decision making for zonation of optimal urban landuse (case study Devandareh)", journal of earth science, No.2.     

H. Hosayni, A. Karam, A. Safari, E. Ghanavati, E.Beheshti Javied, (2011), "evaluation and site selection of urban physical expansion using Fuzzy logic(case study Devandareh)", Journal of applied research geographical sciences, No.23.     

E. Ghanavati, A. Azimi, M.A. Faraji, (2011), "Determination the optimal direction of development based on environmental parameters (case study: The city of Babolsar)", Spatial planning (Modares human sciences) 15 (371), 59-82. 

E. Ghanavati, E. Taghavi, M. Massahe, (2011), "Application of Multi Criteria Decision Making Methods in Prioritizing Appropriate Areas for Municipal Waste Landfill (Case Study: Sabzevar City)", Arid regions geographic studies 2 (5), 89-106.   

E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, M. Aghaalikhani, (2012), "Flood risk zonation in the Farahzad basin (Tehran) using AHP model", Geography 9 (31), 255-275.  

P.Z. Firouzabadi, E. Ghanavati, Z. Bayati, (2012), "the effect of urban building weight on instability (case study: rejoin No.1 of Zone 2 of Tehran municipality)", Journal of applied research geographical sciences, No.24.     

A. Safari, E. Ghanavati, K. Samimipor, (2012), "identification of suitable site for ecotourism development for Kazeron city", Journal of applied research geographical sciences, No.24.     

E. Ghanavati, B. Mirzakhani, A. Asgari, (2012), "Geomorphology of Meyghan basin the survey of geomorphological landforms and range of their development", Journal of physical geography 5 (17), 1-12.   

E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, S. Fakhari, (2012), "Review on process Geotorism evolutions and models that used in Iran", Quarterly geographical journal of territory 9 (34), 75-91.  

E. Ghanavati, A. Azimi, M.A Faraji, (2012), "the Environmental Quality of City and Urban Sprawl in Babolsar", Human Geography Research Quarterly 44 (81), 28-30.

E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, M. Aghaalikhani, (2013), "Flood risk zonation in the Farahzad basin (Tehran) using Fuzzy model", Geography and Environmental Planning 23 (4), 121-138.  

Z. Ranjbar, E. Ghanavati, (2013), "application of multi criteria methods for slop instability analysis ( sub basin of Naser-Abad Jajrod)", journal of geography, Islamic Azad university of central of Tehran.  

E. Ghanavati, F. Delfani Goudarzi, (2013), "the optimum location regarding agriculture development emphasis on physical- natural parameters in Boroojerd", Space Economy & Rural Development Vol. 4.

E. Ghanavati, F. Delfani Goudarzi, (2013), "the optimum location regarding urban expansion emphasis on physical- natural parameters", journal of Iranian applied geomorphology, No. 1.

E. Ghanavati, (2013), "volcano", encyclopedia of natural hazard.

E. Ghanavati, (2013), "avalanch", encyclopedia of natural hazard.

A. Karam, E. Ghanavati, F. Derakhshan, (2014), "Localization of suitable areas for construction of urban artificial wetlands using fuzzy logic (case study: North West of Tehran metropolis)", spatial planning (Modares human sciences) 18 (1), 77-108.   

R. Mansouri, E. Ghanavati, M.R. Sarvati, A. Karam, (2014),  "Identification and morphological classification of coastal zones south of the caspian sea using shepard classification method (case study: from nowshahr to babolsar)", Quarterly geographical journal of territory 9 (36), 91-108.

E. Ghanavati, (2014), "Flood Risk Zonation for Karaj City Using Fuzzy Logic", Geography and environmental hazards 2 (8), 113-132.

R. Mansouri, E. Ghanavati, M.R. Sarvati, (2014), "The assessment of geomorphological landscapes and Geotourism potential role of the Ilam province with respect to sustainable development",  Geographical data. 23 (90), 5-12.

A. Safari, E. Ghanavati, E. Beheshti, H. Hosayni, (2014), "estimation and zoning of runoff produced 24hours precipitation", Geography, No.38.  

E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, P.Z. Firouzabadi, A. Mansoreyan semiromi, E. Beheshti (2014), "comparison of the model of Iranian- F.A.O land evaluation with geomorphological parametric model to determine land capacity for irrigate farming", journal of   quantitative geomorphological researches, No. 4.

E. Ghanavati, R. Mansori, (2014), "morphological classification of coastal smart line to integral management coastal zone (case study from Noshahar to Babolsar)", journal of   quantitative geomorphological researches, No. 6.

E. Ghanavati, Z. Mohammadi, (2014),  "Spatial distribution analysis of loess deposits in south and southeast of Caspian Sea", Physical geography research quarterly 45 (4), 7-9.  

E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, S. Fakhari, (2015), "evaluation of Geoconservation emphasis on Geotorism (case study: area of Damavand)", journal of   quantitative geomorphological researches, No. 10.

E. Najafi, A. Saffari, E. ghanavati, A. karam , (2015), "Assessment of neotectonic activities using geomorphological indicators in tehran metropolis watersheds", journal spatial analysis of natural hazard No. 4.

E. Ghanavati, A. saffari, E. Beheshti A. Mansoreyan semiromi, (2015), "potential of flooding zonation using combined CN hydrologic model and AHP in GIS environment, case study Balkhlo river basin," Journal of physical geography Vol. 7 No.7.   

M. Ahmadi, S Asgari, E. Ghanavati,(2015), Land Capability Evaluation for Ecotourism Development in Ilam Province, a GIS Approach, Boletim de Ciências Geodésicas 21 (1), 107-125.  

M. Ahmadi, M. Faraji Darabkhani, E. Ghanavati,(2015), A GIS-based Multi-criteria Decision-making Approach to Identify Site Attraction for Ecotourism Development in Ilam Province, Iran, Tourism Planning & Development 12 (2), 176-189.    

E. Ghanavati, E. Taghavi, (2015), "evaluation of geomorphological changes in north coast of Persian Gulf from Kangan port to Zeyart estuary using RS &GIS technique", journal of Iran geology.   

S.M. Pourbagher, E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, A. Saffari,(2015), "Application of segmentation methods to recognition and separation of alluvial fans in Yazd-Ardakan basin",Physical geography research quarterly 47 (3), 367-383.    

E. Ghanavati, A. Karam, E. Taghavi, (2015), "Fuzzy logic application in identifying and mapping of landslide hazard: a case study: Taleghan watershed", geosciences 24 (94), 9-16.  

E. Ghanavati, F. Babaei Aghdam, T. Hemati, Mrahimi, (2015), flooding zonatin using Fuzzy logic in GIS environment (case study Kheyavchay river basin Meshkinshae, journal of Hydrogeomorphology, No. 3. 

E. Najafi, A. Saffari, E. Ghanavati, A. karam , (2015), "Simulation and analysis of maximum discharge instantaneous using with artificial neural network (Case study: Hydrometric stations of haft howse, sooleghan, Qlak, Maqsud Beyk in Tehran metropolis)," journal of   quantitative geomorphological researches, No. 13.

E. Ghanavati, S. Khezri, D. Talebpor, (2015), "evaluation of the effect of water transfer in two basins on underground water resources (from Zab River to Oromeyeh Lake)", journal of   quantitative geomorphological researches, No. 14.

E. Ghanavati, M. Raryati Shovazi, (2015), "capabilities evaluation of geomorphosites for tourism (case study: Taft city)", journal of planning and tourism development, No. 14.

E. Ghanavati, M. Ghasemi, K. Samimipor, (2016), "Assessing the Geotourism Potentials of Kazeroon Town by Use of Pralong Method: Lesson for Bimp-Eaga Region" Published in "BIMP-EAGA Journal for Sustainable Tourism Development. Volume 6. No. 1.

E. Ghanavati, A. saffari, A. Karam, E. Najafi, G. Jahandar (2016), "the study of hydrogeomorphologic Tehran megacity basins", journal of Hydrogeomorphology, No. 6. 

E. Ghanavati, D. Talebpor, S. Khezri, (2016), "evaluation of the effect of water transfer in two basins on river planform in Source River", geography and development, No. 44.

E. Amir Yazdani, E. Ghanavat, (2016), Landslide Hazard Zonation by using AHP (Analytical Hierarchy Process) model in GIS   (Geographic Information System) Environment (Case study: Kordan Watershed), International Journal of Progressive Sciences and Technologies (IJPSAT Vol. 2 No. 1 February. 2016, pp. 24-39, © International Journals of Sciences and High Technologies



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