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Tips for safer driving

TIPS FOR SAFER DRIVING – Always be prepared for bad road conditions and bad drivers. – On wet roads, brake, steer, and accelerate gently to avoid skidding. – Watch out for motorcyclists and cyclists; give them plenty of space when overtaking. – In car parks, reverse into a parking space rather than drive into it. – Keep to the speed limit and don’t drive too close to the vehicle in front. Read More »

World Wetlands Day 2015: Bolstering resilience and collaboration to reduce disaster risk

On February 2nd the world celebrates it’s wetlands – complex ecosystems that provide a wide variety of services and benefits for people and  nature.  Yet wetlands are in danger; threatened with drainage for agriculture, degradation, pollution, and destruction at an alarming pace. A key role of wetlands is in reducing the effects of disasters by absorbing excess water from floods and coastal storm surges, and in storing water during droughts. Photo: ©Ramsar Convention ‘Wetlands and disaster risk reduction‘ is the theme of World Wetlands Day 2017 (WWD17). Spearheaded by the Ramsar Convention, WWD17 will focus on how wetlands can be protected, restored, and managed effectively ... Read More »

The Role of Elevation on Species Diversity of Accipitridae family in Khorasan Provinces (Birds: Falconiformes)

Hamed Bidel1*, Mansour Aliabadian2 MSc., Department of Environmental Science, Faculty of Environment and Energy, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran. (E-mail: hamedbidel [@] gmail.com, Phone Number: ). Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran. Abstract: Iran with a considerable diversity placed across three faunal realms, Palearctic, Oriental and Ethiopian. The family of Accipitridae due to their conservation status has got a crucial state within other families of diurnal Birds of prey. In this study using more than one century occurrence data (1886-2013) the diversity pattern of Accipitridae family has been evaluated in ... Read More »

Study on Land Use/Cover Change and Urban Growth Modeling through Cellular Automata and Genetic Algorithm in Mashhad

Hamed Bidel[1]*, hamedbidel [@] gmail.com Ali Asghar Alesheikh2, Nematollah Khorasani3, Alieh Hajizadeh4 Abstract Land use has always been one of the most important indicators through which man affects his surrounding environment. Land use change is a man-made intervention whereas vegetation change is a natural phenomenon. Generally, climate change and technological and economic factors are the main determinants of the change at spatial and temporal scales.. Each study may vary depending on its particular need. For example, any change from urban use/cover is primarily treated as urban development. The present study, which is based on theoretical and practical results of earlier ... Read More »

Study the Relationship between Landuse Change and Topographic Parameters in Mashhad County

Mehdi Gholamalifard1 Iman Fatehi2 Hamed Bidel3* hamedbidel [@] gmail.com Bahareh Ghafouri4 Abstract Change detection of land during time series is very important for making optimal decisions about land management through understanding the interactions between human and natural phenomena. In this study, changes in land-use of Mashhad County were investigated in relation to topographic conditions using Landsat images of 1987, 2001 and 2014. Land-use map was created using visual interpretation method with six classes including bare lands, dry lands, forest, irrigated farming, range and urban. Finally, changes of land-use in relation to topographic components (elevation, slope, aspect) were studied. Results showed ... Read More »

Can you tell me a little about Ashurah?

Can you tell me a little about Ashurah? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The Shiite Muslims commemorate the Battle of Karbala and consider this a month of sadness and mourning. Ashurah is the day Husayn Ibn Ali , the grandson of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH & HP) , was martyred along with his family members and friends in the Battle of Karbala. This month is period of intense grief and mourning. Clergymen give sermons with themes of Hussein’s personality and position in Islam, and the history of his uprising. The clergymen retell the Battle of Karbala ... Read More »

Hamed Bidel CV (Curriculum Vitae)

Hamed Bidel Birth: Mashhad, Iran. (Jan 24, 1988) Citizenship: Iran, Islamic Rebublic of Email1: Email2: Website: Cell Phone: Address: PO BOX: EDUCATION BSc. Land Use Planning and Assessment (Environmental Science), Islamic Azad University Tehran Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran. (2012-2014) MSc. Natural Resources Engineering – Environment, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran. (2007-2011)   RESEARCH INTERESTS Land Use Change Land Use Planning and Modeling Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Environmental Modeling Species and Biodiversity Urban Growth Modeling Spatial Analysis   WEBSITE http://environmentalscience.ir : general and specialized information about environmental sciences with my design and ... Read More »