Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Dr Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi, Atmospheric Science & Meteorological Research, ASMERC, Iran

Dr. Abbas Ranjbar Saadatabadi is an accomplished meteorologist with a B.Sc. in Applied Physics from the University of Shahid Bahonar, an M.Sc. in Meteorology from Geophysics Institute in Tehran, and a Ph.D. in Meteorology from Islamic Azad University. He serves as Director of ASMERC, Tehran, and has held several key roles in atmospheric science research. His expertise spans atmospheric circulations, forecasting, and applied physics. Dr. Ranjbar is an active member of numerous professional associations and has significantly contributed to flood forecasting, extreme weather event analysis, and dust storm research in Iran. πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ“šπŸŒ

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πŸŽ“ With a solid foundation in Applied Physics from the University of Shahid Bahonar, Kerman, Iran (1988-1993), πŸŽ“ followed by a Master’s in Meteorology from the Geophysics Institute, Tehran, Iran (1994-1997), 🌦️ the scholar pursued a Ph.D. in Meteorology at the Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, Tehran, Iran (1999-2003). πŸŒͺ️ This extensive educational background has equipped them with in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field of meteorology, contributing significantly to their professional and academic pursuits. πŸ“šβœ¨


🌦️ Since 2015, the Director of the Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Center (ASMERC) in Tehran, Iran, has led advancements in meteorological research. Previously, from 2013 to 2015, they served as the Deputy Director of ASMERC, and from 2012 to 2013, as a faculty member. They directed the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center (NDWMC) from 2011 to 2012 and served as Deputy Director from 2010 to 2011. Between 2005 and 2010, they were the Deputy Director of the National Weather Forecasting Center. Additionally, they headed the Department of Satellite Meteorology and New Technologies at IRIMO from 2004 to 2005 and worked as a forecaster from 1999 to 2004. β˜οΈπŸ›°οΈ

Membership of Professional Associations

πŸ“πŸŒ National Commission of UNESCO- National Committee of Man and the Biosphere, Associate Member (2012-current). πŸ›οΈπŸ”¬ Research Committee of Yazd, Kerman, and Sistan-o-Balochestan provinces (2013-2015). πŸŒπŸ”¬ Committee of Science and Technology Exchange in the Union of Countries bordering the Indian Ocean (2013-current). πŸ—žοΈπŸŒ¦οΈ Editorial Board Member, Journal of Climate Research (2015-current) and Journal of Nivar (IRIMO) (2010-current). πŸŒͺ️🌧️ Associate Member, Secondary Professional Work Group of Atmospheric Disasters and Storm (2015). 🌩️🌑️ Associate Member, Research Council of the Atmospheric Science and Meteorological Research Centre (2014-current). 🌊🌎 Scientific Secretary, 3rd International Conference of the Persian Gulf Oceanography (2015). πŸŒŠπŸ”¬ Vice Chairman, Iranian Marine Science and Technology Association (2019).

Project Involvement

πŸŒŠβ›‘οΈ Designed and operated a flood forecasting and warning system in Tehran (2018-2020). πŸŒ§οΈπŸ“ˆ Studied heavy rainfall forecasting in Ilam province (2019). πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ’» Developed a Meteorological and Hydrology Forecast Software System in Qom (2016-2017). πŸŒ©οΈπŸ“Š Evaluated extreme weather events using regional climate models in Iran (2016-2017). πŸŒ§οΈπŸ™οΈ Investigated precipitation causes of Qazvin urban floods (2016). 🌧️🌊 Analyzed atmospheric patterns for heavy rainfalls over Bushehr (2015). πŸŒ¬οΈπŸ“‰ Developed a wind atlas over Iran using numerical atmospheric models (2015). πŸŒͺοΈπŸ“‰ Evaluated the EURAD dust storm forecast model (2016). πŸŒͺοΈπŸŒ€ Studied atmospheric patterns for dust storms over Isfahan (2013). πŸŒͺοΈπŸ’¨ Designed an integrated system for air pollution and dust forecasting (2013). πŸŒͺ️🌊 Assessed SWAN and MIKE21 model outputs with buoy data in Bushehr (2015). πŸŒͺοΈπŸŒ€ Modeled dust storm trajectories over Kerman with WRF-Chem (2015). πŸŒͺ️❄️ Studied dust storm mechanisms and trajectories over Lorestan (2015).

Research focus

Dr. Ranjbar Saadatabadi’s research primarily focuses on atmospheric and environmental sciences, particularly in the context of Iran. His work includes studying climatic variations, synoptic and dynamic analysis of extreme weather events, dust transport modeling, and the impacts of ENSO on the Middle East’s climate. He utilizes advanced techniques like remote sensing, machine learning, and numerical models to analyze phenomena such as heavy rainfall, flash floods, and dust storms. His research aims to understand and mitigate the impacts of environmental changes and extreme weather on the region. πŸŒ¦οΈπŸ“ŠπŸŒπŸ“‰πŸ’¨

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A comprehensive investigation of the causes of drying and increasing saline dust in the Urmia Lake, northwest Iran, via ground and satellite observations, synoptic analysis and machine learning models

Estimating Particulate Matter Using Remote Sensing Data and Meteorological Variables Over Ahvaz, Iran

Synoptic and dynamic analysis of a flash flood-inducing heavy rainfall event in arid and semi-arid central-northern Iran and its simulation using the WRF model

The Impact of ENSO Phase Transition on the Atmospheric Circulation, Precipitation and Temperature in the Middle East Autumn

Intercomparisons of some dust models over West Asia

A finite-volume numerical model for the simulation of dust transport in the atmosphere

Assessment of climate variations in temperature and precipitation extreme events over Iran

Synoptic and thermodynamic characteristics of 30 March–2 April 2009 heavy rainfall event in Iran

The omega blocking condition and extreme rainfall in Northwestern Iran during 25 – 28 October 2008

Relationships between Arab sea and Indian Ocean surface temperature anomalies with precipitation over southern of Iran

Forbi Preasious Funwi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Forbi Preasious Funwi | Environmental Science | Best Researcher Award

Mr Forbi Preasious Funwi, Millennium Ecologicam Museum, Cameroon

Forbi Preasious Funwi is a dedicated Cameroonian environmentalist 🌿 with expertise in botany, ecology, and project management. He holds an MSc. in Plant Ecology and a BSc. in Plant Biology from the University of Yaoundé I. With a passion for conservation and sustainability, Forbi has contributed significantly to projects focusing on biodiversity assessment, climate adaptation, and community development. He is adept at project writing and monitoring, evidenced by his involvement in various initiatives, including those funded by the Green Climate Fund and the Global Environment Facility. Forbi is known for his excellent teamwork 🌍 spirit and innovative approach to environmental challenges.

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In 2010, earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Biology from the University of YaoundΓ© I πŸŽ“. This foundational education ignited my passion for understanding the intricate world of plant life. Building upon this knowledge, I pursued a Master of Science degree in Plant Ecology at the same institution, completing it in 2015 🌿. This advanced degree equipped me with the expertise to delve deeper into the relationships between plants and their environments. Both academic milestones have shaped my journey, fueling my commitment to contribute meaningfully to the field of ecology and botanical sciences.


In my journey spanning from 2013 to 2023, I’ve been deeply immersed in various environmental and conservation endeavors across Cameroon. From conducting assessments for hydropower projects to biodiversity surveys in diverse regions, every experience has shaped my understanding and commitment to sustainable practices. Whether it’s collaborating with international organizations like FAO and GIZ or contributing to local initiatives, each project has been a step towards safeguarding Cameroon’s natural heritage 🌿. As I look back on my journey, I’m filled with gratitude for the opportunities to make a difference in environmental conservation πŸ™.

Research focus

The research focus of FP Funwi spans across several critical areas of environmental and agricultural studies in Cameroon. With a diverse portfolio ranging from carbon storage potential in agroforestry systems to the management of medicinal plants amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Funwi’s work demonstrates a keen interest in biodiversity conservation, sustainable land management, and community resilience in the face of environmental challenges. 🌱 Their studies delve into the intricate relationships between human activities, ecosystems, and climate change impacts, providing valuable insights for conservation efforts and the sustainable use of natural resources in Cameroon and beyond.

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Carbon storage potential of cacao agroforestry systems of different age and management intensity

A review of Cameroonian medicinal plants with potentials for the management of the COVID-19 pandemic

Land use and land cover changes in Doume Communal Forest in eastern Cameroon: implications for conservation and sustainable management

Using transect sampling to determine the distribution of some key non-timber forest products across habitat types near Boumba-Bek National Park, South-east Cameroon

Climate change perception and local adaptation of natural resource management in a farming community of Cameroon: A case study

Biodiversity and carbon stock in the SODECAO agroforestry system of center region of Cameroon: Case of talba locality

Diversity, structure and carbon storage potential of the Dja Wildlife Reserve vegetation cover

Indigenous and local knowledgeas a tool for wildlife conservation in the Dja biosphere reserve, cameroon

Community of vascular epiphytes on some phorophytes in the Babadjou Subdivision (Western Cameroon): Case of Bamelo

Family Farming Systems in Northern Central Cameroon: Challenges and Prospects for Food Security

Exploring farmers’ vulnerability and agrobiodiversity in perspective of adaptation in Southern Cameroon

Assessing plant diversity change in logged and unlogged dense semi-deciduous production forest of eastern Cameroon

Mapping carbon stocks in the Dimako communal forest, East-Cameroon

Enhanced local governance as response to threats on vulnerable non-timber forest product species: Case of Garcinia kola Heckel in East Cameroon

Ethnobotanical study and vulnerability of medicinal plants used against the symptoms of COVID-19 in the LomiΓ© subdivision, East Region of Cameroon

Farm typology and structure of farmer decision making: The case of the production basin of the forest-savannah transition zone, Centre Cameroon Region

Plant diversity of oil palm plantations of different ages and under different farming practices in the Ngoas locality Yaounde-Cameroon

Navigating Climate Challenges: Insights from Smallholder of Mbangassina’s Local Communities in the Centre Cameroon Region

Availability, Natural Regeneration Potential and Ethnoecological Knowledge of Garcinia Kola: Perspectives for Conservation and Sustainable Resource Use in Belabo, Eastern Cameroon

Assessing Plant Diversity Change in Logged and Unlogged Dense Semi-Deciduous Production Forest of Eastern Cameroon