Katedra Gospodarki Regionalnej i Środowiska Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego




academic degree:  doctor of 
state: professor of the University of Łódź

room: D316 / B

consultation in the summer semester 2020/2021 : Tuesdays 11.00-12.30 (Teams)

due to the epidemiological situation, you might contact me by e-mail

e-mail: bahman.amiri@uni.lodz.pl

Environmental Assessment, Environmental Modeling, and Landscape Ecology


Lectures and co-lectures

Geographic Information System

Methods and Models in Ecological Development

Statistics in Urban Research

Research Interests
Sensitivity analysis of environmental models
Uncertainty of environmental models
Applying the economic tools and methods in environmental science
Ecological modeling using landscape metrics
Mapping the ecosystem services


Working Experience
EkSoc Visiting Professor Fellowship,University of Lodz, Poland, April 2019- June 2019.
Visiting Professor, Christian Albrecht Universitaet zu Kiel, Germany, July 2019 – September 2019
Visiting Professor, NIGLAS, Chinese Academy of Science, Nanjing, July 2018- April 2019
Visiting Professor, NIGLAS, Chinese Academy of Science,July 2016- Feb.2017
Visiting Professor, Christian Albrecht Universitaet zu Kiel, Germany, July 2015 – September 2015
Associate Professor, University of Tehran, Iran, 2011- 2021.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Christian-Albrecht Universität zu Kiel, Germany, 2009-2010.
Assistant Professor, University of Tehran, Iran, 2011-2015.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan, 2007-08.

Higher Education:
Ph.D., 2007. Environmental Dynamics and Management, University of Hiroshima, Japan
M.A., 1995. Environmental Planning and Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
B.Sc., 1992, Catchment Management, University of Tehran, Iran.
Post-Diploma, Catchment Management, University of Mazandaran, Iran.


Ph.D. and M.A. Theses
Modeling the Relationship between Environmental Factors and River Water Quality in Chugoku district of Japan, Ph.D. Thesis, Hiroshima University, Japan.
GIS aided-Environmental Impact Assessment of Amir Kabir Dam Watershed by Land Degradation Model, M.A. Thesis, the University of Tehran, Iran.


International Association for Impact Assessment, 2007- at present.
International Association for Environmental Informatics, 2007- at present.
Japan Ecological Society, 2004- at present.
Ecological Society of Korea, 2006- at present.


Awards and Fellowships
Research Stay Fellowship, 2019, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
EkSoc Visiting Professor Fellowship, 2019, University of Lodz, Poland.
CAS President International Fellowship Initiative, 2018, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
CAS President International Fellowship Initiative, 2016, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Research Excellence Fellowship, 2016, Central European University, Hungary.
Research Stay Fellowship, 2015, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
Research Stay Fellowship, 2011, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany.
Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2011, Michigan Tech University, USA.
Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship. 2009, Germany.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship. 2009, Malaya University, Malaysia.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship. 2008, Saint University, Malaysia.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship. 2007, Hiroshima University, Japan.
Ph.D. Scholarship. 2004, Japanese Ministry of Higher Education. Japan.
Ph.D. Scholarship, 2003, Seoul National University, S. Korea.


Training Courses
US National Academy of Sciences, Wildlife Conservation and Habitat Management, Washington DC, 2012.
Swedish International Development Agency, Follow-up Training Course on EIA and SEA, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2007.
Swedish International Development Agency, Environmental Impact Assessment, Stockholm,Sweden, 2002.
Asian Institute of Technology, Energy Demand, and Supply Modeling and Forecasting,Bangkok, Thailand.1999.
Japan International Cooperation Agency, Environmental Impact Assessment, Tokyo, Japan.1999.


Persian (mother language)


ILWIS (Software for processing the remotely-sensed data)
Tank Model (Conceptual Rainfall-Runoff Model)
ProjectANN (Software for Artificial Neural Network)
SPSS (Multivariate and statistical analysis software)
Spatial Analyst
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
SLEUTH model








Amiri B. J., 2016, Fundamentals of Environmental Modeling, University of Tehran Press, Iran. 154 pp.
Amiri B.J., 2013. Environmental Impact Assessment, University of Tehran, Iran. 217 pp.
Amiri B.J., 2004. Guideline for the Environmental Impact Assessment of Power Plants, Plan and Budget Organization, Iran. 87pp.

Mackenzie, L.L., Bao, K., Pratte, S., Klamt, A.M., Liu, R., Aquino‐López, M.A., Zawadzki, A., Amiri, B.J., Shen, J. and Le Roux, G., 2021. Environmental change and human land‐use over the past 200 years in the Great Hinggan Mountains, Northeastern China. Land Degradation & Development32(2), pp.993-1007.

Amiri, B.J, Gao J., Fohrer N., Adamowski J., 2019. Examining Lag Time Using Landscape, Pedoscape, Lithoscape Metrics of
Catchments, Ecological Indicators, 105 (9):36-46.

Amiri, B.J, Gao J., Fohrer N., Adamowski J., Regionalization of Time of Concentration using Landscape Structural Patterns
of Catchments, GEOCARTO, 67(2):135–142.

Karimi, S., Amiri, B.J., 2019. Similarity metrics-based uncertainty analysis of the instream water quality models, Water
Resources Management. 33 (6):1927–1945.

Mohammadzadeh N., Amiri, B.J., Eslami A. L., Karimi, S., 2019. Coupling Tank Model and LARS-Weather Generator in
Assessments of the Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources, Slovak Journal of Environmental Engineering.
27(1): 14–24.

Amiri, B.J., Baheri B., Fohrer N., Mueller F. Adamowski J., 2019. Regionalization of flood magnitude using ecological
attributes of catchments, Geocarto International. doi:10.1080/10106049.2018.1552321.

Amiri, B.J., Gao J., Fohrer N., Mueller F., Adamowski J., 2018. Regionalizing flood magnitudes using landscape structural
patterns of catchments, Water Resources Management. 32(7):2385–2403.

Huang, J., Gao, J., Jiang, Y., Yin, H. and Amiri, B.J., 2017. Sources, distribution and export coefficient of phosphorus in
lowland polders of Lake Taihu Basin, China. Environmental Pollution, 231, pp.1274-1283.

Amiri, B.J., Fohrer N., Adamowski J., Culmann J., Hoermann G., Mueller F., 2016. Regionalization of Tank Model Using
Landscape Metrics of Catchments, Water Resources Management, 30(14), 5065-5085.

Amiri, B.J., Asgarian A, Sakie Y, 2016. Introducing landscape accuracy metric for spatial performance evaluation of land
use/land cover change models, GEOCARTO, In press.

Dezhkam S., Amiri, B.J., Darvishsefat A.A, Sakie Y., 2016. Performance evaluation of land change simulation models using
landscape metrics, GEOCARTO, In press.

Ghafouri B., Amiri, B.J., Alizadeh A., Songer M., 2016. Examing the Relationship between Landscape Metrics and Socioeconomic
features Catchment Attributes in the Southern Catchments of the Caspian Sea, Environmental Modeling,
and Assessment. 21(5):669–680.

Fatehi I., Amiri, B.J., Alizadeh A. Adamowski J. 2015. Modeling the Relationship between Catchment Attributes and Instream
Water Quality using Artificial Neural Networks, Water Resources Management, 29 (14): 5055–5072.

Sakie Y., Amiri, B.J., Danekar A., Feghhi J., Dezhkam S., 2015. Scenario-based evaluation of urban land-use sustainability
through multiple methods: An integrated application of SLEUTH UGM, urbanization suitability mapping, and
landscape pattern analysis, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 17 (6):1343–1365.

Hassani M., Amiri, B.J., Ashrafi S., Alizadeh A., Sakie Y., 2014. Modeling the Relationship between Catchment Attributes in
Sourthern Basin of Caspian Sea, Environmental Science, and Pollution Research, 22 (7): 4985–5002.

Haidary, A., Amiri, B.J., Adamowski, J., Fohrer, N., & Nakane, K. 2014. Modeling the relationship between catchment
attributes and wetland water quality in Japan. Ecohydrology, 8 (4):726–737.

Haidary A., Amiri, B.J., Adamowski J., Fohrer N., 2014. Assessing the Impacts of Four Land Use Types on Wetlands Water
Quality, Journal of Water Resources Management, 27(7): 2217-2229.

Sakie Y., Amiri, B.J., Danekar A., Feghhi J., Dezhkam S., 2014. Simulating the Urban Expansion using Cellular Automata
SLEUTH Urban Growth Model, Case Study: Karaj City, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 30 (4): 591–

Asgarian A., Amiri, B.J., 2014. Assessing the effect of green cover spatial patterns on urban land surface temperature using
landscape metrics approach, Urban Ecosystem, 18(1): 209–222.

Dezhkam S., Darvishsefat A.A., Amiri, B.J., 2013, Modeling the Urban Sprawl Using SLEUTH Model in Rasht county,
GeoJournal, 79: (5): 591–604.

Amiri, B.J., K.P. Sudheer, N. Fohrer, 2012. Linkage between in-stream Total Phosphorus and Land Cover in Chugoku
District, Japan: An ANN Approach, Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 60 (1): 33–44.

Amiri, B.J., Nakane K., 2009. Modeling the Linkage between River Water Quality and Landscape Metrics in the Chugoku
District of Japan, Journal of Water Resources Management 23(5):931–956.

Amiri, B.J., Nakane K., 2009. Predicting Stream Water Total Nitrogen Concentrations Using Multiple Regression and
Artificial Neural Networks Approaches, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 18 (2):151-160.

Amiri, B.J., Nakane K., 2008. Entire Catchment and Buffer Land Cover to Modeling Stream Water Quality, Journal of
Chinese Geographical Science 18(1) 085–092.

Amiri, B.J., Nakane K., 2006. Modeling the Relationship between Land Cover and River Water Quality in the Yamaguchi
prefecture of Japan, Journal of Ecology and Field Biology 29 (4): 343- 352.

Safaian N., M. Shokri, and Amiri, B.J., 2004, Environmental Impact Assessment of Development in the North of Iran, Polish
Journal of Environmental Studies 13 (3): 319-323.

Safaian N., M. Shokri, M.Z.T. Ahmadi and Amiri, B.J.,2004, A Second Look to Vegetation Classification of the Protected
Area of Miankaleh, Applied Ecology, and Environmental Research, 2(1): 105–117.

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