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Katedra Gospodarki Regionalnej i Środowiska Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego




academic degree:  PhD 
state: Junior (postdoctoral) Researcher of the University of Łódź

room: B 305

consultation in the summer semester 2020/2021 :

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

e-mail: vahid.parsa@uni.lodz.pl

Research areas:

  • Urban ecosystem services quantification and mapping
  • Spatiotemporal land use change detection using RS and GIS
  • Urban sustainable planning
  • Environmental planning
  • Environmental Modeling and assessment

Research Interests:

  • Quantifying and mapping ecosystem services
  • Nature-based solutions
  • Urban green infrastructure
  • Informal green spaces
  • Urban sustainability and spatial planning
  • Land use and cover changes
  • Application of Remote sensing and Geographic Information System in Environmental studies

Working Experience:

  • Visiting Researcher, CML, Leiden University, Netherlands, February 2018 - August 2018
  • Teacher assistant, University of Tehran, Iran, 2015-2019.
  • Teacher assistant, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran, 2019.

Higher Education:

  • Ph.D., 2018, Environment-Planning, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • M.Sc., 2014,  Environmental Planning, Management, and Education, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • B.Sc., 2010, Soil Science, University of Tabriz, Iran.

Ph.D. and MA Theses:

  • Setting the pattern of assessing supply and demand of urban green infrastructure regulation ecosystem services, Case study: Tabriz City, Iran, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Tehran, Iran.
  • Modeling Plausible Impacts of Land Use Changes of the Surrounding Buffer Zone on the Management of the Arasbaran Biosphere Reserve, M.Sc. thesis, University of Tehran, Iran.


  • Member of Iranian Association for Environmental Assessment, Iran, 2012- at present.
  • Member of Agriculture and Natural Resources Engineering Organization of Iran, 2010- at present.

Honors & Awards:

  • Award of the Junior Researcher in Residence at University of Lodz, Poland 2021.
  • Awarded Tehran Prize; The PhD project was selected as the best research item amongst more than 4500 applicants at the 11th Tehran innovation and research in urban management, 2019.
  • Awarded sabbatical scholarship from the Ministry of Science of Iran, 2018.
  • Awarded research grant for PhD project from Iranian National Science Foundation, 2018.
  • Awarded research grant for master project from Iranian National Science Foundation, 2013.

Organizing scientific conferences:

  • Vice-dean Executive Secretary of the 3rd international conference on Environmental planning and management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2013
  • Member of the executive committee of 2nd conference on Environmental planning and management, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 2012.


  • English
  • Azerbaijani Turkish
  • Persian


  • i-Tree Eco
  • ArcGIS
  • Erdas Imagine
  • ENVI
  • Idrisi (TerrSet)
  • QGIS


  • Esmail Salehi and Vahid Amini Parsa.  2014. Introduction to Footprints in Environmental planning focus on Water Footprint. Avaye Ghalam Publication, Tehran, Iran.


  • Amini Parsa, V., Salehi, E., & Yavari, A. (2020). Improving the provision of ecosystem services from urban forest by integrating the species’ potential environmental functions in tree selecting process. Landscape and Ecological Engineering, 16(1), 23–37. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11355-019-00401-x
  • Amini Parsa, V., Salehi, E., Yavari, A. R., & van Bodegom, P. M. (2019). An improved method for assessing mismatches between supply and demand in urban regulating ecosystem services: A case study in Tabriz, Iran. PLOS ONE, 14(8), e0220750. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220750
  • Amini Parsa, V., Salehi, E., Yavari, A. R., & van Bodegom, P. M. (2019). Analyzing temporal changes in urban forest structure and the effect on air quality improvement. Sustainable Cities and Society, 48, 101548. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2019.101548
  • Amini Parsa, V., Salehi, E., Yavari, A. R., & van Bodegom, P. M. (2019). Evaluating the potential contribution of urban ecosystem service to climate change mitigation. Urban Ecosystems, 22(5), 989–1006. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-019-00870-w
  •  Amini Parsa, V., & Salehi, E. (2016). Spatio-temporal analysis and simulation pattern of land use/cover changes, case study: Naghadeh, Iran. Journal of Urban Management, 5(2), 43–51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jum.2016.11.001
  • Amini Parsa, V., Yavari, A., & Nejadi, A. (2016). Spatio-temporal analysis of land use/land cover pattern changes in Arasbaran Biosphere Reserve: Iran. Modeling Earth Systems and Environment, 2(4), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-016-0227-2
  • Amini Parsa, V., Azizi, A., Malekmohammadi. B., &  Khaiatrostami, B. (2021). Analyzing Spatiotemporal Relationship between Land Use Changes and Groundwater Quantity in Ardabil Plain. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 22 (7): 301-317.
  • Amini Parsa, V., Yavari, A., & Nejadi, A. (2020). Analyzing Attitudes of Local People towards Socio-Economic Impacts of Land Use Change in Arasbaran Biosphere Reserve. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 22(3): 133-143.
  • Amini Parsa, V., Saleh, E., & Ahmadreza. (2020). Assessing biodiversity, composition, and distribution of the urban forest in Tabriz city. Forest Research, and Development, 6(1), 87-105.
  • Amini Parsa, V., Salehi, E., & Yavari, A. (2019). Estimating Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (BVOCs) emitted by urban trees using i-Tree Eco model, Case study: Tabriz city. Forest Research and Development,  5(3): 357-371

Full list of scientific outputs available on the private website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Vahid-Amini-Parsa

Scientific projects / Scientific Report

  • Vahid Amini Parsa. 2020. Contribution of ecosystem services provided by urban green infrastructure in mitigating urban environmental problems. Tehran urban research and planning center publication, Tehran, Iran.
  • Environmental impact analyses of Groundwater quantity and quality changes in Ardabil plain. Funded by Iranian Water intuition, Iran.   2011-216.
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