Dr. Esmail Karamidehkordi

Director of International Scientific Cooperation Office, University of Zanjan, Iran

Dr. Esmail Karamidehkordi is a PhD in Knowledge and Information Systems in Natural Resource Management and Agriculture (International and Rural Development Department, University of Reading, UK). Dr. Karamidehkordi’s research advances studying socio-ecological systems, human-environment relationships, sustainable natural resources (biodiversity, land and water) management, systems thinking in sustainable agriculture and development, and participatory natural disaster management in rural areas. He is an associate professor of Agricultural Extension, Communication and Rural Development Department, University of Zanjan. Currently he is responsible as Director of International Scientific Cooperation Office and as a Steering Committee of Asia and Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS).