Document Type : Research Note
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Bahram Peimani-Fard was born in 1941, in Yazd, Iran, where he completed his elementary, and high school education.
He received his M.Sc. degree in Soil and Water Engineering from the Faculty of Agriculture, Shiraz University.
Then, he was employed in the Range Improvement and Forage Supply Organization, affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture to collaborate with Mr. Kernik, the FAO expert, to do research on introducing range species for four years at the Karadj Research Station.
In 1970, he received a scholarship from FAO to pursue his M.Sc. study in Range Management at the Washington State University,USA.
Then, he returned to Iran to continue the activities in the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands (RIFR), affiliated with the Ministry of Natural Resources. He was responsible for doing research projects on introducing range species, performed with the help of experts and researchers of the Rangeland Research Division.
In 1977, he received a government scholarship to do his Ph.D. in Range Management at the Wyoming University, USA.
He was graduated and returned to Iran in 1980 and served as the director of the Rangeland Research Division at RIFR for 16 years.
Representative of RIFR in the Coordination and Planning Commission of Agriculture and Natural Resources Research, university teaching, supervisor, advisor and reviewer of M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses at the Faculty of Natural Resources of the University of Tehran, Tarbiat Modares University, and Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University were among the outstanding activities performed by Professor Peimani-Fard during his service.
Professor Peimani-Fard reached the honor of retirement in 2002 with 37 years of experience and since then he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Iranian Journal of Range and Desert Research as well as a member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Rangeland, affiliated with the Iranian Society for Range Management, Iranian Journal of Natural Resources, and Iranian Journal of Range and Desert Research.
Currently, he is an associate member of the Department of Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences at The Academy of Sciences, the Islamic Republic of Iran.