Document Type: Research Note
BM.Sc. Student, Department of Rangeland Management, Young Researchers Club, Broujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Broujerd, Iran
Dr. Mohammad Hossein Jazirei was born in 1922 in Bandar-e-Anzali and finished high school there.
In May 1944, he graduated in agriculture engineering and occupied the position of Lahijan forester in Forestry Department of Ministry of Agriculture in fall. In 1955, he moved to Belgium and was admitted by Agronomy Institute of Belgium; he achieved MS in Water and Forest field in 1957. After doing researches on forest sociology and plant geography in the northern forests of Iran for five years, he went back to Belgium and presented his thesis and received the PhD degree of forestry in the mentioned institute in 1964.
Dr. Jazirei started his career as a forester in Ministry of Agriculture in 1944 and occupied such executive, research and educational positions as Deputy Minister of Natural Resources, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, General Manager of Rangelands, CEO of Civil Organization in Gorgan, first Head of Forests and Rangelands Department after the victory of Islamic Revolution, Consultant of Scientific and Industrial Researches Organization and member of Academy of Sciences in Iran.
This outstanding figure was the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources in 1967 and the Deputy Secretary of Agriculture in 1979 after the victory of Islamic Revolution. Since 1981, he had taught in PhD and MS courses in the universities of Tehran, Yazd, Gorgan, and Tarbiat Modares and had been the advisor of more than 50 MS theses and 60 PhD ones. During 1991 and 2011, he was the special advisor and head of seniors in Forests, Rangelands and Watersheds Organization while influencing the technical decision making and policy making of natural resources management plans.