Environmental modeling
1. Performance comparison of land change modeling techniques for land use projection of arid watersheds

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; K. Moradi; A.H. Aghakhani Afshar

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, , Pages 263-280

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/GJESM.2018.03.002

Abstract
  The change of land use/land cover has been known as an imperative force in environmental alteration, especially in arid and semi-arid areas. This research was mainly aimed to assess the validity of two major types of land change modeling techniques via a three dimensional approach in Birjand urban watershed ...  Read More

Environmental modeling
2. A GIS-based integrative approach for land use optimization in a semi-arid watershed

S.M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; A. Kheyrkhah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 31-46

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2018.04.01.004

Abstract
  The proper use of natural resources can preserve these valuable assets. In line with the management of natural resources, land use optimization can be highly useful. The aim of the present study is to propose an appropriate integrative model for optimized allocation of lands for surface runoff and sediment ...  Read More

Environmental modeling
3. Analyzing and modeling urban sprawl and land use changes in a developing city using a CA-Markovian approach

M. Tajbakhsh; H. Memarian; Y. Shahrokhi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 397-410

http://dx.doi.org/10.22034/gjesm.2016.02.04.009

Abstract
  Mashhad City, according to the latest official statistics of the country is the second populated city after Tehran and is the biggest metropolis in the east of Iran. Considering the rapid growth of the population over the last three decades, the city’s development area has been extended, significantly. ...  Read More