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Golnaz Ezzati

Golnaz Ezzati
My main research interest is the investigation and mitigation of the impact of anthropogenic activities on natural resources to promote sustainable intensification and environmental conservation. This would eventually lead to development of sustainable high-input farming strategies and monitoring techniques while minimizing negative externalities on soil health, water quality, and forest ecology.

Research

-Surface runoff of nutrients (N, P), leaching of nutrients through agricultural ditches and soil/subsoil

-Detect/prevent nutrient losses and preserve natural attenuation capacity and nutrient cycling in view of projected climate change scenarios

-Developing (engineering design of) sustainable low-technology management concepts and pollution mitigation practices at laboratory and farm scale to manage water pollution and enhance soil quality in land drainage systems

-Application of remote sensing techniques for monitoring and assessment of natural resources and species distribution modelling 

Background

Nov 2016 - Apr 2020

PhD, Civil (Environmental) Engineering (completed in 38 months)

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland

Project title: Sustainable treatment technologies using mixed waste media to mitigate agricultural contaminants in land drainage

 

Nov 2016 - Oct 2019

EU Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Actions INSPIRATION-ITN Early Stage Researcher (PhD)

Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Environmental Research Centre, Johnstown Castle,Wexford, Ireland                 

 

Feb 2019 - Apr 2019

Visiting researcher

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

 

Apr 2018 - May 2018

Visiting researcher

Proefcentrum Fruitteelt (PcFruit), Sint Truiden, Belgium

 

May 2017- Jun 2017

Visiting researcher

T.E Laboratories, Carlow Co., Ireland

 

Sep 2013 - Mar 2015

MSc, Geo information Science and Remote Sensing in Natural Resources Management : ERASMUS MUNDUS-SALAM MSc Project                                               

University of Twente, Twente, The Netherlands

Project title: Species Distribution Modeling from forest stand structure parameters using high resolution imagery in Rhodopes Mountains, Bulgaria

 

Jun 2010 - Mar 2012

MSc, Environmental Engineering

University Putra Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia

Project title: Removal of Ammonia in Biofilter Using Peat and Biochar

 

Sep 2005 - Feb 2010

BSc (Hons), Chemical Engineering

Azad University (Tehran North), Tehran, Iran                  

Selected publications

Ezzati, G., Healy, M.G., Christianson, L., Daly, K., Fenton, O., Feyereisen, G., Thornton, S., Callery, O., 2020. Use of rapid small-scale column tests for simultaneous prediction of phosphorus and nitrogen retention in large-scale filters. Water Process Engineering, 37, 101473.

Ezzati, G., Fenton, O., Healy, M.G., Christianson, L., Feyereisen, G.W., Thornton, S., Chen, Q., Fan, B., Ding, J., Daly, K., 2020. Impact of P inputs on source-sink P dynamics of sediment along an agricultural ditch network. Journal of Environmental Management, 257, 109988.

Micha, E., Fenton, O., Daly, K., Kakonyi, G., Ezzati, G., Moloney, T., Thornton, S.F., 2020. The complex pathways towards farm-level sustainable intensification: An exploratory network analysis of stakeholders’ knowledge and perception. Sustainability, 12, 2578.

Ezzati, G., Healy, M.G., Christianson, L., Feyereisen, G.W., Thornton, S., Daly, K., Fenton, O., 2019. Developing and validating an adaptable decision support tool (FarMit) for selection of locally sourced media for dual mitigation of nutrients in drainage water from intensively farmed landscapes. Ecological Engineering, X, 2.

Clagnan, E., Thornton, S.F., Rolfe, S.A., Wells, N.S., Knöller, K., Murphy, J., Tuohy, P., Daly, K., Healy, M.G., Ezzati, G., von Chamier, J., Fenton, O., 2019. An integrated assessment of nitrogen source, transformation and fate within an intensive dairy system to inform management change. PLOS ONE, 14, 7.

Ezzati, G., Healy, M.G., Christianson, L., Feyereisen, G.W., Thornton, S., Daly, K., Fenton, O., 2019. A decision support   tool to select media to mitigate nutrients in farm drainage water. UK: CL:AIRE INSPIRATION bulletin , IB 11.

Ezzati, G., Healy, M.G., Christianson, L., Feyereisen, G.W., Thornton, S., Daly, K., Fenton, O. Sustainable treatment technologies using mixed waste media to mitigate agricultural contaminants in land drainage. INSPIRATION 4th Workshop: Agronomy management from “field” to “fork”. Oct. 14-19. 2018. Wexford, Ireland.

Fan, B., Wang, J., Fenton, O., Daly, K., Ezzati, G., Chen, Q., 2018. Strategic differences in phosphorus stabilization by alum and dolomite amendments in calcareous and red soils. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 26, 5.

Ezzati, G., Healy, M.G., Feyereisen, G.W., Christianson, L., Daly, K., Thornton, S., Fenton. O., 2017. Feasibility matrix to identify locally sourced mixed media to mitigate agricultural pollutants in Lland drainage. Soil and Water Management and Conservation General Poster II. Oct. 22-25, 2017. Tampa, FL, US.

Ezzati, G. Employing high resolution imagery to effectively monitor Caspian Hyrcanian Forest; an umbrella review. February 2017. In: The First Comprehensive International Congress on Environment. Tehran, Iran.

Ezzati, G., Asghari, A. The potential of utilizing domestic scale biological filters to purify water and wastewater in rural areas of Iran. September 2016. In: The 8th National Conference/ Exhibition on Environmental Engineering. Tehran, Iran.

Ezzati, G., Asghari, A. Ammonia removal efficiency of peat against biochar in biofiltration of domestic wastewater. February 2016. In: The First Comprehensive International Congress on Environment. Tehran, Iran.

Ezzati, G. Green economy, a solution to overcome environmental limitations of planet Earth [in Persian]. November 2015. Research Center of Environment and Sustainable Development of Iran. Online.


Contact
Postdoctor at the Department of Soil and Environment; Agricultural water management
Telephone: +4618672559, +46730451363
Postal address:
Institutionen för mark och miljö
Box 7014
750 07 Uppsala
Visiting address: Lennart Hjelms väg 9, Uppsala