Ahmad Mahdavi

Entomologist/ ecotoxicologist

Ahmad Mahdavi, Iranian, insect/ pesticide environmental toxicologist, Bsc and Msc from the University of Tehran (Karaj) 1974 and 1981 in entomology/ pesticide toxicology. Employed by the University of Mazandaran 1982, PhD from the University of Guelph, Canada 1990, worked on insecticide resistance/ pesticide toxicology. As one of the pioneers of ecotoxicology in a joint symposium between Guelph and MSU (USA) and later in the UC Berkeley (2000) started a wide study about Impact of pesticide on the environment, wildlife and pesticide related health effects on human. Moved to the University of Tehran 1998. Established the NGO: Sustainable agriculture and environment 2002 for pesticide/ chemicals pollution reduction in Iran, later moved to Canada 2003 and followed the work in Ontario in a global level and came back to Iran 2008. Now as a member of the UNEP-CMS preventing poisoning working group, Mountain partnership, Iranian Soc. of Toxicology, Entomological Soc. of America, ISSX, SETAC, SCP clearinghouse and many other national and international societies working on pesticide/ chemicals/ biocides pollution reduction and regulations for developing countries with concentration on MENA region, neem tree, Azadirachta indica in the Persian Gulf area and Ecosystem Based Adaptations (EBA). I am also involved in Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), Education for Sustainable Lifestyle for MENA countries, 3R/ circular economy and above all resilience issues for how to save/ survive the planet for the rest of 21st century.

Ahmad is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Adaptation in Mountains

Mountains are highly vulnerable to climate change. They also provide numerous essential services. This theme explores how mountains and mountain communities can be made more resilient.
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Drylands Resource Guide

This guide highlights research and learning for climate change hotspots, with annotations from ASSAR academics to guide you to the most relevant and useful information for your work.
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