Dr. Anvar Sanaei

PhD Ecology

Researcher (Full-time)

Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

My research interest encompasses the biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, above-below-ground functional relationships between plants and their environment, plant-plant interactions, mechanisms of plant community assembly, and structure and variation of plant species diversity.

18) Ali. A., Sanaei, A., Ahmadaali, K., Asadi, O., Javanmiri Pour, M., Valipour, A., Karami, J., Aminpour, M., Kaboli, H. & Askari, Y. (2020) Environmental filtering, predominance of strong competitor trees and exclusion of moderate-weak competitor trees shape species richness and biomass. Science of the Total Environment 723, 138105. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138105

17) Ali. A., Sanaei, A., Li, M., Asadi, O.N, Javanmiri Pour, M., Valipour, A., Karami, J., Aminpour, M., Kaboli, H. & Askari, Y. (2020) Big-trees – Energy mechanism underlies forest diversity and aboveground biomass. Forest Ecology and Management. 461, 117968. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2020.117968

16) Ali. A*., Sanaei, A., Li, M., Ahmadaali, K., Asadi, O., Javanmiri Pour, M., Valipour, A., Karami, J., Aminpour, M., Kaboli, H. & Askari, Y. (2019) Impacts of climatic and edaphic factors on the diversity, structure and biomass of species-poor and structurally-complex forests. Science of the Total Environment 706, 135719. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135719

15. Sanaei, A., Li, M., Ali, A. (2019). Topography, grazing, and soil textures control over rangelands’ vegetation quantity and quality. Science of Total Environment Journal, Link.

14. Sanaei, A., Ali, A. (2019). What is the role of perennial plants in semi-steppe rangelands? Direct and indirect effects of perennial on annual plant species. Ecological Indictors, 93:256-266. Link

13. Sanaei, A., Ali, A., Ahmadaali, K. Jahantab, E. (2019). Generalized and species-specific prediction models for aboveground biomass in semi-steppe rangelands. Plant Ecology Journal, 12(3):428-437. Link

12. Sanaei, A., Ali, A., Zare Chahouki, M.A. (2018). The positive relationships between plant coverage, species richness, and aboveground biomass are ubiquitous across plant growth forms in semi-steppe rangelands. Journal of Environmental Management, 205: 308-318. Link
11. Sanaei, A., Zare Chahouki, M.A., Ali, A., Jafari, M., Azarnivand, H. (2018). Abiotic and biotic drivers of aboveground biomass in semi-steppe rangelands. Science of the Total Environment, 615: 895–905. Link
10. Sanaei, A., Ali, A., Zare Chahouki, M.A., Jafari, M. (2018). Plant coverage is a potential ecological indicator for species diversity and aboveground biomass in semi-steppe rangelands. Ecological Indictors,    93:256-266. Link
9. Sanaei, A., Granzow-de la Cerda, I., Cayuela, L. (2018). Grain size affects the relationship between species richness and above-ground biomass in semi-arid rangelands. Journal of Plant Ecology & Diversity, 11 (4)1-11. Link
8. Sanaei, A., Tavili, A., Alizadeh, E., Barbari, M., Simonini, S., Omid Asadi, O. (2012). A GIS model for the assessment of water Resources suitability for livestock grazing. Journal of Food Agriculture and Environment, 10(2):997-1004. Link

7. Arzani, H., Sanaei, A., Barker, A.V., Ghafari, S., Motamedi, J. (2015). Estimating Nitrogen and Acid Detergent Fiber Contents of Grass Species using Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS). Journal of Rangeland Science, 5 (4): 260-268. Link

6. Ahmadi, A., Jabarzare, A., Sanaei, A., Bakhshandeh Savadroodbari, M. 2013. Evaluation of temporal variations of Astragalus effusus yield and consumption in semi-steppe rangelands of Urmieh. International Journal of Agriculture and Crop Sciences, 5 (5): 501-506.

5. Sanaei, A., Arzani, H., Hosseini, S.H., Tavili, A., Farahpour, M. (2013). Determination of rangeland suitability for medical and industrial plants utilization according to the instruction (case study: middle Taleghan rangelands). International Journal of Agriculture: Research and Review, 3 (3): 610-616.

4. Sanaei, A., Arzani, H., Feizizadeh, B., Tavili, A., Alizadeh, E.  (2013). GIS multi-criteria evaluation for determination of rangelands suitability for goat grazing in the Middle Taleghan rangelands. International Journal of Agronomy and Plant Production, 4 (7): 1499-1510.

3. Asadi Nalivan, O., Haydari, F., Sanaei, A., Shahbazi, A., Kavandi, R., Gheiasi, S. (2013). Investigation of groundwater contamination trend in Silveh basin in terms of drinking applications. International Journal of Agronomy and Plant Production, 4 (8):1826-1834.

2. Arzani, H., Sanaei, A., Motamedi, J. (2012). Potential of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to predict nutrient composition of Bromus tomentellus. Journal of Rangeland Science, 2 (4): 635-642.

1. Azarnivand, H., Alizadeh, E., Sanaei, A., Hajibeglo, A. (2012). The effects of range management plans on soil properties and rangelands vegetation (case study: Eshtehard rangelands). Journal of Rangeland Science, 2 (4): 625-634.