Dr. Yahya Kooch, an academic member at natural resources and marine sciences faculty (rangeland department), was appointed by Elsevier Publications as the editorial board member of Catena International journal (Impact Factor: 3.851).
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Yahya Kooch, specialized in soil ecology, has published more than two hundred articles in ISI and scientific-research journals (such as Science journal) as well as refereeing more than thirty ISI journals.
Catena publishes papers describing original field and laboratory investigations and reviews on geoecology and landscape evolution with emphasis on interdisplinary aspects of soil science, hydrology and geomorphology. It aims to disseminate new knowledge and foster better understanding of the physical environment, of evolutionary sequences that have resulted in past and current landscapes, and of the natural processes that are likely to determine the fate of our terrestrial environment. Papers within any one of the above topics are welcome provided they are of sufficiently wide interest and relevance.
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