Biogeraphy -Masoud Tabari Kouchaksaraei was born on 23 April 1957 in Iran. -In 1982, he graduated in Forestry (B.Sc.) From the Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran. -He then worked in the years 1983-1986 at the section of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Planning and Management Organization. -In 1987-1995 he was employed at the Forests and Rangelands Organization, Afforestation and Parks Bureau, and started his activity at the supervision and coordination section on executive projects of afforestation and reforestation across the country. -He followed the M.Sc. of Forestry at Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Gorgan in 1989-1992. -In 1995 after being moved to the Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tarbiat Modares, he was awarded a doctorate scholarship by the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education of Iran. -He started his Ph.D. studies under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ir. NoÃ«l Lust at the Laboratory of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture and Applied Biological Sciences, University of Gent, Belgium and graduated in September 1999. -Since October 1999 he has being worked as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Natural Resources, Tarbiat Modares University and since 2004 as Associate Professor. -In 2001-2003 he was Head Department of Wood Science, and in 2004-2008 Manager of Education and Research Forest of Forestry. -Since 2009 he has being worked as Head Department of Forestry. -He was known as honor researcher, and honor professor of Tarbiat Modares University in the years 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2010.