Dr. Azad Teimori

Assistant professor

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 Email

azad.teimori@gmail.com; a.teimori@uk.ac.ir

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​Dr. Azad Teimori (Assistant Professor), Zoology section (Evolution & Ichthyology), Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Kerman, Iran

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Honors and awards

 PhD scholarship in Munich University (LMU), Germany

1388/08/10

Awarded by the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology

 Winner of complementary grant from LMU Munich University

1391/12/11

For doing research project on evolution of Aphanius dispar in the Middle East

 Featured article in Journal of Scientia Marina

1391/09/11

Late Pleistocene to Holocene diversification and historical zoogeography of the Arabian killifish (Aphanius dispar) inferred from otolith morphology

 Travel Grant Award for Attending the XIV European Congress of Ichthyology

1391/04/11

Awarded by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 Award grant from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)-doctoral

1391/04/11

Program for a teaching-research assistantship at Ludwig-Maximilians-University

 Winner of the ICSEB Student Award

1389/11/12

International conference of BioSystematics Berlin 2011", Freie Universität Berlin (Oral presentation).

 Best researcher student at Shiraz University

1384/11/12

Master student

Interests

 My main research interests are Evolution and Taxonomy of freshwater fishes, which listed as follow:

 (i) Molecular-based phylogeny of fishes

 (ii) Morphological-based phylogeny of fishes

 (iii) Reconstruction of ancestral morphological character state in fishes

 (iv) Investigation on evolutionary processes based on morphology and genetics

 (v) How do hard structures play role in diversification of fishes

 (vi) The role of geological events in speciation of freshwater fishes

 (vii) Biodiversity and conservation of freshwater fishes in Iran

 (viii) Mechansims of diversification in Aphanius in the Middle East

Languages

English

Fluent

Farsi

Native language

Turkish

Native language

Germany

Elementary level

Publications

Books

1. Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Azad Teimori, Fishes of Fars Province.

Department of environment, Shiraz, 2017

Journal papers

1. Azad Teimori , Abouzar Eslami, Using groupwise registration as new framework to study the morphological-based variations of the fish populations; Applied to microscopic images of fish otolith

Journal of Sciences, Islamic Republic of Iran, in press, 41, published online, 2017

2. Mina Motamedi and Azad Teimori, The role of environments with extreme ecological conditions in the reductive evolutionary development processes of animal

Aquatic Ecology, 2, 6, 134-144, 2017

3. Azad Teimori, Mina Motamedi, Majid Askari Hesni, Translocation and new geographical distribution of the invasive redbelly tilapia, Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848) (Teleostei: Cichlidae) in Southern Iran

Check List, 13, 1, 1-3, 2017

4. Azad Teimori, Mina Motamedi, Narges Manizadeh, Microstructural characterization of the body key scale morphology in six Iranian endemic Aphanius Nardo, 1827 species (Cyprinodontidae); their taxonomic and evolutionary significance

Journal of Ichthyology, 57, 4, 533–546, 2017

5. Azad Teimori, Mina Motamedi, Mahbubeh Shaker Golmakan, Combining morphology, scanning electron microscopy, and molecular phylogeny to evaluate the taxonomic power of scales in the genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae)

Arch. Pol. Fish, 25, 2, 77-87, 2017

6. A. Khosravi, M. Shaker Golmakan, A. Teimori, Variations in fish body and scale shape among Aphanius dispar (Cyprinodontidae) populations: insights from a geometric morphometric analysis

Caspian J. Environ. Sci, 15, 2, 2017

7. Fateme Mohammadi, Majid Askari Hesni, Azad Teimori, Seyed Massoud Madjdzadeh, The intraspecific variations in morphology of the urohyal bone and otolith in Capoeta saadii (Heckel, 1847)

Journal of Aquatic Physiology and Biotechnology, in press, 2017

8. Roozbehan Khaefi, Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of Luciobarbus barbulus (Heckel, 1847) (Teleostei: Cyprinidae)

Journal of Ichthyology, in press, 2017

9. Azad Teimori, Mina Motamedi, Majid Askari Hesni, Fish morphology and mitochondrial phylogeny reveal translocations of a native Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) in Iran.

Iran. J. Ichthyol., 3, 3, 181–189, 2016

10. Azad Teimori and Mina Motamedi, Do different populations of Aphanius dispar in Southern Iran form Operational Taxonomic Units (OUTs)

Taxonomy and Biosystematics,, 24, 17-28, 2016

11. Azad Teimori, Scanning electron microscopy of scale and body morphology as taxonomic characteristics of two closely related cyprinid species of genus Capoeta Valenciennes, 1842 in southern Iran

Current Science, 111, 2014-2019, 2016

12. Vahideh Salehi, Majid Askari Hesni, Azad Teimori, Mohammad Reza Lashkari, The sagittal otolith morphology of four selected mugilid species from Iranian waters of the Persian Gulf (Teleostei: Mugilidae)

Int. J. Aquat. Biol., 4, 5, 318-324., 2016

13. Mojtaba Masoudia, Hamid Reza Esmaeilia, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Gholami,Ali Gholamhosseini, Golnaz Sayyadzadeh, Yazdan Keivany, Bettina Reichenbacher, Sympatry and possible hybridization among species of the killifish genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) in Southwestern Iran

Limnologica, 59, 10-20, 2016

14. Laith A. Jawad, Fatima Laghai Khahe Jahromi, Azad Teimori, Hamidreza Mehraban and Hamid R. Esmaeili, Comparative morphology of the urohyal bone of fishes collected from the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea

Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 1-17, 2016

15. Mahboubeh Bamshad, Majid Askari Hesni, Azad Teimori, Seyed Massoud Madjdzadeh, Morphology of the sagittal otolith in Liza aurata (Risso, 1810) from coastal habitats of Caspian Sea southern basin

Journal of Aquatic Physiology and Biotechnology., 4, 33-47, 2016

16. Azad Teimori, Hossein Mostafavi and Hamid Reza Esmaeili, An update note on diversity and conservation of the endemic fishes within Iranian inland waters

Turkish Journal of Zoology, in press, 40, 87-102, 2016

17. Azad Teimori, Hossein Mostafavi, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, An update note on diversity and conservation of the endemic fishes in Iranian inland waters

Turkish Journal of Zoology, 40, 87-102, 2016

18. Azad Teimori, Scanning electron microscopy of scale and body morphology as taxonomic characteristics of two closely related cyprinid species of genus Capoeta Valenciennes, 1842 in southern Iran

Current Science, 111, 7, 1219-1224, 2016

19. H. R. Esmaeili, M. Masoudi, G. Sayyadzadeh, H.R. Mehraban, Z. Gholami, Azad Teimori, Length–weight relationships for four Aphanius species of Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae)

Journal of applied ichthyology, 2015, 1, 1-2, 2015

20. , Comparative morphology of the urohyal bone of fishes collected from the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea

Journal of fish biology, under review, 2015
Jawad1, L.A., Laghai Khahe Jahromi, F., Teimori, A., Mehraban, H. R. and Esmaeili, H.R.

21. Esmaeili, M. Masoudi, G. Sayyadzadeh, H. R. Mehraban, Z. Gholami and Azad Teimori, Length–weight relationships for four Aphanius species of Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae

Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 2015, 1-2, 2015

22. Azad Teimori , Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Golnaz Sayyadzadeh, Neda Zarei, Ali Gholamhosseini, Molecular systematics and distribution review of the endemic cyprinid species, Persian chub, Acanthobrama persidis (Coad, 1981) in Southern Iran (Teleostei: Cyprinidae

Molecular Biology Research Communications, 4, 4, 189-206, 2015

23. Hossein MOSTAFAVI1, Rafaela SCHINEGGER, Kurt PINTER, Helga KREMSER, Majid BAKHTIYARI, Asghar ABDOLI, Hamid Reza ESMAEILI3, Azad TEIMORI, Saber VATANDOST, Stefan SCHMUTZ, Comparison of human pressures and fish assemblages in the salmonid and cyprinid streams of the southern Caspian Sea basin

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 2, 1, 20–34, 2015

24. Hamid Reza esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Feridon Owfi, Keivan Abbasi, Brian W. Coad, Alien and invasive freshwater fish species in Iran: Diversity, environmental impacts and management

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 2, 1, 61-72, 2014

25. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili , Dirk Erpenbeck, Bettina Reichenbacher, A new and unique species of the genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from Southern Iran: A case of regressive evolution

Journal of comparative zoology, 253, 2014, 327–337, 2014

26. Motamedi, M., Madjdzadeh S.M., Teimori, A., and Esmaeili, H.R, Morphological and Molecular Perspective on Geographical Differentiation of Barbus Populations (Actinopterygii; Cyprinidae) within Iranian Freshwater Drainages

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 14, 14, 339-351, 2014

27. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Golnaz Sayyadzadeh, Mojtaba Masoudi & Bettina Reichenbacher, Phylogenetic relationships of the tooth-carp Aphanius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) in the river systems of southern and south-western Iran based on mtDNA sequences

Zoology in the Middle East, 60, 1, 29-38, 2014

28. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Gholami and Bettina Reichenbacher, Two new species of the tooth-carp Aphanius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) and the evolutionary history of the Iranian inland and inland-related Aphanius species

Zootaxa, 3786, 3, 246–268, 2014

29. Azad Teimoria, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Dirk Erpenbeck, Bettina Reichenbacher, A new and unique species of the genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from Southern Iran: A case of regressive evolution

Zoologischer Anzeiger, 2014, 253, 327–337, 2014

30. M. Motamedi1, S. M. Madjdzadeh, A. Teimori, H. R. Esmaeili , S. Mohsenzadeh, Morphological and Molecular Perspective on Geographical Differentiation of Barbus Populations (Actinopterygii; Cyprinidae) within Iranian Freshwater Drainages

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 14, 339-351, 2014

31. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Golnaz Sayyadzadeh, Mojtaba Masoudi & Bettina Reichenbacher, Phylogenetic relationships of the tooth-carp Aphanius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) in the river systems of southern and south-western Iran based on mtDNA sequences

Zoology in the Middle East, 60, 1, 29-38, 2014

32. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Gholami & Bettina Reichenbacher, Two new species of the tooth-carp Aphanius (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) and the evolutionary history of the Iranian inland and inland-related Aphanius species

Zootaxa, 3786, 3, 246–268, 2014

33. Hamid Reza ESMAEILI1, Azad TEIMORI, Feridon OWFI, Keivan ABBASI, Brian W. COAD, Alien and invasive freshwater fish species in Iran: Diversity, environmental impacts and management

Iranian Journal of Ichthyology, 1, 2, 61–72, 2014

34. Gholami, Z., Teimori, A., Esmaeili, H.R., Schulz-Mirbach, T., Reichenbacher, Scale surface microstructure and scale size in the tooth-carp genus Aphanius (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) from endorheic basins in Southwest Iran

Zootaxa, 3619, 467–490, 2013

35. ZEINAB GHOLAMI1, AZAD TEIMORI1, HAMID REZA ESMAEILI, TANJA SCHULZ-MIRBACH & BETTINA REICHENBACHER, Scale surface microstructure and scale size in the tooth-carp genus Aphanius (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae) from endorheic basins in Southwest Iran

Zootaxa, 3619, 4, 467–490, 2013

36. Azad Teimori, Laith Abd Jalil Jawad, Lubna Hamoud Al-Kharusi, Juma Mohamed Al-Mamry and Bettina Reichenbacher, Late Pleistocene to Holocene diversification and historical zoogeography of The Arabian killifish (Aphanius dispar) inferred from otolith morphology

Scientia Marina, 76, 76, 637–645, 2012

37. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Zeinab Gholami, Neda Zarei and Bettina Reichenbacher, Aphanius arakensis, a new species of tooth-carp (Cyprinodontidae) from the endorheic Namak Lake Basin in Iran

Journal of ZooKyes, 215, 215, 55–76, 2012

38. Azad Teimori, Tanja Schulz-Mirbach, Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Bettina Reichenbachr, Geographical differentiation of Aphanius dispar (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from Southern Iran

Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 50, 50, 289–304, 2012

39. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Gholami, Neda Zarei and Bettina Reichenbacher, Revalidation and re-description of an endemic and endangered species, Aphanius pluristriatus (Jenkins, 1910) (Teleostei, killifishes) from southern Iran

Zootaxa, 3208, 3208, 58–67, 2012

40. Abouzar Eslami, Azad Teimori, Mehmet Yigitsoy, Nassir Navab, A new framework for morphological and morphometric study of fish species based on groupwise registration of otolith images

Biomedical Imaging, 1679–1682, 2012

41. Azad Teimori, Tanja Schulz-Mirbach, Hamid R. Esmaeili and Bettina Reichenbacher, Geographical differentiation of Aphanius dispar (Teleostei: Cyprinodontidae) from Southern Iran

Journal of Zoological Systematic and Evolutionary Research, 50, 4, 289–304, 2012

42. Azad Teimori†, Hamid Reza Esmaeili‡, Zeinab Gholami, Neda Zarei, Bettina Reichenbacher,, Aphanius arakensis, a new species of tooth-carp (Actinopterygii, Cyprinodontidae) from the endorheic Namak Lake basin in Iran

ZooKeys, 215, 55–76, 2012

43. AZAD TEIMORI , LAITH ABD JALIL JAWAD , LUBNA HAMOUD AL-KHARUSI , JUMA MOHAMED AL-MAMRY and BETTINA REICHENBACHER, Late Pleistocene to Holocene diversification and historical zoogeography of the Arabian killifish (Aphanius dispar) inferred from otolith morphology

Scientia Marina, 76, 4, 637-645, 2012
Featured Article

44. , A NEW FRAMEWORK FOR MORPHOLOGICAL AND MORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF FISH SPECIES BASED ON GROUPWISE REGISTRATION OF OTOLITH IMAGES

Abouzar Eslami, Azad Teimori, Mehmet Yigitsoy, Nassir Navab, 978-1-4577, 1679-1689, 2012

45. HAMID REZA ESMAEILI1, AZAD TEIMORI2, ZEINAB GHOLAMI, NEDA ZAREI & BETTINA REICHENBACHER, Re-validation and re-description of an endemic and threatened species, Aphanius pluristriatus (Jenkins, 1910) (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae), from southern Iran

Zootaxa, 3208, 58–67, 2012

46. Zareian, H, Gholamhosseini, A. Esmaeili, H.R, Teimori, A., Vertebrates of Kuh-e-Gorm non-hunting area, Jahrom, Iran: Diversity, conservation and challenges

Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 8, 2, 169-182, 2012

47. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Bettina Reichenbacher, Aphanius farsicus, a replacement name for A. persicus (Jenkins, 1910) (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae)

Zootaxa, 3096, 3096, 53–58, 2011

48. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Talat Hojat Ansari, Microstructure consideration of the adhesive organ in Doctor Fish, Garra rufa (Teleoste; Cyprinidae) from the Persian Gulf basin

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 11, 11, 407–411, 2011

49. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Brian W. Coad, Ali Gholamifard, Narges Nazari, Azad Teimori, Annotated Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of Iran

Zoosystematica Rossica, 19, 19, 361–386, 2011

50. AZAD TEIMORI, HAMID REZA ESMAEILI & BETTINA REICHENBACHER, Aphanius farsicus, a replacement name for A. persicus (Jenkins, 1910) (Teleostei, Cyprinodontidae)

Zootaxa, 3096, 53–58, 2011

51. Azad Teimori1*, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Talat Hojat Ansari, Micro-structure Consideration of the Adhesive Organ in Doctor Fish, Garra rufa (Teleostei; Cyprinidae) from the Persian Gulf Basin

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 11, 407-411, 2011

52. Hamid Reza ESMAEILI1, Narges NAZARI, Ali GHOLAMIFARD, Ghorbanalı GHOLAMHOSSEINI, Azad TEIMORY, Brian W. COAD, Range extension and translocation for Rhodeus amarus (Bloch, 1782) (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) in northwestern Iran

Turkish Journal of Zoology, 6, 35, 883-885, 2011

53. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili , Ali Gholamhosseini, Ichthyofauna of Kor and Helleh River basins in Iran with reference to taxonomic and zoogeographic features of native fishes

Iranian Journal of animal Biocystematics, 6, 6, 1–8, 2010

54. Ali Gholmahosseini, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Haj Gh. Kami, Mehregan Ebrahimi and Azad Teimori, Study of vertebrate fauna coexists in Brown bear habitats in Southern Iran

Journal of life sciences, 5, 5, 17–28, 2010

55. Ali Gholamhosseini, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Hossein Ahani, Azad Teimori, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Haj Gholi Kami and Hamid Zohrabi, Study of topography and climate effects on brown bear Ursus arctos (Linneaus, 1758) (Carnivora; Ursidae) distribution in south of Iran with use of Geographic Information System (GIS).

Journal of Biological Sciences, 23, 23, 215–233, 2010

56. Halimeh Zareian, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ali Gholamhosseini, Azad Teimori, Hamid Zohrabi, Haj Gholi Kami, Preliminary study of reptile fauna in Gorm area from south of Iran

Journal of Taxonomy and Biosystematics, 1, 1, 1–8, 2010

57. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Halimeh Zareian, Ali Gholamhosseini, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Zeinab Gholami, Azad Teimori, Mina Ansari, Karyotype Analysis of the King Nase Fish, Chondrostoma regium (Heckel, 1843) (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from Iran

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 10, 10, 477–481, 2010

58. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Zeinab Gholami, Azad Teimori, Sommayeh Baghbani, Morphology of Urohyal bone and its importance in taxonomy of some freshwater fishes of South Caspian Sea basin

Iranian Journal of Biology, 23, 23, 448–459, 2010

59. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ali Gholamifard, Azad Teimori, Sommayeh Baghbani and Brian W. Coad, Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel, 1848 (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae), a newly introduced fish recorded from natural freshwaters of Iran

Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 26, 937–938, 2010

60. H.R. ESMAEIL, B.W. COAD, A. GHOLAMIFARD, N. NAZARI & A. TEIMORI, Annotated сhecklist of the freshwater fishes of Iran

ZOOSYSTEMATICA ROSSICA, 2, 19, 361–386, 2010

61. TEIMORI A., H. R. ESMAEILI AND A. GHOLAMHOSSEINI, The ichthyofauna of Kor and Helleh River Basins in southwest of Iran with reference to taxonomic and zoogeographic features of native fishes

Iranian Journal of Animal Biosystematics, 6, 6, 1-8, 2010

62. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ali Gholamifard, Azad Teimori, Sommayeh Baghbani and Brian W. Coad, Xiphophorus hellerii Heckel, 1848 (Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae), a newly introduced fish recorded from natural freshwaters of Iran

Journal of Applied Ichthyology., 26, 937–938, 2010

63. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Halimeh Zareian, Ali Gholamhosseini, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Zeinab Gholami, Azad Teimori, Mina Ansari, Karyotype Analysis of the King Nase Fish, Chondrostoma regium (Heckel, 1843) (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from Iran

Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 10, 477–481, 2010

64. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Zeinab Gholami, Azad Teimori, Sommayeh Baghbani, Morphology of Urohyal bone and its importance in taxonomy of some freshwater fishes of South Caspian Sea basin

Iranian Journal of Biology, 23, 448–459, 2010

65. Halimeh Zareian, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ali Gholamhosseini, Azad Teimori, Hamid Zohrabi, Haj Gholi Kami, Preliminary study of reptile fauna in Gorm area from south of Iran

Journal of Taxonomy and Biosystematics, 1–8, 2010

66. Ali Gholamhosseini, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Hossein Ahani, Azad Teimori, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Haj Gholi Kami and Hamid Zohrabi, Study of topography and climate effects on brown bear Ursus arctos (Linneaus, 1758) (Carnivora; Ursidae) distribution in south of Iran with use of Geographic Information System

Journal of Biological Sciences, 23, 215–233, 2010

67. Ali Gholmahosseini, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Haj Gh. Kami, Mehregan Ebrahimi and Azad Teimori, Study of vertebrate fauna coexists in Brown bear habitats in Southern Iran

Journal of life sciences, 5, 17–28, 2010

68. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Narges Nazari, Ali Gholamifard, Ali Gholamhosseini, Azad Teimori, and Barian W. Coad, Range extension and translocation for Rhodeus amarus (Bloch, 1782) (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) in northwest Iran

Turkish Journal of Zoology, 35, 883–885, 2009

69. Bettina Reichenbacher, Ehsan Kamrani, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, The endangered cyprinodont Aphanius ginaonis (Holly, 1929) from southern Iran is a valid species: evidence from otolith morphology

Journal of Environmental Biology of Fishes, 86, 507–521, 2009

70. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Mina Ansari, Azad Teimori, First Karyotype analysis of a Persian stone lapper, Garra persica Berg, 1913 (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from Iran

Journal of current science, 96, 959–962, 2009

71. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Azad Teimori, Mina Ansari, First karyological analysis of an endemic fish, Zagros tooth–carp Aphanius vladykovi Coad, 1988 (Actinopterygii, Cuprinodontidae) from Iran

Iranian Journal of Science & Technology, 33, 349–354, 2009

72. Bettina Reichenbacher & Ehsan Kamrani & Hamid Reza Esmaeili & Azad Teimori, The endangered cyprinodont Aphanius ginaonis (Holly, 1929) from southern Iran is a valid species: evidence from otolith morphology

Environmental Biology of Fishes, 2009, 86, 507–521, 2009

73. H. R. Esmaeili & A. Teimori & Brian W. Coad & Z. Gholami, Threatened fishes of the world: Seminemacheilus tongiorgii Nalbant and Bianco, 1998 (Balitoridae)

Environmental Biology of Fishes, 2009, 84, 375, 2009

74. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Mina Ansari, Azad Teimori, ). First Karyotype analysis of a Persian stone lapper, Garra persica Berg, 1913 (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) from Iran

Journal of current science, 96, 959–962, 2009

75. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Azad Teimori, Mina Ansari, First karyological analysis of an endemic fish, Zagros tooth–carp Aphanius vladykovi Coad, 1988 (Actinopterygii, Cuprinodontidae) from Iran

Iranian Journal of Science & Technology, 33, 349–354, 2009

76. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Brian W. Coad, Zeinab Gholami, Threatened fishes of the world: Cobitis linea (Cyprinoforme: Cobitidae).

Environmental Biology of fishes, 84, 375, 2008

77. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Brian W. Coad, Zeinab Gholami, Threatened fishes of the world: Seminemacheilus tongiorgii (Cyprinoformes: Balitoridae)

Environmental Biology of fishes, 2008

78. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Azad Teimori, Mina Ansari, First karyological analysis of an endemic fish, Isfahan tooth-carp, Aphanius isfahanensis (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae) from Iran

Journal of Applied Animal Research, 33, 73–76, 2008

79. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ali GHolamhoseini, Azad Teimori, Noteworthy Record of the Mediterranean Water Sherow (Neomys anomalus) from South-West Iran (Mammalia: Soricomorpha)

Turkish Journal of Zoology, 32, 163–166, 2008

80. H. R. Esmaeili, A. Teimori, Brian W. Coad , Z. Gholami, Threatened fishes of the world: Cobitis linea (Heckel, 1849) (Cobitidae)

Environmental Biology of Fishes, 83, 4, 407-408, 2008

81. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Azad Teimori, Mina Ansari, First karyological analysis of an endemic fish, Isfahan tooth-carp, Aphanius isfahanensis (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae) from Iran

Journal of Applied Animal Research ., 33, 73–76, 2008

82. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Piravar, Morphology of Otolith in some freshwater fishes of Iran

Iranian Journal of Fisheries, 3, 18, 2008

83. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ali GHolamhoseini, Azad Teimori, Noteworthy Record of the Mediterranean Water Sherow (Neomys anomalus) from South-West Iran, Mammalia: Soricomorpha

Turkish Journal of Zoology, 32, 163–166, 2008

84. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mina Ansari, Azad Teimori, Scale structure of a cyprinid fish, Capoeta damascina (Valenciennes in cuvier and Valenciennes, 1842) using scanning electron microscope (SEM)

Iranian Journal of Science & Technology, 31, 256–262, 2007

85. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mina Ansari, Azad Teimori, Scale structure of a cyprinid fish, Capoeta damascina (Valenciennes in cuvier and Valenciennes, 1842) using scanning electron microscope, SEM

Iranian Journal of Science & Technology, 31, 256–262, 2007

86. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Ahmad Reza Khosravi, A not of Biodiversity of Ghadamgah spring-stream system: a highly biodiversity water body in the region

Iranian Journal of animal Biocystematics (IJAB)., 3, 15–22, 2007

87. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Morphology of Urohyal bone and its importance in taxonomy of some freshwater fishes of Iran

Iranian Journal of Fisheries, 1–8, 2006

88. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Naeimeh Dehghani, The Qanat habitat as a fish refuge

Euro-Arab Conference and Exhibition on Environment. Kuwait, 445–451, 2006

89. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Gholami, Faramarz Hosseini, Range extension report for Barbus sublimus Coad, and Najafpoor, 1997 (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) along with its sympatric species in southwest Iran

Iranian Journal of animal Biocystematics, 2, 19–24, 2006

90. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Gholami, Faramarz Hosseini, Range extension report for Barbus sublimus Coad, and Najafpoor, 1997 (Actinopterygii: Cyprinidae) along with its sympatric species in southwest Iran

Journal of animal Biocystematics, 2, 19–24, 2006

91. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Morphology of Urohyal bone and its importance in taxonomy of some freshwater fishes of Iran

Iranian Journal of Fisheries, 15, 1-8, 2006

92. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Zeinab Piravar, Azad Teimori, First report on karyotype of spiny ell Mastacembelus mastacembelus (Banks and Solander in Russel, 1794) from south of Iran

Journal of Science, 18, 48-53, 2005

93. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Zeinab Piravar, Azad Teimori, Reza Esmaeili, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Zeinab Piravar, Azad Teimori (2005). First report on karyotype of spiny ell Mastacembelus mastacembelus (Banks and Solander in Russel, 1794) from south of Iran

Journal of Science, 18, 48-53, 2005

94. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Piravar, Morphology of Otolith in some freshwater fishes of Iran. Iranian Journal of Fisheries

Iranian Journal of Fisheries, 18, 3, 0

95. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Ahmad Reza Khosravi, A not of Biodiversity of Ghadamgah spring-stream system: a highly biodiversity water body in the region

Iranian Journal of animal Biocystematics, 3, 15–22, 0

Conference papers

1. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Bettina Reichenbacher, Regressive evolution of the cyprinodontid fishes.

The Second Iranian Conference of Ichthyology, University of Tehran, 2014

2. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Zeinab Gholami, Mojtaba Masoudi, Bettina Reichenbacher, Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Aphanius (Cyprinodontidae) in southern and south-western Iran

The Second Iranian Conference of Ichthyology, University of Tehran., 2014

3. Zeinab Gholami, Bettina Reichenbacher, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Morphology of the sacular otoliths in species identification, phylogeny and systematic of the Iranian Aphanius (Cyprinodontidae; Cyprinodontidae) species

5th International Otolith Symposium, Mallorca, Spain, 2014

4. Mojtaba Masoudi, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Hamid Reza Mehraban,, Abdul Wahid pahpouri, Majid Askari, Mohsen Rezaei Atagholipour Pour, Seyyed Mohammad Hashem Dakhteh, Ulrich Schliewen, Azad Teimori, The first report of common tooth-carp, Aphanius dispar (Ruppell, 1829) (Actinopterygii: Cyprinodontidae) from the mangrove forests in Qeshm Island.

The Second Iranian Conference of Ichthyology, University of Tehran., 2014

5. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Bettina Reichenbacher, Vicariance events and phylogeny of the Iranian inland Aphanius species.

XIV European Congress of Ichthyology, University of Liège, 2012
International conference, Oral presentation

6. Azad Teimori, Laith Abd Jalil Jawad, Lubna Hamoud Al-Kharusi, Juma Mohamed Al-Mamry and Bettina Reichenbacher, Same same but different”: Otoliths of Aphanius dispar (Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes)

XIV European Congress of Ichthyology, University of Liège, 2012
International conference, Oral presentation

7. Azad Teimori, Abouzar Eslami, Mehmet Yigitsoy, Zeinab Gholami, Nassir Navab, A new framework for morphological and morphometric study of fish species based on geroupwise registration of otolith images

IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Barcelona, Spain, 2012
International conference

8. Zeinab Gholami, Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Tania Schulz-Mirbach, Bettina Reichenbacher, Do scale size indices and scale surface morphology allow identification of endemic Aphanius species from southern Iran?

XIV European Congress of Ichthyology, University of Liège, 2012
International conference, Oral presentation

9. Hossein Mostafavi, Brian W. Coad, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, A.S. Mahini, A. H. Melcher, F. Pletterbauer, R. Schinegger, Azad Teimori, C.Trautwein,S. Vatandoust and S, Schmutz, A probabilistic model characterizing fish assemblages in running waters of Iran: a framework for environmental assessment

XIV European Congress of Ichthyology, University of Liège, 2012
International conference, Oral presentation

10. Azad Teimori, Do phenotypically different populations form operational taxonomic units (OTU)? – Case study on the common tooth-carp Aphanius dispar (Rüppell, 1829) from southern Iran

International conference of BioSystematics Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2011
International conference, Oral presentation

11. Azad Teimori and Mina Motamedi, Endemic freshwater ichthyofauna of Iranian drainages

Biodiversity, Environmental disturbance and Conservation challenges, Antalya, Turkey, 2011
International conference, Oral presentation

12. Azad Teimori, Taxonomy and evolutionary processes of Aphanius dispar (Actinopetrygii; Cyprinodontidae) in the Middle East

EES LMU & IEB WWU, Phylogenetics – new applications, pitfalls and challenges, Munich, Germany, 2011
International conference, Oral presentation

13. Mina Motamedi, Seyeed Massoud Madjdzadeh, Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Systematic and biogeography of the Barbus lacerta complex from Iran: inferred by molecular and morphological evidence

International conference of BioSystematics, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2011
International conference, Oral presentation

14. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Neda Zarei, Zeinab Gholami, Azad Teimori, Biodiversity and distribution of Cyprinodontiformes fish species in Iran

International conference of BioSystematics Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, 2011
International conference

15. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Brian W. Coad, Azad Teimori, Ali Gholaifard, Freshwater ichthyodiversity and its conservation in Iran

VI International symposium on Ecology and Environmental problems, Antalya, Turkey, 2011
International conference, Oral presentation

16. Azad Teimori, Tanja Schulz-Mirbach, Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Bettina Reichenbachr, Morphological differentiation of geographically separated populations of common Killifish, Aphanius dispar (Ruppell, 1829) from Southern Iran

An International Journal of Palaontology and Geobiology, Munich University (LMU), Germany, 2010
International conference

17. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Neda Zarei, Azad Teimori and Zeinab Gholami, An Introduction to Aphanius persicus (now A. farsicus) in Mahalru basin, south of Iran

Fars Province consulting, Shiraz University, 2010

18. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Mina Motamedi, Freshwater ichthyodiversity, threats and conservation status in desert habitats of Iran with emphasis on Qanats systems

13th European Congress of Ichthyology, Klaipeda, Lithuania, 2009
International conference, Oral presentation

19. Azad Teimori and Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Endemic fish diversity of Iran and its conservation status

International Congress on Documenting, Analysing and Managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, Amman, Jordan, 2009

20. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Zeinab Gholami, Azad Teimori, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Mina Ansari, Distribution, Morphology and Karyology of the genus Aphanius Nardo, 1827 (Actinptrygii: Cyprinodontidae) in Iran

International symposium, Documentry, Analysis and managing Biodiversity in the Middle East, Amman, Jordan, 2009
International conference, Oral presentation

21. Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Azad Teimori, Exotic and introduced fish species of Iran and their impacts on native fishes

International society of zoological Sciences. The 2nd International symposium of integrative Zoology, Paris, France, 2008

22. Halimeh Zareian, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ali Gholamhosseini, Azad Teimori, Hamd Zohrabi, Preliminary study of the Herpetofauna in Gorm mountain non hunting area, Jahrom, Fars province

15th National and 3th International Conference of Biology, University of Tehran, Iran, 2008

23. Ali Gholamhosseini, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Hamid Zareian, Azad Teimori, Krystufek B, First report of two species of insectivores (Mammalian; Soricidae) in Fars province, South of Iran

15th National and 3th International Conference of Biology, University of Teheran, Iran, 2008

24. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Fatemeh Laghaei, Azad Teimori, Study of scale morphology of blackspot threadfin Polydactylus sextarius (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) (Actinopterygii: Polynemidae) using scanning electron microscope (SEM)

The 2nd International symposium of integrative Zoology, Paris, France, 2008
International conference

25. Ali Gholamhosseini, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Mehregan Ebrahimi, Hossein Ahany, Haj Gholi Kami and Hamid Zohrabi, Study of topography and climate effects on brawn bear (Ursus arctos) distribution in south of Iran use of Geographic Information System (GIS)

15th National and 3th International Conference of Biology, University of Tehran, Iran, 2008
Oral presentation

26. Azad Teimori, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Ichthyodiversity and its Conservation in Inland water of Iran

Biodiversity conservation imperative, University of Tehran, Iran, 2007
Oral presentation

27. Ali Gholamhosseini, Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Hossein Ahany, Ahmad Reza Khosravy, Haj Gholi Kami and Mehregan Ebrahimi, Usage of signs and traces for survey on distribution of Brown bear, Ursus arctos (Linneaus, 1758): (Carnivora, Ursidae) in Fars province

2th International Iranian Zoology Conference, Guilan University, Rasht, Iran, 2007

28. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Ali Gholamhosseini, Freshwater Ichthyodiversity and its conservation in Iran

Xii Europian Congeress of Ichthyology, Cavtat (Dubrovink), Croatia, 2007

29. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Naeimeh Dehghani, The Qanat habitat as a fish refuge- Poster

Euro-Arab Conference and Exhibition on Environment, Kuwait, 2006
International conference

30. Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Azad Teimori, Exotic and introduced fish species of Fars province in southern of Iran

First international Congress on Biological Science, Karaj, Tehran, Iran, 2005

31. Hamid Reza Esmaeili and Azad Teimori, Morphology of Urohyal bone and its importance in taxonomy of some freshwater fishes of Iran

13th and the First International Conference of Biology, Giulan University, Rasht, Iran, 2005

32. Hamid Reza Esmaeili, Azad Teimori, Fereidoon Owfi, Brian W. Coad, Freshwater invasive fish species in Iran: diversity, environmental impacts and management

The Second Iranian Conference of Ichthyology, University of Tehran., 0

33. Fatemeh Laghai Khaah Jahromi, Hamidreza Mehraban, Azad Teimori, Hamidreza Esmaeili, Morphology of Urohyal bone and its relationship with feeding habits and habitats of some species of the order Pleuronectiformes

The Second Iranian Conference of Ichthyology, University of Tehran., 0

Skills

 * Molecular and Morphological Phylogenetic Analyses

 * Bayesian likelihood phylogenetic analyses of nucleotide sequences using MrBayes software

 * Maximum likelihood reconstructions using RAxML software

 * Morphological parsimony analysis using Mesquite software

 * Familiar with Scanning Electron Microscope

 * DNA Sequences editing with Geneious and BioEdit softwares

 * Molecular techniques (Design primer, DNA extraction, PCR and Sequence analyses)

 * Field work (Experience in freshwater fish sampling)

 * Morphological analyses using SPSS and Past (PAlaeontological STatistics)

 * Familiar with morphology and anatomy of freshwater fishes

Courses

Current semester courses

 General Biology (Bachelor's Degree)

 Ichthyology (Bachelor's Degree)

 Biogeography (Master's Degree)

 Species and speciation (Master's Degree)

 Animal Biology (Bachelor's Degree)

 Biological Text (English) (Bachelor's Degree)

 Evolution of living organisms (Bachelor's Degree)

Students

Master

Current students

 Vahideh Salehi

Thesis subject "Morphological variation of the otolith and urohyal bone in the populations of two mullets species (Mugilidae; Teleostei) in coastal habitats of Hormuzgan Province", In Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Summary of thesis: She is doing her master project on inter and- intra specific variation of two mullets species in coastal environments of Persian Gulf. she is using the hard structures such as otolith morphology, scale, and urohyal bone to answer the questions related to this project. In this project i work as second supervisor

 Fatemeh Mohammadi

Thesis subject "Morphological evidences for recognition of three species of the genus Capoeta, Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1842 (Cyprinidae) in drainages of South and- Eastern Iran", In Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman
Summary of thesis: In her master project, Mrs. Mohammadi is using different morphological characters as evidence for recognition of three Capoeta species in different drainages in south and eastern of Iran. In this way, we will use a total evidence to discuss the pattern of morphological variation and to test taxonomic significance of different morphological characters in genus Capoeta. In this project i work as second supervisor

 Mahbubeh Shaker

Thesis subject "Geographic variation of Phrynocephalus scutellatus (Olivier, 1807), (Sauria, Agamidae) complex in Iran: Evidence from post-cranial skeleton", Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK)
Summary of thesis: In her master project, Mrs. Shaker is using Post-cranial skeleton morphology to investigate intraspecific geographic variation in Phrynocephalus scutellatus within Iranian Plateau. Her focus is on qualitative and quantitative analyses (Geomorphic and morphometric analysis) of morphological characters. In this project i work as second supervisor

 Sadegh Fazlabadi

Ontogenetic variation in otolith morphology, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman

 Farzaneh Edalati

Phylogenetic relationships within Scianidae Family in Persian Gulf