Dr. Mahmoud Reza Majidifard

Associated Professor of Stratigraphy and Palaeontology (Head of stratigraphy and Sedimentology group)

 

Contacts Details

Tel: 98-21-64592403

Fax: 98 21 66070505

E-Mail: m_majidifard@yahoo.com

Address: Geological Survey of Iran, Meraj blvd., Azadi sq., P.O. Box: 13185-1494, Tehran, Iran

 

BIOGRAPHY

  • Geologist (Expert) of  Stratigraphiy Department, Geological Survey of Iran, 1992-1994.
  • Senior geologist of Stratigraphiy Department, Geological Survey of Iran, 1994- 2002.
  • Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Geology/Stratigraphy and Paleontology der Bayerischen Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany, Feb. 2004 (2000-2004).
  • Stratigraphy group assistant in Geological Survey of Iran 2002 – 2005.
  • Head of Stratigraphy Department, Geological Survey of Iran, 2005- 2007.
  • Assistant Professor of Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran 2007.
  • April 2013-Present, Associated professor of the Research Institute for Earth Sciences, Geological Survey of Iran, Tehran, Iran.

ACADEMIC STAFF

Major: Stratigraphy and Palaeontology

Research Interests:

  • Stratigraphy and Paleogeography of the Mesozoic strata in Iran.
  • Facies development of the Mesozoic strata in Iran.
  • Taxonomy and Paleobiogeography of Jurassic and Cretaceous ammonites.

 

Recent Projects

  • Stratigraphy, Paleontology and facies development of the Jurassic strata in north (Alborz) and central Iran.
  • Stratigraphy, Paleontology and facies development of the Cretaceous strata in central Iran and Alborz

 

Chosen Publications

Seyed-Emami, K., & Schairer, G., Aghanabati, S.A., Fürsich, F.T., Senowbari-Daryan, B. & Majidifard, M.R. (1998): Cadomites aus der unteren Baghamshah-Formation (Oberbathon, Mittlerer Jura) SW Tabas (Zentraliran).  Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie, 38: 111-119.

Schairer, G., Seyed-Emami, K., Majidifard, M.R. & Monfared, M. (1999): Erster Nachweis von Untertithon in der Chaman Bid-Formation an der Typuslokalität bei Bash Kalateh (Zentral-Koppeh Dagh, NE Iran). Mitteilungen der Bayerischen Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und historische Geologie, 39: 21-32.

Seyed-Emami, K., Schairer, G., Fürsich, F.T., Wilmsen, M. & Majidifard, M.R. (2000): First record of ammonites the Badamu Formation at the Shotori Mountains (Central Iran). Eclogae geol. Helv., 93: 257-263.

Schairer, G., Seyed-Emami, K., Fürsich, F.T., Senowbari, B., Aghanabati, S.A. & Majidifard, M.R. (2000): Stratigraphy, facies analysis and ammonite fauna of the Qaleh Dokhtar Formation (Middle-Upper Jurassic) at the type locality west of Boshrouyeh (east-central Iran). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie Abhandlungen, 216: 35-66.

Seyed-Emami, K., Schairer, G., Fürsich, F.T., Wilmsen, M. & Majidifard, M.R. (2002): Reineckeiidae (Ammonoidea) the Callovian (Middle Jurassic) of the Shotori Range (East-Central Iran). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, 184-192.

Bucur, I., Senowbari -Daryan, B. & Majidifard, M.R. (2003): Neocomian Microfossil Association the Taft Area near Yazd (Central Iran). Facies, 49: 217-222.

Schairer, G., Fürsich, F.T., Wilmsen, M., Seyed-Emami, K. & Majidifard, M.R. (2003): Stratigraphy and ammonite fauna of Upper Jurassic basinal sedimants at the eastern margin of the Tabas Block (east-Central Iran). Geobios, 36: 195-222.

Senowbari -Daryan, B. & Majidifard, M.R. (2003): A Triassic Problematic Microfossil Revealed: Probolocuspis espahkensis Brönnimann, Zaninetti, Moshtaghian and Huber 1974 is Attributed to the Dasycladacean Algae. Facies, 48: 107-114.

Fürsich, F.T., Wilmsen, M., Seyed-Emami, K. & Majidifard, M.R. (2003): Evidence of Synsedimentary Tectonics in the Northern Tabas Block, East-Central Iran: The Callovian (Middle Jurassic) Sikhor Formation. Facies, 48: 151-170.

Fürsich, F.T., Wilmsen, M., Seyed-Emami, K., Schairer, G. & Majidifard, M.R. (2003): Platform-Basin Transect of a Middle to Late Jurassic Large-Scale Carbonate Platform System (Shotori Mountains, Tabas Area, East-Central Iran). Facies, 48: 171-198.

Seyed-Emami, K., Fürsich, F.T. & Wilmsen, M, . Schairer, G. & Majidifard, M. R. (2004): First record of Jurassic (Toarcian to Bajocian) ammonites the northern Lut Block, east-central Iran . Acta Geologica Polonica, 54: 77-94.

Seyed-Emami, K., Fürsich, F.T. & Wilmsen, M,. Schairer, G. & Majidifard, M.R. (2005): Toarcian and Aalenian (Jurassic) ammonites the Shemshak Formation of the Jajarm area (eastern Alborz, Iran). Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 349-369.

 Seyed-Emami, K., Fürsich,  F.T., Wilmsen, M., Fabrizio, C., Majidifard, M.R., Schairer G. & Shekarifard A. (2006): Stratigraphy and ammonite fauna of the upper Shemshak Formation (Toarcian­Aalenian) at Tazareh, eastern Alborz, Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 28: 259-275.

Fürsich, F.T., Wilmsen, M., Seyed-Emami, K., Cecca, F. & Majidifard, M.R. (2005): The upper Shemshak Formation (Toarcian-Aalenian) of the Eastern Alborz (Iran): Biota and palaeoenvironments during a transgressive-regressive cycle. Facies, 51: 379-398. Erlangen.

Seyed-Emami, K., Fürsich, F.T., Wilmsen, M., Majidifard, M.R. & Shekarifard, A. (2008): Lower and Middle Jurassic ammonoids of the Shemshak Group in Alborz, and their Palaeobiogeographical and biostratigraphical importance. Acta Palaeontologica polonica 53: 237-260.

Seyed-Emami, K., Fürsich, F.T.,Wilmsen, M., Majidifard, M.R.& Shekarifard, A. (2009):UPPER TRIASSIC (NORIAN) CEPHALOPODAS THE EKRASAR FORMATION (SHEMSHAK GROUP) OF NORTHERN ALBORZ, IRAN. Rivista Italiana di Paleontologica e Stratigrafia. vol. 115: 189-198.

Wilmsen,  M., Fürsich F.T., Seyed-Emami, K. & Majidifard, M.R. (2009): An overview stratigraphy and facies development of the Jurassic System in the Tabas Block, east-central Iran. In: Brunet M.F., Wilmsen M. & Granath J.W. (Eds.). South Caspian to Central Iran Basins. Geological Society London, Special Publications, 312:323-343.

Fürsich F.T., Wilmsen, M., Seyed-Emami, K. & Majidifard, M.R. (2009a): The Mid-Cimmerian tectonic event (Bajocian) in the Alborz Mountains, northern Iran: evidence of the break-up unconformity of the South Caspian Basin In: Brunet M.F., Wilmsen M. & Granath J.W. (Eds.). South Caspian to Central Iran Basins. Geological Society London, Special Publications, 312: 189-203.

Fürsich F.T., Wilmsen, M., Seyed-Emami, K. & Majidifard, M.R. (2009b): Lithostratigraphy of the Upper Triassic-Middle Jurassic Shemshak Group of Northern Iran. In: Brunet M.F., Wilmsen M. & Granath J.W. (Eds.). South Caspian to Central Iran Basins.  Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 312:129-160.

Wilmsen, M., Fürsich F.T., Seyed-Emami, K. & Majidifard, M.R. & Taheri, J. (2009): The Cimmerian Orogeny in northern Iran: tectono-stratigraphic evidence the forland. Terra Nova, 21:211-218.

Wilmsen, M., Fürsich F.T., Seyed-Emami, K., Majidifard, M.R. & Zamani- Pedram, M. (2010): Facies analysis of a large-scale Jurassic shelf-lagoon: the Kamar-e-Mehdi Formation of east-central Iran. Facies, 56: 59-87.

Cecca, F., Seyed-Emami, K., Schnyder J., Benzaggagh M., Majidifard M.R., Mohammadi Monfared, M. (2011): Early Berriasian ammonites Shal, Talesh region (NW Alborz Mountains, Iran). Cretaceous research, 33:1-10.

Benzaggah, M., Cecca, F., Schnyderm, J., Seyed-Emami, K., Majidifard, M.R. (2012): Calpionelles at microfaunes pelagiques du Jurassique superieur-Cretace inferieur dans les Formations Shal et Kolur (Montannes du Talesh, chaine de 1 Elbourz, Nord-Ouest Iran). Repartition stratigraphique et comparaisons regionales, Annales de Paleontologie, 98: 253-301.

Wilmsen, M., Fürsich F.T., Majidifard, M.R. (2012): Porosphaera globularis (Phillips, 1825) (Porifera, Calcarea) the Maastrichtian of the Farokhi Formation of Central Iran. Cretaceous Reserch, 33: 91-96.

Majidifard, M.R. (2012): New data on the stratigraphy of the Middle and Upper Jurassic strata of northeastern Iran. Evolution of the Cimmerian blocks Iran to Central Asia, Darius , Milan, 31-32.

Wilmsen, M., Fürsich F.T., Majidifard, M.R. (2013): The Shah kuh Formation a latest Barremian-Early Aptian carbonate platform of Central Iran (Khur area, Yazd Block). Cretaceous Reserch, 39:183-194.

Wilmsen, M., Storm, M., Fürsich F.T., Majidifard M.R. (2013) : Upper Albian and Cenomanian (Cretaceous) ammonites the Debarsu Formation (Yazd Block, Central Iran). Acta Geologica polonica, vol. 63: 489-513.

Bucur, J., Majidifard, M.R., & Senowbari-Daryan, B. (2013): Early Cretaceous calcareous benthic microfossils the Eastern Alborz and Western Kopet Dagh (northern Iran) and their stratigraphic significance. Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, vol. 9:23-37.

Raoufian, A., Joly, B., Seyed Emami, K., Ashouri, A., Majidifard, M.R., and Ameri, H. (2014): Phylloceratoides du Jurassique moyen et superieur du Nord-East Iran (Monts Binalud). Annales de Paleontologie, vol. 100: 311-325.

Wielmsen, M., Storm, M., Fuersich, F.T., Majidifard, M.R., Schlagintweit, F., Hart, M.B. (2014): Facies analysis and integrated stratigraphy of the Upper Albian-Turonian (Cretaceous) Debarsu Formation (Yazd Block, Central Iran), Evolution of the Black Sea to Central Asia Tethyan Realm nsince the Late Paleozoic, Darius, Paris, 166-167.

Parent, H., Raoufian, A. Seyed-Emami, K., Ashouri, A. & Majidifard, M.R. (2014): The Bajocian-Kimmeridgian ammonite fauna of the Dalichai Formation in the SE Binalud Mountains, Iran.  Informes del Insitituto de fisiografia y Geologia, vol. 1:1-60.

Wilmsen, M., Fürsich, F.T. & Majidifard, M.R. (2015): An overview of the Cretaceous stratigraphy and facies development of the Yazd Block, western Central Iran. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 102: 73–91.

Fürsich, F.T., Pan, Y.,  Wilmsen, M.,  Majidifard, M. (2016): Biofacies, taphonomy and palaebiogeography of the Kamar-e-Mehdi Formation of east-central Iran, a Middle to Upper Jurassic shelf lagoon. Submitted to: Facies.