University of California, Riverside

Environmental Sciences

Amir Haghverdi

Amir HaghverdiAmir Haghverdi Photograph

Assistant CE Specialist of Water Management

Academic Degrees:

  • PhD, Biosystems Engineering, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2015.
  • PhD, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, 2011.
  • MS, Agricultural Engineering -Irrigation and Drainage, Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran, 2007.
  • BS, Irrigation Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2005.
  • AS, Irrigation Technology, University of Birjand, Iran, 2003.


  • Urban water management
  • Landscape evapotranspiration
  • Smart irrigation technologies
  • Soil hydrology

Research Group:

    Selected Publications:

    • Haghverdi, A., Leib, B. G., Washington-Allen, R. A., Buschermohle, M. J. and Ayers, P. D. (2016). Studying uniform and variable rate center pivot irrigation strategies with the aid of site specific water production functions. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 123: 327-340 (IF: 1.76).
    • Haghverdi, A., Leib, B.G. and Cornelis, W.M. (2015). A simple non-parametric approach to predict the soil water retention curve. Transactions of the ASABE 58 (3), 697-705. (IF: 0.84).
    • Haghverdi, A., Leib, B. G., Ayers, P. D., and Buschermohle, M. J. (2015). High resolution prediction of soil available water content within crop root zone at field scale. Journal of Hydrology 530: 167-179. (IF: 3.05).
    • Haghverdi, A., Leib, B. G., Washington-Allen, R. A., Ayers, P. D., and Buschermohle, M. J. (2015). Perspectives on delineating management zones for variable rate irrigation. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 117: 154-167. (IF: 1.76).

    Graduate Program Affiliations and Research Focus Areas:

    • Research Focus Areas
      • Soil and Water Sciences
    • Programs
      • Environmental Sciences

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