Ahmad Mahdavi, Iranian, insect/ pesticide environmental toxicologist, Bsc and Msc from the University of Tehran (Karaj) 1974 and 1981 in entomology/ pesticide toxicology. Employed by the University of Mazandaran 1982, PhD from the University of Guelph, Canada 1990, worked on insecticide resistance/ pesticide toxicology. As one of the pioneers of ecotoxicology in a joint symposium between Guelph and MSU (USA) and later in the UC Berkeley (2000) started a wide study about Impact of pesticide on the environment, wildlife and pesticide related health effects on human. Moved to the University of Tehran 1998. Established the NGO: Sustainable agriculture and environment 2002 for pesticide/ chemicals pollution reduction in Iran, later moved to Canada 2003 and followed the work in Ontario in a global level and came back to Iran 2008. Now as a member of the UNEP-CMS preventing poisoning working group, Mountain partnership, Iranian Soc. of Toxicology, Entomological Soc. of America, ISSX, SETAC, SCP clearinghouse and many other national and international societies working on pesticide/ chemicals/ biocides pollution reduction and regulations for developing countries with concentration on MENA region, neem tree, Azadirachta indica in the Persian Gulf area and Ecosystem Based Adaptations (EBA). I am also involved in Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), Education for Sustainable Lifestyle for MENA countries, 3R/ circular economy and above all resilience issues for how to save/ survive the planet for the rest of 21st century.
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