Sohrabi, Mohammad | MYCO-LICH

Sohrabi, Mohammad

I have been working on biodiversity of Iranian lichenized and lichenicolous fungi since 1999. I recived my MSc. and PhD degrees from the University of Helsinki in Finland. Currently I am a full time researcher at the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) in Tehran, My research is focused on taxonomy and phylogeny of the lichen family Megasporaceae worldwide.

Personal information

  • Full Name: Mohammad Sohrabi
  • Born/Place: Daran, Jolfa, Iran

Academic information

  • Ph.D. 2012 Lichenology, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • M.Sc. 2007 Plant Biology and Fungal Systematics, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • B.Sc. 2004  Plant Biology, Gorgan University of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources, Iran

Society membership

  • International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT) 2006–present
  • International Association for Lichenology (IAL) 2004–present
  • American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS) 2008–present
  • Iranian Mycological Society (IMS) 2010–present
  • Nordic Lichen Society (NLS) 2007–present
  • International Biogeography Society (IBS), 2011
  • British Lichen Society (BLS) 2006–present
  • Societas Biologica Fennica Vanamo 2006–present
  • Bryologisch-lichenologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mitteleuropa(BLAM) 2008–present
  • Association Française de Lichénologie (AFL) 2010–present
  • The California Lichen Society (CALS) 2007–present
  • Biological Systematics and Taxonomy (BIOSYST), Finland, 2011

Awards

  • Iranian Scholarship Office- Grant for PhD study 2005-2009
  • Societas pro Fauna et Flora Fennica- A small research grant for taxonomic research on Aspicilia s. lat in the world
  • Vanamo Travel Grant (Visit UPS, S in Sweden and TU in Estonia)
  • University of Helsinki International Student Grant- Outstanding International Student
  • SYNTHESYS: the European Unionfunded Integrated Activities grant (Visit B and C herbaria)
  • The Winner of Sylvia Sharnoff Education Award, IAL7 Bangkok 2012

Member of Editorial Board

Reviewer assignments

  • The Lichenologist
  • Herzogia
  • Iranian Journal of Botany
  • Iranian Journal of Biology
  • Journal of Taxonomy and Biosystematics

Teaching

  • Workshop MYCO-LICH 1 in Kerman

Graduate Students or ongoing theses (under my direction)

List of Publications: 
  • Leavitt, S.D., F. Fernández-Mendoza, M. Sohrabi, P.K. Divakar, H.T. Lumbsch & L. L. St. Clair (2013) DNA barcode identification of lichen-forming fungal species in the Rhizoplaca melanophthalma species-complex (Lecanorales, Lecanoraceae), including five new species. MycoKeys 7: 1-22
  • Leavitt, S.D., F. Fernández-Mendoza, M. Sohrabi, P.K. Divakar, J. Vondrak, H.T. Lumbsch & L. L. St. Clair (2013) Local representation of global diversity in a morphologically cryptic lichen-forming fungal species-complex with a cosmopolitan distribution (Rhizoplaca, Ascomycota). Journal of Biogeography 
  • Sohrabi, M., S.D. Leavitt, V.C. Rico, M. G. Halici, H. Sipman & G. Shresthra (2013) Teuvoa, a new genus in the lichen-forming fungal genus Megasporaceae (Ascomycota: Pertusariales), including Teuvoa junipericola sp. nov. The Lichenologist 45: 347-360
  • Sohrabi, M., Stenroos, S., Myllys, L., Søchting U., Ahti, T. & Hyvönen, J. 2012: Phylogeny and taxonomy of the ‘manna lichens. Mycological Progress. DOI 10.1007/s11557-012-0830-1. (PDF)
  • Westberg M, & Sohrabi, M. 2012: A conspectus of the lichen genus Candelariella in southwest Asia with emphasis on Iran. Nova Hedwigia 95: 531-546 (PDF)
  • Roux C., Nordin A., Tibell L. & Sohrabi M. 2011:  Quelques espèces d'Aspicilia peu connues ou nouvelles des Pyrénées-Orientales (France). Bull. Soc. linn. Provence, n° spéc. 14 : 177-227.(PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M., Stenroos, S., Högnabba, F., Nordin, A. & Owe-Larsson, B. 2011: Aspicilia rogeri sp. nov., (Megasporaceae) and other allied vagrant species in North America. The Bryologist 114: 178-189 (PDF)
  • Şenkardeşler A. & Sohrabi M. 2011: Aspicilia subfarinosa, the correct name for A. substerilis. Mycotaxon 115:99-106. (PDF)
  • Owe-Larsson, B. Nordin, A., Tibell L. & Sohrabi, M. 2011: Circinaria arida spec. nova and the Aspicilia desertorum complex. Bibliotheca Lichenologica 106: 231–242. (PDF)
  • Lumbsch, H. T., Ahti, T., Altermann, S., Amo de Paz, G., Aptroot, A., Arup, U., Bárcenas Peña, A., Bawingan, P. A., Benatti, M. N., Betancourt, L., Björk, C. R., Boonpragob, K., Brand, M., Bungartz, F., Cáceres, M. E. S., Candan, M., Chaves, J. L., Clerc, P., Common, R., Coppins, B. J., Crespo, A., Dal-Forno, M., Divakar, P. K., Duya, M. V., Elix, J. A., Elvebakk, A., Fankhauser, J. D., Farkas, E., Ferraro, L. I., Fischer, E., Galloway, D. J., Gaya, E., Giralt, M., Goward, T., Grube, M., Hafellner, J., Hernández M., J. E., Herrera Campos, M. de los Ángeles, Kalb, K., Kärnefelt, I., Kantvilas, G., Killmann, D., Kirika, P., Knudsen, K., Komposch, H., Kondratyuk, S., Lawrey, J. D., Mangold, A., Marcelli, M. P., McCune, B., Messuti, M. I., Michlig, A., Miranda Gonzáles, R., Moncada, B., Naikatini, A., Nelsen, M. P., Øvstedal, D. O., Palice, Z., Papong, K., Parnmen, S., Pérez-Ortega, S., Printzen, C., Rico, V. J., Rivas Plata, E., Robayo, J., Rosabal, D., Ruprecht, U., Salazar Allen, N., Sancho, L., Santos de Jesus, L., Santos Vieira, T., Schultz, M., Seaward, M. R. D., Sérusiaux, E., Schmitt, I., Sipman, H. J. M., Sohrabi, M., Søchting, U., Søgaard, M. Z., Sparrius, L. B., Spielmann, A., Spribille, T., Sutjaritturakan, J., Thammathaworn, A., Thell, A., Thor, G., Thüs, H., Timdal, E., Truong, C., Türk, R., Umaña Tenorio. L., Upreti, D. K., Van Den Boom, P., Vivas Rebuelta, M., Wedin, M., Will-Wolf, S., Wirth, V., Wirtz, N., Yahr, R., Yeshitela, K., Ziemmeck, F., Wheeler, T. & Lücking, R. 2011: One hundred new species of lichenized fungi: a signature of undiscovered global diversity. Phytotaxa 18: 1-127. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M., Ahti, T.& Litterski, B. 2011: Aspicilia digitata sp. nov., a new vagrant lichen from Kyrgyzstan.The Lichenologist 43: 39-46. (PDF)
  • Suija, A., Czarnota, P., Himelbrant, D., Kowalewska, A., Kukwa, M., Kuznetsova, E., Leppik, E., Motiejūnaitė, J., Piterāns, A., Schiefelbein, U., Skazina, M., Sohrabi, M., Stepanchikova I. & Veres, K. 2010: The lichen biota of three nature reserves in island Saaremaa, Estonia. Folia Cryptog. Estonica 47: 85–96.(PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. & Ramezani, E. 2010: Some remarkable epiphytic lichens of the Hyrcanian forests in Mazandaran Province (N. Iran). Rostaniha 11: 121-131.(PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M., Myllys, M.& Stenroos, S. 2010: Successful DNA sequencing of a 75 year-old herbarium specimen Aspicilia aschabadensis (J. Steiner) Mereschk.The Lichenologist 42: 626-628 (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M., Sipman, H.,Toghranegar Z. & T. Nejadsattari 2010: A contribution to the lichenized mycota of Zanjan province (Iran). Iranian Journal of Botany 16:125-129. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. & Ahti, T. 2010: Nomenclatural synopsis of the Old World’s “manna” lichens of the genus Aspicilia (Megasporaceae), Taxon 59:628-636. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M., Owe-Larsson, B., Nordin A. & W. Obermayer 2010: Aspicilia tibetica, a new terricolous species of the Himalayas and adjacent regions. Mycological Progress 9: 491-499 (PDF
  • Kukwa, M. & M. Sohrabi. 2008: Lepraria impossibilis new to Asia. Graphis Scripta 20: 33–34.(PDF)
  • Seaward, M. R. D., Sipman, H. J. M. & Sohrabi, M. 2008: A revised checklist of lichenized, lichenicolous and allied fungi for Iran. Sauteria 15: 459-520. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. & Sipman, H. J. M. 2007: Lichenized fungi of Golestan National Park, NE (Iran). Mycologia Balcanica 4: 87-92. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. & Jamshidikia, M. 2007: Two species of Flavopunctelia new to the lichenized mycota of Iran. Iranian Journal of Botany 13: 4-5. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. & Alstrup, V. 2007: Additions to the lichen mycota of Iran from East Azerbaijan Province. Mycotaxon 100: 145-148. (PDF)
  • Soharbi, M., Ahti, T. & Urbanavichus, G. 2007: Parmelioid lichen of Iran and Caucasus region. Mycologia Balcanica 4: 21-30. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. & Orange, A. 2006: New records of soriediate lichens from Iran. Iranian Journal of Botany 12: 103-105. (PDF)
  • Ahti, T. & Sohrabi, M. 2006: Synopsis of Iranian Cladonia (lichens). Flora Mediterranea 16: 139-144.(PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. 2005: Lichens from Golestan National Park (Iran). Folia Cryptogamica Estonica 41: 105-108. (PDF)
  • Seaward, M. R. D., Sipman, H. J. M., Schultz, M. Maassoumi, A. A., Anbaran, M. H. M. & Sohrabi, M. 2004: A preliminary lichen checklist for Iran. Willdenowia 34:543-576. (PDF)
  • Jafari, M., Tavili, A., Zargham, N., Heshmati, Gh. A., Zare Chahouki, M. A., Shirzadian, S., Azarnivand, H., Zehtabian, Gh. R. & Sohrabi, M. 2004: Comparing Some Properties of Crusted and Uncrusted Soils in Alagol Region of Iran. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 3(5): 273-277. (PDF)

E-Taxonomy

  • Sohrabi, M. & Westberg, M. (2010) The genus Candelariella Müll. Arg. in Iran.  http://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date 01/09/2013.
  • Sohrabi, M., Owe-Larsson, B., Nordin, A. & Roux, C. 2010: Online catalogue of the lichen family Megasporaceae. http://www.myco-lich.ir. Retrieved day/month/year
انتشارات: 

 

  • پريسا محمدي، مهناز قلي پور و محمد سهرابي 1391: پايش گلسنگهاي مخرب در آرامگاه كورش كبير . چاپ در دهمين همايش حفاظت و مرمت آثار تاريخي- فرهنگي  و تزيينات وابسته به معماري، تهران صفحه 96
  • .سهرابی. محمد و همکاران (1392) بانک اطلاعاتی عوامل فرسودگی زیستي در ميراث فرهنگی و تاريخي ايران (http://www.infobank.biodet.ir) تاريخ دسترسي ۱۰-۰۶-۱۳۹۲
 
Book Chapter: 
  • Sohrabi, M. 2005: Lichens of Golestan National Park. In: Akhani, H: The Illustrated Flora of Golestan National Park (Iran). Tehran University Press, pp. 87-88. Order the book by https://www.koeltz.com or ask the author
Thesis: 
  • Sohrabi, M. 2011. Taxonomy and phylogeny of the ‘manna lichens’ and allied species (Megasporaceae).  Publications in Botany from the University of Helsinki. No 43. 50 pp. Yliopistopaino. ISBN 978-952-10-7399-1. PDF
  • Sohrabi, M. 2007: Lichenized and Lichenicolous fungi of Arasbaran, NW Iran. 1-61 pp. Master thesis, University of Helsinki [Unpublished data].
Checklists: 
  • Sohrabi, M. 2010: A preliminary checklist for lichenized  fungi of Kerman province, Iran.https://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date 10 Dec. 2010.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2009: A preliminary checklist for lichenized fungi of Esfahan province, Iran. https://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date1 Oct. 2010.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2009: A preliminary checklist for lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Khorasan Razavi province, Iran. https://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date 10 Dec. 2010.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2009: A preliminary checklist for lichenized  fungi of North Khorasan province, Iran. https://www.myco-lich,ir/ Retrieved date 10 Apr. 2010.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2009: A preliminary checklist for lichenized  fungi of South Khorasan province, Iran. https://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date 10 Dec. 2010
  • Sohrabi, M. (2009) A preliminary checklist for lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Ardabil province, Iran. http://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date 01/09/2013.
  • Sohrabi, M. (2011) Lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Golestan National park. http://www.myco-lich.ir/  Retrieved date 01/09/2013.
  • Sohrabi, M. (2010) A preliminary checklist for lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Mazandaran province, Iran. http://www.myco-lich.ir/  Retrieved date 01/09/2013.
  • Sohrabi, M., Seaward, M.R.D., Ahti, T., Sipman, H.J.M. & Schultz, M. (2010) An updated checklist for lichenized, lichenicolous and allied fungi of Iran.https://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date 01/09/2013
  • Sohrabi, M. (2010) A preliminary checklist for for lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Yazd province, Iran. https://www.myco-lich.ir/ Retrieved date 01/09/2013
  • Sohrabi, M. & Toghranegar, Z. (2010) A preliminary checklist for lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Zanjan province, Iran. https://www.myco-lich.ir/Retrieved date 01/09/2013
Website: 
  • Sohrabi, M. (مترجم‌‎) 2011. LIAS light – .سامانه شناسایی سریع گلسنگها ‌‎– نسخه فارسی [liaslight.lias.net/Identification/Navikey/World/fa_IR/] از: Rambold, G., Elix, J. A., Nash III, T. H., Zedda, L. (‌‍‍ویراستاران‌‌‎) 2001 تاریخ ‌‎[به روز شده: 2011-09-24]. LIAS light – A Database for Rapid Identification of Lichens. – liaslight.lias.net/.
Oral Presentation: 
  • Sohrabi, M. 2007: Diversity of Lichenized and lichenicolous fungi in Arasabran forest, NW of Iran. Place: in Lammi biological station. Lammi, Finland.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2009: Vagrant Aspicilia-species ("Manna Lichens") and their taxonomy. Place: in University of Graz, Austria.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2009: A lichenologists's view of manna, the biblical desert food. Place: in Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum. Berlin Germany.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2012: Multilinguality in Lichenology.  Place: in 7th International Lichenological Symposium IAL7, Bangkok, Thailand, 9–13 January 2012

 

Congress Presentations & Abstracts (English): 
  • Golipour-Shahraki, M., Mohammadi, P., Sohrabi, M. (2013) Diversity of lichens on the Tomb of Cyrus the Great, Pasargadae, Iran In: Book of Abstracts of  2nd BioSyst.EU joint meeting 14 th Annual Meeting of the Society for Biological Systematics (Gesellschaft für Biologische Systematik, GfBS) 7 th Annual Meeting of the Network of Biological Systematics Austria (NOBIS Austria), BioSyst.EU 2013 Global systematics! 18–22 February 2013, Vienna, Austria. pp. 70
  • Akhtar, T., Sohrabi, S. & Riyahi, H. (2013) A contribution to the taxonomy of the genus Fulgensia (Teloschistaceae, lichenized Ascomycotina) in Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the first Iranian Mycological Ciongress, 3-5 Sep. 2013, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran. pp. 12
  • Sohrabi, M., Ghobad-Nejhad, M., Mohammadi, P. & Namjoo-Sadr, R. (2013) Biodet: An information system for identification of biodeterioration agents on historical properties of Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the first International Conference on Biodeterioration of Historical and Cultural Heritage (ICBHCH) 20-21st May 2013, Tehran, Iran pp. 54.
  • Haghighat, Z., Sohrabi, M., Aslani, H. & Talebian M.H. (2013) Dry-Ice Blasting Machine: its application and problems in lichen removal from the surfaces of the calcareous rocks. In: Book of Abstracts of the first International Conference on Biodeterioration of Historical and Cultural Heritage (ICBHCH) 20-21st May 2013, Tehran, Iran pp. 41.
  • Dahmardeh, F. & Sohrabi, M. (2013) Physical deteriorative effects of crustose lichens: A case study on Acarospora cervina A. Massal. In: Book of Abstracts of the first International Conference on Biodeterioration of Historical and Cultural Heritage (ICBHCH) 20-21st May 2013, Tehran, Iran pp. 18.
  • Mohammad, P., Sohrabi, M. & Golipour-Shahraki, M. (2013) Endolithic lichens and their contribution to biodeterioration of stone surfaces, Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the first International Conference on Biodeterioration of Historical and Cultural Heritage (ICBHCH) 20-21st May 2013, Tehran, Iran pp. 15.
  • Sohrabi, M. (2013)  Lichens on brick surfaces in the historical Site of Abbas Abad Behshahr, Mazandaran, Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the first International Conference on Biodeterioration of Historical and Cultural Heritage (ICBHCH) 20-21st May 2013, Tehran, Iran pp. 7.
  • Golipour-Shahraki, M., Perez-Ortega, S., Sohrabi, M., Ascaso,C., Mohammadi, P., de los Rios, A. (2013) Biodeterioration processes associated with the colonization of the Tomb of Cyrus the great by Caloplaca biatorina (A. Massal.) J. Steiner In: Book of Abstracts of the first International Conference on Biodeterioration of Historical and Cultural Heritage (ICBHCH) 20-21st May 2013, Tehran, Iran pp. 6.
  • Divakar,P. K., H. T. Lumbsch, M. Wedin, J. Bjerke, B. McCune, F. Kauff, B. Roca-Valiente, J. Nuñes-Zapata, R. del Prado, C. Ruibal, G. Amo de Paz, P. Cubas, Y. Ohmura, S. Leavitt, I.-K. Kolstø-Tronstad, J. A. Elix, T. L. Esslinger, T. Ahti, M. N. Benatti, K. Buaruang, M. Candan, P. Clerc, R. S. Egan, R. Gavilán, C. Gueidan, D. L. Hawksworth, J.-S. Hur, G. Kantvilas, J.-E. Mattsson, J. Miadlikowska, M. C. Molina, A. Millanes, M. Nelsen, T. Randlane, V. J. Rico, A. Saag, I. Schmitt, H. J. M. Sipman, M. Sohrabi, Arne Thell, C. Truong, D. K. Upreti, A. Crespo 2012: Multilocus phylogeny and classification of Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota) derived from Parsys-10.In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 30.
  • Sohrabi, M.&  Mohammadi, P. 2012: Lichens and stone surface decay of the Tomb of Cyrus in Pasargadae (Fars province, Iran) In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 170.
  • Sohrabi M. & Abbas Rouhollahi, M. 2012: Lichens around the Tangivar Stone Inscription, Kurdistan, Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 170.
  • Sohrabi M. 2012: Multilinguality in Lichenology. In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 56.
  • Dahmardeh F., Balali G., Sohrabi M. 2012: Taxonomic studies of the lichen genus Toninia (Lecideaceae, Ascomycetes) in Esfahan Province, Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 89.
  • Sohrabi M. 2012: Evolution of vagrancy in the “manna lichens”. In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 94.
  • Sohrabi M., Stenroos S., Högnabba F. 2012: A phylogenetic analysis of the umbilicate Aspicilia (Megasporaceae, Ascomycota) based on nu-ITS and nu-LSU sequence data. In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 151.
  • Sohrabi M., Leavitt S. 2012: Current status of the phylogeny of the family Megasporaceae. In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 151.
  • Sohrabi M., Sipman H.J., Roux C., Nordin A. 2012: A Pphylogenetic study of the Aspicilia intermutans complex (Megasporaceae). In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 153.
  • Sohrabi M., Ghobad-Nejhad M. 2012: Myco-Lich: A new tool for development of Iranian Mycology-Lichenology. In: Book of Abstracts of the 7th Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology. Lichen: from genome to ecosystem in a changing world. 9th – 13th January 2012, Chaophya Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand pp. 166.
  • Sohrabi, M.; Stenroos, S.; Myllys, L. & Hyvönen, J. 2011: Systematics of the “manna lichens”; a new insight into vagrant-crustose life form. In: Abstract book of BioSystematics Berlin 2011, Berlin, Germany 21 – 27 February 2011 pp 342-343. (PDF)
  • Ghiyasi, M.; Sohrabi, M. & Ahmadi Moghadam, M. 2011: Studies on lichenized mycota of Kuhbanan district, a neighboring area to Kavir-e Lut desert, NW of Kerman province, Iran. In: Abstract book of BioSystematics Berlin 2011, Berlin, Germany 21 – 27 February 2011. pp 133-134. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M & F. Aliabadi 2008: Lichens of Arasbaran Forest, NW of Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the 6th IAL Symposium & ABLS Joint Meeting. Asilomar, CA, USA, 13-19 July, 2008 pp. 67. (PDF)
  •  Sohrabi, M. 2008: Comparative morphology among vagrant species of Aspicilia (Megasporaceae) In: Book of Abstracts of the 6th IAL Symposium & ABLS Joint Meeting. Asilomar, CA, USA, 13-19 July, 2008 pp. 67. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. 2007: Lichenized fungi of Arasbaran protected area NW of Iran. In: Book of Abstracts of the XV congress of European Mycologists. Saint Petersburg, Russia September 16-21. 2007. pp. 149.
  • Sohrabi, M. 2006: Lichens and stone surfaces decay in the Imperial Palace of Persepolis (Shiraz, Iran). Notiziario della Società Lichenologica Italiana 19: 38. (PDF)
  • Sohrabi, M. 2004: Lichens from the Golestan National Park (Iran). In: Randlane, T & Saag, A (eds.), Book of Abstracts of the 5th IAL Symposium. Lichens in Focus. Tartu University Press, pp. 37. (Full Paper)
Congress Presentations & Abstracts (Persian): 
  • Sohrabi, M. 2003: Lichens as Medicinal plants In: Book of Abstracts of the 2th Congress of Medicinal Plants. Shahed University, Tehran. Iran. pp.24
  • Aliabadi, F., Sipman, H., Sohrabi, M., Søchting, U. & M. Abbasi. 2010: Contribution to the lichen flora of Iran. 16th National and 4th Intaernational Conference of Biology. 14-16 September, Ferdosi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran: p.978.

 

Participated Congresses, Symposia, Workshops: 
  • 7th International Lichenological Symposium IAL7 2012- Bangkok, Thailand, 9–13 January
  • BioSystematics Berlin 2011-Germany
  • Data Management Workshop of the “Pan-Caucasian Plant Biodiversity Initiative” 2011-Germany
  • XVII Symposium of the Baltic Mycologists and Lichenologists (Estonia, Saaremaa, 17-21 September 2008) 2008-Estonia
  • XV Congress of European Mycologists 2007-Russia
  • The Nordic Lichen Society lichenological meeting 2007-Finland
  • 5th IAL Symposium LICHENS IN FOCUS 2004- Estonia
  • Gruppo di Lavoro per la Floristica e Sistematica 2003-Italy

Excursion

  • The Nordic Lichen Society lichenological meeting 2007-Finland
  • 5th IAL Symposium LICHENS IN FOCUS 2004- Estonia
  • Gruppo di Lavoro per la Floristica e Sistematica 2003-Italy
  • Changbaishan, China 2011
  • The Northern route - the Himalaya foot hills, Post Symposium Excursion: 14 - 18/19 January 2012 (IAL7).Thiland
Interviews, News, Public Appearance, Other Information: 

 

Herbarium Visit: 
Herbarium Code Institution Date
Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Zentraleinrichtung der Freien Universität Berlin  2009, 2011 
Natural History Museum of Denmark/Denmark. COPENHAGEN.  2007 
FR  Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseum / Germany. FRANKFURT.  2009 
GZU  Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz/Austria. GRAZ.  2009 
University of Helsinki  2005-2011 Working place/Finland. HELSINKI. 
HMAS  Chinese Academy of Sciences / People's Republic of China. Beijing. BEIJING.  2011 
IRAN  Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection/Iran. TEHRAN.  2007, 2008 
LE  V. L. Komarov Botanical Institute/Russia. SAINT PETERSBURG.  2007 
Swedish Museum of Natural History/Sweden. STOCKHOLM.  2009 
TARI  Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands / Iran. TEHRAN.  2001, 2002 
TSB  Università degli Studi di Trieste/Italy. TRIESTE.  2003 
TU  University of Tartu / Estonia. TARTU.  2008, 2009 
TUR  University of Turku / Finland. TURKU.  2007, 2011 
UPS  Uppsala University/Sweden  2006, 2007 
Naturhistorisches Museum Wien/Austria. WIEN.  2009 

 

Taxonomic Novelties 

  • Aspicilia digitata Sohrabi & Litterski
  • Aspicilia fruticulosofoliacea (Elenkin) Sohrabi
  • Aspicilia mansourii Sohrabi
  • Aspicilia persica (Müll. Arg.) Sohrabi
  • Aspicilia rogeri Sohrabi
  • Aspicilia straussii (J. Steiner) Sohrabi
  • Aspicilia subfarinosa (J. Steiner) Şenkard. & Sohrabi
  • Aspicilia tibetica Sohrabi & Owe-Larss.
  • Circinaria alpicola (Elenkin) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria aschabadensis(J. Steiner) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria aspera (Mereschk.) Sohrabi & Şenkard.
  • Circinaria cerebroides(Mereschk.) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria crespiana (V. J. Rico) Sohrabi & V. J. Rico
  • Circinaria digitata (Sohrabi & Litterski) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria elmorei (E.D. Rudolph) Owe-Larss., A. Nordin & Sohrabi
  • Circinaria esculenta (Pall.) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria fruticulosa (Eversm.) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria gyrosa Sohrabi, Sipman, V. John & V.J. Rico,
  • Circinaria jussuffii (Link) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria lacunosa (Mereschk.) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria mansourii (Sohrabi) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria rogeri (Sohrabi) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria rostamii Sohrabi
  • Circinaria sphaerothallina (J.Steiner) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria tominii (Oxner) Sohrabi
  • Circinaria vagans(Oxner) Sohrabi
  • Lobothallia cernohorskyana (Clauzade et Vězda) A. Nordin, Cl. Roux & Sohrabi
  • Lobothallia chadefaudiana (Cl. Roux) A. Nordin, Cl. Roux et Sohrabi
  • Rhizoplaca occulta S. Leavitt, F. Fernández-Mendoza, Lumbsch, Sohrabi & L. St. Clair
  • Rhizoplaca polymorpha S. Leavitt, F. Fernández-Mendoza, Lumbsch, Sohrabi & L. St. Clair
  • Rhizoplaca porterii S. Leavitt, F. Fernández-Mendoza, Lumbsch, Sohrabi & L. St. Clair
  • Rhizoplaca shushanii S. Leavitt, F. Fernández-Mendoza, Lumbsch, Sohrabi & L. St. Clair
  • Teuvoa junipericola Sohrabi & S. Leavitt
  • Teuvoa tibetica (Sohrabi & Owe-Larss.)Sohrabi
  • Teuvoa uxoris (Werner) Sohrabi,V. J. Rico & S. Leavitt
  • Teuvoa Sohrabi & S. Leavitt