Research in Zoology

Research in Zoology is a peer-reviewed journal that plays an important role in disseminating information on field-based, experimental, and theoretical research on the zoology of the region. It covers all aspects of basic, comparative, and applied protozoan and animal biology at molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, population, and community-ecosystem levels.

Yazdan Keivany

Editorial Board Member of Research in Zoology

Assistant Professor, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran

Research Areas

Ichthyology (Taxonomy, Systematic, Phylogeny, Anatomy, Morphology, Molecular)


1996-2000Ph.DBiological Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
1994-1996M.Sc Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Canada
1988-1990B.Sc Engineering, Fisheries & Environment, Gorgan University, Iran


Research assistant and trout-culture advisor-Aquatic section, Construction Jihad, Shahrekord

Academic Achievement

MSc scholarship, Iranian Ministry of Culture and Higher Education 1993
PhD scholarship, Iranian Ministry of Culture and Higher Education 1996
University of Alberta Gordin Kaplan Graduate Student Award 1997
CCFFR Travel Award 1998
Department of Biological Sciences Travel Award 1999
Matsumae International Fellowship 2007


Member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists since 1994
Member of the Ichthyological Society of Japan since 1998
Member of the Society of Systematic Biologists since 1994
Member of the Ichthyological Society of France since 2003
Member of the Iranian Biology Association since 2003
Member of the Iranian Aquaculture Society since 2010

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Keivany, Y. 1991. Biology of the freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Abzeeian Magazine. 1991(24): 59-61. (In Farsi).
[2]  Keivany, Y. 1992. A dictionary of fisheries technical terms. Abzeeian Magazine. 1992(25-27) and 4 (1-5): Middle pages. (In Farsi).
[3]  Amirkhani, J., H. Eizadi, A.A. Zandi, G.R. Taheri, S. Abasi, R. Ghanbari, and Y. Keivany. 1992. Survey of the suitable water resources for trout-culture in Chahar-Mahal-va-Bakhtiary province (part 1: springs). Aquatic section, Construction Jihad, Shahrekord. 173 pp. (In Farsi).
[4]  Keivany, Y. 1993. A dictionary of aquaculture. Abzeeian Magazine. 4 (8-10): Middle pages. (In Farsi).
[5]  Keivany, Y., J.S. Nelson, and P.S. Economidis. 1997. Validity of Pungitius hellenicus, a stickleback fish from Greece. Copeia, 1997(3): 558-564.
[6]  Keivany, Y., and J.S. Nelson. 1998. Comparative osteology of the Greek ninespine stickleback, Pungitius hellenicus (Teleostei, Gasterosteidae). Journal of Ichthyology, 38(6): 430-440.
[7]  Coad, B.W., and Y. Keivany. 1998. Lebias vladykovi (Coad, 1988). Killi-Kontakt, 26(3): 43-48. (In Felemish).
[8]  Keivany, Y., C.K. Daoulas, J.S. Nelson, and P.S. Economidis. 1999. Threatened fishes of the world: Pungitius hellenicus Stephanidis, 1971 (Gasterosteidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 55(4): 390.
[9]  Coad, B.W., J.W. Atz, and Y. Keivany. 2000. Fish imagery in art 82: Jonah and the fish. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 57(1): 9.
[10]  Keivany, Y., and J.S. Nelson. 2000. Taxonomic review of the genus Pungitius, ninespine sticklebacks (Teleostei, Gasterosteidae). Cybium, 24(2): 107-122.
[11]  Coad, B.W. and Keivany, Y. 2000. Aphanius vladykovi Coad, 1988. Zagros pupfish, mahi-e gour-e khari. Journal of the American Killifish Association, 33(6): 195-198.
[12]  Keivany, Y. 2002. Review of the book "Southern fishes of Iran". Journal of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, 9(3): 185-188. (In Farsi).
[13]  Coad, B.W. and Keivany, Y. 2002. Book review: "Atlas of Iranian fishes: Gilan inland waters", "The inland freshwater fishes of Iran", "A guide to the fauna of Iran", and "Freshwater fishes of Iran". Copeia, 2002 (4): 1165-1166.
[14]  Coad, Brian W. and Keivany, Yazdan. 2002. Aphanius vladykovi Coad, 1988 "Zagros pubfish" (sic) mahi-e gour-e khari. Skandinaviska Killi Sällskapet Killibladet, 2002(2):3-6. (In Swedish).
[15]  Keivany, Y. 2003. Book review of "Atlas of the Persian Gulf & Sea of Oman fishes. Vol. 1." and "Morphological and biological characteristics of the southern Iranian fishes (Persian Gulf and Oman Sea)". Ichthyological Research, 50(2): 201-202.
[16]  Keivany, Y. 2004. Superfacial skull bones in Zagros toothcarp, Aphanius vladykovi (Cyprinodontidae). Iranian Journal of Biology, 15(3): 25-30. (In Farsi).
[17]  Keivany, Y. and N.M. Soofiani. 2004. Contribution to the biology of Zagros tooth-carp, Aphanius vladykovi, in central Iran (Cyprinodontidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes, 71(2): 165-169.
[18]  Keivany, Y. and J.S. Nelson. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships of sticklebacks (Gasterosteidae), with emphasis on ninespine sticklebacks (Pungitius spp.). Behaviour, 141(11/12): 1485-1497.
[19]  Kazemipour, Y., M. Rezaei, and Y. Keivany. 2005. Qualitative comparison of effects of garlic and mallow and motherworth extracts in healing of superfacial wounds in the common carp (Cyprinus carpio). Pajouhesh & Sazandegi, 66: 93-97. (In Farsi).
[20]  Hrbek, T., Y. Keivany, and B.W. Coad. 2006. Aphanius isfahani, a new tooth-carp from Isfahan province, Iran. Copeia, 2006(2): 244-255.
[21]  Soofiani, N.M., Y. Keivany, and A.M. Shooshtari. 2006. Contribution to the biology of the lizardfish, Saurida tumbil (Teleostei: Aulopiformes), from the Persian Gulf. Zool. Middle East, 38: 49-56.
[22]  Keivany, Y. and J.S. Nelson. 2006. Interrelationships of Gasterosteiformes (Actinopterygii, Percomorpha). J. Ichthyol., 46(suppl. 1): S84-S96.
[23]  Ebrahimi, E., N.M. Soofiani, and Y. Keivany. 2008. Seasonal variation of macrobenthic organisms in relation to the substrate type in Zayandeh-Rud River (from Isfahan to Varzaneh). Iran J. Natr. Reso., 61(3): In press.
[24]  Nasri, M., Y. Keivany and S. Dorafshan. 2010. First karyological analysis of smallmouth lotak, Cyprinion kais Heckel, 1843, an endemic cyprinid fish from Tigris-Euphrates basin. Ital. J. Zool. 77(3): 272-276.
[25]  Asadollah, S., N.M. Soofiani, Y. Keivany and M. Shadkhast. 2011. Reproduction of Capoeta damascina, a cyprinid fish, in Zayandeh-Rud River, central Iran. J. Appl. Ichthyol. 27:1061-1066.
[26]  Alavi Yeganeh, M.S., S.J. Seifabadi, Y. Keivany, B. Kazemi & G.P. Wallis. 2011. Comparison of length-weight relationships in different populations and sexes of Iranian thoothcarps. J. Appl. Ichthyol: In press.