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Journal of Rangeland Science (JRS)

Editor-in-Chief: Ali Ashraf Jafari, PhD

Online ISSN: 2423-642X

Print ISSN: 2008-9996

Publishes Quarterly

Original Article
Comparative Study of Member Viewpoints about Effective Socio- Economic Factors on the Range Management Cooperatives Success (Golestan Province)

Renewable natural resources are the wealth that not only belongs to the current generation but also to future generations. Diversity in rangeland user viewpoints and policy makers has caused these lands to face some damages. This study was conducted to compare viewpoints of ordinary members as rangeland users, and board of directors as executives of […]

Original Article
Plant Species and Functional Types’ Diversity in Relation to Grazing in Arid and Semi-arid Rangelands, Khabr National Park, Iran

In arid and semi-arid rangelands, grazing as one of the natural or human induced processes has direct and indirect effects on structure and dynamics of plant community and ecosystems. A study was done to analyze the effects of grazing on plant species diversity and Plant Functional Types‘ (PFTs) diversity of arid and semi-arid rangelands. We […]

Original Article
Rangelands Goods and Services Local People Views and Priorities (Case Study: Hezarjarib Rangelands, Mazandaran Province, Iran)

Rangelands are the main sources of forage for livestock feeding by local people. Beside forage production, rangeland ecosystems provide many other goods and services such as medicinal plants, recreation, soil and water conservation, wildlife habitat, fishing, hunting, hiking, etc. Nevertheless, there are no much information about the way that local communities think about the rangelands […]

Original Article
Change of Species Diversity in Vascular Plants Across Ecological Species Groups

Biodiversity plays a crucial role in stability and productivity of natural ecosystem. The main goal of this research was to classify ecological groups in steppe rangeland and investigate their relationships with plant diversity indices. Therefore, fifty different Land Unit Tracts (LUT) were identified in Khod-Neuk basin, Yazd province, Iran, in 2010. Vegetation and soil samples […]

Original Article
Assessing the Effects of Different Incision Techniques on Ferula assafoetida Properties

The extinction of some of medical plants is not only due to the overuse of them and the grazing pressure but also their incorrect exploitation methods. Ferula assafoetida is one of the most important medical plants in Iranian rangelands, which is gradually disappeared from its habitats due to destructive traditional exploitations. Therefore, in order to […]

Original Article
Assessing Impact of Anthropogenic Disturbances on Forage Production in Arid and Semiarid Rangelands

Forage is one of the main products of rangeland ecosystems, which is threatened by different anthropogenic disturbances. This study was conducted to assess the impact of urbanization, rural development, agriculture extension, road construction and industry on forage production in an arid and semiarid rangeland using InVEST habitat quality model in spring 2018. In 14 rangeland […]

Original Article Socio-Economics
Forage Loss Valuation under Traditional Pastoralism in Arid to Semiarid Rangelands of Iran

Economic valuation of rangelands is one of the best methods for conservation goals. A study was conducted to assess the economic value of forage loss under the two main forms of traditional pastoralism i.e. sedentary pastoralism and nomadism in historic grazing semiarid rangelands in Khabr National Park, Kerman province, Iran in 2019. Forage production was […]

Forage Loss Valuation under Traditional Pastoralism in Arid to Semiarid Rangelands of Iran