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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
Genus Salsola: Its Benefits, Uses, Environmental Perspectives and Future Aspects – a Review

Genus Salsola, a genus of annual semi-dwarf to dwarf shrubs and woody tree species, is widely distributed across the arid and semi-arid areas of the world. Several features like high fodder value, abundant seed production, tolerance to extreme climatic conditions like high temperature and prolonged drought conditions contributed significantly towards its success as a potential […]

Original Article
Comparing Mineral and Chemical Compounds, in Vitro Gas Production and Fermentation Parameters of some Range Species in Torbat-e Jam, Iran

Plants growable in rangelands play an important role in the feeding of ruminants; hence, the nutritive value of four plants (Falcaria vulgaris, Malva neglecta, Chenopodium album, and Polygonum aviculare) was determined by different laboratory methods. The plant samples were randomly collected in vegetative phase from different rangelands of Torbat-e Jam, Iran in spring 2018. The […]

Original Article
Growth, Phytoremediation Potency and Essential Oil Component of Ferula haussknechtii H.Wolff ex Rech.f. Grown Under Lead Stress Conditions

Ferula haussknechtii H. Wolff ex Rech.F. is an important medicinal plant belonging to the Apiaceae, family. In order to investigate the effect of Pb on the growth, chemical composition of essential oil and accumulation of metals in this species, a pot study was conducted under glasshouse condition. Seeds were collected from natural rangelands of Lorestan […]

Original Article
Chemical Composition, in Situ Degradation, and Fermentation Kinetics of Some Browse Plant Species Collected From Algerian Arid And Semi-Arid Areas

The chemical composition and digestibility of twelve plant samples (Arthrocnemum macrostachyum, Atriplex canescens, Artemesia herba-alba, Astragalus gombo, Calobota saharae Ceratonia siliqua, Gleditsia triacanthos, Hedysarum coronarium, Medicago sativa, Ononis natrix L, Hordeum vulgare and Stipa tenacissima L.) grown in arid and semi-arid areas of Algeria were evaluated (in 2010). Feed components were determined by proximate analysis […]

Original Article
Influence of Climatic Factors on Forage Production and Vegetation Cover of Iran’s Upland Rangeland (Jashloobar Rangeland, Semnan Province)

Annual climate fluctuations cause changes in production, condition, trends and grazing capacity of rangelands. The present study investigated effect of climatic factors on the vegetation dynamics in Jashloobar, summer rangeland of Semnan province, Iran, in two vegetation types: Festuca rubra in Margesar and Stipa lessingiana in Sefiddasht during 2011–2015. Climatic parameters included temperature (mean daily, […]

Determination of Allowable Use and Grazing Tolerance of Picris strigosa (Case Study: Blooman rangelands, Lorestan Province, Iran)

Picris strigosa is a valuable forage species in mountainous rangelands of Lorestan province, Iran, which produces suitable forage for sheep grazing. The aim of this study was to determine the allowable use and grazing tolerance of this species. For this purpose, 50 individuals of P. strigosa were selected in its typical habitat and marked for […]

Determination of Allowable Use and Grazing Tolerance of Picris strigosa (Case Study Blooman rangelands, Lorestan Province, Iran)