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Journal-of-Rangeland-Science-JRS

Journal of Rangeland Science (JRS)

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Ali Ashraf Jafari

Online ISSN: 2423-642X

Print ISSN: 2008-9996

Publishes Quarterly

Original Article Desertification
Assessing Sensitivity to Desertification Using the Fuzzy Overlay Method in Mashhad, Iran

In this research, we used six MODIS remote sensing products to evaluate the vulnerability to desertification in Mashhad, Iran in 2020. The Enhanced Vegetation Index (EVI), Vegetation Condition Index (VCI), Salinity Index (SI), Synthetized Drought Index (SDI), Temperature Condition Index (TCI), and precipitation were considered in May, 2020 when vegetation growth reaches its maximum size. […]

Assessing Sensitivity to Desertification Using the Fuzzy Overlay Method in Mashhad, Iran
Original Article Remote Sensing (RS)
Prediction of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) in Semi-Arid Rangeland Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis based on Remotely Sensing Data (Case study: Neyshabur Rangeland, Khorasan-Razavi Province, Iran)

Prediction of Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) reservoirs is high priority in the rangelands managements in arid and semi-arid regions. This study was conducted to estimation carbon sequestration using Multivariate Linear Regression Analysis (MLR), Principal Component Analysis (PCA) and Euclidean Distance from the soil line (D) on remote sensing data in semi-arid rangelands of southwest of […]

Prediction of Soil Organic Carbon SOC in Semi-Arid Rangeland Using Multivariate Statistical Analysis based on Remotely Sensing Data Case study Neyshabur Rangeland, Khorasan-Razavi Province, Iran
Original Article Range Management
Investigation of Feasibility and Effect of Alternative Farming System on the Grain Yield of Barley and Forage Production in Western Semi-arid Region of Golestan Province, Iran

One of the major challenges in semi-arid regions of Iran is to supply the adequate forage for livestock and meanwhile prevent the destruction of rangelands due to overgrazing. Therefore, this study aimed to compare three cropping systems of barley using Salsola turcomanica (ST), and Chrysopogon zizanioides (CZ) in three treatments of barley+ST, barley+ST+CZ and mono-culture […]

Investigation of Feasibility and Effect of Alternative Farming System on the Grain Yield of Barley and Forage Production in Western Semi-arid Region of Golestan Province, Iran
Original Article Soil and Water Conservation
Effects of Organic Mulches on Soil Properties and Growth Attributes of Caper (Capparis spinosa L.) for Cultivation in the Coastal Rangelands of Southern Iran

Caper is a drought tolerant plant and natural feed of animal in the coastal rangelands of Iran. However, due to soil salinity and alkalinity issues, the growth of such native plants in the southern soils of Iran is limited. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of various mulches including oil mulch, cement, sugarcane […]

Effects of Organic Mulches on Soil Properties and Growth Attributes of Caper Capparis spinosa L. for Cultivation in the Coastal Rangelands of Southern Iran
Original Article Modeling
Ecological Potential Modeling for Agricultural and Rangeland Development Using GIS-based FAHP Approach: A Case Study of Razin Watershed

Determining the environmental capability of optimally using land and preventing the degradation of natural resources arr important steps towards a sustainable development strategy. The present study was conducted in 2014-2017 aiming to assess the ecological capability for agriculture and rangeland of the Razin watershed in Kermanshah province, west of Iran, in seven classes using the […]

Ecological Potential Modeling for Agricultural and Rangeland Development Using GIS-based FAHP Approach A Case Study of Razin Watershed
Original Article Climate Change
Effects of a Growth Season Rain Pulse on Physiological Parameters and Phytochemical Compounds of Caper (Capparis spinosa L.)

Growth season rain pulses affect biological and physiological activities of wild plants in arid and semi-arid regions. Despite of numerous reports on the effects of rain pulses on plant physiological indices, there is little information on how rain pulses may affect secondary metabolites of medicinal plants. Caper (Capparis spinosa L.) plays a critical role on […]

Effects of a Growth Season Rain Pulse on Physiological Parameters and Phytochemical Compounds of Caper (Capparis spinosa L.)
Original Article Biodiversity
Effects of Plant Diversity and Soil Properties on Above Ground Biomass in Altitudinal Gradient: A Case Study from Grassland of Mustang District, Nepal

This research was conducted in Mustang district to see the effect of plant diversity and soil properties on aboveground biomass in altitudinal gradient. Above ground biomass estimation was done using various mathematical equations. Soil properties determination was done using calorimetric, Kjeldahl Dry-block method, feel method and core sampling methods. Simpson’s Diversity Index and Shannon-Wiener’s diversity […]

Effects of Plant Diversity and Soil Properties on Above Ground Biomass in Altitudinal Gradient A Case Study from Grassland of Mustang District, Nepal
Original Article Climate Change
Effects of Grazing Management on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Southern Rangelands of Kenya

Rangelands ecosystems play a critical role in regulating the emission and uptake of the most important Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) such as CO2, CH4, and N2O. However, the effects of grazing management on GHG fluxes in the semi-arid lands of East Africa remain unclear. The present study compared the effects of three grazing systems on cumulative […]

Effects of Grazing Management on Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Southern Rangelands of Kenya
Original Article Range Management
The Influence of Cattle Grazing on Plant Species Composition in a Mesic Montane Region of Southern Africa

This study investigated the effect of grazing on plant community structure. Two adjacent areas: one grazed for five years and non-grazed were sampled in March-April 2020. On each area, three sampling sites were selected. Quadrats of 1×1m were placed at 5m intervals along 50m transects (198~ 40 transects in total). Plants were identified and percentage […]

The Influence of Cattle Grazing on Plant Species Composition in a Mesic Montane Region of Southern Africa
Original Article Analysis and Evaluation
Evaluation of Morphological Traits in the Populations of Coronilla varia L.

Coronilla varia L., crown vetch, has wide adaptation, and desirable morphological characteristics for a grazing plant, tolerates short periods of overgrazing, and accordingly has potential as a forage crop. In this study, 15 traits were investigated to assess the morphological diversity of 52 populations using univariate and multivariate analyses. Crown vetch seeds provided by the […]

Evaluation of Morphological Traits in the Populations of Coronilla varia L.