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Journal of Rangeland Science (JRS)

Editor-in-Chief: Professor Ali Ashraf Jafari

Online ISSN: 2423-642X

Print ISSN: 2008-9996

Publishes Quarterly

Original Article
Relationships between Geopedological Characteristics and Vegetation Cover: A Case Study in the Dagh-Finou Catchment, Hormozgan Province, Iran

The objective of this study was to assess the relationship between vegetation, landform and physicochemical properties of soil. At the first terrain map unit were provided using the landsat thematic mapper (TM) satellite images, aerial photograph, topographical and geology map. Field sampling was done in the representative area using plot sampling. 104 plots 100 m2 […]

Original Article
Design, Development and Testing of Low Capital and Operational Cost Shrub Cutting Machine

The machine to be designed and developed with a view to resolve one of the irksome problems of this institute has been facing every year. This institute is surrounded by vast non- fertile land area of about 200 acres, which becomes widely occupied by numerous breads of bushes and shrubs during post-rainy season. Due to […]

Original Article
Capability Investigation of Carbon Sequestration in Two Species (Artemisia sieberi Besser and Stipa barbata Desf.) Under Different Treatments of Vegetation Management (Saveh, Iran)

The rangelands, as one of the largest dynamic biomes in the world, have very capabilities. Regulation of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere, particularly carbon dioxide as the main greenhouse gases, is one of these cases. The attention to rangeland, as cheep and reachable resources to sequestrate the carbon dioxide, increases after the Industrial Revolution. […]

Original Article
Planting Methods and Seedling Establishment of Artemisia sieberi Besser: Seeds Collected from Isfahan Kolah Ghazi Sagebrush Vegetations

Wormwood sagebrush (Artemisia sieberi Besser) is one of the most widely distributed shrub species in Iran and Turkistan steppes, its establishment on dry lands has generally been proven difficult because of low seedling vigor, inability to compete with herbaceous species, poor seed quality, and altered edaphic conditions. In order to evaluation of planting methods and […]

Original Article
Investigation of Plant Diversity in Middle Rangelands of Taleghan by Using BIO-DAP

Plant Diversity conservation is a main objective in rangeland management. Plant diversity is a suitable index for showing the changes of vegetation in rangelands and has a high correlation with ecosystem parameters. Therefore, using this index it is possible to find the changes and manage the ecosystem correctly. The current research was performed to determine […]

Original Article
Study of Change in Water Quality at Different Distances form Sea in Mahi Estuarian Area

Main perennial rivers of Gujarat, Tapi, Narmada, Mahi and Sabarmati are meeting Arabian Sea in Gulf of Khambhat. The out flow of Mahi River into the sea is decreased due to construction of dams like Bajaj Sagar, Kadana, Panam and Wanakbori weir. So, Tidal effect of sea and sea water intrusion is being increased on […]

Original Article
Comparison of Seed Bed Preparation Methods on Seedling Emergence Rate in Six Range Species in Khash Rangelands of Iran

This study was conducted to compare the methods of seed bed preparation in rangelands of Khash region in Sistan and Baluchestan province in Iran. A split plot design was conducted based on Randomized complete block design with three replications in 1999. Five seed bed preparation methods were used as main plot as: 1) Seed sown […]

Original Article
Effects of Phenological Stages on Yield and Quality Traits in 22 Populations of Tall Wheatgrass Agropyron elongatum Grown in Lorestan, Iran

The objective of this research was to study the effects of phenological stages on yield and quality traits in 22 populations of tall wheatgrass Agropyron elongatum. A split plot design was conducted using a complete randomized block with two replications in Lorestan (Borujerd), Iran during 2007-2008. The genotypes were cut in five maturity stages as […]

Original Article
Desert Transformation or D‌esertification Control?

The UNCCD has been ratified by over 190 countries. It is the attempt by nations, both rich and poor to control the scourge of desertification. The definition of which is “land degradation in arid, semiarid, and dry subhumid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities. It is now widely accepted that […]

Original Article
Flood Water Surface Profile in Tapi River- Surat

Surat is a highly developed, thickly populated cosmopolitan character city with full of various activities going on day and night. Any natural calamity which causes loss of lives to property and infrastructure along with effects on industrial processes going on has serious impact on economy of the state. Therefore, it becomes highly necessary that flood […]