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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
Gathering, Identification, Medicinal Utilization and Domestication of Some Wild Edible Plants in Ghasemloo Valley, West Azerbaijan, Iran

We have studied the medicinal plants of Ghasemloo and then surveyed the usage percentage of different parts from each specimen for the medicinal or diet consumptions at three sites from the adjacent villages of Ghasemloo valley, villages of West and East Azerbaijan including 17 questioners. During two years, the medicinal plants that have been collected […]

Original Article
Determination of Nutritional Value in Three Forage Species in Three Phonological Stages in Sabalan Rangelands, Ardebil, Iran

In order to estimate the nutrient value of three dominant range species; Festuca ovina, Trifolium montanum and Alopecurus textilis via proximate analyses and gas production technique, samples were collected in three stages during grazing period from 26th May to 1th September in six areas of Sabalan Mountain in North West of Iran. Results showed that […]

Original Article
Effects of Salinity Stress on Seed Germination Characteristics of Two Medicinal Species Thymus kotschyanus and T. daenensis

The genus Thymus is perennial medicinal plants belong to the Lamiaceae family that is used for different propose in pharmaceutical industry. Environmental stresses, particularly salinity, are considered as the major factor reducing plant growth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of salt stress on germination characteristics and seedling morphology in two […]

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Using Post-Classification Enhancement in Improving the Classification of Land Use/Cover of Arid Region (A Case Study in Pishkouh Watershed, Center of Iran)

Classifying remote sensing imageries to obtain reliable and accurate Land Use/Cover (LUC) information still remains a challenge that depends on many factors such as complexity of landscape especially in arid region. The aim of this paper is to extract reliable LUC information from Land sat imageries of the Pishkouh watershed of central arid region, Iran. […]

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Studying the Effect of Index Species Astragalus ammodendron on Associated Plants Agropyron tauri and Bromus tomentellus from Different Aspects (Case Study: Arak Province-Shazand, Iran)

The aim of this research was to investigate the effect of index species, Astragalus ammodendron on the associated plants of Agropyron tauri and Bromus tomentellus from different aspects in Shazand rangeland in southwest of Markazi province. The effects of species density and distribution pattern and then index species on the soil properties were studied. Based […]

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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 […]

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Assessment and Comparison of Different Methods for Estimating Forage Production (Case Study: Rangeland of Kurdistan Province)

Today, in the rangeland management science and determination of range capacity, accurate and true information about range production is crucial. In fact, range production is considered as a basis for range management. The aim of this study was to compare different methods for the estimation of forage production with four sampling methods in the rangelands […]

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Investigation of the Changes in the Amount of the Secondary Essential of Hypericin in Hypericum perforatum L. in Different Highlands of Golestan National Park, Iran

In the present study, the Tangrah region located in the vicinity of Golestan National Park was selected for exploring the changes in the amount of the secondary essential of hypericin in Hypericum perforatum in different highlands of the eastern Golestan province. The aerial flowered parts of the herb were collected randomly and in three replications […]

Original Article
Investigation of Fire Effects on Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Soil in Golandaz Dehbekri Rangeland

Awareness of the effects of fire on various aspects of an ecosystem after the fire, is important for range management. Changes in soil physical and chemical properties caused by fire can be the cause of changes in the vegetation. In this study, effects of fire on physical and chemical characteristics of soil were investigated. This […]

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Determination of Soil Salinity in Frankenia hirsuta L. Habitat (Case Study: Saline and Alkaline Rangelands of Golestan Province)

Soil salinity is one of the important factors which can influence the growth and distribution of plant species. Saline and alkaline rangelands of Golestan Province, Iran with low-deep underground water level are considered as a halophyte plant species growing area. Attempts have been made to determine soil salinity and its relationship with Frankenia hirsuta L. […]