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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

Articles In Press

Articles In Press are accepted, peer reviewed articles awaiting to be assigned into an issue of this journal

Original Article
Nomads’ Perceptions on Nomadic Rangeland Management in Two Provinces of Iran (An Application of Grounded Theory)

In Iran, rangeland management is based on grazing licenses that were introduced in 1963. Following the nationalization of the country’s forests and rangelands, the Iranian Government began approving grazing licenses to eligible users. However, evidence suggests that this strategy was not effective in utilization and improvement of the rangelands. This study aimed to answer the […]

Original Article
Application of 24-epibrassinolide as an Environmentally Friendly Strategy Alleviates Negative Effects of Salinity Stress in Satureja khuzistanica Jamzad

Satureja khuzistanica Jamzad is an endemic medicinal plant which grows naturally in arid rangelands of south west of Iran. It is also being cultivated in arid regions with salt problems. So,it is necessary to find a method to develop its cultivation under salinity condition. This study was aimed to determine effects of 24-epibrassinolide(EBL) in three […]

Original Article
Cattle Grazing Impacts on Shoot and Root Characteristics of Urochloa decumbens (Stapf) R. Webster and Axonopus compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv. in Tropical Pastures of Malaysia

This study aimed to assess the responses of Signal grass (Urochloa decumbens) and Carpet grass (Axonopus compressus) shoot and root systems to cattle grazing. Two sites with different grazing strategies were selected in pastures of Selangor state, Malaysia in 2016: one site was dominated by Signal grass and grazed with moderate intensity for long-term (LMG, […]

Original Article
Changes in Species Diversity and Functional Diversity of Vegetation under Different Grazing Intensities in Changizchal Rangelands, Mazandaran Province, Iran

Different indices of functional diversity as: functional richness (FRic), functional evenness (FEve) and functional divergence (FDiv), could help to understanding of the relationship between plant diversity and ecosystem function. Therefore, this study was aimed to evaluate changes in species diversity and functional diversity of vegetation under different grazing intensities in relation to soil physic-chemical properties […]

Original Article
Determination of Pasture Comfort Climate Index between Forest and Open Grassland for Livestock Grazing

In the summer of 2019 digitally recorded climatic data of shelterbelts and open pastures were compared to create a database. Our aim was to clarify the extent to which the herding needs of free-range flocks in the pasture meet the climatic conditions of the shelterbelts. It is considered important to graze sheep in the grazing […]

Original Article
Effects of Planting Date and Biofertilizer on Seedling Growth of Thymus daenensis Celak and T. vulgaris L. Cultivated in Borujerd, Iran

Seedling establishment is a crucial stage in the restoration of degraded rangelands. The effects of sowing dates and bio-fertilizers on the growth and establishment of Thymus daenensis Celak (native) and Thymus vulgaris L. (introduced) were studied over two growth seasons at Islamic Azad University, Borujerd branch, Lorestan, Iran. The treatments consisted of four bio-fertilizers treatments […]