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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

Volume 11 (2021)

Issue 4, October 2021

Original Article
Germplasm Collection and Germination Rate Determination of Desmodium dichotomum in Eastern Amhara, Ethiopia

The study was conducted to collect germplasm and identify appropriate seed treatment technique to enhance germination of Bouffordia dichotoma syn. Desmodium dichotomum, which is self-generating wild legume forage growing in eastern Amhara (North Wollo, South Wollo and Oromia Special Zones), Ethiopia. Twenty six Desmodium dichotomum seed populations (1000 seeds from each) were collected in 2018 […]

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, […]

Original Article
Drought Monitoring Using MODIS Land Surface Temperature and Normalized Difference Vegetation Index Products in Semi-Arid Areas of Iran

Reduction in vegetation cover and increasing land surface temperature are the most important consequences of drought which leads to land degradation. Therefore, the evaluation of drought effects on vegetation cover and its relationship with land surface temperature is very important. To that end, the objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship among vegetation […]

Original Article
What Drives Ranchers’ Intention to Conserve Rangelands: The Role of Environmental Concern (A Case Study of Angoshteh Watershed in Borujerd County, Iran)

There is growing concern about severe rangeland degradation caused mainly by the overstocking and overgrazing of these lands, especially in developing countries. Since ranchers’ behaviors and practices are crucial determinants of rangelands conservation, this study was conducted to clarify the underlying constructs of ranchers’ intention to conserve rangelands. It is based on an extended theory […]

Original Article
Socioeconomic and Ecological Transitions of Pastoral System in Semi-arid Areas of Rift Valley, Fentale District, Ethiopia

Pastoralism contributes significantly to the national economy and livelihoods of pastoralists in Ethiopia. However, socio-ecologically considerable variations exist between pastoral systems of the country in terms of the drivers they are currently experiencing and the impact of these drivers. This study was conducted in Fentale district, Ethiopia, to understand the perceived transitions of the pastoral […]

Original Article
The Effect of Crataegus pseudomelanicarpa Pojark. Canopy on Soil Total Carbon and Particulate Organic Matter in Grazed and Ungrazed Areas in Alborz Rangelands, Noor County, Iran

Trees and shrubs can act as nurse plants that facilitate the growth and development of other herbaceous species under their canopies and induced the autogenic development of soil parameters. Therefore, we studied the effect of Crataegus pseudomelanicarpa on carbon sequestration (total carbon and particulate organic matter) in two grazed and ungrazed areas during the two […]

Original Article
Assessment of Forage Production and Its nutritional Values for Local Cattle Farming in Rangelands of Kupang Regency Indonesia

The rangeland potentials in Kupang regency, Indonesia, were evaluated by determining forages distribution, forages nutritional value, and growth performance of the cattle grazed or fed with forages grown in the area. Several rangelands namely Amarasi, Mamar Kering, and Selobua were evaluated for its forages’ distribution from November to December 2015, while the reared cattle growth […]

Original Article
Effect of Drought Stress on Morphophysiological Traits of Thymus vulgaris L. in a Field Experiment, Borujerd, Iran

The plants can absorb nutrients and reduce water in face to drought stress. These conditions reduce plant growth rate and change physiological traits. In this study, the effect of drought stress on morphological and physiological characteristics of Thymus vulgaris L. was investigated under water deficit condition. A field experiment was conducted using three irrigation levels […]