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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 6 (2016)

Issue 3, July 2016

Original Article
Study the Effects of Range Management Plans on Vegetation of Summer Rangelands of Mazandaran Province, Iran

Rangeland rehabilitation and optimum exploitation are the first scientific and technical efforts with various programs in range management plans (RMPs) in Iranian range management sector. The range management plans have important roles in the natural resources conservation and improvement. In the present study, we evaluated the effects of accomplishment of range management plans on vegetation […]

Original Article
Studying the Relationship between Environmental Factors, Runoff Characteristics and Infiltration Depth Using Rainfall Simulator in Northwestern Rangelands of Iran

Runoff leads to the leaching of soil nutrients, transports the topsoil particles and deposits the sediments in water reservoirs. Recognition of different environmental factors affecting the runoff properties and water infiltration depth has a great importance concerning soil for the integrated management of watershed and the distinguishment of complex hydrological processes. Thus, this research aims […]

Original Article
Effects of Silica and Silver Nanoparticles on Seed Germination Traits of Thymus kotschyanus in Laboratory Conditions

The introduction of nanoparticles into seed germination and seedling growth of plants might have a significant impact and thus, it can be used for agricultural applications for better growth and yield. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of silica and silver nanoparticles on seed germination and early growth traits as well […]

Original Article
Investigating the Effects of Pod Elimination on Salinity Tolerance in Annual Medic (Medicago scutellata L.)

In most southern provinces of Iran, Soil Salinity is a growing problem particularly in the irrigated agricultural areas and has been found to reduce crop yields. In order to investigate the role of pod removal in seed germination, seedling growth and antioxidant enzymes activity in annual medics (Medicago scutella L.) under salinity stress conditions, a […]

Original Article
Effects of Seed Source and Soil Texture on Germination and Survival of Nepeta asterotricha as a Medicinal Plant

Nepeta species are widely used as medicine plants because of their anti-spasmodic, diuretic, anti-septic, anti asthmatic anti spasmodic, and tonic effects. Nepeta species also have anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory activities. Germination and seedling growth are two important stages of the plant development and plant survival. Soil texture is one of the environmental factors, which […]

Original Article
Some Autecological Properties of Medicinal Plant of Salvia hydrangea L. in Mazandaran, Iran

The study of plant under environmental conditions leads to an appreciation of their physical and chemical requirements for growth and reproduction. It contributes to increase the knowledge of where the plants grow. This study was conducted to determine the main autecological characteristics of Salvia hydrangea L. which is an endemic plant distributed in Mazanadarn province, […]

Original Article
Infilterability Reduction of Artificial Recharge of Groundwater System in a Desert in the Absence of Sowbugs

Floodwater spreading for the artificial recharge of groundwater (ARG) is a logical alternative to build large dams for water resources management in dry environments so that it not only enhances water security, but also reclaims the degraded land due to the settlement of suspended load on the spreaders. However, translocation of very fine clay minerals […]

Original Article
Changes in Soil Properties by Harvester Ant’s Activity (Messor spp.) in Roodshoor Steppe Rangeland of Saveh, Iran

One of the most important micro engineers of the terrestrial ecosystems, especially in the arid areas is the harvester ants due to their activity in the soil through nest building; they can make major changes while influencing the surface and subsurface in the rangeland soil. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects […]

Original Article
Dust Particles and Aerosols: Impact on Biota “A Review” (Part III)

Natural resources play a fundamental role in the economy of country and create the situation to achieve the goals of sustainable society, these valuable resources have to be conserved  and used with care. Destroying the forests and rangelands will lead to a dark future full of poverty, starvation and environmental pollution. Forests and rangelands play […]

Original Article
Rangeland Ecology, Management and Conservation Benefits

The book written by seventeen experts in the field of rangeland management, this compilation of essays brings to light the latent issues concerning this subject to readers all over the globe. Though technical approaches can address some issues, social processes ultimately prevent the balancing of these matters. Socio-economic and political institutions are often a stumbling […]

Original Article

Prof. Nosrat Safaeian from Sari, Australia received the Outstanding Achievement Award for Stewardship from the Iranian Society for Range Management at the 5th National Conference held in Boroujerd, Lorestan, Iran. He was born in Khorramabad and graduated in Ecology and Range Management from Montpellier, Science and Technique University, French in 1979.  I am honoured to […]