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Journal of Rangeland Science (JRS)

Editor-in-Chief: Ali Ashraf Jafari, PhD

Online ISSN: 2423-642X

Print ISSN: 2008-9996

Publishes Quarterly

Volume 14 (2024)

Issue 3, July 2024

Original Article
Effects of Soil and Topography Variables on Canopy Cover of Dorema ammoniacum D.Don. in Soltan Mohammad Rangeland, Sabzevar, Iran

Environmental factors have huge impact on yield and distribution of plant species. For this purpose, the response of Dorema ammoniacum (Apiaceae( canopy cover to some environmental factors was investigated in its natural habitat in south of Sabzevar, Iran in 2018-2020. Generalized Additive Model (GAM) was used to investigate the response of this species to soil […]

Original Article
Yield and Growth Performance of Selected Vetch Species Under Rain-fed Conditions at Three Locations of Dessie Zuria District Amhara Region, Ethiopia

This study was designed to investigate adaptation of five vetch species in terms of their growth and yield performance under rain fed conditions at Dessie Zuria district, South Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. An experimental trial was conducted using a randomized complete block design with four replications on three locations of Gelisha, Teabsite and Adey […]

Original Article
The Impact of Human Traffic on Vegetation Characteristics and Species Diversity in Vicinity of the Almagol Wetland in Northern Iran

Despite its ecological importance, the wetland edge vegetation could be strongly affected by human factors e.g. heavy traffic. In order to investigate the impact of human traffic on vegetation characteristics and plant diversity, a research was conducted at the edge of Almagol wetland in the northern Iran in 2021. The assessment was carried out through […]

Original Article
Impact of Deferment on Grassland Condition and Diet Quality of Cattle under a Short-Duration Grazing System

Rest and deferred rotation grazing treatments have proven to be effective tools that improve range condition, but little is known about their effect on range animal’s diets. The purpose of the present research was to evaluate the impact of deferment in a short-duration grazing on vegetation and diet quality of heifer in a context of […]

Original Article
Detection of Fire-Prone Areas Using the PROMETHEE Decision-Making Method (Case Study: Watershed Basin of Shourdareh, Golestan Province, Iran)

Decision makers in fire management are faced with many alternatives and criteria. In decision making about the event of fire, various criteria including technical, economic, social and environmental criteria have to be considered simultaneously. Management to prevent and control fires in forests and rangelands will be effective if fire-prone areas and management identify and focus […]

Original Article
Chemical Composition and in vitro Nutrient Digestibility of Sulla aculeolata subsp. aculeolata and Sulla aculeolata subsp. mauritanica from Semi-arid Rangelands of the Mediterranean Area

This study focuses on the evaluation of the chemical composition and in vitro nutrient digestibility of two forage legumes namely, Sulla aculeolata subsp. aculeolata and Sulla aculeolata subsp. mauritanica. from the semi-arid rangelands of the Mediterranean area. For the first time, a study has been conducted to determine the nutritive value of these two pasture forages. Plants […]

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
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 the effects of 24-epibrassinolide […]