Volume 75 (2022)
Issue 4 January 2023, Pages 503-674
Issue 3 December 2022, Pages 316-502
Issue 2 September 2022, Pages 169-315
Issue 1 June 2022, Pages 1-168
Volume 74 (2021)
Volume 73 (2020)
Volume 72 (2019)
Volume 71 (2018)
Volume 70 (2017)
Volume 69 (2016)
Volume 68 (2015)
Volume 67 (2014)
Volume 66 (2013)
Volume 65 (2012)
Volume 63 (2010)
Volume 62 (2009)

Iranian Journal of Natural Resources is the most well known journal in natural resources scope over the 4 decades. This journal was divided into 4 separated subjects including: Range & Watershed Management, Forestry and Wood Sciences, Fisheries and Natural Environment in 2009. The Journal of Range and Watershed Management is a Quarterly issue that is related to soil, water and vegetation topics such as: ecology, rangeland, soil erosion, and desertification and watershed management. This journal are indexed in ISC, CAB International and Web Agris,

The effect of fire on the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of alpaine rangelands vegetation (case study: Lorestan research site)

Reza Siahmansour; Nadia Kamali

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 503-517


  Fire is the fastest cause of extensive changes in vegetation. The purpose of this research is to examine some of these changes. SO, after determining key area of four 200m transects and a distance of 100 m from each other, 10 plots 1m2 fixed on each of them, formed sample units in each field. This site ...  Read More

Development of an integrated model based on Cellular automata and Markov chain to predict land use/cover changes, Case Study: Karaj City

Haniyeh Rezaie; Sharareh Pourebrahim; Mohammad Karimadini

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 519-537


  Due to the ability of land use/cover changes monitoring and predicting to understand the performance and health of ecosystems, this purposed method can provide possibility of sustainable land use management and planning, especially in the rapid change areas without master/land use plan. The present study ...  Read More

Flood potential assessment of the Kan basin using morphometric pharameters

Mehrnoosh Ghadimi; Nadia Hajihasani; Arash Malekian; Ebrahim Moghimi

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 539-551


  Sub-basin prioritization and morphometric characterization analysis is one of the efficient and low-cost tools in identifying flood hazards. The purpose of this study is to Prioritize the flood potential of watershed sub-basins using morphometric parameters, combines of model statistical correlation ...  Read More

Spatial prediction of soil classes using C5.0 boosted decision tree model Abyek Area

Milad Momtazi Burojeni; Fereydoon Sarmadian

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 553-572


  Soil resource management is essential to maintain community production and the environment. Soil is usually used to produce agricultural products and livestock fodder. As a result, the mapping of high-resolution digital maps is crucial for the distribution of soil and soil properties and land management. ...  Read More

An analysis of rangeland beneficiaries' perceptions of participatory governance in rangelands (Case study: rangelands of Aq Qala city, Golestan province)

Seyedeh khadijeh Mahdavi; Maedeh Yousefian; Mohammad Reza Shahraki; Reza Ourmaz

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 573-590


  The need to decentralize government at the local level can guarantee the participation of rangeland beneficiaries. So the present study has analyzed the perceptions of rangeland beneficiaries of participatory governance in Incheh salt marshes in Golestan province. The research is descriptive-survey and ...  Read More

Investigation of development probability of Dorema ammoniacum in arid rangelands of Southern Khorassan regarding environmental conditions using MAXENT

ِAli Tavili; S. Motahareh Hosseini; Mohammad Jafari; Ali Golkarian

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 591-605


  MAXENT model was used to evaluate the probability of Dorema ammoniacum development in rangelands of Southern Khorassan. Presence data of D. ammoniacum was recorded based on field survey and GPS application. Nine environmental information layers were used to model potential habitat of the understudy species. ...  Read More

Factor analysis and zoning of qualitative parameters of groundwater resources in Arsanjan Plain, Fars Province

Bahman Kavari; Yahya Esmaeilpour; Ali Akbar Mousavi; Ommolbanin Bazrafshan; Arashk Holisaz

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 607-626


  The main source of water in the Arsanjan plain is underground water, which has been exploited in the past with Aqueduct and now with numerous wells. For knowing about the quality conditions of these sources; multivariate statistical analysis and interpolation methods were used in three years with different ...  Read More

Effect of different levels of water salinity on evapotranspiration and yield of Atriplex canescens

Morteza Shahnori; Maryam Azarakhshi; Mehdi Bashiri; Hasan Rezaee Moghadam

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 627-637


  Evapotranspiration as an important component of the hydrological cycle plays a major role in the study of water balance in watersheds. The purpose of present research was to investigate the response of Atriplex canescens to different levels of water salinity and the effect of irrigation water salinity ...  Read More

Comparison of outlier detection methods and their impact on rangeland measurement and Assessment studies

Moselm Rostampour

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 639-660


  This study compared of univariate outlier detection methods among vegetation data in a study of the effect of grazing intensity in the rangelands of arid regions. For this purpose, after measuring the vegetation cover in the rangeland and before the statistical analysis, the presence of outlier data ...  Read More

The effectiveness of Clark's Instantaneous unit hydrograph model (IUH) on the spatial resolution of different digital elevation models

Fariba Esmaeili; Mehdi Vatakhah; Vahid Moosavi

Volume 75, Issue 4 , January 2023, Pages 661-674


  The current study evaluates the effectiveness of Clark's Instantaneous Unit Hydrograph (IUH) model from the accuracy of different Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) including TOPO, ALOS PALSAR, ASTER, SRTM and GTOPO in the Amameh watershed. For this purpose, at first, 34 rainfall-runoff events were selected. ...  Read More

Analyzing Effective Factors on »Time Management of Livestock « Grazing on Lorestan Province Rangeland (Case Study: KouhDasht city)

samira hajipuor; Hossein Barani; hassan yaganeh; Ahmad Abadi Sarvastani

Volume 70, Issue 2 , August 2017, , Pages 287-297


  Observing livestock grazing time in rangelands is quite important for conservation of rangelands and protecting them against degradation. This study was aimed at assessessment of factors that contribute to observing grazing time in rangelands of Kouhdasht County in Lorestan province. This study is a ...  Read More

An Investigation on Trends of Annual and Seasonal Rainfall and Temperature in Different Climatologically Regions of Iran

Maryam Azarakhshi; Jalil Farzadmehr; Mahdi Eslah; Hossein Sahabi

Volume 66, Issue 1 , April 2013, , Pages 1-16


  Climate change is defined as long term and irreversible changes in the climatic behaviorof a region. Many studies have been conducted in different regions of the world on climatechange. The results of these studies show considerable changes in climatic factors especiallyin precipitation and temperature. ...  Read More

Comparison of Neuro-Fuzzy, Genetic Algorithm, Artificial Neural Network and Multivariate Regression for Prediction of Soil Salinity (Case study: Ardakan City)

Ruollah Taghizadeh Mehrjardi; Fereydoon Sarmadian; Gholem Reza Savaghebi; Mahmoud Omid; Nourayer Toomanian; Mohammad Javad Rousta; Mohammad Hasan Rahimiyan

Volume 66, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 207-222


  In recent years, alternative methods have been used for estimation of soil salinity. Therefore, at present research, 600 soil samples collected from Ardakan in central Iran. Then EM38 and terrain parameters such as wetness index, land index and curvature as readily measured properties and soil salinity ...  Read More

Regional flow duration curve in arid regions for ungauged basins (Case study: Central Iran)

Asghar Zare Chahouki; Ali Salajegheh; Mohammad Mahdavi; Sharam Khalighi; Said Asadi

Volume 66, Issue 2 , July 2013, , Pages 251-265


  A flow-duration curve (FDC) illustrates the relationship between the frequency and magnitude of streamflow. Applications of FDC are of interest for many hydrological problems related to hydropower generation, river and reservoir sedimentation, water quality assessment, water-use assessment, water allocation ...  Read More

Generating a Vegetation Map in Mountainous Region of Sabzkouh Using a Digital Elevation Model

Shahrebanoo Rahmani; Ataollah Ebrahimi; Alireza Davoudian

Volume 66, Issue 1 , April 2013, , Pages 89-109


  The analysis of the relationship between spatial distribution of environmental factors andvegetation types is crucial for understanding mountainous ecosystems. In this research aGIS based approach was used to produce a vegetation map for Sabzkouh protected area inthe Chaharmahal-Va-Bakhtiari province. ...  Read More

Statistical Comparison of Daily Satellite Precipitation Data in Middle Alborz

Esmatullah Ghaljaee; Shahram Khalighi-Sigaroodi; Alireza Moghaddam Nia; Arash Malekian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2023


  Reliable estimation of precipitation is one of the most essential needs in water resources management. However, in many parts of the world, especially in Iran, the lack of time and place of rainfall data is very noticeable. Therefore, the use of satellite information is one of the ways to compensate ...  Read More

Economic Evaluation of Rangeland Tourism Function (Study Area: North Khorasan Province, Maneh and Samolghan Counties)

Leila Avazpour; Mehdi Ghorbani; Hossein Azarnivand; hamed rafiee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2023


  Evaluate non-market functions and services of the environment, including tourism for many reasons, including the recognition and understanding of environmental and ecological benefits by humans, presenting the country's environmental issues to decision makers and planners, adjusting and modifying the ...  Read More

Effect of evergreen Juniperus sabina and deciduous Berberis integerrima species on some substratum soil physico-chemical characteristics

Reza Erfanzadeh; Mohammad Jafari; Misagh Ghasempour

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2023


  This study aimed to investigate the effect of Juniperus sabina (evergreen) and Berberis integerrima (deciduous) and herbaceous patches on some soil properties (pH, EC, aggregate stability, microbial respiration, organic carbon and nitrogen) in their habitats. In June, when maximum growth of the dominant ...  Read More

Modeling the Effect of Environmental Factors on the Diversity of Vegetation in Central Alborz Protected Area

Hannaneh Sadat Sadat Mousavi; Afshin Danehkar; Ali Jahani; Vahid Etemad; Farnoush Attar Sahragard

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2023


  Different forms of land use development and human activities in protected areas are considered to be the main drivers of change, which have many effects on habitats, habitats, diversity and richness of species. The purpose of this research is to model the effect of human activities on the diversity of ...  Read More

Predicting potential climate change effects on the geographical range of Agropyron intermedium L. in Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiari province

Fereshteh Babaei; Ataollah Ebrahimi; Ali Asghar Naghipour; Maryam Haidarian

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2023


  Climate change is one of the main determinants of plant species redistribution and biodiversity loss. This study aims to predict the impacts of climate change on the geographic distribution of Agropyron intermedium in Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiari province as a part of Central Zagros, Iran. The presence points ...  Read More

Evaluating the Impacts of Climate fluctuations on wind processes (Case study: Abshirin ecosystem)

Farhad Hasani Dorabad; Naser Mashhadi; Amirreza Keshtkar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 March 2023


  The desert environment is aeolian, being dominated by the wind. The dynamics of wind erosion are driven by both natural processes, including climate and its fluctuations, and human activity. Separating the climatic and anthropogenic causes of wind erosion can improve the understanding of its driving ...  Read More

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