Investigation of influence biological the operation on function of rangeland (Case study: Niatak range, Sistan)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant Professor, Faculty of water and soil, University of Zabol.

2 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Yasooj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Yasooj, Iran.


The studies of functional features of patches of rangelands will help effectively in the detection the healthiness of arid and semi-arid rangelands, the improvement of soil conditions as well as the recognition of the effects of managerial and natural changes of rangelands. In order to investigate the function of landscape, sampling from Niatak region of Sistan was conducted in the same condition that had some native plant species such as Alhagi camelorum and Salsola rigida and two planted species namely Tamarix ramosissima and Haloxylon persicum. Effect of these plant pots was investigated on characteristics of ecosystem function. 4 transect with 150 meters long was established and 11 soil surface indices was determined by using of three characteristics of stability, infiltration and cycling of nutrient from LFA method. The results indicated that two planted plant species had higher function rather than native plant species and differences were significant. Tamarix ramosissima had the highest function among the native and established plant species. In general, high function in planted patches ecological could be suggested to select suitable species in restorations of similar rangeland.


Volume 71, Issue 4
March 2019
Pages 987-996
  • Receive Date: 09 December 2016
  • Revise Date: 18 February 2019
  • Accept Date: 18 February 2019
  • First Publish Date: 20 February 2019