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"Iranian Journal of Range and Desert Research (IJRDR)" has been published by the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands since 1999 and in Persian language, quarterly publication and print-electronic format with open access. In this publication, all articles are reviewed by double blind peer review, open access journal and in the final review process, the plagiarism diagnostic software of the similarity finder is used to identify the originality of the articles (Hamiyab). The Journal of "IJRDR" follows principles of International Committee on Ethics in Publication (COPE). IJRDR publishes The latest findings and results of research conducted in the field  Range and Desert(see scope). Regarding the publication of specialized publications with the topics of protection and protection of pastures and deserts of the country, the articles that are sent to this publication with the above topics will be reviewed only if approved by the editorial board. Research conducted at the laboratory and greenhouse level will also be considered only if approved by the editorial board.


The impact factor in the Islamic World Science Citation Center (ISC) (2020): 0.181 - (Q2)

Rank in the Ministry of Science Research and Technology (in 2021): B

Publisher: Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands

Frequency: Quarterly

Type of articles: original research- review article

Type of refereeing: double-blind peer-reviewer

publishing fee: The manuscript processing charge is 1000000 IRR, followed by an additional  1500000 IRR publication charge in case of acceptance

Release Policy: CC-BY

plagiarism diagnostic software: Hamiyab


Iranian Range and Desert Research Journal has a cooperation agreement with the Iranian Scientific Association of Management and Conrol of Deserts



The effect of plantbac panels on water consumption and growth of Atriplex canisense for biological regeneration of desert areas

Hosein Tavakoli Neko; Schahram Banedjschafie; Abbas Pourmeidani

Volume 31, Issue 1 , June 2024, Pages 1-14

  Background and objectivesThe vast country of Iran, due to its location in the arid region of the earth and the lack of rainfall, has suffered from drought and groundwater depletion. The reduction of precipitation and soil moisture has a great effect on soil vegetation. The use of various types of moisture ...  Read More

Appropriate site location, range improvment and management operations in Sabzevar Chah Talkh watershed

Yaser Ghasemi Aryan; Hosein Azarnivand; Javad Motamedi; Firoozeh Moghiminejad

Volume 31, Issue 1 , June 2024, Pages 15-27

  Background and objectivesRangeland management is the science and art of range management and administration, which requires technical and managerial foundations in decision-making and planning to protection, reclamation and sustainably use it, in parallel with each other and in accordance with the range ...  Read More

Investigating changes in vegetation and soil of grasslands in semi-humid areas of Mazandaran province in the years 1396-1400- Asbcher site

Hasan Ghelichnia; Alireza Eftekhari

Volume 31, Issue 1 , June 2024, Pages 28-52

  AbstractBackground and objective: The monitoring and evaluation rangelands provides the necessary information for the essential planning of rangeland management. As a result, it prevents the destruction of rangelands and water and soil conservation. This research aims to prepare a continuous database ...  Read More

Phytoremediation potential of native rangeland species Artemisia sieberi, Salsola richteri and Scariola Orientalis in remediation of soils contaminated with heavy metals

Mahshid Souri; Mina Bayat; Saeedeh Nateghi; Parvaneh Ashouri

Volume 31, Issue 1 , June 2024, Pages 53-73

  Background and Objectives:Heavy metals are major soil pollutants due to their toxicity and persistence. Mining activities are a significant source of pollution in natural ecosystems. With its numerous mines, the Khaf region is a case in point. Identifying plants capable of absorbing metals from contaminated ...  Read More

Determining the contribution of neighboring countries in the emission of dust to Khuzestan province

Fatemrh Dargahian; Azadeh Gohardoust; Sakineh Lotfinasabasl; Sara Teimouri

Volume 31, Issue 1 , June 2024, Pages 74-92

  Background and ObjectivesNumerous studies have individually examined the influence of neighboring countries on dust generation in southwestern Iran (Khuzestan). However, the specific countries and regions within those countries with the most significant impact on dust events in the southwest still need ...  Read More

Evaluation of natural resource management using good governance indexes

Amin Mohammadi Ostadkalayeh; Abolfazl Tahmasebi; Mojtaba Kashani; Mehdi Keshavarz Ghorabaee

Volume 31, Issue 1 , June 2024, Pages 93-106

  Background and ObjectivesSound natural resource governance arises from the interplay of social and institutional-environmental responses by all stakeholders. This collaborative approach provides a platform for strengthening civil society alongside the government and private sector in natural resource ...  Read More

Investigation of utilizers view on the livestock grazing frequency and intensity in the rangeland (Case Study: Summer rangelands of Kuhdasht)

Samira Hajipour; Hosein Barani; Hasan Yeganeh; Ahmad Abedi Sarvestani

Volume 26, Issue 3 , September 2019, , Pages 531-542

       Livestock grazing is one of the most important factors effective on soil and vegetation structure and function. This study aimed to investigate the factors affecting the grazing frequency and intensity in the rangeland in autumn 2015. The statistical population was the heads ...  Read More

The Study of Drought and Wet Year Assessment models for Stations in Mazandaran province

Shahram Khalighi Sigaroudi; Ali Sadeghi Sangdehi; Khaled Awsati; Usef GHavidel Rahimi

Volume 16, Issue 1 , December 2009, , Pages 44-54

  Annual rainfall data related to a 26 year period from a number of Mazandaran climatological stations were employed to analyze and model the precipitation toward a determination of drought as well as wet years. Results indicate the occurrence of different intensity drought phenomenon in all stations. ...  Read More

Effect of soil chemical properties on forage quality in dry rangeland in south of Fars province

Moharam Ashraf Zadeh; Reza Erfanzadeh; seyed hamzeh Hoseini Kahnooj

Volume 22, Issue 2 , August 2015, , Pages 381-391

  This study was carried out to compare the forage quality parameters (CP, DMD and ADF) in two phenological stages between two regions in south of Fars province. The two regions were located close together, and with the exception of soil characteristics, were similar in terms of other environmental factors. ...  Read More

Effective factors on ranges insurance acceptance by exploitations in Golestan province-Kalaleh district

Hasan Yeganeh; Leila Khakipour; Mehdi Fouladi Zadeh; Sajad Ahmad Yousefi

Volume 24, Issue 4 , January 2018, , Pages 829-840

  Rangeland insurance can be one of the mechanisms to deal with inevitable risks of natural resources and may be the most appropriate strategy to reduce financial losses. Rangeland insurance in rural and tribal communities could be considered as a new phenomenon. In this research, the factors affecting ...  Read More

Vegetation changes under exclosure and livestock grazing in Chahar Bagh rangelands in Golestan province

Fatemeh Salarian; Jamshid Ghorbani; Nosrat Allah Safaeian

Volume 20, Issue 1 , June 2013, , Pages 115-129

  Grazing animals affect rangeland vegetation structure and function directly and indirectly. These effects can be assessed in exclosures. In this study, the vegetation composition and some vegetation indices (functional groups, biomass, species diversity and richness) were compared in an exclosure (livestock ...  Read More

A Spatial-Ecological Model of Management of Mountainous Rangelands of Imam Kandi, Urmia

Javad Motamedi (Torkan); Esmaeil Sheidai Karkaj; Yaser Ghasemi Aryan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 April 2023

  The presentation of management models in the natural area is of great importance due to the large extent and inaccessibility of the whole surface. In this regard, Imam Kandi mountain rangelands were targeted for presenting a spatial-ecological model. Homogeneous ecological units were prepared by incorporating ...  Read More