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Call for a special issue

"Challenges for Biodiversity and Conservation in the Mediterranean Region” 

Mediterranean region covers marine and terrestrial areas in/around the Mediterranean Sea. For centuries, this biogeographical region with its around half billion of the human population has been under the impacts of enormous anthropogenic pressures such as degradation of terrestrial and aquatic resources and habitats, air and water pollution, invasive species, intensive transportation traffic, etc. In addition to anthropogenic effects, the Mediterranean region is one of the most affected regions of the world from climate change. On the other hand, there are 22 in terrestrial and 26 marine areas that are defined as ecoregion in the Mediterranean basin due to their unique climatic conditions, habitats, faunal and floral characteristics. With such rich biodiversity, attempts on understanding biodiversity components, determining measures of impacts on biodiversity, and developing necessary conservation and management strategies are necessary. Journal of wildlife and Biodiversity (JWB) aims to allocate one special issue to the investigations in the area of this biogeographical region biodiversity. Hereby, manuscripts that address any of the biodiversity-related issues from this region, the marine and terrestrial habitats peculiarities, ecology and conservation are invited for this special issue.

Manuscripts should be submitted via the online editorial system at http://jwb.araku.ac.ir by registering and signing into the system. The guide of the Authors should be followed for submission to JWB. Submission for special issues must be indicated as an editorial comment in the system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline, which is at 03/06/2020. All papers will be evaluated under a double-blind peer-review system. Accepted manuscripts will be published on the website of the journal and will be listed under the section of the relevant special issue. Further information on submission can be reached at http://jwb.araku.ac.ir

Fethi Bengil, PhD

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Review Article
1. Current knowledge of the Neozoa, Nutria and Muskrat in Europe and their environmental impacts

Friederike Gethöffer; Ursula Siebert

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 1-12


  In this study we focus on literature dealing with differences in habitat use, environmental impact, reproductive output and management strategies concerning the nutria and muskrat in Germany and Europe. What is the current knowledge about these invasive species in European countries, and what management ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Length-weight relationship and condition factor of fish species in shallow freshwater ‎habitats from Khuzestan Province, Iran‎

Hussein Valikhani; Jaber Aazami; Asghar Abdoli; Farshad Nejat; Amir Shahinpur; Kamal Khezri

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 13-21


  This study evaluated Length-Weight Relationships (LWRs) and condition factor (K) of the juvenile and young adult fish from shallow littoral zones in some aquatic ecosystems located in Khuzestan province, Iran. In June 2015, the specimens were sampled using a seine net from the Shadegan Wetland, the Dez, ...  Read More

Original Article
3. Morphological variation of Iranian Goby (Ponticola iranicus) in the Anzali Wetland drainage

Nasrin Nikmehr; Soheil Eagderi; Hadi Poorbagher; Keyvan Abbasi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 22-27


  This study was conducted to compare the morphological characteristics of Ponticola iranicus populations from the Anzali Wetland drainage (wetland and it's two draining rivers, namely Siahdarvishan and Pasikhan, Southern Caspian Sea basin). For this purpose, five specimens of P. iranicus from the Pasikhan ...  Read More

Short communication
4. Investigation of Campylobacter jejuni in microbiota of Galerida cristata, trapped in Southeast of Iran, Sistan

Saeed Salari; Mehdi Jahantigh; Mohammad Jahantigh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 28-33


  As a wild ground-foraging bird, crested lark (Galerida cristata) is widely distributed in the Sistan area, located in the North of Sistan and Baluchistan Province, Iran. Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni) is known as a cause of acute diarrheal and Guillain-Barré syndrome in humans and can use the ...  Read More

Review Article
5. A review of the mortality of wild fauna in Europe in the last century, the consequences of human activity

Andreia Garcês; Felisbina Queiroga; Justina Prada; Isabel Pires

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 34-55


  The exponential growth of the human population and their activity in the last decades have adverse effects on biodiversity. The main objective of this review was to present a compilation of works on causes of mortality of native wildlife in Europe, in the last decades linked to human activity. Here, ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Daily activity pattern of Malayan Sun bear in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India

Sushanto Gouda; Netrapal Singh Chauhan; Janmejay Sethy; Hemanta Sahu

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 56-64


  Sun bear (Helarctos malayanus) is the smallest bear species and remains the least known bear ‎among the ursids. Reliable information on population and activity pattern of Sun bear has been ‎lacking, thereby creating difficulties for field managers and conservationists to develop ‎a management ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Life history traits for the freshwater Tardigrade Species Hypsibius exemplaris reared under laboratory conditions

J. Stone; Taru Vasanthan

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 65-72


  Known tardigrade species have increased in number over the years, but individual life history traits for most are unknown. The present study documents life history traits such as growth, reproductive activity, and lifespan for the parthenogenetic Eutardigrada species Hypsibius exemplaris when reared ...  Read More

Scientific Report
8. Birds of High-mountain Daghestan, A report based on two decades bird survey

Evgeny Vilkov

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 73-83


  The paper is based on 19 years (1998-2017) of the avifauna monitoring in High-mountain Daghestan. Each of 11 bird communities of the study area is characterized by its whole set of birds, including the rarely occurred species since the latter promotes the formation of a unique pattern not only of an ...  Read More

Short communication
9. Ecological capability of rangelands based on environmental factors in Iranshahr, Iran

Sadegh Karimi; Mostafa Khabazi

Volume 4, Issue 2 , Spring 2020, Pages 85-90


  Rangelands are profoundly affected by climatic conditions, especially the ambient temperature. These ecosystems have a great role in the rural communities' economy and sustaining. In this research, we aimed to analyze the ecological capabilities of the rangeland in southern Iran, Iranshahr, to find out ...  Read More

1. Human-Elephant confilict mitigation methods: A review of effectiveness and sustainability

Ettagbor Hans Enukwa

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 69-78


  Human-elephant conflicts (HEC) have resulted to substantial loss in livelihood and human lives, consequently, the affected communities retaliate by harming or killing the elephants. Thus, measures to mitigate HEC are imperative for the successful conservation of elephants, and to ensure the coexistence ...  Read More

2. Re-evaluation of the phylogeny based on mitochondrial cytochrome b gene in the house shrew, Suncus murinus-S. montanus species complex, with special reference to Yemen and Myanmar populations

Satoshi D. Ohdachi; Gohta Kinoshita; Abdul Nasher; Takahiro Yonezawa; Satoru Arai; Fuka Kikuchi; Kyaw San Lin; Saw Bawm

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 79-87


  The house shrew (Suncus murinus-S. montanus species complex) is considered to have been unintentionally introduced by humans from their original range to other regions around the Indian Ocean and neighboring seas, but this has yet not fully been investigated. A phylogenetic tree and haplotype network ...  Read More

3. Evaluation of phylogenetic relationships of Antilopini and Oreotragini tribes (Bovidae: Artiodactyla) based on complete mitochondrial genomes

Taghi Khademi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 1-11


  In this research, phylogenetic relationships of 24 species from the subfamily Antilopinae were evaluated using complete mitochondrial genomes. The average base composition of mtDNA sequences was 27.8% T, 25.2% C, 33.7% A, and 13.3% G, showing a strong AT bias (61.5%). The phylogenetic trees were investigated ...  Read More

4. Inventory of the quantitative characteristics of single oak trees with nonparametric methods of Support Vector Machines and Decision Tree on satellite images of WorldView-2 and UAV

Yousef Taghimollaei; Abdolali Karamshahi; Seyyed Yousef Erfanifard

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 15-29


  To achieve effective forests management it is necessary to obtain reliable statistical data like the number of stands, diameter at breast height (DBH), and ‎crown volume. While traditional methods of the forests measurements are very labor intensive and time consuming, remote sensing can provide ...  Read More

5. Assessment of the Phylogenetic Status of Afghan Pika (Ochotona rufescens)

Olyagholi Khalilipour; Hamid Rezaei; Afshin Aliadeh Shabani; Mohammad Kaboli; Sohrab Ashrafi; Mohammad Reza Ashrafzadeh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 12-18


  Phylogenetic relationships between Afghan Pika (O. rufescens) and others in the world are still unclear. Morphological phylogeny study of the genus Ochotona by different experts showed the different taxonomic position of the Afghan Pika, but could not determine the taxonomic position of this species. ...  Read More

Original Article
1. Habitat evaluation of Levantine viper (Macrovipera lebetina Linnaeus, 1758) in Haftad-Gholleh protected area, Markazi province, Iran

Amir Ansari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 August 2019


  Haftad-Gholleh protected area located in central plateau of Iran host one of the mountainous vipers, Levantine viper (Macrovipera lebetina) which can be regarded as west and northeastern subspecies. Habitat destruction and illegal live trapping to extract venom can be considered as some of the most important ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Catch Per Unit Area (CPUA) estimation and distribution pattern of grunts in Oman ‎Sea

Seyed Sahand Eisapoor; Afshin Mahmoodzadeh; Tooraj Valinasab

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 February 2020


  It is reported on the results of a trawls survey to assess the amount of catch Per Unit of Area (CPUA) and also to determine the distribution pattern of grunts of demersal fishes as one the most important and commercial fish species in the north of Oman Sea. The catch per unit area CPUA as the main index ...  Read More

Original Article
3. A phylogeographic survey of the house mouse in Iran, taxonomic and karyotypic inference from mitochondrial evidence

Farahnaz Molavi; Jamshid Darvish; farhang haddad; Maryam M. Matin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 March 2020


  Recent studies have shown that the House Mouse (Mus musculus) has four subspecies in Iran. Although, these four subspecies have been recognized, the house mouse of east Iran showed high heterozygosity in various markers like allozymes, nuclear gene and mitochondrial gene sequences. Also, the taxonomy ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic activities of ethanol extract of Carica papaya

Sobia Alyas

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 April 2020


  The aim of present study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic ‎and analgesic activities of ethanol extract of Carica papaya L. on albino rats. ‎Plant of C. papaya L. is commonly used to treat ‎different diseases like fever, pain, and inflammation. A total of 144 albino rats ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Gillnet catch composition and biodiversity in Bushehr County, Persian Gulf, Iran

Mojtaba Pouladi; Seyed Yousef Paighambari; Russell Brian Millar; Manoochehr Babanezhad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 April 2020


  The main purpose of this study was to investigate gillnet catch composition and biodiversity caught by 130, 140, and 150 mm (STR) mesh sizes during the fishing season. This research was conducted in the fishing ground of Bushehr County located in the Persian Gulf from autumn 2018 to spring 2019. Overall, ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Population status, habitat suitability and threat assessment of Indian spiny-tailed lizard Saara hardwickii (Gray, 1827) in the Thar desert of Rajasthan

Mandeep Kaur; Manish Joshi; Kiranmay Sarma; Syed Asrafuzzaman; SanjayKeshari Das

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 April 2020


  In India, population of the Indian spiny-tailed lizard is extinct in many parts of its past distribution and currently the species is mainly confined to the desert areas of northwestern India. The present study was carried out from January 2014 to May 2017 in the Thar desert of Rajasthan (TDR) to know ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Population densities and conservation assessment of three threatened agamid species in Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka

EGDP Jayasekara; Dharshani Mahaulpatha; Lakshika Keerthirathna

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 April 2020


  Horton Plains National Park is home for three endemic and threatened agamid species in Sri Lanka; Ceratophora stoddartii, Cophotis ceylanica and Calotes nigrilabris. This study was conducted to estimate the population densities of these lizard species within HPNP in 2016 and 2017. Line transect surveys ...  Read More

Short communication
8. First Record of Pope's ponyfish Equulites popei (Whitley, 1932), (Osteichthyes: Leiognathidae) in the Syrian Marine Waters (Eastern Mediterranean)

Amir Ibrahim; Chirine Hussein; Firas Alshawy; Alaa Alcheikh Ahmad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 May 2020


  The eastern Mediterranean has received many alien fish species, mainly due to climate change and human activities. The Lessepsian species Equulites popei (Whitley, 1932) had been previously recorded in the northern and southern parts of the eastern Mediterranean. It was first classified as Equulites ...  Read More

Original Article
9. Habitat suitability of migratory and resident vultures: A case of Indian stronghold and species distribution model

Kaushalendra Kumar Jha; Radhika Jha

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 May 2020


  The vulture, an immensely invaluable service provider, has been reported to have plummeted to its lowest numbers in the recent past, causing serious concerns. Hence, a habitat study has become imperative for planning the conservation and recovery of this endangered species. Central India (Madhya Pradesh), ...  Read More

Original Article
10. An Evaluation on Interaction of Cetaceans with Fisheries in the seas around Turkey

Fethi BENGIL; Murat Ozaydinli; Elizabeth Bengil

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 May 2020


  Interaction between fisheries and cetacean species has been one of the challenging issues in marine biology for the last three decades. Even though there have been some attempts to regulate legislations or mitigation action for their by-catch in certain regions, the bilateral effects of this interaction ...  Read More

Scientific Report
11. A scientific report on Ephemeroptera of Jajrood River, Northern Iran

Jaleh Tahmasebi; siamak Yousefi Siahkalroudi; Neda Kheradpir

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 May 2020


  Mayflies, order Ephemeroptera compose one of the main habitants of all the aqua systems around the world, which has valuable roles in several food chains. In this study, species diversity of Ephemeroptera in Jajrood River (Hajiabad, Saeidabad, and Khojir areas), eastern Tehran Province, was studied through ...  Read More

Original Article
12. The Impact of Plantation Establishment on Avian Ecological and Functional Diversity

Beth Evans; Kay Royle; Lucy Prescott; Kristina Graves

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 28 May 2020


  Conversion of tropical and sub-tropical forest to plantation agriculture poses a significant threat to Madagascar’s unique biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, yet little research effort has been dedicated to studying its effects. By comparing avian diversity, community composition, and functional ...  Read More

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