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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 30/09/2020. 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

Associate editor of the special issue

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

Amir Ansari

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 1-7


  Haftad-Gholleh protected area located in the 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 ...  Read More

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

Fethi BENGIL; Murat Ozaydinli; Elizabeth Bengil

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 8-17


  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

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

Sobia Alyas; Nureen Zahra; Muhammad Imtiaz Ahmad; Nimra Zahid; Ayesha Nisar; Muhammad Mansoor Hafeez; Rabail Alam; Asia Parveen; Arif malik

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 18-23


  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
4. Physiological and potentially pathogenic microbial flora in stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus), southeastern Sicily

Maria Teresa Spena; Maria Foti; Vittorio Fisichella; Antonietta Mascetti; Manuel Andrea Zafarana; Marco Colnaghi; Maria Grasso; Chiara Piraino; Franco Sciurba; Rosario Grasso

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 24-36


  European stone curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus) is a Palearctic species with high conservation interest. This species nests on the ground, in open canopies with sparse herbaceous vegetation, and is typically found next to areas of intense agro-pastoral activity, where it feeds on invertebrates present in ...  Read More

Original Article
5. 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

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 37-46


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

Seyed Sahand Eisapoor; Afshin Mahmoodzadeh; Tooraj Valinasab

Volume 4, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, Pages 47-57


  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

1. 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

2. 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

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 Alizadeh 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. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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

Scientific Report
6. 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
7. 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

Review Article
8. Biodiversity, a review of the concept, measurement, opportunities, and challenges

Mehdi Heydari; Reza Omidipour; Jason Greenlee

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 June 2020


  Biodiversity is a crucial part of nature's precious assets that provide many human needs and insures against environmental disasters. Scientists have not yet reached a consensus on the definition of biodiversity; we will, therefore, discuss a variety of interpretations. Most biodiversity studies have ...  Read More

Original Article
9. The Status of the Leech Fauna (Annelida, Hirudinea) at the Eastern Region of Azerbaijan

Shabnam Farzali; Naim Saglam

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 13 June 2020


  This study was carried out between May 2017 and December 2019 to determine leech species in some wetlands in the Eastern region of Azerbaijan. In the research, the leech samples were collected from a total of 21 locations from six wetlands in the eastern part of Azerbaijan. As a result of field and laboratory ...  Read More

Original Article
10. Distribution of vermetid reefs on the northern shores of Cyprus Island

Mehmet Fatih Hüseyinoğlu; Gökhan Tari; Volkan Demir; Yaprak Arda; Mehmet Baki Yokeş

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 June 2020


  Vermetid reefs are one of unique reef-forming bioconstructions all over the Mediterranean Sea, supporting rich biodiversity and ecosystem functioning such as preventing coastal erosion, modulating the transportation of sediments, and acting as carbon sinks. Since they build on fossilized skeletons of ...  Read More

Original Article
11. Variability of organic carbon matter and nitrogen deposits in a carbonate platform of Qeshm mangrove forest protected area

Narjes Okati; Hana Etemadi; Esmaeil Abbasi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 June 2020


  Mangroves are usually characterized by their high potential for long-term sequestration of organic carbon. Sediment accretion by these valuable habitats increased their capability of organic carbon sequestration. In this study, we aimed to examine the organic carbon sequestration of mangrove expansion ...  Read More

Original Article
12. Estimation of population size of the flagship species of Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga) in southern Great Rift Valley, Africa

Wondimagegnehu Tekalign

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 23 June 2020


  Burchell's zebra (Equus quagga) is one of the most abundant ungulates and a useful model for the conservation and management of the other equids in Africa. This study aims to determine the population status of flagship Burchell's zebra of the Nech Sar National Park, in the Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia. ...  Read More

Original Article
13. Length-Weight relationships of Cyprinus carpio from the Indus River at Chashma Lake, District Mianwali, Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Sajid khan; Sikandar Hayat; Abir Ishtiaq; Arif Malik; Mujahid Niaz Akhtar; Qurban Ali

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2020


  Length-weight relationships (LWRs) and relative condition factor are of great importance in fishery assessment studies since it provides information about the growth of all fishes. The objective of the present study was to develop the model for predicting length-weight relationship (LWR) length relationship ...  Read More

Original Article
14. The spacing pattern of re-introduced tigers in human-dominated Sariska Tiger Reserve

Bhardwaj Sagar; Gogul Selvi; Saket Agasti; Balaji Kari; Hemant Shekhawat; Anand Kumar; Rajesh Gupta; G.V. Reddy

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 29 June 2020


  The objective of this study is to estimate the tiger home range size and obtain the information on the movement pattern of reintroduced tigers in human-dominated Sariska Tiger Reserve. The observed extensive home ranges (100% MCP method) of tigresses ST3 (172.75 km²), ST9 (85.25 km²), and ST10 ...  Read More

Short communication
15. Does Symbiosis of Invasive Species Become Common Phenomena for the Mediterranean? Cheilodipterus novemstriatus (Rüppell, 1838) and Diadema setosum (Leske, 1778) is Observed Together in the Gulf of Iskenderun

Burak Ali Çiçek; Hasan Deniz Akbora; Deniz Ayas

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 July 2020


  Cheilodipterus novemstriatus (Rüppell, 1838), is native to the Indo-Pacific region. These species can be found mostly around the spines of Diadema setosum (Leske, 1778) between 0-40 m in depth. During a scientific diving survey in the Gulf of Iskenderun, a shoal of C. novemstriatus was sighted around ...  Read More

Original Article
16. Determination of Diversity and Species Composition of the Benthic Macroinvertebrates in Mediterranean Stream (Sangı Stream, Izmir, Turkey)

Alperen Ertas; Inci Tuney-Kizilkaya; Bulent Yorulmaz

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 July 2020


  There are still significant deficiencies in the faunistic composition of benthic invertebrates, which are an important indicator group in determining biological quality in freshwater ecosystems. The study was carried out on Sangı Stream, located in Izmir (Turkey), and aimed to determine the diversity ...  Read More

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