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1. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2017.26903

Abstract
  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

2. DNA barcoding against poaching of Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra), two confirmed cases from Greece

Anastasios Bounas; Souzanna Siarabi; Chryssoula Papadaki; Elisavet-Aspasia Toli; Konstantinos Sotiropoulos

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.29389

Abstract
  Poaching has been reported as a major threat to the survival of many species including the Chamois (Rupicapra rupicapra). We report two recent cases from Greece where COI and Cytb sequences were used for species identification from evidence samples. Not only we confirm the poaching events, but through ...  Read More

3. Do Rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) damage the unpalatable ‎crops during conflict with human? A case study from Rampur ‎village of Narsingdi District in Bangladesh

Mohammad Mazbah Uddin; Mohammad Farid Ahsan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.30485

Abstract
  Human-Rhesus monkey conflicts were studied in the Rampur Village of Narsingdi District in Bangladesh. The village supports good homestead vegetations where three troops of Rhesus monkeys are living. Monkeys consumed plant parts of 10 species. Betel leaf vein (Piper betel), an unpalatable plant species ...  Read More

4. An Assessment of Eberhardt’s Ratio-Dependent Wolf-Ungulate Model

Ian Hatter

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.95555.1034

Abstract
  A growing number of ecological studies suggest ratio-dependence may be common in many predator-prey systems. I assessed Eberhardt’s ratio-dependent wolf-ungulate model using 22 years of wolf (Canis lupus) and elk (Cervus elaphus) survey data, and 28 years of elk hunter harvest data from the northern ...  Read More

5. Mapping and analysis of the Himalayan musk deer habitat in Annapurna conservation area

Anisha Aryal; Kishor Bhatta

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, , Pages 1-10

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.34932

Abstract
  Himalayan musk deer(Moschus chrysogaster), commonly known as Kasturi mriga  is listed as an endangered species by IUCN and protected by the National Park and Wildlife Conservation Act 1973 of Nepal. The study was carried out in two village development committees within the Annapurna conservation ...  Read More

6. Phenotypic diversity in Hari garra, Garra rossica (Nikol’skii, 1900) populations (Cyprinidae) in Iranian river systems

Mazaher Zamani-Faradonbe; Yazdan Keivany; Salar Dorafshan

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 1-9

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.35127

Abstract
  Since identification of species and populations of fish are essential in biodiversity, conservation and research on their biological characteristics, variation of body shape of different populations of Garra rossica from the southern and eastern Iran was investigated by traditional (meristic and morphometric ...  Read More

7. Golestan National Park zoning re-evaluation based on higher species richness hotspots

Javad Selyari; Azam Elhami Rad; Morteza Naderi; Kamran Almasieh

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.105061.1059

Abstract
  n recent decades, the rate of extinction of species has been increased continually all over the world and lack of effective and efficient conservation strategies will lead to extinction of a large number of species. Determination of habitat suitability is an essential necessity for management and conservation ...  Read More

8. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.110511.1075

Abstract
  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

9. Do National Parks and Private Nature Reserves create a cause for wildlife poaching in South Africa?

Daniel Bardey

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.114063.1087

Abstract
  The history within South Africa of white colonial land dispossession can be traced back to the expansion of the Dutch colonial settlements within the Cape. Land and livestock dispossession resulted in many frequent wars against the native peoples and the colonial settlers. With indigenous peoples ...  Read More

10. Vegetation mapping through using satellite images of ‎WorldView 2- A case study of Haft Barm, Shiraz ‎

yousef taghimollaei; Abdolali Karamshahi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 9-21

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.88578.1027

Abstract
  Land cover maps are regarded one of the main inputs for land use planning and environmental modeling. One of the main reasons of unsuitable spatial array of the urban areas can be related to the rural communities' emigration, which in turn cause complete degradation of the farmlands and rural structures. ...  Read More

11. Eremias intermedia or Eremias nigrocellata, is morphology sufficient?

Farahnaz Molavi; Toba M. Kalat; Morteza Yazdanpanah; Bahram H. Kiabi; Haji Gholi Kami

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 56-59

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2017.28006

Abstract
  Markazi Province with its extended deserts and Anderson reported Eremias intermedia Strauch 1876, from Iran-Afghanistan border and Eremias nigrocellata Nikolsky 1896 from north and east of Iran. He also represented some features for recognition of these similar species. This study that lasted about one ...  Read More

12. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.109875.1074

Abstract
  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

13. First report of Oswaldofilaria chlamydosauri, Breinl, 1912 (Nematoda: Onchocercidae) from a new host Paralaudakia caucasia, Eichwald, 1831 (Squamata: Agamidae) and its prevalence and intensity in Mashhad, North-eastern Iran

Farahnaz Molavi; Mahboubeh-Sadat Hosseinzadeh; Amin Ahmadi; Ahmadreza Lagzian

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 6-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.29619

Abstract
  Paralaudakia caucasia, a Caucasian Agama, plays an important role as a transport and reservoir host for different kinds of parasites, especially nematodes. We sampled 98 specimens of this lizard between March 2010 to July 2011 at Mashhad, northeastern Iran. Parasites specimens were collected and morphological ...  Read More

14. Potential use of brush-tailed mice for evolutionary developmental biology studies: Calomyscus elburzensis as an appropriate rodent model

Kordiyeh Hamidi; Jamshid Darvish; Maryam M. Matin

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 6-14

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.82562.1021

Abstract
  Rodents (mainly mice and rats) are the most commonly used animal models for studies of cancer biology, immunology, genetics, developmental biology and also embryo transfer techniques in domestic and endangered animal species, and even in humans. Herein, we aimed to evaluate Goodwin’s brush-tailed ...  Read More

15. The structure, territorial relationships and ecology of birds in high-mountain Daghestan

Evgeny Vilkov

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 8-17

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.113176.1097

Abstract
  In this paper, the results of the bird counting during the period of 1998-2017 in High-mountains of Daghestan have been presented. The species composition and ecological structure of the avifauna from the study area have been described for the first time. Using cluster analysis I found that the avifauna ...  Read More

16. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.124829.1131

Abstract
  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

17. Rohingya refugee crisis and human vs. elephant (Elephas maximus) conflicts in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh

Md. Habibur Rahman

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 10-21

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.35217

Abstract
  About 930,000 Rohingya people were migrated in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh following the ethnic cleansing violence in the Rakhine State of Myanmar. They built their camps by clearing the natural forests and social forestry plantations which was one of the important natural habitat and ...  Read More

18. DNA barcoding of the Luristan newt (Neurergus kaiseri) in south-western Iran

Hadi Khoshnamvand; Mansoureh Malekian; Yazdan Keivani; Forough Goudarzi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, , Pages 11-17

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.34933

Abstract
  The Luristan newt (Neurerguskaiseri) is an endemic and vulnerable species to the southern Zagros Mountains of Iran, inhabiting streams and ponds in open woodlands, dominated by oak tree (Quercus brantii). In the current study, 20 specimens of the Luristan newt were collected and sequenced for a 651bp ...  Read More

19. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2017.26905

Abstract
  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

20. Length-weight relationship and condition factor of ten fish species (Cyprinidae, Sisoridae, Mugilidae, Cichlidae, Gobiidae and Channidae) from Iranian inland waters

Atta Mouludi-Saleh; Soheil Eagderi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 12-15

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.107947.1068

Abstract
  During 2010-2017, a total 296 specimens including Romanogobio persus, Hemiculter leucisculus, Schizothorax pelzami, Rhodeus amarus and Cabdio morar (Cyprinidae), Glyptothorax silviae (Sisoridae), Planiliza abu (Mugilidae), Iranocichla persa (Cichlidae), Glossogobius giuris (Gobiidae) and Channa gachua ...  Read More

21. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus) (Felidae: Carnivora) ‎feeding ecology in Central Plateau of Iran and effects of prey ‎poor management

Bagher Nezami; Bahareh Zahedian

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 22-30

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.94491.1033

Abstract
  Asiatic Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus), as the most charismatic mammalian species of Iran, is faced with a high probability of extinction (CR category) throughout the country. In this study, the species preferred feeding items were investigated based on collected scats across the extra-arid habitats ...  Read More

22. Measuring environmental niche isolation between genetically management units of Goitered gazelle, Gazella subgutturosa (Guldenstadt, 1970) in Iran

Rasoul Khosravi; Roya Adavoudi; Mohmoud Reza Hemami

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 60-68

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2017.28178

Abstract
  The interactions between species and their environments can shape distribution of spatial genetic variations. Evaluation of niche overlap and environmental dissimilarity provides valuable opportunities to investigate how niche differences contribute to genetic divergence between populations that differ ...  Read More

23. Observation and studying the morphometerical characteristics in Euphrates turtle

Siamak Yousefi Siahlalroodi; Mona Izadian; Tooraj Valinassab; Neda Kheradpir

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 12-18

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.29811

Abstract
  The Euphrates turtle, Rafetus euphraticus, is one of the least known aquatic species inhabited in northwest of Persian Gulf and Khuzestan province waters. To evaluate the morpho-meterical and biological characteristics of this species, 32 samples were captured from nearby populations of Khuzestan province ...  Read More

24. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.113141.1082

Abstract
  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

25. 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

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2018.84168.1022

Abstract
  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