51. Spatial-Systematic Analysis Approach for Conservation Purposes

Mehdi Alipour Erdi; Ebrahim Fataei; Mohammad E. Ramezani; Hadi Ravan Nakhchevani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 37-46

  Increasing human population growth leads to the increase in resource consumption and biodiversity degradation. The current threats to the biodiversity and widlife extinction emphasis on the protected areas role in the conservation plans. In this research we used systematic conservation planning map overlay ...  Read More

52. Stress load in European ground squirrels living in habitats with high and low human impact

Ilse Hoffmann; Michaela Brenner; Tabea Turrini; Eva Millesi

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 94-109

  Anthropogenic land use and its after-effects are potential sources of stress for European ground squirrel (Spermophilus citellus) populations, which increasingly have to cope with human impact throughout the species’ range. To determine whether habitat alteration impacts the stress load of free-ranging ...  Read More

53. Notes on habitat affinities of the Hotson's Jerboa Allactaga hotsoni Thomas, 1920 (Rodentia: Dipodidae) from Isfahan province, Iran

Mansureh Khalatbari; Morteza Naderi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , Winter 2018, , Pages 41-43

  We could recorded Hotson’s Jerboa in Isfahan Province where is located in the central part of Iran. Totally five specimens of Allactaga hotsoni were captured in Isfahan province, which had not previously recorded in that province. Previously this species was reported fro,m the south of the Iran, ...  Read More

54. Studying the details of the life cycle and reproduction in the Tardigrade of Mashhad

Farahnaz Molavi; Ali Mokhtari; simin Nayebi Moghaddam; Seyed Mohammad Javad Abedian; Zeinab Azimi Taraghdari

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 47-55

  Tardigrades are microscopic sized Ecdysozoans. In Iran, in the last year and for the first time, ‎these animals were identified and reported in Mashhad, and it immediately became an ‎important question that what is the extent of tolerance and biological and reproductive details of ‎these ...  Read More

55. Seasonal changes in distribution of suitable habitats for Persian goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) in Isfahan province

Bahman Shams-Esfandabad; Abbas Ahmadi; Taieb Yusefi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, , Pages 58-65

  Persian goitered gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa) is one of the globally and locally threatened bovines inhabiting plains of Iran. There are many studies conducted on suitability modeling of gazelles in Iran. However, seasonal variations in distribution of suitable habitat has not been studied, yet. Therefore, ...  Read More

56. How perception of local people towards rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) can influence on decision-making of human-macaque conflict mitigation?

Ishita G Ganguly; Netrapal Singh Chauhan

Volume 3, Issue 2 , Winter 2019, , Pages 52-62

  A field study was conducted to investigate perception of local people towards conservation of macaques and possible mitigation strategies can be opted to reduce human-macaque conflict in urban landscape. Questionnaire survey was designed to collect qualitative and quantitative information including 608 ...  Read More

57. Assessment and planning protective hotspots and wildlife habitats corridors in the provinces of ‎Hamedan, Markazi, and Qom, Iran

Elahe Khangholi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , Spring 2019, , Pages 44-49

  Today, the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world is the destructions of habitats subsequently occur after changing habitats and fragmentation of large habitats. These days the destructions of habitats are the biggest threat to biodiversity in the world which is occurred subsequently after changing ...  Read More

58. ‎Status and Distribution of Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) in Dampa ‎Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India

Sushanto Gouda; Netrapal Singh Chauhan; Janmejay Sethy

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 45-56

  Malayan sun bear is the smallest among all bears and the only tropical bear species inhabiting ‎the lowland tropical forest of Southeast Asia. Once abundant, they are now considered as ‎priority species due to excessive poaching and hunting across their home range. Although ‎reported from ...  Read More

59. Crustacean decapod diversity associated with four shallow meadows of Cymodocea nodosa meadows from the North Aegean Sea

Chryssa Anastasiadou; Vasillis Papathanasiou; Nikolaos Kamidis; Chrysoula Gubili

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 55-65

  Seagrass meadows and the associated invertebrate fauna, are important ecological biodiversity indicators for coastal marine environments. Increasing anthropogenic stress and climate change, have made these habitats priority targets for monitoring and conservation, however, the relevant information is ...  Read More

60. Investigating abundance, density and potential threats of Sand cat in the South-Eastern parts of Iran

samira ghafaripour; Morteza Naderi; HamidReza Rezaei

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, , Pages 47-55

  Sand cat is known as a rare species mainly due to the destruction of its habitat. Because of its nocturnal and secretive behavior, dense hair in the soles, and the overall characteristics of its habitat, there is little data about this species, especially in Iran. In this study, like the general method ...  Read More

61. Climate change impact on Olneya tesota A. Gray (Ironwood) distribution in Sonoran desert using MaxEnt Modeling approach

Ahmad Moghadam Gheshlagh; Sergio Hernández-Verdugo; Edgar Rueda-Puente; Jesús Soria-Ruiz; Saúl Terrazasa; Antonio Pacheco-Olvera; Nastaran Mafakheri

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 110-117

  Based on different climatic scenarios, the distribution of the Olneya tesota A. Gray (Ironwood) has been modeled using MaxEnt modeling approach in the Sonora State of Mexico. Maximum Entropy species Distribution Modeling was used to predict distribution probability. 71,168 presence data and BIO1 to BIO19 ...  Read More

62. Habitat suitability modelling of Persian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus) in Zagros forests, western Iran

Farzaneh Khalili; Mansoureh Malekian; Maedeh Sadeghi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , Spring 2018, , Pages 56-64

  Habitat is one of the key parameters for species conservation and having adequate knowledge of the habitat requirements of a particular species is inevitable for developing conservation plans. In the current study habitat suitability of the Persian squirrel (Sciurus anomalus) was evaluated in four protected ...  Read More

63. Seasonal habitat selection by house sparrows across the urbanization matrix in Delhi, India

Shikha Choudhary; Netrapal Singh Chauhan; Rajiv Kalsi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , Summer and Autumn 2019, , Pages 57-65

  House sparrows are associated with rural and urban regions and are a common species of any urban ecosystem. Previous studies confirm that urbanization and industrialization are two major factors causing the loss of suitable foraging and nesting space in urban areas for house sparrows, contributing to ...  Read More

64. Satellite data as indicators of oak forests canopy cover change Case study (Kamfirouze oak forests)

Mostafa khabazi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 66-72

  Oak forests of Zagros mountainous ridge, provide important ecosystem services that play a major role in local communities' survival. Nearly all communities in the vicinity of these valuable forested areas are dependent on the ecosystem services from different views like water, fuel, and husbandry. Different ...  Read More

65. Investigation of Campylobacter jejuni in microbiota of Galerida cristata, trapped in Southeast of Iran, Sistan

Saeed Salari; Mehdi Jahantigh; Mohammad Jahantigh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 October 2019

  As a wild ground-foraging bird, Crested lark (Galerida cristata) is widely distributed in 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 be use the some ...  Read More

66. A review of the biodiversity conservation status of Nigeria

Odoligie Imarhiagbe; Wisdom Oghenevwogaga Egboduku; Beluchukwu Joseph Nwankwo

Volume 4, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 73-83

  Despite a plethora of policies that address issues of conservation of nature’s resources, biodiversity continues to face a series of threats in Nigeria. The study aimed at a critical appraisal of the status of biodiversity conservation and utilization pattern in Nigeria. The review was carried ...  Read More

67. A review on the morbidity and mortality of wild fauna in Europe in the last century: the consequences of Human activity

Andreia Garcês; Felisbina Queiroga; Justina Prada; Isabel Pires

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 November 2019

  The exponential growth of human population and their activity in the last decades have negative 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, a total ...  Read More

68. Daily activity pattern of Malayan Sun bear in Dampa Tiger Reserve, Mizoram, India

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

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 January 2020

  The 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 conservationist to develop a management plan for ...  Read More

69. Life history traits for the freshwater Tardigrade Species Hypsibius exemplaris reared under laboratory conditions

J. Stone; Taru Vasanthan

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 15 January 2020

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