Original Article
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


  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

Original Article
2. 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
3. Habitat evaluation for Persian Gazelle in the Southern half of Markazi province, Iran

Amir Ansari

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, Pages 19-23


  Markazi Province with its extended deserts and plains provides a suitable habitat for the Persian Gazelle. The habitat fragmentation due to the human-initiated activities is one of the major threatening factors against the species viability, especially Persian Gazelle.The present study is conducted using ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Activity patterns and social organization of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in East Texas

Troy A. Ladine

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, Pages 24-32


  Motion-sensor cameras provide several benefits for research not available through mark-recapture and other more traditional methods of assessment of medium-sized mammals.   Urban systems provide unique pressures on a population that can alter the activity of the population. The current study ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Nocturnal activity and habitat selection of Hotson Jerboa, Allactaga hotsoni Thomas, 1920 (Rodentia: Dipodidae)

Mastureh Darabi; Zohreh Zeini; Abdolreza Karami; Ali Kaveh

Volume 1, Issue 1 , Summer 2017, Pages 33-36


  Investigation about the activity pattern of the Hotson Jerboa with motorcycle and search light indicated that there is significant relationship between moon light intensity and  encountering with the Hotson Jerboa’ or it’s trapping success. The results showed that the more moon light ...  Read More

Original Article
6. 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

Original Article
7. 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