Original Article
1. 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


  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

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2. 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


  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

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3. 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

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4. 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

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5. A survey on current distribution and habitat suitability of the Great Bustard in West Azerbaijan, Iran

Naser Ahmadi Sani

Volume 1, Issue 2 , Autumn 2017, Pages 88-93


  Great Bustard (Otis tarda) as a vulnerable species is exposed to the extinction risk mainly due to habitat destruction and hunting pressure. This study was conducted to assess the species current geographical range and its habitat suitability in north western parts of Iran. Based on previous investigations ...  Read More

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6. 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

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7. 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