Original Article
1. An Assessment of Eberhardt’s Ratio-Dependent Wolf-Ungulate Model

Ian Hatter

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


  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

Original Article
2. 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


  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

Original Article
3. 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


  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

Original Article
4. Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) biodiversity at generic level in Lar River, Tehran Province with introducing two new genera for Iranian fauna

Sahar Arkia; Siamak Yousefi Siahkalroudi; Neda Kheradpir

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 31-39


  Chironomidae flies (Insecta: Diptera) are known for their ecological importance; they are bio-indicator of aquatic ecosystems and play important roles in different levels of food chain. Although they serve as food supply for fish and others aquatic organisms, they are good predators of many Arthropoda ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Intraspecific variation within Meriones persicus (Rodentia: Gerbillinae) populations in south central of Iran

Mohammad Reza Ashrafzadeh; Seyed Massoud Madjdzadeh; Mohsen Azarpira; Tayebeh Shahi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 40-51


  In the present study intraspecific differences of the Meriones persicus populations were investigated based on traditional morphometry using the external and cranial characters in the south central of Iran. Totally 89 specimens of M. persicus were collected in three regions of the area (Geno protected ...  Read More

Short communication
6. A new record Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) in the Flora of Libya

Mohammed Hadi Makhlouf

Volume 3, Issue 1 , Winter and Spring 2019, Pages 52-57


  Moringa oleifera Lam. belong the family Moringaceae is introduced and recorded for the first time in the flora of Libya, this record is add a new family as well because the family Moringaceae was not recorded in the flora of Libya. The plants of M. oleifera were seen in petroleum clinic garden in Tripoli ...  Read More

Original Article
7. 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