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Rangelands

Page history last edited by Dr Mostafa Jafari 4 years, 5 months ago

 

 

UN documents

 

 

Challenges in adopting anintegrated approach to managing forest and rangelands in theNear East Region

FAO- Cairo, 2013

FAO publication report on IRAN, MOROCO, SUDAN, and TUNISIA

ISBN 978-92-5-107453-4

FAO NE Challengs in forest and range 2013- Mostafa Jafari.pdf

 

Challenges in adopting anintegrated approach to managing forest and rangelands in theNear East Region

FAO- Cairo, 2013

FAO publication report on IRAN, MOROCO, SUDAN, and TUNISIA

ISBN 978-92-5-107453-4

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FAO expresses sincere appreciation and gratitude to all who contributed to this study on strengthening collaboration and promoting integration of forest and rangelands management in the Near East Region. The four country studies were undertaken by Prof Dr Mostafa Jafari  (Islamic republic of Iran), Prof Hassan Osman Abdel Nour (Sudan), Prof Sabir M, Dr Qarro M and Benjelloun M. (Morocco) and Dr. Mohamed Nejeb Rejeb  ( Tunisia). Dr C.T.S. Nair provided technical support for the country studies as also prepared the synthesis report. 

The overall coordination and direction for the study was provided by Mr. Mohamed Saket, Senior Forestry Officer, RNE.  Dr Soalandy Rakotondramanga, Junior Professional Officer contributed to the review and finalized the report. FAO is greatly indebted to the entire team who helped in undertaking this valuable study.

 

 

 

Change and vulnerability of Net Primary Production (NPP) in Iranian forest, rangeland and desert ecosystems impacted by climate change  (Text in Persian)

Mostafa Jafari    Pages 139-153

Iranian Journal of Range and Desert Research, 2014(Issue 1)

http://www.magiran.com/view.asp?Type=pdf&ID=1305233&l=en 

 

Abstract:
Iran faced with climate and environmental changes in past years and it is projected that some climatic changes will occur in the future. Net Primary Production (NPP) is an important index to evaluate production in natural ecosystems including forest، rangeland and desert. Climate change impact will cause changes in biomass production in natural ecosystems. In this research، the vulnerability of NPP in Iranian forest، rangeland and desert ecosystem has been considered. Results of this consideration presented here in six selected climatic zones in Gilan، Mazandaran، East Azerbyjan، Kermanshah، Khorasan and Systan and Baluchestan provinces. According to the result outcomes، total NPP of forest، rangeland and desert ecosystem in Gilan، East Azerbyjan، and Khorasan provinces، under temperature and precipitation changes، has been increased in the year ended 2039. While، the amount of NPP in Mazandaran، Kermanshah، and Systan and Baluchestan provinces would have been decreased. These changes in Khorasan provinces (including North، South and Razavi) will show highest increase، indicating suitable increase of precipitation and temperature in the region. Quantitative changes in NPP depend on total biomass and changes of precipitation and temperature. As an example، these changes in forest ecosystems of Gilan، and Khorasan provinces، will increase and in Mazandaran، and Kermanshah provinces، will decrease. Also، these changes in range ecosystems of East Azerbyjan، and Khorasan provinces، will increase and in Kermanshah، and Systan and Baluchestan provinces، will decrease. While، changes in desert ecosystems of Khorasan provinces mainly will increase and in Systan and Baluchestan provinces، will decrease.

Keywords:
temperature; precipitation; NPP; vulnerability; climate change; photosynthesis; evapotranspiration; Iran

http://www.magiran.com/magtoc.asp?mgID=3504&Number=54&Appendix=0&l=en 

 

 

Net Primary Production (NPP) changes in Iranian Forest, Rangeland and Desert Ecosystems Impacted by Climate Change as doubling CO2 Concentration

Mostafa Jafari: 2010

Iranian natural ecosystems have experienced climate changes in past several years and have been projected that these ecosystems will have more climatic changes in the future. Net Primary Production (NPP) is among important index to evaluate production in natural ecosystems included forest, range land and desert. Carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration as main factor in climate change process will cause significant changes in NPP. Changes of NPP have been calculated in the case of hypothesis of doubling of CO2 concentration. Calculated results of this research presented in six climatic zones in Gilan, Mazandaran, East Azerbyjan, Kermanshah, Khorasan and Systan and Baluchestan provinces.

 

http://transline.ir/net-primary-production-npp-changes-in-iranian-forest-rangeland-and-desert-ecosystems-impacted-by-climate-change-as-doubling-co2-concentration/

 

New Working paper for Good Forestry and Range Practices, in year 2009:

 

Dear readers and friends,

 

In the arid and semi-arid zones of the Near East including North Africa it is necessary to manage forests along with the rangelands. To achieve these important practices TPS for LFCCs in cooperation with Regional Office of FAO for the Near East, ACSAD, AfDB, CILSS, OSS, ISESCO, IUCN and UNEO-ROWA has prepared a Working paper entitled "Guidelines for Good Forestry and Range Practices in Arid and Semi-Arid zones of the Near East", Working paper RNEO 1-09, which can be download at the following address as:

1- FAO web site www.fao.org > About FAO > Departments > Forestry Department > Publications > Near East (Working paper RNEO 1-09)

2- Or from the following link:

http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/al040e/al040e00.pdf

3- Or from the following link:

Guidelines "Working paper RNEO 1-09" in pdf format:

Guidelines for Good Forestry and Range Practices in Arid and Semi-Arid zones of the Near East

 

 

Enjoy reading and best regards,

Mostafa Jafari (Ph.D)

Head of TPS for LFCCs

 

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Role of rangelands vegetation cover in LFCCs:

 

In low forest cover countries (LFCCs), role of rangelands and vegetation cover in other form than trees are important. Here I am going to give some basic information in rangelands condition in LFC countries.

 

 

Rangelands' information in Iran

FAP report

 

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