|Table of Contents|

Some Ecological Properties of Pistacia atlantica Desf. in Khojir National Park, Iran(PDF)

Chinese Journal of Applied & Environmental Biology[ISSN:1006-687X/CN:51-1482/Q]

Issue:
2013 03
Page:
415-420
Research Field:
Articles
Publishing date:

Info

Title:
Some Ecological Properties of Pistacia atlantica Desf. in Khojir National Park, Iran
Author(s):
Kambiz Taheri Abkenar Ali Salehi Jalal Bagheri Hooman Ravanbakhsh
(1Natural Resources Faculty, University of Guilan, Rasht 41625, Iran)
(2Silviculture and Forest Ecology, University of Guilan, Rasht 41625, Iran)
Keywords:
Pistacia atlantica Khojir National Park site property
CLC:
Q948.1 (373)
PACS:
DOI:
10.3724/SP.J.1145.2013.00415
DocumentCode:

Abstract:
Khojir national park is one of the oldest protected areas in Iran that is greatly considerable in terms of biodiversity and ecological values. Pistachio (Pistacia atlantica Desf.) communities, which create some woodland in this park, are unique because they grow tolerantly in a dry land, in the vicinity of Tehran capital. This research is about some ecological properties of Pistachio woodlands. The dominant community of the area is Pistacia-Amygdalus lycioides. The density of Pistacia is 86 per hectare. The density of Pistachio trees was greater in the higher elevation than in the lower one. In addition, the collar diameter and the height of trees in the higher class were less. The average density of Pistacia in plots in northern slopes was significantly more than southern slopes (at 5% level), but the average collar diameter of them were more on the southern aspect. The distribution, diameter and height of pistachio trees were not significantly related to the percentage of slope. Among the soil variables, the saturated water percentage (SP), N (total nitrogen) and texture of soil were effective factors which played significant role in ordination of plots containing pistachio. Considering the important role of P. atlantica forest stands in soil and water conservation in Iran, we should attach more importance to their protection and conservation, as well as activities such as road and dam construction, and garden establishment in such unique ecosystems.

References

Sabeti H. Forests, Trees and Shrubs of Iran [M]. Yazd: Yazd University Press, 1976. 806
Tahmasebi M, Fattahi M. Study the ecological factors with Pistacia atlantica qualitative and quantitative factors in Ilam [C]. Proceedings of Pistacia atlantica Desf. second national conference, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Fars, 2001, 1: 145-170
Arta F. Study of Pistacia atlantica environmental value in Khojir national park with the aim of recommending managerial guidance [D]. Tehran: Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University, 2000. 172
Negahdar Saber MR, Fattahi M. Condition of Pistacia atlantica Desf. forest stands in Iran—Turanian region, Case study: Fars province [C]. Proceedings of Pistacia atlantica Desf. second national conference, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Fars, 2001, 1: 99-122
Beiranvand R, Fattahi M, Khademi K. Comparison of Pistacia atlantica characteristics on different land forms (mane, valley and hillside) [C]. Proceedings of Pistacia atlantica Desf. second national conference, Research Institute for Forests and Rangelands, Fars, 2001, 1: 500-518
Salehi H, Hoveyzeh H. Pistacia atlantica habitat and nature characteristics in southern Zagros [C]. Proceedings of Pistacia atlantica Desf. second national conference, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Fars, 2001, 1: 171-186
Rostamikia Y, Fattahi M, Imani A, Sharifi J. Study of some of Pistacia atlantica habitat requirements and qualitative and quantitative characteristics in Khalkhal township forests [J]. Iran J For Poplar Res, 2009, 7 (4): 489-499
Ravanbakhsh H, Marvi Mohajer M R, Zahedi Amiri Gh, Shirvani A. Forest typology in relation with altitude gradient on southern slopes of Central Alborz mountains, Latian watershed in North of Iran [J]. Iran J Nat Resour: J For Wood Prod, 2010, 63 (1): 9-22
Agnew ADQ. A study of the oak forests of Gara Mountain [C]. Proceedings of the Iraq Scientific Societies, Mosul, Baghdad, 1962, 5: 31-43
Moslimany El. Ecology and late – Qlate quaternary history of kordo- Zagrosian oak forest near lake Zaribar, western Iran [D]. Quaternery Center: University of Washington, 1986
Ozden-Tokatli Y, Akdemir H, Tilkat E, Onay A. Current status and conservation of pistacia germplasm [J]. Biotechnol Adv, 2010, 28 (1): 130-41
Makhdoom M. Integrated park management of Sorkheh-hesar and Khojir national parks [D]. Department of Environment of Iran, 1987. 444
Environment organization of Iran. Jajrood protected area [R]. Tehran: Environment Organization of Iran, 1986. 12
Zobeiri M. Forest Biometry [M]. Tehran: Tehran University Press, 2000. 411
Bart J, Fligner MA, Notz WL. Sampling and statistical methods for behavioral ecologists [M]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. 344
Kent M, Coker P. Vegetation description and analysis: a practical approach [C]. Proceedings of Wiley, 1994. 384
Jazirei MH, Ebrahimi Rastagh M. Zagros forest silviculture [M]. Tehran: Tehran University Press, 2003. 560
Zanganeh H. Pistacia atlantica Desf. ecological requirements in Ghalajeh area [C]. Proceedings of Pistacia atlantica Desf. second national conference, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Fars, 2001, 1: 123-130
Vander Tol CD, olman J, Waterloo M, Raspor K. Topography in duced spatial variations indiurnal cycles of assimilation and latent heat of Mediterranean forest [J]. Biogeosciences, 2007, 4: 137-154
Gracia M, Montane F, Pique J, Retana J. Over story structure and topographic gradients determining diversity and abundance of understory shrub species in temperate forests in central Pyrenees, NE Spain [J]. For Ecol Manage, 2007, 242: 391-397
Batooli H. Investigation of geographical distribution and ecological properties of steppe-forest communities (Pistacia-Amygdalus) in Karkas mountain chains [C]. Proceedings of Pistacia atlantica Desf. second national conference, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Fars province, 2001, 1: 222-225
MC Clurkin DC. Soil site index predictions for white oak in north Mississippi and west Tennessee [J]. For Sci, 1963, 9: 108-113

Memo

Memo:
-
Last Update: 2013-06-20