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Journal: Vegetos- An International Journal of Plant Research

Article DOI :
Year :2011, Volume : 24, Issue :2
First page : (1) Last page : (12)
Print ISSN : 0970-4078. Online ISSN : 2229-4473.


RESEARCH ARTICLE
A SOCIETY FOR PLANT RESEARCH PUBLICATION

Ecological effects of Atriplex canescens on planted areas in Iran

Chahouki M. A. Zare*, Zarei A.1

Department of Rehabilitation of Arid and Mountainous Regions, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 315854314, Iran
1Range Management, Department of Rehabilitation of Arid and Mountainous Regions, University of Tehran., Iran

* Corresponding author email: mazare@ut.ac.ir

Shrub seedling with Atriplex canescens had been a common technique of range improvement for more than three decades in Iran. Sufficient attentions to ecological fitness of this species at planting time, also monitoring to show this exotic plant's impacts on native plants and soil after planting are important. This paper aimed is investigation of ecological effects of A. canescens on planted areas in Iran rangelands. We provided a brief review on history of presence of this species in rangeland of Iran and some relevant investigations, and then we critique some items such as adaptation of this species, managing aspects, impacts on vegetation and soil characteristics. Anyway, more attention must be paid to environmental circumstances and ecological nature of this species.




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