The effect of land use changes on groundwater level decline (Case study: North of Urmia lake basin) – JBES

JBES, groundwater 16,04,2019By: H. Khosravi


One of the direct impacts of land use on the hydrological situation of each region is relationship between land use changes with fluctuations in ground water table. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between land use changes and a drawdown in water level underground basin is Shabestar. This basin is located near Urmia Lake which Groundwater Level Decline of this basin effect on Urmia drought. Continue reading


Long-term study on invasive behavior of Myroxylon balsamum in the Udawattakele forest reserve, Kandy, Sri Lanka | JBES

JBES, Myroxylon 10,04,2019By: Gamini Hitinayake


The objective of this study was to estimate the changes in the vegetation structure and species composition of the Udawattakele forest reserve due to Myroxylon balsamum invasion during the twelve year period from 1998 to 2010. Species composition of the upper story and under story were evaluated through measuring Relative Importance Value (RIV) of species in the Myroxylon invaded parts of the forest, initially in 1998 and then in 2010. Continue reading

Floristic composition, structure and diversity of the woody vegetation of Deux Balé national park, Burkina Faso |JBES

JBES Plant communities 09,04,2019By: Boalidioa Tankoano


Large areas of protected forests in Burkina Faso are degraded yearly due to human pressures and climatic change. The effects of this process are clearly reflected in the state of the forest canopy. This study aims to clarify the local effects of forest degradation in Deux Balé National Park through an assessment of the richness, diversity and structure of the woody vegetation. Continue reading

Diversity and phylogenetic analysis of pseudomonas strains isolated from Mingyong glacier, China |JBES

JBES Mingyong glacier 08,04,2019By: Yunlin Wei


On the planet genus of Pseudomonas encompasses debatably the most varied and ecologically important group of bacteria. In all of the main natural environments (Fresh-water, marine and terrestrial) members of Pseudomonas family are found in great numbers and these members also establish intimate relations with animals and plants. This universal spread and distribution represents a notable degree of genetic and physiological adaptability. Continue reading

Land suitability analysis of the most preferred tree species in production forest areas | JBES

JBES Rubber tree plantation 02,04,2019By: Basir Achmad


In supporting the People’s Plantations program of the Government of Indonesia, the species planted should be preferred by communities. In addition, the land characteristics where the species will be planted should match with growth requirements of the most preferred tree species. Continue reading