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Morteza Naderi

Morteza Naderi

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7578-4159
Education: PhD.
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Faculty: Agriculture and Environment
Address: Arak University
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Research

Title
FACTORS INFLUENCING ABUNDANCE AND SPECIES RICHNESS OF OVERWINTERED WATERBIRDS IN PARISHAN INTERNATIONAL WETLAND IN IRAN
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
species richness, remote sensing, Fars province, wetland, bird abundance
Year
2017
Journal Applied Ecology and Environmental Research
DOI
Researchers mahdi jahanbakhsh ganjeh ، nematollah khorasani ، jafar morshedi ، Afshin daneh kar ، Morteza Naderi

Abstract

Parishan International Wetland, an Iranian Ramsar Site in Fars Province, is one of the two demonstration sites for the UNDP/GEF Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project. The aim of this study was to examine the factors influencing water bird abundance, density, the number of species, and species richness in Parishan wetland from 1991 to 2010. We used remote sensing techniques to study some environmental factors affecting waterbirds community. Spearman’s Correlation Coefficient and linear regression were also used to examine the impact of environmental factors on the community of waterbirds. The results showed that only the nearest wetland area was significantly correlated with abundance and density of species (p < 0.01). Also, the vegetation cover surface of wetland (P < 0.01); the deepest depth of wetland (P < 0.01); and the areas shallower than 1m (P < 0.05) were significantly correlated with the number and richness of species (Margalef Index). The Resulting models of the backward multiple regression test also indicated that the nearest wetland area was a good predictor of abundance (P value < 0.01) and density of waterbirds (P value < 0.05). Furthermore, the vegetation cover surface of wetland, was a good predictor of the number of species (P value<0.01) and of the richness species based on Margalef Index (P value<0.01). The area of the Parishan wetland has fallen very low in 2010 and reducing the area of the wetland has led to a sharp decrease in the number of birds in the wetland.