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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Necessity of Ecosystem-Based View to Zagros Forests of Iran

Submission: August 10, 2020; Published: August 28, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/EAES.2020.07.000657

ISSN: 2578-0336
Volume 7 Issue 2


The Zagros forests with an area of about 6 million hectares are complex and unique ecosystems that are distributed in 11 provinces in west and south of Iran (Figure 1). The length of these forests is more than 1,200 kilometers and their width in some places reach more than 200 kilometers. The age of these forests’ dates to 5500 years ago. There are currently 180 tree and shrubs species identified in these forests. Quercus is the dominant genus of tree species and Brant`s oak (Quercus brantii Lindl) is the dominant tree species of these forests which is mainly seen in coppice form, so the general appearance of these forests is coppice.

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