Measurement and analysis of resilience to retrogressive trend of rangeland users in natural ecosystems (Case study: Nardin Village, mayamey District, Semnan Province)

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph. D Student, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

2 Associate Profesor, Faculty of Natural Resources, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

3 Assosiate Profesor, Faculty of Natural Resources and Marine Science, Tarbiat Modarres University, Mazandaran, Iran.

4 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, Mazandaran University, Mazandaran, Iran.


Nowadays, theories and attitudes around crises management seek to create resilient communities against hazards and natural crises. Therefore resilience is considered as a way for strengthening communities based on their capacities. In this regard, various concepts, approaches, indicators and measurement models have been developed. The aim of this study is to measure and analysis of resilience of  rangeland users in the Nardin village, Mayamey district, Semnan province in facing with natural ecosystem retrogressive trend. The research method is of descriptive-analytic type and sample size based on Morgan table is estimated 28 actors of rangeland. Initially, review of theoretical literature was done so that components and dimensions of resilience were specified. Next, applying questionnaires, it was attempted to compute the average resilience of rangeland beneficiaries of Nardin village faced with regression. Through one-sample t- test, the average resilience for each of the six components was estimated and by applying Friedman test, values of the components were ranked.


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