Ready for change: seed traits contribute to the high adaptability of mudflat species to their unpredictable habitat

Shyam S. Phartyal, Sergey Rosbakh, Christian Ritz & Peter Poschlod

Recently drained fish ponds making a typical muddy habitat for mudflat plants in southern Germany. Photos credit: Peter Poschlod

Do we fully understand what role regeneration traits play in plant community assembly?…

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Dispersal traits may not tell us what we hope for: the case study from understory of oak-dominated forest

The post provided by David Zelený & Markéta Chudomelová

Recording herbs in the understory of oak-dominated temperate broadleaf forest in Němčičky, Czech Republic. Photo by David Zelený

This post refers to the article Tracing the signs of local dispersal in the temperate forest understorey using spatially structured vegetation data by Markéta Chudomelová and David Zelený, published in the Journal of Vegetation Science

At the beginning was an idea to show whether the dispersal in the plant community can be linked to dispersal traits of individual species.…

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New Editors and Editorial Board members

We welcome new Associate Editors and Editorial Board members of our journals:

Alessandra Fidelis, São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil – a new Associate Editor of JVS

Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany – a new Associate Editor of AVS

Marco Malavasi, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic – a new member of the JVS Editorial Board

Zhiyao Tang, Peking University, Beijing, China – a new member of the JVS Editorial Board…

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Diversity of functional trade-offs enhances survival after fire in Neotropical savanna species

Marina Corrêa Scalon, Fabricius Maia Chaves Bicalho Domingos, Wesley Jonatar Alves da Cruz, Ben Hur Marimon Júnior, Beatriz Schwantes Marimon & Imma Oliveras

Figure 1. Photos representing the four resprouting categories of Cerrado trees after fire: (a) aerial, (b) stem, (c) basal, and (d) underground.
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Bryophyte and macrolichen diversity show contrasting elevation relationships and are negatively affected by disturbances in laurel forests of Madeira island

Steffen Boch, Anabela Martins, Sara Ruas, Susana Fontinha, Palmira Carvalho, Fábio Reis, Ariel Bergamini & Manuela Sim-Sim

The unique laurel forest of Madeira island is a bryophyte and lichen diversity hotspot. Photo credit: Ariel Bergamini.

Madeira Island belongs to the Madeira Archipelago (Portugal) and is located 600 km northwest of the Western African coast in the Atlantic Ocean.…

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