The Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science have introduced a new article type and a new journal section: Methods in Vegetation Science. At the same time, a new Spotlight article collection has been published on the journals’ website, in which all the methodological papers published since 2018 have been made Free Access.…Continue reading
By Monika Janišová, the Editor of IAVS Bulletin
The IAVS Bulletin, the newsletter of the International Association for Vegetation Science published in digital form four times a year, is introducing two new contribution sections.
Section on sampling methodology
- Do you use a reliable, well-developed methodology to investigate vegetation or to answer important questions related to vegetation, which you would like to popularise?
By Jürgen Dengler
Journal: VCS is the new gold open access journal of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS), started in May 2020. It is devoted to vegetation classification with any methodological approach and at any organisational scale. There is no limit to the length of articles as long as it is justified by the content.…Continue reading
By Jürgen Dengler
With the VCS Newsletter No. 02, Vegetation Classification and Survey informs vegetation ecologists about the developments in the new IAVS journal.
Recently two more papers have been published, a classification of coastal grasslands in Eastern Australia (https://doi.org/10.3897/VCS/2020/48228…Continue reading
This plant, Centaurea dichroantha, is an endemic species to pristine dry grasslands of South-Eastern Alps. It is threatened by the invasion of Amorpha fruticosa described in the paper Boscutti et al.: Cascading effects from plant to soil elucidate how the invasive Amorpha fruticosa impacts dry grasslands.…Continue reading
Prepared by Kathryn J. Bloodworth, Mark E. Ritchie & Kimberly J. Komatsu
Grasslands make up approximately 40% of the Earth’s ice-free land surface, and they support diverse plant and animal communities that provide many ecological services.…Continue reading
By Friederike Riesch, Bettina Tonn, Hans Georg Stroh, Marcus Meißner, Niko Balkenhol & Johannes Isselstein… Continue reading
By Maria Fungomeli, Anthony Githitho, Fabrizio Frascaroli, Saidi Chidzinga, Marcus Cianciaruso & Alessandro Chiarucci
After two years of intense research work as a collaboration between the University of Bologna and the National Museums of Kenya, we produced the first standardised data set of the coastal forests of Kenya.…Continue reading
Prepared by Jan Komárek
Traditional methods of terrestrial field survey and measurements at forests are by a majority of landowners still considered to be the most reliable source of tree information.…Continue reading
By Scott Collins, Alesia Hallmark, Tim Ohlert, Anny Chung, Lauren Baur & Jennifer Rudgers… Continue reading
Prepared by Philippe Janssen, Hervé Piégay & André Evette
Flow regulation by dams profoundly changes the functioning of river ecosystems.…Continue reading