The cover of this new issue shows the threatened caatinga biome in Brazil – see the paper Schulz et al. “Grazing reduces plant species diversity of caatinga dry forests in northeastern Brazil“.
JVS has already been here for three decades. Its contents reflect the development of vegetation science over this period, but also indicate the future horizons. We initiated a discussion of the current and past Chief Editors, aiming to identify the most important trends in the past decades, and projections for the future.…Continue reading
IAVS Editors’ Awards go to Yasuhiro Kubota for Journal of Vegetation Science and László Erdős for Applied Vegetation Science. Congratulations to the Award winners and their co-authors!
Yasuhiro Kubota receives the Award for the paper Kubota, Y., Kusumoto, B., Shiono, T., & Ulrich, W.…Continue reading
Guest editors: Péter Török, James Bullock, Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Judit Sonkoly
Plant regeneration plays a decisive role in vegetation dynamics by underpinning local and landscape-scale processes, biodiversity patterns, and community resilience to abiotic and anthropogenic disturbances. As establishment and recruitment depend greatly on spatial plant dispersal and the local propagule bank, studying their contributions to these processes is crucial.…
The cover of the new JVS issue shows different fruits of woody plants from the island of Réunion, related to the paper by Albert, Flores, Rouget, Wilding, & Strasberg (2018).
They used a set of vegetation plots from this tropical island to describe a pattern of striking decrease in the proportion of fleshy-fruited trees and shrubs with altitude.…Continue reading