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.…
Imagine a forest, with trees forming a canopy and herbs growing in the understory.…Continue reading
Marco Malavasi (on behalf of the IAVS Young Scientists Section)
During the 61st Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) in Perth (2014, Australia), a bunch of young vegetation scientists came together moved by the need to share their research experience and start new potential collaborations.…Continue reading
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