Elephant impact: Acacia woodland in Botswana where trees are disappearing due to disturbance by elephants. See the paper by Gabriella Teren et al.: Elephant-mediated compositional changes in riparian canopy trees over more than two decades in northern Botswana.
Dr Karen Holl summarizes the results of the recent paper in Applied Vegetation Science showing that measuring grass cover and canopy cover just a year after pasture abandonment can help to predict the rate of tropical forest recovery. Continue reading the post at the Natural History of Ecological Restoration blog.…Continue reading
We are happy to welcome new colleagues in our editorial team:
New Associate Editor of JVS:
Dave Roberts, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, USA
New Editorial Board Members of AVS:
Jutta Kapfer, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Tromsø, Norway
Flavia Landucci, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Orsolya Valkó, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Viktoria Wagner, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada…
Our Editors and Editorial Board members met during the IAVS Symposium in Bozeman, Montana, on 23 July 2018.
The post provided by László Erdős
According to the biophilia hypothesis of Edward O. Wilson, certain biological patterns evoke positive feelings in humans. As a considerable part of our evolution took part in savannas, so the argument runs, we are genetically determined to enjoy ecosystems with a savanna-like mosaic pattern of trees and grasslands.…Continue reading