The assembly of a plant network in alpine vegetation

Gianalberto Losapio, Marcelino de la Cruz, Adrián Escudero, Bernhard Schmid & Christian Schöb

The study site in the Swiss Alps (Lämmerenboden, 2300 m a.s.l.). Photo credit:
Gianalberto Losapio.

Plant ecology has always focused on interactions among species within communities. Ecological research has targeted the importance of negative interactions such as competition among plants for resources.…

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New people in our team

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…

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JVS-AVS Editorial Meeting in Bozeman, MT

Our Editors and Editorial Board members met during the IAVS Symposium in Bozeman, Montana, on 23 July 2018.

Upper row, from left: David Zelený, Jill Rapson, Yasuhiro Kubota, Viktoria Wagner, Helge Bruelheide, Alessandro Chiarucci, Jürgen Dengler, Péter Török, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Zdeňka Lososová, Martin Diekmann (IAVS President), Triin Reitalu, Guillaume Decocq, Jodi Price, Florian Jansen, Jonathan Bennett, Milan Chytrý.
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A virtual tour from the Carpathian Basin to the Far East – an overview and synthesis of Eurasian forest-steppes

The post provided by László Erdős

Forest steppe in Northern Hungary. Photo credit: Péter Török.

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.…

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