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Trade-offs between fire hazard reduction and conservation in a Natura 2000 shrub–grassland mosaic

By Vasco Silva, Filipe X. Catry, Paulo M. Fernandes, Francisco C. Rego & Miguel N. Bugalho

Vasco Silva (the first author of the paper) surveying the habitats dominated by gorse shrublands of Ulex jussiaei and grasslands of Stipa gigantea in Sintra mountain, western coast of Portugal, before the prescribed fire execution.
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Spatial patterns of tree recruitment in a montane Hawaiian wet forest after cattle removal and pig population control

Prepared by Thomas Ibanez & Patrick J. Hart

Scattered trees (Metrosideros polymorpha, Myrtaceae) in Hakalau Forest National Wildlife Refuge, Island of Hawaiʻi, U.S. Photo credit: Patrick J. Hart.

As on many remote tropical islands, the natural ecosystems of Hawai’i have greatly suffered from the introduction of ungulates such as cattle, pigs and goats.…

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Classification of the Hyrcanian forest vegetation, northern Iran

Prepared by Hamid Gholizadeh, Alireza Naqinezhad & Milan Chytrý

Hyrcanian relict forests of Northern Iran, Javaherdasht area of Gilan province. Photo: Hamid Gholizadeh

The Hyrcanian forests, unlike the arid and semiarid landscape throughout most of Iran, is one of the remnants of ancient natural deciduous forests which form a vegetation belt in the southern shores of the Caspian Sea.…

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Savannah trees buffer herbaceous plant biomass against wild and domestic herbivores

Dr Stuart Smith summarizes the results of a recent paper in the Applied Vegetation Science (https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12472) that shows specialist grass species underneath trees are important for maintaining herbaceous biomass with increasing herbivore pressure and livestock dominance in African savannahs.…

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New Editors and Editorial Board members

We welcome new Associate Editors and Editorial Board members of our journals:

Alessandra Fidelis, São Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil – a new Associate Editor of JVS

Markus Bernhardt-Römermann, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany – a new Associate Editor of AVS

Marco Malavasi, Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic – a new member of the JVS Editorial Board

Zhiyao Tang, Peking University, Beijing, China – a new member of the JVS Editorial Board…

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