We renamed our blog into Vegetation Science Blog: Official blog of the IAVS journals, newly hosted at vegsciblog.org

There is an important update we would like to share with you: we changed the domain name of our blog into vegsciblog.org, and renamed our blog into Vegetation Science Blog: Official blog of the IAVS journals. The reason is that from now, we serve as a blogging platform for all three IAVS journals, newly including also Vegetation Classification and Survey.…

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JVS/AVS launched Spotlights: online collections with free-access papers

Explore Spotlights, a new feature on the websites of JVS and AVS. Spotlights are collections of articles of a certain type that were published in our journals in the past, and will also include such articles published in the future. Our publisher, Wiley, kindly made all the previously published articles included in the Spotlight collections free-access.…

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Call for papers: the Journal of Vegetation Science invites contributions to a Special Issue “Macroecology of vegetation”

Vegetation is the basis of all terrestrial ecosystems and a focus on vegetation is crucial to understand the consequences of global change on the biosphere. We believe that vegetation science has much to offer in the fight to biodiversity loss and climate change, by contributing to some of the most important basic and applied research questions.…

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Small is beautiful: grassroots projects feed global data synthesis

Provided by Alison Munson

Traits of Plants in Canada (TOPIC) workshop at Mont St-Hilaire, Québec, CANADA. Lead scientists centre front: Isabelle Aubin (right, in orange) and Alison Munson (left of Isabelle). Photo credit: Martin Duval.

This post refers to the perspective article Managing data locally to answer questions globally: the role of collaborative science in ecology by Aubin et al.…

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Where does the forest come back from? Soil and litter seed banks and the juvenile bank as sources of vegetation resilience in a semiarid Neotropical forest

By María Lucrecia Lipoma, Valentina Fortunato, Lucas Enrico & Sandra Díaz

Above: Litter sample collection for the identification of seeds in the litter seed bank. Bellow: Juvenile plant bank of the dominant woody species of the ecosystem of the Chaco forest, Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco.
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Epiphyll specialization for leaf and forest successional stages in a tropical lowland rainforest

Prepared by Anna Mežaka, Maaike Y. Bader, Noris Salazar Allen & Glenda Mendieta-Leiva

Lichen, liverwort, algae and fungi patches on an old leaf of Xylopia macrantha. Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Photo credit: Anna Mežaka.

Forest gaps in tropical rainforests contribute to habitat heterogeneity and vascular plant diversity.…

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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), the new IAVS journal

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler, Idoia Biurrun, Florian Jansen & Wolfgang Willner

In summer 2019 IAVS decided to start a new, third association-owned journal, Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), next to Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS) and Applied Vegetation Science (AVS). VCS is replacing the collaboration of IAVS with Borntraeger Science Publishers in publishing Phytocoenologia, which ended 2019, with a journal fully integrated in IAVS’ journal portfolio.…

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Bogged down in the European marsh vegetation classification: a short story of a long project

The post provided by Flavia Landucci

Drawing summarizing the ecology and relationship of some marsh communities. By Flavia Landucci.

This post refers to the article Classification of the European marsh vegetation (Phragmito‐Magnocaricetea) to the association level by Flavia Landucci et al.…

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