Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): now included in the Web of Science Core Edition

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of the VCS Chief Editors)

Logo of Clarivate, the company that provides the Web of Science Core Edition, in which Vegetation Classification and Survey has just been accepted

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) was informed about its positive evaluation by the Web of Science on 9 April 2024.…

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Mangrove transgression into Everglades marshes: a process to be accepted or resisted?

A post provided by Mike Ross, John Meeder, and Susana Stoffella

Mike Ross and Jack Meeder emerge from a helicopter as the Southeast Saline Everglades research project was initiated in 1996. The mangrove scrub in the foreground had recently been killed back during a freeze event that had little effect in the adjacent tree island.
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New high-rank syntaxa of Armenian dry grasslands and thorn-cushion communities with unexpectedly high alpha diversity

The post provided by Denys Vynokurov, Alla Aleksanyan, Idoia Biurrun & Jürgen Dengler

Stand of the newly described dry grassland association Seslerio phleoidis-Onobrychidetum cornutae (class Festuco-Brometea) in Armenia. Photo credit: Jürgen Dengler

This post refers to the article Dry grasslands and thorn-cushion communities of Armenia: a first syntaxonomic classification by Vynokurov et al.…

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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): Editors’ Choice of the first quarter of 2024

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler and Wolfgang Willner (on behalf of the VCS Chief Editor)

Stand of the Philonotido-Saxifragetum stellaris, a bryophyte-dominated, non-calcareous, arctic-alpine spring vegetation, from the Retezat Mts., Romania, belonging to the alliance Philonotidion seriatae nom. conserv. propos. This photo refers to the Editors’ Choice article by Hájek et al.
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Trait divergence in plant community assembly is generated by environmental factor interactions

Prepared by Valério D. Pillar

Expected values of a trait (t1) in a set of simulated communities. The trait is selected by two random environmental factors (e1 and e2) according to specified linear functions. In (a), trait t1 is additively affected by factors e1 and e2, and in (b), it is determined by both factors plus their interaction, according to linear function slopes shown in the insets.
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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Vegetation Science, Special Issue “Alpine Vegetation and Global Change”

Guest Editors

  • Gwendolyn Peyre, Colombia
  • Jiří Doležal, Czech Republic
  • Mark Hovenden, Australia
  • Anke Jentsch, Germany
  • Susanna Venn, Australia
  • Borja Jiménez-Alfaro, Spain

Scope of the Special Issue

The Special Issue aims to address the combined effect of anthropogenic and climatic threats as drivers of vegetation dynamics in a changing world.…

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Grant opportunity for early-career researchers

Provided by the Steering committee of the IAVS Young Scientists

Joice Klipel (second from right to left) sampling root traits during the practical part of the international course “Species Traits” in Valencia, Spain, December 2022. Photo by Alison Munson

Receiving a grant can influence both scientific production and researchers’ career paths, especially at the beginning of a career.…

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Palaearctic Grasslands 60 is published

The post provided by Idoia Biurrun (Deputy Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands)

The new issue of Palaearctic Grasslands is out, and you can read the complete issue here.

This new issue comes with several announcements and reports about EDGG events and activities, including the second call for the next Field Workshop in South-Western Alps (Aosta, Susa and Durance valleys in Italy and France).…

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VCS Editors’ Award for 2023

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editor)

Cover of Volume 4 (2023) of Vegetation Classification and Survey with a motif from the Editors’ Award article by Strohbach & Strohbach (2023) on vegetation classification in Namibia.

As in every year, to highlight outstanding papers, we selected one Editors’ Choice paper per quarter, and from these four papers, we selected one for the annual Editors’ Award (Dengler et al.…

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