Heterogeneity decreases as time since fire increases in a South American grassland

Prepared by Luis López-Mársico, Felipe Lezama & Alice Altesor

In a sub‐humid Uruguayan grassland community, dominated by a tall tussock grass (Saccharum angustifolium), a large amount of standing dead biomass accumulates. Patchy and asynchronous field burns are a traditional practice among ranchers to removes above‐ground biomass of the dominant species and to promote tender forage for the livestock.
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Could the environment limit dispersal between Sunda and Sahul?

Prepared by Liam A. Trethowan

Dry riverbed and drought-prone forest of Sumbawa. Photo credit: Liam A. Trethowan.

The West (Sunda) and East (Sahul) of the Southeast Asian archipelago used to be much further apart. As the Asian and Australian plates came together, the islands we see today uplifted and the plant communities began to form.…

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Statement of the IAVS Latin American and African sections on the possible adoption of article processing charges of IAVS journals

Prepared by Glenda Mendieta-Leiva, Miguel Alvarez, Susan Aragon, Jaime Bernal-Hadad, Marius Bottin, Adalgisa Chaib, Dylan Craven, Gabriella Damanesco, Lucas Enrico, Federico Gallego, Melisa A. Giorgis, Reginald T. Guuroh, Lucrecia Lipoma, Luis López-Mársico, Cloe X. Perez-Valladares, Juliana Texeira & Florencia Yannelli

Geographical definition of Global South (red countries) and Global North (blue countries).
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JVS/AVS Chief Editors’ opinion on Open Access

Prepared by Milan Chytrý, Alessandro Chiarucci, Meelis Pärtel and Valério Pillar (Chief Editors, JVS/AVS)

Milan Chytrý, Alessandro Chiarucci, Meelis Pärtel and Valério Pillar (from top left, clockwise)

This Commentary is a part of the series asking the question: should Applied Vegetation Science, the journal owned by IAVS and published by Wiley, become Gold Open Access?…

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