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. The Journal of Vegetation Science therefore plans a virtual special issue on “Macroecology of vegetation” and invites contributions that go beyond the geographic scales traditionally used in vegetation science and that address relevant macroecological questions. Examples include broad-scale tests of macroecological hypotheses, the exploration of drivers underlying the composition, structure, or functioning of plant communities across scales, the role of regional vs. local assembly mechanisms, and vegetation response to land use or climate change over broad areas.


  • 15 May 2020 – Expressions of interest (e-mail title and abstract to
  • 15 September 2020 – Submission of invited contributions

Editorial Board: Meelis Pärtel, Naia Morueta Holme, Jürgen Dengler, Francesco Maria Sabatini and Holger Kreft