Author: Milan Chytry

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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Double-blind review procedure in the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science

Post prepared by Milan Chytrý, Valério Pillar, Jodi Price and Viktoria Wagner

Charles Fox and colleagues recently published a study that raised concerns about the fairness of the peer-review process in scientific journals (Fox et al., 2023). They conducted an extensive experiment in Functional Ecology, in which each manuscript submitted to this journal was randomly assigned to be reviewed with author identities anonymized vs.…

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Results of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2024 cover pictures

The winners of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2024 cover pictures are TJ Watt and Adolf Češka. Here are the new journal covers with their photographs. The forerunners are Alexandre Pereira, Martin Macek and Maxwell Oliveira.

Epiphytic community of lichens, bryophytes and ferns on the branches of Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis) in the Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific coast of British Columbia, Canada.
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New Associate Editors of JVS and AVS

We are pleased to announce that new Associate Editors joined our journals:

Journal of Vegetation Science

Arshad Ali, Hebei University, Baoding, China
Josep Padullés Cubino, Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Eric Lamb, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Sergey Rosbakh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Julian Schrader, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Guilherme Seger, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Amanda Taylor, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany
Ole R.

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Results of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2023 cover pictures

The winners of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2023 cover pictures are Mario Klesczewski and Sharif A. Mukul. Here are the new journal covers with their photographs. The forerunners are Kerry Woods, Gianmaria Bonari, Kirill Korzhnikov and Ricarda Pätsch.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all the colleagues who submitted their pictures.…

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New Editorial Board members of JVS and AVS

We are pleased to announce that 32 outstanding vegetation scientists from around the world have joined the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science. Welcome on board!

New Associate Editor of Applied Vegetation Science

Robin Pakeman, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK

New Editorial Review Board members of the Journal of Vegetation Science

Arshad Ali, Hebei University, Baoding, China
Jorge Capelo, National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinarian Research, Oeiras, Portugal & University of Porto, Portugal
Anikó Csecserits, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary
Nicola Day, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Buntarou Kusumoto, Kyushu University, Japan
Emma Ladouceur, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv), Germany
Soizig Le Stradic, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAe), Pessac, France
Daijun Liu, University of Vienna, Austria
Justice Muvengwi, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Josep Padullés Cubino, Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Gwendolyn Peyre, University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Sergey Rosbakh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hugo Saiz, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Guilherme Dubal dos Santos Seger, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Marta Gaia Sperandii, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Riin Tamme, University of Tartu, Estonia
Enrico Tordoni, University of Tartu, Estonia
Shilu Zheng, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

New Editorial Review Board members of Applied Vegetation Science

Irena Axmanová, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gianmaria Bonari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Leonor Calvo, University of León, Spain
Kwek Yan Chong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Felícia M.

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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Vegetation Science Special Issue “Plant community responses to climate change”

Guest Editors

Description of the Special Issue

An increasing number of climate change studies are showing the need to take into account local and regional contexts if we want to improve our predictions of plant community responses to changing climate.…

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