Author: David Zeleny

Vegsciblog is two years old!

Prepared by David Zelený, Viktoria Wagner and Peter Minchin (blog editors)

Location of readers accessing vegsciblog.org between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020 (darker colour indicates more readers). Source: Google Analytics.

In August 2020, we celebrated the second anniversary of our blog, so let us stop here for a while and summarize what happened in the past year.…

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Reed bed vegetation structure and plant species diversity depend on management type and the time period since last management

Prepared by Line Holm Andersen, Petri Nummi, Simon Bahrndorff, Cino Pertoldi, Kristian Trøjelsgaard, Torben Linding Lauridsen, Jeppe Rafn, Cecilie M. Skak Frederiksen, Mads P. Kristjansen & Dan Bruhn

Line Holm Andersen using the pinpoint analysis in the recently cut down reed bed.
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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) is inviting proposals for a Special Collection of papers on the ‘International Vegetation Classification’

By Wolfgang Willner

Title of the Special Collection: The ‘International Vegetation Classification’ initiative: case studies, syntheses, and perspectives on ecosystem diversity around the globe.

Editors: Don Faber-Langendoen (US), Wolfgang Willner (AT), Liu Changcheng (CN), John Hunter (AU), Gonzalo Navarro (BO)

Outline: The ‘International Vegetation Classification’ (IVC) project aims at providing a consistent, systematic, and authoritative description and classification of the world’s terrestrial ecosystems.…

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High diversity in Armenian grasslands: EDGG Field Workshop provides standardized data for the first time

The post provided by Jürgen Dengler & Idoia Biurrun

The expedition team on the Selim pass. Photo credit: Jürgen Dengler.

Behind the paper post referring to the article Biodiversity of dry grasslands in Armenia: First results from the 13th EDGG Field Workshop in Armenia by Aleksanyan et al.…

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Long-term vegetation changes in Nardus grasslands indicate eutrophication, recovery from acidification, and management change as the main drivers

By Cord Peppler-Lisbach, Nils Stanik, Natali Könitz & Gert Rosenthal

Flowering aspect in spring of species-rich Nardus grasslands in one of the re-survey plots that maintained its high biodiversity level (Rhön Mountains, Central Germany). Photo credit: Nils Stanik.

The environment around us changes continuously and almost everywhere.…

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Filling empty boxes with hard data: Scientific background for European habitat classification (EUNIS)

Prepared by Milan Chytrý

Examples of EUNIS habitats: N17 Black Sea coastal dune grassland (grey dune) in south-eastern Bulgaria, R1A Semi-dry perennial calcareous grassland (meadow steppe) with Filipendula vulgaris and Salvia nutans in western Ukraine, S33 Lowland to montane temperate and submediterranean genistoid scrub with Cytisus balansae in Catalonian Pyrenees, T3G Pinus sylvestris light taiga in southern Sweden.
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Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS): publish without fees

By Jürgen Dengler (VCS Chief Editor)

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) is the new gold open access journal of IAVS devoted to vegetation classification and ecoinformatics. To facilitate the start of the new journal, the IAVS Councils has decided on 24 July 2020 to waive all article processing charges (APCs) of papers submitted in 2020 and 2021 by first authors who are IAVS members.…

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Using species abundance and phylogeny conjointly to approach vegetation classification. A case-study on Macaronesia’s woody vegetation

Prepared by Jorge Capelo

Summer aspect of Euphorbia berthelotii community, without leaves. La Gomera, the Canaries. Photo credit: Jorge Capelo.

Classification aims to identify distinct and coherent groupings within vegetation. Modern approaches use a statistical analysis of data obtained from plot surveys in the field, most importantly species identity and abundance.…

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