Author: David Zeleny

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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Editorial: About the possibility of Applied Vegetation Science going Gold Open Access

Prepared by David Zelený (Editor of the Vegetation Science Blog and Associate Editor in JVS)

Some time ago, IAVS was put in front of quite an important decision. Two of our journals, the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science, are currently distributed under the hybrid open-access model, when readers pay, and authors publish for free (while allowing publishing also open access articles for an extra cost).…

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Sampling multi-scale and multi-taxon plant diversity data in the subalpine and alpine habitats of Switzerland: Report on the 14th EDGG Field Workshop

By Jürgen Dengler, Beata Cykowska-Marzencka, Timon Bruderer, Christian Dolnik, Patrick Neumann, Susanne Riedel, Hallie Seiler, Jinghui Zhang & Iwona Dembicz

Sampling an acidic subalpine grassland at Alp Glivers, canton of Grisons, Switzerland, with the nested-plot methodology of EDGG. Photo credit: Jürgen Dengler.
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Palaearctic Grasslands 47 is published

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler (Deputy Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands)

The new issue of Palaearctic Grasslands, EDGG’s scientific journal and magazine is out, and you can read the complete issue here. On 75 richly illustrated pages, it contains reports and announcements from EDGG activities, a long Scientific Report on the 14th EDGG Field Workshop, three Photo Stories, two Glimpses of a Grassland, Short Contributions and a Book Review.…

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