Author: David Zeleny

Does above-average rainfall stimulate a recruitment pulse in semi-arid woodlands of southeastern Australia?

Prepared by Sally A. Kenny and Claire Moxham

Seedlings, young plants and mature trees within a Slender Cypress Pine semi-arid woodland at Wyperfeld National Park, southeastern Australia. Photo credit: Sally Kenny

Without management intervention, semi-arid woodlands are at risk of decline in southeastern Australia.…

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Biomass fine-scale variation is predictive of functional composition and diversity in grazed grassland

Prepared by Nicolas Caram, Felipe Casalás, Marcelo O. Wallau, Pablo Soca, Valério D. Pillar, Monica Cadenazzi & Pablo Boggiano

Sampling at the Experimental Station “Bernardo Rosengurtt” of Faculty of Agronomy, Universidad de la República (32°21’59” S, 54°26’37” W). Photo credit: Felipe Casalás

The adjustment of livestock number per unit area affects the aboveground biomass and its variation in space and time, which is a tool in grassland management for biodiversity conservation and livestock production.…

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Should we sample vegetation following statistical rules or botanists’ experience? Possibly both!

The post provided by Nicola Alessi, Gianmaria Bonari and Piero Zannini

Italian forest types examples: A) Warm Temperate forest type represented by Quercus ilex-dominated forests in Tuscany; B) Temperate forest type represented by Fagus sylvatica-dominated forests in Northern Apennines; C) Cold Temperate forest type represented by Picea abies-dominated forests in the Alps.
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The power of seeds: the resilience of a restored plant community to fire

The post provided by Ebony Cowan

Smoke tent trail stimulating germination of the soil seedbank in restored Banksia woodlands. Photo credit: Ebony Cowan

This post refers to the article Soil seedbank development of smoke-responsive plant species in a 23-year restoration chronosequence and implications for resilience to fire by Cowan and colleagues published in Applied Vegetation Science (https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12713

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EIVE 1.0 – The largest system of ecological indicator values in Europe is now available

The post was provided by Jürgen Dengler, Florian Jansen & François Gillet

Geographic coverage of the 31 ecological indicator value systems that entered the calculation of the consensus system of EIVE 1.0 (image from the original article).

This Behind the paper post refers to the article Ecological Indicator Values for Europe (EIVE) 1.0 by Jürgen Dengler, Florian Jansen, Olha Chusova, Elisabeth Hüllbusch, Michael P.…

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The benefits of publishing in society-owned scientific journals

Prepared by Milan Chytrý, Valério D. Pillar, Jodi N. Price, Viktoria Wagner, Susan K. Wiser & David Zelený

This text has been published as part of the Editorial in Applied Vegetation Science on January 2023 (https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12705)

When looking for a suitable journal in which to publish manuscripts, we usually consider how the topic of the study matches the journal’s scope, and how reputable the journal is, which is typically judged from the impact factor or a similar citation-based metric.…

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