Author: David Zeleny

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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The germination niche of coastal dune species as related to their occurrence along a sea-inland gradient

Prepared by Silvia Del Vecchio, Edy Fantinato, Mauro Roscini, Alicia T.R. Acosta, Gianluigi Bacchetta & Gabriella Buffa

Distribution of the target species and of the main environmental factors from the sea to inland. (Source of the image: Acosta & Ercole, 2015, ISPRA, Serie Rapporti, 215/2015; modified by Silvia Del Vecchio.)
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