Explore Spotlights, a new feature on the websites of JVS and AVS. Spotlights are collections of articles of a certain type that were published in our journals in the past, and will also include such articles published in the future. Our publisher, Wiley, kindly made all the previously published articles included in the Spotlight collections free-access.…Continue reading
This picture of a fire in a Pinus echinata forest in Tennessee features the paper by Andrew Vander Yacht et al.:‘Thresholds in woody and herbaceous component co-existence inform the restoration of a fire-dependent community’.… Continue reading
Vegetation is the basis of all terrestrial ecosystems and a focus on vegetation is crucial to understand the consequences of global change on the biosphere. We believe that vegetation science has much to offer in the fight to biodiversity loss and climate change, by contributing to some of the most important basic and applied research questions.…Continue reading
A rainout shelter in a semi-arid savanna of Texas used in a study by Heather Hannusch and colleagues: ‘Semi-arid savanna herbaceous production and diversity responses to interactive effects of drought, nitrogen deposition, and fire’.
There is an important update we would like to share with you: we changed the domain name of our blog into vegsciblog.org, and renamed our blog into Vegetation Science Blog: Official blog of the IAVS journals. The reason is that from now, we serve as a blogging platform for all three IAVS journals, newly including also Vegetation Classification and Survey.…Continue reading
Prepared by Jürgen Dengler, Idoia Biurrun, Florian Jansen & Wolfgang Willner
In summer 2019 IAVS decided to start a new, third association-owned journal, Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), next to Journal of Vegetation Science (JVS) and Applied Vegetation Science (AVS). VCS is replacing the collaboration of IAVS with Borntraeger Science Publishers in publishing Phytocoenologia, which ended 2019, with a journal fully integrated in IAVS’ journal portfolio.…Continue reading
The covers shows a grassland with Astrantia major and Sanguisorba officinalis studied by Yasemin Kurtogullari et al.: “Conservation and restoration of Nardus grasslands in the Swiss northern Alps“.
The cover picture shows fire refugia in Oregon from the study by William Downing and colleagues ‘How do plant communities differ between fire refugia and fire-generated early-seral vegetation?’
IAVS Editors’ Awards go to Julio Alcántara for the Journal of Vegetation Science and Raphaële Terrail for Applied Vegetation Science. Congratulations to the Award winners and their co-authors!
Alcántara, J. M., Garrido, J. L., Montesinos‐Navarro, A., Rey, P. J.,…