Category: Editorial news

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) in the first quarter of 2021

Prepared by Jürgen Dengler (VCS Chief Editor)

The palm species Trithrinax campestris in different vegetation types of central Argentina. Photos from Zeballos et al. (2020).

Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS) has started into its second year. Since VCS applies continuous publishing without aggregating papers in (printed) issues, we have decided that from now on the Chief Editors will present every three months the newly published papers on vegsciblog and select one of these as Editors’ Choice Paper.…

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Highlighting the importance of dispersal and establishment in vegetation dynamics and resilience

Prepared by Judit Sonkoly, James M. Bullock, Borja Jiménez-Alfaro & Péter Török

This blog post summarizes conclusions to the Special Feature “Dispersal and establishment”, edited by Péter Török, James M. Bullock, Borja Jiménez‐Alfaro and Judit Sonkoly (https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.12958).

Investigating the dynamics that structure plant communities and consequently influence whole ecosystems is of crucial importance to understand the response of ecosystems to global change.…

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Palaearctic Grasslands 48 is published

Post provided by Jürgen Dengler (Deputy Chief Editor of Palaearctic Grasslands)

The new issue of Palaearctic Grasslands is out. Palaearctic Grasslands is the diamond open access journal of EDGG, the IAVS Working Group dealing with ecology and conservation of natural and semi-natural grasslands of the Palaearctic biogeographic realm, taking into account not only plants and vegetation, but also animals, fungi, soils, landscapes and land use.…

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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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JVS 2020/6 contains Special Feature “Dispersal and Establishment”

The new issue of JVS contains 16 articles of the Special Feature “Plant dispersal and establishment as drivers of vegetation dynamics and resilience”, edited by Péter Török, James M. Bullock, Borja Jiménez-Alfaro and Judit Sonkoly.

The title picture by Anton Korablev shows the establishment of pioneer plants on a volcanic plateau in Kamchatka, Russia.
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