Category: Editorial news

Call for papers: special issue on grazing effects in Applied Vegetation Science

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Cattle grazing in wooded pastures in Sweden. (Photo credit: R. Lindborg)

Guest editors: Péter Török (Hungary, chair of guest editors), Regina Lindborg (Sweden), David Eldridge (Australia) & Robin Pakemann (United Kingdom).

Understanding grazing effects on the plant composition and functional diversity of vegetation, as well as its effects on ecosystem functioning and services, is essential from both theory and applications.…

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VCS: new editors and other news in 2022

Jürgen Dengler (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors)

Vegetation Classification and Survey, IAVS’ gold open access journal, welcomes two new Associate Editors:

  • Jorge Capelo, Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária, Oeiras, Portugal
  • Arkadiusz Nowak, Opole University, Opole, Poland

Further, we welcome four new members of our Editorial Board:

  • Reginald Tang Guuroh, Forest Research Institute of Ghana, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Alireza Naqinezhad, University of Mazandaran, Balbolsar, Iran
  • Vanessa Leite Rezende, Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA), Lavras, Brazil
  • Gaolathe Tsheboeng, University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana

For 2022, three new Special Collections of articles have been launched, and the submission of abstracts for consideration is still possible:

  • African vegetation studies (edited by Reginald Tang Guuroh, Miguel Alvarez, Leslie Brown, Manfred Finckh, Ute Schmiedel, Gaolathe Tsheboeng & Jürgen Dengler)
  • Grasslands of Asia (edited by Jürgen Dengler, Idoia Biurrun, Pavel Krestov, Alireza Naqinezhad & Arkadiusz Nowak)
  • Neotropical vegetation (edited by Gwendolyn Peyre, Bianca Andrade, Alejandro Velazquez & Melisa Giorgis)

Finally, yet importantly, it should be highlighted that thanks to the generous support of IAVS papers of first authors who are IAVS members will be exempt from article processing charges (APCs), if the original submission takes place until 31 December 2022.…

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New Special Collection on “Neotropical vegetation” launched by VCS

By Gwendolyn Peyre (Guest Editor of the Special Collection) & Jürgen Dengler (Chief Editor of Vegetation Classification and Survey)

The IAVS Regional Section Latin America and the Caribbean and IAVS’ gold open access journal “Vegetation Classification and Survey” are proud to launch a joint Special Collection dedicated to “Neotropical vegetation”.…

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VCS Editors’ Award 2021 goes to Iwona Dembicz

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Award winner Iwona Dembicz during fieldwork in a Ukrainian salt steppe. Photo credit: J. Dengler.

VCS Editors’ Award 2021 goes to Iwona Dembicz and colleagues for the paper Fine-grain beta diversity in Palaearctic open vegetation: variability within and between biomes and vegetation types.…

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JVS/AVS Editors’ Awards for 2021

JVS Editors’ Award goes to Stephan Getzin and colleagues for the paper “Definition of “fairy circles” and how they differ from other common vegetation gaps and plant rings“.

AVS Editors’ Award goes to Sofía Campana and Laura Yahdjian for the paper “Plant quality and primary productivity modulate plant biomass responses to the joint effects of grazing and fertilization in a mesic grassland“.…

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New Editors of JVS and AVS

We welcome new Associate Editors of our journals.

Journal of Vegetation Science

Jonathan Bennett, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Antonio Gazol, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecología, Zaragoza, Spain
Yasuhiro Kubota, University of the Ryukyus, Nishihara, Japan
Attila Lengyel, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary
Francesco Maria Sabatini, University of Bologna, Italy

Applied of Vegetation Science

Erwin Bergmeier, University of Göttingen, Germany
Giselda Durigan, Forestry Institute of São Paulo State, Brazil
Lena Neuenkamp, University of Bern, Switzerland
Orsolya Valkó, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary

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