We are deeply saddened to announce that the founder of the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science, Honorary Member of the IAVS, Professor Eddy van der Maarel, died on 4 April 2021.… Continue reading
Prepared by Jürgen Dengler (VCS Chief Editor)
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.…Continue reading
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.…Continue reading
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.…Continue reading
Post provided by Jürgen Dengler (VCS Chief Editor)
Vegetation Classification and Survey (VCS), the new gold open access journal of IAVS devoted to vegetation classification and ecoinformatics, has completed a successful first year. We published a total of 22 articles with together 220 pages.…Continue reading
The winners of the Photo Competition for JVS/AVS 2021 cover pictures are Hsun-Hung Chu and Adrián Purkart. The forerunners are Gianmaria Bonari, Nenad Jasprica and Ricarda Pätsch.
Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all the colleagues who submitted their pictures .…Continue reading
The JVS and AVS Editor’s Awards for 2020 go to Sabrina Gavini and Lise Maciejewski. Congratulations!
Sabrina Gavini with colleagues explored whether local-scale biotic interactions affect biodiversity also at larger spatial scales (Gavini et al. 2020). A top-down view has often been used (regional richness is affecting local biodiversity).…Continue reading
The just-published 2020/4 issue of Applied Vegetation Science is the last printed issue of the IAVS journals. From 2021 onwards, all the IAVS journals will be published online only.
The cover picture shows a steppe in an arid region of northeastern Iran, which was studied by Soroor Rahmanian et al.…Continue reading
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).…Continue reading
Do you want to have your photo on the 2021 cover of the Journal of Vegetation Science or Applied Vegetation Science?
From 1 January 2021, both journals will be published in online-only version. Consequently, there will be no printed issues with a cover picture featuring one of the articles in the issue.…Continue reading