Ellenberg-type indicator values for European vascular plant species

Prepared by Lubomír Tichý, Irena Axmanová and Milan Chytrý

Recommended area for safe application of the harmonized European dataset of indicator values (image from the original article).

The system of indicator values for vascular plants proposed by the famous German plant ecologist Heinz Ellenberg has been widely used in Europe for the bioindication of environmental conditions.…

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Results of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2023 cover pictures

The winners of the Photo Contest for JVS/AVS 2023 cover pictures are Mario Klesczewski and Sharif A. Mukul. Here are the new journal covers with their photographs. The forerunners are Kerry Woods, Gianmaria Bonari, Kirill Korzhnikov and Ricarda Pätsch.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all the colleagues who submitted their pictures.…

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New Editorial Board members of JVS and AVS

We are pleased to announce that 32 outstanding vegetation scientists from around the world have joined the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science. Welcome on board!

New Associate Editor of Applied Vegetation Science

Robin Pakeman, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, UK

New Editorial Review Board members of the Journal of Vegetation Science

Arshad Ali, Hebei University, Baoding, China
Jorge Capelo, National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinarian Research, Oeiras, Portugal & University of Porto, Portugal
Anikó Csecserits, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary
Nicola Day, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Buntarou Kusumoto, Kyushu University, Japan
Emma Ladouceur, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle-Jena-Leipzig (iDiv), Germany
Soizig Le Stradic, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAe), Pessac, France
Daijun Liu, University of Vienna, Austria
Justice Muvengwi, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Josep Padullés Cubino, Centre for Research on Ecology and Forestry Applications (CREAF), Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
Gwendolyn Peyre, University of the Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Sergey Rosbakh, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Hugo Saiz, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Guilherme Dubal dos Santos Seger, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Marta Gaia Sperandii, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Riin Tamme, University of Tartu, Estonia
Enrico Tordoni, University of Tartu, Estonia
Shilu Zheng, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

New Editorial Review Board members of Applied Vegetation Science

Irena Axmanová, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Gianmaria Bonari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
Leonor Calvo, University of León, Spain
Kwek Yan Chong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Felícia M.

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AgriWeedClim database – a new collection of data for the study of arable habitats

The post provided by Michael Glaser & Franz Essl

Centaurea cyanus in a wheat field. This species provides ecosystem services in form of pollinators but can also cause yield loss. Photo credit: Franz Essl

This Behind the paper post refers to the article AgriWeedClim database: A repository of vegetation plot data from Central European arable habitats over 100 years by Michael Glaser, Christian Berg, Fabrizio Buldrini, Serge Buholzer, Jana Bürger, Alessandro Chiarucci, Milan Chytrý, Pavel Dřevojan, Swen Follak, Filip Küzmic, Zdenka Lososová, Stefan Meyer, Dietmar Moser, Petr Pyšek, Urban Silc, Alexander Wietzke, Stefan Dullinger, and Franz Essl, published in Applied Vegetation Science (https://doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12675

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Controlling the abundance of a native invasive plant does not affect species richness or functional diversity of wet grasslands

By Marie-Therese Krieger, Julia Ditton, Harald Albrecht, Barteline Martina Baaij, Johannes Kollmann & Leonardo Henrique Teixeira

The yellow flowering marsh ragwort (Jacobaea aquatica) contains toxic components making it a problematic plant in grasslands. Photo credit: Marie-Therese Krieger

Marsh ragwort (Jacobaea aquatica) is a poisonous plant naturally occurring in pre-alpine wet grasslands in Central Europe.…

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Observer-driven pseudoturnover in vegetation monitoring is context-dependent but does not affect ecological inference

Prepared by Steffen Boch, Helen Küchler, Meinrad Küchler, Angéline Bedolla, Klaus T. Ecker, Ulrich H. Graf, Tobias Moser, Rolf Holderegger & Ariel Bergamini

Photo of a permanent 10 m2 vegetation plot marked with Swiss flags located in the Canton of Valais (Photo credit: S.
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Call for Abstracts: Journal of Vegetation Science Special Issue “Plant community responses to climate change”

Guest Editors

Description of the Special Issue

An increasing number of climate change studies are showing the need to take into account local and regional contexts if we want to improve our predictions of plant community responses to changing climate.…

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Increasing abundance of an invasive C4 grass is associated with larger community changes away than at home

Prepared by Alida A. Hábenczyus, Csaba Tölgyesi, Róbert Pál, András Kelemen, Eszter Aradi, Zoltán Bátori, Judit Sonkoly, Edina Tóth, Nóra Balogh & Péter Török

Maps and photographs of the localities of the surveyed sites in the native (North American) and the non-native (Hungarian) ranges of Sand Dropseed.
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