Syntaxonomy and biogeography of the Irano-Turanian mires and springs

Prepared by Alireza Naqinezhad, Arkadiusz Nowak, Sebastian Świerszcz, Adel Jalili, Asghar Kamrani, Bryan D. Wheeler, Sue C. Shaw, Farideh Attar, Marcin Nobis, Sylwia Nowak & Michal Hájek

A fen site in the Havir area of the Alborz Mountains, Northern Iran. Photo credit: Alireza Naqinezhad

The vegetation of the dry/semi-dry Irano-Turanian phytogeographical region has been documented in numerous publications, but little is known about mountainous wetlands (mires and springs) in this region.…

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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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Grassland with tradition: sampling across several scientific disciplines

The post provided by Monika Janišová

This Video Summary, prepared by Monika Janišová, refers to the article by Monika Janišová, Anamaria Iuga, Cosmin Marius Ivascu and Martin Magnes Grassland with tradition: sampling across several scientific disciplines, published in Vegetation Classification and Survey (https://doi.org/10.3897/VCS/2021/60739

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Unmanned aerial systems‐based monitoring of the eco‐geomorphology of coastal dunes through spectral Rao’s Q

Marco Malavasi, Manuele Bazzichetto, Jan Komárek, Vítězslav Moudry, Duccio Rocchini, Simonetta Bagella, Alicia Teresa Rosario Acosta & Maria Laura Carranza

Optical data collected by the drone and elaborated computing Rao’s Q diversity index allowed describing the study sites’ bio-physical heterogeneity and assessing the dune systems’ integrity.
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A invasão por Acacia é facilitada pela permeabilidade da paisagem: O papel da degradação de habitat e da rede rodoviária

Preparado por Gustavo Heringer, Jan Thiele, Cibele H. Amaral, João A. A. Meira-Neto, Fabio A. R. Matos, Jan R. K. Lehmann, Tillmann K. Buttschardt & Andreza V. Neri

Ecossistema de Mussununga do tipo savana arenosa rodeada por Mata Atlântica (esquerda) e Acacia mangium no ecossistema de Mussununga (direita).
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Acacia invasion is facilitated by landscape permeability: The role of habitat degradation and road networks

Prepared by Gustavo Heringer, Jan Thiele, Cibele H. Amaral, João A. A. Meira-Neto, Fabio A. R. Matos, Jan R. K. Lehmann, Tillmann K. Buttschardt & Andreza V. Neri

Sandy-savanna Mussununga ecosystem surrounded by Atlantic Forest (left) and Acacia mangium on Mussununga ecosystem (right).
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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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Invitation for joint research in herbaceous vegetation

Prepared by Martin Wassen

This invitation was published in the IAVS Bulletin 2021/1 (https://doi.org/10.21570/BUL-202101-5)

Hi, my name is Martin Wassen and I invite vegetation scientists to participate in joint research about plant diversity and nutrient availability.

My work focuses on herbaceous ecosystems and one of my passions is the relationships between plant diversity and nutrient stoichiometry.…

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