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

The post provided by Wolfgang Willner (on behalf of all VCS Chief Editors)

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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Occurrence of Australian woody species is driven by soil moisture and available phosphorus across a climatic gradient

Prepared by Jingyi Ding, Samantha K. Travers & David J. Eldridge

Recording woody species at a site along a 100m transect in a Callitris spp. open woodland in eastern Australia. Photo credit: Jingyi Ding

When you are walking in the bush or hiking in a forest in Australia, you can find a diverse range of woody plants, with some species more often growing in dense forests but other species only occurring on open woodlands.…

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Extreme drought has limited effects on soil seed bank composition in desert grasslands

Prepared by Alejandro Loydi & Scott Collins

General view of the (a) Chihuahuan Desert grassland and (b) Great Plains grassland experimental sites. Photo credit: Alejandro Loydi.

Climate change will impact all ecosystems across the globe, with particularly strong effects on mean annual temperature and rainfall.…

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